Monday, 8 October 2007

Victoria Beckham for Elle Magazine

Victoria takes a break from the upcoming Spice Girl plans to shoot an Elle magazine photoshoot in Paris, nipping to see Paris Fashion Week shows at every chance!

The January issue hits shops in Decemeber.

M x

Saturday, 6 October 2007

dVb denim by Victoria Beckham, available at Harrods, Knightsbridge.

The new dVb denim concession opened on wed 3rd Oct, stocking 8 different styles of denim, in black, indigo, faded blu and grey denim. It's a huge section, with a massive purple dvb logo hanging from the ceiling like a chandelier and grey gothic style dvb tables - the changing room is all purple, with velvet curtains and purple velvet chair, Amazing! The walls are white with pale grey and purple dVb logos on them.

- Harrods, Knightsbridge- Way In department, 4th floor. Prices from £185 - £245.

Go check it out!

M x

Thursday, 4 October 2007

Man About Town...

Check this out - - It's an all new bi annual mens fashion read - which is always a good thing!

And Ryan Phillippe is the debut cover guy!

M x

Lady Beckham and Cavalli

Victoria Beckham attended the opening of the all new Roberto Cavalli flagship store on Avenue Montaigne in Paris, France, with the designer himself, Roberto Cavalli and his wife Eva on Thursday 4th October. She sure is a busy girl! But looking fabulous in this simple glittering Cavalli LBD, and stunning skull heels.

According to IHT, “The 500-square-meter, or 5,380- square-foot, store sells men’s wear on the ground floor, obliging women to think about what they should buy for the men in their lives before taking the stairs (with its curving snake-shaped banister) to the second floor for what they are really looking for: the women’s line.” - Sounds hot!

I bought a Cavalli wallet for myself today. Fabulous.

M x

Thursday, 27 September 2007

2 must have style magazines...

for men... Vogue Homme International


GQ Style

Treat yourself!

M x

Thursday, 20 September 2007

Jamelia @ Mobos

Jamelia at the o2 arena last night for the Mobo awards...

...and Looking amazing this D&G style get up. Loving those bodage esque waist clinchers. Hot.

M x

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Kristian Aadnevik...

Here's a bit about Kristians background from his website -

''Hailed by Sunday Times Style Colin McDowell and Elle magazines as one of the UK’s hottest and exciting young talents, British designer Kristian Aadnevik unveiled his sixth collection, Valerie, at London Fashion Week’s A/W 2007-08 shows.
Since breaking away from Charles Jourdan last year to concentrate on his own design label, Kristian Aadnevik has attracted attention from high profile clients, including The Crown Princess of Norway, Mette-Marit and UK solo artist Jamelia, who wears a selection of Kristian’s dresses for her latest album cover and music videos.
The A/W 07 collection “ Valerie ” inspired by “ Valerie and Her Week of Wonders ” draws on Kristian’s love for the mystery, superstition and romance of ancient Gothic tales.
“This is a surreal dream of a dream: naive beauty meets vampires and lusty priests in a strange orgy of intrigues” Kristian Aadnevik
Part fairy tale, part Gothic horror, “Valerie” contrasts wickedness with innocence using tightly sculptured layers with floating drape in deep shades of indigo, electric blue, metallic silver dove and black. The collection features smouldering dresses in soft chiffons, shimmering silk jersey and layered metallic leather jewelled with large silver pendants; cropped jackets with intricate shoulder detailing and flourished collars; voluminous waist-pinched coats crafted in luxurious fabrics and full length evening gowns adorned with ruffled suede, silver chains and majestic feathers.
Kristian Aadnevik, is a 29 year old Norwegian and has an MA from London’s Royal College of Art (2002) and a background in tailoring. He set up his own label in 2004. His collections bordering on couture have a dark edge contrasting volume and embellishment with sharp tailoring, slim cut silhouette and refined detailing using the finest materials. During his years at RCA he won several awards and worked as a design assistant for Alexander McQueen. Aadnevik has designed collections for several respected international labels including chief-designer for Charles Jourdan Paris, for Japan. ''

