Thursday, 9 September 2010

FNO: We ♥ you

Phew, what a night! The mission: 226 shops, 308 designers, 44 DJs, 6947 cocktails and one city: London. Vogue's Fashion Night Out was here, and we were about to do it justice. With my fashionista partner in tow (Felicity by name, super-chic by nature – otherwise known as the fashion assistant at my sister magazine) we set out on the Louboutin-clad streets of London's West End and hit the shops. First was Cos. After being warmly welcomed with a chilled glass of bubbly and some delicious candy coloured macaroons (two? Why not!) we oooohed and ahhhed our way around the store. I fell in love with an amazing thick wool red bubble dress (the perfect eye turner for a bridesmaid or evening soiree) and silky khaki shirt (perfect with a vintage leather belt to nip in the waist), while Miss F couldn't keep her mitts off a knee length cornflower blue dress complete with drawstring hood. Very Cheryl Cole in her urban video years.

After a cosmopolitan and jewellery coveting at Banana Republic, next was Ted Baker, just over the road. Enticed by the pumping bass and party atmosphere we headed upstairs with a scrummy G&T in hand and caught the band, the uber cool Laurel Collective, playing nonchalantly sprawled out on the sofas – very rock n roll. Here we found rails of lovely dresses - silky prints, maxis, minis… great for any occasion – as well as these suuuuper cool black studded ankle boots that we used in a fashion shoot in Aruba a few months ago (check them in the Oct/Nov issue of Cosmo Bride out now!)

With 20% off everything brought at the night, French Connection was next. We were sorely tempted and I almost (almost...) parted with a large portion of my pay-check for a stunning nude, vintage-inspired dress… while Felicity was squealing over an amazing long navy duffle coat – the perfect winter steal.

We then we headed off down Conduit Street to swoon over the high-end designers. Moschino, Issey Miyake and Vivienne Westwood were top of the list, and we had just had a sneak peek when I got the call from Sally, my fashion director. “KATE MOSS AND GWYNETH PALTROW ARE AT STELLA MCCARTNEY!!!!!” Without a moment to lose, we sprinted down to her Bruton Street store, where the paps and fashionistas were swarming like flies. Standing in the queue for a hope of a glimpse of fashion royalty, we waited... and waited... but to no avail. We weren't getting in tonight. So instead we headed next door to have a nosy at Matthew Williamson's beautiful store, which was bursting with glamourous, floor sweeping gowns and masses of twinkling sequins – before seeing the designer himself! We then nipped into Juicy, which was covered with pretty pink balloons, before sipping sugar sweet mojitos in Selfridges to finish the night. Not bad for a Wednesday!

[Images: Evening Standard]

The manor

Erin Wasson shot by photographer Nan Goldin for Australian label Scanlan and Theodore's spring/summer look book. I WANT TO LIVE IN THAT HOUSE ♥ ♥ ♥

[Images: Trend Land]

Friday, 6 August 2010


Kate Bosworth attending the ChloƩ LA boutique opening party at Milk Studios in April last year.

Sooo pretty ♥ ♥ ♥

{Images: via Alice's Wardrobe Wonderland}

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Lennon's Muse

Kemp Muhl. Perhaps the coolest girl in fashion at the moment...

[Images: Google]

Thursday, 15 July 2010


I am looooooooving this photography by Elisha smith-leverock!  Saw some pictures in a magazine ages ago, then lost it on the train (typical me, I am a fool when it comes to keeping belongings), lost all hope of finding it again and then, lo and behold, I do.

She also does these super cool fashion videos. The way fashion photography is going?? You decide...


Sky high

I haven't blogged for ages. Lord, I feel like the world has gone in quadrouple time. Zip, zip, zip and then it's gone; another week bites the dust.  So much to contemplate, to daydream over, to adore.  For now though, these McQueen-esque beauties will do. Created by United Nude for Iris van Herpen’s A/W 2010 collection, word is they'll soon be available in limited edition...

[Image: Dazed]

[End note:]
What is this life if, full of care
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

[William Henry Davies 1871-1940]

Friday, 18 June 2010

Deep south

I'm off to Aruba tomorrow for a week-long fashion shoot. Eeeeeekkkkk!! SO excited. Spent the whole day stuffing about a million dresses and shoes into 4 suitcases - a mean feat I can tell you. I dread to think about the clothing explosion that will happen when we open them at the hotel...

Here are some amazing pics of Bregje Heinen as Miss Oklahoma in Numero magazine #111 that put a smile on my face today. I looove the colour green, it's my absolute favourite, and never has a proud, emerald cactus looked so good next to a pretty blonde cowgirl and a whole array of Miu Miu delights. Ride 'em, Cowboy!

Speak again upon my return xxxx

[Publication: Numero, Issue 111, Model: Bregje Heinen, Photographers: Luciana Val and Franco Musso, Stylist: Capucine Safyurtlu, Image source: Trendland]

Monday, 14 June 2010


Eva Mendez for W Magazine. I looooove the bold colours and sultry undertone. There's something so compelling about every shot. It really draws you in.

[Publication: W Magazine, Photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Images: TFS]