Smiles All Round

Smiles All Round

Japelle1 JAP ELLE COLLAGE

>> Sluggish Bank Holiday post-Istanbul slump has left me with no option but to turn to flashier memories.  I mean FLASH as in camera flash as opposed to bling because I forgot I had been sitting on these extra shots from the Elle Japan shoot I did a while back for their September 'London' issue.  As you guys know, I'm always keen to participate in anything that promote my beloved Laaaaaaandon and all that it offers so again, we went around some shops in a similar vein to the Time Out article with Jackie Dixon of Show Me Your Wardrobe as photographer and giant-flash welder.

Shoots like these are of course an excuse for me to go to treasure troves like Merchant Archive AGAIN and raid the rails for some dressing up…

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(My original outfit of vintage Breton top, Opening Ceremony x WTWTA faux fur skirt, Emma Cook for Topshop boots, Corrie Williamson necklace)

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(Worn with 1920s vintage velvet jacket)

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(Vintage kimono, MiH shirt, Lanvin wool trousers, vintage shoes)

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(Vintage chiffon jumpsuit, beaded shoulder pieces and belt, floral headpiece)

The next natural stop an perhaps as an anti-thesis to the beautiful Merchant Archive is Machine-A where things take a darker and complicated turn… their roster of new designers is always in constant flux so that I'll always discover something new every time I'm in there.  When we did this shoot, this was when I discovered the likes of Yasmin Kianfar and Manuela Dack hence the ensuing posts.

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Oh, and I got to see how many steps I could take in Gabriella Marina Gonzalez's towering lace-up wedges before needing assistance.  Actually, Ella from Machine-A was at my side as I hobbled along.  Was feeling something like a 19th century Qing dynasty concubine…

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(Manuela Dack chiffon and leather jacket, Yasmin Kianfar sheer cut-out dress, Gabriella Marina Gonzalez shoes)

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(Vintage Thierry Mugler suede dress with Gabriella Marina Gonzalez shoes)

A little late in coming but perfect apt to shower the slow-mo Sunday with some toothy, flashy smiles… I almost expect a little twinkle to appear with perhaps a slogan….

"Make your day a better one…

With Merchant Archive and Machine-A…"

*TWINKLE GRIN*

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(Belle Sauvage dress)

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  1. diane

    2010-08-29 at 12:56 PM

    amazing!
    love the the WTWTA skirt!
    are those headpieces (with spikes) behind you by Tomihiro Kono?
    x

  2. Kit

    2010-08-29 at 1:03 PM

    I love the Kimono look, the styling looked very 1970s Hong Kong-ish and £450 for THAT vintage kimono??!!! ;__;

  3. Leonidas

    2010-08-29 at 1:24 PM

    amazing clothes. and you look fantastic. seems tha istanbul’s fashion scene is very up there
    http://thestyleparticle.blogspot.com

  4. pink

    2010-08-29 at 1:48 PM

    wowww!!! your style is sooo adorable:-) love your skirt also
    check out my fashion blog at thetalesofselfindulgence.blogspot.com
    just updated the new post today!!
    or follow me on twitter at TTOFindulgence

  5. sayo

    2010-08-29 at 1:59 PM

    Amazing, Susie!! Can’t wait for another article ! Made me smile, thank you!

  6. FashionLifeCoach

    2010-08-29 at 2:00 PM

    Fab.My favorite outfit is the last one.I like the molded shape of the corsage,to transform the natural body in something artifical.12-like-points.

  7. yuiko

    2010-08-29 at 2:12 PM

    I saw you’re page on the ELLE Japan.
    soooooo cute!

  8. littleh

    2010-08-29 at 2:42 PM

    that lipcolor really suits u!

  9. Cate

    2010-08-29 at 2:52 PM

    You’re so adorable xoxo

  10. Nolita

    2010-08-29 at 2:57 PM

    The Vintage chiffon jumpsuit looks so great on you!
    –Nolita Vintage–
    http://www.nolitavintage.com

  11. vicki

    2010-08-29 at 3:06 PM

    you look so sweet in all these photos and that lipstick suits you very well 🙂 love everything you’re wearing, especially all the heels!
    Vintage Stop at http://www.vickileestyle.blogspot.com

  12. hueys

    2010-08-29 at 3:25 PM

    this is amazing, suzie!
    I love the vintage chiffon jumpsuit, and the kimono robe!
    totally awesomeeee!
    and i love your lipstick (;

  13. Sinead

    2010-08-29 at 3:44 PM

    The first pic is really cute and I love those Lanvin pants 😀
    http://sunglassesandhandbags.blogspot.com

  14. Fara

    2010-08-29 at 4:26 PM

    Oh my, the shoes in the 11th, 12th and 13th pictures (yes I counted) are so wild!

