Happy List

20 February 2010

Vogue Nippon March '10

Roll on spring..!
I have a biiig queue of things to stick in my blog, so, without further ado..

Cosmic Power Tumblr. I had the 'Horsehead Nebula' as my wallpaper for ages. Infact, speaking of all things universal; space images from 2009 is so mind-expanding. Beautiful!

Alexa Chung's Outfit Blog for Vogue UK
♥ It is a teensy bit addictive to see what she wears on a day to day basis. Jealous? Me..? Never

My Personality by Enneagram Institute. Very well summed up. That site can be really useful to help you, first of all, discover which type you are; see where you're going wrong; harness your personality in the right way. Knowledge is power, etc..!
Ps - yes, I do know I apparently have the same personality type as MJ but... HELLO.. Johnny Depp, anyone...?

Yes!

Daisy Lowe's 21st Birthday - I've been meaning to post that for a while. How cute did her party theme look?

♥ Other things that make me happy right now: finally committing to making my dreams a reality; being excited to hopefully live in my favourite city! & calming any doubts by writing lists of things I'll be able to do (&google mapping!); strawberry cheesecake ice cream!; the SUN being out as I write this; my new bed - soo comfy!; eastenders & stacey-killing-archie, eek!; my cat, as always; ending pointless relationships which just zap your resources; galaxy hot chocolate with the wee marshmallows, yum; snow falling in the pink hazy sunset; organisation. i've gotten a little ocd crazy with it recently but it makes you feel so accomplished!; taking beautiful photos; trying new things; turquoise nail varnish; weird feelgood dreams + waking up smiling; downing my blueberry vitzzz + lotsa water

Last but not least, my new favourite flowers - Peonies!

xoxo

Rodarte A/W '10

18 February 2010




Rodarte

I was expecting a lot from Rodarte this time around; considering how intricate and empowering the whole "WARRIOR WOMAN" thing was last season.. but they definitely surprised me.
Thanks to the new wave of live streaming + ShowStudio, I got to watch the whole shabang live. Actually, because of the four hour time difference, that's pretty much the only show I saw - not looking at YOU or anything, Marc Jacobs - but hey ho.
After a lot of "check-one-two"-ing (and teeth-gritting from me) plus a billion camera flashes in Kiki Dunst's noggin (sometimes I am GLAD I'm not famous), eventually the lights went down. Kinda worried for Andre Leon from Vogue US with his gratuitously enormous fur coat when assistants began lighting up a white sculpture made of candles infront of him. So, the models started filing out and I had a sneaky look to see if there was any MORSEL of reaction from Ms Wintour but, alas, the usual stiff expression remained.
The collection began with a mishmash of hand-crafted patchwork knits and dreamy florals layered on long white - dare I say it - leggings, and paired with Nicholas Kirkwood candlestick heels, all bandaged-up like ballet shoes with ribbons. I've got to say, at this point my initial reaction was a defiant "COMFORT!!" cry of relief. Never has winter looked so snuggly and soothing.
Towards the end, a series of long ghostly dresses streamed along the confetti-scattered walkway. Even through t'internet you could feel the crowd tense up with anticipation at the first sight of a long chiffon train. Kate and Laura Mulleavy's skill and vision shone like the sculptural candles thereon. Ethereal, other-worldly gowns were brought forward with the models seeming to float down in a slumber, befitting the collection's inspiration of "sleepwalking and the murder of Mexican maquilladora workers in Juarez, Texas".
The piéce de résistance was the luminescent glow of UV lighting against the white fabrics, and the models, all statuesque with vacant expressions. I knew then that it had been the best show of NYFW.
I'm not sure if it was their intention but I had a shivery sort of feeling the whole way through; as if the whole venue was filled with a sleep-enducing fog. Hypnotising... must. buy. everything... ;)

xoxo

Alexander McQueen

11 February 2010

 

RIP Lee McQueen
(1969-2010)