Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Newsround

Ok, not so much 'news' as 'things I like'....but these things are news to you! (speaking of news, did you hear that Top of The Pops is coming back? SQUEEEEEEEEEEEAL)

Anyway, this is like a mid-week Sunday Roast of things that have caught my eye, but don't particularly deserve a full post (OR, i've been too busy this week to dedicate the time to a full post, sorry!) Here goes, comments appreciated - also, feel free to let your friends know about the blog if you enjoy it, honest...I won't mind!

Diane Kruger in THIS Jason Wu dress - I actually have an idea for a Diane Kruger related post, yeah, I know, i'm late to the bandwagon, but she's really wowed me in this dress. It's classy and elegant and the shapes are just beautiful, not to mention the naughty little peek of white from under the hem. I'd love to find an affordable version of this, or a dress with a similar shape. Stunning.

This post about Pamela Love's studio from CoCo Celine. I'm so excited about the Topshop collab that is planned - i'm a big fan of her pieces. 

This dress from Rachel Zoe's RTW Fall 2011 collection - can you tell yet that I love volume and shapes? 

Nicki Minaj is at it again - I love her, she's FIERCE competition for Lady Gaga. Fearless and strong and wow, look at that ass! (i'm just saying what we're all thinking)

This short piece about Tavi - The Style Rookie. Sometimes when reading her blog I feel strangely proud of her and how she's growing up and maturing. She's as cool as I wish I had been at her age. I hope she finds the direction she wants to go and doesn't get pulled under by the evils of fashion. (is now an inappropriate time to add evil laughter?)

Cara Delevigne for Burberry Beauty via fashiongonerogue.com - ahoy there lovely eyebrows. 



Oh, Opening Ceremony, why must you taunt me with your 'i'm so cute i might explode' dresses and 'fuck me i'm AMAZING' platformed shoes teamed with socks? A quick jaunt into the SoHo, NYC store in February left me panting and grasping at my credit card, all the while pleading that my bank manager would give me MORE, MORE, MORE so I could spend there - alas, it was the end of the trip, the end of my funds and it just wasn't meant to be. Here, they have partnered with Pendleton in these Navajo Desert, wild west inspired wonders. I just love their quirky photo shoots. (the cynical part of me hates myself for using the word 'quirky' just there, please don't judge me)
More outfits & shots can be seen here.

Charlotte Free - read about her here

Alexandra Jefford jewellery - in particular the cocktail rings, I just can't get enough, I just can't get enough. 

And finally, because i'm loving barbie pink and neon lips at the moment, this piece from Net-a-Porter about perfecting your pout, ooh la la! 












Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Who needs boats when you can have goats?

Spitalfields City Farm BOAT Race - Sat March 26th 2011





Not a great picture of Oxford & Cambridge, but it was the best I could do. 

Cambridge won btw. 


Monday, March 28, 2011

Today is a good day

(OOOH! This looks like my plan for Thursday's 'casual chic') 
via weheartit







Casual Chic?

River Island tunic top
27 GBP - riverisland.com

Oasis blazer jacket
15 GBP - houseoffraser.co.uk

TopShop wet look legging
$44 - topshop.com

Marc by marc jacobs watch
$225 - piperlime.gap.com

M·A·C Cosmetics | Viva Glam Gaga
36 AUD - maccosmetics.com.au

Business Casual

Any excuse to squeeze in a reference to one of my favourite bands, Chromeo. Thursday finally sees the arrival of the Irish Fashion Awards, you may have seen me mention it in one or two posts, ahem.
The website states the dress code is 'Casual Chic' ....what the bloody hell is THAT?!
Well, I presumed it was something along the lines of blazers, skinny jeans, tops, scarves, floaty dress & fitted jackets, tights and pumps. But i've seen a few other posts whereby people attending have been deciding between long evening dresses & other such outfits. Oooh la la! What to wear?

WHAT. TO. WEAR?.

So, kind readers and lovely people, I would like some opinions. What would YOU wear to keepwithin the 'casual chic' dress code?

As and early Thank You I will leave you with a Chromeo song to keep you tapping your toes whilst you help choose me an outfit! Enjoy! (and hands off Dave1 - he's mine!)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The *overcooked* Sunday Roast

Yeah...so...my plan for a weekly Sunday hodge-podge of all the bits & pieces i'd put aside during the week didn't really go off did it? How and ever, late as I am, here are the things that caught my eye this week, and that I didn't get a chance, or was too lazy (oops, at least i'm honest!), to dedicate a whole post to.
Tell me your thoughts! Leave me your comments! LOVE ME!

