Monthly Archives: September 2012

23.09.12 – 30.09.12

FAIIINT, Inspiration, Mood Board, Fashion, Shoe, Sci Fi, Futuristic, Metallic, Blue, Green, Grey, Black, Pastel, Silver, Alien, Landscape, Crystal,

#1 : Timothy Allen Mount Ijen Indonesia / Haven’t been able to stop looking through this blog, so many incredible photos… This is my favourite, I love how alien & otherworldly it looks…
#2 : Unused movie poster for Moon / Moon is one of my favourite recent sci-fi movies & if you haven’t seen it, you really seriously need to!
#3 : Arran Gregory wolf sculpture / I love this guys illustrations, but it’s his geometric animal sculptures that have really blown me away, I’d love this wolfy one!
#4 : Glitter winged eyeliner / Such a tiny detail, but really quite striking!
#5 : Yiqing Yin / This leaves me speechless, utter perfection & so incredibly beautiful!
#6 : Janina Alleyne ‘Exoskeleton’ 3D Printed Heels / Again, these are breathtaking & printed using a 3D printer?! Can’t get much more sci-fi than that!
#7 : Nick Knight ‘Explosions’ / Knight is one of my favourite fashion photographers & I love this series, beautiful, chaotic, perfect!
#8 : Pamela Love crystal cuff / Still craving one of these…
#9 : Jason Wu S/S 13 / I’m not usually a fan of his, but I fell in love with this dress as soon as I saw it!

10 Favourite / Most Played Tracks This Week…

Click to open in Spotify : [ Playlist for 23.09.12 – 30.09.12 ]

#1 : Daft Punk / The Game Has Changed
#2 : These New Puritans / We Want War
#3 : Klaxons / Atlantis To Interzone
#4 : The Rapture / Don Gon Do It
#5 : Clinic / The Return Of Evil Bill
#6 : Foals / Cassius
#7 : McLusky / Lightsabre Cocksuking Blues
#8 : Future of The Left / The Hope That House Built
#9 : Alpines / Cocoon
#10 : The Flaming Lips / Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 1

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Super

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This belt from Bracher Emden makes me feel like a super hero in disguise, it’s one of those things that as soon as you put it on you morph into this super confident, kick ass type of character. The width & tightness make it impossible to slouch, so you are automatically given a more confident posture, but it’s the unusual angular shape, mix of textures & geometric slices that really make a statement. Like all of their bags it’s beautifully constructed in the most gorgeous leathers & has the signature magnetic fastening to the back, making it look super slick from all angles. I love that all of their pieces are very statement making without being too fussy, even though they’re often intricately detailed, the tone on tone colours & graphic shapes keep them looking very clean & minimal too.

I kept the rest of the outfit pretty simple & in keeping with the super hero kind of theme, chunky boots & a hint of spikes was all it needed. I love this dress from Costume Dept. it’s really basic but the asymmetric neckline makes it that little bit more interesting. I brought it from the sale on ASOS, having never heard of the brand before & have since been unable to find hardly any of their other pieces, they don’t even appear to have a website. It’s a real shame, I’d love to see what else they have to offer & would gladly buy more pieces if they’re anything like this dress.

How awesome is this huge boulder we found in the middle of a park? I love how it looks as though it could be the middle of some barren desert, except we’re actually in the middle of a city! It was also ridiculously windy despite the bright sun, which is why my hair is having a ‘Something About Mary’ moment in the first image…

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Black Sunday

FAIIINT, Outfit, Topshop, Todd Lynn, Tux, Blazer, Tuxedo, All Saints, Draped, Dress, Vivienne Westwood, Shoes, Toe, Toe Indent, Mary Janes, Balenciaga, City, Bag, Ligia Dias, Necklace, Black, All Black,FAIIINT, Vivienne Westwood, Mary Janes, Shoes, Heels, Toe, Toe Indent, Triple Strap, BlackFAIIINT, Outfit, Topshop, Todd Lynn, Tux, Blazer, Tuxedo, All Saints, Draped, Dress, Detail, Ligia Dias, Necklace, Choker, Black, VelvetFAIIINT, Outfit, Topshop, Todd Lynn, Tux, Blazer, Tuxedo, All Saints, Draped, Dress, Vivienne Westwood, Shoes, Toe, Toe Indent, Mary Janes, Balenciaga, City, Bag, Ligia Dias, Necklace, Black, All Black,

Whenever I’m feeling a bit rubbish, tired or ill I tend to wear either huge statement jewellery to cheer myself up or something really tailored so I look put together, even though I don’t feel it.

