Friday 31 August 2012

Chanel 2013 Resort Collection- MY opinion

Ready-to-wear resort collections have been around for many years. The original concept of a resort or cruise collection is to provide clothing for affluent customers who go away on holiday during the winter months to exotic destinations. Therefore, fashion houses created these collections to provide new, exclusive and stylish clothing which would work for their holidays as they would have to wear the previous S/S collection and who would do that?

Many have criticized the collection for being unwearable, which is quite true, but I can't help but like the fact that Chanel have adapted denim, lace and frills in one adorable collection. The models sported dresses with creepers and trainers, and although they didn't go with all the outfits, I think Karl Lagerfeld deserves some credit for taking such a brave move. Oh, and the beautiful setting! Versailles was the perfect choice for this collection to be debuted with its larger-than-life, elegant waterfalls.

Karl discusses his inspiration for this collection

I mean, I wasn't a fan of ALL the looks, but there were a few that I thought were just uber-adorable!

(Images courtesy of

Nikki Lipstick- Clothing for bad bitches...

On discovering Nikki Lipstick's clothes, I loved the concept behind her and her styles, I mean... they're daring, bold and very "fuck you"...

Famous for her "pasties" (stickers for your boobs), she also has a lookbook and an impressive website and Tumblr to check out.  x x @nikkilipstick

What I like is there's so many elements to her clothes... there's grunge, there's the trash-whore-fabulous-bitch and then there's the acid girl, the sweet MLP girl with a twist... the list goes on...

It's inspiring to see clothes like this which give confidence to women and from a photography point of view, the photos are amazinggg!

My personal favourite!

Wednesday 29 August 2012

Iggy Azalea... Fashion Leader or Follower?

Personally, I had no idea who Iggy Azalea was until I saw her in Steve Aoki's music video "Beat Down". I had heard of her before and I heard her being compared to Kreayshawn, but I didn't have a clue what she was about. Then I heard her and... I quite like her... I think? There's something unique about her. I always love a fierce female rapper I guess.

Her May 2012 Complex shoot stood out for me, she's pretty with long, blonde hair but she has a rough edge to her style.

This outfit is CUTE! Skin tight leggings and bralet but it doesn't look too hooker on her :O
I think she'll be one to watch this year going into 2013, after all "it's the year of the woman" according to her.

Kanye throws out Kim's wardrobe!

In the latest episode of KUWTK, Kanye West brings his stylist to give Kim's wardrobe a complete new makeover. By that, we mean... throw out nearly everything and bring in new stuff.

Controlling or generous? Hmm... well to be honest, I think he was coming from a good place, seeing as he is a designer now. "Kanye's definitely inspired me to wanna like, be a little bit more of an individual" she claims on the show.

Tuesday 28 August 2012

H&M x Maison Martin Margiela - FIRST LOOK

H&M is collaborating with Martin Margiela to produce an A/W 12 collection which will release on November the 15th. Excited? Well here's a first look at one of the dresses from a French Elle shoot.

The red asymmetrical dress is the first item to be leaked from the collection so far. On trend, it's no wonder Margiela has celebrity fans such as Kanye West... cough, "what's that jacket, Margiela?" ring any bells?

Vogue Fashion's Night Out T Shirt

The official FNO T Shirt (designed by Jonathan Saunders) goes on sale today! You can also pick it up at various events at selected stores on the night, the 6th of September.

Pick yours up at for £18.00 (a proportion of the proceeds will go to the charity 'Refuge')

Net-A-Porter- What's New?

Here's some of my favourite new items on the best high-end shopping site:

Dolce & Gabbana- £2,480

Burberry Prorsum- £1,595

Stella McCartney- Beaded wool, silk and cashmere-blend sweater
Moschino- £1,465

Altuzarra- £1,425
Valentino- £235

Michael Kors- £240
See by Chloé - £430

Christian Louboutin- £795

Sunday 26 August 2012

Festival style 2012- Reading & V Festival

Reading and V Festival are probably a couple of the most popular festivals in the UK. As the festival season comes to an end, it's about time we look at the best outfits...


