Thursday, 24 September 2009


Mama needs new ideas for future posts. But now that I am back in education and learning again, time may be scarce. Although it might also mean I will have more time allocated to procrastination.
I promise there will be some awesome ideas.

Keep watching.

In the meantime, some favourites of LFW.
Prorsum was sexy but I always think the AW collections kick more arse. Although it was still one of the more impressive collections.
Luella was disappointing - why does everyone have to look like Minnie Mouse?
Pilotto was exciting, not sure what I make of it yet. Will let you know. Some of the colours could have been better, I think - the bluey/yellowy/grey combo was a bit..blah, they all blended into a murky soup. The rest was ace!
As for Fashion East and the new designers?
Michael Van Der Ham's mix and match collage appeal gives me sartorial envy - I can't sew...but I can cut things up.

Pictures coming soon...

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Sexual Legwear

My autumn wardrobe is almost complete... Bought the Dr Marten heels. Bought a puff-sleeved cropped wool blazer a la All Saints.

I am a big fan of tights when it comes to A/W. Whether they be wool, lace, silk... Or knee high socks, with a pair of black leggings underneath for the colder days where bare thighs are a no-no, unless you want to be mistaken for a lady of the night.

Vogue has done a feature of legwear, but I of course, have my own version...

Number one on the list?
You might have guessed that it would be the iconic and hypnotic two tone Chanel tights...
What can I say? It complements my Autumn wardrobe to a T. The ultimate in sophistication. I'd be so damn scared to rip/snag them.

Number two on the list would naturally have to be the Gareth Pugh version. A much edgier alternative, which is interesting as they are both just essentially black and white tights! Maybe you channel Pugh as you wear them...

Number three would be the beautiful legs as seen on Miu Miu models for this A/W collection. Already in shops are these bejewelled knee high socks.
What to wear with? I would not follow the advice from Net-A-Porter or even the runway, unless you want to look like a grandmother who put on the wrong pair of socks. No, these babies need a simple white dress - knees on show - and some lovely platform sandals. Sorted.

A non-bank breaking option is needed (for me, more than anyone...) and these are beyond opulent. I became familiar to the brand through the model and has been a fan ever since. Soo many choices to choose from. I've always admired Bebaroque's tattoo inspired creations, and this one is no exception. Sheer and delicate-very sensual!

Sunday, 16 August 2009

A Black Autumn

It is officially COLD here in Scotland, although I am reluctant to admit it. Time to seriously think about the Autumn wardrobe. I'd like to stay optimistic for the next few months by sticking to some light pieces, but bringing in the boots (God I love boots). I'll also need to look out for some heavier scarves - particularly those loop ones!
Here is the kind of thing I am talking about..

A cute little black velvet jacket by Phyl Couture or this beautifully detailed Sass and Bide number (heavily reduced!) for some impact! I've decided on a lot of black this season - with maybe a splash of colour ... if I feel like it.

Add to that a little cotton Preen monochrome patterned dress (white is a colour!) and we're almost set...

Shoes? Am wondering whether the Dr Marten Darcie boots are a good idea. They are ridiculously comfortable so that means hours of wear. And they are patent leather... Opinion is divided on them, though. Either way, they won't break the bank AND will complement the Black Autumn look. Another option? A nice pair of Victorian lace-up boots. Haven't found the perfect pair YET but I am a patient girl. Well I'm not but I am persistent.

And accessories? Burberry. Dégradé. No suitable loop scarves yet but this lovely Damir Doma men's cashmere one will do nicely...

Thursday, 9 July 2009

No More Couture

As the title suggests, Couture Week is dead. So unimpressed I wasn't there - don't tell Le Boif but I would have rather been there for Couture Week than Men's Week! But then again, will be moving to Paris so will have plenty of Couture Weeks to come - bliss.

