Monday, 27 September 2010


I, however, am not ready for my history lesson tomorrow, where I must hand in a lengthy essay about Alexander II which is currently 754 words long. Therefore I must love you and leave you with these photos which transcend trends, and are purely about the magic of photography and the beauty of the face.


Sunday, 26 September 2010


The death of the it-bag has been much remarked upon in recent seasons, supposedly as a sign of the new austerity not only in fashion, but in Western society in general. However, people are sheep at heart, and a new type of it-bag has made its way not-so-stealthily onto the fashion stage. It might lack the overt 'bling' factor of the old established favourite, but it's still instantly recognisable, covetable and jealousy-inspiring.

Here, a collection of some of today's it-est it-bags.

Celine Classic Bag

Celine Luggage Tote

Chanel 2.55

Proenza Schouler PS1

Bucket Bags a) Alexander Wang


Bucket Bags b) Vintage

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Thursday, 23 September 2010


Blogger has decided to change everything to a less-easy-to-use system, which is going to take a while to get used to, so sorry for any weird formats which may appear. In the meantime...

I thought it would be interesting to analyse some studio shots. One of the main reasons I'm not so keen on studio editorials is that they're often so boringly static...

Sometimes the model decides to pluck bits of their clothing in order to mimic movement without actually having to make an effort...

And sometimes there's actual, interesting movement involved to bring the clothes and the shoot to life! That's not to say that 'still life' style shoots can't be beautiful (Irving Penn, anyone?), but personally I'm more of an Avedon girl.

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Wednesday, 22 September 2010


Because I really am too tired to concoct a wildly exciting photo post today, I decided to post some of my own photos instead. Just a few-this isn't some massive vanity trip. They're left over from a bouquet my parents got me after I found out my GCSE results (n'aw, cute eh?) and because I am supremely lazy I let them die in my room and never got round to taking them downstairs. Every time someone mentioned it, I would vaguely mutter something about wanting to take photos of them, despite their shrivelled state.

Eventually I thought dead flowers was probably some kind of bad karma, and I should probs clear them out. But first I took some photos anyway. I was so surprised how they really don't look that dead at all-I didn't edit any of these, I just used an old school anglepoise for lighting, changed the colour settings on my camera to vivid and chose the highest clarity option.

I think they turned out quite well, but what do you think? Want to see the ones in black and white?

(own photos-please credit)

Tuesday, 21 September 2010


I was going to call this post 'sheer genius', but then that title's already taken. Damn great minds and their tendency to think alike!

But yeah, sheer. A great 'transitional piece' (not that I really know what that means), but I'm becoming more and more attached to it after seeing multiple bloggers sporting amazing sheer blouses which hail almost unanimously from H&M or Monki. (GET AN ONLINE STORE ALREADY MONKI!!). Ahem, sorry, bit of a tickle in my throat.

I found a 'vintage blouse' the other day (English, non-poncy translation: I bought an M&S shirt from a charity shop) which is kind of sheer...ish...On the upside it has two breast pockets, on the downside it's only sheer in the sleeves and shoulders (designed for grannies, what can you expect) and has majorly ugly buttons. I would resew them except the buttonholes are huge. So my search for more sheer items continues. Any good, cheap things you've found? Send me links, seriously! I will love you forever (unless said item is sold out).

Spent this evening watching Gossip Girl and reading Love (the first issue I've bought, and while it's packed with celebrity interviews I definitely prefer Pop. Which I haven't bought yet-I'm saving it for a treat on a rainy day). Probs not the best use of my time, especially after all our teachers have been ranting at us to start doing extra curricular and even super curricular activities, as well as the obvious reading around our subjects, in order to strengthen future university applications...

So, at the expense of my higher education, enjoy these sheer stret style looks, ranging from 'just a hint of bra' to 'out-and-out, could be used as a window'. And dream of the days when it was warm enough to go out wearing hot pants and a tank top.