Friday, 24 October 2008

I know I haven't posted in a while - apologies, very busy, not been home much, this will change shortly.

My boyfriend bought me a little copy of the Disney Sleeping Beauty book the other day and it's inspired a Disney-related project, more on that soon.

For now, here's a screen shot I enjoyed from watching a bit of Snow White on youtube earlier. I know it's not really fashiony or anything, but come on, is this not the happiest chipmunk in a sock you ever did see?!

Do you like pickles?

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

I just bought The Little Rascals on DVD because it is amazing and fills me with joy every time I watch it. If you've never seen it, you're missing out, it'll change your life.

I've been a bit polyvore crazy this week and have just done two outfits inspired by the picture of Alfalfa and Darla above. The styles are a little queeky, which is a new word I just made up to mean both quirky and geeky, so ummm yeah!

"You are sooo beautiful to meeee..."

Lovely thing of the week

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Yes, I'm well aware that yesterday's post was also about a Matthew Williamson item which was also pink, but I have a dangerous relationship with cardigans and had absolutely no choice in the matter. This one called to me like a 100% cashmere siren perched seductively amidst the jagged rocks of luring me to a knitwear-related death.

I like it coz it's starry.

(No pink tomorrow. Pinkie promise...)

Happy Mondays

Monday, 13 October 2008

It's Monday again. Whoop. Can't you just taste my enthusiasm? Bleeeuuurgh.

Last night I watched Sex and the City: The Movie again. It really is the most deliciously good film for fashion binging. If you're in the mood for gawping or doing that Homer Simpson drooly thing (aaaaaaaaggggghhhhhhh), I'd definitely recommend it. While I'd find it difficult to choose just one item that I LOVE more than everything else in the film, I can say that the Dolce and Gabbana puffball dress that Carrie wears at Fashion Week is sickeningly stunning. (you gotta love a good puffball...)

After having a little rest from the eye-gasm it gave me, I felt like having a bit of a browse on all the fancy websites I could only ever dream of buying clothes from. I came across this pink funnel neck Matthew Williamson dress at (which is basically the best website there ever was ever) and decided to style it on polyvore. I've come up with two contrasting looks and this has inspired me to introduce a new feature - "The same but different" - every week I'm going to find an item online and then style it in two very different ways. So here's my first one, click on the images to go to my polyvore pages for item details. The dress is $1,500...imagine...

I want I want I want

Friday, 10 October 2008

Walking into Topshop yesterday I was faced with an item which has been haunting me ever since I first spotted it two weeks ago; the boyfriend blazer. I love it with all my heart and soul. I know it's fairly simple and basic but a good blazer is something that everyone should have in their wardrobe as it's so versatile. I'm really liking the current trend for big, slouchy, men's style blazers (especially with rolled up sleeves...I don't know why, I just do) and as you can see from the photos above, everyone is rocking them, from my favourite little fashion pixie Alexa Chung, to Anne Hathaway and Keira Knightly.

(photo from

This one from Topshop I've just realised is a slightly less fancy version of the Kate Moss for Topshop blazer they had in stock a while ago (that one had a school badge on the front and silkier lining), it must have sold so well that they decided to do their own version. It's £55 which is fairly reasonable for something that you can wear again and again, but alas, I just can't justify spending that much (or any) money at the moment and so it will continue to haunt me in its oversized, cool-turned-up-cuffed beauty forevermore.

ANTM - Cycle 11

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Having been away from regular Internet for a while, I've just spent the past week or so snuggled up in bed catching up on all of the new episodes of America's Next Top Model. It's taken me a while to warm to this season as I was still VERY hung up on season 10 and the appalling-ness that was firstly BEE-YUTIFUL Katarzyna not getting further than she did and then (mean) Whitney winning over Anya. (seriously, WTF?!) Don't get me started, I'll go mental. It also didn't help that season 11 began with a bizarre, space-age boot camp which was basically just another excuse for Tyra to have a weird, OTT grand entrance. I wish the girls wouldn't all scream when they see her, it's only going to inflate her ego even more. Why do you think her forehead's so big?!
However, once I got over the initial horror I started to get into it and I have to admit that this week's super-glamourous 'Fiercee Awards' shoot was FABULOUS. I'm a sucker for old-school glamour; Elina's makeup and Lauren Brie's hair nearly made me break down and weep for Veronica Lake-inspired joy in my pyjamas. Marjorie's photo was chosen as the best one and who can blame the judges? She is so frikkin cute I could eat her (I won't though...yet) Have to say though that I have a ma-hoo-sive girl crush on Analeigh, she's SO PRETTY! I'm not going to say who I want to win because I have a track record of always favouriting the girl who ends up coming second or third (case in point - Mercedes cycle 2, Yaya cycle 3, Nik cycle 5, Jenah cycle 9) and I want my girl to win. So it's a secret.

