Saturday, 30 July 2011

Current Cravings: Flower Power

With the bold floral prints from Céline's Resort 2012 collection still dominating my thougts,  big bouquets are what I'm hankering after. Clockwise from top: Duffle bag; Eastpak @ Selfridges,  Oversized shirt; Reiss, Longline bra; Topshop, Silk mini dress; Jil Sander @ Net-A-Porter, French knickers; Topshop, Silk shirt; Balenciaga @ Browns, Chantal buckle boots; Opening Ceremony @ Selfridges, Silk maxi skirt; Jil Sander @ Browns.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Day of L.O.V.E

Photo: Love Magazine

Picked up issue six of Love magazine today, with young thespian Chloe Moretz on the cover.  A blissful evening of flicking awaits...

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Forever 21

Forever 21 opens a gigantic new store in the UK tomorrow and last week I celebrated the launch at The Old Sorting Office, just off Oxford Street. The party was LA themed and decked out like Santa Monica beachfront with huts, deckchairs 'n' all.  We indulged in gourmet burgers via the ‘Meat Wagon’ (huge, pink and dripping with cheese) prosecco cocktails and ginger mules from the teepee bars and were entertained by a spinning carousel (yes, we did jump on),  fortune tellers, circus performers, roller girls, hot bar boys and Bip Ling on the decks.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

It Started With A Backpack...


Every Fashion Week we set eyes upon an item so perfect that it fills us with a ferocious, green-eyed kind of wanting — and back at the February shows in London, said item was J. JS Lee’s low-slung backpack. Hanging somewhere between a schoolgirl satchel and a gentleman’s briefcase, we conceded that this carryall would not only lend us the androgynous yet ladylike look we crave, but was also large enough to store the mass of not-so-necessities we feel the need to lug around on a daily basis.

Fast forward a few months and it’s not just Lee’s backpacks we’re hankering after.  Having launched her eponymous label in 2010, the Central St Martin’s MA graduate debuted her SS11 collection at Dover Street Market. While we’ve been pretty obsessed with the asymmetric cuts and muted colour palette of these pieces, it’s the coordinating separates in the AW11 collection we’re holding out for. Satin, suede and pleated chiffon dress up an otherwise minimal range of long-line suit jackets, tulip skirts and tapered trousers – all promising to add a sharp, masculine edge to even the girliest of ensembles.

Lee's keen eye for detail and relaxed approach to tailoring has scored her high; one of last season’s prestigious NEWGEN recipients, the Korean-born designer also bagged the Harrods Design Award – not bad considering she only graduated two years ago. But while Lee is no doubt busying herself crafting yet another achingly beautiful collection, the sewn down sleeves, embossed seams and that backpack from the AW11 shows are finally making their way to Dover Street Market. By the end of the month our not-so-necessities will be hidden in a holdall so chic, no-one will ever guess the inner laptop and smartphone compartments are filled with half eaten packets of jelly babies and used concert tickets. Now we just need to decide whether we want ours in dove-grey, tan, or black…

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Wednesday, 13 July 2011


I have just been sent a sneak preview of an image from the Alexander Wang Fall 11 campaign, featuring Raquel Zimmerman, shot by Fabien Baron in an abandoned Brooklyn grain factory from the 20s.  Tonight around 9PM a series of projections around NYC will launch the Fall 11 video at a variety of locations, including Houston and McDougal, 14th and University, 14th Street and 8th Avenue for three consecutive nights (13/7 – 15/7). If, like me, you're not in Big Apple, the full video will launch on tomorrow morning.

Hey, Mon

Photos: Ryan Michael Kelly, Harpers Bazaar, Amica Italy

Who's that girl? Monika Sawicka, the Polish beauty who stars in the current Céline campaign. LOVE HER.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Céline Dreams

Photos:, Collage by moi

I can't get the Céline Resort 2012 collection out of my head. As much as I try to resist, oversized pilgrim belts, floral leather, white suiting pieces and jacquard florals refuse to be shifted from my daydreams. Ms. Philo has created yet another collection that is not only perfectly tailored and timeless, but also incorporates many of the season's top trends. I fear that my imagination won't rest until a) I am miraculously able to afford such pieces or b) I miraculously find near to exact replicas in a charity chop. Humpf. 

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Lazy Days

Dresses, left to right: Cos & Acne

I have been a very bad blogger of late - but I do have my excuses. The last couple of weeks have been consumed by the flat move from hell; falls, bumps, split binbags, sprained ankles, a trip to A&E and nowhere new to move into have all proved rather stressful. But instead of dwelling on that, I would like to dedicate this post to my lost bedroom, captured here on a perfect Sunday filled with fresh washing and magazines. So long, Brick Lane!