29 Sep 2008

Mademoiselle Robot loves... Alix, the Cherry Blossom Girl

If you never read Alix's blog, The Cherry Blossom Girl, you must have been living in a cave for the past couple of years. If you have, you might know that our favourite Parisian Princess is releasing her first collection, by Alix. You can put your hands on it at Atelier de la Mode till Oct 3rd.

❤ How would you describe your personal style?

My style is romantic. I like wearing dresses in which I am comfortable while still looking feminine.
I am always attracted to pastel colours, good fabrics, lace and embroideries...
Most of my clothes are vintage, but I also have some Zara & H&M stuff. I often save up to be able to afford designer pieces, especially shoes. I find them cheaper on Yoox or eBay.
Dressing up is for me a way to express my tastes and mood. The more fun you have picking an outfit, the better it is.

❤ What are your inspirations? Designers / artists you admire most?

I have a lot of different sources of inspiration.
Films, like The Virgin Suicides for example. It is my favourite. I feel really close to Sofia Coppola's universe. There's also Picnic at Hanging Rocks, The Wizard of Oz, Valerie and her week of wonders...
I also like David Hamilton photographs.
I get some inspiration from books as well. Novels like Les Petites Filles Modeles, The Little Prince or L'Ecume des Jours give me very precise outfit ideas.
As for designers, I worshipped Phoebe Philo's Chloe, I really like Erin Fetherston, Miu Miu, Luella, Marni, Charles Anastase, Givenchy and Balenciaga. This winter, I especially like Balmain.

❤ Which of your creations are you the most proud of and why?

I am proud of the whole collection really. But my favourite is the see through silk blouse with a Peter Pan collar and three buttons. Simple yet efficient!

❤ Which trends do you think will be big this Fall? Which ones will flop?

The main trend from the catwalk shows that will take is probably the whole black style, coupled with an androgynous look. Leather, tailored jackets... Focus put on legs, perched on super high heels, tight trousers & lots of accessories.

As for what won't work... I don't really know. Everyone has a different style, so in the end, there's enough to satisfy everyone.

❤ What's the most fashionable city in the world at the moment?

It depends where you stand.

I think it is Paris, then NY. Styles are quite classic, it is more about luxury. It is not an avant-garde city like London, where you can find more original styles, but it is extremely rich when it comes to fashion.

❤ Which websites do you go to regularly?

Sea of shoes, Fashion toast, Jeune demoiselle, Elinkan, krisatomic, Le blog de betty, Tokyobanhbao, Only Shallow, Café mode, Liebemarlene, punky b... to only name a few!

❤ What would you wear on a date?

A pretty dress made of a soft fabric, with a nice fit, and pin up shoes... Not too much make up, a yummy perfume... basically what the man likes!

If you want a little video peek at the collection, click here.

La version originale, en francais, s'il vous plait -

❤ Comment décrirais tu ton style vestimentaire?

J'ai un style définitivement romantique. J'aime surtout porter des robes, dans lesquelles je me sent à la fois à l'aise tout en restant féminine.

J'ai une attirance très forte pour les couleurs pastel, les tissus raffinés, la dentelles, les broderies...

Une grande partie de ma garde robe se compose de vêtements vintage, mais aussi du zara et du H&M. Je met souvent des sous de côté pour m'offrir quelques pièces de créateurs, des chaussures en particulier que je trouve moins chères sur yoox ou ebay.

Pour moi s'habiller est une manière créative d'exprimer ses goûts et son humeur. Plus on s'amuse en créant ses looks mieux c'est.

Quelles sont tes inspirations? Les createurs / artistes que tu admires ?

Mes inspirations viennent de beaucoup de choses différentes.

De films tout d'abord. The Virgin Suicides est mon préféré, je me sens très proche de l'univers de Sofia Coppola. Il y a aussi Picnic at Hanging Rocks, le Magicien d'Oz, Valerie and her week of wonders...

J'aime également beaucoup les photographies de David Hamilton.

