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Damien Hirst: The Souls

31 August 2011

In Oslo?  Lucky you!  Free tomorrow?  Then go to Magne Furuholmen, Hugo Opdal and Paul Stolper's inaugural exhibition at their new STOLPER + FRIENDS gallery in the Norwegian capital.

Damien Hirst The Souls II - Paradise Copper/ Topaz/ Blind impression 2010

Opening the gallery with 'The Souls' by Damien Hirst, a group of beautiful prints of shimmering, foil-block butterflies - you know the ones - the gallery will present exhibitions from contemporary internationally-recognised names as well as the leading Norwegian artists.  PAUL STOLPER in London is one of my favourite galleries, so keep an eye out on this latest venture for exciting works including the first group exhibition 'SNAP - THE PORTFOLIO' of large-scale prints by twelve leading YBAs including Sarah Lucas, Gary Hume, Don Brown, Darren Almond, Cerith Wyn Evans and Juergen Teller.

 Opening reception 7-9pm, 1 September/ exhibition continues to 2 October 2011

Tjuvholmen Alle 6, 0252 Oslo, Norway

Friday's ffffound

26 August 2011

In honour of my brother's nuptials tomorrow...  SO EXCITED!

Warehouse Embellished Collar and Cuff Dress

24 August 2011

Check out this Embellished Collar and Cuff Dress from the new Warehouse autumn collection.  There certainly isn't a shortage of a) dresses b) black or c) embellished party outfits in my wardrobe, but I can see some cutesy girl like Zoey Deschanel wearing it with a beret and dark lips for a glamorous evening take on gothic with a 60s look.  And I like that look.

The embellished peter pan collar and cuffs is decorative enough, so I'd keep it simple with no jewellery, opaques and black heels.


'Warehouse Loves! A must have piece at a must have price. Dazzle the night away in this glamorous update to the classic LBD. The sheer arms and embellished collar adds a touch of elegance. Simply add a pair of killer heels for a great night out.'

Burberry Prorsum Polished Leather Lace-Up Wedges

22 August 2011

I just received a Burberry Prorsum newsletter featuring these gorgeous polished leather lace-up wedges, £550, fresh from the runway.  These wedges come in two autumnal shades; burgundy red and dark racing green.

Clashing reds and pinks with the deep burgundy pair and emerald green and olive with the dark green pair is perfect for rolling your summer wardrobe into autumn.  Can you believe it's September next week?


•Lace-up wedge shoes with contrasting leather panels in a high gloss finish

•15cm/6 inch patent wedges and 4.5cm/2 inch platform

•High traction ribbed sole, reinforced almond toe

•Leather insole stamped with the Burberry Prorsum logo

LBDs from ASOS

20 August 2011

I arranged my brother's fiancĂ©e's hen party last weekend and the dress code was sleek, stylish and chic LBDs.  None of that tacky 80s garb, neon tutus, pink feather boas and jokes t-shirts rubbish, thanks very much!

So as I obviously didn't want to wear a little black dress which I already own, I hit up ASOS for special party frocks suitable for the occasion (and then accidentally bought orange and navy work dresses too...)

Body con dress by ASOS BLACK. Featuring an all over sequin embellished design, wet look finish, form fitting style with a slash neckline, long sleeves and a cut out design to reverse.

Frill shoulder dress by French Connection. Featuring a deep v-neckline, sleeveless styling with frilled detailing to the shoulders, a wrap front design with pleats from the side, and a mini length, with a concealed zip fastening to reverse, in a smooth, sleek finish.

I think I'm actually going to take this one back as satin is a bit too "hen party" and no one wants to look hen party-ish on a hen party...  Or indeed ever.

Drape strap dress featuring keyhole detail to the front and reverse, halter neck, cross over front and draped straps.

This is the one I wore.


Jersey dress, featuring a statement twist knot design to the side and a deep scoop neckline with cropped puff sleeves.

Shift dress featuring a statement low cowl-style back, a fitted waist with pleats on the bust and skirt, a high boat neckline to the front and layered short sleeves with pleat detailing.

Friday's ffffound

19 August 2011

Hobes

17 August 2011

I wear high/ very high/ ankle-sprainingly high heels (learnt the hard way...) most days so looking at photographs of comfortable-looking flat shoes is like porn, and Hobes shoes look seriously comfortable.  Hobes is a new Australian handmade, unisex shoe brand which has just launched in the UK with three styles of casual, well-cut shoes in nine colours. Other than the comfort (OMG I bet they feel like socks), I like the stripped down to basics simple design which is laid-back and versatile, making them a throw-in-your-suitcase-they’ll-go-with-everything staple shoe.  


As a summery alternative to the shoeboot, I'd stomp around in the Women's Original Hobe in Charcoal Suede with summer dresses and pretty skirts.  The label launched in Melbourne last spring and is set to become a cult hit over here too; Sienna Miller, Kate Moss, Alexa Chung, Poppy and Cara Delevigne have already ordered theirs - drop £104 and you’ll be in good, comfortable company.

Friday's ffffound

12 August 2011

screw London, the beach is calling

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FRIDAY'S FFFFOUND: TYPE

5 August 2011

Cool typography