Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
She also DJed, cus you know, that's what all the cool people do these days.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
However, the getting ready process, which involved us all lounging on my bed listening to Peter, Bjorn and John with the summery air coming through my window was much more enjoyable.
In terms of my outfit, I wanted to go down the Virgin Suicides inspired route of something floral and floaty but nonetheless easy, and ended up saving £ by borrowing it from my Granny and pulling it in at the waist with some black ribbon. Going for an intentional floral clash I wore my new lace up Vagabond wedges, and wore my hair down and unbrushed (i like to think ala Marion Cotillard at the Baftas.)
Curious to know if anyone else has had their May Balls/Proms yet, and what you wore?
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
shot on super8, so hey it's pretty but nothing groundbreaking.
you can read up on the idea behind the title here.
or you can just listen to the music and watch thomas mars's mannerisms, in order to imagine what sofia coppola sees on a daily basis. because admit it, that's what a lot of us do!
channel rollergirl and amber waves from paul thomas anderson's 1997 film.
pics: superiorpics.com, imdb
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I've never been particularly mad on the Victoria's Secret girls, but throw in a second hand bicycle, a ukulele, some home grown vegetables and I become very open minded on the subject.
Pania Rose is a modern day fairy princess, and though as a model by day she is preened, prodded and dressed up, she enjoys getaways to her cottage in Long Island where she grows flowers, plays with her dogs, makes log fires and can slum about in her dungarees for as long as she fancies.
As somebody who lives in this city, she induces some serious lifestyle envy. Makes me miss the days when I lived in a caravan on a farm with my Dad and would hide in the raspberry bushes eating fruit until my fingers were bright pink and my stomach hurt!
+beirut is her favourite band
+she likes to spend her weekend reading the New York Times, pottering around her cottage and taking a drive in her old Falcon car
+she's worked with Peter Beard who "was completely nuts and utterly charming."
+she's insanely pretty but refreshingly interesting
+these two videos..
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
it take a lot of attempts to ensure that you don't look like an office worker.
and even then there are different levels of "office worker acceptable":
1. looking like a male office worker from the 1960s is fine (add a swipe of lippie for androgyny)
2. looking like a sexy contestant from The Apprentice is not. steer clear of this look by avoiding pencil skirts.
shirt from h&m, trousers from topshop (both old stock)
These days the list of stars cropping up here has slowly shrunk to Chloe Sevigny, Kirsten Dunst and the Olsens. with Jen Brill added later. Akthough as a downtime socialite she's a bit of an anomaly to this rule.
I do miss a bit of mindless celebrity street style salvating! Here's to more of it over the next few weeks.
michelle williams wearing that rvca x erin wasson dress causes me to love it even more.
and as for sienna miller, for services to menswear, i salute you!
pics, justjared, the fashion spot
No Cockles, Just Muscles.
Dazed and Confused May 2009
Photography Magnus Unnar
Styling Karen Langley
Model Carmen Knights at Ugly
As with everything in fashion, pink has come full cycle. Not since the days of saturday morning cartoons and colouring in books has the urge to dress head to toe in bubblegum been so strong. Is head-to-toe pink is the new head-to-toe black.
You can see the rest of the editorial here..here
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
pics; garance dore, hanna terese nilsson
attention to colour is always something that I really notice in other people, I think mostly ironically because it's something that often slips my mind when planning my own outfits. a flash of a shocking pink slip just peeking from under a long black coat or the subtley winning combination of navy and black are the catalysts for fully blown style crushes.
jade, who was captured by garance dore is one of those mesmerising examples and i want to stand up and start enthusiastically clapping, (ala that concluding scene in every naff american romcom) for the genius of this pink pairing. the nude belt is all that ensures she teeters and avoids that fine line of matchy matchy prep.
before i run, inspired, to my own wardrobe; applause, applause!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
i know, i know, londoners can hardly open the pages of the paper without being greeted by images of her running around town. but why jaime winstone doesn't get more recognition for her dress sense baffles me. she also inspires me to run to the hairdressers grasping a photo of her ever changing locks.
Name your Cannes essentials. It's quite easy because you only have to pack gowns. I wish I had brought a trench coat because of the rain, but I didn't think that far ahead. The most important thing is flats because you have to be ready for boats. I brought one pair of Vuitton patent-leather flats in white with all these gorgeous beads on them and a pair of Prada sandals.
Where do you stay here? I am staying at the Majestic. I would rather stay at the Hotel du Cap in Antibes. It's much more quiet there.
Describe your personal style. Very irrational and distinctive. I start from a piece that I want to wear and then I build on that. I am never matchy -- ugh. It's hard to dissect my style but it is definitely bohemian.
Where do you perch to watch the scenery? Nowhere. I keep it tight, in the sense of timing, and go to events. I don't hang out here that much. I love the South of France, but it is too intense and crazy for me.
Do you have a life motto? Judge for yourself. The only person whose judgement counts is your own. I try to live by that.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Chloe Sevigny on the mans cardigan she can't live without "preferably long enough to cover my ass, and with pockets I can shove my hands into when I get nervous in social situations, which is a constant."
"A year of two I was obsessed with Jane Birkin. Then I realised I could wear whatever I wanted and be happier." Alexa Chung on her evolving style.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
how fantastic are these photos..? apparently supermodels chit chat in the loos too, and here is proof from the met costume gala. spot racquel zimmerman and angela lindvall as well as january jones and tamara mellon all sharing a crafty fag and reapplying make up together.
here's hoping that smoke detector didn't go off..