Monday, 18 March 2013

Ladies who Levis

The Easter holidays are approaching, not only am i lusting for some sun, but also some new new threads. This time last year, a fab friend and i seemed to indulge in a new summer habit; Lunching in the Laines followed by a leisurely Levis splurge.

I was too young to appreciate my first super soft, pale demin, pearl button, long sleeve demin shirt. After smearing Boots' ''Glitter Babes'' lipstick carelessly over the cuffs and gradually shoving it to the back of my wardrobe, I barely even missed it until the day I received my second and most beloved denim shirt. Soft demin with embroidered cowboy boots from Gordon James. This is my warbrobe fave. my baby. I've had it for 5 years now... Worn buttoned to the top with my gorgeous Harley Davidson boots, worn undone with summer sandals and cheeky yellow crochet shorts, over a glam bodycon tiedye dress, with jeans and high tops or over a bikini at the beach. This shirt really is the definition of versatile.

On the hunt for a roughed up second hand over sized demin jacket, I stumbled across a mid-blue Levis sleeveless mens shirt. For a barain tenner. This has become my new going out dress. Debut appearence at Drake, worn top two buttons done up, black body con dress, crucifix necklace, frilly socks and HD boots and daaaark deep purple lips. Next outing, Mosca at Life. this night still gives me thrills. Same top two buttons. Same body con. Same socks, but with leopard print wedges and a cheeeky Vivienne Westwood orb on the collar.

 Even though I no longer reside at the sunny seaside, I cant wait to explore what potential habits RTW has to offer...This summer im going for chic over street, which I know will be oozing from this designer dripping town.


Saturday, 16 March 2013

Popping Candy

I'm never usually a neon, but this season spares sumptuous exceptions. The popping brights have clambered up the style ladder and earnt a prestigious place amongst my garms, sitting both lavishy and comfortably.
Ciate nails eased me into the trend with a warm welcome of tangerines, limes and lemons.  Speed Dial 023, Big Yellow Taxi and Mohtio mixed with an aztec monochrome midi released my initial acceptance, swiftly followed for the need of this fluro number. (orange knit) Post Somerset House Street papping lead me to dive into the depths of swift fashion...yes Oxford Street. Zara, Topshop, Forever 21 and a few glossy mags later, i found myself eyeing up everything electric. Neon necklaces and acrylic box bags introduced the season with a reminder that their is a spring glow reluctantly awakening despite the frost and snow. The tangerine cosy has already revived and alerted a stir of style and allowed me to go back to garms id stuffed to the darks and depths of my wardrobe - featured here with a Zara stud collar shirt, disco pants, Ebay-envy-bargain-Bowler and my trusty cropped studded cowboys from a trip across the pond to the fabulous NYC. A touch of luxe with my Mulberry purse, Michael Kors watch and classic Wayfarers (orignals borrowed from my Modfather!)
I cant wait to team this bright with my fave cow boy embroidered denim shirt, or with my new powder blue oriental-lace Topshop skinny cigarette trousers for some popping candy action!


Ciate Speed Dial 023 orange and Mohito Green

Monday, 25 February 2013

London Fashion Week AW13/14

Oh hey there strangers!

The summer sun has popped to Oz in my online absence and by the look of things has found a cosy patch amongst the clouds to cotch.

SS13 fashion weeks have been and gone and Paris Fashion Week AW13/14 is about to commence, so what a better way to get back into blogging than with a cheeky LFW post!

My glam fashionista friend, Hayley aka Frock Me Im Famous, introduced me to world beyond the rhelms of chic and street. Somerset House boasted cobbles clad with fashionistas from all corners of Style. Beautiful Lords and Ladies of the fashion world strutted about stopping to be papped by photographers, bloggers, trend hunters and students, before prancing off to the exhibition and activities held on the courtyard.
LFW was the perfect opportunity to collect street style images for my Final Manor Project, with a focus on Asian Sensations who were showing London how its done...

Monday 18th Feb 
neon popping urban chic
pretty pastels and accent tangerine

 Tuesday 19th Feb

cute and kitsch with a burst of brights

Aztec accessorizing
William Wilde Models with a burst of somerset yellow brightening the monochrome trend

(Versace collar, More&More faux fur, Fiorelli faux-python handbag, Harley Davidson authentic biker boots, Topshop aviator jacket, chiffon maxi from Brighton Laines)

The thing with LFW is that no matter how long you pan your outfit, how much or how little you spend, or how 'en trend' your outfit is, you will arrive at the arches of Somerset House feeling belittled and left gawping at how utterly stunning the people around you are...


Thursday, 9 August 2012


The heat of the sunny spanish festival beaconed a loyal return for the second year running. Acts such as The Stone Roses, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, The Buzzcocks and Maya Jane Coles made the festival one not to miss. Festival fashion was a bit of a fail this year with neon paint making a tiresome reappearance and most peoples efforts similar to that of the streets in sunny Brighton. I guess to those unfortunate enough to find their postcode absent of the crucial BN introduction, this years FF was a riot. An immaculate collection of customised Levis shorts, freshly fringed tee's, tie dye tops and dip hem dresses. Studs scattering the beer tents and glitter surfing the crowd. Thankfully Jim Morrison was splashed across more band tee's than John Lennon, separating the fans from the sheep however Stone Roses album art took home a solid gold amongst its contenders.
21 years since The Stone Roses broke through the early 90's brit pop scene, and a 21st Birthday speech from my ModFather made meeting the man himself even more exciting.
VIP courtesy of Steve Diggle (The Buzzcocks) insured a non-existant que. bar, a variety of plush seating areas, mingling with Jessie J's manager, producer and band, chilling with Ham Sandwhich, catching up with Ed Sheeran and being totally utterly starstruck by Ian Brown.
About as We Are Handsome as i'm guna get... cut out panther swimsuit River Island birthday treat, Eagles NCY denim shorts, sequin enhanced make-up and a collection of Topshop jewellery

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Playground Graze

Sunny Monday morning in Brighton meant one thing...winter wardrobe hibernation.

The GAP dungaree's i have been itching to wear finally slipped off the hanger to form a collaboration with my new topshop mulit-print top, classic raybans and black fringe socks...

90's revival minus the grunge, you are my new fave.


Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Gucci Glam.

Every season i spot a splash of animal print lurking amongst the trends, becoming a trend in itself or accenting an already exotic collection.

This season, Gucci has a ravishing array of tiger treats lingering amoungst the accessories which i just can not ignore.

Here are a minor selection of the treats i would be sure to pounce on if i had deep enough pockets...

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Skinny Latte With Extra Cream...

Coffee breaks between work at this time of the year can only lead to two things. Show stalking and online shopping.

The generous 10 minutes is long enough to fill up the shopping cart but unfortunately not long enough to oggle at the slender models strutting down the catwalk of the global Fashion Weeks and carry on serving customers in a calm manor.

The hype at London,Paris, Milan and New York has swamped my twitter with updates from industry intelligence WGSN to aspiring classmates. The tweeters successfully completed an asumptious aim of a) making me incredibly jealous and b) sending me off to net-a-porter to delve into a dreamland of online shopping.

On the plus side, with the sunshine and melting temperatures of SS12 hibernating, focusing on developing my wardrobe into a juicy sunny delight as opposed to a steaming hot chocolate has taken priority over filling my drawers with frilled skirts and fur-fabric mixes.

Here's a taste of some brights that make even the greyest of Brighton sky's look like a Moroccan sunset...

We Are Handsome

Dolce & Gabbana

Christopher Kane