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27.01.11 | HEADSHOTS
Images via Fashion Copious edited by The Fashion Smoke
Some of my favourite shots from the Maison Michel Spring Summer
 Lookbook photographed by Karl Lagerfeld. Quite the who's who
 of AMAZING models,(minus Freja) from L to R: Abbey Lee Kershaw, 
Angela Lindvall, Bambi Northwood Blyth, Karolina Kurkova, 
Leigh Lezark and Lou Doillion. 
To see the full Lookbook click here

Minnie
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18.01.11 | TRANSLOVE
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Image and video via Love Magazine Blog
Kate Moss and Lea T are locking lips for LOVE mag Issue 5. Each issue you think it can't get any better and then Katie Grand goes and surprises us all by showing some transsexual Love right on the cover. I'm so sick of mundane covers from all the monthly glossies with celeb after celeb...so this is a breath of fresh air! I've been a fan of Lea T for some time with her stunning Givenchy campaigns and as this issue of Love is all about androgyny then who better to grace the cover?! Roll on February 7th <3


PHIEPHIE x


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13.01.11 | SUMMER BRIGHTS
Images via Style.com
So I've been stuck wearing grey and black for as long as I can remember,
 more for ease and lack of inspiration than anything. However, as I'm 
trying to block out the reality of the miserable January weather 
and dreaming about the upcoming summer months I've been considering 
bringing some much needed colour into my wardrobe. The S/S11 
shows were array with with brights and I'm really liking these tailored
 pieces and the idea of mixing  more grown ups cuts with playful rainbow 
colours. Now all I have to do is sit tight and wait for the high street
 to bring out something more in my price range, and no doubt 
a longer wait for the accompanying tan.... Bring on the summer!

Minnie 
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11.01.11 | FORD FOCUS

 
"I don’t get the need for this immediacy. In fact, I think it’s bad.
The way the system works now, you see the clothes, within an hour 
or so they’re online, the world sees them. They don’t get to a store
 for six months. The next week, young celebrity girls are wearing
 them on red carpets. They’re in every magazine. The customer 
is bored with those clothes by the time they get to the store. 
They’re overexposed, you’re tired of them, they’ve lost their freshness… 
In addition, all of the fast-fashion companies that do a great job, by the
 way, knock everything off. So it’s everywhere all over the streets in three
 months and by the time you get it to the store, what’s the point?
I’m holding everything back… The clothes are not going out to magazines 
before January issues. The clothes are not going to celebrities before
 December. The images are not being released online until December, 
when they’ll go online on my Web site."
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Tom Ford is so on point! 
I definitely feel the same sense of trends being old and over done before 
they've even happened. 
And you know what makes it even better... you can just picture him 
saying it is his sexy southern drawl. We're all ears!

PHIE PHIE x

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09.01.11 | Galaxy of the Lost 
Christopher Kane images via Style.com edited by THE FASHION SMOKE
Christopher Kane's 2011RST last summer was out of this world... literally. As I wasn't a fan of the SS collection, it was a little too grown up and preppy for my liking, I thought I would revisit my love for these cosmo creations that have sparked a whole trend focused on galaxy imagery. I can not get enough. When the weather hots up I'm going to hunt down a cosmic dress and some fluffy heels would be a serious bonus to top it all off. So watch this SPACE, ha, did you see what I did there.... <3

PHIE PHIE x



06.01.11 | DANCE DANCE DANCE


So I've been brushing up on my DJ-ing skills and thought it was about time I share the love! Here is a little mix-up I threw together that will be sure to get your head bopping. Enjoy the sounds <3 


Tracklist:
Deadmau5- I Remember (original vocal mix)
Fehrplay- Meow
Deadmau5- Ghosts n Stuff
Dizzee Rascal- Dirtee Cash (Tom Piper&Nom De Strip remix)
Uffi Ft Pharrell- SUV (Armand Van Helden remix)
TV Rock- In The Air (Axwell remix)
Avicii & Sebastien Drums- My Feelings For You
Bloc Party- One More Chance
Cassius- 99 (Reset! remix)

(Image from DMag #10 edited by PHIEPHIE)



DJ PHIEPHIE x



04.01.11 | SMOOTH CRIMINAL
Image by THE FASHION SMOKE credit if used
Found this random photo taken in the summer that I never got round to posting, mainly because it's quite posy which makes me cringe a little more than I usually do at photos of myself, but hey ho here it is anyway! It reminds me of those warm summer evenings when I got back from Ibiza and seriously makes me miss my beach hair, sunglasses and anything in shades of ivory instead of all this black. I can't wait for the sun to start shining and I can dust off my trusty Raybans once again. The tuxedo jacket with golden sequin lapels is by Adam, a star find at a sample sale in Chelsea Market whilst I was in NYC. I nabbed it for $30 when it was originally $500... I honestly felt like I'd robbed the place! 
As it's a new year the shameful neglection of The Fashion Smoke is to end forthwith and I've added some much needed colour to the site for a change of pace so I hope you all approve and stay tuned!

Happy New Year <3

PHIEPHIE x