Monthly Archives: January 2009

Impasse 13

So divine!
The menswear is beautiful too, worth checking out

(Sorry I haven’t been updating, have a crazy uni schedule going on, i’ll be back in full swing after thursday though! xox)

Good God, I want those shoes!

Gareth Pugh Summer 2009
This might be my new favourite look. Those shoes are to DIE FOR!

If looks could kill

I know it’s been a while since the 2nd Fashion in Film festival came to Bristol but I felt it was time to share what I saw there.

My favorites were the short films, Marnie’s Handbag which was comprised from clips of over 50 films (I must watch every one of these!); Then there was The Library Kills by Platform 13 which was made of images found in the platform 13 library, telling a story of murder.

The feature length films were:
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
A hilarious 70′s film with a PVC villain

The 10th Victim
In the near future, big wars are avoided by giving individuals with violent tendencies a chance to kill in “The Big Hunt”

The Rat
My favourite feature length, as it came with a live accompaniment that was composed just for us. For those of you who don’t know it, it is a 1920′s silent film about the Parisienne Underworld.

What I’m wearing today

My new Marni sandals!
They look so good in the middle of winter with really thick woolly tights.
Also I am getting seriously excited about Antwerp, maybe even more so than paris! I found this article in the guardian travel section; ‘City of Couture’. It’s illegal in Belgium to have promotional discounts outside of January and July so when they do have sales they have to get rid of all the old stock as quickly as possible, meaning 70% off! Oh my goodness, I am there!

I must confess….

I broke my ‘NO SHOPPING’ rule on a major scale today. I couldn’t help myself, especially when I thought that this item would actually be perfect to take to Paris.
The garment in question is this beautiful handmade shag coat from Deep in Vogue on Etsy.
I also bought the faux fur shawl to match, as the items look so good together. I can’t wait to wrap up, I’m so excited!
At least i’m leaving myself enough time to make up my money again… Erk!

Sandra Backlund Revisited

There are so many pictures I wanted to put in the last post that I thought it would be better if I dedicated a whole post to Sandra Backlund herself. Especially as the pictures from before were way back in 2007. So, prepare for this picture heavy eye candy post.

Elle Sweden

Vogue Japan

V Magazine

“The human body is always the starting point in my work, I am really fascinated by all the ways you can highlight, distort and transform the natural silhouette of the body with clothes and accessories. I build my garments by hand from a couple of basic bricks which I multiply and attach to each other in different ways to discover the shape that I want. In that sense I approach fashion more like a sculptor than a tailor.
The Handicraft process and the handmade feeling is also very significant. I am interested in almost every traditional handicraft method. I do experiment a lot with different materials and techniques, but it is through my heavy wool collage knitting that I have found the ultimate way to express myself. It is a freedom to be able to make your own fabric while working. For me it is the absolute challenge. All the levels of skills you have to pass before you can even think about starting to improvise. It is the real thing and everything that the modern fashion industry is not.

I love that last sentence, it’s so true, and such a shame too. Although without it you would never be able to find these little gems that make you feel so good, diamonds in the rust and all that. All these pictures inspire something inside me, I hope you all feel the same.
Even more pictures can be found on

Whats keeping me warm this winter

Walking past this ridiculously large ad in the window of United Colours of Benetton today made me feel so warm and snug, even in the icey cold blast that was coming at me down the high street. Besides the fact that I love this picture, (it’s so cute and colourful!), it got me thinking, I have always disliked knitwear. I always found it grannyish and not chic enough, but it sure takes a cold winter to change your mind! I absolutely love it now, can’t get enough of it, want to layer up ten jumpers and cardigans at once!

Swedish designer Sandra Backlund’s collection from 2007

Rai Thomas, Winner of the Pringle of Scotland Visionary Knitwear Award
(and I said knitwear couldn’t be chic!)

and more obvious designers to look at, D&G and Giles Deacon

Aren’t they all the cutest? I just want to wrap up now! It feels so good embracing winter.

Victorian Lace

Totally in love with Victorian lace blouses at the moment. So chic.
Here are some I’ve found on eBay this afternoon, mmmmmm..
How adorable is this dress! Oh my!

I’m having to be so strict with myself now as it occurred to me yesterday that I am going to Holland, Antwerpe and Paris in less than a month, and Paris is going to be a hefty shopping trip.
Need to work out a get-rich-quick scheme!

Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld was on Radio 4′s Today Show this morning interviewed at his studio in Paris.
They talked about unaffordable handbags, tackling obesity before the size zero, cosmetic surgery and the predictable fur topic. Karl seemed very defensive but then with all these serious subjects I think it’s easy to be misunderstood or misinterpreted by press and media.
I could genuinely listen to Karl talk all day shame the interview was so short.

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