Thursday, 26 November 2009
Cast your minds back to sunny July, when bare legs and sandals were rife and I wrote the post 'On Yer Bike'. I told of my bike's Cinderella story from where I bought it on a back alley in East London and gave it the make over of it's life! The bike was then borrowed and used for a shoot. I was unsure if she would make the final cut but here she is...my bike in all it's shiny, glory featured in a shoot for Italian Vogue!! Photographed by Ellen von Unwerth in a very 'Rock 'n' Roll, Brit Girl' style my bike is the perfect accessory for the girl about East London, hurrah!
Monday, 23 November 2009
For three days, starting on December 8th, Audrey Hepburn's clothes and accessories will be auctioned at The Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, London in the biggest ever-sale of the actress' clothing.
Hepburn's style was classic, subtle and chic. It is no wonder that women the world over have for years, and will for years, look to her for inspiration. She adopted a 'less is more' attitude when dressing which oozed class and style. With this she had an innocent and slightly vulnerable side to her which created the charming yet delicate persona that created an icon.
Due to her close friendship with Hubert De Givenchy the actress had some iconic pieces, with the designer creating many of her film wardrobes. Obviously with this, the auction is Givenchy heavy (not that this is a bad thing!). Here a few of the fabulous pieces on offer for those who have a few thousand saved up for a rainy day...
Givenchy, Haute Couture evening coat, estimated at 800 to 1,200 GBP
Givenchy, Haute Couture cocktail dress, worn to promote 'Paris When it Sizzles', estimated at 8,000 to 10, 000 GBP
Givenchy, Haute Couture ball gown, worn in 'Love in the Afternoon', estimated at 2,000 to 3,000 GBP
Givenchy, Haute Couture cocktail dress, worn in 'How to Steal a Million', estimated at 15,000 to 20,000 GBP
Hmmmm, perhaps I will need to watch Hepburn's 'How to Steal a Million' to get some pointers so I can have a piece of the auction action!
Friday, 20 November 2009
Following this year's success of Florence and the Machine 'and the' bands are popping up all over the band circuit. I have fallen for up and coming act Marina and the Diamonds, aka Marina Diamandis Her style is eclectic and miss matched (a little like my own) but she somehow manages to keep it looking feminine and pretty. She also featured in this month's Wonderland magazine, so definitely one to watch in the style stakes...
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Apologies beautiful followers for the distinct lack of posts, I have have had The Boy's birthday, lots of work and a hell of a lot of partying to contend with!
I also hit London Freeze; an alternative snow sports and music festival held at London's Battersea Power Station. Armed with my camera I went to shoot the 'dudes' and the 'trendies' to see who was wearing what.
Sports and street wear was the general look de jour for the guys. Bold colours and prints were favoured with an individual flair thrown into each look.
For the girls there was a slightly more glam feel but sport/street wear was still strong. Fur was favoured along with graphic prints.
Fairisle prints were popular for both guys and girls and everyone was oozing with laid back yet stylish charm.
After watching some 'knarly' (please excuse me for saying knarly- it's quite apt I think you'll agree?) tricks on the slopes we headed to one of the bars which was pumping out the tunes, getting us ready for the main event...dub step duo; Chase & Status.
Chase & Status played a punchy and electric live set avec live band as well as decks and brought out special guests, Brit grime rapper, Kano and Plan B. The crowd were enthralled and encapsulated by the set and they were well worth the wait (even if I as so cold I couldn't feel my toes!)
We were due to stay and see favourite Friendly Fires but decided to leave early and on a high before the frostbite set in!