Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Miu Miu S/S 10

I just can't get enough of this collection right now, it was just everything I associate with Miu Miu - girlish but not too cute, great accessories and some interesting party dresses all styled in the most interesting ways.

I love the new length of trouser Miu Miu used too, it's not too high on the waist but will be a great summer wardrobe staple.

I can't wait to see how some of the closing dresses are going to be styled in the months to come, if anything the back of the dress was more intricate and detailed than the front.


The shoes are equally amazing. Platform flowery prints really shouldn't work, but they do:

Sunday, 13 December 2009

What's in a dress?

Once again I'm finding myself dreaming of divine dresses, but this time it's for award season. It may be a little premature, but the Oscar film season is just about upon us. I'm already looking forward to the new year and the Golden Globes/Oscars and myriad award seasons red carpets. I'm sure I'm not the only one who imagines exactly what dresses they'd select, and especially what designers they'd love to represent who just don't get enough love. With university work winding down I keep finding myself on style.com working my way back through the collections, and here's some of the dresses I just keep coming back to:

(L-R: Bottega Veneta, Bottega Veneta, Alberta Ferretti, Alberta Ferretti, Giambattista Valli, Sophia Kokosalaki, Hussein Chalayan, Fendi, Gianfranco Ferré , Donna Karan, Vera Wang & Calvin Klein)

Friday, 11 December 2009

All you need is...

Topshop's Love Double Ring!

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Phi Fall 09.10

Now that the winter is fully upon us poor UK bloggers I really need to start considering warm winter wear. It's not the sort of thing you can look to celebrities for inspiration because they are ferried around in lovely warm SUV's and don't have to walk anywhere in the cold. I still haven't found many great winter outfits, it seems so very pointless to then throw a big coat over it (even if it is a Jil Sander for Uniqlo coat), don't you think? But Phi Fall 09.10 is definitely the direction I would like to be heading in.

It's all very Rihanna on a cold night out. So much black, leather, fur and zippers. It's just such simple perfection, and fairly easy to do on a smaller budget. Just love this look for winter.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Liu Wen

I first noticed this cutie in the new i-D Magazine with my absolute favourite model Karmen Pedaru. Liu is such a star, and then she walked for Victoria's Secret, becoming the first Asian model ever to walk for the brand. She just pulls off every style on the runway, and knows how to pose in editorials:

Love that intense stare and how she doesn't let the styling overwhelm her, you're drawn straight to that amazing face:

Oh, and did I mention the great street style?
A girl with great DM's and blazers? I spy a new model fashion inspiration. I just can't wait to see what up and coming campaigns and editorial she gets!

Friday, 27 November 2009

Dreaming of Summer

Just before the Christmas party season I inevitably start dreaming of summer, where I'm tanned with long blonde (unfortunately, I'm as pale as snow and have long black hair). This summer dreaming doesn't help when the Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 10 is just so good. The more I look at it, the more I fall in love - the clash of colours, vibrant lipstick and cute hair bows are everything I want to wear right now. Except, there's frost on the ground in England right now, and it's too rainy to do anything nice with my hair. Still, I can dream:

I'm just obsessed. Definitely going to have to get some brightly coloured MAC lipstick to get me through the winter.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

A Break From My Usual..

I had to share this adorable video. I'm sure many of you saw 500 Days Of Summer at the cinema, with indie darlings Joseph Gordon Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. I'm eagerly anticipating the January release date, but until then, here's a video Joseph & Zoey filmed for her band's (She & Him) music video:

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Bara Holotova

This is one of my favourite model street style shots ever and from such a new model too. Great hair colour, and those cheekbones are insane.

The Real Queen B

When did Leighton Meester get so bloody annoying and Blake Lively become so fabulous? As a fellow brunette I always erred on the side of Leighton, especially as she didn't seem to get as much exposure as Blake. Whilst Blake had the cover of W & US Vogue, Leighton only had Teen Vogue. But after reading her Glamour UK article it must be because Leighton is so damn obnoxious. "I've hated every boyfriend I've ever had" she comes across as so bitter. I don't seem to remember her previous interviews being like this?

Anyway, I picked up the new Nylon yesterday with Blake Lively on the cover (for research purposes) and she came across as so, cheerful and appreciative of her success, and basically someone you'd like to be friends with.

Doesn't she seem lovely? And a fellow Topshop lover too (as a London blogger I do feel a little spoilt that I have grown with a Topshop store in every town). I like that she doesn't use a stylist either. Leighton on the other hand is getting ridiculously overstyled:

WTF!? The clip on bangs, the gang sign pose, the radioactive bright make up and that's before I even get to the clothes. Less is more, Leighton. Honestly. Here, let Blake show you how to dress yourself without looking like your stylist threw up on you:

One more example?


Summer Roberts

Now that Gossip Girl is going downhill I truly miss The OC. The first season was so good and it was one of the only programmes my friends & I religiously watched. I don't think I had a favourite character though, but Rachel Bilson always seemed like such a cutie and her and Adam Brody were THE Hollywood couple. Although, she's moved onto Hayden Christensen and I hadn't heard much about her. Until, I found this photoshoot in the new Flaunt magazine:

Doesn't she look amazing? I doubt Coop would approve though. Great styling and the the make up looks fantastic too.

So, I found her thread on The Fashion Spot and she's always been well known for her girlie style but two of her most recent outfits really caught my eye:

Aren't they the perfect black slim cut trousers? I'd love to know where they are from. They fit her petite frame perfectly and make her look alot taller than she is.

I applaud anyone who can pull of neutrals like this. Such a great dress shape too, but in quite a difficult colour to pull off. Even the grey tights don't make this look frumpy. Rachel might just be one of my new style crush.

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