I turned up to 55 New Oxford street in anticipation of the new collection for s/s 08 in plenty of time. No one around. No sign of any evidence of a show until several black cabs turned up and a lovely lady with a clipboard. Change of venue - last minute hitch. We were indiviually escorted to a new venue in the swish cabs, pap pipe versions of madonna songs being played in the taxi. Tranquil.
I arrive at the new venue, Hedges and Butler, off Regents street. How random I'm thinking, to change venue's - I wonder what the set will be like now... it's out doors! In the street! Down an alley way is chairs neatly lined up, dj set up, a bar, photographers area... all down a trendy little alley way! I help my self to a glass of wine or 3...
The show begins...
I'm not usually breathtaken by a performance of new work, but there was something in the air that cold Sunday afternoon. The last minute change of scenery, being personally escorted, created a drama about it - and I loved it.
The clothes were stunning. Beyond beautiful. A sexy black, grey, pearly purple and feathered pallette worked perfectly in the rough urban setting, a real contrast, models carefully avoiding puddles and gutters in their pale purple shiny platform heels.
The feather dresses towards the end of the show were particularly stunning, as were the breast and high waist structured belt features of other outfits, like this -
Here are some images curtesy of getty -

Stunning breast plate detail here, love it.

Gorgeous eh?!

See more images from this collection very soon at - More on him, and his Dinatella Versace colleboration very soon.

M x

Monday, 17 September 2007

Gareth Pugh

...Has done it again!
Amazing eh? Dead rats and sexy black fringing!

Here's's report on the show - Enjoy!

WE'VE long since known the Gareth Pugh show was going to be one of the hottest tickets of the week, yet even the forewarning couldn't have prepared us for the rugby-like scrum that greeted us on arrival at the BFC Tent at the Natural History Museum. People appeared to be row-hopping left, right and centre to get into optimum viewing position for the spectacle we all knew was about to burst onto the catwalk in front of us - even Anna Wintour's bodyguard was yelled at by the organisers for standing in the wrong place (then subsequently for not budging). When the haunting intro to Robert Miles' Children started playing from the loudspeakers, it did little to subdue the crowd - rather, it seemed to whip them into a frenzy of anticipation, culminating in a scream as the huge red bubble that had previously been blocking the entrance to the catwalk burst with a deafening bang and the first model, with a cube for a head, stalked out like a Swarovski-spangled cyber-minx from some bizarre spawn. Cube-head aside, Pugh's girls were less theatrically made up than in previous seasons (though we're not sure those conical hats and witch-like hair extensions will catch on either), lending a greater focus to the clothes, which managed to retain a certain commercial sensibility within their outrageous kookiness. Black leather dominated the collection, slashed into lengthy fringes that hung from the shoulders and waistbands of dresses with just bare skin showing underneath - one impressive jacket boasted wings made of dense leather sleeves. A subversive Michael Jackson reference was clear in silver crystal-dotted socks pulled over spray-on black trousers and glittering cerise fingerless gloves that were teamed with a heavy black fur jerkin on a punk-headed male model; a black dress with hugely accentuated, gem-studded shoulders also appeared to mimic Jackson's military phase. Less graphic than in previous seasons, the focus seemed to be firmly on silhouette over pattern - pieces notable for their wearability included a sheer, black, bib-front blouse, teamed with a lampshade skirt, and a high-necked body-con dress with crystal inserts. A coat collar formed out of mice hammered home Pugh's couldn't-give-a-toss approach to horror, though the crowd fell palpably quiet all the time it was on view. By the time Agyness Deyn closed the show in a mini dress striped with S&M-style chains and strips of leather attached to its high collar like a leash, Pugh's fan club was back to full volume. If this is what fashion is meant to be - feverish, uninhibited excitement and unfettered creativity - then, for the time being at least, it seems Gareth Pugh is in league of his own. (September 16 2007, PM)

M x

Sunday, 16 September 2007

The ever stylish Beckhams...

