Sunday, 29 January 2012

Cover lover - Oyster #97...

Christina 'Nouveau' Ricci shot by Gregory Harris wearing a B&W 3D floral lace shift by Dolce & Gabbana for Oyster magazine.

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Saturday, 28 January 2012

Couture Covet - Love Letter Hem...

Look 9 from the Christian Dior Haute Couture S/S 2012 show, red silk organza coat dress with contrast white script encircling the fit and flare skirt - be my Valentine?

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Friday, 27 January 2012

Foot Fetish Friday - Metal Plate Pelt...

Louis Vuitton put THE luxury into footwear with these slate fur oxfords with polished silver metal toe cap and quarter heel guard.

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Thursday, 26 January 2012

Ode to Amy - Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture S/S 2012...

Jean Paul Gaultier's S/S 2012 Haute homage to Amy Winehouse injected a sexy, naughty youth into his Couture collection.  It was a celebration of Camden's finest style 'coutured' with a modern, street slant and a silhouette heavy with Miss Winehouse's signature pencil skirt silhouette, exaggerated black beehive {although on the runway it morphed into a kaleidoscope of color pop shades}, trademark black eyeliner flicks and 'lip piercing' beauty spot.  
Classic Amy...
...Amy meets Andy {color clashes of Warhol proportions reworked}...
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...and the lady herself.
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KARL by Karl...

Maybe it's the twin in me that makes me love this doppelganger-esque interview of Karl interviewing himself about the launch of his much anticipated and now I am sure pretty much sold out collection for NET-A-PORTER {launched yesterday}.  I love the tongue-in-cheek angle of this video with La Lagerfeld poking fun at himself and seeing the lighter side of this amazing industry we work in.

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Sh*t Fashion Girls Say...

Just stumbled across this video courtesy of a link from Alex Fury of - it is hilarious.

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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Couture Covet - Givenchy the Great...

...All hail the 'King of Couture' Ricardo Tisci. Mixing extreme minotaur-esque punk piercing stylings with intricate couture crocodile gowns, ten looks in total shot en mass on a b-ball court - I LOVE.

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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Lana Del Rey - Born To Die...

...fave video of hers so far.  Hot tatt guy - check.  Heavenly church interior shots - check.  Faded blues floral wreath headpiece - check.  Oh and a pair of incredible tigers - oh my!

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William Wilde Watch...

It's been a while since I posted about my dear friend Mr Wilde so thought a quick update was in order.  Caitlin Lomax wears his 'Beau Bra and Sindy Knix' shot by Greta Ilieva for Zoo magazine below...

...and also this same set with matching cape and a baby blue rubber ballgown in the new Maverick Sabre 'No One' video {watch closely}...

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Sunday, 22 January 2012

My Miu Miu addiction continues...

...have fallen head-over-heals with these beauties, oh how I love it when you track down a completely sold out item on eBay and even better when you bag said item for less than the original selling prise {brand new} - result!  Coloured lenses are big news in eyewear for spring/summer with shades of blue being particularly prominent on the S/S 2012 catwalks.  The dusky pink silk velvet cases are exquisite in themselves. Cannot. Wait. To. Wear. 

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The Godfather of Street Style Snappers...

'Fashion is the armour to survive the reality of everyday life'. Bill Cunningham New York, a documentary about the legendary street style photographer is out on March 16th in the UK, if the trailer below is anything to go by looks like a must see movie to me.

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Trend Twins - 'Wall' Street Suit...

Brick print suiting at Moschino in Milano and Jean Paul Gaultier in Paris on the menswear catwalks for  A/W 2012...a fun take on 'The Season of the Suit'.

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Saturday, 21 January 2012

Mens Trends - 'Minotaur Man'...

Extreme nose rings from 'Givenchy the Great' Ricardo Tisci's Americana meets Minotaur inspired collection for A/W 2012.
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Who you calling a Muppet...?

Last night Miss B and I went to the Soho Hotel in London for a private screening of the upcoming Muppets movie {released in the UK on February 10th} and to have a closer look at the multitude of fashion collabo's that are underway to celebrate the launch.  I personally cannot wait for Miss Piggy to attend the premiere in London in a custom made Giles gown, rumour has it that she will be walking the red carpet accompanied by the designer himself. Not necessarily a film I would have gone to the cinema to see, it certainly made me smile with it's somewhat cheesy songs / dance routines and wholesome be good to each other message.  I was particularly taken by the bunch of kermit balloons {you know how I love a helium balloon} in the foyer and was a little bit gutted, ok massively that they were just for the kids!  In terms of the collaborations I am really loving the Miss Piggy for MAC artwork, she certainly knows how to work a wig change in the movie.

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Rest in Peace Etta James...

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Friday, 20 January 2012

Foot Fetish Friday - Nuts and bolts Boots...

Pringle of Scotland rework the classic Air Wear Chelsea boot with a sprayed teal toe and back panel colour block effect and industrial hardware for A/W 2012.

