Tuesday, 30 November 2010
This Friday, the 3rd of December, i'll be off up to Birmingham for the Clothes Show Live. It'll be the first time i've been and I promise i'll be taking lots of photographs of anything beautiful that catches my eye while i'm there.
This year the show is presented by Gok Wan, so there should be lots of sparkles about!
Saturday, 20 November 2010
Now I can't resist anything remotely '60's or '70's so this collection is right up my street. It's authentic looking with a modern twist, nothing cheesy, no day-glo huge flairs or paisley prints. It's understated and beautiful.
It immediately made me think of the film The Virgin Suicides, watch this video made of film stills for the song Playground Love by Air to see if you agree:
Here's my favourite pieces from the Abigail's Party collection, and here's the rest.
The '70's are huge at the minute and Topshop have done amazingly well at getting the clothes as close to genuine as possible. Enjoy!
Saturday, 13 November 2010
After yesterday's inspirational women post I got to thinking that I didn't want to sound like one of those feminists who hate men, hey let's face it there are some pretty amazing men in the world too.
So here is a man who I think is very underrated, a boy actor who starred in the first series of Sugar Rush, (Who remembers that?!) to a man who you may have seen in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, ITV's Red Riding, or gracing the pages of Vogue with Lily Cole and Lady Gaga. (Not that I would usually promote ANYTHING that features Lady Gaga!)
Andrew Garfield. You may not know the name but you'll have seen the face, (Anyone seen The Social Network film yet? Recognise him now?!) and if not then you soon will as he's just been picked to play Peter Parker aka Spiderman in the new film: Reboot which is due out in 2012.
This half British half American actor come model is very quickly becoming Hollywood's next big thing. I might even start going to the cinema.
Friday, 12 November 2010
Don't you love finding someone that just makes you say "wow!" As we know, women are amazing so i'm going to be bringing girl power into the 21st century and once a month featuring woman whose talents deserve to be talked about!
Collette Costello is Manchester based designer who not only designs and creates clothes and accessories, runs her own website and online shop but also manages to find time to share her talents by teaching how-to-make courses and giving talks on her career.
What a woman!
Her website and online shop are a delight to browse and I know exactly where my web searching fingertips will be heading come pay day!
The cute designs which range from women's clothing to children's clothing, jewellery, bags and home ware are now on my 'want' list, and if I could make it up to Salford, Manchester then i'd definitely be going along to one of her courses to learn how to make a beautiful dress or skirt myself, but as I can't i'll have to have one made by Collette herself!
Sunday, 7 November 2010
I did vow never to buy vintage shoes again but i'm terrible for breaking promises to myself when it comes to shopping. The latest pair are from make lemonade, a beautiful online vintage store with very reasonably priced vintage clothing.
This cosy looking grey fluff jumper, and:
These beautiful 70's platforms.
You might want to check the website out quick as come the first week of December, Make Lemonade will be launching on the ASOS marketplace and you never know how quickly stock will be flying off the Make Lemonade stand!
Friday, 5 November 2010
Movember started in 2003 in Melbourne Australia, the idea was to bring back the mustache and to raise awareness of mens health. They were inspired by women who raise awareness of breast cancer and wanted to do the same thing for men.
So here's the plan, on the first of November, hereafter known as Movember, men began to grow their mustaches and will continue to do so until the end of the month, it's day five now, i'm sure no-one will mind if you start late!
There are Mo parties throughout the world, you can organise one yourself! Just browse the official Movember website for details here All procedes from the parties and also sponsorship for actually growing your Mo go towards prostate cancer charities. You can also donate directly onto the website.
So men, grow your Mo's and ladies so you're not left out, why not try a mustache themed item this month. For example, drink your tea from this mustache mug!
Or wear this delightful Tatty Devine mustache ring, just one item in a collection of mustache based accessories for men and women.
Here's some inspiration for you all to grow that Mo!!!
Rufus Hound - The best Mo in comedy
And there is no way I could have left out the sexiest Mo in film and television - Tom Selleck
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
H&M may be one of the most successful high street stores in the world but these cut price designer creations are far from high street prices. The lowest priced dress being £99.99 and a man’s tuxedo jacket is £79.99.
Lanvin are the latest in a line of designers to team up with and produce collections for H&M, others include Jimmy Choo and Karl Largerfeld.
This is one image from the campaign, and who better to explain the story behind it than Alber Elbaz, the man who’s head all of these designs came from.