Wednesday, 28 November 2012

In the Nick of Time

You know how much I love Nicholas Kirkwood shoes, don't you? Well, my day has finally come. Because they hit The Outnet yesterday and I managed to snag the little beauties above at 55% off. Yay!

Plus Nicholas won the accessory designer award at the British Fashion Awards yesterday so I toast his win with a pair of his shoes.


(Images via The Outnet)

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Frida Kahlo

I lived in Mexico for a few months when I was studying and have had an enormous crush on the style chops (and art, and life) of Frida Kahlo since then.

Her style was unlike anything I have ever seen. So I am super excited to hear about an exhibition of her clothes, accessories and medical items, such as corsets and a prosthetic leg that she had to wear as a result of polio and a bus crash.

The exibition also includes dresses made by Rei Kawakubo and Ricardo Tisci among others, which were inspired by her.

To me, it pretty much sounds like the most perfect exhibition.

The only downside?

It is showing at the Frida Kahlo museum.

In Mexico City.


But even getting this little glimpse of her personal items is pretty incredible for me, so I will try to keep my angst inside.

(Exhibition images via Daily Mail)

Can a Leopard Change its Spots?

Oh Tulisa, you truly are one of the worst dressed celebs I have ever laid eyes on. And I think you take pride in that. You like to be as revealing as possible and have a certain knack of making even expensive clothes look cheap.

(Images via Daily Mail)

So I was rather taken aback on seeing this dress. Below the knee? With sleeves? No cleavage? I feel as though the rug has been pulled out from under me. I just don't know what on earth is going on.

But I shan't worry about it too much because I am sure she will be back to dressing like a brothel keeper in one of her favoured lace concoctions in the blink of an eye. And normality will be restored.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Charmed Life

(Image via the Guardian)

When I first moved to Bath I was beyond excited to learn that Manolo Blahnik also lives here.

There is a lovely article by Jess Cartner-Morley in the Guardian where he talks about a lady in Bath:

Who does he think looks charming, I ask – meaning, in my shallow way, which celebrities. "Do you know who I think looks wonderful? In Bath, there is a woman who always passes by my house. She wears twinsets, and usually a tweed pleated skirt. Not terribly expensive but good quality, and she always looks just perfect. To me, that's fabulous."

Gosh, isn't that marvellous?

I wish he would notice me!

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Nip it in the Bud

 Aminaka Wilmont

Ladies, now that the weather is bleak and grey and wet, wetter, wettest, don't you just want a bit of colour to brighten up your life?

I know I do, and I think winter florals might be just the ticket.









 J Crew

 Jason Wu

 Jonathan Saunders
Jonathan Saunders
 Jonathan Saunders



 Marc by Marc Jacobs
 Marc by Marc Jacobs


 Moschino Cheap and Chic

 Nina Ricci

 Oscar de la Renta


 Roberto Cavalli

 Temperley London



(Images via Net a Porter)