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Thursday, 19 January 2012

Orchid Eyes...

Julia Frauche by Yelena Yemchuk for Dazed & Confused
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Campaign Cult - Balenciaga Spring 2012...

I love an all white interior {as regular readers will know}, so this particular photo from the S/S 2012 Balenciaga campaign speaks to me, shot by Steven Meisel and enlisting some new faces - a refreshing change to the usual big name stars chosen to front big brand ads.

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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Cover lover - L'Officiel Paris February 2012...

Chanel Iman in 50s vegetable print 'three-piece-suit' from the current S/S 2012 Dolce and Gabbana collection.  Love the red onion cut outs echoed on the mint background.

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Tuesday, 17 January 2012

All White Givenchy...

If I was going to work an all white outfit this look would be it.  The milk glass embellishment on the shirt collar and sweatshirt neckline are exquisite details on this smart sports look.  Riccardo Tisci a.k.a. 'Givenchy the Great' does it again.

Meghan Collison styled by Katie Burnett and shot by Michael Donovan for Vision China December 2011
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Monday, 16 January 2012

Mens Trends - Hollywood Heavyweights...

Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jamie Bell and Dracula himself Gary Oldman {complete with red lensed specs similar to the ones he wears in said film} walked an alternative red carpet to the Golden Globes in Hollywood last night; that of Miuccia Prada's A/W 2012 catwalk show - 'Prada presents: Il Pallazo.  A place of role play.'  Immense.

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Sunday, 15 January 2012

Mens Trends - 'Jack'pack...

What do you get when you cross the concept of a backpack with a jacket?...The answer a 'jackpack' {part jacket/part backpack}. This is such a cool and practical styling idea from Costume National's A/W 2012 catwalk show yesterday.

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Up, up and away...

Lara Stone stars alongside the Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster as part of their A/W 2012 'Icons of Style' campaign directed by Alex Prager who describes the short as 'Mary Poppins meets The Wizard of Oz meets James Bond' - with those kind of references we like!

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Mens Trends - Stealth 'Paper' Bags...

Raf Simons at Jil Sander does it again.  His leather loving predominantly black on black collection for A/W 2012-13 included some very cool accessories.  The stealth black 'paper' lunch bags are such a simple idea that becomes kind of genius in their clever execution.  No doubt they are not actually made from paper and are far more durable and I love the luxe newspaper wallet come bag - the stylish way to carry your broadsheet.

Jil Sander Autumn/Winter 2012-13
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Mens Trends - PJ's as daywear...?

So it's semi old news for the girls, although I feel this season might be the one where we actually see silk pyjamas on the street {and not just cropping up during fashion weeks on bloggers and industry insiders}.  Milan menswear kicked off today and for their A/W 2012-13 show Dolce and Gabbana sent several looks down the runway that were styled with Hugh Hefner-esque paisley print PJ's. So the question is are the boys ready to join the pyjama party?
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Saturday, 14 January 2012

Tribes - We Were Children...

Love this song - the album 'Baby' is out on Monday!

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Friday, 13 January 2012

Foot Fetish Friday - Holographic Sensible Sequin...

On a dash round the Harrods shoe sale for Miss R before she flew out to Australia for Mr R's sisters wedding I spotted these Mary Jane beauties from Miu Miu.  Perfect shoes for my bride-to-be perhaps, we are meeting on Wednesday night when I will be removing the sleeves of her Mother's handmade dress - eek!  I know Miss K doesn't want a super high heel and so I think this mid block heel may well be a perfect height and I love the idea of these sparkly sequin shoes hiding under the dress until she maybe hits the dance floor in the evening. 

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Trend Twins - Models as Rock Bands...

'Dressed to Kill' as iconic rock band KISS, models Pauline Van Der Cruysse, Cate Underwood, Nikole Luna and Amanda Ware work the signature face makeup masks of Gene Simmons et al for V magazine. Shot by Benjamin Lennox and wearing Anthony Vaccarello with styling from Tom Van Dorpe, the brilliantly executed makeup is courtesy of Ralph Siciliano.

..and Duran Duran's epic 9 and a half minute long Girl Panic! shot at the Savoy Hotel. A Supermodel spoof fest with Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen, Eva Herzigova, Cindy Crawford and Yasmin Le Bon starring as lead singer Simon Le Bon, Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes and John Taylor respectively.  Dolce and Gabbana styled the video and don't miss their cameo appearance - enjoy!

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Cocktail Detox? - The Experimental Cocktail Club...

