Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Pamela Love x Topshop

A quick bit of news info as I am manically busy at the moment: Pamela Love will collaborate with Topshop on a collection.
Maybe I will be able to get my hands on one of her raven claw designs after all....

Friday, 11 March 2011

Silk And Sea Shells

Magazine: Wonderland
Phothographer: Benny Horne
Model: Victoire Mac-Dauxerre
Stylist: Antony Unwin

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A Mag Of Genius

First and foremost, this is not some marketing/saleswoman scheme (my blog content is holy to me and no person flashing dolla dolla bills bills in front of my face would make me change my mind).

I just needed to share the genius that is STACK with you. 
It's a magazine subscription service where you receive a different independent magazine every month so it's always like a surprise in an envelope. Oh how my magazine lover heart aches for it, but the wallet is already screaming at me for a Magma-induced shopping binge...

Random fact of the day: chilling out from the week's stress with some Air.

Guess who just learned how to embed videos on her blog?
I am bloggerishly retarded d'oh.

Monday, 7 March 2011

The legendary Colin McDowell is now writing a column for the Business Of Fashion.
Read his first entry, about what is wrong with the world of fashion today, here.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Childhood Memory's Of Old Catalogues

Ah, who even knew that Delia's still existed?
Mind you, my fellow fashion friends will probably be weeping into their Topshop/Topman bags (we're not at Birkin's yet, honey) in agony upon me mentioning something so unhip.
But if there is one early fashion memory I have, it would have to be flicking through my sister's copy of the Delia's catalogue back when I lived in the U.S.
The cheesy photo-ops of the 'cool' girl dressed in peacoats for $49.99 and the beauty section where one could order lipgloss stacked towers (why aren't those made any more? Get on it asap Coty & Co.) would always satisfy my lust for short attention span entertainment on boring days. I never actually ordered anything being the cheapskate that I am (or rather was, unfortunately, but let's not get onto that...) and I don't really consider myself a catalogue kinda gal (slower than online buying without the experience of in store buying, double boo) but nonetheless, I thought I would tribute this particularly slow on my part Saturday night to the glory that was 90s catalogue buying.
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“Since the events of last Thursday evening I have not been able to make any public comment on what took place based upon advice from my French lawyer. However, given the continuing delays at the French Prosecutor’s Office I should make my position clear.
“I completely deny the claims made against me and have fully co-operated with the police investigation.
“A number of independent witnesses have given evidence and have told the police that I was subjected to verbal harassment and an unprovoked assault when an individual tried to hit me with a chair having taken violent exception to my look and my clothing. For these reasons I have commenced proceedings for defamation and the threats made against me.
“However, I fully accept that the accusations made against me have greatly shocked and upset people.
“I must take responsibility for the circumstances in which I found myself and for allowing myself to be seen to be behaving in the worst possible light.
“I only have myself to blame and I know that I must face up to my own failures and that I must work hard to gain people’s understanding and compassion. To start this process I am seeking help and all I can hope for in time is to address the personal failure which led to these circumstances and try and earn people’s forgiveness.
“I have fought my entire life against prejudice, intolerance and discrimination, having been subjected to it myself. In all my work my inspiration has been to unite people of every race, creed, religion and sexuality by celebrating their cultural and ethnic diversity through fashion. That remains my guiding light.
“Anti-semitism and racism have no part in our society. I unreservedly apologise for my behaviour in causing any offence.”
 -John Galliano

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Heikki Salonen

I had never heard of Heikki Salonen before Fashion Week.
Helping out at Yang Du (who is a doll by the way and does the most fun knitwear ever) as part of the Topshop Newgen exhibition, Salonen was the stand opposite us.
The grey colours, the simple cuts but interesting details all spoke to me in the same way the Vibskov's design do, but in a more subdued colour palette and austere look.
Salonen is originally from Finnland, studied at The Royal College Of Art and designs the womenswear line for Diesel alongside his own label.

Looks like I will be making a trip to Convenience Store (Salonen's only UK stockist) when I get the chance and proper change...

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Acne Autumn Winter 2011

The other associations with its name aside, I have to admit I have been label-obsessed with Acne. 
Something about the whole Swedish 'too cool to care with too much decorative shennanigans' just gets me.
The A/W 11 collection was typical pared down Acne-ness in terms of the cuts, but colourfully hued leather and some blinding metallics made it anything but snoozeworthy.
Off a-saving and eBaying I go in hopes of my own piece of Acne.

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