Monday, 16 July 2012

Model falling at Fashion Week

Just stumbled upon this long lost video that my Dad of all people sent to me long ago.

Poor girl I know, but you can't help but laugh (and the news reporters don't help).

Monday, 25 June 2012

I Spy... Mary Katrantzou's Prints

Mary Katrantzou's eponymous label has gone from strength-to-strength since it's launch at London Fashion Week 2008.  The St. Martins graduate has accumulated a host of awards along the way and has managed to create a unique brand that can be identified instantly.  Think bold, illusory digital prints, vivid colours and ladylike tailoring.

You need to see it to understand, so without further ado, here are my picks from the AW12 collection.
Oh and P.S, I spy HB pencils, phone dials, and a typewriter, do you?

My favourite piece from the collection

You need to check out the embroidery on the above dress, it's simply incredible!

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Queen's Jubilee Fashion

I forgot to click 'Publish'! Oh well only a few weeks late.

So thanks to the Diamond Jubilee Concert we have a whole host of new royal/celebrity outfits.

Some say it was boring, but I think Kate Middleton was stunning in Alexander McQueen's lace dress.

Wow, Grace Jones
Much less wow, Cheryl Cole

Laura Bailey


Pretty princesses

Sunday, 3 June 2012

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Fashion Highlights

With celebrations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee kicking off yesterday, here's a round-up of the fashion highlights so far:

Majestic aboard The Spririt of Chartwell
*Incidentally, just moments after posting this, my boyfriend rang to tell me that he had been given the rare opportunity to go onboard the Spirit of Chartwell at Greenwich dock after the Queen had descended.*

The Queen is wearing an outfit created by her senior dresser, Angela Kelly.

Kate, William and Harry
Kate is wearing Alexander McQueen (approx. £1200).

Pippa Middleton looking nautical in Orla Kiely (approx. £345)

Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice at the Derby yesterday.  Take note of Princess Eugenie's awesome Union Jack nail wraps.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Designer Profile: James Long

James Long

Brit-born designer James Long's career has been quickening in pace for several years now, with his new A/W collection receiving some serious attention this fashion week.  In fact, according to Vogue, 'By next season James Long’s (show) will be one of the most sought after tickets of the week.'

Born: Northampton, England
Fashion Eduction: BA from the Royal College of Art
Signature designs: Statement knits and leather jackets

A look from A/W 12

Those statement knits

James Long is perhaps better known for his menswear, and has only made 3 womenswear collections to date, but judging by this latest collection he'll be in the spotlight for many fashion weeks to come.

The man loves his knits whether for men or women and says 'You always know you're going to get a great knit from me season after season. I've always really loved Missoni as he was the king of knitwear - I would love to work with Missoni.' 

Tassles and Missoni inspired prints at A/W 12

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Peplum Dresses

Hmm I'm in two minds about peplums really, as peplum dresses in particular tend to remind me of Lady Gaga's getup but I've decided that there's a peplum and then there's a peplum - so you can find one to suit you.  

Peplums at Alexander McQueen

Peplum Dress - Karen Millen - was £200 now £100

Peplum Dress - Apricot - was £28 now £12


Philip Lim
This Philim Lim dress restored my faith!

Peplum dress - Lipswy - Was £60 now £30

Peplum Dress - Topshop - was £55 now £22

Monday, 23 April 2012

Gold by Giles Deacon

Giles Deacon is a critically acclaimed British designer, whose career highlights include working for houses such as Bottega Veneta and Gucci, setting up his own label, Giles (see below), a collaboration with Ungaro, and winning awards such as 'Best New Designer' and later 'British Fashion Designer of the Year'.  Not bad...

Here are some of my favourite looks from the SS 12 show ('This is not a collection about Black Swan!' says Giles).

Giles has been collaborating with New Look for a while now to produce the Gold clothing collections, but he has recently branched out to include beauty as well.  I'm loving the pastel nail polishes, and they're only £2.99!

Shop the collection here.