Sunday, 27 March 2011

My Beloved Top - Cath Kidston at Uniqlo

I am trying really hard at the moment to be careful with my buying habits, but when I saw the lovely collection that Cath Kidston has done with Uniqlo I had a little spend. The thing that broke me was the fact that not only are they really pretty designs, but money from every purchase will benefit a great charity (JOICFP), which helps run a safe motherhood programme in Zambia.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

My Beloved Song - Express Yourself by Charles Wright

This song is such a great summer weekend song! The video to it also makes me smile so much :):):)

Friday, 25 March 2011

My Beloved Dress - Suno

Sometimes there is just one item that you want above all of those other pretty things, and for me this Suno dress is that. It is just so simple, but the mixing of colours and patterns from the tie dying makes it so beautiful. It is from last year, but I still can't stop thinking about it! I first saw it on Kate Bosworth, and then in an article in American Vogue, and since then it has stuck in my head, destined to never fill my wardrobe, but always fill my dreams. Maybe one day I will stumble across it in some random shop.

My Beloved Print - The Stripe

Coco Chanel gave stripes the style factor when she adopted them, and since then the striped top has become a staple item in the wardrobe of fashionistas all over the world. I was brought up on a diet of old school glamour, in which Audrey Hepburn donned a classic stripe top and capri pants combo, and Marylin Monroe used stripes to exetuate her assests.
Yes they symbloise sailors and prison, but picked wisely, the only thing that stripes reflect viewer is style. Due to Chanel they are synonamous with a french womans ability to look chic and effortless whilst manipulating a mans wardrobe to look sexy on the female form.
To me my multitude of striped tops symboise weekend dressing, which thanks to the lack of formality at University, I am able adpot throughout the week. They are casual and effortless, but timeless and stylish rolled into one.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

My Beloved Film - Larry Crowne

I haven't actually seen this film but the trailer looks so good. Can't wait for it to come out!
'Would you like to kiss me?'

Saturday, 19 March 2011

My Beloved Shop - H&M

As I woke up this morning the sunshine was peaking through the blinds and it made me wish it was time for my holidays. So to make me feel all summery I decided to look at pretty summer clothes and plan my wardrobe.
I am loving H&M this season. They have excellent but versatile pieces that are great for tropical holiday's but also brightening up dreary British summer days. Also because they are reasonably priced they are even more tempting! There are lots of different items that I am seriously contemplating buying, but here are a few of my favourite ones.

Bring on the sunshine and ice-cream!

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Tuesday, 15 March 2011

My Beloved Day at The Fashion Museum and Assembly Rooms

Had a wonderful afternoon at the Fashion Museum enjoying a delicious selection of cakes in the Assembly Rooms which was accompanied by a really interesting talk about the history of royal wedding dresses. They have such a great range of clothes from lots of different historical periods in the Fashion Museum so there is certainly something to interst everyone (also there are corsets and huge underskirts that are hilarious!). There exhibition of wedding dresses has a beautiful dress from Alexander McQueen (kindly donated by Lara Bohinc), and I particularly loved the detail on the train of a 1920's dress. 

A day filled with beauty, and lots of laughs!

Sunday, 13 March 2011

My Beloved Nicholas Kirkwood for Erdem Boots

I adore these boots. Everything about them just adds up to perfection. The beautiful print, the contrasting laces, the grippy sole, the leather detail! I also (surprisingly) love walking up mountains and these really do aesthetically merge the outdoors aspect of me, with the part that would happily spend hours shopping. 

And here is the twist in my story - I recently purchased these boots, and then cancelled the order. You see, although I think that these boots are actual perfection in the form of shoes, they were still a ludicrously
 large amount of money, and I remembered that if I went vintage shopping I could actually buy literally 50 different things for the same amount of money. 

Also I don't think that they would have fared very well in the very wet and very muddy English countryside, even if they did look wonderful on the streets of London.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

My Beloved Dress Designer - Elie Saab

I love dresses - the way they can make you feel romantic and passionate, how they can give you a new confidence in yourself, or their ability to inspire endless dreams. I also keep on meaning to blog about Elie Saab's Couture, which was simply a dress lovers fantasy, and after viewing his RTW Fall 2011 collection yesterday I remembered just why I adore him. This work is just so effortlessly feminine! Dresses that are figure hugging, glittering, and in sumptuous colours that draw the eye in. These are the desses that girls dream about walking down the isle in, the things that five year olds imagine princesses wear, or what greek goddesses threw on in the morning.

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Sunday, 6 March 2011

My Beloved (Future) Run

After just going down to watch the runners doing the Bath Half Marathon, I have decided that next year I too will be one of those people completing 13.1 miles! This is my officail declaration of it, so there is now no going back - I always say that I am goin to do stuff like this but never get around to it, so now I can't change my mind. Now I just have to start training....

Saturday, 5 March 2011

My Beloved Weekend - Bath Lit Festival

Griff Rhys Jones

After a very hard week, I am really looking forward to this weekend. This afternoon I am going to see Daisy Goodwin (My Last Duchess), Michael Arditti (Jubilate), and William Nicholson (All the Hopeful Lovers) give a talk about writing about love, which will hopefully help me with writing the novel I have been planning for the last 6 months. Then tomorrow evening I am going to a talk from Griff Rhys Jones!

 Daisy Goodwin

Thursday, 3 March 2011

My Beloved Video - Emilio Pucci's Peter Dundas talks to Suzy Menkes

It is always really interesting to hear from the designers after taking on roles at very evocative fashion houses, like Pucci. I really like what Peter Dundas has done for the label, and the fresh direction he is taking it in.

With all the hype around Dior at the moment, I wonder what their new head designer will do in the aftermath....

My Beloved Film - The Young Victoria

This film always makes me smile, and glow a little inside. It's is such a sweet love story but with a nice dose of humour, that feels all the more magical as it's true. The entire film is shot beautifully, and I think the only problem with it is that it has to end when I want it to keep going and going. They write letters to each other, something that I find so romantic and kind, and that just adds to it all. It is not a simple love story, but one with twists and turns like any real relationship, but when they finally end up together you can really feel how much Victoria and Albert loved and respected each other. A truly classical love story.