Friday, 31 October 2008

Daily Style

I love you Bianca, I love you Sierra.


Having almost caught pneumonia on the five minute walk from the bus to work earlier, I would really appreciate it if the Stockholm-based Masquerade girls would come and knit me some lamp-post/steering wheel/park bench cozies. 

Chinatsu Nobe

Chinatsu Nobe is a hairstylist, who designed the fantastic horse-mane rats' nests in the Graham Tabor photoshoot I recently wrote about. After a long day, when I can't be bothered to wash my hair, I wish I could cover it up with a wig made entirely of flowers.

Junko Shimada

Junko Shimada graduated from the  Sujino Gajen Dressmaker Institute of Tokyo in the late 1960s, moved to Paris and stayed forever (as one of the first Japanese designers to settle there). I appreciate the hyper feminine prints and colours in contrast with the avant-garde and almost ridiculous volumization.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

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I do sometimes wish that I could carry off a full length fur, but I know I'll probably have to wait a few decades until my attitude (and bank account) can oblige.

One Four Five One

Ishi Glinsky's necklaces meld high end baubles with found scrap metal. The one four five one website has written something obscure about Dadaism but I'm just imagining how cool they'll look layered over some of my favourite winter looks.

Loeffler Randall

Loeffler Randall started designing shoes in 2004, added handbags in 2006 and debuted a full RTW collection in autumn 2007. Their F/W 2008 lookbook is shot in a minimal and chic New York apartment, echoing the lifestyle they are selling to us with their clothes. I have spent several hours trying to hunt down the tunic in the first picture that looks like layered gold feathers, and is surely a more affordable substitute for the  tarnished Burberry dress that I am currently dreaming about.

Monday, 27 October 2008

Graham Tabor

I've noticed that even though Halloween isn't until the end of the week, and even though I've never thought it to be that big a deal in England (my sister and I were never allowed to trick or treat because mum equated it with begging), for some reason people seem to be going for it in a big way this year. So to get into the spirit of things (heh), I decided to post something spooky. Graham Tabor's ragged, dreaded zombie warriors wouldn't be out of place at the scariest fancy dress party. His own website admits that they are dressed to "...mark a return to life after a long silence." I totally agree.

Thursday, 23 October 2008

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A couple of days ago I was alerted to, the best street style website I have ever seen. I must have looked at 100 photos, and there wasn't a single dud. It has inspired me to start documenting my own outfits in a more composed way. 
Thanks for inviting me Yuri! 
P.S. I can't remember exactly who this outfit belongs to, apologies.

Guns 'n Roses

When I saw this story in the last Sunday Times Style magazine I had to scan it immediately. I'm so easily sucked in by soft focus and pastel Chanel.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Camilla Engman

I am quite obsessed with Camilla Engman. My favourites are her paper cutouts, which I've shown above, but she also creates adorable illustrations and paintings. Please visit her website (with online shop!) and blog to see more, I promise it's worth your while.

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L'Ecole des Femmes

It's fair to say that I am often less drawn to the basic merits of certain items I write about, and more to the overall ambience and aesthetics of the way they are represented. Most of my research is based around items I will never own, so I'm not afraid to admit that I like to look at pretty pictures as much as pretty clothes. L'Ecole des Femmes is safely confined to this category. Even if I could easily buy their clothes, I really don't think I would, because they're quite average and definitely not my style, but the model is cute, I like her mouse ears, and the photo-effects are sugary and pastel enough to belong on this page.