Monthly Archives: August 2010

10 Things I Love Sunday

1) Pineapple Express

I watched this for the first time the other day, with exceedingly low expectations, I mean, how good could a film about weed be? Turns out its astonishingly good. It just made me laugh all the way through, it had great writing, and even great acting. James Franco’s character, the lovable Saul Silver (who’s high all the time) has to be his best performance yet. People even went dressed as him to the 2010 Comic-con.

And, of course, Seth Rogen was at his best. I find it quite amusing that all his film’s are about really really inappropriate stuff, stuff that you just don’t want to see on TV, and yet his films are always genius. Just genius :)

2) All You Can Eat Holidays

Pretty much one of the main reasons I love school holidays, lots and lots of junk food!

3) Laziness

Another reason as to why I LOVE holidays. Passing on all chores and coursework. Great stuff.

Also, this gif of Chris Mintz-Plasse..”I’ll pass”

Love it.

4) Taylor Momsen

She’s had some really bad press lately, but I still love Tay Mom and her rock band, The Pretty Reckless. I love her style, and sure, she has a pretty bad attitude, but I just blame that on the teenage hormones…

5) The Pretty Reckless

Taylor’s band.  It’s mostly pretty dark rock, but her voice is awesome and the lyrics are powerful.

6) Cute necklaces

(Specifically owls)

7) Hold Ups/Knee Highs

So cute. From Urban Outfitters, from £3

8) Siri Tollerod

She’s from Norway, she’s graced the covers of Lula, Elle, 10, and Dansk, and she’s starred in ads for Prada, DKNY, Gwen Stefani and  Alberta Ferretti.

9) Growing Nails

My aim is to have beautifully long nails before term starts. I’m getting there…

10) Acne Wedges

Soooo gorgeous.

Menswear: Key Pieces

Key menswear pieces for A/W 2010 include:

Some are demonstrated here in the Burberry Prorsum Fall 2010 Menswear Collection.

What d’ya think?

I’d Like To Live…

In Karlie Kloss’ wardrobe.

She just makes the Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2010 show.

The Pretty Reckless

Max Attack

Its official. I’ve fallen in love with Max Azria’s Fall collection for Herve Leger. What d’ya think?

All photos: style.com

Love From Paris

I’m still reeling from the A/W catwalk collections for 2010, yet I haven’t even touched on the Fall collections here!  So, I thought I’d give you my thoughts on the fashions from the magically sophisticated city that brought some of the best designer collections this year…Paris!

Chloe

It’s impossible to pick my favourite from the 30 something pieces that make up the Fall 2010 collection from Chloe. Some may say they were bored with the repetitive colour palette, but I find Camel, the colour of the season, makes these clothes appear even more elegant and chic. I love love LOVE the silk pussy-bow blouses and wide legged trousers.  The fur and chunky knits and cool camel overcoats are just…ladylike. There’s no better word for the collection to be honest. Each piece, no matter how simple, has a certain grown-up sophistication, but also a kind of ease and versatility in wearing them. The label’s previous collections were always youthful and cool, but I much prefer Hannah MacGibbon’s 1970’s inspired take on it.

Celine

Phoebe Philo is really nothing short of a genius. Before her, Celine was near the bottom of the fashion ranks. However, because of her, Celine was this season’s most highly anticipated show. And it really didn’t disappoint. Similar to Chloe, Celine had a more grown up style to the collection this Fall. From see through silk chiffon and thick fur capes, to smart tapered trousers and cotton/leather trench coats, Celine really defined ‘Ready-To-Wear’ this season. The great thing about the collection is, any woman can wear it. Every piece; versatile, wearable, comfortable. And on top of all that, it looks amazing. Told ya Philo was a genius.

Stella McCartney

Another wearable collection from Paris. Now, I’ve never really been a big fan of Stella McCartney (apart from her perfumes, naturally), but this collection just makes me smile. It sound silly I know, but looking at the big chunky knits and oversized hoodies and big trench coats and cool capes, it all looks so… snug. Each piece looks trendy, but also extremely comfortable. And, once again, the trousers are incredibly well made and look beautiful. I think the grey sweater with the matching tapered trousers and nude kitten heels (below, right) has to be my favourite outfit. Ever.

Balmain

Paris was one of the most wearable of the four cities this season, what with the prim and proper-ness that was Chloe, Celine and Stella, so it was important and inspiring when Balmain decided to mix it up a bit with edgy prints and cool military jackets. I had so many favourites, I had to add four more pictures below. After a long time intently staring at each one (what a geek), I think I’ve concluded: the brick-red skinny pants (below, right) and the purple pants/blazer/trainer heels combination (above, right) were my absolute favourites in the collection. The structure of even basic separates, the prints, the odd hint of fringe, and every now and then an eclectic pop of colour: the Balmain Fall collection is really rather breath-taking.

I Love Miu

I don’t care if its old and entirely the wrong season, I’ll take it all. Tah very much :)