Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Levi's Re-launch

Today me and Dani from Between Every Line were invited to an exclusive bloggers preview of the newly refurbed Levi's store on Regent Street, opening tomorrow.

Considering Levi's is already one of my favourite brands (my heart lies with the 501), they've done a pretty good job with the store. It was obvious from the bare concrete walls and exposed architecture that Levi's were looking back to their roots to bring the brand into 2010. Little details like the 'inspection gallery', haberdashery inspired shelves and the 501 warehouse (a nice touch, might I add) gave the store a really industrial feel.

The inspection gallery

Part of the 501 'warehouse'

I love how conceptual the store is - especially the entrance 'foyer' section (check out the mini installations and hot guys) and think that it's going to be a massive success with Londoners alike.

My favourite Levi's campaign still belongs to Josh Beech, I mean, could you resist?

Even if you're not that into Levi's, you should head down to Regent Street just to check out the store - if you like industrial, back-to-basics concept stores then you'll love this one.

photo's from Levi's

Sunday, 28 March 2010


And she's done it again. Mary-Kate Olsen has given me serious wardrobe envy.

I'm not going to go so far as to say that Mary-Kate is my new favourite twin, because she isn't, but I just can't help but love her style at the moment.

I've wanted a real fur coat for ages (don't judge) and I'm loving this dark-red number - the Culture Club style plaits I can leave but the bag and glasses I'll take, what a beauty.

Just incase anyone needed reminding why Ashley is still my favourite, here are a couple of my favourite 'Ashley' looks. This Starbucks headband look made me want to wear a turban-style band more than anything in the world; her hair is just to-die-for.

Who is your favourite Olsen, past or present?

Apologies again for the severe lack of posts recently, work loads are extremely stressful! Keep your fingers crossed for me next week, you might be looking at a Burberry intern...

photos from justjared.buzznet.com, gettyimages.com and imnotobsessed.com

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Airport Chic

I never used to like Victoria Beckham's style (although I don't know anyone who actually did) but I've been converted to the Posh side.

I absolutely loved her AW10 collection at Fashion Week and think she's really emerged as something of a style icon over the past year or so. It's very much a love/hate thing with Victoria and you either get it or you don't. Even though that whole WAG phase (circa extensions, tan, boobs) was horrendous, you can't deny that it created a following - mainly of gypseys but a following nonetheless.

At least her latest phase is generating a stylish following, myself included (I'm not really a Victoria girl, but that doesn't mean I don't think she's cool - which she is, by the way).

Here's my interpretation of Victoria's airport look - notice how airports bring the best out in her?

Leggings, Shoes: Topshop. Balmain Jacket, YSL Cuff: Net A Porter, T-Shirt: French Connection

Admittedly the t-shirt isn't great (I'd wear a plain American Apparel V-Neck with this outfit) but the rest is something I'd definately wear. Well, who wouldn't wear Balmain? I've developed an irrational fear for wearing trousers but Victoria (and Rachel Bilson) have made me re-think my phobia, sort of.

What do you think, Victoria Beckham: stylish or not?

photos from justjared.buzznet.com, topshop.com, frenchconnection.com, net-a-porter.com

Monday, 22 March 2010

Thumbs Up

This is why I love Freja Beha Erichsen and this is also why I love Terry Richardson. Need I say more?

photo from Terry's Diary - terryrichardson.com


At the beginning of the month we saw our long-lost English-rose Keira Knightley attending the Laurence Olivier Awards Nominess Luncheon Party (bit of a mouthful) in a gorgeous outfit courtesy of Miu Miu.

And to the Awards ceremony which took place last night she wore Erdem. I must say that I'm actually really impressed.

Keira in Erdem

Keira in Miu Miu

Her red carpet style has always been quite good aside from a couple of 'what was she thinking' moments (at least she's not like Kristen Stewart who has completely dropped off of my 'cool list' thanks to recent red carpet horrors). I think she looks great in Erdem - she's got that willowy frame needed to wear silk and she kept the hair and accessories simple, giving the dress all the attention.

Although she does look fab, I'd really like to see her wearing something from Fendi AW10 this year. I loved the collection but was in two minds about which celebrities could/would wear it and after Keira's recent comeback, I'm positive that she's the girl.

