Monday, 28 March 2011

hit me 3000
made by ME in November 2010

a thing i did!

key to my heart

mysterious little ink and stick painting

just a little something i wrote (about the grace kelly exhibition)


Entry to “Grace Kelly: Style Icon”.
Deepcut to Richmond dans la voiture.  £5.72 petrol, approximately. Another £8 for parking - Surprisingly affordable. Oyster card - Loaded. District Line - 11 stops. Simple. Bienvenue à South Kensington… The home of the “Red Carpet Treatment” and an area of London not often referred to as ”without decoration”. In actual fact thoroughly deluxe with prestigious SW7 gloating on every road sign. Heaven.

Once you’re at South Ken and you have left the intestine inspired sanctuary that is the London Underground, the choice is entirely yours as to how you get to the Victoria and Albert Museum. One way is to enjoy the regal splendour over ground, and the other somewhat quicker and weirdly; equally delightful way is to walk down a route that has certain similarities to a human trachea. So to avoid delay and to increasingly seduce your five senses I suggest walking along the white-bricked windpipe to the mouth of all artistic greatness – The V&A.

Combined it would seem Victoria and Albert have one of the biggest mouths of all time. Guards stand at the lips checking your luggage for toxins not suitable for further entry. If votre sac à main tastes right you quickly jump onto the tongue of the Exhibition Road entrance to the first of numerous oral cavities devoted to sculptures and figurines. According to Western etiquette, the mouth is kept closed, especially when chewing and in polite company. But here in the mouth of the former Queen of the United Kingdom, the overwhelming and breathtaking atmosphere permits anyone to leave his or her jaw dropped for as long as is desired.

Sculptures, statues, models, carvings, what ever you will call them, have never been my personal favourite. Although with the right mindset it is possible to enjoy them and not leave yourself looking uncouth as you walk straight past. After all, you are in the presence of Her Majesty.  So of course as you are in such esteemed company, its only right to get the full experience… Who likes to visit the Queen without also visiting the crown jewels? – It’s probably a longer route to arrive at destination “Grace Kelly”, but honestly I don’t care, as the next step once through the gallery containing the likes of Rodin and his fellow competitors; is the shop, also known as the heart of the V&A. A real precious stone.

Walk through this arts and crafts come fine jewellery come clothing-photography-glorious paradise, make it brief (save yourself for after!) and turn right again to the entrance to of course - Grace Kelly: Style Icon. Not only is this exhibition a celebration of one of the greatest actresses of all time, but it’s an incredible collection of some of the finest designer clothing ever made. Literally, a hall of fame: Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Chanel, Hermès, Yves Saint Laurent…. Sloane street inside the V&A, fit only for a Princess. Princess Grace Kelly.


thank you sophy for bringing this runway into my life

i really think everyone should watch it . life isnt the same afterwards

Sunday, 27 March 2011

a selection of songs

Kaiori Breathe - Tell Me You Love (Altimeter Remix)
Lykke Li Ft. Drake - A Little Bit Remix
Ellie Goulding - Sweet Disposition
Roy Ayers - Everybody Loves The Sunshine
Otis Redding - Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay
Ian Brown - F.E.A.R.
Santogold - Creator
Born Ruffians - What To Say
Gyptian - Hold Yuh (Major Lazer Remix)
Cassius - Feeling For you
The XX - Islands
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come
Burial - Unite
Fatboy Slim - Praise You
Chaka Khan - I Feel For You
The Maccabees - Seventeen Hands
The Kinks - Lola
Life In Film - Sorry

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

"You've only got yourself to blame if you're not as liberated as I am."

