Thursday, 2 December 2010

My Sincere Apologies

So... I haven't posted in quite a few months...
This means that I will have to dedicate myself to you to make up for it, lucky you eh? ;)
So updates woo!
First off, GCSEs went very very very well. I won't post my results but lets just say that I'm pleased :) Starting A levels now and what a struggle! Hurtwood House, my new school, is absolutely amazing. Everyone here is lovely, the school is increadibly relaxed and less strict, which is amazing for me because it reduces stress, yet I still want to work hard. And the atmosphere here is incredibly energetic- the school is full of amazingly talented performing artists.
My current subjects are English, Maths, History and Textiles. Textiles is similar to art but uses a lot more medium, and involves the exploration of fabrics using sewing machines, fashion, etc... Very useful for me.
But enough about me. I'm here to talk about fashion, clothes, anything else interesting, and I intend to enlighten you. First off, (ok, a little bit about me again- eek), During the summer after my GCSEs were finally OVER, I was lucky enough to have work experience at Mark Fast, the knitwear designer.
You may have seen his collaberation with topshop...

Personally, I think his designs are beautiful. He's original, creative, and his collections are sheer, loose, and although they bear all without some sort of garment underneath, they have a formal and classy edge- perhaps because of their appealing and attenuating shapes. 
Mark himself was lovely. I would never have thought in my life that I would end up sewing, and listening to Justin Bieber with Mark Fast. 
I would also like to note my experiences. What I found was not what I was expecting. The offices may not have been as classy or perfect as 'shown on television', but the few people who worked with Mark were lovely, friendly, and passionate. I experienced friendly everyday chat in a work office, and it inspired me to look towards fashion design as a career. I also realised that you don't need to be the designer to be involved in the designing aspect of the fashion industry, (which is perfect for me as sadly I don't quite think I have the skill to design), but there is an array of other jobs available. 
The one downside of the work experience? took me over one hour to get there, and  over one hour to get back. It was worth it though, and I even walked away with some gorgeous leggings which Mark kindly gave to me- now part of my pride and joy collection in my wardrobe :)


OK, now collections. Well, actually I intend to skip this part because I see no point in repeating other countless bloggers (It's probably all been said before) and I'm MONTHS late. However I want to give you some examples from some phwoar worthy designers that I have found. Here ya go:

I find that these are similar to Christopher Kane in terms of graphic prints, but I love graphic printing and We Are Handsome provide suave and good- looking options for swimwear at the beach.

A new designer from Australia, I believe a lot of his work seems like a perfect combination of Christopher Kane, Mark Fast, and Alexander McQueen. I love his sleek tailoring and his choice of a limited palette. 
Quote from Dazed Digital

Dazed Digital: What was your starting point for the collection?
Dion Lee: I was looking at abstracting traditional tailoring techniques.  Internally, in a tailored jacket you have those layers of horse hair that gives it structure. So we're synthesising that into the different meshes that have been layered. The idea was to turn that internal element into something more decorative. They all create this tertiary pattern when you overlap them.

DD: Where did the Rorschach ink blots come from?
Dion Lee: Controlled tailoring is what the label has become known for in Australia but that is one part of what I do. So I really wanted to try something that was more free and fluid. I was attracted to the ink blots because there was this idea of subconscious and allowing things to happen more freely. I love that they are open to interpretation. Then I also really wanted to work with more soft sculptural elements like with layers of pleats. I wanted them to have a freedom to them but to still have a sculpture to them.

DD: Do you think of your work as being more attuned to tastes in the Northern Hemisphere?
Dion Lee: There is more of a culture to supporting my work in Europe but I definitely don't want to emulate European designers. I'm actually embracing what is Australian in the clothes. My strong point is tailoring and the reaction I've come up with in Australia is that a lot of my work is too heavy and hard to wear and so I have softer pieces such as loose blazers where arms can slip in and our easily. Tailoring doesn't always have to be heavy and hopefully there's a real sense of openess and fluidity. 

