Monday, 27 September 2010
I did a 'capes' shoot last week for a popular glossy mag for which I tried to get this faux fur cape from Miss Selfridge - unfortunately it didn't arrive in time but I just had to show it as it's SO lovely.
I saw it in-store over the weekend to and it's even better when you try it on - it instantly transforms you into a Narnia style snow princess!
Which would be perfect for RIGHT NOW - it's SO bloody cold.
It's only £95 - not bad I don't think...
The only problem with a cape, I've now discovered, is carrying a shoulder bag - impossible to do in an attractive fashion. I'm thinking an oversized clutch from here on in (or a bumbag if you want to go down the try hard route - NOT ADVISED).
Friday, 24 September 2010
Today feels like Christmas - I just collected my gorgeous new shearling booties from Rupert Sanderson which I pre-ordered in Spring!
I was terrified in case I opened the box and had completely gone off them but I'm happy to report that they are BEAUTIFUL. With these babies and my new shearling jacket that's my new season wardrobe. Done.
Winter, I'm ready for you.
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
As I was going through pics from Fashion Week(s) I came across a pic of Julia Restoin-Roitfeld who was hosting a champagne tea party for new London designer Emilio de la Morena at Harvey Nichols. She was snapped with her mother French Vogue Editor Carine Roitfeld (aka the coolest woman in fashion) - and I just thought how much cooler, sexier and just better than her daughter Carine looked! Not being mean to Julia who is stunning but she looked so generic next to mummy dearest.
So in honor of Carine's amazing style I thought I'd compile a little lookbook of my favourite 'Carine Fashion Week Looks'. A gallery of how to wear cool prints...
Love the middle one with the leather pencil skirt and camo top... I basically want to be her when I grow up. Or just now actually.
Monday, 20 September 2010
I've been slightly obsessed with winter jackets for the last few months - I'm all for finding the perfect one early in the season but it's easier said than done. I love a fur coat and have a couple but I wanted a new amazing jacket and a great camel coat (who doesn't right now!?).
And I found them all approx 2 days ago when ASOS White launched!
It's a new collection from ASOS - all amazing luxe looks in gorgeous fabrics - clean lines - so fresh and modern. Like the opposite of try hard - wickedly cool but sophisticated. Basically it's the wardrobe I now realise I've always wanted.
To start with I've ordered the shearling jacket, £290, and am finding reason not to leave my flat so I can try it the moment it arrives. But I'm REALLY tempted to order the elbow patch crombie coat, £120 to. Maybe next month (it is only 10 days away...). And everything else in the collection is fab to. Literally not a dud in there.
Thank you ASOS!!
Sunday, 19 September 2010
Over the past few years I've used the odd bit from NEXT in shoots - but I have to say I've never actually gone in to the shop and looked round/bought anything of my own free will, I kind of thought it had all gone a bit stale.
Then I opened the new Vogue with the 'Easy chic' supplement sponsored by NEXT and was like WOAH!
One of the best aviator jackets (£250) on the High St (and I know because I've tried nearly every single one one), amazing fur clog boots (£55) which I was introduced to by my very stylish Fashion Director friend Sophie when she bought them as soon as she set eyes on them... and used them in a shoot, a leopard print coat which I REALLY want and am about to purchase online as soon as I get paid again, although that to is only £55 (for a winter coat, ridic) so I could just order it right now!?!
And the laid back knitwear, especially the sweaters and cardigans with faux fur detail and harem pants look like they're more in the 'high end' league than merely high street... and COOL high end.
I'm telling you, this winter it's all about NEXT. ♥
God this is sounding a bit like an advertorial... it's not. Honest.
Friday, 17 September 2010
It's nearly party season - less than 100 days till Xmas! And in-between there's Halloween, bonfire night and many birthdays to celebrate... so we need some 'looks'.
Good news - H&M have a new 20 piece party collection hitting stores next week!
Made up of gorgeous draped dresses, fringed leather jackets (see above, love!) and cute tops... buy buy buy.
Thursday, 16 September 2010
I was absolutely mortified to miss the event 'The Secrets of the Chanel Jacket' earlier this week (I was shooting!) as it just sounded so up my street, but I've been sent all the info... All about exactly how they're made - now in the exactly the same way as they were by Mademoiselle Chanel fyi with updates of course from Lagerfeld just to keep 'now' but the basics haven't changed.
I won't go through the exact details with you as I'm sure it won't be the same as being there but I wanted to share some lovely quotes from the lady herself...
"Fashion becomes unfashionable. Style never."
"Elegance is being equally beautiful inside and out."
SO TRUE. Got to love her!
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
I have been SO rubbish at posting this week! It's been mental... music videos, mag shoots blah blah blah... and I've been ILL. Gross.
Anyway had to just quickly tell you about this HOT new skirt from Mina UK which is THE perfect new skirt length for A/W. Bang on trend and cool without trying to hard. I heart it.
Head to the new Mina UK store (on Great Titchfield St, right around the corner from Topshop!)! It opened just last week or buy at www.minauk.com.
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Always an exciting moment:
Click on the link below to view...
I like VV Brown's flying jacket and Lisa's looks best...
If you don't have plans tonight you do now!
Tonight is Vogue's Fashion's Big Night Out and every designer/Vogue-er/store is taking part for a night of total glamour, style-advice and entertainment.
Check out http://fashions-night-out.vogue.co.uk for all the info.
My favourite sounding events are the Harvey Nichols haber-DASH-ery with a special guest appearance from Christopher Kane and Rupert Sanderson's Dancehall extravaganza! FUN.
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
This morning I went for a peek preview of the new A/W and final Roksanda Ilinic for Whistles collection.
You'll love it.
It's a collection of 10 dresses - all beautiful with a sexy sophisticated almost couture feel - but massively wearable. The type of dress you'd put on and just feel 'cool'.
Shapes are draped but corseted with obi rope belts accentuating the waist or ultra fitted and structured with ruffles being the main feature - and the colours are SO right for now - rich greens and camels setting the tone.
Well I know where I'm getting my Christmas party dress this year...
Monday, 6 September 2010
I never knew how much I LOVE Radley bags!!
Last week I popped into the store on South Molton Street to see the new collection in for A/W - it was fabulous. A little vintage tea party - champagne with (I think it was Jasmine?) tea in 40s china teacups and yummy cupcakes. (SO WANT TO HAVE MY OWN TEA PARTY!!) And the bags were gorgeous. Really vintagey, cool and NOT ridiculously expensive. And QUALITY.
My favourites were the Henderson clutch (which I want MOST and ♥) and the Hutchinson satchel, both £89.
Sunday, 5 September 2010
My first Christmas blog of the year.
Just to let you know... I LOVE Christmas. It's my favourite day of the year and I get ridiculously excited... so expect a lot of Xmas related blogs nearer the time...
But on Friday the Prada Christmas catalogue landed in my inbox so I just had to give you a glimpse now.
My favourite things: the kitsch cute keyrings. Fun, cool, Prada. Done deal. And obviously the BAGS! The borsa being my ONE.
Available from November...
Thursday, 2 September 2010
This is the most exciting news ever! Lanvin (super high end luxury beautiful label Lanvin) is the latest brand to collaborate with H&M.
The collection will be revealed to the world via a special film which will be screened on the H&M website - www.hm.com - on November 2nd, then the collection will be available instores on Tuesday 23rd November.
Alber Elbaz (Lanvin's creative director) commented,
"H&M approached us to collaborate, and see if we could translate the dream we created at Lanvin to a wider audience, not just a dress for less. I have said in the past that I would never do a mass-market collection, but what intrigued me was the idea of H&M going luxury rather than Lanvin going public."