Sunday, 28 February 2010

Beyond Amazing

Love Daria, LOVE her hair!, Love Prada.....

via sous la lumiere des etoiles - if you haven't seen Raquelle's blog go check it out now!

Thursday, 25 February 2010


Once more I am on the move constantly working, currently in Italy but will be back in Paris tomorrow night and getting ready for fashion week. Will try to post more but I am keeping a diary of what I'm up to so might put it on here after all the shows as in inside view of the industry. I haven't even really had to time to catch up with all the shows from New York and London.
But loving finding some sunshine - went out today in Florence without a coat and just a cardigan!!! After the big freezes and snow fall in Paris and London this was just bliss! Roll on summer...

want this!

love this!

Monday, 22 February 2010

Stephen Jones OBE

Stephen Jones collected his OBE last week from Prince Charles at Buckingham Paris and looked very smart in his grandfather's top hat.
It made me think of an interview my friend Clara Lacy did with Stephen Jones last year whilst she was studying in her final year of an Illustration degree.
She was working on a puppet and Stephen Jones was very kind to take time out to speak to her regarding his work and influences.

CL:What inspired you to become a Milliner?
SJ: Purely by chance, I was at Fashion school and I couldn’t sew, I went to a Couture house as a tailoring apprentice, and next to the tailoring workroom was a millinery workroom, and I asked for a transfer and after the first day I never looked back.

CL: Did you fall in love with the craft of Millinery?
SJ: Absolutely, and the people making the hats too. They were extraordinary, and it was almost more the character of the people making the hats than the hats themselves.

CL: What is your creative process; do you work through your ideas in drawings or prefer to start building them in 3D?
SJ: Sketch and then move onto 3D normally, but it very much depends which collection I’m working on. Sometimes I’ll do directly into 3D but more often then not I’ll sketch. Just because that’s easier to transport.

CL: Do you have a muse?
SJ: No I don’t, you see I’m very good at adapting hats for certain people but if I made hats to suit them they would suit them too perfectly almost and would not suite anybody else. So yes I do have an idea of a muse but she needs to be more general at one point and ephemeral.

CL: Do you create hats with the wearer in mind as a character or as an individual piece of sculpture?
SJ: Very much the wearer in mind, that’s really what gives birth to it all.

CL: Are there certain influences that you find yourself returning to over and over?
SJ: Each collection definitely has a fresh idea, I do try to make it completely different to the previous one, I do like the idea of it being completely different, but some times I seem to return to my old favourites.

CL: Working on the collaboration with Hussein [Chalayan], did you enjoy the unusual challenge of working with the technology that must have been involved?
SJ: Yes, I was one of a quite big team working on that, I was contacted by Hussein, to give the correct feeling and silhouettes for the particular time periods the hats were going to be for, and it was other people who actually figured out the workings of it. These kinds of things have to be collaboration with the amount of work involved.
Funnily enough, when I was on Foundation at High Whikem School of Art in 1975 puppetry is what really made the penny drop, I find when you are working with puppets because of the movement you really make it come alive.

Dakota for Vogue


Dakota Fanning is in Italian Vogue this month, and looks pretty cool.
There is something about her eyebrows that I am loving.
The first image is my favourite.
Dakota is quietly working her way up the fashion stakes...and she's not even 16 yet!
Check out the other photos here

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Birthday Girl


Lula's 10th Celebratory issue is out now!!!
Been waiting for ages after I assisted the stylist Zoe James on a shoot (It's our Birthday) for this issue.
Can't wait to see it all.
Apparently there are up to 7 different covers, which one will you be looking out for?

info from tfs -

it has 230 pages

Rachel Elizabeth Thomas, Kirsten Dunst, Glynis Selina Arban, Ana Finel Honigman
Once Upon a Time Jewellery photographed by Rachel Thomans
As From A Dream, Woken
Anne-Sophie Monrad by Antonio Marras
Dashing Into The Future The Artist Yayoi Kusama
Lula Loves Sophie Vlaming and Marina Vacht photographed by Damon Heath
The Songbird Joanna Newson photographed by Annabel Mehran
To Your Heart From Mine Dolores Doll by Sophie Delaporte
Une Femme Parfaite Ludivine Sagnier Interviewed by Charlotte Sanders, Photographed by Mark Pillai
Sophisticated Marceline at Viva Models photographed by Marcus Palmqvist
Faerie Tale Lover Shelley Duvall words by Jeannie Ralston
Love Me, Love Me Interview with Christopher Peters and Shane Gabier Interviewed by Indigo Clarke. Modelled by Kirsty Hume photographed by Skye Parrott
Strawberry Fields Forever Interview with artist Muriel Fahrion interviewed by Kirsten Dunst
Doll Is Mine Chanel Iman, Addison Gill, Kate Somers, Liu Wen, Giedre Dukauskaite, Kim Noorda and Charlotte Di Calypso Photographed by Damon Heath
Polka Dots Melo Dagault by Kai Z Feng
Upon the My-O-My Yulia Photographed by Daniel King
Where Do You Run To? Alex Sandor Photographed by Frederike Helwig
The Angels Hung Around Taylor Photographed by Robert Wyatt
Everything is Illuminated Interview with James Brett by Charlotte Sanders
I Was Made To Love Magic Aurelia Thierree interviewed by Clémence Poésy
Why Don't They Let Us Fall In Love? Ali Michael photographed by Catherine Servel
Stillness is the Move Elsa Sylvan by Bennie Horne
Dawn is Mine Various unnamed models all at Marilyn Agency by Glynis Selina Arban
Dot to Dot Words by Fiorella Valdesolo
It's our Birthday Models Alice Gibb Beth Brown and Morwenna by Sandra Freij

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Happy Pancake Day!

How do you eat yours?
Bit of an off topic random post I know, but I LOVE pancakes!

Personally I think it has got to be crepe style (not American - no offence) with lemon and sugar rolled not folded.
As I am in Paris all this week again I have enjoyed savoury and sweet crepes today for lunch and dinner.

Siri Watch

Marc Jacobs Fall 2010

Chanel Couture Spring 2010
(loving the lipstick colour)

Jason Wu Fall 2010

Thakoon Fall 2010

all images from refinery29,, and a couple of other random places!

Saw Siri Tollerod in the Marc Jacobs show and I have decided she is my new favourite model.
Will be keeping an eye out to see who else she walks for during the next few weeks.
Let me know if you see her..

"It's not about fashion, it's about style. That's why we used 'real' girls,"

quote Marc Jacobs about his Fall 2010 show
Marc Jacobs Fall 2010

all photos from Fashionologie
See more here

Marc Jacobs Fall 2010 preview

All photos from Robert Duffy's twitter
Follow him here

It's all looking vey beige but I love the feather dress.
Didn't manage to catch the live show online last night...was too tired.
Anyone watch it?

Monday, 15 February 2010

Wang, but not as we know it

Not loving this, some of the outfits don't even look that flattering on the models.
After the success of his Summer collection i'm kinda disappointed.
What do you think? Love or Hate?

Saturday, 13 February 2010

A Chanel China Doll

cobrasnake, tfs

Kate Bosworth at the Chanel party for their new Rouge Coco lipstick

Love her hair and make up.
Not 100% on the white tights but I think she just about gets away with it.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Alexander McQueen

1969 - 2010

I was at work when I found out, working with many people who knew Alexander McQueen both professionally and personnally. I think many are still in shock.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Love MK & A

images scanned by me

Mary Kate and Ashley also feature in the new issue of LOVE
Click on the scans above to see the two page spread