Tory Burch donates 100% of proceeds from Love Japan t-shirts to the American Red Cross to help with relief efforts. Proceeds from now until SEPTEMBER 2011 will be given - that's a huge amount of time for anyone to save up & buy one if you haven't got the cash now. Well done Tory Burch - it's great to see the fashion community as involved as anyone else. 

THE latest celebrity offspring to launch themselves into stardom is none other than Selah Marley. You should  obviously recognise her famous surname because of her late grandfather, Bob, but don't forget that her famous mother is none other than Lauryn Hill. Just 12yrs old she's joining ranks with Willow Smith and grabbing some of the spotlight from her parents. With a face like this, though, there's no surprise she was snapped up by Teen Vogue. 



THIS story about Karl Lagerfeld & Rachel Bilson shooting for a new Magnum ice cream campaign. Yes, ice cream. Hmm. 





This commercial.


Finally, my love for these isn't going away. I really need to have them. 






Monday, March 21, 2011

Absolut Style at Set - Easter Bank Holiday Weekend

Back for a second year, Absolut Style at Set in Kilkenny is sure to be a great weekend. Reports from last year were all extremely positive and if I didn't have a prior family engagement I would definitely be making a trip to Kilkenny for it.
Details below!


ABSOLUT Style at Set 2011
ABSOLUT style at Set is back, and yes – it’s bigger than last year! Following the success of the inaugral fair in 2010, this full on fashion extravaganza will now take place in both the SET Theatre and the Ballroom of Langton’s House Hotel, Kilkenny on 22/23/24 April 2011.

FILMS, TALKS, FASHION, FURNITURE, BRIDAL...
Organised by writer/stylist Blanaid Hennessy, ABSOLUT style at Set is no ordinary fashion event, no MCs or the usual catwalk shows, it’s simply another world in which to escape for a few days.
ABSOLUT Style at Set will host a Friday filled with free fashion films, while Saturday and Sunday shall be stuffed with vintage stalls, guest speakers, wine tasting,ABSOLUT Vodka cocktails, hair & beauty zones and so much more.

STANDS AT SET
This year we've mixed it up with vintage fashion, furniture and vintage-style wedding stands. Favourites from last year such as K Kajoux, Bonzie, Smoking Lily, Rebekah Patterson Millinery and Vintage Emporium join new and very welcome additions such as; Dandelion Daydreamer, Elsa & Gogo, Lark Vintage
, Pearl & Godiva, Amity, Butterslip, Reinvent, Shutterbug, Vintage Bride and many more! Full lists of stands and info will be available on our facebook page and website over the next few weeks. 



SPRING BREAK!
This year also sees the return of the incredibly succesful ‘Style Nights Out’.Saturday night will host the shenanigans of the ‘ABSOLUT YOU’ the brand new night from ABSOLUT featuring interacitve sets by DJs ‘Synth Eastwood’,audio and visual art designed by You and teapots of intense ABSOLUT Vodka cocktails by ABSOLUT. Sunday night will feature all kinds of old school, with renowned 80’s tribute band ‘Spring Break’ taking to the stage, followed by some 90’s hip hop and dance tunes from our DJ. Alternative/fancy/whatever you like dress is recommended!

THE SET THEATRE
Langton’s SET theatre, designed by David Collins interiors, is an opulant and charismatic space, which will be reflected in the feel of the ABSOLUT Style at Set weekend. It is already a favourite for many performers, with one Irish comedian describing it as ‘what it must feel like to live in a wedding cake.’

COME AND PLAY!
Over this packed weekend, you can...
watch movies, get your hair done, try on some clothes, eat some food, have drinks with the girls, get your makeup done for the night ahead, wear your new clothes, head to SET, watch a performance, have a dance, get your face covered in neon paint, dance some more,go to bed, get up, go to a fashion film, learn something from one of Ireland’s top stylists, buy a necklace, get your hair done, get your nails done, get your face done, eat some food, taste some wine, have some candyfloss, watch a new performance, dance til you drop...
all at...
ABSOLUT Style at Set 2011


Weekend Tickets for the sat/sun inclusive are €8.00 (available online www.set.ie)
Saturday’s ‘ABSOLUT You’ night out tickets are €5.00 (available on the door only)
Sunday’s Spring break tickets are €10.00
(available online www.set.ie)
Tickets available to buy on www.set.ie/style