Sunday, 27 June 2010

Fashion is up it's own arse

I was just on the forum, and I looked up a thread about fashion blogging. My God, some of the opinions expressed are so fastidious and narrow-minded that it makes me want to hit people. So I blog about fashion? Who cares? So I don't have any well researched, developed knowledge of fashion design, or even of the industry particularly, but again, who cares?

I am an 18 year old female who is studying her arse off to get a decent degree in English Literature at university, and also trying to balance her fairly demanding part-time job. I'm sorry if I don't have enough time to dedicate to meticulously studying past fashion lines, but that doesn't mean I'm not capable of having my own opinions on the style of today.

I read Vogue religiously, and have begun building my own fortress out of fashion literature, so if I haven't learned at least a little from those texts, then I don't know if I ever will. But to be honest, my complete knowledge of actual fashion and the current trends does not really matter, because at the end of the day, I am my own person and have my own style and opinions on what does and does not look good.

Okay, rant over. For now.

Fur scarf

Hmmm, I know that it is still only just June, but I have started to think about the autumn already. There are three main things that I really, really, really want - a pair of decent water proof shoe-boots, cream high waisted trousers and a new fur scarf. This vintage scarf is gorgeous, but I am umming and ahhing about whether or not I really want it:

It's a vintage gold mink stole, and although it's beautiful, I do feel really bad for the poor little minks...

Monday, 21 June 2010

Carrot Leg Trousers

No! Just NO! I hate this pair of trousers so much!


White is a brilliant colour, especially for sumer. Okay, it does get dirty ridiculously easily, and yes, any fluff you happen to sit on will inevitably end up being highlighted on your arse, but whatever. Its simple purity, and the feeling of liberty and freedom it conjurs up completely outweighs its obvious bad points. Here are some amazing white ensembles from the catwalks of Spring Summer 2010:

Stella McCartney

Oscar de la Renta

Luca Luca



White's not just a colour for summer though, as Chanel readily proved:

And it's already being seen on the catwalks for Spring Summer 2011:

Oscar de la Renta Resort

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Office Outfits

So I'm sitting at my desk in the Ilford Recorder at the moment (work experience :-) ), with nothing to do for a minute.

Looking around, it's amazing to see how many people who work at an office believe that clothes have to be boring. Now, that's not to say that no one in here dresses well - there are a few dotted around - but mostly I'm surrounded by a sea of grey, black, white and navy blue.

If I could do anything rihgt now, it would be to trundle (what a good word!) off to the shops and buy several racks of clothes to give everyone one a revamp.