Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Some random inspiration I found stalking my teenage cousins tumblr. I'm crushing on Miranda Kerr a lot lately, not sure why! I checked out her Kora skincare line the other day at David Jones but they're pretty pricey! Has anyone used them? Recommendations?

Sorry for going MIA over the last few days, I had to work all weekend at a fashion trade show in Melbourne and have had no time to even think. Early night for me tonight!


Ever since I found All Saints a few years ago on one of my trips home to the UK, I've been in love with their clothing.  I'm so happy that they have done this as part of their current campaign, the work that goes in to an embellished item like this is amazing and should truly be appreciated & treasured for what it is. Part of the reason why I started this blog was to document on my desire to reduce my clothing consumption, and also my exploration and learning in fabrics, construction and garment care. I wish it was possible to know more about garments before purchasing them - hopefully one day!

Anyone else who finds this interesting should really read "To Die for: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World" by Lucy Siegle. It absolutely changed the way I think and feel for this industry. I will definitely be doing some more posts on it in the future.

Saturday, August 27, 2011


Some Friday inspiration..

Why is it that after hating your hair for several weeks and finally deciding to go for a new cut, your hair decides to play nice and become perfect the day before your appointment? Now I don't know what to do! Tempted to chop it and go for something similar to Bingles new 'do. Its not too much of a drastic change really, mine is similar but just a bit longer but it will feel nice to have all those dead ends chopped off!


My boss lent me a magazine to read called View Textile magazine. It is a quarterly magazine that trends forecasts for each of the up and coming three seasons. It covers fabrics, colours, techniques, trends, and also retail reports for the major international cities.  It is pretty pricey (the cover says 54 Euro) but I read it cover to cover and learnt so much so I would definitely buy it next time if I can afford it (or steal my bosses!). If you're interested in this sort of thing and can find it then I'd recommend at least having a bit of a flip through.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


London has been declared as the world's top fashion capital of 2011, and this has only served to remind me how much I love this city! I'm heading back over at the end of the year for a few days between spending Christmas in Glasgow with my family (where I call "home"), and then Paris for NYE with my parents as that is where they live. Fingers crossed for the right amount of snow, enough to be romantic, but not to be snowed in or out! I have trains to catch! I've been flirting with the idea of moving back over to Europe lately, either London to look for similar work as to what I am doing in Australia or going to learn French full time in Paris. The only thing holding me back is my job, I love my little work family too much! Some decisions that should be so easy are often the hardest!

Sources: Tumblr, Fashion Toast, Google Images

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


This Patrizia Pepe Winter 2011/12 campaign by Mert & Marcus is unbelievably sexy. I found a behind the scenes video the other day, but frustratingly I can't find it now! Its worth a look, the collection is divine.


For those of you who are unaware of the YSL Vs. Christian Louboutin court case, Louboutin issued a court injunction in attempt to prevent YSL from producing shoes with red soles. However, as of Wednesday 10th August, the injuction was denied as "Judge Victor Marrero said Louboutin wasn't able to prove that its red soles deserve trademark protection."

Susan Scafidi, director of Fordham University's Fashion Law institute told WWD, "Louboutin stands to lose so much. This is identity theft for him. Those red soles are almost as recognisable as his name. The philosophical question is, if it doesn't have a red sole, is it a Louboutin? If the shoe has house designs on it, yes, but the question is, will the public see it that way?"

What do you think? Although its undeniable that Louboutin makes amazingly beautiful shoes, I think a significant percentage of the business must come from people who buy them purely for that famous red sole. The main thing that bothers me is that this is skirting on a very serious issue - can colour be 'owned'? If Louboutin loses this, what does that mean for other brand-colour associations - Tiffany Blue, Hermes orange, Dairy Milk purple? How will this hurt the heritage & integrity of the brand? You can read the full article at Vogue UK.

Monday, August 22, 2011


I haven't bought any new clothes for 6 weeks since I was in Europe which I am pretty proud of! However I can't keep leather leggings off my mind, I've been wanted a pair for at least 4 months! I just found somewhere I can get them custom made but the only problem is I have to order them online by giving my measurements and I'm always too forgetful to buy a measuring tape. I am going to try and get them tomorrow. If they turn out a success then I may post the link if anyone is interested.