Friday, February 29, 2008

A woman just wants to go to the right University.

I don't usually just go and plug someones fashion blog but I wanted to raise my hat to

The View from Here

and her blog from the talk that Anna Wintour gave at the Oxford Uni.

I had listened to Anna give a great eulogy at Issie Blow's memomorial service, and was surprised at her eloquence. She does suffer from nerves but it is nice to see a different side to how she is portrayed in the media.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Rest In Peace Polaroid - New York Times Link Here

There are some things that it will be strange to be in the fashion world without. For anyone who started in fashion before 2000 or so will remember with Fondness, Rage, Pain and joy that a Polaroid would bring.

It has just been announced that they will cease to produce polaroid film after 2009. I know we all shoot on Digital these days but there was a time before. Clients had to trust a photographer and stylist to get the images; all usually on 5-6 rolls of film. The only clue you had to go by on what the final composition usually would be - was that Polaroid.

Stylist compiled their credits by Polaroid, and I still have small swatch books for shots that were taken. A mini portfolio if you will. I through the years have taken my fair share of celebrities so that we could figure out if "that" dress would be come see through under flash bulbs. Our only friend - the flash on the 600 series.

I will miss life with out Polaroid as there is something about it, that when its gone, a part of the fashion world will have gone with it.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Not your usual songstress

I am not one to usually plug people but for once I will make an exception.

I had the pleasure of seeing this young welsh lass sing last night, and believe me you won't be able to miss her in the coming weeks. Her live set was unusually even better than the upcoming album.

It is a slow start but worth it.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Tag with a twist

A wee bit ago the lovely Liberty London Girl tagged me, to show what I have in my handbag. I agree with Mrs. Fashion, it might be a bit close to the bone given that I might just get found out. So I thought on this for a while, and have opted for the image below.

As with most stylists - we spend a good deal of time on the road. So TADA! My SOS Travel bag. I did omit my pair of cashmere trackpants that make long haul flights just that little easier but I hope you will forgive me.

So as you can see - this is from my recent trip to the Couture shows. It is a lovely bag from Sergio Rossi and is a tardis. This was very good when the BAA decided that you could only have one carry on bag if you were travelling in and out of London (thank god they have lifted this silly rule).

Things I can't live without. My Laptop, My plan of Paris, the little notebook!, a pair of good gloves (I have them in Brown as well and a great investment from Jaeger, My Euro purse and of course my passport and plug charger. The more unusual items - a seam ripper (something I always have on me) and some breath strips (there is nothing worse I have found then having to be in very close proximity to a celeb or model with bad breath), which I bought in NYC in bulk as I love them.

Now on to tagging others hmmmmm.....

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