Monday, September 28, 2009

Things you didn't know about me...

I love the 1920's and Art Deco Fashion.

I collect fabrics!



Hello,



Today's post is a small collection of some of my 1920's fabrics and pieces.



I'm a hoarder, a collector, as I would call myself. I love old treasures from the past. I collect from different eras but today I' ll share with you some of my 1920's shawls, fabrics and other bits.



I took the opportunity to shoot some items together with this great book called 'Art Deco Fashion', which is so inspirational!

It has pictures from Paul Poiret, Lavin, Vionnet and Chanel to name a few, there is also some hair and make up pictures and some essential information about the 20's fashion in general.



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Last week on the Portobello Market, I found this amazing hand stitched glass embroidery piece, on the right hand side, for £2! Which I'll transform into a gorgeous bib necklace :)



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I buy these items because they are just beautiful to look at. The intention is to transform them into something in the future...



Falling to pieces... an amazing black glass beaded piece with an exquisite collar made of diamante and clear glass beads. Behind it, a gorgeous two toned pink sequined flapper dress with leaves detail on it.



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It's beautiful, it's romantic, it's totally couture!



My most treasured possession is this green flapper dress... Attention must be paid on the detailing of the pearls, sequins, glass beads and diamante, all hand stitched. It's a real work of art.



Another passion of mine are those mini flapper handbags. The one on the right hand side is one of a kind, made of a fine net with diamantes attached on it and a beautiful clasp. It's one of my recent acquisitions and it's so glam!



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I am also hooked on shawls... I have three, all original from the 1920's and in good condition. My tip, is to hang them over the furniture for a boudoir shabby chic look which I totally adore.



The 1920's was all about detail and metallic fabrics. I love them and appreciate how beautiful they are. I have just managed to collect a few pieces, as they are so hard to find and expensive buy.

The dress on the picture is a classic example of how a classic cut goes a long way, with an avant-garde metallic patchwork detail on, it was made in 1925 and yet is so up to date.



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Pandora's Box!

I could easily have been born as a flapper... as I would love to dress myself with so opulent and amazing fabrics!



In future, I'll show some of my huge victorian lace and beading collection... Maybe you can help me, giving me ideas of what do do with it.



See you soon.

x



Sunday, September 27, 2009

Fridays @ Portobello

Hello everyone, sorry for the lack of posts lately, I have been a busy bee... buzzing around with loads of ideas and posts to come.

As usual some cool people around...
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Louise, on Portobello Market.
I love this look, the dress has a gorgeous print and I particularly adore the way she is wearing her scarf as a charming head band. A modern flapper, almost .

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Maiken, on Portobello Road.
With a tiny and cute bump, she looks gracious in a matching red dress and beret.

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Shan, near Portobello Road.
A cool look combining many interesting layers, I looove the studded cardigan worn over everything else.

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Jennifer, on Portobello Market.
Another cute summer dress teamed up with some very cool boots. The boots are totally adorable with some lovely embroidering on them. Unique.

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Oxanna, on Portobello Road.
I love the colour of this dress, which still gives us a touch of summer. Add it a pinch of winter with a fur gilet and top it off with a Chloe bag. Great ingredients for Autumn.

See you soon! I promise...
xoxoxo

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Julien Macdonald London fashion week show s/s 2010- Part 2

Hello,

Hi guys, here as promised loads of pictures from Julien Macdonald's show.

For starters, the venue. The Horticultural building were the show was held was amazing, I'll give you an idea of how it was...

The entrance of the building is very beautiful in 1930's art deco style, a grand big hall which I quickly passed through, led us to this one big room. Once inside, there were high ceilings in a brick building with huge glass panel windows, the room had a lovely old school industrial feel to it. The decoration was like a garden. There were Italian bronze statues and a grass patch where the seats were, the catwalk was a gravel patch which went all over the room, like in Paris in the old days... (a great view for everyone). It was like the models were cat-walking in some beautiful garden in Italy somewhere, feeling the heat of the flashes and the lighting, it really took us there. :)
Luckily there were some strawberry drinks to keep us hydrated!

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The show, my own snaps ;)



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It started candid and white... screaming shoulders!

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To follow came a dash of black! Love the detail on the side of the leggings and the structured blazer, killing shoulders but mostly loving the sharp waist.

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I also love this dress with a shredded look to it. It has a nude body con dress which goes underneath and it was shown in white/back and white/red variations.

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A gorgeous and daring detail on the back of this cocktail dress.

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I totally heart this look, the top is so modern and futuristic. I love the way the colours were combined, with different fabrics and textures to it. The model also makes the look, I'm loving this girl and her hair is so cool.

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Jacquetta Wheeler, looking fab in this shinny mac.

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A cute futuristic dress. Mini dresses were very much the look, colours mixing black, white, gray, nudes and red are to invest.

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Love the detail of this LBD, the draped sleeves are gorgeous.

