Thursday, 24 December 2009


My standard walk from uni to town becomes second nature, turn right at the yellow building, boring old betting shop in front, pass the dirty kebab shop.. Good old Manchester. And so, as you can imagine, a new store that emerges through the dust inevitably brings some excitement to my journey, be a new retail store I have not heard of yet... well, baby in a candy store best explains it.
Picture painted, imagine the joy I felt when stumbling across a brand spanking new, extra large vintage store on route amusingly named COW, ** for any Manchester residents this was a few months ago it just took me a while to wear my purchase.
This dress's faux leather decorated shoulders were screaming my name, I felt it only fair to take them home and nurture them. any excuse for a long sleeved dress...

dress - COW, leggings and heals - Topshop, boots - M&S, belt - Primark

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Adorn me with jewels


SRC: Corinne Stoll, Piczine blog

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Decorative Dressings

I'm currently in the process of moving rooms and what started out as being a fun task to distract my studies - bad, bad - has turned into a googling obsession finding more and more features to please my eyes. Toughest challenge yet: wallpaper. Too much choice really does leave one baffled... I've just come across Dame V.Westwood's wallpaper collection over at Liberty's and although my pocket wont allow for it, it can't harm to flick through.

I quickly became mesmerized by the thought of lining my wardrobes with the ruched tartan print. possibly play a little game of confusing wardrobe onlookers: is it wallpaper? is it clothing?
Sad little game sure to keep me amused...

Monday, 21 December 2009

Layers and Embellishments

Based in Buenos Aries, Trosman unveiled to the world her first collection in 2002. Full of layers and luxurious fabrics, your eyes can't help but inspect each crevice of her garments.
The colours infused in her collections confirm the designer's tropical heritage whilst their construction proves her artistic and superb design skills.


The whirlwind of technological advances that have come to define the 21st century makes us embrace new developments and sadly say goodbye to the old and outdated inventions of technologies past. The VHS, found a bigger brother in the DVD, soon to be replaced by Blu-Ray. Such improvements are welcomed for their superiority and comfort. Yet, when those that are dear and loved banish from the mass-market with, in my mind, no logical replacement, I am left mourning.
Those over at helpless-romantic have taken on this grief with a tribute to the polaroid camera.

We'll miss you!x

Whilst on this camera rant, thought I'd slip this illustration in that i found via: Floweret

Let it Snow

There is no denying the beauty that snow brings to our darkened city, brightly highlighting every leaf featured outside. Yet as with most things that bring us joy (cynical self enters) there is a downside to the weather mainly the freezing temperatures and the hazardous roads... my poor little car wouldn't even make it up the road.
The more it become obvious that our Christmas will be white, the more it seems we're regressing back some thousands of years in evolution towards our animalistic pre-human selves (that is of course only if you believe in evolution) as more of us wrap up in fur - faux or real, myself included. A serious fur obsession as kicked in with my fur coat, collar, hat... where will this fur madness take me next?
SRC dirtylittlestylewhore
Tights, skirt and shoes - Topshop, body - Miss Selfridge, fur coat - vintage,

Friday, 4 December 2009

Humorous Gold

Magazine pages are now adorned with numerous Christmas guides, Secret Santa presents, Christmas party dresses and accessories, hell we can even rent generous celeb clothes from those clever minds at Topshop. Being bombarded with purchases I should be making, one is undoubtedly going to lose enthusiasm for it all. So when i came across this Kate Spade gift bow necklace, I remembered all that is festive, the joys of presents and the happiness I should actually be feeling when spending all my money this month.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Pen Pals

Ever thought the outline of our monarchy's head has become a tad monotonous? We see them on coins, notes, stamps making the top right corner of my envelope lacking any kind of exciement that I should be feeling when I recieve a birthday/Christmas card or invitation. Alber Elbaz has sorted the French out with Lanvin's limited edition stamps. Elbaz has created two colourful and animated designs to celebrate the brand's 120 year anniversary making French mail that bit more interesting. Perhaps I should befriend a Parisian...

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Pop Ya Collar

Once in a while, well more like a couple of days, a new obsession kicks in where I must find a long tee, heart pattern tights, leather bracelet etc. My craving for this week is for a fur collar. Last month saw me tuck into the back of my closet to find that old fur jacket that had been gathering dust due to my lack of fur adoration and uncover my staple item right now. It seems only natural that this new found love will spread beyond a jacket. And so for my next purchase: the fur collar
(photos via satorialist, shinylittlethings, stockholmstreetstyle)

Horses and Swings

Always aiming for the "different factor", Sonia Rykiel's underwear for H&M animated its Parisian runway by models riding giant horses, swinging luxury swings and climbing spot-lit mountains all on their way to the setting of all settings that personifies luxury, lingerie and romance: the Eifel Tower

I <3 Tights

Monday, 23 November 2009

This is Sparta!

For those who havent seen 300 I accept that I wont be receiving a soft chuckle for my post title but for those who have, my reference here relates to Acne's S/S 2010 collaboration with designer Husam El Odah with a slight warrior feel.
The collection proposes metal plates in expected places such as shoulder pads and back pockets whilst mixing in unexpected knee pads.

Husam currently has a collection of jewelry in Topman sporting soldiers and manly tools like his spanner bangle.

Mid-day cravings

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Call me Annie Leibovitz

My naivety was quite extreme when I started begging for a SLR camera thinking it couldn't possibly be as hard to use as the buttons and features on the objects make themselves out to be. Obviously the word idiot should be stamped on my forehead as low and behold the camera  has been sitting on my desk tormenting me for the better half of this year. Well action was taken last weekend as I actually dragged my ass into town and took a course. Yes, I finally understand why my images were blurry and not in the good out of focus way, just plain old blurry.
Needless to say my photos from the day are pretty lame like my door handle in focus with the background blurry but I hold my head high with pride. Yet, the door handle is as far as I have gotten this far and so street style pictures will have to wait a tad longer for me as I really don't want to fiddle around whilst someone walks away from me out of boredom. Instead, I'm having to "borrow" images from the professionals.

Absolutely in love with this outfit. It's making me want to flick some paint onto my black leggings a little bit. Possible DIY disaster me thinks...
(photo via dirtylittlestylewhore)

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Where should I park?

I'm on a slight Selfridges rant atm but I've stumbled across amazing snaps from the Vivienne Westwood Anglomania show on Tuesday in the Selfridges car park. After the Mothers4Daughters charity sale, this car park is seeing quite a lot more fashion action that its usual stampede of yellow bags it is used to.