Thursday, 30 September 2010

Naomi Campbell Covers

This month she was on the cover of Vogue Russia, next month Naomi will move a bit further east as she covers  fashion mag, Vogue China. She really is on fire at the moment.Not to mention the cover she has on Mixte Magazine.

Of The Supermodel 6 her and Linda Evangelista are the one's I admire most
She's said to have the perfect female athlete's body

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Some Magazine Work

In my foundation year at London College of Fashion (Fashion Portfolio) we were made to complete different projects including Textiles, photography, photoshop work and pattern cutting. One of the most arduos tasks was making a magazine, filling 100 pages full of articles, interviews, mock-campaigns etc.

I did a little article on Soho which went quite well but were I really came into my element was when I came up with the idea of a photoshoot based around our magazine title "Bound". We got into the studio all three of us 2 models and the photographer Lissete.

I brought loads of belts that collected from people at halls but in the end we found a box full of creme belts in the sewing room 30mins before the photoshoot. I bought some black stretch tights from Primark and a bag of other incongrous elements.

This is what we came up with:

Model Omogbolahan Kolap-Ajala
Photographer: Lisette Norrby
Assistant: Gordan Darling
Make-up Sebastien Kwok


I've recently seen a designers work coming across all these websites and blogs I've been on. Not sure whether it a new or established label but there menswear is really innovative and it just goes to show that you can still push the boundaries in a field as confined as menswear.

Monday, 27 September 2010

An Era

In all honesty it doesn't get much better than this

Makes me want to live in Do The Right Thing

Alexander McQueen Campaigns

We all know most of the greats die before there time Robert Marley, Martin Luther King, Michael Jackson....

A few reasons why McQueen will live on

Distinct Imagery

                      Signature Motif's

                          The Skull

Skull Patchwork

Characteristically dark, avant-garde campaigns/collections

Moments In Fashion

Spring 1988
All White Collection

Fall 2009
Classic Houndstooth

Spring 1999
Model Shalom Harlow

Spring 2008

Spring 2010 ArmadilloShoes

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Nicholas Kirkwood

In all honesty women are the one who got me into fashion in the first place so it's only right that I let everyone know the type of design that got me from watching bikini clad models from Brazil FashionWeek to studying a Menswear Degree.

A/W 2010

A/W 2010

A/W 2010

 Nicholas Kirkwood has created catwalk shoes for designer including Ghost, John Rocha, Erdem, Rodarte and Pollini and was a finalist for the inaugural BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund Award in 2010.

Rejecting ornamental decoration in favor of sculptural glamour, Corwainer’s graduate Nicholas Kirkwood designs his shoes for "women with presence and a bit of rock'n'roll". Geometric forms and strong, clean lines are shaped using luxe satin, suede, lizard and snakeskin.

Alchemia Mysteria

Discovered another inspirational Menswear Line yesterday thanks to blogger. More specifically to

There website is actually very eery, especially the music staright from the graveyard, but this only helps to illustrate the mood of the label as well as there collections.


I have no idea how they achieved some of those techniques though im aure to look it up! What I like most about this label is that they have such a strong aesthetic and consistency. One collection fows into the next seamlessly I'll be sure to keep a look out for them...

Saturday, 18 September 2010

London Fashion Week, New Talent

It's only the first day of London Fashion Week but I believe in leading from the front and so I'm going to jump in head first and ask "Where's all the budding young talent from CSM et al. that's what I love to see. If i remember correctly last year there was a smorgasbord (typical journalist word) of fresh talent. Particularly from one of the most highly anticipated graduate shows in the world Central Saint Martins.

Here's a look at the designers and collections that replaced the Martin Luther King wallpaper on my Nokia.

Marie Hill

Graduated in 2009 (CSM)


Dean Quinn

Orshell Reid

Showed back in 2009 at the On/Off as part of LFW. Also his trousers were worn by lady Gaga at the beginning of the couture section for her appearance on Wetten Dass, a German TV programme filmed in my mother's home town.

What more could you wont?

Other Notable Designers include:

Holly Lee-Fox & Alexander Ruth and Kye

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Swagger, Kanye West

I recommend listening to The New Boyz - So Dope whilst reading this post. Basically a friend of mine... oh sorry got lost. An inspiration of mine. His name is Kanye Omari (West) as he states in Hey Mama. He doesn't give one or two dam's about what isn't in his heart and so i have much respect. Not to mention the swagger's on ICE...

Magazine Article

Bape Lookbook 2010

General Swagger


Above Leopard Loafers 

Love the cuffed Jeans

Above Swagger
Below Kurt Geiger Newest Season

Prada Perforated and Streamline

                                                             Above Blood Red Florio's by Kurt Geiger