Thursday, 26 February 2009

Interior Stylings

1. Name, Age, Occupation.

Hayley Hughes, 24, Fashion Student + freelance photographer.

2. Describe your interiors aesthetic.

My home is a little bit retro with a touch of (well maybe overdose of) Japanese kawaii. I decided to keep it simple and not use too many colours, so most of my furniture choices are white, which then makes my collectibles pop and stand out. I obviously love the colour red, and I tend to collect mostly red accessories for my home, as well as cute Japanese items such as fake food displays and kokeshi dolls.

3. Where is your favorite place to shop for home wares and furniture?

I love Ikea for its cheap basics (hello I'm still a student) but I absolutely love ebay. I scour ebay nearly every day for bargains, such as my white sofa bed for only $120, or my tree hat stand for $99 and most recently my hall way shelf for $10, you can find anything on ebay!

4. What is your favorite item in your apartment?

I love my new sofa bed because I wanted one like it for so long (1950's click clack style) and I finally found one that was both cheap but also in good condition. Its been so handy already I don't know how I ever survived without a sofa bed.

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Damir Doma

Croatian born designer Damir Doma launched his label in 2006 after broadening his perception of fashion and the arts working under Raf Simons and Dirk Schoenberger.

His collections to date are thoughtful and sensitive. Sheer fabrics, draped silhouettes and subtle fluidity inspired by multiple expressions of identity and fragile ephemeral qualities of the body in his pieces explore contemporary interpretations of masculinity.

Doma's SS 09 collection is loose and organic featuring sheer layers and drapes creating deconstructed formal wear. In its basic neutral palette of off-white, grey, blue and black, this range showcases Doma's continuing exploration of the ephemeral male state.

Available at

London Fashion Week A/W 09 Collections, Part 2


Richard Nicoll


Jaeger London

Ossie Clark

Danielle Scutt

Sunday, 22 February 2009

London Fashion Week A/W 09 Collections

Here is my pick of the best looks to go down the catwalk at London Fashion week so far......

Betty Jackson

Armand Basi One

Peter Jensen

Nathan Jenden

Charles Anastase

Vivian Westwood Red Label

Basso & Brooke

Friday, 20 February 2009

Vincent & Vincent

New Australian leather wear and accessory label, Vincent and Vincent is about to release their debut collection next month.

Designed by brothers James and Isaac Vincent, Collection One launches with seven jackets, two of which are available for women.

Delivering a mix of tradition and reinterpreted history the offering ranges from cropped biker and bomber jackets to decadent tailored evening wear.

The raised waist lines and lean body conscious fits are inspired by vintage jackets of the early 1970s and icons of the proto-punk era of hard and glam rock; Roxy Music, T. Rex, Black Sabbath, and AC/DC.

"We want to create leather jackets as classic as your favorite pair of jeans, dependable on your best and your worst days, the type that only gets better with time."

With rich vegetable tanned leathers and cupro linings, tight-zipped biker jackets are given a luxurious touch, while the weather-proofed goat nubuck used in the double-breasted sea coat retains its intended utility.

Blazers finished in suede's and velvets feature slim proportions, with narrowed peak lapels and shawl collars, pinched waists and high sleeves that capture the austerity of classic evening wear.

"Our benchmark for quality is the 30 year old vintage jackets that survived everything their owners put them through," James said.

The jackets start at $660 for the biker and bomber styles.

Check out the collection below; the styling executes the aesthetic perfectly. This shoot alone is incredibly inspirational.

My personal pick of this collection is the deep green leather jacket - oh my.