Monday, 29 March 2010

Time Reversal

Wow, take a look at the latest exhibition by Alice Anderson -Time Reversal - being held at The Riflemaker Gallery at the moment on Beak street! 3000 meters of synthetic dolls hair flows throughout the the building to make Anderson's installation, Rapunzel. Beautifully creepy.


I wish I could wear...

One of these, Kenzo's lovely Autumn/Winter 2010's such a difficult look to pull off!

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Kelly Sheppard

Here are some beautiful drawings by my friend Kelly, she was lucky/talented enough to win an illustration competition held by Vauxhall Fashion Scout last month and attended and illustrated some amazing shows!

Back in the day.

The Sartorialist is running a great vintage photo competition at the moment....

I particularly enjoyed the story behind that last photo:

'May I introduce you to my Texas Grandma, Charlene Beck, I liken her in my mind to a cross between Rosie the Riveter and Bonnie Parker. This image of her was taken in the 1950's on a road trip from Texas to Tennessee by my Papa, Henry Beck, whom you can see in the reflection of the mirror. What is so inspirational about this image goes beyond the fabulous sense of style my grandmother had (and has still very much to this day). I mean, how cute does she look in her cuffed pants and rolled up sleeves with the scarf sweeping her shoulder?!

If you look deeper you'll realize she is a woman in the 50's wearing men's jeans, something women did not do in small town USA back then. She was a style trailblazer, not letting the fact she is a woman stop her from wearing what she wants, when she wants. The outfit in present day is not shocking but I think we can still appreciate her sense of style and take inspiration in that freedom she so boldly stood for back then with what we choose to wear today. Just a side note on this photograph — if you ask my Grandma about it she likes to point out the fact that she's at least drinking milk so no one gets the impression she's as bad as she looks... I think anyone can see why she is my hero.'

Paris, A/W 10

Always my favourite Fashion Week....

Miu Miu

I have always been a Miu Miu girl and I'm not about to stop. Loved the strange foamy materials & stunning embellishment this season, the retro feel combined with neon eyes, the Oranges and Purples and crazy shoes. Go here for detail shots to see what I mean.


Totally on trend with their signature camel colours. So sophisticated!

Sonia Rykiel

Rykiel girls have more fun! Especially with pom poms on their heads, prancing around in fluffy frocks. It's always nice when models don't take themselves too seriously.

Ellie Saab

If I ever land myself that elusive movie star husband and had to take to the red carpet...I would be in Marchesa or Ellie Saab. Stunning.


Pretty prints...J'adore

Alexander McQueen

I can't imagine what the atmosphere must have been like. 16 looks inspired by the dark ages - with bandaged heads, finely tailored jackets and high collars...the collection harked back to McQueen's past work and trademarks, taken to the next level.

Disappointed by...

Louis Vuitton

With Marc Jacobs at the helm, LV took a dodgy lurch towards casual wear.

[NY Mag , The Cherry Blossom Girl,]

Monday, 15 March 2010

Danny Tang's Vogue Debut, April 2010

Taking a breather before I tackle my favourite fashion week, Paris - to show you my client Danny Tang's beautiful shrugs in this month's Vogue. A proud moment for both of us!

[Vogue, April 2010]

Private Dancer, shot by Javier Vallhonrat and styled by Lucinda Chambers

Milan, A/W10

All I have to say is VERSACE. A surprise favourite for me this season - both their mainline and Versus collections were stunning.

The colours, the panelling, the way the fabric falls.

[Jak & Jil]

Christopher Kane worked his magic on these dream dresses with eye popping colour and cut, oh how I wish he had created something equally as brilliant for his own collection!


Dolce & Gabbana
Love how youthful this collection is - gorgeous embellishments and fun accessories.

[NYMag and Jack & Jil]

Disappointed by...

I'm all for vintage/retro (I practically drool over the clothes in Mad Men) and championing curves, but aside from the odd pretty piece, alot of this collection just looked frumpy to me.