Something to think about...

Fashion Graduate, obsessed with illustration, music, and travel. Would love to try everything once, and intend to do anything and everything around the world until i find the perfect job in the perfect place.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Cobalt Goodness

Currently loving this Barry M Nail Polish in Cobalt Blue. Can't quite face watching the Eurovision Song Contest so showing my patriotism to the country (and to Blue) through my nail colour.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Playing Dress Up

Just a few photos taken behind the scenes at a friend's Uni Critique... LOVE her collection, and her models were amazing! I really want the long strapless dress for my holidays! <3

Ring Ring

Monday, 11 April 2011

Backstage... There's No Backstage For You.

It's that time of year again when the University Crits are getting underway and everyone is stressing over a sewing machine. I miss it! Reminisced today with a good friend about my own Critique last year for my graduate collection... so thought i'd add a few photos from the day.

This is one of the models hair i did for a friend... Looked incredible but im guessing it would have been a nightmare to brush out!

One of my girls in a piece of mine <3

The clothes getting sorted into running order...

My work station once i had cleared up! It took a while!

Another one of my girls pre-dressing...

The photos could go on forever but ill wait for a more relevant post! <3

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Ready For Her Close-up...

Behind the scenes and ready for her close-up.
Included in this edit:
Vintage Headband
Shoulderbag by Pull & Bear
Fur Coat at Zara
Necklace by Chanel
Skirt by Maskeradaffaren
Hotpant shorts at American Apparel
Corset by L.A.M.B
Heels by Marni
Socks by Gudrun Sjoden


Ps. I really love this model on Looklet, Mabintou, i think a model's skin colour and tone can make a huge difference on the impact of a look.

The Ever-Changing Portfolio

Still working my way through the portfolio, and with a little help from Polyvore ( have made a couple new moodboards. This one's for an old brief based on Elle and Levis joining forces, focussing on the Best Of British. Tally Ho!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011


Finally started coming up with a couple title images... basic, i know, but this will do for now! Just got to work out how to order the whole blog now!


Had a little play around with a styling app and a whole new bunch of clothes and accessories for AW2011 as the Summers "old faithful" 'Modern Safari' trend progresses into the Fall (yes im working a season ahead).

Included in the images:
Sunglasses - Marc Jacobs
Gloves (Worn as arm warmers) - Vintage
Bag - Annlouise Landelius
Cape - Patrizia Pepe
Ring - Cornelia
Belt - Topshop
Corset - One Teaspoon
Pants - Max Mara
Suspenders (Two pairs) - Vintage & Tags
Skirt - Valerie
Ankle Boots - Givenchy


Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Dear Coco...

I've fallen in love with Justine Picardie's 'Coco Chanel - The Life & The Legend'. The book is so perfectly recorded and illustrated, and the story so elegantly written that i find new quotes to swear by every time i turn a page. This is one of many, a handwritten dedication from a 1926 manuscript of La Peau de l'homme, by Pierre Reverdy, French author and lover of Gabrielle Chanel. <3

Monday, 21 March 2011

Lip Service.

Made the most of the price differences at MAC here in Canada and had yet another splurge on lipsticks. I really really REALLY want 'Pink Friday' by Nicki Minaj for MAC, but cant get it anywhere, as I expected. It seems my only option is eBay, but i dont want to pay stupid amounts for a potentially used lipstick, or a fake. Urgh. A couple of the girls in MAC told me that mixing 'Snob' (photo below) and a regular bright/hot pink will get a close enough match, so naturally i went and bought about 3 different shades. 'Snob' is really lovely anyway, so actually it's quite the investment!

Ps. The MAC girls were right... the colour is spot on. <3

Friday, 18 March 2011

A Wise Man Once Said:

"The brightest stars burn the fastest, and die the youngest." <3
Now i'm sure he was more drunk than wise, but nevertheless, he's not wrong.


Alexander Wang Anabela Boots... Beautiful. $262 Sale Price, not as beautiful, but still pretty good. They are on my lust list! Tick off two trends in one with Alexander Wang's block-heeled camel ankle boots, perfect for Spring Summer 2011 with all the 70's Jerry Hall inspired looks that are around. I have a similar pair, but flat, and not quite as dark a tan (ill post a photo when i get round to it), but i really want these! Available at <3

Georgia On My Mind.

