Monday, 15 November 2010

Bugged out...

I have a new obsession..... Wait for it....

I love this necklace, from topshop:
It's so how they're all kind of in a cluster, with interlocking legs or feelers. I also think the use of black, silver and gold works very well, and giving a nice strong image.

Also like this ring:
I found it on, and I have to say I adore the detail on the body. Very pretty.

Found an addition for (any?) arachnid lovers (however bear in mind this is a 2009 piece):
It was from Zoe and Morgan, although the photo is from I love the shape- I can imagine it would look great on. The heart cut out is also a nice touch, I think it emphasises the beautiful shape. Shame you probably can't buy it now...

A slightly more scary number is this (again, from 2008 so it is not so relevant....):
I came across it whilst on vogue- by Stephen Webster. I like the nouveau-gothic style to it, and it is good that it was trying to raise Malaria awareness. This one-off ring was auctioned to raise money for a charity called Malaria No More UK, but 300 replicas were be made and sold on for £50.

Anyway, happy reading, and more posting coming up!
The Clothes Press
P.S. Keep commenting! I love comments! They are lovely and make me smile... which makes me look like a chipmunk.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower...

I suppose I really should post reviews of SS '11 shows...
But, you know what? I'm far too into autumn right now. I love it so much, the colours, the knitwear, the capes... and the general cosiness of it all.
So instead I'm gonna review AW 2010. At first I couldn't think who -I loved too many: Prada, Marc Jacobs, Celine... But after a while it came to me that who I really had to do, was Alexander McQueen.

I have to admit it is hard to write about this collection. So many have- with much more experience and knowledge than I. Yet, he has for me, as he did for them, inspired. I always marvelled at his designs, and have taken this as an opportunity to pay my respect and add my thoughts to the masses out there.
His collection is so rich, in so many ways. The models look like powerful rulers, dressed in royal reds, golds, silvers, whites and blacks.
Beautiful rich embroidery and folds and gathers are seen, all intricate and so perfectly placed, creating patterns within themselves. Jewels in vibrant reds, greens and purples also add to this sense of power and wealth.

There is also what seems like a religious aspect. Prints of what look like medieval religious art can be seen, and some garments bear a likeness to monks cloaks, with prints featuring images from what look similar to church statues. There are also many prints of wings and some models were wearing feathers on their head- this for me suggested angels. All of this adds to the sense of power, and also gave it a sense of holiness, and divinity.

Overall, it is spectacular. And although this is a bitter-sweet collection for many, it is a very fine one. And although every time you scroll through the pictures, you wonder what the whole collection would have been like if he had been alive to finish it, and how he would of presented it, it still shows McQueen in his full glory as a designer. You can see how thorough his research is, how vivid his imagination. His use of colour and wit, his precision and craftsmanship, as well as the pure and utter genius of his clothing, which is far more than clothing- art, just shows what a unique man he was, and how talented. He will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.

The Clothes Press

Monday, 1 November 2010

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education...

Outfit Time!
So , really sorry for the bad photos... I don't have a great tripod or remote (?) which I know some people use... Oh, and sorry for no face too, I'm afraid all pictures with my face in will be cropped due to privacy. Sorry!
(Btw, my arm in the picture above is not normally at that insane looking angle, nor do I pose like that, I was using it to hold the camera... )
But, moving on, professor vibes! Um, Topshop shoes (and tights) seen here...
Zara jumper and tweed jacket seen here...
And Topshop trousers seen here...
Sorry that it took me so long to post that, mainly because of general laziness lack of spare time.
Anyway, I hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween, and if you have any tips on taking outfit pictures, please comment!
Have fun,
The Clothes Press