Saturday, 31 December 2011

Same time next year...

Ok so this time last year I posted my aims for the coming year, 2011

1. Party more
2. Visit New York
3. Get fit
4. Have an adventure
5. See the Northern Lights
6. Move out of my parents house
7. Appear in an episode of Dr Who ( looks like fun!)
8. Reach 200 followers on this blog (too ambitious?)
Turns out I didn't do too well, so we'll try again for 2012... hmmmmm
I definitely partied more, moving out of my parents house and into central London helped that, so maybe now I should calm it down and get on with something else.
1. Find a new job (I will be officially funemployed from 10th January and whilst I can't wait for a break, I do think maybe I will be needing a new job as soon as my last paycheck runs out...the idea of working freelance for a couple of months has brought out an uncontrollable desire to spend for some reason)
2. Visit New York
3. Blog more
4. See the Northern Lights
5. Get fit and drink more water
6. Launch Chariteatowel and raise a lot of money for Raise The Roof Kenya/SMA Trust
7. Star in a music video
8. Have fun

That should do for a year...
Any further suggestions are warmly appreciated 

Let me know if you have set any good resolutions or goals for next year, I might want to steal them... thanks

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

If ever I need some encouragement... channel my inner Leigh Lezark - hellooooo Rooney Mara!

here she is pre-The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Sweet (too sweet?), pretty girl...though to be honest nothing to make her stand out

December 2010 

Here she is after a few bottles of black hair dye, a radical couture wardrobe makeover and some quirky make up choices...


What a difference a year makes!

Thursday, 15 December 2011


Jean Shrimpton by Bert Stern, 1963

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Karlie Kloss Blossoms

via  @StreetersLDN

Karlie Kloss in her first nude shoot for Vogue Italia December 2011
Shot by Steven Meisel with make up by Pat McGrath

See more here on Fashiongonerogue


Leigh Lezark and Carl Barat for Aubin & Wills Christmas 2011

Thursday, 24 November 2011

What's not to love?

Chloe? check. Arizona Muse? check. Freja? check...
and yet...

I wasn't the biggest fan of this new Chloe collection and I'm even not loving Arizona's new bowl cut.
Freja looks as fab as ever (has anyone ever seen a photo of her looking less than amazing?!).

I guess we will have to wait and see how the final campaign turns out but right now it's just not floating my boat.

Arizona Musa and Freja Beha Erichsen shooting the Chloe SS12 campaign outside Chateau Marmont, LA

Saturday, 19 November 2011

New Girl Crush

 Gillian Zinser (90210)
photos via tfs/google/weheartit

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Anyone still there?

To say my blog had been neglected is a bit of an understatement...
I am sorry to anyone who still checks to see any updates, last month I posted twice which is an all time low.
First fashion week left me knackered and since then I've been looking for a new job, having been in my current job since graduating 3 years ago. Plus I have started a new project, which if you follow me on Twitter you might have noticed me mention and if not, I hope to share everything with you soon. In the meantime follow @Chariteatowel on twitter!!
So bear with me, I promise to do my best to get back in the swing of things soon. And if anyone wants to give me a job that would be fab haha... London, New York or Paris...

But here we go, start as we mean to go on - How amazing is Kasia in the new Zara November lookbook?
Shame none of the clothes actually seem to be available, but maybe I'll take her lead and go dark too. Her hair colour is beautiful and I'll be her this month please.

 images via fashiongonerogue

See the full lookbook here

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Calling a Foot Doctor

So that's that for another season, 4 long weeks of shows and shoes for the models...
Can someone now run them all a hot bath and call someone to take care of their feet please!!


photos from

I have lots to post and will get on it when I am finally back in London on Friday

but as a thought for now - how bloody amazing was the Vuitton show?!!

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Day off

Had a day off in beautiful Florence so went for a walk around today.
My fave photo of the day...

I've also noticed a few more followers int he last couple of weeks so thank you!
Sorry I have been so MIA with blogger, back home on October 7th so will hopefully have lots to share then.

Off now to watch some more The Rachel Zoe Project episodes (my new obsession!) How have I never seen this til now? If you want to catch up with it online - click here to watch every single episode on youtube! I die!!

Dreaming in Colour

 Flare magazine Sept 2011

I'm also on Tumblr - let me know if you are too so I can follow you!

Friday, 16 September 2011

Marc's Mix Up

I admit I don't have as much time to scroll through all the shows as I used to, but this season from what I have caught I've been left a little disappointed. Even my NY favourites - Phillip Lim, Proenza Schouler, Rodarte have left me feeling a little flat...
So thank goodness for Marc! Who knew I needed a bin liner skirt and acid yellow headscarf? Well Marc did.

Marc's SS12 collection follows the pastel colour palettes that have been seen all over the NY catwalks this season with added pops of bright yellow. Plus there are subtle nods towards the last Prada AW show - soft textures mixed with plastic layers and pailettes.
Marc is back to his grungy, mixed up best. I love it!

Now let's see what he does for his final Vuitton show, no doubt this will be the show of the season as he goes out with a bang!