The latest celebrity offspring to diversify into the world of fashion design is Georgia May Jagger, daughter of legendary model Jerry Hall & Rolling Stones' very own Mick Jagger. Georgia has been the face of Hudson Jeans since 2009, and has now released her very own line, 'Hudson by Georgia May Jagger'. I've created a mini mood board of the Hudson range, and it's designer, for a simple set design competition for Polyvore. With some of the prizes including a trip for two to LA for a styling session with HUDSON Creative Director Ben Taverniti, and VIP admission to Nylon's Young Hollywood Party, it would be rude not to!

My favorite pair are currently the aptly named Georgia-May (see photo!)... with the vintage indigo wash and a mid-rise waist. The higher waist is not only very flattering, but is also bang on trend for SS11 with clear influence from the 70's. There are 5 styles available, all skinny leg openings with a mid-rise in order to fit a wide range of body types. The jeans come in black, white, gray and blue washes, all of which i'm sure are going to be gracing the pages of fashion magazines to come.

Cocohhhhh Chanel

Combining some of my great loves... fashion, Coco Chanel, and baking, i found these by chance online. Cupcakes Nouveau (google them) have the most amazing icing skills ive ever seen! They can literally ice anything and everything you could wish for. I particularly love these, the lipstick looks amazing! They also have some other pretty designer-inspired cakes, featuring the likes of Hermes, D&G, and the infamous prints from Burberry and Gucci. Delicioso. <3

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Natacha Marro Shoes

Oxford style shoe as worn by Keira Knightley in Vogue and Chloe Sevigny in Elle. Saw these babies on Amanda Holden on The Graham Norton Show... and fell in love. Natacha Marro isn't really my style... they're more of a Bespoke/Custom shoe specialist, but i think these are fantastic. I also particularly like the Oxford Brogues... but they dont come cheap... both are roughly 340 quid so slightly out of my price range!

The Toast Of Paris

I need this in my life. "French Toast" Stamp for Bread on The CakeSpy Shop... (found this baking mecca after stumbling across their blog). "Just stamp your baguette, pop it in le toaster, and suddenly your relaxing along the Champs Elysées. French Toast is parfait - know what I’m Seine?" <3 C'est magnifique!

Sew Easy... (Pun Intended)

I found this treat at and am now addicted to their website too! The Bake It Pretty website itself sells everything my kitchen could ever wish to have, but i love the blog even more.

This "How-To" is for Candy Buttons...

I cant wait to make them. The recipe is on their website along with some cute step-by-step photographs. The author, Amanda Krueger, has also produced a variety of high-resolution PDF printouts for packaging, in an old fashioned button packet style. Cute as a button.


Now I usually post about fashion and arty type bits, but they certainly look good, so i'd consider them an exception. The image above is courtesy of Bakerella... (the baker extraodinaire who brought us Cakepops). This website is just amazing and makes me so so hungry! Her book, Cakepops, google it, has recently been published, and everything in it looks INCREDIBLE.

These Red Velvet Cake Pops seem quite simple to make, and after discovering Red Velvet Cake on 'Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives' i am dying to make them. Here's the recipe from the site...

Red Velvet Cake Balls
1 box red velvet cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
1 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz.)
1 package chocolate bark (regular or white chocolate)
wax paper

1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
2. Mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting. (It may be easier to use fingers to mix together, but be warned it will get messy.)
3. Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50. You can get even more if you use a mini ice cream scooper, but I like to hand roll them.)
4. Chill for several hours. (You can speed this up by putting in the freezer.)
5. Melt chocolate in microwave per directions on package.
6. Roll balls in chocolate and lay on wax paper until firm. (Use a spoon to dip and roll in chocolate and then tap off extra.

YUM <3
I'm pretty sure in the UK that Betty Crocker will have the ingredients needed... but for the chocolate bark im going to settle with a Dairy Milk melted over hot water. EVEN BETTER!