Saturday, 30 August 2014

Vogue UK September 2014

Dior
Charlotte Gainsbourg wearing Louis Vuitton by Annie Leibovitz
Cara Delevingne for Chanel
Stacey Martin (who starred as a younger Joe in Nymphomaniac) is transformed into Cher by the help of Miu Miu and Steven Meisel
Marc Jacobs giant huggable bombers
Alexa Chung for Longchamp
Cara Delevingne for Topshop. Leopard print and leather will be all that I'll be wearing this Winter ;)
Black Cinderella (a photo from an article on Naomi Campbell)
Cara Delevingne strikes again
the cool kids ride on the back of the bus
Britain's answer to Justin Bieber
If only had those outfits ♥‿♥
Miu Miu's plastic fantastic and Anthony Vaccarello's silver mesh dress
A Marques Almeida dress embellished with Swaroviski crystals and Dior's 100s and thousands silk maxi dress

Friday, 29 August 2014

Band of Outsiders


beret - river island
top - topshop
skirt - topshop
bag - primark
sandals - vintage

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

My Week In Pictures

Last week it was my 20th birthday so my baby came over to visit :) We went bowling and I finished on two strikes in a row so you can just go ahead and call me the dude hehe We also went to an american diner and after drinking with friends. The next day my uncle got married so we got all fancy and tried to act like cool cats who were definitely not hungover
I got my dress at Littlewoods. Its been reduced twice since I bought it which is more than annoying. I got my clutch bag at Coast and my heels at Dunnes Stores. I decided to get my hair curled which a total mistake considering how windy it was that day.
I got the best presents for my birthday :) So far I've listened to all the records, read the first few chapters of The Last Picture Show and watched Les Chansons D'amour
Roll call : St. Vincent, Beat Happening, The VU, Dum Dum Girls, Les Chansons D'Amour, The Dreamers x3,  Edie, BB, The Last Picture Show, 60s fashion looks
I also got a goose because Im a silly goose
My baby hiding
ace reading material and an even better movie
I bought this black beret from river island for "my college look" 
my friend is moving to France for the year so we had a party for her
I also went to see Lucy. I'm not usually a fan of sci-fi or action movies but I really liked it, I think it was the girl power or the fact that I love any movie with Scarlett Johansson in it

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Maisie Cousins

book of prints from her degree show exhibition in June
Maisie Cousins is one of my favourite photographers and its not right that I haven't made a post about her already so for the next few minutes I will talk about why shes the coolest gal ever :)
I love her photography because it celebrates adolescence as a unique, free spirited, limitless experience. From a person who's idol is Mr Blobby she knows how to have fun with her work. She photographs her South London friends using her signature bold use of colour. The styling is as important to the artists aesthetic as it is to the subjects individuality; the fur coats, party dress and neon club gear reflect a generation raised on a wave of hegemony. She creates a world in which Generation Y reigns supreme and the adolescent remains a glammed and glittered pleasure-seeking club kid.

Model Lauren Reynolds
Model Camillie Auclair
Model Billie Turnball
Model Emily Bador wearing clothes by Rosie Newton


Her six page series for Vice (Tubular Belles) demonstrates how her portraits often respond and extend to the external environment. I think she achieves a unique intimacy with her subject which gives the photographs  power and conviction. Her message? Pleasure in defiance

Tubular Belles series for Vice
Model Sylvia Toh
Model Matty Boven
Model Emma Arvida
A major aspect of her work is the exploration of gender and sexuality. Her feature in Vice (Loveless) shows a modern dissatisfaction and indifference to the subject. Her recent studies of the female nude explores aspects of voyeurism in reference to frequent themes of pleasure and indulgence. Her mission is to encourage body love, nudity is not used for shock value but celebrated for its beauty. Her recent collages are like scenes from sci-fi movies, women pose like Venus on a kaleidoscopic background of colour. Men are treated with the same consideration, adorned with glitter, tinsel and colour filters. The lines between whats is considered male and female are intentionally blurred creating a singular epitome of a Maisie Cousins subject. 

Model Sam Voulters for Loveless featured in Vice
I cant explain the prawns???
Her work also extends to still life and video. Her still lifes explore themes of nature and indulgence. In an interview with cooler magazine she explains that her interest with indulgence began when after reading a quote from Lydia Lunch who said "I think its important to encourage gluttony in all its formats." Her video Crush is a lighthearted look at the relationship between woman and food. Her interest in video filters into her photography with layering and collages hinting towards a narrative. Recently she worked on a music video for Mokadem,  the video is very much an extension of her photography. Despite her success as a photographer, her dream is to become a filmmaker. 

Links to follow
  • Tart- a blog Maisie Cousins contributes to and a great platform for artists with similar aesthetics 
  • Instagram for sneak peaks, style choices and baben selfies
  • Vimeo for video updates
  • Depop for art prints and style steals
  • Tumblr for pics and q&a's
  • Her official website for official business

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Adidas


shirt - topshop
earrings - vintage
jeans - topshop
pop socks - dunnes stores
adidas - schuh

A few years ago I seen a girl wearing a Hawaiian shirt with a pair of Adidas and I thought it was the coolest, so being as original as ever I'm wearing my Topshop shirt with these purple suede Adidas from Schuh. My inspiration for the flower headband is from Wildfox swimwear collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion week. I was interviewed on Monday by the lovely Isabella on her blog The Pale Nymph :)


Friday, 1 August 2014

Toyland


white shirt - topshop (selling on depop)
clip on earrings used as brooches - vintage
leggings - topshop
socks - meadham kirchhoff at topshop
boots - topshop

I am wearing nearly all Topshop because their sale at the moment is pretty great. Lots of their designer clothing has been reduced, you can get this Kate Moss paisley sundress for less than dress half price and the Ashish LED sliders are almost close to affordable. Susie Bubble posted a pretty cool video on instagram of the Ashish sliders in motion. Boohoo also have a really good sale, I bought a few things yesterday and I cant wait for them to arrive :) I feel like a doll every time I wear my Meadham Kirchhoff socks especially when I'm also wearing these white platform boots. Do you think my photos are too bright? whenever I wear white I feel like I'm fading into the background haha I'm selling this white shirt on depop, so please help the cause of the penniless

I love wearing vintage earrings as brooches. I have a whole bunch of eighties earrings, ill post some pictures of my collection sometime. I changed this picture to black and white because my hair is a weird orange colour from dip dying it last month, I plan to dye it a darker brown colour soon :) 
prettiness (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
one day Ill have the full outfit not just the socks hehe

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Cara Delevingne for Topshop A/W 2014

 Cara Delevingne is definitely the campaign girl this season, she has been featured in campaigns for Mulberry. Pepe Jeans, Balmain, Mulberry, Chanel and now Topshop. Topshop's collection is a reflection of Cara's personal style, with a focus on modern tailoring. It's sophisticated and effortlessly cool. The campaign video is like a London girl's Alice and Wonderland which basically describes Cara life