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There is something undeniably wonderful about a brand that has stood the test of time. Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Burberry… All fashion houses that are every bit as relevant and influental today as they were at their inception over a century ago, if not more so. As Fashion History student, I find the rich and lengthy heritage of brands like those absolutely gripping. But while the legacy of Coco Chanel and Christobal Balenciaga fascinates me – as the many non-fashion friends I’ve bored to tears recounting them, probably innacurately, can attest –  the next generation of designers are equally interesting and possibly even more important to the future of fashion.

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LPA Loves… Essie Stylenomics

Essie Stylenomics

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?

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Weekly Wish List Returns!

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?

La Petite Weekly Wish List

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

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Tods No Code Collection for AW12

Tods No Code

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.

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5 Minutes With… Paige Adams Geller

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.

Paige Adams Geller

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…

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