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!