26 August 2010

Shoe Sketches

Love these Sportmax boots. Very athletico!

My how I'm lusting for these lacey Dior shoes.

These ladylike Pradas pave the way for shoes this A/W.

Flicking through my Elle and Vogue for this month, decided to do some little sketches. These are a bit rough but I quite like them. Nice to see that sporty shoes are still around so for those of you wise enough to invest for S/S can wear them throughout the A/W. Nice to see lace back too, I think I still have some pieces left from last A/W that could do with a revamp. Also loving the new ladylike heels a la Prada, Vuitton, and Miu Miu. Lots of gorgeous options for us shoe lovers this A/W.

25 August 2010

Hung Parliament

It wasn't that long ago that I found out a group of owls is called a 'parliament'. I thought that was quite cute. So while Australia is in the midst of a hung parliament (yes, I can be political!), I decided to show you my own. I think because my mum loves owls I have sort of adopted them as my symbol for protection. So at the moment I have a bit of an obsession with owl necklaces. I got one necklace and then kind of spiralled out of control to the point of owning four which is probably a bit excessive. I'm thinking they could be incorporated into the heritage look?? Anyhoo, here they are:

Primark, £1.50

H&M, £2.99

Primark, £2.50

Do two count as a parliament?

My own hung parliament.

Accessorize, £5 - This is my newest addition but I think I'm giving him to my mum for Christmas. Sorry for the poor quality pic of him, I can't find the charger for my decent camera!

So there you have it, my hung parliament. If you find any cool owl necklaces on your travels, let me know.

21 August 2010

Primark Does Chanel

So I went into Primark on Oxford Street the other day and bought me this Chanel-esque Cardie. (I always feel like I should buy something in there to justify putting myself through the hellish experience!) The monochrome look of the caridgan is typical Chanel so if you're going for the classic French look it's quite a good buy. It also comes in reverse colours and either works well for the look. It's been featured in a couple of magazines this week and last so I assume they will sell out pretty sharpish; there was almost a riot when I got mine and that was over two weeks ago. Team with skinny jeans and oodles of pearls for an updated Chanel-style outfit.

Feature in Reveal Magazine

Not quite the same but an affordable alternative.

19 August 2010

Lusting for Mulberry

While going for a job interview in Westfield I was stopped short by this display case. I love these Mulberry Margaret bags and seeing as my birthday is coming up I'm trying to persuade people to invest for my future! I love the grape one but I think the black leather is more practical and it could go with anything. I still want the Alexa and maybe a Bayswater but I think the Margaret has shot to the top of my list just because it's a bit more fun. I love the crest "We believe in Tea and Cake", and the cute little bulldogs - very British, very ME! If, unlike me, you can afford one of these lovelies, check out the online shop. There's a bit about the history of the brand on there too which is interesting. Now maybe I should start a facebook page and get everyone to pledge a pound for my cause...

15 August 2010

Burberry Sketches

I'm visiting my mum in Mudeford at the moment and believe me there are slim style pickins. I'm sure there are some stylistas down here but everyone I have encountered seems unable to walk on their own let alone dress themselves! It's not all dull, I have been reunited with my art stuff left here from my St Martin's days so I decided to do some sketches. I love the Burberry jacket and I may actually attempt to pull this look off when it gets to proper winter. I'd probably just team with skinny jeans and a vest, (I can hear you all yawning from here!), so that the jacket can speak for itself. Anyway, I decided to sketch the jacket to give you something to look at other than the endless catwalk shots that are making the rounds. Sketches are a bit rough as I'm out of practice but nevermind.  Can't wait to get back to London now where there are actual shops!

12 August 2010

What do you crave at Selfridges?

COVET: The Vionnet Draped Dress

ENVY: The Burberry Prorsum Aviator Jacket

DESIRE: The YSL Muse Bag

YEARN: For The Dries Van Noten Metallic Dress

LUST: For The Celine Red Bag

WISH: For The Exclusive Julien Macdonald Dress

ADORE: The Lanvin Pearl and Metal Necklace

OBSESS: Over The Stella McCartney Lace Dress

WANT: The Miu Miu Print Dress

CRAVE: The Yves Saint Laurent Sheepskin Boots

WORSHIP: The Jonathan Saunders Laser Cut Dress

FIXATE: On The Nicholas Kirkwood Metallic Heels

Selfridges has long been the best department store in London (according to me), and now it has been given that official title. It caters to all markets, young and old, rich and slightly less rich and it does it all in a place where you feel welcome. Unlike some stores it doesn't exude pretention and it's always bustling enough for you to blend right in. I took a trip to catch sight of the oh-so-gorgeous Burberry aviator jacket (more to come on that later) and decided to snap the windows. Their theme of want is quite good,I think it captures the essence of how a lot of people feel when it comes to designer clothes. We all yearn for these things and then go and find cheap imitations on the high street. I like the simplicity of the displays and they've changed the items which keeps things interesting. The Stella McCartney dress is stunning and I can't tell you how much I want that Lanvin necklace which, at £1220, is a bit out of my league.

9 August 2010

Kate Who?

I went to the Saatchi Gallery the other day and was quite disappointed. I liked all the controversial stuff from Tracey Emin, The Chapman Bros. and Damien Hirst when the Gallery was on the South Bank. This time round there was a weird load of tat. Was highly impressed with the room of oil though, it really messed with my head. However, the best surprise was seeing a handful of Kate Moss photos by Mario Testino. I have a slight obsession with Kate and this only made me wish I was her all the more. A great collection of photos for fans of Kate and Testino alike.