Friday, 31 December 2010

Topshop's S/S '11 Trends....

 Earthy Tones
 The Kick Flare
 The Mid-Skirt
Homespun Handiwork

Although the idea that I may be able to leave the house in anything less than Arctic attire seems like a distant dream, it helps to have a sneaky peak at what we might be wearing if that day ever arrives... 
 The future looks bright with this brilliantly eccentric and fabulously colourful array of S/S trends.. and you never know, this year we may see the return of the flair.... lets hope that if I venture out in any such attire I shall do it with rather more style than my 14 year old self.... (dreadful memories...horrendous family photos)... We learn with age.... hopefully.. 
L x

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Warpaint - Undertow

Sound of 2011: Warpaint, indie band from the states whose ethereal melodies will get me through these dark winter months...

Monday, 27 December 2010

Melissa Bailey

I've completely fallen in love with Melissa Bailey's work.
Her illustrations are utterly gorgeous, and I would love to adorn my walls with them! Check out her Website or Etsy shop to join me! 
If anyone has seen Saturday's Times Style Magazine she has done a brilliant set to accompany their Horoscope Feature.
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Wednesday, 22 December 2010

 I'm going to a ball in January.. but have the endless dilemma of what to wear??

I love the contrast of red, black and pink. The necklace and the nail varnish also stop the dress being too conservative....
Nail Varnish - YSL
Clutch - ASOS

 Or this beautiful clutch from Accessorize.....

"Don't Judge...."

Absolutely loved this exhibition, and so glad that I battled through the blizzard (minus socks and gloves)that had hit East London to see it. It was a fantastic collaboration which highlighted the great importance of cover design in both the selling of a book and the recognition of iconic status. I think it is vital that this aspect of publishing is kept alive amidst the mighty power of digitalisation. The book covers were beautiful not just in themselves but for the way in which they revealed the way in which the artists saw and interpreted the books. I was truly inspired and I hope that collaborations of this kind will continue to be cultivated and perhaps we may see some of these designs on penguin publications in the future! Above are a selection of my favourites!

1. Alexander Korzer-Robinson, Inner life II; 2. Chris Stain - "Grapes of Wrath" (John Steinbeck); 3. Curtis Kulig - "Can't Read"; 4. David Bray "Excitability - Selected Stories"; 5. David Walker, "The Subterranians" (Jack Kerouac); 6. Hellovon, "Metamorphosis" (Kafka); 7. Jaybo "Howl"; 8. Mikey "The Stranger" (Albert Camus); 9. Ripo "Cat in the Hat"; 10. Russ Mills "City of Thieves" (Ian Livingstone); 11. Russ Mills "Forest of Doom" (Ian Livingstone);12. Russ Mills "House of Hell" (Steve Jackson) 13. Russ Mills "The Citadel of Chaos" (Steve Jackson); 14. San, "The Myth of Sisyphus" (Albert Camus); 15. Shepard Fairey "Animal Farm" (Orwell); 16. Shepard Fairey "1984" (Orwell); 17. Viktor Vauthier, "Hamlet" (Shakespeare).

See more about the exhibition and future exhibitions at Stolen Space. 

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Off to see the 'Never Judge...?' exhibition at Stolen Space tomorrow. Very excited! My favourite publisher and my favourite gallery: total perfection! xx

Saturday, 11 December 2010

 Very very excited for Christmas, the mulled wine, the obligatory mince pies (which I don't really like, but have to try at least once every year), Ice Skating at Somerset House, The Grinch, Candy Canes.. i could go on forever!! Also, possibly the only time of the year its socially permissible to listen to Mariah Carey. Genius..

 {First two images from ANZU  (gorgeous and fascinating blog and the 3rd from {this is glamorous})   - possibly one of my favourite blogs ever...}

Now my essays are finally handed in and I have a few precious hours to do everything that I have had to sacrifice in favour of the "beloved" library, I have been trawling some of my favourite blogs to find a selection of images I came across this beautiful quote from E.E Cummings (unfortunately found in Charlie St. Cloud.. but we'll let that little misdemeanour slip... shhhh).... 

Dive For Dreams

By E.E. Cummings

Dive for dreams
or a slogan may topple you
(trees are their roots
and wind is wind)
Trust your heart
if the seas catch fire
(and live by love
though the stars walk backward)
Honour the past
but welcome the future
(and dance your death
away at this wedding)
Never mind a world
with its villains or heroes
(for god likes girls
and tomorrow and the earth).