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An email popped into The Kingdom this week from the team from 2RU2RA They are a small company from Lithuania with a pretty unpronounceable brand name. They explained that in lithuanian it means ‘the stupidest of stupid’. I must confess... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at Kingdom Of Style
Ugh I know, it's so bloody annoying! I bought lambswool toepads so I'll see if those are any better. Failing that, I'm going to go old school - wrap my toes in papertowels or J-cloths.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Sansha Woes at Kingdom Of Style
yes she has an eagle eye, our Dust!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on CheckMate Pt2 at Kingdom Of Style
Aaaaaarrrrrggggghhhhh! That's how I feel whenever I need to buy pointe shoes. Not because they are painful, but because the act of getting the right ones is painful. You may recall I recently discovered Sansha shoes, which I wrote about... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Kingdom Of Style
You can't go far wrong with a bit of unexpected lace!
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on CheckMate Pt2 at Kingdom Of Style
With rain and more snow forecast for Wednesday, we need something that will brighten up our Tuesday. Who better to do that than Henrik Vibskov Even the title of his shows can put a smile on your face! His Autum... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Kingdom Of Style
And even better - they feel like pyjamas! xx
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on CheckMate Pt2 at Kingdom Of Style
As I mentioned in my outfit post on Friday (yeah that's right, and extra outfit post last week!), I am going to be featuring a key item and wearing it in two outfits posts, styling it two different ways, maybe... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Kingdom Of Style
Thank you for your very very kind words Jessica. It's hard when you are forced into a situation not of your doing. It's hard to adjust. We hugely appreciate that you always participate in the blog via commenting. Truly, we are incredibly thankful that you take the time to get involved, so please don't worry about not commenting on the day. The fact you do so at all is wonderful to us x
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on CheckMate Pt1 at Kingdom Of Style
Hahaha that's exactly what they look like!!! x
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on crazy for catalina... at Kingdom Of Style
Haha yeah I'm kicking it old school with the red brick wall! Expect to see plenty of these going forward! xx
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on CheckMate Pt1 at Kingdom Of Style
Hooray a proper 'old school' outfit post against the sandstone wall! Love the way it always thows the outfit into such releif. Great look Queenie. We are going to have to "shop our closets" until we drop xx Juko - Oh so sorry to hear that. We don't want anyone else to have to join our jobless club. Hope things pick up for you soon x Louise - of course she is wrong. Michelle is a wonderfully talented designer ( both graphic and digital) any agency would be lucky to have her x Rowena - Thank you for the kind words. It means a lot x Queen Marie x
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on CheckMate Pt1 at Kingdom Of Style
With the rain starting to fall last night, the snow is starting to turn to gritty black slush. Looking at it today, reminded me of a glorious ring by the wonderfully talented Catalina Brenes. Sometime you just know by looking... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Kingdom Of Style
Thanks for commenting Louise, Friday's are hard on the blog to get people to interact, so your comments are appreciated. Yeah I think you're right about designers feeling that often. I think creative people in general tend to be very hard on ourselves. I frequently think my work is crap, even when I'm told it's not. For me, I just think it could always be better and those feelings are amplified when you're trying to find a job. Major hurrumphs xx
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on CheckMate Pt1 at Kingdom Of Style
I am so sorry this is happening to you. I have gone through, and am still going through, all the emotions you outlined. I am still angry that our livelihoods are seemingly in the hands of people who can't effectively run businesses. Had I not had an awesome boyfriend, I would have lost my home too. It's really not been easy to stay positive and mostly I haven't been positive at all. I just try not to freak out on a daily basis, that's the best I can hope for. That, and not completely doubt myself and my abilities. It's hard not to let self doubt creep in, and every time I apply for a job now my immediate thought is that 'I'm not good enough', which of course I am. I wish I could say it works out in the end but I can't because I'm not at the end yet so I have no idea how it will work out. We just need to try and move on and see what happens. Stay strong Juko you are not alone xx
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on CheckMate Pt1 at Kingdom Of Style
Ever since the Great Redundancy Scandal of 2015, every penny is now a prisoner. Until such times as my freelance work kicks off in earnest, I have precisely zero ££s for clothing. Whilst I utterly detest the term 'shop your... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Kingdom Of Style
Queen Michelle is often lauded ( quite correctly) for her unerring ability to layer. My abilities on the other hand, lie less with layering and more with piling. When I walked into work the other morning, LA the Third, took... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Kingdom Of Style
I have featured the work of Simon Preen a great many times on this blog over the years, and so long-term readers will therefore be familiar with his gothic, dark aesthetic. This season he serves up more of the same... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Kingdom Of Style
If you want more snow, just come up to mine. We've still got heaps of it. Hooray for the shoes but even these lovely shots don't do them justice. In real life, they are perhaps the most fabulous shoes I have seen for a very very very long time. The colour of the leather and the shiny gold bar . Oh Lordy they are heavenly.... Queen Marie x
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2015 on Snow Business at Kingdom Of Style
Well spotted eagle eyes! I didn't even realise it was conkers - fabulous. Maybe it is a boy in these shots. I honestly can't tell if it is a boy or a girl and I'm not ready for power shoulders either!!! Queen Marie xx
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2015 on A Prince among men... at Kingdom Of Style
Dame Westwood has paid tribute to Prince Charles and 'the great job he is doing' by featuring him in her latest menswear collection shown in Milan at the weekend. It looked slightly surreal to see Charlie printed that large and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Kingdom Of Style
Well if I was going to buy one last thing before losing my income, I am glad it was The Shoes. Going out with a bang! x
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2015 on Snow Business at Kingdom Of Style
Glasgow got it first snowfall of the season at the weekend. It's a small amount of snow, but it's better than no snow at all. So what better time to break out this gorgeous little jacket and skirt set by... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Kingdom Of Style
MYKITA + Maison Martin Margiela welcome two new colours and two new shapes to the ESSENTIAL collection: E-5 Pink + E6-Dark Grey, andMMESSE007 + MMESSE008. Consisting of a range of stainless steel frames, the ESSENTIAL collection offers a pure and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at Kingdom Of Style
After losing my job so unexpectedly, I was pretty unhappy and stressed, as you can imagine. But luckily Scottish Ballet provided the tonic I needed to escape my worries for 2 hours, in the form of Peter Darrell's The Nutcracker.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Kingdom Of Style