Sunday, 21 October 2012


 I’ve decided this weekend I would stop shopping and indulge in a little culture. So I trotted down to the Saatchi Gallery to check out Chanel’s exhibition “The Little Black Jacket”.

Karl’s photographs are breathtakingly beautiful. Somehow being shot in black and white added to their beauty and made even the odder constructions look classic. From a nunned up Freya to a Clémence Poésy in an Indian headdress.

 Guess who? You'll never guess.....its Carine Roitfeld
 A smile? And a Hermes bag in a Chanel shot? It could only be the fabulous Jane Birkin.
 Favorite pic? Anna Wintour!!! Who else could be shot from behind and still be instantly recognizable.

 Best of all? They give you a free Poster of a print to take home. Hopefully this isn’t the closest Runway Girly will get to owning a Chanel jacket….but it’s a step.

(Source: Photos taken by me of Karl Lagerfeld's originals at the Saatchi Gallery. The exhibition runs until October 28th)

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Runway Girly's Vintage finds

Hi all. So sorry for my hiatus. Runway Girly has been in a period of transition. Its all change, location, occupation…….even wardrobe…which has meant less time to devote to blogging. Apologies all round.

But I assure you I am back and I will be sharing more fashion, style, clothes then ever before. I’ll be blog straight from the heart of chic-ness, LONDON!

Last weekend I discovered an AMAZING VINTAGE FASHION & ACCESSORIES FAIR in Hammersmith. Truly gorgeous gems on display. From 1950’s Dior necklaces to 70’s Lanvin its all there. Lets just say Rachel Zoe would have loved it.
 Anyone else sensing a real snake-y trend in jewellery?
 This piece puts the statement in the term statement necklace.
 Lanvin LOVE!
 Rachel Zoe's neck is missing from the above photo.
 How gorg are these? Exactly what my ears are missing.
I couldn’t leave without buying something so I invested in this statement chain necklace. While it is no designer I would label it stunning and one of a kind.

If you fancy checking it out the fair is monthly and the next one is on November 11th at the Hammersmith Town Hall. Check it out here
See you there!

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Stackable (desirable) Rings

I feel like I have to share these with you.
Unfortunately these do not belong to me… Unfair I know…they do in fact belong to my sister's fingers!

These pieces of jewellery bliss were hand made (yes HANDMADE from silver) by the up and coming New Zealand designer Rebecca Stickney.

Check out the gorgeous mix of textures from smooth edges to the rougher organic feel of silver clay.....gorg!!!!

Notice the Tempest inscription.... (my sister... ever the actress and theatre lover... picked the quote and the designer did the rest). 

A real personal touch. What would yours be?

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Time to check out TOME

 Always on the look out Runway Girly has discovered the wondrous TOME.

This brand has some serious cache. Created by Ryan Lobo,  (former stylist at Pagesdigital) and Ramon Martin, (THE former Design Director at Derek Lam). FANTASTIC credentials.

TOME is all about a utilitarian style that is balance through its use of luxe fabrics and richness of tone. Think Celine with a hint of Chloe.

TOME is an attitude, a way of thinking/dressing. The TOME woman is confident to wear paired down tailored looks that whisper....rather than scream fashion.

LOVE this execution of minimalism, above.  The mix of crisp shirting with leather is the perfect balance of vixen... (dare I say fetishism, a nod to the black leather daytime looks of A/W'12 seen at Balmain, Alexander Wang and the usually girly Erdem)....and the demure. 

Functional fetishism?

Examples of a previous collection. 
Have to admire the demure tailoring here.
The practically backless first dress? Insanely brilliant. Spot the hint of lace to add femininity to an otherwise geometric gown. GENUIS GENUIS GENUIS 

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Who’s to say flatties aren’t glamorous?

 Penny Loafers + Glitter = IT SHOE OF THE SEASON

…& for work see below!

The anti bunion brigade to the rescue.

Thank you Mui Mui!


Thursday, 19 July 2012

Oh the weather outside is frightful......but the footwear's so delightful! Check out A/W!

Since the weather outside is truly awful and not living up to its Summer promise I have decided to pack up the summer wardrobe and invest for the Winter. Starting with footwear! 
Yes there are the usual trends, Military, pointed toes, studs.... (HURRAH, just check out Valentino, everything from bags to shoes covered in little golden embellishments!)..etc

 But I'm here to introduce my favs and more exciting prospects for A/W 2012.

  Trend 1: Mixed Media (Runway Girly's top pick)
I feel that designers wanted to play and get creative after all those girly pretty pastels of Spring Summer.
Here anything goes. Mix woven leather with suede, velcro and plastic... the crazier the combination the better.

Runway Girly’s pick is Proenza Schouler updated hybrid high tops, the comfy choice for height...peep toes, sporty Velcro straps and a statement cobalt heel.
Perfect way to toughen up S/S floaty dresses....helping you get more out of that redundant Summer wardrobe.

Trend 2: Ye Old shoes
It’s the shoes of the past that have caught the designer’s attention, think Shakespeare, Pepys and 'Thanks Giving' suppers.
Marc Jacob's Pilgrim shoe…..not totally convinced but if it were flat and metallic I might change my mind. It's the Alexa Chung type choice....a nerdy secretary look.

Trend 3: The Oxford….still hugely popular, seen on countless catwalks... "thank god for flatties at last" say the models. 
(P.s. spotted Olivia Palermo in a silver pair!)

Above, Derek Lams Golden pair. LOVE LOVE LOVE. 
(Plus another BIG A/W’12 trend METALLIC!)

Trend 4: All Tied Up
Here Balenciaga has taken the sporty trend of high tops and translated it to an evening shoe. 
This tied up look could translate to everything from boots, heels even flats.

Trend 5: The Up dated Glass slipper, it's Lace, slightly more durable!

Ok, ok this was from Valentino's Fall Couture Show but a girl can dream.
Just imagine these with a little dress and a cropped jacket, or in black with jeans.
Maybe it's the little girl inside me still wanting to play dress up.

Hyper feminine and a relief from the androgynous looks/shapes of the seasons.


Tuesday, 17 July 2012

The girl in black….

So much for that New Years resolution of introducing colour to my wardrobe.

Blame it on the Zara Sale.....(and let's not forget the awful weather!!!)

Autumn wardrobe at the ready!