Monday, 22 August 2011

Starry Eyed...

Just thought I would share a bit of sunshine yellow with you in the shape of this float-ilicious dress from Dolce & Gabbana's A/W 2011-12 collection. Loving the movement and the supersize shapes this dress creates {just add wind machine!}  Thought the star print and sunflower shade would put a smile on anyone's face, even on a manic Monday!

Hailey Clauson by Terry Tsiolis for Vogue Russia September 2011
Maryna Linchuk by Paola Kudacki for Harper’s Bazaar US September 2011
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...and how it looked sashaying down the catwalk back in February...
 Dolce & Gabbana A/W 2011-12
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Friday, 19 August 2011

Born this day - Coco Chanel...

Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel, 19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971.  A fashion visionary.  My favourite brand logo in the world, stunning simplicity with the interlinked double c's. The creator of the only perfume I wear, Chanel no.5 {well if it's good enough for Marilyn to wear in bed}. So many famous quotes to choose from but thought I would share my favourite.  It also happens to be have been made into a fabulous print by Miss R.

{shameless self promotion / product placement - but it's ok if your sis does it!}
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Very Violet...

Violet.  Not only do I love the scent and intense purple colour of these beautiful flowers, it is also near the top of my list of baby names for when I get all grown up and maybe / hopefully have alittle girl one day {need to bag a man first}.  I am also pretty partial to a Violet infused glass of sparkling / macaroon / chocolate.  Penhaligon's Violetta is also a gorgeous embodiment of of this flower, the bottle is so pretty too. Anyway, I digress.  Question? What do you get when you cross seriously sexy Lara Stone with a bed of violets?  The answer = Tom Ford's ad campaign for his new scent 'Violet Blonde'.  So like myself, monsieur Ford is also very into Violet as well as Ricardo Tisci who adorned an assortment of his A/W 2011 collection for Givenchy with this variety of flower, I think they could be THE fleur of the forthcoming season. 

Givenchy A/W 2011-12
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...also thought I would throw in a bit of vintage Courtney Love into this post with Hole's video 'Violet' {tenuous link I know!} below - enjoy!

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Foot Fetish Friday - Monogram Mary Jane...

 Louis Vuitton A/w 2011-12
{classic LV monogram with skinny contrast black velvet bow instep strap}
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Thursday, 18 August 2011

Stop Press!...

Have you spotted Miss R's 'You&Me' print in the September 2011 issue of UK Easy Living magazine?...If not, then check it out below.

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Miu Miu - MUTA...

So my love affair continues...enjoy this enchanting short film byLucrecia Martel {must try to track down some of those gorgeous glitter-glasses}

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Wednesday, 17 August 2011


So, this time last year Miss R decided she was no longer cool with being my colourist , I vowed to stop bleaching my hair white blond and so I kissed goodbye to my hair-do homage to Miss Monroe that I had been rocking with various rinses {baby blue, lilac, pale pink etc} for several years.  When you are giving yourself an impromptu hair cut everytime you brush your hair, it's time to give your hair a break {quite literally}!  So since banning the bleach I have managed to get through the dark root/light ends dilemna with a combo of red and hot pink semi permanent rinses on the bleach.  I have, on several occassions been complemented on my coiffure, obviously being mistaken for the hot hair trend of the summer; dip-dyed ends!  If only they knew that my hair is in a total hurry up and grow limbo-land stage, and guess what other discovery I have made growing out my natural color for the first time since I was like 15?  I am going grey - eek!!!  Unlike my lush friend Tamsin who has a shock of grey at the front of her hair that looks so cool in a 'yes, I was struck by lightning kind of way'.  All in one place not appearing sporadically all over her head like myself.  So what is a girl to do, if Miss R is to be listened to then tweezers are the only answer - remove imediately and keep checking back regularly.  However Mummy Bijoux has said that is not a good idea - it will just thin your hair out.  So what is a grey girl to do?  Well look below for inspiration that is what, and worship at the grey hair alter that is Miss Kristen McMenamy and her rapunzlesque long waves...

'Super Natural' LOVE magazine A/W 2011 

Freja Beha Erichsen working a wavy grey wig in the Chanel A/W 2011 ad campaign

more wigging out, this time Sasha Pivovarova works it for Vogue June 2010

...oh and here is a photo of myself unleasing my inner Gaga at Siouxsie's 30th bithday monster's ball last October, god I LOVE dressing up!

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You and I...

With snippets leaked on the internet early, the official release was meant to be tomorrow, La Gaga has released the much anticipated fourth video from her Born this Way album, 'You and I' which was shot in Nebraska.  As ever featuring in many guises, my favourite being a naturally made up Lady Gaga serenading her male alter ego Joe Calderone whilst he smokes and snarls on top of her piano and Gaga splashing around in a mermaid-size sardine can as a bath {love} - enjoy!

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Born This Day - Happy Birthday Madonna, 53 today!

Monday, 15 August 2011

Saturday Supper Club...

