Monday, August 30, 2010

Street style loving.

Lately I have been looking at The Streethearts. It is beautiful. I don't often like street style bogs as I feel most are a poor rip of of the Sartorialist . This one doesn't have that feel at all.

Cutler and who?

Last weekend was pretty boring. Pretty relaxed. I went to a friends for dinner, caught up with another for lunch, did the laundry and read magazines until my eyes hurt. Literally.

So i thought I would get this checked out.

Lo and behold, after an hour of prodding, "read the bottom line" and an unusual yellow die (crisp white shirt - possibly not the best choice), I was informed I did indeed need glasses.

Now I have a wee philosophy about thinks like glasses (and stilettos, sunnies and rings etc etc), make a statement. If you are wearing glasses WEAR GLASSES. My friends have mostly picked up on this hence the rings in the previous post that could easily be used as a weapon if need be.

So I was pretty naturally drawn to a pair of think rimmed black "geek" glasses. I tried on a few shapes and sizes and settled on a pair.
My optician looked at me and said "ahh Cutler and Gross". Not truly understanding I smiled, nodded and went on my way. Intrigued though, I turned to google and found out all I could about Cutler and Gross. Quite frankly I feel kind of silly. They are an icon I had been completely oblivious to!

Starting up a shop a stone's throw from where I was born in London, Graham Cutler and Tony Gross set alight the 70s eye-wear fashion scene, and have continued to ever since. A cult British brand was created. A pocket of fashion, that is unusually originated from supreme quality, rather than garish logo bashing (Cutler and Gross have no label or logo on their glasses and never have). Hand made "classic cool" specs where to be seen on everyone from
(Audrey Hepburn)

(Jarvis Cocker)

and even now a days they feature in fashion magazines


and ads. (Levis)

But where ever they feature, who ever wears them...

these glasses make a statement. They say something. They are not for the timid. Sometimes they seem to shout a little to loud for my liking. But hey, everyones wants to be heard right?

Friday, August 27, 2010

Recently it was my birthday.

Last week in fact. And I got a bounty of lovely presents. One in-particular that got me thinking, was a ring, a Jose Bribiesca ring. I love it to death. It is very angular, they're positively architectural. I have a fantasy of buying up the entire range and wearing one on each finger to create a city scene.

Although I fear if I did so my hands would fall off from the weight.

After many research attempts I am stuck for seemingly any information on the designer. So all I can tell you is that you can get your mitts on them from World, they aren't going to kill your savings account and they are a great piece of simple statement bling!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Move over candy.

Thanks to Rag Pony I have found my latest colour love. The Chanel Khaki range is going to be a welcomed change on my nails from all the candy colours that I have (quite frankly) started to get a little of already.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

You can do no (or very little) wrong.

Stolen Girlfriends Club, I want to wear you. I am not 100% sure I can pull you off. And I may just skip the top with bra-cut outs. But other than that, I love the thug meet feminine style of this collection. I am on my way!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hair heart.

So Stephen Marr has just done the hair for the Ruby SS2010 lookbook “It is what it is”. Here is a wee look.

I have always liked indulging in a little hair dying. I have been every colour under the sun (yes, even green- briefly). I really like the subtle introduction of pink that hair stylist Jason Chong has used. A nice way to do the candy coloured hair that it so in right now without it being hugely intrusive!

Also Stephen Marr has started to do a great deal for students! Yay.

By yay I mean damn because I am just recently not a student so have missed the boat, but for all you uni/high school go-ers read below to learn more!

Latest Obsession.

Glittery peddle pushers. Duh.

I adore these from Isabel Marant's A/W collection. I think they would be highly appropriate for all occasions.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Naughty Naughty.

I have committed a cardinal fashion sin, according to the many “how to” of today’s style guides. Today I purchased a full-length dress. Not only that but it has horizontal stripes.

Before you can truly understand this forbidden act. I must tell you…I am, a glorified midget.

I am so short in fact that friends who haven’t seen me in a while often comment on how they had indeed forgotten quite how “wee” I am and it took them aback. I am greeted with cooing and even cowering and cheek pinching. Yes I am stuck in a child - grandparent relationship nightmare.

But don’t pull out the violins just yet; of all things I am happy to have been blessed with stunted growth. I can wear stilettos – bigger the better, and not scare away the short men of this world. I can better control my eating habits by hiding the Skittles on the top shelf and, very occasionally, I buy a pair of jeans in the kids department (think - over half the price).

Although I usually think the rules of fashion do have some sanity to them, this one I am choosing to ignore. I feel chic. And French. And tall. And hey, fashion is what you make it right? So I make this a do, rather than a don’t.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Smart lady.

I don't have an occasion for a suit. I do work in an office, but it isn't very corporate. Usually this is a point of happiness for me and my easygoing style. The only mandatory item around my 9-5 is the occasional pair of heels for an important meeting.

But there is a part of me that wishes I had an excuse to wear any of these babies.

A huge part.

Kudos Stella McCartney. Love. Want. Need.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sewing challenge.

I have this pretty rad grandma (well I have two rad grandmas, but this wee story is about one of them). She has always made me clothes, all my life. And I don't mean odd christmas knitted jumpers (although I would kinda LOVE one of those right now). I mean…walk into the glory of a fabric shop, spend hours walking around, picking a fabric and a pattern and having it gifted to me (perfectly fitting) a few weeks later. Bliss!

Although I fear if I really did send her fabric and patterns for all my fashions wants now a days, I would be working her like a sweat shop. It wouldn't be pretty.

So I have decided I am going to purchase a sewing machine and teach myself how to sew to my hearts consent!

Step one... buy a sewing machine. Any ideas folks?