Chinese Muse

From Easy Fashion. This woman is my muse. So modern Ch'ing Dynasty classic!

From Easy Fashion. This woman is my muse. So modern Ch'ing Dynasty classic!

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Hilary Alexander

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I went to the Telepgraph headquarters in Victoria, London yesterday to interview the fashion journalist, the legend named Hilary Alexander.

We talked about her personal style, the catwalk, the freebies, Karl Lagerfeld, Beth Ditto and her career as a journalist.

I must say she is one of the best people I have ever met in my life, out of the 10s of thousands of people I have come across. For a person who holds such high office in the fashion world, for a person who always receives a bouquet of flowers from Karl and John.

I must say, she has done a good job in staying humble and kind, and remains totally “human”. I have no wonder in why whenever a picture of her appears in blogs, the capture is always “Love her”.

A copy of the write-up will come on here once Hilary’s approval is received.

Designer Houses – How to pronounce it?

I have had so much difficulties with pronouncing Balmain – Commes des Garcon etc etc.
I’ve compiled an essential list from the Elle Uk website.
Hope it helps!

Ann Demeulemeester – Ann de-moo-le-mee-stir

Balmain – Bal-meh

Comme des Garcon – Comm-de-gar-song

Dries van Noten – drees-van-know-ten

Maison Martin Margiela – Meh-song Marc-tein Mar-jel-la

Do shorts

From high waisted denim shorts to granny sequined underpants – shorts are getting hotter and…shorter. Remember the rule – boobs/legs. Otherwise you’d look like a you know what.

Stick to neo-rock or 1950s classics.

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The September Issue

Hits UK cinema on the 11th September. The real, behind the scene documentary of the Secret World of Anna Wintour.

Rated 9.2/10 in IMDB. If you loved Devil Wears Prada, there’s no reason why you won’t want to find out about the legendary icy character. One thought though – why has she agreed to the documentary? Rumour has it that Vogue’s subscription and number of Ads has fallen behind Elle – for a woman who will do everything to ensure she performs well at the job, it is not a wonder. At all. She needs press, and a lot of it. Doubt it is about self-promotion, but more to do with saving the magazine…

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Coco Avant Chanel is finally in cinema on the 31st July! Giddy giddy!

I heart Lily Allen

Ever since her Smile days, in her full length princessy dresses with wonky sneakers. I’ve loved her styles. Even more so now she’s matured into a true fashion starlette.

Lily being styled for Chanel's AW09 handbag campaign. Pic from grazia.com

Lily being styled for Chanel's AW09 Coccoon bag campaign.


Feburary issue of Interview. Lily wars a Loewe mask. Oh I love her.

Feburary issue of Interview. Lily wars a Loewe mask. Oh I love her.

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Here’s Lily’s interview with the Times. This interview best portraits Lily’s personality and her take at fashion and all. Read it!

Here’s Lily’s reaction to a bag given to her from Gucci:

“Allen heaves the bag out of its packaging, takes one look at its gaudy detailing and, instead of squealing with girlie delight, wrinkles her little button nose and laughs in mock horror. “It’s so heavy,” she says; then adds, “It’s soooo Sarah Harding”, referring to the brash, blonde Girls Aloud member, before delivering her final, damning verdict: “It’s f***ing vile.”

http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/fashion/article1657080.ece

Super Sexy Ankles

A shop called ASH in Clapham Junction does this pair of 5 inch suede ankle boots with 2 inches platform – yes, you’ve heard me moaning about how impossible it is to get a 3-inch arch heel and I was over the moon when I saw them – and they looked beautiful. They haven’t my size. I’ve scoured the whole of Clapham Junction, no shop does them anymore.

But I stumbled on this American website called “super sexy high heels”. And I saw this for $66…

Which are not half bad. I liked the fact they are platformed, they put a little effort into the heels (not straight) and the red-paint Louboutin sole...

Which are not half bad. I liked the fact they are platformed, they put a little effort into the heels (not straight) and the red-paint Louboutin sole...

I proceeded to view more shoes from the site…

Have I seen it in D&G? It looks like the future!

Have I seen it in D&G? It looks like the future!

