Wednesday, 30 September 2009

This must be underwater love

First of all apologies for the seriously dubious photos! These were taken in a manic hurry with my dodgwa camera-phone. For some better ones check out:,8490 Anyhow during London Fashion Week I attended a lot of Off-Schedule catwalk shows, which were just beautiful. This was my hands down favourite collection from the craziest week ever courtesy of Ramon Gurrilo, a wonderfully talented Spanish designer who specialises in knitwear. I just felt his collection was so appropriate for the coming spring, thanks to all the underwater themes and mermaid references running through many an international collection (check Proenza, Julien MacDonald and Donna Karan for further evidence). There were gold and black shell bracelets clustered around the wrists and some of Gurrilo's knitted eveningwear looked as if the models were tangled up in seaweed or emerging from the ocean for their land debut, Daryl Hannah style in Splash! Mer-chic. Who knew?

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Leggings, meggings, treggings, jeggings. Make. It. Stop?

What is it about the legging that makes them so unfathomably appealing? Is it the way they match with absolutely everything? The ease of them in comparison to your skinny jeans, which quite frankly are starting to feel like heavy sandpaper in the absence of your trusty leggings or jeggings or treggings (tick the appropriate option)? But seriously as much as they are loved they may well have to go, as delicious as the Christopher Kane for Topshop mirrored options are...Hmmm.

The real question is what do you replace your leggings with?! Just follow Lady Gaga's example and wear...well nowt. Ok, make that some opaques teamed with delightful statement big pants. Beware, this look is only suitable for the drunk.

Christopher Kane is a blatant Twi-Hard!

What is it about vampires bar Edward Cullen? Ok, be fair I think that's reason enough for the fascination. The Twilight effect is definitely edging its way in to the world of fashion, in fact it was all I could think of when I saw the other-worldly make-up looks at Bottega Veneta SS10...(Bleached eye-brows and purple stained lips. Beautiful.) Although, I think Christopher Kane really upped the Vampire ante with his first dress collection for Versus. The mostly black and red collection (pure horror) had suggestive cut-outs, which looked like the models had just managed to escape from Dracula's clutches....Or perhaps Edward Cullen's if they were really lucky.

Monday, 28 September 2009

You can't be me I'm a a Blogstar...

...Ok I am sooo far from a blogstar! That was my introductory joke. I am in love with fashion and have been ever since the emergence of The Clothes Show with Caryn Franklin and Jeff Banks, ever since I discovered Cher Horowitz and Dionne and named them my aspirational style icons...and I have never looked back. I just want to share my thoughts on fashion, style and Gossip Girl. The three things I love most. So watch this space...