Friday, 17 June 2011

Happy Friday

Wow it's been a long time since I posted.. my page views have gone through the roof however! just passed the 2000 mark! A puny amount compared to any other blogs I follow, but great news for myself. I have left the blog untouched for a few months, and it's nice to know that people have been reading it while i've been gone. I hope the content is interesting for people, so i'm going to start re-posting.

One of the reasons I stopped posts for a little while (apart from pure laziness) was that I found it hard to find a meaning for the blog.. re-posting from the vast sea of fashion blogs can feel very black and white, so it can be hard to keep things original.

An idea to hopefully push me to post frequently would be a weekly round-up of my likes and interests I have seen (or bought). Idea was kind of stolen from the Fashion156 blog, here.. although everyone who has a blog (90% of the world) does something similar, it's a fun thing to post.

I myself have spent days of my life scrolling through countless "top 10"/"my fave shoes"/"5 essentials" lists, so I will contribute to the crowd in my own little way. Hopefully I will be able to post this "round-up" every Friday. So here goes numero uno.

I will own these when I become a mad professor/Thome Browne x Dita f/w '11/

The perfect summer sandle. /Acne Agra Sandle/

The coolest creepers i've seen in my life. /Tim Hamilton Redux f/w '11/

Listening to Odd Future's "Goblin" and discovering the amazing duo that are The Black Keys.

And if I could last the summer with one purchase.. it would be the Bernhard Willhelm x Camper shoe in black and white camo. Not your typical shoe, I loved the first release but the colours were abit too loud for me. Black camo though, I can handle. They remind me of childhood shoes.. I pretty much need them:

LinkGet them here quick. They won't last long

Monday, 28 March 2011

Dark Shadows

/images via slamxhype/

i've just spent around an hour watching rick owens shows and interviews on youtube. always interesting to watch. he is such an honest and down to earth character, something hard to find sometimes in fashion. these pieces are from the DRKSHDW line, his cheaper slightly dumbed down collection compared to the main garments. he has managed to keep the price points so right on his diffusion line, low enough to attract more customers and offer the look to an entirely new audience, but not too low that it "sells out" the brand in a way.

anyway, these are from spring/summer available now.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Camo Coats

incredible bargins from the ever amazing yoox.. marc jacobs and mcq further reductions in the winter sale:

89 from 330! the building print is subdued slightly underneath those greens in the camo.. detachable fur 100% lined cotton, huge pockets, a statement coat but still not too loud. perfect for april showers. if only i had money/they had my size! anyone who is a size 38 buy it quick here

and another from mcq, checkered sleeves with a pinstripe body. mcq does sometimes churn out some questionable clothes, and although the quality isn't always there in terms of the price point, they do hit a quirky "so-bad-it's-kind-of-good" with a few of their pieces. i do like this one, and at 85 from 355 it's cheaper than the previous, with a higher rrp. the higher price is reflected in the change of material to 90% virgin wool.. the cut and details are all the same. this would keep you that little bit warmer, with that slight formal look.. buy it here quick if you are a 38

finally this piece from marc jacobs stands out. i love the print on this, from a quick glance just looks like an urban camouflage.. on closer inspection the print comes to life, with a variety of marc jacob's signature drawings and scribbles. jigsaw pieces, little characters, splats of colour, mechanical details and polka dots are all hidden away. only slightly more pricey at 125 from 490 this one is in my size! ahhh only 1 left in 36 someone buy it before i sell my soul

Friday, 18 March 2011

walk this way

just seen these pop into the oki-ni sale. if i had 250 smackers spare, these would be on my feet asap. i would live in these, the nappa leather looks so comfy. the chunky soles are all good at the moment, from the tokyo brand diet butcher slim skin, the shoes look like a margiela/rick owens hybrid..

also new on the site is this addition to the margiela footwear line. always taking a fresh spin on their classic silhouettes, the details that the talented team manages to think up each season are always incredible. giving their classic high top a variation here with a silver chain acting instead of classic rivets.

i am a huge fan of margiela's style and iconic design, pieces that make you look twice. more from the line are these sleek minimal strapped high tops. a more slim version than the diet butchers, i love the olive colourway in these. standard laces instead of the crazy zip, hidden by unbelievably soft looking nappa.

all can be found at oki-ni. love