I've moved on...
...to a different domain. Why, what were you thinking? The truth is, I just woke up one day and decided it's time for a change—a metamorphosis, if you will; or, in layman's terms, if Britney can shave her head, then maybe so can I? Nevertheless, it's been a rather handsome 10 years of talking to you, and thank you for putting up with all my moodswings and terrible dad jokes. Fear not! The hormonal imbalance and jokes are more terrible on CUBICLE, see you there.

Pink lemonade, Pimms, fingerfood, champaigne, iced water, boys with 7/3 parted hair, pretty blonde… and why am I describing the photos?

Duke Meadows Tennis Club, W4

Oh the places I get to visit with this blog… I swear sooner or later I’ll be posting photos of a dog pound because, I don’t know, YSL decides to make collar tags out of melted Arty Oval Rings for animal hospice charity. Not that I’m complaining. Two sports I’ve always enjoyed playing since young were football (soccer) and tennis – now mere pockets of memory stored in butch thighs and arms, also all of which are now basically flubber. Now that the World Cup is entering real entertainment and Wimbledon’s just launched a few days ago, I can proudly raise this sign over my forehead in celebration of the double W.

Polo Ralph Lauren, the official outfitter of Wimbledon, outstretched their hands to a few (tennis, fashion) bloggers to sit in a live interactive virtual broadcast Tennis Clinic with Annabel Croft and Boris Becker. To be honest, I was intimidated by the atmosphere when I arrived in my crop-shirt and Fred Perry’s (invitation read ‘soft soled shoes’, frustrating demand for fashblogger), to find rich folks in summer blazers and smart day dresses. Even the kids were dressed as Ralphies. I gave my best shot at invisibility by seeming just too busy chomping down every piece of fingerfood to want to socialize.

I’d have requested an interview with Boris Becker, except, I am a fashion blogger and what would I ask, ‘What do you feel about your all-white combo today?’ Sorry for the disappointment.

Silk thing Topshop, Top & Shorts – Uniqlo, Leggings & shoes – Zara, Bag – Storets.com, Belt – Vintage, Hat – Angels Sale, Nails – Barry M

Yeah before you start with the leggings with shorts thing, I’m just gonna say that I’m not so fond of flashing  skin and handing out lust on a plate so I guess I’ll have to be arrested by the fashion police (among you who would like to play police? I like fluffy handcuffs) and go hang out with leggings-as-pants ladies in jail. Will you visit or write?
It’s hard for me too – as much as I want to admit that I’m not, I am in fact a slave of trends, and miniskirts and hotpants do make my football legs look longer and leaner… and if you can believe it, I also feel hot in the summer! This is not to justify the mediocre outfit I’m posting now, but since the weather in the UK seems to be back full throttle and all, I thought I might give a bit of heads up for a long summer with no breath of fresh air in terms of outfits. Go on, press ‘next’, fresh air is not far!

Thank you Ellen muchissimo for the photos!

Top: Natalie from Canned Fashion & friend with cool hair whose name I forgot after ODing on cupcakes. Le sorz!
Left: Giraffe Print leggings

Ran off with: military/balmain-esque skinny jeans and maxi-length Tristan & Isolde + military dress

I’m with you when I say I won’t walk into Debenhams if not equipped with sunglasses and large hat, or an auntie. Exaggerating as always, but I believe needing that aunt character is not anything bad by all means – not every retail store needs to please youthsters and fashion skivvies. If there’s a good reason to go in, I’ll go in. If H Holland collaborated with Jane Norman then I probably won’t pretend I’m only desperately popping in to ask for directions to the nearest post office. The collaboration was the season’s trend pieces with Henry Holland quirk sprinkled over it, the random giraffe print on the leggings or pink checkered lining being prime examples. Maybe it’s good I waited (unintentially) 2 weeks since the visit because it seems that now some pieces are on sale! They’ve been so kind to offer bloggers to take home 2 pieces that day and the military-esque skinny jeans have since been my second skin. They’re happily tumbling at 30°c in the wash now.

B’s Barbie bash

Beautiful illustrations by Jianhui Li

Leonie Cicirello ‘Mind my mind’ project on depression & suicide


Advertising pathway’s in-show icecream (free!) van

My schtuff (look away!)

Ellen‘s ribbon typeface & papercut cities

More photos available here; Show online catalogue; Thanks Ellen for all the photos of moi!

This is what I’ve been up to the past week or so, getting 3 hours of sleep and drilling more holes in one 2m-wide wall than I’ve ever had to in an entire room. Well, I didn’t do the drilling, the last time I drilled a hole it got big enough not to need the shelf, Ellen‘s brother Dan had to lend his paws and whiskers (thanks Meow!). I may seem adept at DIY, but unless I’m drilling a shoe (why?), I’m completely useless.
Considering the nature of student cohesion at our course (little to none), this show was the epitome of combined effort; hey, I even made new friends! By new friends, I mean speaking to some vaguely familiar face for the first time in 3 years – how does one ask for their names after this long? Very happy how this all turned out, a good solid period to the end of our BA Graphic Design chapter.

The show is still on for the public until 4pm Monday for those who would like to pop by, we’re even open on Sunday! More details here.

Inspired by nature, all pieces are eco-embracing with the use of natural dyes and organic fabric.

Seoul Fashion Week AW10 26/03 – 01/04

I’m being chased by another deadline and slept 6h in the past 50 hours so please forgive me, I’ve dug out photos from all the way back in March during Seoul Fashion Week. I’d wanted write about this for a long time and now that I’ve got this opportunity I don’t really remember how it felt to sit there. I’ll let the photos do most of the talking. The designer’s website doesn’t offer much more than that he takes inspiration from nature, but what I really sensed in the collection was a very folky Korean  traveler look –  ragged and disheveled, walking through a foggy forest, Samsonite strapped on donkey…