If you were to ask my brothers opinion of how I dress you would be guaranteed the response of ‘too manly’ or ‘grandma’. So you can only imagine my determination to ensure these bad boys made it to my wardrobe pronto.
I’m not gonna lie to you, this duster was an absolute STEAL! Generally speaking I hate colour, I just don’t feel like it suits me at all however, there’s something about the pastel/sky blue that really struck me. The best part is something I wasn’t aware happened but apparently Primark do this thing called a sale?! I thought it was universally impossible for Primark to go much cheaper than it already is. So I ummed and aaahed about weather I should take a gamble and add some colour to my wardrobe and would I wear it often enough to justify the price tag. I mean at £3.00 that’s pretty much the price of a coffee! Was I willing to give up my daily dose of starbucks for this!? DUUUUUH…. I truly truly love it.
Muriel Maxwell on the cover of American Vogue July 1, 1939
Picture credit: Condé Nast Horst Estate
On the wall at the opening of this exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum is one word in bare, three-dimensional lettering: H O R S T
This incredible exhibition was a must see for artists, fashionistas, bloggers, makeup artists and photographers. The exhibition looks back at 60 years of art which instantly captivates you through Horsts meticulous obsession with the perfect blend of light and shadow, that were used to startling effect in his work. In 1943 his editor at Vogue cited his subtle manipulation of lighting as one his key strengths.
He was a master of atmospheric illusion, composition and light who created an image of sensual sophistication. Horsts images overcome fashion and time. His photographs graced the pages of House and Garden and Vogue under the photographic title ‘Horst’.
The huge collection of prints, drawings, notebooks, scrapbooks and letters that Horst carefully preserved throughout his life, alongside thousands of prints in the archives of Condé Nast, bear witness to his distinguished talent.
Curator Susanna Brown captures the man and his work with clarity and style.
‘Fashion is an expression of the times. Elegance is something else again.’
Is it such a crime that I want my wardrobe to be overflowing with denim pieces right now? I don’t know what’s come over me but I’m infatuated with the vast variety of shades, the perfectly formed structure of the way the fabric hangs, and the endless possibilities that lie ahead for me and denim. Roll on black Friday, my basket is overflowing.
Asos product codes:
Denim Skirt 439036, Denim Tshirt Dress 536211, High Weighst Wide leg Jeans 521434, Longline Denim Jacket 544664
Em behind the lens, captured these gorgeous shots as we mooched about in the fields. It’s my favourite time of year when the country fields are suddenly blanketed with such vibrant stunning colour. All I want to do is prance about and listen to the birds sing with not a care in the world. This is one of my favourite shoots so far. The print and colour of this kimono is gorgeous. It will definitely be worn to death throughout summer and holidays!
Photos by Emily Brown
I cannot believe how quick this week has gone! Im so happy to have had the opportunity to spend a week in New Looks head office, it’s been a real pleasure. I feel like I’ve learned a lot in a small space of time which makes it a shame that I couldn’t stay for the whole two weeks. Amsterdam is calling! Me and my sister are flying on Monday which couldn’t have come around at a better time. I’m in much need of a break and can’t wait. Also… Sorry for the poor quality photos recently. Unfortunately it’s the best my faithful iPhone can provide!
I’ve come to the conclusion that it takes approximately 3 days until you can confidently say you know your way around and what’s expected of you in a work placement ( maybe thats just me! ) . There was a meeting for all departments this morning with a presentation of all the trends from the catwalk for the teams AW13/14 collections. I’m loving the upcoming trends there is a clear direction of where it’s going with powerful bold colours and interesting silhouettes. The main two influences were Biker grunge & sporty. Tres exciting!