Sunday, January 30, 2011

Love, Grrr and Chipped Nails.

Robo-leopard and Love ring purchased from Nolan on Prince St. Cheap and chic! And deliciously gaudy. Just the way I like it. x
($22 for Love, $20 for Robo-leopard)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Sheer Goodness..

Sheer Appreciation Day Bloggatrons! Came across a fabulous sheer look in work last week, captured on the streets of Paris and thought it would be a nice idea to dedicate a post to the sheer loveliness (ahem) of this particular style. I don't sport the overall sheer look like some of these fabulous ladies are (Maybe after some more yoga classes. Possibly.) but acknowledging the coolness of it is just enough to get me inspired to be more adventurous when introducing sheer to my wardrobe.
Also, as you can tell from my last post the sixties is what I'm loving at the moment, this has brought me to an obsessive state of finding a 60s shift with sheer sleeves. I hear Williamsburg is the thrift'ing mecca of NY so once I have a little more time after fashion week I will investigate and purchase purchase purchase!
This is just a photo of a midi- length skirt I bought in Oxfam, London last year for three pounds. Chopped out the lining and voile! Sheer Genius. Ok I'll stop with the puns and appreciate the goodness..
Love the polka dot panel contrast. It makes the grungy Courtney Love look a little pretty. (Paris Fashion Week)
The same kind of vibe as the above pic; a little grungy, a little edgy, love the belt and necklaces, and her cute pulp fiction length bob is a delight. Also whoever said smoking isn't cool needs to look at this girl. Don't smoke kids. Unless you can look like her.
Dragged this image onto my desktop last week and now I can't remember who it belongs to! It's definitely from somebody's style blog, and oh how I love this dress. She looks like a little doll, and I absolutely love the understated tights paired with it. A delicate take as appose to the harder edge that the other looks have. Although it still has something gritty about it which is obviously down to the black underwear and nipples on show. Actually, Cocorosie's song Raphael comes to mind. I think that sums it up pretty well. Love!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Here's what I want 2011 to be like Bloggatrons. Yes, the sixties. Not everyone's cup of tea, but it is mine. Mine with a big digestive biccie dipped in. A shift dress here, a mini skirt there, an explosion of sixties simplicity mixed in with all the genius of Barberella costumes please. Paco Rabanne's futuristic hand at textiles and Mary Quant's pvc paddington bear jackets are a must. Peterpan collars, cloche hats (which I've been googling forever and can't get a proper image! Basically it's a glorified swimsuit hat with a closure around the face, a little like the photo below except less superhero/ criminal and more cute and quirky), wacky panelling, patterned tights, knee-high socks, this list goes on and on and on..
Yes this trend has been peaking through a lot over the last few years, but why get rid of a good thing? I'm a sucker for simple shapes and messy textures which can be incorporated faster than you can say Edie! Let's go the whole hog and resemble one of these lovely ladies..
But not forgetting a pinch, actually a handful, of Barbarella fabulousness. Is that a space helmut in her hand? Oh it is? I'll take it!

I mean, this picture further clarifies the point that todays fashion can be oh so boring. Theres too much conventional and safe. It would be a lie to state there only being two extremes of dress; y'know snoozefest sally (no offensive to the sally's, I just like the way it sounds) versus why is that girl wearing a condom as a necklace? But there are lots of nothing-styles (as well as nice ones too) among the safe and out-there choices. I just think the sixties is the right amount of retro, pretty and chic sewn into a panelled shift dress. Simple, easy and so foxy! I want her stockings.. And the futuristic setting.

The hat I mentioned above which is a little creepy looking, but cool all the same. When I find the image I'm looking for it's going straight into the side-bar gallery joining Edie, Kate, Bjork, Dinosaur and Nico the newbie. Yes, it's that good.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Top Ten. Twenty Ten. BAM!

After too much thought and consideration I have come up with my top 10 (probably) most listened to and liked tracks of 2010 on my pod! I found this hard, it would've been easier to make a top 20 but I thought I'd keep it traditional. (Also I decided on my post title before any top ten was decided. Strong, eh? )

1. Cocteau Twins, Persephone / Loreli
2. Rihanna, Rude Boy
3. Wild Beasts, We still got the Taste Dancin' on Our Tongues
4. Ariel Pink, Round and Round
5. XX, Infinity
6. Yeasayer, Madder Red
7. Joy Division, She's Lost Control
8. Passion Pit, The Reeling
9. Cinematic Orchestra, That Home
10. Lady Gaga/ Beyonce, Telephone.

Just imagine a few Kate Bush gems in there among the tensies -it would be wrong not to mention dear Kate as she's always close to my ears.

Friday, January 7, 2011


Happy Belated New Years! Things are becoming manic at the minute with fashion week approaching, exciting and hectic!
That's all for the moment.
Snogs and blogs xxx