Monday, 30 January 2012

nagi noda

Check out these insane 'hair hats' created by Japanese art director Nagi Noda. I think the detail and construction is absolutely beautiful, and it really shows how the boundaries of fashion hair styling can be pushed. Sadly Nagi passed away in 2008, but her work is definitely worth a look, more hair hats here.

Monday, 16 January 2012


Naughtily treated myself to a couple of items from Topshop over the weekend, I should really be saving for my trip to Milan in three weeks!

Grey 'Self Stripe Roll Sleeve Top', £26. It's nice to have a lighter knitwear piece in my wardrobe for the transition between Winter and Spring.

I've been looking for some statement studs for a couple of months and these were exactly what I had in mind after lusting over the House of Harlow studs which I posted about here. They sold out in the Asos sale but these are a great cheap alternative for £7.50, and comprise of similar elements: gold, enamel inlay and geometric design.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

bag grief

You know when you have an idea of something in your head, you know exactly what you want and how it will look and what it is? This is how I felt about this bag:

Black leather, gold studs, perfect size. A few days ago I mentioned these bag cravings to my mum and was so happy to find exactly what I wanted (the above bag) today on the Urban Oufitters website. This online exclusive black studded leather shopper was not only exactly what I had in mind, but it was reduced from £138 to £40!!! Popped it in my basket before dinner and after I was just deciding what other sale items to get, and refreshed the page to find it had SOLD.OUT. May this be a lesson to you all so that none of you ever have to suffer my bag anguish.
RIP dream bag.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012


Can you believe this girl is just 17 years old?! Dakota Fanning, styled by Anne-Marie Curtis, looks stunning and sophisticated for Elle UK's February cover shoot by David Slijper. Dakota looks ladylike in playful prints, lace and sugared almond hues from designers including Dolce and Gabbana and Louis Vuitton. I need that berry lipstick shade.

Find the rest of the shoot on fashiongonerogue.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

happy new year!

Happy New Year!
I hope you all had amazing nights and aren't feeling too fragile today.

Yesterday I wore:

Fluffy jumper from New Look that I mentioned a couple of posts ago, it makes me feel like Big Bird but it's so comfy. I wore it with my Topshop Jamie skinny jeans and new Topshop Alba wedge boots.

I threw on my double-breasted jersey coat from H&M and took my standard bag from Topshop (as well as a canvas tote for my sleepover stuff!)

I really had the shopping bug yesterday so treated myself to a few items:

Oversized flecked cable knit cardigan - £29.99, New Look

Leather-look biker jacket - £39.99, New Look

Weekend bag - £9, Primark

Mini triangle charm bracelet - £6, Urban Outfitters

So happy with my purchases! It's lovely having a big cosy cardigan to wrap up in on lazy days, and I have three black ones so it's a nice change. I desperately want an AllSaints leather jacket (such an investment piece) but unfortunately don't have a spare £300 so this one from New Look will have to do. When buying faux leather I always look for texture - creases and crinkles make it much more convincing, when it's flat and smooth it's such a giveaway! When I bought it there were a couple of others that looked too smooth, and even though it was the same style item, choosing carefully makes a difference between a jacket that looks like it costs £20 and a jacket that looks closer to £70. I've needed a new weekend bag for a while as I get loads of use out of them and end up scuffing the corners. I couldn't believe the quality of this Primark bag for the price as the front panel is woven. As for the bracelet, I've been lusting over triangle jewellery for a while now and it was just too cute to pass up.

Wishing everyone lots of luck for 2012.