31 January, 2013

Pearly queen!

This is what I wore for our big celebratory night out for exams ending. Well, we got snowed in, so we just stayed in and proceeded to drink a lot of gin with some friends at the manor. We had such a lovely night, some of our new housemates came to meet everybody, it was a little bit like an initiation. Anyway, I took a post picture to show you what I wore, to a party, in my own house.



Maggie x



My Mother is too stylish for her own good!

I am in love with this editorial shot for MILK styled by Katy Lassen and shot by Jackie Dixon. It kind of has a feel of This is England but is also very Annie Hall. I love it because it also reminds me of my Mum's style too. She has always worn her fathers (my Grandfather) cravats and liberty print silk ties teemed with tailored Vivienne Westwood pants and jackets. It's no secret my Mum has always been my main influence and so her chic androgynous style is something I like to think I have inherited somewhat. She always says she owns more mens clothes than women's, and I have followed in her footsteps.




This makeup is amazing, I am probably going to have a go at copying it at some point.

I love the acid bright yellow fur and orange pants amidst the dusty greys and rich navy blues.

This shot in particular - I can definitely see my Mum wearing something like this.


Hope you love it as much as I do!
Maggie x

Fred Perry Turns 60!

To celebrate reaching an impressive 60 years, Fred Perry have teamed up with Dover Street Market so commemorate the occasion by commissioning various creatives to redesign and re-imagine the original 1952 polo shirt. The 25 unique pieces are on display for the time being at Dover Street Market and will later be auctioned off to raise money for the Amy Winehouse foundation. The creatives include photographic power duo Inez and Vinoodh, painter Horace Panter, graphic designer Neville Brody and London based fashion label Sibling.



The gorgeous shirt-come-dress designed by Bora Aksu.

 I absolutely adore this take on the 1952 polo by Sibling.

My particular favourite piece by Asylum.

 Rediculously clever shirt by Michael Lau.

Another insanely clever piece from Hiroko Taka Hashi.

As well as the bespoke pieces, British designers Simone Rocha, Giles, Christopher Raeburn and JW Anderson have created a limited edition run of shirts which are on sale now exclusively at Dover Street Market. I absolutely love the mesh polo shirt by Simone Rocha, I might have to try and get my hands on one!


Woahh, so many polo shirts!
Outfit post coming tomorrow!
Maggie x

30 January, 2013

Lately...

Exams are finally finished and we are finally getting back to doing nice things. Here's what I've been up to of late...


 Hot chocolate to celebrate after exams

The cutest cat scrunchies that Sophie got me <3 br="">

Wagamama with Leanne for after exams! The white chocolate ginger cheesecake was AMAZING!

These were all for me and Leanne.

Brunch at the manor.

Momma spoilt me with brand new Illamasqua make-up, bath bombs and sweeties <3 br="">

Zachary and Oli filming for Oli's media project.

My babeh, pearly crop top from Topshop!

Another sale purchase - snakebite leggings from Nasty Gal

Looking like a religious figure for my housemate Elle's birthday drinks.

The troops marching down for a hangover breakfast.

Amazzzzing veggie breakfast from LEAF with halloumi <3 br="">

Char Char with our Elderblossom pitcher.

My Momma spoilt me and got my the burgundy version of my Aggy creepers as a post exam prezzy.

She also spoilt me with an amazing lunch at the Quarter.

So, that's what I've been doing lately!
See you tomorrow!
Maggie x

28 January, 2013

Christopher Raeburn...

Christopher Raeburn is one of the most exciting contemporary designers around at the moment. He graduated from the prestigious Royal College of Art London in 2006. In 2008, Raeburn was hand-picked for the ‘Camouflage’ exhibition at London’s Imperial War Museum and featured in Hywel Davies’ publication ‘100 New Designers’, Raeburn capped off the year with his first collection showcase during Design Week, a capsule range of reversible garments entitled ‘Inverted’. 2009 saw Raeburn showcase menswear in Paris, earn an award from the International Ethical Fashion Forum, and garner support from Esthetica, enabling him to show at London Fashion Week that September.







All Raeburn’s garments are “remade” in-house in England, with the designer stating that “I knew that I wanted to do my own production and because the label’s remade nature is fairly specialist, it’s taken a while to grow to the point I’m at now”. The signature re-worked, re-cycled nature of Raeburn’s work means that the pieces are highly ethical, with American Vogue highlighting Raeburn’s contribution to all things green with the advice to “Remember the four R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Raeburn” accompanied by an editorial shot by Mario Testino.

The designer has collaborated with Moncler and Victorinox, has his collections stocked in stores across the world and his shows is now one to watch at London Fashion Week each season after being the first designer to be awarded Topshop NEWGEN sponsorship for both mens and womenswear in the same season in 2010. Raeburn was also awarded the Emerging Talent Award for menswear at the British Fashion Awards in 2011 and the Rising Star Award from UK Fashion and Textiles. Raeburn is definitely one to watch. I am absolutely in love with the owl, dog and bunny bags, they are absolutely adorable! Have a look...

 




24 January, 2013

Karl Lagerfeld, I love you...

Karl Lagerfeld showed his support of the French governments plans to legalise gay marriage and adoption in the finale of the Chanel Spring 2013 Couture collection when he closed the show by greeting two bride's hand-in-hand with a little boy (Lagerfeld's godson). The legislation goes before parliament on Tuesday, and despite the disgracefully ignorant protests against the vitally important step in the right direction, it is acts from important figures like this that make all the difference.

Karl said, "I do not understand why people who live together cannot have the same security as those bourgeois who are married... two women getting married, I find that natural, and having two mothers is a good thing."

Yes Karl!
I'll leave you with this beautiful image...

Valentino Spring 2013 couture.

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli at Valentino have melted my heart. Each and every piece crafted beautiful from the finest hand painted and embellished organza, the dresses are do dramatic yet simultaneously so delicate and peaceful, perfectly summarised by the title of one of the dresses "Le silence de tournesols" - Quiet sunflowers. "Couture has to be magical" was the statement from Piccioli, and magical it is. I am besotted...










20 January, 2013

CAT NAILS!

My penchant for procrastination has paid off... if only I was doing a degree in nail art. I got some really cute flower and cat print transfers online, it was a little bit fiddly but totally worth it. Have a look...