Friday, 30 November 2012

“I think she was afraid to love sometimes. I think it scared her. She was the type to like things that are concrete, like the ocean. Something you could point to and know what it was… And I think that’s why she struggled with love. She couldn’t touch it. She couldn’t hold on to it and make sure it never changed.” 
Carrie Ryan, The Dead-Tossed Waves

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Tribute to Nicolas Ghesquière

Born: 1971
Comines, Nord-Pas de Calais, France
A Delicate Balance | Nicaragua, Karlie Kloss wearing Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière for New York Times Style Magazine, Shot by Ryan McGinley
Elisa Sednaoui

Fall 2009

Fall 2005

Freja Beha Erichsen for UK Vogue

Fall/Winter 07-08

Fall/Winter 10-11

Spring/Summer 2005

Spring/Summer 09

Spring/Summer 2012

Spring/Summer 2013

Spring/Summer 2013

Spring/Summer 2013

Balenciaga streetstyle

Monday, 19 November 2012

Art feature: Ben Giles

Kneon Magazine
ART BY: Ben Giles
This post is entirely dedicated to the fascinating and wonderful artist Ben Giles, whose vibrant artwork and collages catch me breathless. He is a 20-year-old fine artist from Bury St Edmunds, who currently resides in Kingston. He has been featured in numerous magazines and you can find out more about him and his amazing work here. Click the link below to read my interview with him along with more beautiful artwork and collages!
I Am Tired Of This by oh my clumsy heart
I Am Tired Of This, a photo by oh my clumsy heart on Flickr.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

So I got a new hat

Hey guys! So I've finally given into to my recent hat addiction and got a new cashmere beanie! I'm actually wearing it right now haha -- it's insanely soft and cosy. I can't wait to wear it when I visit the UK this year in December at the end of the year! So as you've been following me in my count downs to the end of exams, just wanted to say that tomorrow is the last day of exams aghghgdhgsfkjh finally! :) If anyone does live in the UK, do drop a comment and recommend me some lovely places to go to! I'd love to discover the UK in a less "tourist" way! I'm going to Stratford upon Avon, Stonehenge, Bath, Salisbury and London, and I'm very excited for December to come!
I've even planned to go to the Harry Potter studios, so I'm looking forward to that since I'm a big fan of Harry Potter. 

I made a few "winter-inspired" (?), more cosy sets that I dream of wearing to London (these aren't that good for fighting the cold though but I thought putting an ugly michelin man down jacket would be a bit of a killer for the look), but have yet to acquire - and probably never will...
blouse monki
shorts sheinside
jacket sheinside
t-bar shoes see by chloé
backpack asos
tights osé

skirt m&co.
cardigan monki
tights gerbe
knitted mittens fair+trade
flats charlotte olympia
shoulder bag oasap

dress cacharel
detachable collar romwe
socks jack wills
shoulder bag proenza schouler 
ballet style flatforms asos
gloves hfm japan
pearl earrings amrita singh
hairpin anthropologie
raven ring browns fashion

“Melancholy were the sounds on a winter's night.” 
 ― Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room: The Shakespeare Head Press Editon of Virginia Woolf

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Style inspiration: Red Valentino f/w 2012

Sharing with you all the RED Valentino fall/winter collection for this year as I think it's so beautiful and whimsical -- very dreamy and girly. I especially love the detailing of the clothes (as are all the lovely Valentino collections) and I just admire how this whole campaign was put together. Though the backdrop is simple and definitely much more cost-saving, it works and it's just so perfect and pretty, giving the whole collection a very magical quality about it. 
In fact, this collection and its concept really reminded me of Sasha's campaign with Prada all the way back in 2008 (spring/summer), with the nymphs and fairies serving as both a backdrop and the pattern for the clothes in the collection. I love those collections that incorporate drawings and sketches into the clothes, it really does give the clothes a very earthly and raw feel to them, like the designer used the piece of clothing as a blank canvas not just to sculpt but to draw on as well.