Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Comme des garcons AW11

Eccentric Elegance is what we saw at Comme Des Garcons AW11 show, with
wide pants shapes from palazzo and pyjama styles to super-wide denim jeans and buttoned-cuff harem.

Shawl-collared blazers are pinched across the chest, flaring downward with cutaway closures; gaudy silk shirts, foppish ruffle-front shirts and long-length patterned shirts left untucked are layered beneath, as were graphic-logo band tees; cotton outerwear is unstructured and crumpled; elongated DB overcoats reach the shin, while silky robe coats are offered for evening.

Monday, 24 January 2011

The Acne boys are all grown up

With a classic colour palette of black, charcoal, camel and alabaster, with bright sparks and flashes of turquoise, raspberry and cobalt.
The long overcoat was the main feature, worked as a reproportioned duffle, layered over  the baeutifully crafted narrow cropped and cuffed tailored pants. Tailoring was another key option, coming out as a narrow shawl collar, combined with fine-gauge knits in winter brights. Contrasting shirt tails peeped out  from under sweaters and sweatshirts, baring travel-destination logos such as Rio de Janeiro, Paris and New York. Fine-gauge twinsets were another key look, with asymmetric detailing, which showed a simplistic complexity that defines them from the usual high end designers.

Saturday, 22 January 2011


love love love her!! her style is siiiiiccccckkk!!

Thursday, 20 January 2011


Today is going quite well, i have finished my uni report in time, but as one thing goes right another goes wrong! do you know what i mean?
For starters my samples came back from Bangladesh on time which was good, the samples howwever were not good.
Then as i amend the samples, the warhouse decided to shut so cannot send them off to my buyer on time!

I'm now working on ladies sleepwear again for BHS which should be out this winter!!
oh and we have been told that we are to do a new celebrity endorsement for a well known British store, but thats all i can say, which is exciting as i get to work on it!!

Anyway today i felt a bit more creative in my outfit, an found my old vintage tweed jacket which was like £10 from COW in Manchester! so i thought i'd wear it abit; if you ever visit England i do recommend going to Manchester, it's like London but smaller and easier to get around, and they have like two of every shop!
Topshop got so big, they had to move Topman to a different site! It also has an amazing Selfridges and Harvey Nichols next to each other!!! Brilliant for Vintage as well, especially in the Northern Quarter!!

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Alexander McQueen Menswear A/W11 + What i was doing

Sarah Burton showed her menswear collection for McQueen, with navy inspired donkey jackets, capes and smart tailoring, still in keeping with with the late designer's style but gradually bringing her own through as well.
i am in love with the magnificent oversized bright red coat, donkey jackets with golden embroideries on the back collar, pinstripe tailoring with fur collars; and beautiful suit jackets with gently ripped shoulder seams, to go with the marching music as the show started!

Monday, 17 January 2011

The weekend of weekends!

After lots of nights out this weekend, going back to Essex for a few pints with the lovely Basia before heading off to London Town to visit some more friends is All Saints and then had to rough it over in South Kensington :)

Do you know when you have a weekend, but it goes so fast your like, where di the days, minutes and seconds go?

Felt a bit spoilt actually as i got some belated Christmas (mostly Polish) presents and a Snog (frozen yoghurt), unusual combination but it works for me.

            My lovely Polski Piwo jug from Basia!!! and some Vodka from Ewelina!!

       Special Purchase of Marc Jacobs, a peark of also working in an airport, i get Duty free whenever i      want!!!

Friday, 14 January 2011

my day so far......

so far i am busy at work, designing jeans again today! Also a little research/inspo on s/s11!

 I am definately loving the Alexander Wang Pre Fall 2011 collection, he always makes simple look chic! I am especially loving this oversized shirt.

Thursday, 13 January 2011


Czesc! Bonjour! Ahoj! Hello! Guten Tag!

i feel as though i am working on borrowed time, there is not enough time in the day, i have deadlines for boyswear for Sainsburys, all AW11 is going into production and am soon to start S/S12 for BHS, and my samples came in and they are very cute!!

was in the sale and got me a cuff from Topshop was only £3!! I am also thinking of extending my tattoo on my wrist but not sure if i should???

Wednesday, 12 January 2011


Every now and then a retailer/designer collaboration so great comes along, that it creates a demand impossible for manufacturers to meet. Right now, shoppers are watching the frenzy unfold at H&M stores, with Lanvin for H&M requiring retailers to employ security and invest in stiletto-proof barricades. When an ultimate name in luxury joins with a high street retailer, It’s a fashion miracle! And this weekend, it’s happening again in the UK, with Valentino for the GAP launching exclusively in London’s flagship location.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Topshop S/S11

The new collection from Toppers, i don't know if i actually like it? or if it makes any sense, it looks more like a wish wash of shapes and array of colours, the clean white reminds me more of Maison Martin Margiela, the rest is like glam rock mixed with native indian mixed with the graduate.

Knitting like the old lady i am

lately i have started my knitting again, i feel as though i'm turning into an old lady but i do like to knit, i can do it perfectly but i can do a scarf and basic knit stitch as well as the english purl stitch.
The only problem is that no where seams to sell good wool anymore, especially where i live, then i found hobbycraft!! and the joy of the knit came alive, i love that craft centre so much, i spent almost an hour in the wool section!!! so much to choose from and when i got home i was away with the needles!

here is how it's going so far, the order of stripes is just spontaneous as i don't like to conform or have routine! bear in mind i started this a week and a half ago!

what do you think?


Friday, 7 January 2011

Keira Knightly, Vogue Italia photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth.

Keira Knightley and model Emily Hope photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth for Vogue Italia January 2011.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Having a good day at work, desiging jeans for little boys and scotty dogs for ladies nightwear!

I recieved my little Jeepney from my lovely friend Jamie, all the way from the Phillipines, as well as a lovely horseshoe necklace he hastedly got in Accessorize but i like it all the same.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011


Mustard, banana, orange and apricot, spring summer 11 looks to be a tasty array of the fruit bowl, i like that its now a fresh and scrumptious take on nautical trend, bringing sunshine if it rains. With rich mustard tones are a move on from the usual dominance of black and grey, with gold undertones creating a more lux element.

The orange well, thats just a break from the norm, and as i am a little dutch i feel a bit biased............