Thursday, 26 May 2011


Natalia Vodianova, Edita Vilkeviciute and Imogen Newton by Scott Trindle as part of the new Viva London exhibition. 

The photographs are completely free of retouching with the models having had no additional hair, make-up or styling and were shot in natural light in Trindle's Dalston flat.
The results are interesting, simple, raw, and proof that some people are just genuinely beautiful. 

See more of the photographs from the exhibition here


Stills from Water for Elephants. The best film I've seen in a long time. 
The setting of the 1930's American travelling circus, the beautiful bias-cut gowns, Rob Pattinson in a tuxedo, the floral silk kimono's and the star of the show; Rosie the elephant all thrown together with the mystical, romantic lighting to make this a mesmerising film. 

Thinking of looking into the traditional idea of the travelling circus as a possible starting point for my third year brief...I think the costumes and intricately designed posters could provide me some interesting reference points...

Wednesday, 25 May 2011


This is the result of my poor attempt to bring home as many clothes as I could carry on the train home from Uni  Let me tell you, two massive suitcases + one person + 2 train changes = nervous breakdown. 
I finished Uni about two weeks ago but have been putting off going home and facing reality i.e getting a summer job so chose to instead spend my much deserved (in my opinion - not shared by my parents) time off  exploring Liverpool's art galleries and museums, drinking alot and even more shopping...
Now though, I'm home sweet home thoroughly enjoying home cooked meals, sofas, Sky+, my car and catching up with old friends.
And. its my 21st Birthday next week arghhhh. when/how did I get this old?

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Sunday, 15 May 2011


 'A Curve of Forgotten Things' directed by Todd Cole for the Rodarte A/W 2011 collection featuring Elle Fanning. 
One last post of the day, I just came across this spellbinding film on the fantastic blog  Subject of Style and after watching it about 25 times myself, had to share it.


Kate Moss photographed by Corrine Day for The Face magazine.

I am currently researching potential subjects for my third year collection and as I am turning the big two-one in few short weeks, I thought it appropriate to investigate the year of my birth. 

These now infamous photos, taken in 1990, are attributed with pretty much launching the career of the then 16year old Moss and sparking an evolution of the fashion world. The above photo is my favourite from the shoot as it perfectly captures the feeling of freshness, innocence and youth that was hailed as the 'new look' for the 90's. 

This natural, low-key type of shot sums up my personal style which I think is a good starting point for my final year design brief...with that said, now begins hours of trawling books magazines, blogs, and 'stumble upon' (my new obsession), for inspiration and research...better get started!


Photos of Pamela Love and Jordan Sullivan's Brooklyn home as featured on The Selby... a treasure trove of ethnic silver trinkets, dreamcatchers, animal skulls, vintage street signs and irridescent crystals... 

Saturday, 7 May 2011


The legendary fashion illustrator David Downton drawing Jade Parfitt wearing McQueen Couture for
I am currently working on some fashion illustrations for my portfolio and stumbled upon this video while researching. I find it absolutely mesmorising to watch and so inspiring. 
Can't say my drawings are anywhere near Downtons but I'm working on it. 
Practice makes perfect as they say.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011


Above are just a few of my favourite looks from this years Met Museum Costume Institute Gala in New York. This years gala was held to celebrate the new exhibition at the Met; Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, so obviously, an abundance of opulent McQueen was seen on the red carpet. Surprisingly, the looks I favoured most were the more simple silhouettes with panels of or all-over embellishment with Diane Kruger's Jason Wu dress being my absolute favourite of the night. She can do no wrong in my book.  
Honourable mentions go to Gisele Bundchen in that show-stopping fiery 2005 McQueen gown, Paltrow in a simple but stunning sequinned column gown by Stella McCartney, Michelle Williams in custom avian inspired Miu Miu and the blue lace Erdem wonder worn by Lily Donaldson.    


Pamela Love is my absolute favourite jewellery designer but, unfortunately, being a impoverished student, her pieces have always been out of my reach. So, naturally, as soon as I heard Love was collaborating with Topshop, I practically jumped for joy!
Inspired by 1970's gypsy rockers and South and Native American images, expect the Love aesthetic of intricate silver filigree, Aztec studded statement rings, turquoise and antique metal collars.
Topshop does it again with another inspired designer collaboration and with prices starting at £50, this collection is completely affordable! 
In stores May 19th, I know where my student loans being spent...pencil it in your diaries!