Thursday, 20 March 2008

Kate Moss For Topshop...

...I thought I would put in my views

I can't exactly say I've been disappointed by each new collection - I never had very high expectations for them. Kate Moss is not someone I find particularly interesting to look at. Now and again she gets it very right; I liked the star painted on her face, I remember being impressed at her Beautiful and Damned themed costume and what she wore to the masked ball. But it strikes me that those are all events with a liscence to be "costumed", suggesting none of these outfits are really indicators of her personal style.

The only item I own from the all three collections is the black wet look tie neck top, something I just tried on impulse one day and liked the look of. It is great for layering but not a stand out piece in my wardrobe.

But onto the summer collection.

From the pictures in Grazia I couldn't help wondering if Sienna Miller was feeling a little smug right now. Buried in all the chiffon boho floatyness was an air of the Victorian aesthetic seen in Twenty8Twelve. The teeshirts are also reminiscient of the newest items of the Miller Range. Obviously the "feud" between them is probably created completley by the media...but still, it amuses me to see the "original" appearing to borrow from the "imitator"....
Asides from the little chuckle this gave me I mostly found the collection dull. A beaded cape is nice but not stand-out brilliant and overpriced for what it is; ie something you could find in any high street or vintage shop. I'm slightly drawn to the suede fringed waistcoat but steering myself away from what is probably a moment of madness and liable to be bought by many. I do really like the blazer (though I see it more on Lashes than me) but as a realistic alternative to expensive preppy style, not a standout piece in it's own right. My favourite is not actually up on the website yet, it is the leather tuxedo style jacket I saw in Grazia, I would quite like to see if that lives up to the pictures.

Most of the other clothes though...well I'm just going to sign off with one last thought in the form of a question. Why on earth do the Kate Moss clothes always look flimsier, cheaper and tackier than the regular Topshop ones?



Sunday, 16 March 2008

Superhero Style

Coinciding nicely with Vogue's article on the Superhero Fashion/Costume exhibition at The Met (oh to be in New York!) was the invitation to a Superheros themed party. Unfortunatley though we are poor and had left much of our extrememe fancy dress at home. So the original exciting plans of being Harley Quinn (aka the Jokers girlfriend) and Poison Ivy (for the excuse of making an ivy headband and being entwined with leaves) petered out to just a hair dyeing session.

Instead we just invented our own fashion supers:

And the essential Suphero Soundtrack? We vote for the B 52's Planet Claire

Friday, 14 March 2008

Patronus Teeshirt

Two of my loves combined - foxes and Luella - and on sale! It had to be bought:

and worn with other "steals" - the stripes literally from my sister, the skirt on sale in Reiss. I like how the whole outfit combines to give a slight effect of a Tim Burton characterish drop waisted dress.

Then later in the day me and Lashes decided to go a bit further and make me embody the fox COMPLETLEY:

it is actually even brighter and more red in real life, I shall be shocking the extended family come my Uncles birthday on Sunday!

Sunday, 9 March 2008


Ok this is what happens when you fail to carry out proper outfit consultation and both decide to wear classic easy pieces for the eve...


And going with the theme of well dressed twins, why not get someone else in on the fun and throw some fur coats in the mix:

This was intentional. The first look was not. We promise.

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Lou Doillon

I love going to New York. No one cares there. I go to Starbucks in an enormous hat, dressed up as a boy, with a fake moustache. Everyone says: “What a lovely moustache.”

Sunday, 2 March 2008

this is love

I am feeling slightly overwhelmed and excited. Going through the Alexander McQueen fall 08 collection is making me simultaneously joyful and depressed. It appeals so fabulously to my inner Victorian/Dandy/Goth/Princess - what I wouldn't give to dress like this:

Apologies for the vast amount of images used in this post. It was incredibley difficult to not just put up the entire collection!