Je puise aussi une partie de mon inspiration dans la littérature. Des Livres comme "Les petites filles modèles" de la Comtesse de Ségur, "Le Petit Prince" D'Antoine de Saint Exupéry, "L'écume des jours" de Boris Vian me donnent des idées et font travailler mon imagination jusqu'à imaginer de manière très précise les vêtements que les personnages pourraient porter.

Ensuite au niveau créateurs, j'adulais Chloé dans sa période Phoebe Philo, j'aime beaucoup Erin Fetherston, Miu Miu, Luella, Marni, Charles Anastase, Givenchy et Balenciaga. pour cet hiver, j'aime en particulier Balmain.

De toutes tes creations, de laquelle es tu la plus fiere?

De tout les vêtements composant ma mini collection, je pense que mon préféré reste la blouse transparente en soie avec le col Claudine et les 3 petits boutons. Simple mais efficace !

Quelles tendances vont prendre cet Automne, lesquelles vont capoter?

La grande tendance dévoilée lors des défilés est sans doute le total look noir, associé à une silhouette extrêmement androgyne. Du cuir, des vestes très structurées. Les jambes sont fortement mises en valeur sur de très hauts talons, les pantalons sont ajustés et les accessoires comme des longs colliers ou des bagues sont très présents.

En ce qui concerne une tendance qui ne pourrait pas marcher, je n'ai pas trop d'idée par contre. Les gens ont chacun des styles tellement différents qu'au final, il y a de quoi satisfaire tout le monde.

La ville la plus tendance du monde selon toi?

Cela dépend des points de vue.

A mon sens, je pense que c'est Paris, puis New York. Les styles sont assez classiques, on est plus dans l'idée du luxe. Ce n'est pas une ville avant gardiste comme Londres par exemple, où l'on peut croiser des looks plus originaux, mais c'est une ville extrêmement riche en ce qui concerne la mode, et la vitrine idéale pour de nombreux créateurs confirmés.

Quels sites visites-tu le plus souvent?

Sea of shoes, Fashion toast, Jeune demoiselle, Elinkan, krisatomic, Le blog de betty, Tokyobanhbao, Only Shallow, Café mode, Liebemarlene, punky b...pour n'en citer qu'une partie !

La tenue ideale pour un rendez vous galant?

Une jolie robe dans un tissu très doux, légèrement ajustée, avec des chaussures de pin up... le visage dégagé et pas trop de maquillage, le bon parfum...tout ce qui plaît au mâle finalement !


27 Sep 2008

Mila is one!

This weekend, we are celebrating Mila's first birthday, so no blogging for me as I will be too busy eating cakes, making bunting and blowing heart shaped balloons...

On Monday, come and read an interview with a very special Parisian Princess, who just launched her first collection.


26 Sep 2008

Ten Tips / Thrifted Fashion by Rhiannon aka Liebemarlene

If you like vintage style and are always after the most amazing lustworthy thrifting finds, then the chances are you know Rhiannon's blog Liebemarlene already. In case you missed it, do me a favour and go pay your respects to the Queen of Thrifting now, because today, for you, she compiled Ten Tips about Thrifted fashion.

❤ Look to other blogs for inspiration!

Girls are always telling me how bad the thrift stores are where they live and how they could never even imagine finding vintage pieces in them. I used to feel the same way about thrift stores and felt that vintage stores were my only hope of ever finding a cute '60s dress or '30s blouse. It wasn't until I discovered blogs like Tricia Royal's Bits and Bobbins and her group Wardrobe Remix that I knew it was possible to find good quality vintage in everyday thrift stores.

❤ Go often

I never had any luck at thrift store shopping until I started to go on a regular basis. When I lived in Minneapolis for a time I'd visit 3 or 4 thrift stores a day over a period of just a couple months and was amazed by what I found-- '30s blouses, '40s dresses, little mini dresses from the '60s . . . The key is to visit the best thrift stores so often that the employees will instantly recognize you and maybe get a bit annoyed by the sight of you. But at least you'll be getting at the good vintage as soon as it hits the racks!

