Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Royal Treats

Though I'm not a massive royalist, I am quite partial to a good wedding. The dress, the champagne, the speeches...

Surely then it is only natural that I have become massively obsessed with Kate and William's big day?! Okay, so maybe I won't be get to sip on their champers all day or hear Will's speech, but I will get to see the dress. The most important part of all!

As I eagerly anticipate what this will look like (I'm guessing a long sleeved number), I decided to distract myself even further my checking out the latest royal souvenirs on offer.

Feast your eyes on this collection:



Will Union Jack crystal nail polish & Kate sapphire crystal polish



Royal Wedding toys - www.elc.co.uk/royalwedding


Cameo earrings - www.tattydevine.com

Royal ballet pumps - www.frenchsole.com


Tea towel at www.oliverbonas.com

Twinings tea

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Hair of the Dog

Miu Miu, Prada, Louis Vuitton and Jean Charles de Castelbajac have brought a catwalk stampede of elephants, monkeys, swans, giraffes and leopards along with them for Spring/Summer 2011.

But the animal instinct doesn't appear to stop at clothing..........I bring to you Japanese artist; Nagi Noda!

The multi-talented Noda uses mold and wire mesh to carefully create enchanting animal hair weaved sculptures on to her models.  Okay, perhaps this animal-inspired look is maybe taking things a little too far but you have to admit, it's fascinating nonetheless.

There doesn't appear to be any animal shape that Nagi Noda hasn't crafted into a beautifully obscure hat of hair.

What do you think?

Take a look. The poodle is definitely my favourite.

Nagi Noda unfortunately passed away in September 2008 but her short films, commercials and sculptural creations remain as timeless, cutting-edge works of art.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Magdalena Frackowiak: A Sugar Coated Beauty

As seen at Nina Ricci, The Row and Antonio Berardi, sherbet shades are key this Spring/Summer.  April 2011's Vogue Italia rejoices this season's sugar-coated palette through the beauty of Magdalena Frackowiak.