Thursday, 29 April 2010

Es Muss Liebe Sein...

According to Google translator this is German for 'It Must Be Love...', don't worry I'm not going to start posting in German or anything but I really love their latest issue of Vogue. I recently said I've never really bought the foreign issues of Vogue, but their editorials seem so much more exciting than the British version!

I was sceptical when I saw that Victoria Beckham was on the cover (I generally dislike celebs covering Vogue) but her editorial diminishes all cynicism.

Victoria's always going to be a WAG in my eyes (for anyone who doesn't get the WAG abbreviation, look here) but she scrubs up right good and proper; I guess it helps when you have a jawbone that could slice cheese. She also had a hand in Marc Jacobs positioning on the Time 100 Most Influential People list and being the only designer to make the cut, this makes me love her a little bit more.

But back to German Vogue, her editorial was just one of many that were really impressive...

Apparently the issue came in a denim cover, how cute is that? So along with Korean, Italian, French and American Vogue, I now want to buy the German edition - my shelves are literally going to fall apart at this rate!

What do you think of Victoria's editorial? I'm a Victoria convert, are you?

PS. The fact that Marc Jacobs was the only designer to make the Time 100 Most Influential People list is just unbelievable. Miuccia? Lagerfeld? McQueen? Westwood? Why aren't any of these incredibly talented people on that list when people like Taylor Swift and Robert Pattinson are? I can safely say that I haven't EVER been influenced by either of them nor will I be, its embarassing.

PPS. Apologies for the giant post, I'm trying to make up for lost time!

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Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Shut Down!

I'm not going to lie, I found it hilarious that Tavi got expelled from blogging. I know as a fellow blogger I should probably feel sorry for her or something but to be honest I'm kind of sick of the sight of her - not as sick as I was during Fashion Week, but sick nonetheless.

I'm probably (definately am) just jealous that Comme don't send me stuff and I don't get to wear Japanese designers for fun, but seriously, how does a kid - she's literally so small - have that much style.

At first I thought it was just a granny-chic fluke, but it seems that I was wrong to assume this; she is actually cool. Which makes me dislike her even more. I was not cool when I was 13 and I'm still not cool now, where am I going wrong?

I'm looking forward (dare I say it) to watching her grow up, she's already well on her way to becoming an American Susie Lau, although maybe she's already taken over in the style stakes, what do you think?

I'm currently doing work experience thus posting is a little few-and-far-between at the moment but I'll do as much as I can. What do you think, is Tavi a super fashion-force or just a kid with the guts to wear everything but the kitchen sink?

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Saturday, 24 April 2010

Tough Ballerina

I'm a sucker for leather, ruffles and Freja Beha Erichsen.

Shot by Craig McDean for Interview (April 2010), I literally can't get enough of the wonderfully spindly Freja - isn't she a dream? I love the styling (although the hair reminds me of Gollum a little) and think the 'game-face' take on the godforsaken ballerina theme is pretty wicked - I've always been a bit dubious about the whole fashion/dance collab situtation but I like this.

I know posting an editorial is probably number one in the Cheats Guide to Blogging so don't think I'm slacking! Although saying that I am taking a short break from tomorrow for a few days, so watch this space!

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Tuesday, 20 April 2010


If I owned an Hermes bag, I would guard it with my life; it itself would have life insurance. Apparently this rule doesn't apply to celebrities, or to be more precise, Lady Gaga.

Having been in Japan promoting Viva Glam for M.A.C she probably thought that scrawling over a perfectly good Hermes bag was in some way ironic, or she simply wanted the bag safe from the likes of Heidi Montag/Pratt. Now, I love the gaga, I really do, but seriously, Hermes? Its a kick in the teeth that I wish I could have executed myself - just imagine having enough money to be able to graffiti your own £2000 bag and not give a shit.

I guess not giving a shit has kind of become her motto - which is why I completely and utterly adore her. It seems that Japan has brought our Gaga's crazy side that I've missed so much in recent months.

She kind of looks like a piece of scrap metal from Terminator but of course, it works. We've come to expect nothing less than extraordinary from her and seriously, apart from on the Victoria's Secret runway, when are you ever going to see wings as fun as this? I definately prefer this yellow-tinged-bob on her to that awful blonde wig; it's so last year.

And what would a post about Lady Gaga be without a bit of white body-paint and crazy hair. Like Dior AW09/10 she piled on the (painted white) kirby grips for the Viva Glam launch in Tokyo today, so much so that they look like some strange sort of head piece. Maybe she's stranded there because of the volcano in Iceland (fingers crossed) so we'll see even more fun outfits!

Are you offended or baffled by the graffitied Hermes?

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Monday, 19 April 2010

Up Close & Personal

I'm one of those people who is awful at online shopping. The fact that I can't thumb through rails of lovliness and try everything-but-the kitchen-sink on is a massive turn off. Call me old-fashioned but I love to traipse, end of.

