Saturday, 1 October 2011


all photos my own

View from our balcony| Palma Cathedral |  Lonely horse and carriage | Close up of the beautifully intricate entrance to Palma Cathedral | Puerto Pollenca beach | Palma architecture | Holiday essentials; trashy book, iPod, Topshop leopard print sunglasses and Avon neon pink nail varnish | more beautiful buildings in Palma

A few photos from my very relaxing and much needed holiday in Majorca. After a few days of lazing around in the sun we eventually ventured out to the capital city of Palma which, as you can see above, is made up of some absolutely stunning architecture. The shape of the buildings and decorative carvings also handily fit in brilliantly with my current uni project theme of Renaissance architecture so I managed to do some 'research' while sunning myself at the same time!

As soon as I landed back in England, it was back to reality; i.e the start of my third year at University and all the madness and chaos that goes along with far that's included a heatwave, spending wayyy too much money in Topshop, minimal work and stupid amount of drinking...its gonna be a good year. 

Friday, 9 September 2011


This time tomorrow I will be in Majorca lying on a beach, drinking Fanta Lemon, eating an ice lolly, reading books and relaxing. A much needed break after four months of full time work and before my impending return to university next week.
 Seven days of sunshine. I cannot wait. 

Wednesday, 31 August 2011


Lanvin Fall 2011 by Steven Meisel

Two reasons why this is one of the best campaigns I've seen in a while; 1. because its Lanvin, and they can do no wrong in my eyes and 2. because they are showcasing some of my best drunken dance moves...

The somewhat awkward dancing by Raquel Zimmermann and Karen Elson really brings the beautiful Fall collection to life with a great injection of humour and plenty of hair flipping and shimmying.
Proving that awful dancing can be cool...though perhaps only, I fear, if you're wearing Lanvin...


Saga Sig & Tumblr

Florence, you beauty. Sound of my summer.

would you have it any other couldn't have it any other way.

Monday, 22 August 2011


On this lovely, sunny Monday, I am pretending to do uni work..i.e sunbathing in my garden, catching up on this months magazines and calling it 'research' and apparently obsessing over Natalia Vodianova.

Magazine galore |  Natalia Vodianova for Love magazine Issue 6 by Alasdair McLellan | 'Funky Fuschia' nails | Masculine shapes paired with feminine sheer fabrics at Stella McCartney |

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011


Gucci S/S 1991 by Lance Stadler

I recently took a trip down to one of my favourite places in London; Somerset House, for the 'Masters of Style' exhibition celebrating the stories behind Italian fashion.
This photographic display featured the work of the six biggest Italian fashion houses; Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci, Missoni and Giorgio Armani as well as some of the worlds most renowned photographers such as Mario Testino, Peter Lindbergh, Steven Meisel and Steven Klein.

I was particularly interested in going to visit this exhibition as my theme for my third year collection (as you may have guessed from recent posts) is based around Italian culture, architecture and style. 
As I expected, it did not disappoint. The selection of images on display were handpicked by the individual designers and accompanied by their personal reflections. This gave an interesting and rare insight into the inspirations and reasoning behind the themes, styling and history of some of the fashion houses.
Unfortunately the exhibit is now closed so if you missed it, never fear, as there is an accompanying book that is available to buy from the Rizzoli bookshop at Somerset House.

Below are just a selection of my favourite images from the exhibition... 

 Dolce & Gabbana S/S 2011 by Steven Klein | Prada S/S 1997 by Glen Luchford | Prada S/S 1989 by Albert Watson | Gucci A/W 2008 by Inez Van Lamsweerde | Armani A/W 1990 by Aldo Fallai

Sunday, 14 August 2011


Photo sources: Aaron Feaver|tumblr

I won't waste a minute without you.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011


 photo sources: The Sartorialist|Flickr

Current fashion inspiration: Italian summer style vs Renaissance architecture.

laid back shapes. easy glamour. light knitwear and midi skirt combinations. flashes of decorative prints. colour and print clashes. masculine shapes. and acres of tanned flesh.

it's all about classic dressing with a Mediterranean edge.
- the starting point for my third year womenswear collection...lets see where this leads me.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011


all images my own
A few photos from the three days I spent in the middle of the Devonshire countryside.
Although I spent half of my childhood there, this time I think I really appreciated the beautiful surroundings...
Rolling green hills leading into russet coloured cliffs, azure waters, grand country houses, stunning summer roses, afternoon cream teas and proper English pebbly beaches...

the best part of the weekend was visiting one of my favourite places in the world, Killerton National Trust Park; and reliving my early years by carrying on the time honoured tradition of jumping on and off all statues/monuments and rolling down every hill we find...its the simple things in life.

Friday, 8 July 2011


Off for a lovely weekend of country air, seaside adventures and cream teas.

Thursday, 7 July 2011


Source: Vogue

Riccardo Tisci is God.

Well, the God of Haute Couture that is...
Tisci's Autumn/Winter 2011 Couture presentation for Givenchy was a collection of exquisite,
ethereal creations in subtle shades of white and gold. Inspiration came from birds of paradise, angels and clouds which resulted in the models appearing like fallen angels in Armour.

"Purity. Light in the darkness. Pure. Soft. Fragile. A Romantic dream"
or just simply, Perfection.

Monday, 4 July 2011


photo sources:|tumblr|felicity brown|fashion156 the ethereal issue 2009

word of the day....

1. extremely delicate or refined; exquisite
2. almost as light as air; impalpable; airy
3.celestial or spiritual