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Sunday, 27 June 2010

Gothic tendencies

Despite it being 10 trillion degrees outside I can't help but get excited about what sartorial loveliness Autumn/Winter will bring. As much as there is nothing quite like a proper British heatwave, especially when experienced by the sea and not stuck in the city, it can however prove rather difficult in the fashion stakes for someone as vampirey pale as I. Milk bottle white legs, suncream, fake tan (which I gave up on a looooong time ago) sun hat, hat hair, sunglasses, bite cream, make-up slippage, hayfever face, god it's all so complicated. It is only in recent years after committing many, many summer style crimes (boho, eek!) that I have concluded that as long as I go Fifties, I'm fine. On a really hot day a mantra of 'Dita Von Teese Does Coachella' and I can usually manage some concoction that is vaguely me. The dark months although gloomy at times are frankly simpler to dress for and most importantly provide more opportunities to layer, and as we know it's ALL about the layering.
I was particularly giddy then to catch a glimpse of Topshop's cosy AW10 offerings (sheepskin, spikes and capes, oh my!). After weeks of faffing around every morning trying to concoct a costume that is both practical and edgy (yes, yes, a contradiction I know) the promise that comes with such pictures is like a heavenly breath of fresh air across my perspiring skin.

All images sourced from Style Bubble

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

For the archive

'A Day at the Circus' - Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia April 07

For the archive

'Alice in Wonderland' - Annie Leibovitz for Vogue Dec 03

For the archive

'Lily Takes a Trip' - Tim Walker for Vogue July 2005


....but I must. I apologise, this is hardly an original post, these images have appeared on thousands of blogs across the world, however I have wanted to create an archive for some time of my favourite fantasy/fairytale fashion shoots and as I don't do Flickr or Tumblr, I am afraid it must be here. It is of course very hard indeed to know who looks at your blog apart from my 7 diehard followers and those who leave lovely comments now and again (high-five ladies!). However whether you are one of the Mighty 7 or just passing through, hello to you all, sorry if you've seen it all before, come back soon and I promise to provide more unique content in future.

Old-hat, but oh so pretty. Remember and enjoy....

'Soldier, Soldier...' - Tim Walker for Vogue April 08

'Tricks & Treats' - Tim Burton & Tim Walker for Harper's Bazaar Oct 09

'Tales of the Unexpected' - Tim Burton and Tim Walker for Vogue Dec 08

'Little Boy & Girl Lost' - Grace Coddington and Annie Leibovitz for US Vogue Dec 09

Kirsten Dunst for Miu Miu SS08

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