Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Denim all day every day, thats the kind of world I want to live in.
I went to Topshop today and have formed a massive list of stuff I can't live without but will have to find a way to live without due to lack of funds. Top of my list - the leather fringed biker jacket. Tell me whats top of your wishlists right now!
Source: Another Magazine SS09 / tFS
Monday, 30 March 2009
Friday, 27 March 2009
I am having internet access issues right now so have not been able to post daily as I usually like to do. Total hassle! Anyway, I need some sparkle in my life, eighties style. In particular a blazer, maybe in silver or black - Topshop did one but I think it all sold out quickly (like everything else I really want...YEAH I'M TALKING ABOUT YOU, EMMA COOK BOOTS!)
Anyway it is Friday...what are you guys up to this weekend? Let me know where your exciting lives are taking you! I need to live vicariously as the only thing I have planned currently is accompanying my mother to the supermarket. Fun times...
Source: V no. 58, March/April
Sunday, 22 March 2009
I am in no-mans land right now. And that wasn't a joke about my newly single status either! I am moving back to my parents in a few days (just for a bit - the idea that I will be there longer than a few weeks makes me want to murderise myself) and have finished at my old job so am currently a very unproductive lady of leisure.
I thought I would enjoy this time of relaxation but alas, no. I am bored of E4's relentless repeating of One Tree Hill, Friends and Scrubs, and being unemployed is forcing me to eat much more than I would at work. Yeah that's right, I am being FORCED to constantly eat Marks and Spencers cookies. Mmmmm I have an abusive relationship with sweet baked goods.
On another note, Juergen Teller's distinctive grimy style of photography offsets very well against Raquel's Louis Vuitton dress. I don't generally wear dresses but for this badboy, I would make an exception and wear it EVERY DAY.
Source: Daily Telegraph Fashion Supplement SS09 / tFS
Thursday, 19 March 2009
I am back! Landed at stupid o'clock yesterday, went to sleep for a few hours and then ate some NYC bagels and felt depressed. NYC is amazing! I ended up staying in Williamsburg (actual best place ever) and went to some amazing gigs, bought a sick $12 fur coat and felt loved by NYC men (people in the USA are so much nicer...they love my shoes, my sunglasses, my eye makeup...hell, even my face!). In conclusion, I had a blast and am now trying to figure out a way to return. Hmmm. What have you guys been up to whilst ive been gone? Tell me some stories :)
Tuesday, 10 March 2009
See you all in a week or so! It is my last day of work today and I am flying to NYC tomorrow. Wooohoooo I plan to drink a lot of cocktails and eat a lot of bagels. Overweight drunkenness in another country, here I come!
Oh yes and my Topshop Rodarte-esque jumper turned up today: as predicted, it is NOT the beautiful fluffy, wooly web of a jumper I had hoped/dreamed. It is very stringy, thin and cheap-feeling. Boo!
Monday, 9 March 2009
I love Vogue Nippon, they have the best eds...and 'New York Dolls' (shot by king o' sleaze Terry Richardson) does not disappoint. And have I mentioned that I AM GOING TO NYC ON WEDNESDAY?! Ho ho ho. I am staying on the Lower East Side and have some fun stuff lined up already (all the best bands play in Brooklyn!) but as I have said before, if anyone has any hot tips for where to drink/shop/party then pleeeaaaase, let me know!
Source: Vogue Nippon April 2009 / tFS
Friday, 6 March 2009
When oh when will someone give me several thousand pounds?! I am not asking for much, am I? ;)
Jokes aside, today I applied for 'flu camp', a clinical trial where you are given the flu, quarantined for two weeks, given potential cures and then handed up to £3,000 for your troubles. Sweet deal, hope they let me do it - then perhaps I would be able to afford the above highly desirable items:
1. Acid wash sleeveless jacket, £155 by Erin Wasson x RVCA
2. Studded leather jacket, £120 by Topshop
3. Lace, chiffon and tulle shirt, £315 (reduced form £775) by Meadham Kirchhoff
4. Acid wash denim print leggings, £22 by Topshop
Today I also purchased the Topshop 'Rodarte' style jumper, which looks nothing like the original press versions (typical). It will surely break my heart when it arrives...but I thought i'd give it a go anyway.
I am thinking of the Rodarte jumper like a diagram of the evolution of man - you know, those pictures in science books showing monkey slowly turning into man over thousands of years. Well the Rodarte/Topshop jumper is like that, BUT BACKWARDS:
From gorgeous spidery soft yet abrasive knits...to a very authentic yet accessible homage to the original...to something still kind of nice but potentially very cheap-looking...
Lets hope it turns out to be nicer than my current pessimistic outlook...
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
Sources: Browns Fashion, Topshop, carboncouture.blogspot.com
Thursday, 5 March 2009
Wednesday, 4 March 2009
I love this jacket - the recession is making me want to dress like a crazy 80s pimp!
I was watching a trashy morning news show earlier and a Milan Fahion Week segment quoted one designer as saying that women should apply more imagination to their wardrobes in a time of economic crisis. I suppose this is the garment equivalent of 'putting on a brave face', and judging by the SS and AW 09 collections it appears that recession is also a time for spending your sad, almost-gone pennies on investment and label-signature pieces. Although I don't think my jar of coppers is really going to cut it when thinking about purchasing this Margiela jacket, which is dauntingly 'price upon request'!
Source: US Elle March 2009 / tFS