Sunday, 12 July 2009

Photo: Russh Austrailia,

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Emma Watson

Emma has been around in the media loads recently what with the new Harry Potter film and those infamous Burberry ads and I have to say she's growing on me. It's not that I disliked her before just that I'm not a massive Harry Potter fan (unlike he other half of this blog :P) and that her style is not really mine. But she does dress well and I really like this outfit. She's really made this Christopher Cane dress work; I like the way she hasn't just copied the entire catwalk look but has kept the look clean and hasn't tried to make it too individual and overdone things. The dress remains the centre of the look which is important with such a statement item. The tassles on the clutch also add to the outfit. Understated and exciting. Perfect.


This outfit I'm not so keen on however. The dress suits Emma's style well - it's young but also simple and chic. It isn't something I would wear but I like it on her. But what I don't like in this outfit are the Brogues. I think that in general they have become a bit tired and overdone and I think they do not suit this look or Emma. They look akward on her, they're sort of too big and clumpy.



We also didn't think much of the styling in Emma's ELLE uk shoot - a little "middle aged" (said my Harry-potter-fan-blog-partner of the below picture). It could have been so much more inspired...

Vogue Italia

I wish I knew somewhere I could buy it! The cover is so perfect, i love how its so different and fresh but works so well.


Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Remind me to do this more often!

In the garden, tanning (burning), drinking coffee, reading Grazia ( don't normally but decided to give it a go...) and eating blueberries and caramel stroop waffels. Thanyou sunshine and thankyouuu budgens half price fruit!! This is the life!

Revision? What revision?! X

If she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will.

Is it just us or has Alexander Mqueen been watching 101 Dalmations? His display of elegant pencil skirts, eccentric tailoring and his 101 variations on dogstooth would definateley not look out of place in the wardrobe of deliciuosly evil villain Cruella De Vil.

This is not a bad thing at all, in fact we have come to the conclusion that Cruella is probably the best dressed Disney villian, if not character, of all time. What do you think? Having said that I wouldn't mind owning Cinderella's ball gown and Princess Jasmines crop top is very this season!

But in terms of what I would most want to wear down the street I'm going to have to go with Cruella, besides, fur looks set to be big next season and she's got a lot of it! But despite our admiration of her wardrobe though, what we're hoping is not so big next season is Dogstooth and while it's unlikeley, Mqueen wasn't the only show to display it. Here it is at Preen and Moschino:

We love it in combination with Mqueens exciting structural tailoring but would honestly rather walk down the street with an umbrella on our heads (see below) than a Dogtooth coat on - in real life it ends up looking uninteresting. But who knows? By November we could be head to toe in the stuff!

P.s. 3 more exams and we're officially all yours. Betwixtandbetweenxxx

Monday, 15 June 2009

OMG NEXT SEASON NEEDS TO HURRY UP!!! Pixie Geldof (damn her again in ANOTHERbeautiful desginer dress) shows off luellas up coming autumn/winter 2009/10 collection go on Vogue n check it out! militant style, black and gold, tweeds, soft duckegg blues and OMG again to the shirt/fur coat combination teamed with red lipstick! bravo luella!xxxxx
oooh cut off tops! last week attacked a pyjama top with scissors and now its my favourite cut off shirt! and if your not handy with the scissors american apparel people!!! they look best with acid wash denim shorts ( well thats how i wear mine :P) or a contrast body con skirt (nude brights people!) dms finish the look ( yes last season but i love minee :D) but have fun this summer i will be stocking up on crop tops for reading!!xxxxxxx

WOW lots of posting without me!

ok so i'm the lazy one :P but i have to agree! ACID WASH DENIM IS MY NEW LOVERR. run to rokit people cut off levis for a tenner! and i was thinking of buying the £27 ones from american apparel! denim shirts are in abundance all over brick lane (again levis) althought i was lucky and got one off my gran from bhs! looll a tip, acid wash and nudes BEAUUTTIFFULLL combination i must sayy! but do not i repeat DO NOT go and purchase any usual denim skirts or playsuits because we will find you loollxxxxxxxxx

Thursday, 21 May 2009

denim. A dustland fairytale beginning...

I wasn't all that into the "western" trend when it first appeared but, it grew on me and i've hardly taken my denim shirt off since i bought it!...

Wednesday, 20 May 2009


I didn't know you could DO that with icing! I'm not sure i would ever be able to bring myself to eat them.
You can buy these at

Crop Tops

....and the best thing about them is you just need to cut a T-shirt in half!

Sunday, 3 May 2009

The fashion drought cure.

So like we said before we have GCSE exams coming up very soon which, obviously, is stressful in itself. But add to this situation Two fashion obbsesives, Who never have to wear school uniform again, 15 exams, and Shops everywhere completeley empty of anything we want to wear and it makes for added stress and little revision! And so weve decided to get ourselves down to the newly opened primark to pick up some cheap basics and then to the local habidashery and we're going to have to solve this seasins Fashion Drought ourselves! H&M have already hooked us up with a few items currently awaiting the Betwixtandbetween touch which we'll show you if they turn out successful! But I thought that I would give you a preview of my latest project while I avoid revision...

