Friday, 2 December 2011
How amazingly are these? So amazing. I love squirrels, they're my favourite animals (no, they're not vermin) so when I saw these charm bracelets in Topshop I nearly died. AND each one you buy donates £1 to the Centrepoint charity. I may be a little overzealous and buy all three, at least it's for a good cause.
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
How cool are these blackmilk swimsuits! They are so cool. I really want one for Christmas, well I think I do, but they don't come cheap. And I feel I must take into consideration the fact that I never ever wear swimsuits (not cool tan lines). Hmmm.
Friday, 12 August 2011
Today the official photos from Kate Moss and Jamie Hince's beautiful summer wedding have been released by none other than Mario Testino himself. The images are set to appear in the September issue (that's right, the big one!) of American Vogue and have been named the most romantic wedding of the year. I love this image of both Moss and Hince just moments after they tied the knot, it reminded me of another rockers wedding also shot for Vogue. My big fat
Sunday, 7 August 2011
Recently I keep coming across these amazing Gemma Correll drawings everywhere, and by everywhere I mean Urban Outfitters, Paperchase and Google when you search for cool pugs (as you do).
Her collection of works mainly consists of cats and pugs, but i'm not complaining as i like both.
Friday, 1 July 2011
Thursday, 9 June 2011
You won't need to be really brown this summer to get noticed on the beach, as there is now an easy alternative for attention. Today Proenza Schouler introduced 'Proenza Schouler Beach' and boy am I excited. Looking at the website now, the range currently consists of two beach bags and one towel, which makes it all the more exclusive. Admittedly it is a litttttle expensive with the towel priced at around £88.50 ($145), but that's fashion baby.
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Monday, 6 June 2011
I know what I have to say is pretty much old news now, but nevertheless it cannot go unsaid. In April I turned twenty (I know it's now June, I'm sorry!) and for the blessed occasion I received the most beautiful gift i've laid my little green eyes on, a large suede PS1 in navy.
Now I know what some of you are thinking, 'This girl got a Playstation one for her twentieth, and they are not that beautiful. A Playstation two is much sleeker and don't get me started on a Playstation three..."
I am talking about my new Proenza Schouler Bag!! And I love her. If she were an animal she'd be some sort of big cat, like a tiger or a snow leopard.
Saturday, 4 June 2011
I have a recently come to terms with the fact that I am a geek. Below are five overwhelmingly nerdy reasons which I have based this conclusions on.
1. I think J.K Rowling is the most intelligent person in the world
2. I found my gameboy colour the other day, helllooooooooo pokemon red.
3. I die a little inside everytime I watch Star Wars Episode III Revenge of The Sith and Anakin turns to the dark side. And yes IMDB, I think it deserves more than 7.8/10
4. I can't wait for The Hobbit to come out so I can spend a day watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy to recap. I know what you're thinking, and the answer is 'of course you can watch them all in a day.'
5. I quoted a line from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe today when offered some turkish delight.
Monday, 18 April 2011
Thursday, 14 April 2011
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Today I've just been playing around with make up for my Illamasqua project, which I plan on shooting in the next couple of days. Like all things, a little trial and error was needed, but we're getting there. Here's the start of one look I practised on myself. Excuse the messy hair.
I never seem to have much luck with bags, the one I want is always last season, sold out or never been stocked in the shops I go to.
But times are a-changing.
I WILL save up and I WILL buy this bag for myself. At $458 aka £280 this Marc Jacobs Dr. Q Backpack is quite affordable. I'm just in lovvve with it. The beautiful 'reef blue' colour, the shape, the style, everything! I spotted it whilst shopping yesterday in Dubai. Tried it on. Kept it on for a little while. Was kindly asked to remove it. Said a tearful goodbye. Promised us both to one day be reunited. Only downer was that it was double the price here, so I'm going to wait until I'm back in England.... or maybe order it online so it arrives just before i get back. I feel a beautiful bag/owner friendship coming on.
