Monday, 30 July 2007
I've seen beanie hats around for a while now but whilst on a shopping trip in London yesterday, I noticed a pretty girl working in the changing rooms of Urban Outfitters. She was very well dressed and wearing a beanie, navy coloured I think. I didn't have the nerve to ask to take her picture but went through my inspiration folder, finding quite a few stylish girls wearing beanies. Celebrities such as Mischa Barton and Rachel Bilson have been wearing them for a while. They are available from shops such as Topshop, and of course Urban Outfitters.
Top Right: Slouchy Ribbed Beanie - £20 from Urban Outfitters
credits: Style Scout
Thursday, 26 July 2007
I Spy: Leather Jackets
Countless number of models have been spotted in their leather jackets. Celebrities such as Keira Knightley, Kirsten Dunst and Mischa Barton have also been spotted in theirs. This wardrobe staple is so versatile, I think it's a must-have piece. By teaming a cropped leather jacket with an evening dress, it brings a younger and edgier twist. It looks great as part of a casual day-time outfit a la Agyness Deyn; I love the idea of wearing a grey hoody with a leather jacket and have seen quite a few put them together really well. Gemma Ward wears her leather jacket extremely well, looking both feminine and chic.
I'm currently looking for a cropped leather jacket. I've seen a few on the high street but nothing really in the style I want. The jackets I have seen so far are too biker chic for my liking rather than simply having a great cut. Also, I don't have much much to spend, but hopefully I'll find the perfect leather jacket soon.
Wednesday, 25 July 2007
I first came across the designer Erin Fetherston after her collaboration with Target, which I quite liked. Then she appeared in my copy of this month's Elle magazine in the Closet Confidential feature. I fell in love (i use that phrase far too often) with the white petal skirt that Zooey Deschanel modeled in Lula magazine.
Fetherston is a 24 year old Californian living in Paris and trained at Parsons Paris. Her first collection was shown through a film starring her friend Kirsten Dunst. Her muses included Karen Elson and Zooey Deschanel, whose style I am a big fan of.
For her latest autumn/winter collection, Zooey Deschanel opened the show by sinigng "Dream a Little Dream of Me." The collection had a starry, out-of-this-world theme, featuring mainly the colours silver and white. The dresses were feminine and floaty with some having romantic puffed sleeves. She created some interesting silhouettes, for example the silver futuristic style coat above. I love the way that the dresses were teamed up with knee-high grey ribbed socks - something I need for my wardrobe.
After two collections (not including the one shown as a film), Fetherston's creations are day-dreamy, fresh and girly - she is a designer I'm definitely keeping my eye on.
Monday, 23 July 2007
New Muse: Clémence Poésy
Clémence Poésy is a young French actress who is quickly becoming recognised for her quirky style. She really does sum up the word 'chic'. Style
in the Sunday Times named her and Lou Doillon the "Kate Moss and Sienna Miller of Paris". I admire the way she pulls together different shapes and love the layering in the outfit she wore to the Chanel Haute Couture show. The jackets she wears are key pieces in her outfits and I like the way she accessories her outfits, especially with the small bags. Skinny jeans are also a strong element. She is known to mix vintage and designer pieces, and is seen to wear a lot of Chanel. Her outfits on the red carpet are also to be admired, she pulls of the Balenciaga dresss she wore to the Cabourg festival with stunning effect.
Friday, 20 July 2007
Trend Report: Giant Knits
After putting this together yesterday, I noticed that Flying Saucer
had beaten me to posting about this new trend! Giant knits seem to be appearing everywhere for this autumn/winter in the form of caridgans and jumpers, to hats and scarves. We have seen interesting shapes, such as from Sonia Rykiel; I love the burst of colour. Giles provided dramatic effects with his takes, including several giant scarves. I like the classic cardigan twist took by Stella McCartney; it seems an oversized cardigan is definitely the way to go. It's definitely more wearable than some of the other pieces. Maybe that hand knitted jumper from your grandmother this Christmas won't be so bad after all - just tell her to knit it... bigger.
Monday, 9 July 2007
I Love Milan
I'm off to Milan in a couple of days, and I need some last minute advice about where to shop, where to visit and general stuff like that. So this is a call-out to any of the Milanese or people familiar with Milan, to give me your tips and wisdom. I would like to know about flea markets, vintage stalls and all the important shops I should go. Also, anything in the particular that I should be buying? Any help would be much appreciated, so please drop a comment - asap!
Sunday, 8 July 2007
Tag, You're It
Angelina from Shewriteswithphotography
tagged me a while back, but I've only just had a chance to play now. "7 Things to Know About Me
Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to then report this on their own blog with their 7 things as well as these rules. They then need to tag 7 others and list their names on their blog. They are also asked to leave a comment for each of the tagged, letting them know they have been tagged and to read the blog.
I reckon that most people have been tagged before, so I'll tag anyone who comments, hasn't been tagged before and would like to be tagged : ] . I know that's not exactly the rules but that's the way I'm going to do it!
- The OC. I make no secret of my love for this teenage drama. I love the characters, the clothes they wear and the background music. My favourite character was definitely Marissa (Mischa Barton) but to be honest, I love them all. I'm not ashamed to say that I have cried watching it, and was absolutely devastated when it ended. But there's always the box set, hey?
- New Music. At the moment I'm loving Kate Nash ('Dancing at discos, eating cheese on toast') who's been compared to Lily Allen - I think she's better. My profile song at the moment is 'The Lips of Cleopatra' by Poppy And The Jezebels, thanks to the recommendation from Flying Saucer. I'm also really liking the likes of Hellogoodbye, Regina Spektor, Jack Penate, Ross Copperman and lots more! Although, I really need to get to a gig sometime.
- Ballet Flats. I live in my ballet flats. Particularly my New Look grey leopard print ones. My uniform is a white tee, grey cardi, skinnies and ballet flats. Boring, but oh so easy! NB. Those aren't my ones, they belong to a randomer who's trying to sell them on Ebay.
- Joe Cole. No, I don't aspire to be a footballer's wife. And no, I don't support Chelsea (Man United if you were wondering). I actually love watching football, not for the reason that most girls do (checking out guys such as Joe Cole) but because I truly find the game exciting and great to watch. I'm also not a girl who changes their allegiance to whatever team is winning at the time; I've supported Man United for as long as I remember. But I'm also not a complete fanatic and don't claim to be a number 1 fan or whatever. Enough rambling, my main point is that Joe Cole is gorgeous and someone I would love the meet.
- Tearjerkers. I have cried at the end of films, namely Moulin Rouge and Titanic. It's difficult not to really. Oh, I cried watching ET, when he says 'ET go home'. I didn't want him to go home. But I was 5. Maybe 6.
- Big Brother. I know it's supposedly a load of rubbish. And I know I should have better things to do this summer instead of watching BB. But it's just too addictive. At the moment, my favourites are actually The Twins but I absolutely cannot stand Charley.
- Tink. My parents think I'm too old for Tinkerbell but she's definitely my favourite Disney character. I can't put my finger on why exactly, but I love her. The Girl Who Never Wanted To Grow Up. (Yes, I know that was Peter Pan the boy...never mind.)