Ok well two brands for now, but I will include more in later posts which I PROMISE will come! But looking at the designers I've mentioned, my taste in fashion is clear. Manipulation of fabrics (which I've been looking at in my textiles work) and the use of various tailoring techniques are most appealing to me. I also like very defined ideas and creations- the swimsuits are so simple but they engage so much.One of my favourite designers, McQueen, summarises what appeals to me so much:






Loving the classy gold elements that trail through his clothes. These are some of my favourites in the new items, but there's always the nagging feeling in the back of my mind that it is not all McQueen, himself, who designed these. R.I.P

I think I will sum up this post here. It's currently a snow day at my school, thus why I had the incentive to create this post. The snow is dam beautiful (therefore some white fluffy inspired posts soon I hope) but I have no camera and I'm stuck in the middle of nowhere with food rations for crying out loud! I love my school but boarding in the countryside can be tricky. Bye bye

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

For your entertainment.

If you recognise the title then I Love You.
If you don't, well, have fun researching ;)


Anywho... quick post for ya, I have lots to do and so little time! I've had both biology exams, my english literature, 2 out of 3 chemistry exams, my spanish reading and listening, and ahoy- Spanish listening tomorrow.
Lots more to go, many more late nights, a lot more exhaustion and despair.
Meh.

On the other hand, I was reading style rookie, and she informed me about Terry Richardson. I had heard of him, but I was yet to discover. I will not post images here because there are SO MANY. So either look on Tavi's blog (style rookie), or go to his website. But basically his pictures are very raw, crude, and crazy. I think some are absolutely amazing, some aren't so special, but yeah... worth having a look.

Aandd... here are some more amazing songs. It's Bobby Mcferrin, one of the most talented musicians of all time. He uses only hisvoice to create an entire song, and it sounds strange at first, but listen to a few and you will grow to love his sheer brilliance.
phwoar phwoar phwoarr 

OK, sorry for the shortness of the post, and the lack of fashion maaaaaaagic. But really- enjoy Bobby :)

Friday, 21 May 2010

melts your mind away

Phwoar. The music is catchy, and the video plays with your head. What's not to like? 
The simplicity is pretty dam beautiful. Who would wear this in the street? Well, I'd try ;) Sadly, I have no idea about the designer, photographer etc... If anyone has ANY info please please share, merci.

YES, LADIES AND (gentlemen?)- THIS IS NICK HOULT. Ok, yes he is fairly recognisable- PLEASE EXCUSE MY IDIOCY- but I did not recognise him. Yep, that's one good ad. I love the vintage feel, and that sultry little look in the second one. Tom Ford? Genius
(2010 Campaign)

And here's a little something to leave you with- If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Tut tut

I have to apologise, for I am a very, very, very bad blogger. I'm as bad as Karl when he tried to bring back clogs, I'm as bad as the owner of crocs (their name isn't even worth looking up) when they tried to bring these to our stores:

Or as bad as supergrass when they announced they're splitting up (Oh, for the record- there will be no Mamie at their last ever gig :( I came to my senses and put GCSEs before a concert). Or (and do not fear- this is the last 'or') when Busted decided they will reunite- but without Charlie.
Come on! Without Charlie? The life and eyebrows of the trio? Gah.
But yes, I am a bad blogger, I have neglected you for a month. Partly due to my computer dying and crashing and basically being a pain, partly because I FORGOT (yeah... so far revision and learning for my exams not so great), and partly because- well- my exams!
Except you don't want to hear about those so va va voom lets move swiftly onwards.

A few outfits perhaps? 
All vintage (stolen from the lovely madre hehe)-
Kenzo suit (the matching trousers and blazer)- oh there's a gorgeous silky loose shirt to match too yay
Ralph Lauren Trousers (the silky silky oh so smoothy, elongating the legs CRAZILY, ribbed black creations)
Checked shirt- No idea... but the tag says Resource, Amsterdam.... hmm. okey dokey. Btw this is the lovliest thing to wear. It's very fluid and loose, and its perfect to keep you warm, OR as a thin thing in warm weather. Ooh, and it has a matching top- basically a t-shirt but a lot more loose and a lot more 30s meets 80s.
Beige Suede Shoes with tiny kitten heels- Joan & David. I love these- comfy, unique, and chic (gah what an awful word but here its appropriate and cool like pink lemonade :)). They look quite dirty in the photo hmmm... Ok I admit I'm a retard and I was CARELESS and wore them to a busy show but the darker area is TINY and wouldn't be visible in the photo so tis the shadow, k? 
Aaand not my Mum's- cheap black strappy vest (Forever 21?) and belt- car boot sale wahey. 