Yesterday was definitely one of those days & this Todd Lynn for Topshop tuxedo blazer is perfect for it, how could you not feel put together wearing this? It fits like a dream, has just the right amount of stiffness & structure, beautiful fabric, perfectly cut & the velvet collar gives it a little luxe too. This was by far my favourite designer collaboration Topshop have ever done, at the time I brought this & the cropped jacket with the fur collar. I’m still searching eBay waiting for the double breasted blazer & the satin lapel version to show up in my size, I was gutted I couldn’t afford them all at the time. I’m still saving up for one from the mainline collection too, they keep popping up on The Outnet when I have no money & taunting me!

These beat up Vivienne Westwood’s are my best ever eBay bargain, originally they were gold, peeling, scuffed & with ruined heels. They were also going for £35, they looked knackered, but I knew I’d be able to rescue them! The gold colour had to go, it looked beautiful but I knew they’d turn out awful with the poor home dye (paints!) you need to use for metallics, so I stripped the gold off, gave them a good condition & clean & dyed them black. They looked almost new after this, the leather wasn’t as scuffed as I’d thought, it was just the gold paint rubbing away, making them look worse than they were & after the cobbler fixed the heels they were as good as new! The signature Westwood molded toes are my favourite thing about these, they always get me funny looks & second glances!

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16.09.12 – 23.09.12

FAIIINT, Inspiration, Mood, Board, Skull, Tattoo, Rings, Smoke, Grunge, Gothic, Blue, Purple, Black, Grey, Pastel,

#1 : Red Sofa x Ovate Rune Rings / Love how these look as a set, they almost look like tattoos…
#2 : Geraldine Georges / I love the mixture of the delicate skin tones with the harsh black lines, the realism paired with the sketchy lines & the finished but unfinished look, beautiful work!
#3 : Not sure where this is from, but I love the way it turned out!
#4 : Carved Amethyst Skull / How beautiful? I really need one of these!
#5 : I need to know where this is from & who the amazing dress is by, so striking!
#6 : Givenchy Rottweiler Clutch / I loved the sweaters, but now I think I’d prefer a rottie clutch!
#7 : David Hale Geometric Wolf Tattoo / I love how unique David’s style is & his line work & attention to detail is brilliant too.
#8 : Hermes leather bangles / I need more leather bangles…
#9 : Skull tee & Tattoos / I’m not sure why, but I just love this image. I also need more tees with skulls on…

10 Favourite / Most Played Tracks This Week…

Click to open in Spotify : [ Playlist for 16.09.12 – 23.09.12 ]

#1 : Aerosmith / Drop Dead Gorgeous
#2 : Pure Love / Bury My Bones
#3 : We Are The Ocean / The Road
#4 : Bloc Party / Flux
#5 : Azari & III / Reckless
#6 : The Big Pink / Stay Gold
#7 : The Black Keys / Howlin’ For You
#8 : Delphic / Red Lights
#9 : The Drums / Best Friend
#10 : The Horrors / Still Life

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Fashion’s Night Out

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I realized the other day that I’d never actually posted what I wore for Fashion’s Night Out, only my roundup of the AllSaints event we spent most of the night at. I stumbled across these last night & so I thought I ought to post them, especially as they were kind of a big deal for me to get!

I hate doing photos in public, I am naturally a very shy person & it just makes me feel so uncomfortable, much to Ollie’s annoyance! He somehow coaxed me into taking some as we were walking to check out a few other stores & I felt pretty proud of myself for getting a few shots, that was until a group of Chinese tourists gathered around & started taking photos of me themselves! This drew even more people’s attention, which made me feel so embarrassed I just kind of awkwardly skulked off! Cringe!

Three Floor is fast turning into one of my favourite brands, the clothes are unique, well designed & in beautiful fabrics, they look far more expensive than their high street price tags. I know I’m going to end up with a huge collection from them, this shirt being only my second piece, especially as I want every single thing from their new A/W range!

I brought this Belstaff jacket quite a few years ago at a sample sale & it’s become my go to jacket for chucking on to dress down an outfit. I love the waxed cotton, it looks like leather from a distance, but it’s so much lighter & the way it breaks in, staying stiff on the collar but supple on the sleeves & waist, covered in creases & worn spots, is just perfect. It fits me like it was made for me & I love when jackets have heaps of practical features built in like this does. The crinkly noise it makes when you put it on might just be one of my favourite ever noises too!

PS: This was a few days after I got my black eye, on the night I remember being really paranoid that it looked really bad, but looking back at these I think my heavy duty MAC concealer did a pretty good job of disguising it! Shame it couldn’t do anything about the puffiness though!

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