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Empire Awards: Agyness Deyn In House of Holland

Who: Model-turned-actress-turned-Dr Martens designer Agyness Deyn

Where: At the 2012 Jameson Empire Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London

Wearing: A three-quarter sleeved red House of Holland dress from the autumn/winter 2012 collection featuring purple embroidery, and teamed with the catwalk red platform laced brogues

Verdict: I am loving this girlie look from Agyness, who hasn’t been seen on the red carpet for a while, and how sweet that she seems to always wear her friends designers, spotted in LA wearing Rebecca Minkoff and last night in London she worked Henry Holland’s label.

What is cool about this catwalk-to-red carpet look has to be that space invader embroidery print  that shimmers on the front of the dress, which takes this flattering classic look to a quirky vibe that looks perfect on Agyness. What I am also loving is her hair – how cute does her blonde bob look tucked behind her ear.

[Pics: Getty Images for Jameson]

ELLE: James Franco Turns Photographer

One of my dreams is to shoot my own editorial spread, I know it may not happen but hey that is why it is a dream, well it seems James Franco has decided he needed to add another string to his bow; not content with being a movie star, an author and an artist, he can now add fashion photographer to his impressive CV.

British model Agyness Deyn stars in an ode to James Dean in a Rebel Without a Cause story, these amazing snaps in the latest ELLE were shot against the backdrop of the Chateau Marmont in LA, where Rebel director Nicholas Ray lived. A stunning mix of leather, denim and the classic white t-shirt.

This biker fashion shoot features some amazing clothes my favourite being this stunning Rebecca Minkoff leather jacket.

Want to see more from this amazing shoot pick up ELLE or click here.

[Pics: ELLE]

LOVE Issue 4: The Mannequin Will Be Mine

I gave you The Bombshell and The Heroine, both gorgeous, and I was worried about which LOVE Issue 4 was going to be mine come August 23 and then they released The Mannequin…LOVE it!!

Pic: LOVE - Buela The Doll by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Buela is Ms Perfect, and I can’t wait for her to be mine!

I have loved every choice LOVE have made with their Gorgeous issue, playing out the different perceived sides of women, which couldn’t be complete without The Rebel and The Sweetheart.

Pic: LOVE - Agyness by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

There could of course be only one choice for The Rebel and it had to be British model Aggy. I want to love this cover, but I just can’t against the back drop of the others this is bottom of the pile for me – what do you think?

Pic: LOVE - Kelly Brook by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Kelly Brook is obviously going for the most photo-shoots while being naked, she’s had a billboard, a playboy shoot and now her bum is showing on her LOVE cover. But come on if you looked as good as her wouldn’t you show it off? Well just in case you were actually looking at the bit actually covered up it is Marc Jacobs!!

Weekend Review: Grace Kelly, Princesses And Elephants

Busy weekend with cultural stops across London and a lot of Elephant stalking. As my mum was in town it was the perfect excuse to take in a few exhibition. First up was the Grace Kelly: Style Icon exhibit at the V&A, followed by the Enchanted Palace aka Kensington Palace, and in between tales of the Elephant Parade, cream tea at Selfridges and a cute buy from Uniqlo.

Grace Kelly: A Style Icon

This exhibition was always going to need to do a lot to impress me – as I loved Grace Kelly in movies High Society and Rear Window. To me she is one of the true style icons of the great Hollywood era. I have to admit I was a little disappointed, I loved what was there – but for me there just wasn’t enough.

I liked the fact that they broke her wardrobe into three sections, The Actress, The Bride and The Princess, which made for a great time line of her style. The Actress focuses on her work from the ’50s, The Bride centers from when she met Prince Rainier of Monaco until their marriage in 1965, and The Princess showcases her exquisite taste thereafter. But I left feeling like I wanted more.

What I did like was the fact that it wasn’t just her love of Dior, Chanel and Givenchy that were on show, there were also outfits designed by her costume designers off High Society, Helen Rose and Rear Window, Edith Head.

When I expressed on Twitter my disappointment I was greeted by very strong views, of course many people loved this collection of her outfits as it is nice to see inside such an icons wardrobe, and don’t get me wrong I will recommend everyone to see it as her dresses are amazing, but even when you enjoy something you can still be disappointed.

It was nice to gain an insight into what clothes she liked, her love for draped, flowing chiffon gowns were evident throughout the three main areas. There was also her famous Hermes ‘Kelly’ bag from 1955, and one of my favourite sections were her sunglasses and brooches.

If you love Grace Kelly, clothes, and old Hollywood glamour then I would say check it out, the exhibition runs at London’s Victoria & Albert until September 26. I would also suggest that you book in advance as it was packed. Check out more information on the V&A website.

Enchanted Palace

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this temporary exhibition at Kensington Palace as it has basically been put together while they undertake a £12m renovation of the palace. To be honest I was very pleasantly surprised they’ve created a wonderful installation using the best in fashion, design and performance and challenged visitors to find the seven princesses who one lived inside its walls.

I had such fun, even as an adult it is good to use your imagination once in a while and this exhibit certainly does that. There were so many highlights, like Princess Margaret’s dress (above), to the gorgeous Vivienne Westwood creation to represent the story of Princess Charlotte (below).

What I loved was the interpretation of the palace’s hidden stories, from the rebellious princess who ran away, to the sad queens who lost babies and the young heir who escaped her overprotective mother.

For some this experience was too much I think some just remember that it was Diana’s home for so long, and they expected that this would be a tribute to her. If that’s what you’re expecting please don’t go as you’ll be disappointed – this exhibition was full of drama, cultural poet, interaction and some gorgeous designs. Full marks to the Royal Palaces for commissioning such a beautifully imaginative concept.

This dress worn by Diana, Princess of Wales is displayed in the finale room of the tour, the Room of Dancing Princesses. A gorgeous end to such a sublime experience. The Enchanted Palace runs until August 20, find out more at the Kensington Palace website.

Elephant Parade

Pic: Ziggy by Matthew Williams (in Selfridges)

This is kind of one of my obsessions at the moment, The Elephant Parade. There are 250+ life sized baby elephants painted by established and emerging talent from the art and design world, a few fashion designers and celebrities, and they are all dotted across London until late June.

So when I say I saw 19 in a day I feel like this was an achievement!! It was fun finding them, photographing them, not quite understand them, getting frustrated with people sitting on them, perching on them for a cigarette and even doing the annoying I need to be in every picture I take. To display all 19 on this blog would be OTT even for me, so here are my favs and I will posted all of them on my flickr *as soon as I figure that out*.



Pic: Little Moo by Turdsak Pironkraipak

Pic: Heaven's Haathi by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosia

Pic : Seymour by Emma Elizabeth Kemp

If you spy any of them roaming the streets of London do me a favour and tweet me a picture @fashionnbarbie. I’ll be very grateful.

Find out more about the Elephant Parade at their website, and if you find one you love and need in your life they’re auction them all off for charity or you can buy mini replicates at their shop.


To top off the day Mum and I had a very nice cream tea in Selfridges Yellow Cafe, anyone done with shopping on Oxford Street such check out this gem of a cafe on LG. It does the most superb cakes, and a divine cream tea – the fruit scone were perfection.

The day wasn’t really about shopping, but I couldn’t resist this Runaway tee, £12.99, from the Agyness and Emily Deyn collection for Uniqlo – perfect to team with leggings.

Pic: Uniqlo

Such a good weekend!!