On Saturday Miss R and myself surprised our gorgeous friend Aimee with a little birthday inspired supper club chez Miss J.  Balloons, check.  Birthday banner, check. Food flags, check.  Everything came together really well, total team twin-star effort! I made a box of my new florentine-esque chocolates {sour cherry, toasted flaked almonds & sea salt as well as organic fig, toasted pistachio & sea salt} for the birthday girl which seemed to go down well. I wrapped a couple up for Miss R to take away, she is my chief taster after all! A party, even a very small intimate affair is not a birthday party without a party bag {see candy stripe parcel below}.  Our spread of vegetarian delights included egg mayo {mine and Miss R's favourite thing in the world, with eggs courtesy of my darling intern's chickens} on charcoal crackers with cress and a new invention of mine; a beetroot, carrot and mixed toasted seed slaw.  Instead of birthday cake, dessert was pistachio gelato, dark chocolate dipped strawberries and Miss R's incredible pistachio brittle which has to be tasted to be believed, it could literally elevate any ice cream flavour, oh and a couple of candles to make a wish!

 ...oh yes, Mr B found a new happy place lying on my bed!

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Kiss me Kate...

Miss Moss {or should I say Mrs Jamie Hince} was never going to do the usual celeb thang of selling the photographic rights to her big day to Hello or OK!, oh no, step up American Vogue no less.  Here is my fave photo from the three day wedding wonder that was dubbed Moss-stock! 
 Photo by Maria Testino American Vogue September 2011

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Friday, 12 August 2011

William Wilde Watch...

Just spotted Mr Wilde's signature high waisted rubber knickers in the below shoot...

'Female of the Species' styled by Naomi Gray and shot by Zoe Zimmer {cool name}

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Foot Fetish Friday - Slipper-Derby-Spectator Hybrid...

Commes des Garcons Autumn / Winter 2011-12

Black patent ballet-esque slipper with grosgrain bow meets winter white crocodile derby lace up vamp.  On a similar design tip, one for the gents {or borrow from your boyfriend if you share the same size}, Alexander McQueen's Spring 2012 'Spectator Slipper' below...

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Thursday, 11 August 2011

Get Knotted - Shibari style...

My fave shoot from the 'Super Natural' issue of LOVE magazine, A/W 2011 is without doubt the underwater extravaganza that is the mammouth 42 page 'What Lies Beneath' spread.  Shot by Mert and Marcus, with Katie Grand at the helm of art direction/styling and starring {count them} 11 models including la Lara Stone, Mariacarla Boscono, Kristen McMenamy and Guinevere Van Seenus The images truly are breathtaking.  Not happy with just an etheral underwater Ophelia-esque floating feel, Kristen and Guinevere are tied up in ropes a la the Japanese art of Shibari, so f*cking cool.  Look at Kristen's amazing super long grey locks looking all mermaid magnificent...

...and so the tied-up trend continues in editorial with Tom Munro also taking inspiration {no doubt} from Nobuyoshi Araki's signature style in Attache Moi! from Numero #125 August 2011...
'Tokyo Comedy Series' 1991 by Nobuyoshi Araki {below}
...oh and finally it would be rude not to share an Archive piece from Miss R which was featured in 125 magazines Japanese extravaganza back in 2007!

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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream...

...or maybe Gelato, my current 'summer' obsession!  With unexpected ice-cream placement, Lindsey Wixson takes one in the eye in one of the six iD covers for the pre-fall 'The Pick Me Up' issue shot by Terry Richardson, fun, sexy but what a waste of chocolate ice cream!

I was recently in NY and went to Amorino, an AMAZE Italian gelato parlour where you can {if you would like} choose all of their 22 flavours in one sitting!  I opted for three; dark chocolate, pistachio and for my more virtuous side raspberry sorbet {please excuse my hideous chipped mani}.  It was delicious. If you order a cone {see below} instead of a cup then your ice is served in the shape of a chrysanthemum, each petal could even be a different flavour if you so wish, so cute! Oh and guess what, after perusing their website, I have just discovered they have a branch in London which I didn't know about, Miss R I think we need to take a visit.

Ice cream Series by photographer Jonathon Kamboris
{Ice Cream you want to eat + nails you want to rock = the perfect foodie fashion combo!}

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Monday, 8 August 2011

Born this day...

Happy Birthday to the amazingly talented and bijoux bestie Mr William Wilde, who celebrates his 32nd birthday today and what a present to receive - his first ever Playboy cover featuring Miss Daisy Lowe rocking his beau bra and Sindy Knix looking 'daisy-lightful'!
September 2011 cover of Playboy
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Couture Clown...

Clowns are always my go-to dressing up outfit of choice as you can really go to town make-up wise so I thought I would share with you this Christian Dior Haute Couture pierrot pouter.


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Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Wo'Man' on the Moon...

Loving this headpiece/styling idea from the recent Christian Dior Haute Couture A/W 2011-12 show, great halloween inspiration methinks...

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