Something for the weekend


Well that’s Sunday sorted!

Some September issues

While I snapped up the British editions almost right away, I still haven’t managed to get my hands on the American September editions of VOGUE and ELLE. Can anybody tell me where to go for all 916 pages of American VOGUE and ELLE’s almost 500 pages (I think?…). On a completely unrelated note, don’t forget to pick up your copy of Tabitha magazine all around the city, or read it online here.

Tabitha II

Just a quick lunch-time post about Lovetabii’s (formerly known as Glamrocks) latest issue of Tabitha magazine. Bloggers turned bona fide magazine editors, I was delighted to have been asked to contribute to the second issue, writing a piece on Erika Fox of Retro Flame and Grace Mangan of Lace Whisper. Without giving too much away, check out Tabitha II for shoots styled and shot by the stellar editorial team – Úna O’Boyle, Louise Ryan and Shane O’Connor – trend updates, features on various Dublin goings-on and much MUCH more! Available all over Dublin, check out their website and Facebook page for updates and snippets from both Lovetabii’s blog and their ongoing work on Tabitha III. Once again girls – and Shane! – thank you for involving me. And thank you to the two girls featured who put up with my incessant questioning and numerous emails!

Can we still be friends?

The answer being no, Alexandra Shulman, no we cannot. Stick with what you know, editing the one and only British Vogue. I eagerly awaited the launch of the book and was left disappointed. ‘Can We Still be Friends?’, Alexandra’s début novel and one which she had longed to write for some time, follows three university friends and ambitious individuals in eighties London, striving to find their niche in The City after being hoisted out into the real world. Unfortunately, the subject matter feels played out and Alexandra’s description of the decade that style forgot (some may say) comes across as a third party retelling of the way things were, almost clichéd in its description of society, fashion and one particular glamour model turned PR maven. However, it’s a timeless subject, which most teens and young adults will identify with. Entertaining and readable, CWSBF will never top bestseller lists, but it’s by no means signals the death knell for Alexandra’s literary career. If for nothing else, fashion die-hards will purchase, read and subsequently keep this book as a collector’s item of sorts (guilty). Also, for those of you who may question the timing of this post, I’m not slow, I just hadn’t got round to posting about it. Happy reading, folks!

The scrapbook

For years I had been clipping editorials, photoshoots and articles and the like that caught my eye from various fashion magazines –  apart from Vogue, that would feel like sacrilege in a way – until I literally had no more folders left, while other chosen bits were strewn across my desk in my room, ultimately defeating the purpose of keeping them in the first place. Thus the ‘scrapbook’, more along the lines of a constant moodboard, was born and has since developed a life of its own. Small in size, I am looking for a larger notebook, similar to the one seen here, in which I can paste in larger pictures, articles, other clippings and so on. Suggestions would be much appreciated!

I’m a stationery fiend as it is, and had bought this Paperchase diary already. Seeking something worthy of it, what better than a fashion scrapbook/moodboard? While there is an abundance of magazine clippings, my own notes can be seen throughout, scrawled in haste for the most part. With various upcoming projects, notes for past articles, ideas and hopes for the blog, styling odds and ends, this diary wouldn’t make any sense to anybody else. I, on the other hand, would be lost without it, and like to see it as the draft version of Style from Scratch. This scrapbook allows for something tangible, as everything I write about is, for the most part, online.

See Susie Bubble for a rare glimpse at the inimitable ADR’s very own scrapbook.