Wednesday, 29 April 2009


I did something quite exciting yesterday ... pics to follow! In the mean time, let me tell you who I like, famous-people-wise:

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
Sometimes, she wears bootcut jeans - so subversive. And for upstaging Paris Hilton every day in every way, back when they were on speaking terms. Shame about the babyfather. Have you read her book? It's wall to wall hilarity.
3) Carrie Bradshaw

Not SJP. SJP is all shoes and no personality. I should like to be Carrie Bradshaw when I grow up.

3) MK + A Olsen

In that order. There are too many badly dressed billionaires. I have the book - it's incredibly pretentious.
Who are your favourites?

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Bleached Denim and Gold

On Friday night my little town was graced with the presence of the Friendly Fires, the Maccabees and Zane Lowe. This is what I wore...
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....
Vintage Chatelaine, key and chain from Portobello market, Eiffel Tower keyring from Paris, Miss Selfridge dress, YSL ring on Topshop chain, Aldo boots, La Senza teal bra.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Yes we Khan!

I went to see Bat for Lashes (AKA Natasha Khan - apologies for the painful pun) play in Brighton last week, isn't she lovely?

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
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, - the jumpsuit arrived and it was too big! The quest continues!

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Something to cling to

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...
£22.00, Warehouse

£69.00, Reiss

£185.00, Orla Kiely

£40.00, Comptoir des Cotonniers

£255.00, Alexander McQueen

Friday, 10 April 2009

AW09 catwalk looks that made me squeal like a schoolgirl

1) Missoni - how cosy does Hanne Gaby Odiele look in this? I believe it is the ruching and the gold that make this look so pant-wettingly amazing, and the subtly different shades of mushroom - perfection!

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.

3) Matthew Williamson - this boy is going from strength to strength in my book. His SS09 collection was gorgeous, but AW09 made me rub my thighs in the manner of Vic Reeves at the amazing prints and perfect slouching action of the fabrics.
4) Balmain - yes, yes, I know they're totally over thanks to widespread 'Balmania' and some not so welcome celebrity fans - but just look at the shoulders.

all images (C) Christopher Moore

My Favourite Things

Mango sunglasses Hey there foxy lady. These give a gallic, too-cool-for-school edge to whatever I wear them with - magic!

Aldo ankle boots At Last, my love has come along. These were the fruits of my labours in a long quest for fierce ankle boots without an unreasonable heel. Scuffed from too much love, they are the proverbial thrill that I can speak to, a thrill that I-I-I have never known. Life is truly like a song.

Photo wall next to my bed, with pictures of family members, ex-dogs (RIP Reginald Sage O'Neill) and assorted pictures. It's a work in progress and I'm always looking out for frames to add to my collection.

YSL ring a present from my lovely boyfriend, I've put the ring on a chain with a little acrylic pearl not in a sick-making Carrie Bradshaw 'it's closer to my heart that way' way, but because it is such a wide little monster that it rubs my finger if I try to type in it. Best to wear it round my neck most days, and on my finger when the occasion calls for nothing more dexterous than holding a champagne glass.

Silver bangles a little tarnished from over-wear, but I think that adds to their charm, non?

Casio watch another present from my darling boyfriend, I wear this bad boy every day. It's just the right amount of masculine for me, and the colour level of the gold is gorgeous and so old fashioned - it makes me feel like the third Olsen.

Show and Tell - Recent Purchases

Flat sandals - £6.00 Primark.
Horse print bikini top - £6.99 H&M
Pearl plaited belt - £15.00 Beyond Retro