27 May 2011

More Shoe Sketches

Lanvin

Louboutin

Miu Miu

Loving the little pops of colour around at the moment. I wear a lot of black, white and grey so i like bold accessories. Neon pink is my current fave although I wish I was brave enough to rock neon green.

22 May 2011

My New Obsession - Rene Gruau

As an avid lover of fashion illustration I am slightly ashamed that I only heard of Rene Gruau last year. I went to see the exhibition of his work for Dior at Somerset House and was truly inspired. He really captures the essence of Dior. Fashion photography has pushed illustration to the sidelines and, although there is still a market, it is nowhere near as lucrative as it once was. I think this is a real shame as Gruau shows just how beautiful illustrations can be and just how effective they can be - his drawings make me want Dior clothes and cosmetics more than many of their current advertising campaigns! Here are some of my favourite pics from the brochure.

 










1 May 2011

Spring Jewels

With my clothes ban entering it's second month I am turning more and more to my unused jewellery box. Here are some gems I found which I bought a while ago but have yet to wear. Drum roll for their debut this May. All are from Primark and cost less than £3. I am also sure that they will all turn my neck a delightful shade of green. Classy.


I like this sail boat. Nautical styles always seem to crop up on the sideline of major trends. I don't tend to go for 'themes' as it were so I may steer clear of stripes and anchors with this one!



I have worn this necklace already and it does indeed turn my neck green. It has also turned into a slightly peculiar colour. Ahh well, that's what you get for £2. I still love it.


Tacky jewellery is my love. This "French" necklace is just my thing. I would've preferred it in a garish yellow gold though.


This is my favourite. The gold is that real trashy yellow that I love while the little teapot and cup is too cute!