Thursday, 16 July 2009

Bermuda shorts

You heard me!

I would like to think they’ll make a subversive comeback this summer.

Tap it into Google and you’ll have little joy I’m afraid. I’m yearning for the tailored fit 90’s which is mirrored in the “Malibu-esque” designs on Gucci’s S/S 09 capri pant (seen below). Twee? Maybe, but I am BIG on prints and graced with a pair of bambi pins I have no fear on that front.

I snapped up a pair of Topshop’s denim finest about 4 years ago now. Too cute with a pair of cheap white daps or checker-board Vans I cant assure you. A wise purchase….

Wednesday, 15 July 2009


Just when you thought it was safe to cuddle your OPF (Outrageous Purchase Fund, obvz) and feast the pennies on a gloriously ridiculous item of clothing that you'll never wear, Primark look set to make me get nasty with the piggy bank with their A/W 09 designs... my favourite is the Balmain-a-like silver dress. LOOK OUT! It does make you wander if scrimping and saving can deliver the same amount of satisfaction when you can save so much and get the same look. "Chiconomise?" eurgh.


Capitalising on the charm of babies, specifically. Evian have clearly taken confidence from the well received "water babies" campaign, and for my money, had the courage to take it bit further with their new effort......I change my mind, every time I see it - hideous or genius?...

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Hi! I'm famous!

And I haven't a clue how to dress myself!

I am never less than astounded to see "celebrities" who profess to have a modicum of talent (and who clearly have many millions in the piggy bank for it) look utterly hideous in public. I mean, what are their management/PR/"people" thinking??

Don't get me wrong, I am ALL for self-expression, getting to the point of infamy where you can do/say/wear whatever the heck you like, but seriously, when they are still actively trying to climb to the peak of their given profession, are such sartorial mistakes ever forgivable? Why on earth doesn't someone - ANYONE - step in, and grow the balls to say, "Listen love, you look fucking awful. Let me take you shopping..."

Three of the worse offenders in my opinion appear below, in no particular order.

1. Britney Spears
I mean. What is this exactly? And this is recent?! Someone styled (albeit caricatures of) her for both Toxic and Womanizer. She looked kitch, sexy, and well...back to being Britney? If she clearly left all style back in Whats-its-chops, Kentucky, then a) admit you need a stylist or b) surrender to the character you've created a-la- Ms Perry. Its almost like she's torn out her favourite trends from InStyle and spewed them all over herself. Eurgh.

2. Leona Lewis

Oh deary deary me. Nude - GOOD! Fishtail bias cut - GOOD! Sparkly bits - GOOD! All together on a pear shape 20-something-trying-to-break-America?? BAAAAD. And I have seen her wear worse. I'm no Chloe Sevigny by any stretch, but please PLEASE dont turn lovely Leona into Shirley Bassey when she's still a life sentence too young...

3.....and by no means least. Madonna.

She has access to the best clothes from the best designers in the world; has made her directorial debut for D&G; starred in the recent Louis Vuitton campaign; graced the cover of Vogue and Vanity Fair; is one of the most iconic women - stylistically as well as'd think she couldn't possibly get it wrong wouldn't you?? Hmm. MUM, JUST STOP DRESSING LIKE A 20 YEAR OLD. Just vile. AND she wears fur. Haenous.

"My apologies..."

I am extremely conscious that I seem to have been saying that a lot lately.

Work has been a leeeel bit mental and somewhere in the midst of it all I lost 5 months of 2009. ANYwho. I have not been idling away while the world turns so I promise to try and hook up some of my thoughts here before I head to New York next week (thud)......JLS much? Sorry...