Archive | January, 2010

The Search for Longline Bras and Bralets

30 Jan
My post on Underwear as Outerwear has been niggling away at me. I have this sudden interest in bras which are too pretty/hot/interesting to be kept under covers. I managed to grab this one in pink in the Topshop sale, and have worn it a couple of times, mostly under lace tops or low cut tshirts. 

It’s really, really hard to find bras which you can wear out of the house without fear of getting arrested. Topshop have a little selection and there are a couple of viable options from the Sonia Rykiel for H&M collection, but I’ve fallen head over heels for the Alexander Wang bralet.

* Source Topshop.com, Alexander Wang

Budapest…!

28 Jan

I had an absolutely mental time, the best holiday..ever! Ok so it was subzero even in the daytime but snow is so gorgeous when you’re away and you don’t have to worry about work. The Intercontinental was lovely and I went to the spa everyday, the city is so beautiful. Spending time away with my parents and one of my best friends was amazing…but we bumped into a couple of lovely lads which made it even better. No more on that though, they know where I blog 😉 It’s a lovely city, if you get a chance you should definitely visit.

One of the best things, blogwise, is that my friend is amazing and will indulge me by being my photographer. This involves watching me goof around while snapping away. Love you!!!! x

We were amazed by the view, we had views of the Chain Bridge, so pretty at night when illuminated.

Dress – ASOS, Cardigan – H&M, Leggings – Ebay, Boots – New Look

Lace top – Topshop, Sequin skirt – River Island, Tights – Asos and River Island, Boots – New Look

We did sightsee! St Stephen’s Basilica, it took my breath away.

On the Chain Bridge at night.
 
Hat – M&S, Scarf – Tesco, Coat – Oasis, Dress – Miss Selfridge, Tights and over the knee socks – ?

Dress – Topshop, Leggings – Ebay, Boots –New Look
At the Hungarian National Museum

Dress – Republic, Cardigan – Topshop, Boots – Simple

Exclusive Sneak Peek – Bryce Aime Spring/Summer 2010

25 Jan
I went to the Bryce Aime show in September – here’s my post on it – and instantly fell in love. I fell in love all over again when I saw these uber-exclusive images from the Spring/Summer 2010 photoshoot, shot by the Mofo.
These two images are a tantalising tease of an introduction to a collection which really blew me away. I loved everything, from the trademark tailoring and silhouette to the fusion of futuristic shapes and Parisian chic. 

  

I will be posting something much more substantial when I have made up for my sleep depravation and unpacked. Budapest was ever so slightly epic.

Holiday!

20 Jan
I’m off to freezing Budapest today, late birthday holiday 😀 Lots of posting and pictures when I’m back.
Reena
x

Golden Globes 2010

18 Jan
Awards season has finally kicked off! Golden Globes and the Oscars are my guilty pleasure, I love seeing a gorgeous dress on the red carpet. Here are my most favourite dresses from the Golden Globes 2010.
The Good

Diane Kruger in Lacroix

The most perfect combination, beautiful. Everything about this dress is stunning, the colour, the detailing, the fit.

Drew Barrymore in Versace

I love a long, slightly trailing gown. I think the nude colour works well with her skin tone, she looks radient.

Emily Blunt in Dolce & Gabbana

I’m not convinced that it works on her 100%, but it’s a gorgeous dress and I love the colour. Pink floaty chiffon is the perfect antidote to the last couple of seasons of black.

Olivia Wilde in Gucci

I absolutely love this, it’s a simple shape but the sparkles and slight draping keep it interesting.

Ashley Olsen
It’s an Olsen, in something a little unexpected so of course I love it. Normally I wouldn’t like something above the knee at an awards ceremony but this looks gorgeous, love the ruffles and colour.
 Jessica Stroup in Bally
I adore this dress, the colour looks amazing on her.
Penelope Cruz in Armani Prive
It’s a little safe, but the shape is beautiful and I love the neckline
Sandra Bullock in Bottega Venta
I’m normally indifferent to what she wears, but this colour looks beautiful on her and I love the sheer fabric.
Jennifer Morrison in Luis Antonio
Not sure who she is, but the colour of the dress and the ruffles are just perfect

The Bad
Anna Paquin in Stella McCartney
She looks beautiful, the dress is beyond beautiful…but those shoes. It would have been one of my favourite dresses if it weren’t for the shoes. I love the deep V and the sparkles.

Kate Winslett in Yves Saint Laurent
It actually pains me to say this about Yves Saint Laurent, but this is a little boring for me.

Carey Mulligan in Nina Ricci
This dress is beautiful, but I dont think it fits very well and I’m beginning to get a little bored of black after so many seasons of it.

* Source The Telegraph, Just Jared

Jewellery Overload

17 Jan
I love wearing a lot of jewellery. Not everyday, some days I wear nothing at all but most of the time I wear so many rings and necklaces that I add about a kilo to my weight! Power Casual have done a little feature on it – here. I guess I just love layering, even if it’s necklaces and rings.
There’s a Karl Lagerfeld quote which I just love, about him and his rings – “Today I counted 19. Sometimes I go up to 23. I have only 10 fingers like everybody else, hm?”


 




This is what I wore to my birthday, a proper post is coming in the next couple of days.

What’s your policy on bling, does less equal more or do you love piling it on? 

How to stay warm in the Big Freeze

13 Jan

For the benefit of any overseas readers, England is freezing right now! For the past couple of weeks, temperatures have been subzero and the country has ground to a halt with public transport systems and airports facing huge delays or closing alltogether. Snow, ice, arctic winds…this country just isn’t equipped to deal with it. It’s been a struggle just to keep warm, and style-wise it’s all gone out of the window. I don’t have sensible shoes with enough grip to cope with ice, I don’t have thermals. I’ve been looking like the Mitchelin man I’ve had so many layers on. 3 tops under a jumper, two cardigans over 2 tshirts, 2 pairs of tights and socks..this is taking layering to extremes! 
Having perused some of my favourite street style blogs, I feel much more inspired to take on the cold weather without piling on half my wardrobe!   
Footwear
Boots may seem like the sensible option, they certainly are the most efficient way of keeping warm. 
 But some shoes are far too pretty to be neglected til Summer! Tight are an obvious answer, but I’m going to try socks over coloured tights and patterned tights over plain tights. Every layer helps. 

Coats

Warm coats are an absolute must. This sheepskin coat looks wonderfully cosy and warm, I’ve not seen any in the shops but the second I do I’m snapping it up! Hoods are optional.
 
 
  
Coats and jackets don’t have to be an annoying necessity which cover up your statement pieces, they can be the statement.

Layers

I’ve always been a fan of layering, but for the past week or so my layering has been crazy and haphazardous at the best of times. The complete opposite end of the spectrum to the urban cool of Rick Owens or Alexander Wang! 
Sometimes dresses are too tempting to leave in the wardrobe and too pretty to cover up.
Mix up textures and layers