Sunday, February 28, 2010

Channeling Guns and Roses

I am a bit obsessed with guns and roses style at the minute and just general old school rocker look. There are so many great clothes out to back this up, I got my polyvore on and put some of these together. Hope you like. BTW isn't polyvore just the best? Its like paper dolls for adults, yay!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bored of Show coverage? Me too, BUT....

OMFG! I have to admit I am feeling a bit bored of blog show entries; any of us who love fashion are looking at the shows and seeing the same things, with different opinions of course, but for me my own opinion is enough. STILL I cannot help but praise and comment on burberry prorsum (I am sure there will be more but I am trying to hold myself back). Like we need anymore proof pilot jackets are gonna be the SHIT burberry goes and slams down the best version yet. I have already been looking on ebay for vintage pilot jackets but gosh darnit they are pretty pricey, so unless I find one in an second hand store I will probably just hold out for the topshop version.

Amaze at this wonderous outfit!

And the fur and those boots, they are also doing even better short versions of these sheepskin delights. Can you imagine heels with sheepskin lining, I can't. Comfier but sweatier perhaps, anyways they look way cool!
P.S. Where is my George Craig fix?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Swedish Me

Awe-ing over these designs by swedish Lamija Suljevic. Russian doll meets film Noir, beautiful!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Homage To Chanel

I am pretty stoked about this t shirt I just made, I was looking for a vintage Chanel tshirt when I came across someone who had made this super cute DIY version. I bought an oversized t shirt, blew up an image, put it under the t shirt on cardboard and traced over with pencil, then coloured it in with a textile sharpie. I left a small part left uncoloured, adds to the homemade effect and added my personalised tag. Perhaps I will try this recession 2.55 bag to complete the look ;)
P.S. I watched the Coco Chanel movie last night (a bit late I know), was so great. Gave me shivers to think how her style is still so relevant today, almost 100 years on, breton striped tops for example, wowsers!

Obsession Of The Week: Fashion Month

Although the fall 2010 fashion weeks are no where near finished, I am already loving some of the micro trends appearing, especially because in australia we are about to come into our winter. Some of these have been touched on already but they are going to be all the rage come autumn. I am mainly concentrating on the easy to reach ones that can instantly bring new life to my outfits. Firstly we have fur and sheepskin collars on jackets and coats. Pilot style jackets feature heavily (Alexa wore one months ago, of course!) also lots of duffel coats which makes me really happy, so cute and practical. Denim jackets with sheepskin collars, I am pretty sure I had one when i was 13, they are all things that can be found in second hand shops and ebay, or even just buy a fur collar to attach to your leather jacket, whammy! Top pic, unique by topshop, middle 3.1 Phillip Lim, bottom Karen Walker.

Then we have another grunge fav, sweater dressing. Just grab any old man sweater and throw it over a fancy dress or even just with tights or leggings, simple. I really love the marc jacobs version (top image) very mary kate with the long dress. Us Irish can keep it real with our Aran sweaters too, I have been waiting my whole life for this!? Middle pic 3.1 Phillip Lim and bottom Proenza Scholuer (one of my top favourite shows so far).
In other trends, you cannot ignore socks and knitted tights everywhere, either slouchy like in marc jacobs or thigh high as seen in the unique collection, knee high seen at karen walker and everywhere in between. Love it. Black is back bitches, big time, the goth look ain't dead yet but its defo in a softer way. Loadsa suits, everyone loves a blazer. Tartan also peppered most shows, more highland fling than lumberjack, is it just me or are there more and more never ending trends? Don't get me wrong I am not complaining. All in all everything so far is looking very promising :)

What Katie Did Next Kate Moss for Longchamp

Kate (can do no wrong) Moss has been replaced in my heart by Alexa (can do no wrong) Chung. Her topshop range just bitterly disapointed me and ever since I think her style has gone rapidly downhill. So I am not really surprised by these bags she has designed for Longchamp. Zebra print, ewww! Tacky red leather and hardwear that is so bland. She is supposed to be rock and roll, partying hard Kate not straight laced mother collecting the kids from school with her new 5 quid Primark find. Kate you have yet again let me down, I had so much faith in you, I gave you everything, I defended you when others ridiculed but I just don't see this working out anymore. My love for you was special but now it is time for me to move on.

Friday, February 19, 2010


Fuji Instax instant camera. Polaroid style camera but better, smaller, lighter, amazing picture quality, cute, tavi has one, alexa has one, enough said. At Urban Outfitters of course. If anyone has an overwhelming urge to buy me a present, i'll have this please, thanks x

Look at this for a show

Moncer Gamme Bleu fall 2010.

This is pretty intense!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Where have I been?

