Friday, 31 July 2009

The September issue.

The September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine weighed nearly five pounds and sits proudly in my pile of magazines. It was the single largest issue of a magazine ever published. With unprecedented access, this film tells the story of legendary Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour and her larger-than-life team of editors creating the issue and ruling the world of fashion. Directed by RJCulter, i am so excited about this film and cannot wait to be given this insight to the notoriously hard women of fashion, with her now infamous bob haircut and sunglasses she is constantly the center of flying rumours from supposedly making her fellow employees at the magazine weigh themselves in front of her every week to Barack Obama apparently asking her to run for the ambassador for either England or France and with trends being made or crippled on her demand to designers waiting for that nod of the head that deems them a success. With fashion shows not starting until she has taken her place on the font row weather that's on time or two hours later then the scheduled show time, well without her, what would be the point?.
This women really is at the core of fashion and lets hope that this film is just as notorious as she is and doesn't disappoint her reputation.
To get excited watch the trailer on youtube and pencil in the 11th of September in your fashion diaries :)

Show off Shoulders

I love strapless dresses and have this new one from Topshop and hopefully i am going to get very drunk from vodka cocktails and dance in it tonight. I think it needs bare legs and my new hard shouldered satin blazer and a big cream flower in my hair :)

(There was only a Topshop 'maternity' version of the dress to show you)
Right i'm going to have a bath, have some vegatable sushi and actually start my packing and then dannnnnce :)

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Made by the people for the people

Yesterday i was in Oxford streets Topshop and came across the jewellery line 'Made' Its so pretty and i could have easily owned and worn every item available.
All the 'made' products are designed by influential designers, then sourced and created within disadvantaged communities across East Africa and at the moment they have Nicole Fhari, Alexa Chung and Peaches Geldolf amongst their new guest celebrity designers. The powerful concept behind 'made' is the brainchild of Cristina Cisilino. Having spent many years in the world of fashion, Cristina's love of Africa and her belief in fair trade and fair wages led her to create an accessories brand with a conscience.

So another wish list begins...:)
I really would like to design my own jewellery line when I'm older and i would like to buy the Daisy charm one for my sister Daisy,who is home today from Rome i cant wait to see her!!
Asos, Whistles and topshop all stock Made Jewellery :)
Hope everyone is having lovely days i just wish i knew where the sun was :(

Autumn/Winter 2009.

I am So excited about all the new runway collections and as always i am especially excited by my favourite design house Balmain, will they and could they ever disappoint?
Christophe Decarnin certainly hasn't this season with his strong structured shoulders becoming his most dramatic fashion focal point (still on the hunt for my perfect hard shouldered jacket preferably with stud detailing that i can wear over sequins and florals :)!) his use of metallic and nearly all monochrome colour pallet with the odd dropping of midnight blue, not only dresses dripping in crystals but ankle grazers too teamed for effortless t-shirts, necklines slashed intensely across the collar bone. I honestly cant get enough and defiantly one of my favourite of the season.

I also really like Nicolas Ghesquière use of draping for Balenciaga, his use of satin and vivid 'optical' like patterns.

And of course another label that will never disappoint, Chanel...The high necks, dramatic ruffling detail in white contrasted against black and some of the perfect winter coats in cropped and full length, this seems to be the ideal 'women working in the city' (with a bottomless bank account) autumn winter working wardrobe problems sorted all in one even including the opaque tights needed in every girls winter wardrobe :)

Sunday, 19 July 2009

I ♥ Sundays and Kirkwood

Amazing Nicholas Kirkwood Heels.
I have had the best weekend which included some vodka smoothies, midnight munch runs, champagne cocktails, snake charming, orange cone story's and saunas :)
and i realised how lucky i am.
I also fell in love with Micheal Cera all over again, defiantly watch Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist if you love indie art house love story's as much as i do.
I'm going to read this Sundays Post secrets and search for those incredible Louboutin'sIve seen in I.D, i cant find a picture anywhere :(
♥ ♥ ♥

Saturday, 18 July 2009

The Magic touch.

