Friday, 30 July 2010
Monday, 19 July 2010
One trend I’ve never followed is dressing up before a plane flight. It could be your ticket to getting bumped up to first class, but I favour something comfy that I can usually nod off in! Unfortunately that usually means my hair is scraped back too, which totally backfired when I saw a competition booth at Gatwick Airport, shortly before a girly holiday to Corfu.
Amist my whispy hair, and au naturel make up, I summoned myself to enter the competition in this photobooth anyway. You had to be over 5ft 8, and lets face it I enjoy anything that celebrates height!
The picture was not that great, but somehow I managed to be given an opportunity for casting at Storm Model Management. If you don’t know it, it’s pretty much the big cheese of the modelling agencies, most famously starting Kate Moss’ career.
So yes, I was very nervous rolling up in my Topshop tunic and black heels for the day of reckoning in London. Upon entering I filled out a form asking every question possible, from waist and bust measurements to my skills of snorkelling and cycling. After some spontaneous snaps from Storm against their office wall, I waited patiently on the sofa, with a feast sprawled out in front of me. Ironically, all the food was either chocolate, covered in chocolate or sprinkled with chocolate. I resisted somehow.
After a friendly chat with the team, I learnt more about the competition, including boot camp with Jade Parfitt, and the final catwalk with Lily Cole. I had to await my fate at home, I got the news this morning that I didn’t make it to the final 10 or something like that, but I really enjoyed the experience. Honest!
Now I’m just a bit gutted that I wont be able to see Gatwick Fashion Week that inspired the competition and the winning model in action!
Monday, 12 July 2010
Saturday, 10 July 2010
The most popular talking point of Paris Fashion Week was the infamous Clogs. Now, to most this word would conjure up images of Dutch paraphernalia, complete with braces and platted hair, but I can assure you these clogs were one pair of shoes I loved as a child, and felt at the time completely unrelated to its origin.
I can still picture the wood heel, and navy blue leather and large buckle, but if only I knew whereabouts they were purchased. I'd like to think they were the real deal but it could of easily been some impulse buy from a traditional Dutch shoe shop like Clarks.
Back to the point, these Clogs are getting the Chanel treatment to be the newest style to have. Add 5 inch heels to the basic Clog, plus feminine décor and you shall have yourself your own snippet of the past, but meets future.
Chanel Spring Summer 10
On the Topshop website they are even providing a sneak peak into their Autumn/Winter wardrobe, and there found was the dreaded Loafer shoe. I think I’m going to need a lot of encouragement to enjoy this trend again, as it just reminds me of the tacky school shoes I once had.
Although I do enjoy how both stable flat shoes of the 90s have been transformed into daring heels of the tennies!