Saturday, April 28, 2007

decorate your arms

Bracelets, I'm sure are going to be big this season. I have a feeling. That, and I've seen some gorgeous ones. Normally, I just wear myself a beautiful Links of London sweetie bracelet, but I may have to temporarily ditch it for some of these beauties. All these are from Accessorize.

i wish i was more stylish

I wrote a post a few days ago about not being stylish or cool. Amber at Painfully Hip has written an ode to style and picked up some great people and sites online where the participants are genuinely, wonderfully truly stylish. These people wouldn't care about the Kate Moss Topshop collection. And you know? I really wish I didn't. I really wish I didn't read style magazines and instead I spent my days wandering around charity shops and vintage places with my great eye and my ability to accesorise (because baby, it is all in the accessories), but unfortunately, I can't. It's just not in me, I'm just too influenced, too blah. It's why, although my love for clothes and style is undending, I doubt that I'll ever be able to actually work in fashion. It's disappointing, but at some point, we all have to give up on our dreams. And at least I can keep earning enough to keep getting my clothing fix on a fairly regular basis. As a wise young man once told me, it's compromises that keeps the world going along.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

topshop hype

As if Topshop wasn't hyping its Kate Moss collection enough, today it issued guidelines for queueing and shopping come 1st May. "Security will be on hand" etc etc. Other points of note is that hardcore queuers will get water and snacks to keep them going. Aw, too kind! Fashionista picked up on a rumour that Kate herself is going to model the collection in the window of the Oxford Circus. Frankly, its all getting a bit much and I'm feeling a bit jaded. Although I've promised to get up at stupid o'clock to get my sister a leather jacket as a reward for her medicine finals.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

coming to terms to not being cool

Catwalk Queen, a new personal favourite, has a nice little post by Gemma Cartwritihg about not being cool. I can empathise. Sometimes I try. When I do, I look crap. Luckily Gemma has gotten over trying and just wears stuff that looks nice on her. At some point, I hope I will reach this point. In the meantime, I'm trying to convince myself that playsuits are a good idea.

Also, check out the cherry sundress look the girls over there put together. Lush.

Top 50 Fashion Blogs i

Fashion IQ has put together a list of the top 50 fashion blogs in the us based on traffic. This time next year, I'll be there! (That's my goal anyway. Everyone's gotta dream.)


I have a new fave read - HipCandy. Unfortunately, I have to read the site on an rss reader, because everytime I go there, my poor ancient ibook crashes. However, Chanel puts up great posts including new trends (hello wide legged denim), and celeb style. I'm not the only one who thinks HipCandy's great - its just been voted into the top 50 US Fashion Blogs. Congratulations!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

makeup wishlist

I'm not the greatest at wearing makeup, being far too lazy to actually remember to put it on. I am getting older (25 and counting!), so I had better start soon. I have been thinking about it more and more, and so have put together my ultimate beauty wishlist for the moment. Hopefully I'll be able to come back and check it off.

1. Stila Shimmer Powder in silver shade as highlighter - highlighter is the hidden saviour of making a gal look fab
2. Nars Blush in Orgasm - blush makes everyone look fantastic
3. MAC lipstick in Sandy B - a gorgeous peachy shade
4. Stila lipstick in Louise - slight glossy, natural shade
5. Nars eyeshadow in Night I think - okay, not sure on the exact name of the shade, but the black one with a slight shimmer for doing ultimate sexy smokey eye.

Sooo, with it being two-for-one on the dollar, and it be a crime not to fly to New York straight away and spend spend spend, I need to find an American beauty sight that ships internationally. I've not got my fingers crossed.