❤ Location

This depends on what you're looking for. I have the best luck in stores outside of the city--generally huge suburban thrift stores tend to have the biggest and least picked over amounts of vintage, but small town stores can be gems as well. Towns with large populations of elderly people can be vintage clothing goldmines (and I mean this in the nicest way possible!).

❤ Research the stores

When I go on thrifting trips I try to hit 3 or 4 stores at a time, so it helps to have done all of my research online
ahead of time. Search Yahoo or Google for nearby thrift stores, but you might want to try a phone book for more out-of-the-way shops. Be sure to check out local online classifieds and Craiglist for estate sales and garage sales that might have vintage clothing. Oh, and if you plan on hitting thrift stores and estate sales often you might want to consider investing in a G.P.S. system. I was given one as a gift and I can't tell you how much easier it's made shopping for me.

❤ Research the clothes

Read a couple of books or check out some vintage clothing sites online to give yourself a general idea of 20th century fashion history. Learn how to date pieces by reading up on which fabrics and fastenings and styles were used in which eras. This is also something you can learn just by thrifting often. Soon you'll be able to get an idea of a piece's value just by the feel of the fabric or the shape of the sleeve, and you'll be able to get through a big rack of clothing that much quicker.

❤ Be picky!

Avoid the temptation to fill your cart with pieces that you know you might never wear. Only get what stands out to you, what you know will look good on you. Also be sure to avoid the temptation to buy a piece just because it's vintage.
This is something I struggle with . . . Sometimes I'll come across a dress from the '50s or '60s and even if it
isn't the cutest or the most flattering of dresses I'll get the urge to buy it just because it's old. If you want to
know the truth, sometimes in these situations I imagine that Tim Gunn is standing and looking over my shoulder, and if I can picture him saying something like "Hmmm. . . that might be too much look," or "Hmmm . . . you might want to rethink that," then I put the dress away and forget all about it.

❤ Be creative!

This is where it would really come in handy to have an imaginary Tim Gunn shopping with you! Always check out the craft section for fabric trimmings and buttons that could be added to a dress to spruce it up a bit. Thrift stores are also a great source for vintage fabrics if you're into sewing your own clothes. But if you're like me and not the best of seamstresses, quick alterations can be done on wrong-sized or funnily proportioned items that catch your eye.
Skirts and dresses can be hemmed shorter, sleeves can be removed, too-large dresses can be taken in at the sides quite easily.

❤ Go at the right time!

Supposedly the best time to go is early in the morning, but I'm bad at waking up early so I can't confirm this, though it does sound like a good idea. For me the main thing is to avoid going on the weekends, when the stores can get crazy and picked-over. I avoid huge sale days for the same reason. For instance, our local Value Villages have an everything-in-the-store-is-half-off day once a month, but I never go to them anymore because I'd always walkout with a huge headache from all the people and the line-waiting. Plus I find it easier to shop with a clear head when there are fewer people and distractions around me.

❤ Bring a tape measure!

Not all thrift stores have dressing rooms so it's a good idea to bring a tape measure to find out if a
garment is going to fit you properly. Even if the thrift store you visit does have a dressing room you'll probably
find that doing a quick measurement of a piece rather than trying it on will save you a lot of time and trouble.

❤ Bring headphones!

This was suggested to me by a very smart person after he visited a thrift store with me, and I'm amazed I never
thought of it before. Maybe not all thrift stores are this way, but the ones around where I live are almost
always noisy and are bound to have at least one crying kid per aisle. They also have a habit of playing bad
soft rock music stations that you can plan on listening to for an hour before you will hear a good song (and it's
usually something by Prince). Bringing a little mp3 player will let you focus on the clothes rather than the
distractions, and it will give you a better chance of walking out of the store headache-free.

In case you want more Thrifting tips, check out this Guide to Thrifting.

25 Sep 2008

Becoming... Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz

I love the Wizard of Oz, but dressing like Dorothy every day can't be taken too literally.
What would Dorothy look like after she left Kansas to travel to 2008 London?
Well... I think probably something like this:

Tibi dress
Chloe boots
Betsey Johnson bag
... and a pug as Toto

I have to confess something: I love pugs. After many years of wondering what was my favourite dog, I can now safely say that it probably is the pug. If I see a pug in the street, I quickly turn into a demented stalker & I just have to follow it around till I can get a cuddle.
I would love to add a pug to my family one day, but I am unsure how well it would be welcomed by Brak & Alfred.

