31 October 2011

Citizen Couture





This fashion month was the first time I really met Jason.  I have loved his photographs on Citizen Couture for some time, and I was trilled when he wanted to take my picture. 
I love how the photos have turned out, he is not only a lovely person but also incredibly talented. 
Have a look at his other work HERE!
He also took some really fun candid shots of everyone around Paris on his little Yashica camera.  Have a sneakie peakie at them HERE!

28 October 2011

Black White Yellow






Photos by Pete Navey

Boots Topshop, Leather-look Leggings Singapore (Far East Plaza), Shirt Yves Saint Laurent, Cape Maison Martin Margiela, Hat The New York Hat Company, and Clutch vintage. 

I have wanted to use black and white photos for ages now, but I never want to loose any excitement from the colour of the clothes. This outfit was the perfect opportunity to do it since the whole outfit was black and white anyway!
I love this shirt.  I have it in black as well, and it is so beautiful in real life.  I remember being obsessed with this collection by Stefano Pilati and the runway show that went with it.  The catwalk was covered in purple Pansies, it was just stunning. (See HERE!)

26 October 2011

Hoss the Boss

Photo courtesy of Hoss Intropia


I recently had a chowdown with the wonderfully talented Diane Birch at the Hoss Intropia store in Regents Street.  Hoss Intropia invited me along to interview her and have a look around their collection. 
I really liked the ethos and vibe of Hoss Intorpia, so relaxed, and yet so traditional. 
Have a look at some of their things HERE!
Diane is a wonderful fit for the brand, both have a independence, and a style that is relaxed and yet extravagant.  Hoss Intropia seem to be the perfect town to country clothes, casual enough that you won't ever seem over dressed, but chic and individual enough to always be comment worthy.
Unfortunately on the night I had the remains of Post Fashion Month Flu, so I didn't like to stay around too long incase I infected anyone, not least Diane, who was performing in store later, however you can see what I missed HERE!
I have been addicted to her Album 'Bible Belt' ever since. 
I did manage to do the interview, although breathing as far from Diane as possible. I thought that instead of the usual boring 'fashion interview' questions we have all read a million times, I would go with the much loved Proust Questionaire.  Here are her very interesting answers...

name:
Diane Birch
age:
 28
city:
 NYC
occupation: 
 Singer Songwriter
what is your current state of mind?
 Hopeful
what is your greatest extravagance? 
 Perfume
what is your greatest fear? 
 Falling off stage
what is the trait you most deplore in others? 
 Meanness   Racism
what do you consider the most overrated virtue? 
 Wealth
if you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
 More fearless
what is the quality you most like in a man?
 Hot, just kidding - genuineness
what is the quality you most like in a woman? 
 Confindence
which words or phrases do you most overuse? 
 'You know' and 'like'
which talent would you most like to have? 
 Amazing guitar player
what or who is the greatest love of your life? 
 Besides my piano - my boyfriend
where would you like to live? 
 Tokyo for a while
what is your favorite occupation? 
 Perfumer
what is your most treasured possession? 
 My hat collection
who are your favorite writers? 
 Michael Jackson, Kate Bush and Hemingway
who is your favorite hero of fiction?
 Batman  Catwoman
who are your heroes in real life? 
 Nelson Mandela
what do you most value in your friends? 
 Honesty
what is your most marked characteristic?
 Goofy
how would you like to die? 
 In my sleep
what is your motto?
 Peace and love

25 October 2011

Inside My Bag


I have had a couple of requests for a post on what I have in my bag... so here it is!
I think I was probably a little too honest with what I have in bag and should have used a little bit more creative license.  Never mind, I will do another in the future with a different bag and more excitement.

So in my mum's 'borrowed' vintage Celine bag is...
  1. my iPhone
  2. my Blackberry
  3. some Headphones 
  4. a pair of Sunglasses 
  5. a Hair Brush
  6. a box of some emergency painkillers
  7. My vintage laquer fountain pen
  8. A colourful Sharpie
  9. some Hand Sanitizer
  10. my Business cards 
  11. a Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Big Stick
  12. a packet of Tissues
  13. a Wallet, tends to be this Hermes one
  14. a small bottle of scent

21 October 2011

The Lost Lunch


Home-grown Artichoke Hearts stuffed with Samphire, Broad Beans and Herbs

Rosemary Roast Beef

Fresh Roast Beetroot Salad with Capers, Cherry Tomatoes, Sun-dried Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs

Parmesan Roast Potatoes

Mixed Home Grown Garden Salad with edible Marigold petals

Junket with Marinated Strawberries and Watermelon


Vanilla Pana cotta with Champagne Jelly and Strawberries

The Smell of Sweetpeas

Sometime ago now, I had a birthday.  I can't remember how but I managed to loose these pictures of the food.  So when I found them, it was like a lovely reminder of the yumminess of that day. 
The Parmesan Potatoes are still some of the best things I have ever eaten and I cant tell you how cute the Pana cotta's were in real life, the colour was divine. 
I hope the miracles my mother created in the kitchen here will inspire you to do something wonderful in your kitchens this weekend!
Happy sleep ins!

