Maleficent’s Louboutins

 

Her cheek bones are out of control, I cant take it..It's insane!

Her cheek bones are out of control, I cant take it..This is insane!


 

Maleficent is a twist of one of Disney’s most infamous tales, Sleeping Beauty. Told from the point of view of the “vindictive fairy” Maleficent. We defiantly haven’t seen anything like that before… oh wait, we have! Obviously, theatre production ‘The Wicked’ was a huge success winning multiple awards and in its height, smashing the box-office making over £1 million in just a week. So this is not one of Disney’s most original films, but to be honest why am I not surprised!

look at the blood dripping down the spindle like sculpture at the heel of the shoe...attention to detail bitches!

look at the blood dripping down the spindle like sculpture at the heel of the shoe…attention to detail bitches! These shoes also come in Gold and Black too!

Anyway, back to the point. Maleficent is played by Angelina Jolie and she looks FIERCE. Angie has been spotted at Premiers for the film floating around in custom made Maleficent Christian Louboutins! Villains have to be fabulously dressed, who knows why but thats just the way it is. Cruela Deville? Sure evil,  but fab. Ursulla? Rocking that ‘Heroin’ purple lipstick trend that we never saw coming. The ‘Evil Queen’ in Snow White…? The list could go on and on! Being exceptionally well dressed is something we all love to hate. In homage to Disney’s Mistresses of darkness I have picked my top 10 shoes this season worthy of a Disney Vixen…

 

TOP 10 SPRING SHOES WORTHY OF A DISNEY VIXEN

 

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These gorgeous witchy-poo inspired boots are great for when Her Highness decides to crash that country club garden party. Hey, evil can do florals too!

 

 

 

 

GIANVITO ROSSI Metallic suede and PVC pumps Gianvito Rossi Metallic Suede and PVC Pumps (£470) Glass Slipper much..! Cinders has finally joined her fellow Disney sisters, Miley, Vanessa and Demi and gone bad; with these sultry stilettos. Welcome to the revolution honey, May the odds forever be in your favour!

 

 

 

Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog…you know where i’m going with this one. The eye’s actually look like they might chase you around the room. A technique achieved by the art of embroidery.

 

 

 

‘They’re to die for Muhahaha!” Cruella would defiantly have rocked these studded beauties in her heyday. This Valentino creation has to be my favourite shoe for the season. Rock them with baggy jeans or a cocktail dress, they are always a winner.

 

 

 

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Broomsticks at the ready! These chic patent ankle boots jazz up any outfit. Any modern Bitch…I mean Witch…would be more than pleased to be seen in these sophisticated pointers.

 

 

 

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These Metallic pumps are a crowd pleaser for a day or night on the town. Plus you can see your oh so awesome reflection in them… ‘Mirror Mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all?’ Me of course, what a stupid question!

 

 

 

Well… Every girl needs a day off!

 

 

 

 

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You shall go to the Ball! Every one will be jealous of these vibrant beauties, so pair them with a floaty cocktail number and lets do some magic!

 

 

 

Ye Old Faithful…How can you go wrong with a good court shoe! The patent finish and extra detail at the heel makes these shoes truly mystical.

 

 

 

 

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Even on the beach an evil queen needs to make sure she is feared by her subjects. The McQueen skull detail on these flip flops is sure to demand their attention.

Rihanna and that Dress

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So if you haven’t seen the dress that Rihanna wore to the CFDA awards then where have you been! The dress designed by Adam Selman  had over 200,000 Swarovski crystals draped throughout. Rihanna wore the elegant gown with a classic pair of strappy  Monolo Blahnic heels and accessorised with Jacob Jewellery.  Rihanna oozed Hollywood glamour and no doubt solidified her title as one of the most glamorous women ever to walk the red carpet, up there with Marlilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor. Rihanna picked up the award for ‘Fashion Icon’ 2014 from non other than Anna Wintour and rejoiced with a celebratory Twerk/Duty Whine. See video below…


Hand&Lock

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Hand&Lock are the world class embroidery brand best known for embellishing, embroidering and monograming garments for the Military and the Royal family. Since opening their doors in 1767, they have collaborated with some amazing couture designers such as Christian Dior, Hardy Amies and Hermes. This season we were excited to be invited to the Margaret Street studios to view their new ‘21st century working space’ and to hear more about their most recent collaboration with Mary Katrantzou.

 

The layout was re-designed by Jessica Jane Pile to help improve efficiency for both the embroiderers and the designers. The main work room, has two large wooden tables with ample space for the embroiderers to get stuck in. Portfolios of work were left on display for the event, which ranged from sequined parrots to beaded hot air balloons. The Military space oozed with creativity with colorful badges, silks  and beads draped across the walls reminding us of the rich history of the brand.

