thought i'd do a little rocky sandwich and give you another ann woo image - this time 'mountain' from her third series. don't need to blab on but the colours in this are incredible.
image via her website.

celine resort.

so i literally don't know where to begin - apart from the lack of nike sportswear (omg nike/ phoebe if you're listening then please collaborate) this is the perfect wardrobe.. you've got your beautifully simple yet designed white whirts, your layering of sheer over cotton, your THREE piece suit (i've been hunting down the perfect two piece for a while now but this speaks for a whole new challenge AND it's printed with the most glorious acid floral print..) you've got your slouchy shirt and trouser combo (no one likes the prison look more than i do) - there's the trademark leather in the most amazing cut trews and last but not least the acid pink pop dress, ticking the pleating and 'covered up' box, of which i am the ultimate fan. oh and the shoes are totally 'to die for' / get on my feet now.
to see the rest of the collection go here. images via style.com.



i have actually been doing a lot of research (although it may seem like i'm only looking at one website) but ann woo's stuff is so beautiful that i'm just going to get it over and done with and drum out all her photos for the next few posts. sticking with the orange theme (i'm sure it's not the first time you're hearing this "it is the colour of the season...") - this is 'cave' from her fourth series.
photo via her website.


still life.

just came across the work of photographer ann woo who has done some amazing stuff - these are from the third series on her website. i really like these two images together, they have a really odd and interesting colour palette but also a very fresh mood. i will be posting up more of her stuff as she has an amazing eye for colour.  (also really loving still lifes and asian girls at the moment so double bonus with these two.)
images 'orange lilies' and 'lisa' from her website.


keep getting an extremely mixed bag of comments when i wear this and i just don't understand why?! i keep telling people that these are selling for £200+ in all the 'trendy' menswear shops (admittedly not in the lovely plastic fabric i have - and without the additional 'authentic' oil marks) but i love it and it was an absolute bargain price of £1 in the charity shop near me mam and dad's. it also came with matching trousers but i kindly left them at shop. haha.
© anna singleton 2011.


gfw: kingston round up.

went to see the kingston show with work last monday, felt nice to be watching it this time round, as opposed to sweating it out backstage.. i don't want to say too much as there were other collections that i really liked but looking back through, these are the ones that stand out. for me, ross williams' first menswear look was the most accomplished in the entire show and could have stood its ground easily alongside designers showing at international fashion weeks - love the pleated pinafore over digitally printed suit combo, not to mention the fresh length of trousers.. the other highlight (although you can't see it that well under all that beard) was the flash of teal - just wish there had been more of it...
next up is patricia pereira da costa, who won me over with the most beautiful fluid grey trousers.  i'm always going to like the whole 'simple thing' but da costa had moved it up a notch or two, with everything there done really well - silhouette, colour palette, print, accessories.. probably my favourite collection overall now seeing the pictures, and definitely the strongest when all together in the final line-up.

i'm not a fan of the sickly sweet and when i first saw abi swann's collection come out, i felt like i needed to squeeze a lemon into my eyes but i ended up absolutely loving it - fashion is a far too serious game and this collection put the biggest smile on my face, it really reminded me of the girls from austin powers with the gun boobies...

last up is sum lo wai - perfect rusty orange colour and although done before, the tassel detailing was both fun and sophisticated and helped lift a very simple collection into something really lovely.. this collection also stood out to me as one that could appeal to women of all ages - something mastered by high street label cos.  i think there's a temptation for graduates to focus on appealing to youths their age - playing up to the whole 'cool', fashion-y thing and whilst it is obviously important for the graduate to generate a lot of press and appeal to magazines, i think something can be said for mastering a collection that could be worn equally well by a lady of 60 years as it could by the 18 year old on the catwalk.



went to the rca ma show last thursday for work and after almost passing out halfway through (i seem to have regressed into my school-time fear of public places that you can't get out of subtly), i was relieved to finally get outside where i stumbled across this beauty. i've realised what inspires me and it's definitely a good face - this is bella (i think - i lost the bit of paper i scrawled her details on), an anthropology student at ucl - absolute stunner.
© anna singleton 2011.



i've been loving the ponytail for a while now - gyals (and boys) get inspired, get your faces out and stop hiding under your hair.
images from russh magazine, via fashion toast. (clockwise from top left: louis vuitton, dries van noten, louis vuitton, alexander wang.)


so.. apologies for the lack of posting the last few weeks - apparently the new 5 day week/ lots of late nights at the studio takes a bit of getting used to and has meant that i have only had the time (and brain capacity) to watch eastenders and go to bed (and it's not even good at the moment). so i am sorry and i will make a big effort to return to regular posting as of now.
on another note, the colours in this are amazing.. photo from the series 'solo' by jennifer endom.