Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Pass The Bubbly Please

Ah. The New Year is upon us - where did the time go? One more reason to celebrate with friends and loved ones, and one more reason to dress up and look fabulous. I'm sure you have all found your dresses already but I just passed by the store window of BCBG the other day. BCBG has always attracted me, there is something simple and ethereal about their dresses, and their cutting (for me at least, is superb).

Their dresses make you feel almost old hollywood glam or simply modern chic. I know they're rather simple, definitely something you've seen before, but talk about excellent draping! I don't know, there's something about them that makes me fall in love.

Love the velvet bodice of this dress!

This dress is actually much more beautiful in person.

Aughhh...I need to get this - look at that sleeve detail!

So simple, so lovely (especially the colour). Hm, I will advise you not to wear a headband that the model demonstrates...

Ok, kind of generic I know, princess cut blah blah blah. But the material! And a colour that would look great on all skin tones.

What are you doing for New Year's? &equally important, what will you be wearing?

Today I've been .....

 Reflecting on this year I seem to be doing this a lot, earlier on this year  I did a brief (and painful) internship at interview magazine in new york , for some reason i really wanted to live in there its kinda a home away from home, i still love the place its just that my feelings have altered on the fashion side. On one of those hideous days  at work we did a huge shoot on up and coming New York artists the portraits were shot by Craig mcdean who I saw very very briefly at the lift that was the closest i got (sigh) anyway enough about that. My point was each of the artists photographed where each asked to give a short interview which took place in the fashion cupboard (ps its not a cupboard its a whole floor!!!!) Katherine bernhardt was super nice I loved her honesty plus she wasn't bitten by the "I'm so cool and different I'm an artist  whorship me & guess what i live in williamsburg " bug that seems to infest that city anyone who knows new York knows exactly what I mean. 

One of the many things I learnt about this industry is that fashion is well..... fashion where ever you go its like school its full of peeps who never go tiered of being mean to one another. somedays i love being in school playtime is fun but other days i just don't wanna play with anyone.

Ps kb's  paintings are above awesome awesome

Monday, December 29, 2008

Graduate Fave's 2008

Timothy Lee

Patricia Kwok  

       Lisa Hjelm 

Kinga Malisz

Matthew Harding 

Xiao Xiao Dong

Alice Kirkpatrick

Alice Kirkpatrick

So while watching the princess diaries (don't laugh this movie is awesome) I decided to mull over some of my favourite things this year in fashion most of all I've been really into the new graduate designers  this year lots of fun shapes and different use of textures and some which are just plain FUN I styled a fashion show a few weeks ago and i had the pleasure of using some of these designers its always good to look now because odds are they'll  all be famous and won't want to hang out with me next year.

Good Golly Boots!

I found (and purchased) two pairs of boots this weekend.

Yes, two.

They are comfortable ... and I love, love, love them.

Steve Madden - Legion

INC Brook Riding Boot - mine are chocolate brown and aren't so shiny.

Oh sales how I love thee.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

I'm on the search for ....

A selection of  nice cotton t shirts i don't really know why  i'm constantly hunting for this i think its because its like looking for jeans or black trousers U never find a pair that you truly love you know i want a t shirt that i LOVE with every inch of my being i stumbled upon these from a melbourne based brand called I heard they eat cigarettes its a cute brand and i like the names for  some of their denim birth control, banshee and my fave skeletor awesome.

I'm a Barbie Girl in a Barbie WORLD......

Not entirely true when I was little my barbie encounters included taking off her clothes and putting her in compromising positions with ken/teddy bears/ trolls etc etc and trying to dye shiny blonde hair black (i was quite macabre i know). Barbie turns 50 in 2009 she's looking pretty good for an approaching OAP . In celebration Mattel have  gone collaboration crazy Christian Louboutin is designing a shoe collection based on the iconic doll which will be shown in a runway presentation @ new York  fashion week,Jeremy Scott is creating a collection inspired by Barbie which will debut in March at Colette for Paris fashion week if that wasn't awesome enough Shanghai are getting there very own house of Barbie that's 35,000 sq foot  and 8 floors of pink people MAZING. 

Friday, December 26, 2008

Santa sucks because.....

He hasn't given me this yet i need this headband if any pr's read this please please please send me one there were like 14 in the show come on .

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas To All, and To All A Goodnight

Merry Christmas everyone! We hope you had a wonderful evening and a beautiful day! Were in good company with family and friends, wrapped up warm - or dressed downright cool! - with good food, wherever you are!

This spread instantly made me want to layer up with colours and scarves - I actually decided that I had too much black in my closet! Is that even possible? Love the fresh faces and the braided hair. What wonderful winter inspiration - take the look of fall and bring with you into winter, enough of the dull greys and the generic black. I can't believe I just said that.

