Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Bay-in-a-box...

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Mike's Movember - The End...

...and so with the 1st December just around the corner {tomorrow - eek!} it is time for the big reveal of my mobro's new facial friend le moustache. What do we reckon?...Is it a keeper?...Tom Selleck?  Eat. Your. Heart. Out.

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Cover lover - Vogue Paris December 2011/January 2012...

What do you get when you cross style ICON Kate Moss and musical LEGEND David Bowie?  The answer is below - Miss Moss channelling her inner Ziggy Stardust covering Vogue Paris shot by Mert & Marcus - amaze. I can't wait to get my hands on the Noel en Musique issue!


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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Thanksgiving Bay...

...if Bailey's cute, slightly territorial present opening at Sunday's Thanksgiving dinner is anything to go by Christmas is going to be ALOT of fun.  He eventually got it open with a little help from Mr R. How adorable is he?...

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Thanksgiving Dessert - Food Finish Gilded Toasted Pecan Flourless Chocolate Cake

As I mentioned I cooked a Thanksgiving dinner at Miss R's on Sunday night and for dessert I baked my take on a pecan pie - a toasted pecan laced flourless chocolate cake. I took the opportunity to try out the Food Finish edible gold spray paint {as previously posted http://thebijouxeditrix.blogspot.com/2011/10/gilded-gourmet.html} that the lovely people at The Deli Garage sent me and below is the result.  This is such a fun product, it doesn't bring a chemical taste to what it is applied to, just an amazing metallic sheen.  I can't wait to think of something to do with the silver one for Christmas day! If like me you think that spray painting your Christmas dinner in a rainbow of metallics will bring an unusual spin to what can sometimes be quite a stressful meal to make then order now as this product is only available from Germany so will take at least a week to ship. http://www.the-deli-garage.com/FOOD-FINISH_detail_16.html

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Monday, 28 November 2011

Wearing William Wilde at WONDERLAND...

On Saturday night myself, Mr Wilde, Miss S and Mr Crow went to the opening of new club night Wonderland.  We all wore a piece of Mr Wilde's, myself a freshly made that day jade latex pencil skirt which is my new favourite thing {you can buy yours here in black, orange, pink or silver http://www.honour.co.uk/latex-power-pencil-skirt.php}, Miss S looked hot in a fluoro pink body-con halter mini dress, Mr C wore a latex powder pink shirt and the man himself a fluoro pink latex T, white jeans and white leather biker, I thought I would share our outfits with you...

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Marry Me? - S/S 2012 The season of the bride...

If this summer was the year of the royal wedding with Kate vs Kate fever sweeping the nation {one real royal and one fashion royalty} then it seems designers have been heavily influenced by their nuptials as the bride became muse at many S/S 2012 catwalks. Comme des Garcons dedicated her whole show to a couturesque, veiled, all white theme, be it in her signature more conceptual style. Raf Simons ended his show at Jil Sander with four minimalist bridal dresses {yes four}. I myself am pretty excited by the wealth of inspiration such looks have brought me for the next wedding project I have taken on. Miss K, a friend of Miss R's from University is getting married next year and I will be reworking her Mum's wedding dress for her to walk down the aisle in.  Her's is such a poignant story that I had to hold back tears when she briefly explained that she had sadly lost her Mum when she was alot younger and that her Nana whom she is incredibly close to had become like her 2nd Mum.  Her Nana and Mum had made the wedding dress together and Miss K wishes to wear it on her special day, her Mum will be there in spirit with her as she enjoys this magical day in her life.  It is such a touching  gesture, when she walked out in her Mum's dress I was overcome with how beautiful she looked and the exquisite cut and proportions of the dress, but mostly by how it fits her like a glove - like it was actually made for her figure.  She must be exactly the same size as her Mum when she got married to her Dad all those years ago. I can't say too much about the actual design of the dress but what I will say is it is going to be an amazing piece to work on as it has been so gorgeously hand crafted and I am incredibly exited about our next meeting.  What I can share is a sneak peek of her Mum's vintage veil and shoes, and I will be posting more bridal inspiration in the coming months so if you are also a bride-to-be check back soon...

...so what kind of bride are you?...Minimal Bride?
Jil Sander S/S 2012
 Valentino S/S 2012
 Roksanda Ilincic S/S 2012
...Couture Bride?
 Givenchy Haute Couture A/W 2011-12
 Alexander McQueen S/S 2012
 Viktor & Rolf S/S 2012
Christian Dior A/W 2011-12
Comme des Garcons S/S 2012
Louis Vuitton S/S 2012
...50s Bride?
 Nina Ricci S/S 2012
 Francesco Scognamiglio S/S 2012
Chanel S/S 2012
 Carven S/S 2012
Meadham Kirchhoff S/S 2012
...Boyish Bride/Tailored Bride?
 Stella McCartney S/S 2012
The Row S/S 2012
Jil Sander S/S 2012
...and the big question - to veil or not to veil? Miss R didn't {I secretly wish she had} I think Miss K will hopefully be veiling it up on her big day!
 Viktor & Rolf S/S 2012
 Jil Sander S/S 2012
{all catwalk images - www.style.com}
Andrej Pejic on the cover of OUT magazine

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Get Your Rocks Off - Prada Resort 2012 behind the scenes video...

French actress Lea Seydoux is shot by Steven Meisel - could the jewellery be any more covetable?... Another to add to my imaginary list to Santa!

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Neighbourhood Bay...

