BLK DNM teams up with Vogue Paris

Vogue Paris

A couple of weeks ago I promised myself that I would stop posting news-y type pieces on the premis that people would be unlikely to look here for hot-off-the-press fashion gossip rather than just heading straight to… Then I received the news of this fash-tastic collaboration between BLK DNM and Vogue Paris so, like my many other ill-fated resolutions before it, the vow went straight out of the window. But when one of the hottest brands around teams up with the ultimate fashion bible, wouldn’t it just be rude not to share?

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Kate Spade New York Resort 2013

Kate Spade New York

I find it hard to put into words quite how much I LOVE Kate Spade New York. I’m not going to claim that it pushes sartorial boundaries, takes huge risks each season or offers up any sort of groundbreakingly fashion forward aesthetic. But while I can appreciate and admire the innovative genious of more conceptual designers, it’s Kate Spade NY’s sugar sweet, uptown girl vibe that makes my heart skip a beat.

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LPA Loves Tech-sessories

LPA Loves tech-sessories

There are no two ways about it, I’m a slave to apple. Not so long ago I was a committed – or so I thought – PC and blackberry user. Two years, five fashion weeks and four iPhones 4s’s later, I’m completely and utterly hooked. On the frequent occasions my iPhones get ‘stolen’ (read: left in a loo after one too many cocktails) I spend the 3 to 5 working days it takes to get a replacement wandering around like a lost puppy, unaccustomed to being unable to recieve emails every second of the day, or navigate my way from A to B without the option of following that handy little blue dot. Even when my iPhone and indeed, iPad are safe and sound in my handbag, I still struggle to be away from my laptop for more than a couple of hours. Ok, so maybe I’m an extreme (-ly sad) example but be honest, could you imagine life without a smartphone?! I can imagine the answer is a resounding ‘no’ or if not then frankly, I suspect you’re lying. This leads me to the point of this post: tech-sessories.

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5 Minutes With… Nanette Lepore

I always love grilling designers on their inspirations, aspirations and how they come up with the collections we all covet but I have to say, I was particulary excited about this particular interview. As you’ve probably realised by now, I’m a bit of a Nanette Lepore fanatic and her colourful, summery extravaganza was one of my favourite New York Fashion Week moments this season. I’m a firm believer in the idea that fashion should make you happy and Nanette’s deliciously flirty aesthetic never fails to bring a smile to my lips. On top of that, she’s also one hell of a businesswoman who’s weathered all manner of financial and sartorial storms to reach where she is.

Nanette lepore

I caught up with New York’s cocktail dress queen to talk first jobs, social media and saying goodbye to jeggings…

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Halloween Wish List

As you’ve probably realised by now, I’m an absolute sucker for a theme. From the original (15th century monarchs) to the not-so-original (tarts and vicars) few things make me happier than the chance to get dressed up, especially if said dress code necessitates a shopping spree. Unsurprisingly, I adore Halloween and every year end up spending a small fortune on ridiculous items that get worn once and either destroyed in the process or stuffed somewhere in the depths of my wardrobe straight afterwards, never again to see the light of day. Well this time around I’m determined to invest in an outfit that’s both spooky and chic, so here are a few Halloween themed pieces that might just outlast our post-party hangovers…


1) Whistles Clara Pintuck Dress, £165, click here to buy
2) Butter London ‘The Dark Night’ Nail Polish, £12, click here to buy
3) Gucci studded heel boots, £1040, click here to buy
4) Bottega Venetta woven satin & snake trim clutch, £990, click here to buy
5) Lanvin Tutti Frutti Swarovski crystal ring, £285, click here to buy
6) Alexander McQueen classic skull print scarf, £165, click here to buy
7) Miss Selfridge chain embellished collar, £22, click here to buy
8) Jimmy Choo + Rob Pruitt printed leather mules, £550, click here to buy
9) Balenciaga Le Slim suede & leather leggings, £1175, click here to buy
10)Temperley London Web embellished tulle top, £895, click here to buy

Happy Halloween!

Love Ella. X

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