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Childhood memories: Thumb sucking dreams

Posted in Editorial by Nneoma Ulu on January 31, 2011

I sucked my thumb till about the age of twelve. The only reason I stopped was because my orthodontist created a brace with a contraption in it that meant I couldn’t suck my thumb and wear my brace at that same time. I don’t think I’ve yet found a replacement that is as comforting. That’s why this brings back such good memories. If I thought I could be as glamourous as this, I’d take it up again.

Samantha Gradoville & Barbara Palvin by Sean & Seng for Numéro #120 February 2011.

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Andrej Prejic & Karolina Kurkova x Jean Paul Gaultier

Posted in Ad campaign by Nneoma Ulu on January 25, 2011

Clearly androgyny is the new black and the trend is led by the androgynous male sensation, Andrej Prejic. The latest – Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring/Summer 2011 ad campaign.

Nothing like two hot blondes in a sexy pose to sell some clothes!

Cover Love: Dansk SS11

Posted in Cool stuff, Covers by Nneoma Ulu on January 24, 2011

Cover teaser of the next edition of Dansk magazine. Ashley Smith wears Prada.

Desperate for a bright lipstick!

via Love Magazine

Michelle Obama, the Alexander McQueen dress and Oscar de la Renta

Posted in News by Nneoma Ulu on January 23, 2011

Michelle Obama proved herself in the style stakes pretty early on in her husband’s presidential race,  so when she stepped out in this beautiful Alexander McQueen gown for the state dinner with Chinese President Hu Jintao, it did not come as a surprise. The woman knows what suits her and dresses beautifully. What was unexpected, was the backlash…

Oscar de la Renta, who has dressed every First Lady for the past 30 years (except Mrs O) quipped: “My understanding is that the visit was to promote American-Chinese trade — American products in China and Chinese products in America. Why do you wear European clothes?” (WWD). The claws are out! He does have a point but I guess she didn’t think she was making a political statement by stepping out in a dress that was designed by an American. I would love to hear how she would respond to Oscar.

Vivienne Westwood’s bridegrooms: Take your pick

Posted in Menswear, Milan Fashion Week by Nneoma Ulu on January 18, 2011

It’s Men’s Fashion Week in Milan and Vivienne Westwood sent a bunch of men down the catwalk so us girls could pick a husband. The show notes read: “With royal marriage in the air, who would you choose to be your bridegroom? Come on girls, our catwalk is your chance to dream.” So many men! Love the styling and the hair and make-up!

via The Cut

Golden Globes 2011

Posted in Awards by Nneoma Ulu on January 18, 2011

Ever needed a reason not to over indulge at Christmas? Get yourself invited to an awards ceremony. The awards season conveniently starts in January so instead of rapidly piling on the pounds like us normal folk, most celebs are dropping the pounds (ahem, Lea Michele, ahem).The good thing is that it makes for some great dress spotting and new girl crushes.

January Jones in Versace. Okay so I confess, I don’t watch Mad Men. Now that’s out of the way, let’s focus on the dress. I’m not a fan of a deep plunge, it’s a tricky thing to pull off but January just looks perfect. The ultimate woman. How she manages to look demure with all that skin on show I don’t know but this is a look that won’t be forgotten fast.

Anne Hathaway in Giorgio Armani. I think I have a new girl crush. I started noticing her when she dumped the white collar crime committing ex-boyfriend and fought back with some kick ass looks. I realised that my crush was pretty serious on watching Love & Other Drugs… the way she rocked those dungarees made me consider for a split second. She looks hawt in this dress!

Tilda Swinton in Jil Sander. The ultimate anti-gown. Oh be still my beating heart, more Jil Sander SS11. Simple perfection and no make-up. Take that young Hollywood starlets.

Images via StyleBistro

Perils of the End of Season

Posted in My wardrobe by Nneoma Ulu on January 17, 2011

Whilst it’s still fairly cold outside, in crazy fashion terms we are moving into Spring/Summer. I can’t wait to wear colour and have been dreaming up Jil Sander and Gucci s/s 2011 inspired outfits. The only problem is that there are a few things I wanted from A/W that have now become almost impossible to buy because they’ve been snapped up by much savvier shoppers than myself in the January sales. I am finding it hard to console myself and have not yet lost hope that this Acne top and Alexander Wang bag will be mine!

Acne Amon Print Blouse & Alexander Wang Willow frame messenger bag

//Colour//

Posted in Spring/Summer 2011 by Nneoma Ulu on January 16, 2011

London is grey in January. Depressingly grey. People are grey and miserable too so I cannot wait to wear colour and I’m taking inspiration from the Spring/Summer 2011 collections. I’ll be starting with a pink lipstick.

Gucci Spring/Summer 2011
Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2011

Nicki Minaj covers V Magazine

Posted in Covers by Nneoma Ulu on January 11, 2011

So I’ve been on the fence about Nicki Minaj for a while now. The hype was just too much for me but I’ve changed my mind. After watching her on Joan River’s Fashion Police last weekend, I love her. This V Magazine cover gives me more reasons to lover her, especially as she’s wearing mark Fast. Go girl!

Quote of the Day: Tomas Maier on the ‘It’ bag

Posted in Quotes by Nneoma Ulu on January 3, 2011

“The It Bag is a totally marketed bullshit crap. You make a bag, you put all the components in it that you think could work, you send it out to a couple of celebrities, you get the paparazzi to shoot just when they walk out of their house. You sell that to the cheap tabloids, and you say in a magazine that there’s a waiting list. And you run an ad campaign at the same time. I don’t believe that’s how you make something that’s lasting – that becomes iconic as a design.”

Tomas Maier, Creative Director, Bottega VenetaThe New Yorker

Spring/Summer 2011

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