Sunday, 4 November 2012

'Day of the Dead Doll'...

After the fun we had last Saturday night, Mr J and myself went out East on Friday night to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican day of the dead festival.  We frequented several places, starting at the Ridley Road Market Bar which I had been meaning to try, {dangerously delicious Ginger Mojito's} then onto the Dalston Victoria where there was some serious dancing and dressing up action going on, we unfortunately didn't make it to Qui Qui Ri Qui's DOTD party as time just ran away with us on the dancefloor and so ended the night in Rita's on the Kingsland Road.  I think I can safely say I have re-discovered my love of dressing fancy.  Roll on the annual Miss J festive fancy dress Christmas card, I feel it is ok to start thinking up ideas now halloween is unfortunately over for another year...

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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

'Happy Halloween Bijouxettes!'...

Mr J and myself went to a Halloween party in the tunnels under the Old Vic on Saturday night in London dressed as Day of the Dead sugar skulls (well I was alittle more sugary than he was) so thought I would share with you our make-up looks and wish you all a Happy Halloween (aka my favourite time of the year)!


video
(scary see saw skull!)
Posted by: Miss J Bijoux

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

'Tim Walker: Story Teller at Somerset House'...

This morning I attended the press view of Tim Walker's new exhibition at Somerset House - 'Story Teller' and we were lucky enough to be taken around the amazing spectacle by the man himself!  What a treat.  It opens tomorrow in the East Wing, which is a beautiful space for such a magical exhibition, the lighting is lush and it's free which I think is wonderful. Here is a little taster of some of my favourite photos from the show {I haven't posted any prop shots as didn't want to spoil the surprise too much} - enjoy and go see in person if you can...



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Sunday, 7 October 2012

'Miu Miu Marigolds'...

Tapping into so many SS 13 trends - summer fur, dressed-up denim, satin {used both traditionally in couture inspired silhouettes and as a luxe lining to denim} Miuccia does it again with her offering for Prada's little sister. Particularly love these bubblegum pink leather gloves.

{images - www.style.com}
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Friday, 5 October 2012

Foot Fetish Friday - 'Furry Feet'...

I literally want all of Celine's SS 2013 collection, well looks 18, 19, 23, 25 and 27 at least and the shoes....fur-kenstocks - mink lined chunky jesus-esque sandals - yes please and what I have dubbed pop 'fourts' or 'fumps' {fur courts or pumps respectively} - enjoy!

{images - www.style.com}
Posted by: Miss J

Sunday, 30 September 2012

'Astier de Villatte, Paris'...

On Friday I was in Paris for the day attending the SS 2013 Tranoi femme tradeshow for work and managed to squeeze in a quick visit to Colette where Scott Schulman was signing his latest street style tomb, cue mass queue of street stylers. Whilst wandering back to the metro we discovered the amazing Astier de Villatte on Rue Saint-Honore aka my new favourite homeware shop in Paris {you know I am a sucker for all white crockery}. The window display was so cool so I took I quick photo and went inside and bought Mr J a little souvenir in the form of this ceramic 7 of hearts playing card; part Alice in Wonderland part my lucky number / his birthday date - perfect. They also have a really cool website http://www.astierdevillatte.com that is well worth a visit.


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'Filthy Wilde @ The Box X Crowmotion'...

...and whilst we are having a Wilde moment, here is the uber cool video from the show shot by the very talented Sholto Crow of http://crowmotion.com - LOVE!


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'Filthy Wilde for William SS 2013'...

On the Friday eve of LFW I was backstage at London's infamous nightclub The Box assisting my great friend, designer and costumier extraordinaire Mr Wilde with styling and general preparations for his debut off schedule show. In a collection where latex lined lace, printed silk jersey, peacock plumes, jewelled rubber and sequins collided in a palette of jade and mint greens, gold and black with hot pink accents - a modern day cleopatra was born. With the gorgeous Daisy Lowe opening and closing the show and a bevy of other beautiful girls {some models/some dancers and performers from the club itself}, amazing ginger hair wigs from Emilia Hermelin, makeup by the very talented Thom Ticklemouse and his team and exquisite gown upon exquisite gown we were in for an evening of exclusive entertainment and excess. Thought I would share some shots I took backstage with you all, just before and as the show got underway, look out for the man himself and the Egyptian head piece I made to go with William's show stopping final look - enjoy...