So naturally I was dead excited when I was invited to check out some of London Fashion's finest AW10/11 collections, in the flesh (or more accurately, fabric). Not only am I now pining for a Katy Eary cat-ear hat (the selection was so much fun) but I'm also hounding after a pair of pastel brogue Dr. Martens - they've taken the classic shape and twisted it in only a way the British could.

Brogue and Loafer: Dr. Martens style

I want everything here (visit Katy Eary's website for more info)

Basso & Brooke's signature engineered print

As you've also probably gathered from previous posts, I'm not exactly a Hunter wellies type of girl; but I think you could have a convert on your hands. Before you tell me to wash my mouth out with soap and get a horse, let me explain:

Admittedly it's taken a lot of umming and ahhing but jeeeez I want them for Bestival: super comfy, dry (ankle-height water permitting) and stylish-ish. These were also a size too big thus the slight size disproporation but regardless, they're quite exciting wouldn't you agree? My pay-day shopping list has become seriously ridiculous but just think, all of these items would equal a weirdly brilliant wardrobe.

So basically, if you see someone wearing Hunter wedge ankle-boots, a furry cat-ear hat and a reptillian duffle with a pair of pastel coloured Dr. Martens in, then say hi - it won't be me but they'll probably love it.

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Thursday, 15 April 2010

Uniqlo does Glamour

If you add Uniqlo with hundreds of Glamour readers what do you get? A stampede and a hideously long queue.

On Tuesday, Glamour invited a selection of its readers to shop, eat Yo!Sushi, drink Vitaminwater and get a make-over in Uniqlo's flagship store on Oxford Street. Luckily I was accompanied by the lovely Em from Make Lemonade (check out her blog and uhmazing vintage store - everything is literally under £20. Bargain!) because the whole experience was a little overwhelming - check out the queue, and this was just for sushi!

But of course, being an event held in the name of shopping, I couldn't leave without buying something. Not wanting to risk another queue to try things on I settled for an adorable Christopher Kane style checked smock-top and a print tee. Cute, non?

Overall the event seemed to be a massive success, and if like me you got shopping fever, then you also receieved a free goodie bag (oh how I love a goodie bag) with a gorgeous red Victoria and Albert Nails Inc polish.

Seriously though, if Uniqlo was always one of those stores you walked past but never went in (like me) then you should really check it out next time you see one, you might be pleasantly surprised. Thanks to Em for keeping me company and for introducing me to her brilliant store, Bestival here we come!

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Sunday, 11 April 2010

Laura Mackness (Eyes, Ears, Mouth & Nose)

I love it when I stumble across a designer I've never heard of; and it helps when I like their clothes.

I'm a bit of a sucker for graphic prints (although have learned to steer well clear of them myself) and think that if you're long and leggy enough, they can look amazing. So Central St. Martins grad Laura Mackness' collection for Weekday was a welcome surprise.

Not only do I love the salmon leggings/conical bra/black lips combo, but her stuff actually looks wearable. My favourite piece, hands down (cringe), is the handy grey crop-top - I want one! Check out her website here and tell me you don't want at least one thing from her collection.

Ok so apologies for the hiatus (again) but it seems that regaining a social life has meant losing the will to post. I will get back on track asap - watch out for Dolly Mix updates (today I took a trip to the beach and it wasn't to sunbathe or to feel the sand between my toes, if you catch my drift).

PS. RIP Malcolm Mclaren, a true fashion legend without whom we'd never have the likes of Vivienne Westwood or The Sex Pistols.

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Monday, 5 April 2010

Dolly Mix

Sneak preview.

Photos from Dolly Mix, a new teenage magazine for the girl who'd rather stick needles in her eyes than read Sugar.


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Thursday, 1 April 2010

Branching Out

Many people refer to Vogue as some sort of fashion bible and to an extent, I agree. However, I've only ever bought the English, American and Italian versions - mainly because my little city is more Joanna Lumley than Grace Coddington.

Clearly I've been missing out.

I wouldn't have put Korea on my list of fashionable destinations but this cover (and uhmazing editorial) are just beautiful - maybe British Vogue could take a leaf and start featuring someone other than Kate Moss on their covers. I think the styling for this particular shoot is really clever, they've taken some incredible high-fashion pieces and given them an edgy but wearable twist (Abbey Lee makes it that bit more special).

I paricularly like the Katy Eary golden-lobster rib cage (although at first site thought it was an extra from the Alien films) and the styling of Burberry Prorsum SS10, who knew it could be so edgy?

I definately won't be so ignorant with my Vogue choices in the future - although it's nice when you can actually read the articles too. What magazines are you intrigued by but have never bought? My list is pretty extensive...

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