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Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Groovy Zombie

As you all know too well , Halloween is just around the corner (whoop whoop) and I have decided to go as a Groovy zombie ! "What is a Groovy zombie ?" I hear you ask. Well, take a look at the all new - The dictionary of Kate :  

Groovy Zombie  -     essentially this is a hippie which has been bitten by a zombie  therefore becoming a zombie which is still groovy due to being a  hippie , hence  the term Groovy Zombie.                      

Ok , so the Dictionary of Kate isn't really a dictionary , because of the lack of words/phrases - but excpect to hear more from the dictionary as it will become somewhat of a  regular feature (and more of a dictionary!!! ) This time next week , you'll be able to see me get my 'zombie' groove on , as well as some of my best dressed friends !If you've got an awesome Halloween costume  , I would love to see it ,  send it to my blog email and you could be featured!

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Monday, 15 October 2012

Jack without Jill

I was kind of disappointed when the White Stripes broke up , but earlier this year , Jack White released his  album : Blunderbuss. I bought it from hmv a fair few weeks ago , and I really think that its awesome , if you haven't already checked it out then I strongly suggest that you do...
and if you have never even heard of the white stripes , then ... well.. ( seriously?! they've been featured on The Simpsons!) watch this to get a flavour of their music : 

And also here is one of my favourite songs from his new album , to be honest the music video is quite unusual , some sort of world where kids and adults have reversed roles or something , yeah, so enjoy :


Tuesday, 9 October 2012

F.O.B? More like FAB!

Felipe Oliveira Baptista's (F.O.B's)  S/S 2013 collection hit the runway at Paris fashion week -  which included structured jackets , cut out jumpsuits and dresses printed with colliding shapes.I absolutely adore this collection and I think it is very practical , relevant , but most of all I think that the experimentation with material , shape , colour and pattern is just sheer genius.I love the overall casual feel and the use of the almost mundane colours like olive, navy , white and khaki. So.. here are some of my favourite looks from the runway show! ( pictures from

This structured navy blue jumpsuit is effortlessly fabulous , this is one of those amazing outfit- type- things that you can dress up or down : here dressed down with basic black strap heels.I think that this is also really cool and edgy , it has a bit of  the "I don't care," feel to it which , if anything , just makes it even cooler and even edgier! 

The colliding shapes , colours and fabrics (if you look at the bottom of the dress and the right sleeve) makes this dress really quirky and different.I guess it sort of reminds me of tetris - with khaki and navy shapes trying to fit together - accept whoever was playing the game , wasn't very good at it!

If you think about it , when describing with words what this outfit looks like , it doesn't really sound too great - " baggy olive leather trousers and a matching jacket/top" - but this look is just completely awesome. It has a sort of grungy and androgynous feel which I just love!

This actually really reminds me of a white/aqua marine / navy giraffe - really elegant and graceful yet colourful and kinda crazy! I just love the translucent panels that are the same print as part of the dress. In theory , this really shouldn't work .... but it really does- it's my favourite piece out of the whole collection.

When I imagine what it was like before this piece went out onto the runway , this is what I would picture ...."Oh! We seem to have cut out a big chunk of that play suit!Ah , well , we can  make that work!"..... and they did! Quirky and oh so cool!

Think minimalist with attitude - basic colour but a magnitude of shape and texture.Once again , the overriding , effortless "I don't care!" attitude springs to mine - but it just looks so good!I love the non-symmetrical shape of the torso and the skirt - rebellious but graceful!

F.O.B's S/S 2013 ready-to-wear collection was FAB ( har de har har!) - hope you enjoyed!

Thursday, 4 October 2012


I've been really busy lately and I feel like I haven't posted for ages ( I think it has been just over a week) and I'M SOOOO SORRY! I've basically just written this post to let you know that I'm not dead or anything and that actual posts will be on there way!!! Please forgive me - I know its kinda of awful at the amount of real posts I've been doing lately , I literally have loads of thoughts and feelings I want to share with you but this week for some reason I just haven't had enough time!
So , hopefully by staring at the really adorable cat from Shrek will cheer you up!