Saturday, 12 September 2009
Friday, 14 August 2009
Saturday, 4 July 2009
Overall, it struck me as infinitely less fashiony than say, Reading festival. Perhaps with the run of rainy Junes everyone was feeling a little bit practical.
Florence was so good I cried when she did Candi Stanton's You've Got the Love. Perhaps it was too much cider and missing the boyfriend? Either way, she was amazing. She was scaling the scaffolding in her 5 inch heels, wailing like a banshee. I can't believe her album isn't even out yet - everyone was signing along and every song was followed by the standing-room-only equivalent of a standing ovation.
Her outfit was designed exclusively for her by Topshop, and didn't they do well? I spy Gaga knickers again - perhaps they are the secret to these girls' success...And so to the lady herself. I must admit I gave Gaga a miss. I'm not really a fan, and she seems like the most cynical marketing invention since VV Brown ... but she is one of the most interesting dressers around at the moment. It must be exhausting for her.
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Wednesday, 3 June 2009
This is what I wore:
Sunday, 31 May 2009
American Apparel vest, H&M vest (worn as skirt), vintage scarf + bag.
Saturday, 23 May 2009
So we decided to meet on neutral ground, shoegazerfashion.blogspot.com, and present our arguments in a measured, articulate way. Ecoute:
Leggings – the case against.
By Lulu the Fashion Hound.
Treggings, meggings or jeggings – whatever you call them, leggings in some form or other have been plaguing the high street for a couple of years now. I appreciate that leggings do have their uses, especially on days when it’s too hot for tights but too cold for bare legs, or when it’s too cold for tights so a nice pair of leggings can do the job of tights but with an extra warmth to them as they protrude from your tea-dress and nestle into a nice pair of winter boots (note: not Uggs. NEVER Uggs.) I’ll admit, leggings can even look fine teamed with a long line tunic – providing you have the figure for it. And there is the statement that, in my opinion, is key to the wearability of leggings: “if you have the figure for it”.
I’m not about to go all fashion dictator on you (well, I might), but too many times I’ve got stuck walking behind an over-weight, under-washed Closer magazine reader wearing hot pink, lacy leggings with nothing more than a Ribena-stained t-shirt covering their camel toe. WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR SKIRT? My eyes want to vomit! Did the fashion houses not consider that this is what their hard work might boil down to once their oh-so-hot trend had trickled from Topshop to New Look to Primark and countless dodgy market stalls nationwide? (I think Stacey Slater now does a nice line of acid-wash jeggings in size 24, if you’re interested ladies.)
To summarise, I suppose my point is - Leggings? Fine, as long as you wear them well (and here ‘well’ means you looked in the mirror before leaving the house and were truly honest with yourself.) And if you’ve got meat on your bones maybe don’t skip the skirt/dress. No matter how good it looks on those lucky few who can pull it off, it won’t look the same on women Gok Wan would probably like to befriend/strip/force to self-love.
The case for:
By Poppy Shoegazer
Legs are great, don't you think? Trousers attempt to emulate their shape and trick the eye into seeing a more attractive posterior (I know your game, bootcut jeans!), but they always fall short.
The shape of a leg is a beautiful thing - whether you're proud of the whole of your drumstick, or just a well-turned ankle - leggings allow one to show it off, whatever the weather, where trousers only seek to cover and disguise.
Leggings are as comfy as jogging trousers, without the self-loathing that jogging trousers bring out in a girl. They are as stylish as harem trousers, without looking like you have filled your nappy (quite the opposite - everyone can see quite clearly that you're not wearing a nappy - filled or otherwise). They go with almost anything that ends below the hip bone but above the knee and have formed the basis of the greatest and most democratic look of our time. The big vest and leggings.
The big vest and leggings look is the greatest and most democratic of our time because it can be worn to cover and celebrate whichever body parts you like. Perfect waist? add a belt. Great tits? position them at the top of the vest. Hot legs? wear a shorter vest. Perfect arse? wear a tighter vest. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. Long Live Leggings!
Friday, 15 May 2009
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
Friday, 1 May 2009
Here is a reconstruction of the lightbulb moment:
They suddenly felt natural - comfortable, even. I didn't even change into my emergency flats for the walk home.
Perhaps it's because I spent most of Tuesday in heels only the bravest drag queen would attempt walking unaided in, that these little 3-inchers are a piece of cake for my high arches.
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
1) Clemence Poesy
have you seen In Bruges? It's ever so good. I like this girl - perhaps she is the next Chloe Sevigny, non?
2) Nicole Richie
Sunday, 26 April 2009
Friendly Fires dancey-dancey fantastic, the Maccabees were very earnest and brilliant. Zane Lowe, not so much. But my favourite appearance of the night came from vintage gold on bleached denim....
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Anyway, she was wearing the most perfect jumpsuit. It was navy blue cotton jersey with buttons up the front and she wore it with a beaten up brown belt which was, crucially, folded under (always a lovely touch and not at all I'm-so-skinny in my opinion). It stirred in me a clothing lust so furious, so all consuming, that I ventured outside of my usual e-tail routine.
ASOS had nothing, ditto Topshop. New Look - nadda. Urban Outfitters? not a sausage. Ebay's interpretation of 'jersey jumpsuit' was a little fruitier than I had in mind.
So my search eventually took me to the wide open plains of google, and then to the online retail oasis of boohoo.com
Did anyone know about this? It's like the online Primark - imagine it! The fruits of my labours can be found here:
Do have a look at the rest of the site, browsing is a bit of an effort, but totally worth it for the prices.
The fabled jumpsuit is waiting at the sorting office as we speak - I have many, many outfit ideas - stay tuned!
EDIT: Boo and indeed, hoo.com - the jumpsuit arrived and it was too big! The quest continues!
Sunday, 12 April 2009
The world's a bit scary at the moment. I won't say the 'R' word, but maybe that's why I'm feeling the need for something to hold on to.
According to May's Vogue handles are over, and bags are to be cuddled like a comfort blanket and fiddled with like a piece of jewellery, rather than just a dead weight on your shoulder that holds your stuff.
When I was a little girl I had a bit of fleece that made me feel secure - now I'm thinking these beauties could do the same job...
Friday, 10 April 2009
2) DVF - Oh Diane, who'd have thunk it? You've never really made me drool before, but the socks alone were enough to send me into a frenzy - the super-embellished dress and the do-try-this-at-home head bobbles finished me off. I was in an outfit-induced coma for days.