Friday, 15 June 2007

And breathe…

Phew, what a relief. Our spy at TopShop revealed recently that high-waisted jeans are nowhere to be seen in their autumn/winter collection. No kidding. If Kylie and Mischa can’t pull them off what hope is there for the rest of us? Well, worry not, after all the fanfare about them it looks like the public haven’t embraced them so that -thankfully – is that.

Monday, 11 June 2007

This Summer's New Accessory

There seems to be a new trend on the block and no it’s not the Ray-Ban Wayfarer, the YSL Downtown bag or the Prada turban. No people, we're talking about the fashion-forward rock-star boyfriend. As per usual, Lady Kate of Moss started the trend, oh yonks ago, with her scruffy-chic beau Pete Doherty. Look beyond the icky fingernails and boil-ridden skin and there is an iota of style lurking. His look is a street-dandyish mish-mash of skinny jeans, pork pie hat and polo shirts, topped off with a natty pair of Dior Homme (I’m guessing) boots and the occasional Crombie coat.

Exhibit B is Blake Fielder-Civil, husband of Amy Winehouse. This modern-day rude-boy sports an unchanging uniform of skinny jeans, pork pie hat and skimpy polo shirts…oh hang on a minute…these seem rather similar to the aforementioned Doherty. Oh well, Fielder-Civil is actually more pleasing to the eye so we’ll let the similarities pass.

Exhibit C is Mr Jamie Burke, sometime partner of Sienna Miller. This impossibly pretty boy tries to play his looks down with shaggy, shabby hair but really he’s a posh boy in (wannabe) rock star clothing. His signature look? Unwashed jeans, rocker rings and ‘check me out, paparazzis’ dark shades.

And finally, the car crash that is Kirsten Dunst’s rollercoaster romance, Johnny Borrell. Actually we may be being a bit harsh. The Razorlight lads are well styled at times, they wear Nudie jeans after all, but we simply cannot erase the image of Borrell’s MET Ball attire of black jeans tucked into cowboy boots from our bruised retinas. So, so wrong, however good your music is and however A-list your date.

Saturday, 9 June 2007

Crazy colour

Neon colours have been such a big hit this season, they're carrying on to autumn/winter. We checked out the new cheap n chic Matalan collection which as well as the most amazing patent shoes and bags has some tres gorgeous plastic bangles and skinny belts to pile on in multiples. Now we just have to patiently hold our breath til they hit the stores in July.

Saturday, 2 June 2007

Tasty tees

Yay, the sun's out and it's 23 degrees. AT LAST! Cue stripping off of umpteen layers and throwing on of sundresses, shorts and T-shirts. Actually, this really is the season of the T-shirt. Louis Vuitton's Love T-shirt, Henry Holland's slogan tees and Luella's GEEK tee are the big hitters from the catwalk shows but we're not earning mega bucks so we've got our eye on this cute slogan tee by Junk Food instead. Delicious, no?
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