I was inspired by this skirt from Topshop and predictably Luella, and though it's probably a bit ambitious this is basically what i hope to do (what can i say? I'm desperate!!):
Through in some ribbon and some ruffles and Voila! (I'm not sure how comfortable this will be in an exam but when do i ever dress for comfort?!).With any luck I'll work work out how to re-create the whole collection before the summers over!
If have anymore ideas we have anymore ideas we'll be sure to let you know and if you have any then we'd love to hear about them!

Friday, 10 April 2009

We'll be backk...

Though we doubt too many people will have noticed we have in fact been absent from blooging for a little while this is because GCSEs (which are in like, ahhh!, a month?!) have been taking up almost all of our time. (MY BLOODY TEXTILES PROJECT IS ENOUGH TO PUT ME OFF FASHION FOR LIFFFE). But, for anyone out there who might be concerned, we will be back after our exams when we will have ten blissfull weeks of nothingness (apart from august 27th-30th when well be at READING FESTIVALLL ... sorry we had to share that were VERY excited) when we can post to our hearts content. And before that weve got the rest of the easter holidays to find time between revision to post so i guess we might be back briefly. Anyway we just thought we should let people know we wer'nt gone forever before we were completely forgotten!
Betwixtandbetween xxx

Tuesday, 10 March 2009


A collection that was distinctively Chanel. Tweed jackets & monochrome colour schemes looked grown-up but look closer and there was a playful, mischevious and sometimes seductive edge.... Although not all of it was particularly inspiring, overall we really liked the collection - and the more interesting looks will definately be influencing our wardrobe come september...

Monday, 9 March 2009

Marc Jacobs

Last A/W it was nothing but black, this season its anything but black and next season it seems as if it could be a happy mixture of the two, or atleast it will if Marc Jacobs has anything to do with it...

Moschino cheap and chic.

We loved the mickey-mouse -ear-bows and the red. Were gonna have to find a way to make ourselves some of these!...


The tough edged "inner rock goddess" inspired, structural dresses at Lanvin made Black exciting again. And more fur...

Dries van noten

We lovved this collection, a toned downed verson of Summers colour blocking. The vibrant colours clashed but their rich hues meant they worked together better than pefectly. We really love that peach satin maxi dress and the blazer worn with the bright red lipstick. It's such a simple but edgy look.

3.1 phillip lim

we liked the trouser suits, ruffled shirtsreminiscent of the 70's. We also liked the fur jacket similar to the one spotted at luella....can we see a trend coming?

New crush.

Our latest girlcrush is austrailian model Abbey lee Kershaw, shes absolutley beautiful and has that envy-inducing gap tooth (my latest obsession). She reminds us a little bit of Lily Donaldson here. She's already done covers for V, dazed and confused and Vogue as well as campaigns for Gucci and Calvin Klein. Plus she got to wear that amazing McQueen floral dress, even if he did faint because of the restrictive corset....

Friday, 6 March 2009

Even though we can't wait for spring....

we can't help looking forward to A /W and with fashion week being in paris already we thought it was finally time we commented on some of the collections other than Luella. (though thats in here too. sorry.)

So far were feeling the kind of military-country-club look going on at Prada, proenza schouler and Luella. There was a lot of tweed and wollen fabrics but they were put together in a way that gave a potentially boring, monotonous and somewhat overdone look a young, exciting edge. We love the dress at Prada (above) - brown with a seductive flash of red at the neckline.
We liked Alexander Wang and Balmains's collections, but felt as if they were leaning a bit too heavily towards the trends of the past two seasons: black, wet look fabrics etc. Never mind. We're still lusting over Balmains shoulder pads even if quite possibly impractical and potentially dangerous in everyday life. Plus we never did get round to doing studded last winter and Balmaind amzing dress gives us the perfect oppertunity... And who cares if we just stopped wearing black? We still want to own everything in the Wang show!
more to come later...i have to go!!

Tuesday, 3 March 2009


Last season they were tartan and now i've got to be jealous of my brothers demin shirt. :( hmm, gonna have to find a way to "borrow" it before i can get to portobello market (he got it there for £10!) or the mens section of M&S where we saw some before that we were planning to bleach... they were £25 though... i guess i'm just going to have to erm, borrow, my brothers for now.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

"this is an announcement to remind customers..."

So we were out in London today taking photographs - L with my mums camera that eats batteries at a rate of 2 per half hour and me lugging my polaroid around attraacting the attention of tourists and small children everytime i take a photo. Anyway we had gotten up worryingly early for us and had tired ourselves out running from random tombstones on backstreets that were making strange noises (actully airconditioning from the flats above but thats besides the point!...) and so we decided to get off the the one stop early on the way home and take a trip to Lidl and play "all you can eat for £5". we then returnedto the tube platform where we attracted a fair amount of attention as we sat on the bech for a good half hour eating our sour worms, marble cake and scotch eggs. Then just before we left i decided i wanted one last polaroid picture of the Tube train coming into the station so as the next train came i heaved out my camera and took one. We then (being full of 95p chocolate and not wanting to move yet) decided to get the next train and so sat on the platform making jokes about how i'd blinded the driver when we suddenly heard from the announcement "customers are reminded not to use flash photgrophy in the station as there is a risk of the driver being blinded" and they repeated this announcement once over as if who ever had been watching me on the security cameras couldn't see my face going red!! And if that wasn't enough they then sent a man down to lecture me who didn't go away until i promised never to do it again. I guess you learn something new everyday. And i won't be getting my camera out on the tube again anytime soon...
And the worst part was the picture didn't even come out well!

