Tuesday, 28 October 2014

on an exceptionally rainy tuesday night

the past few weeks...
I bought this grey and white plaid coat in Forever 21 two weeks ago,.I love it because it's petite and not totally oversized like most boyfriend coats
I won an award for an Art History project I did last year.. yay :) I got a small cash prize so I spent it all on a book on Pauline Boty that I've wanted ever since I wrote this post. It's mostly about her life but there are also some great pictures of her and her work
My new Topshop shoes surviving a particularly rainy day
I went to this little gift shop on Wicklow Street, the ceiling is literally covered in chandeliers. It was open at like 9:30pm at night... for all your 24 hour gift shopping needs??
I really want one of these Dali clocks for my future surrealist home
I got these ghost fairy lights in a pound shop, they're so cute that I'm going to leave them up all year hehe
About two weeks ago I saw the Crocodiles in Birmingham. ^^^This is a pic of my boyfriend playing Jet Boy Jet Girl with them
I got my hair cut today. Its a little shorter but basically the same. I bought this wine faux leather mini skirt in Pull and Bear. It looks so cool but I feel bad because I'm so supposed to be saving.. opps 

Friday, 24 October 2014

Suki Waterhouse in Vogue Russia

Suki Waterhouse in this month's Vogue Russia. 
Photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth
Styled by Sascha Lilic

Blow Up/ A Hard Days Night
Edie Sedgwick/ Studio 54
purple prada queen

BB looks

shades, fur and knee high boots
the ultimate print coat

marianne faithfull in the girl on a motrocycle/total bombshell

all photos from Fashion Gone Rouge

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Angst Child

It's the last day to pre-order with Angst Child. They are closing down at midnight SGT time which is 4pm GMT time and 11am EST (time conversion is too confusing). It will re-open again on the 1st of November with a slight change in prices so today is the best time to buy :)


All photos are from Angst Child's instagram

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Reject Everything: Meadham Kirchhoff S/S 15

REJECT EVERYTHING
Meadham Kirchhoff's prayer tree
Models backstage
illustration by Natalia Sanabria
not your typical casting call
Chris Berchie
the manifesto 
"freedom is not true"


illustration by Janelle Burger
Poly Stryene hair and Siouxsie Sioux eyes
slurs
beauty tips
Viv Albertine hair
guy hate
fem hate
sorting and contorting the shoe
illustration by Natalia Sanabria
Edward Meadham and his dog Trojan

all the above images have been stolen from various instagrams (I do plan to provide sources Im just soo tired tonight)

 I am literally two weeks late talking about London Fashion week but I'm so busy with college atm I barely know what day it is haha I didn't get the chance to watch a lot of the shows online, most of the lfw coverage reached me via instagram and tumblr which is in fact relevant considering the majority of Meadham Kirchhoff's models are social network regulars. The casting call for the "non typical modal" gives an indication to Meadham Kirchhoff's unconventional collection.

 Until lfw Meadham Kirchhoff was labeled as the designer of all things cute and cuddly, the spring summer 2015 collection is the complete opposite. The duo present pornographic slogan tees, transformer style bodysuits with peek holes for the boys and pointed triangle bras for the girls, a white dress with red strings resembling a bloody tampon, nipple stickers, cut latex and shoes that are deliberately unwalkable. Everything about this collections screams rebellion. Even the set works to upset expectation, with a mountain of junk art engrossing the stage and a tree with ribbons and tampons hanging over audience. 

Guests were given a zine containing a list of insults commonly used against men and women and a list of likes and hates. Likes being the collection's most prominent influences i.e. Viviane Westwood, Viv Albertine, Kathleen Hanna, Quentin Crisp and other figures of the feminist/queer movement. The list of hates being conformity, censorship, high street shit, Putin, propaganda. The list of hates reveals some of the reasons behind Meadham Kirchhoff's new-found anger. It seems Edward and Ben have been subject to pressure from the fashion industry to stay within their prescribed expectation, sectioned off as a subculture with its own specific demographic of followers. 

"Freedom is not True." 

The designer is not free from the industry and men and women are not free from prejudice.
 MK's answer: REJECT EVERYTHING
Rip it up and start again. Reject gender appropriation, rebel against cultural positioning and transform the archetype of the fashion model.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Collections

pictures from the past week :)
I went shopping in Dublin last week. I tried on this Topshop semi leather look dress. I loved the leather look and the pleats but the material on the top of the dress wasn't very flattering
I loved these  Leigh jeans from Topshop.At first I was sceptical about jeans with slits across the knee because I have awful memories of nineties jean disasters but I've been converted
I got this burgundy striped top and leather look pencil skirt in Forever 21
sunday night bowling
I bought Elle Collections at the airport. It has some pretty cool pictures of the A/W 2014 collections and I love their selection of the best street style pics. I sort of missed out on blogging about NY and London fashion week because I was so busy moving into my flat and starting uni but I'm going to post some of my favourite collections soon :)