Monday, January 31, 2011

Lazy Days

UK Vogue January 1993 "Under Exposure" Kate Moss by Corinne Day

Keira Knightley in Atonement

Ceine's Phoebe Philo in The Gentlewoman

Mia Farrow in Rosemary's Baby

Kirsten Dunst in Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides

Russh July 09 "Sorry, No One's Home"

Gwyneth Paltrow in The Royal Tenebaums

Sources: The Fashion Spot, Google Image Search, my own scans, my own screen grabs

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Austere, Rural Goodness

This is possibly the coolest of all the editorials from the new year. I'm always a sucker for all things Amish, austere and pilgrim-y, but this really is quite good. I love when editorials manage to make new designer pieces (that are usually so recognisably of a particular collection) look like wardrobes or traditional garments - which this does. There's something about the crisp whites and blacks against the backdrop of the green rural setting and the impossibly blue sky. Oh and I love the hair.

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Chloe Spring 11 Campaign

The spring campaign from Chloe is one of the best from the season - so natural, elegant and serene. There's nothing quite like a Chloe Girl.

Chloe Spring 2011 Campaign Iselin Steiro & Malgosia Bela by David Sims

Source: Fashion Gone Rogue, TFS


This pretty much sums up life right now. One month of holidays left.

Miu Miu Spring/Summer 94 Campaign by Corinne Day 
Source: The Fashion Spot

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Christmas is the best time for receiving books - especially the heavy, photography filled kind. I was lucky enough to get an amazing book from Dad (that I had of course already spied in the window of Unity Books and consequently raved about) called Harlem - A Century in Images. It's a fascinating, poignant and intriguing look back at one of the most iconic areas of New York City. Below are some of my favorite images - stunning, moving, jubilant and arresting.

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These shots are great for several reasons. Firstly, it makes me anticipate Autumn (although its over a month away) and all the red leaves and fresh wind that comes with it. Secondly, and most importantly it reminds me of Anne Of Green Gables - who is, of course, one of my favorite female protagonists in literature.

V Magazine "Pretty Baby" Kinga R., Lindsay E. and Alyona Osmanova by Alasdair McLellan and Olivier Rizzo
Source: The Fashion Spot

Monday, January 24, 2011

"Take The Plunge"

I love length. Anyone who knows me well will know I'm a sucker for long hemlines - be they trousers, maxi skirts or the endearingly frumpy calf length skirts. So naturally I love this editorial by amaze stylist Heathermary Jackson (she works with Karen Walker on all her collections). First shot is my number one favorite, followed closely by the Proenza look. Cute.

Elle UK February 2011 "Take the Plunge" Giedre Dukauskaite by David Vasiljevic and Heathermary Jackson
Source: Fashion Gone Rogue

Chloe Pre-Fall 11

Hannah McGibbon was another designer who went with autumnal colours for pre-fall. The collection is a warmer take on the Chloe aesthetic in both colour (rust browns, pumpkin orange and sunshine yellow all feature) and fabrics like ribbed knitwear, corduroy and patchwork knits - the distinctly seventies vibe is still there in silhouette and style. I would give my teeth for that pumpkin jumper, the brown cord pants and the patchwork knit shawls/wrap/thing.


Sunday, January 23, 2011

"The Last Childhood's Summer"

This is what summer should be.

Russian Vogue June/July 99 "The last childhood`s summer" by Juergen Teller and Venetia Scott
Source: Venetia Scott's Fashion Spot Thread

Dries Van Noten Fall 11 Menswear

It's hard to put into words how much I loved the fall menswear collection by Dries Van Noten; the modern elegance, the soft yet tailored masculinity. Dries Van Noten told Style.Com he "wanted something glamorous without being feminine." The muse of the collection is understandably and clearly David Bowies incarnation as the Thin White Duke. From the silhouettes to the gaunt, pale faced models with slick strawberry blonde hair. It was pure Bowie. The suiting was the standout for me - particularly the loose, fluid trousers that evoked the old Oxford Bags. This soft, yet tailored approach menswear is very appealing and such a welcome change from all the super-slim silhouettes we've seen over the past few years. I also love the fresh take the fur lapels - asymmetric, layered, raw. So so stunning. Dries does it again.

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