Wednesday, 15 December 2010

The Good Old Days...

I was way to young to fully appreciate the greatness of a proper movie poster. When I say proper I mean those hand painted ones from way back in the day...

I'm obsessed with Sci-Fi films, visually they are amazing, particularly the older ones from the 70's 80's and early 90's. Two of my all time favourite films are Flash Gordon and Logan's Run. If you haven't seen both of these films your life really isn't worth living...!

Here's the Flash Gordon trailer...!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Jason of Beverly Hills: Syringe Ring

So I look at this ring and 2 thoughts cross my mind. The first is:
"Oh, what an interesting commentary Jason of Beverly Hills is making on the addictive nature of society". 
The second thought is:

Yeah, it's jewellery like this that makes me crazy! I need my medication!

Jason of Beverly Hills has implemented the concept of loose stones being able to move freely in his pieces on a number of occasions and it's something I believe to be quite innovative.
The Syringe Ring is part of the J.Molinari collection which is a collaboration between Jason Arasheben and Markus Molinari. I have no idea who Markus Molinari is however I can say I am officially jealous of the fact that he has collaborated with my favourite jeweller.

That is all...

Monday, 6 December 2010

Competition time...!!!

Fashion designer and artist Simeon Farrar is launching his new Kate Mouse T-Shirt print and to celebrate he is giving 10 away before they are even available in store. Now, I know just as much as you do that we all love a bit of advanced exclusivity so to be in with a chance of wining one of the 10 unique t-shirts you can do one of 2 things:

Head over to the Facebook Fan Page and click like, then leave a comment with your name Here


Head over to the Twitter Page, click follow and then retweet This Post

5 winners will be chosen from each group of entrants so if you want to double your chances of wining I suggest entering via Facebook and Twitter!

Friday, 3 December 2010

Gender Bender...

So I have never cared much for Rick Owens. His designs always lend to that whole "I'm pretending I'm poor by wearing clothes that look tattered and raggedy but this entire outfit could cover the cost of your rent for 3 months" look and I'm not much of a fan of that and his models always seem to look like 13 year old boys. Anyway his AW10 has got something that I'm kinda lusting after.

So the models above all look relatively normal don't they? Well I say normal but let's face it, if ever you saw a man head to toe in Rick Owens you'd know he was far from normal (in a good way of course) but there's one feature of each outfit that stood out for me.


I want these shoes! I don't know why but I do. They are obviously womens shoes but they are obviously not womens shoes but they obviously are but they obviously are not. I'm confused. Does this mean I want to be a cross dresser. I don't want to have to wear a dress but those snakeskin boots, I'm sure I could pull them off I know could pull them off!

If Lenny Kravitz can do it then so can I!

In the real world there aren't many men that could get away with these. Beside myself, Lenny Kravitz and Prince I can't really think of anyone else.

They are a bit gay though.

Click here to get yours...

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Neil Barrett AW10

I totally condone this. It's like wearing 2 suits in one

Don't let these images mislead you, not everything in the collection is worth looking at however these offerings from Neil Barrett are more than enough to wet any appetite.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

A change of Mind...

Everyone is entitled to change their minds. Part of what makes us human is our ability to open our minds to new possibilities. One thing I though I was certain about was the idea of elasticated denim being wrong. To me it was a trend I would have avoided with ease. That is until I cam across these...

I don't know why but I fell in love with them instantly. I can now say that I am a proud owner of a pair of elasticated denim joggers. I often have to tell myself that I can't wear them every day lest everyone think I have no other clothes.

Click here to get yours. It's totally judgement free and only £40

They remind me a little of these Balmain jeans...

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

My Hero, Ryan Reynolds

Apologies for the misleading title. I don't actually care much for Ryan Reynolds but it would seem he has signed his soul over to DC comics and he will be playing my favourite super hero of all time...


For those of you who don't know who Green Lantern is, just go and slit your wrists and die. The universe no longer needs you to exist. I'm only (partial) joking. Green Lanter in the superhero that I sometimes think I was ment to be. I can't even begin to explain how important this film is to me. They better get it right or somebody's gonna die! The trailer looks pretty good...

For those of you that follow me on Twitter you will know that my location has always been marked down as Oa - Green Lantern Corps.
And if you're a friend of mine on Facebook you'll know that my political views have always been with 

Green Lanter Corps: Gardians of the universe. This is just to let you know how much of a fanatic I am!


Monday, 29 November 2010

Excuse me Prada...

I don't really have much to say about this other than


I am usually happy to ignore when fashion houses make mistakes but this is just rude! For a company that of recent times has been in a bit of a state financially they can't afford to be taking these kinds of risks.

These shoes are an abomination!

That is all...

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Just because...

I just felt like showing off

That is all!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

I'm Back... (Again)

So, I know it's been a long time since I've posted anything but we've been in this situation before. You know, I get tired of the fashion industry and the politics surrounding, I get a little depressed and say fuck everything! Then a few months later I come crawling back. Yep, here we are once again. I think this is the 3rd or 4th time I've pulled a disappearing act on you guys and It probably wont be the last. I been dealing with some personal issues. A 4 month absence from the world of blogging. I haven't really been up to much. Ok that's a lie but it's all pretty much a blur. I've just drinking a lot. And smoking a lot. I think it's fair to say that I've spent the last 4 months completely inebriated. I can say that I've been earning loads of money but I somehow managed to drink it all.

