Thursday, 27 August 2009
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
As usual I’m finding it hard to decide on one key piece, my Winter coat. For some reason since I can remember I have been absolutely obsessed with coats. I think it’s because no matter how many throw away trends you wear throughout the winter, your choice of coat is always the icing on the cake, the Pièce de résistance of your winter wardrobe if you like. Now I know its still hot (really hot) out there but I always buy my winter coat in August as any fashion insider knows, this is when the best selection is available in stores, it may not be cold but fashion waits for no one I’m afraid...
Since I’m broke (I‘ve already brought a pair of boots and a dress which I cannot live without this winter) I’m meant to be deciding on a coat which sticks to my budget. Therefore I’m looking for something 100 pounds or less.
This week I have already found the perfect coat which supports my current monochrome crazy streak, and my budget. It’s a Top Shop piece which I love so much I have already brought once but, taken back because I think I can’t afford it. But now I can’t stop thinking about it. So I’m considering reinvesting in it as it would be perfect for the Christmas festive season...
Then there is the Urban Outfitters coat I came across last week which ticks every box on my winter coat check list. Perfectly tailored, cute, black and therefore goes with almost everything.
But, its 200 big ones. Money aside I think I need this coat (as I’ve told all my friends over and over to convince myself) as it’s a winter long investment. Plus I was away last winter travelling the world so I owe myself this indulgence as I completely missed out on last winter’s selection... Oh dear. What a tether I have got myself in. So please help me out. To buy or not to buy??
Thursday, 20 August 2009
1 -This photo is a 60’s dress from an antique store which I would love to wear. Alas anything white I wear never stays white for very long, so I’ll leave this one with Liebe...
2 -This is a navy floral tea party dress I’m massively lusting after, perfect for the summer picnics which i never actually find the time to go to.
3 – This denim smock dress is pretty much perfect. I love the button details on the top of the dress.
4 – I need this blazer. Period.
5 – This grunge mini floral is the sort of piece every wardrobe needs, perfect from taking you from daytime elegance to evening couture.
So there are five of many many gorgeous dresses. You can find her blog spot here http://liebemarlene.blogspot.com/ and her eBay shop here http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Liebemarlene-Vintage__W0QQ_armrsZ1 . Chances are the stuff for sale on eBay is the sort of thing you will either find slightly sickly in a indulgent girlie sense or you will fall head over heels in love with. I’m definitely in the latter category so I’m off to gawp some more now, and hopefully invest in an item or two, tata...
As a result of course I was incredibly intrigued, and demanded to know the finer details of the markets location immediately. So she wrote the address down on the back of a receipt and pointed me in the right direction.
Friday, 14 August 2009
So, to celebrate their new collection, they held a fash off which consisted of contenders heading up the liberty catwalk strutting their stuff for the chance to win prizes. Fun all round. Unfortunately I didn’t participate in the fash off as I can’t strut to save my life, but I did take some photos of some great contenders.
I loved this look, the skirt is super cute. There was also a rather large group shot which Liberty have posted in lightning speed, so I’ve nabbed it. (Can you see me??! Can you??)
The winner Natalie Cox, was the clear style winner. I loved the relaxed French Rivera feel that Natalie oozed.
Also we got a great (floral, of course) wrist band to commemorate the event. I shall definately be keeping mine in my fash souvenir pot.
Oh also, check out these super cute glasses. I will most definately be investing in a pair.
So with this event a success theres bound to be plety more to come with prizes galore to be gained, keep your eyes peeled on their blog, (http://blog.liberty.co.uk/category/events/) and hopefully next time I'll see you in the front row.
Thursday, 13 August 2009
But anyway the reason I want to talk about NJAL today (that’s short for Not Just a Label, don’t you know) is that they have launched a competition in cooperation with London for London which made me reminiscent of my favourite primary school project, T shirt design. Back in the day when I attempted to put my hand to design I mixed bold colours, florals and all kinds of stick on beauties, to create an original but pretty jumbled piece of couture. Unfortunately it turned out later on in life that design was not one of my hidden talents (obviously as if it was I would be designing a tee right now rather than writing this) So as a way of expressing my excitement for this project I’m appealing to anyone who believes they may have a hidden flair for design to get involved in this super fun project.
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
For some reason, since I can remember I have been very envious of men’s underwear. Practical, comfortable and flattering, boxers are definitely one of the greatest creations of the 20th century. After years of frustration from the G string concept (I haven’t tried it and I never will) I can often nowadays, be seen lounging around in my other half’s Calvin’s. So imagine my excitement when I heard about the new Calvin Klein Steel range. The colourful new selection of boxers released from Calvin Klein represents 9 different countries England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, and Sweden. From vibrant blues to hot oranges, the collection is cultural, colourful and fun. To top it all off, those clever PR people over at Calvin Klein have also thought of a really fun way to market their new product whilst having a lot of fun. The concept (9 countries, nine men, one winner) is a novelty competition which allows you enter a hot bod of your choice posing in his undies for the ultimate chance of a modelling contract with Select Model Management. Just in case you are completely off the model radar, Select models are THE modelling company of the moment. They discovered Agness Deyn, Daisy Lowe and Paul Sculfor, the super hot Essex boy who has been seen out and about in LA cosying up to both Jennifer Aniston AND Cameron Diaz. (Lucky boy.) So this contract is nothing to be sniffed at.
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
The next day we wandered around the city enjoying the Louvre, and hopped on a fair ground ride which gave us a great view of Paris. We then spent the evening drinking Moet along the river Seine with the back drop of an accordion, a microphone and hundreds of Parisian’s singing along to ‘Non Je regrette rien’ by Edith Piaf, before heading for a late bite of Moule mariniere et frites. Perfect.