Monday, 30 August 2010

No More Kate Moss For Topshop?

According to this source, yes. A little wowed at first, but then again she has done 14 collections for them, the last of which I didn't find that extraordinary.
 I say bring on more designer collaborations, at better prices please! 
£150 for a flimsy knitted dress by Mark Fast? And yes I know a lot of work must have gone into it, but when I tried this number on it felt like it could have cost £15.
What are your thoughts on the Topshop's collabs? Who would you like to see design some high street pieces?
I'll go first: Nicholas Kirkwood for shoes, Alexander Wang or Proenza Schouler for handbags, and Rick Owens for clothes. Not that there aren't a million other designers I would love to be able to afford, but I feel like the aforementioned aesthetics could easily be translated into high street wear. In terms of material, time spent on each garment and details, some things (i.e. Chanel, Celine, Lanvin) cannot be done cheaply without largely loosing their appeal. Especially when you're talking about a designer who is very dependent on fabrics, such as Pheobe Philo's new minimalism look, without the ├╝ber-finest in leathers, silks, etc. it would look bad. Sucks though for us cash strapped mortals.


Famed photographer Corinne Day, one of the first to shoot Kate Moss and the heroin chic look, has passed away today after battling brain cancer. So sad. It seems like some of the most talented innovators have died in the past few years. McQueen, Penn and now Day.
If you want to see a gallery with some of Day's work, click here.

Proenza Schouler For J. Brand

These painted trousers look pretty cool. "Worth 550 bucks" cool? Hmm.....

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Saturday, 28 August 2010

Freja At Night

Wonderfully dark, moody and tres chic is this editorial featuring Freja Beha Erichsen photographed by Mikael Jansson and styled by Anastasia Barbieri for the September issue of Vogue Paris.

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Miss Piggy In Jewels

I know the following images may cause an outcry among any PETA or strict animal lovers, but I found the images for Vogue Russia's September 2010 issue quite quirky. The usual animal for such jewel shoots might be a snake or crow (there were some lovely images for a Vogue/Elle I am trying to remember), but here we have the animal from the pen wearing pendants. Piggy posh posing.

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Thursday, 26 August 2010

Matthieu Thouvenot

A current student at the prestigious Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp (origin of the Antwerp Six: Walter Van Beirendonck, Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Dirk Bikkembergs, Dirk Van Saene and Marina Yee), 23-year-old Thouvenot says that he is inspired by Baroque costume and the apocalypse. 
"Baroque is a fascinating period for the arts. It is highly ambiguous, all about light and shadow, wild and haunted by death, " he says.

I think the structure and tailoring of the garments, along with the play of colours make Matthieu Thouvenot one to keep an eye on.

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Cleaning Out My Folder Part 4

And for the grande finale (drumm roll, trumpets and the whole shebang please) I decided to post some random style inspiration pics that I had saved.

The beautiful Lulu from Lulu And Your Mom. Ever since seeing this picture I have been infatuated with getting a mid length polka dot Comme des Garcons dress and I shall not rest until I have found it (or the funds to buy it).

How sick are the metal details on the cut out of this dress?

I could get used to minimalism, grandma layers/lengths and neutral colours.

Demure? No. Hot? Yes.

 Alexander Wang booties and platinum short hair. Two things that would make the sun shine brighter over here. FYI it hasn't stopped raining for days.

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Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Cleaning Out My Folder Part 3: Vogue UK

Guinevere van Seenus photographed by Javier Vallhonart and styled by Lucinda Chambers.
Although I am really liking this whole throwback to the fifites styling I have one little pet peeve:  
Why does every Vogue/ high style magazine have to use the same effing dress? Come on people there is more than that one piece in the Prada collection.

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Cleaning Out My Folder Part 2: Style Icons Of The Past

I know I will probably get a good chuckle or "what was she thinking, sooo 2004!" out of this post, but I can't deny the people whose style I looked up to when I was a little teen. Funnily enough, Mischa and Nicole were both styled by Rachel Zoe, so I guess I should give her some credit as well. Anyway here a bunch of collages I made a while back including the impeccably self styled Chloe Sevigny.
P.S. I want my hair to look like this.

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Cleaning Out My Folder

In some sort of very late or very early spring cleaning attempt, I have decided to post up all those little treasures that I have left in my Blog Stuff folder on my desktop. Yes they may be a bit ancien, but aren't some things in fashion timeless *cough cough*? Either that or you'll sigh "I've seen that crap already" but I'm willing to go up against those odds.
First up, we have Catherine McNeil in the September issue of Vogue Australia photographed by Nicole Bentley and styled by Victoria Collison in A Fine Romance.

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