Give a frock Friday


In memory of Oscar de la Renta, who sadly passed away late last month. He was the frock master, the go-to couturier for a fabulous event frock. Think Carrie in Sex & the City, the pretty pink frock The Russian gifted her for their date to the Met. In stead, I’ve chosen this flamenco inspired frock for today’s post, worn here by model Angela Lindvall and photographed by Arthur Elgort. Oscar was influential in dressing many of Hollywood’s leading ladies, and also the odd White House first lady. “My job as a designer is to make a woman feel her very best.” He will be missed.

Have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are!

love & light xo

Cool People #6

alt & bill

As it’s Fashion Week in New York, I thought this image appropriate – André Leon Talley and Bill Cunningham shot by Arthur Elgort in New York 1984.

Hope your week is going great! I’m off to yoga now – later!

love & light xo

Give a frock Friday




While searching for images for my Frock Friday posts, sometimes I find pictures of frocks that are just perfect for the season. The giant train on this strapless Dior Haute Couture frock worn here by Christy Turlington reminds me of a Christmas bonbon. Photograph from 1990 by Arthur Elgort.

Today is, according to the Mayan calendar, the end of the world as we know it. It’s funny listening to some people’s take on what this means to them. I am hoping that the world won’t end of course, as I’d like to see my girls grow up! But I do hope it means the end of the dark and the beginning of the light. The past few years have been so very tough, so very challenging, so very dark and I wouldn’t wish them on anyone (well, maybe…) anyway, I know I’m not the only one doing it tough, and so if it is the end of the world as we know it, then I hope that from tomorrow onward, the world is a kinder, happier, more considerate, more gentle and understanding, compassionate and patient place to be.

Enjoy your weekend. xx

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I Heart…

Christy Turlington has always been my favourite of the original Supermodels.

Christy Turlington by Arthur Elgort for Interview magazine, 1987.

In honour of Christy’s fortieth birthday in 2009, W magazine put together a collection of iconic images from her career, some of which I’ve posted here, but you can view the slideshow here.

Christy for Vogue Italia, March 1994 by Steven Meisel.

Those doe eyes, perfect lips and button nose. That look she has when she’s looking right into the camera. No one does it like she can. Her face, which has been the face of many campaigns throughout her career, was once used by the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as the face of 120 mannequins!

Christy by Richard Avedon in an ad for Gianni Versace FW 1987.

Christy by Ellen von Unwerth for Vogue Italia, 1990.

Christy by Herb Ritts.

Christy always could work a great fringe.

And don’t get me started on her hair! Perfection. She can wear it long, short, curly or straight, fringe or pulled back off her flawless face. She is a chameleon. Yep. I guess by now you can tell she’s been a long-time girl crush of mine.

Christy on the runway for Dolce and Gabbana, 1992.

Christy models Atelier Versace, Fall/Winter 1990/1991.

I love her sophisticated but casual style. Here she is in a simple LBD and sandals with her daughter Grace in 2006.

Model, mother, wife, yogi, women’s health advocate and anti-smoking activist, designer and natural beauty. I guess some women are just born lucky? Sigh…

How’s your week going? xx

P.S. Bonus Christy video from the 90s for you – just a little something for you to look back on, but you know something funny? I watched this and there are guys in the video – I only remember the girls being in it 🙂

Here’s Christy and Naomi, Linda, Tatjana and Cindy in George Michael’s Freedom! 90 video – enjoy!

Give a frock Friday

Karlie Kloss wears a French Connection dress, Steven Alan hat, Marc Jacobs gold block bracelet and Marc by Marc Jacobs boots.

Photographed in New York’s Central Park by Arthur Elgort for Teen Vogue August, 2007.  This was Karlie’s first Teen Vogue shoot.

A simple shift with those boots and the cutest of red beanies, don’t you just love it! 

Have a great weekend.


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