Hmmmph, loving this blog at the moment – Styling and Salvage. Very clever man that Rupert Blanchard. Does some lovely things with bits and bobs. Beautiful. Very good eye. Click on the link in the right hand column.
A post in two parts. (a) Oxford Circus Something strange happened the other day. I came out of Oxford Circus tube station to meet a friend in town and felt an odd sensation… I wasn’t being pushed and shoved, snaking my way towards the crossing to head over to the Top Shop side. Eh? Is the credit crunch really that bad now that people have completely given up on retail therapy? What with Crimbo ’round the corner? Where were all […]
Bob’s sister is the original Good Time Girl. Like Bob, she hails from the land of leprechauns. There must be something in the water over yonder. Bob’s sister likes to dress up. She believes in dressing for the job you want and not the job you have. Vintage Gaultier for the office? Pourqoui pas? Absolutely. Fabulous she is this sister of Bob. She likes to party. She has emergency outfits at the ready. Hence, she could rustle up an outfit […]
What about Bob? Bob is Fierce with a capital F. Bob likes to party. Bob is the sister of a very good friend of mine who is also quite fierce. Together they make quite a double act. Bob posed for me outside Visions nightclub in Dalston. Bob was rocking an all black look with gold highlights – gold chains on her purse, gold bangles, gold rings and a Super Fierce gold necklace. Bob looked hot and Bob knew it.
OK, we all get a bit of spam mail. They’re demon seed; evil things that clog up your inbox. Usually, they’re from Nigerian “bankers” promising untold riches if you surrender your personal details. Yeah, right. This one just came though and has a different slant: Dear Future Saint, Thank you for all your hard work and giving so much of your time and love to this needy world. Please forgive the SPAM. Jesus might ask me at my judgment why didn’t […]
Drafted this post last week so a bit out of date. Fashion moves too fast! Anyway_ “Something you might not be aware of… a little secret… not sure if I want to share it…What the heck. Go to http://www.prada.com and download the lookbook pdf. Genius. Catwalk images, backstage shots and all other types of randomness are cut and spliced into digital collages, drawn over, obscured, warped and generally f*cked up. All cleverly done by those lovely people at AMO. Its […]
The 80′s is an endless wellspring of forgotten hits, long lost gems and faded genius. This really takes me Back To The Future quicker than Michael J. Fox. My older brother loved Imagination and played their records, vinyl I might add, endlessly. I found myself humming Body Talk the other day and before I knew what was happening I was downloading their back catalogue on iTunes… More to colour code I guess… Working on a gorgeous playlist featuring Imagination, Sade […]
Thomas Demand Nationalgalerie Thomas Demand has a great name. Demand. Perfect. Thomas takes brilliant photographs. Thomas made my heart stop in the middle of Zwemmer’s on the Charing Cross Road on Wednesday. Thomas surprised me. Thomas’ very beautiful new book posed gracefully for me on my bed this morning. Thomas builds paper models based on images he has seen, moments from the past, snapshots from the media. Thomas then photographs these intricate reconstructions – works of art themselves – and […]
This is not for the faint of heart i must warn you… mid grey //02b- GRY You see, colour coding’s my thing. This obsession started quite early with my grouping of my Lego© bricks by colour as a child. I’m not joking. There was no turning back from colour coding. Once you start… I am helpless in its grip, powerless… After organizing my sizeable CD collection by colour (to beautiful effect, I might add), my wardrobe, the crockery, my books […]
Its pissing it down. Grim, grim, grim! Grey/ Drizzle/ Wet/ Damp/ Urgh! Hate this time of the year. The Constant Wetness. Just rain, dammit and get it out of the way! I might go all Kathy Bates in a minute. Driving me insane… Ah, well, we need a distraction, something pretty… A little reminder of spring to come… of flowers, of fields of lavender, of elderflower spritzers and big straw hats . How does your garden grow?
These clothes make me wish I was a girl. Perfect. I want to be her… In the words of Edwyn Collins: I’ve never known a girl like you before… Here you come a knockin’, knockin’ at my door And I’ve never met a girl like you before You give me just a taste so I want more and more Images style.com (courtesy of Celine)
Gawd bless the iPhone! Can’t remember what it was like before it. All you Blackberry snobs out there who somehow see yourselves as a superior species for not falling for the glossy but apparently shallow charms of the iPhone are just jealous. And here’s another reason to be jealous – Grindr. A very good friend of mine recently alerted me of the existence of this application. He alerts me of most things this very good friend of mine. “Grindr? What’s […]
Let me get this straight. I AM DIVA! Deee-Vahh! You go look in the dik-sho-narree - das how you spell it right? – and you gonna see ma face and name next to it. Bebouncey Knows. You get that, Rhhiblana? Yo, you listening girl? Tryn’a steal ma groove and copy ma stylz. Eh-eh? Whadda? You know how hard I worked to get this far? You know The Physical Determination and Undeniable Self-belief it takes for a gurl to walk out […]
She’s back and she’s Done It Again! All’s alright in the world. We can all heave a collective sigh of relief and yell: Yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!! Ok, let’s not get carried away. I love this lady. First of all, can she pen a right catchy ditty or what? Don’t worry, whenever, wherever, underneath your clothes, my hips don’t lie – see, even the song titles make poetry! I’ll hold my hand up and confess that I’ve on many an occasion been a […]
Liking these tracks at the moment. Most, if not all, can be downloaded on iTunes. Check them out and let me know what you think. LFN 1. Welcome Engineer_Benjamin Brunn_König Und Drache 2. The Passion_Kiloo & Phonique_The Passion 3. A Forest_Bat for Lashes_Perfect As Cats: A Tribute to the Cure 4. We Are Facing the Sun_Sascha Funke_Mango 5. Grand Ideas (Prins Thomas Radio Edit)_Lindstrøm_Where You Go I Go Too – Incl Prins Thomas Edits 6. Drophere (Featuring Madita & Özden […]
It’s that time of the year again. And, oh, how I’ve waited! The Missus – Burberry There’s a sudden chill in the air. Autumn’s taking her last gusty breath. The leaves have gone from amber and fawn to gold and rust. They’re now starting to form damp clusters of mush on pavements, back gardens and parks. Autumn’s turning ugly. It’s the perfect time to start working those pre-winter looks. Not quite cold enough for a full on cashmere fest but […]
Celine, Resort Collection 2010 (Photograph: style.com courtesy of Celine) Gawd, I love this bag. The simple clean lines. The subtle top stitching. That very lovely deep tan colour. So inviting. And what looks like silver and gold on the buckle. So sophisticated. So expensive… Its the new oxygen… It would look especially good on the two reigning queens of The Solid Purse: our Liz, Queen Elizabeth II and, posthumously, Joan Hickson’s Miss marple (R.I.P.) Yes, that would be the best […]