Thursday, October 30, 2008

Musette Fills The Gap

*Warning - The following activities may cause addiction.


Introducing a new biannual bible, featuring the likes of Ryan Phillipe, Hayden Christensen and James Franco..Swoon! Pick up this mag not only for it's coverstars but for some guaranteed good ideas on what to get your special guy this Christmas.

Escape into the crazy world of 1960's Madison Avenue advertising agency Sterling-Cooper. If this completely compelling storyline isn't enough for you, look out for Mad Men's fantastic retro garb, pretty girls and spot-on sets.

Get off Facebook and onto!'s fab fashion site allows you to upload your latest finds while browsing through a vast array of other covet-worthy items. Beware, once you log on time will suddenly go very quickly.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Musette Honours Album Covers

Chan Marshall aka Cat Power is undoubtedly one of the most beloved musicians of our time. With us she has shared personal highs and lows, her favourite songs, a beyond beautiful voice, and some pretty aesthetically pleasing album covers. Musette proves that everyone should be a Cat lover by providing the very best of Chan's album art.

You Are Free, 2003

Moon Pix, 1998

The Covers Records, 2000

The Greatest, 2006

Monday, October 27, 2008

Musette's Star Signs, 5.

May 22 - June 21

You are full of life, possessing a vivacious energy that will keep you young forever. You love dancing, laughing, cocktails and staying out late. You can work the crowd whether it be at a party or meeting, charming the socks off everyone surrounding you. Beneath a bubbly exterior you are intellectual and imaginative, surprising people with your sharp wit and sea of knowledge. You have a weakness for clothes, shoes and lipstick - always turning yourself out in a fantastical yet impeccable manner. Your perfect date would include cotton candy, beach boardwalks and a fireworks-filled kiss.

Designer: Luella

Favourite Book: The Virgin Suicides

Favourite Band: The Rolling Stones

Friday, October 24, 2008

Musette's Look of the Week

Michelle Williams & Matilda Rose Melt Our Hearts

Musette's favourite famous mother, and her gorgeous girl make a day of it in New York. Matilda proves her own theatrical skills by making the always adorable Michelle laugh with what seems to be a lively story. Mother and daughter are suitably rugged up for the chilly day, and although Michelle looks fantastic, first prize goes to wee Matilda who wears a tweed blazer, stockings and a woolly hat oh so well.

Mum's the word this weekend.
Love, Musette

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Musette's How To: Love The Earth, Tip 4

A Missoni Must-Have: The OrphanAid Africa Bracelet
Motivated by a recent trip to West Africa, Margherita Missoni has teamed up with fellow fashion stars to make a difference to the children of Ghana. With jewelery designer Ileana Makri, Rachel Zoe, and husband and wife powerhouse Damon Dash & Rachel Roy by her side, Margherita has founded a line for OrphanAid, her most beloved charity. The collection's first item has been designed by Makri who sought inspiration from African textiles and created a bracelet made from silk, rose pink 18c gold, and pave diamonds, while incorporating OrphanAid's oval logo. This unique piece can be found at, (Margherita's favourite online shopping destination) for a limited time, with the proceeds going to children at risk in Ghana. Giving back has never felt - or looked - so good.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Musette's Star Signs, 4.

April 20 - May 20

You are a traditionalist who is never lacking in discipline or good taste. You have a creative eye, know what you like, and never stray from your own personal aesthetic. You do not follow trends and wouldn't be caught dead in a slogan tee or anything that has been made to look distressed. You love libraries, art galleries, heritage brands and Michelin star restaurants. Your friends consider you refined, reliable, and beneath your sometimes serious exterior, extremely loving. You are focused, sure of yourself, and guaranteed to get whatever you want out of life.

Designer: Jil Sander

Household Staple: Smythson Stationary

Wet Weather Staple: Hunter Gumboots

Monday, October 20, 2008

Musette's Television Trends, Episode 1.

Musette offers a chronological peek at some of television's cutest characters. With wardrobes that were reason enough to tune in, these four stars serve as perfect snapshots of their time. Remember your favourite hour of TV by effortlessly incorporating Marcia, Marisa, Denise and Kelly into your own look.

