Sunday, 30 May 2010

Channelling Chanel with leather accessories

(Photgraphy by Will Epps, check out his online portfolio here)

So, I wasn't intentionally channelling Chanel but when I saw the last photo I couldn't help but draw comparisons to their S/S 10 collection with clogs and a barn... The only differences are these shoes are from Office (again, I know...) not Chanel, they're not technically clogs and I'm not in the most fashionable barn in the World.

But anyway, back to the rest of the outfit, this wasn't really an outfit suitable to post, more just something to wear to show off the leather accessories, but it is made up of my Charity Shop cut off shorts and a black trapeze cut top from New Look Kids section, that place is a bit amazing at the moment.

The bag is one of my absolute favourite accessories, yet I never use it because I never really know what to put it with. It was from a teeny, slightly weird shop on Portobello Road in London.

Once again, these photos are taken by the lovely and very talented Will, check out his online portfolio here.

P.S. I'm flying home tomorrow, yay! I'm in Singapore at the moment, I've just had Singapore Slings in Raffles Hotel and thrown peanuts on the floor, a fitting end to they holiday I think you'll agree. I'll be back to normal blogging in a couple of days and I PROMISE to reply to all your comments and emails, it may take some time...

Friday, 28 May 2010

Ditte Lerche


I have become a little bit besotted with creative, knitted neckpieces recently, but you surely can't blame me right?

These pieces by Ditte Lerche, a textile student from Copenhagen and I want to wear them all the time. They are so intricate and beautifully made, ripples of knitting taking over the models upper half and instantly drawing my eye towards it.

I think this could be recreated if I had about 90 hours of free time to spend on it, if only I did...

For more info, visit her website, make sure you check out her other work too, her furniture design is amazing!

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Mastori Motwary


Mastori Motwary is the work of collaborative force of Maria Mastori and Filep Motwary, combining Motwary's clothing and Mastori's jewellery.

I love the eerie, slightly creepy feel behind these images, the strange lighting and odd contrast levels add to this experience and intrigues me even further, wanting to see what is behind these extra layers.


To see their new collection and more of their work, visit this website.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Jeff Luker


Jeff Luker takes the most beautiful images, these are from his series 'Dust', all depicting a lovely blonde girl wandering around a forest.

His photography represents what I think is the 'American Dream', unique, dreamy scenes of young Americans in incredibly well lit places... This is what I want from my trip to America this summer!

I also love the styling in this shoot, her clothing is perfectly suited to her surroundings, organic looking fabric that blends seamlessly into the background.

To see more of his work, visit his website.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Fred Butler and Elisha Smith-Leverock


I just realised that I go on about how much I love Fred Butler quite often on my blog but have never actually dedicated a whole post to her work, so here one is (well shared a little bit with the photographer too..)

Fred Butler always creates bright, intricate, vibrant pieces that look (I'm sure they do) take days and multiple blisters to make. These are images of her S/S 10 collection shot for Dazed Digital by the very talented Elisha Smith-Leverock and they are rather dreamy. I love the way that it looks like the photos have been taken through a piece of her jewellery, creating a scattered light effect which fits perfectly with the mood of her work.

The blurry, smooth vibe of this shoot is a bit wonderful, I love dreamy shoots like this, as you may have noticed...

Monday, 24 May 2010

Tramp in Disguise


If you give me digital prints, jersey, hairy clothes and knitted accessories I will be a happy camper. Tramp in Disguise delivers all of these things and a little bit more.

The designer behind the collection and brand is Sini Moilanen, a Finnish designer via Brighton and the Royal College of Art. The prints used remind me of the ink prints we used to make to cover our sketch books in Primary School, which is one of my most vivid memories of school. Filling up plastic drawers full of swirling ink and blowing through it with a straw then placing a large piece of paper on the top, ending up with a big sheet of marbled designs.

I can imagine myself wearing pretty much all of these clothes.

Visit her NJAL profile for more images and info.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Vandana Jain and short films


I've always been interested in short films, since the days of making 'educational' videos about coal mining with barbies when I was in High School. But on a slightly more serious note, I love the little fashion films that accompany bigger projects, almost as an after thought but they have so much effort in them. Fashion156, A Shaded View on Fashion Film and Fashionair are good examples of top notch short fashion film makers on the side of their day job.

The images above are screen grabs I snatched from the opening intro film of Vandana Jain's website, I love their grainy texture and rather eerie quality, I suggest you go to her website and have a cheeky look at the film in it's proper context. The content of her site is beautiful, as you wander around films follow you and who I assume is Vandana herself, follows you as you explore.

Click here to visit her site.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Luke Byrne


 I'm so into summery, dreamy images at the moment, one that look like the people in them are having the best time ever messing around with a camera on a beach. I think it's because I want to go away and roll around in fields with my friends...

I love Luke Byrne's photography, especially the beach/water images, many more of which can be seen on his flickr but I can't seem to grab them. I thoroughly suggest you go have a look at them and pretend you're looking at photos in the Summer issues of Vice.


Thursday, 20 May 2010

Nawel


I love fashion illustrations, especially when they're ever so slightly odd. These rather realistic, in both quality and content, paintings are the work of Nawel. I can definitely see her Parisian influences, she is based there, in these images, the glamorous oldie is so perfectly beautiful and eccentric, I want to be her when I grow up.

To visit her agency website and see more of her work, click here.

Oh and also, Happy Birthday to Matt (one of my oldest and bestest friends) if he happens to see this!

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