Monday, 8 August 2011

Hair Envy = Henvy

I fear this may turn out to be a dragging regular post. I don't so much hate my hair, as despise the lack of interesting things I can do with it. 

"There's many a man has more hair than wit"
                                           - William Shakespeare 

Although 1. SHOCK, I am not a man and 2. I am, of course, in-dubiously incredibly witty.

I have tried for god knows how long to grow my lanky manky hair to a length below my crummy shoulders but I swear its dead. My hair is dead. BOO. 

So I am considering going for the Big Chop

(all images from Pinterest)

Basically, I want to be Dianna Agron. What girl doesn't?

This is the hair I would looooove. However, I fear if I want in to the salon with this picture they may just laugh me out the shop. There was always this rumor back at school that this guy walked into the barbers, showed them a picture of Brad Pitt, and the lady laughed so hard she snotted on him. Hence this being my biggest fear.    

Anyway, this is something I am going to have to sleep on. Do I have the balls? I hope not. 
Shall keep you posted on my hairs shinanigans. Don't fall of the edge of your seats!

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Keeping Busy

Nathan's currently having his op, so I am manically furiously trying to keep busy.

Fantasising about knits at this time is healthy. Right?

I stumbled on these beautiful images, showing Nanna van Blaaderens' collection entitled 'More or Less'.

I've always had love for the chunkiest monkiest scarf, and to be honest, I don't feel they could get any chunkier! Or monkier..

Scarf, come dress, come top, come shawl, etc......
Absolutely amazing. 

want want want
need need need 

Ciao for now, brown cow

Monday, 25 July 2011

"Change is inevitable - except from a vending machine" - Robert C. Gallagher

This week is a week of change. 

After the mental past few weeks (ill explain in a biz) I am ready to get myself together & organised. 

To start with, this joke of a blog. 

I promise on all the Haribo's nommed left in my bag I shall post regularly. SO not a big promise, but I shall try my best!

First things first. Why I have been so manically busy...

It all started when I worked three and a half weeks without a day off. 

For the first part I was on my work placement at a beautiful wedding venue working in the events offices. And I loved it. So blady much! Even working unpaid (bummer) it was amazing. 
I'm quite a nervous/shy/major awks person so they probably just thought I was some imbecile that found even the smallest things incredible. 
However, it was brill. My dream job (so far). Who wouldn't want to work a place where flowers and a glass of prosecco are a daily must?

But theeeeeeeeeeeen my other half got ill. Really really ill. Was all a bit horrific. This meant for the three and a bit weeks I would be working in the day then going to hospital at night. All got very mundane, but I probably shouldn't feel too sorry for myself when he is the one being jabbed and prodded and having things jammed in him. 
He is being so ridiculously brave thought & I am so so proud of him!
He was let out of hospital for a bit, thinking it was all dandy, then it happened again. This time, I rushed to be by his side, only to faint. Not once. Oh no. TWICE. This resulted in all of the doctors & nurses to rush around me, leaving him in the lurch with this *thing* hanging from his guts. I banged my head though and it really really hurts. BOOOO. Am still awaiting my huge delivery of sympathy cards. 

So yes. After my unnecessary bambelling (ramble x babble) the conclusion is -

He is still in hospital looking worse than a Dementor - a lil' Harry Potter love.
I have a week off. To see him & get my oh so sore head straight. 

Oh yes & Liz is still in American having a marvy time. 

Love C

Wednesday, 6 July 2011


It was one of those brands that I had heard of but never really gave it the time of day. ALAS. Now the sun has shone down and lit up the brilliance of COS. 

The website alone is, to me, perfect. White, white and more white. Tackiness, BE GONE!

Here is just a few shiz from their website...

love how they display the garments. 

Jersey dress with wadded skirt €59 £55
Leather pin belt €29 £25

Cotton voile drawstring dress €79 £69
I like the socks, not sure if I'd ever dare wear them...

Soooo yes. Just a bit of bambelling on COS. Love it. Want it. Need it. COS is literally everything I think fashion should be. Clean, clear and crisp. And always bang on. 


Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Kate Moss Newlywed

"It is quite amazing what I didn't feel after a while. I didn't really want to feel things"
           Kate Moss 

The three day long wedding celebrations of Kate Moss & Jamie Hince was definitely something to be in awe of. 

I've always quite liked a bit of Mossy. Regardless of her scandals, shes beautiful, and great to look at in whatever backdrop. However, I hate her opinions on skinnyness, but that's another story....

The dress was designed by Galliano (still not sure how I feel about that..) and was hate to say it amazing. Definitely inspiration for my future  any wedding! Totally suits her and the whole down-to-earth day. 

               (All pics

Although the "best man", otherwise known as Alison Mosshart, Jamie's bandmate, slaughtered the best mans speech, apparently it was lovely. 

Its rumored there going to Africa, Thailand, etc someplace like that for their honey moons. Ok for sooome!

Bets it they stick together? 
Erm. I think yes!



Sunday, 3 July 2011

You've got to start somewhere?

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months"

                                        - Oscar Wilde 

Been having a snoop nosey at some of Vogues top picks of this years graduate designers. Here are the ones that to me, stood out the most.

 I have a thing about big balloons, but this defo takes the biscuit. 
 I love the way it totally changes the outline of the model. It looks absolutely mental, but still a total beaut!
Momo Wang, Central Saint Martins

 I loooove this except for the fact it makes me wana go on holiday, which makes me suicidal sad. Whomever, the colours and movement look abfab!
Charlotte Barry, London college of Fashion

Loooove this Matrix inspired knitwear collection! How knitwear should be. He's a right little cutey too!
Rory Longdon, Nottingham Trent

And finally, my fave....

Flaminia Saccucci. (CSM)

I cant out my pinky on exactly why I love this picture so much. The mental mixture of prints and colours, the tyre tracks cleverly printed to blend to pieces together. 
Who knows. Amazing no? I can't even tell if they are shoes, socks, leggings, whatnot. The whole collection was a surreptitious mystery!

Ack I want it all. 

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

"It is the journey not the arrival that matters"- however first we must pack.

Okay so i realise that lately i have neglected by blogging duties a little to say the in order to change this i have decided to use this space to ramble on for a short while (afterall isnt that the point of a blog?) I apologise in advance.

Packing- the enemy of many a traveller. Lets face it no-one enjoys this hiddeously tedious task, however like many a thing, it must be done.

Next week I am off to America for 3 months to work on a summer camp, then hopefully travel after. As my departure date draws ever closer the invetable need to pack grows, as does my will power to procrastinate.

Unfortunately in this case my usual approach to this task (putting in everything i own with the attitude you never know when you may need *insert usless object*) is not viable for two main reasons.

You never know...No?

Firstly as it was suggested i didnt take a suitcase but instead a large backpack and secondly im guessing that carrying around half of my wardrobe with me for 3 weeks after wont exactly do wonders for my posture.

Okay so as i write this i realise i am perhaps 'making a mountain out of a mole hill', and should just get it over and done with. euuuggghh

Now i must decide what i actually need to take. For anyone who knows me minimalism isnt usually a word chosen to describe my character, it is safe to say clutter folllows me around. I also have a slight issue with being unable to make decisions and at times being 'too relaxed'.

Thankfully my friend has agreed to help me with this and promises to rule with an iron fist there is a reason she studies law.

Okay i think i wittered on for quite long enough now and have thankfully came to one conclusion. A list is needed.

I am of to conquer my fears. My wardrobe wont realise whats hit it. Packing, Bring.It.On.

The Need To Post...

It's like an illness I swear.

Every time I think something or do something or buy something, the verb "blog" is thrown around my brain.

"To blog"

Anywho I have a half-arsed soggy paper excuse for it. CAMERA-LESS. Pathetic I know. But without the visuals the inspiration is just lacking.

Hoorah for my birthday. I am hopefully getting a DSLR (obviously not as a birthday pressie jheeeze...I have been saving for 2 years too!) but am stuck with knowing which one to get...

Any help would be great!


1. Look out for upcoming posts after the embarrassing lack of them in the past bazillion years. For this I am entirely blaming Elizabeth. Sket.

