Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Barbie X Jeremy Scott Y'all

According to Nylon mag, Jeremy Scott's muse for his next collection is Barbie, and he will display the Barbie inspired line during Paris Fashion Week.
I can't wait to see what he's going to do with it.
please ignore the 'Y'all' in the title. I've visited his myspace page one too many times.

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French Elle: Jourdan Dunn

I LOVE the last 2 images

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Had Enough of Herve Leger??

If you-like me-are tired of the typical leger dresses then this might change your mind... or maybe not. I was browsing blogs and came across what looked like a Herve Leger dress on Susie Bubble's blog. After oogling the pictures for a while, I realised that they were infact lingerie-come-bodywear pieces by Bordelle and followed the link to the main site which displayed even more risque looking pieces.
The dress/top/whatever-it-is reminds me of the Herve Leger dresses that were rocked on the catwalk during the 80's-90's(A post on Herve Leger pre-Max Azria coming soon), though something tells me you will need next to 0% fat to wear this unless you're going for the 'baking bread' look.

The lingerie pieces are to die for, and words cannot describe how much I want the dress at the top of the post... unfortunately my bank account doesn't feel the same way.


Jourdan Dunn

The model who speaks her mind: Jourdan Dunn

Jourdan Dunn caused controversy in February with her comments about the near-absence of black models on the catwalk. She was named Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards in November

Jourdan Dunn did not mean to cause such a fuss. But when, in the middle of London Fashion Week in February, a journalist asked her to comment on whether it was strange that such a multicultural city had so few black faces on the catwalk, she couldn't help but agree. "I said: 'Yes, you're right,'" Dunn says now, almost a year later. "That was it. That was all."
It triggered a media storm. Soon, commentators were tripping over their Louboutins to ask why our catwalks were so white. Fashion designers hit back by claiming they were only meeting the public demand for aspiration by using predominantly white, blond women to plug their wares. Then Naomi Campbell announced her intention to set up an agency specifically for black models. In July, Italian Vogue responded by publishing an all-black edition that became one of the bestselling issues of all time. Dunn, an 18-year-old from Greenford, west London, was on the cover.
"It was a bit of a shock that it became such a big deal," she says when we meet, her long limbs splayed across a hotel sofa. "It's been happening for so long that if you asked any other black model, they would say the same thing."
But, this year, Dunn seems to have successfully bucked the trend. She kicked off 2008 by becoming the first black model to appear on the runway for Prada for more than a decade. She has since been courted by photographers including Steven Meisel and designers such as Matthew Williamson and Jean Paul Gaultier. In November, she beat Agyness Deyn and Lily Cole to be named Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards.

It has been an extraordinary journey for Dunn who was spotted, aged 14, in the Hammersmith branch of Primark by an agent from Storm models. "It was really exciting being spotted," she says. "I'd been watching a lot of America's Next Top Model and I knew who Storm were, that they represented Kate Moss. It was like 'Wow, they think I would be right for them?'"
Does she think the fashion industry will change and become more representative of different ethnicities? "I hope so. I don't want it just to be this season's phase. Younger girls who read magazines need someone they can identify themselves with, so it shouldn't just be skinny blondes."

Despite her meteoric success, Dunn remains less than enamoured about her own body shape. She confesses, when I ask, that she does not think she is beautiful and cannot think of her best physical feature. "My issue when I was growing up was always my weight," she says. "I would see Beyoncé or J-Lo in music videos and I would ask, 'Why can't I be like them?' They have a curviness, a sexiness. Coming from a black [Jamaican] community, curves are celebrated and being the skinny black girl when I was growing up was hard."
Her mother, Dee, a secretarial temp, is "5ft 6in and curvy" and Dunn says she gets her athletic physique from her father, who left the family home when she was three. Dunn's younger brothers, Antoine, 15, and Kain, 11, still use "skinny girl" as the ultimate insult in a sibling argument.
"We tease each other and we're constantly bickering," Dunn laughs. "They keep me grounded. There have been times when I'm flying back home from somewhere and my Mum will ask my brothers to pick up dog poo from the garden and they will say 'Why do we have to do it? Why can't Jourdan do it when she gets back?' So I will fly in from New York and be picking up poo as soon as I walk through the door."
Still, given her impressive professional debut, Jourdan Dunn is probably one of the few women who could make Marigolds and dog poo look stylish.

