Look Du Jour: Ballet Beautiful

ballet beautiful

What: Alexandra Grecco tutu skirt, By Marlene Birger top, Chanel bag (all c/o), Jimmy Choo sandals & Monica Vinader jewellery (borrowed)

Where: Jimmy Choo VICES Dinner at One Mayfair and Mondrian London launch party

I’ve had this beautiful Alexandra Grecco tutu for some time now and, while the hours spent staring at its gorgeousness have certainly added up, I couldn’t for the life of me work out where or how to wear it. I thought about pairing it with a plain white tee and maybe even… trainers. Then I realised that this would make me look about 3 feet tall, a Lily Allen circa 2009 (check) vibe is something I’m not keen to rock and my sports shoe collection consists of one pair of Stan Smiths that are now really quite grotty. So instead of attempting to go down the cool girl route, I decided that a skirt this pretty warrants a full on fairy princess moment. And what could scream “fairytale” louder than a glittering pink tee, Chanel accessories and silver Jimmy Choo’s fit for a modern day Cinderella?!

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Kardashian Fashion Week

Kardashian fashion week

Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Kanye & North West on the FROW at Givenchy
Image via nypost.com

Unless you spent September living in outer Siberia then you cannot have failed to notice that the Kardashians basically owned Paris Fashion Week. From North West stealing the show at Givenchy – y’know when Kimye made the “totally last minute, spontaneous decision” to dress their one year old in a black leather n’ lace ensemble and take her with them – to Kendall walking every major runway in town, the Klan made more headlines than the collections themselves put together. At Chanel most of my seatmates were snapping more pictures of Kris Jenner taking selfies with the incredible set that than of the set itself. Not judging, I took a fair few myself. I, like many other people, have slightly mixed feelings about this turn of events. Rewind a few years and Kim Kardashian couldn’t have paid to attend the Paris shows. Now, one high profile marriage and a much needed wardrobe makeover later, her entire family is FROW-ing with Anna and rocking up, guest of honour style, at every high profile fash bash worth getting papped at. I’m not for one second saying that Kim et al haven’t worked their ample behinds off to get where they are, or don’t deserve to be there. What intrigues me more, and leaves perhaps a slightly unpleasant taste in my mouth, is what this 360 degree opinion change says about the fashion community…

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PFW SS15: Day 6

Ella Catliff PFW SS15

I wore Valentino AW14 head to toe
Image by Holly McGlynn

So at long, long, long last we’ve come to the end of Fashion Month SS15. Thanks for sticking with me all the way! It was an exhausting, exhilarating, emotional rollercoaster but I enjoyed (almost) every second of it and, at the risk of sounding like a gushing fool, I just feel incredibly lucky to have had the experience. PFW SS15 day 6 was one I’d been looking forward to so much that the mere thought of it practically made me hyperventilate. That sounds melodramatic I know but with Chanel, Valentino and McQueen on the schedule can you blame me? After slipping into my all red Valentino ensemble, an outfit it pained me greatly to return to it’s rightful owners, I tottered down Montmarte hill and boarded the metro bound for the Grand Palais. Karl Lagerfeld’s spectacular shows are the stuff of fashion legend and I couldn’t believe that I would be attending Chanel for the very first time…

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