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Latest Looks: Rita Ora in Cassette Playa, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Meat Clothing, Jezebel and Toff, Brea Stinson, Annie Phillips, Kim West and Trapstar

Posted on Saturday, September 1, 2012

Got quite a lot questions from you guys about Rita Ora’s latest looks, so without further introduction I’ll start with the first one.

Rita hit the London’s G-A-Y club stage last week wearing digital print “Donut” Silk DP Tee and “Blingee” Silk DP Bomber from Cassette Playa, teamed with House of Holland Sunnies, selection of jewelry including Galibardy “Brooklyn” Necklace and Christian Louboutin Metropolis Thigh High Boots.

Rita’s limited edition unisex oversized tee from SS12 “Human Katamari” collection is available at Cassette Playa.

While leaving BBC studios in Salford Quays, Manchester, Rita donned antique white ponti di roma Funnel Neck Dress with Corded Waist by 3.1 Phillip Lim, she paired with gooorgeous Studded Leather Motorcycle Jacket, again from 3.1 Phillip Lim, featuring white trench style cuffs and lace up detail on the lower back.

Next look is from the signing of of her debut album “Ora” at HMV Bayswater in London.

Rita rocked “Fire Started” latex cropped top and skirt combo from Meat Clothing AW12 “I Luv You” collection.

Gold “Cagefighters” by House of Holland; Fine Costume, Gemstone and Mesh Earrings with Tassel, Heirloom Textured Twin Panther Cuff, both form Mawi AW11 collection and Retrospective Pantherhead and Crystal Gemstone Bangle from Mawi AW12 collection, and black Jordans completed the look.

Later that day Rita was captured outside Ivy Club in London, wearing an oversized jumper I found in most of your “who is this one by…?” requests.

After quite a ride around the internet I finally found it. This no TV signal monoscope icon with hand applied Mickey ears featuring fabulosity belongs to New York based label Jezebel and Toff AW12 “Is Someone Playing With the Aerial Coz the Telly’s on the Blink?” collection!

Visit Jezebel and Toff for more pictures.

The day after Rita was snapped arriving at BBC Radio 1, sporting floral print jumpsuit designed for her by stylist and costume designer Brea Stinson.

The following look is from the “Ora” album signing at HMV in Manchester.

The silk dress and the matching jacket with iridescent sequin embellishment belong t♥ Annie Phillips graduate collection.

Both the neon pink latex Dungaree Dress Rita wore at the Sound Control and the neon pink ensemble she performed at the Scala in, were designed by Kim West (the Cowgirl Dress Rita rocked at the V Festival stage, many of you asked me about, is a Kim West vintage design).

And last but not least, Rita was seen leaving the Nick Nrimshaw show at BBC Radio 1 yesterday, wearing 3.1 Phillip Lim Holiday 2012 Allover Tiger Printed Leather Dress with stepped cutout slit and Trapstar “5th Battalion” Jacket, her beloved Birkin and Giuseppe Zanotti AW12 sandals.

Photos via: Zimbio, DailyMail, House of Holland, Rita-Ora, Meat Clothing, featured sites, Catwalking

Filed under 3.1 Phillip Lim, Annie Phillips, Appearances, Brea Stinson, Cassette Playa, Galibardy, House of Holland, Jezebel and Toff, Kim West, Mawi, Meat Clothing, Performance, Trapstar

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Glacéau Vitaminwater iCreate Launch: Jessie J in Cassette Playa

Posted on Saturday, March 31, 2012

Jessie J, the global ambassador of the brand, attended the launch of Glacéau Vitaminwater iCreate. The new flavour (peach, raspberry and vanilla) will be produced in a limited edition and is the official flavour of London 2012.

Styled by Karl Willett, Jessie rocked custom made Cyber_Sand Leggings and Crop Top from Cassette Playa SS11 “Ancestors” collection.

A pair of Black Silver Lita Spike ankle boots by Jeffrey Campbell (you can get at Akira (also in taupe suede with silver and black suede with gold studs), Solestruck (also in black snake silver, brick red, grey suede, khaki distressed!), Revolve Clothing (also in All Over Spike version) and Jildor Shoes), completed the look.

