Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Book Review - Last Night at Chateau Marmont

Hi guys. So I've just finished reading Lauren Weisberger's (author of the Devil Wears Prada) latest, 'Last Night at Chateau Marmont.' If I told you that I read this in less than a week, you'd probably presume that I loved it? And I did...

Heartbreak, Headlines and Hermes - Welcome to Brooke's new world... This strap line alone, was enough to make me buy this book!

The story is based in NYC - Brooke is a hard-working city girl who's fallen head-over-heels for a musician playing in little jazz bars; Nola (Brooke's best friend) is a high-flying glamour puss, who's ultra supportive of her best friend; and Julian is the husky voiced heart throb Brooke has it bad for. Interested?

The story escalates around Julian's sudden discovery as a talented singer/songwriter, and the ups and downs that his and Brooke's marriage have to rough it through thanks to fame, paps and headlines.

This was an awesome read - I couldn't put it down, and read as little as a paragraph at any given opportunity.... 5 stars for Lauren :-)

NYFW - Zac Posen

Zac Posen is definitely the highlight of New York Fashion Week so far.

His collection is effortlessly feminine, with silk draping skirts and asymmetric ruffled hems, exaggerated, curved shoulders and fur lined collars, and floor skimming gowns with plunging necklines.

Take a look for yourself at the following link:

Which designer is your fav so far? xoxo

Monday, 13 September 2010

Good News!

I have amazing news... I have just accepted a job offer from Primark, as a Trainee Buyer!

I could not be more pleased :-) I start in October and am so excited to get settled in to the high-street giant, and to start working my butt off for them!

Do any of you work in fashion? xoxo

Thelma and Louise

Afternoon everyone, how are you all?

One of the things I love doing when I have time to myself, is putting on a good movie and snuggling up in my bed. Having watched most rom-coms and comedies from my time, I've been looking for other movies to watch, when I stumbled upon Thelma and Louise.

I saw it in the Sky Movies planner and it rang a bell in my head. I soon realised it was from watching The O.C, when Summer used to talk about it all the time! And then remembered also, that this movie was the inspiration for Gaga and Beyonce's 'Telephone' music video. This validated it as one to watch for me!

My verdict? I loved every car-chasing, money-grabbing, fashion-throwback, best-friend loving minute of it!

The film was first released in 1991, and stars the lovely Susan Sarandon, Geena Davies and... Brad Pitt (wearing little clothing!).

It's a story of two best friends who confide in each other when something terrible happens. I'd say it's a fab film to watch with your girls, as it's the perfect example of sisterhood!

I even found myself being inspired by their fashion - Louise's (Susan Sarandon) fashion is more sophisticated, possibly influenced by Audrey Hepurn and those alike? Her hair is fabulous the whole way through - she sports fabulous cat eyed sunglasses and a permenant cigarette! Thelma, on the other hand, has more rock-esque, casual dress sense. She looks effortlessly sexy in high-wasted Levi's and a tied denim shirt or sleeveless rock tee.

I could write about this film allll day, just go and watch it! Don't forget to let me know what you think :-)

P.S. Any other films you guys recommend? xoxo

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Zara Joins the Online World

I can't help but be excited that fast-fashion chain Zara finally has a fully-transactional website! This means that those cute leather boots, chunky knit cardi's, bum-perky jeans and fur-lined coats that normally disappear from our lives the moment they sell out in store, will be able to be bought by the click of a mouse!

The website is effortlessly chic, continuing their brand story perfectly. Lookbook's for each collection, offer style advice and outfit-building inspiration for browsers.

Not only can Zara now compete against the likes of ASOS, Very and My Wardrobe on line, but also from the touch of an iPhone or iPad.
Suddenly, the brand has gone from hard-to-access to access-everywhere, and I love it.

Have fun shopping... long live classic chic!