Visual Collector. Swimwear Hoarder. Accessories Lover. Modern Jewellery Magpie. Pattern and Colour Obsessor. Vintage Fancier. Craft Advocate. Sunseeker. Jodi Muter Hamilton.

Friday, March 19, 2010


First day of racing at Cheltenham. I didn't loose much money betting thankfully. A great day with lovely weather, company, food and drink. I was rather disappointed at the turn out from the ladies, not much effort put in. Cheltenham seems to draw crowds that are out for the sport, rather than the fashion (what a shame!)

Alex and I were dressed rather low key. Alex sporting Reiss skirt, hat and Anya Hindmarch clutch bag whilst I opted for Vivienne Westwood skirt and shirt.

Unfortunately a horse that I tipped to fall had to be shot. I really don't like hurdles, there's too many injuries both to horse and ride, some would say that makes the race more exciting, which on one had it does, but on the other it can be cruel.
There were various countrywear shops selling lots of tweed, wellies, furs and barbours. This guy was showing us the waterproof nature of his boots!

Friday, March 12, 2010


Michael Kors makes some of the best swimwear around. The aesthetic is great, sleek, modern, sexy and luxurious. He also makes amazing bags, watches and shoes. The clothes i'm not so passionate about but swim and accessories I cant get enough of! With a shoot by Mario Testino what more can you want?

Great high 70's style wood and leather sandals for the summer. A nice alternative to a clog look that seems set to be popular, not that you will see me in clogs thats for sure! Buy them from Net-A-Porter if you can afford the £££ (£635)

LUST LIST - Shorts by Prada and Marc Jacobs

I LOVE shorts. I would much rather wear some sorts than a skirt in the summer, you don't have to worry if you bend over or the wind blows. Apart from the new BLACK NEON denim and silk shorts, and the Reiss coral ones, and my zara khaki pleat top ones (and if modernist ever find the black leather ones even tho they were abit big :).. ........
There are two pairs I have my eyes on mainly because of their great prints (not price tag!!)
Prada Blue Palm Tree Print.

Marc Jacobs Blue Silk Graphic Iris Print (£565)
Buy at Browns if you have the £££

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Hannah's work is inspirational. I have being fortunate enough to watch her in action as I worked away on the first ever BLACK NEON collection (in a studio next door to her, thanks to Modernist) Her work questions how femininity is perceived. Her strong, edgy, powerful clothes are extremely sexy in a Grace Jones way. She is a woman who knows that we don't have to wear floral floaty dresses to appear feminine. Femininity can also mean strength and power. Hannah is not only a visionary producing stunning clothing but is also a strong business woman and a lovely person! A true female role model.

Femininity is often seen as girly, ditsy, light and airy or of no substance, with opinions that can be easily brushed over. The trappings of femininity can often work against us. A good friend of mine believes she has not been offered jobs once they see her in the flesh. Her CV is the reflection of an extremely clever lady, a high achiever in a business world (she earns in 1 year what I would make in 4) she has the ambition to climb as far up the ladder as she can. She doesn't want children and the idea of a boyfriend being like a noose around her neck is equally unappealing. She is a true Alpha Female. However as soon as she walk through the door into an interview they are bowled over by her tiny frame, long blonde hair, false eyelashes and relatively young age for someone with such an impressive CV. Just because she is attractive or young does not mean that she isn't a strong business woman. From the lips of various female FD's and MD's they say they have had to work that bit harder to prove themselves in a mans business world. I wonder did Karren Brady get the same treatment on her way up? Karren Brady became MD of Birmingham City FC at 23. Karren is now Sir Alan Sugar's new assistant for the sixth series of the apprentice. It is often noticed when women in power are not dressing in a submissive or girly way. Take Rachida Dati, European Parliament member and former French Minister of Justice. Her uncompromising nature and dress code, think Dior and leather trousers has often raised an eyebrow or two. Not to mention the fact that she became a single mother at 43 and returned to work after just 1 week. You shouldn't have to compromise your femininity to be a woman in power. Dress fierce and knock them dead. If they dont like it set up your own company and walk over theirs in your Louboutin's!