Sunday, 29 August 2010
I love photography exhibitions... beautiful amazing pictures just take you to another place. They can be so iconic and it always surprises me how much emotion can be captured in certain shots.
SO I can't wait to see the new exhibition Guys & Dolls by Terry O'Neill (which is in NO WAY RELATED TO THE MUSICAL!). The show will feature some of his most iconic shots over the last 60 years, (and he's shot a lot of iconic shots being one of the most successful and celebrated fashion and celeb photographers dating back to the 60s...) subjects include Raquel Welch, Dolly Parton, Frank Sinatra, Brigitte Bardot and Michael Caine.
I HEART the shot of Brigitte Bardot (1971) above.
It's on from 1st September but Terry himself will also be at the exhibition signing books on Saturday 25th September from 11.30-12.30.
See www.thelittleblackgallery.com for more info.
Friday, 27 August 2010
I'm always a fan of a piece of skull jewellery so I totally ♥ the new Alexander McQueen jewellery collection. I'd like one of each of the above please but if I had to choose a single item it'd be the skull bangle hands down.
The full collection is available on Net-A-Porter...
Is it to early to start my Christmas list!?
This week I went to the opticians (Vision Express) for an eye test because I've been getting headaches all the time... as far as I was concerned I had 20/20 vision. NOT ANYMORE.
I need specs.
At first I was totally freaked out. Everytime I tried a pair on I looked like I was chanelling Nicky Hambleton-Jones. They were totally not me. Glasses don't suit me.
Then I came across the Chanel cats eye frames above, and I actually HEART them. They suits my eyeliner flicks and are more kooky cool than secretary. More fab accessory than medical essential.
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
I hate the word 'funky' but it seems like the correct word for Guiseppe Zanotti's HOT new high top sneakers available exclusively to Harvey Nichols in the UK. They remind me of the Dior Homme ones... but for girls. I'm liking all the high fashion sneakers coming out at the moment, I love all the Louboutin studded babies to.
I love a flat shoe, and I love a high heel. It's just the middle ground I have a problem with.
Kitten = bleurgh.
High-tops and high-heels = heart.
Thursday, 19 August 2010
I used to be obsessed with the film Clueless starring Alicia Silverstone. I loved her little suits and mini outfits... so I was ecstatic when I saw the new Milly lookbook! French style mini dresses and suits, bright colours and just totally cool Clueless style... check it out.
Monday, 16 August 2010
It was after watching SATC2 that I decided I needed to up my stakes in the loungewear department! SJP pads around her NYC apartment in thin cashmere maxi dresses and linen PJ's looking like she just stepped out of a 'perfect life' ad. I wanna be like that!!
And now I've just been emailed about a new M&S luxury sleepwear jumpsuit which looks SO perfect, I'm going to order it online right now...
£50, Marks & Spencer Limited Collection
Sunday, 15 August 2010
Sorry I've not updated all week. Very slack of me. But I've been on HOLIDAY!!!!
It was lovely. And I'm now tanned. But having been beachside for a week I've not been in one single shop. So I landed Sat and had to go straight to Birmingham for work, however I now know that they have actually a pretty good town centre - Selfridges and Harvey Nichols.
I bought some new jeans from Topshop (and I never buy jeans - hate jean shopping) - the Jamie Ultimate Skinny (£40). They're amazing, flattering and I highly recommend.
Then in Whistles (in Selfridges) I bought this silver knitted sweater, £130, which IS MY NEW FAVOURITE THING IN MY ENTIRE WARDROBE. And will be one of my key A/W pieces.
So now I'm one very happy girl.
Thursday, 5 August 2010
If you ever have a little while to spend pottering/shopping and looking at pretty things I highly recommend you to pop into My Sugarland on St John St, Angel, N1.
It's a lovely little dreamworld of a shop mixing vintage pieces with items from new/cool designers - it's literally a treasure trove. You don't know where to look first... the jewellery selection is amazing and really fresh, new and bold, I LOVE the Anita Quansah necklaces. The clothes are fab, designers stocked include Minni's Closet (♥), Olivia Rubin and Hoss Intropia but I loved the vintage selection, obviously chosen by someone with a very good eye (probably owner and fashion stylist Zoe Lem) - I've fallen in love with the 70s green maxi...
Have a browse on the website to - www.mysugarland.co.uk.
Wednesday, 4 August 2010
I've just been in to see the first collection from new label Lee Klabin. And it's very, very cool.
Lee Klabin is a new luxury ready-to-wear brand, it only properly launched in Feb! Specialising in couture quality (but massively wearable) corseted pieces. The collection is mainly dresses (but there are some great little jackets and trousers to) - the beautifully made jersey ones above are my favourite - stocked in Harrods (and selling out FAST), the pics don't do them justice, they're beautiful, think the new Roland Mouret Galaxy... They all have exquisite boning, panels and seams which create a feminine but strong and totally modern silhouette.
The label is so new it hasn't even been picked up on by most but it has been worn by Dita Von Teese in Harpers and Sarah Jessica Parker is a big fan, she was introduced to the label through Patricia Field who requested a corset for her to wear in the first SATC film and now owns her own.
One more thing, I love the description of the Lee Klabin woman in the lookbook... READ...
'Being 'accidentally' sexy she doesn't realise the kind of effect she has one others'... Nice.
Tuesday, 3 August 2010
I'm loving the Alphabet bags at the moment - Fearne Cotton has one, Alexandra Burke has one and I bought one for my lovely friend Sammy for her birthday last week... SO handy for books/work/gym/beach/anything you need a cool bag for.
And they're cheap - £14 from Urban Outfitters or just £10 from www.alphabetbags.com! Bargain.