Sunday, February 21, 2010

Knit one, purl one...

London Fashion Week has kicked off and one thing that caught my eye was the cable knit leggings at Topshop Unqiue Fall 2010 RTW. I love them and while I appreciate they can make even skinny models look a little on the chunky side this doesn't mean we have to give it up altogether. Karla Spetic has again included wool cable knit in her upcoming collection (see below) and while it includes her now signature cable knit skirt, it also includes socks and scarves. She also has some other cuddly knits, so be sure to check them out.

Topshop Unqie Fall 2010 RTW

Karla Spetic Winter 2010

Last season Karla Spetic hand knitted bodice dress - onsale at Karla's online store.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hot heels

I know it seems like this is becoming a shoe blog but I guess I am just seeing a lot of inspiring heels lately... I think these Peep Toe ankle boots are going to be hot hot hot!

Miss Pink $399 from Peep Toe

I also love these Tony Bianco Boom heels, a steal at $189.95!

Photos: Peep Toe, Tony Bianco

Monday, February 15, 2010

Trend Alert - Velvet crush

Trend sirens are blaring "Velvet". Its all over the New York catwalks. Closer to home expect to see it also, notably Karla Spetic leggings.


Zac Posen

Alexander Wang

Diane von Furstenberg

Karla Spetic Winter 2010


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Proenza Schouler

God I love these shoes! Just had to share them with you! A little bit of wood, a touch of colour, a lace, a sexy height, what is not to love about them...

Proenza Schouler heels photographed front row of a show by Tommy Ton for Jak & Jil and as featured on Sea of Shoes, the ultimate shoe lovers blog created by little Texan teen Jane Aldridge...

Photos: 1st photo Jak & Jil, remaining photos Sea of Shoes blog

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Dear St Valentine

Dear St Valentine

Who are you and where did you come from? I heard you were a Catholic martyr and that you were not one but many. Strange. A feast in your honour was started by a Pope in 496, he thought it might be a good idea to set aside the 14th of February as a day to eat in your honour. Cool. But what is your story? Why and how did you inspire a tradition of celebrating love for another? Seems no one knows. Many say it is consumerism that inspires your tradition... I don't care, sounds like fun to me. But maybe you should have a rule book associated with your holiday. It could start with:
  1. Flowers coming from organic matter only - no plastic thanks.
  2. Celebrate it wholeheartly or not at all. Complaining that V Day was created by commerce is boring.
  3. Acts of love come in many forms and it doesn't require the spending of money - jewellery made of grass/picked flowers (sorry neighbours), whispered words, notes of appreciation...
  4. V day is not a birthday - wish lists are a little rich.
  5. Secret admiring can be flattering but a little freaky... do it with care...
So, Saint V can you pass on the message and thanks for the inspiration.

Love LMc

PS I know I said rule 5 was don't make wish lists but this is not technically a wish list, its a list to inspire... (I promise!)

For her:

Heart Ring with hidden Sapphire by JORDY $195 from THE GRAND SOCIAL

For him:

Nathan Smith Cardi $149.95 from THE GRAND SOCIAL

For you both:

Good Vibes Tickets (or other another concert to dance and have fun at)

Photos: The Grand Social,

Monday, February 1, 2010

Style rookie she ain't

I find it incredible how a 13 year old who is not a model nor related to a fashion royal family can inspire so much fashion hype. How a 13 year old's fashion dialogue can make the fashion world stop and listen. But that is just what a 13 year old from Chicago has done. Tavi Gevinson started her fashion musings at the age of 11 with her blog Style Rookie and has since gone on to feature in many a magazine most recently American Vogue. Her taste is unique and appears extraordinarily unaffected by her peers. The kid really is a child fashion prodigy. Check her out at Style Rookie

Source: Jak & Jil, Zimbio