February 26, 2014

LFW: Eudon Choi AW14

Siobhan & Miriam's favorite looks from Eudon Choi AW14 (respectively) courtesy Style.com
To see the whole collection, click here

Opening the show with the sound of The Beatles' fans' screams of admiration set the tone for what was to be a flawless show. 


February 24, 2014

LFW: J. JS Lee AW14

Miriam & Siobhan's favorites from J. JS Lee AW14 (respectively) courtesy of Vogue.com
Click here to see the full collection

The beginning of our London Fashion Week experience started with a beautiful bang at the J. JS Lee AW14 show early on Friday morning.


February 20, 2014

LFW: Street Style Exhibit A

As readers are well aware, there is a very special space in our conjoined heart for men who wear skirts, we love J.W Anderson's idea of a shared wardrobe and have a great appreciation for the men who know that there is absolutely nothing degrading about being a girl.
So it was with all manner of shrill shrieking glee that we met Justin The Stylist at the Bas Kosters show, Clowns are People Too --gasp inducing pictures coming soon -- wearing a kilt in Miriam's favorite tartan, Black Watch (don't lie, we know everyone has one) and, like Marc Jacobs before him, making it look entirely effortless.


February 11, 2014

Slouching in Soho

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There is, perhaps, no better way to spend a Sunday afternoon, than pratting about in Soho, slouchy coats  on, fashion twin in tow and not a care in the world. Yet this Sunday, for a change, we had serious business in our brains, as we started preperations for our first ever jaunt to London Fashion Week! To save everyone's ears and ourselves from mortification, we have perfected our silent screams and will at least try to only grab each other's arms in a fit of intense excitement.   photo 2014-02-10203618_zpsd632ea23.jpg

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Miriam revealed her dirty little secret -- Lil Wayne! We loathe him but cannot deny that we have a more than slight obsession with him and have memorized "Bed Rock" backwards and forwards due to all the times we've sung it in Japanese karaoke booths. It's not right, but it's okay.

Miriam's outfit:
Sweatshirt - Boy London
Silver Coat - H&M
Coated Jeans - Topshop
Beanie - Marks and Spencer 
Patterned Clutch - & Other Stories
Chelsea Boots - Topshop
Lil Wayne Tee - A gift (!)

Siobhan's outfit:
Striped Crop Top - Topshop
Blue High-waisted Jeans - American Apparel
Tread Chelsea Boots - H&M
Fuzzy Cardigan - Topshop
Boyfriend Coat - A Japanese Boutique
Handbag - PS 1

February 7, 2014

St Valentine's Day: What Not To Give

Had he been given half a chance, we can only imagine the terrible things that Gaston would have furnished Belle with.

The sound of shelves groaning under the weight of red, heart-shaped tat can mean but one thing, Valentine's day, the most unromantic day of the year, is just around the corner. Now, last year we were good enough to sift through gifts that should, by rights, line Oscar the Grouch's home, but this year, call it resignation, call it lethargy, we have instead decided to share a list of what NOT to give, should you insist on celebrating Cupid's birthday*.

Huddle round, listen closely and please take notes as our anonymous group of cool girls reveal all, about the most repellent gifts they have ever received from a beau.

Again, you're welcome.

1. “I’d been dating a guy I’d met in freshers week, I knew he’d got around a bit before we met because of the awkward relics I’d occasionally find in his room, a pink fluro bra here, a laddered pair of tummy-tuck tights there, these things were all mentally (and literally) brushed under the carpet, not a problem. The only one which did grate on me was a giant wooden bangle which lived on his bedside table, a troll-worthy trinket of such immense ugliness it made me shudder to imagine the ogre who bore it. Imagine my surprise therefore; when my boyfriend proudly announced that he’d “bought” me a present for V-day, and presented me with a hastily wrapped parcel, containing said bangle. Even if it wasn’t roughly akin in size, shape and aesthetic value to a role of duct tape, it was the fact that he genuinely thought I wouldn’t notice which got me most."

2. "I harbored fears that my meandering, jobless, long-term boyfriend of the time did not really get me but it was cemented when I opened my 'private' Christmas gift in my childhood bedroom with him. While I was terrified that he did not have a dime to his name, he presented to me the ugliest diamond necklace I'd ever seen. It was a diamond-dotted squiggle that looked a bit like a sperm. Never mind the fact that I have an intense phobia of worms (or anything resembling them) so I actually felt a little nauseous when I saw it, it dangled in my cleavage like a shiny, silver chest hair. All I wanted to do was pawn the jewelry and give him the cash so I wouldn't have to pay the bill on all of our dates. This unnecessary gift made me cringe, but the next Christmas morning I was subjected to a more mortifying event -- opening a pair of sexy American Apparel thigh-socks in front of my parents under the Christmas tree while he watched in satisfaction. I quickly shoved them under some wrapping paper so I wouldn't have to explain what they were to my family.

3. "There seemed to be no end to the ways in which this man could say those five little words -- I don't care about you -- but this one, largely due to its sheer inventiveness, was my particular favourite. He gifted me a box of cake mix. Never should warning bells have rung so loudly in my ears. Not only is the sentiment of, "here, bake yourself something" distressing enough, but the idea that I would be unable to do so without the help of a ready packaged mix, merely heaped insult onto injury. Oh, and the icing on this cake was that it was presented to me in a very busy bar, next to an over-friendly couple, who insisted on me displaying my 'gift' to them - humiliating does not even begin to describe it."

