...Fashion makes what could be a mudane necessity of everyday life creative, exciting and interesting. Clothes are more to me than just clothes, they are a form of art. Our bodies are like canvas, and when we dress we make a picture in the world! Fashion and personal style for me are forms of self expression and escapism. How we dress is important whether we are choosing to dress to reveal or conceal parts of our personality. It is the way we wish the world to see us, so even if the intention is to dress for the latter it still give us hints to who people are. I love mixing high fashion with vintage. I don't just dress to look pretty and I'm quite experimental..I dress for myself and will wear anything as long as I like it even if others are not quite so sure. It's important that your happy!!

Friday, 19 April 2013

Russian Doll

River Island tapestry dress, topshop green velvet lace-up boots, Topshop belt,
Celine bag, black vintage bow blouse, Miss Selfridge Leopard print coat.

A look inspired by Dolce and Gabbana's AW 12/13 show, russia and russian dolls.

Thursday, 11 April 2013


POP art has been a huge growing trend with shows like Prada SS11 and SS12 , Meadham Kirchhoff SS12, AW12/13 and SS13, Comme de Garcon AW12 and 3.1 Phillip Lim AW12.

The last few months this trend has hit the streets with a bang probably with the help of TOPSHOP's Comic girl trend collection (a wearable 'street' collection full of superhero brights featuring slogan T's, crops and tube skirts) which has evolved into their Urban Education trend.

One of my favourite collections inspired by POP art is Kate Spetics AW12 HeART Collection.

I love her tongue-in-cheek yet sophisticated take on pop art in fashion which consists of a pastel pallette with splashes of neon yellow and red. Spetic mixes Liechtenstein's 60's pin dot pop art, with classic 50's Madmen styling and sheer fabrics which give it a modern edge.

More inspiration...

Japanese manga artist, Hirohiko Araki collaborated with Frida Giannini to produce Jolyne, Fly High with Gucci for Gucci's Cruise 2013 Collection.
The colourful, fresh and inspiring manga comic art was used in window displays around the world.

4f's4ever's Pop Art inspired looks....

For more pop art inspiration visit my pinterest mood board...

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Comic Girl

I picked this retro Batman sweater up at Gangnam metro station and the hat from Hondae when in South Korea over the Summer. 

I paired them with my comic print socks and studded flatform creepers and with my glasses they make a true comic geek outfit.

I really like the statement sweats around at the moment, they are perfect for travelling and for a comfortable casual trip around the city!!

Here's my pick of Sweat tops from Topman, Topshop, Romwe and Zara.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013


I picked this camouflage vest up at a stall selling millitary clothing at Dongdaemun market in Seoul. Here I was going cycling in Seoul forest. It was a beautiful day I saw deers, rode next to the river and saw a magical sunset. Even the clouds reminded me of camouflage.

In Autumn/Winter '13 we saw military styles, khaki green and parkas come to the front line with the likes of the Unique, Max mara, Acne, McQ by Alexander mcQueen, Margaret Howell and Dries Von Noten shows. While camouflage print has slowly been appearing out of hiding via street-style,celebrities and highstreet shops (TOPSHOP) and with the Christopher Kane, Michael Kors, Nannette Lepour, Michael Van Der Ham, Antonio Marras, Rag and Bone and Mark McNairy New Amsterdam Autumn Winter 13/14 shows I can see it being the next big contender to graphic prints.

To see the different variations on the camouflage print for AW13/14 see my pinterest board.

Lana Del Rey

Topshop AW12 camo parka

Fearne Cotton


I admire their ability to create something beautiful yet quite shocking and unnerving at the same time. You never know quite what to expect which, adds to the suspense of their shows.
Some of their collections are amongst my all-time favourite fashion shows. Their shows are 'real shows' and they for me are what fashion is about: inspiring people...creating something new..a world..a character...a piece of art.

 Meadham and Kirchhoff AW13/14 

MK's helter skelter looped throughout nostalgia with the girls picking up elements from different era's on the way that seemingly fitted together in a way only MK could envisage.

The ride was fun, romantic and melancholy.
The dress up box was made up of a monochrome palette of patent black, creams and a biscuit ('bisquit') like colour.  
Inside there were ballerinas, sailors, victorian-style dresses, frilled aprons, yester-year nurses uniforms, Mary Poppin's matron styles, nightgowns, Marie-Antionette style gold bow shoes and swan tiara's that could be paired with the girls 1920's coiled hair.

Meadham Kirchhoff SS13 

Meadham and Kirchhoff's Cautionary tale set in De Gournay chinoiserie style, bow filled boudoirs is a romantic yet poignant one.
The cast of rococco milkmaids, with cherub like curls, decked in Marie Antoinette style decadence, Minnie mouse polka dots and 60's parisian couture like embellishment weaved in and out of their dressing rooms picking fresh flowers and eating cake to the sound of birdsong and Pink Floyd's 'money'.

Meadham Kirchhoff AW12/13

Monster Mash

A colourful explosion of disco glitter, pom poms and monster furs which screamed 70's, disco glam and rocky horror.

Meadham Kirchhoff SS12

A magical wonder-world where sugar sweet plie-ing ballerina's; can-can dancing, talc dabbing, Courtney Loves; flamboyant yet demure show girls; extravagant beauty pageant queens; Regal bubble wigged Marie Antoinettes and clown-like dolls live in harmony together parading through arches of pastel balloons and gold lame curtains and dancing in their ballet slippers, tap-dance shoes or pom-pom topped glittery rubber frilled  flatforms.

Here are some picture I shot based on the Meadham and Kirchhoff SS12 show and some other influences which can be seen in the mood boards.I DIYed the oversized hearts, shoe decorations, ballerina decorated dress, ballerina hemmed skirt and the ballerina tulle collar.

 Oversized dolls...love heart faces...collars..pom poms...MK jubilee crown...love hearts...lace...tulle...Circus...balloons..Lolita..clowns..drums..red&white...red with pastel yellow

Pastel hair...ballerinas...life-size dolls...pom poms..frills...bows...marabou feathers...night gowns...doily..vintage bridesmaid dress...pink&yellow...cupcakes..hearts

MK SS12... Lana Del Rey (shoot for Vogue)...ballerinas,...Chanel Pre-SS13...D&G AW09...Dolce and Gabanna AW12/13...crinoline skirts..marabou...doliy..pearls....jewels..

MKSS12...Marie Antoinette...Chanel Pre-SS13....feather headresses...chinoserie...bubble wigs...cakes...marabou...pastels...

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