Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Oh I wish I was a Punk Rocker with Flowers in my Hair

The crappy pop song by Sandi Thom - I wish I was Punk Rocker reminded me of JW Anderson A/W 10 collection showcased today at LFW. Though unlike Sandi Thom song which has no resemblance to any real Punk Rocker inner self and more of annoying stage school girl pretending she is being unique, JW Anderson has a nice soft touch of Punk. His collections resonates with my own personal taste of things to be a bit more edger and dark colours but the love of vintage and floral patterns.

There was a lot of tartan picnic trousers, military/softer version of Doc Martens Lace up boots, some gorgeous Scottish cream knitwear, neck buckles, and some tailored peg leg turn up trousers. Some highlights for me are the flowers intertwined with his lace up boots. Gives me ideas to dress up my own lace up boots collection. If I was a Boy I will probably be kitted out in his clothes. Future men please take note in a class of good taste to dazzle my good self. Very much like the Vampire squid/fish mentioned on QI last week. BEDAZZLE! (I shamefully love Oxbridge comedians too much)

Floral Punk Shoes. Fuck you Sandi Thom, I want flowers in my Doc Martens.

p.s. Last boy model in this collection of pictures is my lovely good friend of mine, my original first skanky friend in London. Well done for managing to get on the catwalk love and please do not get all Kate Moss on us!!!

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Vision 20/20... I wish!

I have always loved geeky glasses, but there is something about these geek chick eye wear which is getting me rather hot under the collar. Maybe it is the geeky but retro feel about these glasses. They speak to me of knowledge, understanding, slyness, mystery, book smarts and self confidence. Pretty much everything I adore in the opposite sex. Plus it does help al my favourite men wears them.

Invest in Tom Ford boys and you get woman to do this to you... Now that is what I call advertising.

If not, I probably buy some for myself though I believe my co workers will think I am massive weirdo as I am not conforming to office sexy look or the WAG look. The appreciation of my clothes in my office is -36 points.

Oh on the note of Colin Firth role in Single Man, Nicholas Hoult is looking an absolute babe in it. Brunettes and Blue eyes are just a killer in my books.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

McQueen and not Forgotten

Alexander Mcqueen.

You were a treasure in the fashion industry and how the world will wonder what was the A/W 10 collection to be shown in Paris and only days before London Fashion Week. We may never know. I hope you are now in peace with your mother. British Fashion, correction the Global Fashion Industry, has lost one of their bright designers showcasing the true wonders of graduate young talent to look outside the box.

You created the 'bumster' jeans where the jeans were so low cut he had evidently named his 1996 collection the "Highland Rape". You were risky and theatrical in your design. Heck, you got Lady GaGa wearing your Armadillo Shoes! Still baffled how on earth you can walk in them, let alone run for my 55 Bus to Oxford Circus.

My personal favourite was his Spring Summer Collection in 2007, the eerie Tudor music and the classic but feminine clothes juts hits the mood perfectly.

RIP Alexander McQueen.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Fairy Tales

Just found some collection of Fairy Tale photography. Makes me want to relit my inner whimsical child within. Life was such as nice little bubble then, real world is a pain.

I adore the dark imagery and interpretation in modern twist with these famous fairy tales. May invest in my own full length whimsical princess dress. Saying this, I am pretty sure I have one which I never wear for pure purpose it is ridiculous. I now in need of my own heroine dress and fairytale ending please. Take me away!

Lion King

There is something about this last season French Vogue editorial. Maybe it is the soft fabrics, pastel colours, her facial expression or the little lion club.

Makes me want to get a cute little dog, not cats as they always seem to scratch me and ladder my tights. I wear laddered tights but I would like some left for my more formal attire.

I am having a bad few days and have eaten half a pot of Onken Fat Free Strawberry Yoghurt. Better for the body then the Ben and Jerry's Phish ice cream I ate...

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Love is Lust

Sorry readers for not updating this blog but with Christmas Holidays, Work and trying to get myself up the career ladder has taken it toll. Currently I am bombarded with exam revision (I thought when I got my swish job, I got to say goodbye to exams? Apparently not).

I am currently in love with these items:

1. Tapered Trousers/ Trouser Suit. I am obessed with the tailoring on tapered trousers, especially ones that are 7/8 length. So much so I have brought four pairs in black, stone, tweed and camel tan. Look great for work as provide a slight different alternative to those horrid baggy pinstriped trousers but not too skin tight casual. Looks great with my Bally Tassle Loafers and Barker Brogues. Definitely my new love, I am barely wearing jeans now.

2. Nude Colours. For me this spring and summer is all about Nude colours. Say goodbye to florals, as they are getting abit too kiddish for me especially as I have grown up job now. Time to touch a bit of sophistication, fairytale and 20s vibe in my wardrobe. I have already brought a beautiful nude colour vintage inspired dress from H&M, nude pink silk blouse for work and leotard. Dress these colours with some lace up ankle boots to keep it edgy.

3. Satchels. I am lucky enough to have brought mine a year ago in a Junk Shop on Essex Road in London. It was original navy leather school satchel bag, even came with the original name tag of Chloe Howse and on reverse her older sister Emily. I love the fact I own the Howse sisters School Satchel. However, damn Mulberry has made me carve another handbag the Alexa. I do not think I have the extra £1,400 to purchase the Bayswater and the Alexa. Give me a pay rise job!

4. Lotus Bakeries Speculoos - A French Biscuit Spread. Yes kids, a spread that taste like a biscuit. Bizarre? Yes it is but delicious! Though I may be OTT on this by spreading this spread on my biscuits.

5. Fenech-Soler. I am loving this promo video by this band Fenech-Soler. They remind me a bit of friendly fires but with softer poppy tunes such as the Virgins.

I am currently working on a piece about what do City Boys wear outside their suits. Is it all predictable shirts with jeans and suede shoes... sadly after today's interviews I can confirm the answer is yes but have heard some interesting takes on men fashion. However, I am living in hope to interview someone who wears something that is not 'practical'.