Thursday, 9 July 2009
Friday, 26 June 2009
Sunday, 7 June 2009
Sunday, 24 May 2009
Holy crap it feels as if I have been away for a lifetime. I went to Great Escape and feel as if my mind has not really returned to reality - I had such an amazing time and miss my friends so much.
Anyway, here are shots from 3 seperate i-D eds, all of which I am 100% hot for. And those damn Mcqueen leggings! Oh when will they be in my life...
Source: i-D June/July 09 / tFS
Posted by Blood Roses at 16:38
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
She is cute!
I'm off to Brighton to go to Great Escape festival later in the week, so I shall wish you all a wonderful weekend now! I am looking forward to seeing all my friends, drinking some cocktails and watching some amaaaazing bands.
Source: Jalouse May 09 / Fashion Spot
Posted by Blood Roses at 20:15
Saturday, 9 May 2009
I still love black lace, even if it has been floating around for quite a while.
I am living at my parents right now which has pretty much murdered my sense for inspiration but the one good thing about it is that my sister is living here too and has an insanely big wardrobe of mostly topshop dresses. I am going to thieve everything she owns; in particular a black lace long-sleeved cocktail dress, which I think will look excellent with a studded denim jacket.
HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND!
Source: Russh May 09 / Fashion Spot
Posted by Blood Roses at 16:12
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Leather jacket on the beach? It should be a 'no' but Lara makes it a probable 'yes'. Depending on the temperature of the beach of course.
I usually hate that time of the year where magazines crack out their beachwear editorials, as they go two ways: boho hippy straw hats and seventies inspired prints on a beach in Goa; or South of France prostitute-style, with bathing suits that look like the one Borat wears in the film of the same name. But anyway, I like the idea of wearing a relatively simple bikini with a cut-off t shirt, or a sleeveless denim jacket.
Basically, this editorial gives me hope that maybe this year we might not be coerced by Cosmo into buying some cheap floaty beaded nylon kaftan under the guise that it is 'timeless', 'flattering' and will 'take you from beach to bar'. Ughhh.
Source: UK Vogue June 2009
Posted by Blood Roses at 20:07
Friday, 1 May 2009
Well well well, its May today. Scary stuff, this year is flying by. Word on the street is Britain will have a sunny summer, for the first time in about 4 years. I am excirted about this as it should coincide as my long-awaited move back to London-town. Where the streets are paved with gold! And litter/crap.
Have a good bank holiday weekend, let me know if you get up to anything exciting...I shall be eating sushi and reading economics books!
Posted by Blood Roses at 19:11
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
I keep hearing things about WAR magazine on the grapevine and so was very pleased to see that some lucky bugger had got their hands on a copy (it's free, and probably only distributed in London) and scanned a load of pages on tFS. They have some excellent couture show coverage, and if I am not mistaken I believe the shots above are by Bella Howard (who without doubt is the next Matt Irwin/Terry Richardson). The first one is anyway, i'm sure of it. I am always dubious of alleged 'hipster', Shoreditch-style magazines that come and go quickly, but it seems as if this one has some valuable substance and some excellent photography so here's hoping I get my hands on a copy soon.
Also I have been a very neglectful blogger recently, I feel as if I haven't been scouring my favourites and replying to comments as much as I used to. I will smack myself and make it my business to be better!
Oh and I just discovered that Bella Howard and Rosa Connell have been featured on The Selby. Check it out, they have the coolest house and there are some stunning shots there...
Source: WAR Magazine / tFS, The Selby
Posted by Blood Roses at 19:06
Friday, 24 April 2009
Monday, 20 April 2009
Saturday, 18 April 2009
Thursday, 16 April 2009
I had never heard of Last Magazine until I read about it on NYC Art Style's blog, and after some fashion spot investigation I have concluded that I very much like it. Their editorial styling is slick, simple and sexy and the magazine itself is really well-designed, graphics wise. I eagerly anticipate further editions...
Source: The Last magazine Spring 09 (first shot) and Autumn 08 (secind shot) / tFS
Posted by Blood Roses at 11:47
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
My friend Roxie has recently put her artwork online and I suggest all those art lovers/appreciators of the female form out there go check it out. She gave me the first picture, 'Woman with the purple rose', when she moved out of the house we shared and it has come to be one of my most treasured possessions. A rare beauty amongst my binbags of useless tat!
I love her sumptious celebration of the curves and shadows of the female form and the decadent, seductive fifties themes peppered by wallpaper florals. The paintings capture the sexualised woman shifting in our imaginations from the flowers in her kitchen and on her pinafore to the flowers of her boudoir and her underwear, and Roxie's moleskin illustrations are very evocative of the art nouveau illustrator Aubrey Beardsley.
Posted by Blood Roses at 17:28
Sunday, 12 April 2009
Friday, 10 April 2009
Wednesday, 8 April 2009
I went to the hairdressers today and came across this ed in a Harpers Bazaar from October 08. First thought: salons should update their magazine collection a little more frequently; second thought: how totally sick is that studded jacket?! That's a once in a lifetime vintage find, and I bet either some lucky stylist has it on right now or it is sat lonely in the magazine's samples closet. SAD FACE :(
Source: Harpers Bazaar Oct 08 / tFS
Posted by Blood Roses at 17:16