Monday, 21 February 2011

Take Her Back To Wondaland, She Thinks She Left Her Underpants....

WOW!! Just had a look through the Vivienne Westwood Red Label A/W 2011 collection and it's pretty amazing.
Vivienne Westwood has always bin a big favourite of mine and although i've not got a lot of time, (preparing a presentation for uni tomorrow) i'm gonna post my 10 favourite looks from the Alice in Wonderland inspired collection.

The lady herself

To view the rest of the incredible collection why not have a look on where i've borrowed these pics from.

Ciao bitches xx

(P.s. Title = Lyrics from 'Wondaland' by my beloved Janelle Monae)

Saturday, 12 February 2011

You Rush Into Destruction Cos You Don't Have Nothing Left, The Mothership Can't Save You So Your Ass Is Gon' Get Left...

Well I wanted an afro... I searched high and low for afro hair in black hair shops but pickings were slim and everything just looked like bad fancy dress wig hair to me... So i've opted to have braids for the time being... My search for decent quality afro hair continues...

Looking very ethnic i'm sure you'll agree!! lol
Off to work on the paper dress project (previous post) now. xx

(P.s. title = lyrics from 'On & On' by Erykah Badu)

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

I'll Watch You Drown In The Shower Pushing My Life Through Your Open Eyes...

Attended my first fashion lesson yesterday!

Our first project is to design and make an outfit using only newspapers and magazines... From what i've seen most people seem to be going the Lady Gaga's Monsters Ball tour / Beyonce's Sahsa Fierce tour route = Think very structured, plenty of asymmetry etc.

This all looks good but I wanna do something different with mine, got a book out from the library called 'Pornogami'... Yep you read it right, using the paper folding techniques of origami the book instructs you how to construct paper vajayjays and other private parts... Which gave me the idea of using only page 3 to create my garments in controversial shapes...

Hmm, I realise I sound like an absolute perve right now, but if I can push the idea through I think it could be great.

Watch this space, i'll post my progress!

I leave you with one of my favourite mag covers of all time... Beth Ditto for Love Magazine back in 2009. xx

(P.s. Title = lyrics from the song 'Pornography' by The Cure)

Friday, 4 February 2011

They Were Too Cool To Run My Race, You Kept The Pace With a Smile On Ya Face...

So it's creeping close to the time i'm gonna feel the need to radically change my hairstyle. Every time I do this I seem to ritualistically end up spending at least an hour marvelling over pictures of Kelis and Solange Knowles for inspiration. Please forgive me in advance for the ridiculously unoriginal nature of this post but I feel I really must share some of my favourite Solange hair looks...

The stunning but controversial cropped hairstyle... Which I too had for a while, though I accidentally went a step further, going nearly completely bald and then dying the remains blonde.

The afro (weave) A personal favourite of mine, love the modern shaping...

And most recently pictured here with DJ Samantha Ronson, sporting braids!!... Yes braids. Wow!

Well my mind is pretty much made up... pic 2; afro à la Solange is my next hairstyle. Hope it works out and I end up looking as chic as Solange and not like the infamous Makosi from series 6 of Big Brother. Gah.

I look forward to seeing whatever hairstyles the trendsetter will be unveiling over the course of the year as well as keeping an eye on her clothes... The girl can dress! So look out for future posts. xx

(p.s. title = lyrics from 'I Decided' by Solange)