Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Out with the old, in with the new

Soon 2010 will be over and we'll be ringing in 2011.






Just some images that make me think about fresh starts and new plans. I'm so excited for what 2011 will hold - have any of you made any resolutions yet?

Monday, 27 December 2010

Leopard.

A definite trend for Spring/Summer '11 and I couldn't be more thrilled. I absolutely love leopard print and it seems Viv, Givenchy, Ashish and Blumarine are all in agreement.


Vivienne Westwood


Givenchy


Ashish


Blumarine

Images from elle.com

I can't wait to see what the high street make of this trend, I really hope they take note of Ashish and combine the animal prints with the rodeo look - how amazing are those fringed shorts?

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Circus

Every year on Boxing night, the nightlife in the town where I live becomes strictly fancy dress. That's right, thousands of people hit the bars in clubs dressed as everything and anything - I've seen giant babies, Mr Motivator and Shrek all in one night before! This year my friends and I have decided to adopt a circus theme, taking inspiration from the images below...


Manish Arora - style.com


Circus in Vogue UK - stylecult.blogspot.com


Susie Bubble as Ringmaster - fash-eccentric.com

I'm not sure my costume will look quite as classic, but I'll post some photos as Santa brought me a brand new camera! Yippee! Have a lovely Boxing Day everybody!

Friday, 24 December 2010

Twas the night before Christmas...

And I am excited! For me, Christmas Eve is all about my family, too much food and classic films, so I'm signing off until Boxing Day. I hope Santa is very kind to you all and that you are all blessed with health and happiness over the holidays. I thought I'd leave you all with the iconic Hepburn and Santa, she looks as happy as I feel!


Merry Christmas everybody!

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony - S/S '11

Two of my all time fashion faves once again collide for another wonderful collection. That's right - Opening Ceremony and Chloe Sevigny. Can I get an overdraft extension please?






Images from www.stylefrizz.com

Leather and leopard print, patterned tights and platforms, shift dresses and cropped tops. This Chloe/OC combo is ticking all my boxes.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Winter Solstice

Today is the shortest day of the year. That means from here on in the days keep getting longer and spring keeps getting closer. So I thought this was the perfect opportunity to start getting excited about the new trends sent down the S/S 2011 catwalks and which ones I'll be sporting in the new year...

First things first, I'm going to be investing in a trench coat to get me through what will more than likely be a rainy spring (my own fault for choosing to live in Leeds...?)



Burberry


Jaeger

Burberry have once again achieved the sense of effortless elegance and I absolutely love Jaeger's modern take on the classic trench - and isn't the colour just perfect?

Next, I'll be stocking up on the bold, neon block colours - seen on practically every other runway and perfect for making a statement.



Jil Sander


Maria Grachvogel

Layer them one on top of another Jil Sander style or choose one attention demanding shade and make a song and dance about it just like Grachvogel.

My final S/S 2011 tip for today is metallics. They were everywhere, but in my opinion, House of Holland hit all the right notes for me. Metallic pleated mini skirt - how much better can you get?


House of Holland

The perfect way to work the luxe metallic look whilst remaining fun and fresh. Love it. Ahhhh, this was definitely what I needed to help my snow induced style slum. Bring on spring.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Yes Please

We first saw this look sent down the catwalk by Marc Jacobs for his A/W '10 show and now it's everywhere. Yep, I'm taking about the chiffon maxi skirt and chunky knit jumper combo. Flattering, stylish, warm and ever so elegant, what more could you want?





1) Marc Jacobs, 2) Asos, 3) American Apparel, 4) Source Unknown

Let's hope Santa reads my blog...

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Snow Business

Yesterday saw me shooting across the Pennines to come home for Christmas. My family were panicking that I'd end up snowed in Leeds so I decided to head back a day early. It's so good to be home and the snow is unreal - I can't wait to play out in it! I thought I'd share the winter warmer promo video I styled and directed for Paper Scissor Stone, the store where I intern. This was on the first day of snow, before the roads were closed and my garden resembled a scene from a Christmas movie...

video

Our lovely model, Amanda, didn't complain once about the freezing temperatures and we had plenty of fun shooting. Check out Paper Scissor Stone for the lovely coat and accessories, and plenty more!

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Suited.


Image courtesy of http://fashioncircus.blogspot.com.

I absolutely love this look by Leighton Meester - a man's suit from Thom Browne, tailored so perfectly for her tiny frame. She pulls it off so perfectly and I especially love the slicked back hair. Definitely something I'll be trying out soon!

Monday, 13 December 2010

All Work, No Play

Today I have my first graduate job interview. I can't believe it's time to start looking for "grown-up" jobs already, my three years at university have quite literally flown by. In the theme of work, here's the workwear I'll be coveting when I hopefully become employed next summer...





Zara, Celine, Chanel, Chloe.

A little unrealistic perhaps? Maybe, but hey, a girl can dream!

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Beginning.

I've spent the whole morning trying to think of a good way to start this blog; a witty one liner or a philosophical quote. But I seem to be drawing a blank. So instead let me show you a snippet of my inspiration, the girls with endless style and attitude that I will forever hope to emulate.








Chloe, Kate, Lily & Debbie.