Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
ironically, whowhatweardaily often seem to be a little behind when it comes to their "girl of the moment" feature, with the likes of alice dellal and clemence poesy often being spotlighted months after they've trickled through the fashion blogs.
so when i saw that they had featured georgia may jagger, a few things sprung to mind.
in this order.
cue a loud tapping of the keyboard and steering in the direction of tfs, and i'm in love.
and i don't wish to get into the "but it's only because her dad is a rolling stone" debate, because i'm judging her style, not her credentials.
reasons to love georgia jagger:
she looks like abbey lee
she owns the raddest pair of aqua blue heels
she rocks the lace trend to a tee
Monday, July 28, 2008
by Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello
and what are your thoughts on the casting of hilary rhoda? can't help but think there must have been someone better for the job. anyone spring to mind?
Sunday, July 27, 2008
the last post sparked a mixed reaction and some interesting comments, and I felt that it needed a part two so that I could realy clarify the look that I had in my mind, involving the knapsack.. as much for myself as for anyone else!
the whole point is of taking a look than is seen as being "uncool" or outdated and flipping it on it's head. this kind of experimentation is what makes clothes and style so exciting, and keeps everyone on their toes. where would we be without the girls who step out in shiny leather granny loafers or baseball caps, pieces that cause people to stick their noses up and then realise that actually, worn with that dress is ratherfucking genius.
this knapsack isn't to be worn at school, (well, who's to say it's not, but I wanted to steer clear from that stereotype) it's to be worn in the vein of erin wasson, or the kickass girl from goldfrapp's caravan girl video. on hazy days in the summer holidays when a leathery handbag sticks to your arms. with tanned legs, sandals and needs-to-be-washed hair.
naturally the leather knapsack has that geeky stigma; it evokes those 'desperate-to-fit-in-complexs' that the majority of us held onto (or still do; it gets better, i promise) in our school years, and so the idea of finally embracing such a symbol of "loser-ness" seems a little alien. be brave!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
the idea of wearing a rucksack as a fashion accessory hadn't occured to me until they popped up on the catwalk at Prada and DKNY a couple of seasons ago because, well the idea just seemed downright absurd!
I loved my inflatable backpack when I was 5, but since then they would only be reluctantly dug out for those miserable walks you're dragged on by your parents when you're younger.
Now it seems to be a case of reverse psychology, because not only does the idea of a nice walk in the countryside appeal, so does a little old school baggage. A little something in leather for the madeline look perhaps.
It's worth checking out the post that refinery29 did a while ago as it features a great collection of backpacks, from ACNE to alexander wang but also a little selection of what ebay has to offer.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
If this isn't consistently the perfect way to be wearing a tux, I don't know what is.
Drag out the smoke machine and do your best Annie Hall impression because we're going to party on down at Yves's grave!
Monday, July 21, 2008
this is both good and bad.
on the positive side, it means that our cupboards are abundant with all kinds of biscuit. a downside is that everything is covered in a layer of concrete dust.
but.. it means that i have found myself the new perfect place to take outfit photos. whereas before this turned into a massive palaver; pushing my sofabed across the room, balancing mirrors and lampshades hap-hazardly, now I can stand on our new steps, perfectly positioned under the new sky lights and above the hallway mirror.
the lengths a blogger will go to to capture an outfit..(!)
Sunday, July 20, 2008
after much finger tapping and wondering the august issue of paris vogue is here. but i'm afraid to say that i'm disappointed. maybe it's just that covers like this have spoilt us?
then just when i was feeling disappointed by the issue, the an interesting concept waltzes onto my screen..
the editorial featuring raquel zimmerman donning fur and being hounded by animal rights activists is a fantastic concept; it's editorials like this that sets paris vogue (not forgetting vogue italia) at the top of it's league. still, there are only two pictures so far from what I can see, so will have to wait for the real thing.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
we can all scroll through the runway pictures on style.com or trawl through the gossip sites to see who was front row. but what we secretly want to know is.
what made it into the goodie bags?
here is the top pick from the fall 08 shows.
can i have them all?
Friday, July 18, 2008
summer is usually a good chance to practise some self discipline to attempt to be a little frugal.
unleash your inner nerd, and dig out your library card. who said these places were out of touch? these days they supply free internet access, dvds and cds as well as books. not only does this mean you can save all the money you would fork out at a record shop, you also end up discovering completely new genres.