Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Ossie Clark

The fashion world is currently in debate over the alleged 'return of Ossie Clark.' I have always been an admirer of Clark and his collaborative work with Celia Birtwell, his once wife; and to this day, Clark's original pieces are sought after amongst the Vintage Glitterati. It comes as a shock then that high street department store, Debenhams are to launch a new brand under the designer's name in 45 of their stores. Principally as Clark died some sixteen years ago and neither Clark or Birtwell have authorised the rebrand. What's more, Debenhams, which is the biggest and indubitably , most advertised department store in the UK doesn't seem a fitting platform on which to 'relaunch' what was such a niche brand. Most importantly though, they have done little justice to the eminent designer in that the designs which are being launched under Clark's name are seemingly horrific. At this stage with only two photos of the design having been published, I'm willing to keep an open mind and my fingers crossed that justice is done both for Ossie and the Clark family; it would after all be criminal to utilise the accredited name of a dead designer to simply make cash whilst not paying homage to his raw and exceptional talent.


Despite creating a Christmas playlist, digging out my best jumpers and drinking copious amounts of mulled wine; I'm feeling like a total Grinch this year. So, in anticipation of the sunnier, longer days to come I've been planning my swimwear for S/S 12/13. Big talk for a girl who hasn't even done her Christmas shopping...Anyway, see below for some of my favourites. I'm particularly obsessed with just about everything Zimmerman have to offer, but with prices starting at £150, I'll be saving the pennies from my Christmas cards to purchase them.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Keats, Keats, Keats...

"I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain."

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Queen of Saigon

Lana Del Ray does Jackie O (anddoesitwell)

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

“The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn't live boldly enough, that they didn't invest enough heart, didn't love enough. Nothing else really counts at all.” ― Ted Hughes, Letters of Ted Hughes

model du jour

This Belgravia beauty is everywhere right now; whether it be gracing our screens in Joe Wright's film adaptation of Tolstoy's 'Anna Karenina' or opening for Matthew Williamson's 15th Anniversary show at LFW. Whatever she's doing though, it's always with the grace and the comely beauty so characteristic of Cara Delevingne. Plus, she gots the best brows in the biz.

J'aime des Accessoires!

Whistles, Je vous aime!

These looks from Whistles' AW12 are some of my favourites. I've always been a huge fan of the brand and it's not hard to see why.

Wuthering Heights

Dominic Jones gained notoriety in 2009 when Anna Wintour applauded his debut 'Tooth and Nail' collection. Jones' campaigns are simultaneously ominous and chaste in their feel and appearance: Kate Bush and Catherine Earnshaw in their Wedding Gown's. His new collection makes it to the top of my (albeit, incredibly hopefulborderingonhypothetical) Christmas List

Saturday, 9 June 2012


To this day, whenever I stumble upon, or indeed seek out those first photographs of Kate Moss shot by the late Corinne Day, I am aghast at her palpable beauty. I am so frequently questioned by my peers, particularly men about the allure of Moss. “Why is she so famous?” “Her teeth are disgusting!” and the most shocking “She’s ugly.” In a society where ‘beauty’ is so accessible: you can purchase a sun kissed glow in minutes, whiten your teeth for pennies and those cosmetics which in decades gone by might have been reserved for the wealthy, the IT girl or the famous are indubitably cheap by modern standards; perhaps then we have become disillusioned with natural beauty, there is no reverence placed upon it...It would appear that in the short time span between the 90s and the present day, we have forgotten a lot. At the beginning of the decade, we were still recovering from the residue left from the 80s: bad perms, dramatic make-up (more Dracula than Cindy Sherman) and even worse clothes; see leg warmers and spandex. So then, when Kate came along in all of her pure and paradoxically unique beauty, she revolutionised an era…A real Lolita. In my not so expert opinion, it is not Kate’s looks with which we find fault: it is easy in a society in which ‘free speech’ is both so encouraged and exercised to find fault with well, anything. It is then, less difficult to find fault with a multi-millionaire with unprecedented beauty and fame. Perhaps it is not Moss’ atypically British teeth, which we are dismayed at after all they are as aforementioned, a typically British statement. Perhaps we are all (myself included) guilty of putting such beauty on a pedestal, how could a figure with such chaste beauty take drugs and subsequently exhibit human error? Kate Moss is a British institution, up there with The Royal family, ”Harry Potter and David Beckham’s right foot” (Lolz.) If you’re ever in doubt as to why, just look up…