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THE BREATHTAKING SELECTION:
(I actually screamed when they came!)

Love this romantic nude look. I could easily get married wearing this!


Another LOVE of mine is this dress! Amazing fabric and details on a degrade brocade ribbon over a nude dress complete with beautiful structured shoulders. I want one right NOW!

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Another glam look with graceful sequins in Xmas tree print, isn't amazing?!

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Splash! Bring this mermaid dress into my life!

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The end!


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See you soon.
xox

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Julien Macdonald show S/S 2010 London Fashion week - Part 1

Hello,

I'm back! I have recharged my batteries and I'm ready for my London Fashion week S/S 2010 posts. I'm just so excited and so looking forward to seeing the work of all the designers for next season.

For tonight I 'll be brief, because today was like a little fashion marathon, it's late at night and I am getting quite tired, with half an eye open but still with a smiling face as I had a such cool day.

I must admit I could not sleep much last night because I received this invitation from Mr. Julien Macdonald (himself) for his show earlier today! ;)

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I am posting just a few quick snaps as a teaser and soon I'll post some pictures of the show which was AMAZING.

Pretty Portobello got caught on camera for FTV Brazil!


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I was interviewed by Fashion TV Brazil! (A new FASHION chanel in Brazil)
The interview should be broadcasted in October. How cool is that!
Capturing the moment, me with the lovely girls: Marina, Maria Prado and Karina.

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Super Top Model, Natalia Vodianova attended the show, everyone was delighted with her stunning presence.
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And my last picture is of Peaches Geldof who gracefully posed for me. She looks great in her Christopher Kane for Topshop eyelet dress.
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Was this little teaser good for you? Stay tuned, there's a lot more to come.

See you soon.
x

Thursday, September 17, 2009

FNO at Matthew Williamson

Hi guys,

Tonight, I am also having a quick break like the models at the FNO on Matthew Williamson's window. Life is so busy at the moment and tonight I'm just going to relax and have a girly night to myself.

Anyway, back to the models... They were all posing but I caught them in this funny and relaxed moment.

A quick and cool pic.

Enjoy!
Matthewwilliamson@prettyportobello

See you soon.
x

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dreamland...

Hello,

Coming Friday 18Th is a very exciting day for the fashion calendar. Is the start of London fashion week and also the first day of the sale of Christopher Kane's collection for Topshop. I know everyone is waiting (rather impatiently) for this. Deservedly, the collection is truly amazing.

There are so many items I could easily buy and would love to. Unfortunately, I am not brave enough to join the crowds. I have already fallen in love with the long eyelet mesh dress and the leggings, 2 of my favourite items. I'll have a go on the net, I might be lucky to get them but I am not having high expectations as I know it will be very busy.

I have also made a quick selection of some cool and great items, I love them all too and they certainly would compliment some of your newest and future Topshop buys or fix any one's heart in case you don't get the chance to buy anything due to them selling so fast.

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T shirt, this gorgeous one will cure your heartache on the cheap! Dorothy Perkins £22.


Topshop studded leggings, a great substitute if you don't get the eyelet ones. £28

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Strong shoulders and a fabulous print which will give you gorgeous curves. River island, £45.


A studded body con, is what I have my eye on. Miss Selfridges, £45.



OMG! Another fab creation by Miss Selfridges £65, this mink quilted coat is so Westwood-ish.

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We all need some sexy studded boots, Office £95.


I want this jacket so badly. Love the colour, the soft leather and the cut is so bad ass. A Rick Owens-ish look from Warehouse, £150.


Party time, look absolutely fabulous with this Balmain-esque inspiration, from Oasis £150.

Prayer

The most perfect accessory to me, which definitely would go with everything I own and more.
I need, I want, I am dying for it... I saw it at the shop and it was love at first sight for sure... Nicholas King, diamante and acrylic bangle. I will ask Father x-mas for one and pray for it every night. Ec one, £235.

See you all soon. xoxox

Monday, September 14, 2009

Fridays @ Portobello

... Some cool people around and a great mixture of styles.
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Beatrice, on Portobello Road.
A beautiful Mongolian fur shrug from Zara (I am so tempted to get one), teamed up with a fabulous python bag from Biba. Totally jaw dropping.

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Michelle, on Portobello Market.
I adore this playful pin up look! The T-shirt combined with the high waisted skirt and the accessories, a mixture of modern and old school 50's. Very sweet.

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Alex, on Portobello Market.
I love flat caps. A classic English look, which suits him very well.

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Alex, on Portobello Road.
DM's, a great skull scarf and an over sized shirt. A cool and punk-ish attitude.

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Ning, on Portobello Road.
A basic long T-shirt worn as a dress, looks cute combined with the right accessories. The tights and the cute jacket, look great. I love the detail of the double belt.

PS: Hey guys, I am really flattered. Thank you so much for so many comments! I shall get back to you asap.
x

See you soon.
 

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