Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Meadham Kirchhoff ss '12

By far my favourite show of London fashion week has been Meadham Kirchhoff- not only were the clothes amazing, the show itself was so fun and theatrical. It began with a whole group of Courtney Love style girls powdering their faces and putting on lipstick, and then they all started dancing and the show really began. Later on there were even little ballerinas!

The runway was decked out with loads of streamers and balloons in pastel colours, looking like an old style school prom. If you want to watch the full show in action (which...err...you should!), you can see it here- just scroll down on the left. image from fashionweekdaily
The clothes were such fun too- hearts, rainbows, tutus etc. I adore the pink bodysuit on the bottom right- it has a cape at the back.images from style.com

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Felder Felder ss '12

Space age, 90's and snakeskin- give me that shiny dress please!

Just look at the two designers on the right- so beautiful

images from style.com

Friday, 16 September 2011

Marc Jacobs ss '12

Just awesome- cute jackets, gingham shirts.... and plastic wrap!

images from style.com

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Rodarte ss '12

Artistic, dreamy, feminine. Another triumph for the Mulleavy sisters.

images from style.com

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Preen ss '12

Clean, digital, floral. Absolutely stunning.

images from style.com

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Rookie- A Teen Essential

That is no exaggeration by the way, this site is incredible and if you don't have it in your life you are missing out! It was only started on 1st September but already has tons of readers- probably helped largely because Tavi (of Style Rookie) is the editor and told all of her followers about it. I don't think I could ever explain or describe it as well as Tavi herself did, so I will just leave you with her 'editor's letter' from the site:


When I started thinking about the possibility of Rookie a year or so ago, it seemed like a good venue for pure aesthetic enjoyment and smart, fun writing. As my freshman year of high school progressed, I found myself needing something that could be more than that. I suppose that was a result of some experiences specific to me, and some more typical among females my age. But I don’t want to even think about what makes someone “just your average teenage girl,” or whether I fit that mold, or if that’s who will read Rookie. It seems that entire industries are based on answering these very questions. Who is the typical teenage girl? What does she want? (And, a lot of the time, How can we get her allowance?)
I don’t have the answers. Rookie is not your guide to Being a Teen. It is not a pamphlet on How to Be a Young Woman. (If it were, it would be published by American Girl and your aunt would’ve given it to you in the fifth grade.) It is, quite simply, a bunch of writing and art we like and believe in. While there’s always danger in generalizing a whole group of people, I do think some experiences are somewhat universal to being a teenager, specifically a female one. Rookie is a place to make the best of the beautiful pain and cringe-worthy awkwardness of being an adolescent girl. When it becomes harder to appreciate these things, we also have good plain fun and visual pleasure. When you’re sick of having to be happy all the time, we have lots of eye-rolling rants, too.
Infinite big fat thank-you’s to late-night superhero Anaheed Alani, life- and butt-saver Emily Condon, Cool Dad Ira Glass, fairy godmother Jane Pratt, my dad, our amazing site-building team, and all of our wonderful writers, photographers, illustrators, collagers, and thinkers. All of these rascals agreed to take part in this project before there was the slightest possibility of paying them in grownup cash and not candy and mix CDs. THIS IS AMAZING. Do you know how much human beings like money?? We’ve got a special bunch here! They have dug deep into their hearts and souls and Netflix Instant queues to provide the wonderful content for this site, so please, please respect what they have to say. If something rubs you the wrong way, tell us, but be levelheaded and thoughtful. Internet fighting is not only redundant, it makes other people too shy to share what they want.
On that note, do feel free to mosey on over to our
You page, where you’ll find out where to submit your writing, brag about how great your friend is, ask questions about frizzy hair, and much more I won’t list here in case it overwhelms your brain.
We post three times a day: roughly when school ends, when dinner starts and when it’s really late and you should be writing a paper but are Facebook stalking instead. (Oh. It’s just me who does that? Cool.) (Also, LIAR.) Every month of this site will be a differently themed issue, and our theme for September is “
Beginnings.” Firsts and starts and back-to-school, etc. And, of course, the beginning of Rookie.
From here, you write your own handbook.
Love,Tavi


p.s. even if you aren't a teenager, or even in education, it's still a fun site to read with such a variety of articles which will leave you feeling inspired and kind of fuzzy inside!

Peridot

Only last night I saw this photo on FashionSquad and fell in love. I mean seriously in love, even though I was disappointed with the Black Pearl nail polish I bought from Chanel. Less than 24 hours later and it's all miiine! And yes, it's gorgeous! Definitely my new favourite polish, any time I have when I don't have school or work (nail polish is banned for both- they don't know what they're missing) this will be on my nails.

Believe it or not this photo is actually photoshopped!! (I know, it looks incredibly realistic but I swear that's just because of my super developed skills). In real life it's almost as shiny as nail foils- so sparkly!

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Hy-de Hi!







dress- ARK, tights- H&M, brogues- H&M, necklace- belonged to my great great aunt

All summer I've been meaning to go to London in order to take photos of the window displays down Bond Street for my art project, and last wednesday I finally went with my brother. For lunch we bought baguettes and sat in Hyde Park, and I *forced* him to help me take outfit photos! This dress is from a shop in Cambridge which I had never seen before, but it was amazing- similar to Topshop only slightly cheaper and a bit more interesting. The top is sheer but there is an underskirt to keep you relatively decent, which is important when you are walking down Bond Street surrounded by posh people and scary security guards who seem to have sensors for detecting 'commoners'!

I want to create a new header soon but I don't know what feel i'm going for on my blog yet, so who knows when that will happen. I do feel more inspired recently than I have done in a long time though, I have been reading through my reference books and some old Vogue Paris'. I also bought Issue 6 of LOVE magazine off Ebay for almost £15; I had Issue 4 already and though I didn't thoroughly read it when I bought it, both are actually very good.