Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone :)

Image courtesy of Chiara of theblondesalad.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Inspired by the younger generation?

I'd love to know people's thoughts on 10 year old Will Smith's daughter Willow's fashion sense.
She's had a lot of publicity recently, some good, some bad. But I personally absolutely love her, even if she is a bit of a diva the age of 10!

Images courtesy of and live.drjay.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Rhinestone Eyes

I was working at Topshop Sunday night, when everyone started getting excited and talking about Cher having come onto our floor. Being that it was the xfactor weekend I assumed everyone was talking Cher Lloyd..but after walking past a strange looking woman in a cowboy hat coated in rhinestones and massive dark sunglasses..I realised we were actually talking about THE Cher.

Anyway it reminded me of when I was about 9 or 10 years old and she released 'Believe'. It was number one for about 7 weeks, I used to watch Top of the Pops religiously on Friday nights and really remember loving that song!
She had some cool takes on the hippy thing as well.

I think I might go and see her new film with Christina Augilera - 'Burlesque' - now, just for fun!

Images courtesy of

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Overdue Olsens

I've been really busy again the last few weeks, but it's finally all drawing to a close and my seven day week ends with an entire week off soon :) This week I finally got to experience Jamie Oliver's restaurant - Fifteen - in Old Street this week (for my 21st birthday !) and I would definitely recommend it, especially the pasta! And of course the cocktails.

Can I also just say a huge thank you to everyone that commented on the post below to tell me the artist and song title I'd been searching for. Amazing response, and very much appreciated, thank you ! :)

Anyways, I figured it was about that time for a quick Olsen's post. Enjoy!

The middle one is definitely an all time favourite photograph.

Images courtesy of weheartit.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Do you want to go to the plage with me?

Dreaming of warmer weather..

Do you want to go to the plage with me,
I'm going down down down there, four in the morning,
most beautiful girl I've ever seen,
going down down down, my love is calling..

Beautiful lyrics, beautiful vocals, beautiful song. It's from the Topshop playlist but I can't find out from anyone what it's called.
If anybody knows who sings this or even just a song title, I'd be so grateful! I've searched everywhere but I can't seem to find it!

Images courtesy of (1) weheartit and (2) my old camera.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Gorillaz at o2 Arena London, November 2010. Some of the most amazing graphics I've ever seen!

Images from my camera.
T-shirt designs copyright of Jasmine Virtue !

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Lanvin for H&M! Exciting :)
A few favourites from a Lookbook perspective.

Courtesy of Fashion Hedonism, Wolfie C and Pinkspider*.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

November Has Come

I've been ill all weekend. And I really want some ice cream.

Images courtesy of weheartit, anangelsrevenge, ilovewildfox, frenchfrosting, tattooligist and facehunter.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Carnage of Kate

Words by Jasmine, photographs by Johnny Wallace.

On Monday 1st November, Kate Moss launched her final collection for Topshop. All week, posters had been displayed around the store and in the window displays with 'See you on Monday at 7pm, love Kate x' scrawled across them.

At 6pm, the queue was at least 100 deep.

The crowds had gathered by 7pm, the DJ arrived with a suitcase full of vinyl for the evening, and soon there were excited cheers and cameras and phones flashing away at the arrival of Sir Philip down the triple escalator, shortly followed by Ms Moss, coveting the blood-red lipstick look and a sweeping full fringe.

The store was so busy with people shoving left right and centre to get a glimpse of Kate that I'm pretty sure no one was actually looking at her collection supposedly based on 'her own wardrobe'. However a lot of people were very happy to see her bring back several previous limited edition items such as the panther dress and her iconic fringed jacket.

As for her 'DJ set', I'm not even sure she made it up on to the podium. She was only on the shop floor for around 20 minutes before she left!

Either way, the highlight of the night for me was the mysterious DJ with the ridiculous hat. It was so nice to hear old skool motown and funk, with James Brown, Cream and The Stranglers thrown in the mix, as opposed to the angsty girl band mix tape they have been blasting on repeat for the last 3 months!

Huge thank you to Johnny Wallace for capturing the moment and giving me permission to share these! Images copyright of Johnny Wallace.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Estoy Con La Banda

My life is flashing past at the moment..every waking hour I wish I was in bed! But it's very exciting, if somewhat ridiculously exhausting! I'm still on track to have worked over 80 days back to back before I get a single day off, and it's getting pretty stressful the closer we get to Christmas and ultimately, January when I leave for LA!
This week I've been designing for my placement and at Topshop..there was a staff competition going on to re-design the uniform t-shirt which I entered very last minute just for fun..and managed to come joint 1st runner up! I won a Topshop voucher for it, and apparently my design goes up on a board somewhere which they showed in our briefing yesterday morning.

So, my family have been in Spain this week and so brought me home a Spanish Vogue..this is my favourite editorial from the November issue.

Great editorial with some really cool knitwear.

Ps. I'm working the Kate Moss launch on Monday night for her final collection for Topshop! Apparently she's DJ'ing and also dancing in the window displays?!

Images courtesy of Fashion Gone Rogue.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Red October


Images courtesy of Face Hunter.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Blogging is likely to be a little sparse over the coming months due to the fact I'm currently on placement Monday - Thursday, then picking up shifts at Topshop Friday - Sunday, so literally no days off til Christmas!
I've just started interning at a textile agency in Old Street that design lingerie, nightwear and loungewear for John Lewis, River Island, New Look, La Senza as well as French companies Galleries Lafayette and Chantelle.
I've drawn up around 100 designs already, and this week my most exciting task was for Chantelle's Autumn/Winter 2011 collection. Obviously due to copyright reasons I can't post my design ideas, but it's a really exciting project and I can't wait to see the samples!

Image courtesy of Couturesnob.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Ce qui se produit à Paris?

As always, Galliano was a clear favourite (and always will be!), alongside Viktor & Rolf, Issey Miyake and Alexis Mabille. I was however, slightly disappointed with Ricardo Tisci and even Decarnin. Givenchy just didn't inspire me like it usually does, and whilst I love the toughed up punk version of Christophe Decarnin's newest offering, I couldn't help but feel the cut & shaping was just so similar to previous seasons.

Phoebe Philo was, as usual absolutely spot on with the cut & styling this season. Love the simplicity yet complex cut going on at Celine for S/S 2011.

But surprisingly, this season, it's actually Watanabe that's stolen the show(s) for me. The twisted nautical theme has such an original feel to does he always manage to do that?

Sheer genius in every sense. Deconstructionist cuts never cease to amaze me.

Also; not usually being a massive fan of the typical Italian designers..(Cavalli and Versace excluded!), having just written a press release for Armani, I have to say I was quite inspired by the Femme Bleue theme!

Images courtesy of Style.