Thursday, 27 May 2010
Today I've done the following:
Blocked myself out of my email somehow!??
Got on the wrong bus
and lost my computer charger (so if I don't post for the next few day you'll know why)
So thank god for a bit of good news at the Schuh press day.
They're making my boots again for the new season. Woohoo!! I have worn my tan Schuh boots pretty much every other day since I first got them a few (or 4... maybe 5) months ago. And I've properly bashed them up but I still LOVE them.
So I was DELIGHTED to see they'll be available in grey in about a months time. So buying those babies.
PS. I've been told that The Saturdays are also a big fan of my little boots. Just so you know...
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
I'm loving Uniqlo's T-shirts at the moment. The epitomy of cheap and cheerful. They're cool (created by the likes of Domino Records and Agyness and Emily Deyn), perfect for summer - festivals, lounging, whatever. And prices start from just £12.99.
Might get some denim shorts while I'm there... and they've got a cute straw sunhat to... etc etc
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Argh. It's almost here. SATC2.
I almost don't want it to be here because I'll watch it and then all that build up of excitement will be over in two hours. Like Christmas.
Last night was the NYC premiere and the celebs were out in force but obviously the only person anyone was looking at was SJP... Wearing a lemon yellow, gorgeous chiffon Valentino Couture gown and silver Salvatore Ferragamo satin pumps (LOVING that colour combo) she totally sold the show.
Bring it on.
Monday, 24 May 2010
If I could I'd dress head-to-toe in cashmere ALL THE TIME. Especially when lounging/travelling.
It feels so lovely and special making you feel lovely and special.
This season I'd like a few pieces from Lisa T's gorgeously luxurious unique SPA collection.
Made with a lightweight, super fine crepey viscose yarn, perfect for summer.
The strapless jumpsuit is totally cool, and probably my ultimate plane (guaranteed upgrade) look. With a pair of gladiators and a massive bag. Done.
Then I'm loving the extreme volume trousers, great for yoga or (much more realistically) lounging around the house with a good book.
Friday, 21 May 2010
Isabella Oliver 365 sent me this amazing black tank jersey dress to test out this week...
I wasn't 100% sure as although I go on about maxi's and maxi skirts (which I've bought several of this season) I haven't actually worn any of them yet.
But I LOVE IT. And I'm buying it. Immediately. It just fits beautifully and made even me feel slim (and I NEVER feel slim). I tied an inky blue and gold vintage silk scarf round the waist as a belt and wore with my inky blue Alexa, just kept it simple. And I got so many compliments...
It's great for a day-to-night look... I wore it for lunch with a friend, then to a work meeting, then for a birthday dinner and to Soho House for drinks after...
It's £89 from Isabella Oliver 365. And also available in a lovely sea blue...
Thursday, 20 May 2010
So the new collection has arrived... instore today.
and it's beautiful.
Which is annoying because I kind of wanted to hate it... it annoys me.
But it's lovely. And the campaign pictures are the loveliest yet. Right up my street, girly, pretty, whimsical, lovely...
I'd like to live in a little bubble that was lit like that the whole time...
Love the beaded dress, £150 and the green maxi dress, £75.
ACTUALLY cannot face the crowds though. So much safer to order online...
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
Right now I'm on the hunt for amazingly beautiful jewellery/accessories and hats for a fashion shoot on Friday and I've just come across this amazing hat from www.gabrielledjanogly.com!
HOW F***ING COOL!?!!!
I love Gabrielle Djanogly's designs. They're just fabulous.
This one isn't quite right for the story I'm working on but I just had to draw it to everyone's attention. It's from her S/S10 collection.
LOVE LOVE LOVE
Monday, 17 May 2010
I had to put up this super-cool rainbow bright pic of the Converse One Star sneakers, re-issued for Spring/Summer 2010 in the same colours as when they were first debuted in 1974.
I love it.
£44.99 a pair! And great with some teeny denim shorts or skinny jeans.
Sunday, 16 May 2010
Sorry for the lack of updateage this week... I've been shooting for a magazine in sunny Folkestone for the last 3 days with no wifi, eek.
But it's been lovely. And yes actually sunny. So I started trying out my new summer holiday wardrobe updates...
MY HAWAIIAN SHIRT
I ♥ the 80s and after doing a shoot 'Wham, Club Tropicana' inspired I had to buy a shirt... it looks so cool over a simple vest/cami with leggings or skinny jeans. Or over a plain jersey maxi dress...
Vintage is best. I got mine from Beyond Retro, they have LOADS of great ones in.
But most vintage shops should have a couple of goodies.
Otherwise try menswear departments on the high street, they look better worn a little loose...
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
I'm going to the Isle of Wight festival! Woohoo.
Thank you H&M!!!
I can't wait... I love festivals. But I'm going to admit now. I've never camped at one. And even though I'm ridiculously excited I'm a little scared.
But it does give me the best excuse ever to buy H&M's gorgeously cool leopard print tent! Part of the Festival collection which goes instore 20th May... and a couple of the paisley print sleeping bags.
I'll also be heading to the 'Marsh-mellow' pop-up shop at Whiteleys (Queensway, London). It's a totally glam, cool, all of that, one-stop festival shop, the only of it's kind. And there you can find these amazing Hunter boots which I'll also be purchasing... lovely.
Monday, 10 May 2010
Sunday, 9 May 2010
I've just discovered www.powderrooms.com.
And it's already one of my favourite new websites... it stocks loads of cool little fashion and beauty brands... all the latest must-haves. And some great little present ideas to, for yourself or fashionable friends.
Here's my top 3...
- The newest Havaianas in the slim strawberry style
- Butter London nail polish in Fash Pack
- Evil cat coaster
Friday, 7 May 2010
How cute are these rings...
Cookies, cake slices (also available in cupcakes, ice creams and flowers), they're the most adorable little trinkets, and SO perfect for gifts. They start at just £10.
All available from new website www.minilicious.co.uk, stockists of only the cutest handmade jewellery.
The only bad thing is they just make me SO hungry and REALLY crave chocolate. Oh dear...
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
I've written here previously about how I REALLY wanted a maxi dress... well my new obsession is maxi skirts and I bought an amazing one at the weekend for just £25!! From New Look. I ♥ it massively.
But I've been having a debate on what to wear with it... anything to loose and the whole look is to long and voluminous... to tight and it feels dated. After a debate with fashion friends I've eventually decided on a kind of cami/delicate vest. Not to fitted and not to tight but that skims... in maybe a silk/suede?? Whistles have some fab ones. Then a leather jacket/denim shirt/something similar over if needed... sorted.
Monday, 3 May 2010
I'm in the midst of prepping/styling up a shoot for the Scotsman on Sunday newspaper magazine at the moment... we're going a bit 70s, Bonnie & Clyde/Thelma & Louise roadtrippy inspiration... Should be cool and I'm REALLY looking forward to it.
And I've been dying to use these By Malene Birger trousers all season - and I finally can. I love the faded mustard-y floral (like cool old wallpaper!) print. SO cool. I'd wear with a loose satin vest or a cool little spring knit sweater. Adorable.