Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mk/Ashley Carrying Things

Carrying coffee, puppies, and amazing handbags.  Even in a little vintage throwback I find inspiration.


images from people.com pinterest.com celebswithcoffee.com

Love her look; K Holmes/ Emma

A little casual for the awards, but fantastic none the less.

As for the after party... Emma hands down


image from splash news

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

get familiar: 7TH MAN

Exciting and huge news!  I am now assisting Mr Dan Blake with his freelance styling and his menswear biannual mag, 7TH MAN.  I am so lucky to be given the opportunity, and so excited to begin the adventure!  Now, get familiar with the amazingness that is 7TH MAN!


image from 7thman.com

look of the day: nicole richie

Nicole Richie leaving Il Sole in West Hollywood, CA.
What Nicole is wearing- Bag: House of Harlow / Dress: Winter Kate/ Clogs: Christian Louboutin
image from Splash News


Tommy Flagship

My latest story!  Keep up with me at kingsroad and fulhamroad      xx

Tommy Hilfiger bringing preppy Americana to Brompton Road

AUGUST 24, 2011
Tommy Hilfiger Runway Spring 2011
Tommy Hilfiger has yet another reason to adjust his prestigious polo collar in excitement, as it was announced a flagship store, his largest in the UK, will be opening on London’s Brompton Road 24 November 2011.  Mr. Hilfiger’s latest addition will be rubbing elbows with other premium retailers such as Burberry and Mulberry, so the preppy flagship will fit right in with surrounding British namesakes.
The 8,288 square-foot space will replicate New York’s Fifth Avenue global flagship with its oak flooring and walnut fixtures over two floors while housing men and womenswear, catwalk collections, sportswear, childrenswear and the Hilfiger Denim range.  The floors will portray Tommy’s signature style with vintage furniture mixed with more contemporary art to reflect the classic and cool American atmosphere.  
“I am really excited to open our European flagship store on London’s prestigious Brompton Road,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “Since starting my brand in 1985, prep has been my main inspiration, and as the birthplace of preppy style, England is very close to my heart. London, rich in culture, history and art, is the perfect location for us to anchor our largest UK flagship store, and offer our customers the complete classic American cool Tommy Hilfiger lifestyle.”
London’s fashion lovers should unite on this special Thursday opening to give thanks for all that Tommy Hilfiger has done for the industry, as it it would only be right to celebrate the American heritage brand on the American holiday, Thanksgiving.  (Unless of course you are a true fashion guy or gal, and in that case, hold the turkey).  
Be sure to visit the Tommy Hilfiger flagship store at 63-65 Brompton Road, SW3.
Courtney Beard

Sunday, August 21, 2011

screen test/how to speak more good

Kristin Stewart for W interview followed by a little impersonation joke.  

You can turn declarative sentences into questions..


September Inspiration

I'm not really sure how summer came and went so quickly, but I'm surprisingly ready for AW11 to begin!  A little all black inspiration from lookbook.nu which I find myself spending hours on scanning everyone's street style.  xx

image from lookbook.nu 

Model Woes

An underage model, Hailey Clauson, who is 16 now, is along side her parents while they begin their lawsuit against Urban Outfitters for an inappropriate t-shirt.  An image of Hailey, 15 at the time, spread eagle on a motorcycle was produced and printed on mens' t's throughout the store.  Hailey also made waves when she walked in DVF's show underage, while Diane is the president of the CFDA.  Homegirl knows how to get her name out there!     xx

 Clauson walking in DVF AW11

Images from The Daily Mail

H&M AW11

Model: Sasha Pivovarova
Photographer: Josh Olins
Styled by: Ludvine Poiblanc              

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Kings Road

Big news!  I landed a reoccurring spot on Kings Road, an online magazine keeping up all the fashionable people on and around Kings Road in Chelsea.  So, keep a look out for my style inspired pieces! My second story noting the new fashion capital of the world, my new and exciting home, London.


London fashion capital of the world

AUGUST 19, 2011
London fashion
Please grab your it-bag and step back NYC, London has been officially awarded the top spot as the most fashionable city in the world. Thanks to the Global Language Monitor, based in Texas, (which one would think is not very fashionable itself), electronic media, such as the Internet, blogs and social media sites, was used as a survey to see which city had the most fashion forward population.  
The Global Language Monitor uses a system that tracks the frequency of words and phrases used in print and on popular social networking sites such as Twitter.  What exactly gave London the tip of the scale?  Two words: Royal Wedding.  
With Catherine Middleton becoming a world wide fashion icon practically over night in the blue Issa dress, the next question became, “who will design the gown...”.  
Sarah Burton has kept McQueen’s creative spirit alive while making a major impact on the media, not to mention influencing millions of girls’ wedding day inspiration for years to come.  McQueen’s Savage Beauty exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC brought in hundreds of thousands of viewers, but this didn’t keep the long standing front runner in first place.   
After New York comes Milan and then Paris and rounding out the top four. With London Fashion Week quickly approaching, this city will be talking fashion for the next month or so atleast. Forget fish and chips or Big Ben, London is currently fueled with Kate-Mania and its stylish trend setters. Keep calm and carry that PS1 proudly.    
Courtney Beard

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

best in show

The dog motif is popping up everywhere, and originally caught my eye at Topshop a few weeks back.  I will most def be sporting a canine sweater come cooler temps   xx


 Markus Lupfer 


Balenciaga, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Givenchy

image from vogue.com


she speaks


video from American Vogue

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Light Work

Vogue UK
Model: Anja Rubik
Photographer: Josh Olins
Stylist: Katie Phelan