/pug love


24 Sep 2008

Style Tips / Style through the ages

The other day, I was browsing through old photos and realized that my style remained the same for the past ten years but it aged with me. It just adapted to my life... I tried to put together a few tips to let your style age with you, to make sure you always look your best, whatever your age.

❤ Don't follow trends, don't be a sheep. Experiment with your style till you find something that suits you and stick to it. If you are desperate to be "on trend", update your wardrobe with accessories, don't change your style base. What works for me is super girly dresses mixed in with some boyish pieces (jackets, tee shirts etc) and a lot of childlike accessories & and only certain colours (red, black, white, mustard, grey). My concession to trends is generally through shoes & hats or a experimenting with different colours & textures.

❤ Always dress according to your personality - which doesn't mean you have to wear beige if you are shy & brights if you are a crazy euro party girl. I am quite shy but most of the time I wear ridiculous outfits that attract attention.

❤ Make sure your style fits your lifestyle. Being a mother made me reassess my accessorizing habits for example. I used to wear A LOT of brooches/necklaces. Well now I have to refrain wearing them when I am with Mila as she likes to tug on them constantly. This led me to a more minimalistic version of my old style.

❤ Don't listen to people when they tell you they think you should try something else. Style is about instinct. If you see yourself in something and instantly love it, trust your instinct and stick with it. Even if your friend tells you it makes you look fat. I have a few clothes that make me look fat but make me feel fabulous. I'd much rather feel fabulous than look thin!

❤ Try and harmonize your clothing style with your hairstyle, decoration style etc, it is quite relaxing to be coherent. And it helps you define your personality in a stable way. Constant change, no matter how fun it is can be psychologically exhausting.

❤ Finally, no matter how old you are, always make sure you feel great about yourself and proud of your looks & your body. This is the most important tip & could easily be the only one in this list!

Has your style changed dramatically in the past ten years? Do you have photos?
See this very interesting post about the evolution of style.

ps - I received some blog love today from the lovely Skye. By looking at her blog, you will soon realize that her style evolves with her too. She actually is a perfect illustration to this post!

23 Sep 2008

What I am wearing / Hearts & Bows

I went into girly overdrive last night when I chose my outfit. Bows & Hearts & Chiffon dress, only the kittens and lollipops were missing. Like most of my favourite outfits, this one is all red, black & white. The dress has little hearts printed all over it. Cucul* much? Yeah maybe - but sometimes, it just feels right.

Dress - Marc B
Bag - Primark
Belt - Thrifted
Tights - Tabio
Heart head piece - Handmade by me.

Shoes - Topshop

When do you usually go into girly overdrive?


*Cucul kinda means sickly sweet in French.

❤ 200th post anniversary ❤

This morning, I posted my 200th post. I am so happy to have taken this little blog that far. Yesterday was a record day too, with over 1000 of you reading it. I want to say a big thank you to all of you who read me daily, an even bigger thank you to those who always take time to comment & the biggest thank you to all my guests and all the wonderful artists & designers who let me interview them.
Long may this last.

I love you all!

xxx Mademoiselle Robot

What I am wearing / Hanging out with Mila

Shirt - New Look
Glasses - Oliver Peoples
Jeans - Uniqlo

Plaid shirts here, plaid shirts there, plaid shirts EVERYWHERE... and a comfy one to play with Mila outside chez moi.

22 Sep 2008

Mademoiselle Robot loves... Caitlin Shearer

Sometimes I dream I live in a doll house, surrounded by strange creatures. Sometimes I stumble upon people who seem to live in my dreams. Caitlin Shearer is one of them. Her drawings never fail to transport me into another dimension.

❤ How would you describe your personal style?
Shirley Temple meets Anne Frank.

