Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Alison Mosshart

I can’t help but get all starry-eyed around Alison Mosshart. She stalks around the stages singing with The Kills and The Dead Weather. She flicks her mane to the beat. Style-wise she splices typical London style with an apache-look that stylists feast on when working with her.

It’s not easy to look stylish alongside friend Kate Moss but sharing Jamie Hince’s time with the supermodel does not leave Alison Mosshart looking the ugly sister. They both share that rock star, car-crash attitude that compounds our Grazia style fascination with these icons. Massive style crush.

Get the look...

The Dreamcatcher Route:

Legs: Black skinny jeans from 7 For All Mankind at Liberty £165

Kitschy T-shirt: Sour Cherie cotton/wool t-shirt Sonia by Sonia Rykiel

Gold chains: Annina Vogel at Liberty or Net a Porter around £2,000

Feather headdress: at Little Doe stocked at Church Boutique, CA. USA

Poncho top: Lotta Stensson’s Nairobi printed silk top £305

Feet: Vanika leopard Ankle boots at KG by Kurt Geiger £140

The Honest Indian Route

Legs: Panelled PU leggings at Topshop £32

Beaten up t-shirt: Lucky dice t-shirt at Beyond Retro £14

Gold chains: short ‘Love’ necklace Accesorize £5 and Tassel chain necklace at Mickey £25

Feather headdress: shop around on Ebay for current auctions or on Urban Outfitters

Feet: Brilliantly ridiculous Blue tassel boots from ASOS £39

Monday, 20 December 2010

The Cover Up

Last week snow was everywhere and all the chat about it was boring. But I am loving girls stalking the streets, eyes barely showing beneath hefty scarves that backbrush their hair as they go.

Fitted jacket. Get one anywhere. Zara is always good. Jockey trousers, if you can pull them off. Skinnies if not. Towering heels or boot wedges for the day. Done.

P.S. First forray into the Drawn element of Hung Drawn. Thank you for your patience.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Archive: Dark Heart

A little scrap of paper passed over the counter when I was but a shop girl appears in a sketchbook I'm using. Helena Horstedt.com is all it says.

I am thrown backwards two years when I pawed over the most beautifully created pieces I have ever seen. All handcrafted. All black. All sumptious. Satin, Velvet, Leather. Pleated, concertinaed.

I can't find anything on where this girl is now but if you have five minutes go to the website and feast your eyes on true artistry. I wish it could go on and on...

Alley Capellino

Stars collide.

I park on Calvert Avenue on the way to Leila, a favourite cafe in Shoreditch and happen across a cool little shop, which happens to be Ally Capellino HQ. Stripey summer holdalls catch my eye. Like every fashion girl I am a sucker for a stripe!

Same week: I get a newsletter from menswear shop Tonic and it features Ally Capellino bags for men.

A month later she has a stand in Liberty.

Her designs are charming. They mix a little of the doctor's bag with the school satchel and I'm so thrilled to see her label being championed by people in the know. This label is one of those gems you hope no-one will catch onto but that you can't help but hope does well.