Fashion

Look Du Jour: Gingham Season

FashionMay 17, 2018

What: Superdry gingham dress, denim jacket & sunglasses with 3.1 Phillip Lip…
What: Superdry gingham dress, denim jacket & sunglasses with 3.1 Phillip Lip mules and Aspinal of London bag Where: The Blue Boat pub, Hammersmith Is it just me or has gingham been bang on trend for about ten consecutive summers now? Not that I’m complaining. Whether in the form of a slouchy shirt, sculptural silhouetted blouse or sweet sundress, gingham is just plain great. Speaking of sundresses, how adorable is this little number from Superdry?! And where better to wear it than for a dog walk (with plenty of pub…

Look Du Jour: Segway into Spring

FashionMay 8, 2018

Spring has sprung! Or more accurately, we had a few days of…
Spring has sprung! Or more accurately, we had a few days of heatwave followed by a lot of heavy rain and/or thermal underwear level coldness then back to heat, a cycle which will continue on repeat… much like every other April to May transition in the history of British weather. But whether it’s shirts off scorching or February freezing, the time has come to segway into Spring attire. Having spent what feels like a million months bundled up in knitwear – not to mention the fact that it snowed just…

Look Du Jour: Christmas List

FashionDecember 24, 2017

First and foremost, how the HELL is it Christmas already!?! I know…
First and foremost, how the HELL is it Christmas already!?! I know that’s a painfully cliched thing to say. Not to mention something you’ve already had pointless conversations about with every friend/family member/colleague/uber driver/human that you’ve encountered over the past few weeks. But seriously, wasn’t it August just the other day!? Not complaining though. For one thing, I’m pretty happy to see the back of 2017 and very excited for the year to come. More importantly, the arrival of peak festive season makes dressing up in the sparkliest, glammest, most…

Look Du Jour: Swinging London

FashionOctober 30, 2017

Happy Monday mes amies! It sure as hell has been rather a…
Happy Monday mes amies! It sure as hell has been rather a long time since I last posted… Yeah, sorry about that. There are actually pretty legit reasons for the radio silence and a lot of exciting new things to come but those are subjects for another time. For now, let’s talk about this outfit. Given that Halloweek is still underway (yup, as fas as I’m concerned it lasts a solid seven days) you could be forgiven for thinking that this ensemble is a sixties themed costume. The miniskirt, the…

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…

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,…

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…

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!
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