Thursday, December 30, 2010

my top 5 fashion moments of 2010

Lady gaga's Meat dress: did anyone see this coming?
Lavin for H&M: possibly the most talked about collaboration this century!
Emma Watson becomes a style icon and a woman, modeling for Burberry, finishing harry potter and cutting almost all of her hair off.

Alexa Chung, still riding high as one of the most stylish people around and this year was the year of her and the now famous relationship with that beautiful bag!
We lost one of Britain's best designers this year, Alexander McQueen. What a genius, what a loss

hilary Alexander's worst dressed of 2010

So Hilary Alexander has spoken, her list of worst outfits of 2010 has been uploaded, but what do we think?

Taylor Momsen: totally agree, the girl aint got game, she dresses like she's in the game. You don't need to dress like that to get peoples attention, invest in a good stylist taylor!
SOBO: ok, perhaps the skirts too high, but for all we know she was just popping down the shops for some milk. God knows I don't always dress to impress when I do the same!
Sharon Stone: dare we say 'mutton'? I think we dare! Sharon you are still hot but maybe say goodbye to leather tight ensembles?

SATC 2: How excited did I get? Having watched every episode and the previous film to the point I can quote it all, I felt a bit cheated, as many of us did when we saw SATC 2 turn into some sort of carry on film. The fashion wasn't what we were used to either but I will say I loved some of Miranda's outfits. She doesn't usually get to have some of the jaw-droppers but at Stanford's wedding, her low cut sequin dress was one of my favourites of the whole movie. Equally, carrie set us all off with her turban trend when channelling Florence of arabia.

Rihanna: As I may have stated before,(once or twice) but I haven't always agreed with some of Rihanna's fashion choices BUT I love the raven haired beauty she has turned into this year. This look was pre-transformation however I kinda feel, on-stage outfits are suppose to be OTT aren't they?

Meryl Streep: I love Meryl and her fabulous skin!! but I have to agree this outfit doesn't do this wonder woman justice! What would Miranda Preistly say?

Marion Cotillard: possibly one of the naturally sexy women around but what an error in judgement, you are gorgeous, simple is better!
Madge: This year madge has been mainly enjoying toy boy success, constantly working out and helping her daughter reach super stardom with their fashion range. We said enough was enough last year when we'd seen more than we needed of madge in a leotard- has she just gone the other direction and is covering up completely? Personally I'm not a fan of this get up, sorry.

Lynsey Lohan: Not a stranger to these sorts of lists, this lady has had quite a year, still this isn't an excuse to channel Kat Slater! We still love her thou right?

Blake Lively: Also on most of this years best dressed lists so what let her down? The age old rule that it's either leg of bust, never both. agreed.

La Toya Jackson: Agreed.

Kerry Katona: To be honest, this isn't that bad, we've defiantly seen worse from Kerry.

Josephine La Baume: Looks like she has gone out in her onesy pj's. bad.

Jordan: enough said. still this one is particularly bad isn't it? wow

yasmin Le Bon: More M&S than model in this pink wonder. Hilary described her as usually a fantastic advert for the sexy fortysomething lady but not in this instance.

Isabel Lucas: On a lot of 'ones to watch' style lists this year, Lucas's outfit below didn't seem to do anything for Alexander however, it doesn't offend me at all, maybe the shoes could go, but apart from that I think its quite a cute, subtle outfit.

Gweynth Paltrow: I agree with Alexander, the risky cut, clubbed with the lace up AND the colour makes it a bit hookerville.

Lady GAGA: This meat dress has made a load of list for this years fashion moments (mine included see later) and yet it is a bit of an eye sore, radical, yes, nice??...well not really! lol

Cherly Cole: lady of the people, this outfit didn't win the xfactor fash off that week. I've made reference to Cheryls likeness to dracular with this hair in a blog before so I'm inclined to agree, the hair lets her down, that and the panel across the top of her dress, not a fan of that.

Cher: Love her and her ever ability to keep the same wardrobe for the last 40 years, i can't help but lover her for this...i know its wrong, but its Cher!
all images from Hilary Alexanders column at fashion

big trends of 2010: maxi dresses

The summer was hot, the fashion was cool and the easiest thing to wear was a maxi dress.

big trends of 2010: camel

Forget the year of the tiger, 2010 was the year of the Camel. Usually when the fashion press try and force a colour on us, we take it a little, hints here and there but this year we LOVED it, we embraced it and we got our camel coat, camel blouse, camel cardi and camel shoes and just made sure we didn't wear them all at the same time. But why did this colour work, while many have failed? Because camel is a colour that is so easy to wear, it comes in different shades to compliment different skin colours and it is classic, effortless and cool. All hail 2010, year of the the camel!

air jordan heels

I couldn't help but wonder what this was all about when I read the title on vice style's twitter and when I clicked through I was faced with something that can only be described as a cast off from some b grade batman movie. It's a fake but it shouldn't have been done, the 'shoe doctor' that performed this frankenstein-esq operation needs to go back to shoe doctor uni!

image from vice style

witness the fitness

how cute is this ring from edge of urge website? I love it! they also stock motel which makes them even cooler!
Check it and them out here ring and website

motel rocks spring

Here is a sneaky peak into our spring range. one of the prints I love the most is the bright orange cosmic one pictured here. We've got a lot of shirts, some very motel-esq cut dresses and a great story with a real 'edgy' feel to it.

I'd like to say two things about this look book, 1) how much does it make me miss the hot sunshine? A LOT!! and 2) how fabulous is the models butt? check out that beyonce bee-hind! wowzers!

topshop's hint at spring

Topshop have posted two items on their website ( hinting at the look of their spring range. one of these looks is a new festival girl look which mixes, tie dye, fringes, snakeskin, kimono's, hot pants, waist coats all with lots of colour. The 2nd big look is a mix of laser cuts outs, suede, crochet, and floral prints creating a post modern 70's hippy style.

I'm loving the vibrant colours, the fringes and kimonos from this preview to next season. Not to mention the bright dip dye hair which you know I'm already a fan of!

images from the website.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Julia Restoin- Roitford in Tom ford

Julia Restoin- Roitford model the new sort after, Tom Ford collection in Vmagazine.
images from

how did we not know about this??

So Topshop have an outlet store!! this is great news! check it out, its at 10b the broadwalk center, station rd, Edgeware, HA8 7BD.

chloe sevigny claims the 'it girl' dead

Chloe Sevigny claimed in her resent interview with Playboy magazine that the age of the 'it girl' was dead. She said that these days it is used on people like Peaches Geldoff who don't do anything original. These girls don't compare to original 'it girls' like Clara Bow or Edie sedgwick who turned heads.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

before the thaw

1930-1940 fashion trend alert

With so many 1930- 1940's programs on the tv at the moment it's no surprise it's seeping into our brains and transmitting into our outfits. Any human heart, upstairs, downstairs, Poirot and miss marple.