Category Archives: Fashion

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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Alexander McQueen: 1969-2010

A fashion maverick, innovator and creator died today. His work will be sorely missed in the fashion world.

Good Hair

No reason for the provocative title, (ethnics will know what I mean) other than I really do have good hair at the moment.

I share, I share. It is thanks to Ojon hair products. The secret to the products is an ancient oil called Ojon oil from a tree or something, discovered by a tribe of people called the Tawera (which translates as “The people of beautiful hair”).

I have been using the products for about 3 years now and it’s the one I always use when my hair is not braided. The must-haves are the hydrating shampoo, the hydrating conditioner and the pure ojon oil. It creates body and strength in the hair, and tremendous volume when blowdried. It is not specifically for Black hair (I believe Scarlett Johnasson copied me as usual and uses Ojon) but I find it works great for my hair and keeps it healthy. 

However, my sister finds that is does not work as well for her. So to each her own, or however you say it.

Vicky

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Anything You Can Do, Courtney Did Better

Whilst casually looking through Courtney Love pics on t’internet, I noticed something. There’s a fair few trends resurfacing that Courtney started in the 90’s. We all know Grunge is back, but I seriously think a few designers made C-Love mood boards when doing their sketches:

Courts in the early 90's

Dress from Asos

Mid 90's: Navy dress

Navy French Connection dress

More to come…

Dre x

Rule Britannia


The modern take on the British classic Dr Marten.
Lace up military worker boots or ‘grunge’ boots. (And Union Jack socks to give it that real, late 70s punk, Sex Pistols feel!)
Bought from eBay for £27.99.

Vicky

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