Saturday, 30 March 2013

So, I was voted Prom King.

The society I run has a party each year, "Alternaprom", and I was voted Prom King second time running! Woop! (My friends and I have kinda fluid gender roles) Sadly, not a single full-length picture of me with crown and sash from the night exists....We were too busy boogieing and there was a clamor at the end of the night for photos. Also my crown got stolen a lot...Here's a selection of photos from the night!






Friday, 29 March 2013

When did DKNY get so cool?

Like, seriously. 

It's always been the younger, cooler Donna Karan diffusion line but they've really stepped it up a notch. It-Girl and name on everyone's lips, Cara Delvingne is the current campaign girl and their A/W 2013-4 collection is so New York, so modern and impossibly cool. It's been described as an on-point reworking of nineties grunge and sport shapes with playful use of colour. The styling, however, is perfect and makes it particularly relevant to today; sleek, unassuming, unfussy and expertly layered. Expect this to be seen all over the streets next Autumn.

(All images from

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Let's do lunch.

I haven''t done an outfit post in a bit - I know, I'm awful. Blame the dissertation! (Which is almost done - woo!)

For the first time in ages, I happened to have a camera, someone to take the photo and some daylight. So, here is a shot in Temple Bar - taken by the lovely Kate - while the sun made a brief but lovely appearance and we had lunch.


Saturday, 23 March 2013

Supersize it, please.

By which I mean: supersize my outerwear, please.

I may or may not have noted here before, the trend of moving from body clinging to skimming in the industry. Already, I'm somewhat of a convert from skinny to boyfriend jeans. This trend is something I can really get behind - I've never really been a fan of bandage dresses or discomfort. I like a little room to breathe, thank you very much. An extension of this is huge outerwear. I'm somewhat of a coat fiend (I blame my mother - her collection is insane) and these hut-like garments that can be snuggled inside are majorly appealing to me. As a teenager I was crazy for thinner coats and jumpers because I was terrified baggier clothing would make me look fat. Since then I've embraced layers and with many of the giant coats that were on the runways for next season, no one could ever mistake their volume for fat - the difference in size between them and your face or arms is too obvious. Another point in their favour is the drama factor; sweeping into a room or down the street in a giant coat makes a statement.

But anyway, here's a round-up of some of my favourites!

(As always, images from

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Mr Jacobs! You make me blush!

How sexulous is the A/W 2013-4 Louis Vuitton collection?


I want, I want, I want. But incoherent babbling aside; I surprised. Normally, for me, surprise is a bad thing when it comes to the offerings from fashion houses. This is not so much because of change, as I love to be pleasantly surprised...but often they're not the pleasant kind. Departures often spell disasters. Jacobs' sense of sex is nothing entirely new (think even of his fronting his own fragrance campaign) but the Louis Vuitton shows of late have been tailored and boxy. Now we have a similar era as the inspiration once more but expressed differently. This isn't the formal lady of the forties, this is the sex kitten that was hiding beneath. Think screen sirens; think rolling around on top of a piano; think luxurious fabrics lying against, and slipping down, bare skin.

Enough of a mind-picture? Have some actual pictures!

And PS: Maybe the entire pj look is not quite the ticket but underwear as outwear done tastefully is always perfect.

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Friday, 15 March 2013

Dublin, you sexy thing.

As I bid Dublin farewell for the St Patrick's Day weekend, I bring with me fond memories of it's beauty...sans drunken messes everywhere. See you Monday, Dublin. Hope you survive x








Thursday, 14 March 2013

Rembrandt's well turned-out and nude Women.

Rembrandt rendered life well, sometimes more unflinchingly than many sitters would have liked. His depiction of materials and accessories is also particularly beautiful. His women were women of the time and adhered to contemporaneous ideas of beauty; they had fleshy legs, large stomachs, narrow, rounded shouldered and small breasts. It is hard to equate this idea of beauty with our own. And, yet, when it is beauties that he is depicting, large stomachs or not, it is difficult to see them as anything other than lovely.

I've been researching the man recently and have been accosted by images of his women. I thought I'd change things up a bit and give a glimpse at fashion in painting and of the past rather than on models and of the now. And also look at another standard of beauty compared to the one we're familiar with.

PS He was pretty generous with the accessories.

Hendrickje Stoffels

Friday, 8 March 2013

How are bags and people alike?

Well, they come in all shapes and sizes and all are equally beautiful, of course! 

I don't think I've ever focused on accessories in a post and I'm quite excited for all the bags of style, bags of bags this coming season! Rounding up the eclectic mix of bags which were highlights of the shows of the recent fashion weeks, we can see that there was a lot of choice and a lot of imagination on show. From furry clutches literally clutched against the chest like stuffed animals at Celine, to lego blocks at Chanel, to timeless bowling bags at Prada. So, here's my picks for the best bags of A/W 2013-4 - The bags I'm dreaming of and can't afford.

(All images from

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Grimes and Hedi

It's no secret that I'm, like, in love with Grimes. Perfection - music, style, and, epecially, art. Her work in Vogue Hommes Japan was awesome. Now she and Saint Laurent Paris are teaming up to create a capsule tee collection. They're for boys but I would so rock one. Hint, hint.

Gimme, gimme, gimme.