Monday, 21 December 2009

Peapod Dreams

At the beginning of December I wrote about a mystery 'runner bean' necklace that I'd fallen in love with. However, because I only saw it briefly, floating around the neck of a mystery celeb, I had no idea where to start my search. All of that changed today when I stumbled across said necklace on the Alex Monroe website, hallelujah! Christmas came early, it seems (and it wasn't a runner bean but a pea-pod - how cute!)

I came across a selection of adorable pendants in my arduous search, which I felt only fair to share with you. Enjoy!

L-R: Pearl Peapod Necklaces from & Michael Michaud

L-R: Coral necklace and Strawberry pendant from Kenneth Jay Lane at

L-R: Aubergine and Peapod pendants both from

I literally can't wait to get my Alex Monroe pea pod, what are you looking forward to buying/recieving this Christmas?

Friday, 18 December 2009

On the 18th Day of Christmas...

With half of my Christmas shopping done - remind me never to go anywhere in London at Christmas ever again - I've started thinking of a couple things I'd like for next season.

Having been hunting for a red jersey maxi dress since I saw Abbey Lee in one at LFW, I'm still at a loss: however this black Fendi one is just as cute and would look amazing with scruffy jacket and boots. It's a bit ridiculous of me to put a Judith Leiber bag on my wishlist, however I'm pretty certain the high street will have a decent variety of imitations any day now.

The whole sleeveless leather jacket is a bit old hat now, but this pastel yellow number from DOMA is adorable. I'm pretty sure I'm only getting money and a hangover this Christmas but there's always next year...

From L-R: ACNE £400, YSL £115, JUDITH LEIBER £3260,
FENDI £775, DOMA £350, YSL £530

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Monday, 14 December 2009


Apologies for severe lack of posts recently, I forgot how madly hectic Christmas was! I know I've been posting alot of editorials recently, but there's just so many I ADORE floating around that I can't help but share the love.

This editorial has been around for sometime now, but it remains one of my favourites, top 5 for 2009 you could say. Freja Beha Erichsen is one of my all time favourite models and this photoshoot from Twin magazine just blows my mind, she's so beautiful it hurts.

I want the middle right and bottom left on my wall right now, thank you very much. Again I'm sorry for the number of editorials compared with insightful fashion info but I felt this could not be left in the depths of a magazine.

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Thursday, 10 December 2009

Off Duty Mum (and Dad)

When a woman has a child, her fashion life generally spirals downwards. When there's sick and poo to clean up every 5 minutes, there's no room (or money) for Prada or Chanel.

Of course celebrities are like a completely different breed of human, they're superhuman. Not only do they manage to juggle several children but they maintain an impressive wardrobe. I'd be blessed if I looked like any of these women on a good day, let alone after having had kids.

Victoris Beckham in Laboutin's

Gwen Stefani in Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony

Nicole Richie pumpkin buying with Harlow

Natalia Vodianova attending Chanel SS10 with Neva

My next choice pains me a little. I'm really not a fan of Tom Cruise and this photo of him doesn't help (the hair, the tan jacket -bad times), however, Suri is so adorable that it kind of makes me forget he's even there. She's way ahead of the trends with pastel pink ruffles and although it's wrong that she even knows what heels are, she's still a kid at heart.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

On the 9th Day of Christmas

If you love photography - or someone surreptitiously close to you does - then Fraulein, a 500-page retrospective of top fashion photographer Ellen von Unwerth, is being released by Taschen next week.

The hardback (available from Amazon for a pricey £360) is sort of an homage to some of our era's sexiest women. Featuring the likes of Claudia Schiffer, Kate Moss, Adriana Lima, Britney Spears and Dita von Teese, Fraulein would make an amazing present for fashion/photography lovers alike.

Here are just a few of my favourite celebrity Ellen Von Unwerth shots:


Emma Watson

Lily Allen


Claudia Schiffer

Kate Moss

Of course no one would ever buy Fraulein for me, but one day I'll have a giant coffee table with this book on it, just because I can.

Monday, 7 December 2009


I've always been a massive fan of America's Next Top Model. I love the bitching, Sutan (everyones favourite make-up mogul), Miss Jay and of course the photoshoots.
I really wish that the UK version was as good but it just isn't. Lisa Snowdon never says "girl, you need to learn how to smile with your eyes" (irritating but amazing all at the same time), Louis and Huggy don't even compare to Miss Jay and Nigel Barker and the girls are so dull it hurts.

So,with the latest season (showing in the UK, a season behind the US - as usual) coming to an end this week, I thought I'd look back at some of my favourite models and photoshoots. I really loved the swimming pool shoot in Cycle 7 but I couldn't find pictures anywhere, definately one of my favourites too.

Adriane, Cycle 1

Analeigh, Cycle 11

Whitney, Cycle 10

Aminat, Cycle 13

Cycle 14, us Brits will have to wait another lifetime to watch this series

What is your favourite photoshoot from Americas Next Top model?

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Tim Walker: The Best of 2009

Tim Walker is just incredible. His editorials remind me why I love fashion and in my eyes he rarely (if ever) puts a foot wrong. These are three of my favourite editorials of his: one from US Harper's, one from Vogue Italia and one from UK Vogue.

The photo's of our very own Georgia Jagger are stunning; it's unusual to see him work in black and white but it just proves that he's not a 'fantastical' fashion one trick pony.

US Harper's Bazaar, October 2009 (Tim Burton' Tricks and Treats)

Vogue Italia, August 2009 (Model: Georgia Jagger)

Vogue UK, November 2009 (Model: Malgosia Bela)

What are your favourite editorials from 2009? What will the new year have in store for us I wonder...