Azealia Banks at Reading 2012 

Florence Welsh at Reading 2012

Rita Ora at V Festival 2012

Cheska Hull & Ollie Locke at V Festival 2012

Misha B at V Festival 2012


V Festival 2012

Reading 2012 (Omg LOVE this top)

Reading 2012

V Festival 2012

V Festival 2012

V Festival 2012

V Festival 2012

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Saturday 25 August 2012

Azealia Banks for MAC

Azealia Banks, the 21 year old rapper has officially gotten  her own MAC lipstick! She described it as a "dark, eggplant purple" and I think it represents her especially well seeing as she cannot get enough of that colour for her hair and own makeup. 

The lipstick will go on sale online on September the 5th. Will you be getting it? 

But this isn't the first time we've seen the eccentric star work her way up in the fashion industry. She was made the face of Alexander Wang's Fall 2012 campaign, as we see in this video:

Personally, I love it and I love the song 'Van Vogue' in the background (features on her '1991' EP available on iTunes). Perfect fit for Alexander who has also worked with the likes of A$AP Rocky, another of my personal favourites. 

As for her style? I guess it's an acquired taste? I quite like the sexy edge of it all...

"From the 1991 video shoot! - this TOM FORD jacket is EVERYTHING!"
A picture I took of Azealia at London's Hackney Weekend 2012

Friday 24 August 2012

Kardashian Kollection UK

The Kardashians are releasing their successful Kardashian Kollection clothing line at Dorothy Perkins stores in the UK this October.

I'll be honest, when I heard it was going to be released in Dorothy Perkins, I was a little... surprised? I was expecting more of a River Island or Topshop route but this collection should bring a whole new group of target buyers to the store when it releases.

I'm expecting skin-tight dresses, pencil skirts, blazers, cute shirts with peter pan collars and lots of lace. I also predict we'll be seeing a lot of black, blue, nude, gold and purple, similar to their Sears collection.

Nicki Minaj- 2012 Style Report

I am OBSESSED with Nicki Minaj. I love everything about her, from her music to her style to her genuine personality (I've watched her 'My Time Now' documentary at least 8 times). 2012 has seen her career rise to unprecedented levels. She's had features with just about everyone imaginable in the rap and hip-hop industry. With the release of her second album, Pink Friday Roman Reloaded, which is now certified platinum in the US, we've seen Nicki rock some incredible outfits. Here's a few I'm absolutely obsessed with...

So this is Nicki at London's Wireless Festival which I went to and LOVED. When she came out, she looked to die for... I love that she is one of the only people that could ever pull of this type of outfit. It's quirky, unique and kiddy with a touch of "hood".

When I saw this outfit at the begining of the 'Right By My Side' video I was in SHOCK. Nicki looks SO good in... well... what looks like pyjamas with crystal Louboutins! Could she be trying to tell us that she's both down-to-Earth and glamorous at the same time?

So this is a 2011 look but I thought it was too good to not remember. The baby blue, chiffon gown designed by The Blonds was the perfect pick for Nicki in the 'Moment for Life' video with Drake. The plunging cleavage, cut out sides and sapphire crystals accentuated her figure well. Princess much?

'I Am Your Leader' is Nicki's third track on her new album and the video just dropped today! I was blown away with the boots she was wearing in the tub... they were BAD! Her hair also looked gorgeous and natural as she wore the shiny black bustier dress.

As we approach the end of 2012, Nicki has certainly left her mark with her remarkable 'Pound The Alarm' video. Filmed in Trinidad, the carnival spirit was everywhere with hundreds of dancers in beautiful, feathery costumes. The star of the show, however, was unmissable in red as she sported her trademark high-waisted black hotpants with fishnet tights, cute silver sandals and a jewelled black bra with massive gold chains. Those who know a bit about Nicki's background would know this video meant a lot to her as it was filmed where she spent the majority of her childhood. It was bound to happen and when it did, it happened with a bang!