michi xx

Monday, January 31, 2011
Her first book, Like I Give a Frock

Her second book, which I'm dying to get my hands on!
Michi Girl, the acclaimed writer and fashion mind has now written two books, I know, how exciting! With her enchanting watercolour illustrations and blunt way with words, no wonder the success. As Michi would say, 'no-one looks good in mustard, unless of course you're a hotdog'

lookbook looks

Sunday, January 30, 2011

M.K, a 19 year old blogger from Switzerland is seriously fabulous at dressing. I have posted my favorites above. Check out her fabulous blog, www.beware-of-my-heels.blogspot.com

how to: Have the best shopping trip EVER

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Oh, the dread, when you think about having to dash to each shop, wandering around aimlessly for something you like. Not to mention the dash of the other shoppers that have the same mission as you! I have the solution, as an experienced shopper and budding fashion designer I have come to know all those useful tips and tricks to make your next shopping trip the best and most successful ever!

1. DON'T DO ANYTHING unless you have written out a plan of what you need/want/desire to buy. You should have this list all neat and easy to read
2. Take advantage of online stores. Write down all your favourites and check out their websites. Under each product that you need to buy, write down the store/s that have it. Also if you want to be precise with number 3, include the prices. If buying clothes you could estimate the sizes to make getting the garment easier.
3. Set a budget. Also, include half the amount in cash. You don't want to be caught in the shop with your dream dress (ON SALE!!) and your card isn't working. It's always good to be prepared!
4. Don't set a time of how long you will take in each store. Unless you have tried on the garment, know the exact size, have the money AND not seen anything else in the store than it can be hard to limit your time in a shop. You never know what might catch you eye.
5. Keep calm and carry on. Don't let that rude shopper behind you try and nugde their way to the front, you want to be there just a much as they do!

Well, just remeber, if nothing works out, and you STILL don't end up buying anything, don't despair, everyone (even Coco Chanel would have off-days, in fact she was probably so sick of not finding any clothes she liked, she made and designed them all herself!).
Good Luck, fellow shopper!

little bit of tulle, little bit of lace

Monday, January 24, 2011

Tulle and lace, a magical combination, but so significant on their own. The usual suspects in wedding dresses and most extravagant creations. Feminine, graceful and fairy-like are all the words that associate with tulle and lace. Timeless and elegant materials that represent the feminity of women.
Bottom two images courtesy of www.weheartit.com
The trimmings of my Mother's bridesmaid dress (top image)

the roaring 50's

Saturday, January 22, 2011

It's my 50th post! I've decided to celebrate the occasion accordingly, organizing a fab, celebratory photo-shoot with Izzy. It's inspired by the 1950's crazy fashion trends. The crazily put together outfit includes a leopard print Rodarte dress, red glossy heels and african-animal tights. I must say, it was very amusing working with Izzy. Watching her get up on to the brick ledge with sky-high red heels was probably the highlight.

emma watson, queen

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The new pixie-haired Emma

For Teen Vogue, August 2009
With her career sky-rocketing higher than ever, Emma Watson is ready to move on from the childhood phenomenon Harry Potter has created. Being included in the Best Dressed lists more than once, having a contract with Burberry, being offered dozens of other movie roles not to mention the rumours flying around about her being the highest paid atress in Hollywood... but, to be honest, there's probably nothing this fabulous 20 year-old can't handle.


Sunday, January 09, 2011

European VOGUE. Famous photoshoots and ah-mazing fashion. I have included two of my favorite photoshoots from Vogue Europe.

Role Model Models

Saturday, January 08, 2011
Karlie Kloss
Karlie Kloss was obviously born to model with her unique face and sharp but also soft facial features. She is the face of Marc Jacobs's perfume Lola, has modelled for Dior's latest campaigns and has been of quite a few magazine covers.
VOGUE Portugal
For Teen Vogue 2010

Dior Campaign

Miranda Kerr
She has the all-Australian charm that's contagious and makes everyone happy, and her successful modelling career has made her famous all over the world. Known mostly as one of the Vctoria's Secret angels she has definately made Australia proud. Also, she gave birth to a little baby boy just recently in the United States.

Her new book 'Treasure Yourself' is available now

Modelling for Prada's A/W collection 10/11

Cover of Italian VOGUE

Cover of Harpers Bazaar UK

Abbey Lee Kershaw

Highly successful model for various famous designers, has landed 4 VOGUE Australia covers in the last 3 years. She has modelled for Fendi, Victoria's Secret, Alexander McQueen amd many more. Gap-toothed and gorgeous!

Gaga or Ga-Ga?

Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Lady Gaga. If you know who she is (but erm, who doesn't?), what comes to mind when you see/hear/read that name? For me, the words crazy, extravagant and unique come to mind. In interviews that have conducted since her rise to fame in 2008, their is more to Lady Gaga then the crazy costumes and catchy music. According to an interview with Ron Slomowicz, the name 'Lady Gaga' comes from Queen's song 'Radio Ga-Ga'. Alot of her costumes are inspired by 'retro flair' from the 70's and 80's. The above red and gold dress is an Alexander McQueen creation. Lady Gaga dipped the ends of her platinum white hair with light blue and stuck gold feathers onto the middle part of her hair for an 'Indian feel'. I would consider these as some of the 'toned -down' ensembles she has done.

daring hair day

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Someday's we all just want to just let our hair down. Don't be afraid to experiment with different hair styles. Play around with the unique texture of your hair. Go ahead, try something different and be daring!