i’d like

things i’d really like right now: a pair of heeled black boots, trench coat & a smaller bag (left to right: alexander wang boots ; urban outfitters trench ; asos bag)

m.i.a.

m.i.a. at last night’s met costume institute gala. if the word fierce didn’t suck so much now, it would apply here. go here to see the rest of my favourites (christina hendricks cuts a striking figure, as usual). oh, and alexa chung

mystery girl

i’m coming across this lady on different blogs and i have no idea who she is. do you? all i know is i just loved that image of her in the pink scalloped jacket (perfect), and then when i saw her in the orange skirt i recognised her. later i…

cinder and skylark

i get sort of stupidly excited every time i discover a local blog that sparks my interest (they’re not easy to find in the midst of billions of other websites, you know). lauren posted about cinder & skylark, where her photo had been featured – a cape town street style…

pour me a drink

the models aren’t exactly going to win any oscars, but i like the concept. “pour me a drink” – a short film collaboration between filler magazine and sons and daughters director jessica edwards. a modern day homage to who’s afraid of virginia woolf… showcasing fashion created for toronto-based filler magazine.

guest post

i did a wee guest post about winter fashion over at kim gray yesterday, go have a look see. (all images: vanessa jackman – my faaaaavourite street style blog)

snappy dresser

i don’t ever feature contemporary men’s fashion because (a) i have no interest in it and (b) 99% of the time it’s too metro looking for my liking. do people still use that term, metrosexual? well i hope you understand what i mean. it’s more about aesthetics really – i appreciate…

radley london

this is how to sell me something – pair nice accessories with beautiful bikes. done! sold! shoes & bags from radley london, images from their spring/summer 2010 catalogue. love that little scottie in their logo…

the tweed run

this put a big smile on my face this morning “What ho! 400 of London’s most sartorial Gents and most finely attired Ladies gathered in Chelsea on Saturday for the Tweed Run 2010 … this weekend brought bright sun and blue skies for a truly unique group ride around London.”…

camper

as far as i can remember camper was one of the first famous international designer brands that opened a store in south africa (possibly in 2001/2? i remember going to the shop in the waterfront in my first year of university). their shoes were of such quality & so different from…

gibson girl

i don’t know who this lady is, but she absolutely stole the show in all the paris fashion week pics.

edit: i know who she is now, it’s uliana sergienko. yes sir.

{ all pics from mr. newton }

in case you’re wondering about the title, the Gibson Girl was the standard for feminine beauty in the late nineteenth / early twentieth century in the US…

First appearing in published illustrations in the late 1800s, the Gibson girl was the creation of American artist Charles Dana Gibson. Gibson’s art depicted the fashionable upper-middle-class society of his time, particularly a certain type of modern young woman. Independent, athletic, and confident, the Gibson girl was also pretty and feminine, illustrating some of the contradictions of modern womanhood at the turn of the twentieth century.

{ fashion encyclopedia }

some of his drawings:

an editorial from life magazine:

gibson girl paper dolls:

grace

net-a-porter has a nice little get the look magazine feature on grace kelly right now