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London Fashion Week AW17 Pt. 2

FashionMarch 20, 2017

London Fashion Week AW17, let’s go! Prepare yourselves, this post is a…
London Fashion Week AW17, let’s go! Prepare yourselves, this post is a pretty long one… As you may know from my previous LFW post, day two kicked off with Markus Lupfer and Julien Macdonald. This should have been a smooth running operation given our meticulously planned schedule (there was a shared Google spreadsheet, I kid you not) and the fact we had the Mercedes G Wagen at our disposal. But of course, life happened. By “life” I mean an emergency trip home necessitated by deeply unglamorous domestic responsibilities… Urgh. So,…
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London Fashion Week AW17 Pt.1

FashionMarch 5, 2017

And so another London Fashion Week has come and gone, I’ve probably…
And so another London Fashion Week has come and gone, I’ve probably couldn’t tell you how many I’ve done now. What I can tell you however, is that AW17 was one of my all time favourite seasons. And not really because of the clothes, although they too were awesome. As you might have spotted on my instagram, I spent LFW zooming around in a Mercedes G Wagen with Lorna, Bonnie and Phil. We were wined and dined at divine restaurants like Sexy Fish (new fave place, you must check it…
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Look Du Jour: AW17 Inspired

FashionFebruary 28, 2017

I will get on with my London Fashion Week AW17 posts very,…
I will get on with my London Fashion Week AW17 posts very, very soon mes amies I promise! In the meantime, here’s a Look Du Jour involving the latest addition to my footwear collection and inspired by what I saw on the catwalk. As I definitely do not need to tell you, every season we are treated to a plethora of trends to suit all tastes. So far the AW17 shows have served up bold blooms, rich velvets, vintage furs and power palettes to name but a few. Heritage fabrics, 70’s…
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Hosting #TheSoireeLFW with Rémy Martin

February 26, 2017

How quickly did London Fashion Week go!? Maybe it seemed to fly…
How quickly did London Fashion Week go!? Maybe it seemed to fly by in the blink of an eye (sorry I can never resist a rhyme) because I skipped New York this season. Or, more likely, I was having such a blast that LFW AW17 seemed to be over far too soon. It may be a cliché but time really does fly when you’re having fun, and we certainly had a lot of that over the shows! One particularly glorious highlight was the party I co-hosted with fellow bloggers and…

Look Du Jour: Psychedelic Seventies

FashionFebruary 24, 2017

Before we get into the outfit, I would like to apologise for…
Before we get into the outfit, I would like to apologise for this rather lame Look Du Jour name. Then again, I was originally going to go with “Seventies Steeze” so things could have been worse… I think. Anyway, while the name “Psychedelic Seventies” may be a little cringeworthy you can’t deny that it’s a pretty accurate overall description of this ensemble. There is a LOT of very bright colour going on not to mention some pretty serious flare action… It’s no secret that I absolutely bloody love brights, preferably…

Monthly Must Haves: February 2017

FashionFebruary 6, 2017

How the HELL is it February already!?! Not that I’m complaining. We…
How the HELL is it February already!?! Not that I’m complaining. We are that little bit closer to Winter being over and fashion month is literally upon us, yay! Not to mention the fact that the shops are full of delectable new season pieces to bankrupt ourselves buying and get pneumonia wearing. Totally worth it, just check out these monthly must haves…

Blakes London

LifestyleFebruary 4, 2017

It’s been a fair while since my last wining & dining post…
It’s been a fair while since my last wining & dining post so I’m very happy to be sharing my recent rendez vous to Blakes London with you! Perhaps not quite the same level of pure jubilation that I felt after checking out the menu online in advance (who doesn’t do that) and seeing tuna tartare there, but it’s a close call. Writing that sentence just made me extremely hungry, which is very annoying because obviously my fridge is empty except for half a tin of sweetcorn and definitely less…

Look Du Jour: Favourite Colour

FashionJanuary 24, 2017

As we get older, grow up and grow as humans, have new…
As we get older, grow up and grow as humans, have new experiences and generally do life, the likelihood is that our opinions, passions and preferences will change. So does a persons’ aesthetic tastes and personal style… Yeah, in case that first sentence gave the impression this post was going to be super philosophical and self reflective, it is not. I was pretty much building up to that for me, one of the few things that has remained consistent for the past two decades at least is my favourite colour.…

London Fashion Week Mens AW17

FashionJanuary 17, 2017

Holy hell, how is it fashion week time already? Ok, London Fashion…
Holy hell, how is it fashion week time already? Ok, London Fashion Week Mens, not the full womenswear month long multi continent marathon just yet… But that is approaching scarily soon mes amies, terrifying exciting stuff! Given that menswear isn’t really my forte, I decided not to do much over LFWM AW17 but obviously couldn’t resist getting suited and booted to hit up a couple of shows… Any excuse to dress up and prance around drinking champagne in the middle of the afternoon eh! The first morning of London Fashion…

Monthly Must Haves: January 2017

FashionJanuary 10, 2017

Happy Tuesday mes amies! Well, as happy a Tuesday as possible anyway…
Happy Tuesday mes amies! Well, as happy a Tuesday as possible anyway given that it is truly the worst. I’ve always been a fan of Monday’s, there’s a certain “let’s do this thing” mentality that comes with the first day of a new week. And going out on a Monday night feels, for want of a better word, naughty in a fun way while hitting the town on a Tuesday just seems a bit desperate. Then once Wednesday arrives you’ve passed the mid week mark and by Thursday it’s essentially…

Look Du Jour: Midst of Mist

FashionJanuary 4, 2017

Nothing like a misty morning, am I right? There is something really…
Nothing like a misty morning, am I right? There is something really quite magical about waking up and looking out of the window to find the world shrouded in thick white mist. It definitely beats being stirred from your slumber by pissing rain anyway! I give it maybe two days max until I’m fully O-V-E-R winter weather and resume the time tested British pastime of complaining about it. Right now though, rain related moaning is the last thing on my mind thanks to this glorious coat… And every other element…

Boots Boots Boots

FashionJanuary 2, 2017

A couple of posts ago I posed the question “you know what’s great…
A couple of posts ago I posed the question “you know what’s great about winter?” and then swiftly answered it with a one word wonder: “coats!’… Obviously I don’t think outerwear is the seasons’ only attribute and did go on to mention a few others. However I missed out a crucially important one, namely, boots which I suspect you’ve probably gathered are the subject of this post. Yeah, perhaps not the most inspired post title but let’s move swiftly on and talk footwear… The OTT OTK Boots I warned you that these boots were going…