Thursday, 26 January 2012

Amy Winehouse + Couture = A fashion orgasm.

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. It's hard enough to deal with the fact I can't attend any of the mesmerising shows but it hurts my soul to not touch, smell, or eyeball the beautiful creations let alone wear or dare I say it, own a design for myself. Although I have been metaphorically drooling over shots of some of the shows so far, I practically foamed at the mouth when I saw the Jean-Paul Gaultier show. A fan of Gaultier anyway, (his S/S11 collection inspired my tattoo fashion moment piece for uni) his show being all beehives and beauty spots left me clicking through the gallery I found at for a little too long. Gaultier injected a little bit of the late Amy Winehouse into his collection with collars replicating Amy's infamous Fred Perry polo shirts, tailoring his trademark corsets to reflect her 1950s style and even had models smoking on the runway to a soundtrack by the singer herself. I now present you with my favourite pieces from the show.

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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Hello to you, Mr Beckham.

After stumbling upon this picture of David Beckham for the upcoming issue of Men's Health magazine, I just had to pay my respects to him. Not a fan of football or footballers in general I wouldn't usually dedicate a post to a man of his caliber but these suave pictures are worth a sentence or two. Styled as if he's hopped off the set of a 1950s film, David reminds us that a plain, white t-shirt, a rockabilly quiff and a hell of a lot of tattoos works every time. So guys, take note. It may even land you the cover of Men's Health.

David is launching his own line of men's underwear for high street store H&M. As with his other endorsements, Beckham is the model of the collection. He will grace our television screens with an advert for the collection, consisting of vests as well as briefs, aired on the 2nd of February. Not far from 40-years-old, I'd compare Mr Beckham to a fine wine. I didn't want to end the post with a cliche but he does get better with age!

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

What I wore today...

To start off the first post of my blog I might as well declare my love for charity shops. It all started when I was first introduced to the art of 'carbooting' by my friend Amy and her mum, otherwise known as the Carboot Queens. Amy would always show up to school with an amazing vintage bag or on the weekends she would be wearing a beautiful dress and every time I asked her where it was from she would always say, 'My mum bought it for me at the carboot.' Whereas most people would hesitate to admit shopping at carboot sales, she didn't care because she was the one wearing unique pieces or designer gear for not much more than a fiver! They would always know the best places to go, what time to go, how to haggle so it wasn't long before I was tagging along and seeing the second-hand light. Once I got the buzz of someone asking me where something was from and seeing their surprised face when I announced it was, in fact, from a carboot sale I never looked back. I was soon looking elsewhere for a chance to get my hands on some second-hand gems. I turned to charity shops and then the obvious next step, Ebay. Although I love Ebay more than I love my Grandma, nothing quite beats trawling through charity shops and carboot sales, getting the rush when you find a hidden treasure.

When I moved to Epsom I was pleasantly surprised with the array of charity shops I had at my disposal and although the area is swarming with fashion students I still managed to make a purchase each time I visited them. A few days ago I embarked on a charity shop rummage and bought this bow tie along with another blue one for £1.50 each which was certainly a delight. Although it is stereotypical for a girl, my favourite colour, unfortunately, is pink and in typically girly fashion, my bow tie also matched my favourite lipstick colour! I wore it with a white shirt tucked in to some high waisted black and gold leggings from the Topshop sale (always on a bargain hunt) and I embraced the masculine look with some tough leather but also a splash of pink. I will post any future charity shop purchases, along with any other items my bank account can afford, to see what you think of them!

P.S you never feel guilty after a splurge as you know your money is going to excellent causes. It'd be rude not to.
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