YSL

Left: Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte, Right: YSL

Sweater – Courtesy of Quiksilver, T-shirt, Trousers & boots – Gmarket, Bag – Topshop

An Asian will automatically find his/her way to a photobooth or a karaoke machine. It’s the law of nature, like bees are attracted to coke cans. But the Selfridges Shoe Gallery photo machine could’ve let me known beforehand that there was a human inside it – in the privacy of the booth I’d wriggled in hopes of teleporting out with the shoe I took in. Also, for some reason the only ‘shoe story’ I could think of was losing feetfat and just did not find it amusing so just sang shoebidoowapwap for 30 seconds. The photo was shoved out by a hand, from inside the slot. I now have an embarrassing shoe story, can I go back in?

Thank you Ad for inviting me down, and thank you Ellen for the shots of moi!

If there’s a chance, I’d like to leave Jasper alone on an island and see what he does with the land around him. Will he make sequins out of seashells and jellyfish? Will he find a hatch and cover it with banana scales? Point is, Jasper Garvida does good sequins. Period. He does it so well – he’s explored it, played around with it, applied it everywhere… First time I met him in March 2009 I asked how long it takes to apply sequins to an entire dress – 80 hours, he said. Well Jasper, how about your squad of dresses?  The SS11 collection, ‘Belle’, was inspired by Paris 1951 and the aesthetics of Degas’ ballet dancers, it was a particularly feminine interpretation yet the juxtaposition of toothachingly sweet pink with autumnal earth colours came in perfect harmony. Personally the pleats and looped fringes had me gasping, the Barbie in me cracked her plastic knees leaning over to see better.

Thank you to Miele and Forever Better once again for the show & backstage invitation, so so grateful to be able to witness Jasper’s growth over the past 2 years.

Blouse – Vintage, Top – Emma Cook (Sample Sale), Skirt – Courtesy of Susie!, Pants – Gmarket, Socks – Sheer Socks, Shoes – Take 10 Schuh

Left to right: Leia, Sherin, Adele, Sabine, MJ, Saskia, Vicki, Jen, Sarah

Note: Green brogues not part of Take10 challenge, from Kate Kanzier

I feel like all I do nowadays is grumble – sure, I was under a witch spell for a few days but it just went on after that, like the fashion flu – whoever coined that phrase needs to be jailed. The Take10 shot was Take 10 million shots in the stairwells of my new flat, and I’d growl after standing in front of the camera a minute too long realising the timer wasn’t on. So in essence I was just staring at a hunk of plastic on three legs – cue in the grumble echo up four flights.

I should’ve posted this forever and a day ago, so apologies to the rest of the Take10 crew about that! If anyone’s curous, the Schuh brogues are slightly small, so best to go a size up. Either that or again I don’t really know my shoe size. Quite a worrying thought, that.

Jacket – DKNY on loan from My Wardrobe, Pants – Zara, Shoes – Primark, Bag – Market in Vilnius, Top – American Apparel (cut collar), necklace – H&M, Skirt – From Susie at Yardsale

I will leave you with a joke I heard at the kebab shop after I crawled home from Somerset House.

Why was the Egyptian boy sad?

because he found out his daddy is a mummy.

LOLLERSKATES ROITFELD LOLLERBLADES

Masha Ma debut show SS11 @ Vauxhall Fashion Scout

Masha Ma broke the ice at her debut show at Vauxhall Fashion Scout on Day 3, and it was just my cup of (ice) tea – sheer, asymmetric, geometric, sculptural, draping… An origami-fold skirt continued the story from last season, but the collection quickly graduated into a new concept with more fluidity and layering, yet carried through with Masha’s strength, clean cuts. Her inspiration comes from the industrial landscape of the New York meatpacking district, white and super sharp, as she tells Dazed.
I just had a crazy cool thought – imagine going to work wearing that teal sheer shirt outfit, exactly as is. I think now I’m starting to understand why Anna Dello Russo so insists on copying outfits straight off the runway. No, actually, I’m not starting to understand, why… alrighty, closing door to tangent. The show was a huge success – now that the ice is broken, let’s blend us some masha frappuccinos! (Corny much?)