Tuesday, 13 September 2011

From Me To You

I'm literally giddy with excitement over Gretchen Jones' jewellery and nail art, the combination of the two is AMAZE! I simply had to share it. Another beautiful image from Jamie of From Me To You, check out her blog if you haven't already.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Bring McQueen Home!

Melanie Rickey of Grazia Magazine and 'fashion editor at large' blogger has put together a petition to bring the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Exhibition back to London, to McQueens roots. I think this is a fab idea and had already blogged about how gutted I was to be missing out and how it should go to the V&A Museum. Luckily I wasn't the only one and Melanie Rickey has got the ball rolling. Due to its record breaking success it would seem a shame not for it to be seen elsewhere, particularly in London where the man started. So I'm doing my bit, here's the link for you to sign the petition to Bring McQueen Exhibition Home! Fingers crossed people, only time will tell.

Find out more here.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

My Style - Frayed Shorts

My favourite Topshop shorts. Frayed scruffy boyfriend shorts - a go to for me this time of year. Guess watch and thrifted sheer blouse. These images have clearly been in the back of my mind;

images courtesy of elin kling, unknown, sartorialist, unknown, unknown, alexander wang @ style.com

Friday, 12 August 2011

Sophie Bille Brahe

New jewellery designer alert; Sophie Bille Brahe. A relative newcomer on the scene but someone I'm sure will be around for years to come. I'm in love with her new collection Le Fenétre particularly the earrings, knuckle duster and stacking rings. Her miniature cityscapes are divine! A Royal College of Arts graduate who's fine jewellery is sure to be a hit and snapped up by buyers the world over after her preview in Copenhagen part of fashion week this week.

I just love these earrings, Petit Croissant Lune in 18 carat gold. Check out her website here.

Kate and Lila

 Had to post this image of Kate Moss and daughter Lila Grace. See more photo's from Kate Moss's wedding here. Titled 'Kiss Me, Kate' images by Mario Testino of the fashion wedding of the year. Never has there been a more fashion-star studded guest list or wedding photographer!

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Romantic Schizophrenic

This soundtrack, location, glamour and elegance of the Met Costume Institute Gala has me all excited for a summer party. I love the location but more so the video had me excited by the glimpses of the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition. It is still on but not for long - it finishes August 7th, so go and take a look at what the stars got to preview at the Met Museum. I so wish I lived in NY to visit what looks like a fantastic exhibition! I hope it tours and comes to the V&A at some point? I live and hope. Whilst I may not be able to visit I can indulge...

Andrew Bolton the curator of 'Savage Beauty' shares his insight and expert view on the exhibition and the self titled 'romantic schizophrenic'. Get a room-by-room sneak peak into the 'romantic' world of McQueen with this video. McQueen was a true genius and someone who never failed to inspire me. This only makes me want to see it more, like I said, I can live and hope. For now this will suffice.

Follow the link for more information.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Project Wedding Outfit

I'm due to go to a wedding this summer, and typically have "nothing to wear," yet my wardrobe is bursting at the seams.

This weeks Grazia Look of the Week feature's Olivia Palermo in a simple Topshop midi dress perfect for the conservative occasion of a church wedding but still pretty, elegant and on trend plus versatile enough to wear on plenty of other occasions. Sadly Topshop has run out of my size so I'm contemplating making it.

Its essentially a waisted shift dress with gathered a-line skirt and chiffon top layer - relatively simple right? Maybe I'll make it in a red, I've been seeing a lot of dresses that I want in red too - I'm thinking Halston Heritage orange reds?... However mustard, yellow shades are going to be big come next season. Oh what's a girl to do? 

Friday, 8 July 2011

Sheer Brilliance

If like me your a little bit shy/self concious and always struggle to feel comfortable for an evening occasion when the legs have to come out! I spotted this pic in a magazine a while back now and thought I was a genius way to get your legs out without feeling totally bare.

I've blogged about sheers before, but this little skirt would be easy to make up as a little DIY project to keep for any occasion, to add layers and interest to an outfit. I'm not sure who this was by but Givenchy did something very similar. Also its a way of adding length and conservatism to a dangerously short number! Sheer brilliance what a bit of fabric can do.