29 July 2010

The Detachable Collar Necklace.

Time for another shoot (sunday, 1st August) and this one is based on accessories and props and will be more experimental in style than any previous shoots I have done. It should be really fun and I will go into more details in a future post. I just wanted to blog about my latest creation: the detachable collar necklace.. okay not a very catchy name. I was inspired to make this whilst perusing Frankles Trimmings yesterday. The collar is held togther with thin black elastic, you can wear it with a plain top to add eye-catching detail or just on its own as a necklace. Oh, Gok would be proud.

16 July 2010


I could talk for hours about the humble bag. The Handbag, clutch, satchel, tote, shopper, bum-bag even rucksack (see below) all have a place in my wardrobe. I think what sets them apart for me, is the fact that they are practical, and if something is both practical and nice to look at, it is stylish.

My bag broke on Tuesday and although it is definitely mend-able it made me realise I need a new one. One which does not cripple me or break when I fill it with my 'essentials'. Here's my bag in action (papped by the style scout, please excuse the cockerel-eyes, bit pissed)

Anyways, I wanna talk about the NEW bag I want. Well I say new I do actually mean old of course. I want a rucksack, a lovely worn, tan leather rucksack. Soft and lived-in, but strong enough to hold books and massive bottles of water. Its also got to have wide straps for good support and extra pockets with little buckles but without being too bulky and masculine. Basically i want this one on Ebay but at £31 and two days to go, it might be out of my price range. I'll keep my eyes peeled...

9 July 2010


The power of jewellery is a relatively recent discovery for me. Ridiculous considering Ive been styling for over three years. A statement necklace, some interesting earrings, even a quirky ring can really transform an outfit. I have a very small collection of jewellery (which i hope to expand) but the jewellery I own, I LOVE and much of it has sentimental value. I am sporting a new pair of Jaeger tortoise shell hoops at the moment, somehow chavvy and chic at the same time.

I lost my favourite ring in April (a chunky, amber, cubed thing from H&M, a piece of tat really, but it stopped people in the street it was so cool) and I have been searching for a replacement every since.

In the August edition of Vogue the jewellery in the fashion feature caught my eye: Lola Rose. Slightly more pricey than H&M but my god, worth it. The gems almost look like sweets, good enough to eat. My favourite is the 'Leslie' in terracotta quartzite, yeah shit name but its flippin beautiful and kind of resembles my lost ring :(

6 July 2010

Summer Shoot: PREVIEW

I will soon have my latest shoot up on the website but here's a small selection of shots before the final retouches:

The story has a 1970s feel; strong colours and bold prints, flares, maxi lengths, beads, big shades and chunky cork wedges. After trying a few different coloured backgrounds we decided on white. The shots looked more slick and clean against the stark white backdrop.

Really enjoyed working with this team, thanks as always to Linda (photographer) and lovely to meet and work with Gayle (hair and make-up) and Imogen our beautiful model. The full story with finished photos will be up within the next few weeks.