Relative MO is really riding high on the PR wave at the moment. They have so many great clients, and at their press day, held in Somerset House, I was lucky enough to bump into one of them – Dominic Jones. He’s one of the sweetest people you could ever hope to meet – unassuming, modest, softly-spoken and enormously talented – and he kindly offered to talk me through his AW10 collection, the second of his career to date.
Made from silver and rose gold (which is looking so fresh right now in my opinion), this collection picks up where the last one left off. Last season he gave us fangs and claws, this season he gives us skeletons and skulls. Each piece is anatomically correct – made from casts of Dominic’s eBay-bought collection of animal bones (!) – and it’s often a bit of a challenge to figure out what exactly you’re looking at. Bat skull heart pendent? Scorpion tail bracelet? Croc-skull cuffs?
And I though eBay was all fake Fendi bags and obsolete gadgets!
You can buy Dominic’s current collection from Matches.com.
A post on Mischief My Dear sparked a bit of a discussion on Twitter this week amongst the bloggers. Titled Finance & the Fashion Blogger: Ignore-ance, it questioned how many of us have been secretly racking up hideous amounts of debt in a bid to remain stylish:
‘I’ve seen whispers from bloggers who’ve hidden from their debts and bad shopping habits, but never opened up that side with their readers. The fact is, the need to buy, to remain stylish, to support our style, allow it to grow, change, evolve, has a price. Just how high do we let it get?’
This is a question that has plagued me for a while. Blogging is not the most financially lucrative of occupations, which is why for many it has to remain a hobby which slots in around their day job. How can we stay on top of style if we can’t afford to shop? Well, my friend Cara of These Threads has found the solution…
Mini-me paper dolls!
Cara wears whatever the hell she feels like with a little help from Photoshop.
LV, Peter Jensen, a bit of Alexander Wang…
A genius solution no?
Above left: Tincarabell wears Shoes (House of Holland); Trousers (Peter Jensen); t-shirt (BDG @ Urban Outfitters)
Above right: Tincarabell wears Sandals (Louis Vuitton); Headwear (Primark); Acrylic ric rac Necklace (Tatty Devine); Jumper (Alexander Wang); Shorts (MiH jeans)
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I popped into River Island’s press day yesterday and it was the accessories that grabbed me, for several reasons. Firstly because they had some great stuff for AW:
Secondly, because I found some of the items very familiar. Hmmm…haven’t we met before?:
More Chanel inspired yeti-fabulous accessories, this time knee-high furry boots, and a sequinned backpack ‘inspired by’ Sophie Hulme’s AW08 design.
And thirdly, because I thought I was one of only a few girls in the UK to own a necklace like this one:
Not any more! Looks like the River Island buyers took a trip to Goa, where I bought the one on the left.
This trend obsession blind sided me a little. Desert boots are the sort of footwear your dad would approve of, which should automatically render them unappealing to the world’s fashionistas, but somehow I find myself very in the market for them.
I haven’t shopped in Clarks since I was a child and I managed to persuade my mum to buy me a pair of Magic Steps (who remembers those? Check out this very 80s ad and indulge your nostalgia), but nobody does a desert shoe as comfortable and appealing. And if you really can’t over their dad-ness buy one that’s almost as comfy with a wedge for extra height.
From left: Clarks Originals (£69), ACNE @ ASOS (£245), ASOS (£45), Urban Outfitters (£55)