Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Monday, 29 December 2008
Sunday, 28 December 2008
Air, Amp Fiddler, Amy Winehouse, April March, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Aretha Franklin, Ashlee Simpson, Au Revoir Simone, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Beck, Bentley Rhythm Ace, Blondie, The Brand New Heavies, Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music, Calvin Harris, Cansei De Ser Sexy, Cat Power, The Corrs, The Cranberries, The Cure, Daft Punk, Damage, Dead or Alive, Death Cab for Cutie, Deep Dish, Depeche Mode, Destiny’s Child, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Donell Jones, Drizabone, Duran Duran, Dusty Springfield, Earth Wind & Fire, Edith Piaf, Estelle, Feist, Fergie, Foreigner, Francoise Hardy, Frank Sinatra, Frou Frou, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Gabriella Cilmi, Goldfrapp, Gomez, Gorillaz, Grace Jones, Gwen Stefani, Hard-Fi, Heaven 17, Hilary Duff, Hot Chip, Ian Brown, Jamiroquai, Japan, Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez, John Foxx, John Parish and Polly Jean Harvey, Journey, Joy Division, Justice, Justin Timberlake, Kelis, The Killers, The Kills, Kings of Leon, The Kooks, Kraftwerk, KT Tunstall, Kylie Minogue, Ladytron, The Last Shadow Puppets, Leonard Cohen, The Like, Lionel Richie, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam With Full Force, Loose Ends, Lou Reed, Lucy Pearl, Madonna, Mark Ronson, MC Solaar, MGMT, Michael Jackson, Minnie Riperton, Mozart, Nancy Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Natasha Bedingfield, Nelly Furtado, New Order, New York Dolls, New Young Pony Club, Nigel Kennedy, Nina Simone, Nirvana, Noisettes, Nouvelle Vague, Oasis, OK Go, Orchestral Manouvres in the Dark, Patti Smith, Paul Weller, Peter Bjorn and John & Victoria Bergsman, Pharrell Williams, PJ Harvey, Placebo, Portishead, The Presets, Prince, Propaganda, The Pussycat Dolls, Q-Tip, Q Lazzarus & Garvey, REM, Robert Palmer, The Rolling Stones, September, Serge Gainsbourg, She & Him, Skunk Anansie, Smashing Pumpkins, The Smiths, Sneaker Pimps, Snow Patrol, Soft Cell, Sonic Youth, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Stone Roses, Talking Heads, Timbaland, Toni Braxton, Toots & the Maytals,, U2, Vampire Weekend, Vanessa Paradis, The Velvet Underground, Was (Not Was), The White Stripes, Yann Tierson, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Zero 7, 2Pac, 50 Cent
Saturday, 27 December 2008
Saturday, 20 December 2008
I can't believe how busy the last few days have been. I now have two and a half weeks off work which is fantastic but the days are going by so fast. I love this time of year, so it's all enjoyable but leaves little time for blogging. Once Christmas is out of the way, I'll have more time to spend on the blog. I'm still new to this and there are so many things I want to do.
So until then.... Merry Christmas everyone.
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Friday, 12 December 2008
Camille Bidault-Waddington is one of my favourite style icons, she is always ahead of the trends, if not the one creating them. She arrived from France in 1997 as a freelance Stylist and has since worked with renowned photgraphers Juergen Teller, Mario Testino and Terry Richardson; has worked on projects for Marc by Marc Jacobs, Byblos and Pucci; and collaborated in publications Dazed & Confused, The Face, Pop, Vogue Italia, Vogue Nippon and Vogue China.
An impressive CV but more importantly, she has great personal style. She appears quite natural and thrown-together but in a way that only the super-stylish French can. This picture caused an argument in my work office, by a colleague who could not understand for one moment that this ensemble could possibly be regarded as anything other than a joke.
How could you look at this outfit and think it could be a joke? Is it the colour combination? Is it the excessive gold chains? The overall charity-shop effect maybe?
No matter, in my eyes she can do no wrong and I know that what she creates is what the rest of us will be wearing, be it in a few years time.
Thursday, 11 December 2008
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
Monday, 8 December 2008
It was so sad to hear last week, about the death of the founders of the lingerie company Princesse Tam Tam, in the terrorist attacks in Mumbai. The husband and wife team named their company after the 1935 Josephine Baker film, set up in 1985 with 158 worldwide stores. I have yet to own any of this underwear but have admired it for a while, a definite must-have on my wish list.
Wednesday, 3 December 2008
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
Inspired by The Cherry Blossom Girl's post Winter Birds, I found on the Top Shop website, the beautiful feather bolero along with a couple of other versions. I find it difficult to think of an occasion where I could wear this piece other than frolicking in the woods. In reality though, this is unlikely to happen!
Monday, 1 December 2008
The Silver Swan dates from 1773 and was bought from Parisian jeweller M. Briquet for £200 in 1872. It was seen at the 1867 Paris International Exhibition by John and Josephine Bowes. It was also seen at the exhibition by the American novelist Mark Twain and is described in his book The Innocents Abroad:
‘I watched the Silver Swan, which had a living grace about his movement and a living intelligence in his eyes-watched him swimming about as comfortably and unconcernedly as it he had been born in a morass instead of a jeweller’s shop - watched him seize a silver fish from under the water and hold up his head and go through the customary and elaborate motions of swallowing it...'
The Swan has recently been dismantled and reconstructed to be cleaned and given an over-haul as well as recording the details of the workings for future generations, last Thursday was it's unveiling. So it now looks like it will continue for many years to come, an icon in itself for the North East of England.