"Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening..."- Coco Chanel

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Outfit of the week: Cheryl Cole at the Brits

Recently I have felt relatively let down with Cheryl's clothing choices, but at the Brit's she was back on form. With barely-there make up and barefoot-look shoes, the focus was all about the incredible dress. The sheer sleeves give the endless sequins more of a sophisticated tone, whilst the cut out makes the dress modern and very, very seductive. This dress is the ultimate crowd pleaser! The intricate pattern of the sleeves gives the dress a definitive finish but fails to be over the top. It's gothic rock at its best; damsel in distress turns grunge princess.

Monday, 14 February 2011


Sarah Harding's attire is most definitely very bold. The sheer sleeve emblazoned with leaves should look cheap but manages to maintain an element of class. The colour is definitely the best asset of the dress.
With a grecian flair to it this dress is surprisingly eye catching. It should be mundane and not at all exciting enough to be credited with a mention but somehow manges to draw the eye to it and keep it there. Perhaps its the fabulous waterfall colour and subtle pleats.
This dress would be better suited to an evening meal in the height of summer or running along the sands of a beach at midnight, not on the red carpet at an internationally acclaimed and televised event! However I do have to admit that the red poppies go perfectly with her skin tone and stunning hair, not to mention the red carpet itself!
It clashes with the red carpet but the print is certainly eye catching! The print gives a classic design a modern spin and the simple jewelry means that all eyes are on the dress.
Baftas 2011 - Emma Watson
Simples and understated yet elegantly mesmerizing. The best dress of the night. All the tulle gives it a romanticizing feel and an element of magic..suitable for the girl who plays Hermione then!

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Look of the Week: Feb 9th

Camilla Belle never fails to dazzle everyone with her perfectly polished outfits. This dress is no exception. Neutrals are an upcoming trend for the next season, and the shade perfectly compliments her light tan. The elegant folds give the dress an almost Grecian feel whilst the lace cut-outs on the shoulders add a hint of sexiness. The shoes give the outfit more of a statement, with the black popping against the pale hues. The studded bows prevent the look from being too prissy. Miss Belle, you live up to your name!

Monday, 7 February 2011

English Eccentric..

Georgia May Jagger
I used to be a passionate hater of thigh high boots, now I'm an avid disciple to them! 
Georgia May Jagger
If ever there was an advert for vintage, this would be it. She looks stunning in her mother's vintage dress. The tousled hair dresses down the look. 
Georgia May Jagger

She's beautiful. She's edgy. She epitomizes the English Rose. Georgia Jagger, following in her mothers footsteps, is a definite icon, and her recent interview with 'Teen Vogue' captures her style effortlessly. What do you think of her looks?
Georgia May Jagger
What would normally be a prim and proper red boxy jacket (by Chanel) is given a rock update with a studded belt and white
skin tight jeans. Fabulous colour choices too, she's practically a walking English flag! I'm also loving the layered jewelry
effect, which updates the look.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Sky Inspired

There's something about Sky Ferreira that inspires my style. She's got a perfect butter-wouldn't melt doll face but wears clothes suggesting more of a devil-may-care attitude. It's an interesting paradox, and one I find myself trying to emulate in the mornings when I get dressed. Girly pieces, like the above slouchy t-shirt and prep-school tartan skirt are dressed down with a denim jacket and grungy boots. The result is a youthful look I have fallen in love with. I also adore the patterned leggings teamed with daringly high green satin shoes- it should be all wrong, but some how it works. From now on I'm definitely going to throw on some crazy leggings with an otherwise conservative outfit, or whack out the worker boots with a whimsical summery dress.


Thursday, 3 February 2011

A Bag for the Romanticizing Hippies...

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Isn't this satchel simply divine? By Proenza Schouler it alludes to Mulberry's coveted 'Alexa' yet still manages to be original. Let's start with the colour: ballet-esque, it will go with everything, but isn't too subtle that it won't get a second glance. It's bright but not in your face; pale but not pasty. With the perfect amount of slouchiness, it will add a whisper of   dressed down nonchalance while still allowing the wearer to look polished. The minor problem with this otherwise P E R F E C T bag is the price tag. A 'minor' $1595, it may take more than cutting back on the coffees and impulse 'steals' to be affordable! I can dream...  

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

That Spring Feeling

Blouses have been completely reincarnated for spring 2011. No longer the destination for 30 year old teachers, they have never been prettier. For a 70's vibe go for a sleeveless brightly coloured one, or for classy edge go for a neutral chiffon number that's baggy enough to billow in the wind slightly and hang over a pair of denim cut-offs. Topshop has a fabulous selection:

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Look of the week: Feb 1st

Lilly Collins has long been an idol of mine. Flicking idly through some old magazines the other day, I read an interview with her, and it turns out that at the age of just 16 she bombarded any place she could with pitches and ideas for articles and columns before eventually landing herself her first job. That kind of ambition and initiative is truly inspirational. As for the outfit, the 70's is set to be a key trend this spring, and the massive polka dots turn the outfit from cool to kitsch, livening up what would otherwise be an incredibly bland outfit not worthy of comment. The bo-ho hair gives the outfit a laid back feel making her look effortlessly stylish. 

SAG Awards

I said yesterday in the 'The simplest things are the most beautiful' post that Oscar de la Renta's final dress, the shimmery silver one, would be on the red carpet within the next week. And I was right! Lea Michelle wore the dress to the annual SAG awards, but in my opinion she doesn't have enough edge, enough practised nonchalance, the pull it off. This is a dress that on the right person says understated, classy but incredible. It should be worn with daring stroppy make up and undone tousled I-just-came-out-the-shower hair.

Lea Michele

Monday, 31 January 2011

The Simplest Things are the Most Beautiful

Spring, in fashion's irratic calender, is upon us! Cue lashings of tulle and lace in creamy colours from my current favourite designer, Oscar de la Renta. The following are my picks from his latest collection:
Flares are set to be huge this season, and Oscar de la Renta adds a flirtatious kick to his take on the design , pairing the trousers with a sugary-sweet ruffled blouse and a patterned cardigan. Yes, the look is a fraction old-school, but sometimes its nice to sit back and reminisce.

Once again florals are a focal point of the spring designs. The natural appearing colours give the dress a summery feel and the soft pleats and flowing hem add a whimsical element. 
This dress is one of my favourites from his whole collection. The king of couture dresses, the ice cream shade and lashings of silky chiffon takes prettiness to a whole new level. The colour reminds me of the sea on a frosty morning, and it's the perfect dress to billow out from behind in the breeze.
Lace is back! (again.) I thought I was bored of lace- it had after all been tailing us for the past few seasons and is so copied its impossible to walk into a shop without seeing some intricate lacy design- but this dress is to die for! It should be a very suggestive dress, but the 'Mad Men' length and cute bow make it more seductive. 
Chanel Iman looks ravishing in this divine creation. Monochrome should be mundane yet there is something about this outfit that makes it anything but. It's a fabulous transitional dress that could be dressed up or down; look edgy with a biker jacket or demure with a chic embellished cape; and look perfect in the final months of winter and in the glow of the summer.
It's fussy, it's princessy, it's frothy and it should conjure up images of meringues and ice cream. Yet it's still incredibly beautiful. 

This is the one of the most understated dresses in the collection but manages to be one of the most breathtaking and chic as well. The fit is perfect, clinging in all the right places but still leaving an element of mystery and a hint of floatiness. The colour, gradually changing from silver to off-white, makes the skin glow and emphasizes the wonderful cut of the dress. Expect to see this creation on the red carpet in the upcoming month.