Thursday, 30 June 2011

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

mulberry schnauzer

Okay so I'm still not familiar with the rules of blogging - and for this reason, I'm not going to post a picture of my cat just yet... but I will post one of this miniature schnauzer from the Mulberry Resort 2012 collection (I figure as it's fashion related it's a fair compromise).

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

two's company

Pairing off collection pieces seems to be a recurring theme at the moment! These are from the Sonia Rykiel Resort 2012 look book. I find some pieces of this collection too fussy but I like the styling, the shoes, the hair. Think it works well pairing off the models, though I prefer it when the clothes contrast and compliment rather than match.

Monday, 27 June 2011

painting the blog red

...or an orangey reddish summery colour at least - "candy apple red". Was a bit stumped about what to blog next, haven't read many other blogs to be honest, how often are you meant to post? Do you post whatever comes to mind? Are you meant to reference pictures? Should it all be fashion or can I post a picture of my cat? Is anyone even reading these questions I'm asking? The answer is no because I haven't given out this blog address yet, and the chances of someone happening across the title "guinea squash" are slim to none. Back on topic; I started with scrolling through my "Style" folder of fashion images for blogspiration, and happened to notice a large amount of "candy apple red" from the last few months. For example:

These include Valentino Resort 2012 and Jil Sander Fall 2011, as well as a snap of Michelle Harper attending some sort of award ceremony that's name I unfortunately didn't feel the need to note down when I saved the image. 

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

bicycle baskets

I like Audrey Hepburn, mostly just because she looks beautiful in photographs, I can't say I know a lot about her. I find her most iconic picture somewhat boring, but I did like it as a child, so I'm putting it down to being over exposed to it (but who hasn't been?). This photo caught my eye today, possibly because my mum and I were recently discussing old fashioned bikes following our trip to the bike shop last Monday. To my dismay, my mum used to ride a battered old black one to the shops with a little basket for the shopping. Was embarrassing at the time. She happens to have moved on from that phase but I can't say I would mind anymore. In fact, I wouldn't mind riding one myself... if I weren't such a hazard on two wheels that is!

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

because "everyone needs a tree"

One of my favourite collections of the season - Lanvin Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear. I love it so much I wrote an essay on it. Well, I lie, I concluded one with it, but the notion is still there. I like the block colour framed with black, the warm bright colour palette making a welcome change for the time of year - yet still holding on to some of the subtle gothic elements suggestive of winter. The contrast of the tree in the third image. The tree makes me think Tim Burton (of whom I am also a fan). Sometimes I like the 'too much' approach to design, but with Lanvin  I like the minimalism, particularly the consistently simplistic use of colour, with the perfect amount of 'muchness' to the form and silhouette to make it interesting (for want of a better word).

Monday, 20 June 2011

guinea squash

I discovered the guinea squash on my hunt for a two syllable followed by a one syllable blog name. I wanted rusty gold or my previously used mango star, both of which were taken. So the guinea squash had to do. I have considered the irrelevance of this title, but as brand names go, all the best ones are. My fear is that people might think it a cooking blog, but anyone who knows me will know that I have no valuable information to share on cooking. If I think of a better name (or simply change my mind - a far more likely scenario) I'll reinvent this page, but in the mean time this aubergine, eggplant alternative will have to do..
I'm Hettie Glen, I'm 22 and a half and currently studying for a degree in Fashion Design.

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