The 70's:
Marcia Brady of The Brady Bunch

No wonder every girl, including her own sisters wanted to be Marcia, Marcia, Marcia. She was the prettiest, perkiest, and most fashionable of the Brady Bunch. Marcia's floral shifts and golden 'do symbolise the very best of 1970's perfectionism.

brady bunch1 by MKennedy
Clockwise from left: Christian Louboutin patent flats, D&G tartan top, Marc by Marc Jacobs clover dress, mini dress by Chloe, stockings by Falke, A.P.C flats, leather moccasins by Chloe.

The 80's:
Kelly Kapowski of Saved By The Bell

She put the KAPOW in Kapowski with her killer wardrobe and permanently hairsprayed fringe. Kelly embodied a sexy sort of girl next door by favouring skin tight garments that were wildly inappropriate for high school, but hey it was Bayside and somebody had to keep Zach Morris on his toes.

kelly kapowski by MKennedy
Clockwise from left: Topshop bra top, Tiffany & Co. charm bracelet, knit dress from Topshop, t-shirt by James Perse, Elsom Organice skinny leg jeans, shoes by Keds and Miu Miu, Lee denim shorts.

The 90's:
Denise Huxtable of The Cosby Show

As the wildest member of the Huxtable family, Denise gave us a look that was consistently fashion forward, never missing a beat or an opportunity to make-up only one eye. In a collection of clothes that were considered cutting edge for the time, something tells us that the too-cool Lisa Bonet had a little bit of say when it came to her character's wardrobe.

denise1 by MKennedy
Clockwise from left: K Karl Lagerfeld Gloria Bauhaus scarf, Acne t-shirt, tie-dye top from Forever 21, blazer by Elizabeth and James, A.P.C boots, Miu Miu leggings, cropped pants by 3.1 Phillip Lim, Marc by Marc Jacobs jazz shoes.

The Noughties:
Marissa Cooper of The O.C.

She may be the closest to our hearts, having reigned prime time the most recently. Marissa Cooper and the enviable costume department of The O.C. left us all yearning for days in the Newport sun, Chanel bags, and a loaded stepfather. Coop ruled this hit show by sporting Marc Jacobs and an equally badass attitude.

theoc1 by MKennedy
Clockwise from left: Cartier Tank Francaise watch, K Karl Lagerfeld blouse, dress by Chloe, Marc Jacobs flats, Chloe top, necklace by Karen Walker, miniskirt by Vanessa Bruno, Chanel 2.55 bag, sandals by Lanvin, Chloe jeans.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Musette's Star Signs, 3

March 21 - April 19

You are a bold beauty who possesses megawatts of energy and enthusiasm. Never one to tip-toe around an issue, you always get straight to the point. Your self-confidence crosses over magnificently to your own tastes, making you both brave and brilliant in the wardrobe department. Known for many an impulse buy, you can't seem to resist front row seats or new season Margiela boots. Outrageousness aside, you are a lovable leader with a very generous spirit.

Designer: Ann Demeulemeester

Girl Crush: PJ Harvey

Magazine of Choice: ID

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Musette Spotlights: Claire Danes

Musette thinks Claire Danes is all class. Let's take a look at some of her standout performances.

Romeo's Juliet

Claire Danes was such an adorable Capulet that we couldn't even begrudge her a little face time with Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1996 remake of Romeo and Juliet. The angel wings she donned during the famous balcony scene seemed to suit both the girl and her character perfectly.

Angst Ridden Angela

In the pilot of My So-Called Life Angela Chase claims, 'high school is a battlefield for your heart.' Claire Danes' breakthrough character could not have been more spot on. In the most true to life series the 90's brought us, teen girls everywhere couldn't help but relate to Angela's woes surrounding love and life.

Starlight, Starbright...
With bleached hair and bleached eyebrows, Danes gracefully transformed herself into a real life star - the type you find up in the sky. For her part in last year's whimsical Stardust, CD left her audience quite literally starstruck.