Opinion on this

It's Louis Vuitton. And actually, I don't like it. If I'm to be honest - I'm scared of it. Its f*cking horrible. The colours are hideous and the single, perfectly veiled eye contributes to a hair-raising and frightening air that almost suggests that this model is in fact not a woman, but a vampire. To completely contradict myself I might also mention that she still looks sexy and probably she could wear her hair like that and dress in a bag and still look incredible, but as an overall look I might give it a 6 out of 10. Quite measely really. My initial reaction though isnt actually to just sit and slate the ensemble. Of course opinions are our own, should sometimes be kept our own and we should not thrust them upon someone so vulgarly. It is distasteful and now I will apologize. (Sorry.) The thing is Marc Jacobs actually creates wine from water. Who else would be able to create such a current and wearable oriental kimono and then fused it with a zebra. I still believe maybe the colours are not the greatest choice, I can't help but think when I look at the jacket that he might have been drunk when he chose the material samples- I wont change my mind on that. But if, say; the zebra remained its traditional black and white and sat on a white kimono (rather than a purple one) the kimono might well be a little more, dare I say it; appealing. On the whole the outfit, although rather colourful, remains elegant and has what can only be described as a beautiful cut. The stylist clearly got it right with the shoes-Of course they got it right, it's their job to get it right.-Making sure that they drew no attention away from the rest of the outfit. If you look away, then back at the image, the first thing you notice suprisingly is the button. Almost tantalizing for a small, petit black button to be so outrageously overpowering and to break down such a heavy and boystrous print. I believe that some people, when  I say some people I mean predominantly Men and then perhaps Women lacking in an eye for detail might not realise that the jacket has a zebra on it at all. It's not a normal zebra so it is not unthinkable to imagine that this mistake could take place. On the whole the image is a bit of a tease. For me I'm almost just as interested in the other models on the runway in the distance than the one in the forefront of the stage. Did I mention the brass trousers? No I don't think I did. Well from careful inspection of the jacket and acknowledging there is only one button I would think that as the model took steps forward you could see more of the trousers. I said the image was teasing and this is because it gives you the capacity to really let your imagination rawr with ideas on how the trousers might look above the line of the jacket. Personally I like to think slightly gathered, maybe a bit tailored with a soft seam down the front and a high waist. I suppose unless I meet the trousers I shant ever know. It's nice to conceptualize though, after all. Another thing the jacket reminds me of is The Lion King. Oriental come African?? The marble floor for me represents a cracked dried out piece of land but due to its reflective nature also emphasises everything each  and every model is wearing. Spectacular(ly ugly).

task im giving myself

design classic that is a handbag.

I give you... The Hermès Birkin Bag. The bags are named after the actress and singer Jane Birkin, and are manufactured on a very limited scale, making them somewhat exclusive and incredibly hard to get hold of. A very ‘Design classic trait’ don’t you think? One pressing issue I fear may pop into peoples heads is whether price has any effect on whether something is a classic design or not. I think; no. But in this case, price is a big bone of contention simply because the Birkin bag costs from $9,000 to $150,000. Most people don’t even make that much money in a year, or maybe even a lifetime, let alone have enough money to invest it into a little bloody bag. But none the less, this bag is a classic mainly because the demand is greater than the goods. Likewise to previous mentioned classics, and in fact likewise to all my classics that will be gradually written about, the Birkin comes in an array of colours and materials starting off with the “cheapest” – calf leather, to the most expensive – saltwater crocodile skin. Other than the colour change and the different sizes the bag remains the same and has since its creation in 1984. Slight customization comes in the lock and key, sometimes being made of platinum, gold, or embellished with diamonds. Jane Birkin, the inspiration behind the bag, was renowned in fact for carrying a wicker basket but on a plane she dropped her basket in front of the president of Hermès, complained about its uselessness and some years later he produced her own bag known known today, obviously, as the Birkin. The bag’s links and ties with celebrities and its handsome life of being wanted by all and sundry, give it the legend of a design classic without even needing a furthered explanation. And more than anything, even with the bag being completely free of logos, it is still [one of] the most recognized bag in the fashion world.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Forrest Lucero §

really love his illustrations and everything . if anyone can say something and make it seem really nice its him
'Falling in love should be like polaroids. instant.'

Saturday, 5 March 2011

in my LCF interview

we got chatting about how the princesse tam tam founder was killed but none of us knew exactly how it happened
this is how!!!

I knew that tam tam did alot of work for charity and now it would seem its a bit more apparent why.

