Friday, 28 January 2011

Brighton Rock

Being a Brighton belle myself and the daughter of an original Mod (Terry Tonik if you were wondering), I am pretty excited to see the re-make of Graham Greene's dark entertainment set in a 1960s Mod era Brighton.

In cinemas 4th February. 

We are the mods, we are the mods, we are, we are, we are the mods!!

Thursday, 27 January 2011

tiara armour

sometimes you just need to wear a tiara

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

juxtapose me

full show report at

Riccardo Tisci's Givenchy Couture collection.
Inspired by Japanese dancer Kazuo Ohno

powerful / delicate
natural / neon
warrior / geisha

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

all that glitters

Armani Haute Couture S/S11
Eastern opulence and metallic shimmer

Monday, 24 January 2011

five dollar shake

I just couldn't resist watching Pulp Fiction when it was on TV last night.
Still my favourite Tarantino film...and the pinnacle of my fancy dress inspiration, when I went to a friend's birthday party aged sixteen as Mia Wallace.
(I still do a pretty mean 'Fox Force Five' joke impression...)

rouge noir nail polish and lips
fitted white shirt with killer cuffs
black capri pants
bobbed black hair
bare feet for dancing

...I said God damn! God damn...

instant mood enhancer

Friday, 21 January 2011

Elle est belle!!

Just managed to get my hands on the limited edition Jil Sander cover of February's Elle UK
Minimalist chic and bold brights.

More magazine covers like this please...

Thursday, 20 January 2011

one sunday morning... and my beau were surprised and totally flattered to be stopped and photographed by the lovely Dvora of fashionistable at Columbia Road market (my favourite place to be on a Sunday morning) just as we were scoffing deep fried prawns with chilli sauce.
Later we bought 40 Schiaparelli pink roses, a bunch of pussy willow and had a delicious lunch (and one too many Bloody Marys) at The Royal Oak.
Sunday Perfection. 

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Love is...

David Hockney, Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy, 1970-71

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Iconographic gold and Florentine blue

Gareth Pugh film screened at Orsanmichele in Florence for Pitti Uomo

The six outfits are inspired by the gold and cobalt blue of religious iconography found in the churches of Florence. 

Excessive and opulent but at the same time pure and symbolic, and very feminine. 

Shiny materials, stark shapes and totally seductive...

See more at

Monday, 17 January 2011

off the red carpet

what i would wear if i was on the red carpet...

Christopher Kane ready to wear S/S 11


Lanvin ready to wear S/S 11


Miu Miu skinny patent-leather belt


Yves Saint Laurent Palais patent leather wedge heels
(which i am currently wearing with everything...)

On the red carpet

Tilda Swinton in Jil Sander

Claire Danes in Calvin Klein Collection

Julianne Moore in Lanvin and Bulgari jewellery

Johnny Depp in Ralph Lauren Black Label

January Jones in Atelier Versace

Olivia Wilde in Marchesa
(I can't resist a glittery prom dress!)

Robert Downey Jr in Prada

Best dressed at the Golden Globes
all images

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

The dark arts

Posters for Darren Aronofsky's new film Black Swan
Designed by London based design collective La Boca
Inspired by Polish and Czech poster art of the 60s and 70s. 

The film stars Natalie Portman and Vincent Cassel.
Costumes are by Rodarte.

What's not to love?