Cuckoo

Bought this baby at Brighton's Sunday Market. How much was it? I hear you cry. Just two British pounds.


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Jack Bishop

Autumn Collection

My mate Jack Bishop is not only highly talented at skinning pheasants, mixing drinks and wearing awful shirts
he's also a hot new talent on the illustrative scene.
He's done two fashwan drawings exclusively for The Fashion Desk Daily. 
Thanks Bish Bash! Check out his blog here

Fur is really big on the autumn 11 catwalks this season



Here are some more of Jack's gems



1982

 It's my birthday today. I was born in 1982, which makes me almost 30.
(Not that I give a damn, I can't wait to get old, and maybe find Buddhism and Beethoven).
Here are a selection of ads that were doing the rounds during my birth year, selling some of the things my parents were consuming during the time of my conception (i.e Marlboro Lights).

Do you remember any of these?

Autumn11 Catwalk Trend Report A - Z

A for mannish Androgyny as seen at Chanel
B for Bell Boys at Louis Vuitton
C is for Crochet at House of Holland and Christopher Kane
D for Dalmatian spots at Unique
Giles ushered in the austere with Edwardian themes
Fur was the trim of choice for autumn 11 collections, Gucci backed it with gusto
Sayance inspired Gothisism as seen at Julien MacDonald
Heritage tweeds flew the UK flag at Burberry Prorsum
Intricate lace work was beautiful at Valentino 
Japanese inspired origami folds and intelligent pattern cutting sharpened up Antonio Berardi and Haider Ackermann
Knitwear was oversized, grungy and louche for autumn 11 as seen at Missoni (above) and Balenciaga
Ladylike themes continue into autumn pioneered by Donna Karen
A Mod-like minimalism was seen in spades, here's Bottega Veneta's serving
Naughtiness pervade at Louis Vuitton, and at House of Holland with kinky  wipe clean leather trims
Outerwear is key (it's autumn after all ) but this season the catwalks were flooded with coats - the Cocoon silhouette stood out at Victoria Beckham's NYFW show
Marc Jacobs started it in New York.......
...and then Stella MacCartney cemented the Polka trend in Paris
Quirky knitwear injected some lighthearted fun at Jil Sander
A riot of colour was seen on every catwalk from DKNY in New York to ......
Matthew Williamson in London, and Red is the must have shade
Sheer seen here at Narciso Rodriguez



Tunic tops floated down the Richard Nicoll catwalk (above), and were also seen at Aquascutumn and Nicole Farhi
Undulating tulle was feminine and romantic at Alexander McQueen
Velvet gave a hand crafted luxurious feel to Michael Van Der Ham (above), Erdem and Julien Macdonald
It's an unforgiving nightmare to wear but White is right for autumn 11, here at Mugler
Zoological inspired prints at Chloe (above) and Vivienne Westwood Red Label

Hitchcock Heroines

I look like a Hitchcock heroine today according to George at work. This is down to my latest Ebay purchase - a pair of 1970s high-waist camel (toe) trousers, rather than my screaming aka acting abilities.
  Here are my three favourite Hitchcock Heroines, don't they look just lovely.

Dany Robin starred in Topaz (1969)

 The legend that is Ingrid Bergman starred in Spellbound (1945)
My favourite is Tippi Hedren aka the screamer in The Birds (1963)

Who is your favorite movie heroine?

Bunny Love

Happy today because a) I've finished writing up Milan catwalks (I'm suffering from fashion fatigue after the past four weeks) and b) because I've ordered my bunny from Katie Hillier as a birthday treat from me to...me!


Louis Vuitton

What I would have given to be seat side at the Louis Vuitton show in Paris today.
A girl can only dream and instead I've been having a fit over the pictures on Twitter
While I wait for the show picks to come in, here are is an inspiration gallery to get you in the mood. 
Imagine this: 
It's the 1920s and you're sitting in the lobby of the Savoy watching the lady like guests walk in, and imagining the types of ladies they become behind the closed doors.

The models ascended onto the Louis Vuitton catwalk in pull close elevators
dressed as kinky bell boys. 


Kate Moss closed the show (smoking a fag).

The floor was a beautiful black and white checkerboard 


Cute Peter Pan collars were all the rage and their sweetness was unpinned by some truely naughty behaviour


As secretarial sweetness was underpinned by a seriously kinky feel as models were trused up with handcuffs

Watch the show here
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