  15. Adriana

    2010-08-29 at 4:27 PM

    Can I just say this lipstick collor looks RAVISHING on you?! I´m so trying it on myself!

  16. Sian

    2010-08-29 at 5:06 PM

    Woah!! the way Elle Japan approach cover design so so different to Elle UK (Same photo as the August issue http://www.magxone.com/elle/lily-allen-uk-elle-august-2010/ )
    That lipstick color is amazing . . . what is it?

  17. Winnie

    2010-08-29 at 6:13 PM

    Wow, you look amazing Susie. The red lips= awesome! The Manuela Dack jacket is beautiful and the shape of that Belle Savage dress is awesome!

  18. Joy D.

    2010-08-29 at 6:43 PM

    I love the pants the best and the Gabriella Marina Gonzalez shoes! I believe that Lanvin cannot make a terrible looking garment.

  19. Veshoevius

    2010-08-29 at 7:56 PM

    These outfits are insane! My fave is the nude pleated jacket and transparent maxi skirt – looking sultry!

  20. margief

    2010-08-29 at 8:30 PM

    i love that vampy lipstick
    what beautiful clothes i have never been anywhere with such a great array of clothes
    margief
    x
    http://www.margieheartsclothes.blogspot.com

  21. Annie

    2010-08-29 at 8:41 PM

    adoring these outfits… and I am SO excited for the ELLE 25th anniversary issue!

  22. Toby Oliver Dean

    2010-08-29 at 8:45 PM

    charlie le mindu in the background? avec adele morse taxidermy? lush.

  23. Julia

    2010-08-29 at 9:02 PM

    Oh how I love those wedges!
    xoxo

  24. susie_bubble

    2010-08-29 at 9:08 PM

    Thanks for the lippie comments… it’s Shiseido one…. 645 Red Revival…. it gives me the matte effect that I can just about take… not a fan of glossy lips!

  25. shakka jones

    2010-08-29 at 11:21 PM

    aww.. you look cute when you smile 🙂 and that lipstick looks great on you!

  26. Olive

    2010-09-01 at 4:05 AM

    I love the grey jumpsuit and it fits you really well!!
    By the way congrats for featured on Elle Japan!Your such and fashion icon now 🙂

  27. True Fuel Energy

    2010-09-01 at 9:39 AM

    Wow!! she is looking gorgeous in these clothes. These are really adding charm to her personality.

  28. Acai Energy

    2010-09-02 at 2:16 PM

    I must say that she has a very good dressing sense.

  29. Kris Schirm

    2010-09-08 at 7:28 PM

    LOVE THE Belle Sauvage dress THE BEST
    —- IT ROCKS —-
    HOW DO YOU LIKE THESE SHOES?
    http://mruxndesign.blogspot.com/2010/09/i-love-crazy-shoes.html
    CHEERS
    KRIS

  30. v festival prices

    2010-09-20 at 1:14 PM

    I’ve just been watching a young French singer Alizee and a young Canadian girl Aselin Debison both whose looks and singing make Lily Allen and Cheryl Cole look like a couple of seaside slappers at a free Karaoke night in a workman’s club. These two talentless brits clearly need to get it into their heads that, apart from being female, they are devoid of talent when seen from the real world of music. If they both retired permanently, the music world would be a better place.

  31. puck

    2010-09-26 at 11:44 AM

    you ugly, your smile UGLY UGLY UGLY UGLY!!!
    HAHAHA!^^!

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    2012-10-02 at 7:37 AM

    She is looking gorgeous in these clothes. These are really adding charm to her personality.

  33. vegas wedding chapels

    2012-10-09 at 7:11 AM

    The red lips= awesome! The Manuela Dack jacket is beautiful and the shape of that Belle Savage dress is awesome.

  34. vegas weddings and receptions

    2012-10-11 at 10:38 AM

    Fab.My favorite outfit is the last one.I like the molded shape of the corsage,to transform the natural body in something artifical.12-like-points.

  35. vegas weddings and receptions

    2012-10-11 at 11:46 AM

    At a free Karaoke night in a workman’s club. These two talentless brits clearly need to get it into their heads that, apart from being female, they are devoid of talent when seen from the real world of music.

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