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Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Runner Bean Plea

A couple of days ago I fell in love. The item in question is not a boy or even a pair of shoes, but a necklace. I don't usually wear necklaces so I somewhat surprised myself at my own choice of adoration. This is all good and well however I was stupid enough to forget where I saw said necklace and who designed it.

It is a silver pendant, in the shape of a green bean and I'm pretty sure it was worn by someone blonde in some sort of newspaper/magazine (if that helps?). In my search for the necklace of my dreams, I happened to come across a couple more cute pendants which I thought I'd share in exchange for knowlege of the the whereabouts of the runner bean.



Have you ever seen something and regretted not making a note of it? If you know where I can get the necklace, I'd be forever grateful!

Sunday, 29 November 2009

On The 1st Day of Christmas...

Although I'm strongly opposed to any notion of Christmas before 1st December, I couldn't help but compile a wishlist of accessories.

Accessories are definately my guilty pleasure and although this is more of a dream wishlist, one can always hope. I really love the Lanvin cuff; to me it's such a statement piece and would have to be worn with a really clean and simple outfit (and of course skyscraper heels - my favourite).

From (top left) clockwise: Marc Jacobs bag £4,100, Chloe python tote £1,745, Lanvin embellished bird cuff £585, Burberry Prorsum platform pumps £395, Albertus Swanepoel faux-fur cossack £265, Marc by Marc Jacobs skull necklace watch £150.

In the run-up to Christmas I'll be posting weekly wishlists with my favourite items around at the moment. What is everyone else going to be wishing for this Christmas (aside from a mistletoe moment)?

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Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Alice In Wonderland

So it's my best friends birthday party this Friday and I've been told to 'Indulge In My Inner Fantasy' - pretty much, fancy dress.
I've had ideas, some better than others (giant marshmallow anyone?) but when I remembered that Tim Burton's remaking Alice In Wonderland, I couldn't help but have a nosy. I'm really excited about this, not purely for the fact that the original Alice In Wonderland is genius, but because I love Tim Burton's work.

Here are some of my favourite images from the film - not due out until next year, sad times.
Johnny Depp - 'Mad Hatter'

Mia Wasikowska - 'Alice'

Michael Sheen - 'White Rabbit'

One of my favourite men, Stephen Fry, does the voice of Cheshire Cat (who else could be so perfect?!) whilst Anne Hathaway plays White Queen. It's literally a starfest of a film - Alan Rickman, Matt Lucas, Barbara Windsor (go Brits) and of course Mrs Burton, Helena Bonham Carter.

Whilst I can't wait for the film I still haven't thought of a decently fantastical costume for friday night, any suggestions?

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Thursday, 19 November 2009

CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund Awards

Coco Rocha

Lily Donaldson and jewellery designer Waris Ahluwalia

Jessica Stam

Chanel Iman and Thakoon

Alexa Chung and Jason Wu

I particularly love Coco Rocha and Jessica Stam's outfits; they're two models who is my eyes always get it right. Coco really rocks the whole red lips / Morticia Adams-esque hair look - even though I did love her as a redhead.

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Sunday, 15 November 2009

Lady gone Gaga?

If there were ever a character to split the fashion realms, it would of course be Lady Gaga. I've never known a celebrity to create such a divide; she is literally like Marmite - you either love her or hate her.

I've always been a fan because she continuously comes out wearing something different - whether its designer or not.

However, her latest public outing at MOCA's 30th Anniversary Gala has left me a little confused. I'm not so keen on the Frank Gehry hat (it's a bit too papier-mache for my liking) and the bodice looks like Christopher Straub's newspaper creation from series 6 of Project Runway.

But (and there's always a but) I love the chandelier inspired Prada skirt and the eccentric blue make-up. Blue make-up - whether it be on lips or eyes - always reminds me of young children trying out eyeshadow for the first time, but I think she wears it well.

Overall, I'm still not 100% on this look, but no one's perfect.

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Friday, 13 November 2009

From the Runway to Rihanna

At the Glamour Magazine Women of the Year Awards in New York on Monday, Rihanna traded her tough get up for a bit of Stephane Rolland couture (above). The dress looks really good on her; the pleating, the fishtail and the colour - it makes a nice change to see her in something a bit more feminine.

This Jasmine di Milo dress from SS10 also looks stunning. I love how the dress is draped and yet structured at the hip; again I prefer the dress on Rihanna than the skinnier models (I'm normally all for the skinny minnies of the runway, but because there's always one exception, right?)

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Wednesday, 11 November 2009

The Young, The Free & The Untamed

Royal Mail pretty much ruined my life last week. No birthday cards, no The September Issue and no weekly delivery from Love Film. Bad times.

So yesterday morning I was more than happy when the latest issue of Dazed & Confused arrived on my doorstep on time, for once. The 'Wild At Heart' issue features the lovely Abbey Lee (I'm not obsessed, honest) and a great editorial featuring the Nine Daughters and a Stereo boys.

The interview with Snoop Dogg (page 128) is actually really interesting and for a, err, insightful read try There Will Be Blood (page 124) - I'll let you decide for yourselves.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

The Last Magazine; Abbey Lee

Abbey Lee is a goddess. These photos from an editorial in The Last Magazine (out now) show her scantily clad and mind-numbingly beautiful.

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Friday, 9 October 2009

Kristen Stuart: Girl Crush

I really, really REALLY want this issue of Interview. Kristen Stewart caught my eye in Into The Wild and now she's been catapulted into superstardom thanks to the Twilight films.

It's no bad thing, she's incredibly beautiful and doesn't take any bullshit (check out Dazed and Confused October issue). I can't wait to see her in Adventureland and the new Joan Jett epic; although I'm so not keen on the mullet (please god don't make the mullet 'Springs essential hair cut')

She is perfect for fashion and I think this photoshoot explains itself wordlessly.

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