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.