Friday, 29 April 2011

kiko mizuhara/ river phoenix/kirsten dunst/ alex james/ chloe sevigny/ wes anderson/ angela chase/ johnny depp/ justine frischmann
 margot tenenbaum/ angela again/ kurt cobain/ selma blair in storytelling

When I think of bobs, images of year 4 when EVERYONE sported one spring to my mind. Not a bad thing I still think your sense of style is never surer than when your age hasn't reached double figures. Plus bobs just scream for named velvet headbands and barettes, which are just cool. 

I'm gonna do it I think. My only concern is will it make me look cool like the people above or do they make the hair look cool? Last time I had a bob my mum cut it and for three years I was called triangle head, I would prefer this not to happen again.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Place your bets

Some of my favourite wedding outfits on some of my favourite women. I love Frida's accessorizing with her husband's face, Bianca's legendary suit and Pamela's 'functional' bikini.


Sunday, 24 April 2011

Happy Easter!  Easter is my fave holiday because you get to wear hats with little fuzzy yellow chicks on them and not be regarded as weird.

Spending the weekend in Cornwall getting my Surf Instructor award. I'm zonked so I think I'll just eat my eggs, have a late barbecue and curl up with my favourite show ( The Only Way is Essex).

What are you guys doing with your long weekends?

P.S. This shirt is so cool.  I don't wear Christmas jumpers but an Easter shirt is sounding very appealing if it looks like this.

Friday, 22 April 2011


Richard Avedon via/ David Beckham shot by Alasdair Mclellan for Fantastic Man/ Andrew Garfield for Band of Outsiders/ Guido Palau/ The Royal Tenenbaums/ Google

Polo shirts are cool.

My faves are either striped, ones with differnt sleeve and collar colours or pastels but always a little faded and shrunken. Whether I see pastel polo's on the King's Road flung under a jumper that is tied oh so casually at the neck of  a Sloane  or a Fred Perry number on an ageing skinhead and everything in-between, they undeniably fill me with envy.

This is not a new obsession like most of clothing inspiration it all stemmed from The Spice Girls, although this time it was Baby and not Scary who triggered this one. I longed for a polo dress like Baby SPice had, my best friend had one and I was positively green-eyed whenever she wore it. My mum denied me this particular item of clothing and after a quick google search and seeing how perverse Baby Spice looked I''m not sure I would want my toddler emulating her style.

When I was 10 and started going to disco's with boys school i was less preocuppied with their prepubescent dance moves, although there were some pretty good snakes, and more with what they were wearing. Yes, their hairflicks may have made me melt a little at the knees but really it was all about their Lacoste polos.

I'm not the only one who is a little obsessed

Monday, 11 April 2011


I'm 16 now, that means I can drive a tractor of a 50cc moped. Now I have reached these heady heights I think I should have a perfume. The last perfume I owned was a Barbie perfume, that came with a watch that had Barbie's face as a watch cover.

I'm very picky when it comes to smells. Too sweet or too strong and a wrinkle forms above my brow as I try not to choke. Scent is something so personal, so loaded with memories that I don't think it should be taken lightly. It's something that is associated so intrinsically with you. I try not to judge people on the way that they look but I do unashamedly judge people on the way that they smell. Smells tell a story; whether you need to wash more, if you have a fondness for chewing gum and countless other stories are all communicated by the way you smell.

I was sniffing through my mum's chest of her teenage memories, that for some reason is in my room. Upon opening it I found a cool little glass bottle and upon unscrewing it it was love at first sniff. Apparently its an old bottle that she kept from her Spanish boyfriend during the halcyon days of her youth. 4711 Eau de Cologne is manly, light and a little sharp plus it's super-cheap too!

P.S.Turns out I'm not the only one who likes the packaging

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Alasdair Mclellan/Awaydays/Unknown/Awaydays Still/Alasdair Mclellan i-D Nov 2008/Awaydays

Bowl cuts, adidas trainers, polo shirts, levi's, windbreakers and a penchant for adidas, no I am not talking about The Drums but about "casuals" of the 70's. Having watched the film Awaydays today my love of the casual has been reignited. The film itself can be described as a blend of This is England, A Beautiful Thing and Control, which are great films too if you haven't seen them. The moody shots add a certain romanticism to grotty 70's suburbia and the soundtrack that includes Joy Division makes me want to move up North (sort of). And the prevalence of Adidas football trainers makes me sad that my feet are half a size too big to fit into my mum's blue suede Adidas gazelles. Seriously recommend watching.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Prior to yesterday my only real awareness of Karen Walker was her eyewear, which I thought was fab. My former ignorance was blissfully amended last night and all I can say is hallelujah.

I really dig her S/S 11 show with it's clashing prints that remind me of curtains (not that my curtains are as cool as this) and parkas which I have a well documented love affair with. The print clashing was not LOUD but rather a subtle clash (?), which I think is more wearbale and more interesting. Some of the pieces looked pyjama-esque and I am definitely not complaining, considering i go to a school with no uniform I'd much rather be wearing this than a onesie. Then there were 'flatforms' (still not sold on that term) loafers. I think I've established by now that a clompy shoe always wins my seal of approval combine that with pastels which always capture my heart in spring and we are onto a winner.

Plus she had fisherman hats to top it all off. If that's not a girl after my own heart I don't know what is.

Gap teeth women are supposed to be sexier (WELL DUH)

Sorry guys,I kind of had to. After all my blog is named after them.

But in actuality this does look really interesting. I'm a bit of a historical and cultural nerd and though not strictly what you would call history, I find the perception of beauty through the ages fascinating. Plus the way that one of them talks about Lauren Hutton's fame making her feel more secure about her gap. is exactly what happened to me when I saw Lara Stone smouldering on the cover of i-D.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Werther's Originals + Liquorice Allsorts

Scored this in Topshop last Friday. I was flipping through the racks when I saw it and rather than doing the usual critique my mind jumped to Werther's Originals (although that may have been because I was hungry) and then to Liquorice Allsorts (which I despise just so you know). As somebody who's "passion for fashion" is probably only eclipsed by her love for food (and Johnny Depp/ River Phoenix) this top is the perfect amalgamation. Plus it also renewed my childhood obsession in Werther's Originals which whilst not great for the waistline or teeth is fantastic for the tastebuds.