Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Stam Shows Us How It's Done

Oh Stam, the first model I ever noticed and my first model love. Doesn't she just nail the bored model pose? Love that icy stare and great model outfit.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Elie Saab S/S 2010

As an avid viewer of the Rachel Zoe project, I must admit when I look through runway collections I do make a mental note of dresses I can't wait to see on the red carpet. More often than not it's inevitable the dress will be modified into something more paparazzi friendly, but as I was looking at Elie Saab S/S 10 I realised the art of the perfect dress.
Elie is not one of my must see collections but I always find myself browsing through his collections (and dreaming of the dresses I'd like to wear), and his collection this season was one of his absolute best.

I can't wait to see who wears these on the red carpet!

Chic Ideas for Halloween.

I don't know about you, but when Halloween season creeps around I invariably always want to go as something completely unscary. I'm not sure what it is but the usual witch's & ghouls option just doesn't appeal to me now I'm past the age of ten, and I'm definitely not one of those girls that goes down the slutty 'dressed in underwear but it's okay because it's halloween' road. In fact Mean Girls summed it up perfectly:

So, back to the chic options. Flapper is always a great style to do, especially as H&M are doing some perfect feather headbands:

Whilst I was looking at stills from the up and coming episode of Gossip Girl it turns out that Blair & Chuck have nailed the his 'n' hers Halloween look:

For something a little bit more glamourous but somber, look to Chanel Iman and Arlenis chanelling Billie Holiday in Harpers Bazaar September issue:

Source: Scanned by flyme2themoon
all other images from thefashionspot.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

You've Got Mail!

I had a lovely email pop up in my inbox on this rather dull Tuesday afternoon from Vogue who are putting on the H&M for Jimmy Choo launch event. The collection launches November 14th, but I'll get to preview it on November 13th.

First thing I'll be looking to pick up? These divine zebra print studded heels:

Friday, 9 October 2009

The Dress That Saved Paris

I don't know about you, but Paris fashion week was really lacking for me. Balenciaga, McQueen and Givenchy failed to really impress me, in fact my only favourite that didn't let me down was Rick Owens. But, still there wasn't a beautiful cocktail dress that took my breath away. Until, this closing look at Lanvin, worn by the divine Abbey Lee (isn't it something when a favourite look of yours is put on your favourite model?). Alber, once again, I salute you.

The Model Star of Fashion Week

French beauty Constance Jablonski walked an incredible 72 shows this season, and here are some of my favourite (and there were many) pictures of her from fashion week. I can't wait to see what the editorial and campaign season will bring her!

(all images from thefashionspot)

Frida Gustavsson, The New Star of Model Street Style

As far as model style goes I can't get enough of Freja's androgyny, Lily D's luxurious look and Hanne's eclectic mix, but rising Swedish star Frida Gustavsson (who's just had an incredible first season walking 60 shows!) is certainly one to look out for. Her cute mix of style looks like she's straight out of Teen Vogue (and that's always a compliment):

(all images from thefashionspot, unless otherwise specified)

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Future Beauty

Every now and then Vogue UK pulls out a stunning beauty editorial, I really wish they did more beauty editorials because they do it really well. They're usually shot by Demarchelier, but this time it's Josh Olins teaming up with the ever beautiful Anna J - I must admit I'm tempted to try out some of the new ways to wear eyeliner too.

Future Beauty
Josh Olins
Model: Anna Jagodinska
Fashion Editor: Michelle Duguid
Fashion Director: Lucinda Chambers
Make Up: Val Garland
Hair: Sam McKnight

Stefano Pilati Interview

Elle UK November published a wonderful interview with Stefano Pilati that actually includes some tips on style for readers. The only thing I wish is that it was a longer interview as he seems like wonderful interviewee: