Sunday, February 28, 2010

Boom Boom Boom!

Oh bloggatrons I really didn't want to like this video! I'm a Rihanna fan, she had me at Disturbia, but this video is a a blatant rip off of my fair queen MIA except with more boobs... I do like it though. Alot. I hope my fellow MIA fan T.bag likes it too, maybe then I wouldn't feel so disloyal.

Giddy up! Giddy up! Found my new dance move.

Bloggamonsta xxx

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Jessica Stam for Aldo Spring/Summer 2010 campaign

(Images from

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

John Rocha, Fall 2010

Hooray Bloggatrons!

I finally found some pics that I could steal from the John Rocha show! It's been ridiculously hard- doesn't even stock his status and wouldn't let me me copy any pics? Luckily I found some on POP and I totally agree with them; this was one of the most exciting shows at LFW. Strange me saying that since I don't follow Rocha hugely, I always respected him as a great designer but I guess I always thought of him as one for a certain older clientele? Well Bloggatrons this collection proved me wrong wrong wrong! The mix of fabric weights such as silk and wool, the textures which have a natural feel and a slight techno twist, the dainty headpieces and edgy styling of kneeless (not sure if thats a word?) tights and the colour palette of dark gothic contrasted against feminine nude nearly made my texture heart burst!

Stop. Looking. Mouth. Drooling.

Bloggamonsta xxx

Monday, February 22, 2010

28: 06: 42: 12


It's Donnie Darko time! I know it's a little weird to be thrown in the mix of LFW but I can't get this movie off my mind lately. Also, I came across a three year old blog dedicated to pictures from the movie Beetlejuice so I am most definitely allowed to indulge in my DARKo (Ho! Ho!) moment. I know what you're thinking; three years of pictures uploaded every day or so of Beetlejuice? Surely there can't be enough stills from the movie? You're right, there aren't.

Soooo Darko! I saw it for the first time two weeks ago with lobster- I know all the hardcore movie buffs are like What? But sadly it's true. I don't know how it happens, I still haven't fully sat through Lost in Translation, The Lord of the Rings(any of them) or Slumdog Millionaire and I have a feeling the same will be said about Avatar in a years time. I think the hype puts me off. And maybe the pressure of having to like the movie? Or maybe I'm just lazy? Either way it doesn't matter.
Donnie Darko was so good, it surpassed whatever expectations I had- which I think was none whatsoever. The characters were quirky with the likes of the overtly sexual Karen Pomeroy (Barrymore); "Sit beside the boy you think is the cutest" and Swayze aka the positive thinking cunningham; "Is that all the gusta you can musta?"!

Jake and Maggie G's characters; Donnie and Elizabeth were definitly my favs. Mainly because they were both uber-smart and hot. I loved Elizabeth's understatedly cool style and how she pronounced "Dukakis", and actually I loved the whole subject of "I'm voting for Dukakis." Donnie's rant on the asexual smurfs and how a gang bang scenario with a smurfette could never happen is a definite high point in the movie, along with his skeleton tracksuit! Without these two characters Darko movie would be at a loss without quotes like these;

Donnie: You are such a fuckass.
Elizabeth: Did you just call me a fuckass? You can go suck a fuck.
Donnie: Oh, please, tell me Elizabeth, how exactly does one suck a fuck?

Apparently it wasn't a box office hit which I kinda understand. Don't think it's your natural hollywood hit filled with beautiful people and an equally beautiful ending but thats what makes it so good. It's dark, brilliantly written (I will be stealing quotes from it for a very long time), the cast is filled with hollywood outcasts, Frank the rabbit is freaky but not hugely threatening at the same time and the ending will leave you sitting there like EH? How could it end like that? And THEN you'll be like; Well how could it not end like that? Oh the monsta is deep.


This is Grandma Death, she walks back and forth to her mailbox waiting for a letter which never arrives. Her hair is pretty brilliant. Inspiration!

Bloggamonsta xxx

Vivienne Westwood, Red label Autumn/Winter 2010

Just a few of my favourite looks from Vivienne Westwood A/W 2010 collection...

Westwood's charm of mixing and matching different pieces from different eras and cultures wins her another eclectic collection filled with tribal blankets, half turbans, oversize belts (that look like turbans), tartans and florals and it wouldn't be a westwood collection if it didn't have a message! This year it's; "Loyalty to Gaia" - love and respect to mother earth- printed across t's. She is another globally conscious designer (first McQueen, then Charles Anastese and apparently Todd lynn has jumped on board too?), predicting the population crumbling to 1 billion by 2100- eek. Well I'll be long gone by then. Oh maybe I'll be in heaven(or hell) draped in the finest Westwood clothing and smoking a pipe! One can only hope. -Mainly about the clothes, I don't care too much about the pipe.

Hope you enjoy!

Bloggamonsta xxx

(Above images from

Sunday, February 21, 2010

David Koma, Autumn/Winter 2010- LFW

So good! Especially love the gold and silver zippers swirled to create texture around the silhouette and the jagged edge which must have been quite a nightmare to sew. I want it all please!

(Above images thanks to Dazed Digital)

Bloggamonsta xxx

Mark Fast, Fall 2010- LFW


Mark Fast takes on LFW for the second time with his plus-size models in-tow. Lovely collection but I'm afraid it's nothing incredibly different from the last. The edge is there but it just seems a little repetitive? Obviously he knew he was on to a good-thing with the body-con knit dresses, which were hit-maximus last season, but it didn't seem like there was any progression. Maybe I'm being too critical? No, I don't think so. -It's definitely harder to fault designers you love than those you're not so interested in. There were great points to his collection; like the textured neckpiece which fell over the basic body-con d, the assymetrical light viscose knit which was worked over a bodysuit(I actually LOVE this look), the beautiful layered rose pink dress and of course who can fault the curvy plus-size models he used? YUMMY. The signature detail of open-stitch cobweb knit, which makes it feel a little repetitive for me, will draw any FastFan in(old or new), the end result is edgy and wearable, -I guess I just expected a little bit more.

Wow just after reading over my post and I sound like a bit of a Negative Ned! Sorry Bloggatrons!

Bloggamonsta xxx

Monday, February 15, 2010

LFW Countdown; 4 days..tick tock tick!

Bloggamonsta xxx (aka The Queen of lists.)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Alexander Wang, Fall 2010


The fashion world is still moving without McQueen which is a little sad but thats fashion I guess. New York Fashion Week is upon us and I was really excited to see the review on the Alexander Wang show. I spent most of the day on the couch with a mother of a hangover thanks to T.bag and Bro but I feel alive again so I thought I'd share a few photos with you all.
I have to be honest, when I first saw the pictures on, I felt a little let down- Alexander Wang's Fall 2010 collection didn't really impress me all that much. I realise that I have high expectations since his last collections have crowned him the King of Contemporary Cool so when I logged onto I was super excited, but the excitement was kinda met with; Eh? Yes there were great elements to the collection but I wasn't bouncing off my seat or anything. So I left slightly sad and rambled onto NYLON for a look and low and behold there was a behind the scenes video of Wang's show and up-close shots of his collection! My faith was restored bloggsters! These pieces really have to be photographed up close; the detail of the reconstructed suit, fabric choices of ribbed knit, velvet, chenille- which is quite far away from the wang's signature T's, the backpack which crisscrossed at the front and the thigh high leg warmers (not my most fav but I'd say they'll be a grower) were lost in the runway photography at Style. I'm a happy monsta again bloggsters. I still can't say it beats Spring/Summer 2010 or Autumn/Winter 09 but thats ok. They were both incredibly good. Anyways I'm blabbing. Enjoy the photos, all thanks to NYLON the little gem!

Bloggamonsta xxx

Friday, February 12, 2010

Appreciating McQueen, 1969-2010


God. What do you say? It took me at least 40 minutes to write those three simple sentences for my post last night. Who knows how long it'll take to finish this post?! It is just incredibly shocking and awful. I spent a good 15 minutes on the phone to bloggasista just repeating the words "I cannot believe it" and "Oh My God", -we could've easily spent an hour on the line but we had to be sensible. I even felt a little weepy, obviously I never knew him personally but I admired him and his work, and you could say everything he sent down the runway was a huge part of him; it was like a sneaky look inside his creative mind which had no boundaries. It was quite a busy week (hence the lack of posts) so I was really looking forward to blogging about the countdown to LFW and then WHAM! the news arrived and it just didn't feel right blogging about fashion when McQueen, the King, is dead.

Sooooo this post is an ode to the beautiful and creative mind of McQueen! After diving into the archives and through the magazines stacked in my room I am ready to look back at my fav McQueen momentos in Fashion. "Ready" may not be the right word.. Maybe want? Yes, want. My five favourite moments from McQueen...


Fashion lovers cannot forget the hologram of Kate Moss closing the Fall 2006 show. An example of McQueen's fusion of technology and fashion, the collection in which he delved into his scottish roots for inspiration took a huge jump into the future with a dainty Moss working the runway technoStyle! It was Kate Moss, her blonde hair and pale arms trailing in a dream-like apparition of fragility and beauty that danced for a few seconds, then shrank and dematerialized into the ether.


McQueen designed and created Bjork's ensemble for the album cover of Homogenic. I don't see this dating in fashion Ever! 13 years old this year and the otherworldly image could still be sent down the runway with rave reviews. Bjork; When I went to Alexander McQueen, I explained to him the person who wrote these songs — someone who was put into an impossible situation, so impossible that she had to become a warrior, a warrior who had to fight not with weapons, but with love. This wasn't McQueen's only contribution to the album, he also directed her music video for Alarm Call which I know v.little about but I'm sure a certain T.bag could fill me in...


Who can forget Fall 2009? Holey Moley it's the stuff of nightmares, -creative nightmares that is. Ho Ho! A collection which recieved lukewarm reviews from the critics, but for a texture lover like me it was heaven, or hell! His way of manipulating fabrics will always inspire me.


This collection is undoubtedly one of my favourites from McQueen. Plato's Atlantis; even those words are beautiful! The digitally printed fabric which was treated to his always-perfect Savile Row tailoring, the disfigured shoes (which I blogged about not so long ago), the hair and make-up resulted in a runway filled with delicious looking sea-monsters. According to, McQueen wanted to put across a message about the ecological state of the world; that humankind may have to prepare itself for an underwater future as the ice caps dissolve.

Numero uno and for all the right reasons. No more words needed! Just watch.

Excellent? I think so bloggatrons.

It is just so unbelievable. While I was writing about my five favourite moments I almost forgot he is dead? Weird. His collections are just so alive with texture, colour, imagination, it's hard to believe that the man who was the driving force behind it all is gone. One thing that is for sure is McQueen's legacy will live on in the Fashion world, he will be remembered as an iconic designer that created an edge in London which rippled across the world. -He ultimately gave London fashion back it's cool when it was in a time of struggle. His collections from the past 15 years will continue to inspire the countless designers and everyday fashion lovers of the present, and the future.

Heres to you Mr. McQueen.

Bloggamonsta xxx

(Above images and quotes thanks to and

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Plato's Atlantis

RIP Lee McQueen

May your legacy live on and continue to inspire.

A total genius.

Bloggamonsta x

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Interview Magazine; Sasha Pivovarova shot by Craig McDean

Came acroos this fantastic photoshoot on FashionGoneRogue- the holy grail; Sasha Pivovarova for the February edition of Interview magazine. How painfully cool is she? Very. Hope you like! I lalalove.

(Whole photoshoot can be found on

Bloggamonsta xxx