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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