April 30, 2012
I am a lazy blogger and a busy non-internet human so my outfit posts are sporadic at best. So technically I wore this over a week ago, but it is very very rare I am out and about (in the Tuileries, Paris, bitch) with a camera and a friend to use it. Hence it stays. I love my Nikes. The french didn’t. I always think I love these jeans til I wear them and halfway through the day I realise I like the idea of them. D’oh.
Hmm, do I have a point? Here’s me wearing clothes. In a foreign country. Just out of shot are a load of disapproving looking French people wondering why on earth I look like houndstooth threw up on me. And lace. And denim. Although later that day I went to the most amazing vintage shop in the world and met the nicest man ever – calm down, he runs the place. He didn’t judge me for looking weird. Which was nice of him. The shop? Adom in Bastille. It is quite simply my favourite vintage shop in the whole world – so much so I dragged Julie around the whole of La Marais for about three hours trying to find it only to finally realise it was the wrong district. Ooops. Hey, it’s not my fault all those pretty Parisian streets look the same. I found the best boots ever but alas was too poor to buy them, so I am currently negotiating with nice man (speaking francais over the phone is DIFFICIL) to send them to me. Cross your fingers for me.
Oh, and I need to get some clothes that are not American Apparel. Literally 70% of my wardrobe is Apparel. I don’t know how I feel about that.
Jacket, Thrifted; Shirt, Tshirt worn over, Jeans, all American Apparel; Nikes, Nike
April 28, 2012
Last weekend I went to Paris. And ate my body weight in cheese and drank red wine like a red wine drinking fish. Needless to say it was immense.
Here’s what I wore on the Saturday. The Parisians didn’t get it at all, they kept staring at me like I was a crazy person. They really really don’t understand colour, or pattern. Or they probably understand it, but think it’s ridiculous. Note to self: next time, wear black. On it’s own. Maybe with a hint of grey. But no colour, no pattern. You will get funny looks. Oops.
Hat & sunglasses, H&M; Skirt & Sweater, American Apparel; Shoes, Office; Bag, Topshop; Jacket & denim shirt, thrifted
April 14, 2012
I told you before I went to Brighton and I was hoping for some nice shots from my Olympus XA. These are they. No filters or Photoshop, just good old fashioned 35mm film photography.
Therese from Smoke Out TV. I just call her Therese tho.
All images (c) Jane Alexandra
And here’s me, beside a merry-go-round on the beach. Thanks for the pic, Tee.
So, Brighton Rocks. I must actually watch that film…
April 12, 2012
More memories from London Fashion Week Fall 2012. As we all know, the devil is in the detail. And they were some devilishly good details. Sorry, that was really poor, even by my standards. The details, by contrast, are of a very high standard. And again, yellow and red seem to be the pervading LFW AW12 street style colours of choice. Go figure.
April 10, 2012
Fashion Week seems like an age ago, and I am very bold that I’m only getting around to this post now. I posted about the fasharazzi, and how odd the circus at Somerset House is, but in fact I am an awful hypocrite because I was there, papping away myself. As I noted at fashion week in September, I have a tendency to crop people’s heads when I shoot street style. I am not entirely sure why I do this, perhaps it is a reaction to the blatant showing off that some people carry on with, but it is meant with no malice or conscious thought. I guess I just like the anonymous aesthetic.
Either way, I unconsciously shot a colour story – red and yellow were the two key colours that caught my eye. The message? This summer it’s all about hyper-bright block colour? I’m not actually sure, but this is what the kids in London were wearing at Fashion Week Fall 2012…
Yes I know technically this is closer to green, but close enough. Plus, she’s wearing Acne shoes.
April 9, 2012
Let’s keep this one short and sweet. Autumn Winter 2012/13 trends, as picked out by moi. AW12 I wanna sink my teeth into.
I am beyond obsessed with all things baroque at the minute. I want to live in a seventeenth century dream for a little minute.
Russian dolls. Folk princesses. Little bit 70′s, little bit Anastasia. Love. It.
April 7, 2012
Better Fashion Week 2012
If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well. Or at least better. Better Fashion Week is the kind of fashion initiative that restores your faith that there is a change coming for the, eh, better within the (Irish) fashion industry.
I firmly believe that ethical fashion is the future. Not in the hippyish, hemp clothes gross way, but in a more informed and best practice kind of way. When done right, ethical fashion isn’t preachy, it merely highlights ways to do things better, and showcases local producers. The 5th annual Better Fashion Week will take place at No. 6 Castle Market Street Dublin 2 from the 23rd – 30th April and will highlight the issue of sustainable fashion through a series of pop-up shops, exhibitions, installations, events and industry talks with fashion heavy weights like the incredible Artist/Designer Helen Steele*, and ethical fashion writers Tasmin Lejeune and Dr. Kate Fletcher taking part. The Castle Market street space will also have a pop up shop featuring the ethical-but-you-wouldn’t-know-by-looking-at-it work of Emma Manley, Sinead Doyle, Lisa Shawgi, Red Dog (Shop) and The Irish Design Shop, among others. It is the kind of event that any fashionista with even a quarter of a brain or indeed a heart needs to attend.
As an incentive, I have a pair of VIP tickets to give away to one lucky reader so you and your mate can head along and hear what the fashion pioneers have to say for themselves. All you have to do is send me an email – noisyshoesblog[at]gmail.com – and tell me what you are most looking forward to on the lineup, EASY! I’ll announce the winner on the 20th here on the blog.
Check out the www.betterfashionweek.com website and the facebook.com/redressbetterfashion page for more information and to pick up tickets to all the events. Do it now!!!! Or I’ll be cross! And here’s a lil peek at what I mean by good ethical fashion…..
Manley A/W 11
Manley A/W 11
Helen Steele SS12
i cannot express how much i want this outfit.
Helen Steele SS12
and this one
*I am embarrassed that I didn’t really know about Helen Steele til now, expect many more posts on how amazing she is in the near future.