My Nan tells me that, “back in day”, the clothes you bought in store were also tailored to fit you in store. And if not, you’d go immediately with your new dress to the tailors, and have it pinned and sewn exactly to you. The personal fit of a garment will make or break an outfit, and I envy the mentality that my Nan’s generation had about clothes. They would never even begin to consider buying a piece of clothing that didn’t fit them exactly, made to measure. All of this has come to my mind after watching the movie ‘My Week […]
I came across an image months ago now of a beautiful blonde girl wearing a black off-the-shoulder tiered mini dress, paired with startlingly red, lace-up high heels. She looked effortless – by teaming an otherwise quiet looking LBD and black studded clutch with fuck-me pumps, it appeared that she had put the heels on just because she loved them. She wasn’t trying to make her outfit work, she was just enjoying herself and fashion. Of course, I have most likely been entranced by her chicness and the outfit in reality took many nights to think up so well. The fantasy is far […]
A leggy summer collage, ideas brewing. Putting together turquoise, greens, orange and black. Gucci buckles, Jimmy Choo sandals. Glamour glamour glamour. Thigh high boots. Palm trees poolside, all-in-one pieces, throw-on, effortless. “Beauty and femininity are ageless and can’t be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won’t like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it’s based on femininity.” – Marilyn Monroe “Glamour is an imaginative process that creates a specific emotional response: a sharp mixture of projection, longing, admiration, and aspiration. It evokes an audience’s hopes and dreams and makes them seem attainable, all the while maintaining enough distance to […]
A few original designs by Yasmin Leigh. Heavily beaded pieces, ruches of chiffon, figure-hugging bandage, jet hardware. A bold palette of blood orange, red, black, candy pink, eggshell blue and dark turquoise. Waist belted tightly and décolletage exposed. She is glamorous, dry, open-minded, and wants a hard drink a.s.a.p. Click on the images to enlarge.
I am writing this as I watch McQueen’s show ‘Dante’ – my mother is passive-aggressively banging things around the living room. The lights at the show have come up – the drums have started so I have just paused the video so I can go and get my headphones. I think this will make the experience more intense… The headphones are on. First look is out on the runway. Second and third, looking around as if stumbled upon this throng of old people, poorly-dressed people. Arrows pointing up and down the body and sheers revealing the very finale of the […]
You hear over and over, “follow your passion, be true to yourself”, and frankly I am done with such phrases. What if you don’t yet know your exact passion? What if you don’t yet feel that you absolutely know your “self”, and you’re not convinced that it’s even possible? Because your “self” is always growing and changing, and you’re pretty sure that you were channeling Jessica Rabbit yesterday but have woken up this morning 100% Coachella-chic? It is difficult to be in limbo. Even if you’re failing at doing something, well – at least you’re definitely doing it. What I […]