Saturday, 1 August 2009

playing "if i were rich..." on net-a-porter

one of my ultimate favourite yet at the same time hated games is "if i were rich...". net-a-porter is usually my most favoured realm to play. whilst i can pretend to live in a fantasy where these beautiful items are affordable and accessible, the harsh reality always sets in that whilst my bank balance will not suffer due to not falling victim to these lovelies, i will never actually have them arriving at my door. sad.
i became a wonderfully rich fashionista for a moment earlier and here is what i "purchased"...



3.1 phillip lim leather flight jacket:
despite being in the midst of summer, this bleak weather britain is experiencing cannot fail to remind me that colder times are ahead. this 3.1 phillip lim jacket would be absolutely perfect for the autumn and winter seasons ahead, and it seems the flight jacket look is a popular one, with acne's take. however, i do not wear animal fur, so i shall continue to search for a faux (and affordable) version! (if anyone spots one, please let me know!)



miu miu glitter peep-toe pumps:
now i am not one to wear glitter, but noone can deny the beauty of these pumps. my friend and i saw these in harrods and actually fell in love. dorothy should have definitely clicked her heels in these.


i now invite you lovelies to play "if i were rich..." and let me know what you "bought"!

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

a literary summer

what i have been reading:



my booky wook - having never really been a fan of russell brand before, this book ultimately converted me. his wit and humour won me over, having me in giggles by a few pages in.
the bell jar - an absorbing story but definitely unsettling. i even had a nightmare after finishing the book - the story and sylvia plath evidently has a great impact, particularly due to it's autobiographical
influence - i haven't finished reading it all yet, but from what i have read, it's obvious that mary-kate and ashley are both deeply immersed in fashion. i've already learnt a lot from what i've read, from two girls whose style i absolutely adore.
scar tissue - noone know's the meaning of sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll until they read this autobiography. even as a red hot chili peppers' fan, i had no idea of the destructive paths kiedis's life took, both leading up and during the band's success. absolutely fascinating - the ultimate rock'n' roll memoir.

what i plan on reading next:


extreme - i figured this would be a good read to follow on from scar tissue and i'm sure it will be equally fascinating.
outliers - i've yet to read a theoretical book based on a person's ideas and suppositions and i'm keen to hear gladwell's thoughts on the outliers of success.

i'm really interested to know what you lovelies are reading, what books you recommend, and also if any of you have read those that i have posted, what you thought about them?


images via amazon

Sunday, 19 July 2009

freckles

freck·le (frkl) n. A small brownish spot on the skin, often turning darker or increasing in number upon exposure to the sun.

thought i'd start with a lovely dictionary definition. the freckle season has arrived, and i am one of the many subjected to this - however, this year i have chosen to embrace it. luckily for me and other frecklers, the stigmatisation of freckles has begun to lift, with people branding it "cute", "cool" or even "in fashion".






what do you think of freckles? and more importantly, if you have them, are you embracing them or forever trying to conceal them?

images via the national portrait gallery (twiggy & lily cole), sienna miller facebook fan page, emma watson pictures

Thursday, 2 July 2009

zakynthos.



zante town.


smugglers cove. i have never seen sea so blue.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

leaving on a jet plane, don't know when i'll be back again...

jet-setting beckons! i had to overcome my hatred for packing today but we got there in the end, and it'll all be worth it.


image via foto decadent

unfortunately i won't look half as glamorous boarding the plane; i've decided to go for the comfort factor, allowing for any inevitable delays, with my favourite big grey cardigan and leggings. yiá sas! (brushing up on my greek - saying that, it's probably wrong).

