Tuesday, 31 August 2010

London as spark for all up & coming designers.

London is such an inspirational city full which provides a huge creative flow for so many new or current designers to create their pieces. London is a home for so many fantastic designers and I think we hold one of the largest numbers of new&young or up&coming designers in the world.

The  collection I'm showing in this post is by Julian Macdonald. He described his designs as being "sexy, high octane, powerful and liberating." I couldn't agree more.

Julian Macdonald AW10

I personally love his collection! What are your thoughts? 

P.S. Sorry I havn't posted in a while or had the chance to look at your lovely blogs! I've been busy and I was at Notting Hill Carnival these past few days! :) pictures and post coming soon!

P.P.S. Check out Gena of Glam-Me-Up. She has a great blog!

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Bird by Juicy Couture.

Pam Skaist-Levy & Gela Nash-Taylor, the masterminds of Juicy Couture, introduced a sister line for Fall 09; "Bird."
I love my Juicy and was exceptionally pleased to hear about Bird because they really did bring it home for me by taking inspiration from the English countryside. I've always felt Juicy to be a really casual (but gorgeous nevertheless) brand and I love it... but I was glad to see them take another perspective and go more... fashion.
Is the feeling mutual? 

I'm warming up to their Fall 2010 collection. I don't love everything on it, but the ones I do love, I love. And I've started to take the photography and model away from the outfit as I think has its way of making the outfit seem better than it might actually be... which is why I always have to look at items on the shop floor. Although fashion is art, I think that a good piece can shine on its own.
Here's the Fall 2010 collection:

What do you think? Although, I think there is a enough Bird by Juicy Couture out there and I love that Juicy Couture have their own niche clothing line... enter their tracksuits.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Changing rooms are not toilets.

First for two item raves :)
I'm a big fan of purchasing things which no one really has... or things which no one can find... or things that people won't normally think to buy basically. I like creating "damn I really like what she's wearing I wonder where it's from I haven't seen it anywhere" thoughts in people's minds
I admit it! So when I find such things I get happy...
and squeal a little bit. :)
An example of this is when I was given two gorgeous items the other day by my lovely Aunt who came from Paris with her family to visit. One is a pair of hot pink Dr. Martens.
How friggin' gorgeous! I don't see a lot of this on the street which is why I love it even more. The other thing she bought for me was this gorgeous tote by Euroline. Great for college. Never heard of it before but I wish they had a shop so I could look at more of their things.

I'm thinking of cutting all the flaps off, revealing the gold underneath... is that a bad idea? Please feel free to stop me :)

I work in retail and to me, I can break down rude customers into 3 categories.

One's who:
*completely ignore you when you greet/try to help them. They look at you because incidently they've acknowledged in the their heads that you've just spoken to them but they simply turn away and walk faster past you. I know you bloody heard me! And they always have that same moody look.
*don't say please and don't say thank you when necessary! The latter is just annoying.
*in the changing rooms, they put no effort into putting the clothes back onto the hangers like they originally were and just dump their shxt into your arms and walk off. Because apparently it's "our job".

There is a fourth although I've never witnessed it or had to deal with it (lets keep it that way shall we?) but I know people who have:
*customers who decide to do weewee or the other... in the changing rooms. Or leave their sanitary towels in their too. They actually do it in a bag and leave it on the changing room floor. Firstly isn't that a bit of an effort? And where is your sense personal hygiene? The toilets are just downstairs, literally. Secondly, just WHY!?
I just don't understand. Can anyone help me understand :) I can't believe I have to teach grown ups that changing rooms are not toilets.

And rant over.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010


As quoted by Topshop: Knitwear is big news for AW10. 
They make a perfect staple for your wardrobe this season. Below are some of my picks. Did you know the different types? I sure as hell didn't until recently :)
I've provided links to lead you to the item if you want to know more! I'll talk about my favourites after the pictures :)

Bulky knit with a different array of stitches.
1. Topshop; £45 
2.Topshop; £42

3. River Island; £29.99
4. Topshop; £40 LOVE
5. Asos; £42 

Inverted stitches, giving it that detailed, ripply look. Mmm.
6. Topshop; £35
7. River Island; £29.99  LOVE

Also known as Arans. Very textual.
8. Topshop; £48 
9. Asos; £38 
10. River Island; £34.99

11. Topshop; £35

Stiches are dropped to create a holey pattern. Purdy :)
12. Topshop; £28 
13. Asos; £36 
14. Topshop; £35 LOVE

Small, interlocked loops that make it look like mesh.
15. Topshop; £35 
16. Whistles via Asos; £120

17. Topshop; £35 LOVE
18. River Island; £29.99 
19. Miss Selfridge; £40 LOVE

My favourites would probably be the ripple, crop & the pointelle. I love how pointelle feels so soft, light but thick at the same time. The cropped knit is really sexy.. especially the Miss Selfridge one where I love the use of colour. Wait, the cable knit is gorgeous too! Extra soft :) you know when you just walk by one of them you want to feel it? Yeah its like that for me! No. 4 from Topshop is also a great boyfriend jumper. 
Which ones are you loving? I've only picked from a few retailers so if there are other places which you think are selling great knits for this season please share below! :)

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Rough Diamond.

The 60's were all about mix & match... here it is again for Fall 2010 by Topshop.

Prrr! :)

Cute, sexy, effortless & girly. What more could you want?

Friday, 20 August 2010

Which LOVE Cover Would You Chose?

LOVE is the new biannual magazine from British stylist, Katie Grand & Conde Nast. I've heard it is $17.99. Not sure how many £'s that is but that is still way more than what I'd like to spend on a magazine... even though this did do it for me... "Love is a twice-yearly compendium of inspiration - for designers, for artists, for anyone looking for visual ideas; for anyone who loves fashion and design so much that they want to climb inside the heads of their heroes. Love doesn't follow fashion: it sets fashion's agenda."

How could you not want one of these? Especially with the pretty covers...
Okay :( I know, I am a huge SUCKER for these things.

Which rendition of Fall 2010's LOVE would you chose anyway? Not that I'm going to get one or anything! Cheeky.
Kelly Brook: The Sweetheart
Alessandra Ambrosio: The Angel
Ms. Perfect: The Mannequin
Agyness Deyn: The Rebel
Gisele Bündchen: The Bombshell
Lauren Hutton: The Heroine
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: The Siren
Sienna Miller: The Pin Up
I'm thinking Sienna Miller! Or Rosie.. Think they both have that raw & sexy look. And is it bad that I love Kelly's as well? Cos I definitely think the fact that she's naked makes it sexier than it really is.
What are your thoughts? :)

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Autumn 2010 Buyers Guide.

via style

Hello fur? I am so excited for fall :) definitely my worst season for weather but my favourite season for fashion. 
These items were all picked as favourites of this season so far by the world's leading fashion directors from London to Hong Kong to Milan to Paris to NYC. Mmmmm :)
I friggin love them all but if i had to pick a favourite it woud be the Opening Ceremony Peter Pan style short-sleeved pleated dress just because it's so unique/cute and chic. Can go so well with a pair of pumps in the daytime or heels in the evening.

Which are your favourites? :)
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