Yesterday I had the pleasure of Baileysitting all day!  We had such a lovely time.  I arrived at Miss R and Mr R's flat just after 10am after only 3 and a half hours sleep {more about that later} to find Mr B in his usual playful mood.  I grabbed his lead, a bag of treats and some toilet bags and off we went to our local dog friendly park Tiverton for some running around with other dogs.  I was a little nervous about going as this was my first time letting Bailey off his lead on my own and I was terrified I would somehow lose him and have to explain to my sis and mobro that whilst they had being running Miss R's stall at Bust market in Bethnal Green I had lost their beloved puppy. I obviously hadn't fully appreciated the power of a vigorous shake of the treat bag to get his attention!  After much running around and frolicking with other dogs, in particular a gorgeous Labradoodle we walked home and enjoyed a midday/afternoon nap on the sofa.  It was bliss.  I then got busy in the kitchen cooking up a belated Thanksgiving dinner for Miss R and Mr R's return after a very busy day at the market. Whilst I cooked up a storm Bay slept some more every now and again getting up to check out what was going down on their street, and we thought Daddy Bijoux was a bit of a nosey neighbour!
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Saturday, 26 November 2011

Born this day...

The legendary Tina Turner is 72 today! Those legs, that voice, that massive mane.  A true music and style icon. My fave song has to be Rolling and I also love the video to Private Dancer - enjoy!

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Friday, 25 November 2011

Foot Fetish Friday - Winged Balenciaga Booties...

This footwear is fierce. Nicolas Ghesquiere does it again.  From S/S 2011 studded sole masculine flats {still gutted I don't own} and this seasons baroque swirl strappy stiletto boots {wow those insteps look severe}, come a futuristic winged cross strap door stopper heeled bootie.  Where do I start?...The printed reptile skin in turquoise, flame or off white complete with black zebra, dalmatian dots or leopard spot print. The chunky black leather cross front straps.  The optical illusionist black heels that seem to taper to a point impossible to balance on, grounded by a contrast color door stop-esque heel.  These shoes like the silhouette pushing collection take footwear into a new frontier.

Balenciaga S/S 2012 
{images - www.style.com }
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Spitalfields Antique Market...

Yesterday I enjoyed a day off work with Mummy Bijoux in east London, we wandered around the vintage shops on and off of Brick Lane, had lunch and then wandered some more around the antiques market at Spitalfields {http://www.oldspitalfieldsmarket.com/antique-market.html}.  I purchased a very Meadham Kirchhoff-esque {S/S 2011 + A/W 2010-11} black lace trimmed billowy fluoro peach, midi length vintage nightie for £12 from Beyond Retro {http://www.beyondretro.com/} on Cheshire Street. Result. I always make a bee-line for the vintage nighties, petticoat slips and chemises when I am there, the colors are like macaroon pastels mixed with the odd fluoro shade and black.  I am going to wear said nightie with an old oversized sweatshirt, black opaques {it's pretty see-through) or ankle socks {if I am feeling more daring} and chunky block heels.

 Meadham Kirchhoff S/S 2011
Meadham Kirchhoff A/W 2010-11
{images - www.style.com}

...also thought this headless/legless pair of skeletons complete with top hat were so funny in the antiques market and we were also at a stall when Tracey Emin strolled up and bought a rather large ceramic frog for £8, I wonder if it will turn up in her next piece of work?  I was really excited about spotting her as I am a big fan of her work.

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Black Bow Bunchies...

After developing a major hair crush on the models up do's at Topshop Unique's A/W '11 show way back in February I have been waiting for my hair to grow long enough to try out this look. The ultra high bunchies with velvet ribbon bows looked so cute - part minnie mouse, part double ballerina bun. The new top knot perhaps? I think this look is a great way to update/standout from the ubiquitous messy top knot that seems to be every girls go to up style if they have lots of long hair/are having a bad hair day/just want to look east London cool {delete where applicable}.  I don't think my version is quite there yet, the buns need to be bigger and I could work on my centre parting skills - grow hair grow!  
 Topshop Unique A/W 2011-12
{image - www.style.com }
Kelly Mittendorf by Paola Kudacki for Vogue Japan December 2011
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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Versacette...

So here is a peak of what I am wearing from the Versace for H&M collection...think the cap will really come into it's own next Spring Summer with the massive team sports trend that will be everywhere.  The trop-croc-palm-print mens shirt got it's debut at Miss R's dinner soiree on Monday night and the pleated leopard sunset skirt has already been worn twice dressed down with my love worn Ashish for Topshop 'Bonjour/Au Revoir' sweat. Now all I need is for lady luck to be on my side with the baroque print gold, black and white vintage Versace silk shirts I am watching on ebay and I will be a true Versacette.  Or I would quite happily take one of these limited edition, solid Gianni-esque gold re-issued shirts {http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/184550} off of net-a-porter's hands. Just saying.
Santa baby, slip a Versace under the tree, for me 
I've been an awful good girl...

...and for all of you who can't get enough of the Versace vibes or couldn't get to a store to take part in last week's fashion scrum, the collabo continues with a Cruise collection going exclusively online in January 2012.  Think fruity floral prints in blue lilac, candy pink and white, spaghetti straps, baby doll dresses, printed denim hot pants, white jeans with gold embroidered side seams, bikini's, ballet pumps and strappy sandals.


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Barbourella Bailey...

Miss R has one, Mr R recently got his and now Bailey is in the Barbour club too and with temperatures dropping in London I think he will be wearing it sooner than expected...I really can't stay. Baby it's cold outside.  I've got to go away.  Bailey it's cold outside. 

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