Look Du Jour: Noughties Pink

FashionJuly 11, 2017

What: pink Kenzo skirt & Commes Des Garçons T-Shirt (via Farfetch) Where:…
What: pink Kenzo skirt & Commes Des Garçons T-Shirt (via Farfetch) Where: Out and about in London As Coco Chanel famously said; “fashion fades, only style remains”. It’s a quote so well known and parroted it’s become cliche. The fact that it’s been plastered everywhere on everything from coasters and makeup bags to coffee table tomes and more other random objects than I could even begin to list. Regardless, the statement remains relevant, true and widely applicable today. Even to this outfit, no matter how much Mademoiselle Chanel would loathe…
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Look Du Jour: Orchid Inspired

FashionJune 1, 2017

Can you actually believe that I managed not to give this Look…
Can you actually believe that I managed not to give this Look Du Jour a nautical themed name?! As many of you probably already know all too well, I have a long standing obsession with all things nautical. An obsession that has resulted in my owning at least twenty-six sailor striped tees and sporting an anchor tattoo on my right buttock, true story. Let’s not even go into the ingrained need to uniform level colour co-ordinate at all times, even when jet lagged, hungover or bed bound with flu. Anyway,…
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Street XO London

LifestyleMay 30, 2017

Brand new boujie restaurant review coming at you mes amies! It’s been…
Brand new boujie restaurant review coming at you mes amies! It’s been a while since I last talked wining and dining on La Petite Anglaise (which definitely doesn’t mean I haven’t been doing more than my fair share of just that) so StreetXO London is a more than fittingly fabulous venue to comeback with. As per usual, I do use the term “review” loosely because I’m definitely no seasoned food critic. But I do know a think or three about having a good time and we most certainly did at…
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Look Du Jour: Cropped Kick Flare

FashionMay 29, 2017

Ok, so maybe I’m a leeeeetle late to the party on this…
Ok, so maybe I’m a leeeeetle late to the party on this one but sometimes it takes you a while to warm up to a trend… Or, being totally honest, fit into your super tight FRAME Denim cropped kick flares after a Christmas season spent over indulging in everything except trips to the gym. Anyway, back to the denim. This particular breed of jean has been E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E for a while now and I’ve finally jumped on board the cropped kick flare bandwagon. I promise this entire post won’t be an…

LPA x Investec Derby

FashionMay 17, 2017

Holy hell this year is going fast, how is it almost June…
Holy hell this year is going fast, how is it almost June already!?! Not that I’m really complaining, June is an excellent month. My birthday, the official start of summer, my birthday, parties galore, my birthday, racing season… Oh and did I mention, my birthday? Maybe once… But believe it or not my annual excuse to behave like the nightmare lovechild of P Diddy and Paris Hilton is not the subject of this post, that’s a tale for another day, maybe. I am in fact going to talk about a…

SS17 Styling with Rebecca Minkoff

FashionMay 9, 2017

I’ve managed to just about avoid raving about the arrival of Spring…
I’ve managed to just about avoid raving about the arrival of Spring for at least two posts now, so I reckon it’s ok to indulge start doing so again, plus this post basically requires me to do so. Annoyingly, the weather in London seems to have other ideas and has been rather very cold and grey of late but I’ll be damned if the threat of pneumonia or worse, purple knees, will stop me from dressing in SS17 attire. Especially when the sunseeking delights in question are quite as delightful…

Dolce & Gabbana x Smeg “Sicily is My Love”

LifestyleMay 8, 2017

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with all…
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with all things interior related and fantasised about decorating my dream home. I mean, hasn’t everyone? While my overall aesthetic tastes have changed from year to year, sometimes even from day to day, the inclusion of multiple Smeg appliances in my fantasy kitchen has been a constant. As has the ideally-ever-growing roster of Dolce & Gabbana delights in my imaginary walk in wardrobe, which would obviously be Kardashian level extravagant and roughly the same size as my current apartment… Nothing…

Skin Saviour Liz Earle

BeautyApril 20, 2017

Oh how I wish I was one of those people who managed…
Oh how I wish I was one of those people who managed a multiple step skincare routine every morning and night. Tbh a lot of the time, just managing to wipe my makeup before hitting the sack would be an improvement… Yeah, I’m trying to change that. I’ve always been incredibly lucky with my skin. Despite treating it with basically none of the respect or care it deserves and frankly needs, my visage seemed to magically stay intact, smooth and largely free from both wrinkles and pimples. Until recently that…

Look Du Jour: Wish You Were Here

FashionApril 13, 2017

I absolutely cannot and will not spend yet another post talking about…
I absolutely cannot and will not spend yet another post talking about how happy I am that Spring appears to be here, but damn it’s hard to resist. Repeating the excuse that it’s “because I’m British” really doesn’t make repeatedly raving about the sunshine any less dull so let’s focus on something else today. That thing will be Charlotte Olympia’s gorgeous “Wish You Were Here” collection. Ahhh Charlotte Olympia, I could not be more head over heels in love with everything they design. Pineapple shaped clutch bags, banana platforms, leaf…

Monthly Must Haves: April

FashionApril 6, 2017

Spring is HERE people and so are my latest Monthly Must Haves!…
Spring is HERE people and so are my latest Monthly Must Haves! Do you know what else is definitely very much present? My current obsession with all things noughties, hence the full on baby pink Juicy Couture tracksuit. But if channelling Paris Hilton circa 2004 isn’t your vibe still stick around. There’s also a dream al fresco cocktail ensemble in this season’s hottest hue on the cards plus a doubled up fringed suede situation… enjoy!

Look Du Jour: Ringing in Spring

FashionApril 2, 2017

Oh London, you absolute swine. Every single Spring you taunt us with…
Oh London, you absolute swine. Every single Spring you taunt us with the odd sunny surprise making it all the more upsetting when we wake up to pissing rain and winter-coat-necessary level cold the next morning. The day I wore this outfit was of course, one of the aforementioned sunny surprises… FML that sounds like a potential name for a really awful “fruit flavoured” children’s drink, one that never actually got used because it was that awful… Ok picking up where we left off before that highly unnecessary tangent, like…

London Fashion Week AW17 Pt. 2

FashionMarch 20, 2017

London Fashion Week AW17, let’s go! Prepare yourselves, this post is a…
London Fashion Week AW17, let’s go! Prepare yourselves, this post is a pretty long one… As you may know from my previous LFW post, day two kicked off with Markus Lupfer and Julien Macdonald. This should have been a smooth running operation given our meticulously planned schedule (there was a shared Google spreadsheet, I kid you not) and the fact we had the Mercedes G Wagen at our disposal. But of course, life happened. By “life” I mean an emergency trip home necessitated by deeply unglamorous domestic responsibilities… Urgh. So,…