Thursday, 31 December 2009

new year

New Year is always a time when people make false promises of a thinner/healthier/morally improved version of themselves... I reckon live how you want to, embrace it and why not?! Too much time is wasted wishing you were something else but there is no better version of yourself than YOU BEING YOU. Be happy and enjoy life.

Happy New Year!

Friday, 18 December 2009

fanny and the cave

However rude this sounds, I'm actually talking about a wonderful, special place (no really, not what you're thinking!) that is Fanny and the Cave. The place to go if you want see, be close to, touch, dress up and buy 90's fashion in an exclusive and underground showroom. As well as being a genius showroom owner and inspiration, Fanny has also styled a number of spectacular shoots, which you can see on the website here. Surely a must for any stylist worth their salt, what I would give to get inside that cave and delve into the wondrous things it beholds..!

Visit to revel in some dream-like clothing. Meanwhile feast your eyes on this lot.

Monday, 14 December 2009

hair scare?

Thank god textured hair is looking to be a hot trend soon - I can let my frizzy dry hair free and be seen as fully on it! Hooray!! OK so essentially, I think it is supposed to be expertly textured but I'm expanding and taking it next level... I think Prada did it best.

And are using it in the AW/SS campaign.

Big hair = big news!

Sunday, 6 December 2009

what a load of...

...RUBBISH. For those who haven't heard of this magazine (and where exactly have you been?) Rubbish takes style and fashion with the largest pinch of salt, while still managing to make great observations and to be relevant in a fun and upbeat style. Topshop has teamed up with them in the past to encourage fashion-recycling, which is a feat in itself as there was no 'you must buy more Topshop clothes' mantra in sight.

After all, there are huge problems going on in the world besides what is on-trend for SS10 or how we are going to get our hands on a perfectly sheer, nude coloured dress which still manages to keep us warm for all this cold weather we're having. Indulge yourself in an entertaining bit of RUBBISH once in a while - you never know, one man's trash is another man's treasure...

Thursday, 3 December 2009

my first fashion shoot

Throughly excited, I set off to help out on my very first fashion shoot to shoot some covers and a fashion story for the magazine I am interning for. What a lot of hard work goes into something as huge as this! One jet plane, about 40 pairs of shoes, 15 shirts, dresses, Ralph Lauren trouser suits, a Porsche, one Burberry mac, stunning pieces of jewellery (including a gorgeous Lara Bohinc necklace that I wanted so badly), sunglasses, some amazing Vivienne Westwood, a very skilled photographer and countless others made up this special - and looong - shoot. Below are just some of the behind-the-scenes photos I managed to snap between wardrobe and styling duties...

The VW coat that had everyone drooling!

Maximum credit due to our brave models who braved the sub-zero temperatures whilst still managing to look outstanding, as well as photographer-cum-handyman Andre who saved the day with a manly display of jumplead-fashioning when the Porsche battery died!