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Monthly Archives: March 2010

Vintage discoveries that have no end…..

My love of all things vintage is something even I can’t quite explain….but since the day I discovered my grandmother’s wardrobe, a little obsession started…..at first it was nostalgia for a past I only imagined….and now my search is for the pieces that make me rethink fashion, or inspire a new design..a certain mood……or for [...]

Emma Cook….Winter 2010/11….Print Heaven….

English designer Emma Cook, has a cult following, established in 2001, her pieces aren’t easy to come by here, but she is worth the hunt….her new collection shown at the recent London Fashion Week, was a bit of a nod to the dark and pretty in the world…. the furry boots adding a touch of [...]

Amazing style…..Claire Thomson…..

Going back to my-people-who-have-amazing-style file….I found this lady again…Claire Thomson, she works for Self Service magazine…..and really brings home a real sense of french chic today…not bad for an English girl! Read more on her here…for her insights on things that matter…… Photos: Kava Gorna, Refinery29.com

Celine…..modern day future magic……

With all the fashion weeks done and dusted….the magic that it was is still shining it’s glow of the new in my head and heart…..the Celine collection was modern in the best sense of the word …….shapes and colors so clean and sharp, but there was nothing too harsh about this modernism, just what you [...]

Vanessa Paradis & Chanel…in the making…..perfect……!

Chanel Rouge Coco – Making of from Ykone on Vimeo.

A winter’s tale……let it begin……

The new Lover collection has just started to arrive…….and what wonderful surprises there are too…..always a little ahead of the class…..it is very much in harmony with the collections that have just been shown last week in Paris….so now here’s a years start on all that is still to come…..except when it is Lover they [...]

It’s a Dion Lee Fashion Festival….

This morning over breakfast at The Luncheonette there was much talk of the Festival, but mostly about the amazing Dion Lee…..the 24 year old, wonderfully talented designer…..he just won the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival Award….fellow nominees were, Gail Sorranda, Gary Bigeni, Dhini, Lui Hon, Konstantina Mittas, Therese Rawsthorne. His prize is quite amazing …..$10,000 to [...]

Ohhh John! Ohhh Yoko!!!

In Tokyo you will find possibly the most beautiful love letter ever written……the John Lennon Museum….in a city where you can find the world and never tire of discovering yet another undeniably beyond-the-valley-of-amazing store…..it was during my trip in 2006 that I made my favorite discovery….I am a bit of a johnny-come-lately to the Beatles…..but [...]

Biba…. yesterday, today, tomorrow……

The store that was to inspire a retail revolution, BIBA, it’s founders, Barbara Hulanicki and Stephen Fitz-Simon were true visionaries……I read her autobiography, A to Biba, in one sitting a year after I had finished my studies…..and it changed the way I saw fashion and gave me a renewed purpose for why fashion matters…….her words [...]

Gainsbourg, vie heroique….

In the spirit of the latest Isabel Marant show……..I was thinking of the new film about Serge Gainsbourg’s life that is to premier at the French Film Festival…….Gainsbourg, vie heroique captures a life I have only dreamed of, from the many photos of his life with Jane Birkin….and from the preview it looks like both [...]