Tuesday, 29 December 2009

To My Babilove x.

i won’t try to make something out of nothing. i won’t fall head over heels after one date. i won’t get jealous. i won’t obsess over you all day & all night. i won’t freak out because you didn’t return my call/text. i won’t worry about what you’re doing or who you’re with. i don’t care who you talk to or who just texted you. i will not change who i am to please you, nor will i try to impress you by pretending to be something/someone i am not. i will not judge you based upon your past/past relationships nor will i compare myself to your past relationships. i find all of this to be time consuming & pointless.

i will like you, maybe even adore you. i will let myself get smitten and enjoy all the butterflies you give me. i will respect you & trust you as long as you don’t give me a reason to do otherwise. i will care for you as a person & friend, before a lover. i will be open & honest with you because i don’t believe in games. i will enjoy every minute we share together & never take you for granted. i will not need you, but i will want you. i will never stand in your way, as i hope you will never stand in mine. i will always dream big, and i hope you will too.

i will be me & i will not be second best.

Monday, 28 December 2009

Sometimes You Just Have To Get Away With The Girls..



We've been waiting for months for even a sneak peek....
Here it is........ Super Excited!


A belated Christmas treat.

Friday, 25 December 2009

This Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS FASHIONISTAS

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Dear Santa...

The list could be endless this year.. so maybe the best present would be to win the lottery?! Was that a 'no' Santa, but I've been such a good girl?! Okay, so here is this years list?

+ Basics Fashion Design: Research and Design by Simon Seivewrigh

+ Basics Fashion Design: Construction by Annette Fischer

+ Basics Fashion Design: Fashion Drawing: 5 by John Hopkins

+ Basics Fashion Design: Textiles and Fashion by Jenny Udale

+ Basics Fashion Design: Developing a Collection by Elinor Renfrew and Colin Renfrew

+ The Fundamentals of Fashion Design by Richard Sorger and Jenny Udale

+ Basic Pattern Skills for Fashion Design 2nd Edition by Jeanne Price and Bernard Zamkoff

+ 200 Projects to Get You into Fashion Design by Adrian Grandon and Tracey Fitzgerald

+ The Sartorialist by Scott Schuman

+ The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design by Gavin Ambrose and Paul Harris

+ Draping: art and craftsmanship in fashion design by Annette Duburg and Rixt van der Tol

+ Fashion Now: v. 2 (Big Art) by Terry Jones

+ Lagerfeld Confidential [2007] [DVD]

+ Coco Before Chanel [DVD] [2009]

+ Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton [DVD]

+ Mac Cosmetics Gift Vouchers

+ Topshop Gift Vouchers

+ Money?

+ A BOOKSHELF?!

So Santa this year.. my list is quite big... mainly books, so it's educational really.....very beneficial!

Friday, 20 November 2009

Rest In Peace Miss Kim.











There are no words to explain my sadness. She is one of my favourite models. Daul Kim, was spunky, fun and didn't seem to care what anyone thinks. Another soon to be supermodel, taken away. I can't even write this.

For a video to remember Miss Daul visit Nymag.com

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Rihanna + Nokia Secret Gig.



I know I know. I am sad. I really want to win these tickets...

If I do I think my boyfriend would love me forever. I think I have googled it so much and entered every single competition possible, which looks real....

I know you can watch it online, however being there is a totally different feeling. The location isn't so secret anymore since one site told me where it is. No matter, now I can figure out how to get there from after uni... IF I WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS!

Fingers crossed! xoxo

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

The East End Thrift Store


I know I know it's been a while. I have been doing constructive things with my time. Like.... uni work (meh!), and going to work (Anthropologie, crazy busy!)! I haven't forgot my little blog.. I have news for you... lol.

For the East Londoners, aren't we a lucky lot.

I went to my first thrift store in London, The East End Thrift Store, with fellow blogger Rochaelle from The London Doll and a few others. It was amazing... all in the back streets like East London's little secret. No where near anything fashion related believe us. We had to walk down back streets thinking it was a set up, then we saw the light and the clothes dancing at us.

Everything you could think of dresses, jackets, shirts, underwear...everything for both genders, well except no underwear for the men.. poor studs lol.

With cheap wine in hand we went round and round amazed by the quality and prices. I got an amazing navy blazer for £15! Yes you heard me right fifteen quid. Rochaelle went blazer happy and got I think three blazers and a belt.. for about £50. So satisfied with ourselves we had to take a picture, but of course the location is a secret. We can't tell everyone......

