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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Everything I Can't Have

Hello!!! I seem to be apologising with every new post but I really can't help it. A mixture of being preoccupied with other things and feeling rather uninspired has resulted in less and less updates on the blog. I just want to say thank you again for those who keep coming back time and time again. I really appreciate YOU!

So what have i been up to, i hear you ask. Mostly job-hunting which is proving quite difficult in the midst of the credit-crunch plus the obstacle of not being a British citizen (boo!). I'm also about to finish up a short course in bag making at Central Saint Martins - it's been fun to get an insight into how much time the design and construction of a bag can take. I discovered that my talents lie in designing and NOT sewing and construction, lol! I might give you guys a little preview of my work if I'm not too embarrassed :-)

I got to go to Robin Thicke's show in London's Shepard's bush empire 2 weekends ago. He's one of my favourite artists and I'm so happy that he came over to the UK especially since he is not as well known over here (I'm pretty lucky with that - i got to see John Mayer this summer too which was the most amazing experience) .

So anyway, I was listening to one of my favourite jams by Robin - 'Everything I Can't Have' which is a Latin flavoured tune when i got the inspiration for this post.
These are a few items I've spotted while window shopping but wouldn't dare think of buying ......

Paul Smith has never really been on my fashion radar but this Chiffon bow blouse is enough to catch my attention. You'll be guaranteed to get noticed in this sexy red number and its just in time for the Xmas party season too.

I think I'm in love with an inanimate object! As we know, fringe detail and deep purples are all the rage this Autumn/Winter. It also comes in black which is also TDF. I have the perfect pretty dress that just needs a little edge and I know this Botkier Fringed Morgan Satchel bag is IT!

Alexander Wang is shaping up to be one of my favourite designers this year and its no surprise with this Herringbone Jacket from the collection. Classic herringbone with contrast collar and edgy exposed zipper pockets. What I love the most about this jacket are the three quarter length sleeves and the length of the jacket.

Lurrrrve these! Wrinkled cotton dress with pleats at the waist and ruched shoulders by Charlotte Ronson. Worn here by Joy Bryant (one of my celeb style faves), this ticks two boxes for me - effortless and on trend (plaid). Like the laid back accessorising too.

That's it for now. I hope i'll be back again soon - i'm not gonna bother promising again :-)


6 comments: said...

i so want to learn to make a bag! or design one and get it made.
are you in fashion school full time, or is it just the one course?
i want to go to fashion school, but i have no sketching skills. can you help?
i should just send you an email.

i pick the purple bag over the black :)

Tiger Tem said...

Hey woman, that's exactly the same course I did. Good fun. Interesting. Share some pictures! Were you taught by Susannah? She's fab. Speaking of concerts, I didn't blog about it but I saw Maxwell last week (and we had unfeasibly good seats which I found for a stellar price), got a few video clips of my two all time faves, This Woman's Work and Simply Beautiful. AMAZING!

And if you haven't read it, read my post on Obama's victory, was in America for that, incredible.

Anyway, best of luck with the job hunt. If you let me know your dream job I'll se if I can find anyone that can help you out.


Abujamaiden said...

I love the purple bag!!!!

Check out this chic: if she went to 'central' but I've heard Tiger bites/ tiger tem did (Lol! She even commented above me)!

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

I'm so jealous you got to see robin thicke he's amazing his voice is sooo smooth!!

Dropsofglamour said... - I've sent you and email, hope that helps.

@Abujamaiden - Thanks for the link, love her designs.

@Tigertem - still waiting for those maxwell clips please :-)

@Mahalo - Yes he was awesome. Got all the ladies losing their damn minds. ha ha said...

erm... i didnt get it, could u resend it to
thanx babe!