Sunday, 18 October 2009

so cute I want to put it all in my mouth

There's some really cute stuff about at the moment, fashion wise. Bows, flowers, bell shaped dresses, little jackets and big hair. I wonder how long it will be until Lady Ga Ga  murders atleast one of these...



Luella is always pretty cute anyway but I adore the SS10 collection, the prints are so cute and I love the cut out heart shapes on the dresses. 




The colours of the Chanel collection are gorgeous! I love how it looks so 'Chanel' with the little skirt suits but looks really young and playful at the same time. Even the way its been shot is cute, like a little folk party in the woods.




There is so much I love about these, both the clothes and the photographs. I love the tiny little cropped jackets and I really adore the way they've been shot, unicorn merry-go-round and balloons, aaawww!

You know what else is really cute? This tiny little squirrel wearing a tiny little acorn hat, AWWWWWW! *nom nom*

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

I heart hosiery

There are so many reasons I love Winter, big coats, hats and scarfs, bowls of soup and big mugs of coffee that make my glasses steam up. One of the main things that gets me excited about the nights getting darker earlier is...hosiery!

I love tights, I love socks and call me old fashioned but I even love stockings! It's so easy to transform an average outfit into something amazing with a pretty pair of tights or make an amazing outfit complete. This AW09/10 has some beautiful tights, here are some of my favourites.




I think my favourites are the Mcqueen ones, they remind me of something a woman in a classic western film would wear.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Tim Walker

Now then, once in a while you will come across someone whose work you adore so much that you pretty much fall in love with it, it inspires you, makes you sick with jealously and makes you want to jump up and down and flash your knickers at strangers. For the physicist there is Einstein's theory of relativity, for the musician there's the work of Beethoven and for the budding plastic surgeon there's the work of Sir Harold Giles.For me, there is Tim Walker. 
Not only is the man an absolute genius with a camera, his imagination is remarkable! The composition of his photographs are exquisite and he works so well with colour. His combination of giant props, balloons, perfect locations and gaaawgeous models make really exciting pictures. I'm going to have to stop now or I'll have to jump out of the window to calm down.
Anyway, so what I was intending to get at in this post is basically, Tim Walker has done the photography behind the new Juicy Couture campaign and, well, just look at it...




It's so good. I'll probably end up doing another post on Tim Walker so I can obsess over him some more, but for now, I have to go and vomit with jealousy.

Book Bag

Here is a clutch bag I made out of an old reference book In my first year of college. I found the book on my local second hand market. I have a habit of buying loads of old book (the smell, the feel the colour, mmm) but I wanted to do something really nice with this one, so I hollowed it out, added compartments and used an old belt to fasten it up.

It took ages to hollow out because I used a hammer and chisel and it hurt, it really hurt, I had blisters the size of plums afterwards. It's all held together with nails, wire, glue, blood, sweat and pure willpower.
The hinges are made from old playing cards (another excellent market find) and the panels inside were created by myself, then scanned and printed onto calico.

I also used Chinese newspaper, matchboxes, drawing pins and ribbon.
I'm really proud of this so posting it on the internet is a bit scary, it's the first time i've ever posted my own work anywhere, eep!

Tuesday, 6 October 2009


Kate and Laura Muleavy of Rodarte are nothing short of being geniuses. Their innovative knitwear collections are so so amazing! Inspired by horror films the sisters use a range of materials, but mainly dyed wools, to create their pieces.
Their new collection, which is 'the story of a girl who transforms into a vulture' uses materials such as burnt cheesecloth, plaid, lace, sandpapered silk and cobwebbed style wool to create pieces that look like armour.
Their S/S10 show had a definite warrior princess style vibe with tribal arm markings, dry ice and metal music, really eerie actually! I think its possibly my favourite S/S10 show that I've seen so far (although Marc Jacobs new collection is pretty special).
My favourite pieces ever are the knitted tights (I'm going to make some when I have some time on my hands because I need these in my life) and the loose knit mohair sweaters which always remind me of the sweater worn by Kurt Cobain for MTV unplugged.