I won't let you get away bag!
Monday, 11 April 2011
Sunday, 10 April 2011
A Couple of weeks ago Jaiden Jeremy James, from menswear range Jaiden rVa James and co founder of RE-BEL magazine was a guest speaker at my uni. JJJ spoke about his career in the design industry; how he got started, Somerset House shows, dressing Lady Gaga for her Alejandro video and Fame Monster tour, G-shock collaborations, creating hats worn in a Nick Knight video and then starting his own online magazine. It was amazing to hear how much he had achieved in such a short space of time, which he modestly put down to luck - being in the right place at the right time with the right people.
RE-BEL magazine is distributed by Diesel in London, Paris and New York.
Saturday, 19 March 2011
Friday, 18 March 2011
On Wednesday me and my fellow fashion styling friends/house mates/ pancake makers were asked to form a collaboration with a 3rd year make up student, Melissa, for her final major project. Melissa's project is based on black culture but mixed in with Victorian styling, and our job was to source all the Victorian clothes and accessories. So we decided that we needed a neutral colour palette for the dresses, as Mel wanted to juxtapose the Victorian outfit with African head scarves.
So we hit the shops, sourced a couple of dresses that were fairly simple, yet very delicate and pretty and we decided to make the accessories ourselves - what with being sewing wizz kids and everything. We ended up making a lace collar with a really detailed, embroided, hand made ribbon, and Yasmin also added some pearls to a black lace necklace we found.
Here's a look at the shoot from the sideline...
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Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Thursday, 10 March 2011
As one uni project comes to an end, another must begin. The circle of uni life.
Our brand new project is based on designing a make up campaign for Illamasqua, which consists of two beauty shots, one three quater length and the other head shot. For those uncertain of what Illamasqua is, it's a make up brand which refers to itself as 'make up for your alter ego', as it has a litttttttttle something for everyone. So obviously my final images need to be a little quirky and eccentric to really stand out and show off the brands playful nature.
So it's to the drawing board, and who other to take inspiration from than the wonderful Topolino.
Sunday, 6 March 2011
So that time in my life has come where I need to start writing my dissertation. Well kind of. I'm currently writing my research project which will blossom into my dissertation next year, so I really need to get on with it and stop playing super mario on the wii, especially as I have a one-on-one tutorial with my tutor tomorrow...
My research question intends on exploring whether print fashion magazines are dead or if they have a place in our future. So I've started reading a BOOK called 'Print is Dead - Books in Our Digital Age' which is a PRINTED book all about how print is a waste and how pages are cages for words. A little contradictory, but I digress. Another piece of literature that caught my eye was an old article in Pop Magazine from the then editor Dasha Zhukova in which she explains print is not dead, but just needs to coincide with technology.
‘With environmental concerns and demand for faster turnover, the shift from print to online is inevitable for many publications. However, art and fashion magazines serve a more aesthetic purpose than an informative one. It is the beauty of the layouts, the quality of the design, the feel of the paper, all the tactile sensations that make these publications worth buying. These magazines (epecially those that are bi-annual) are collector's items of sorts, visual time capsules of the period in which they are published. Since this does not and cannot translate to the web, those magazines worth holding on to should be around for years to come. And ideally, technological advances will actually spur more creativity, more innovation, and thus better magazines.’
Innnnneresting. Very Inneresting
Saturday, 5 March 2011
Malta can do no wrong.
I'm just back from spending an amazing weekend in Maaalta with Carl. We left cold England and our S.A.Dness, seasonal affective disorder, behind us on Thursday morning and surprised his dad at work for his birthday.
I'm not putting up any recent photos, the main reason being that I am so pasty right now, but instead ones from the summer in which I am indulging in a little bit of the Maltese culture.
Monday, 21 February 2011
Here are the final three movie posters for my uni project based on Armistead Maupins book Tales Of The City. Enjoy!
Graphic Design: Emma Lacey
Photography: Erin Bohan Healy