The Observer,
21 December 2008

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Tuesday, 30 December 2008

I-I-I-I'm a Diva

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Alexandra Burke

Here's Alexander Burke getting made up behind the scenes of the Grazia photoshoot talking about Beyonce.

I really don't like what the stylist dressed her in for this shoot... I so could have done a better job. No seriously I could. Infact, if I have enough time later on I might head on over to polyvore to see what I can put together

Saturday, 27 December 2008


I don't know what that is... but I do know that I want it... Now.

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Sunday, 21 December 2008

You Got The Love

This is how a cover version is done! Well, actually, I prefer the recorded version-this live version's a bit *pulls funny face*, but I couldn't find the recorded version. It's from the MTV video montage adverts with this song being Florence and the Machine's cover of The Source & Candi Staton's 'You Got The Love'. It's not very often that I prefer a cover to the original (unless it's a version by Mark Ronson) but I've been searching every where for this song.

Anyways, with christmas coming up, I decided to create my visual wish list. Oh how I hope I get a new phone soon. Mine broke the other day (my mum said the timing of it was all too convinient), so I am now borrowing my sister's sh*tty Motorola.

Looking at it now, I wish I'd made it way earlier and left it around the house as that would have increased my chances of actually getting any of them.

I'll try and post a bit more later, but now I'm off. It's my birthday on Tuesday, so I'm going to make something to wear, and I've got my work's Christmas birthday tonight *groans*



Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Daddy's Girls

I ♥ these girls so I will be watching.


The Inauguration: Obama and the Girls

Bonnie Young

Marc Jacobs

The designs for Barack Obama's Inauguration ball just keep on coming. You can see them in all their glory here and here.
I dont know about you, but I would love to see Obama all Lagerfeld-up

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Monday, 15 December 2008

I've Got Every Reason to Feel Like I'm That Bitch: Halle Berry

I know this is old but I was going through the many pages I've bookmarked and saw this. My body better look at least half that good when I'm in my 40's


Thursday, 11 December 2008

She Should Dress Up More Often

Teyana Talor at her 18th birthday party.

I'm gonna ignore the Leger dress, purely because she looks so freakin' hot!

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Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Ms Campbell does Vogue Russia

spotted @ my fashion frenzy


Ms Fierce

Here's the behind the scenes video to the Giant shoot Beyonce did...

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Estelle Covers Stella magazine


Tuesday, 9 December 2008

It Girl: Jourdan Dunn

Model Jourdan Dunn was born August 3 1990 in London, England. The model who signed with modelling agency 'Storm Management' and then with 'Women Management' is also known for being the model that was scouted whilst shopping in bargain clothes storePrimark-which she says she wasn't shopping, she was "just mucking about in the sunglasses section".

Jourdann Dunn walked 75 shows the spring/summer fashion weeks this year, been the face of Gap and Benneton, featured in the Vogue Italia all black issue, opened for Matthew Williamson, was the first black model to walk for Prada in 10 years this year and most recently won 'Model of the Year'... and she's only 18!

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Want Want

Being an Urban Outfitters fan, I find myself checking the website on a regular basis. I always forget to check the US site though, which seems to have a much nicer choice than the UK site.
Whilst doing browsing the site and creating a fantasy christmas wishlist in my head (I know you do it too) I stumbled across these cute lil things.

Minox Leica Mini Digital Edition Camera
Unfortunately it they will not be selling this to overseas customers

Rolleiflex Mini Digital Camera

Crosley AV Room Porable USB Turntable

All you've got to do is connect it to your USB start mixing and scrathing. Unfortunately, they're not shipping overseas with this one either which sucks. I was sooo looking forward to unleashing my inner DJ!


Thursday, 4 December 2008

Michelle Obama: The Inauguration Dress pt2

Remember when I posted up the designs that some designers had sketched for Obama's Inauguration ball? Well I didn't know that there were more...
I'm a sucker for fashion illustration so this was a feast for the eyes. My faves are Badgely Mischka, Monique Lhuillier and Christian Lacroix (who killed it).

Zac Posen


Tracy Reese


Rachel Roy

Peter Som

Oscat De La Renta

Nicole Miller

Monique Lhuillier

Michael Kors

Marc Jacobs

Christian Lacroix

Koi Suwannagate

Chanel(Karl Lagerfeld)

Kai Milla

Isaac Mizrahi

Elie Tahari

Christian Lacriox

Badgley Mischka

To see all of the designs, click here