Saturday, 10 December 2011

Karlie Kloss: The skinny debate continues ...

So this image of Karlie Kloss from her Vogue Italia editorial is making it's rounds on the net, and from the comments i've seen something has urked me. Why do people feel it's acceptable to curse/bully/offend models because there skinny? This isn't the first time incidents like this have happened, where i've seen comments such as 'ugh she needs to eat sandwich' 'or she looks like death she needs to eat' e.t.c.  Although anorexia and bulimia are clearly issues which are within this industry, some of these models are naturally skinny such as Karlie Kloss and the abuse that is hurled at them for being proud of who they are and their body types are shocking. You wouldn't go up to a fat person and start hurling abuse so why does society thinks it's acceptable to do this to people who are skinny? I think in this day and age we should be promoting acceptance, whether your fat or stick thin skinny- be proud of who you are and the body you have (unless it's an unhealthy obsession which you need help for). Thus the constant criticism of models being 'too skinny' although some are naturally that way, shouldn't constantly have to defend themselves or feel ashamed/bullied by society for not living up to the standards we set today (being 'curvy')

BTW I am nowhere near biased in this debate as I am faarrrr from skinny lol. Just something which i've noticed has become a norm in society to treat skinny models (or skinny people in general) as somewhat disgusting. Not everyone can be or wants to have a body like Beyonce or Kim Kardashian!

Friday, 9 December 2011

I Recommend: Midnight in Paris.

This movie isn't exactly new, but I just watched it and loved it. The film explores surrealism and the idea of people always wanting 'more' and that we are never truly satisfied. Plus it's set in Paris and shows a 1920's Paris and a Belle-Epoque Paris. Also it stars Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Owen Wilson and is directed by Woody Allen. Need I say more?

Fashion TV First Face: Aymeline Valade.


btw: How cute is her French accent? I instantly want to hop on the Eurostar and head to Paris when she speaks.

Jason Wu Pre-fall 2012

Loving Jason Wu's pre fall 2012 collection! Give me that charcoal and camel double breasted coat and I'd be a very happy girl! This collection is probably my favourite so far ( although I haven't really been keep up to date with them all) as I'm liking the preppy feel to some of the looks.
Hopefully with the holidays around the corner I can blog more since I haven't been updating much! xo

Thursday, 17 November 2011


The Celine Boston bag. I've never wanted a bag sooooo much!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Five albums i'm currently listening to...

1.Florence & The Machine- Ceremonials

I was eagerly awaiting the return of Flo & The Machine, so my expectations for this album were particularly high. Luckily the album met my expectations and i'm totally in love with it! Not better than 'Lungs' but quite a good successor with tracks 'What The Water Gave Me', 'Only If For A Night','No Light No Light' and the drum heavy 'Shake It Off'.

2.Coldplay- Mylo Xyloto

I am the biggest Coldplay fan and i'm not ashamed to admit it. I've been a fan of their work since their first album 'Parachutes' and they're probably my favourite band. Mylo Xyloto is quite different from the other Coldplay albums but still just as good. More synths and 'poppy' beats are on this record but still has the Coldplay flare that I know and love. Favourite tracks are 'Paradise' 'Charlie Brown' 'Major Minus' and 'Hurts Like Heaven'.

3.J Cole- Cole World: Sideline Story

Been a fan of J Cole since his 'Friday Night Lights' mixtape, and i've been looking forward to this album since then. Although it's not as good as the mixtape, I can still listen to this album from start to finish and enjoy every second of it. Best tracks for me are 'Nobody's Perfect' 'Dollar & A Dream III' and 'Rise and Shine'.

4.Friendly Fires- Pala

One of my favourite albums of the year! Every song on 'Pala' is brilliant but 'Hawaiian Air' and 'Show Me Lights' have to be my favourite.

5.Lykke Li- Wounded Rhymes

Although this album was released in February, I only caught onto Lykke Li around June, and discovered 'Wounded Rhymes'. My favourite song has to be 'Jerome'.


Just some über cool images of my favourite model. Looking forward to seeing what ad campaigns Freja will book for spring/summer 2012, since Chanel is officially out of the window...

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

When Physics Meets Art...

A series of artwork from Caleb Charland depicting how art and science can draw together and intertwine. While i'm hardly a science buff, I found something intriguing about these images and how two things so different can produce something quite impressive. Well they do say opposites attract...

Monday, 7 November 2011

Remembering Loulou

Rest In Peace to the Yves Saint Laurent muse and style icon, Loulou de la Falaise.

Must Watch: Martha Marcy May Marlene

With my obsession over Elizabeth Olsen growing by the day, i'm eagerly anticipating to watch her movie, 'Martha Marcy May Marlene'. The movie centres around Olsen's character- a haunted woman who has escaped a cult, and her abusive memories and increasing paranoia makes it difficult for her to re-assimilate with her family.

The film looks moving,intriguing and from the trailer a little creepy! Check out the trailer below:

Jourdan Dunn & Saskia De Brauw for I-D Winter 2011

I'm currently in love with Jourdan Dunn's I-D cover! I-D's covers usually always impress me, but this cover has simply blown me away. The simplicity of it, with the bold pops of colour remind me of old issues of The Face, and Jourdan just looks stunning. Saskia De Brauw's cover on the other hand...

I'm not the biggest fan of Ms. De Brauw's look, and I feel this cover does her no favours. With her rather muscular jaw line and 'androgynous' look, it would have been refreshing to see her in a softer cover (a la Jourdan's) rather than an 'edgy' harsh black and white image.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Pretty In Valentino

One of my favourite spring/summer 2012 collection, Valentino continues to showcase a variety of romantic gowns and dresses, in noir, red, pastel pink and more. Laster cut patterns and floral appliqués were decorated neatly throughout the collection, with standout pieces being a fire engine tulle gown and midi leather halterneck dress.