La Petite Anglaise: Best of 2015

La Petite Anglaise

Can you bloody believe that 2015 is over!? That time has “flown by” is just about the most cliche thing a person can say but in the case of last year I feel it’s more entirely justified. The past 12 months have genuinely whizzed by at a terrifying, exhilarating, dizzying pace. All of a sudden 2016 is upon us, the first day “back to school” is nigh, another fashion month around the corner and a whole new year awaits filled with potential for success, failure, fulfilment, stress, happiness, sadness etc etc. Don’t worry, I’m not about to get all existential on you. I’m far too British (read: inept at expressing emotion) for any of that crap. No, instead I’m going to take a walk back down memory lane and share some of the utterly incredible and memorable experiences I’ve been lucky to have this year through La Petite Anglaise, all thanks to you guys…

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The Dubai Diaries: Burj Al Arab & Jumeirah Inside

Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah 360

Ok, mes amies, it’s time for The Dubai Diaries part III. A little belated I know (more tech issues on my end involving broken phones, misplaced hard drives, unexplained laptop failures and assorted other debacles that can ensue when you’re trying to do a million things minute as a team of une) but better late than never! And with 2016 fast approaching, now is most definitely the moment to start scheming trips for the New Year and maybe even exploring places far afield without booking a flight… But I’ll be telling you more about that later in this post…

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Look Du Jour: Spots & Shine

What:   Where:  And so my magpie like obsession with all things shiny continues! I could go down the whole "it's appropriate at this time of year route" but that would be total rubbish. As fas as I'm concerned there is never, ever a wrong time to wear metallics... Or sequins... Or glitter...   This winter has so far been a weirdly warm one which has led a lot of people, myself included, to complain that aside from anything else, things don't feel festive as a result. I was having this sort of minor moan the other day when the recipient of my rubbish called me out, perhaps just in an attempt to get me to shut up but she had a good point. The weather not being freezing means you can style out winter attire in a purely aesthetics driven way i.e. no or minimal tights, thigh skimming hemlines, breezy blouses, open billowing coats and necks free from fifteen layers of thermals and scarves. This look involves all of the above and I'm pretty in love with it.  Remember a few weeks ago when I announced that amazing designer resale site, REBELLE named me as the brand ambassador for their UK launch and told you about our dinner? Well, I was not exaggerating when I said that the site stocks some seriously beautiful pieces. The 3.1 Phillip Lim blouse, vintage Chloe skirt and classic Chanel bag in this ensemble are all from there and these delights are just the tip of the iceberg. We're talking ever Valentino rocketed style imaginable, vintage Miu Miu, lashings of Louis Vuitton, Carven, Celine, Prada and SO MUCH CHANEL! I'm fight a losing battle with myself not to basically empty my bank account pretty much every time I look at it. What do you think of this look?   Love Ella. X

What: 3.1 Phillip Lim shirt, Chloe skirt & Chanel bag (all from REBELLE) worn with Kate Spade NY coat and Zalando boots

Where: Christmas shopping in London

And so my magpie like obsession with all things shiny continues! I could go down the whole “it’s appropriate at this time of year route” but that would be total rubbish. As fas as I’m concerned there is never, ever a wrong time to wear metallics… Or sequins… Or glitter…

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