❤ What are your inspirations? Designers / artists you admire most?
I take a lot of inspiration from the people i know and social situations. nervousness and awkwardness fuel a lot of my work. i think its easier to speak through my work than speak with my mouth.
I admire Sofia Coppola and Charles Anastase, and also younger artists like Helani Laisk and Kris Atomic. Vivienne Westwood is also at the top of my list.

❤ Which of your designs / accomplishments are you the most proud of and why?
I recently just finished a painting called "Anais", and i am quite proud of her. Sometimes your brain just turns a corner and everything turns out perfectly. She was one of those times.

❤ Which trends do you think will be big this Fall? Which ones will flop?
I'm hoping that fifties inspired dresses come in and that lenseless glasses go away.

❤ What's the most fashionable city in the world at the moment?
I've only been in Sydney, so i really wouldn't know. I guess the whole world has its own little pockets of decadence.

❤ Which websites do you go to regularly?
flickr, etsy, livejournal. I've been checking out some lovely fashion blogs, like susie bubble, too.

❤ What would you wear on a date?
Oh! A lot of lipstick and black patent leather high heeled shoes with a black dress that has puffy sleeves and a puffy skirt.

21 Sep 2008

Mademoiselle Robot does Selfridges (continued)

Here's what's happening to the windows of Selfridges and my face.

Some people were making out by the window today when I went to have a look. GET A ROOM!

Still missing my lady friends... They will be there soon.

What I am wearing / Florals

My Sundays are generally spent going to the park with Mila and Justin, playing in the sandbox and on the swings, feeding the animals and taming squirrels.

Jacket - Thrifted (denim with tartan edges and buttons)
Dress - Primark
Shoes - Office
Belt - Vintage
Scarf - H&M
Bag - Gucci (my mum's, from the 70s)
Glasses - vintage
Bebe - Handmade

I love my little family sundays, we generally have a lot of fun, but it makes me hate mondays even more.
What do you do on sundays?


My ten favourites illustrators by Fine Little Day

Elizabeth from Lula, author of Fine Little Day shares with us her ten favourite illustrators.




Some of these illustrators were already some of my favourites, some others I discovered thanks to Elizabeth. I like finding new inspiration, and these inspire me for decoration/styling/writing, it is great!


20 Sep 2008

What I am wearing / Sunny Autumn Day

A beautiful day in September, finally it is getting a bit colder and I find dressing up in the morning a bit easier.

Shorts - Topshop
Tee-shirt - Primark
Tights - Tabio

Jacket - Vintage (for sale here)

Necklace - Paraphernalia (gift from Vanda - Hiya wifey!)

I am so pleased to fit in these shorts again by the way - after having Mila I had kinda given up on them!


ps - The vintage jacket is for sale, check it out in my ebay.

19 Sep 2008

Becoming... Winona Ryder by Le Club du Style

If you haven't already visited Le Club du Style, then you should definitely go now. NOW I SAID!!! Firstly because it is written by my beautiful sister, and also because it is full of very interesting articles about fashion, movies and life, man. Also, being always the thoughtful person this lovely sister of mine takes time to translate all her posts from French to English, unlike me (go on, hit me).
xxx Mademoiselle Robot

I’ve always loved Winona Ryder. My fascination is partly due to petty jealousy (if only I could have her lovely glowing skin! and look so cute with short hair! and have the same perfectly pouty pout!) but also to the fact that I think she’s pretty damn talented, see this for proof:

Also, she’s the perfect embodiement of that grungy/minimalistic
90’s decade, which I had great pleasure to take part in and whose fashion still inspires me to this day… and apparentely inspires a lot of designers today (see the much talked about return of black which has recently taken the runways by storm).

How to recreate the Winona Look:

❤ boyfriend t-shirt + tousled darkest dark bob

❤ poor boy sweater

❤ black crew neck sweater + emo mood + grungy pageboy cut

❤ white peacoat, à la Audrey Hepburn

❤ and a bit of fuck you attitude

(obtained by wearing the ironic t-shirt issued at the time of her shoplifiting scandal)

18 Sep 2008

What I am wearing / The Little Black Dress

I am pleased to introduce to you the ultimate outfit solution: the Little Black Dress.
The LBD is versatile, goes with everything and goes everywhere. Today I chose to wear mine with coloured tights and some brogues.

