Monday, 23 August 2010


Whilst high-end fashion is clearly what we all aspire to own, until you get there, we all need our own style!
In my opinion D.I.Y. is one of the best ways to get this as although you can mix and match different styles to your hearts content to make your own... someone is always bound to have the same garment as you!
I thought I would give you a perfect and simple example of D.I.Y. fashion in the shape of gorgeous Lucy! All she has done is cut her cute, little t-shirt but it makes look totally different and gives it a little edge to go with it's cheeky slogan! So get customizing people! Cut a t-shirt, slash a jean, add a braid, just make it yours my darlings!
P.S. welcome to my world!

Friday, 20 August 2010

All Hail House of Holland!

Whilst I would LOVE to live in the 40s and strut about in cute little hats and gloves all the time Louis Vuitton is not really a practical choice for everyday wear in my world, so I thought I would bring us all a little more down to earth!
I have loved Henry Holland ever since I found out about him but I have to say his latest collection is fabulous even by his standards! Hollands clothes are cool and inspiring with his cute, basic slogan tees emblazoned with acronyms like "I.Y.F." (In Your Face) paired with bodycon skirts and suspenders! You can really see the girl he is designing for in his clothes as the models swagger down the catwalk... almost smiling!...really wearing the clothes and taking control. The way that the label is willing to let girl wear the clothes rather than making them wear her is really refreshing and I think a sign of a good label that the clothes ehance the girl rather than  make her!
Not one to shirk, we see Holland displaying his diversity and giving us beautifully tailored jackets and fabulous patterns to liven up the whole collection.This really is laid back at its best!! But coming even more down to Earth I am loving Holland's concession line in Debenhams at the moment. Somehow he manages to capture the festival ethos in one collection with gorgeous playsuits,blouses and blazers reminding us that there is more beyond the field! We see his love of pattern coming back here and of course his classic slogan tees. But more than that I want his fabulous tassled work boots because like the man himself...I love a tassle! Basically check out his blog and see for me you will love it! 

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

In the Beginning...

Here we go....
Basically my interest in fashion really began a few years ago whilst doing a project on 1940s fashion. That is really where I found my love of the clean cut "new look" style. so I thought that the "ravishing" new Louis Vuitton autumn/winter 2010-11 collection from Marc Jacobs was a fabulous place to start!

Perfectly located at the classic Louvre around its circular fountain the fabulous new collection took the audience back to the era when the "new look" was revolutionising fashion! Of course Mr Jacobs gets many congratulations from me on the use of more regular sized models...(including Elle Macpherson and Rosie Huntington Whiteley) I feel myself be swept back to 40s and wanting to exert my womanhood!

With an abundance of full skirts and beautifully crafted handbags we can see that Mr Jacobs' eye was most definately on the finer details this season (the finer details being the quality of the leather upon which the classic LV stamp was emblazaned) At first sight, even down to the imaculate grooming, the collection makes the stunning models look like sweet 1940s society girls but look beyond the classic tailoring and tweed an you will realise the womanly models spilling over their dresses and letting out the cheeky side of Jacob's (and why not!)  Then we see Jacobs at his best whilst the tailored jackets display pleated shoulders and an obvious flair for tailoring.

Finally,the luxury of the period was shown off with a stunning row of evening dresses including Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in a fabulous chiffon gown with indulgent drapes of material and sparkles!
To me this collection really stands out.... in short... I wanna live in the Jacobs 40s!