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WOMEN.

For a while I’ve been composing my list of female inspirations. Gals with style, energy, talent and BALLS appeal to me, be they musicians, models, actors, writers, artists etc. Enjoy the prettiness 🙂

Carole King – I Feel the Earth Move (Tapestry, 1971)

Lara Stone, supermodel.

Alison Mosshart, Musician.

Marla Singer (Helena Bonham Carter) – Fight Club, 1999

"Le Due Frida" - Frida Kahlo, Artist

The Breeders (Kim Deal) – Cannonball (Last Splash, 1993)

Britney Spears, Musician.

READ: "You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again" - Julia Phillips

Natalia Vodianova, Supermodel.

Meryl Streep in Sophies Choice, 1982

Courtney Love, Musician.

Carole King, Musician.

READ: "Fear of Flying" - Erica Jong.

Hole (Courtney Love) – Northern Star (Celebrity Skin, 1998)

Sophie Dahl, Supermodel/Writer. (NB: I also love this picture because Opium is one of my favourite fragrances.

Julianne Moore in Magnolia, 1999

 More to follow…

Dre x

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I’m in Love

£25 jacket from EBay Baby!

Dre x

Kinder Surprise

Hole in the mid-ninties

Grunge music is officially on its way back and so must be its fashion counterpart. Kinderwhore, made famous by Courtney Love and Kat Bjelland, is the classic good girl gone bad way of dressing. Baby doll dresses, tights ripped to shreds, smeared makeup and extreme bed hair. It kinda says “I’m innocent…but get too close I’ll rip you to shreds.” The late 80’s/early 90’s was a crazy time. Music was radical and powerful, young people everywhere didn’t give a damn about what people thought and constantly provoked reaction from the mainstream. The late 00’s/early ‘10’s do no harbour such free thinking rebellion, so any attempt at Kinderwhore nowadays would have to be done in a sensible and controlled manner. Take Peaches Geldof:

Peaches for PPQ

Victorian style colours (black and cream always work well together), lace, netting, frills and strong shoulders. Dark red lips and careless waves complete the look. The aim of the game is to look a little dishevelled, but still some what presentable. Try this take on the babydoll from Jovonna at Topshop with these Topshop tights. Mary Janes are the staple shoes and these cuties from New Look will do the trick. Search EBay for a mid length brown faux fur coat to throw over the outfit to keep you toasty. A sweet yet grown up fragrance is needed here. J’adore by Dior or maybe more fittingly, Baby Doll by Yves Saint Laurent. But above all, to pull off this look you need shit loads of attitude and true love for all things grunge. 

 Dre x

Oh-My-God-It’s-Snowing-The-Whole-World-Will-End-Now-Save-Us-Please

 

Living in England I’ve just gotten used to certain things. Rain. Failure at most sporting events. The complete hysteria that occurs anytime there’s more than an inch of snow. Since I was a young’n it has snowed, without fail, every year which is why I’m baffled as to why this country seems to momentarily lose its mind and shut down completely when it snows. For two weeks we’ve had weather broadcasters, newspapers and old people at the bus stop preaching about how the snow is imminent, how many inches we’re expecting blah blah etc etc. So why oh why did councils up and down the country run out of grit due to “an unprecedented amount of snow to contend with”. Bull hockey. Not to mention no transport, about a million school closures and basically ‘the end is nigh’ mentality. The news doesn’t help. Imagine my dismay when Cash in the Attic was cancelled to hold a BBC news special about something we already knew would happen. Watching the news casters stifle smiles and try to mask their excitement at airport closures and people being stranded in their cars over night nearly inspired me to throw various objects at the telly. I wonder how the folks in Canada or New York cope with their yearly snow fall, and my best guess would be they get on with it like we should be doing.

Photographs by Vicky & Dre

Colours of the seeeeeeason

Donna Karen @ NY Fashion week S/S '10

During my frantic two hour pillage of the Topshop sale in the flagship store in Oxford Circus, London, I had a sneak peak at the new season’s collections and was greeted with wall-to-wall nudes. Or peaches, tans, beiges, whatever you want to call it. The New Year is bringing in a wave of neutral, feminine shades, which I for one am all for.

Topshop dress in Mink

 Now I hate to say ‘I told you so’, but I’ve had a thing for natural shades for a while now. From my oversized off the shoulder, lightweight jersey top in nude from H&M, to my peach coloured oversized mans shirt bought vintage from EBay, I’ve had a feeling these colours would find their way into women’s wardrobes across the land, or maybe rifling through the fashion mags gave me the notion subconsciously: we’ll never know. As these things tend to go, the trend started way back in Autumn of last year when designers showed their 2010 Spring/Summer pieces at the various Fashion Week’s across the globe, and this eventually tricked down into the high street (giving people like me hope). Christopher Kane in London, Phillip Lim in New York and Lanvin in Paris all had nods to this trend, but it’s not just these shades that are making waves – team these colours with lace, gingham, and billowing, drapey dresses with a longer hemline (knee scrapers to mid calf will do) for a romantic, antique-doll look:

Lanvin @ Paris Fashion S/S '10

 If, like me, budgets do not stretch to old Chrissy Kane, check out asos.com, Topshop, or even Next, as I stumbled upon this delightful lace jacket for a decent price. Douse yourself in Parisienne by Yves Saint Laurent or Lola by Marc Jacobs to complete the experience. My dream outfit? Nude lace body, black peg leg ankle scraping trousers, black draping jacket with gold beading and black patent peep-toe ankle boots (oh yay I own those boots!) Now if only I had the body of Lara Stone…

 

Dre x