Friday, 11 July 2014

Holy Dior

I would have written this post sooner, only I couldn't tear my eyes away from the pictures on I have ooh-ed and ahh-ed at everything from Chanel and Valentino to Elie Saab and Margiela (that reveal, btw!) but nothing stopped me in my tracks like the silhouettes at Dior.

Taking everything that is iconic about the almighty French house and reinventing it for a modern day princess, serial modernist Raf Simons produced swoon-worthy looks that I only wish I could wear every day. Or at least for my wedding whenever that may be. The mix of Marie Antoinette-esque silhouettes with utilitarian boiler suits made for a collection rendering me speechless. Even the coats were on a bigger scale, with sumptuous wools to keep cosy this winter and intricate beading and resin fringing finishing off bold jackets and futuristic flapper dresses.

In short, how can I win the lottery or marry a prince because I need to wear this collection.

Every bit of it.

In the Ring with Chanel

My favourite time of year has come around. Yes Couture Week, obvs! It's also the time for the new season campaigns to slowly filter in. So far, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton and Isabel Marant (okay that was in June but still..) have caught me beady eye. Funny how the French just have that knack for creating campaigns with the clearest vision. I look at the campaigns with longing because it's not just an advert, it's a lifestyle portrayed through the eyes of the world's best photographers from the minds of the world's best designers. All encouraging us to swathe our bodies in fur, or silk or leather in a dark room or, in the case of Chanel, a boxing ring.

That brings us to today's big campaign from Karl. Love her or hate her, Cara has got it. She might have skipped Chanel's Couture show this week but we can easily forgive her considering this campaign. For traditional Chanel lovers, it might take some getting used to to see beloved tweed and pearls in the same shot as Binx Walton in leather joggers and sneakers, but in these images it just works. I'm also digging Cara's high pony and I can definitely go for taking my Boy bag to boxing.

Also, anyone remember when Karl vetoed sweatpants? 'You lost control of your life, so you bought sweatpants' Yeah I see you Karl putting leather sweats in the AW14 campaign. I like.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Red Carpet Winner: Keira Knightley

How much is Keira Knightley killing it on the red carpet these days?! I feel like she hasn't done a movie in time and she's been holding out on us with all these amazing promo looks for her new film Begin Again. From elegant daytime Prada to showstopping Chanel at the Serpentine Party this week, Keira always keeps it classy and I love that there's always a fun smattering of embellishment or detail thanks to Valentino, Erdem and co. It's a huge thumbs up from me Keira!

What are your thoughts on Keira's promo tour looks?

Thursday, 3 July 2014


A bohemian chic Thelma and Louise? No they're not remaking the iconic movie, but best buddies Poppy Delevingne and Alexa Chung have joined forces on what might be the world's most fashionable road trip in the latest edition of Net a Porter's The Edit. The dynamic duo hit the road in everything from Isabel Marant to Dolce & Gabbana waxing lyrical about friendship and how they have stood the test of time. Ya know what they say: 'With friends like these...'

What do you think of Poppy and Alexa's jaunt in The Edit?

Get Free People

Dubbed 'Sexiest Model in the World' by Maxim (just a day in the life of Candice Swanepoel really), the model fronts the latest campaign for super-brand Free People now available in the UK.  Swanepoel appears in a state of grungy yet stylish disarray in pieces ranging from glamourous to off duty model all with a splash of signature Free People boho to finish off the looks.

 The campaign, shot by Guy Aroch and Duncan Winecoff, also features a video of Candice playfully discussing a day in her life. The life of a model is so often comparable to that of a dairy farmer if ya didn't know, so take 5 and watch Candice tell you why.

Shop Free People @ Urban Outfitters now for the ultimate in model style.

Images from Modelinia

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Mykonos Photo Diary

And after all those water pics that is my Mykonos photo diary in so many images. The idyllic Greek island was everything I hoped for and more. Those sunsets though... Wow