christopher kane.

there's a lot of metallic on this season's catwalk which makes me very happy indeed, especially when combined with the great florals and crisp white shirts seen at christopher kane. what makes this metallic so beautiful is the brushed, muted quality it has, inspired by the peeling brocade patterned wallpaper seen in the photographs of girls in crumbling council estate bedrooms that kane used for the base of his collection, (a very familiar source of inspiration for myself). really love it and if i had the money i'd buy up a lot of this collection, as it is choc a block with versatile statement pieces that would easily slip into and lift any wardrobe.  to see the rest of the collection go here. images via style.com.



me and laura actually disgraced ourselves at fashion week today with our blunt schoolgirl manner towards this hottie lingering outside the bfc tent at somerset house.  this beauty is johannes linder from fm models. it went like this: "oh my god.... you're so good looking" ".........umm.. ha... well.....yeah it's my job". so embarrassed. what a good face though?
image courtesy of laura mccluskey.


sunday street.

absolutely knackered from my first day at fashion week and have heaps of editing to do but had to give you a sneak peak with these two beauties.. On the left is jessica wright, a personal shopper at topshop who I shot last season as part of my 'faces' post (to see last season's street style go here). she just looks so damn good in clothes and has this really lovely, warm air about her. didn't catch the name of the girl on the right but had to grab her picture as she had the most immense pink shorts on. love both these looks and funnily enough how they sit together.. faux fur is definitely staying around and it's nice to see the bright pops of colour be introduced alongside a softer, more neutral palette, be it dark or light..

images © anna singleton 2011.



banging collection from preen, actually love the bottom three more than the top at a second look - they feel mega fresh and supa sweet. images via style.com, to see the rest of the collection go here. off to fashion week for work tomorrow, looking forward to london's offerings over the next few days..


all knitwear. images via the 'all' website.


leomie and harry.

so now would be a good time to prepare for the next installment of 'i love laura mccluskey' as we are about to spend fashion week together once again - a time we like to spend brainstorming and getting excited about all the lovely shoots she's been doing, all the ideas we've had and all the future projects we're gonna do together.. (as well as, of course, the job in hand which is shooting london's street style). for now (as a warm up) i give you her latest work for 'the ones to watch' website where she shot lovely couple leomie anderson (off the telly!) and harry uzoka as part of their 'stay beautiful' issue. images by laura mccluskey via 'the ones to watch' website.


not gonna lie, never been a huge fan of dvf nor the printed wrap dress situation that appears in every 'dress for your figure' article in the history of magazines (cue gok wan 'a large floral print hides a whole manner of sins' yadda yadda yaddah...) so... i was bowled over with joy when these looks emerged from von furstenberg's latest s/s12 collection.. they remind me of the whole cyber-barbie thing i mentioned a while ago after seeing abi swann's collection at graduate fashion week. there is definitely still a 'moment' for all thinks sparkly, but to me this is different. it's girly but really, really cool and modern. i'm a girl after philo's clean lines and boyish attitude but something here is speaking to me.. could i be converted?
images via style.com.



this breathtakingly beautiful boy is paul boche from fusion model management in new york - l o v e him, such a good face. photo from the series 'pale and interesting' by lucy carr-ellison, via 'the ones to watch' website - which is one of the best online magazines out there, so visit if you haven't already.


i went on a research trip to kew gardens a couple of weeks ago to help with some of my print designs for work.. i made sure to go on a drizzly day so that everything was really fresh and dewy, making it hard for drawing but so beautifully peaceful that it was worth the wet bum and soggy feet. i'm sure i'm not the only londoner guilty of this but i'd never actually been to kew gardens (or indeed most of london's other 'attractions', deeming them too touristy to bother with) but there are reasons so many flock to kew's vast botanical space.. it is absolutely breathtaking (so good that i only got one third of the way round it so this may have to be done in parts..) my 'must-sees' are the glasshouses, including the 'temperate house' which is the largest surviving victorian glasshouse in the world and reminded me of the wild overgrown building miss havisham lives in, in great expectations... check the website here.

images © anna singleton 2011.