Friday, 22 February 2008

The Greatest


This song wakes me up every morning as my first alarm (the second is Master of Puppets) so I spend every day with it stuck in my head- I couldn't be happier. all day long...

Leather and lace...






... And tie dye and amazing hosiery...

Emma Cook...

So in love....


Catherine McNeil is so gorgeous...

Saturday, 16 February 2008


I'm rather obsessed with the dress Natalie Portman wore to The Other Boleyn Girl party at the Berlinale Film Festival- She isn't someone who'd style I usually think about but something about the dress is just spectacular to me...

Black Ink Darkness

I'm really starting to think the designers in London are reifling through my closet and my dreams... Giles' collection felt like a mad dash through the phantasmagoric shadows of my dreamworld.







Look at the back on the dress on the left- divine!

Imbolc

I'm not usually a fan of Luella, but when I heard that she was doing a show based on The Wicker Man and early English witchcraft I had to check it out.Anyone who knows me knows my complete obsession with witchcraft and paganism, especially the history of it (I've even written about it on this blog before). I found her collection quite fun, much better than usual- the first look was the best, but the outfits look like many things I already wear.
I need this outfit!



Love the maypole influenced dress!

Alice Gibb was just made for this era and look...

Love, Love the Queen

Vivienne Westwood has always been a favourite- I don't think anyone can help from loving her and her designs. I've been wearing her stuff for years- I started when I was a rather pudgy 12 year old as I could wear her blouses and jackets for nice events because they were cut so well that they hid and sculpted my worst bits. I've continued to wear her as I've gotten older, especially the corset dresses.

I loved the Red collection she just showed in London, especially the dark lipstick and eyes she showed with many of the looks.




Tuesday, 12 February 2008

And how many times must I be the fool

I've been a longtime obsessive fan of Ossie Clark- I first learned about him when I found one of his dresses at a carboot sale in Acton when I was 11. That staretd me on what has become a life long obsession and quest to collect as many of his clothes and as much information about this fascinating man. It was with utter despair that I first heard the news that his line was going to restarted- hasn't anyone learned anything from the awful Biba re-launch? No one can design like him, no one! I was not surprised at all about how awful the new collection is- just horrendous! They capture none of the original spirit and innate sexiness that his designs have. I'm glad, in a way, that they didn't just directly copy every piece but the ones they did look awful. Just check out that ugly print (Oh, Celia! How I miss you!)....




The more original designs were horrific too- just true ugliness...





I truly hope that his sons win their battle to stop this completely exploitative use of his name.

Do they still admire your silvered ways

Everytime I go home to London I visit my friend Percy at PPQ, the line he co-designs, to pick up some great party dresses. Chartreuse, purple, and turquoise taffeta dresses are perfect for every possible occassion and they make the best ones. I went to their show in September, but I hated everything and I'm not really sure what to make of their latest collection either- most pieces just seem too over the top even for me. I know I'll probably find something I can't live without next time I visit them, though- and I know I definitely want to try on these pieces. The print on the first dress is fantastic, and the black dress will look perfect with a little denim jacket.



Saturday, 9 February 2008

The Black Bride of the Moon

Camilla Stærk's show was just gorgeous- my boyfriend and I watched in total awe. It was definitely her best show- the most complete and concise product of her vision. I want the leather dress with the lace blouse beneath it and the knit fringed cape very, very badly....




It's always nice to see your friends do really well, especially when you've seen how hard they've worked.

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