We Are The Champions.
Just had to post this editorial from Schön! Magazine (Issue 17), I really love some of the subtle Sci-Fi touches used in the styling for this shoot, but then again….it features Leger & Gaultier…so whats not to love?! This truly is RIGHT UP MY STREET. WOW.
Final Major Project-1 month to go!!!!
I thought it fitting to write a post about my Final Major Project since that seems to be all I am spending my time working on at the moment! With just 5 weeks left of my final year at university, I am now in the process of getting my final work completed. This project combines my research/trend prediction skills with my design skills. I am creating a trend and then designing a collection from...
FGT is Back!
Pleased that after accidentally deleting my blog last week I have now managed to retrieve some of my old posts, and daily posts will continue from tomorrow :-)
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.– Steve Jobs
I buy women shoes and they use them to walk away from me.– Mickey Rooney
Illamasqua treats for Reece
Payday - that can only mean one thing…..head to Illamasqua!! I bought my usual powder blusher in shade “lover”, and a lipstick from their new Human Fundamentalism collection which is a teal shade called Apocolips. What do you think of this colour?
Its not so fun when the rabbit has a gun.– Jake Hoyt, Training Day
You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.– Sammy Davis Jr
Product Of The Week
High-street fashion is really in a transitional period at the moment, with the weather being so bad high-street stores are trying to be commercial to what their customers will want to wear in such terrible weather, but at the same time they have all of their exciting new Spring/Summer trends which they would be expecting to be selling at this time of year. For product of the week I have chosen...
You can never be over-dressed or over-educated– Oscar Wilde
Product Of The Week
Fashion Gone Toxic will now have a now weekly feature - Product Of The Week. The featured product will differ from Clothing/ Accessories/ Footwear, and occasionally cosmetics. This weeks product of the week is cream/snakeskin print shoes with a skyscraper high suedette wedge heel, and believe it or not….they were only £17 from Primark!
The World Of Ralph Lauren
On a recent trip to New York I was told by several of my friends that I must visit Ralph Lauren’s mansions on Madison Square, so upon their advice I did just that….and it did not fail to live up to its expectations. There are two mansions both located on Madison Square, one is for menswear and the other womenswear. These buildings are beautifully restored outside, and decorated with...
If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the...– Jim Rohn
DVF at Bloomingdales
Creative wall space in Bloomingdales New York dedicated to designer Diane Von Furstenberg…..it all started with her iconic jersey wrap dresses….and look at her now.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.– Maya Angelou
FGT at Vivienne Westwood A/W 2012 Show
I was lucky enough to get an invite to Vivienne Westwood’s Autumn/Winter 2012 show for London Fashion Week which was held at the very beautiful venue Goldsmith’s Hall. The collection consisted of a rich palette of pinks, plums with grey and blue tones. There was a real mix of fabrics used throughout the collection; tweet and wool was using in what I would describe as “Saville...
Kanye has finally won afew fashion stripes!!
I really was not sure what to expect after Kanye’s last collection which was slated by every industry insider I know!! However, he really did get it right this time round at his Paris ready to wear show for Fall 2012. The show was well executed and showcased a collection which consisted of key leather pieces, gorgeous fur, and velvet. I think that we are going to see Kanye go from strength to...
This sh**’s chess, it ain’t checkers”.– Alonzo Harris, Training Day.
Accessories that make you go "WOW"
On a recent trip to London I was introduced to the work of Accessory designer Oliver Ruuger as some of his designs were displayed in Selfridges window during London Fashion Week. Trust me….now there is no going back - I love his conceptual accessories. This collection is like nothing I have even seen before and has an almost fetish like mood behind it. Every piece is visually stunning and...
Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable...– Orson Welles
I spy something beginning with the letter "C"
Well I seem to have a new obsession…..jewellery with my initial on. I found these two pieces on the high-street & thought I deserved a treat ;-) The ring is from Topshop, a total bargain at £10, and the necklace is from Urban Outfitters for £18.
Prada Goes Dip-Dyed at Milan Fashion Week
I was quite happy to see Prada’s models on the catwalk at Milan Fashion Week with drastically dip-dyed hair. I have been contemplating dying mine back to a blocked colour, but after seeing how they styled their models hair…I think I will keep mine dip-dyed for the time being! In-fact I actually also loved the makeup worn by the models, it just brought the entire collection alive; nude tones...
Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.– Robert T. Kiyosaki
A Meadham Kirchhoff Fantasy...I wanna be part of...
Must say, I’ve always been a fan of Meadam Kirchhoff….but their latest offering at LFW actually bowled me over! I love it! Kind of reminds me of one of my favourite designer Manish Arora collections, maybe thats becasue of their use of colour in this wonderful collection. To me this collection is really fun and once de-constructed from the way it was styles for the actual show, alot of the...
If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete.– Jack Welch
Treats for Reece!!
When troweling through Oxford Street hunting for exciting new lines to blog about with my fellow fashion blogger Anieka, I ended up in the basement of Topshop worshipping the new lines from their concession The Ragged Priest. I ended up making an impulse buy and getting a kharki military/utility style kacket with black suedde sleeves and leather turn-up detail on the arms…then as if that...
The man who has no imagination has no wings.– Muhammad Ali
Sorry to my followers - but there is a slight technical issue with my blog atm, so please bare with me….I’ll be back up and running as soon as possible. Until then follow me on twitter @cerese_pierre Thanks