Philip Lim 3.1 catwalk show... Pics at Style.com
For some wierd reason that I don't really understand, I LOVE these Lim loafers.
SO ripe for a DIY!
Slippers (resole) at endless.com, studs at studsandspikes.com
If only I had more time...
Saturday, 21 February 2009
Here are a few of the Sartorialist's posts at Style.com that I'm LOVING... Got to love Fashion-Week styles. Such variety makes my head go whirly, and they really give food for thought!
- Simple. Scarf. Want.
- Simple. Scarf. Want.
- Again. Purple. Pop. Blue. Pop. Yellow. Pop. PLUS. Turban magic + Roll-Ups. Sigh. Heaven. Yum. Overload.
Friday, 20 February 2009
2) My Ironstone upside-down-pyramid necklace...
I had a few nights out in pink stash, and it is HIDEOUS shape-wise. Pink-wise, it's great, but REALLY not remotely flattering.
So I've had to accessorise and pin to have it REMOTELY wearable!
Now, this particular necklace is part of my growing collection of statement pieces that I think you might be seeing more of over the upcoming weeks and months...
1) My pearl choker, the pink and purple jewels from above and my 'turkish artwork' that has seedpod bells, of all things, dangling from the bottom making AMAZING noises!!!
So anyway... I slept on it, and didn't really do anything about it today... Until, on an EPIC shopping expedition, I ended up with the Noa Noa Spring09. Feast:
Oh, what fun this journey into my brain's special little image-association-game has been!!! The shirt that may have been influenced by these colours / thoughts may work its way into an outfit post soon, and I'll flag it up. Honest!
Yet another EPIC picture-filled, rambly post - apologies - Xxxc
Thursday, 19 February 2009
Ok... So I gave in... I looked... Quickly... At four shows... (And didn't go to a seminar because of it... Oops!!!)
Up first. An old-time love of mine. Anna Sui; channeling Victoriana-Floral-Russian-Doll-meets-Cowgirl!
All images from Style.com
I always go to Anna Sui for cocktail dresses... There are two in my wardrobe that get brought out time and again. Any of 1, 3 and 6 would do me! Number 2 is there for the gorgeous colour and the slightly billowy arms... 4, for the velvet coat with puffy shoulders... 5, just because I look at it and think "hard ass Luella 08-09"! Hehehe.
More to come...
So last night I spent the evening shepherding kids around the archaeology museum in the dark... It was really truly surreal. Cambridge does a 'twilight in the museums' event where all the uni ones shut off the lights and do fun games. Ours involved picture cards and torches, finding which objects details on said cards came from.The bit of the outfit seen here consists of Hobbs blazer (nicked from the mothership), Topshop Batgirl tee, Tibetan stole from Nomads in Cam, a charity shop silk scarf and red metallic beads bought in Florence for a euro. The unseen details were my grey Acne jeans and Eley Kishimoto shoes. (Though I wore M&S crease toe flat pumps in the gallery...)
I have to admit I had quite a lot of fun, though by the end of the 3 hours, I was fecking freezing, as I'd left my coat upstairs. Oops!
Having been in my Eley Kishimoto heels all day, I stashed a pair of black flats in my bag to aid not-falling-down-holes-in-the-dark. Turns out I could have kept the heels on - I'm more agile in them anyways. See the scarf-necklace red-layering fun below...
So I'm spending the next hour or so working on 18th and 19th century Etruscomania - mainly Wedgwood and Hamilton...
And some of this stuff is really getting me thinking about colours and drapey-ness. I may soon have the obligatory black hareem pants, so that's number one on the draping list, but now I'm yenning for fabric folds along the Balenciaga SS09 route too!
Also... Look at these colours... Divine much? (Wedgwood replica of the Portland vase)
Since the shoes proved mildly disappointing, I am currently waiting for DHL man to pick up my Net-a-Porter returns package... He has 10 minutes to arrive, before he's late for a 2 HOUR time slot! Bah humbug. I can't afford to wait after 6.30 as I'm off out on Union Business! Very annoying. Especially after such amazing service from N-a-P itself! :-SXxxc
So what did I do? Post-shoe disappointment, I went and got a pair of trousers on Browns' website... Ann Sofie Back in the sale. I will post them if they are successful. I ordered a medium which is apparently a 12, but I'm not humungously hopeful that they won't be normal-person-8 lol. We shall seeeeeeeeeeee!!!
I also have a new LOVE, but I can't bring myself to spend $78 (plus postage) on a necklace... Even if it is beeeeeeyoooooteeeeeful! (It's from Bona Drag by Miss KK)
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
I just can't quite bring myself to do the trawl... It's bad enough I have to start thinking now about a summer wardrobe suitable for fashion intern-ing, but A/W too?
But... I have been doing a bit of fantasy online shopping and here are my picks:
2) I don't get up in the morning...
3) We like birthdays and balls best of all.
5) Pink to make the boys wink ;-D
Right, I'm off out now, to conduct people around a museum in the dark... Wearing rather high Eley Kishimoto heels. Oh well. Wish me luck!
Tuesday, 17 February 2009
I like bells.
Bells are necessary for my happiness.
Bright bells are even better.
These two circlets normally hang over my desk, and I swing them in a playful manner far too often. Both were gifts. The silver was brought back for me by a good friend, from India, and the multicoloured string was given to me by an American shopkeep in a little new age-y store in Lucca, Italy. I was on my way home from a month in Tuscany, a little heartsick, a little lonely, and wandering was proving a tad demoralising. But when I stopped in this shop, initially to try on some ballet pumps (that I regret not buying ;-D), I ended up chatting for nigh on an hour with the lovely 50s-ish gent. We covered topics like my dig, San Fransisco, the Tuscan countryside, and my love of bells. I couldn't resist tinkling the display on my way out, and he very generously gave me one of the strings... It's a little big to wear often as a bracelet, but it's presence in my life always makes me smile, and remember that there's good to be found in every new experience, and that talking to people is the most wonderful pastime in the world...
Then, we have my diary... Stickers and post-it yummyness. The everyday admin happies!
News of the day...
My order from Net-a-porter arrived BUT, well the shoes are slightly too big... Which is ok, as I now just have to decide if I want a straight exhange pink for pink or if I want a different colour. Cambridge living isn't too mucky, but wondering if London is a bit dirty for duck egg blue or white patent. Hmmmmm. I shall let you know what I decide soooooooon. Or if I return the shoes and get the Luella tshirt I'm currently eyeing. DILEMMAS!
I also changed my igoogle set up to this rather cute samurai doll layout. There were several fashion-y ones, but this one caught my eye...
Life is sweet. I should really be reading about 18th century vases... Sigh.
Sunday, 15 February 2009
Now I don't like to jump on a neon band wagon, as it's been so so done. But. If anyone was going to describe my style. Ok. My LIFE. It would be using the adjective: BRIGHT.
Today, we have my nails (barbie pink plus glittery tips), my (aforementioned) watch and my (slightly less bright-looking, but only in comparison...) necklace.
WOOP! More soon - read: when I've charged my camera and can download more images...