Sunday, March 6, 2011

Feeling Clogish

Fashion Facts: Traditionally Clogs were worn by workers for protection while working in mines, farms and factories. They were also once wooden slippers worn for Clogging, a traditional European folk dance similar to tap dancing. 
"Clogs" now commonly mean:comfortable slip on shoe. Now I am a firm believer that if someone declares "your shoes look so comfortable!" You are wearing the wrong shoes.  

Clogs always have been and always will be a "clunky" shoe; however, this years Clogish Wooden Sandal is perfectly suited to the 70's styling seen for Spring Summer 2011.

Jeffrey Cambell Clogs from

The Outlander Clog by Jeffrey Solvang
$188 at

Topshop clog sandals in olive blue leather 

1970's Japanese Geta style Famolare wooden clogs
Priced $455

These awkward beauties are from Benoit Méléard's Spring/Summer 2011 Manifest Collection.
These shoes might only be picture perfect but are very accurate according to this definition of Clogs:
A heavy block, as of wood, fastened to a person or beast to impede movement. 
photo from

That 70's Platform Clog 
The Foxy Wood, Black Patent Platform
 By Jeffrey Cambell 

Biker Clog
From Zara

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Haute Couture

"They make Rolls Royce very chic you know, but stable, unmoving... Haute Couture clothes are beautiful, but you see the beauty of the clothes, not the beauty of the body." - Emmanuelle Khanh, 1964

Friday, February 25, 2011

Crochet Couture

From hand made antiques in your Grandmothers attic to the runways of 
New York, London and Paris. 
Crochet is this Springs most nostalgic trend. 

Pelham Crocheted Silk Skirt
from Rag and Bone
available at
Priced at $725

Crochet Miss Sicily Satchel Bag
from Dolce and Gabbana
available at
Priced at $2345

These delicate Crochet Pendant Lamps from 

would look perfect with a ruffled duvet cover for a feminine feel in your bedroom. I couldn't resist them with this Spring's crochet kick.

Corsica Crochet Button Back Top
As seen in Harpers Bazaar
 from Augden
 The eco-friendly knitwear line by Franceska Earls

A collection of crochet jewellery 
from Naruji

Lily Donaldson in a beautiful spring dress for the Monsoon Spring 2011 Campaign

Knitted Mink Hand Crochet Flower Kimono
From Topshop
Priced at £46.00

Hitchhikers Daisy Lace Bloomers
from Stone Cold Fox
Priced at $220

Crochet Mini Flower Headband
Priced at $17.00

Crochet Wall Art
Image from Elle Decor UK

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Fendi Favorites

This Spring I will be riding my bicycle, birds will chirping, the sun will be shinning, the cool wind will blow in my hair and I will be living in a fashionable romantic dream with these four favorites from Fendi.

Mini Cross-Body Fendi Bag
Spring 2011 

Mini Cross-Body Fendi Bag
Spring 2011

Fendi Bicycle  
This completely necessary bicycle for Spring and Summer is Priced at $9,500

Fendi Platform Wedges Spring 2011
These Beautiful retro throwbacks are the practical shoe for a Spring cycle around the city.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Reed Krakoff - Classic, Gorgeous and Nothing Like Coach

Originally I was planning to do a review on the best Satchel bags this season as I have been searching for one myself, and dreaming of a Proenza Schouler PS1 Crocodile Satchel. That was until I found Reed Krakoff's Spring 2011 collection, I was amazed that the Creative Director behind such an average company as Coach was capable of designing exceptionally luxurious items. As I inspected each one of the bags in his signature collection I realized that it was going to be very hard to narrow down the best of the best. So here we are, these are my favorites. I will be selling my kidney for one of them, just not sure which one yet. 

The Boxer ||
Priced at $5,990 USD

The Boxer |
Priced at $1,090 USD

The Boxer Clutch
Priced at $590 USD

The Inside Out Boxer Satchel
Priced at $1,890

The Standard Clutch
Priced at $490

The Utility Messenger |
Priced at $1,990

Friday, February 4, 2011

Love Affair With Lingerie

The approaching Valentines Day was the reason I started this epic search for the perfect lingerie,
Im sick of seeing the same frilly neon pink matching bra and panties in the window of every underwear store. I can't think of anything good to come out of Valentines Day whether your attached or not. There is so much tasteless and boring corsets, bras and stockings so I set out to find something Romantic, Charming, Sexy and not slutty.
Etam's Spring / Summer Collection manages to capture these qualities and portray a virginal innocence, which is very difficult when half naked. The colours and details in this collection are perfect not to mention a lamb was carried by a model  during their popular runway show. Here are my favorites in this stunning ad campaign with Natalia Vodianova

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Stripes for Spring

Stripes are charming, fresh and playful. They may not be a new fashion concept but they are back in popular demand and have been featured in multiple fashion shows this spring. Try an alternative approach to Stripes for Spring. 

Marc Jacobs Spring / Summer 2011

A truly charming outfit for spring captured outside fashion week.
Photo courtesy of

This Armani extravagance was shot for Korean Vogue

Prada Spring 2011 

Jason Wu
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Proenza Schouler is mixing prints for Spring / Summer 2011

Prada Spring / Summer 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

Ruffle Me Up

I Love A Good Ruffle.
Romantic, sweet, and there is the right ruffle for every boy type.

Ruffle Front Dress from
The subtleness of the ruffles is what makes this dress a sensation. It's understated yet chic. In Winter wear it with nylons and ankle boots and pearls, in Summer try sandals or heels with layered bangles and bright coloured clutch.
Price $48.27

Ruffle Tee by Red Valentino
Available at
Price $201.79

Ruffle-Tier Silk-Chiffon Gown
By Halston.
I am having a romantic love affair with this dress, or maybe the idea of a great love affair that I might have wearing this dress. I love this playful-girly colour (and I have to say looks fabulous on me) paired with the long, elegant, ruffles it's my garden party pick for spring.
Right now I am counting my pennies because has it on SALE for $2,580
Photo courtesy of

Ruffles Sister - The Pleat
Pleated One Shoulder Bodycon Dress from ASOS
Sexy not Slutty
Price $55.17

1940's Candy Colour Couture

This Delicious mix of Tropical and 1940's inspirations came together splendidly at the hands of John Galliano for Christian Dior, shown at Paris Fashion Week. Here are my favorites. 

Pictures courtesy of

For a Less Expensive option than Dior add these to your
Spring Wardrobe
Orange Strappy Platforms
From  StyleHive
Bird/Key/Leaf Bracelet from Topshop

This Pleated Halter Swing Dress from ASOS is now $48.27 and is a great start to a Dior inspired outfit.

Just add accessories like contrasting heels and one of these feather necklaces.
Golden Feather Amulet Necklace by Pagan Poetry
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Lanvin Feather Necklace
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Or for a bold statement collar try this. This tropical necklace can be purchased at
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