19 October 2011

PFW Part 2.


Photos by Vogue Italia

Photo by Dvora of Fashionstable

Shoes Christian Louboutin, Skirt Moschino from My-Wardrobe (sample), Shirt All Saints, Lace Camisole vintage from my mother, Hat Made by ME, Miss Peony Lim! and Bag vintage.

Photo by Guerre for Marie Claire USA


Shoes Christian Louboutin, Jeans Zara, Belt, Shirt and Bracelet all Hermes, Sunglasses Tom Ford, and Bag Vintage.

Photo by Craig Arend for New York Magazine's The Cut

Shoes Christian Louboutin, Dress Whistles, Bag vintage and Sunglasses Cynthia Rowley.

Here are a few more outfits from Paris Fashion Week. 
The jumping photo was taken by Craig (of Altamira fame see HERE!) as part of a series, you should definitely check them out, he managed to get some pretty awesome people to jump! Have a little lookie HERE!  I clearly need to work on my jumping poses since other people managed to look amazing.
Now I am home again, I am obsessed with cooking and eating! Go figure...
So I have been cooking a lot from FoodGawker (see HERE!). Recently I have made Banana Cupcakes with Caramel Cream Creese Frosting (see HERE!) and American Style Macaroni with a Bacon and Herbed Breadcrumb topping (see HERE!).

17 October 2011

Blue shirt white skirt







Photos by Pete Navey

Shoes Balenciaga, Skirt vintage, Shirt The Gap, and Belt Hermes.

The winter is coming, full blast. I seem to have missed a season, going from super hot to cold, without that wonderful jumper weather.
Nonetheless the last bare-leg-days are upon us, so I am getting super excited to wear my winter clothes again. Gloves, hats and coats have all been brought to the front of my closet, after my pre-winter clear-out today.  I'm not quite finished yet... it is a nightmare deciding what you don't want anymore! I hate getting rid of anything.  I think this time it is a necessity though.
Happy Monday!




13 October 2011

Meow Meow





These are a couple of photos from a shoot I styled for Pete Navey (the Peony Lim in house photographer!).  I think they turned out pretty cute... frilly pants and a cat hat is always a winner. The model is Maya.

10 October 2011

The last summer breeze



Photos by Pete Navey

Shoes Zara, Skirt Zara, T-shirt ASOS, Necklace DAVE, and Belt Gucci, 

The weather of late has been so strange.  While I was in Paris it felt like July, and now I am back in London, there is talk of snow.  How strange to have missed my favourite season, Autumn.  Nonetheless the last wave of heat reminded me I still had these pictures to post. I thought it would be nice to break up my fashion month coverage with a little normality.

5 October 2011

Part 1. PFW SS12

Vogue USA Photo by Phil Oh aka Mr Streetpeeper

Metro

New York Magazine's The Cut Photo by Craig Arend

Glamour

Marie Claire USA Photo by Guerre

Shoes Christian Louboutin, Dress vintage, Jacket Stella McCartney, Bag Hermes, and Sunglasses Linda Farrow.

It has been completely boiling in Paris. I packed for October, as in for Autumn, and that has just not happened! So much for scarves and jackets, this is pretty much the only one I have had a chance to wear. 
Thankfully I love it, so it was worth the heat stroke. 
The jacket is actually my Mother's but I gave it to her for her birthday, so a little persuasion and it was mine for a week.
I cant wait to show you my finds from Paris.  Just like NYC I managed to take a few hours out for some much needed retail-therapy.... watch this space!
I know you already read Frassy but just incase you don't make sure you visit her (HERE!), not just for her crazyladycool style but also because she is so super nice and has looked after me for PFW on the Metro and beyond! 

1 October 2011

LFW Part 3.

Refinery 29
Shoes Balenciaga, Trousers from a market in Singapore, Jacket Preen from My Wardrobe (sample), Tshirt H&M, Belt and Clutch Vintage, and Necklace Dannijo from My Wardrobe (sample).

Styledissection for V Magazin


Fashitects
Shoes Pedder Red, Dress Celine, Bag YSL Downton, Glasses Hugo Boss, and Watch Michael Kors from My Wardrobe.

The Daily



Three above by Dvora for Fashionistable

These are some more outfits from LFW.  You must go on Dvora's blog, she is the loveliest!
Sorry that I dont have anything from PFW ready yet, but I will get on it asap!
Paris has been absolutely swelteringly hot. I am melting, but the clothes are looking truly wonderful. 
I managed a little side trip to Colette and Marie Mercie so I cant wait to show you my finds.