Look Du Jour: Lumberchic

look du jour lumberchic

What: Whistles aviator jacket (available here), River Island lumberchic plaid shirt (similar here and here), Hudson Nico Super Skinny jeans (available here), Polo Ralph Lauren boots (available here), Massimo Dutti bag & Valentino mask aviator sunglasses (available here) with Dior Mirage nail polish (available here) (all c/o)

Where: Brunch in West London.

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Dining At: Bob Bob Ricard

Bob Bob Ricard 1

Unlike Tom Parker Bowles, I certainly wasn’t expecting to hate Bob Bob Ricard. In case you’re wondering what Tom’s relevance is here, he wrote a brilliant review of the restaurant for the Daily Mail explaining how his preconceptions of substandard food and loathing of champagne buttons were proved wrong by the Russian eaterie’s performance. I, however think the idea of “pressing for champagne” is nothing short of genius and am far from adverse to a side of glitz and glamour with my supper so was whole heartedly looking forward to spending an evening in a restaurant where both are served up in abundance…

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5 Minutes With: Dawn O’ Porter

Dawn O' Porter interview La Petite Anglaise

Somewhere amidst the madness of fashion month I received an email inviting me to a lunch to celebrate the launch of Dawn O’ Porter’s brand new clothing line, BOB. Without thinking twice I rsvp’d a big fat OUI! This was for a number of reasons. Firstly, I think Dawn is fantastic. She’s gorgeous, funny, a brilliant writer and one of a legion of women defining feminism today and making it an attractive cause for hundreds of thousands of young people who might otherwise shy away from its previously unattractive associations with man hating, bra burning and an aversion to waxing. I was also very intrigued and, I won’t lie, pretty sceptical about what her clothing brand would be like. Every week sees more famous ladies launch fashion labels and, while the ladies in question may be very stylish themselves as Dawn O’ Porter most certainly is, their role in the design process is often questionable to say the least. I arrived at the lunch excited to meet Dawn and prepared to be slightly underwhelmed by the frocks on show. And do you know what? My scepticism couldn’t have been more unfounded. The collection was utterly and totally gorgeous, not to mention beautifully made. Dawn talked us through each piece in such painstaking detail that I felt rather ashamed about having been so ready to judge and swiftly got stuck into asking all about all of it. And then we talked careers, fashion and feminism for a bit, Enjoy…

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