Thursday, 9 August 2012

Thesis madness

Its been almost a month since my last post, what have I been up to? Happy to say I have completed and handed in my last ever Academic work! 11 months of madenss, 13,000 words, all been worth it :) 

Nails by marc

 Suddenly I have the urge to grow my nails! How Lush??
Nails by Marc Jacobs <3 

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Patriotic Summer

2012 is definitely a patriot summer, Union Jacks are flying all around the town centres and most shop displays consists of bunting and the colours of the flag displayed loud and proudly. Not only are the big games around the corner but so far we have had the Queens diamond jubilee and the Wimbledon tennis games. Carnaby Street never fails to disappoint and as always it has the funnest street decoration, if your around town then you should definitely pay it a little vist.

Carnaby Street

Oxford Street 

Regents Street

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

No Church In The Wild

Cashing in or making a stand? Whatever the reason it can clearly be said that the latest video taken from Jay Z and Kanye West's WTT album is heavily influenced by the protests and civil unrest that had occurred across Europe and America. Created in Prague, the video is directed by the same man behind M.I.A's "Born Free" video, Roman Gavras. The clip is dark, loud and probably one of the most relevant videos of recent times.  

Team Karl

Karl Lagerfeld will launch his Karl autumn/winter 2012 collection at Selfridges London on the 24th July. Not only will he be unveiling his Karl Lagerfeld Paris Man collection featuring his finer, luxury mens wear range but he will also be launching a new pop-up shop 'Team Karl' on the third floor. Definitely a date to be added to the your diaries, and make sure you don't forget to check out the Karl Lagerfeld themed windows.  

A Beautiful Future

Late Lee McQueen had a fascination with nature and he was excellent in adding the touch of dark sinister twist to his work. The modern brand McQueen has moved on since and Burton has tried to stay true to the brand and capture the elements of nature, whilst still adding her own take on to the topic. Out are the moody, deep, dramatic elements that were the heart of McQueen and in are the pastel tailoring, Mongolian fur collars, exploding petals and enormous organza blossoms. Burton describes the collection as 'a kind of soft futurism. Not cold and structured, but optimistic and forward-looking.”

Thursday, 5 July 2012

'You get what you put in'

Ms Westwood took to Selfridges to launch her environmental justice campaign in support of climate refugees. The campaign raises awareness of the struggle people have endured due to natural disasters forcing them to flee their homes. 
The event took place on the roof of Selfridges store in London and guests including Mathew Horne, Laura Whitmore, Rosamund Hanson and Zara Martin all modelled Westwood's signed Charity T-shirts. All the T-shirts in the collection are produced from ethically produced organic cotton and all proceeds go to the 'No Place Like Home' campaign. 

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Kristen Stewart for Balenciaga

Kirsten Stewart is the face of Balenciaga's upcoming Florabotanica Fragrance. The perfume is set to be released early autumn and the campaign sees Stewart in a orange curved Balenciaga dress, tousled hair, and boyish black boots. Guess we will have to wait till september... 

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Holiday Snaps

Monaco: Monte Carlo <3 

Louis Vuitton bags a true champion

The champion to top all champions, Muhammed Ali is the latest face of the Louis Vuitton's Core Value campaign. The campaign featuring Ali is set in his Phoenix home and it features Ali with his four year old grandson C.J (Laila's son) standing proudly by his grandfather. The Campaign featuring Ali is set to launch in July and the philosophy behind this campaign it is to capture 'real people' with some of its classic products. Annie Leibovitz is the photographer behind this popular campaign and she has already captured the likes of Angelina Jolie and Keith Richards.  

favourite photographer

Marc Hom, the Danish photographer is one of  my favourite photographers out there. His work on the rich and famous is seen in all magazines and he is able to capture classic portraits but still represents an element of youthful playfulness in his work. His work can be seen in the latest issue of the Italian Vanity Fair magazine where he has pictured the beautiful colombian actress Sofia Vergara. Check out some of the pictures below. 

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Arm candy

Yes I know, you probably thought I would be talking about all those amazing delectable handbags out there, but I thought we should focus on the other type of arm candy. I'm talking about bracelets. They come in all shapes and sizes and are pretty chip. Summer is here and to add the final touches to any outfit what can be more desirable than stacked up friendship bracelets. Stack them all up and have an arm party :)

Armani SS13

Simple, light, relaxed and laid back. Yes these are a few words to describe the Armani SS13 menswear range. Beautiful colour pallet with a selection of greys, whites, browns and denim blue tweeds. The suiting is relaxed and effortlessly chic. The collection is youthful with an element of sports luxe wear. The mix of unbuttoned shirts, shorts, brogues and messenger bags are all so very riviera chic. 

Monday, 25 June 2012

Love Love Love McQueen SS13 Menswear

McQueen menswear SS13 collection is a burst of gentle man Britishness. Element of traditional Savile Row tailoring are seen at the heart of collection. McQueen lives up to the expectations with fine intricate details and engages the imagination with fun golden dragonflies on lapel's of blazers.