Thursday, 10 May 2012

We lost faith in the arms of love.

Falling from high places, falling through lost spaces, Now that we're lonely, now that there's nowhere to go. Watching from both sides, these clock towers burning up, I lost my time here, I lost my patience with it all.

A selection of photos I took for my final university project, a digital magazine for Urban Outfitters in the style of our a/w 12/13 trend 'Raw Nature.'

Location; Alderley Edge, Manchester
Featuring Lauren Daley and Charlotte Blair


Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Met Gala 2012

Did anyone else manage to become completely addicted to the live streaming of the Met Gala 2012 last night? I only popped it on 'briefly' whilst I was winding down for the evening and before I knew it, it was multiple beautiful dresses later and I was wholeheartedly up watching it till the end! Without trying to sound too much of a tech geek, it's times like these where I really do love technology as it was the first time the Met Gala was streamed live and it was nice to able to share the action with the trans-atlantic tweeters taking over my tweet feed!

After last years spectacular showcasing the 'Savage Beauty' exhibition from Alexander McQueen, this year The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art is paying homage to two iconic Italian designers, Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, and the exhibition is entitled "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations." My favourite dresses of the night are as follows.

First up and possibly my favourite; Gwyneth Paltrow really paying homage to Prada in this gorgeous grey/lilac sequined pocket dress. I love the low cut back on it and the mix of silk and sequins!

Image:Style Fizz
Mia Wasikowska: Probably my second favourite look of the evening from none other than Prada..again" Its conservative yet gorgeously chic with its sequined neck collar and waist detail on beautifully tailored burgundy fabric.  

Image: Glamour

Carey Mulligan; Again looking lovely in Prada with this gold shimmering fish scale-like sequined dress.

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Nina Dobrev: Wearing a Donna Karen dress. Love the gold shading and the long trail.


Chloe Sevigny looking effortlessly cool in Miu Miu, it seems big disc sequins were a running theme of the evening!

Image: Glamour

Gisele: Working an elegant heavily sequined Givenchy dress.

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Coco Rocha: Looking the epitome of summer in this sunny yellow vintage Givenchy Jumpsuit and newly dipped pink hair! Here are a few pics from her twitter before the event!

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Amber Heard: In a gorgeous Zac Posen dress, Amber looked every inch red carpet worthy.  

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Karolina Kurkova: I know this look has split opinions but I personally love how this long sleeved full length dress from Rachel Zoe embodies a glamorous retro edge.
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Amy Adams: Looking beautiful in an Giambattista Valli two tone dress. The mix of black and white is particularly chic, I'm just not too keen on the waist bow!

Image: Glamour
 What did you all make of the outfits from this year's gala? What were your favourite looks?


Monday, 7 May 2012

Elliott Landy Preview Exhibition at Armani

Last Thursday night I was kindly invited to the Elliott Landy preview exhibition in collaboration with Magnum photos at the Armani store in Manchester. 

I had yet to visit the Armani store properly, but as soon as we arrived the staff were really friendly and we were immediately handed prosecco and yummy nibbles which naturally is always the way to a girl's heart! The store itself is so sleek and minimalist so the exhibition worked well with two rows of selected colour splash photographs being exhibited as you walked through the store. 

I have to say as I had not seen the photos other than on my computer I wasn't sure what to expect, but in printed display the images really came to life as the infrared film gave an amazing sheen and shimmer to the images, not to mention much more depth and dimension. Amazingly all the images were developed by CIA procedures which allowed them to be so highly saturated and sharply contrasted.

The images ranged from featuring Janis Joplin to Van Morrison, however I particularly loved the pink and turquoise shaded image of Bob Marley and a classic car which has been used on his record cover of 'Nashville Skyline.' Due to copyright reasons I was unable to take a full photo of it, but you can catch a glimpse of it in the photo above!

A quick snap of my friend Beth and I unexpectedly wearing co-ordinating outfits to the event!Don't worry we're not the types to ring and arrange this sort of thing, apparently it just seemed that spots and leather jackets were the order of the day! (My spotty dress is from Oh my Love London concession in Topshop.)  

Aside from the exhibition itself, the evening was really lovely, with a bustling bar at the back of the store and lots of friendly people! It was nice to bump into Eliska again who I'd previously met at fashion week and meet Elizabeth who had arranged the event! We also were treated to a complimentary bottle of the Diamonds perfume which in case your in need of a new scent I would definitely recommend trying, so a big thank you indeedy to all at Armani.    

Hope you've all been enjoying you bank holiday weekends!