Thursday, 26 November 2009

the art of the trench

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I've got trenches on the brain! As someone of a limited budget I've decided it's a really worthwhile investment to get a really good coat that I can wear for years.. 
So join me as I google 'trench coat' and see what I find! 

photo from art of the trench

photo from art of the trench

Alexa in a Burberry trench.

Emma Watson modelling for Burberry's autumn/winter 2009 collection

Marion Cotillard showing french elegant dressing at it's finest.

here's some trenches on sale now.

Trench by twenty8twelve
I love the detail on the sleeves of this one! Looks great as it's styled here rolled up with long gloves on.

Check and patent trim trench Topshop
Nom Nom Nom nom , I like the skirt on this, very prim and proper.. Even if you've got nothing on underneath ;)


The trench really is a timeless classic, and with items like this its worth bearing in mind you can wear this for the next 10 years and perhaps it justifys a bigger price tag if it's a really beautiful one.

Friday, 20 November 2009

daul kim

A few minutes after my last post I learned that Daul Kim has died, possibly by hanging.
It seems bad taste after my previous post which makes a joke out of the problems of models and celebrities.. It's not a laughing matter and the thought that someone so young feels hopeless and desperate enough to take their own life is very sad. I hope others out there will seek help if they're having these sorts of thoughts... If you're worried about one of your friends then reach out to them.

What a tragedy for her friends, her family and the fashion world.


supermodels enter rehab

from italian vogue july 2007
photographed by Steven Meisel

It's been posted before on many blogs, but I love this shoot too much! Beautiful, beautiful photos! A few of these remind me of Girl, interrupted and The Virgin Suicides movie.. I had to share it.

can you see the similarities?

Bad taste.. perhaps? Controversial.. FO SHO.


And here's another little gift for you, while searching for scans of the editorial I stumbled upon this fashion photographers blog. If its a subject that interests you his inspirations are all fascinating.

This post is a bit here and there, but this blog is what I'll be reading after I click the old publish post button! So I thought I'd share.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

I want you, I need you, oh baby, oh baby.

These babys are a sight for sore eyes !!!

Honestly though, I'm so excited someone created these beautiful creatures and I want to wear them, on my face.. all the time.
As I sit here and type this I'm wearing my D&G glasses that cost me £200 but never see the light of day. At home I wear them constantly and when the lights dim in the cinema I will sneakily slip them on. But in any other situation you will see me squinting into the distance and repeating my catchphrase, 'I can't see it.' They may have been the most attractive spectacles in my local opticians and they may have cost more than any piece of clothing I own.. but they are a total embarrassment. They are resigned to their fate of only being worn on days when I will not be seen by anyone I know.
In steps Anna Laub, the genius behind Prism. She treats glasses as a fashion accessory and has designed luxuary eyewear inspired by vintage styles and Bauhaus architecture .

As it states on the website:
The frames are carved out of these blocks of acetate 
and finished by hand at a family-run factory in the
North Eastern region of Italy, where glasses-making
originated from. The line is also produced in very
limited numbers, so owners are one of very few '

This is something you can wear forever, and something that will add to your look not take away from it. Much more important than a bag or a pair of shoes.

My only problem is... HOW DO I BUY A PAIR UP HERE IN GLASGOW!!!

(left to right) Anna Laub in her own designs, Rio in dark tortoise shell, Rio in creme tortoise shell


introducing my new favourite shop!

Whistles has been revamped this year by Jane Shepherdson. Who has been titled 'one of the most important women in fashion.' She helped to transform Topshop into the high streets reigning queen that it is today.

Girl power!

She is the woman who's taken Whistles from mammys favourite seller of cardigans to intelligent fashion with thoughtful tailoring. There is the kind of quality you only find on designer labels but at affordable prices. If you're looking for beautiful silhouettes, and wardrobe staples then I suggest you make like me and find your nearest store. 

If like me you've got a student budget then I suggest checking out the coats and the knitwear first as for me they'd be staples and investment pieces that I'd wear EVERY DAY, possibly even to bed. 

This coat in particular would have to be pried from my cold dead hands..

Check out the website and keep them on the fashion radar... 

Monday, 16 November 2009

gemma ward

Gemma Ward has released a statement to say she won't be returning to modelling. I couldn't care less if she's put on weight, but I am sad she won't be returning to the glossy pages of my magazines!

Heres some of my favourite images of her


ridiculously good!

I'm still hoping she'll go onto acting though...