Friday, 30 July 2010

Sounds of Summer.

Can't listen to this enough, it instantly transports me to a beach in Ibiza sipping on cocktails.

Top 10.

Marks and Spencer, and the Royal College of Art have teamed up to create a fashion line of 10 pieces to be sold in M&S. leaked the first piece for our perusal today. It is designed by Anna Smit and will be available along with the others in stores and online from September.

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Midnight in Paris.

Carla Bruni has been filming for Woody Allen's new film Midnight in Paris, set for release in 2011. Though not every French national's favourite, it will be interesting to see how the beautiful ex-model and first woman of France will perform in her cameo alongside Owen Wilson.


Get connected.

It's old news that the fashion press is taking presidence on the web. For me, it is my first go-to for fashion news, images and updates. However, the emergence and power of online magazines is striking and I think this is where the fashion press is headed in the near future. Online shopping websites, such as and, are producing high-quality, glossy, cutting edge fashion editorials - good enough to rival the printed press in my opinion. Take for example, Net-a-Porter's recent and God created woman spread featuring iconic designers such as Isabel Marant with a deliciously French touch of styling.

This month, it's ASOS's turn to take the limelight with Olivia Palermo, powerfully styled by Zeba Lowe, taking up an impressive 13 pages of their 100-page monthly online magazine (

Fashion has gone cyber and it's there to stay.


ASOS Magazine, August 2010

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Alice Grantley.

My friend has just set up a new company called Alice Grantley, creating t-shirts and canvas bags. Deers, brogues, rockets, fairgrounds and Paris form the images for her delightfully whimsical designs in an array of colours - big and small (even for children!) Prices range from £8-18. The pieces can be bought here

Chéret at Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris.

The other day I was fortunate enough to experience a wonderful exhibition of the work of Jules Chéret, poster designer extraordinaire, at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. A plethora of illustrations, pastel drawings, prints and paintings his work has a magical quality that evokes whimsical childhood and the intoxicating power of Belle Epoque France, specifically Paris.


Chéret was the innovator of the Belle Epoque poster that trigger the affichomanie (a poster-craze) which dominated Paris at the time (the late 1800s). He was also avant-garde in his use of chromolithography, the art of printing with colour, something that was groundbreaking in the early Belle Epoque.

Others, such as Toulouse Lautrec, Steinlen and Mucha followed in his footsteps, but Chéret was the true father of this poster-mania that began to dominate the streets of Paris as well as the advertising industry. The streets became explosions of colour as Belle Epoque posters adorned the otherwise black and mundane streets. 

Louis Carrier-Belleuse, L’Étameur, 1882

On Beauty.

Source: justjared

Newly wed - aren't Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom just the most beautiful couple in the world?

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Moving pictures.

Source: Knight Cat

ELLE Italia, August 2010

How hot does Erin Wasson look in this dress and  Dolce & Gabbana boots?

GAP's pants.

Today GAP have launched their new range of Premium Pants - a seven-style array of trousers to carry us through the A/W season. They comprise of:

Modern Boot
True Straight
The Perfect Trouser
Super Skinny
Slim Cropped

Who wouldn't want a pair?! ...or seven!!



Bianca Balti by Greg Kadel
Numéro, October 2005

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Mischa back on form.


Pictured here with Jaime Winstone at the Bang launch party in Harvey Nichols

Saturday, 24 July 2010


Source: unknown

Kate Moss by Craig

Roses really smell like ooh ooh oohh.


Friday, 23 July 2010

New Caspa.

Summer listening

More Marant.

My clever friend just found this Marant copy on!

Paris Vogue , August 2010

The real thing in action.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Calm After the Storm.

The calm after torrential rain, the view from my kitchen. Taken by me.

Source: my camera