Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Good enough to eat!

I've come across the ultimate choc-o-holic gift for a lady!
The designer is Lindka Cierach from bespoke.




With over 79,000 calories and 1000 chocolate balls (these lindt ones are to die for)and priced at $3,500 I don't think I'll indulge this one craving!

Back tomorrow with another post (very busy today)and I am going away this weekend to the country with my Boy.

Monday, September 22, 2008

The trench dress and Mariah Carey

Ok I found these photo's of the screeching songstress some time ago and I almost forgot all about them.


I have mixed feelings about good old M.C but all in all I secretly kind of love her.
More for her old school tracks and her crazy melt down than her more recent pop tunes and forays into the acting world (stick to what you are good at).

But I am completely enamoured with this dress she has on!
I want one in Purple, Scarlet, Navy, Grey, Pink and Black.



I love the way she needs two people holding her up in this shot, is that because the floor is slippery or Miss Canary has been indulging in cocktails all afternoon??
(she is after all wearing sunglasses at night)







I am not always a fan of her outfits though - as I'm sure you would agree some of them are all too frightening. But in the interests of shielding you from the harsh realities of life I will put a more mild example up here today.



Alright if I am totally honest then this one is more for my own amusement once again (like the Britney shot)



Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Peacock Dress




I've searched high and low for pictures of the actual gown and sadly I have failed to find more than these dodgy pictures which hardly do justice to the gown.

However I feel this dress deserves it's own post, don't you?

As mentioned in my previous post :

Lady Curzon Durbar and her 'Peacock dress' which was made by the House Of Worth at the Delhi Durbar in 1903 (to celebrate Edward the VII being named Emperor of India)

In wikipedia the dress is described:

"stitched of gold cloth, embroidered with peacock feathers with an emerald in each eye, and many precious and semi-precious stones sewn into the fabric. The skirt was trimmed with white roses and the bodice with lace. She glittered with diamonds, pearls, and precious stones as well as a huge diamond necklace and a large broach of diamonds and pearls. She wore a tiara crown with a pearl tipping each of its high diamond points. It was reported that as she walked through the hall the crowd was breathless."


This dress is a stunning example of old world glamour and a rich source of inspiration. The house of Worth still make perfume today - sadly however they are not making these sumptuous gowns any longer.

I did come across a few of their other dresses and thought that I would include them for your daydreaming pleasure.








Sigh such a shame we can't still dress like this sometimes!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Butterflies and pretty little things

Luly Yang has created this beautiful dress that I am coveting.
If only I could get my greedy little hands on this number I would go to every formal event I could possibly find to show it off! As far as I can tell Luly Yang only has a boutique in Seattle and so I must content myself with dreaming (that and plotting to get some fabric printed up like this to make my own copy).



(click on the pics to enlarge - highly recomend the second pic has fantastic detail)


What an amazing tribute to one of natures most delicate and beautiful creatures.
Lulie creates some truely amazing garments.

This dress go me thinking and I decided to look for some other tributes to mother nature in the world of fashion. I did a little googling and found this Peacock dress:




Eva looks amazing in this stunning dress.

Peacock feathers are so glam and they always remind me of Lady Curzon Durbar and her 'Peacock dress' which was made by the House Of Worth at the Delhi Durbar in 1903 (to celebrate Edward the VII being named Emperor of India) - would that I were alive back then and could have caught a glimpse of the affair!


Her dress stopped the show alright she was described as:

"A rose of roses bright
A vision of embodied light."


By the Indian Poet Ram Sharma and

"Like a diamond set in gold
the full moon in a clear autumnal sky."


by another.

What flowery, lovely compliments!

In wikipedia the dress is described:

"stitched of gold cloth, embroidered with peacock feathers with an emerald in each eye, and many precious and semi-precious stones sewn into the fabric. The skirt was trimmed with white roses and the bodice with lace. She glittered with diamonds, pearls, and precious stones as well as a huge diamond necklace and a large broach of diamonds and pearls. She wore a tiara crown with a pearl tipping each of its high diamond points. It was reported that as she walked through the hall the crowd was breathless."

I can but content myself with a visit to Kedleston Hall where the original dress is kept on show!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A celeb a day keeps the boredom away.

Britney Spears:
Okay so she is not really on my list I am shamelessly using this excuse to put this picture on my blog because it's funny!



(note that all pics can be enlarged by clicking on them)

Whether it’s their dress sense or lack there of.
Or if they are just plain crazy and thus funny!
I wanted to do a post on those celebs that fascinate me and they are:

Nicole Richie
Nicole has a fantastic sense of style and is one of the more interesting ‘it’ girls out there.
To my mind she has far more substance than Paris (not a hard task I know – but still).







Nicoles effortless style is an inspiration.
Not to Mention her family is full of facinating celebs:

Who didn't want to dance on the ceiling all night long back in the day! Okay that was terribly lame but I couldn't resist!

Lil Kim
Now this is a lady who get's it oh so wrong most of the time and every once in a while oh so right:


This Versace outfit is SO right (even if the expression is a 'lil vacant').


Stunning here and I'm going to assume this outfit is fab because she looks great in this shot!



I love this outfit! so demure. I want it for myself!



Then we come to the OMG section the creative shots:



Hey that's the same face I make when I see some of these outfits your wearing in public.
Hmm I would like to do an imitation of this pic, I think there could be some very amusing results!



David Lachapelle's work I think, love his work such amazing photography!



LV Kim




This green outfit could have been awesome but somehow didn't turn out right.
Maybe it was the red shoes and red belt (you are not a Christmas tree).



This is a tough one for me because I secretly think she looks feirce, but I know those jeans went horribly wrong at the bottom.
They look like they were in a fight to the death with some American eagles (who's feathers were left caught in the shredded bottoms - perhaps this is the real reason they have the American Bald eagle??)and won.



Well minus the pale blue glove this could be cute if a little skanky but hey who am I to be anti flesh if I had ab's like that I'd rock tiny tops sometimes too!

Might make this a regular spot with more wacky celebs