I'd quite like a Le Pliage like this white, Dessinee embroidered one. Featuring original designs by French illustrator Robert Wagt, they are quite intricate and a lot less likely to be seen on the arms of others during the daily commute. I also saw a girl on the tube with one embroidered with a cityscape and that was pretty cool too. Like I said, I really like the shape of the bag and the larger one I have is really handy for weekends or nights away. I think what really killed it for me was walking behind a woman who the exact one I had and it was quite embarrassing.
20 November 2010
14 November 2010
Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Been busy at work and preparing myself for Christmas etc.. And in preparation I have been buying alpine/fairisle knits like nobody's business. I don't know why I've gone so crazy for them. I think it's the super cold weather and they make me think of cosiness. Plus D&G made them look sexy as hell this A/W.
Such a cute print.
I'm even warming to the yeti boots a little bit.
I love the knitted jumpers with the flowing floral skirts or trousers. The contrast in textures is really interesting for winter.
Elle's Mademoiselle in D&G. Love it!
I love this Primark Skirt.
My new Accessorize tramp gloves (I'm sure that's not the technical term) are the best.
18 October 2010
This blog seems to have turned into one about nail varnish which I apologise for but I seem to have gone crazy for the stuff. As I was walking down South Molton St on the way to work I saw a board outside the Nails Inc store saying "sample sale". I was instantly attracted by the thought and so, last Saturday, I dragged two friends along to see what sort of bargains they were offering. As it was the last day of the sale we kind of got the dregs of the stock and were ushered into the back where some poor women were trying to have a relaxing manicure. There wasn't too much left but I managed to buy the set above which has four nice colours for autmn/winter: a deep purple, dusky pink, a pale nudey, and a hot pink for fun! I got these four for £10 which isn't bad considering they usually go for about that each. Then I couldn't resist the new icy blue Portobello Rd which I saw in Glamour magazine. Love it!
10 October 2010
The first port of call for me and my friend Megan was the Chanel stand in Selfridges. I was shocked to see the Khaki range on sale and instantly snapped up all three despite only really wanting the Khaki Vert. The massive queue of people waiting to get their nails did sort of pushed me into the impulse buy and, when the sales woman said they had nearly sold out 5 minutes into the event, I felt fully justified.
We didn't join the never-ending queue to get a mini-mani, opting to get our lips done instead. Because I love Chanel I was put in the deep red "Coco" shade which actually looked alright. A nice touch was the photo booth which took four snaps for you and your buddy to take away for FREE! It was really good fun and we were allowed two goes to get a set of photies each. Our only mistake was turning on the wind machine which was way more powerful than expected.
The Mulberry section was a bit daunting as there were bouncers and what appeared to be a guest list. However, we decided just to stroll in, grab a little bottle of champagne, browse and stroll back out. The little bottles of champagne were quite ridiculous as they had straws in which caused the bubbles to come spilling over the top grand-prix style. It happened to everyone and I couldn't help thinking what a stupid idea that was around such expensive bags.
Dotted around the place were masks and books which I asked if we could take. I was told that we could so...I did. I then got a very scary shock when I was pulled aside by the bouncer who had to verify that I could indeed take such precious items. Not the best experience but it was nice to look at the bags and feel a bit more relaxed than usual.
I really enjoyed it in Marc By Marc Jacobs. The atmosphere was a bit hipper, a bit less staid than in Selfridges and in general more chilled. There were some really affordable little nick-nacks like the lipstick pen, the wishbone necklace and the i luv u necklace, all for £3 each. Plus we got a free t-shirt and free drinks had we wanted them. Also there was another photo opportunity which was fun.
7 September 2010
This is my new Primark jumper that I bought in the sale. The SALE! Who knew Primark had a sale? So it cost me a fiver. I was going to buy it before when it was £9 but the fabric is so wrong I thought better of it. But for £5 I thought it was OK. These pics don't really convey just how coarse the material is, I'm pretty sure it's no form of wool. But I think it fits in with the prim, ladylike 50s trend for A/W, especially with a skinny belt and 3/4 length skirt. Think I might buy some long gloves too because I quite liked this look at Louis Vuitton.
Beauty UK is another brand of polish that I am unfamiliar with but I really liked this lilac shade which I hadn't seen anywhere else before. Argh, a new collection to keep my eye on!
|This is why I blame Barry M!|
These three colours here show why Barry M are so good. They have taken three sell-out Chanel colours (from left: Jade, Nouvelle Vague, and Particuliere) and copied them pretty much exactly. Their own version of Particuliere, Mushroom, took me ages to find as it had sold out as well which is ridiculous as that isn't even a limited edition Chanel colour.
They are pretty much the exact same colour. On my nails, the Barry M is on the left and as you can see they come out pretty identical. Why I have both when they are exactly the same is a question I shouldn't ask myself! I also stockpiled so have two of the Barry M ones. Oops!
1 September 2010
I was just browsing online and came across the news that photographer Corinne Day died on Friday aged 48. I am in shock. She is probably the person who had the deepest impact on my creative life which shaped a lot of who I am today. I can't quite believe it. When I was doing my GCSE in art I saw a program on TV about her Diary exhibition and from that moment forward my own artwork became very gritty and sometimes offensive. I drew a pair of bloodied knickers (it was actually a series of very good charcoal drawings) because she had taken a similar photograph. Although she will probably be most remembered for launching Kate Moss' career and her further collaborations with the model, I will remember her most for the inspiration she gave me in her book Diary which I am still trying to get hold of for a reasonable price (Amazon and Ebay are ridiculous!).