Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Fash Soc goes to LFW

I realise that I'm a little delayed with this blog post, and I do apologise!

On Friday, the Fash Soc girls and I were invited to the Sex and London City party hosted by the gorgeous Nixalina and FashionForwardPR. It was a fabulous night of cocktails and meeting new people. Oh and I also met up with my lovely friend Frankie Murray, who I worked with for the Jacques Townhouse event back in July. It was great to see her, catch up and drool over the Diner dinners we love so much! Hopefully we'll get invited to more FashionForward events in the future!

Here's a few pictures from the night.

(You may notice that I'm not wearing the dress I was planning on wearing... had a slight wardrobe malfunction and went with option 2)



Thursday, 15 September 2011

The night before LFW

So, its the night before Fashion Society head to the big city for the Sex and London City LFW cocktail party and I am so nervous! My dresses are hanging up ready to go, over night bag is packed ready. You would swear I was going on a long holiday abroad. But I always feel that its good to be prepared! (if 3 years of Brownies taught me anything). 

This is my first ever London Fashion Week event and to be honest, I am totally freaking out. Its going to be quite intimidating to be in a room with celebrities and industry veterans, when I'm just a student from Cardiff. But I'm lucky enough to have 2 lovely girls come with me, and hopefully I can meet up with some of my London friends who are also attending the party.

Mission: The Dress 
I knew that I just had to have the perfect dress for the occasion and I had tried asking around PR companies via Twitter to see if any designers would loan me a dress for the occassion, but since I'm only a student, chances of that happening were pretty slim. However, AJ from Prodo.com was lovely enough to get in touch with me to say that Jane Shilton would loan shoes to me and the girls! The shoes were gorgeous and I'm every so greatful to Jane Shilton for offering me the chance to wear them, but like most girls, I need the dress before I get the shoes and unfortunately I missed my chance. However, there were a pair of killer leopard print heels that I might just have to borrow sometime! (Fingers crossed)

After weeks of searching and worrying about having the perfect cockatil dress, I think I finally found it! It's from Topshop and I love it. The picture doesn't do the dress justice but it is so pretty on. The chiffon falls perfectly (and for being curvy like I am, that doesn't happen often). 

What you guys think?

I'm pairing it with black suede peep toe heels and vintage inspired black leather chain bag, with soft retro waves and red lippy. I was advised to keep my outfit fun, elegant but still comfortable, so this classic inspired dress is perfect for me!

I'm just excited to wear it on the red carpet. I'm praying not to have a bad hair day tomorrow!
Wish me luck.



Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Michelle Monroe

I'll be completely honest, when I first heard that actress Michelle Williams was to play the role of Marilyn Monroe in a new biopic of the late icon's life, I was dubious. Not that I don't love Michelle Williams! She will always be bad-girl-gone-good Jen Lindley to me (Dawson's Creek fans will agree with me), and her personal style is simply inpirational. But I wondered how the petite, 31 year old actress would be able to pull of Marilyn's uber overt sex appeal. But looking at her cover spread for US Vogue's October issue, I couldn't be more wrong. She is simply stunning! 

Dressed in a revealing light pink Oscar de la Renta gown with berry coloured lips and Monroe's statement blonde curls, she looks drop-dead gorgeous. A modern bombshell. 

The photographs inside the pictorial were shot by world-renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz. Leibovitz has taken on a very similar style to Milton H. Greene, who photographed of Marilyn herself over a 10 year period, in which he was able to beautifully capture the icon's talents, moods and spirit. The pictures are incredible and the actress looks gorgeous. I just can't wait for the movie!


Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Photography: Taris

Here's a few photos I took with my cousin Taris last Summer. We spent the afternoon on top of the Rhigos Mountain in South Wales. It was such a beautiful day that we ended up having an impromptu photoshoot and had so much fun! These a couple of my favourite pictures of the afternoon. As you can probably tell, most of them are natural and unposed, which is how I like to photograph people; relaxed, casual, and being who they are without realising it.


Decisions, decisions

Today I factually recieved an invite to the Jasper Garvida show! I'll admit that I actually did a Molly-Ringwald-Breakfast-Club-style dance in my kitchen when I opened the letter. I've seen on Twitter for days that everyone was recieving their London Fashion Week invites, and I had still to hear back from the ones I had applied to... so to recieve an invite is a pretty big deal for me! However, I also booked places for Look magazine's Look Lounge, which is on the same day! (arrrrgh!) So now I'm faced with a rather difficult decision: do I go to the catwalk show or to the blog talks?

A part of me is slightly leaning towards to the blog talks. Just because, as I'm new to blogging, I think it would be more beneficial to me in the long run. But at the same time the little voice in my head is screaming "Its London Fashion Week you clumsbucket" Go for it!"... Hmmm what do I do...

Decisions, decisions.



A little about Alex

Well I'm quite new to this and I'm not really sure where to start, so I thought I would say a little bit about myself. Just a few little facts so you can get to know a little bit about me.

- My name is Alex, but most of my family call me Ethel (because I'm an old woman trapped in a 20 something body)
- I have 1 older sister and 2 younger brothers.
- I read a lot of 1930's literature.
- I'm passionate about fashion and personal style.
- Inspired by the great love stories from the movies.
- I can communicate my view of the world better through my camera lense than through speech.
- A firm believer that everything happens for a reason.
- Fascinated by the psychy of serial killers (yes I have my own opinions on the death penalty, which I might write about one day)
- Black and white movies are the best!
- A few describe me as a 'Dark Horse' (so I might surprise you on occassion)
- Disney movies are appropriate at ANY age!
- Weakness for American reality TV - Jersey Shore and The Hills (when LC was there) trump!
- I was a self-proclaimed Tom Boy growing up.
- I'll always believe in true love.



Let the journey begin...

I  figured that since I guest post to a few blogs that I should probably start my own... So here goes...

This little blog of mine will be a place for me to share with everyone things I'm interested in such as fashion styling and vintage, as well as showcasing my writing skills (I'm not saying I'm good at this, but I'll give it a go), photographs that I've taken on my journeys, and just a place for me to share news of my adventures with everyone.

It's just a little blog at the moment... but it will grow... just give me time!