I cant stop 'Googling' images of Emma Watson recently, I'm not a Harry Potter fan at all (I know SO controversial!!) but i have defiantly become a Huge fan of Emma Watson's style. She has completely blossomed from the geeky Hermione Granger to the new style savvy teen star and my new favourite dresser to stalk. She has caught the eye of nearly every fashion heavy-weight. Karl Lagerfeld photographed her as a nun for the French magazine Crash, and these days Emma gets to call Chanel her "lucky brand'' (i think Chanel would be every girls lucky brand :)!) and Miu Miu and Alice Temperley among her favourite designers.

(For Interview magazine)
She's only 18 and her fashion sense is so classic and beautiful and she has now just become the new face of Burberry...ohhhh i love Christopher Bailey, does he ever get it wrong? ♥

Friday, 17 July 2009

Ossie Clark

My one dream is to one day own a Vintage Ossie Clark dress, i will find that perfect dress. I'm imagining finding it in a thrift shop in Florence or a Parisian Vintage store, a girl can only dream... :)

Dazed in 3D

This month's months Dazed & Confused is adding another fashion first to its credentials and offering us a copy in a whole other dimension by leaping out of our hands and taking fashion steps into the third dimension with a special shoot of Marios Schwab’s 3D-inspired collection inside. Featuring 3D photography by Terry Tsiolis and styling by Nicola Formichetti, plus a specially inserted pair of 3D glasses (Wowww!! I still have mine from that cheesy horror film 'My bloody Valentine') and a exclusive interview with the innovative designer.

I also love Nicola Formichetti's styling projects and i follow her blog religiously so i am excited to see another Dazed collaboration with her!
This is one of my favourite editorials by her from the March 2009 issue of Dazed and Confused

Featuring; Alice,Pixie,Daisy,Cole,Luke and Josh....To be a fly on the wall at that shoot :) ♥ ♥

Boys Rule?!

Today in Stoke i walked past the Boys sport shop 'Footasylum' off all places and these tops caught my eye straight away and i instantly started trying to think off a way that i could DIY them to work for a girls body but because of the high necks (SO unflattering for my boobs :(!) i just couldn't think of any other way than cutting a big V neck that could make them work and then i would still have the issue of the 'boxyness' silhouette that they would give me, but how desperately are these calling out to be designed in a body con vest dress, worn with leggings and a blazer :(
I never thought i would say this sentence but i wish SO much that Footasylum did a Female section!

The 'Kate Moss for Calvin Klein' editorial, i Love this one!!

This one is from Topman and my Sisters boyfriend has it and every time i see him in it i just wish that Philip Green would decide to make a bodycon vest dress version for Topshop Please Please Please its defiantly one of my favourite floral prints Ive seen in a long time and its has my name on...meant to be :)
Arrrgh Boys have all the luck sometimes don't they!!
Oooh talking about Kate Moss and Phillip green reminds me to make sure i don't miss the opening of Topshop in New York documentary on MTV this weekend!!
I Hope everyone's having lovely Fridays and planning a fun weekend, I'm making Champagne cocktails and Vodka smoothies again!
P.s I cant get the new Black eyes Peas song 'I gotta feeling' out of my head, every time i hear it it makes me want to go drink and dance, Perfect lets get ready for the weekend song, enjoyyyy :)

Be mine Balmain

Mmmm...I'm dreaming of a wardrobe full of hot pinks, deep purples, studded denim and strapless wonders, my overdraft is defiantly going to come in handy this month :)
♥ ♥ ♥

Wednesday, 15 July 2009


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I am excited about tonight and have officially rented an attic room today in London for the next year :)
Lately Ive been thinking how nice it would be to be this time last year, why was everything so much easier and nicer?!
I also miss my best friend and my head hurts from Vodka smoothies on an empty tummy last night :(

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Coco Before Chanel

I am SO excited about 'Coco before Chanel' out 31st July starring the beautiful french actress Audrey Tautou as Coco (if you like french films as much as me, watch 'He loves me he loves me not, shes amazing in it) it is the story of legendary Coco Chanel's rise from very obscure beginnings to becoming one of the biggest and most influential designers in Fashion.
:) ♥

