Monday, 28 May 2012

Congratulations Andrew Scott!

Last night, Andrew Scott won a Best Supporting Actor BAFTA for his role as Jim Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock. And quite rightly too I say. But then, I would say that, since it was Scott's portrayal of the part which triggered the naming of this blog. Aside from that, it was a thoroughly good performance and I screamed a little when they announced that he had won.

Now of course I had to have a little look at what Mr Scott was wearing to the awards ceremony and I have to say I think he did Moriarty proud in an excellent suit. Though everyone is a little confused by his wonky bow-tie. Was it actually just a normal neck tie which he turned into a bow?

Other members of the Sherlock cast looked equally dapper in suits and either ties or bow-ties. Excepting of course the beautiful Lara Pulver who appeared every inch the Adler-esque seductress in what I am informed was a dress from Dannii Minogue's label Project D (though I need to verify that).

Images taken from this Tumblr page

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Shop window reflections

I was trying to take photos of shop window displays in Winchester, but thanks to a gloriously sunny day I got this interesting effect where the objects in the street appeared in the glass along with the clothes. I've experimented with this kind of thing before when photographing Alexander McQueen designs in the window of Harvey Nicholls but these shots have more of a local Winchester feel. What do you think?

I like how the window frames of the City Museum line up almost exactly with the mannequin in the window so that it looks like he is wearing braces over his shirt!

Look carefully and you can see a man tending an artisan bread stall in the skirt of this outfit in the window of Jigsaw.

Speaking of Winchester, why not book your tickets to some of the amazing events happening in Winchester Fashion Week by visiting the newly launched website now?

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Little things which make me happy

A little bit of sunshine in a pretty place like Lymington, New Forest (pictured above)

Sliced banana and peanut butter on toast (don't knock it til you've tried it)

Slowly reading the whole of a Saturday newspaper over the course of a week

This video:

The fantastic newly-launched Winchester Fashion Week website. So ridiculously excited!

Sitting outside Cafe Monde with a drink or some food, watching people go by and listening to that man play Fields of Gold on the guitar

Listening to Jack's Mannequin, Vampire Weekend, Grouplove, Jack Johnson or The Drums. The combination of them is the soundtrack to my summer.

Being halfway through my exams!

Making something from scratch. I have plans to make a cushion for my room, and Holly and I are considering rotating the bunting on the tree because the original set is a bit muddy and twisted now.

All pictures are mine, final one taken by Holly

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Potential Diamond Jubilee Dresses

I've been invited to a party to celebrate the 60th year of her madge's reign. Now while this won't be as formal as, say, attending the actual royal occassions which are lined up to mark the jubilee, I'd still like to honour it with a suitable amount of effort. I'm thinking something summery (I'm optimistic about the weather) and perhaps in a patriotic colour, though the queen herself is well-known for her lovely of yellow, so any colour which looks good will be acceptable I think.

ASOS Sleeveless Skater Dress In Lace

It's in a national colour AND its lace detailing is reminiscent of the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress. I like this because it is fairly simple and would be the perfect option to be worn again to other parties, weddings and perhaps evenings out to dinner and the theatre. It comes in two other colours and is priced at £40 - not bad considering how many wears you could get out of it.

Anglomania by Vivienne Westwood Red Marghi Mini Check Dress
Well-cut, curve-emphasising and eye-catching. This dress has all three of the things which characterize a classic Westwood design. It is a little less flamboyant than some of her more extreme designs though, so should be appropriate for various events. Plus, that red/green colouring makes it just perfect for reclining on the grass, eating strawberries and cream. If you have a spare £295, this is the dress for you.

Darling Lace Amelia Dress

Another lace dress, though this one has more of a zesty kick to it. Anyway, this isn't actually ASOS, it's a brand called Darling, which does a lot of vintage-inspired pieces. I like this because it's sweet and very bright (though it also comes in pink and aqua). You would certainly stand out in this! I don't know how many places one could wear it to though, so I'd have trouble getting its £75 price tag down to a modest cost-per-wear.

Zara V-Neck Dress

Zara strikes again with a simplistic and perfect dress which can be worn anywhere: work, parties, dates, afternoon tea, dinners, though perhaps not weddings (best not to risk upsetting the bride by wearing white). I can't believe that it's only £35.99 - a price which is music to the ears of broke girls in search of something which looks like the daywear of royals. I'm a little dubious of the quality and how ethical this garment might be, but I hope for the best.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

In memory of Vidal Sassoon



Without him, the 60s wouldn't have been the revolutionary, exciting and stylish era that it was. Along with Mary Quant's mini-skirt, his work defined the look of a generation. Vidal Sassoon, we salute you. Rest in peace.