Saturday, January 29, 2011

color theory

"They say she cannot wear the color red because it is too old for a young girl, that maybe she will be ready when she is near the end of high school. She knows that red is the color of passion, that a woman in a red dress is sultry, sensuous, that a women wearing a red dress had better look out. Red is a color for sluts and whores they say.  She is trying on yet another pink dress. They say she looks so innocent, so sweet in the color pink. Secretly she loves the color black. It is the color of night and hidden passion. When the women go dancing, when they dress up to go to the night club they wear black slips. They sit in front of the mirror painting themselves with makeup, making their lips red and rich. To her they are more beautiful in their black slips than they will ever be in any dress. She cannot wait to wear one."  Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood (1997)
 Minnie Mouses Vanity  

 Kate Moss by Mario Testino

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


mom is always telling me, "be aware of your surroundings, live in reality" .....weeeeel, looks like there's a sheer white summer ahead of us .....a fashion trend that with help with that exact problem....…..defiantly no homemade spaghetti sauce for me this summer!


 Illustration of Nina Ricci Spring Summer 2009

 Marc Jacobs fragrance ad for Daisy
 Constancen Jablonski Vogue Spain 2011

 Lady and the Tramp movie still

Magdalena Frackowiak by Maciek Kobielski for Muse Winter 2010
Constance Jablonski for Vogue Spain, February 2011

 Viktor and Rolf Spring 2011 runway 
 Finale at Dolce and Gabbana's Spring Summer 2011 Runway show in Milan

Monday, January 24, 2011

Bill Cunningham New York - the Trailer

out March 16! See the trailer below for a preview of the new documentary film that takes a look at the life and work of New York's original street style photographer Bill Cunningham! ...cant wait, looks like he's quite the character, i like it  : )

Sunday, January 23, 2011

70's Glam

Bringing back 70’s excess. bell bottoms, big hair, supper glam makeup, big fur coat like nobodies business….plus the dance moves are great : )

 Abbey Lee Kershaw for Vogue Australia November 2010 by Nicole Bentley last days of disco

 Anjelica Huston photographed by Ara Gallant. 1976

 Diane Von Furstenberg!

 Georgie Baddiel by Laurie Bartley for Elle US September 2010

 That 70’s show film still

Daria Werbowy photographed by Terry Richardson and styled by Emmanuelle Alt

 Studio 54. Inguna Butane by Greg Kadel

 Marc Jacobs Backstage with his models for Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2010 runway show

 Melissa Tammerijn by Richard Burbridge for Vogue Russia February 2011 Disco Diva

 That 70’s Show film still

 Disco down the dance floor

 Vogue Paris 2011 Calendar Daria Werbowy by Mikael Jansson

 Will Ferrell and Heidi Klum for Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

"I do believe Marsellus Wallace, my husband, your boss, told you to take ME out and do WHATEVER I WANTED. Now I wanna dance, I wanna win. I want that trophy, so dance good." - Mia Wallace, Pulp Fiction.

one of my favorite movie dance scenes EVER! Uma Thurman on the floor with John Travolta 

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Mix of Kitsch and Cool : )

….Taking a class on Contemporary Japanese Art this semester! …researching artists but inevitably got distracted by some really REALLY fun looking outfits  : (
What I learnt….be more care free with fashion …don’t worry…buy the extremely sparkly shirt if you want it and put a bit of pastel coloring into your hair to help cope with overly dark  winter months …..and a pair of hello kitty sox’s  for under your boots….only you will know  : )

 Calendario Pirelli 2008. Coco Rocha

 Harajuku Lovers Perfume ad

 Kenzo RTW. Spring 2011 collection. “by the sea”

 Lady Gaga’s kawaii inspired Hello Kitty dress. photoshoot for Sanrion. 

 3-D Kawaii nail art !!! WHAAAAAT 

 Manuel Bolano collection at Barcelona fashion show

 Kim Cloutier by Jamie Nelson for Cosmopolitan UK September 2010

 POP. Takashi Murakami pictures Britney Spears

 Sweet Sixteen by Lope Navo for FIASCO MAGAZINE

 Siri Tollerodby shot by Miles Aldridge for Vogue Italia May 2008

Love 3 by Angelo Pennetta wash your face in my sink

Akihabara Majokko Princess
Directed by Mc G. Produced by Takashi Murakami. Staring Kirsten Dunst

Akihabara Majokko Princess from Xagehoho on Vimeo.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Dress Me Up!

Watching celebrity award ceremonies… all the ladies dressed in beautiful gowns, perfect glowing skin, diamonds, Diamonds, DIAMONDS!!!
It really is unfair that this sort of wardrobe is unreasonable for everyday people with nowhere fancy to go ….wouldn't it be nice, a giant Oscar de la Renta gown with a pair of sneakers and a walk around town  : ) 

– I may not have her bank account…. But! I think I can take some inspiration from ANNA DELLO RUSSO! She always looks happy in her outfits! Visit her blog here

  Vogue UK “Hidden Treasures” Photography by Corinne Day

 Abbey Lee Kershaw photographed by Greg Kadel for Muse #20

 Christina Ricci at the 2008 Costume Institute Gala

 Blake Lively in Vanity Fair spring/summer 2008 “An American in Paris” she is wearing a 33 pound swarovski crystal encrusted satin gown by Dior

“When you don't feel to dress means that you are depressed. You need a FASHION SHOWER.” - Anna Dell0 Russo

 Olsen Twins at the Met's Costume Institute Gala

 Scarlett Johansson  In Mo√ęt Chandon Champagne Ad

Wear just NIGHT-CLOTHES in daytime. It is UNEXPECTED!” - Anna Dell0 Russo

 Magdalena Frackowiak collection of Viktor & Rolf for the cover story of Dazed & Confused‘s February edition. Shot by Josh Olins and styled by Katie Shillingford

 Alexander Mcqueen Fall 2010 Swan Song Collection

 Natalia Vodianova at Vogue’s 90th Anniversary Masquerade Ball in Paris
“A deeper consciousness of own body improves the quality of life. The fashion increases the awareness of the own body.” - Anna Dell0 Russo

 Ravishing Couture Vogue March 1999 photographed by Arthur Elgort at the Hotel Ritz in Paris

 Karmen Pedaru,  Taryn Davidson,  Tanya Dziahileva, and  Imogen Morris Clarke Backstage December 2010

 Emily Blunt in Dior Haute Couture photographed by Michael Roberts for Vanity Fair