Shoes - Office
Tights - Tabio
Dress - vintage

Today, I found the most amazing yellow mod coat in my local charity shop, I will show it to you veeeeeeeery soon.


17 Sep 2008

Ten Tips / Fairtrade Fashion by Sapphire Lewis

Sapphire Lewis works for the ethical fashion company People Tree. She used to work for a big high street shop and says "being amongst so many garments that had just been churned out of machines really made me feel that this trend for throw-away fashion was really unhealthy". She accepted to be my expert in all things fair trade, and to share with you her Ten Tips about it.

♥ The internet is the best place to start when buying fair trade. There are tons of websites with fair trade fashion and ethical goods. Just search "fair trade" in google and see what you get! Asos and Net-a-porter also carry fair trade fashion.

♥ Whilst the price might be a bit more that your average high street store, the truth is that if they charged the true price for what it has cost in time, effort and shipping, fair trade garments would be a lot more expensive.

♥ Also, you should consider the price you pay as an investment because fair trade pieces are better made and undergo a very thorough quality control which means that fair trade garments will last for a very long time.

♥ Jewellery is made in sweatshops too! Look for fair trade jewellery brands like People Tree or Made (available in Topshop). People Tree collaborate with lots of designers so all the pieces are top quality and lots of them are made from brass which gives a vintage feel to the jewellery. When it comes to jewellery, if you can, buy second hand.

♥ You never hear much about fair trade shoes and, let's face it, a lot of fair trade shoes aren't that nice to look at. But you can still shop in high street shoes stores if you look for shoes that say "Made in Spain". These are not made in sweatshops so you can have nice shoes and a guilt free conscience! Terra Plana also have a lovely range of ethical shoes.

♥ When you are shopping, ask the shop assistants about the garments and where/how they're made. If they don't have a clue or have to look at the labels to tell you then you're definitely not going to find fair trade. But if they can tell you about the fair trade producers who have made the garments then you're shopping in the right place.

♥ It doesn't all have to be on the internet; Topshop (Oxford Circus) has a few fair trade concessions like Annie Greenabelle, Made, LaLesso and People Tree and if it's in Topshop then you know it's going to be fashionable. Topshop also have their own fair trade brand which is brilliant.

♥ If you're looking for jeans, Howies carry an excellent range on their website. They're made from organic cotton and are ethically made.

♥ After a party dress? Annie Greenabelle have the prettiest girly dresses and they're all organic and fair trade. They will not disappoint you!

♥ Look out for independent designers offering something different. Lots of these designers make everything by hand or employ seamstresses to help them. Not only will you be supporting grass roots design, you'll also have a beautiful garment that has had a lot of care and time. The Laden Showroom on Brick Lane is a good place to start as is Neet Magazine.

ps - At London Fashion Week this year, there is an area called Est'ethic'a which is full of ethical and fair trade brands.

16 Sep 2008

Fashion Week from my living room / Luella

I love Luella, je l'aime d'amour. And yeah, I swooned over every single item in the show, but mainly, my reaction was: "Woah, maaaaan, look at those shoes! Maaaaaaaaaaan those shoes! Woah!" followed shortly by "Woah check out those glasses!" and finally "The bow & veil woah" (and this even though I am beginning to think that maybe I am getting over bows and veils - what am I going to do?).
Anyway, just so you know, while looking at the photos, I was interjecting my sleeping boyfriend aka nobody at all. I like to call this the Luella Effect(tm).


What I am wearing / Cold September... brrrr!

After the awfully chilly, rainy and gray summer, I was hoping for a sunny September, but non. I already took my angora cape out of the closet. Sigh. Goodbye pretty dresses, hello coats and tights.

Cape - Kind
Top - H&M (dress, altered)
Jeans - Uniqlo
Hat - Vintage

I am a bit sad that there was no summer, and I can never find what to wear in this strange weather. How do you cope?


