Monthly Archives: December 2012

Merry Christmas!

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This is just a really quick post to say I hope you all have a magical Christmas & get everything you wished for! We will be taking a little break over the holidays, but will be back in the New Year with lots of fresh content, more outfits, more inspiration posts, more Nico & hopefully some exciting things to announce too!

I also wanted to say that I’m so grateful to all of you who continue to come back here & read the blog, this has been my first full year of blogging & it still amazes me to see how much it has grown in that short period of time & that’s all down to you guys! If any of you have any suggestions of things you’d like to see more of or less of around here in the New Year, I’d love to hear your thoughts, so feel free to email me, tweet me or just comment!

Also, sorry for the super cheesy Christmas photos, I just couldn’t resist! Happy holidays everyone! ♡

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‘Snow White’ by Kim Yeong Jun

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I thought with it being almost Christmas I ought to post something a little festive & what better than a gorgeous snowy fashion editorial! I came across this editorial randomly a few weeks ago & since then I have been trying to find out a little more about the photographer behind it, Kim Yeong Jun with absolutely no luck. I can’t even find a website for him, which is really annoying, so I’ve linked to one showcasing a selection of his work. If you like this one, definitely have a look through, the rest is equally as beautiful.

I can’t help but compare this to Paolo Roversi’s work, one of my all time favourite photographers, it has that similar soft focus, painterly feel to it but it’s just a little sharper, a little more modern & I really like that. I love the way the light hits the model, it’s crisp but soft & really cuts through the dream like feel of the other elements making it feel so fresh.

I don’t think I even need to mention how perfect the styling is here, but it’s safe to say if the garments were black I’d happily be wearing these looks head to toe, though the more I look the more I’m craving some white pieces to add to my wardrobe…

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Trompe L’Oeil

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I wore this a few days ago to go shopping & we had intended to take outfit photos whilst we were there, however it received way more stares than I expected & so I chickened out & we went to the park to do the photos instead! I couldn’t care less about the people staring & whispering as I walked around, but the thought of getting the huge camera out & standing there whilst people openly gawked at me freaked me out a little!

I was so happy that I managed to bag both of the pieces I wanted from the Margiela x H&M collection, this body suit & the nude perspex wedges. The bodysuit is perfect, really snug fitting, matches my skin tone almost too perfectly & the foamy bra cups mean I don’t have to wear a bra, keeping the lines really clean & sleek. The wedges were beautiful & I was surprised by how high quality they were too, however, I couldn’t even get my foot into them, they felt around 2 sizes too small! I’ve tried a few times to squeeze my feet into them now, desperately hoping they’ll suddenly, magically fit, they didn’t though, so now they’re all parceled up ready to be returned. I’m really sad to see them go!

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Kate MacDowell

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Kate MacDowell sculpts decaying animals, human skeletons, organs and overgrown flora, acting as haunting forewarnings of how our destructive practices are negatively affecting the natural world around us and ultimately in the end, us ourselves. It’s been a long time since I came across a new artist who’s work left me so speechless like this.

Anatomy & nature are two of my favourite subjects & so it will be of no surprise to those of you who already knew so, that these pieces would make my heart skip. The way she manages to combine the two so perfectly, harmoniously even, is just beautiful. They are at once both delicate and yet grotesque, provoking a conflicting emotional response in the viewer, unsure as to whether they should feel awestruck by their beauty or repulsed by the underlying macabre theme.

Each piece is hand sculpted out of ghostly white porcelain, giving what would usually be a very dark, disturbing subject matter a real sense of purity and elegance, inviting those who would usually quickly look away to look a little closer and for a little longer. The most striking aspect though, is the feeling of fragility the porcelain gives the pieces, it makes for a beautiful statement on how delicate the balance is between us and nature. The small decaying animals which reveal a human skeleton underneath further illustrate this message – ‘what we do to our world, we do to ourselves’.

“I see each piece as a captured and preserved specimen, a painstaking record of endangered natural forms and a commentary on our own culpability.” – Kate MacDowell

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Hemyca Party

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Beautiful bags from Bracher Emden

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Hemyca S/S 13 collection

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Suede snake boots from Marta Jonsson

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Gorgeous rune necklaces & hammered rings from Susan Peires

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Firstly, as I said yesterday, so sorry for being MIA over the past week. It’s been super hectic & I had no time to sit down & actually blog. I do love this time of year, but it always seems to be quite stressful & when everything starts piling up ontop of me too! I’ve not even begun Christmas shopping yet either, so don’t even get me started on how much I still have to do for that… Eeek!

On Friday we went along to the Hemyca Atelier Event, held in the futuristic looking RBS building in Bishopsgate. We were treated to Christmas carols, a mini-catwalk, raffle prizes from each brand & of course the usual cocktails & canapes. It was a lovely evening, with lots of beautiful pieces on offer & it was great to be introduced to some brands I’d never come across too.

I loved the sharp black tailoring & leathers from Hemyca, the shirt dress with heavily embellished placket was one of my favourite pieces & also the sheer white dress/coat, I wish I could be trusted to wear something so pristinely white, but I’m just far too messy! I totally fell in love with the snakeskin print boots from Marta Jonsson too, in the softest suede & with the gold accents they were perfect, I wish I’d had the cash on me at the time as I’d have brought them in a heartbeat! The raw, organic looking jewellery from Susan Peires also caught my eye, I especially loved the rune necklaces & hammered rings.

We also got to catch up with the lovely Jess & Amy from Bracher Emden. I’m sure you’ve all heard me professing my love for this brand many times before, but I’m just so smitten with their designs, I would happily sing their praises in every single post if I could! I have always been more of a shoe person, but these bags are individually handcrafted in beautiful leathers & are more like wearable art than just another accessory. They single-handedly managed to turn me into a bag person & I now want all of them, even the brightly coloured ones, I can see this becoming a bit of an addiction!

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