Soo, yeah, I tried to hop in with the pastels and block colour ride, ooh and that whole 'summery loose trousers for a smart- casual effect' thing those mags have got goin' awwn. Unusual of me to go trend- loony but I guess it was an excuse to bring out that belt (which when I bought was way too huge for me but it was pretty- and what do you do with pretty things? HAND OVER YOUR GOODS FOR THE GOODS. geddit? Man, I'm gonna be broke when I'm older).

In other news (though you have probably already seen this... meh)- THIS IS FASCINATING. That's a strange sentence there... but seriously! I dislike the new Prada spring/summer but I once I click that little play button I cannot for the love of mango juice (WE ARE OUT OF MANGO JUICE OMEGEE) turn my eyes away:
Maybe it's the music, or the fact that I HATE the hair and make up and and ew tacky see-through plastic bags and ew come on! You are supposed to be prada! Or... maybe its the confidence oozing out of that girl... Anyway despite the flaw-, the clothes look good, she looks good- good video! Correction- awesome video*

I will return, I PROMISE! In the meantime go check out bryanboy :) Nightynight...

Monday, 12 April 2010

NEVER

Oops, almost forgot!
In the latest Grazia magazine, we've been told that gladiator sandals 'won't be getting much of an airing this summer'.
Hpmh. Well, excuse me, but I bought mine (late on the trend but whatever) before I went to Greece, then I wore them in Greece, then I got back and London gave me rain and cold and I had to ignore them, UNTIL NOW. Woo. And THEN (long story here) Grazia tells me they are not acceptable. Sorry, but toughy, deal with it.
I'm sticking with my sandals. I repeat: Woo.
Your opinions? Do you approve... or not? 

You're not supposed to.

Amidst my sad, lonely revision, I heard a sad, lonely tale. Supergrass- one of the most amazing bands ever for 17 YEARS *ahem ahem thats dedication and brilliance*- are splitting up. This is worse than Kanye taking over the stage, or turning up in the same outfit as Kelis to a party. I remember the day when they first enlightened my ears.
It was the song 'St. Petersburg'. An instrumental delight, and a song of music talent and genius. It's literally Einstein music.(oh by the way, be prepared for mass linkage in this post mwahha)
Just listen to that instrument combination. Ahh <3 Almost better than Rubicon Mango Juice (which- um, Mum? I love you, and I ADORE the way you think of me and buy numerous cartons for me everytime you go shopping, but, revision is boring, and rubicon is delicious, and I can't stop drinking it, and I'm starting to feel sick, but I can't help myself, so yeah, maybe slow down on the purchases? :p)
Anyhoo. Supergrass have a tour coming up soon, and, Supergrass, you are NOT supposed to split up and this is NOT meant to be your last tour, because daym I wanna see you live, but your tour in June is splat bang in the middle of my GCSEs and this is careless to one of your most dedicated fans. wah. 
You should take note from your songs :)
(^It's hilarious and tuneful (yes not a word- but I've deemed it appropriate) and just Supergreat (Geddit? The pun? :p))

OH, and to finish off my Supergrass rant, you'll all probably recognise this number:
Wooo. Love it :) And also excusing the dodgy haircuts because they're splitting up and they need some love and care (and probably some Rubicon mango juice to cheer them up! :))

Ok, I'll stop boring you now. So in other news: NEW OUTFIT UPDATE. Wahey. I finally stopped being lazy and took a few photos. 

Shoes- Irregular Choice
Skirt- Thrift (aka. Vintage, but I just love the American word 'thrift' hehee)
Top- Gift. It was one of those squares and you put it in water and booom, it's a t-shirt. Hhaha
Belt- TopShop
Denim Jacket- H&M

I like this outfit 'cos it's simple but different. You can wear the tops in two ways, as you can see. But I prefer it when it's rolled up and shorter because it increases the length of the skirt, and therefore emphasises the vintage style and lengthens the legs. However, when longer, it creates an interesting outfit shape with the poofy skirt and increases your curves.
Reason for the denim jacket? I like mixing themes- so I mixed modern with vintage. Well, the jacket can be considered modern in some ways. And it'll do. It also brightens the look up and moves away from the dark colours. Anyhow, let me know what you think with comments and whatnot :)

Oh and before I say tataa, take a look:
C'est MIU MIU at Because Magazine. Spiffy eh?
Ok must dash now. Back to chemistry revision and la di da; I won't bore you with details. 
Byee!

