Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Karma pastel-Chanel Chamelion

Having been at my Dad's since the weekend, I've subsequently fallen off the blogging bandwagon. In what can only be described as the ultimate bachelor-pad (think no food, lots of beer, 60" plasma, XBox 360, PS3 and several other things that require serious tech knowlege to even turn on) I've lost track of life itself and Bang Bang has suffered the consequences.

In true slacker style, I'm going to post some of my favourite looks from the Chanel Spring 2010 Haute Couture (somehow fashion is the last thing on my mind when all I can see/hear is aliens shooting other aliens). I think I like the collection although it'll probably be a grower, there were several 'stage' looks and few 'red carpet' outfits, but overall, I thought it very pleasant.

Am v. intrigued by lack of black or gold and think the silver embellishment with the pastel colours is gorgeous. Will get back to real life at the weekend (apologies) but until then, over and out.

Freja Beha Erichsen

Anja Rubik

Frida Gustavsson

Abbey Lee Kershaw

Karmen Pedaru

The big boss man, Karl Lagerfeld

The silk/satin draped dress is stunning and the embellished damask is crazy beautiful. What are your favourite couture shows from the last 5 years?

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Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Lara Walliams?

Kind of has a funny ring to it, don't you think?

It was confirmed earlier today that Lara Stone and David Walliams are engaged; maybe I'm totally out of the loop but I didn't even know they were dating so consequently had a 'spit your drink out' moment when I found out. I can't really get the image of his multiple Little Britain aliases out of my head so they look extremely comical in my mind.

Stone is literally a modern day supermodel and Walliams, is well, a comedian. Not exactly the most likely of pairings but I think they look cute together. To the happy couple...

In my mind...

And then in real life...

At least he's taller than her AND she'll be able to give him pointers so he doesn't end up with another dodgy hair-do.

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Monday, 18 January 2010


Apart from Mariah Carey's scary looking boobs, I didn't really notice anything exciting at the Golden Globes.

I'm a bit blase about the whole thing because I usually am disappointed and always wonder what went wrong. There were a lot of ruffles (big SS thing) and lots of black and white - the usual, but it was hard finding anyone that really stood out (although I did love Drew Barrymore in Versace). It was only when I looked at images from the after-parties did I see a bit of colour and boldness.

I'm not a huge fan of these looks, but I think that's because they were worn, in my eyes, by the wrong people. I love the dresses though. The Lloyd Klein is so beautiful but would have suited someone a bit edgier and the Chanel is just a bit too green.

I salute them for doing something a bit different, even if it was at the after party.

AnnaLynne McCord in Lloyd Klein

Isabal Lucas in Chanel

I love Ashley Olsen in Erdem, the colour is perfect and I think it's a shame the bottom half of the dress didn't live-up to the top half, therefore I felt it only necessary to show the best bit!

Who do you think got it right?

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Saturday, 16 January 2010

Best Dressed...

I've really become more of a dress girl this past year. I used to live in jeans and only ever wore dresses for occasions because I thought they were too girly. However, recently there have been so many dresses that I LOVE, its hard to avoid them any more.

I'm never going to be a prom dress kinda girl because I'm too scruffy and just can't handle the idea of having to keep something clean. I've just ordered myself a basic black jersey maxi-dress from ASOS which I'm sure I'll have fun accessorizing (I'm thinking boots, leather jacket and rings). Here are just a couple of outfit ideas I thought were cute - I'm pining for a nice mac and this one is lovely although I doubt it's an outfit I'd realistically wear.

The second outfit is definately something I'd wear and I love that burgandy colour with grey and black.

all clothes from TOPSHOP

Alexander Wang dress, Marc Jacobs leather jacket, Fendi ankle boots,
RayBan glasses, Miu Miu leather bag, all from

What outfits are you loving at the moment and how would you change my choices?

Friday, 15 January 2010

Sasha Fierce

Sasha Pivovarova is one of my all time favourite models. Muiccia's girl for six consecutive seasons and ranked 2nd in the Top 50 Models list; she is so completely unique.