Image source: Elle Italy by David Burton

B gets all Pugh

Christmas is over we bickered, got Drunk (mulled wine Yum) and Ate. Anyway I was having a look see at new stuff on YouTube and i saw Beyonce (sash fierce / insert other name here's) new Video Diva. Now I've never been a fan for a diva in general being a major BITCH and completely self indulgent Isn't something to be envied, I tend to favour a quiet riot me but I'm seriously loving the wardrobe choices  in this Vid sasha's stylist is loving Gareth Pugh  at the moment .What you think would seem rather considered and overdone a la  Ri Ri  looks well kinda Fierce!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Twas the night before Christmas

moi dans ma Yves Saint Laurent et blazer uniqlo t shirt
My new Yves saint Laurent Blazer Y U M 

Bit of old Juno 

Ferris Yippee !!!! 

And I've spent my day getting last minute bits and bobs i managed to of course buy some shiny new stuff for moi. Erm how much do I LOVE my blazer words can't really describe  the joy in my heart but my arms are out stretched rather wide to demonstrate. 

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Christmukkah!

Something to drool over on this special day....Yes, I'm in love with red pumps! But just to add some variety, these are not Louboutins (remember the Turkey day pumps?), but from Stuart Weitzman. Dear Santa.....

Happy Christmukkah everyone!

Psst! I heard Bloomies is having a big sale on the 26th!

Image Source: Bloomies

TODAY i've been watching

Something better than Mean girls (hard to imagine but true) its dark and moody and has one of the most amazing collection of clothes I've seen in a long time its Heathers Lick it up baby Lick it UP.

Monday, December 22, 2008


I indulge in perfume. I tend to put too much on and think nothing of it. I'm a dedicated and committed wearer of four scents, all of which are used in a rotational manner, depending on mood, weather, clothes and/or occasion. They are much more than just the fantastic four.

My first ever - must wear all the time - is this discontinued line of Ines De La Fressange. After all, she was Lagerfeld's muse.

I found this a couple of years ago - extremely fitting for Spring or Fall. Roger & Gallet Bouquet Imperial

Something fresh after a hot shower, or light for a summer day I wear Baby Bench. What's that? Yes, a perfume for babies. Not really a perfume actually, scented water? I have no idea, but it smells damn good AND it's made in the Philippines! Subtle and soft.

And last, but certainly not least, Marc Jacobs' Daisy. Divine. Long lasting, beautiful!

What's your scent?

Sunday, December 21, 2008


we saved Britney (well kinda ) maybe we can save Anna too 

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Ctrl BG: A Shortcut to Financial News 12/21

After MUCH drama, the fall of the auto industry in the US has finally been avoided- at least temporarily anyway. In the end, Bush signed over $17.4 to Chrysler and GM on Friday in return for non voting warrants and more oversight on executive pay etc. In the end, they made a full circle and the money will be coming from the TARP fund, which brings up the really intriguing question of whether the government has opened the pandora box and now other industries will be lining up to get a share of the rest of the TARP fund. Paulson has already asked Congress to release the rest of the $350 billion TARP fund early, when just a few days ago he said that it will not be necessary. Just when we thought we figured out how the TARP is going to work, they change their minds. This does not bode well for the government, because it makes them look like they have no idea what they're doing. Maybe they don't! On the other hand, the wider purpose of TARP is to support the financial market stability, and I daresay, it will probably not be very stable if the auto industry went bankrupt!

On the sidelines, the Madoff scandal continues to unfold, revealing many influential individuals exposed to this fraud. The S&P cut the rating of 11 US and EU banks, including
Bank of America, Barclays Bank, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Morgan Stanley, Royal Bank of Scotland, UBS and Wells Fargo Bank. I guess if ratings must be cut, at least there is safety in numbers. What are you going to do when everyone goes down?

Outside of the States, it looks like the land of chocolate and waffles is not doing very well. Belgium's attempt to bailout Fortis got frozen as Prime Minister Yves Leterme tendered his resignation after having reportedly politically meddling to sway a court ruling. Apparently this is the third time their government collapsed. I had no idea.

Friday, December 19, 2008

The Girl With The Short Hair

Last year I went from that was down below the middle of my back, to a really bad short japanese-boy-rockstar cut. My hair grows fast so while I was mortified & stuck with pinning it back and trying to tie it up in all sorts of ways, with ribbons and clips, it eventually grew back to past my shoulders by September of this year. Being stuck with thick, thick hair I got fed up and went to go get it cut again into a straight across, above the shoulders/longish bob.

Then, I went home and chopped it all off to have it super short in the back, with an A-line cut in the front. Kind of like Victoria Beckham, but less extreme and shorter. How does it feel? Totally awesome. Here are some cuties that might inspire you to cut it short.

The best part is that you figure out fun ways to do your hair, it's just easier to take of! Best part? If you can work the curling iron and get a bunch of curls, it's completely adorable. It definitely becomes a deciding factor on how you style your outfits.

What are your thoughts on girls with short hair?

As for my next hair cut? I'm definitely going to go for a Shannyn Sossamon look.

Image Source: Garance Dore

Slip and Slide with SWIDE

There's a new online blogzine (i like that word) launched by Dolce& Gabbana  its called Swide and is super Luxe ( i quite like that word too) there are gift idea's articles just general Fun.