Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Paris Fashion Week: Anne Valerie Hash SS11

It's pretty depressing seeing so much flesh on the runway when it's pissing it down 24/7 and the mere thought of wearing shorts gives you goosebumps. However, thanks to Anne Valerie Hash (and Fendi, of course) I'm actually looking forward to next years summer wardrobe.

Don't get me wrong, I love the sun but up until now the winter wardrobe has always been my favourite. However, Hash has pretty much banged the nail on the head, the layering is there (an essential during winter) as are the neutral shades, loose-fitting shirts and super short skirts.

The hair and make-up are spot on too: messy ponytail + natural face = summer ready. Seeing as camel has been tipped as 'the colour' for AW10, you could get the essentials for next season now - just check out Topshop's range of goodies...

Whether you try it now or next year, make sure you're wearing enough layers to clothe an army. What have you loved/hated about this season? I'm still rather out of the loop but London seems to be the best out of all the cities so far, then again Paris is quite an opponent...

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Saturday, 25 September 2010

Spotlight: Mary-Kate & Ashley

No introduction needed...

In my eyes, these girls can do no wrong. I know I go on about Vogue (even though the British version is absolutely pants) but the international editions are generally really good. This feature from Vogue Nippon is just too cute, although it does make me wish that they'd come out of hiding more often so I can steal their style again - I've been clueless in their absence. 

Talking of cute, if you haven't seen the twins on the Ellen DeGeneres show yet, then check it out here - definitely going to hit up Nickelodeon for some Two of a Kind love!

Who did you want to be when you were younger, Mary-Kate or Ashley? 

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Thursday, 23 September 2010

Milan Fashion Week: Fendi SS11

The blogging hiatus is officially over! Following what I can only describe as the most hectic month of my life, I am back and it seems it couldn't have been more perfectly timed. London Fashion Week pretty much passed me by entirely (I attended one show that unfortunately happened to be rather rubbish, I'm looking at you PPQ), which is a shame seeing as I actually live here.

However, Milan has caught my eye, or more specifically Karl Lagerfeld has - it was only a matter of time before I was entirely seduced by Fendi all over again...

I'm not usually a colour girl, black suits me just fine and its been a great friend over the years, but if anyone is going to get me wearing the stuff, it's Papa K. The contrast between bursts of colour and sober neutrals is so perfect, plus those sunglasses are to-die-for.

At first glance, I wasn't all that taken with the collection, it looked a bit frumpy and for want of a better word, wrong. However, the accessories and minor detailing really do make it brilliant. There are some great pieces which I can see everyone worth knowing about wearing and I literally can't wait for these watches to hit the stores.

And if that wasn't enough to get me drooling, Karl threw a bit of Abbey in for good measure. On a more serious note though, how did I miss this change of hairstyle??! I know people have their reservations about the new 'do', many being that she definitely now looks like a crack addict, but I love it. Of course.

Does Fendi make you weak at the knees? Also, are you for or against Abbey's hair, it's sort of strange seeing her so pale but I'll get used to it, roll on Chanel...

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Monday, 6 September 2010

Cheryl Cole? In Vogue? I don't think so...

I ordinarily look forward to Vogue coming through the front door but in recent months I'd rather it didn't; it's gotten so god damn boring.

It's either Kate Moss or a sold-out-celebrity-looking-for-extra-publicity-on-their-latest-straight-to-DVD blockbuster. Ok so I'm exaggerating a little but seriously, considering it's supposed to be the fashion Bible, where is the fashion? Not only does this cover offend me with it's horrid flowers/summer palette/awful graphics but Cheryl Cole is more Cosmopolitan than Vogue ("Exclusive Update" - who gives a shit?!).

Anna would never let this see light of day let alone publish it and Grace would probably (or already has) have a fit at the mere sight of it. Don't get me wrong, I love a bit of Cheryl but this is not cool. Patrick Demarchelier should know better too, because lets be honest, the editorial is just as terrible as the cover. 

I don't think there's much else to say other than if someone ever vomits near me, I have suitable cleaning material. Amen.

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Friday, 3 September 2010

Levi's Curve ID

Jean shopping - what a 'mare. The very thought of it makes me want to die a little so I was slightly sceptical about Levi's new line, the Curve ID. Turns out I had nothing to worry about - they feel and fit like a complete dream.

Designed to your shape rather than your size, you'll either need the Slight Curve (little bums), Demi Curve (normal bums) or the Bold (big bums, e.g. me) and with the super cute Pixie Geldof, Lykke Li and Miss Nine fronting the ad campaign, they get the thumbs up from me.

To celebrate the Curve's launch, Levi's held a stonker of a party at Studio Valbonne - think open bar, mini-snacks and all the trendy celebs you can think of in one place. Admittedly the open bar got the better of me (they usually do) but everyone had a great time, thanks Levi's!

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