As the current face of H&M, Giada, Mulberry and Longchamp I wanted to share some of my favourite past editorials with the Russian goddess (and she literally is...). Enjoy!

Who are your Top 5 all time favourite models?

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Thursday, 14 January 2010

Ashley Greene

I love Interview magazine in all its large format loveliness and I'm really excited about the latest  issue. 

Not only is Jay Z on the cover but Michael Sheen has Q&A'd Ashley Greene, aka Alice Cullen from The Twilight Saga. I've loved Michael Sheen ever since he appeared in OCD drama Dirty Filthy Love in 2004 and I love that he's interviewing my favourite Cullen (read the full interview here)

Easily one of the least publicised actresses from the films, Ashley Greene has gone from unknown to superstar. She looks incredible in this editorial and her red carpet style is pretty good too; one to keep my eye on!

Wearing D&G at the New Moon afterparty

Who would you like to see more of this year? Interview is out on the 19th January.

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Monday, 11 January 2010


It seems that 17 year old Georgia Jagger has been causing quite a stir in fashion land. The daughter of a Rolling Stone and now the face of the SS10 Versace campaign; you would've thought we'd be putty in her hands right about now. But we're not.

The SS10 Versace collection was sublime. Some saw Gianni in his heyday whilst others just loved its almost 'tackily' fresh aesthetic. I for one fell head over PVC heels for Donatella's Alice in Wonderland inspired collection. However, when Georgia Jagger was announced as the face of the Italian powerhouse last year I was a little sceptical. For one thing she is only 17 and I always felt that Abbey Lee would have so much better.

Fashion forums are in quandry; some love her, some hate her. Countless comparisons with the Louis Vuitton campaign, Lara Stone and Abbey Lee have been made - all of which are quite true. However, I loved the collection and I'm not turning my back just because I'm not 100% on the choice of model (I think she's beautiful, just not quite right). Abbey Lee would have been a better candidate and so would some variety but GOD I love the dresses and shoes.

What do you think of Georgia for Versace?

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Sunday, 10 January 2010

Lily Lovely

I loved Lily Allen from the start, I even remember Chris Moyles saying he was "willing to give her a chance", following the release of her debut single back in 2008. She never really struck me as a fashion person, more of a chav in a dress; so I was pleasantly surprised when she started appearing in campaigns and photoshoots last year. The i-D photoshoot in the 'Spongebob' issue was so beautiful, this is even more so.

Here's to hoping she'll continue to grow stylistically throughout 2010 (Harpers Bazaar, January 2010 - shot by Alan Gelati).

Love the raffia horns and Philip Treacy top hat. What's your favourite January editorial?

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Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Burberry Boys (and Girl)

One thing I love about the New Year are all the new campaign's. By November I get so horribly bored seeing the same images over and over again. I was particularly excited about the Burberry Prorsum campaign for two reasons: 1) I love Emma Watson and 2) I loved the collection even more.

I'm a sucker for Christopher Bailey's gorgeous jackets and I adore the new variety in ice-cream shades. I also love the fact that he's used all Brits because being patriotic feels like something of a crime these days (as does everything else the governments political correctness/health and safety idiots have gotten their hands on).

I'm not so sure about Max Hurd (infact I'm entirely not sure) but I'm pretty taken with indie boy George Craig. I'm so excited about Fashion Week this year and hopefully I'll be able to appreciate it rather than running around like a headless chicken!

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Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Follow or not...

I've always been inspired by people that have the natural ability to do something really well; I love looking at art because that's really where it all began for me. Since leaving college, I've really lost touch (I was never great at it but it was fun nonetheless) and my friend Clare's blog keeps me well informed of any interesting happenings.

It's a bonus that her work always makes me smile, these potato prints and felt men are particularly fun.

Highlighter Hair

And here comes Lady Gaga, whose hair will undoubtedly spark a DIY highlighter revolution. I quite like the orange hair, mainly because I want it for myself. However, I can't help but see a strange resemblance to Mutya Buena, anyone else? It's probably just the pencil thin eyebrows and candyfloss lips, maybe I'll come round one day but for now I'm not entirely convinced.

That skintight body is stonecold evidence that she doesn't have a penii, end of.

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