Saturday, 28 February 2009

I want gap teeth!

one of those things you always wanted but never realised it...

River island??

We had an unepected expierince last week when, having trawled Brick lane unsucessfully for hours ( well not entireley unsuccessfully, we found a great nude blouse for only £9 and the seemingly Dream dress that then turned out not to fit either of us...) we walked into River Island on oxford street - which we would have simply walked past had we not been desperate for pearls to match the £9 blouse for a party- andfound some of the first things that we actully wanted all day ( as apposed to "i'll have to buy it because i have no other clothes!"). Nestled among more, erm , unsightly items were several brightly coloured tulip skirts. The perfect shades (namely fushia pink) for colour blocking and contrasting with the nude vest I then brought from Topshop - which is also (mainly courtesy of the Unique collection) beginnig to bring in some good clothes. ... things are looking up!

Sigh... happens every season. Just as your getting into spring/summer fashion week comes along and you just want to wear all the wonderful new looks the designers have dreamed up!

Monday, 23 February 2009

Luella A/W 09 - 10

Luella Bartley unvieled her perfect (as always) Autumn/winter collection today. Perfect in that she has taken elements of last season (military, chiffon, high shine fabric...), deconstructed and re-written them, and then completed the whole collection by throwing in the classic punk-girl-next-door style Luella's collections have become famous for. Creating the ideal follow on to Autumn/Winter 2008-09. Her fesh take on military is a welcome change to the obvios interpritation: military jackets, khaki etc. The heavy wool skirts and dresses resembled military uniform but were extremely wearable (TOO wearable...were lusting after them already! :( ...Better start saving!). But it wasn't all army dress up. She also showed off more her great evening wear "get drunk and fall over in" outfits. We are in love with the black satin and gold panel dresses complete with discrete but seductive transparent panels and the strapless brocade mini-dress modelled by Pixie Geldof. And just when we thought it could't get anymore genius she magaed to take one of our faveourite trends of this season, nudes, and translate it to next in a satin pannel dress and and a tiered dress in the same colour!

We thought it wasn't possible but we now love Luella Bartley even more...!

Sunday, 22 February 2009


The Luella A/W 09-10 catwalk show is tomorrow. At 10 o clock. We CAN'T WAITT to see it... <3>

Monday, 16 February 2009

Blazers and Shoulder pads...

The 80's revival has been bubbling up for a few seasons now and was a recurring theme on the S/S 09 runways - from the loose cindy Lauper-esque bows in the Topshop Unique collection to the mildly intimidating shoulder pads at Balmain. Anyway, were loving this whole look and have been working it so far in the form of blazers (this season weve returned our dads oversized suit jackets in favour of, embarrasingly, our school blazers - minus the logo ofcourse). We've also been to the habidashery (this is becoming a regular occurence thanks to our growing dissatisfaction with the high street!) and purchased some shoulder pads which we plan to fix into jumpers

and this American Apparel dress if they would only bring it out in brighter colours...

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Crucifixes are dead and gone, and no comment if you've got a tartan bag on your arm! Its all about chain bags, net vieling and pearls!

Spring/Summer 09 (FINALLY)

The snow is gone, it's already New York fashion week and we are crazily bored of black, we think it is finally time to (reluctantly) kick off the Doc.Martins and embrace Spring/Summer 2009. Ofcourse, this is easier said than done and we're going to have to find some money and some good shops (Topshop isn't looking too promising...) before we can really begin the new season. but, all this aside, here are our favourite trends of the new season,as elle was getting us nowhere with their 'no trends' talk:


Seen at chloe, giles, erdem, miu miu...shades of cream, apricot and peach created a young innocent feel. A softer revitalisation of last seasons dark romance.

AS well as these skin-tone shades we really like the pastel and candyfloss colours at Topshop Unique. Who are also displaying some of the best pieces of "distressed denim", topped with messy iconic 80's bows. Will definately be buying some of these pieces when they come into stores, alas, not quite luella but all that is in our price range.

Colour Blocking and Acid Brights.

THANK GOD. Like we said before, we could not take any more black! Luckily bright colour was all over the s/s catwalks - Alexander wang to Lanvin. Will you look at the blazer?!! We are currently coveting Wang's entire collection!

Our favourite colour blocking combinations were the clashing yet complimentary purple-orange at luella (who's whole collection we are in love with. Again.) and orange this time was teamed with fushia and powder pink seen at Richard Nicoll who's collection showed this seasons colour blocking trend at its best. Both designers also ruled on the asymetric front:from off the shoulder pieces to frill layering, must have dress compositions for the on coming season.