Saturday, October 25, 2008

This October, I am into...

I know October is practically over, but without saying too much, this month has been rather rocky, both professionally and personally. That also explains the lack of posts, but things are getting better now as I'm getting my head back together and planning the future.

the new finds from Portobello market - Poppy Valentine 40's-style skirt, vintage kimono jacket, essie nail polish bought on eBay in Tea & Crumpets and Bahama Mama, newly found everyday blush colour from Nars and brush
Watching: cooking shows like Come Dine With Me, Hell's Kitchen, The Restaurant, Ministry of Food
Reading: Haruki Murakami's After Dark
Listening: Edith Piaf, Feels Good by Take 6
Interwebbing: clicking through the Spring '09 collections on, Twittering
Baking: cupcakes
Eating (& drinking): out a lot...too much, in fact

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Laura Laine illos

I am having a major crush on Laura Laine's beautiful fashion illustrations on her site. Pictured here are ones she's done for Zara. This is really inspiring me to get sketching again, although I'm pretty sure my efforts will be nowhere near as fantastic.

If you want some Laura Laine desktop goodness, you can download a design she's done for Kitsune Noir.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Commes des Garcon for H&M

I was rather surprised to see quite a lot of the Marimekko collection for H&M still in shops a month after it launched, and so I can't help but wonder if there will be a mad rush for the Commes des Garcon collection once it reaches the shops on Nov 13th. My only worry is the quality and stitching - H&M isn't exactly consistent on that. I'll have to see.

You can see the full collection at Nitrolicious.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

More Spring '09 love

I don't have time to click through all the collections on, so I pick and choose designers I like. Here are a few that I enjoyed:


I've been following Doo.Ri ever since Wanz debuted a lovely mint dress at one of her private sales (Incidentally, I do miss those sales!). I just love her easy breezy style and use of silks and soothing colours.

Vivienne Westwood

It may not look like it, but I think Vivienne Westwood's clothes are actually quite wearable. You just have to look at each piece individually.


Patrick Robinson has designed a great basics collection. It looks quite European actually. I do love that white dress.

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs is sometimes a hit and miss with me, but I mostly tend to like his younger (and cheaper) label for its youthful vibe, great colours and cute dresses. Also, am starting to think fanny packs are a great idea for going out.

All pictures from