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Friday, 21 September 2012

Foot Fetish Friday - 'Prada's Tabi Sock Geisha Girls'

There is something going on with footwear for Spring 2013 if some of the big players in the industry are anything to go by and that something are flats. Yes, flats. It's happening on the streets too with a noticeable proportion of the FROW working a flat shoe/boot this season and it looks really cool and modern. Don't get me wrong - I love a heel and their leg lengthening effects but there is nothing worse than a women who can't walk in her heels.  You could be wearing THE most desirable footwear but if you are tottering along precariously it is never going to be a good look. I also feel flats are a great way to give a more dressed up evening look egde. In NY when Victoria Beckham {self confessed queen of the killer heel} sent her models down the runway sans her signature 4/5 incher I felt something was bubbling. Anyway, I digress, the shoes that caught my eye this Friday are from Prada and they have a futuristic geisha girl slant with metallic leather tabi sock {some models just wore these sans shoe} and satin bow strap harajuku platform with leather daisy appliqué - WANT. 

Prada SS 2013 {www.style.com}

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Friday, 14 September 2012

'William Wilde Debut Show at LFW'...

Mr Wilde will be showing his exquisite SS 2013 collection at The Box ce soir, off schedule at LFW with Daisy Lowe opening and closing the show! I am currently at his studio and everything is looking amazing. Lots more to do before showtime but check back over the weekend for backstage shots and more. Go team Wilde!

Posted by: Miss J

Monday, 6 August 2012

'Au Revoir Bijoux - Aloha Hawaii!'...

I write this post after an epic packing session, I am going on a summer holiday tomorrow and am off to Hawaii!  I am tagging along on one of Mr J's business trips and am beyond excited to be off for a week to this tropical paradise. Needless to say le blog will be a little bit quiet until the end of next week unless Miss R does one of her biannual posts!?! Nothing new there I hear you cry in terms of the irregularity of my posts recently - yes sorry, I seem to have been swept up in Olympic fever - I am seriously addicted to the London 2012 games.  Anyway I thought I would share this lush stripe floppy hat that I bagged in the sales to keep the sun off of my face in Aloha land. Totally reminded me of the Spring 2011 Prada bee stripe sombrero's that as you know I was more than a little obsessed with.  I have even sewn some black ribbon ties to it so I can wear on my back like the models did in the show!  

{images - www.style.com}
Posted by: Miss J
  

Thursday, 2 August 2012

'Prada Checkmate'...

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Saturday, 28 July 2012

'Blur vs. Oasis'...

On Thursday eve myself, Mr J and my friend Jaz attended the private view of the new Blur 21: The exhibition at the LondonNewcastle Gallery on Redchurch Street, East London.  With all of the band in attendance {although gutted I didn't spot one member *walks around with eyes closed*} there was such a buzz in the space and this was only added to by delicious Sauvignon Blanc {no cheap house white here}, Couvoisier cocktails - cooler or punch and copious canapes; I think I lost count of the number of goats cheese filled cherry tomatoes with thyme foam I ate, and this from someone who usually doesn't indulge in finger food at such events due to a} fear of dropping food down myself, b} ending up with food in my teeth at in inopportune moment or c} said canape being laced with meat - oh the fear of the veggie!  Anyway after drooling over Alex James {Jaz, not myself} and looking at all the well edited images we started having a debate about whether back in the day we were Oasis or Blur, back then it was Oasis, present day we decided Blur - so who were you in the original battle of Britpop? The show runs until August 14th so go take a look, below is a selection of my fave images...

Damon as Debbie Harry - genius!


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Friday, 27 July 2012

Cover Lover - 'Loving LOVE'...

Cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of AW 2012 LOVE magazine on sale this coming Monday.  But which of the Downton Abbey ladies will I choose - I am currently favoring Lady Sybil at this moment in time - who is your fave?...


...a blue spray haired Michelle Dockery looks nothing like her character Lady Mary Crawley... 
 ...Lady Edith's Laura Carmichael with candy floss hair is nearly naked in net...
...Jessica Brown Findlay is a gothic bride, far away from Lady Sybil's usual attire...
...or maybe the black and white smoldering shot of Rob James-Collier aka Thomas the footman. Decision, decisions?
{Shot by Mert & Marcus and styled by super stylist and LOVE magazine Editor Katie Grand}


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Foot Fetish Friday - 'Chain Gang Sports Sandal'...

One for the boys today chosen simply because if they came in my size and price range I would be all over these Givenchy Spring 2013 luxe sports sandals.  As you know, I essentially hero worship Riccardo Tisci and have christened him 'Givenchy the Great'.  These sandals tap into so many S/S13 mens footwear trends I ind of don't know where to begin, here goes! Contrast moulded rubber sneaker soles with 'formal' uppers - check.  Blinged out baroque excess {note that heavy gold curb chain trim} - check. High shine, glossy black patent upper with a daywear dress shoe feel - check.  Statement sandals - check, check, check!

{images - www.style.com}
Posted by: Miss J