Monday, 21 November 2011

winter leggings.

 contrast to popular opinion, i like leggings. don't get me wrong, i have as much against the baggy see-through sacks that some people wear on their legs as the next person. however i think that a nice tight pair of leggings on the right body shape can look lush. and with winter coming up i think we could all use some nice comfortable wintery leggings in our wardrobe. then on the urban outfitters website i found just what i was looking for.

not only do they have these lovely leggings with wonderfully wintery designs but they also have two pairs of winter patterned trousers.

well done urban outfitters.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

style crush - sky ferreira

i have to admit that sky ferreira's music is not to my taste. her pop/dance style is fun and catchy but just not my style. but her fashion sense is one of the most inspiring and beautiful things i've ever seen.

her long thick hair always looks amazing. it's not in a neat; 'not a hair out of place' kind of way, but like her hair always looks naturally good. usually it's blond with dark routes but it occasionally has purple streaks though it. this is hair i can only dream about having.
she has this way of looking like she gets out of bed and looks as beautiful as always. she usually wears some eyeliner and red lipstick which gives a classy sixties vibe, which contrasts with her grunge style completely. 
her style reminds me of jesse jo stark's. she always seems effortlessly fashionable. she usually works a grunge look but always has her femininity. her clothes are always wearable and i just wish i owned everything she's ever worn. 

christmas is coming

as usual for late november christmas lights are going up in high-streets, adverts are showing christmas bargins and christmas music is playing all around. as well as all that, people are begining to plan their christmas lists.
my christmas list consists of most of my wishlist and the following...
a navy blue classic barbour jacket. i think coats and jackets by barbour are really beautiful. they are fun and preppy and something i would love to own but can seldom afforrd. luckily 'tis the season of giving and i'm really hoping to find this under my tree.
i'm also hoping for some round toe, single sole, underground creepers. the picture shows the colours and patterns that i would prefere them in (all black with a leopard print center panel). i think that creepers are so quirky and fun, i'd love to add this pair to my shoe collection.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

10 ladies i'd like to be for a day

1. audry hepburn - i'd love to be audry hepburn for a day. she has to be the most beautiful woman in the history of the planet. i just adore her class and elegance.
classic portrait of audry hepburn.
2. kate middleton - kate middleton is the most elegant woman of our time. she seems to be endlessly kind and polite. but the reason i would most like to be kate middleton, is so i could wear her wedding dress. the alexander mcqueen gown was so stunning, i don't think i'd ever seen anything so suited for the classy lady wearing it.
kate middleton in her perfect wedding dress.
3. florence welch - see my reasons in my style crush post here. i mean really she is just flawless. and i would love to have a voice that could bring people to tears.
florece performing with her machine
4. vivienne westwood - this quirky designer was practically the trigger that started the punk movement. words cannot describe how much i would have loved to have been a part of that. 
most famous image of westwood 
5. twiggy - twiggy does not have a single flaw. she was beautiful. she's aged elegantly. and she remains beautiful to this day. i don't think there is a single model i respect more.
the classic portrait of twiggy.
6. coco chanel - a name recognised world wide. the pinnacle of class. she needs no introduction.
chanel looking chanel
7. marilyn monroe - marilyn monroe is my hero. she was one of the most beautiful women in the world. she was used by men until she actually feared love. but she still turned up to any job with a smile on her face.
monroe looking as perfect as usual
8. kate moss - the second kate on my list, kate moss does not have i life that i would want to lead (the phrase "nothing tastes as good as skinny feels" comes to mind). however i would sure as hell like to have her wardrobe for a day! she always looks fierce. 
kate moss
9. cleopatra - supposedley the most beautiful women in history, and a powerful ruler of egypt. cleopatra is a legend, always covered from head to toe in gold and jewels. she would bathe in milk to keep herself beautiful and a classic film (with elizabeth taylor playing cleopatra) was based on her.
elizabeth taylor in her role as cleopatra
10. alexa chung - alexa chung is effortlessly stylish. her natural beauty is in harmony with her relaxed fashion sence.
and that concludes my list of women i'd like to be for twentyfour hours.

denim denim denim

everyone knows that a good pair of jeans is the staple of any woman's wardrobe. denim is essential in fashion. nylon has based an issue on it, and it seems like every magazine has done their two page spread on the perfect pair of jeans. but they are always the same: slim fit, dark blue and comfortable.

well i am looking for a pair of jeans that offer more than that. i don't want the basic blue jeans. i want a pair of jeans that make a statement. i don't want my jeans to support the rest of the outfit, i want them to hold their own. so i went on a search, and this is what i came up with.
i immediately noticed that interesting jeans were few and far between. these two were the best i could find, and the top ones aren't even jeans! as much as i adore both of these items, i can't help but feel dissapointed by such a small offering of denim from the fashion world.
if anyone has found any good statement jeans, please comment!