Bless Vogue! With their amalgamation of the Style.com site comes some wonderful trips down memory lane, with collections dating back to 1991 – from the years of the supermodel domination to the simplicity of the early nineties; from the slick Tom Ford glamour of the the 00s to the buff Brazilian bodies just a couple of years later. Just a word of caution – pencil out a whole morning for this little peruse – as once you start you can’t […]
I don’t normally blog about fashion week (let’s face it the world is bursting with them) but today, the first day in Milan, was such a hit of eclecticism, so far removed from the rather austere cocoon shapes, clean lines or fringed 1970’s nostalgia of the past couple of weeks and past seasons, it just needed to be posted. A mix of thrift shop chic from the 90’s – sheer lace, fur coats – 1940s florals and berets, embellished jumpers and […]
Categories: Fashion, Photography2, vintage • Tags: 1940s, craft, design, dressmaking, Fashion, Gucci AW15, Inspiration, Luisa Beccaria AW15, photography, shopping, Stella Jean AW15, style, Style.com, vintage, vogue
“I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass Tim Walker, Vogue Italia August 2012, Vogue 1960, After the Night Tumblr, Anothermag, Vogue Italia March 2013 Miles Aldridge.
I found this gorgeous copy of October 1974 Vogue at a vintage fair this weekend – with sequinned peasant-esque dresses, it’s not difficult to see where inspiration for SS15 came from?
Categories: 1970, Fashion, Photography2, vintage • Tags: 1970's, Altuzarra, art, bottega veneta, culture, design, dressmaking, Fashion, history, Inspiration, photography, Saint Laurent, shopping, Spring Summer 2015, style, vintage, vogue
Lashes, shadow and kohl. Who knew midnight eyes could look so good? Harpers & Queen 1976, Richard Avedon Vogue 1968, unknown, Angelique Houtkamp, Stephanie Farrow for Biba, unknown, David Bailey Vogue 1968
Categories: 1960s, 1970, Fashion, Illustration, Photography2 • Tags: art, beauty, Biba, culture, David Bailey, Fashion, fashion illustration, illustration, Inspiration, makeup, photography, Richard Avedon, style, vintage, vogue
This weekend is always a weird one – with one foot still clinging on to the over-indulgence of the past month and the other desperate to move onto a new chapter – you generally don’t know what to do with yourself. But what better way to start the New Year than with an injection of culture? If you’re in London there is only one weekend left to see the Horst exhibition at the V&A and it’s absolutely beautiful – so […]
Judging by this autumn’s editorials, hosiery is back! Overjoyed! – what a great way to update the wardrobe without disturbing the bank balance. You could take the Harper’s Bazaar route and opt for all sizes of fishnet from whale net to ringo hole (are we still talking about hosiery??) or even a risqué fishnet body stocking. Or you could take the more demure Vogue option of open work cable. The choice is yours! Photography: Harper’s Bazaar Sebastian Faena, Vogue […]
Categories: Fashion, Illustration • Tags: Claudia Schiffer, Fashion, fashion illustration, Harpers Bazaar September 2014, Inspiration, Monica Belluci, photography, Stephanie Seymour, vogue, Vogue October 2014
Are you lacking passion in your life? If so, the Flamenco Festival at Sadler’s Wells starts next week, so if you haven’t got your tickets yet, get cracking! I was lucky enough to do a Q&A with Sara Baras for the Sadler’s Wells blog Londondance.com. Sara, renowned for bringing a vibrant, contemporary, style-conscious edge to the passion and drama of traditional flamenco, will be opening the festival this Saturday. It’s sure to be an incredible treat. So to get your taste buds […]
The words “fairy tale” are often used when reviewing one of Ulyana Sergeenko’s collections and her Autumn Winter’13 Couture collection was no different. There was a Snow White in all her glory, a huntsmen in suspenders and a few wicked-queen headdresses, thrown in for good measure. For some it may be too much in the realms of fantasy land and it appears that some of the major publications are on the fence as to where she fits in the couture […]
Categories: Fashion, Gallery • Tags: Autumn Winter 2013 Couture, beauty, craft, culture, design, dressmaking, Fashion, fashion illustration, Glamour, Inspiration, photography, shopping, style, ulyana sergeenko, vintage, vogue