Hello, Sailor.

I thought while I'm in the mood for hats and playing dress-up, I'd throw in a couple of my favourite sailor looks too

Masha Novoselova wearing a fetish-inspired navy hat in a shoot for Black magazine. I read the stockist list and the hat is actually from a latex/fetish boutique in Paris. C'est dingue!

Anja Rubik is styled as a more innocent sailor in this shoot for Vogue Korea June 2010. I adore the white hat and the white and brown brogues are a nice change for the summer months.


Fantasy Festival

This September I'm off to Bestival for my first ever festival experience, I'm particularly excited that it's a fantasy dress theme. It's cliché but I can't stop thinking about Alice in Wonderland as a theme because it's the perfect fantasy story. It was a childhood favourite of mine, especially the Cheshire Cat.

This Marie Mercié cat hat would be perfect for that. It is definitely my most wanted accessory at the moment, and I have also seen it in leopard print! My next mission is to find something similar but cheaper to pack for festival season! What would your fantasy festival costume be?


Erin Kleinberg

As the weather here has started getting warmer I've been looking into what's in store for autumn winter 2010 and I love Erin Kleinberg's new collection. These are the comfortable basics I'll be looking forward to come autumn. I love the dresses with cut-out shoulders, the embellished neutral colours and the flashes of velvet. She does laid back American cool so perfectly.




I just got my tickets to Bestival - ace. pants. - and I know what I want on my feet (god I love festival season)

Bess was created by husband and wife -Doug and Bess Abraham. I love their vintage inspired clothing and accessories. Studs.

Pictures from the Rita Leifhebber Installation

courtesy of - http://www.christinevieira.com/blog/

Part 2

I found this SS10 collection whilst pottering around Toronto. Rita Leifhebber - stylist/model/fashion editor turned designer - understands the importance of being unique and making an impact.

For her second collection she staged a pop-up fashion show out of the back of a truck on the street in Toronto. She used 9 models standing between mannequins made of plastic wrap hanging from the ceiling. Industrial lighting was used on one side and a video was screen at the other end of the truck.

A moving fashion/art installation, low budget, tiny carbon footprint... what more could you want?? Perhaps the collection....

Here is the lookbook for her SS10 collection. Watch this space for AW10/11.


Canadian Exports Part 1

I recently took a trip to Toronto and happened accross Jeremy Laing's SS10 collection in Holt Renfrew. I loved his geometric patterns and construction and immediately went home to find out stockists in the UK... there are none. Sad face.

He began making clothes at the tender age of 13 after learning to sew from his mother. After studying in Toronto and doing an exchange at the University of Westeminister he went on to do an apprenticeship with the late McQueen. His time with McQueen saw him hone his skills as an innovative pattern maker - using textiles to create form.

In his AW2010 collection, Jeremy has drawn inspiration from Canadian natural resources and The First Nations. All furs are beaver, raccoon and muskrat - sustainably hunted in the wild! I love his focus on texture and surface.. a step away from his usual complicated architectural silhouettes.