Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Thursday, 24 April 2008
It was only a matter of time before it happened. First it was celebrity fashion ranges, then came the fragrances, now it's the turn of celebrity make-up collaborations. We've already got Nicole from Girls Aloud doing her Jelly Pong Pong range for fair complexions and model Daria Werbowy has created a make-up collection for Lancome with proceeds going to Rio De Janeiro's Centro Espacial Vik Miniz, a youth arts-education organisation. Latest news? Even Dolly Parton is getting in on the act, telling Billboard magazine "I want my own cosmetics line." Come on MAC, snap her up!
Wednesday, 23 April 2008
This morning it rained like a bitch but we didn't care because at least the weather's warmed up which meant we could bust out our spring wardrobes AT LAST! And what would spring wardrobes be without dresses? In particular, dresses with pockets. We love a dress with a pocket, it gives us something to do with our hands and lets us do our favourite model walk. (What? You don't do model walks when you have pockets? What is wrong with you?!) In fact, when we do fashion shoots it's always the dress (or trousers, or shorts, or skirt or...) with pockets that gets picked because it makes the photographer and model's jobs easier...fact! (Belt loops help too, for that all-important model slouch.) We found these cute dresses with pockets on Asos.com, Topshop.com and Urbanoutfitters.co.uk. Which would you wear?
Pics: Urban Outfitters, Urban Outfitters, Asos, Asos, TopShop
Friday, 18 April 2008
Tuesday, 15 April 2008
I'm not a huge fan of the new midi length, it's pretty hard to carry off if you're pint-sized like me. Yet when Roselle, the make-up artist on a shoot last week pitched up in a cotton print calf-length skirt, I thought, 'oh...midi-length! Here's a non-frumpy way to wear it!' Roselle teamed hers with stack-heeled knee-length boots and a fitted knit top, very seventies-sophisticate, very next-season D & G. Well, I have the boots already - black pebbled leather with a four-inch heel - and the skirt worked because it's fitted over the hips before flaring out. Getting this look right is all about proportion so if you're short you need some lift in your boots and if the skirt has volume then the top half needs to be sleek. Fabric weight plays its part too. A heavy fabric like tweed or tartan will add bulk to ample hips while something lighter and floaty (silk, crepe) will skim over curves. For me it's a nod back to the Charlie-girl style of the seventies so I'd like to try it in dark indigo denim with white stitching. I'd wear it with a sleek scoop-neck Lycra top (oh hang on, they didn't have Lycra in the 70s did they? Oh well, let's pretend) and a black plaited belt. Plus perhaps a beret and a vintage saddle bag from Urban Outfitters. Surprisingly, a skirt in this shape is better on curvy hips that straight figures as it needs something to hug - now how many trends you can say that about?
Pics: D & G autumn/winter 2008 from www.vogue.co.uk
Monday, 14 April 2008
Call off the search, we've found the new Vans! KEEP is a new brand from LA which makes casual kicks in fab colour and print combos. These alpine high-tops are making us long for a weekend in a ski-lodge enveloped in a plaid blanket toasting marshmallows and sipping hot chocolate round a roaring fire. The added bonus? They're 100% animal-friendly vegan.
Saturday, 12 April 2008
Thursday, 10 April 2008
Tuesday, 8 April 2008
We've noticed that the traditional denim brands are branching out from 101 ways with jeans. Wrangler impressed us with this too-cute bib-front frock at their a/w 08/09 preview while Levi's showed the most adorable shortalls and knitwear.
Bubbling under: Are cords due for a comeback? Skinny cords showed up at Wrangler, Howie's, Made in Heaven and Antik Batik.