31 August 2010

Via Noir Façade, Yimmy's Yayo, Viktor Vauthier & Chicmuse.


Went out for "a drink" last night with Jess, Meg, Scrott and Sam. One drink obviously turned into about ten, and we livened up Durham with renditions of "You Give Me Fever". Hahaaa.

Hair was the greasiest thing ever, so I wore a topknot for a night out for the very first time. My hair needs to be longer, really. LOVE this Primark blazer, I always forget about it. Sorry about my face.

Also finished watching Coco Avant Chanel this morning, it's such a great film, so inspiring, and amazing to get a look at what her life was like and how she ended up becoming one of the most famous fashion designers ever. Gotta love a bit of Tautou, too.

29 August 2010

isabel marant a/w 10

Isabel Marant is my new favourite designer. This collection is such a crave, and it seems so effortless. LOVE the leather ankle grazers and metallic jackets, and somehow I'm drawn to the pointy-toed pumps even though I would could never wear them. The easy but glamorous looks teamed with face-baring ponytails, dangly earrings and a flick of eyeliner are the chicest things since sliced bread.

Ps. new favourite model also - Anna Selezneva (top right and bottom left).

25 August 2010


I set off on Monday to the capital in my disco pants and a shirt that looks remarkably like AA but was actually £2.50 from the Salvation Army.

Train journey was pretty awful, it was delayyyed and there were hardly any seats. Oh and that is a safety pin fastening my trews, I need to adjust them. Whyy did I buy medium?

Anyway, first place we went was the Design Museum, to see the Basso & Brooke and Sustainable Futures* exhibitions.

This is all I got from Basso & Brooke. It wasn't really an exhibition, you didn't have to pay or anything, it just had a video showing their inspiration for the collection and the dresses displayed.

Sustainable Futures* wasn't just fashion-related, it was all about eco-friendly designs, however the fashiony bits were these garments made from hemp and dyed with all-natural dyes by Miriam Ridha;

And these garments made from "unusable" parachute material from the Ministry of Defence by Chris Raeburn.

Another interesting exhibition at the Design Museum was the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2010, which was basically a collection of life-changing/enhancing designs all under one roof. My favourites were;

These little pandas which were mounted on swivelling platforms and followed you around whenever you moved. It was like those little aliens from Toy Story.

Miniature Beth Ditto! Nah, it was just a teeny-tiny Beth showing her most famous design from her collaboration with Evans.

There were also screens showing McQueen and Balmain's S/S 2010 shows, with just "Alexander McQueen" in general as one of the designers of the year, and "Balmain Jacket". I'm assuming they meant the epic shoulder pads, although the A/W 2009 show would have been a better example of it. It was amazing to see videos of the shows, it's so much more mesmerising than just looking at pictures. 

Next, we went to the Grace Kelly: Style Icon exhibition at the V&A. Unfortunately we couldn't take pictures, it was cool to see the beautiful clothes she actually wore, and to get a better insight into her relationship with fashion both on-screen and off.

Took about a million pictures of the general exhibitions at the V&A that are always there.. here are a few.


McQueen dress. Oh baby. It was like seeing a famous person in the street only a million times better.

Moschino bra dress;

Paul Poiret dress;

Theatre and Performance;

Adam Ant makeup!

We also went to the Maison Martin Margiela exhibition at Somerset House, which was amazing, but again I couldn't take any pictures. It was really inspiring to see how they approached the design process, and how it was divided up into certain techniques such as "Paint", "Destroy" and "Trompe l'oeil". I also got to see such iconic pieces as the wig coat and the disco ball top in the flesh.

The final educational activity was visiting some "conceptual designers" stores. We went to Comme des Garcons at Dover Street Market, Yohji Yamamoto and Rick Owens. AGAINNN, I wasn't allowed to take any photos, but the clothes were absolutely amazing. My favourite was Dover Street Market. It was way more informal than the other stores and had a wide range of designers there. The interior was really well done too.

However, I've finally returned, and it's taken me about an hour to write this when I was supposed to be napping before meeting Meggo. Whoops.

Ps. sorry if the quality on some of these pictures isn't the best, I wasn't allowed flash and have shaky hands.

21 August 2010

tequila, tequila!

Well, the not-going-to-the-house plan wasn't much of a success, but Leeds was awesomeee, as per. Went out with Harriet, Mike, Charlotte and Tom to the Call Lane bars. Expensive, but cool. Haha.

Me and Harriet in Jake's bar. Chillin' in my disco pants. Oh yes, a trip to AA was taken, hahaha.

Went for a classic hangover Popina's the day after, was lovely.

Went to watch/transport Dom and Dave at the Dun Cow in Seaham last night. They are just awesome. However, I, as band roadie, was obviously the kingpin of the whole operation. Ha.

Currently chilling, unsure whether to go out tonight or not. I'm tempted to stay in and play Lego Harry Potter on the Wii.

18 August 2010

Had a good haul from the Salvation Army yesterday, one of which was this lovely 100% silk shirt, which looks remarkably like something from American Apparel, but was only £1.25. Oh. Baby.

Also got the lovely chunky gold chain from there, and the rings from Ding Dong Vintage.

No doubt will be showing you more of my charity shop finds soon, but they're all in the wash atm.

Going to Leeds tomorrow to see Mitchell. I am not going to go anywhere near my house, it's making me physically sick right now.

P.s. sorry about the grain-factor Photo Booth pics, my camera batteries are charging.

Testing one, two. Testing. Testosterone, testicular cancer, Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

Decided to relocate from Wordpress. Being unable to design your own layout is a bit of a bitch.

Oh hey, MK.

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