Wow, Jeffrey Campbell seems to consistently produce some of the most affordable high fashion footwear I have seen in a while. I am kinda of dying for some new heels and right now it seems to be the bigger and chunkier the better. Such items enivitably lie at the bottom of my wardrobe (rail) and only get worn twice a year, my birthday and christmas, maybe a wedding if i'm lucky enough that someone is getting married. Although everytime I like to fool myself into thinking I will just prance down to the pub for a couple of pints in my oh so comfy new heels, never. going. to. happen.
Love his Alexa limited edition boot (already long sold out), would have been better with gold sole but thats just being picky, some still available on ebay. He has also managed to produce the best rendition of the Chanel clog I have seen so far, these also come in black I am not going to deny there is definitely a tinge of tack about this version but I am willing to overlook to have next seasons hottest shoe.

Loving this Miu Miu Campaign

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

No Surprises Here

Ah he's just great isn't he? Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2010 collection is yet another hit. Full of the never ending military and nautical trends which never grow old. Head to toe the looks are flawless, and there is always the signature MJ grunge and preppy undertones. Just delicious. BTW if that boy walked into a room I may faint.

And of course the piece de resistance, the mother ship, Marc Jacobs collection. First out was a sea of grey office wear, sounds boring but he manages to make it his own, cute and prep-tastic. Stunning sheer dresses, fur trimmed coats and of course slouchy socks teamed with heels (going to be HUGE). Its all very simple and classic, in my eyes he can do no wrong.

The Beautiful People

Another addictive blog favourite of mine, Yvan Rodic aka The Face Hunter. The face hunter is solely street fashion but I prefer his other blog which concentrates more on general photography as well as street style. It's basically a spill over site, with much more depth and gives you a better impression of a whole city rather than just the fashion in it. He has made a living from his blog and now gets to travel the world taking photographs of disgustingly good looking, supremely well dressed beauties. It fully satisfies my people watching needs. All Hail Yvan Rodic!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Shout out!

The very talented but very stinky Richard Gilligan ;)

Alexa Fever

I just cannot contain my excitment for Alexa's Madewell Designs. It was false hope though when I saw the lookbook then read they are not available until SEPTEMBER! WTF? Why would they do that to us, no fair! I feel very posessive over this and didn't even really want to put it on my blog incase it lessens my chances of obtaining these preppy gems, but you'll have forgotten by then (i hope). The cute dresses, the long cardigans, the velvet and oh my, the peter pan collars. I cannot get enough of those peter pan collars and quite frankly there are not enough in the world to go around, the whole thing just makes me want to squeal!

New Zealand Rocked My World

Obsession Of The Week: Karen Walker Jewellery

I DIE for these necklaces by Karen Walker, another amazing New Zealand find. Pity the price is so hefty.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Leather Me

The Fafi and adidas collaboration surprised me, didn't think it would be my thing. I am really into this leather jacket, especially the 3 stripe and gold buttons. Also lusting after a sleeveless rocker style leather waistcoat ala Gaspard, harder to pull off as a girl i think but maybe with pretty floral dresses it could work. Now where can I find such an item!?

Fade to Grey

Being away with my mother and listening to her debate whether its time to give up the dye and go with the grey and Chanel's haute couture show with its grey streaks has led me here. I too am considering this move but in a synthetic way of course (i'm not that old, duh!). When I started bleaching my hair at 15 (to look more like Courtney Love, argh!) sometimes they would use a silver/blue toner to make it more white and this meant a couple weeks with silver/grey hair before it washed out. I always quite liked it until a few years on a boy from my college admitted when he first saw me he thought I was hit by a car and my hair had actually turned grey, and although car crash chic was kinda in that year it wasn't what I was going for. I guess this is something perhaps better left to the young ones such as Tavi , otherwise you run the risk of doing a Kate Moss. Although I have some life and youth in me yet so might give it a whirl for old times sake.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Obsession Of The Week: Uggs

I think this footwear is even more controversial than the Chanel clogs (if that's possible!?) So I'm in New Zealand (no biggie) and somehow am yet again getting drawn back in to one of my previous not so cool addictions; Uggs. New Zealand has shit loads of sheep if you didn't already know, therefore shit loads of sheepskin, therefore shit loads of shiny new uggs. Your judgement always gets clouded on hols but suddenly they look unbelievable appealing again, or is that just compared to All Blacks shirts and Maori jewellery? Either way I want. They aren't even real ones but they are sheepskin and they are much cheaper. In the end of the day they are just glorified slippers that I occasionally leave on when hungover, going to the corner shops or getting on a plane. Rationalizing yes! Although there will be no use in Australia at the peak of summer not to mention that the only other wearers of such footwear there are granny's and men. But as a holiday souvenir I can think of worse!