A friend of mine posted this on my facebook, when I uploaded a picture of one of my dear pocket watches, and so far I Love It!
I’m a lover of the fantastical world of the Victorian ladies and gentlemen. I grew up on the Shelley’s, Bronte, Austin and Blake, and as time went on I became slightly obsessed with Jack the Ripper. Old London plays a huge role in my life, and that’s what makes me stand out from my international friends. I’m fond of tea [not PG Tips, proper herbal and imported herbal teas], I love British fashion, music and the guys. We have a certain reluctance in letting go of things past, as these things are what makes us Brits who we are.
If I could meet any Victorian… I would flash my pocket watch and my bare ankle under a pair of nice men’s trousers.
Sorry I’m going on… Besides tattoos, classic books and bags, I love me a new pocket watch!
Oh my gosh!!
I just had to share this, I heard rumours but Marie Claire verified it! Donatella Versace is teaming up with the designers at H&M to create glamorous dress and women’s wear for autumn and winter this year. Read the article, just click on the picture!!
Read yesterday’s blog =] here.
These are a few pictures from my other McQueen book, written by Kristin Knox. I’m still reading through it, as her words and the photos of McQueen’s finest dresses are captivating me! Get it!!
Shay shay coulay x x
When I saw this book, sitting on a high stand in Waterstones, it called out to me. I was and still am, and always will be a fan and lover of Alexander McQueen fashion and art. His collections were exquisite, and in a huge way he brought British fashion back, and delicately threw it up at the forefront. Beautiful and very cunning. I can’t express how deeply I love his work, and talking about him to people I meet is like taking a breath of fresh air; so powerful that it makes you a little giddy with delight. In some way, I wish I could turn back time and concentrate on my art and writing… imagine sitting at one of his shows and seeing his style right in front of you.
Savage Beauty is a collection of his works, compiled together by Andrew Bolton and Harold Koda. I would give you folks and review, but all I’m saying here is enjoy the photos and buy the book! If there is one thing any fashion or art minded person should have of McQueen’s, it should be this book and Alexander McQueen: Genius of a Generation by Kristin Knox.
RIP McQueen – Forever in our minds eye =]
This week has be delicious to say the least. Paris Fashion week 2011 has been a pinncle event this year with Kate Moss smoking on the Louis Vuitton runway, and Mui Mui’s line of vintage inspired clothes and beautiful accessories to match. This year was the celebration of times gone, florals, art, colour and the 70s look.
Andrej Pejic modelled for Jean Paul Gaultier, in one of the season’s key pieces. Some of you may have heard of this wonderful human, if not then you better look him up! He’s one of the most notable models who can model both male and female design’s flawlessly. I remember reading about him on Vogue.com during London Fashion week a/w 2011 updates. He is seen below in what I would call ‘my almost perfect wedding dress’ designed by Gaultier. He is stunning, but he is the only human version of what an angel could look like – minus the wings.
This year’s trends seriously sky rocketing, especially with new designers. Fashion had up-scaled contemporary to va va voom from, crotcheted pieces that inspire that vintage look, gender play, nostalgia, Mary Jane’s, pleats and the celebration of McQueen.
Many star rolled up and down the catwalks from Kate Moss to Lady Gaga. I love fashion! It comes very high on my list of ‘life qualities’. Most witches love herbs, and get turned on my bath time spells. I’m in zen with meditation and fashion… well… in awe actually! Who knows? If this nursing gig doesn’t work out well… I’m off to Paris full time! Maybe I should design new ritual dress too…
Shay shay coulay!
Belgain born designer Olivier Theyskens was among the trendsetters at London Fashion week a/w 2011. His dresses have been awe inspiring and creating lust amongst the stars and I thought I’d some of my love with you guys. Not that I’ll show you everything… that would be too kind! (He’s mine!)
I found this blog the other day and thought it would be lovely for you fashion savvy folks to look him up yourself. Tell me what you think of his designs.
Late last year he was named artisitc director at Theory, which means I can wallow in his beautiful clothing!
I’ve already seen a blouse I want… I’m keeping quiet until I get it!
Anyhoo, here’s the blog: http://fundamental-displays.co.za/wordpress/wp-content/gallery/mad-about-alice-vogue/img01.jpg
Have fun! Life may be witchcraft, but you should make fashion too!
Shay shay coulay!
I’m in love with Prada. I have been in love with Prada most of my life. You see, monthly trips to Central London with my aunt did a lot my love of art and I remember one my aunts friends came with us to Harrod’s to buy items for Christmas that year. All I remember of this (rather ghastly) woman was her handbag. She didn’t like me, and hell I didn’t like her either (I’m psychic for a reason…). She didn’t talk to at all, unless it was either to tell me off about something or when I asked her about the piece of heaven hanging on her arm. She was actually quite scary… kind of like Cruella DeVille, with blonde short hair and the Joker’s smile. She spoke with her fingers, always pointing at people or at things she would talk about that no one else could see. Her lips would droop at either side like a posh fish. It was…. It…
Anyway, I feel like I’m going into a story here… I asked her about her bag in a very short sentences, and she answered in very short sentences too. She told me, “It’s Prada. That’s the name of the brand, not the bag. Turn around little one, now!” – Well it was something like that, I was about 7/8 years old then… The way she said Prada, I swear I started hallucinating. This blonde, elderly fish opened her mouth and flowers came pouring out. I kept replayiong the way she said it over and over in my mind on the long trip home…
“PppprrraaaaaDA” – Gosh…
Years later, with the phenomenon of Youtube I was browsing fashion tips, articles and updates on the Fashion shows for this season, and I came across this:
Love it!! Very quirky, and for some reason I’m in love with the black and green striped dress…
I first heard of Gareth Pugh through a friend late last year and decided to keep an eye on his future designs for a while. If you haven’t seen, or in my case read about and watched his designs then here’s your chance. It’s an old video from earlier this year, during Paris Fashion Week, but I must say, his designs are flawless!
I stumbled across it the otherday when looking for inspirational ideas on what styles I should have during the cold months that are fast approaching. I can’t walk around in his clothes, they should be in a fantastical galerie d’art, for viewing purposes only. I would ruin the look of them.
I love designs… Oh how sweet!
I love this movie, its one of those films that just makes you feel good after a long day. The book is just as brilliant!! Most of the quotes in the movie ring true to my outlook on fashion and why I love it so. When people insult my taste, or insult how much I love to shop I immediately think of this line, or monologue from the Devil herself, Miranda Priestly;
~ This… stuff? Oh… ok. I see, you think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select out, oh I don’t know, that lumpy blue sweater, for instance, because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don’t know is that that sweater is not just blue, it’s not turquoise, it’s not lapis, it’s actually cerulean. You’re also blindly unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves St. Laurent, wasn’t it, who showed cerulean military jackets? And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. Then it filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and so it’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room. From a pile of stuff.~
Hehe, I feel good! New £115 coat? Come to me!!