Milan is always the fashion week that is meant for the glamourous. Dolce and Gabbana delivered beautiful white sundresses, with their usual stripes of black and leopard-print thrown in, because after all, it wouldn't be D&G without a dash of leopard print. Marni showed a new and interesting trend of wet look, rubber looking garments, and Missoni wowed me yet again with their gorgeousssss knits. I love Milan!!
Saturday, 2 October 2010
I have always loved the designer Vivienne Westwood. She is inspiring to many up and coming designers, especially those who do not necessarily come from privileged backgrounds. Her shows at London Fashion Week, for Red Label and Paris Fashion Week for her Ready-to-Wear label were fantastic as usual. She is a great role model and her looks show that even in her old age, Viv still rocks it.
Red Label Images from Vogue.co.uk
Paris Fashion Week still has a few more days to go, but from seeing what Christian Dior and Balmain had to offer yesterday, I felt the need to blog about the looks. It seems as thought we will be seeing a lot more colour and fun next summer, with Americana making a comeback in Balmain, and Dior showing bright, fun looks, proving that the femininity that came out this A/W season is definitely remaining next Summer, but with a lot more fun to play with.
Balmain Images from Vogue.co.uk
Dior images from Vogue.co.uk
Sunday, 5 September 2010
British Elle is 25! I personally love this cover, with Kate Hudson, her eyes look magical! Elle also did 4 other covers, featuring Coco Rocha, John Galliano, Helena Christensen and the one and only Naomi Campbell. This is one of my favourite ever Elle issues. Coco Rocha took part in a 3 day photoshoot to create Elle's longest ever photo spread, she looks gorgeous in ever single one, and Elle also are showcasing key pieces for the new season, one in each spread. Divine! Happy birthday Elle - wish you many long years.
As you will all know, Cheryl Cole is a major 'National Sweetheart' in the UK, and yes, I'll agree she's pretty and all that, but what I can't like about her is her awful hand tattoo. She should recognise that she is a role model for an awful lot of young girls who watch the X Factor, who will all go out and get hand tattoos following her lead. But obviously, these young girls aren't famous, will go out and try and get 'normal' jobs with these unprofessional body patterns. Come on, Chez... Not Vogue.
Monday, 26 July 2010
sorry that I have not blogged in a while-- I had a fantastic time in Benicassim, Spain where I enjoyed the gorgeous heat whilst overheating in a tent and sleeping under a palm tree on the beach... then when the festival started on the night it was also brill! the biggest disappointment however was Lily Allen's cancellation-- after rushing to get ready and all sparkled out for her 9:30 slot got there to find Ellie Goulding instead! ellie was still very, very good but Lily was my one fashion outlet of the week-- my plan was to get up to the front row and analyse her outfit, see if any Miu Miu was on show. alas, my plan was not fulfilled.
Monday, 5 July 2010
Sunday, 4 July 2010
I don't usually cover menswear, but the Missoni A/W Men's show was at the top of the class. The rich knits looked astounding, had me excited for Winter already! Take a look... I hope my boyfriend looks as good as these male models in the Winter! xoxo
I have spent my morning looking through the Vogue UK cover archive, and I found myself so mesmerised with some of them I thought I would share with you my favourites. First is the iconic January 1990 cover featuring Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz, Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford photographed by Peter Lindburgh. My second favourite is January 2002 featuring Stella Tennant, Erin O'Connor, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Rosemary Ferguson (and unseen on inner cover: Jasmine Guinness, Georgina Cooper, Sophie Dahl, Jodie Kidd) and those seated, from left: Cecilia Chancellor, Jacquetta Wheeler, Liberty Ross, Elizabeth Jagger, Jade Parfitt (and unseen on inner cover: Lisa Ratliffe, Karen Elson, Alek Wek and Vivien Solari), shot by Mario Testino. Thirdly, this Kate Moss cover from December 2008 is magical and beautiful, encompassing the magic of Christmas while remaining high fashion, shot by Nick Knight.
Saturday, 3 July 2010
All this Miu Miu* writing is making me fall further in love than ever before! Goodness I think I need to take out a loan to feed my fashion wants before long! But look how preeetty they are... just look.... I'm just going to go stare at the advertising campaign on my wall... or maybe just here... xoxo
As an avid British Fashion magazine reader.. along with American and Paris copies... I have started to notice British Elle's love for Mui Mui on their covers. Chloe Sevigny first looked stunning in their April issue with the recognisable dog print and fabulous shoes to match, then Lily Allen showed how to work their new lace and sequin beautys, featured in their new advertising campaign also. Which is your favourite?
Sorry my dear bloggers I know I've been absent, too much to do! I've finished my first internship of the summer and I enjoyed it so so much!! i was on the train home and I started thinking about how different fashion can be for some people, and how it affects them in different ways. Some approach from afar, through magazines, film, television; some completely submerge themselves in it through their work, wealth or sheer love. I myself immerse myself in fashion through every source possible as, for me, it is a way to express oneself in artistic and inspirational ways, yet is also directly applicable to day to day life as we know it. xoxo
Friday, 25 June 2010
I write this post extremely tired, my eyes falling asleep at my Mac. Seriously need to drink more Red Bull/ caffeine or something. I have been absent from my blog due to lack of wii-fii where I am staying in London, and write to you now from the confines of the Yorkshire countryside - bliss. I had such a fun week interning, but my highlight has to be searching London's fashionable areas for a 'pop up shop' for the designer I am working for right now. I got a real feel for the actual city of London and why it is what it is. I am completely in love with the new A/W campaign by Louis V featuring 3 stunning models, one in her 20s, one in her 30s and one in her 40s. Karen Elson, Christy Turlington and Natalia Vodianova are beautiful in this fifties inspired shoot. Other favourites of mine include Burberry, Prada and Valentino.
Saturday, 19 June 2010
I have just got back from seeing Sex and the City 2 for the third time!!! Yes, I am crazy obsessed with SATC - always have been. Love the clothes, the relationships and more importantly New York City. Bit disappointed that the new flick doesn't feature more of the amazing city but we still catch a glimpse of the beautiful, amazing, jaw-droppingly gorgeous Smith aka Jason Lewis. Although I am still sad that the Aero Bubbles adverts that he smouldered in do not grace our screens any longer I am pleased to report that SATC2 gives a more than a glimpse of the lovely Smith... in all his glory.