Friday, 10 July 2009

Oh Mischa Mischa Mischa

I simply can't imagine my early teenage years without The O.C and yes Adam Brody one day will find me and realise we are meant to be :) and yes i still cry every time i watch Ryan hold Marissa as she dies in his arm, Hallelujah playing in the background with fingers crossed she will say those three words to him we all know she means before it really is too late but recently what on earth has happened to Mischa Barton??
Even though i always much preferred Rachael Bilson, there was still something amazing about Mischa's tall waif body type, those cheekbones and that hopelessly pretty face and i would end up thinking every episode why wasn't i born like that? Its not fair :( but then she suddenly decided not to sign her contract for season 4 as she wanted 'bigger things' and then here i am four years on waiting for her 'next big thing' and so far well nothings really happened..
Apart from the regular updates on the gossip pages about the new scruffy boy she was dating and another hideous outfit where she seems to grab everything she owns and piles it on over a pair of leggings and adds a bowler hat... quirky apparently??

I completely understand that a young women's figure is constantly changing that you gain weight and loose weight at different times of the month and she is 5ft 9 and a size 12 which is perfectly healthy and normal and i do fully congratulate Mischa on the fact she doesn't feel the need to wear make-up every time she leaves the house and that she was one of the first young teen stars to hold her hands up and say 'yes i have cellulite, it's normal and I'm OK with it'. But honestly those outfits and the UN-washed hair i just will not understand, is it really bad off me to miss the Mischa below, the one i loved and grew greener and greener with each new episode i watched?

Just look at her, is this too much to ask for these days :(
Hmmm she has a new film out soon so maybe that will bring back the Mischa Barton we all know and love...♥

On the street...

I love these two photographs from The Sartorialist recently, both found in two of my favourite places in the world Paris and Florence...Ohhh i want to be there again soon!!

I think this one appeals to me so much because of my on going love for nude chiffon's and just the easy-ness and laid back-ness that she has with her outfit and i love gold highlights with nudes and her sandals work perfectly with the dress just cut above her ankles makes a change from the usual maxi summer dress or a short flirty dress but i think it works just as well and with that drop waist becomes very flattering and gives us a peak of her golden footwear :)
How happy does he look :) The tiny scarf detail, the striking black belt and the way his trousers are just that bit too short showing off the orange trim on his shoes i just love it all and with that tan against the white and navy and the bracelets he is one cool gentlemen :)
I definatly think that i have become a little bit addicted to Ebay this summer, I decided that i didn't want to waste my summer working full time but was in desperate need of more money then my other job provides and then also decided that i have far far too many clothes (three wardrobes full in fact :/) to move down to London so thought of the perfect plan to start selling but the rate that i am bidding and winning (i always win :)!) definatly seems to be cancelling out the money im making on selling my dresses :/ hmmm....
Also where has our sun escaped too he needs to put his hat back on for us :(

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Gliadiator Glory

I must of been to the Trafford center about 6 times in the last fortnight and every time i stand and lust over these Aldo gladiator sandals, i want every pair every colour but every time i wonder if i can justify over £50 for a pair of sandals, that in this country will be a hit or miss when i can wear them and i literally would want to Live in them all day, everyday of the year...

I love Beaded embellishment on sandals this summer, the first pair are my favourite :)

I defiantly decided that i NEED a pair but now the decision is which pair?
Look at Beyonce looking gorgeous as ever in her Aldo sandals

Fingers Crossed for me that we get another lovely heatwave so they can stay on my feet all summer :)

Friday, 3 July 2009

Sienna is glowing orange

This is the Fourth fragrance for women by Hugo Boss named 'Boss Orange'
I love Sienna Miller in it as she flashes her star tattoo on her shoulder and the swallow on her wrist, I like her natural 'make-up free', care-free attitude she has.
The New summer fragrance?

I wish i could wear Harem pants and look that good.... ♥