Sunday, 31 January 2010


You know how sometimes you see a photo or an outfit and it immediately reminds you of something? Well, I'm not exactly a fashion encyclopaedia, but as soon as I saw this look from the Chanel couture show I was reminded of CDG's A/W '09 collection (the look shown is the one most similar to the Chanel one). Not that I'm suggesting dear Karl has begun plagiarising other designers' looks or anything, it's just something that caught my attention.

(For serious fashion plagiarism, take a look here. Craazy stuff. And watch this week's Project Runway, where they had to design something inspired by another's team's look. Classic Tim Gunn quote-'You're designers, not plagiarists...hmsomethingsomethingIcan'tremember'. Just wondering, is 'plagiarists' even a word?!)



I love London, but sometimes I wish I lived in the country. Or, more specifically, I wish I lived next to a field of long wild grass where it's permanently a warm, sunny afternoon and you can lie hidden, seen by no-one, with the stems tickling your face when the wind blows. Basically, I've got the winter blues-not helped by a quickie visit to Topshop this afternoon where I stroked endless loose-fitting fine knits and Breton tops and floral floaty things and got really depressed by the fact that it's hovering close to to freezing right now.

(own photograph;;

Thursday, 28 January 2010


I know that trackies are firmly on trend right now, but honestly I'd find it hard to wear them without feeling like a total sloane/lazy arse. Irina manages to make them look effortlessly stylish without looking too much like someone who's just been to the gym; plus it's so nice to see a model wearing something other than black leggings with ankle boots and a leather jacket! I've yet to check out Topshop's collaboration with Ashish, but I'm hoping to work some new trackies into my spring wardrobe in the near future...


Wednesday, 27 January 2010


I forgot to check who these were taken by, but I think the Sartorialist has a competitor...These feel like a seriously good editorial from the backstreets of '80s London, like around the Westway and stuff; I love the gritty quality and the way its all a bit out of focus and shadowy. There are so many streetstyle blogs around now, its the ones with great quality photos (the aforementioned Sartorialist's love of light; Jak&Jil's sharp-edged high quality) that stand out from the crowd, just like the people they photograph.


Monday, 25 January 2010


Not all of his photos are that fashion-y, but some gems in there despite that. I'm a sucker for an atmospheric landscape with mist rolling across...and he does them kinda nicely! Also, how excited are you guys for the couture shows?! I'm waiting so impatiently for to get their pictures up it's ridiculous. I absolutely loved Dior last season, I wanted to wear every single one of those amazing full skirts and wasp-waisted jackets, so excited to see what's been dreamt up for the first couture shows of the new decade!!

LOOK! He went to Narnia!!

This little hand symbol comes up when you change pages on his site, it's so cute! My friend has a ring like it and the heart is exactly the same colour as the earrings of the red-headed girl 12 pictures or so up. Coincidence? I think not.

Saturday, 23 January 2010


I want to party like turban gal (bottom centre).

Tuesday, 19 January 2010


This is possibly the. Best. Song. Everr. Seriously, watch it (and I actually mean watch it because the video's insane too). It makes me feel really happy and at the same time really sad, remembering good times and feeling like they'll never happen again...nostalgia, if you will. Does that make sense? Regardless, it's such a good listen. Moving quickly to the top of my 25 Most Played on iTunes!



The moment I saw this ad campaign for Coven (some Portugese clothing company I think) I was reminded of the shoot below for British Vogue a while back-Lily Donaldson by Nick Knight. Now, crazy as it sounds, this was the first time I had heard of Nick Knight, and I thought maybe he was an up-and-coming photographer recently introduced to the Vogue stable, so I looked him up on the internet and was humbled to see his huge variety of work and the impact he's had on the industry. Although he's not one of my favourite few photographers, I admire many of his photographs and also his huge amount of innovation which has prompted changes in the way the fashion industry works ( was one of the first major online fashion sites, and as far as I know he was the first one to come up with the idea of streaming collections online, although I could be wrong about this). The way he seamlessly blends fashion with art, technology and just generally the wider world of 'pop culture' is formidable and his standing in the fashion world is, I believe, unique.

So yeah, just a few thoughts that were prompted by this random ad campaign! (I haven't actually looked at their collection to see what it's like, I have to learn a whole chunk of Virgil's Aeneid for Latin Literature this afternoon sooo not really any time to go delving into background research...)


Lily Donaldson by Nick Knight