Tuesday, 31 March 2009


It seems like Spats have been slowly making their way onto scene for a couple of seasons now, Rihanna even rocked a pair last year at the Grammy's and on a recent shopping spree I've noticed that more updated/subtle versions have creeped onto the high-street.
Spats are definately me this spring. I really need to get adventurous with my footwear because lately it's been high heeled brogues and oxford shoes.
Check out Posso the Spat for even more spats.

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Sunday, 29 March 2009

Ladies of Leisure

LuellaI was reading an article in The London Paper a while back where they did a bit on dressing like a lady of leisure. It got me thinking about L.O.L in the media and I instantly thought of Patsy Stone from 'Absolutely Fabulous'

and Dorien Green (I couldn't find a good picture of her)from 'Birds of a Feather'. It pretty much inspired me to do my own strutt mode take on the L.O.L look so here it is.
Strutt ladies of leisure pt2
Strutt ladies of leisure pt2 - by Strutt Mode on Polyvore.comStrutt Ladies of Leisure pt1
Strutt Ladies of Leisure pt1 - by Strutt Mode on Polyvore.com

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Seven Photographs That Changed Fashion {Part 8}

Rankin saved the best till last, and quite rightly so. The Essex accent has never sounded so good.
(OMD, I'm lusting on the day of Sabbath-Father forgive me).

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Friday, 27 March 2009

Seven Photographs That Changed Fashion {Part 6 & 7}

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Seven Photographs That Changed Fashion {Part 5}

A Woman and A Warrior

Is how Thierry Mugler describes the costumes he has designed for Beyonce's world tour.
He also says that there will be "a lot of dramatization and metamorphosis on stage".
I can't frikkin' wait to see this!

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Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Seven Photographs That Changed Fashion {Part 4}

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Kim Kardashian X Complex

You see how I posted up those Kanye ed's for Complex magazine the other day? Well I forgot to tell you that it was going to be 2 cover spesh, the other cover star being Kim Kardashian. I don't really know why I'm posting up these images because ther pail in comparison to the Kanye cover.

Apparently, they were trying to go all environmental on us-but it could have been executed so much better. They're just lucky Kim K's a gorgeous girl.
And don't you think she looks like a cross between Beyonce and Alexandra Burke in this picture?



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Seven Photographs That Changed Fashion {Part 3}

She's Back

And she's already managed to get her hands (or feet) on those Loubie "Trash" heels.
I'm not jealous.

Monday, 23 March 2009

Seven Photographs That Changed Fashion

I was looking for something to watch online (I have Sky but can you believe that with over 1000 channels they have nothing decent for me to watch)and ended up doing some "research" on David Gandy. I came across this video of a BBC4 documentary about photographer Rankin recreating seven iconic photographs that changed fashion and thought I'd share part 1 & 2 with you...
{Part One}

{Part Two}

I'll bring you part 3-8 later.

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Kanye West X Complex

It seem's like they're referencing M.C. Escher in that last picture which I love!


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I've decided

Lately I've had to think about what I want to do with my future in design, and which direction I want to go in. I thought being a pattern cutter would mean that there will always be jobs as I was told by tutors and industry folk that many people have a degree in womenswear and the industry wants more pattern cutters. Well the current economic climate has slapped me in the face with reality, and I now know that pattern cutting jobs a few and far between. This means that when I (and countless others) graduate, there's a possibility that I could spend forever working near the bottom of the fashion food chain as a sales assistant.

Now, I'm way too deep in university debt to accept that the major that I'm a bout to major in don't make no money, and I won't drop out-my parents will look at me funny (Thanks Kanye). So what am I going to do? I'm just going to carry out my dreams. There's so many areas of the fashion industry that I'd like to work in, and knowing now that I have nothing to lose means that I'm not afraid of going for it.

Now apart from wanting to be a black Barbie when I grow up*
one of the things I've wanted to do is design costumes for tours. When I was younger if I really liked a song on the radio-before even seeing the video, I'd draw up what I thought the outfits should look like.

So I was excited to hear that Thierry Mugler is going to design Beyonce's 'I Am... Sasha Fierce' tour outfits. I remember seeing this...

Tierry Mugler's motorcycle corset and thinking how cool it was that the crazy lady was wearing a motorbike (at 4 years old, I didn't know it was Thierry Mugler). I then saw Ms. Fierce rocking it for her Sasha Fierce promo picture along with other Mugler creations,
so you can only imagine how thrilled I was to hear that Mugler is to design costumes for Beyonce's upcoming tour. Now, I've bought my tickets to see Beyonce when she comes to London, and best believe I will have both my cameras on zoom to get some shots.

*I'm not even playing about that one. I want the big hair, the black and pink ride, the dream house, my very own Ken/Steven (I don't discriminate), dope career[s], ridiculous body, and the kids-pshh, I dont believe for one minute that baby Krissy is really her sister, or Shelley for that matter.

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'Gossip Girl' X Terry Richardson 4 Rolling Stone

So Much For The Curves Issue

Can you tell me what's missing from this photo?

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Visual: Coco Avant Chanel

It's times like these that I wish I continued to study French, because even if they add subtitles I won't know what the heck is going on as I'll spend most of the film staring at the clothes.

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Sunday, 22 March 2009

"I'm A South London Girl"

(Just like me)

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I'll Tell You What I Want, What I Really-Really Want

A Melody Ehsani 3 (or) 4 finger chain ring. I cannot wait for these to go on sale!

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