Monday, 13 August 2012

Fashion Britannia

Is it bad that the most exciting thing about the Olympics was the end? and not only because of the Spice Girls but for the excess of fashion that featured in the entire ceremony. Especially the British supermodels catwalking simultaneously in gold like a new fashion Britannia. 

Lucinda Chambers was responsible for the styling and she put her Vogue touch on Lily Cole (in a leaf brocade and lace  by Erdem), Karen Elson (in  Burberry), Lily Donaldson (in a sequinned corseted gown by Vivienne Westwood) and Georgia May Jagger (in Victoria Beckham). Jourdan Dunn was wearing a Stephen Jones headdress and dress by Jonathan Saunders. Stella Tennant in a trouser-suit by Christopher Kane. David Gandy in a rather dissapointing gold, almost lurex, suit by Paul Smith. Kate Moss and Naomi Cambpell in Sarah Burton for Alexander Mcqueen, stolen the show and both looked flawless.  

I must also point out that i nearly freaked out when the Pet shop boys came out in origami chariots wearing Gareth Pugh. 

The black lace tail dress by Giles Deacon that Victoria wore, looked amassing in motion but i was disappointed it did not film well, the long shots did not do it any justice. The rest of the spice girls should have asked for some help from Lucinda, embarrassing does not cover it, but we always love your fashion vulgarity from the very beginning. 

Now the Olympics its so like yesterday we can all move on and nurture those Olympic blues. 

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Anna Piaggi


The one and only fashion eccentric Anna Piaggi has passed away today in Milan aged 81. Another true style icon, always colourful and avant garde, she defined the 80s and put fashion into Italian households with her work in Italian Vogue "D.P. Doppie Pagine di Anna Piaggi". A muse for Karl Lagerfeld and responsible for discovering many designers and making them into international brands, such as D&G.

I am so glad that i managed to see the Piaggi: Fashion-ology at the V&A back in 2006. An exhibition dedicated to her "art of fashion".

Goodbye Anna, or more appropriate Ciao!

Thursday, 2 August 2012


My summer, well my "British" summer soundtrack has been Fantasea by the one and only musical NYC obsession Azelia Banks. 

Well major anthem for me is track 07. Fierce. You know when you are walking down the street and you are working the house! well if you see me walking and working the house its because i work it god damn it!

"I used to think I was fierce cause I was in all the houses I won trophies I used too much trade for dollars too let's see I'm fiercer now cause I got a job, I got an education and I got somebody waiting at home for me god damn it now one queen ask me the other day was it, she told me: miss thing you think you're fierce? I said: of course she said all queens think their fierce i said don't missthing all queens at me"

Synchronise your calendar
1. better get your ass queen and download the album 
2. educate yourself with "Paris is burning" by Jennie Livingstone. You can watch it in full here. The fashion is so relevant it hurts! 

see you at the ball!