The King of Fringe..............



I don't think my eyes have seen an item of clothing as beautiful as these jackets. Tim Ryan you are a magician. As a fellow Tipperarian my theory is that the boredom of growing up in the countryside without civilization for miles, coupled with the beauty of the surrounding nature forced kids of a creative persuasion to develop very powerful imaginations. I think that wearing one of these wondrous fringed masterpieces would transform me  into a very sexy 60's Anita Pallenberg crossed with 70's disco glamour puss all at once. This jacket is deserving of a white pony entrance to Studio 54.

They will be available to buy at Brown's in a few days. Now, how will I to get one  .............

Anita Pallenberg 60's

Diana Ross 70's
photos of jackets via TimRyanKnitwear on facebook ;other photos from tumblr

Tavi on TED.....


I discovered TED through a friend quite recently and immediately became hooked. There are loads of really interesting talks by super intelligent academics in fields such as psychology, science, technology etc. I was overjoyed to see my little blogger hero Tavi do a TED talk for TEDxTeen talking about her blog a little and her views on teenage girls and the ideals they have to live up to. I am amazed at how confident and eloquent she was in her speech. I can remember what I was like at 16 and I  wouldn't have had the composure to stand up and speak in a room full of adults. She came to fame at the age of 11 when she started her blog TheStyleRookie.com which soon gathered a loyal following by all those amazed at this little elfin kid's whacky insights on fashion. Tavi has now started a magazine called rookiemag.com for teenagers and the forever teenagers like me. Her aim for the magazine is to have articles and advice written by real girls for real girls. Five days after it's launch it reached a million hits. Creatively she is super inspiring.

Daphne - A fashion heroine....




When Isabella Blow sadly passed away in 2007, her sisters were left the executors of her estate. As there were outstanding debts, her sisters had no choice but to sell Isabella's treasured fashion collection. An auction was organised with Christies in London for the collection that is thought to include 90 McQueen dresses, 50 Treacy hats and portraits of Blow by photographer Mario Testino and Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld. At the last minute a private bidder swooped in and bought the entire lot. We now know this was Daphne Guinness. Daphne and Isabella were long time friends sharing an eccentric avant garde view of fashion, both supporting young design genius and both loved Haute Couture. In Isabella's memory Daphne could not bear to see the collection sold and split up and decided to buy it to keep it preserved. She has now set up the Isabella Blow foundation and her aim is to exhibit the collection on an online museum so people from all over the world can see these beautiful pieces. Interestingly online museums may be the future for museum exhibits. Valentino has already experimented with this medium and has set up his own virtual gallery to archive his collections. Check it out here



To fund the Isabella Blow foundation, Guinness will be auctioning a 100 pieces of her own personal collection to aid the foundation that will support young artists and designers and also the area of mental health.
The auction will take place on the 27th June 2012 but it is possible to see the collection from the 23rd at Christies in Kensington , London.
image from recent shoot for Tatler Hong Kong by Marcus and Idriani on Fashiongonerogue.com

Preen for Aldo Rise..




These shoes by Preen for Also Rise are digital print heaven. They are probably the biggest success in the Rise collection at the moment in my opinion. JW Andersons shoes are quite cool too. Check all the collaberations (Libertine, Mark Fast, Preen and JW Anderson) out here. These babies defintately look more luxury than high street. These shoes were actually worn on the runway in Preen's S/S '12 collection and mirrored the cool prints used in the fashion collection. A great statement shoe for summer. Best worn with a tan. Have to get these.


image from ahautemess.ca &
http://www.ashadedviewonfashion.com/

Laura Bailey Today I'm Wearing...


I often check into Vogue's Today I'm Wearing section on Vogue.co.uk for a little inspiration. Sometimes I love who is featured, sometimes I don't. Wasn't too keen on Eliza Doolittle last month! Anyway, this month it's Laura Bailey who radiates British effortless cool. She has a unique way of putting things together. This is a great Springtime look. Bag and Boots: Chanel, Skirt: Old Season MiuMiu, Shirt: Margaret Howell.
image fr om Vogue.co.uk

Meadham's Wonder Nails....

Nail Wraps from the A/W Show

Sharmadean Reid, founder of Wah Nails started the nail art revolution. Her tiny little nail bar in Oxford Street's Topshop made nail art cool and suddenly we saw nails wraps of all styles and design appearing and beauty bloggers were having a field day experimenting with all the crazy designs. Soon it spilled onto the catwalk with designers Meadham Kirchhoff seeing another way to creatively express their vision. For S/S 12 they had a frilly, sweety, dolly collection. It was an ANTI collection of sorts in which they were sticking their fingers right up at how women in society are "supposed to look". To match the collection they collaborated with Nail Rock and developed some super cute nail wraps with cute bears, dolls, kittens and such. Their A/W RTW 12/13 was another insane collection inspired by the club of their fantasy. While I love the concept creatively, I don't think you could wear it together and not look like you need to be locked up! Full look would defo look great on some cute Tokyo chick but mere mortals would have to separate. Anyway getting back to the point AGAIN they had some rad nail wraps to match the collection. This time crazy little images of mushrooms, My Little Pony horsies,cats, eyes and bizarrely enough fried eggs. Their S/S 12 ones are currently on sale for around Euro 8 here on topshop.com so hopefully the A/W ones will be available to buy soon too.

Meadham Kirchoff A/W 12/13