Our Chicest Shopgirl

As the fragile Mirabelle in 2005's Shopgirl, Claire Danes was undoubtedly the best dressed employee at Saks. So, she had to play Steve Martin's love interest, but her wardrobe was impeccable and in the end she finds true love with Jason Schwartzman - so every cloud certainly has a silver lining.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Musette's Star Signs, 2

February 19 - March 20

You are a gentle dreamer with a heart of gold. You have good instincts, a vivid imagination, and love nothing more than escaping with your thoughts. You are a fan of Magritte and look to Audrey Hepburn as Sabrina for all sorts of inspiration. You have an ethereal and romantic style that always seems to get you noticed. When your friends need you, you're there - whether it be with a helping hand or cluster of flowers.

Designer: Lanvin

Won't Leave Home Without: Your Diary

Ideal Man: Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Musette Beauty File: Dolly Parton

"I'm not offended by dumb blonde jokes because I know that I'm not dumb. I also know I'm not blonde."

As a poor girl growing up in the Tennessee hills, Dolly Parton knew in her heart she would one day be famous. She had a penchant for make-up and hairspray, but also possessed a standout personality and an angelic singing voice. Dolly headed to Nashville during the 60's and soon after her arrival was being paid to write songs and perform on live television shows.

"It takes a lot of money to look this cheap!"

As hits such as Jolene and I Will Always Love You climbed the country charts in the 70's, Dolly Parton proved to the public there was a pure talent that accompanied her flamboyant style. Dolly has continued to stick with the rhinestones, peroxide and cleavage-bearing dresses that got her noticed in the first place. Throughout her huge success, Dolly has never once swayed from her original idea of glamor.

"Your laughter brings me sunshine, everyday is springtime..."

Today this cowgirl continues to wow the world, currently singing her way through the much anticipated Backwoods Barbie tour. There is no one else quite like Dolly, and she has served as inspiration to a generation of musicians. Here's to Dolly Parton, for being a bright ray of platinum sunshine in a sometimes gloomy world.

X Musette 4 Dolly x

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Musette's Star Signs, 1.

January 20 - February 18

You are free spirited, idealistic and kind. Never afraid to speak your mind, you are one strong willed sister. You're well read and seek inspiration from the likes of Tennessee Williams and Bob Dylan. When it comes to fashion you are a true individual, setting the trends instead of following them. You dream of having been a part of the Free Speech Movement and attending Woodstock. You listen to folk music, believe in love, and always give peace a chance.

Designer: Christopher Kane

Good Luck Charm: Peace Pendant

Idol: Joni Mitchell

Friday, October 3, 2008

Musette Look of the Week

Margherita Missoni at a party for Paris Fashion Week

Miss Missoni is one heiress that never disappoints. As one of Musette's favourite Bright Young Things, Margherita always manages to make the most memorable fashion (under)statements. With a purely effortless style that leaves her looking pure, fresh & pretty in every picture, we can rest assured that the house of Missoni is in extremely capable hands. While other socialites feel the need to go all out every chance they get, MM has a gift of knowing when to keep it cool and calm. Here, Margeherita earns full points for both blazer and over sized specs.
x Musette

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Musette Fills The Gap

Escape from the stress of everyday life with some sweet & soothing activities.

Look out for Little Joy, a charming new band which includes The Strokes' very own drummer Fabrizio Moretti. Named after a dive bar in LA, Little Joy specializes in fun and mellow harmonies, featuring Rodrigo Amarante as lead singer, as well as Fab's rumoured girlfriend - the very lovable Binki Shapiro.


Take pride in your personal space by giving it a fresh lick of love. Revamp your room or living area with Diptyques and a bundle of fresh flowers. If you're after a drastic change, wallpaper your surrounds - for ideal results look into Prada's whimsical range at


Revisit your mid 90's youth with The Wackness. This unlikely love story centers around an outrageous therapist, a high school outcast, and the girl that breaks his heart. Highlights include Mary-Kate Olsen as a beautiful sort of burnout, and a soundtrack that is guaranteed to bring back some fond (?) memories.


Go on a give your hair a little face time. Maintain that mane of yours by trying an organic shampoo and conditioner, such as Origins Knot Free. Let the sun get some rays on it, and when in doubt never underestimate the classic cuteness of a braid. Change your hair, change your life!