Monday, 31 August 2009

Bits and Bobs

I've been meaning to upload these pics for a while but as usual have got side-tracked! Anyway, the first is of Vivienne Westwood's crystal-embellished skull ring. It's chunky, sparkly and a serious piece of finger-candy that totally indulges my inner rocker. 

Next up is Burberry's barbed wire ring. Do you remember Giles' spike-studded key-charm he did for Mulberry a few seasons ago? This is the 2009 update. It's fabulously fierce. 

Lastly is Diesel's Carnaby Street store. Reminiscent of a dilapidated warehouse, their latest update juxtaposes the iconic denim and fashion label perfectly. 


Giles for Mulberry key-charm picture courtesy of 

Sunday, 30 August 2009


To me, Lady Gaga is an enigma. The voice doesn't match the flamboyant, and at times, overbearing persona. However I can't knock these latest pictures from V magazine, shot by Mario Testino. With just pink candy floss to cover her modesty, Lady G is an over-the-top, part Playboy bunny, part smouldering '70s pin-up with a dash of Studio 54 glamour. Playing to her glamourous guise, her popularity both in the charts and the fashion media sees no sign of waning. 

We all know her costumes are part of who she is and the circus that surrounds her, however I'd love her to be styled as a regular, just to see how well she'd come off on film and if she'd still hold the same presence. What do you think?

Images - Google

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Picture Perfect

Saw this on the way into work this morning...

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Homespun Charm

What with the GFC, Credit Crunch, whatever you want to call it in full swing, it seems everyone's paying homage to all that is homespun: Missoni's opulent and oversized knits, Marni's shabby-chic brooches, Zagliani's lace-detailed totes and most recently spied, Christian Louboutin for Ohne Titel's raffia rope sandals.

Zagliani's stencil-scalped, paper-thin tote

Missoni's mille feuille knitwear

Christian Louboutin for Ohne Titel's raffia rope sandals

So in keeping with with this of-the-moment mood, I'm taking inspiration from Alice + Olivia's sequin-embellished cardigan and Miu Miu's sequin and bead-embellished socks and will be taking a visit to dear old John Lewis in the attempt of updating my tired cashmere knits into something more whimsical and wonderful.

Miu Miu's intricately embellished hosiery

Alice + Olivia's shimmering separate

I'll keep you posted.
Images courtesy of and JAK & JILL

Thursday, 13 August 2009


SCOSHA (sko-shar)

Bohemian-inspired jewellry from Australian-born designer Scosha Woolridge. In particular her just-dropped friendship bracelets at

Crafted from braided antique silk fly wire, these love-forever bracelets are adorned with gold and silver charms with diamonds, rubys and emeralds to garnish.

Tie one around the wrist and it's a subtle touch of charm that's guaranteed to garner interest.

And what's more? Men can wear them too.

I want one. Or two. Or all of them.
Who wants to be my friend?

Images courtesy of

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

A Painterly Picture...

While carrying out some picture and blog research, I spotted these fashion sketches. They're all so beautiful and tell so much more than an end-of-catwalk shot. Enjoy!

Manolo Blahnik's perilously high cherry-embellished sandals courtesy of 

Erdem's eye-catching print courtesy of Bunny BISOUS

Rodarte's whimsical frou-frou courtesy of Hip Girlie

Michael Kors' monochrome courtesy of Google images

Balmain's power shoulder and Louis Vuitton's bunny ears courtesy of Life in Fashion

Peter Som's First Lady courtesy of 55 Secret Street

Christian Louboutin, King of the Red Sole courtesy of Google images

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Yesterday I picked up another of my favourite monthly's, Harpers Bazaar UK. Like the March issue with Emily Blunt, the September issue (which covers Natalia Vodianova who is just beautiful), is oversized and printed on recycled paper to produce not only a luxurious fashion issue but a more green one at that.

Pouring over the many pages of fashion and beauty ads, I was caught by what I thought was Meryl Streep but who actually turned out to be her daughter, Mamie Gummer, posing insouciantly against a park bench for Parisian label, Gerard Darel. With the signature hook nose, Mamie looks every bit like her elegant, Oscar-winning mother and it reminded me of another mother-daughter merger with Jerry Hall's youngest daughter, Georgia Jagger, posing for the forthcoming Hudson jeans campaign.

I feel incredibly blessed to look like my mother and am so proud to have her 'ski-slope' nose and 'tombstone teeth' (as she would say).

Which other mother-daughter duos can you think of?
Last image courtesy of

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Ageless Grace

Every month, when that little grey plastic-covered package lands on my mews-bound doorstep, I wait with baited breath before challenging Morgs to a game of 'who's on the cover of Vogue'. Each month we toss between celebrity vs. model vs. credible actress and every month we equally get it wrong. Only moments ago as he put Giselle on the table for September's issue and I on the other hand put Mossy. And I won. With a ear-piercing squeal I might add.

It's been a while (for her anyway) since KM was on the cover and although it's not my favourite KM cover (that'd be October 2008), you can't deny her longevity and her ability to weather the media storms that keep coming her way.

I wonder whether she'll keep on gracing the covers of Vogue for years to come and I wonder whether whether she'll age as gracefully as Carmen Dell'Orefice, who, at the grand age of 78 still looks as fresh today as she did when she first took Vogue's cover at the tender age of 15.

What are your thoughts?

Images - Google Images and