Alexa 'IT' Chung

So I bought Alexa Chungs IT , and so far its pretty good. Its not quite a coffee table book but more like an end table book just because it's so small . Its a beautiful book.

Thus far i'm really liking her straight forward style of writing and all her small british sayings she throws in without realizing these subtleties make her who she is- it shows character.

Examples include but are not limited to the following:
Running shoes = Trainers
Mom = Mum
Study up kids = Swot up kids
Hollywood stars = Stars of the Silver Screen
Pants = Trousers
Swetater = Jumper

This book is broken down it's not a continuous prose, it's written in what i consider list form; she bounces from topic to topic listing what she loves and what has affected her. It's an easy way to get to know the writer without them writing a biography. She explains the external factors and how they've affected her but not what the effect has been. She is the end product of all the topics in her book.

I'm also loving the images she's incorporating into the book , they're fun and quirky and show her eclectic personality.

The one thing i wish  got to hear more of is her professional gains. Thus far it's been solely about her childhood and i'm halfway through.

Upon looking up additional biographical information on her you realize what an interesting life she's had. By interesting i mean all the opportunities shes received seem to have flowed directly to her. Discovered as a fashion model at 16 , offered several modelling campaigns, contributor for British Vogue & occasionally on television.
She's got it made.
I'm not saying she hasn't worked for these opportunities, just saying she's very fortunate to have been given some of them. She's seen in the front rows of most fashion shows and is known for her awesome street style.
She mixes great pieces together and is fearless in her outfit choices.

All in all she's a pretty cool cat.

Good on ya' Alexa


Nawman pawkinson

I make lists.
I make lists about music, lists about artists, movies, people i want to research; needless to say i'm going to need to start making lists about all the lists I have.

In one of my lists i found the name Norman Parkinson. 
This is a concise biography of him and some of his work.

Born in 1913 in London Educated in Westminster School; he began his career as a photographer for the courts. 
In 1934 he opened his own studio with Norman Kibblewhite.
From 1935 -1940 he worked for Harper's Bazaar and Bystander Magazine.
1947 He married actress Wenda Rogerson.
From 1945 to 1960 he was employed as a portrait and fashion photographer for Vogue. 

From 1960 to 1964 he was an Associate Contributing Editor of Queen magazine. In 1963 he moved to Tobago, although frequently returned to London, and from 1964 until his death he worked as a freelance photographer.

Honestly his photographs speak for themselves, they're quirky and there's always something that pops, he plays with focus and colour and each of his photographs tells a short paragraph, not a story but a short paragraph of what their day was like. 

Adele Collins, 1959
Unpublished photo that was meant for Life Magazine
Young velvets, young prices, hat fashions. US Vogue 1949
I hope you enjoy his work as much as I do, and if you're interested in seeing more... just click here.


The Heathers.

So last night I went to Chapters and i drove there myself, because i got my license which is essentially crazy exciting.

I got there and wasn't really looking for anything in particular i just wanted to get out of the house. I love chapters i love all the neat things they carry : picture frames, prints, candles, scarves,hats baby clothing and the list goes on and on. however next time you go i fully recommend you pick up a French vanilla Bourbon candle- it's the bees knees.

I also purchase a copy of Alexa Chungs IT, because well it looks amazing. Anyways i was flipping through and i found a great picture of Winona Ryder in Heathers, and Alexa's description of how she's so cool made me feel as though i must watch it, and so i did.

This is my review.
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ⭐︎

It was pretty great, it was unexpected and the fashion was amazing and the way it was filmed was pretty intense. It was such a production, and Winona Ryder and Christian Slater were sensational.
The movie is about high school bullies and teen suicide ; if this movie had been released today everybody would be so much touchier about it. I recommend you check it out if you're interested in cool clothing and a subtly ridiculous plot.

Veronica (Winona Ryder) is part of the most popular clique at her high school, but she disapproves of the other girls' cruel behaviour  When Veronica and her new boyfriend, J.D. (Christian Slater), confront clique leader Heather Chandler (Kim Walker) and accidentally poison her, they make it appear a suicide. Soon Veronica realizes that J.D. is intentionally ... [don't want to ruin it] 

Movie Snaps

Check it out and I hope you enjoy it


Nouveau Look.

Alright so i haven't written anything recently because i realized  there was very little in fashion i recently  felt passionate for but then i realized that shouldn't affect whether i write or not.

So with a little of determination i rebranded the SOF logo last night. I've come to realize that fashion isn't just about clothes; in fact the definition of fashion as per the New Oxford American Dictionary is:
fashion |ˈfaSHən|nouna popular trend, esp. in styles of dress and ornament or manners of behavior: his hair is cut in the latest fashion.• the production and marketing of new styles of goods, esp. clothing and cosmetics: [ as modifier ] a fashion magazine.a manner of doing something: the work is done in a rather casual fashion.verb [ with obj. ] (often be fashioned)make into a particular or the required form: the bottles were fashioned fromgreen glass.• (fashion something intouse materials to make into: the skins were fashioned into boots and shoes.PHRASESafter a fashion to a certain extent but imperfectly or unsatisfactorily: he could read after a fashion.after (or in) the fashion of in a manner similar to: she took servants for granted after the fashion of wealthy and pampered (or out of) fashion popular (or unpopular) and considered (or not considered) to be attractive at the time in question.DERIVATIVESfashioner nounORIGIN Middle English (in the sense make, shape, appearance, also a particular make or style): from Old French façon, from Latin factio(n-), from facere do, make.-fashioncomb. formin the manner of something specified: dog-fashion | castanet-fashion.• in the style associated with a specified place or people: American-fashion | Bristol-fashion.
     It's alot to take in but what i think the most important and notable thing for me is this is no longer a blog specifically devoted to the fashion industry , it's devoted to the fashion. The way things currently are, the fashion of today, the fashion of tomorrow and the fashion of yesterday. This is a blog about the way things currently are for me. It's my opinion on whats out there: clothing, books,music,art etc...
Enjoy, i'm so glad i've decided to do this and i hope you like it.