I don't really need to say just how beautiful Catherine Middleton looked for the royal wedding yesterday in her incredible Alexander McQueen dress. Me and my friend Hannah were trying to predict who would have designed it and we guessed right! Also a few posts ago I said it would be quite Grace Kelly-esque so feeling quite smug about my prediction haha.
Monday, 25 April 2011
Saturday, 23 April 2011
Last weekend while I was in Newquay, I visited Blue Reef Aquarium. The colours and patterns of various fish were so striking, with vivid yellows, electric blues and zesty oranges that reminded me of catwalk hues for this year. Above, from left to right: 1 & 2 Burberry Prorsum AW11, 3 Mary Katrantzou AW11, 4 & 5 Jonathan Saunders SS11. Photos taken from www.londonfashionweek.co.uk.
Friday, 22 April 2011
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Trixie's style comprises a blend of rockabilly and punk, with the feminine elements of her polka dot crop-top, red lipstick and lilac-tinged hair seamlessly worked with Doc Martens and her half-shaven head. Main influences include Vivienne Westwood, Marilyn Manson and Henry Rollins.
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Creations by Alexander McQueen, shot by Steven Meisel and styled by Grace Coddington, how could this shoot be anything less than incredible? Alexander the Great for Vogue US on fashiongonerogue.com
Floral prints are still a great way to freshen up your wardrobe but flowers take on another dimension for spring and summer this year with floral headbands that nod to Ophelia. No doubt I'll be seeing them adorning messy festival hair this summer. I got mine (above) for £2 from Primark.
Monday, 18 April 2011
I've just spotted these images on the Vogue Italia website (click to see the rest) which I think are really beautiful. I love fashion stories that push the boundaries of conventional fashion photography, and this shoot by Marco D'Amico reminds me of Picasso's cubist artwork.
Sunday, 10 April 2011
Check out these beauties which I picked up yesterday in the sale in Debenhams (£13.50 from £45!). I've been looking for some like this for ages and because they were in the sale I just couldn't resist. They're a great transition piece for Winter to Spring and Summer to Autumn as I'll wear them with pretty summer dresses and tights, as well as dark skinny jeans and coats, and they're a clever way to add height to daytime wear without looking overdressed. I also like the way they can be worn folded down for a casual look, and unfolded for a smarter look. I'll post a picture of what I'm first wearing with them soon.
Saturday, 9 April 2011
I am LOVING this month's issue of Vogue (May 2011), which has three collectable covers shot by Mario Testino (it is the first time British Vogue has had a multi-cover edition). If you've ever fantasized about your big day, Vogue gives you the designer wedding dresses to fantasize about. So appropriate for the month of the Royal Wedding, and the anticipation is causing everyone to eagerly await the first glimpse of Catherine Middleton's dress - I'm thinking some sort of Grace Kelly-style lace bodice and beautiful train (but not ridiculously long)? There's also a gorgeous spread from Tim Walker of Agyness Dean, in which she looks soft and feminine; a refreshing change from the usual androgynous punk image of her.
Friday, 8 April 2011
I love fresh citrus colours as they really get me in the mood for summer. If you loved the citrus prints at Stella McCartney's SS11 catwalk collection, check out the bargain dress below, £9 from Primark! I love the pretty 50's shape, so cute for garden parties.
Check out the rest of Primark's collection here, they've got some great stuff at the moment with lots of pieces in this month's issue of Vogue.
Sunday, 3 April 2011
Yesterday I went to Yohji Yamamoto's exhibition at the V&A Museum. The exhibition included over 60 of Yamamoto's creations, catalogues/lookbooks and videos of catwalks and interviews. I found the more personal parts particularly intriguing, such as the designer's biography 'My Dear Bomb', his love of music (you can listen to his albums) and information on his hobbies. I love the dress and hat below (S/S '97) for Yamamoto's vibrant use of colour which stood out amongst the more common black garments - black being 'a colour that he describes as "modest and arrogant at the same time"'(Yohji Yamamoto Exhibition Guide, V&A). The gift shop also sold a wide variety of Yamamoto designs including notebooks, t-shirts, bags and badges. Definitely worth a visit if you like this designer. £5 for students, V&A, 12 March - 10 July 2011 http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/fashion/yohji-yamamoto/index.html
Above photo taken from the V&A website.
Above photo taken from the V&A website.