...arriving at the Nobu restaurant in Malibu... Victoria is really developing a unique style for herself...she's come a long way since the little black Gucci dress a la Spice era! Love it. David could do with experimenting with skinny cut suit trousers, or even skinny jeans for that matter...he's trendy, but played safe for a while now... bring brack the ballsy sarong days!

M x

London Fashion Week...

So today, I managed to blag my way into PPQ's show...I was intending to go to the Nicola De Main show, ended up in the wrong building, and witnessed a talk by supermodel Erin O'connor - So I thought I'd stay! Obviously having no ticket, I was completely on the blag! Worked though. And it was fabulous! See here for a preview...

More pictures soon!
After PPQ I managed to run and see Nicola De Main, also very hot - full review soon...
And my day was topped off with the AMAZING Kristian Aadnevik - full review of that show tomorrow! All I can say is 'WOW' and 'Worth the Wait!'

Stay tuned...
Happy Fashion Week!

M x

Pictures from

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

GQ Men of the Year...

The GQ men of the year were announced last week and my friends Matthew James Pateman and Stefan D'Bart were at the ceremony - Where Stefan won Londons most stylish man! Congrats! Don't they look great - Matching cheekbones the lot!

Victoria Beckham NY Fashion Week!

The gorgeous VB has been rocking some great outfits to the Oscar De La Renta and Marc Jacobs shows this week in NY -

vb @ oscar de la renta

vb @ marc jacobs

And don't forget - That Extra Half An Inch, Victoria's style bible, is out now in paperback!

M x

Friday, 7 September 2007


The new Topshop collection is online to see at - and besides the stripey knitwear, The stuff is gorgeous. Metallic vests, an asymmetric leather jacket, a cropped leather biker jacket, metallic dresses and killer knee high boots - the girls done good. I love it, much more so than her previous collection... go treat yourself!


M x

Thursday, 6 September 2007


have been predicted to be in for a while now...and are certainly creeping in on menswear aswell as womens ready to wear... Such as this hot little number from next season Alexander McQueen -

As a bit of a glamour puss, I have to say I love it...bring it on x 10!!

M x

L.A.M.B. Spring/Summer 2008

Gwen Stefani unveiled her Spring/Summer collection yesterday as part of NY Fashion Week in a typically theatrical and extravagent manner - check out some of the collection here -

I love the new sense of maturity, the use of tartans and faded primary colours, red, blue, yellow green, against a cool grey theme, where checked pleats, sheaths and beaded shifts came in a stark palette of black & white - a big thumbs up from me! She's turning out to be a real Vivienne Westwood style one to watch. Impressed! Hot styling too.

M x

Monday, 3 September 2007

Kate Moss for Topshop...

Kate unveils her third collection for Topshop this week - I believe it's instore from 7th of September - Here's a sneak preview from the Topshop campaign-

The 4th and final collection is released mid October, marking the end of a multi million pound design spectacle.
The new 'autumn' collection is a mix of trendy 'Gap' style knits, ultra long scarves and dark blue denim flares - breaking away from the skinny phase that shows no sign of fading away!
More on the collection soon...

M x

Sunday, 2 September 2007

L.A.M.B. v's Twenty8Twelve

Gwen Stefani - L.A.M.B.
L.A.M.B. started out as a collaboration with LeSportSac in 2004, when Stefani designed a limited collection of handbags and accessories for the handbag manufacturer. The name L.A.M.B. originally referred to Stefani's dog Megaan, whom she called her little "Lamb." Her pet has since passed away. The acronym stands for Love. Angel. Music. Baby. - which is also the name of Gwen's first solo album. Stefani has several times made remarks about her fascination with Japanese street culture and names the teenage girls of Harajuku and Shibuya, Tokyo, as an inspiration for her designs. The first stand-alone L.A.M.B. collection debuted in a New York fashion show in 2005 and has since been produced and distributed throughout North America by Notations, Inc. of Warminster, Pennsylvania.

