Tuesday, 27 October 2009

BURLESQUE







“Welcome the return of the corset. Enter the captivating world of shapely bodices, boudoir frills and showgirl sparkle...”

Well hello, Ms Corset, I wonder if you will make a return in 2010 - or will shapely hips still rein supreme??! Such beautiful, timeless photography. You can almost dip your fingers in the page and feel the sensuality seep over them. Kate Phelan has to be one of my FAVOURITE stylists of all time!

[Publication: UK Vogue, Issue: June 2006, Title: Burlesque, Photography: Craig McDean, Styling: Kate Phelan]


Saturday, 24 October 2009

Ruffle my feathers




"Give feminine Thirties sillouettes (sharp shoulders, nipped-in waists) a playful edge with Surrealist ruffles, scandalous shoes and shots of signature pink." Fierce!


Such an awesome day today! Assisted on a super-hetic, 11-hour shoot, helping out with styling,
setting-up, props, coordingating products - anything and everything to keep me running around and busy all day - but it was amazing! I felt really confident and seemed to take to it like a duck to water. I was on a high for hours afterwards! Ahhh, if only I could keep this work experience job...

[Publication: Harper's Bazaar, Issue: September 2009, Title: Lady Dada, Photographs: Mark Pillal, Styling: Vanessa Coyle]

Thursday, 22 October 2009

French dream







Whisk me off to Paris with a flower in my hair, my lips stained a devilish shade of rouge, and we can rummage through antique stalls, stifle giggles in Le Louvres and pedal our way along winding cobbled streets with my Herm├Ęs Birkin bag and your fresh baguette peeking out of the top of our bicycle baskets... And just how joli would these pink frilly dresses, leather jackets and coquettish, vintage boots look worn together? J'adore!


[All images from www.nudelumiere.tumblr.com]

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Oh, Claudia!


It’s only my third day of fashion work experience and I’m wounded. Already. After wearing ridiculous 6-inch heels yesterday, I’ve pulled a muscle in the back of my thigh and am now sporting a distinctly UN-fashionable crippled walk. Ouch, ouch, ouch! But what better way to get over the pain than to go to a land of make-believe... In the latest issue of Harper's Bazaar, the Chapman Brothers have created a bone tingling series of images, presenting Claudia Schiffer as a forties-style heroine cowering behind the forces of paranormal evil. *Cue evil cackle and blood curdling screams. MUCH happier now. Especially considering I’m not getting mauled by eerie-looking skeletons.


[Publication: Harper's Bazaar, Issue: November 2009, Title: Mystery in the moonlight, Art directors: The Chapman Brothers, Photographs: Michelangelo di Battista, Illustrations: Jon Rogers, Styling: Alison Edmund]

Saturday, 17 October 2009

SPELL-BINDING


I am currently exhausted, fluey and cocooned in the cosiest boyfriend jumper I can find, with a hot water bottle warming my feet and a cup of hot Ribena on my bedside table (grandma!!), but I had to share this with you quickly before I drift off to sleep-land...







These beautiful images, taken from the latest edition of Lula, just stopped me in my tracks. Utterly captivating in their allure and imagination, the exquisite, dream-like atmosphere, retro sensibilities and saturated colours instantly bring back to you a time of richness, freedom and happiness. But look closer, and there’s a sense of sadness here for the young heroine – a tangible pathos in the way that she is always on the outside, or not quite there. She’s seen longing for the ice cream, pressing her hands up against the outside glass of the jewellery store, wistfully - or is that forlornly? - daydreaming upon the bough of the blossom tree… A sadness that makes these images so much more than just ‘pretty’ to look at. A depth that, perhaps, makes them even more beautiful. Or maybe I'm just reading far too much into it and my brain seriously needs to get some shut-eye!


[Publication: Lula, Issue: Nine, Title: Everybody sees that Baby’s got new clothes, but lately I see her ribbons and her bows have fallen from her curls, Photography: Ellen Von Unwerth, Syling: Kate Young]

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Tweet tweet






These pictures from uber-stylish blog, Frassy (www.befrassy.com) have just made me weep inside. I had my hair cut last week after months of looking like a human birdsnest and living with, a) the constant fear that it might inadvertently strangle me while I sleep, and b) that I’ll be approached by a passing kind-hearted soul who’ll direct me to the nearest soup kitchen for a bowl of stew and a clean pair of knickers. (Not that having clean knickers is a bad thing.) But now, after looking at Frassy’s beautiful long, bed head locks, I want mine back!! My newly lopped-off tresses are all straight and blunt and simply don’t fall the same - or form mini-dreads when I haven’t brushed it for a few days. Oh, for shame. They just puff out like a big marshmallow shelf. Looks like I’ll just have to shower with Super-Grow and hope for the best.


Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Two to tango? Street style: Buenos Aires






Following my huge crush on South American street style, I think I’ve found my leading lady. Her name is Buenos Aires and she comes from Argentina. Check out this blog, it's superb!

[All images from onthecornerstreetstyle.blogspot.com. Photosource: Fashion Spot]

Carnival! Street style: Brazil






So, Brazil won the hosting of the 2016 Olympics... Surpreenda! But what can we expect from their street-style fashion??

[Images taken from www.modaderuadeportoalegre.blogspot.com and www.saopaulostyle.blogspot.com]

BLONDIE bombshell





Debbie Harry: the epitime of cool.

[These images are taken from newspaper tears and a lovely hardback book, 'PICTURE THIS: Debbie Harry and Blondie' by Mick Rock, Published by Sanctuary Publishing Limited, London, that I have at home.]

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Duvet day*

There are a million, billion, trazillion reasons why my boyfriend is the loveliest, most wonderful human being in the whole world. But recently, after a particularly cocktail-heavy work party at Shoreditch House the night before, he surpassed himself... Everyone in my office was treated to a day off work the next day to die quietly, while I was treated to THIS:

Fish and chips breakfast
Yet more chips
Crisps
Fizzy sweets
Lollipops

Fruit

Tropic Thunder DVD

A huge bunch of flowers

And enough hugs and kisses to soothe my throbbing head away to Kingdom come… All while curled up in his yummy bed with Jeremy Kyle and other benefit-busting TV programs blaring away in the background… THE CHAV IS BACK.


*Duvet day: [Americanism] Two of the finest words in the human language when written side by side.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Daisy love




"Holding hands is FUN, kissing is even more FUN and being in love is just... THE BEST THING EVER!" Sad how some things have to end.


[Publication: I-D, Issue: August 2007, Title: TWO HALVES MALE A HOLE, Photography: Terry Richardson, Models: Daisy Lowe, Will Blondelle, Styling: Mel Ottenberg]