Okay, okay.... here's the link. Just don't tell the world, or else it might not be so cheap....





sorry for the bad quality images.. my phone is crap, upgrade soon.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

It's been a while, but for good reason.



Sorry for not updating in such a long time. I have been so caught up with uni and moving into my new place I haven't really had any time. I have two things for you guys anyway just to say sorry for not being there, so please forgive me!

First off, don't miss this major new exhibition by SHOWstudio, the award-winning fashion website led by Nick Knight, one of the world's most influential fashion image-makers which is at Somerset House in London.

Our experience of fashion is changing. In these times of instant, digitally-fuelled information, the fashion image is no longer confined to the static world of the printed photograph. Today we are confronted with a dramatic new fashion universe, where photography, film, performance, music, art and technology combine to create an infinitely richer landscape.

Since launching nine years ago, Nick Knight's fashion website SHOWstudio.com has pioneered the most imaginative and exciting forms of fashion for the Internet. These have both informed and inspired the current fashion revolution. In championing the new medium of fashion film in particular, SHOWstudio.com has harnessed the potential of new technology and the Web to completely reinvent the fashion image and the way we experience it.

SHOWstudio.com collaborates with some of the most influential and acclaimed figures of contemporary fashion, including John Galliano, Kate Moss, Maison Martin Margiela, Comme des Garçons and Alexander McQueen. Alongside these established names, SHOWstudio.com has also supported and nurtured emerging talent, including Gareth Pugh, Louise Goldin, Marios Schwab and Rodarte, offering exciting new designers an important global platform for creative expression.

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What I have next for you is much more important and I really feel passionate about it. Sweatshops, child exploitation in developing countries because the Western World is asking for so much that they have to. The barrier between rich and poor is stretching further and further.

We love fashion. But the clothes we buy in the UK come at a terrible cost. Millions of workers around the world suffer poverty wages and exploitation, producing cheap fashion for our shops. This can’t go on. We have to demand a fashion industry that respects workers’ rights. Our government must act now to protect the people who make our clothes.

War on Want is leading the biggest ever call for the government to regulate companies and put an end to the exploitation of overseas workers. They are asking people to add their faces, names and voices to our campaign against sweatshops. Their aim is to have 50,000 people join our call for immediate government action. It’s an ambitious goal, but together we can bring an end to sweatshops.

War on Want’s research on the sweatshop conditions facing the workers who make our clothes has made front page news and attracted attention nationwide. Yet in spite of widespread awareness of the issue, it is not always clear what practical steps members of the UK public can take to end sweatshop labour abroad. Asking companies to regulate themselves hasn’t worked. Boycotts have only led to further job losses.

Real change can only be achieved through government regulation that protects the rights of workers supplying UK companies. War on Want is leading the biggest ever call to end the exploitation of workers. We are demanding that the government regulate the business practices of UK retailers to ensure that overseas workers are guaranteed a living wage, decent working conditions and the right to join a trade union. Gordon Brown must commit to government action. This is a big job – change won’t come overnight. But it’s also a necessary one. Together we can end the injustice of sweatshops, and ensure the dignity of workers everywhere.

Many of you may have watched BBC Three documentary Blood, Sweat & T-shirts in May 2008 where six young fashion lovers swap shopping with working in India's cotton fields and clothes factories. Stacey Dooley from that show has gone above and beyond to stop children in sweatshops and factories from being exploited and treated like slaves for less than 50p per day. She has here on show on BBC now, Stacey Investigates, which is available on BBC iPlayer which shows you the worse of the worse and it brought a tear to my eye. Children shouldn't be working like this in 2009, it is time to change.

Please sign up to the petition to let the Prime Minister know we want to know where are clothes are coming from and who is suffering for it? Child labor is wrong and it should be stopped, not just in fashion, but in all industries.


SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!

Here's a couple of clips....



Wednesday, 9 September 2009

When I'm on my bike...



...I want to look as amazing as this.



via THE SARTORIALIST





Tuesday, 1 September 2009

40 W i N K S



Going through my mail I came across this amazing hotel situated in the best place in London, Spitalfields. It was formally Queen Anne's townhouse built in 1717, but now owned by David Carter, an internationally acclaimed interior designer, check out his website www.alacarter.com.

For many years the property has been one of London's most popular location houses, with it's luxurious backdrop you can't blame anyone?! It a mix of old and new, grand and chic, wit and charm are the words that come to my head.

The two guest bedrooms are now available for anyone in the creative and fashion industries to stay where it's a bit fun and different when they are in London. Prices starting at £65 per night are pretty good especially in this area of London. This is on a bed and breakfast basis, but you are welcome to use the kitchen, but in this part of London there is so much more out there, Brick Lane, Spitalfields, Shoreditch, you should take a look around there!