Sienna Miller - Twenty8Twelve
Sienna Millers first dabble in fashion came when she designed limited edition T-shirts and vests for the 'Little Tee Campaign' for Breast Cancer Care, which raised money for breast cancer research.
In 2006, it was announced that Miller would design a fashion capsule for Pepe Jeans; the project was later expanded to become a complete fashion label. Called Twenty8Twelve, it gets its name from Sienna Miller's date of birth and is financially backed by Pepe Jeans. Miller designed the label's first range with her sister - Savannah Miller and the label is described as being designed simply by 'S.Miller.' The designing duo presented pieces from the range in May 2007. The 80-piece line premiered on July 26, 2007 in New York City. It will debut at Neiman Marcus September 8, 2007, and at Bergdorf Goodman later in the year.

So who shows design talent and who is cashing in?! Both, neither?
Sienna is a bit of a fashion icon in the making - I love her look, and she really styles herself well. Unless she has a stylist. Which I doubt. Sister Savannah is a Central Saint Martins graduate, so there is genuine training and talent behind this collection - check out for more about the label - I love the fact that each season a new artist will collaborate with the duo in their collections - It's all about supporting up and coming talent!

Gwen Stefani is also a fashion guru of modern day, famed for her outlandish image and eccentric style - self confessing to love Vivienne Westwood, and this is apparent in her image. Her clothing range L.A.M.B. is a laid back collection of printed graphic tees, rasta hats and even a seperate website for her shoe collection (
I love Gwen Stefani, I think her style is really unique and exciting - so when checking out the L.A.M.B range, I was a little, erm, bored really. Nothing that hot happening really.

L by L.A.M.B the fragrance was released this week - a vibrant fragrance that I love, even if it is just a little too 'air freshener'. Nice scent though, I do like it. (Free bracelet if you buy it in Debenhams!)
See for more on the range - quite pricey too in my opinion...

M x

[edit] Personal life

Saturday, 1 September 2007

Quote of the day...

"People who say that yesterday was better than today are ultimately devaluing their own existence."

Karl Lagerfeld

Thursday, 30 August 2007

Remembering Diana, a fashion icon of her time.

This entry is in memorium of Diana, Princess of Wales, in memory of her good causes work, and of an elegant style that will never be forgotten. Tomorrow it is 10 years since her tragic death and I often wonder what her style and image would have been like now, were she still alive. Would she have dabbled with hair extensions, the latest denims and trends, and stepped out in the latest Louboutins I wonder?
Embracing her role as a trend-setting style icon, Diana was involved in developing her personal style and flair, according to the designer of some of the princess' most famous dresses.
Designer Jacques Azagury, who worked with the princess between from 1984 to 1997, said Diana often chose dresses with specific events in mind and adapted the cut and style of her dresses accordingly.
This was in stark contrast to Diana's awkward nature when she first emerged in the spotlight as the woman who would marry Prince Charles. Eventually, she became known as the most photographed woman in the world.
"Most of the time she did know what she wanted and particularly during that period of her life, she had moved away from all the fussy sort of English kind of clothes that she used to wear at the beginning," Azagury told CTV's Canada AM. "Whenever we used to have a meeting, she had an appropriate idea of what she wanted to wear for the occasion."
But Azagury also played a role in shaping Diana's sense of style, as he created 18 dresses for the princess. Her favourite -- an ice blue shift dress designed by Azagury.
"It was short and it was kind of low cut and you know it was of the time..." Azagury said. "That's as short as we dared go because of royal protocol."
"The dress...was the true colour of her eyes in reality," Azagury said of the style icon. "That's what the colour of her eyes were like, so it brought out all the best in her."
Azagury said he last saw the princess two weeks before her death in a Paris car crash, ten years ago, and that he had never seen her so happy.
At the time, the designer was in the process of designing a dress for Diana for her to wear to a premiere. She died before wearing the dress.
"I will always remember her as the gorgeous woman, Diana that I was very lucky to have met and dressed and I think it would be a really long time before we, if ever, we get a replacement for Princess Diana," said Azagury.

