Year Zero, London.

I heard that there was a bag printing place in London, and I thought I could pimp up my cream chanel. I wouldn’t ever mess with a bag like that, but this chanel’s corners have faded and it’s colour has changed over the last decade. I went to visit Year Zero off of Carnaby street.. Reminded me of Collette in Paris when it comes to customising swag. First off, the owner is a sight to see, and she’s an absolute doll. The store is full of Kellys, Birkins, and Louis Vuitton bags and duffles, all with their own cartoon prints on. You get to choose your own design of course, from a catalogue.. But here’s the thing, it can cost you anywhere between £1,500 and £2,000. I didn’t even ask about the suitcases! For that price you can throw out your bag altogether (but don’t ever do that) and buy a whole new one. Sure it’s pimped but it’s ridonculously expensive. Some of the designs are really fun, but I wasn’t allowed to take any pictures. I found these pictures on the web, but they don’t really compare to the ones in the store. Might as well get out your own markers and start doodling. Anyway, go have a look next time you’re in London. The owner’s daughter was in Will.I.Am’s “This is Love” music video too apparently. I didn’t recognise her.

 

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Sign my sole/soul Christian!!

Looks like we missed out on a super fun shoe signing do to celebrate the opening of The Hankyu & Christian Louboutin boutique in Japan. We were checking out LouboutinWorld’s instagram, and grabbed a few pictures for you to see. X

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Jimmy Choo Collaborates with US artist Rob Pruitt for Cruise 2013.

Rob Pruitt is famed for his controversial artistic style, finding inspiration from science fiction, hip hop, and comic books. So the collection is loud, glittery, full of stand-out prints, screaming embellishments and lots of drama.  Pruitt is be channeling his art through a collection of shoes and clutches and we can’t wait to see it all up close!  And guess what? His signature print is the panda print. How cute is that? “The panda is an international symbol that reminds us to tread lightly and to appreciate the adorable,” says Pruitt. I am not a fan of the entire collection though, which is now available on net-a-porter.com. There’s some shab and a little tack to it really, but it all depends on how you work it of course. We can’t say it enough, it’s not what you wear, it’s HOW you wear it.

These anouk lace-covered leather pumps are my favourite.

Love these diffuse glitter-finished zebra-print sandals too.

 

 

 

Françoise Hardy t-shirts by Maje

How amazing are these Françoise Hardy tees? I never got the chance to see these earlier. The beautiful french singer/actress of the 60’s once said:

“There are so many dreams beyond our nights, and so much sunshine beyond our gray walls. But we can’t see it when we stay at home. There is so much sky above our roof. Is the door so old that it won’t open, or are we at home because we’re afraid of catching a chill?”

So you know what happened to the girl that stayed home and did nothing?

Nothing.

Get out and pair this t-shirt with some baggy leather pants and a denim jacket. Go. Now.

Top 10 mascaras according to British Vogue

Every girl knows how important a decent mascara is and Vogue has put together their top 10. I love mascara because I don’t usually use make up, but it’s my go-to product for dressing up my face. I hate clumpy mascara. I think investing in a good mascara is extremely important. I can go as far as to say that it just might be the most valuable product in your make-up kit. Yup, there I’ve said it. My personal favourite? No.5, Benefit’s “They’re Real!” Mascara. Here you go!

1. Sublime de Chanel Infinite Length and Curl Mascara.

2. Clinique High Impact Mascara

3. L’Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Luminizer – Blue Eyes.

4. Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara

5. Benefit They’re Real! Mascara

6. Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Eyes Mascara

7. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

8. Dior Diorshow Iconic Extreme Lash Curling

9. Max Factor Masterpiece Mascara

10. Rimmel Scandal’eyes Mascara

Finsk heels.

‘Exquisite, divine and perfect’ are just some of the words Manolo Blahnik has used to describe Finsk designer Julia Lundsten’s shoes. These uber cool wedge heels are  surprisingly a lot more comfortable than they look.  We love the sculpted heels and the leather cuts. Photos by 5inchandup

That week. That dress. Oh Stella!

I didnt get the chance to blog about this fab dress earlier, but I couldn’t go on without posting something about it. This FW12 millie tweed and wool-crepe dress by Stella McCartney stole the show during the spring fashion weeks, being rocked by style icons and fashionistas all over the world. Check out Miroslava Duma & Mirela Foric working it below.