It really looks like a great place. I'm counting my pennies now.




ALL IMAGES FROM WWW.40WINKS.ORG

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Blair Switch Project?!





Has Blair gone all Little J on us?! According to this picture she has! Miss Waldorf wearing a Jack Vartanian bat necklace, short shorts, a cashmere wrap, and the coveted gladiator sandals from Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony.

London hasn't got the new season on GG just as yet, all I know Miss Blair doesn't fit so well in NYU. Has Queen B's new country not quite feeling her?

I felt like Gossip Girl herself writing that. I can't decide, do I love the new Blair or the old Blair?!



In other news, I saw what Cassie wore to 'The September Issue' Premiere in New York a couple of days ago. I have to say unlike the majority of people I really like her cut, I think most people don't like it because they haven't got the balls to do a cut like that! Anyway her jumpsuit is from Zero which when you look on the site to be honest looks so bland, but on her it looks amazing with those Gucci shoes!

Sunday, 23 August 2009




I finally made something outside of you that is worth wearing. Yesterday was my grandparents 50th Golden Anniversary, yes 50 years. That's right hollywood people can do more than 2 years. I didn't have a clue what to wear?! As I have insufficient funds the only thing I could do is to design and make something myself, on the day. I know talk about last minute, I just didn't have a clue what to make especially with the fabric I had since I only had one particular fabric which I could make something out of, all the rest were scraps.

I cut the pieces out the night before and in between cooking I started to make it! It was literally down to the last minute before leaving that I finished it, as well as altering my black dress, so here it is. Sorry about the blurry pictures, it was a long night.

I feel quite proud of myself! my room mate should be proud of me! I did it from scratch! I have to say it isn't perfect, but for doing in about two hours it isn't bad!

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

That Laura Laine.







All I can say is amazing. Laura Laine tell me your secrets!

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Undercover for a while.



Sorry for not updating a in a while. I have been in the best attire lately since I haven't been anywhere other than home and work. I didn't think my tank and shorts it's-hot-and-I'm-home uniform or my all black work uniform would excite you.

Saying that, I did go out to an exhibition with my fashionista bitch, Derya and her sister Merve ( I love you guys!) If you're in London, before September 27th, then go and see the 'Undercover' Exhibition at the Fashion & Textiles Museum. The exhibition presents a visual demonstration of how female underwear has evolved as a women's role in society changed and encompasses the changing trends from the 'flatten it' to the 'push it up' to the 'let it all hang out'?! It contains some of the most amazing pieces with a wide range of private and public collections from the who's who of underwear such as Marks & Spencers, Triumph, La Perla, Christian Dior, Wonderbra and Myla to name a few.

It goes from risque to the radical, pieces include an original Merry Widow corset inspired by Lana Turner in the film of the same name, renowned burlesque artiste Immodesty Blaize's corset and more.

Please, please go and see it! Let these photos tempt you!




I also finally got to see Coco avant Chanel with my girls and Genevieve (Genebebbe in french!) Amazing of course! Went to see the film in RichMix just at the end of Brick Lane. It's really a cool place to see a film. There is a little bar and cafe aswell with free wifi! Shame a didn't have my mac on me!

Sadly, I didn't take a picture of my outfit, but I will next time.

All my time at home makes me do one thing. Lists. I have a slight addiction to making lists, I know really weird! This is about the 100th time, okay 20th time I have made a list of items I have to buy before I go back to university. THIS IS MY FINAL LIST, I hope.

- silence+noise extended bra.
- knitwear; long cardigans; big knits; crop knit tops; KNITS KNITS KNITS!
- tshirt with shoulder pads (grey and white one).
- long vest and tanks (because I wore mine to death!).
- boots ;ankle and lace ups.
- red lipstick.
- two pairs of jeans.
- black skinny trousers.
- oxfords; black,navy & grey.
- black flats, for work.
- black semi formal dress (seriously do I need another black dress?!).
- a big bag for university.
- bike! and bike satchel! ebay bidding!
- chanel quilted bag. (i have it in my dreams already.)
- another winter coat
- new sunglasses. (since boyfriend broke mine!)


Oh, all I can do is write lists and wish.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Hair Muse.


Recently, I have been so bored with my hair! I actually can't do anything new with it! Dyeing it can not been done since my hair just falls out to this dye it still is! I tried to do cute curls to it, the fluff on my hair isn't long enough. Weave is not applicable in the summer months, I am sorry I don't know how these girls do a full head weave in the summer sun, it's like wearing a wooly hat 24/7! So there is only one other resort, some sort of hair cut with some extensions in!