The White Lightening vintage Levi’s denim jacket with heavy studded shoulders she wore prior to the event is from The Ragged Priest.

Photos via: Daily Mail, Cassette Playa, featured shops

Filed under Appearances, Cassette Playa, Jeffrey Campbell, Jessie J, Karl Willett, Leggings, The Ragged Priest

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HER MANY… Catsuits: Jessie J

Posted on Friday, February 17, 2012

As promised in the previous “HER MANY…” chapter, here I come with another catsuit special. Jessie J is one of the queens of catsuits and this chapter is all about her many second skins you guys asked me about.

One of the first catsuits she wore last year was the engineered koi seamless lace knit Jessie donned for 2011 Brit Awards.

The catsuit, also featured on the “Who You Are” cover, was custom made for Jessie by Alexander McQueen (I’m sure some of you have the top or leggings in your closet).

During her performance at Birmingham’s O2 Academy, Jessie wore another custom made piece. Black one-leg one-sleeve studded catsuit by London based costume designer Lyall Hakaraia.

Lyall created several costumes for Jessie, including the sequins and beads embellished nude one-piece she rocked at MTV EMA stage.

For her performance on Jay Leno Show, she opted for yet another beautiful seamless knit second skin.

This black baby belongs to Faster by Mark Fast AW11 collection, and you can get it at Seven.

Jessie loves Mark Fast’s knits.

She wore several looks from both lines, including baby blue crystal embellished catsuit from Mark Fast SS11 collection and black second skin with cutout and mesh details from Faster by Mark Fast SS12 collection, she was photographed wearing at “Demons Never Die” UK premiere and Q Awards respectively.

For “her” YRL Magazine issue release party Jessie donned Warrior Full Body in black jersey and parchment mesh with cap sleeve, with back leg strap effect and shield front design from London-based designer Simon Preen.

Simon is another favorite designer of Jessie’s so I believe you’ll recognize most of the hand made minimal gothic fashion looks from his collection available at ASOS Marketplace.

At Glastonbury Festival stage it was black and white tribal print catsuit from Danish designer Sara Bro Jørgensen.

Sara graduated from Royal College of Art in 2010. Her work draws from 2D imagery and the multi-tonal qualities of black and white photography, employing a spectrum of fabrics from chunky hand knits to paper thin silk tulle.

The piece belongs to Sara’s SS11 collection.

For her very first concert at VIP Room in Paris, Jessie donned sleeveless yellow unitard with brush stroke print design, cut-away neckline with asymmetric strap and cross back detail from ASOS (currently available online).

And here she is at MOBO Awards rocking one of my top three favourites Jessie J catsuits ever.

Her “Jewel” catsuit belong to fusion of the art and fashion illustrations of 1920′s illustrator Erte as well as Michael Ende‘s German fantasy novel The Neverending Story inspired “Oracle” SS11 collection of Australian design duo Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales, the heads, hearts and hands behind Romance Was Born label.

Love. Love. Love.

At Blackberry Launch Event stage it was Galaxy Print Jumpsuit from Finnish-born Sini Moilanen‘s Tramp In Disguise label “It All Started From The Big Bang” collection, inspired by evolution theory.

Jessie’s boot above, embellished with Swarovski crystals, was work of London based stylist and costume designer Carley Hague, part of the 2011 MTV VMA look. Carley spent hours and hours Swarovski-ing the boot and the crutches (both the crystal corset and the tights were custom made by Lyall Hakaraia).

Since Carley custom made several garments for Jessie, including three tailor made catsuits (her specialty!), I virtually traveled to London and visit Carley in her studio.

Carley told me she cooperates with print designer Isobel Webster, who develops the prints for the catsuits she custom made for Jessie’s Children In Need Rocks Concert , BBC Radio 1 Xtra Live and Jingle Bell Ball 2011 performances (the metallic reptile print with chunky crystal embellishment catsuit is another of my Jessie J all time favorites) .

All below pieces were created and customized for Jessie. And now you know a little bit more about the lady behind them.

Visit Carley Hague to see more of her styling and design works.

