Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Topshop Behind the Scenes // V Magazine's Pin Up Girls

I've seen a ot of stuff that I want in that video, and now a part of me can't wait untill winter comes.

In the spirit of all things fifties...

PINUP GIRLS from V Magazine on Vimeo.

I can't wait to see the spread.

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Tuesday, 27 July 2010


I really didn't want to do a half hearted post with just pictures, but with all the hot editorials that have surfaced online I've been forced to do one. I know I haven't been posting regularly, but I have been using my time in a constructive manner making... stuff. When I handed in my final major project, I swore I wouldn't touch a patternmaster, overlocker, sketchbook, sewing machine etc for a couple of months. The trauma has worn off and I have finally started making stuff for me! So watch out for posts on that later.
Elle Sweden

As you may know, I'm currently loving all things 50's (I blame Mad Men & Beyonce) so this editorial is right up my alley.


I LOVE these three images, especially the last one in the Burberry. As I said, I've been making things for me lately, and I'm going to make a shearling jacket one of my upcoming projects.


Saturday, 17 July 2010

I'm a lil' Obsessed - Givenchy Again

Monday, 12 July 2010

Strut{t} Girl: Joan Smalls

Height: 5'10.5"
Hair: Brown

If I'm honest, I only noticed Joan Smalls this year when she walked for Burberry's Autumn/Winter show, so I was shocked to find out that she's been around for about 3 years now, and that I probably wouldn't have known who she was if she had not switched agencies (which was definately a good move seeing as she's now blown).

Very Flashdance 2010-I love it!

She's even managed to snag a place in the Gucci Pre-Fall campaign.

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Givenchy Fall 2010 Couture

At university, there would always be that one person who claimed that they did not look at other designers work or read magazines. Whether or not they genuinely did so because they did not want to be influenced by what they saw (which is understandable) or they said so to belittle those of us that did I don’t know, but it always irked me. That’s like a photography not looking at other photographers work, or even a doctor not reading med journals-mind boggling. You learn a lot from watching, and Riccardo Tisci’s Givenchy Fall 2010 Couture collection is an example of why you should always pay attention to what designers are doing.
Inspiration is something you will see I talk about a lot on this blog (it’s something that fascinates me), and upon seeing how beautiful the Givenchy Couture collection was, “What was the starting point?” was the first question that entered my head. The “art” of extracting from your inspiration and working it into a collection is something that I still haven’t perfected. I have the ability to do it but it’s not great (my reference is either too obvious, or I deviate so far from what I was inspired by that I may as well have not researched it in the first place), so it was interesting to see how Tisci’s inspiration-Frida Kahlo and the three things that she passionately painted about (religion, sensuality and the human anatomy) were shown through the striking dresses.
Kahlo was half-Jewish and half-Catholic and this you can see represented in the silhouette of the dresses and the length as well as the sharp white-think nuns and Mexican wedding dresses.

I assume the sensuality is shown through the feathers, warm colours, crystals and pearls *drools* and the human anatomy drawn from her suffering with Spina bifida and breaking her spine, is represented through spine belts, and the meticulously straight lines that bordered the zips.

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Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Ken the Fashionisto

Now I don't know if it's because I'm pint sized myself (5'3"), but I have a thing for miniature things; mini cars(see:Mini Cooper, Fiat 500) mini dogs, mini skirts (i think need to explain that one) so when I came across Susie Bubble's post on ol' plastic boy Ken's spread in Esquire, I got a tad bit excited. I even let out a mini squeal when I saw that he was wearing a miniature version of the Burberry Prorsum canvas overcoat.
Miniature DESIGNER!! Hopefully, like Susie said, it comes with a miniature price tag
Mini Gucci

Mini Prada

Mini Paul Smith

I love that even though it's so small you still know what designer Ken's wearing. Hopefully I'll be able to stealborrow a copy of Esquire, so I can check out the rest of the spread.

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Clothes Show London

I couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to dress backstage at Clothes Show London. Fun times! Although there was a lot of waiting around, sharing air with TV personalities was all the compensation I needed. I even got to meet George Lamb (who is ridiculously tall, and just as hot in real life).

I should have done this post ages ago, but there were so many photos to sort through that I kinda gave up. I then planned to do it this weekend, but I then spent it weeping in the corner of my room because I couldn't go to Wireless (that's a lie-but I was a bit peed off that I had to miss it). So I'm posting the pictures now before it becomes irrelevat (some may say it already is...)
Shoe Porn!!

I was dressing model Vita Rubina who werrrked it

A fraction of the people who worked on the show

These are just 16 images out of 230+ and clearly I'm no Mario Testino but there you go. I never got to see the show properly-only the rehearsals, , but I've managed to see a couple of clips on youtube and it looks so calm and organised on stage. If you saw how manic it got backstage at times...

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