Monday, 29 August 2011

Jessie J - Style Icon

LOVE LOVE LOVE the dress Jessie J is wearing in her new music video 'Who's Laughing Now'.
The dress is by designer David Koma, nude in colour with large black spots running down both sleeves. His Autumn/Winter 2011 collection shows a recurring theme of spots (which I love). I'm going to keep my eye on him!

Jessie J is definitely one of my style icons. She's adventurous with both her style and her singing, and doesn't care what people think.
"But thank you for the pain, It made me raise my game, and I'm still rising" -  lyrics which make her role model material. She is definitely an inspiration, and after seeing her perform live at V fest last week (amazingly might I add) she is a new favourite artist of mine.

David Koma dress


Have to mention Benefit's fabulous new 'they're Real! BEYOND mascara'. Never had a mascara like it, I shall even consider ditching the false eyelashes on a night out!
I was first introduced to Benefit when I lived in Florida (where everything was half the price), and was particularly drawn to its funky packaging, like most 15 year old girls would be. Been a fan ever since!

Brogues are here...Again.

So, I've been searching for my very own pair of brogues for a while now and finally I have found the perfect pair. Whilst being a hit on both the catwalk and highstreet in the Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 season, it seems that this fashionable shoe is yet again ready to fill the shelves of many highstreet stores around the country. Being a "heels girl" looking for some mid-heels I could wear throughout the day, I anticipated that it would be hard to find a pair of brogues to suit my taste, however I stumbled across this lovely pair today in Dorothy Perkins. I also have a thing for anything patent, so they were pretty much a perfect find!

Sunday, 28 August 2011

My Introduction

"Gucci Gucci Coo" - 3 words that were to change my life forever. I may have been only 2 years old having my cheeks squeezed by a kind auntie but little did she know that this was the start of a 19 year love affair with the fashion world.

Aged 3, Mum says I insisted on fairy dresses and sequin shoes. Aged 8, it was all about Catwalk Barbie and staging my own show with my collection of dolls. Bored in a maths lesson, my favourite doodle was intertwined double C's. By age 14, my friend and I began styling photoshoots - wishing we could be Anna Wintour. I so hoped for a school blazer that somehow would compare to a Ralph Lauren one I had seen in Selfridges, but had to make do with a woolly jumper instead.

Five years later I have never been more certain that a career in fashion is for me. Lancaster to Newcastle here I come, with hopefully a few stops in New York and Milan on the way.
Carrie Bradshaw watch out - I too will go to the Met Costume Institute Gala as a paid up member of the fashion community!