Weekly Wish List, Milan Edition

There’s less than a month to go until New York fashion week begins and I’m already on to installment three of my fashion week themed wish lists, the Milan edition. As I mentioned before, every time I express my excitement about the impending celebrations of all things stylish via twitter it illicits a series of less than positive responses from my fashion friends. I’ll admit, now it’s time to really start thinking about ticket requests, scheduling and most importantly, wardrobe options, I’m starting to feel a little stressed out myself. This season I’ll be spending six days (and nights) in NYC before returning to cover the shows and parties back home in London. So overall, I’ll need to come up with a whopping 22 outfits. And not your run-of-the-mill combos either. We’re talking fashion forward, pap-worthy, jealousy inducing ensembles. But before I break out in hives over this most difficult of dilemmas, let’s take a moment to appreciate the new season offerings from our favourite Italian brands. Having blown my budget on New York flights, phone bills and a Prosecco fuelled Peter Pilotto shopping spree, I can’t quite fund a trip to Milan this season so if any fashion fairy Godmothers out there want to sweep me off my feet, now’s your moment!

Milan

1) Miu Miu Jewel Collar Chunky Knit Wool Sweater, £645, click here to buy
2) Marni Wool Crepe Pants, £470, click here to buy
3) Etro Crystal Embellished Gold Plated Necklace, £590, click here to buy
4) Moschino Polka Dot Silk Dress, £1,465, click here to buy
5) Prada Butterly Frame Sunglasses, £215, click here to buy
6) Dolce & Gabbana Gold Plated Swarovski Crystal Clip Earrings, £220, click here to buy
7) Bottega Venetta Woven Satin & Snake Trim Clutch, £990, click here to buy
8) Jil Sander Macbeth Leather Tote, £1,370, click here to buy
9) Salvatore Ferragamo Tinetta Leather Boots, £515, click here to buy
10) Gucci Flocked Suede Pencil Skirt, £895, click here to buy
11) Versus Open Knit Sweater, £270, click here to buy

Love Ella. X

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An Evening to Celebrate British Fashion at Harvey Nichols

After a brief meet n’ greet at the Diesel bash I was back on the Piccadilly line and off to party number two, an evening to celebrate British fashion at Harvey Nichols. Over the past two years I’ve been lucky enough to attend some fairly fabulous events but I have to say, this was a pretty spectacular one. Harvey Nichols’ entire 5th floor restaurant had been taken over for the occasion and immaculately uniformed waiters circulated proffering lethally strong (but very pretty) cocktails and delectable canapes.

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5 Minutes with Black and Brown London Designer, Simi Singh

As everyone knows all too well, there are days when your favourite pair of jeans or LBD don’t make you feel so hot. Maybe it was the Chinese takeaway you had last night, maybe you’re just not in the right mood, whatever the reason, even our trustiest of ensembles sometimes let us down, but accessories on the other hand, never do. Especially those of the ultra-luxe, handcrafted, exquisitely embellished variety, hence why I leapt at the chance to chat with Simi Singh, Co-Founder and Designer of cult accessory label, Black and Brown London

Black and Brown London

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Diesel Covent Garden Store Launch Party

Diesel

Apparently Tuesday is now the new Thursday, which of course was the new Friday… Until Tuesday took over, confused? I know I was when someone shared these pearls of wisdom with me. Not least because, from where I’m sitting, Thursday nights still seem pretty party heavy. Last week I was, once again, back in my 6 inchers and off on the fash bash rounds, kicking things off with the Diesel Covent Garden store launch.

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Liberty Print High Tops Take 2

As you all know oh-so-well, I don’t do trainers. I don’t care if Isabel Marant made them and Gisele wore them. I don’t care if they’re leather, studded, Swarovski encrusted or made from solid gold, they’re just not my cup of tea. Or at least, they weren’t until Liberty London teamed up with Nike to create their sell-out floral confections. This sudden change of heart took many of my nearest and dearest by surprise and to some extent, I too wondered if I’d simply succumbed to the fact that wedge high tops were topping the wish lists of style setters worldwide. There’s also an arguement that if you covered anything in Liberty print I’d want it and after resisting the temptation to invest in Liberty and Nike’s first collaboration this Summer, I began to believe this to be the case. Well, now the match made in fashion heaven has returned for round 2 and I quite possibly love with their second batch even more. On paper, vintage look ditsy prints and sportswear are absolute style blasphemy but somehow I can’t help but feel these just work.

 

Liberty Print high tops

Liberty print high tops, fashion “do” or fashion “boo”, what do you reckon?

Love Ella.

Ps) If you like ‘em and have cash to splash, they’re available for £95 online at Liberty.com but hop to it because they’re bound to sell out fast.

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