That's what depression does to people. That's why it's so important to have a good support network. A friend that works in a bar is also useful. Strawberry mojitos and some strange looking shots really do help.

So in my time away I managed to become a fashion editor, resign from said position, DJ along side Boy George, sit 4th row at the Ozwald Boateng London Fashion Week Show, model for a London based Couturier, end up on the Vogue website, fall in love, fall out of love, get ill, get better, spend over £3000 with nothing to show for it, move house, move house again, fall in love again, fall out of love again, get another 8 tattoos and make loads of new friends. All of this while being absolutely wasted.

I'm still glamorous though!

Thursday, 1 July 2010

In House Importance

The recent death of designer Alexander McQueen got me thinking about how important the head designers are at fashion houses and brands. I know that it's an obvious thought but I only recently thought about it in depth. The fact is, when someone steps down their departure is voluntary and they in many cases will have chosen their successor. The work that the head designer has done to help build that brands identity has not gone to waste as they have some control over the direction in which the brand will be going. The same can not be said when someone passes away.

No two designers are the same. No matter how closely they worked together, even if the come from the same background and studied under the same tutors. Many times when a head designer passes the position goes to their right hand man/woman. This is as dangerous as it is safe. It's good because it's the most logical thing to do, the assistant to the head knows the ropes and how things operate however the success of the brand is at stake if they change the identity even in the slightest. Change is good but as we all know it can be very risky bringing in someone new. Just look at what happened with Emanuel Ungaro when they took on Lindsay Lohan. Ok that's not really a good example but I'm sure you get the picture.
What made me think of all this is that I've just taken on a massive project and my mind often runs rampant when taken off the leash. I can't say to much about the project right now so I'll just end the post here.

The project is actually huge and has the potential to be life changing. I'll let you know more as soon as I can...

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Tom Ford Eyewear A/W 10 Advertising Campaign

Nicholas Hoult is such a beautiful boy. He's a nice guy too. Very tall, it makes perfect sense that Tom Ford is somewhat obsessed with him...

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

The Passing of Many Moons

So just over 2 years ago I started this blog. I never thought I would have kept it up for so long. Granted I haven't been the most consistent of bloggers but my point is that I'm still here. I've come a long way since I first entered the world of blogging and I would like to thank my readers for being around (I promise not to make this a tacky acceptance speech for an award I haven't even received). A few days ago one of my new readers (Benny, he's new to blogging. Click here to check out his blog, it's nice) asked me how I got into styling. It's a pretty long story but I'll give you a rundown of the best bits...

2005 I had just finished secondary school. My GCSE grades were good but they were not good enough for me to go to the college that I wanted to attend (it was one of the best in the country). This is down to the fact that I didn't study (I was to busy defending my throne of popularity). My initial plan was to study English Literature, English Language and Music Technology. I wanted to be a singer/songwriter and producer. This in my opinion was never going to happen due to the fact that I didn't make it into the college of my choice so after a lot of wallowing in depression I decided to apply for another college (one of the roughest in London. Someone got stabbed on the first day). I initially applied for both the music course and the fashion course. In the end I chose fashion because I was to shy to audition for the music course.

Little did I know, that shyness would have a massive effect on my life...

So I ended up studying fashion. At first it was great but then in my second (and final) year it turned sour. I went from being star pupil to the black sheep of the class. My main tutor hated me and the feeling was mutual. I failed the course. I knew I was going to fail and for that reason I went and started working part time as a tailoring assistant while I was studying. It's funny because I was learning so much more there than I was while I was in college which just goes to show that the system for creative education doesn't work effectively. So anyway college finished and I left with no qualifications but I still had my job at the tailors so I stayed there for a while. My time there totalled a year when an internship opportunity at SuperSuper magazine opened up. I went for it and I got it (because I'm amazing!). On August the 16th 2007 I started out as an intern. By October 4th 2007 I was the fashion coordinator.

That is basically how I got into this side of the industry...

Since leaving SuperSuper in 2009 I've gone on to work with a number of brands, celebrity clients and magazines. It really has just been a case of networking with the right people. I'm a Pisces born in the year of the snake, I'm naturally charming. In this industry that's all you really need. Make the people love you and they'll give you the world. How do you think I manage to stock my wardrobe?

I do love what I do but there are a lot of things I hate about this industry. I won't go into detail because there's no need to. There are loads of things I love about this industry too. It's not for everyone but if you make it your own you'll be fine.

Sorry for the essay, I know you people don't like reading much.


Such classy looks...

I have fallen in love with this cummerbund / t-shirt combination...

Moët on the Rocks

It would seem that it's no longer enough to just chill the champagne...


I'll have a glass of Moët on the rocks please.
On the rocks?
Yes, I said on the rocks. Can't you see the sun violently beating down on my skin?!

My name is Niyi and I'm an alcoholic because if something's worth doing it's worth doing well...