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.