15 Sep 2008

Mademoiselle Robot loves... Elizaveta Yankelovich

I love nothing more than statement accessories. Over the top, theatrical necklaces and brooches are my cup of tea. So when I came across Elizaveta Yankelovich's creations, you can imagine that I praised the Lord about 200 times. I had a look around her etsy shop and quickly decided I needed to share her genius with the world! She is as lovely as you can imagine...

❤ How would you describe your personal style?
Eclectic. It changes everyday, depends on my mood, my morning, my work schedule. I love being and looking different. I enjoy mixing styles like evening with day looks… acid wash with bright purple and pink flower nightie… When I was young I was sort of a tomboy… now that I’m older I feel like I’m trying to get in touch with my childhood. Loving the lace, big skirts, bows, lightning bolts, hearts… I’ve been really drawn to patterns that remind me of doodling and daydreaming in class.

❤ What are your inspirations? Designers / artists you admire most?
Well, my inspirations are creative people that go for it. Follow their dreams no matter how against the grain and popularity they are. I love dreamers… but I love more the dreamers that pursue and accomplish their dream. I just saw John Galliano’s collection and thought it was amazing. That kind of passion for originality, absurdity, detailed crazy, is what I am inspired by.

❤ Which of your designs / accomplishments are you the most proud of and why?
I love all my designs...most proud of is difficult. They all make me smile, they all make me happy I guess I'm proud of all of them.
Well, there are a few accomplishments….
-Starting with embracing my childhood and journey through life no matter how shitty and hard it can be.
-The Understanding and Acceptance of the fact that my parents are only human, and humans make mistakes.
-Overcoming the negative and abusive patterns prevalent in my family history.
-The birth and ongoing experiences and life I share as a single mom with my 3.5 year old son Izaac.
-The way that I have channeled my emotional and mental state with imagination, dreams and creating art that I adore.
-And most recent quitting smoking after 14 years. Day 6J

❤ Which trends do you think will be big this Fall? Which ones will flop?

I don’t try to predict trends. My dream though, would be that people would boycott all clothing companies and manufacturers that make clothing from scratch, meaning contributing to our environments ever growing piles of waste and mountains of fabric and such. I wish that people would only buy reused, repurposed, DIY’ed, Organic clothing and accessories. Stop going to places like The Gap, Guess, H&M, force them to restructure how they produce their merchandise and the damage it causes our planet, and the excess waste it produces. Shop second hand & vintage, that’s where all the goodies are. My Trend for this fall and winter… is all about layers, grandpa sweaters draped over sexy see through granny/bohemian blouses, …mukluks, and moccasins. A rough and tumble whimsical put together look that’s comfortable and HOT, giving you the feeling of being a farm girl that lazes around in a pile of hay, next to golden chestnut horses reading books (cause reading is sexy) waiting for her true love.

❤ What's the most fashionable city in the world at the moment?

I don’t know.

❤ Which websites do you go to regularly?


❤ What would you wear on a date?
Whatever I feel like that moment. Simple, hot, comfortable, unique and appropriate for ice cream eating, walking by water, and sitting on the grass watching butterflies.

I leave you with a video of Elizaveta's show at Toronto Alternative Fashion Week...


Fashion Week from my living room / Charles Anastase & Peter Jensen

Aaaaaaaah London Fashion Week, finally...
And the first shows didn't disappoint. Here are a few things I liked from the Charles Anastase & Peter Jensen shows.

Photos Style.com

14 Sep 2008

Mademoiselle Robot does Selfridges

The talented Miss Led is painting a series of portraits on the windows of Selfridges over the next few weeks... And I am lucky enough to be one of those!

Here's the outline of it, stay tuned to see it progressing!

Some of my good friends will also feature on this window, I will keep it a surprise...

If you are in the area, go check it out, it is on the Topshop side of Selfridges Oxford Street, by the car park.

This installation is part of Designers Block.

Robot Art / Miranda July at Yokohama 2008

I am pretty excited about Miranda July's new show at the International Triennale of Contemporary Art of YOKOHAMA.
Obviously and unfortunately, I am not going to Yokohama, but have a look at this:

I hope this installation will somehow make it to London...
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