4. "He once bought me an XXL t-shirt, since he said he liked the idea of girls wearing their boyfriends' oversized shirts to bed.  Apparently he wasn't able to part with one of his own so he gave me a new one, void of any sentimental value. (Just think about that one for a second. What was the point?!)"

5. "An ex-boyfriend once surprised me with a home-made mix CD. As we listened to the CD together, I realised that this was a mix CD made up of music that he'd created himself. On paper, this sounds like an amazing gift; thoughtful, personal and creative. Unfortunately, the music he'd made was a terrible combination of his tuneless singing and a background of very poor amateur dance music. This was all made worse by the fact that one of the songs was creepily dedicated to, and written for his sister."

6. "I once got a frame that a boy had hand glued shells to. It was one of those wooden frames from the craft store that toddlers paint on, except he went H.A.M with a bottle of glue and some seashells. Inside was a solo picture of him in an Italian vineyard, posing with a seductive look in his eye. It was all wrong."

7. "My friend's father bought said friend's mother a hoover. She threw it out of a window. The marriage ended in divorce. There's a lesson there."

8. "We had been dating long distance for a year and spent most of the big holidays apart. Finally we were going to spend a "holiday" together... my 21st birthday.  I am definitely one to make a big fuss over my birthday, so for weeks leading up to the day, I was hinting at things I liked: a nice dinner and flowers and jewelry and the usual sweet birthday gestures. He had every opportunity to make it amazing since it was a beautiful summer day and we were finally together.  How could he mess this up? By getting me a beach towel and a bag of Twizzlers. For my 21st birthday. After a year of dating. No flowers. No dinner. A BEACH TOWEL."

9. "Chlamydia."

* J.K, we aren't so cruel as to leave you completely hanging - there is but one acceptable Valentine's Day gift for that special someone, Map My Heart, the journal which can mend a broken heart,
 by the wonderful Dom & Ink.
That way the object of your affection will be prepared for when, inevitably, it all goes to shit.

What's the worst present that you've ever received from someone you were romantically entangled with?
Curious minds wish to know!

February 4, 2014

Always on Time

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Us RF girls may have Japan-inflicted anxiety over being on time, but whenever it comes to public transportation of the last train/bus/boat variety, we always seem to fail HARD. We have been stranded in several countries and most memorably in the deserted capital city of Shimane prefecture -- a place with the most ancient shrine in Japan, where cats run restaurants, the average age of its residents is 70 years old, Right-wing party buses yell at foreigners and Kenyan international marathons are held. It is basically like a Miyazaki movie with a touch of nightmare. 

On the day that we shot this OOTD, we thought we had overcome our jinx and arrived to the bus stop in the nick of time. All smiles, we felt vindicated for all the times our iPhone maps and apparent lack of an internal compass failed us. But then... the.bus.never.came. We were in disbelief! But, we made the best of it and ate fish n' chips, online window shopped and drank loads of Earl Grey tea. We realized that we really needed those extra hours just putzing around. The moral of the story being: sometimes when you miss your bus (or it just vanishes into thin air), it is actually meant to be. 
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Siobhan's Outfit:
Spike & Leather Jumper - Nasty Gal Vintage
Joni Jeans - Topshop
Maroon Beanie - Urban Outfitters
Leather Tread Boots - H&M
Leather Satchel - PS 1

Miriam's Outfit:
Light Blue Coat - Reiss
White Button-up - Topshop
Tan Knit Jumper - Topshop
Leopard print Sneakers - Vans
MOM Jeans - Topshop
Blue Snakeskin Bag - H&M
Gold Earrings - Gift (from Peru!)

February 3, 2014

Where Does The Pollen Go?

Last Monday, half of RF could be found at the Lyric Theatre for a one night only performance of Cool Rider, the stage adaptation of much maligned film, Grease 2
The air was positively fizzing with excitement as audience members sat on the very edge of their seats waiting for the cast -- which included The League of Gentlemen's Reece Shearsmith-- to take to the stage.
Now, whilst Grease 2 might have its detractors -- philistines -- its fans are truly ardent in their ardour and so had this gone wrong, those jazz hands would have been balled into fists and a storming of the stage would have have been underway before one could ask, "where does the pollen go?" Luckily, the show had all of the amazing songs, just the right dose of affectionate teasing of the film and the only storyline that was missing was that of the bizarre rat faced motorcyclist. Suffice to say, the standing ovations were more than deserved.
Like a lot of people of a certain age, I saw Grease 2 before I saw Grease, so to me it is the original (and best) version. The songs are as incredible as they are hilarious and actually Stephanie Zinone is a pretty outstanding role model:

1. She's a really good friend; she dresses up as an actual tree for fellow pink lady Sharon.
2. She knows what she wants and spells it out, literally -- C O O L R I D E R --what could be clearer than that?
3. She's really patient, "if it takes forever, then I'll wait forever"
4. She's "no one's trophy"
5. And unlike Sandy, she refuses to change for anyone.

With that in mind, we have compiled a selection of things that you need if you want to be as
C O O L as Stephanie Zinone (yes we know that it was Paulette, not Stephanie who wore the gold trews, but they're the stand out wardrobe moment of the film and besides, she deserves a special mention for FINALLY standing up to Johnny Nogarelli)
Grease 2 Board

Leather Jacket - OAK
Blue Brushed Sweatshirt - River Island
Leather Trousers - Sly 010
 Lipstick in Lady Danger - MAC
Gold Hoops - Argos
Map My Heart by Dom & Ink - Amazon 

The only downer on the evening was that there wasn't nearly enough merchandise. 
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