Friday, 25 September 2009

dolce & gabbana ss10 preview

cupcakes for friday

"we're encouraging them to bring healthy snacks, but when a parent comes up with a tray of sweets, i'm not going to turn them away. i don't want to be the cupcake killer."
- john young

i baked cupcakes today!! happy friday. =)

prada ss10

"when things are bad, you have to come out from that. optimism is a choice."
- miuccia prada

keyholes, beach prints and embellishment at prada.

giorgio armani ss10

"actually, i am very glad that people can buy armani - even if it's a fake. i like the fact that i'm so popular around the world."
- giorgio armani

electric blue at armani.

preggers is the new it bag

"unfortunately, modeling takes you with no transition from being a girl to being a business woman."
- karolina kurkova

karolina kurkova in marchesa ss08 at the opening night of the metropolitan opera

karolina kurkova in naeem khan fw09 at the new yorkers for children fall gala

the model who believes "pregnancy is the new chanel bag" looks stunning in her eighth month out and about in new york city this week. pregnancy definitely becomes her.

d&g ss10

"it's all a game, with new rules every season."
- stefano gabbana

denim workshirts are back!!

moschino cheap & chic ss10

"a front row filled with stuffed animals, an invitation made from a napkin tied around a set of silverware and an open delivery truck with runway models flowing out of the back are just a few examples of how the moschino brand continues to harness humor in the name of fashion."
- jessica michault

dusty rose at moschino.

ice cream colours and down-to-earth shoes

being mrs b

"you have to remember that when you are a performer you become a celebrity, but you are not saving lives. it's not that important."
- victoria beckham

victoria beckham was spotted leaving claridge's hotel wearing a dress from her best friends, dolce and gabbana. even though it wasn't one of her own, she made it hers by accessorising with a black birkin and trib two's. i wonder how many different variations she has of both..? it boggles the mind.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

burberry closing party for lfw

"you make time for things you care about."
- emma watson

emma watson, gwyneth paltrow and mario testino

victoria beckham

emma watson

lily donaldson

carine roitfeld

agyness deyn

frieda pinto

two down, two to go....

pretty in pastel

"it is the clash of two different worlds that make british-ness unique - we have an aristocratic, noble history, but it is always contrasted with something rebellious."
- christopher bailey

louise goldin ss10

graeme black ss10

pringle of scotland ss10

marios schwab ss10

luella ss10

christopher kane ss10

roksanda ilincic ss10

jonathan saunders ss10

burberry prorsum ss10

pastels are back!!

how much is that doggy in the window?

"pets are family members, they are not toys and tools. having a pet is a life-long commitment."

walking past a pet store today, my heart could not help but go out to this poor little maltese puppies caged up in his pen. as much as i wanted to, i did not buy the weeny bugger as animals are not earrings and should not be purchased on an impulse. household pets have also been unfortunate victims of the financial tsunami with expatriate families returning home but leaving their furry friends behind or laid off owners no longer being able to afford the costly upkeep. stories of people dropping off their dogs at the beautician never to return are all too common now. if you are thinking about adopting, please make sure you are prepared for the commitment required to love and care for your pet. his is a little life too.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

louis vuitton book

the numbered days of the mini-blogger

"i wore this last saturday? i think? or five years ago? or something?"
- tavi, the "tiny 13 year old dork that sits inside all day wearing awkward jackets and pretty hats"

isaac locke talks child bloggers in today’s lfw daily: “even though they’re only just starting to get attention, the days of the mini-blogger are numbered. once you get over the novelty, there’s actually nothing all that interesting in the innermost thoughts of a kid who’s discovering fashion for the first time. the qualified opinion of a life-long expert is more relevant.... internet 3.0 should be quality content by relevant commentators! so enjoy it while you can, amazing/terrifying mini-bloggers; the real world is on its way!” and whatever happened to school..?


"the saleswoman offered me a pair of sockettes to try on with my shoes and brought out a new pair fresh from its packet."
- nudnik on why on pedder is unexpectedly awesome

according to butterboom, the on pedder flagship at wheelock house is soon no longer to be. on 1 october it will relocate to the first floor of joyce's 18 queen's road central store.

anna at home

"a designer really needs to spend five or 10 years learning the craft, learning the business. sometimes you can get someone who has become a huge star overnight, but it is so rare that that works. sometimes a lack of understanding, a certain naïvety about the business can be refreshing, but it so often doesn’t work. people can get carried away with what is new and young and different, but unless you are someone like marc jacobs, you should think long and hard. so many are struggling."
- anna wintour talks to the telegraph's hilary alexander about scoping out young talent

i've been to shows where a heavily-entouraged anna wintour has breezed in to her front row seat well past the 10th look so imagine my surprise when this photo popped up on nymag. here, anna is berrying quietly as she waits for the marios schwab show to start. oh, how the tides have turned....

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

japanese curry cup noodles

julien macdonald ss10

"names are not always what they seem.  the common welsh name bzjxxllwcp is pronounced jackson."
- richard burton

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