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Friday, 25 September 2015

Welcome to the Gucci Pet Shop

Autumn is officially upon us and as we start to leave our sandals for more adequate footwear I am happy to see that foot fur has now become a look du jour.

And by that I don't mean hairy toes...(God forbid) nor hairy feet...(eek!!)...but the unique crossover from Celine's fluffy Birkenstocks that sort of engulfed your feet to Gucci's creation of a puppy Chewbacca that has literally swallowed them....your feet...you are still with me, I hope.

UK Elle magazine quotes that you can:.." style them - with denim or a vintage print dress..." I beg to differ...you can wear these incredibly overpriced "slippers" in your uber chic chalet in Aspen ... while sipping on aged Cognac and making a playing card house out of your credit cards...
Come On Now!!! You wear these outside you will be mocked and vilified and ridiculed and let's not mention the fact that you will be cleaning the streets with your Gucci Swiffers wherever you go....at £1,230 go get thee a handbag.

On a more serious note:

Now this has more class and trend appeal and doesn't make we want to rush to the RSPCA and make a call for animal cruelty...

Ah...the tomfoolery of Fashion.

Saturday, 22 August 2015


 There is something about the insouciance that emanates  from Stella Tennant...that makes us  feel that we can pull these looks off without a hitch and with just as much gamine panache.

These looks are what my dream wardrobe would contain...minus the furry goat trotters...

Khaki parka:Sacai Luck £2,330
Checked wrap shirt:Rosetta Getty £720
White cotton shirt: No.21 £290
Silk trousers: Michael Kors £625
Fur "trotters": Brother Vellies £260....

Cotton jacket with stitch detail: Lanvin £2,105            
Jersey vest: Splendid £50                                                 
Cotton trousers: Dries Van Noten £326                          
Leather slides....who cares....         

Gabardine jacket: Lanvin £2,060
Cotton trousers:Dries Van Noten £247
Scarf: Hermes
Fur things on her feet...yuck....
Wool blazer £1,220 and trousers £565: Gucci               
Crepe de chine shirt:Hermes £1,010                              
Silk scarf: Hermes  

Tweed coat £5,550 and trousers £1,420 Chanel                                                                 Seersucker shirt: Ganni £180 
Sweater and jewellery ...Stella's own

Monday, 3 August 2015

What's Up, Doc' ?

If Jessica Rabbit had a weekend wardrobe away from the glitz and the glamour, she would nimbly be "hot to trottin'" in a pair of Minna Parikka "bunny ear" shoes.

Yes.... you heard me correctly...Marc Jacobs has the "mouse" pump, Charlotte Olympia has the "cat"...it only stands to reason that someone would use "bunny ears" in the same vein.
And Helsinki based Minna's fun footwear has (unbelievably) been around for a decade...but it was when she transposed the signature bunny years to her high top sneakers, did things take off with her celebrity followers: Taylor Swift, Cara Delavigne..

Enough chatting...here they are:

High tops retail at : £172
Ballet pumps at: £137

Bunny Hop, anyone?

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Lewis HAM-ilton.....

What a "Ham"...that Lewis...always wanting to be the centre of attention and now he thinks of himself as some sort of fashion connoisseur....


Lewis is following the school of the more the better and by that I mean "styles"...

Check it out ...once again courtesy of "Heat" magazine.

So here we have a multiple personality disorder at it's schizophrenic best....

"I wanna be Pharrell....No! Will-I-Am...Maybe Not...How about Crocodile Dundee?...no no no. Bear Grylls??? 

" I wanna be likedddd...boo hooooooo! Why doesn't anybody like meeeee?!

The final nail of his fashion coffin was appearing at Wimbledon ..only to be turned away . He turned up at the Royal Box looking like..."Yeah!"...only to be turned away when he refused to put on the required jacket and tie.

Obviously the Etro shirt (look pictured above on the right hand side)...did nothing to impress the stewards .

Frankly..there is absolutely nothing that impresses me about Mr. Hamilton and least of all his dress sense and common etiquette.

Verdict: ZZZZZzzzzz.


.....The lovely Jane Birkin has asked Hermes to remove her name from the Birkin Croco bag after seeing a PETA expose on the cruel way alligators and crocodiles are slaughtered in order to make the luxury handbags that retail at $300,00 !

Hermes has not issued a comment.

On a lighter note:

Thanks to a moment of relaxation with my guilty pleasure: "Heat "magazine ..I came across this....let me give it my own title:

                                                  " It's KRIS-MISS Time!!"....

Take a look for yourselves...and be your own judge ...cos the jury is out on this one!!!

1] Either cleavage or legs: a rule of thumb..otherwise you come off looking like someone from a Reality TV show....Oh, wait! She's in one.

2] Pyjama party anyone? Despite the acidic Hermes...this whole ensemble screams daycare center...

3] Why Valentino had to come up with this headache of a camouflage collection is beyond me...I guess for the likes of Momma Kris. Where to start? To camouflage is to melt into the background....this is a far cry from that.

1] Once you have taken it all in....what is the one thing that stands out? Those open toed, over the knee boots!...Any footwear that takes a sentence to describe, should be immediately dispensed with. ....Kris looks like a potted plant.

2] Micheal Jackson is ALIVE and well.... and channelled through Kris. She really does live in Neverland....

Age appropriate dressing shouldn't mean "mumsey" but this maelstrom of nightmarish outfits is more freakshow than reality show.

I need to wash my eyes out.

Sunday, 26 July 2015


I have a soft spot for Pharrell as a musician, singer, leader of trends and fashion template.

I know he has a "penchant" for wearing a Chanel " sautoir"...and he wears it well, dare I say with a certain "insouciance" and "panache". In fact while here... as in Cannes...during the Film Festival and before his concert at The Sporting in Monaco...Pharrell was spotted in the Chanel boutique on the Croisette with his wife...certainly doing a spot of shopping.

So I really shouldn't be surprised that he has been chosen to feature with Cara Delavigne in this Fall-Winter 2015 ad campaign....

First thought:" Cara...lovely as usual....aH! Pharrell....yes....trousers very un-Chanel like...and more Maharishi circa late 90s....Wow! He can wear a thick cable knit sweater under that gorgeous coat...if I tried that, I'd look like Moby Dick...."

Followed by:

"...YAOWZER!...Them hills are alive with the sound of Pharrell in lederhosen!!!!....YIKES! ..those boots...that Fraulein cardi...No! No! Noooooooo"...I am blinddddd...."

If he collaborates with Daft Punk on a new rendition of "Edelweiss"...I'm outta here!

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen....Goodbyeeeeee

Thursday, 16 July 2015


This woman has singlehandedly turned the President of The United States...to mush....I mean.. Olivia Pope has....in "Scandal"...of course.

She can problem solve in a click of her Prada heeled shoe and has made "white... the new black".... This woman rocks! And yet...the show is so ridiculously implausible and far fetched...YET... still we watch , eyes glued to our screens.

This show makes "House of Cards" almost look tedious and gives us more interior scenes of The White House  than it's far more serious counterpart. I mean seriously....Why do Frank Underwood and Claire only use 3 rooms in the entire White House, huh?... the Oval Office, Clare's bedroom and that "sitting room" in the landing...?...That's all we ever see!!!!

So Olivia Pope/ Kerry Washington : with her pout and the ungainly way she guzzles wine ...that would make and Frenchman or woman gasp with shock... has our attention even when we want to tear ourselves away...and by Jingo! I have tried...

I...JUST...CAN'T ...DO...IT!!!!