Last night I visited The Experimental Cocktail Club {} on Gerrard Street, W1.  A speakeasy-come-prohibition-style secret drinking den in the heart of bustling China Town. Entering through a scruffy unmarked black door {no.13} with no signage and straight upstairs to a mirrored ceiling first floor bar complete with navy on black leopard carpet throughout we grabbed a couple of stools at the bar and looked over the cocktail menu.  I usually avoid going out during my annual January detox but actually really enjoyed the experience, even though it only got as crazy as a fresh grapefruit juice for me!  The cocktail list here includes some unusual ingredients including lavender infused gin and purple salt, as well as their vintage cocktail selection with prices from £120-£250 per cocktail {no that isn't a typo} which blend rare gins, vermouths and bourbons from the 1950s-1970s.  The glassware itself is simply gorgeous, a pleasure to drink from.  Up to the second floor which has a piano set into the bar, a really lovely idea although I was disappointed to find out it apparently doesn't actually play which is a shame.  The toilets on the third floor have been beautifully decorated with flamingo wallpaper, quilted tiles and porcelain teapot lights which I loved!  I think Purl in Marylebone still has it over ECC for me and whilst we are on the subject of speakeasy style bars in Londres, I am looking forward to visiting 69 Colebrooke Row and The Worship Street Whistling Shop anytime from 1st Feb!

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Campaign Cult - Mulberry Spring 2012...

Lifesize melting ice cream cones, sticks of rock and fish & chip newspaper wrappings create a sacharin sweet set for Lindsey Wixson and Frida Gustavsson on Brighton's pebble beach in front of the Pier.  Shot by Tim Walker who continues his collabo with Mulberry, this is definitely my fave campaign so far he has shot for them - Brighton Rocks! 

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Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Steven Meisel QVC Spoof for Vogue Italia = genius...

Laughing in the face of fashion, this amaze editorial shot by Steven Meisel for February's Vogue Italia spoofs the TV shopping channel - the accompanying video below is just genius!
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Monday, 9 January 2012

Trends Twins - Spearmint Sequins...

Spring Summer 2012 Diane Von Furstenberg for the girls and Givenchy for the boys!

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Friday, 6 January 2012

Happy Friday...

...Love Bailey!

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Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Campaign Cult - Valentino Spring 2012...

Shot by Deborah Turbeville, this campaign is simply stunning and I love how the series shows off so many of the exquisite laces and hand crafted embellishments of the dresses and how the models are always shown en mass.  Personal fave has to be the long line sheer nude dress with appliqued fluoro pink and black lace detailing.

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Cover Lover - ELLE UK February 2012...

I really like the new way ELLE are doing there title lettering as an outline only.  Dakota looks pretty hot too - lush lips!

Dakota Fanning shot by David Slijper and styled by Anne-Marie Curtis, ELLE UK February 2012
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Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Finding a Factice - The Chanel No 5 quest continues...

Crystal Renn shot by Giampaolo Sgura, styled by ADR for Vogue Japan November 2011

Chanel.  The interlinked double CC's is my all time favourite logo ever {yes ever}. So simple, yet so chic, timeless and elegant - much like Coco herself.  Years ago I discovered No 5 and have never looked back, it is my signature scent and I LOVE it.  I also seem to go through quite ALOT of it.  Those 100ml bottles don't last that long with me {much to Miss R's - 'oh god she has been at the bottle again' when we meet up for a night out}.  As much as I love the scent, with Chanel it is the whole experience I enjoy, the classic crystal stopper bottle and understated white label - pure packaging porn.  

 Amber Anderson shot by Simon Burstall for Elle France November 2011

I have an imaginary wishlist of things that I would like to add to my collection of curiosities/clothing that I update occasionally.  I only include items I know are investment buys and that I will love forever, I am not really into throw away fashion, I have always been of the mindset that I would prefer fewer items but that they are beautifully made, quality pieces.  And so amoungst the Givenchy rottweiller mens sweat and archive Prada lipstick print pleated skirt is the holy grail of object d'art. The Chanel factice.  Or to be more precise x2 {it's a twin thing} factice's, so that I can use them as book ends - how cool would that look?....Or maybe I would just like to recreate my very own Chanel No 5 perfume ad, I think I like the idea of drinking it through a straw like Amber above though - ok?!

Ingrid Moe by Hunter & Gatti for Vogue Spain October 2011
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Monday, 2 January 2012

COS sale signage...

...I popped into Oxford Street this morning {not as early as planned - oh the last lye in of the festive season} and made it until about 1pm before I had to escape far from the madding crowds.  I had a couple of birthday gifts to buy and wanted to hit the shoe sales at Liberty and Selfridges.  I only made it to Liberty and en route just loved the sale sign in COS. Simple. Understated {much like the store/clothing itself} and fluoro orange against a neutral backdrop - what is not to love. I always enjoy Selfridges tongue in cheek sale slogans especially this years 'good things come to those who wait'. However COS proves sale signs clearly can be done in a chic, stylish way, tagline and all.

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Sunday, 1 January 2012

Hap-py New Year...

Wishing all of you Bijouxettes an exquisite 2012.  Thought I would share the 'pink elephants on parade' segment from Disney's classic Dumbo.  Miss R and I loved this film as kids and re-watched over Christmas with Miss N's adorable little boy Oscar - enjoy!

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