Thursday, July 30, 2009

Location vacations

London Fashion Week is upping sticks and hauling couture ass to Somerset House this September. Hardly a surprise location, this architectural gem follows in the footsteps of previous LFW homes - The Natural History Museum, Duke of York's, Battersea and Olympia have all hosted the fash pack in the past. But what would happen if the British Fashion Council were to transplant themselves to somewhere a little less conventional? Here are a few of my fantasy favourites...

London Zoo would be perfect for 'guerilla fashion shows' and would bring new meaning to 'stalking the runway'...

Heathrow's Terminal 5 would suit those that pushed and prodded one another to be first in line during last season's fashion week. Fashion's most impatient would be right at home in an airport, watching as flights of fancy ascended the runway...

Wimbledon race track would be a fitting setting for the crowds to place bets on the next big trend as the models raced one another to the end of the catwalk...


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Child's Play

A recent browse of Browns jewellery selection took me back to my school days when friendship bracelets, dummy necklaces, and jelly rings were all a girl needed to accessorize. Sweet.

Remember those snap bracelets? Kara Ross' croc leather cuff is the grown-up version, with a very adult price tag of £235.

Marni's freakish doll brooch looks awfully similar to one I made in primary school...stick a safety pin in yours and save yourself £145.

Carolina Bucci's £135 charity bracelets remind me of the hair bobbles that gave you the perfect high-pony and an unnecessary face-lift at the age of 13.
This ring may be Lanvin but there's no escaping the Christmas-cracker associations - I would have been delighted to have found a £175 toy in mine all those years ago.
Missoni's gem cuff is like a sweetie bracelet, only you can't eat it and it costs £90. Where's the fun in that?

Monday, July 13, 2009

Tattoo You

Alexander McQueen, Resort Collection 2010

Armor Amour

If you are one of the many ladies who like to 'borrow' from your boyfriend's wardrobe, you may want to try and persuade your fella to purchase an item from jewellery designer Matina Amanita this winter.

Matina's first mens collection, Warrior Til Death, sounds like a missing Harry Potter chapter and reads like one too. The rings feature armor and skull designs, and symbols of bravery, valour, courage, strength, and love. Steer his eye towards the golden eagle gob-stopper (below), horse armor rings, and fighting unicorns trio (above), and beware, these beauties are too good to share.