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Upon arrival, guests were greeted with a glass of champagne, a demonstration of the master embroiderers’ techniques and a video presentation of the skilled work that went into the Mary Katrantzou collaboration. Mary is often referred to as the ‘queen of print’, renowned for using blown up prints and changing the traditional cut of a garment to create an inspiring piece. However this season prints were  refreshingly replaced by some of Hand&Lock’s most innovative work to date, ranging from the traditional crest inspired designs to designs influenced by aztec totem poles. Its clear that the embroidery technique is still as relevant today as it was over 200 years ago.


In fact, the technique is so important to design that each year, thousands of applicants from colleges around the world battle it out to win the Hand&Lock Prize for embroidery, ‘a prestigious annual celebration of needlework’s most artistic and demanding skill.’ It will be interesting to see what Hand&Lock will have in store for us next season, as it seems that their skill with a needle is boundless. In the meantime, I will continue to fumble with the miniature embroidery kit I gratefully received in my goodie bag… Practice makes perfect!

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London Men’s Collection 2013

The Hospital Club - Meet and Greet

The Hospital Club – Meet and Greet

A young competitor, this season’s menswear week had a great welcome from press and fashionistas alike. The event lasted three days, from Sunday to Tuesday and the main exhibition spaces included the Hospital Club, Victoria House and The Old Sorting Office. women’s wear week’s traditional venue Summerset House was not associated with the event.

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My Guide for the Weekend

On the Sunday I was fortunate enough to be invited as press to the Meet and Greet at the main exhibition space, the Hospital club, where an abundance of designers exhibited their pieces (accessories were exhibited at Victoria House). We are greeted with delicious lemon grass vodka cocktails and popcorn and as it was the first day, the space was buzzing with press itching get a closer look at the designs.

Unfortunately, though I wanted to do a short piece of my favourite and most anticipated pieces. I received my confirmation too late to be able to blag my way in to any shows. However, next season in September for womenswear I will be ready!

There are more photos to come I am still in the process of editing them. X

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Nicholas Kirkwood

Nicholas Kirkwood – I am in love with the new collection!

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David Bowie Exhibition launch Party at the V&A


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Last night the V&A hosted a private viewing of the new David Bowie exhibition, and I was lucky enough to be amongst the star studded guest! Freelancing as part of the VIP events team, I was in charge of signing in all press, photographers and radio teams, as well as greeting the stars and walking them down, in this case, orange carpet. It is the V&A’s fastest selling show in history as thousands of tickets were already snapped up, before it had even opened, for the next three months, making it one of the biggest events of the year. With Gucci as the main sponsors they pulled out all the stops, with goody bags filled with Gucci wallets and other fab gifts. Outside of the V&A was manic. The queue for the guests was around a mile long, going way past the Natural History Museum and, by 6pm (almost 2 hours before the opening), there were Paparazzi everywhere waiting to snap a photo of VIP’s including host, Tilda Swinton, Rosario Dawson, Tracy Emin and Pixie Geldof. Once everyone had been ushered inside, I finally had the opportunity to enjoy the event and view the exhibition. To the soundtrack of Bowie inspired music performed by 2manyDJs, Soulwax and Jerry Bouthier, I danced my way through the crowds towards the main information desk, which had been transformed in to a glitzy cocktail bar, where I grabbed a few yummy Apple Martinis and Lychee Mohitos. As expected, gorgeous waitresses – clad in what I were meant to be Bowiesque but actually came across as silver tinfoil dresses –  handed out mini canapés which went down a treat.

The exhibition space was rammed with everyone wanting to get a glimpse of everything that was on show. When I walked in I was handed an interactive headset, a bit wary at first as I have honestly always seen the head set idea as dated, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. The head set follows you around the room rather than guiding you by providing a monologue that didn’t necessarily make sense, scattered with random music and quotes from Bowie, overall immersing you in a psychedelic world separating you from the swarming crowds. The exhibition consists of memorabilia from all of his persona’s, as well as some of his greatest costumes. Peep holes with short films, paintings and quotes mean there is something new and different everywhere you look. I strongly advise that you reserve a ticket to see the Exhibition as it was almost certainly the best I have ever seen at the V&A; it’s not completely sold out if you book now you still might be able to get one of the last few.

On a side note:

Gucci also organised a far more timid and respectable private dinner for the VIP’s of the VIP’s, they invited stars such as Bianca Jagger and Vivienne Westwood. Westwood in true style arrived on her bike, chained it up to the lamp post outside in the front of the venue, and then casually walked on to the ‘orange carpet’, wearing a fabulous scarlet dress, one of her own designs, and wooden platforms, AWESOME! Tilda Swinton on both nights wore Bowie inspired encrusted suits and Pam Hogg came in a metallic leather jacket and crazy hair as always.

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