So, round-up. Well, it's needless to say that Chanel was magnifique - stunning gowns sprinkled amongst cosey and season specific suits and coats and skirts and dresses and...
More than could be said for Alexis Mabille - no coats in site! Or dark colours ( a few black pieces don't count!) except the odd black strip of ribbon on a creamy chiffon dress. Still, beautiful pieces and still an avid fan of the bow detail.

Wasn't tooo keen on Elie Saab. I guess it's fun to have a theme but... ALL white? Wedding much? Does he want to make bridal gowns full time? He's already done gold before but white would not have been my choice for theme number two. Although it is quite epic to have a full collection of different ideas and cuts and styles all in white - the point is they're all still white...consistent but a tad boring?

And finally, yes, you probably know already but Givenchy has done it again. Just thought I would confirm that for everyone. And in case you didn't know..where the hell have you been???
Beautiful Morroccan and equestrian themes(?!) - who cares if that makes sense. Gothic undertones just bring that extra edge that Tisci absolutely nails. I would post all the pieces up can look at them yourself I'm sure. Instead, I will give you a taste of the best of the three themes: Morroccan, equestrian and as always, Gothic.

And oh, Tisci thought he'd also throw in some stunning nymph-like dresses.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Serious Fashion

Enough about me and my coat/bag fantasies - proper fashion post now.

Paris Mens Fashion Week has ended so I have sought guidance from Le Boif as to who had the best collection. I half expected him to say Damir Doma, as that was the only show we went to, but he suggested Mihara Yasuhiro instead. After trawling through the S/S 2010 show, I was pleassantly surprised - not all black!
I was much more drawn to the more tailored suits and waistcoat combo -relaxed but still maintaining its great shape.

For me, this is a great city look and the colour contrasts are really subtle and slick.
The suit is a navy/grey(?) which is a beautiful alternative to black.

Not sure about the shoes, though - I would turn the trousers up and wear with some canvas trainers...

Sadly, pretty sure Le Boif had something else in mind - probably some baggy shorts.

In contrast - Couture Week! Everyone knows Chanel is amazing so I shant bother putting any pics up, but Lacroix is always exciting... Not as wacky and genius as he sometimes is, but the shape and silhouette stunning none the less. Since I am loving the black atm, this collection speaks volumes to me.

If I could afford to wear this every day I'd have no qualms about not being able to sit down all day in case my jacket creases. I'm sure standing up for 16 hours tones up your leg muscles...especially if you wear sky-high Louboutins as well.

Will practice that tomorrow - shall let you know if I'm destined for a life of haute couture...

(As if you haven't noticed, still finding it difficult to place these damn pictures.. They never go where I want them to!)

16 Celsius

Well, it is indeed only 16 degrees in not so sunny Edinburgh, but I will probably still wear sunglasses today.

As promised, some clothes to fill the page. Still on the Schouler theme, as their A/W 09 collection looks pretty cosey.

Is it too early to look at coats? Saw a Chanel black double breasted military yet feminine chic affair (long phrase) on the Rue Cambon..almost died.
Pretty sure it belongs in the Paris-Moscou 08/09 Collection but can't seem to find a picture to admire. OK, it's not in the A/W 10 either... Damn.

You should look at the collection, though - it makes you want it to blizzard like hell and speak in a Russian accent - like a Bond villianess.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Proenza Schouler Crocodile Satchel, Anyone?

First post of my new blog - what better way to start than with a £10,000 bag?

This must be the ultimate summer satchel. Although you could also buy a car...two cars if you're cheap.

Are crocodiles endangered species...?

I have been looking for a satchel-type bag, but I may have to settle for a pink Miu Miu one on eBay.
But that might also mean selling a Luella.
The world can be cruel sometimes...

I seem to just look at bags in my free time. Maybe I should divide my time between all the clothing/accessory categories.

OK - Will discuss clothes tomorrow. Although it is cold here in Scotland right now, so may want to look at Autumn clothing.

You could just get the boring suede one... but is there a substitute for a reptile's back?