Just say NO! The Saturdays at the High School Musical 3 premiere

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

I'm so out of the loop it's depressing. Who are the Saturdays? Why are they dressed in Toffo wrappers?! Remember Toffos? What happened to them?!?!

I just Googled the girls and came upon their official website, it turns out I have actually heard their new song "Up" but I've got absolutely no recollection of when or where (which frightens me a little bit...what if they're getting into my dreams?). They seem to be sticking to a very safe clothing pattern here - in the picture above they're all wearing different coloured dresses with opaque black tights and in their new video they're all wearing black dresses with different coloured opaque tights...see what they did there? At least they wore tights - it was VERY cold last night.

I'd hate to be in a girl group; all that matchy matchy dressing would depress me...that and the fact that you're probably on some level always aware that sooner or later a newer, younger, shinier girl group are just going to swoop in like perma-tanned Batmen and take the limelight away from you (probably wearing some even sillier plastic fantastic outfits than you) and nobody will even notice.

Product Review - Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner

A few weeks ago I had to buy a new eyeliner as I accidentally left my old faithful Collection 2000 one at my friend Holly's house in London and I wasn't sure when I'd be seeing her next to pick it up. Being an avid fan of sexy 40s-style eyeliner flicks, I knew I couldn't go without them for very long and, since I had some vouchers for John Lewis, I figured I'd be fancy and buy an expensive new one.
I originally went to the Benefit counter but was told, to my amazement, that Benefit don't actually stock a liquid eyeliner, they only do that gel stuff which you apply from a little pot with a brush which comes seperately. Now I'm sure it's a wonderful product but I just couldn't really see the point of buying two seperate items when one would do me just fine. So I went to the Guerlain counter where I was helped by a very friendly lady who showed me the 'Divinora' eyeliner.
The thing with Guerlain makeup is that it just looks SO PRETTY and classy and gorgeous. I use their Terracotta Bronzer religiously and that comes in a dreadfully chic shiny brown compact with kind of engraved stuff on the front. So when the lady showed me the beautious eyeliner in its little glass pot with a luxurious gold handle, I was pretty much sold. (yeah, I'm all about the looks, though fortunately, I've learned never to judge a book by its cover...I judge by how attractive the photo of the author is...) It cost about £17 and I went away a happy bunny, excited to try it out.
Now don't get me wrong, it's a good eyeliner; the colour is a rich, velvety black and the formula itself is quick drying and very long lasting - no crumbling or wearing off as the day goes on. But the brush is so bloody flimsy! It's very long and fine which means you literally have to have the steadiest hand EVER. Now I've been wearing liquid eyeliner for a good few years so I'd safely say I've got the knack for applying it but even I have trouble getting a good, clean, smooth line with this. With the (much cheaper) Collection 2000 one, the brush was short and firm, a bit like a felt tip, so all you needed was one quick stroke across the eyelid and you were done, but with the Guerlain one you have to take time over it and flicks are so difficult to do because of how thin the brush is!
So I'd definitely say that although this product is good, it's only really for those people who are amazing at Operation and those buzzer games you get at the fairground...

Oh, and I saw Holly last week anyway so I got my old eyeliner back, it was an emotional reunion!

Lovely thing of the week

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Oh Nanette Lepore, you're wonderful, you truly are. This "Magic Wand" dress is 110% lovely. The vintagey-1940s-tea-dressy-shape, the gorgeous floaty fabric, the cute cut-out detail at the neck, the sparkles!!! I LOVE IT and would very much appreciate a donation from some kind soul of $595 so that I can buy it now please. (photo from
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