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...?


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!


Rodarte A/W '10

18 February 2010


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... ;)


Alexander McQueen

11 February 2010


RIP Lee McQueen

all you need is love, love, love is all you need!

2 February 2010

Mbote!  ('Hello' in Lingala!)
Welcome to February - "the new January"

What a week it's been. I'm going to see this girl ^ in May. Buzziiing. So excited!!

So, where's my head at?

Gala Darling has started her "Playgirls' Guide to Radical Self Love" series, and I'm feeling pretty motivated!! Gotta decide which area to work on. I'd imagine it'll be self confidence-based, being one of those frustrating people who won't do something if they know they'll fail. Must. learn..!

♥ I've started a "Happy List" bookmarks folder. If it makes me crack a smile, it goes in the folder!

♥ ...one thing that's wound its way into my smile-enducing folder is.. (cue scream) Printemps' Alice in Wonderland installation. May even cause me to hitchhike all the way to Paris to squash my face to the window and drool. How elegant of me..! I know there's been so much hype over Alice because of Tim Burton's upcoming release but, as you might notice from my blog description, I'm a lifelong fangirl as it is. Lewis Carroll, I love you. I also love Nicholas Kirkwood.. THOSE SHOES ARE THE BOMB, NICHOLAS!! Give them to meeeeee. Plus, Charles Anastase played his part in the installation - one of my favourite designers in the universe, no less.
♥ This Mimi Holliday by Damaris bra is winging its way to me. I guess you're thinking, "Okay, SO..?" I've spent many an hour wondering whether to give in and buy any of the Mimi Holliday range. It's my favourite lingerie brand by a mile, so I'm really excited!
"Lingerie queen Damaris Evans started her eponymous label from her kitchen table in 2001 and her coquettish creations have totally seduced the fashion set. Damaris launched her second line Mimi Holliday by Damaris in 2003, and whilst she incorporates the silk chiffon, lace and ribbon trims, which have become her signature, the pieces are practical enough for everyday wear. The 1950s-inspired polka-dot chiffon sets and signature bow knickers are the essential foundations to any stylish girl's wardrobe." - net-a-porter
♥ Shocking Pink and Red lipsticks by Barry M blended together. Found this idea yesterday when flicking through ASOS mag and had never thought of it before.. so now, I'm constantly rocking a pinky-red rosey lip!

Stella McCartney's new ad is such a cute homely idea. Love @ her!
♥ OLD news, but I can't not mention it because, begrudgingly, I too have fallen for the charms of the overhyped-by-the-fashion-crowd bag.. The Alexa by Mulberry. A gorgeous satchel bag befitting of 'Chung's many descendants, it has one quality most noticeable about it.. practicality, anyone?! It arrived on the 12th of January in a flurry of excitement, but before anyone had time to unzip their expandable purse it was gone. I can imagine it getting even more loveable as the years go by, with a bit of wear in it. SIGH.. well, instead, I'm coveting a similar bag within my grasp! Watch this space...