For F 1 Rocks Jessie wore not one but two different catsuits.

The first one was custom made for her by London based model and fashion designer Alice Vandy.

The second, also custom made, is Galaxy Purple Catsuit designed by James Lillis for Black Milk (last pieces from the limited edition still available online!).

The last catsuit you asked me about was the purple catsuit Jessie donned for VH1 Divas performance.

The print is called Donuts and Meat Camo and the piece was custom made for Jessie by Cassette Playa (you’ll remember another Cassette Playa second skin from “Domino” video fashion credits).

Catsuit lover? Visit “Shopping Tips” section (you can also get in via sidebar banner) and check-out the first few I found for you. Much more coming. Catsuits, jumpsuits, bodysuits… Will keep you posted.

Most of above pieces most probably wouldn’t be seen on Jessie and many of them wouldn’t even exist, if it was not for her dear stylist, Kimi O’Neill.

Kimi has introduced me to several British talents I wouldn’t know today if it was not for her. Follow her on Tumblr or Twitter for the upcoming Jessie J fashion related news!

Credit & photos via: Alexander McQueen, Kimi O’Neill blog/twitter, courtesy of Carley Hague; The Fashion Scout, Royal College of Art, Daylife, Grazia Daily, Elle, Nymag, Daily Mail, Celebrity-Gossip, Ffape, Not Just A Label, Yogabbanagabbana, featured sites

Filed under Alexander McQueen, Alice Vandy, ASOS, Black Milk, Carley Hague, Cassette Playa, Catsuit, HER MANY, Jessie J, Kimi O'Neill, Lyall Hakaraia, Mark Fast, Romance Was Born, Sara Bro Jørgensen, Simon Preen, Tramp In Disguise

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From Dresses to Swimwear, Turn Up The Heat This Summer at LuLu*s

Video Fashion Credits: Jessie J “Domino”

Posted on Thursday, February 2, 2012

“Domino” is the fifth single from Jessie J’s debut studio album “Who You Are”. The explosion of colours was directed by Ray Kay and styled by London based fashion stylist and brand consultant Kimi O’Neill.

Jessie changed eight times, from fringe dress to all-over-print catsuit to Africa inspired hood top to… well let’s go look by look.


Black knitted halter neck fringe dress and fringe shrug, both from one of Jessie’s favourite designers Mark Fast Spring 2011 collection.


Custom made Rose Diamond Camo Catsuit by Cassette Playa accessorized with a pair of white Dr. Martens.


Adore this hood top as well as each and every piece, accessories included, from the Kokon To Zai Spring 2012 “Masai Punk” collection this baby belongs to. If you haven’t see the collection yet, head to Vogue, grab your magnifying glass and just… Take. Your. Time. Such a visual candy!

Jessie’s nails are embellished with ncLA Jazzi self adhesive nail wraps in a multicolor stripe pattern you can get for yourself too at Karmaloop.


This is the only look I’m not able to tell you a lot about. The jewel encrusted cap is a vintage piece from Liz Mendez Vintage.


Boy London tee, high-waisted hand-distressed Bitchy shorts from Bitching and Junkfood in-house label Remade and House of Holland for Pretty Polly Mesh Super Suspender tights.

ShopFloorWhore turban by Liverpool designer Siobhan Hogan, vintage jewelry from Liz Mendez Vintage, handcrafted 18-carat yellow gold Piaget Polo watch and a pair of T.U.K. Leopard Faux Fur Mondo Creepers completed the look.


Jeremy Scott x Schott Perfecto leather biker jacket with bone print and matching leggings from Jeremy’s The Flinstones inspired Spring 2010 collection.


Vintage Versace silk jacket, high-waisted vintage Emilio Pucci hotpants from from Liz Mendez Vintage and House of Holland for Pretty Polly “I’m Laddered” tights!

And the last one: Eight.

Cropped quilted bomber jacket from Versace for H&M collection.

Sooo…? Which one was your favourite look?

More in progress. Stay tuuuned!

Credit: Telegraph (Naomi by Kayt Jones), Dixy Dixy (photo by Adrian Wilson), Vogue, Versace, JessieJWorld, featured sites

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