Love fashion with a cause and all that.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

i dont have an idol

but if i did it would be jane birkin

this evening i feel


perplex  |pərˈpleks|
verb [ trans. ] (often be perplexed)
(of something complicated or unaccountable) cause (someone) to feel completely baffled : she was perplexed by her husband's moodiness | [as adj. ] ( perplexing) a perplexing problem.
• dated complicate or confuse (a matter) : they were perplexing a subject plain in itself.


just bought these little beauties on the way home from college . theyre honestly beguiling - the trimming is the most gorgeous thing ive ever seen its like thousands of little queens all next to eachother (i say queens cos it looks like little small small heads with crowns on all in a row) and the material is so soft and just equisite. im very happy

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

I like to know a million different words for just one word...

...thus making the Thesaurus my best friend.  love him so much

recently discovered you can refer to something as "blue-ribbon" instead of "first-class" or "top-notch" which I never really thought about the link before that normally when you win first prize in a gala or soemthing the ribbon is traditionally blue . thats just sparked a little inspiring thought in my mind .


The Louboutin Shoeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee fetish i have (but dont actually own a pair)

What makes them a design classic?

Im just going to say that the Christian Louboutin shoe just IS a design classic. In particular probably the design called ‘Clichy’ and ‘Miss Clichy’ in black and nude patent, aaaand actually; all of the colours. Louboutin as a classic doesn’t just mean one particular pair... It means the whole street. Thanks to Louboutin’s signature red sole, and in fact red soul in a sense that the shoes are so beautiful they are on fire, they are forever recognisable and have been one of a kind since Louboutin filed for U.S. trademark protection on his striking red sole design some years back. There straight away I feel is something that makes these shoes a classic: Their authenticity, uniqueness and guardianship puts an end to counterfeits and copies and makes them understated.

"A good shoe is one that doesn't dress you but undresses you. So if a woman is naked, and wearing shoes, she should still look nude." Spoken with true passion about footwear I think you will agree. Louboutin designs his shoes with a reason. They are not just any old piece of shi* bought at New Look for £25 that don’t fit, have a weird heel, and look positively disgusting. They are like works of art for the feet, that make the person wearing them ooze the natural sexy nature of the female body when naked or actually also when not. Another reason that makes these shoes classic! How many pairs of heels can make you look beautiful? Not many. Trust me. Everything about the Louboutin shoe is right: From the shape to the hidden platform, to the colour and the round/point of the toe. The designs are SO unbelievably classic, that they are constantly reworked, recoloured, and reproduced; given a slightly different heel height to accentuate your calve in a different way, or given a different material to match a handbag. The Clichy design alone comes in black, white, mint green, pastel pink and many more patents, silks and leathers. That’s timeless if ever.



Coral has always been a colour I hate. But this skirt does it serious justice. I love the weight of this skirt, it looks as if it might be quite a hefty one to carry around on the body, although this distracts not away from it’s pure brilliance. This skirt could be translated into so many different medias, which is what I think proves it to be so alluring. When I say different medias I mean it can remind you of a lot of different things, it could be made of a lot of different things, and it could also inspire you to create a lot of different things. In my case, and with my current project colour being green, the first thing I think of when I see the skirt is grass. Very hoolah-esque, with a slightly modern twist. On the other hand one could look at the skirt and think, ‘car wash!’ because actually it does look a lot like one of those large blue car cleaning giant rolling pins. That said, the skirt also comes in a blue grey.

It is fully lined and made 100% of rayon raffia which is a sort of yarn/ribbon/comes on a spool. Rayon is a manufactured regenerated fibre, which means to those of you who have no idea what I just said that its artificially made. It has a very high luster content (shiney particles) which makes it sheen and look plastic-like. In the textiles world rayon is known as art silk. Self explanatory really. And just to clarify what raffia is, it’s a palm tree from Africa which has a short trunk and leaves which can be up to 60foot long. If you google them they just look like very long pieces of straw. So put the two together and you’ve got homemade leaf-string. The skirt is called ‘The Escapist’. I will leave this up to your own imagination. (But I cant go without telling you my idea as to why it’s got that name…. Maybe because it seems like you have to untie your way out of it, in a sort of escape type motion. Or maybe not.)

Also the collection is called papa sucre which is great because I want a sugar daddy too. Papa sucre is their imaginary friend, but if you ask me clearly some sort of funding, so they dedicated this last collection to him. Nice one slutty man.