What do you think about Keira's recent comeback? After getting completely sick of her following the success of Atonement/Pirates of the Carribean, I'm actually glad to see her out and about again and in style too. What would you like to see her wearing over the course of this year?

photos from justjared.buzznet.com and style.com

Sunday, 21 March 2010

A Day At The Beach

If only a day at the beach was really this glamorous...
Kate Moss shot by Mario Sorrenti for Vogue Hommes International (Spring 2010)

You know someone is a super when they don't even need to wear clothes to make an editorial look perfect. Unlike her harsh editorial for LOVE (check out the photo's here if you haven't already seen them), Kate looks sexy, calm and beautiful in the natural surroundings.

I've not really seen Kate looking this good for some time now which is probably why I love this so much, what do you think?

photos from fashiongonerogue.com

Friday, 19 March 2010

Rude Rihanna

I love a bit of Riri, the good and the bad. Her outfits are incredibly hit and miss and I'm always on the look out for her 'hits' - usually found when there's parties/award ceremonies/fashion shows to attend to.

This latest look is a combo of both the good, the bad and the ugly though.

I love the grey sequined sweater and the casual black hot-pants (something I'd like to wear when the weather cheers up) but the chains? The lace-ups? The black streaky-bacon hair? It's not doing anything for me.

If I had my way with her I'd dye her hair brown/black all over and give her some short Tao Okamoto crop. I'd rid of the boots and give her some killer heels and I'd banish the bling altogether. But that's one massive if.

I'm always fond of the red lippy on Rihanna aswell but this whole combination just looks wrong to me, anyone else? On another note, if your a fan of Papa Karl Lagerfeld (if you're not then you need help) then you simply must read this article from Vice - it's perfect.

Seriously, read it - he even talks about expensive rent boys. Tell me what you think, does it make you love him even more or does it just make him that much more extroverted?

photos from justjared.buzznet.com and viceland.com/uk

Thursday, 18 March 2010


A friend and I were having a minor dispute over whether Alex Pettyfer is hot or not (I've now concluded that he is) when I came across his latest film, Beastly.

To cut a long story short, Beastly isn't exactly thick on storyline - think curses, transformations, high school drama and a bit of romance thrown in for good measure (you get the idea). But I'm really excited about it because of a cameo from Mary-Kate Olsen as Kendra the witch- how good does she look?

Although Ashley has always been my favourite (Two Of A Kind left a big impression), Mary-Kate really stepped it up during 2009 and they're sort of on a par right now, her street-style is immaculate too.

I love the hat, love the glasses, love the rings and I've become completely obsessed with these beautiful leather turn-ups. I really hope Ashley's street style gets back on track because I'm always rooting for her, anyone else?

Beastly is set to be released this July and also features Vanessa Hudgens (who might've actually learnt to act by now); I can't deny that a topless Alex Pettyfer isn't part of the attraction too! Check out the official site here for photos and the trailer.

photos from justjared.buzznet.com and imdb.com

Monday, 15 March 2010


Seriously, how can one girl be so perfect? Everyone knows that Abbey Lee has been my girl crush for a while now and I feel this image is justification enough.

Isn't she just amazing? But on a more serious note this issue of 25 actually looks really good - Beyonce and couture? I'm there. My magazine collection has become a little bit ridiculous now; not only does it take up way too much space in my bedroom but I still haven't read quite a few of them, oh the shame!

I'm one of those hideously annoying people who organises my magazines and castrates anyone who touches them (I think I'm OCD, anyone else?) expecially if they snap the spine, god forbid. But with covers like this, you'd be a fool to get it all grubby and use it as a doorstop, non?

Karlie Kloss, Constance Jablonski AND Abbey Lee Kershaw - with Anja Rubik as 25's recently appointed Fashion Director, the covers were never going to be dull.

Which is your favourite cover?

Sunday, 14 March 2010

The Chanel Show

Not Chanel as in the tweedy, quilted variety but Chanel as in the Iman variety. Apologies for my hiatus over the last week - I have been crazy-busy with photoshoots, writing and other more menial chores which details I won't bore you with.

Having scanned several fashion AND gossip sites I found nothing interesting enough to share with you but this image from Lula of Chanel made me smile. She's such a cutey and I love this outift on her - it makes a change from her model standard black leggings and leather jacket.

