Saturday, 14 August 2010

New Shoes!

My new shoes arrived in the post today... YAY! I LOVE them! They were from Urban Outfitters, £80 down to £49.50. I have been looking for a good pair of wedge shoes for a long time, and these are uber pretty :)

Friday, 13 August 2010

Eminem - Love The Way You Lie ft. Rihanna

I have seen this video a couple of times now, and I must confess... I LOVE it! I have never really been a fan of eminem, rap isnt really a passion of mine... but this song is so passionate and emotionally stirring. The video, featuring Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan is really beautiful, and there is something about Megan Fox in particular which is just so compelling. She is such an interesting character, and so beautiful, but in an unconventional way, with her tattoos, long dark hair, squinty eyes and her attitude :) And Rihanna gets a lot of respect from me, with her Rock chick transformation and beautiful rich voice. BRILLIANT song and video <3

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Elle Magazine - "Shopgirl To Stylist"

Having previously mentioned Elle's shopgirl to stylist competition, I was very excited to see these photographs on style bubble. Susie went to one of the semi finals of the competition on monday (19th July) where 4 contestants presented their double sided moodboards for a high street A/W '10-11 shoot, including details of hair/makeup/mood/trends etc. to Natalie Wansbrough - Jones and Donna Wallace from the Elle team.
Lauren McBride proposed an all-black, shape and texture driven shoot, Ellie Wilcox proposed an outdoorsy "Woman on a Mission" shoot, centered around knits/layers/shearling/a deliberately chunky effect, Emma Molyneax proposed another outdoors inspired shoot, which was a much dreamier and more delicate affair and Lucy Kenny presented a shoot inspired by the anarchic layers of John Galliano and Vivienne Westwood, a particularly high end look for a high street shoot. These were only 4 of the 25 semi finalists, and the judges now have to choose the final 2, so it will be really interesting to see if any of these girls make the final.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Port Elliot Literary Festival

The Port Eliot Festival kicks off tomorrow, and after reading about it on the oasis blog, I will definately be getting myself a ticket for next year! It is in its 7th year, and is an annual celebration of authors, fashion, music, and florestry with a fairy tale atmosphere. You can choose to camp in your own tent, a gypsy caravan or a range of tipis and yurts. There is a range of activities workshops seminars and concerts to attend, and the personal highlight of the festival for me would be the talks from various fashion legends, and this years include Anna Sui and Luella Bartley, costume designer Sandy Powell, and milliner to the stars Stephen Jones. It looks like a really inspirational experience, and I cant wait to check out the write up on the festival!

Monday, 19 July 2010

As Seen In Vogue: Oasis Camel Coat

So well DONE Oasis! :) This coat is bang on trend for A/W '10, and warrants its place in the August issue of Vogue's "More Dash Than Cash" spread. In the Elle Collections A/W guide, the camel coat is hailed as the new season's staple for grown up dressing, being a status colour, the best catwalk examples by Chloe, and Etro, among others. This coat is going to be a hit, being released into stores at the end of April, priced at £85, and Vogue fashion editors Verity Parker and Emma Elwick-Bates suggest teaming it with a peter pan collar shirt a box pleat skirt and lace ups in true oxford student style.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Love Magazine: A Love Thing

"The Love Thing" is different to the Fashion Films I have previously looked at, it is higher fashion, more commercial, using Prada Clothes, and high profile models, such as Agyness Deyn, Alessandra Ambrosio, Dree Hemingway, Jeneil Williams, Kasa Struss, Lindsey Wixon, Pixie Geldof and Rasa Zukauskaite. It is directed by Josh Kraszewski and edited by Antoine Mills. It is filmed in a studio, with background effects and animation to create an atmosphere of a virtual world.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Earth Angel: Gisele for Muse Magazine by Nino Munoz

Director/Photographer Nino Munoz; Editor Shannon Ruddock; Producer Rikki Keene; Stylist Katie Mossman; Hair David Von Cannon; Makeup Yumi; Set Design Taylor Lorentz.

This video is very feminine and very beautiful. It was filmed in a studio, and dance and movement are focal. I partiularly like the setion with the long grass and 1950s hairstyle! The editing is also lovely, overexposure in a white studio always looks fantastic, and here it simply adds to the playfulness and implies an almost heaven - if you believe in such things - like atmosphere.