Trippy Book Shelves...

I would like to store my books on these triptastic bookshelves. They would kinda give a room that dishevelled Alice in Wonderland feel. I think these could be made or is that a bit ambitous? They seem to have grooves that hold the books. I'll get the boyfriend to have a go!

So many things I love about this picture..

Anjelica Huston, Manolo Blahnik, David Bailey. Photography in 1974 for Vogue by Helmut Newton. Captures an era in Fashion.....

Le Smoking with Flowers....

Jacket: Mary Gregory
Jumpsuit: Vintawj
Bag: Chanel
Shoes: YSL Tributes
Socks: AA
Photo: By Julia Ptak Photography

Bit of a strange combination but it kinda works for some reason. Black jumpsuit I picked up in Berlin dotted with poppies and daisies. As I am quite curvy I NEVER dared do a jumpsuit. They never really worked for me but this one is perfect. When I picked it up in the vintage warehouse I thought it was a dress and stuck my two legs into one leg. If that makes sense. Anyways, I figured it out and fell in love. Super comfy and only cost a tenner. Score. The tuxedo style jacket is one of my most treasured clothing items. It's cut razor sharp and made from cupro silk super high quality silk which apparantly is the best kinda silk there is. I was given it very kindly by a designer called Mary Gregory from her 90's archives. I love that it's quite long and has two big pockets that fit loads for nights out and the buttons are designed like old coins. The shoes are my super duper bargain from BT's. I hummed and hawed about these forever. Are they too slutty, tacky I pondered! They are tributes by YSL in dark denim. They cost me Euro 99 reduced from Euro 695. Sometimes working in retail has an upside(friends who tell you about the bargains)! Now, don't go thinking I indulge in expensive shoes all the time but I do treat myself every so often for working like a trojan. Anyways you would be a fool to turn down a designer bargain like that! OK. I admit it I have been working with expensive clothes for two long and now have disillusions that I too can afford these clothes. Add cute sparkley socks and pair with non slutty clothing and they then become non slutty. You actually can't really see them here. Sorry. Anyways I love them.

Versace PowerHouse ....

This vid is from Versace x H&M collaberation launch in New York last week. Spot Prince, Uma Thurman and Helena Christensen in the audience. This collection will see the 80's powerhouse connect with younger fashionistas.
Since Gianni's sad departure the brand has slowly become more and more dated. This collection should give Versace a much needed injection of youth. Sorry the same cannot be said for Donatella ( cheap laugh I know). The womenswear has lots of gems. I especially love the long red dress, palm print skirt and jaguar necklace, the leather headbands and studded leather jackets. On the whole there are some very unwearable pieces i.e the silver and gold super mini crotch grazing dresses. Wearable only if you are a 7ft amazonian model! The menswear is really interesting. Loving the zebra printed pieces and again the studded leather ones.
The show music packs a punch and makes me wanna dance.
My House My Rules My Pleasure bam bam My House My Rules My Pleasure bam bam

Velvet Burnout Robe....

Velvet Burnout Robe : Vintage
Dress Underneath: Alexander Wang Jersey Dress
Boots: Nine West
Clutch: Vintage Faux Alligator
Watch and Ring: Chanel

This is one of my favourite items. It's a 90's velvet burnout grungy robe jacket that I have in burgundy with torqouise patches and sheer in the burnout part. It looks kinda tie dye. I love to throw it on over a tee and jeans if I'm feeling lazy going out or if I want to make more effort it can be worn with a leather mini and soft jersy vest underneath. Luxe hippy at it's best and really effortless .....

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Superheroe Shoes..........

Wang makes superheroes out of his shoes this season by adding little capes at the back of them. I love the fluffy pom poms on this version too. They remind me of those satin fluffy mules Hollywood starlets would wear in the 40's. Shoe porn at it's best....

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Stella's Tropical Stripes.........

Models played croquet and ping pong and frolicked around the gardens, while magazine editors mingled with celebrities such as Liv Tyler and Naomi Watts. Stella's launch party for her resort collection held in St. Luke's in the West Village was very fun and informal mirroring her new collection. The idea of Resort collections originally came about for rich clients holidaying at Christmas and New year in sunny climes and so it was to service their wardrobes for this lifestyle. Now designer clothes are accessible to all, many young designers resort collections are less about old rules and are more about experimenting with fun design ideas. They are collections that are inter season and versatile.
Stella's collection was made up of pieces that could easily be bought as separates and worked into your own wardrobe if you could not afford a whole look. I absolutely adore the digital Hawaiian prints mixed with colour striped tops and the black pant and tee suit with the amazing Hawaiian print was definitely my favourite. If you look at the whole collection there is also some hounds tooth pants and skirts mixed with little Hawaiian print tees, sweaters as well as crombie and blazer jackets. It really is a beautiful, fun, poppy collection.
For us mere mortals who won't be holidaying in St. Tropez this January this collection makes it possible to pick and mix some really cool printed pieces and add those pieces to our winter wardrobes. And if we can't pick and mix from this it will certainly leave us craving tropical Hawaiian prints. J'adore.......

Bree Bennett Customised Vintage....

Bree in one of her own designs

100 Squared is a unique retail concept based in Westfield, Sydney, Australia that took 100 square metres of space and turned it into a store that houses only emerging designers. I really support these ventures. We need to give our young designers more outlets to sell their wares. I think Atelier 27 in Dublin has been great for this.
100 Squared stocks gems of young Aussie designers, one of which is Bree Bennett. I love what Bree is doing. She hunts down unique vintage pieces and tears them apart, hacking off sleeves or adding leatherpieces or different fabrics to create a new modern garment. I have been a vintage collector for years now and have collected some beautiful, unique pieces my time. What you learn about vintage is that you really have to pair it with new modern pieces to stop your look being too dated. I have found myself customising vintage finds by shortening lengths or taking the sleeves off but I love how Bree is taking pieces and putting a totally new spin on them. Her collections have been so successful she is now expanding her space in 100 Squared this year. I really hope she will start selling online soon so us fashion lovers abroad can purchase some of those lovely upcycled clothes. Support Bree by liking her facebook page. See an interview with Bree here

StreetStyle Sydney (A Bree Jacket) wearing Bree tee

Bree's Shop in 100 squared

Gucci Galore....

These shots are from November's edition of Vogue Spain. The editorial was shot in Venice featuring all Gucci A/W ' 11. It's guest edited by the Natasha Poly. Doesn't she look like a sexy 70's spy girl.