Saturday, 23 June 2007
Girl to Watch: Willa Holland
The name Willa Holland may not be familiar to you, but she is better know as Kaitlin in The OC, playing Mischa Barton's little sister. I, personally, love Mischa's style and it looks like Willa may be following in her footsteps. In The OC, Kaitlin was rather rebellious at times and in Grazia this week, she is called "The Rebellious One". She has been noticed for her sense of style during New York Fashion Week, particularly at the Betsey Johnson show. I love her outfit: edgy and unique.
Whilst watching The OC, I often admired the natural beauty of Willa. Just turned 16, I think she is one girl to be watched. She was first told to get into acting when after spending a day at Steven Spielberg's home, he told her mother: "You've got to put her in front of a camera!". After that, signed up with Ford Modeling Agency and later got into acting.
I don't think this is just another pretty face, I think she'll become a style icon in her own right. There's a cool kid on the block.
Tuesday, 19 June 2007
Everyone's Talking About: Festival Season
It's the time of the year when everyone starts talking about festival season, with Glastonbury coming up this weekend. Seeing the pictures above in last weekend's 'Style' magazine in the Sunday Times, I thought I'd have my own go at creating a festival outfit, using the outfits above as inspiration. I'm not sure if I'll actually be heading to any this summer, I was thinking of the Underage Festival
possibly, but who knows? Oh, and I have found a new love: Oasis.
From left to right:
Backstage Pass Necklace Print Vest - £14 from asos.com
Amber Turn Up Hotpant - £25 from Oasis
Satinised Parka - £40 from Oasis
Friday, 15 June 2007
Trend Cycle: Nautical
Sorry about the lack of posts lately; my excuses being revision, being ill when I was supposed to sit some exams, and now having to catch up. But enough excuses, let's talk all things nautical.
I thought the nautical trend was pretty much dead, but I was obviously wrong. I love the quirkiness of the Alexander McQueen slant on the trend; the captain-ness of the Marc by Marc Jacobs and the femininity of the Chloe.
Over the years, the key colours have been red, blue and white. Stripes have been a major staple. The trend has been mixed with schoolgirl, drawn from classic Riviera and taken some feminine slants. Sailor-related objects have appeared on clothes: anchors, ships and pirate skulls. I like this trend, and sense that it's coming back this summer.
Tuesday, 5 June 2007
I love the bright colours of the dress seen on Lily Allen, (which I saw here
) perfect for the finally summery weather here - hope I haven't spoken too soon! It reminded of a similar striped dress I had seen in Topshop
recently. I couldn't find it in the main dress section but found it in the petite section, perfect for shorter girls like me. I also think their striped sun dress is great for the beach. Stripes all the way for this summer!
From left to right:Petite Multi Coloured Stripe Dress - £22 from Striped Jersey Sun Dress - £20 from Topshop