2. I am setting up an online store, when I actually have something to show for it I will post it on here :)

3. Although I'm pretty sure it's not real...I would buy all the teacups in China for it (?)
Image - Pinterest


Monday, 23 May 2011

"If the shoe doesn't fit, must we change the foot?" - Gloria Steinem

I have recently had a huuuuge wardrobe ..ermm...alteration.

Resulting in this...


naaaaaaaaaaaaaat really
There are several points through a woman's (and I'm sure many a man's) life when they suddenly have the realisation that they have no clothes. 
Well, not clothes that fit/are in season/are actually ok to be worn out side of dwellings. 

It took about 3 days to finally have a wardrobe that I like.

There are bin bags, charity bags, piles upon piles. But it is all done. Yet now it is so empty I only have about three outfits. Exaggeration?  Maybe.
I need to start getting rid of my tatty bargain shizzy stuff and start investing in good, long lasting, forever pieces. 


So, I need to rebuild. And to start with...


Olechka leather ankle boots

£260.00 -


£59.99 -

'Kellan' wedge

I think I need all of them. Just need to chat up/date/marry/kill off some old rich man first. 


Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Lazily Blogging...

Finishing uni for summer is great an' all, but when there is no other human being of a similar age or interest it can slowly become stale.
After the hectic previous few weeks of hand in dates, I have taken rather comfiley really comfy comfely (is this a real word?) to laziness. I fear this will not bode well for any future work.

So anywho, this is just a little something to keep me occupied.
The "Here & Now" colour palette.

No matter how hard I try to stay away from the whole "Topshop regurgitation" look, I can't help but realise how fabbydabby and bang on trend they always manage to be.

 Bikini - £26.50 
Fringed bag - £35

Stripped blazer - £65

 Skinnies - £40
Pumps - £16

I must not tell a lie, this was a very lazy blog post. But I loved the clothes so pfft.

"Any colour - so long as it's black." Henry Ford

Not today.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Brown & Blue

I first noticed Kate Bosworth for her promotional material for Coach. I love this brand and she showed the brand image perfectly. Elegant and totally non tacky. No hair extensions or tango tan on this girl!

My hole in the wall walk in wardrobe is colour coded. This is the dream! Love the suitcases...

Such a British country look! Loves it. Forever fashion.

Also she has one brown eye and one blue. Amazing. I now need some lace gloves. I had some but I got juice all on them. Ow maan.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

They think its all over...It is now.

After many weeks of the ongoing John Galliano saga, and the alligations made against him, it was officially anounced yesterday that the designer had been sacked from his eponymous label, following a decision made by the company's board. Unsurprisingly this has yet again sparked more controversy within both the world of fashion and else where, with many people (including my self) now questioning whether this latest 'relief or responsibilities' was truly neccessary, or whether it was just another attempt at making the world of fashion appear to have a soul.

It is believed that the fashion house will now hand the designers responsibilites over to his in house creative team. Although Christian Dior SA currently owns 91 per cent of John Galliano there are yet no plans to sell the brand- according to reports by WWD.

John Galliano Sacked - John Galliano Arrested Update

Earlier this week the designer was photographed at LAX airport after returning from over a month in  rehab. After this latest story I cant help but ask what comes next for this iconic man, and more importantly what next for the world of fashion?

Thursday, 7 April 2011

The Fur Debate

Personally, the subject of fur is a touchy one. Literally. Before I was fully aware of the horror that goes into making a fur coat, I loved the feel, the texture and the colour. Yet, now my opinion of wearing fur couldn't be more opposed...

For uni, we had to create a video showing our thoughts on a contentious issue. As a group, we decided upon fur. Some of us were for, some against, and some (i.e me) were undecided.

Below is the final aware, there are some grusome truths...

Hope you like it! Took us like forever to finish, although it was suprisingly easy to create. If you're pro fur, I'd be weirded out suprised if this didn't make you reconsider..

