Saturday, 28 August 2010

Modern Military.


I think boxy is best as opposed to cropped or loose. Belted and with plenty of pocket detail is how this seems to work best.


Gala's jacket is gorgeous, I love military jackets, think I may try and recreate this one with a trip to a haberdashery in London. For me this is a modern update of the last year's Balmain epaulette detail jacket. This takes things a step further and loses the shoulder pads, incorporating this season's sought-after army jacket.
Source: inside am-lul's closet

Thursday, 26 August 2010


If I were to choose one designer dress to wear for an occasion - realism abandoned - I would choose a Marchesa dress, without hesitation. They are absolutely stunning and so intricate. See Fall/Winter 2010.


En Vogue.

Source: fashiongonerogue

Vogue Paris, September 2010

Hot. Hot. Hot.

The Blonde Salad.

Source: The Blonde Salad

Another gorgeous outfit from Chiara Ferragni. Definitely going to have to hunt down he Zara bag.
 Source: Atlantis Home from book, Market Vegetarian
And lots of broccoli.  One of my favorite vegetables.  Recipe from Market Vegetarian.  
2/3 cup walnut halves
1 head of broccoli (about 1 pound)
3 tablespoons of light olive oil
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 handful of fresh flat-leaf parsley-chopped
finely grated zest and freshly squeezed juice of 1 lemon
7 ounces of fresh ricotta cheese
14 ounces of spaghetti  (I used whole wheat, I thought it went well with this recipe)
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Spread the walnuts out on a baking sheet and roast in the preheated oven for about 8 minutes, shaking the sheet occasionally, until they start to brown.
To prepare the broccoli, trim off the gnarly part, about 1 inch from the stem end, and discard. Thinly slice the stem until you reach the point where it starts to branch into florets.  Slice off the individual florets.  Heat the oil in a skillet, add the stems, and cook for about 2-3 minutes, turning often, then add the florets and cook for about 5 minutes, until the broccoli has softened.  Add the garlic, parsley, lemon zest, and walnuts and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.  Reduce the heat to medium and stir through the ricotta and lemon juice.  Season to taste with the salt and pepper and leave in the skillet to keep warm.  
Cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions.  Drain well and return it to the warm pan with the sauce.  Stir gently to combine and serve immediately.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Best of: The XX.

In my opinion, the XX are just the epitome of cool. Unconformist, versatile and slick, they appeal to a wide range of listeners and do it without pretension. I can't get enough of the songs below.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Gossip Girl in Paris.

New season starts Monday 13th September...just in time to distract me from uni work...yet AGAIN! We're in for a multitude of stunning dresses and beautiful shots of Paris.

Going East.

Newest protégés Heikki Salonen, Simone Rocha and Felicity Brown will show in September at the tenth anniversary of Fashion East.
Heikki Salonen -
 a blend of androgynous, cutting edge pieces. 

Simone Rocha -
 influences like Francis Bacon, with a wrong way around/upside down kind of feel.

Felicity Brown - 
bleeding rainbow stains and pleated frills, like a metapmorphing butterfly.

Source: inside-out (

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Shedding light on airbrushing.

Swing while you're winning.

I'm loving everything sixties at the moment! I love this shot of Anna Kuznetsova by Elina Kechicheva and the spread of eras in this Vogue Germany editorial is wonderful, I particularly like the sixties shifts and.footwear. This editorial is going to inspire my wardrobe for Autumn/Winter 2010.

Source: fashiongonerogue

Source: fashiongonerogue

Vogue Germany, September 2010

Monday, 16 August 2010


My favourites of Kate Moss

Am getting my hair cropped tomorrow! Feel like a change...

(I did it - felt liberating!!)

Friday, 6 August 2010


Manolo Blahnik for Liberty
Combining a world-renowned shoe designer with my favourite department store!
In store from September 10th, can't wait to go and check them out when I'm in London!

Elle Italia, March 2009

Source of last two images: miscellaneous (can't remember)

Having just watched the beautiful Catherine Deneuve in Belle de Jour on DVD, I'm having a 60s/Bardot moment. There's something just so quintessentially French and chic about black and white photography, tousled hair and heavy eyes. 

Satin Noir.

I'm debating getting my goth out this winter (hmmm it's August...) with this gorgeous Chanel nail lacquer in black satin. How is it that Chanel products always look so beautiful on a dressing table?

Zara A/W 2010.

Just been having a look at the new Zara collection for Autumn/Winter 2010. Camel is present in abundance and they have drawn on a lot of Céline and Chloé pieces. Expect lots of chunky knits as well.

I like the look of this simple, minimal black shift also, it'd be very versatile for Winter.

The blazers featured in the look book are nice as well, very neat and in great sludgy, autumnal colours (a bit more colour overall would have been nice to see, however).

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Make a statement.

Here is my pick of the best statement necklaces from designers and on the high street. Prices as follows (in order):

Aris Geldis £199 // Asos £8 // Asos £12 // Asos £12 // Asos £18 // Asos £20 // Asos £28 // Asos £30 // Asos £40 // Bitching and Junkfood at Urban Outfitters £80 // Blakegodbold £28 // Falconiere £420 // Falconiere £830 // Mawi £270 // Tallulah Tu £24 // Topshop £16.50 

Monday, 2 August 2010


A touch of Henner

In Numéro's #115 edition, an editorial by Miguel Reveriego reminds me of Jean Jacques Henner's portraits of femme fatales in burnt terracotta settings.

Sources: fashiongonerogue, google images