I've been looking for a while! For some reason my boyfriend and friends seem to think I look like Rihanna, I know...where?! Anyways, at first Rhianna's cuts were practical then everyone started doing the same hair style! I'm sorry I am not a sheep and I don't want to look everyone with short hair!

For ages I have wanted a fringe or bang, whatever you want to call it, but the front of my hair is too short for the heavy bang that I wanted! I would have to get a piece put in the front for a fringe! DISASTER! Visions coming to my head of black girls with hair pieces all silky and beautiful and the the afroness waving out from the sides and the back, and tracks smiling at me right, left and center! I know I will have to pay big money to get none of the above! Now the hair cut! Gosh, the hair cut. 

Tao Okamoto, my hair muse. It's a rebellious, modern take on a sixties look. It can look edgy and angelic and I will be able to look after it! I love the fact it cover you eyebrows and is such a blunt cut, plus it means you don't have to do your eyebrows in the morning if you're rushing!

What you think? Shall I or not?




Some images courtesy of style.com

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Super Fly Girls!


KYLIE AND FRIEND IN NYC, CHECK OUT HER TWO FINGER BATMAN RING!

A great friend of mine Kylie, sent me a message on facebook showing me her double ring and saying how much she loved my blog! Thanks boo! 

I love having friends with super fly style and Kylie is just one of them. They are inspirations and aspirations and mould you into the person you are, and make your clothes look super dull! Kylie is my Sneaker Queen because she is just has the best sneakers and she mixes and matches her large collection with her great outfits to make her look like a superdupadupa fly lady! So here's to you Kylie and all my friends with great style.




MISS 'SUPER RICE GIRL' KYLIE

My other wonderfully fashionable friends! Jacqueline, Derya, Alice and Kim. All there styles are not a bit of the norm and that is why I love it!


MISS JACQUELINE

MISS DERYA

MISS ALICE


MISS KIMBERLY

love you guys, love your style. Fashion obviously looks good on you. xoxo

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Popcorn & Coco.

This is a fashion must see! I am so glad there is finally a release date. 

Coco avant Chanel, it sounds so much better in its original French title, tells the story of fashion icon Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel from before her success. A headstrong orphan who went from cabaret singer to humble seamstress. She embarks on an extraordinary journey before becoming true fashion royality. 

I don't want to tell you too much, even though the majority of you will already know the story. It's out in cinemas on July 31st, so get all you fashion lovers out wearing your black and white chanel inspires outfits, pearls and sunglasses (please remember to take them off before the film starts!) and watch what is truly on of the greatest moments in fashion history!

If that isn't enough fashion for you! Keep a look out for documovie 'The September Issue'. Documentary filmmaker R.J. Cutler followed Anna Wintour and her Vogue team for nine months as they put together the 2007 September issue.With seemingly unreal access, Cutler followed Anna and her team to Fashion Weeks around the world, to photo shoots, to visits with designers like Vera Wang andNicolas Ghesquière. But mostly, they were in the Vogue offices. In this two-minute taste of the movie, we see scenes of Anna working in her office with her team.

Until the movies are out we are just going to have to watch the trailers over and over again.






African Adventure

BIKINI,TOPSHOP; RING,SWAROVSKI.

WAISTCOAT,BRICK LANE MARKET; VEST,H&M; HAREM PANTS,H&M; SANDLES,OFFICE; BAG,BERHSKA

DRESS,TOPSHOP; BELT,ACCESSORIZE; NECKLACE.F21; SANDLES,OFFICE; HEADBAND,DOROTHY PERKINS


HEADBAND,DOROTHY PERKINS; NECKLACE,F21; BAG,BERHSKA; DRESS,UNIQLO; SANDLES,OFFICE.

As I said in my previous post, I just got back from my holiday in Tunisia and omg it was amazing. Sun, sun, sun and more sun! Here is one of the outfits I wore during my holiday. I wish I could but all my photographs up so you can see! The food was lovely, I did miss my pork since there wasn't any other there because it is an Islamic country! Thankfully, there was no time difference to London because of Ramadan so no lost sleep! There was so much to do and see that a week just wasn't enough. Jet skiing, paracutes, quad biking and relaxing on a catamaran ( actually that isn't true! It was horrible!) was all we got to do as well as enjoying the beach, pool and local waterpark! Thanks to the boyfriend for taking me on such a wonderful African adventure! Love you so much. So here are a few photographs of my adventure and my outfits!