Monday, 21 March 2011

Stolen Girlfriends Club

ooooor stolen idea. For my uni course this semester we have to come up with an idea for a fashion event using a designer of our choice. For my designer I choose Ozwald Boateng; one of my favourite menswear tailors. One of my initial ideas which I eventually sacked off was having the catwalk as a supermarket aisle. I assumed it would be too tricky, and models walking through Morrisons in bespoke suits may not be the most glamourous thing ever...

And now I come across the Stolen Girlfriends Club's catwalk.

It was done in a very sort of 'flash mob' way, with the public in the New Zealand food mall shopping as normal, buying their bananas. There were no guests or even invites, and it was all done as a stunt and streamed on-line. I looooove this! It looks just so mental and out of place, but this is what makes it so brilliant.

The collection is called 'untitled' and the peices look really simple yet wearable.

Love this dress:

Perfect for spring don't you think?

kiiinda wishing I'd done this idea now...

But at least it's been done!

Sunday, 20 March 2011

and on the seventh day...

Krispy Kremes were created.

My lovely boyfriend and I detoured to Selfridges in Birmingham on our way home and instead of just being normal and buying one each..we ended up with 24. Of course.

Glamour Magazine is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and they have teamed up with Krispy Kreme (heaven in a mouthful) to create the delectable Glamour Glaze doughnuts.

They were so shimmery! I can honestly say I have never seen food like this!
Introducing the Limited Edition GLAMOUR Glaze
If you have never eaten a Krispy Kreme doughnut, I can't emphasise enough how much you are missing out!

As you can tell...the diet is not going too well....

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Japan Fashion Week Cancelled

It is now a week since the devasting earthquake and tsunami hit the the small island nation of Japan. What happened on friday along with the events that have followed show the huge scale devestation that has been caused to the country and have proved that this is undoubtedly the worst disaster that Japan has ever faced.
EIW News

With the death toll now expected to exceed 10,000 the situation in Japan for many of us is unbearable. In disasters such as this it is obviously, and in many cases correctly, the main events that are focussed upon by the media, in this case it has been the earthquake tsunami and nuclear disaster that have been the main focus. However as the events themselves are so huge the consequences of them have filtered down through down all aspects of the Japanese society, one example being the cancellation of Japan fashion week.

A design by Somarta from Japan Fashion Week in October.
Photo: Matt Jelonek/Getty Images

Obviously in the context of the current events the cancellation of fashion week isnt anyones main concern. However as a fashion and geography/wider world blog we felt we should should report and comment on this. Fashion week which was scheduled for next week was officially cancelled by organisers with many labels  postponing their shows indefinately.

The retail market in Japan along with the rest of the economy has been hugely hit by last fridays events. In Tokyo many stores are closing early and telling employees not to come in as a way of dealing with the rolling blackouts that are being implemented to help with power shortages and the distruptions to public transport.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

BHLDN - A Wedding Brand that goes beyond "The Dress"

A few weeks ago I went to Philidelphia and the URBN headquaters. URBN is a huge company that not only owns Urban Outfitters but also Anthropologie (one of my favourite brands out there),Free people, Leifsdottir and Terrain. When I looked around Anthropologie (which i instantly fell in love with), we were told of the upcoming bridal range BHLDN, however unfortunately we werent able to have a sneak peak. The range was finally launched on valentines day, and it i think it is safe to say the dresses themselves are truly enchanting. Although this my be a little premature (my boyfriend would certainly think so) i have already picked out my favourite.

"The collection will feature own-brand designs, as well as established and up-and-coming guest designers – its point of edit being a twist on tradition. Gowns pay respect to the old, new, borrowed and blue, but each with a wink and a nod. Fleur Wood, Tracy Reese, and Catherine Deane contribute exclusive designs to the tailored and voluminous, soft and draped, embroidered and embellished assortment, complete with refinements like built-in boning and corsets."

The people at BHLDN were lovely enough to send us a press release and here are a few examples of what the range has to offer.

"A wedding brand that goes beyond 'The Dress'"

For what these amazing gowns have to offer we at Tailored Beginnings feel they are reasonably priced. Although at the moment the range is only available online they do offer a unique and personal service.
Hopefully a UK store wont be too far over the horizon.At least in time for us to walk down the isle! Joking...(sort of..)