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Lanvin gets the A/W 2011 party started

Posted in Autumn/Winter 2011 by Nneoma Ulu on August 31, 2011

What do you get when you mix Lanvin and rapper,  Pitbull…? Good times, that’s what.

It’s good to see Alber Elbaz has a sense of humour and that he can shake his booty on the dancefloor when required. This Autimn/Winter 2011 campaign video from Lanvin features a bunch of models including Raquel Zimmermann and Karen Elson (and some male models too) dancing to Pitbull’s I Know You Want Me. I’m currently learning these dance moves for my next night out!

//Sunday Inspiration//

Posted in Inspiration by Nneoma Ulu on August 21, 2011

Holding onto the last days of summer… Pink (and green) dreams.

Image via Stockholm Streetstyle

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//Currently Obsessing… Ankle Boots//

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

I have an unnatural obsession  for ankle boots forming. It would probably be a bit excessive to get all of these but not impossible… Bring on winter.

1. Kors Michael Kors Divina suede ankle boots, £215

2. Topshop Aldgate Black Heeled Chelsea Boots, £62

3. Acne Black Pistol Ankle Boots, £370

4. Belle by Sigerson Morrison Crepe Platform Boot, $350

5. Madewell Suede Zipcode Boots, $188

6.  Belle by Sigerson Morrison Suede Velcro Boots, $350

Pedalling in Heels

Posted in Cycle Chic by Nneoma Ulu on August 16, 2011

It’s official, I’m a 3.1 Phillip Lim girl. For his Fall/Winter 2011 collection, Lim took inspiration from “chic girls who ride bikes without compromising their style, they are really dressed for the day—it’s poetic and beautiful at the same time.” To capture the essence of the collection, he created a short film with Andrew Paynter following three models cycling around San Francisco in a green silk parka, a cocktail dress, and a color-blocked tuxedo – the modern girl’s cycling uniform.

 

So I had my appointment at the bike boutique Luv Handles last week and thanks to the help of owner, Mercedes, I am now well on my way to getting the bike of my dreams. It was a very difficult choice between the quintessentially British Pashley Princess Sovereign or the ostentatious Danish Velorbis Victoria. I’ve gone with the Pashley and I’m eagerly anticipating it’s arrival.

Craving the cold

Posted in Editorial by Nneoma Ulu on August 15, 2011

Enough of this muggy, sad-excuse-for-a-summer weather with some sporadic torrential rain thrown in for good measure  already. Bring on the cold. I’m longing for sumptuous knits of the Acne and Whistles variety and ankle boots by Topshop and Kors Michael Kors.

Gisele Bundchen for i-D magazine via Fashion Gone Rogue

//Sunday Inspiration//

Posted in Inspiration by Nneoma Ulu on August 14, 2011

Big hair, check. Outlandish over-sized Prada sunglasses, check. Printed Mary Katrantzou dress, check. Fluffy strappy heels, check.  Ridiculously British cool, of course.

Image via Citizen Couture

//Currently Obsessing… @CondeElevator//

Posted in News by Nneoma Ulu on August 10, 2011

This is genius. An anonymous Twitter feed from the elevators of the New York Conde Nast building, @CondeElevator, is revealing all the comments we would expect to hear – stereotypical ‘The Devil wears Prada’-esque.

My favourites so far..

@CondeElevator Omigod I love your dress so much I wish there was a ‘like’ button I could press.

@CondeElevator Conde Elevator Girl #1: I love that necklace, I saw it at Banana last week and almost bought it too. Girl #2: [flips hair] This is Gucci.

@ Conde Elevator [silence] [silence] [silence] [silence] [silence] [silence] [silence] [silence] Summer Intern: “Was that…?” Intern #2: “Yeah”#annawintour

@CondeElevator Conde Elevator Girl 1: “Is this skirt totally see through?” Girl 2: “No! No! Looks great.” Guy, after they exit: “That skirt was totally see through.”

 Keep ’em coming, we want more!

The Prabal Gurung Online Experiment

Posted in Ad campaign by Nneoma Ulu on August 9, 2011

Prabal Gurung is testing us online folk with his new web-only ad campaign for Fall. The images debuted exclusively on Style.com but are sure to spread far and wide. Gurung tells Style.com: “For a new company like mine, the media budget is very limited. The resources that are online for free—Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr—it’s extremely crucial that we use those tools. These images [will] get picked up in China, picked up in random places traditional media would never reach.”

Prabal Gurung worked with photographer Daniel Jackson, model Julia Saner, and his longtime stylist, Tiina Laakkonen.

Don’t forget to tweet this…

Images via style.com

Tacos & Denim: Is Gap having an identity crisis?

Posted in News, Thoughts by Nneoma Ulu on August 9, 2011

Everyone loves Gap. It’s a high street staple, somewhat overlooked (these days), but definitely not forgotten. Pulling in designer heavyweights such as Valentino and Pierre Hardy not to mention partnering with the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund to reinvent the white shirt with the help of the then upcoming designers Thakoon, Rodarte, and Doo.Ri (to name a few), Gap has always had a strong identity based on a clean and classic aesthetic. There is no doubt the recent departure of Patrick Robinson has left a “gap”… and a bright blue truck has got me questioning where Gap are headed.

Pico de Gap, is a mobile truck (think ice-cream van) tearing up the mean streets of New York, LA and San Francisco to celebrate its Fall 1969 collection, offering gourmet Mexican fare from celebrity chefs.  Visitors can score two tacos and a drink for a mere $1.69. If you show proof of a same-day Gap denim purchase, your grub is free, and with every taco purchase you’ll get a $20 voucher to use at Gap. Not a bad deal.

Now this is a neat idea but the thought of tacos and Gap denim doesn’t sit so well with me. This is not what I would normally expect from a brand that screams modern classics. But hey, who doesn’t like tacos!

Kanye

Posted in News by Nneoma Ulu on August 8, 2011

On the eve of the iTunes release of hotly anticipated album – ‘Watch the Throne‘ – a collaboration between hip hop heavyweights, Jay-Z and Kanye West, it appears that Kanye has been hanging out with Giuseppe Zanotti. Potential shoe collabo coming up? Whilst I might not be running to snag a pair of his heels, I will definitely be listening to Otis.

Image via Jak and Jil

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