I’ve been dreaming about sporty sneakers for a while now. It took me ages to decide which sort of pair to go for. There are loads of awesome variations out at the moment....Read More →
I’ve been dreaming about sporty sneakers for a while now. It took me ages to decide which sort of pair to go for. There are loads of awesome variations out at the moment. With lots of websites offering the ability to customize the colour scheme the options are endless. Feeling slightly overwhelmed by the sea of choices I decided to go for something classic and simple. Behold. The New Balance 420 in navy. I love the old school shape, it feels like something my dad would have worn back in the 70s. These shoes took on a mighty undertaking. Not much can tear me away from my Converse but these have done the trick. They are permanently glued to my feet now.
p.s. the winner of the YSL giveaway is Lisette! Congratulations.
J.W. Anderson for Versace is an odd pairing. The two houses couldn’t be anymore diverse; Anderson champions an androgynous look while Donatella reigns as the queen of clingy. The two came together last night though to debut the new resort 2014 collection and the outcome has left me confused. The women’s collection was fine but exactly what you’d expect: lots of tight black dresses and few pops of standout colour. The men’s designs, however, are nothing short of atrocious. Zebra print jeans, a bodycon dress, a white fuzzy cropped top plus a black and white geometric outfit with what looks like a one shouldered swimsuit. What were they thinking? Please, feel free to tell me if I’ve just completely missed the sartorial boat on this one but I’d rather hope to never see a man wearing any of these looks. I know Anderson likes to push the boundaries of men’s fashion but, to me, this just looks cheap.
So tell me boys, will any of you be rushing out to buy this collaboration on June 15th?
Photos from style.com
Fancy getting your lips the same pinkish shade that mine are in the above photo? Well, isn’t this just your lucky day then. I’m giving away one of these new YSL Baby Doll lip glosses in Rose. It goes on like a gloss but stains your lips for a long lasting colour. Thankfully I’ve got two so you can have one of them. Just leave a comment on this post to be entered into the giveaway. I’ll pick a winner in a week.
The Met Ball took place last night in New York and the celebrities came out in the droves for it. Many were dressed incredibly (the Olsen twins and Rooney Mara were my favourites) but a few came out looking like real shockers.
Let’s start with Miley Cyrus. Apparently she is channeling the ‘punk’ trend but personally I think she resembles a porcupine more than anything else. Her Marc Jacobs dress is pretty chic and unoffensive – the black netting is fierce and the nude slip underneath is working perfectly. But why, God why, did she decide to spike her hair? Now for Katy Perry and her Dolce & Gabbana monstrosity. This collection was one of my favourites from Fall 2013, but this dress is not doing Katy any favours. The elbow length sleeves are too full and the mid-calf length is unflattering with the black ankle strap heels. Isn’t this like the first lesson in styling? Never pair a dark ankle strap with a midi-length skirt. It doesn’t look good on anyone. To top off the golden mosaic printed dress Katy chose to wear some massively oversized earrings and a crown on her head. This is direct proof that copying a look straight from the runway is often not a good idea. Sack the stylist love and the makeup artist. You look way too pale and vampy with that dark lippy. Nicki Minaj, this is quite chic by your standards. The Tommy Hilfiger dress is minimal and paired back but the cut out waist looks cheap. Paired with your bigger than life hair, it all just looks a bit dated. Let’s close with a discussion on Madonna. This look is so bad for so many reasons that I don’t even know where to start. Let’s begin with the disturbing fact that she’s only wearing a jacket. Where are her trousers? Why is she wearing a dog collar? And what’s with the girly pink pointed stilettos? They don’t go. This Givenchy Haute Couture jacket is fugly. The fishnets belong on a cheap stripper and it looks like Anna Wintour lent her a wig. Ladies, get it together. Last night wasn’t your best performance style wise.
Photos from US Magazine.
p.s. as a couple of you rightly pointed out on Twitter, Kim Kardashian was also amongst the worst dressed at the Met Ball. If you haven’t seen her floral horror check it out here, complete with matching gloves.
It’s been nearly two weeks since I got back from the south of France. Going back through these old Instagram photos gave me a much-needed dose of nostalgia. We left rainy cold Zurich on a Saturday morning and came back a week later… a week wasn’t enough time though. I’m already ready to go back and explore the area more. We visited Nice, Cannes and St Paul – all a short drive from the flat we stayed at in Vence. I ate so much good food – loads of cake and ice cream, plenty of salmon and steak tartare, plus lots of rose to wash it all down. Each evening was spent sitting on the balcony overlooking the water and rolling hills. I’ve made a mental note to go back in October, autumn can’t come soon enough*.
* Just joking. Summer is my favourite season and I wouldn’t wish it away for anything.