Thursday, 23 September 2010


Stella McCartney striped top AW10

Warehouse AW10

Shameless funding of High Street rip off? Yes
What I'll be wearing it with: Cropped black trousers and a smile

Sunday, 12 September 2010

American Retro 2

Here are the aforementioned beauties in all their retro finery. You can see how the 60s looks of AW10's catwalks reference styles like these.

Just a shameless plug of my friend Tiffany who is in the current casting competition for the show. Think she could play the new Peggy Olson? Do follow the link and vote.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

American Retro

Curvy girls are in luck. AW10 collections from Prada and Luis Vuitton pay homage to the shapes of the 50s and 60s and tap into the popularity of American drama Madmen. Just think of Donald Draper’s wife (played by January Jones), or secretary, Joan Harris, or my favourite, Jewish heiress, Rachel Menken in any of these pieces and you wouldn’t think the styling amiss.

We have already seen cropped trousers and flats filtering through into the mainstream but I just hope the more dramatic elements of these fashions travel the same way so that those of us who can only dream of paying such premiums can afford to wear these trends in time for Christmas parties.

Madmen eye candy to follow...

Something of a spectacle

I recently picked up a knock-off pair of Rayban’s Cathy Clubmasters a festival – instantly falling in love with that Annie Hall look that, as a general rule, I can’t stand. With a pair a of full eyebrows I think it is tempting to go for a ‘covering-a-myriad-of-sins’ approach but I like the way that my unruly eyebrows spring up over the top of them giving a kind of the bookish look that Diane Keaton’s character embodies. It reminds me of something that that tomboyish Tennessee William’s character Scout Finch might have worn as a mid-teen.

I also fell in love with this Marios Schwabb pair for the same reasons but at £295 I feel that they were rather frivolously advertised by Vogue over the summer as ‘what to wear to a festival’. Aspirational certainly, but you wouldn’t catch me weeping into the folds of an inflatable mattress bemoaning the fact that someone had just knelt on my beloved lenses.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Zara Online

This is really exciting. Much has been written about Zara opening it's online store, and finally it's here! You can now browse and buy affordable and super-fashionable smart wardrobe staples from the comfort of your own. Below are my choiciest bits of the current offering.

Not sure they've got all the gremlins out of the system but it's the first days so I'll cut them some slack.