Friday, 19 June 2009

the disappearing act that is childhood?

not long ago now, i clicked onto the daily mail website to find myself delighted with new emma watson pictures at a rodarte private dinner, sporting a lovely dress from the label (very reminiscent of the rodarte dress natalie portman wore at the german premiere of "the other boleyn girl"). within seconds, i scrolled down to meet myself with readers' comments such as ‘she looks about 12’ and ‘she looks like she’s playing dress-up with her mum’s clothes’. people complain of youngsters who pile on the make-up, wearing skirts as short as a matter of inches, branding them as slutty or whatnot, yet when presented with a nineteen year old with class and dignity, who wears make-up minimally, she is branded a kid, looking far too young.

frustrated and angry with the ignorance of these comments, it immediately made me think a lot about modern society and the issue of growing up too quickly. unfortunately, the minds of these readers have been riddled with images of tween stars such as miley cyrus, who for the mostpart, could pass for at least a few years older than their true age. consequently, girls in idolisation of stars such as cyrus follow suit and before we know it, we have a world full of children and teenagers looking beyond their years.

of course, we cannot blame the stars nor the young girls themselves - i have certainly lost count of the times i have fawned over ashley olsen's latest ensemble and as a result, taken a vow to become a british olsen - we all do it. but has it gone too far? watching "this morning" a while ago, i remember a number of parents ringing in fearful due to their daughters and sons, as young as eight years old, complaining that they were far and consequently, refusing to eat. i hate to bring up the monotonous body image issue, but i believe when regarding a topic like this, it must be considered.
furthermore from this, it must be remembered that this is all relevant to boys too, what with the worth of the male beauty industry increasing year by year.

are we dangerously edging close to a society where the young will no longer experience the childhoods that we cherish?

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

le fabuleux destin d'amélie poulain

if anyone hasn't seen this film yet, i highly recommend you to do so. after meaning to watch it for years, i finally bought it last year and within the first few minutes, it had stolen my heart. the cinematography is simply amazing in creating a parisian fantasy and consequently, fuelling my desire to go to paris even more. audrey tatou is charming and captivating as amélie poulain, not to mention her wonderfully quirky haircut and wardrobe, and the soundtrack, composed by yann tiersen, is exquisite (my favourite being "comptine d'un autre été: l'après-midi"). ooh la la!










images via hotflick and movie screenshots

Saturday, 13 June 2009

luggage envy

i'm off on holiday in eight days and it's not just the destination i've fallen in love with. as featured in this month's marie claire, prada's travel accessories collection is simply to die for. they have created a collection that is functional, classic and caters to every need in a vision of various colours. baggage claim just got interesting.




images via marcus troy

born to be a fashionista

okay, if i wasn't convinced before that fashion was my calling, i am now. a couple of days ago, i was in borders and came across the vogue covers book. inevitably interested, i flicked through and discovered that the month i was born - january 1990 - was the birth of one of the most iconic vogue covers ever. fantastic. before i gabble on forever about how this must mean i am destined for fashion, i'll let you admire and envy the fabulosity of naomi, linda, tatjana, christy and cindy, captured by the talent of peter lindbergh.



images via the fashion spot

Friday, 12 June 2009

fashionable shading

it's june; summer has approached, and ideally i would have all the sunglasses i need prepared for the next glimpse of sun. i have purchased one pair recently, but one pair doesn't seem to be enough. there's just too much talent to choose from, as it seems with every other wardrobe decision i make. aviators, oversized, flat tops, novelty...i want them all! surely protecting yourself from the sun shouldn't be so painstakingly-beautiful? oh but it is. here's just a few i'm considering reacquainting myself with the plastic for:

topshop "puerto rico" sunglasses: i bought these about a month ago after spying them on multiple visits to the cardiff branch. i love the over-sized flat top look, complete with the tortoiseshell design.


wunderkind cat's eye sunglasses: immediately fell in love with these sunnies when seeing olivia palermo sporting them - though i fear she may look far better in them than i would.

         



image via stella pictures

image via corbis

Monday, 8 June 2009

everyone has to start somewhere...

for a couple of days now, i have had many productive urges, and i figured that before these urges converted back into the standard art of procrastination and laziness, i would finally set up a blog. i hope this blog to be an outlet for constant fashion dependency. and i hope this one won't get away; i have three months off for summer, and hope to get this going! happy reading.