Sunday, 24 January 2010


There must have been a few straw Mojito's involved to get the donkey involved as he does not look keen.
This work of art is the brain child of Iris Schiefersein. I can't help but feel that even Gaga would leave these as a mantle piece!

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Shotgun though my Heart

I know it's sad old lady thing but I have a love for scarves and am slowly building up my collection. Sara Rotman, creative ace behind label Loquita, has managed to bring the ghetto to the scarf world. Using bright colours and quirky designs, like shotguns and barbed wire fence, you can guarantee that your granny never wore a scarf like this!!

Unless your grannie is a cool as this lady from Advanced Style.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Mammoth Talons

As if Pamela Love wasn't cool enough! She has teamed up with Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons to recreate her famous Talon cuff using hand carved fossilized Siberian Woolly Mammoth tusk. It is a limited edition offer as only 14 have been made. If that wasn't special enough there are 6 black diamonds set in the talon. If you think you are worthy or can afford it click onto Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons and place your order

Beware Papercuts

I am completely in love with these paper hat sculpture by Amy Flurry and Nicky Salk. If you are in NY or Atlanta go and see the exhibition as I can only imagine how amazing they will be in real life!! Check out more paper productions on there website Paper-Cut-Projects.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

I Heart LSD

Little Sequin Dresses were all over the SS10 runways and will be big hits due to their ability to corner both fashionista's and the Chav/Bogan market. I personally love a bit of sparkle, the only problem is the majority of the time it looks cheap! With most other trends you can usually buy a cheap alternative and no one is the wiser, but with sequins its another ball game. The "Spaced out" sequin is the usual suspect. They space out the sequins 5cm apart, which is fine when you hold it up but when you try it on all the lumpy bits just stretch them further. Then there is the "fall off because they haven't even paid someone to sew them on" problem. The sequins have been smeared on with glue so when you go brush some crumbs off your left with bald patch. Never the less, I am giving myself this challenge - Price=Cheap, Look=Chic.

Some Favourite LSD from SS10 Runways

Emilio Pucci
Matthew Williamson
3.1 Phillip Lim
Julian Macdonald

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Do my feet look smaller in these?

As I have mentioned before I have large feet. Brazilian designer Andrea Chaves can solve my problems with 'The Invisible Shoe'. As I write that I imagine it shimmering from small to large on screen like a 60's Sci Fi movie. The shoes seem to have a chaotic beauty about them. They are so sharp and angular but the reflection from the shoe soft and blurry almost. The shoes are like Frank Gehry creation for your feet. Ladies make sure you don't do a 'Britney' and leave the house without your underwear because everyone will be getting an eyeful!!!

My favourite shoes in her collection were these below called 'The Prism Shoe'. I like that they almost feel accidental, just a jumble of block that happened to form into a shoe. On my next day off you are going to find me with cheap Primark pumps, some glue and little squares of wood. If I don't post for a while the you will know that I now have wood blocks for hands.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

All I want for Christmas is roadkill?

London based designer Reid Peppard has produced ethically sourced rodent jewellery. The majority of the range is road kill. There is something disturbing yet fascinating about the collection. The rat that is now a purse looks like it is being tortured I actually find funny and sent me into a fit of giggles.
The designer wanted to challenge how we view animals we wear using animals we normally consider vermin. To be honest I would much rather wear mouse or pigeon that has died from natural causes than a rabbit that has been skinned alive.

"RP/ENCORE challenges our attitudes towards fur, leather and waste. In a world where leather is worn without question by most, and replaced by un-biodegradable plastics by the rest, it is ironic that the image of an animal preserved using taxidermy is still enough to cause widespread outrage and fist banging. It is for this reason I taxidermy the prolific, consequential vermin result of London’s excess. A member of the UK's Guild of Taxidermists, I use both traditional and alternative methods of taxidermy to preserve and embellish creatures that are widely thought disgusting and unnecessary. When they become sculptural headpieces, necklaces and cuff-links, the specimens cease to be waste and become objects to behold. RP/ENCORE makes use of the city’s leftovers."

If only all prom corsages looked like this!