It's a mile away from what the original Balmain looks like...But this one is sleek, I can see myself in these in a pair of slitted leggings and a big stone-wash Balmain military jacket...

It's a mile away from what the original Balmain looks like...But this one is sleek, I can see myself in these in a pair of slitted leggings and a big stone-wash Balmain military jacket...

$3500 thank you. Why is Balmain so completely out of our leagues?

$3500 thank you. Why is Balmain so completely out of our leagues?

And the original, $1500, thank you very much.

And the original, $1500, thank you very much.

Ok. See those fetish shoes for yourselves here: http://www.super-sexy-high-heels.com/

I have to warn you though, you have to keep an open mind when browsing this site. It might make you feel like a stripper shopping for shoes – but they do have some nice stuff there. American sizes are 1 size bigger than ours. So if you are a 4 in UK, you will be a 5.

New Old Shoes

DIY your own pair of LV
The original LV tribal which even converted Louboutin court shoes addict Victoria Beckham into one of their fans.

The original LV tribal which even converted Louboutin court shoes addict Victoria Beckham into one of their fans.

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A pair of Carvela rip from the original LV tribal. Available from Kurt Geiger

A pair of Carvela rip from the original LV tribal. Available from Kurt Geiger£89DIY in the wooden accessories and sew in colour laced/cotton strings onto your strapsCheap, old, unwanted platform heel from the bottom of your shoe rail and accessories from your local crafts store...

Miu Miu satin T-bar strappy sandals. Bejewelled on the heel

Miu Miu satin T-bar strappy sandals. Bejewelled on the heel

£500, thanks very much.
Pair of heels, superglue the colourful gem stones to your liking.

Pair of heels, superglue the colourful gem stones to your liking.

Get a pair of half price stiletto in June. Step inside any Dune/Primark/Peacocks and you’ll be able to find a pair. Get gluing girls.

Rihanna Style

Rihanna can almost get away with any style without disaster. Fashion faux pas isn’t in her dictionary.
Rihanna sticks to the legs/boobs rule. The 21st century chaotic fashion rule stays: mix styles - classic shoes+80s robotic shades+structured butler shirt. Colour code it and you won't go wrong. One focal point only. No fashion faux pas.

Rihanna sticks to the legs/boobs rule. The 21st century chaotic fashion rule stays: mix styles - classic shoes+80s robotic shades+structured butler shirt. Colour code it and you won't go wrong. One focal point only.

No boobs for legs. Score again. Also spotted a lot of funky undergarment with partial see-through tops. Get your thin cotton $3 GAP white t-shirt out now.

No boobs for legs. Score again. Also spotted a lot of funky undergarment with partial see-through tops. Get your thin cotton $3 GAP white t-shirt out now.

Yeah, this type of undergarment would do. Or a bright fuschia tube top under those barely there cotton tees

Yeah, this type of undergarment would do. Or a bright fuschia tube top under those barely there cotton tees

Another legs or boobs

Another legs or boobs

Best rihanna style site. Rihanna Daily.

Best rihanna style site. Rihanna Daily.

Chain chains

Chains are definitely up and coming now. Even not as revealing a back you can wear plain colour and bland cuts with accessories made of chains on top - and I don't mean just necklace.

Chains are definitely up and coming now. Even not as revealing a back you can wear plain colour and bland cuts with accessories made of chains on top - and I don't mean just necklace.

The fact that elaborate  chain accessories are difficult to get – make your own! Crafts or DIY shops do cheap gold/silver plated necklaces and you can chain them up to make a chain dress, chain top or something. Pic from http://streetstylelondon.blogspot.com/

Chain paper rings together, pivot the rest of your dress on a ring-made necklace round the collar, and build vertical stripes from them to make fringes - consolidate the frindges by connecting them horizontally.

Chain paper rings together, pivot the rest of your dress on a ring-made necklace round the collar, and build vertical stripes from them to make fringes - consolidate the frindges by connecting them horizontally.Build them from necklaces and it saves you time from chaining them up one by one...

See what I mean, a chain dress.

See what I mean, a chain dress.

Pic from stylebubble.typepad.com