Monday, November 30, 2009

Dress Me Up!

Topshop's Oxford Circus never ceases to amaze me. 

Throughout December, their 'Dress Me Up!' section plays hosts to an amazing selection of dresses donated by fashion’s elite. From a Burberry dress donated by Freida Pinto and Jourdan Dunn's stunning Herve Leger, to Peaches Geldoff's Dolce & Gabbanna and a dress designed and worn by Naomi Campbell; the idea is that you can go along and hire one of the stunning pieces for the evening for just £40! (All proceeds go to charity).

I'm a fool to want you...

Christmas window displays

Set designer Shona Heath designed Topshop's Christmas window displays and they look fabulous. 
I have to say that now that I work for MANGO, my eyes have been opened up to visual merchandising techniques outwith the Topshop way of doing things. Both styles are great but very different. Topshop is very much suited for a UK creative audience whereas Mango - being a Spanish company - have a much more European, mature appeal. 
Here's our shop window Christmas display complete with Christmas trees, fairy lights and snowflake stickers. Prior to this, we had a very Chanel-like display with over-sized chandeliers. I was fortunate enough to be able to takes some of these chandeliers home with me once they were done with them. 

Dinner with Karl

Danny Roberts did this painting as a Thanksgiving gift for blog Fake Karl. 

Karl hosts dinner with Kate Moss, Mona Johannesson, Lily Cole and Tanya Dziahileva as his guests (who are aptly clad in Chanel's SS'10 collection).

Hearing Damage

Fallen Princesses

I came across the photographer Dina Goldstein's project on Fallen Disney Princesses. The project shows a realistic, modern-day scenario that replaces the happy-ever-after. 

I have always loved the fairytale photoshoots created in Vogue so this conflicts with my ever-the-romantic ideals but I do really appreciate the concept.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

All Hallow's Eve

Yes I do have just one blue eye. (No Bowie costume would be complete without it). 

Note for next year: Platforms? Fine. Leotards? No problem. Contact lenses? Never again.
"Making love with his ego, Ziggy sucked up into his mii-ind."