Friday, May 2, 2008

Ravishing Red Soles

Every girl longs for a pair of Louboutins with their trademark red sole and why should I be any different?
Everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Nicole Richie has strutted their stuff in the vertiginous delights from Mr Louboutin and NET-A-PORTER.COM have just had a massive delivery.
Check out and start drooling (or saving!)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

No Lindsay No!!!!!

Whilst I am generally a supporter of Li Lo, I almost spat out my cornflakes when i saw these pics this morning.
Lindsay has attempted to portray the legendary Marilyn Monroe in a shoot for NY Mag based on the idol's last ever photographs now known as 'The Last Sitting'.
Despite being shot by the original photographer, Bert Stern (who shot these photos of Marilyn in 1962 and in the same location), Lindsay fails to pull off the same elegant glamour for me. The nudity is seedy, and it is more grubby motel than vintage Playboy.
Don't even get me started on that ratty old wig!!

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Friday, February 15, 2008

My Friday Fix!!

The day is seriously dragging and all I want to do is go home and have a relaxing weekend. The only thing to cheer me up is a bit of cyber window shopping (2 weeks until pay day!) which is helping to alleviate that friday feeling. In honour of the many people who are feeling the same, I am going to share my friday pickings that are going to pull me through that final hour!!

First on the agenda is these AMAZING sandals by Jimmy Choo. Perfect for treading the red carpet at the Oscars, although maybe not so practical for strutting the streets of Hoxton (who said my friday fix had to be practical?!), the thought of wearing these eye catching beauties is helping the minutes tick away fast.

Despite the hefty £650 price tag, the unusal heel detailing is one of the trends of the season and you can almost guarantee that the high street aren't going to attempt anything quite like this.

I'll race you down to Jimmy Choo!

Bora Aksu A/W'08

The London shows are drawing to a close this evening, and despite Julien Macdonald still left to send some sparkle down the runway I believe that my favourite show this season was Bora Aksu.
Despite still being one of those designers that makes a big impression with press at the shows yet unfortunately not always with the buyers, Aksu is still going strong after 11 seasons at London Fashion Week.
I'm not usually a lover of designers such as Bora Aksu; i'm not quite sure why? I tend to like serious glamour or dramatic effect like the McQueen collections, however i always seem to have a soft spot for his collections.
The A/W collection was a sumptious mixture of textures and shapes combining wools, chiffon, silks and jerseys using his trademark of layering fabrics. The collection was a hark back to his early collections, which is something more than welcomed by fans such as myself.
The gorgeous autumnal colours, elegant detailing such as the ruffles and pussy bow necklines and lightweight fabrics gave the pieces a feminine touch, whilst the dramatic cut of some of the outer garments hardened the collection up and made it much more wearable by many.
Let's hope that the buyers take note of Bora Aksu this season and support a designer with some beautiful garments!

Alexa Chung - New style icon??

I met Alexa Chung a few years ago, back in my styling days when she was a 'new face' sent out on test shoots by her model agency. Whilst she was obviously a stuningly beautiful girl with a sense of style, she is definitely a prime example of someone who's taste and personal style has developed over time and with a career.
These days there are few publications both on and offline who haven't discussed one of Miss Chung's outfits when writing about celebrity style, and this is not something that has just taken off in the UK; just last week the US style site Whowhatwear daily (one of my faves) included Alexa in the celeb style line up they were running. This shows the extent of her style status based on the fact that the US is probably not famiar with any of her TV presenting/modelling work.

What is great about Alexa (and the reason i have her included her in today's post) is the fact that she really epitomises London street style. She has a beautiful 'english rose' face yet dresses in the quirky, effortless way that really epitomises the London scene and not in the 'stiff' british fashion of many before her.
Dressed in a gorgeous pink dress by british designer Luella for the Elle style awards on tuesday, Alexa showed her patriotism for home grown talent and demonstrated why she is definitely one to watch in 2008.

Alexa Chung I salute you!