Thursday, 31 March 2011

Up and At Em

I think Emily Browning is terribly pretty. She is in that film Sucker Punch that everyone is calling your average teenage gamers wet dream. Nice. But regardless she is an attractive girl.

(Via Handbag)

So why did she look weirdly like Dannii Minogue at the premiere? Don't you think? Not like her at all.

I'm impressed that she managed to bag an Erdem dress to wear though.

Because I think this dress is heaven. Although I'm not entirely sure she is doing it justice.

(Via Net a Porter)

Maybe the make up is too heavy.

Or maybe I'm just confused as to why I'm looking at a picture of a Minogue who isn't a Minogue. Most disconcerting.

Good on Ya(smin)

(Via Vanessa Jackman)

I love Yasmin Sewell. Well, as much as you can love someone you've never met. Coz I'm sure if we did meet we'd get on like a house on fire. Naturally.

I love her even more in her delectable Nicholas Kirkwood shoes. Aren't they a delight?

Crystal Clear

(Via Fendi)

Ok, so a perspex clear clutch might look fabulous... EMPTY...!

(Via Asos)

But with anything in it? Hmmm, not so much. Unless that is a lipstick and mobile phone. But practically speaking we are talking house keys, Oyster card. Less than glamourous. I'm not sure I'm that keen on everyone knowing what I have in my baggage. Wouldn't you agree?

And let's not even get started on the havoc that finger prints would play on it.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Au Contraire

Of course, now that we are deep in the spring/summer season (fashion wise if not so much the weather just yet) what I really want to buy is a pair of nasty, mean girl black platforms/shoe boots.

In particular I want one of these two pairs of Camilla Skovgaards.

(Via My Wardrobe)

Aren't they heaven? Honestly how could you manage to do anything other than get up to no good in a pair of shoes like these?

(Via Net a Porter)

And you know what? I'm really, really up for a bit of misbehaving. And wouldn't they look mean and nasty with the Isabel Marant? Hmmm, I've got a party to go to on Saturday. And it's pay day tomorrow... And I've been a really good girl!

Peeping Tom

(Via Net a Porter)

Aaaaaaaarrrrrgggghhhhhhh! I love this Tom Binns necklace. I can barely contain myself.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Black Market

While I have long had an appreciation for Mr Paul Smith I never really envisaged myself in his clothes. His womenswear sometimes has a bit of a masculine edge that I can't really carry off, as much as I love it.

But this weekend I discovered his Black Label, and I must say, I'm smitten.

(Via Paul Smith)

Beautiful feminine shapes in summery bright colours and not obscenely expensive. I'm really quite excited.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Jockey for Attention

Holy mackerel! Isn't this dress absolutely revolting? Hmmm, what does it remind me of?

Neon racing silks. Don't you agree? And quite who would want to pay £1700 to look like a bilious jockey is beyond me.

Spitting Feathers

Man I hate a shoe with unnecessary embellishments on the back. I saw a woman who was reasonably well dressed today (pencil skirt, pussy bow blouse, etc.) but then finished off with a pair of feather or bow embellished leopard print shoes.

And you know what I thought? Like she was maybe a lady of ill repute who was trying to clean up her act. Know what I mean? She was like Julia Roberts before the nice lady in the department store helped her pick out a dress, a cocktail one. Remeber? It wasn't helped by the fact that she was sitting on a bench with her legs lifted in front of her twising her ankles as she appreciated her hideous shoes from all angles. I'm mean, I know, but just no.

Friday, 25 March 2011

We're All Going on a Summer Holiday

I have got it in my head that what I need right now is two weeks trekking in Bhutan. Sounds about right, don't you think?

So I've been researching that rather than doing any fashion research. What a loser. I'll be back soon, I promise.

But honestly, you wouldn't know what is going through my head right now in terms of clothes coz it's all hiking boots and technical fabrics. You'd be appalled.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

So Long, Farewell

Keep it Under Your Hat

(Via Signature Illustration)

To the dude I saw on my way in to work who was in shirt sleeves but wearing a turquise Team Zissou style bobble hat. If it is warm enough for one, it's too warm for the other. You know, just FYI.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Pretty as You Please

(Via Net a Porter)

Swoon! Isn't this the most gloriously pretty and romantic dress that you have ever seen in your life?!

Oh, Erdem, well played. So very well played.

Now I just need a lottery win to afford your £4,620 worth of gorgeousness. That'll happen, right?

Tie the Knot

(Via Continista)

As I have mentioned previously my delicious friend Kate is getting hitched. And she has set me the most glorious challenge to find the perfect shoes for her dress.

It is by Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti. Isn't it the most? And so many colours to work with.

Eeek! I love a fashion challenge. I will be back with suggestions toute suite.

I've Got You, Under My Clothes

(Via Jigsaw)

I am strangely drawn to this. I saw it styled in their window with a pencil skirt and a dreamily soft looking cardigan and I quite liked it. It feels a little Mad Men-esque. But I think it is too underweary. I mean, can you actually imagine wearing it at work? I think people would assume you had been a dirty stop out and had forgotten to pack a clean top. It just makes you think of sex, doesn't it? Not that it is necessarily overly sexy, but it looks like underwear, like those intimate items that only a chosen few get to see. And when you are reasonably bosomy anyway I don't think men need that much encouragement to think about undergarments. And I would like to be in some control over who gets to see me in my smalls. So I think that is probably a no, then, don't you?

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Good Point Well Made(moiselle)

(Via Selfridges)

I know that Keira Knightley isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I think she is awfully pretty. And she looks lovely in the new Coco Mademoiselle ads.

Boy, oh Boy

Dude! Did you know that the guy in the Born This Way Video

and the Mugler ads actually looks that way? You know, like all the time? He is tattooed up the wazoo. (Well, I don't know about the actual wazoo, it seems impolite to ask.) But you know what I mean. He goes by the name Zombie Boy.

I can't quite work out whether it's kinda hot (he is definitely hot in the video) or kinda weird. You know, like how you'd feel walking down the street with him. And what it might say about his mental wellbeing.

Trust Gaga to get everyone talking again, though, huh?

How Felicitous

Aren't these dresses glorious? So fantastical and fairy princess-like but also modern.

They are by Felicity Brown and can be found on Young British Designers.

I think I need to start saving my pennies now. But boy would I need a lot of pennies.

(Via Young British Designers)