Thursday, 30 June 2011

Net-a-Porter Live

I found this truly amazing! See the power that is Net-A-Porter.

At Net-a-porter live you get a glimpse of a selection of potential orders placed, what's been added to consumers shopping bags and online users (always eleven thousand plus), proving that they are real hard hitters in designer e-commerce and a force to be reckoned with. This was something I'd read about in British Vogue a while back - a screen like this can be seen by members of staff at net-a-porter hq. Natalie Massenet must grin with glee to see how her business has developed since she launched it over a decade ago. What a wonderful achievement and inspiration.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Fashion Enigma

So I've been trying to catch up since my Venice vacay and I really recommend watching this mini film found on Daphne Guinness; Undressed. Haunting eerie beauty is my favourite kind, and this has it by the bucket load, from the jerky filming by director Brennan Stasiewicz, the classical score, the pause and of course the clothes by McQueen and from some of Isabella Blow's personal collection. The eccentric is captured at work and getting ready at Barney's in a window display/performance art of a kind. Big love from me to you Nowness!

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Venice Bienalle

Reflection in 'Tulips' by Jeff Koons

Back from holidaying in Venice for the week and wow what an experience - absolutely a place you must see! Whilst we were there taking in the scene's, getting lost, drinking Bellini's and riding the vaporetti we visited many a palazzo part of the Venice Bienalle. Plenty of the exhibitions were free and open to public and with the abundance of art in such a beautiful city it was the perfect way to spend the day - Fondazione Prada was my favourite.

If you are planning to visit Venice I recommend taking a trip out to the other islands, of Murano and Burano. FYI - I wander whether the colour blocking trend was inspired by a trip here? Burano is the crayola box of the Venetian islands.

I will be uploading photo's shortly - when blogger lets me!

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Pleated Perfection


Its a summery day today and this looks just perfect! I'm selling a great pleated skirt at the moment but would love one in this colour. Any ideas where people?