Saturday, 27 March 2010

tap tap tappin those studs

Yep, so this is a typical productive saturday. My art book is literally lying next to me, I'm literally ignoring it.
My spotify and youtube are open so that I can endulge myself to a sweet tune, and I have about 127 tabs open. To make myself feel better, I'm PRINTING off some art photos (printing is better than nothing right?)
However, I have a good excuse- FashionAir.
It's a new website im lur- lur- lurving.
FashionAir

However the question remains- why am I scrummaging through this beautiful website?
Because it introduced me to this:
(Thats not the full versain though so do check out FashionAir)
Right then, so studs, Louboutins, Louboutin himself, a bit o' jazz, and a 50s aura? This has given me my latest buzz, and trust me this buzz is a'buzzin. 
FashionAir also put the lovely Kate Kanzier designs infront of my eyes.It's literally SHOE PORN I swear! You know how brogues are all the rage? For me, she increases that rage to a level of worship and adoration.

There are about 40 pairs over there so do NOT HESITATE and click click clickity- trust me you want to see these. The added bonus that makes my life so much better? Each pair is only around £25- £35!! I'm just trying to work out now when I can buy myself some :)
Some of her heels are lovely too:
So I'll leave you there, byee

Friday, 26 March 2010

Mas Que Nada

Aloha everyone!
So this is what, my third month of blogging? And I want to say a HUGE thankyou, (even huger than this Viktor & Rolf Fall 09 Coat- Poncho- Thing:
Though of course I easily forgave them once I saw this chiffron tailored and outrageous beauty:
And once I quickly "borrowed" some of their new perfume which I found at a friends house, and which was lodged away in some deep dark corner (matrix style) and looking incredibly unloved. *glares*
Because you know how some perfumes are so... 'you'?
They have the nifty touch, others have the shifty touch where they smell adorable from the bottle but on you its like 'phwoar how much for what now?'
Hang on, I'm warbling and getting distracted. Kk, so here's a great big thankyou to my followers so far who have decided to support me in my world domination *mwahhaaaa shifty eyes*
 Very... Transformers/ Unicron style world take over *mwahaha is repeated*. I still know the lyrics to that actually (see a few posts ago), and they pop into my head EVERY physics lesson. I think my teacher caught on I hadn't actually revised for the test, but maybe that was why he was so ecstatic when he told me my test score (O.K, wow, I'm officially senile- I've just forgotten my percentage. Oh dear...but I think it was in the 80s? And before you all judge me, can I point out the majority of my class got in the 60s or 70s so har har judgers your judging is foiled!) Oh, and obviously I'm not really intending to buy a white cat and stroke it slyly while you can only see the back of my chair and then I spin round all Dr. Evilish declaring war on any fashion designer who doesn't give me those oh so fine Miu Miu heels... (Translated from Mamie-ish into English: Thankyou so so so so much for all the comments, mail, and followers!)

In other news PHOTO UPDATE wooo *gets the party poppers and popcorn*.
And now I'm craving popcorn which means after this new post, I'm going to have to pause my lovely Michael Bublé music, climb out of my obscenely comfy bed, and make myself some popcorn. (I have to satisfy my cravings ok! :( teehee)
I think I may need to control my ramblings. I guess it's that 'Easter is coming, chocolate is coming, school holidays are coming' combined with the MENTAL stress of 'Things I'm doing in the Easter Holidays: revision, art, revision, art, some more art, and some more revision', so I really do apologise, and I really do need to get on with it so here's the outfit:
It's pretty bland, sure, but I wasn't in the mood for a fresh, drapey, or original look. I just wanted to do a bit of Cheryl- hence the heels, super skinny black jeans, and military shaped but colourful jacket. The McQueen scarf is for the contrast of the bright white with the other dark pieces (and also because I'm still head over heels in love with it and it's my pride and joy).

So I'm gonna leave you there...
Mucho amor, amigos!

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Copy cat, copy cat where have you been?- I've been to London to visit McQueen

Actually I noticed this quite a long time ago when I was adoring, falling in love with, and needing so that I could breathe at last, all the Spring/ Summer beauties, but I'm too much of an idiot and I COMPLETELY forgot woopsie....

