Mmmmmm... yummy stuff....
Sunday, 28 February 2010
Mmmmmm... yummy stuff....
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Whilst I thought I'd never ever ever want to see, hear, write or speak their name again, I'm actually really looking forward to this Sunday when their new ASOS Africia collection launches. You can read the general blurb on how it's been produced in collaboration with small communities with the aim of supporting African trade and producing 'clear-conscious' fashion here.
The ethical credentials are all well and good, and certainly an issue after my own heart, but I'm actually more excited by the design vibrancy of the collection. I am absolutely loving the general aesthetic of the range, and am having difficulties deciding which piece to treat myself to (end of exams + grey rubbish weather = little spring/summer fashion treat for Bambam).
Any faves out of this lot...?
Monday, 15 February 2010
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Monday, 8 February 2010
Just spotted this in the Elle Accessories supplement and thought that after the last post it was worth a share. I think this is the most thorough and obvious shopping spread I've seen dedicated to the clog yet. There's no beating round the bush - just a clear message that might as well say 'every shop is going to have a clog - which is the least offensive...?'
Personally, if any of these were to sway me it would be one of the more traditional styles, probably the navy or the brown, bottom row, 3rd and 4th across. I am saying this purely as back up so, that if come the highs of summer I've magically been persuaded by seeing multiple fashionistas pull them off with aplomb, a change of team can't be held against me.
PS. Grandma Knows Best...
After reading my last post on clogs I received the most brilliant and witty advice from my extraordinarily on-beat Grandma on the topic of clogs:
"Clogs are an ideal weapon for 'wayward' teenagers, adding weight and noise to their outbursts and tirades. In fact, the ideal weapon against 'horrid' parents!!!!!!! I suspect that you would have loved a pair!"
Very valid point Grandma x
Friday, 5 February 2010
I was going to stay firmly out of this one until I saw the fabulous Garance Dores post on them today. Please check out her tirade (click here) - it is amazing, and exactly what I would say if I wasn't keeping my big trap zipped on this subject.
Having said that though, I am sort of loving the below Miu Miu pair. Yes, they are awful, borderline disgusting even, but their irony and kitchness is too great to resist. I feel they would make my feet and summer complete, but I shall resist, if only to avoid my friends vomiting on my tootsies.
Thursday, 4 February 2010
This week saw the unveiling of Harry Potter actress and Burberry muse/model Emma Watson's new 'youth' fashion collection for ethical UK based company, People Tree. I shan't beat around the bush - its pretty awful. It's a cheap looking, naffly preppy, mish-mash of some awful bits that I wouldn't even want to sleep in. The photos below actually do it a service - obviously putting product on the young and beautiful always improves its lustability factor. To get a better idea of seriously lackluster (and almost painful to view) collection you can click here and have a little browse.
The reasoning behind Miss Watsons collection: "Its hard to find fashionable or youthful ethical clothing, so I decided to work with People Tree to put together a collection I could be proud of in terms of both on ethics and design."
Actually, Love, it isn't hard to find 'cool' ethical clothing anymore, but I'm guessing you've never tried. Secondly, are you really proud of the design...? I know it's your first attempt but it really is dire.
Now let me be honest. Emma Watson has always grated on me for no particularly good reason. I do not not not not not understand the fashion industry's fascination with her or why Burberry give two hoots about her, let alone love her the way they do. And I say that with insider knowledge having done an interning stint in their press office around the time they began courting her... They could not love her more. I find it incomprehensible. Alas. However, it is partly her close relationship with Burberry that really gets my tail up about this People Tree collection...
Burberry is frequently under attack from animal rights activists for the poor treatment of the animals that become their fur and leather garments. They are hardly known for their kind or ethical stance. Having their campaign fronting, poster girl who undoubtedly will have worn Burberry fur and leather on many occasions, release an 'ethical' collection is just a bit ridiculous really.
I am going to stop my angry rant here. I'm sure you get the picture.
My condolences go out to People Tree for this poorly considered collaboration.