Thanks to Ctv Canada AM for the interview.

M x

Celia Birtwell.

I first discovered Celia Birtwell from a free bag that came with Elle magazine. I would probably have otherwise never known of her existence. Isn't that sad?
Celia Birtwell is a textile designer mainly, born in Salford, Lancashire, in 1941, she studied Textile Design in Manchester, where in 1959 she met the fashion designer Ossie Clark, whom she married in 1969.
Theirs was an almost perfect marriage of style, and their work together defined the era at the time. I just love her prints and vintagey feeling textiles. Her design sketches remind me of something from a childrens book - I don't quite know what it is, but I find her work enchanting.
Take a look ;

This print, a popular Birtwell design, mingles hearts with feathers and poppies. The motifs appear in red and green on a cream base, other colour combinations were also available. Appliqued feathers accent the collar.
Printed chiffon,
Print by Celia Birtwell.

Similar to this worn by Geri Halliwell in June -

I like Geri in this, it's just not the right choice to launch a Spice comeback!

Here are some examples of Celia Birtwell's illustrations;

Cute huh?!
She's selling some nice silk scarves printed with her designs on via her website at a reduced price - check her out at and also, take a look at her past collection for topshop;

M x

Sunday, 26 August 2007

Grandad cardigans and Ashley Olsen...

After a short break back home to see family, I'm back in London. My grandad sadly passed away in June, and it's always nice to get back to reality and see friends and relatives - and this time was no exception... So whats trendy about that eh? Well, when your Nana announces she's sending all your grandads old knitted items to the charity shop, a perfect rummage opportunity arises! Amongst vintage velvet dickie bows, in black sage and maroon, were cufflinks, braces and a host of sexy vintage ties - Not to mention oversize cardigans my Nana knitted in the 70's. A vintage dream! I'm aiming to look like this ;

Yves Saint Laurent autumn winter 2007. Nice. I love the straight leg, slightly short trousers too...

Also, I'm loving the Olsen twins forays into fashion, I think they rarely get it wrong. Loving last months American Marie Claire feature with Ashley Olsen. She's really working this gorgeous black Prada headscarf lately... ;

Here's some more recent shots I like of the twins looking hot ;

Love their OTT hair in this -

Hot. Quite 70's. Like it. More soon!
Enjoy your bank holiday if you're a brit!

M x

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Animal print...

...just won't ever disappear from fashion will it? Think Cavalli, think Dolce&Gabbana. And I have to say, I do love it. Maybe it's the tacky glam side of me, the Bet Lynch popping out, the love for Scary Spice - but I will always love the raw glamour of animal print. I own a real leopard rug in my home, with the head, teeth and claws and everything...wrong. But it's about 50 years old, so I want to keep it and look after it.
Anyway, I recieved the Dolce and Gabbana 'Animal' book today...

...which is an absolute beauty, containing pictures of celebs and models in Dolce and Gabbana animal print items...
So as a tribute here are a few pictures of my favorite animal print outfits, on some of my favorite people -

Kate Moss

Liz Hurley

Melanie B

Lady Beckham

And, erm, 'Bet Lynch' from TV'S Coronation St. Lovely.

So why is it that animal print, leopard in particluar, has so much bad press for being tacky? I think it's all about how you wear it, and how much of it you wear...It's almost like a 'false' glamour; people who wear it often aren't seen as being too classy. I do love it though.
I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Quote; ''Without animal print there could be no divas, or even divinities'' D&G

M x