While we’re on the subject of evening antics, I also attended another rather fab event this week. On Thursday evening Percy Parker, one half of the dynamic duo behind London fashion brand, PPQ held his birthday bash at newly launched Mayfair nightspot, Baroque. Since the doors of this swanky new venue opened just a few weeks ago, it’s played host to an array of hotter-than-hot music acts including Mark Ronson, James Blake and Delilah. On this occasion we were treated to a performance from one of my favourite bands, The Noisettes. Besides having an AMAZING voice, lead singer Shingai Soniwa has also proved herself to be something of a style icon. After seeing her on stage sporting an incredible scarlet number (by PPQ of course) while delivering a breaktaking rendition of the band’s hit single “Don’t Upset the Rythm”, I think it’s safe to say I came away with a pretty sizeable girl crush.
As anyone who follows me on twitter, instagram or Facebook will probably know and be thoroughly sick of hearing about, on Wednesday evening I was lucky enough to attend the private view of Tim Walker’s “Storyteller” exhibition. Now I’ve been to a fair few parties in my time but this particular event was easily one of the most fabulous I have ever attended. Of course given that it was hosted by Mulberry and the venue was Somerset House I rather suspected it would be.
1) Velvet Vonnie sequinned top, £145, click here to buy
2) J.Crew textured wool blend skirt, £295, click here to buy
3) Miu Miu crystal embellished patent leather pumps, £465, click here to buy
4) Anya Hindmarch Valorie glitter clutch, £350, click here to buy
5) Anne Bowes Jewellery vintage daisy charm bracelet, £55, click here to buy
6) Chinti and Parker Aran knit merino wool beanie, £65, click here to buy
7) Burberry Prorsum bow back herringbone trench coat, £2195, click here to buy
8) Chloe Susanna studded ankle boots, £850, click here to buy
9) Current/Elliot The Skinny velvet jeans, £200, click here to buy
10) BLK DNM western style denim shirt, £150, click here to buy
Love Ella. X
Oh Liberty, why must you continue tempting me to start wearing trainers?! I spent most of the summer desperately trying to resist the allure of their super adorable floral print Nike high tops and know they’ve gone and released another round of too-cute-for-the-gym styles! Generally speaking trainers, be they athletic or fashion variety, are something I avoid like the plague, so it’s a testament to the genious of Liberty that they manage to take my most-hated form of footwear (aside from Uggs boots obviously) and turn them into something I covet. A few months back I fell head-over-heels for Liberty X Nike’s ultra girly purple and yellow dunks but now Winter’s a’coming I’m rather taken with these blue hued beauties. The petrol suede panels ooze effortless luxe while the ‘Pepper’ print adds a deliciously playful touch.
Should I continue to resist or trade in my trusty stilettos for lace-up comfort?
Love Ella. X
Ps) The Air Force 1 Liberty X Nike Dunks are available online for £85, click here to buy them.
Partial though I am to an episode or three of Gossip Girl, when it comes to making the most of a Saturday afternoon, you can’t beat a really good exhibition. I rather regret having sulked my way around God knows how many fabulous museums all over the world during my childhood and teenage years but frankly, dragging a moody fourteen year old to the Guggenheim rather than Bergdorfs is a waste of time, money and patience. Thankfully I’ve now grown up enough to appreciate the odd dose of culture so was extremely excited to get a sneak peek at the private view for the much-anticipated Tim Walker “Storyteller” exhibition yesterday evening.