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.
Admitting this is going to sounds really, really sad but reaching 1000 followers on twitter made me almost ridiculously happy. Reaching 1 million? Well, I’d probably have to throw a party. Or launch a specially created micro site thanking all my fans and detailing my digital history… After all, that’s what Vogue Paris did.
Vogue Paris is pretty much the pinnacle of chicness so it comes as no surprise that over a million people follow them on twitter. But creating a website in celebration of their many adoring fans and online journey? That I didn’t anticipate. Not that I think it’s all catfights and Devil Wears Prada over at Vogue’s French HQ, a certain now infamous video of Emmanuelle Alt lip synching Wham! put paid to that. I’d just assume that those terrifyingly stylish Parisienne’s would be far too busy working, fashion show attending and generally being fabulous to even notice how many followers @VogueParis had on twitter, let alone create a micro site about it! Luckily for us that’s exactly what they decided to do and, unsurprisingly, the site is nothing short of exquisite. Incorporating everything from supermodels and couture shows to street style and the magazine’s more notable followers, “story of 1 million” is playful, informative and most importantly, lovely to look at. But don’t just take my word for it, check it out yourself at http://en.storyof1million.vogue.fr
Love Ella. X
What: Jumper & Bag: Jaeger, Skirt & Beret: American Apparel, Shirt: Whistles & Shoes: random boutique in Paris, have forgotton the name, sorry!
Where: Lectures, meetings and press days in London.
Everyone has certain outfits that are guaranteed to put them in a good mood. This is definitely one of mine. Obviously the ballet flats/high waisted mini/blouse combination is pretty much my failsafe fashion formula but for me, the match-matchy red accents on this ensemble give it that something extra. Of course, I suspect this kind of super preppy colour co-ordinated accessory fest isn’t for eveyone, especially anyone who fancies themselves a bit of a hipster. But I’ve long since given up on trying to dress edgy, wearing what makes you happy is just so much simpler! You may remember this adorable heart detail jumper from London Fashion Week Day 5 this season. Jaeger very kindly lent it to me for the occasion but I loved it so much I went and bought it straight afterwards. I donned this
Ask any student at Central Saint Martins why they love it and I’ll bet one of the reasons is that you can wear whatever the hell you want and not encounter so much as a raised eyebrow. For some, this means boys in skirts, multi-coloured handmade creations, green hair and drop-crotch PVC trousers. For me, it means I can dress like Cher from Clueless without fear of being laughed at. For once, this really is my “look du jour” as I donned it this very morning for a lecture on early 21st century fashion followed by Roksanda Ilincic‘s SS13 press day (two words: totes amaze) and then finally coffee at Villandry Bakery with Claire Watts, founder of exquisite handbag label BoBelle London. Currently I’m at home feeling ever-so-slightly panicked about cramming in as much work as possible before I head over to Somerset House for Tim Walker “Storytellers” Private View this evening!
Love Ella. X