Sunday, April 29, 2012
It's funny how a girl from rural Somerset nailed California festival chic better than the locals. Katy Perry's nightmare romper suit would have only worked on a Cabbage Patch Kid, whilst Fergie got a little carried away with fringe and covering every inch of her body in cream gauze.
Rosie got Coachella-chic spot on, apart from her 1985 East Ender's boots I have no complaints.
Friday, April 27, 2012
There's nothing I adore more than a good bag. Chanel's Boy Bag was my autumn must have but with the bright colours I think I may need to add to my collection for summer. Hopefully it will be a while before this trend cracks Essex. Lauren Goodger does nothing for bags.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
I can't get enough of neon right now. Don't just limit yourself to a pair of neon jeans (Zara and JBrand have the best on offer). Neon can be enjoyed everywhere which may be good for some and horribly offensive for others.
I've already booked myself in for a pedicure to change my neon pink toes to yellow. Even though it's monsoon season in London at least I know there's a hidden surprise under my wooly socks.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Whilst researching articles for my dissertation, I happened to log onto net-a-porter and find this. I was instantly transported from my room surrounded with piles of books, paper and deadlines to Portofino with crisp pastel linen shirts, the smell of lemons in the morning and golden skin with the odd freckle. That brief mental trip and the realisation that this is D&G's final collection ever (not like you paid it too much attention before) did it for me.
Welcome to my wardrobe scarf dress.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
No one quite does the model off-duty look like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Miranda Kerr. Simple pieces paired together with a bare (so we think) face and clean healthy hair. Their wardrobes are built up of staple pieces: Balenciaga and Isabel Marant jackets, leather trousers, skinny jeans, soft knitted tops and luxe bags. A reminder that often the quality of a piece trumps quantity.
Take note Primark.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
This is what you'd get if Little House on the Prairie had a love child with a model go-see before Paris Fashion Week. I'm going to have to prepare myself (and my bank manager) for housing this collection into my wardrobe. The wish list is endless, red fringed jeans, leopard jacket, cropped cowboy/hybrid boots, lace dress/skirt/shirt/anything. Ouch.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
I must say that my perception of Louboutin has changed over the years. Gone are the days when my 13 year old self tried to accompany my mother to Paris where she would go to his only shop in search of the little known but treasured footwear. In recent years there has been a Christian Louboutin overload, I must say after seeing the Kardashian's in a new pair of Daffodil's every day (this includes the 14 year old protege being groomed by Kris Jenner before our very eyes) and crystal encrusted platforms being donned by reality 'stars' entering the Big Brother house or some other dreadful reality show Louboutin has lost its appeal.
I was happily surprised to see the new spring summer collection and cannot wait to sink my heels into the modern day clear Cindarella slippers or add a bit of differentiation to my daily uniform of jeans and a tshirt with leopard raffia wedges. Keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed that we won't see these on Kim Kardashian in one of her reality show nightmares.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Just when you thought Isabel Marant produced her best collection yet she manages to outdo herself. Her SS collection features an aray of fabulous trousers that will take you from spring to summer to autumn (heck let's throw in winter too). The hardest part will be deciding which one's your favourite. I've endured sleepless nights over python print cords or acid wash skinny jeans.
I never said it would be easy.