 Alexander McQueen Fall 2009   /   Armani PrivĂ© S/S 2010
Popping the same bubbles much? Ok, so Armani have taken on a more elegant and swift theme, but generally it's the same idea.
Alexander McQueen Spring 2009 /  Karl Lagerfeld S/S 2009
Karl actually had some shapes even more similar to McQueen's, but I like this dress, and it had similar-shaped patterns... *grins* Anyhow.. notice the similarity?

Alexander McQueen (collection unknown sorry...) / Givenchy Spring 2010 RTW
Come on... you have to see the connection? Freakishly similar right? 

So... those are some examples. There are more, but I'm in a bit of a hurry (art art art as usual- seriously my friends don't even say 'What you up to?' (or even wuu2) anymore. :( My life is too typical. Its turned into the tragic disaster of either art, or tidying my room due to my Mum's OCD madness and my inability to keep things in ORDER.)
So see ya!

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

I got chills, they're multiplyin'

So here I am, as usual I should be doing some art, or history, or physics. (I have a physics test tomorrow but I've chosen to learn the lyrics to the 80's Transformers them tune rather than about transformers the electric things (yes- I said electric things hahaha, I really am going to fail this test wah))

Once I learnt the lyrics, I moved on to clothes, because really, who else just can't help themselves? Those BEAUTIFUL pieces of cloth, those LUSCIOUS items. Ahh, I want more, more, MORE I say!
I am practically on the verge of a tantrum- I'm such a child it's ridiculous- but I just want all of these stunning things- (while listening to the classic 'You're The One That I Want' from Greece, mwahhaaa, perfect soundtrack for when looking at yummy clothes?)-
Alexander McQueen- Denim Leather Biker Jacket. (I had a heart attack when I saw this gorgeous thing- *spoiled brat steps in* I WANT I WANT NOW NOW NOW har harr)
Helmut Lang- Crackled Leather Jacket. (I will ALWAYS love HL's draped jackets, and this one is just one huge bombshell. Absolutely stunning- chic, casual, simple, wow much? My eyes cannot literally take this- it's so amazing)
Miu Miu- Embellished Wool-Crepe Skirt (I would find this so tricky to put in an outfit, but its just amazing. Vintage, extreme, bold yet with a neutral palette, ahh bliss (beyond Rubicon Mango juice I can assure you))
Alexander McQueen- Military Lace-Up Faithful Bootie (Ok, so picture me at this point during my scavenger hunt on the verge of TEARS! I tell you, I'm completely obsessed. I literally have chills)
Gucci- Horsebit Buckle Belt & Bamboo Large Top Handle Bag (So I've been trying to convince my Mum to buy the bag (aka "borrow" it from her, mwahha!) but she won't budge. Grr, I need that beautiful thing. And the belt? Classy, elegant, stylish, GIMMEEEEEE)
Mark Fast (sorry for the poor quality image but how cute is that skirt? There's also a black one available... Mark Fast is this new designer who specialises in knitting.. It's all very exciting and gorgeous, though I have to say some of his stuff is wayyy too revealing- I'd even be scared to wear this skirt!)

So thats my 'You're the one that I want' list for now (though of course it gets updated with EVERY internet visit- aka. I'm either a loser or a nerd :( wahhh) hahaa...
I'll leave you with the song itself, taaa.
B= boy/ Danny
G=Girl/Sandy
B: both

G: Tell me about it stud!

B: I got chills.
They're multiplyin'.
And I'm losin' control.
'Cause the power
you're supplyin',
it's electrifyin'!

G: You better shape up,
'cause I need a man
and my heart is set on you.
You better shape up;
you better understand
to my heart I must be true.

B: Nothin' left, nothin' left for me to do.

Both: You're the one that I want.
(you are the one i want), o,o, oo, honey.
The one that I want.
(you are the one i want want), o,o,oo, honey.
The one that I want
(you are the one i want want), o,o, ooooo
The one I need.
Oh, yes indeed.

G: If you're filled
with affection
you're too shy to convey,
meditate in my direction.
Feel your way.

B: I better shape up,
'cause you need a man
G: i need a man
who can keep me satisfied.
B: I better shape up
if I'm gonna prove
G: you better prove
that my faith is justified.

B:Are you sure?
Both:Yes, I'm sure down deep inside.

You're the one that I want.
(you are the one i want want), o, o, oo, honey.
The one that I want.
(you are the one i want want), o,o,oo, honey.
The one that I want
(you are the one i want),o, o, oo
The one I need.
Oh, yes indeed.