March 2011 archive

Haute Market:)

Well it is a Saturday, It is sunny, and I am going to the Market,so it is obvious that I dress pretty much in my loafers, My Breton stripe tee, with my dark rinse weekend jeans, (could be slightly ripped) and those dark Sunny’s since I am not wearing any eye make-up; but Thank God for people who do think of dressing up for a trip to the market, than silly me  who decides to dress down!

This explains,why I am behind the camera most of the times! Sometimes, I have chased people in my worn down jeans, to say, “Hi I am a fashion blogger, don’t judge me from what I wear today, but Can I click a picture of you??”, and I get comments like..”Are you sure you clicking me, because you like what I am wearing, and not that the title of your next blog would be “Fashion Faux Pas”, featuring me???”

Well, I have to assure them by giving them my blog address, only to say, “If I had to do that, why would I give you the address!!??”. Smoooth!

Well, someone who was very smooth, was this fine woman, wearing her Faux(I hope) Fur jacket, which blended perfectly with her Sun Blonde Hair, and wore the Equestrian trousers bloody well, if I may say so myself! All in all, a perfect look, for hmmm…a front row runway show, but who cares, it will turn heads in the market too! Just need to watch those heels Missy!

 

Love those Shoes!!

 

Abracadabra….Poof!

It is rarely you meet people on the street with a unique profession these days!

It is funny, but I haven’t met a person who has those odd jobs, which we know exist out there, but just don’t believe because we don’t meet them everyday!

Gone are the days, where people would be sitting on the bar stool at the local pub, and say…”Howdy! I’, Tim, a horseshoe maker/Farrier, and I have a whale of a time putting those shoes on that little new colt”, or “Yup, I am the guy who basically counts all the new stars coming up in the middle of the night while you guys are tucked in bed!”

There was that mystique existing in those yester-years, and the best was, you know the Farrier would wear the hat, with those chaps, and the overalls, but now everyone dresses the same!

Well someone unique caught my little eye the other day, while walking in the Portobello Market in London, she was dressed in a navy cabled casual maxi with an oversize floral front button down top and wore her long straight hair down with a simple smile.After a little tete-a-tete, I discovered my camera had just slicked a Magician, Katherine!

Well,Katherine, I can assure you, that despite you looking to dress yourself in a new style, this style of yours goes down in my blog as a definite “Thumbs Up!”.

Hope to see you soon Katherine, so that you can teach me a few tricks, namely how to quickly fold all my clothes and put them back in the cupboard, NEATLY! :P

Yohji Yamamoto and his friends!

“Like attracts Like”, well that was certainly the case at the  Victoria & Albert Museum, London which exhibited the Yohji Yamamoto Solo Show.

Well it was a brilliant day, the water fountain had people sitting around getting some sun in, and the best of all the exhibition centre was full of diverse people, who had one thing in common, the Love for Mr. Yamamoto.

I would always want to believe that, Yohji Yamamoto is the 8th member of the Antwerp Six, defying the laws of proportion and the law of experience, with the draped scarf integrated in the tartan shirt, and the deconstruction of the granddad jacket into a beautiful women’s shift dress.

The usage of simple basic fabric into something so unconventional makes him as most people call him, “The Poet”, and you surely can see this poetry, in all his garments. It makes you smile when you see the “Tiger Crawl” Print on the lining of the jacket(of course meant to be worn inside out), on the other side, takes you down the rabbit hole with the drapes in the black braided Silk dress, only to hold on to it and climb up again.

This poetry has been genetically passed on to his heir Limi Feu,who gives it a modern twist to the classical Haiku.

I could not click pictures inside, but what I did manage to do was give homage to his fantastic work by clicking these lovely creative architects in their moments of pride, who I must add, were as enthusiastic as me, about both the Yohji Yamamoto exhibition and my blog. Aww Bless!

So when I say “Like attracts like”, I meant the following Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan dressed damsels.

The metallic Gusset in the Sleeves is a perfect Texture Contrast to the Loopback knit.

Alexander McQueen Multi-layered jacket.

Jacket and Trousers both from Alexander McQueen. The draped trousers ,with little pleats a the back was a close cousin of the Indian Salwar.

Hussein Chalayan Dress.


Vanity moments in the Porcelain Buildings.

It is so satisfying when you come across something new and exciting and you know you can share it with the world( well a part of the world) by going home and writing on your blog.

I remember, before my “Blog-Era”, I would come across things and would be like, Oh I wish my friends from my fashion school were here, they would love it, or at least they would understand my excitement when I see something new!

So well, here is my outlet, I came across this, literally a corner store in Shorts Garden, London, called “Do”. It is this quirky bright little design store which keeps modern and intelligent looking things, but still very functional.

It would have a triangle-shaped aero dynamic Umbrella, and on the other side, it would these 8 wired hangers welded together to provide a storage solution for your jackets. Things, people like me would like to have at home, to make it home.

I set my eyes on this porcelain Palace by this brand called Seletti, which I was told by the very friendly owners,who collect these items personally, (Good taste these fellows have) that the Palace is actually a set of their Table collection, which gets detached into individual layers used as plates, but also women have bought it to use it as their vanity case, to keep their jewellery etc.

So here I am share my find of the day, the shop and the company’s website is a must visit, and if you in London, you know where to go next ;)

 

Palace Vanity Case

Palace Layered Plates/Vanity Case

Do, The Bright Little Corner Store. Must visit.

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