Yearly Archives: 2010

VOLUMINOUS

i-D Magazine
Winter 2010
Photographer: Paola Kudacki
Stylist: Havana Laffitte
Models: Ann Kenny, Linn Arvidsson, Fei Fei and Ashley Smith.

CROSSIN’ AND STRAPPIN’

This latest collection from Dimepiece is a perfect example of all the bits and pieces you want in your wardrobe. Major lusting for me is the cross collar and strapped bustier.
You can buy straight from their website and the pieces are pretty reasonably priced too!

HAIR LONG

WARD Magazine
ISSUE 1
Photographer: Christina Smith
Stylist: Isabelle Sayer
Model: Katiusha

SHABBY BUT CHIC

Generally when people think of Religion they tend to think of All Saints; drapey, maybe even gothy and always selling a regurgitated version the same old thing. However when I went to the IPR press day I discovered Religion was luxurious, innovative and highly covetable. The ripped and fraying pieces caught my eye the most, especially the coral dress ripped all the way to the bottom. They have touched upon the beauty of destroyed and demolished clothing that is very visually appealing.
I’ll be running into that store on Shoreditch High St as soon as S/S stocks!
The Damir Doma – ‘Silent’ line also took my fancy with prices as low as £29 for a distressed tank top! I adore Damir Doma but they’re mainline prices are way too pricey for me.
The Silent collection is currently stocked online at oki-ni and Oak, but I can’t wait for the S/S collection to hit the stores, especially those shoes!
Edun was another designer venturing on the DIY laddering and knotting front at the Exposure press day. My favourite piece of all had to be the navy blue jumper laddered all over and accented with gold rings. Made in Africa with the mission to encourage trade to the country, Edun is eco-luxurious whilst still having that important ‘cool’ factor. Smart tailoring, perforated leather and easy to wear white drawstring shirts all caught my eye.
Rounding up with my current major style crush, Tiffany Hsu wearing her Prada jumper.
As often happens on the blogosphere images get copied and pasted and the original photographer is lost. If anyone’s knows who snapped these I’d be grateful to know.
Do It Yourself or buy in stores next S/S, it’s up to you but I am completely obsessed with this trend. I think i’ll be trying it myself and when that fails it will just about be time to buy it in stores!

DECK THE HALLS WITH BELLS AND HOLLY

falalalala la la la la.
Picking holly and ivy with my brother at home in Devon.
Photos by me and my Dad.

THOMAS TAIT – SHAPING THE WAY

I am completely aware that sometimes a blog can turn into a bit of a fan page, especially when the blogger works closely with the subject, so I do try to keep it to a minimum.
‘Shaping the Way’ on Thomas Tait is a must read by T magazine, not to mention this gorgeous image of Thomas with Chloe Memisevic, photographed by Ben Toms.

“Suddenly everyone is talking about Thomas Tait, 23, the London-based Central Saint Martins graduate who in October, with barely two collections to his name, won the first-ever Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize.”

Read the rest of the article here.

ALICE BY TEMPERLEY’S 1ST BIRTHDAY PARTY

 Alice Temperley celebrated their 1st anniversary at Paradise in Kensal Green, on the 25th Nov. The dress code was ‘English Eccentrics’ and it was fantastic to see everyone dressed up. Among my favourite outfits was Alice Temperley (top) dressed head to toe in Leopard Print, as well as various Vintage Military Uniforms kept the crowd looking smart.
My outfit inspiration was John Galliano’s Menswear A/W10 via the stunning backstage imagery by Tommy Ton.
Daisy Lowe and Ellie Goulding were DJing whilst cocktails were flowing, the dancefloor was more like a moshpit – so much fun! Our night ended up in the Kareoke room of Paradise screaming along to Dirty Diana.
Sources: Imagery by Alexxsia and Marian Kihogo

FORMS

FORMS is a young label, established in Feb 2010.
Designer Anastasiya Komarova is an architect and developed FORMS as a way of researching composition, form and plastic.
Each is piece is unique and exclusive in shape and colour, taking 2-3 days to make by hand.
I’m completely obsessed with the white cross bag; they look like bags that need to be touched. Quite Margiela-esque too!
You can buy online from Moscow’s LeForm or email Anastasiya directly through the FORMS blog.

BLIZZARD

Vintage Knit Dress, Ann Demeulemeester Ponyhair Boots
Can you believe this is a busy London street!? 4 inches fell in a couple of hours (However long I was in the Louise Goldin sample sale for) today. I was soaked by the time I got home!

BLURRING THE LINES WITH NON

The new ‘Alchemia Mysteria’ collection from NON plays with elements of womenswear, such as nipped in waists, pearls and mary janes, to create a dramatic and some what unusual menswear S/S 11 collection. The way NON plays around with volume has always excited me; they are not threatened with going outside the realms of the typical male and female silhouette; they have fun blurring the lines, creating voluminous shapes with unexpected textures like lace and pleats. I particularly like the detailing in the 3rd and 4th looks with gathers in the arms and from the waist.
It goes without saying that the incredible Salvador Dali-esque photography mimics NONs surreal design esthetic and creates a whole other dimension for them to play in.
Imagery from fashion156


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