I managed to catch a similar pose from her at London Fashion Week SS10 backstage at Nicole Farhi - with the lovely Coco Rocha in the background (how amazing was the Royal Opera House for a venue aswell?)

Check out my original Nicole Farhi post here along with my other SS10 backstage coverage. Once again I'm sorry for the lack of posts - I promise I'll pick up the slack and get back in the game!

Chanel Iman, cute or what?

top photo from models.com, bottom photo by me

Monday, 8 March 2010

The Return of: Frabbey

This isn't exactly breaking news (think NY fashion week not Paris) but as usual I couldn't help myself.

They just look so good it makes me want to cry a little.

I know I should probably post something about the Oscars but to be honest they were so BORING I didn't actually want to. Ok so maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration. I was surprised at my own choice of favourite dresses/celebrities, it seems that nude has finally caught my attention. Aside from these lovely looking ladies (and Amanda Seyfried/Cameron Diaz) everyone was just a bit too boring for me. Sorry Hollywood folk.

photos from mrnewton.net and justjared.buzznet.com

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Baggy Trousers

Rachel Bilson is one of those people who slips in and out of my peripheral all of the time. When she was in The OC I was pretty much obsessed and thought she was the best thing since sliced bread; ever since she's just been coming and going.

It's not because I don't like her style because I do (she's only an inch taller than me so I get wearability ideas from her), I think it's probably because she's not one of these fame/media/money hungry celebrities. This photo of her has left me in mixed minds - again.

I love the Phillip Lim bag and surprisingly (considering my aversion to trousers) I really like the baggy grey cropped slacks. Maybe it's the blazer or the fact that I think she should have worn higher heels. I do, however, adore her hair at the moment too, I have serious hair-envy right now!

What do you think of Rachels baggy trousers, yay or nay?

photos from justjared.buzznet.com

Friday, 5 March 2010

Lady 'leave a message after the tone' Gaga

I love the Gaga - always have, always will. I'm mortified that I missed out on the Monster Ball Tour (check out Nicola Formichetti's blog for video's and photos) but I'm sure there'll be a DVD out before I know it.

I was excited to see this photo she Tweeted the other day and although I can already hear everyone saying 'She's too thin blah blah blah' I think she look's bloody insane (good insane, not mental insane).

It's a photo still from Telephone and much like these three, which have been floating around for a while now, it looks typical of a Gaga masterpiece.

Yes I know she looks skinny and she obviously has lost a lot of weight but I think she looks good; I don't really know what all the fuss is about - everyone hated her not so long ago!

PS. A bird flew down my chimney and is now stuck at the bottom - we've cemented the fireplace up so it's stuck! Oh how RSPCA would cry if they knew...

photo's from aceshowbiz.com

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Paris Fashion Week: Balenciaga

I love Nicolas Ghesquire! I've been seriously bored by Milan and New York Fashion Weeks (of course London was exciting, not that I'm biased or anything) so I was super excited for Paris - and it hasn't disappointed so far.

I love the prints, I love the colours, I love the shapes - I think you get the idea. The rounded off shoulders are subliiiime and the nude and black mini-dresses are seriously beautiful. The colour palette is playful and actually makes me want to team burgandy with electric blue.

The shoes are in a whole new league of their own, they're more like some extraordinary piece of architecture - not heels. I think it's safe to say I've never wanted to dye my eyebrows candyfloss colours more than now, anyone else?

I'm so glad that Balenciaga have stuck their fingers up at the recession because playing it safe is so last year. What do you think? What will your eyebrow colour of choice be this AW10/11?

photos from style.com

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Remember Me? How Could We Forget...

I don't want to be mean about Kristen Stewart, I really don't, but my god this outfit is horrendous.

Granted, she was attending Pattinson's premiere for Remember Me and not her own (if it was for her own movie I would officially disown her) but there's no excuse for this. I mean the shoes and hair I can handle but the kneed-waisted-camo-trouser-things? And the dodgy leather? No, just no.

I'm not usually one for slating other peoples looks - especially as I quite like Kristen - but what WAS she thinking. Considering she's just bagged 'Women of the Year' at the Elle Style Awards you would have thought she'd make a bit more effort or at least get a decent stylist to make the effort for her.

What do you think? Am I being harsh or does she actually look as bad as I think she does?

photos from kstewartfan.org