Monday, 29 June 2009

Immortalised Onscreen Beauty Queens










Natalie & Emily


Nikki & Evan







Audrey H



Audrey T



(Yes I know I have Uma twice but I wanted to put in Brunette Uma and Blonde Uma)

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Optical Illusions: Marion Cotillard at the Public Enemies Premiere

I am in love with this dress. It's a work of art by the genius that is, Elie Saab. If you go on the Vogue website and use the magnifying tool then you cen see what I mean. It looks like broken glass or a mosaic and looks very structured but is actually made out of drapey soft fabric. I'm almost certain this will spark an optical illusions revolution in the fashion world in years to come. xoxoxo

My messy colage walls

My messy walls filled with magazine cuttings that I've had for years had to be immortalised on camera because I'm soon going to take it all off. It's been a source of inspiration to me and it was always really comforting to look up and see my favourite things up there but I gotta move on. Fuck knows what I'll replace it with xoxox

Friday, 26 June 2009

Do my lips look big in this?

Now that Mad Men is between seasons there is a void in my life that needs to be filled with retro advertising and luckily there's my new favourite cosmetics range: Soap & Glory. I discovered them only last year when I was looking for a lip colour that will double as a plumper so I could attempt to acheive that Angelina Jolie effect. Enter Sexy Mother Pucker which smells great, looks great and, more importantly, works. This led me to discover a whole range of products with tounge-in-cheek names like Glow Job and The Greatest Scrub of All... and I have been seduced by the packaging. It's enough to make me want to don a girdle, put my hair in pin curls and talk in a breathy American acccent.

Down the Rabit Hole, Through the glass elevator, Follow the Yellow Brick Road

I love it when fashion stories adopt a timeless story and the clothes are inspired by them. Some of my favourites have been Keira Knightley as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz and Rachel Weisz as Snow White, both for a shoot with American Vogue. The whimsical and quirky Roald Dahl-inspired shoot in Vogue '08. Then also Alice in Wonderland which provides an endless source on inspiration and has been reworked in Vogue Italia with Amanda Seyfried last year and Natalia Vodianova in 2003 with various designers cameo-ing as the various wierd and wonderful characters. Something that has a great narrative and is an interpretation inspired by something that's already so great.