As you’ve probably gathered by now, I’m not one of nature’s penny savers. Much as I’d love to be the kind of girl who makes purse-friendly packed lunches and doesn’t visit Starbucks three times a day or not-so-occasionally take taxis instead of the tube due to impractical footwear issues, I’m just not. But while economics may not get my pulse racing, the concept of stylenomics certainly does. Whether it’s due to the recession, the arrival of a whopping great phone bill (guilty) or the rising price of just about everything, most of us can’t afford to do a major wardrobe overhaul each season just because cobalt blue is the new black. We can however, forgo a glass of wine or two and spend that cash on a couple of brand new nail polishes. This is a sentiment shared by Essie who have released a collection of ultra on-trend hues named, ‘Stylenomics’. Instead of stressing over the fact that your wardrobe is lacking in this seasons must-have berry tones or muted greys simply stick to wardrobe staples and update the look with an opulent and oh-so-now nail polish shade!
My personal favourite is “skirting the issue”, which one do you rate?
Love Ella. X
Yes, after what seems like a very long time, La Petite Weekly Wish List is BACK! Between fashion week, moving house (foolishly right before fashion week) and developing a rather expensive taxi habit while in New York, I’ve had precious little time or money to spend revamping my Autumn/Winter wardrobe. Well, now fashion month is drawing to a close, my student loan is impending and I’m oh-so-ready to hit the shops. And what better way to get in the mood for a new season spree than by compiling a selection of my favourite new season togs?
1) Rag & Bone Kari sweater, £395, click here to buy
2) McQ by Alexander McQueen tweed skirt, £280, click here to buy
3) Kenzo patent leather ankle boots, £498, click here to buy
4) Marc by Marc Jacobs two-tone satchel, £470, click here to buy
5) Whistles purple leather phone sleeve, £30, click here to buy
6) Anne Bowes Jewellery vintage pink pendant, £65, click here to buy
7) 3.1 Phillip Lim pleated tweed dress, £645, click here to buy
8) Carven bow embellished suede pumps, £320, click here to buy
9) Freda Blair trousers, £325, click here to buy
10) Boutique by Jaeger Julie neon angora jumper, £140, click here to buy
Love Ella. X
Given my love for all things preppy, it’ll come as no suprise to hear that I adore Tods. After all, this is a brand renowned for creating the world’s most adorable loafers. But even Blair Waldorf (circa season 1) cannot live on loafers alone and being the global super label it is, Tods knows this all too well.
There are certain items of clothing that really stick in a girl’s mind. First bra, first designer handbag, graduation dress… But memorable though these sartorial stepping stones are, I’d argue that your first pair of really great jeans is every bit as crucial. Well, few people understand the importance of a well made jeans better than Paige Adams Geller, Founder of cult label, Paige Denim.
I caught up with Paige during her visit to London last month to grill her on her incredible career and pick up a few denim tips…
A couple of weeks back I brought you the news of Chloé Attitudes – an incredible exhibition celebrating the house’s 60th anniversary at Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Just as the labels’ founder, Gaby Aghion was considered extremely progressive in her day, Chloé continues to push boundaries and embrace all things modern six decades on. Not content with simply showcasing their awe inspiring archives in a retrospective curated by the legendary, Judith Clark, Chloé have decided to extend their reach even further via the wonders of 21st century technology.