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La Petite Weekly Wish List, June 1st

1) Carven Printed Dress, £370 at FarFetch.com, click here to buy
2) Miu Miu Printed Sandals, £105 at THE OUTNET.COM, click here to buy
3) Ahilya English Lace Lavender Bag Set, £49, click here to buy
4) Anne Bowes Jewellery Handbag Charm Necklace, £73 at My Flash Trash, click here to buy
5) Whistles Summer Stripe Bikini Top, £35, click here to buy
6) Whistles Summer Stripe Bikini Bottoms, £35, click here to buy
7) Miu Miu Cross Front Sandals, £364 at FarFetch.com, click here to buy
8) Markus Lupfer Lace Top, £379 at FarFetch.com, click here to buy
9) Whistles Laser Cut Leather Skirt, £250, click here to buy

As you may have gathered from this weeks’ posts, I’m supremely over excited about the Diamond Jubilee… Then again, who isn’t? In between all the eating, drinking and general merrymaking I’m definitely hoping to get a bit of shopping done at some point. Here’s what I’m coveting this week.

Happy Jubileekend!

Love Ella. X

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La Petite Weekly Wish List, May 25th

1) Wildfox Drama Queen Tee, £34 at AlexandAlexa.com, click here to buy
2) J Brand Low-Rise Shorts, £127.83 at Bloomingdale’s UK, click here to buy
3) Superga 2750 Cotu Classic in Pastel Green, £40.95 at Zappos.com, click here to buy
4) Diane Von Furstenberg Large Beach Tote Bag, £74 at Matches, click here to buy
5) Milly Santorini Poppy Print Bikini Top, £96 at Net-a-Porter, click here to buy
6) Milly Santorini Poppy Print Bikini Bottoms, £96 at Net-a-Porter, click here to buy
7) Lily and Lionel Yellow Leopard Print Scarf, £100 at Liberty London, click here to buy
8) Diane Von Furstenberg Turquoise Tonda Clutch, £263 at Matches, click here to buy
9) Charlotte Olympia Miranda Mermaid Print Wedges, £575 at Matches, click here to buy
10) Holly Fulton Coral Print Flapper Dress, £538 at Matches, click here to buy

At long, long last Summer appears to have arrived in London and as a result the past few days have flown by in an over excited blur of too little sleep, too many cocktails and a whole lot of floral prints. I give it approximately 3 more days before I start whingeing about overheating on the tube and getting my French Soles all sweaty (don’t pretend this doesn’t happen to you) but for now, it’s beyond lovely. Plus, it means that this week’s wish list is infinitely more relevant because it’s actually hot enough to wear these seasonal treats!

Love Ella. X

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British Brands Get Patriotic For The Diamond Jubilee

As anyone who hasn’t spent the past six months in Outer Mongolia will be well aware, this is a pretty major year for Britain. Not only will London play host to the 2012 Olympics but in less than two weeks we’ll be celebrating 60 years under the oh-so-stylish rule of our beloved Queen. While I adore the romance of Paris and the buzz of New York, when it comes down to it I’m an English girl through and through. Regardless of the appalling weather and outdated traditions, I don’t think I could call anywhere else ‘home’ and I’m sure I’m not the only Brit who feels this way. In London there’s an atmosphere of pre-Jubilee excitement so tangible that is has to be down to more than just the allure of a four day weekend. Naturally every shop, cafe and restaurant in the country is cashing in on the two momentous events taking place this Summer (let’s be honest, they’d be stupid not to) but, naive though this may sound, I can’t help but feel that some of these endeavours are not just about cold, hard cash. Out of all the many, many Jubilee/Olympics related goodies I’ve seen, my favourites are these lovelies from Alexander McQueen, Anya Hindmarch and Mulberry.

Anya Hindmarch Bespoke Maud Clutch
Alexander McQueen Diamond Jubilee Olympics
Alexander McQueen Brittania Skull Box Clutch, £845, click here to buy
Mulberry Diamond Jubilee
Mulberry Lily Bag with Union Jack Stamp, available from May 31st at Mulberry.com

There’s something rather wonderful about these truly British brands paying homage to the heritage that is as much a part of their identity as their glossy ad campaigns and providing us with a perfectly patriotic excuse to shop. I mean, what better way to celebrate all things English than by indulging in luxury leather goods?!

Which all-Brit bag is topping your Diamond Jubilee wish list? I kind of want all three…

Love Ella. X

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La Petite Weekly Wish List, May 18th

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1) A.P.C striped top, £105 at FarFetch.com, click here to buy
2) A.P.C leather shorts, £150 at THE OUTNET, click here to buy
3) Proenza Schouler Medium Green Suede Satchel, £1285 at Liberty London, click here to buy
4) Red Valentino bow detail pumps, £193 at FarFetch.com, click here to buy
5) Red Valentino sequin detail dress, £585 at FarFetch.com, click here to buy
6) Beautiful Bottoms Peacock underwired bra, £54, click here to buy
7) Beautiful Bottoms Peacock ruched knickers, £29.50, click here to buy
8) Charlotte Olympia Mabel printed platform pumps, £675 at Net-a-Porter, click here to buy
9) Rag & Bone neon yellow skinny jeans, £123 at FarFetch.com, click here to buy
10) Peter Pilotto Ten top, £351 at FarFetch.com, click here to buy

Towards the end of last week it almost looked as though summer might be on it it’s way. Naturally I immediately went into a state of extreme over excitement and started manically digging out all the skimpy sundresses and barely-there broderie anglaise confections that have spent the past six months gathering dust at the back of my wardrobe. No sooner had I unearthed my holiday favourites and attempted a DIY pedicure (high-heeled ankle boots 24/7 = disgusting feet) than all at once the temperature plummeted and I was back in my winter woolies. Why this comes as a surprise after nearly 21 years in London I don’t know but every year I live in hope that I’ll actually get to wear by spring purchases some time before July.  In the hope of enticing the weather gods to catch up with the fashion calendar, here are a few more sartorial delights that will be just perfect when the sunny season finally arrives.

Love Ella. X

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La Petite Weekly Wish List, May 11th

Tibi, Jimmy Choo, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Acne, Comme des Garcons

1) Tibi Ruffled Silk Crepe Top, £245 at Net-a-Porter, click here to buy
2) Citizens of Humanity Phantom Cropped Jeans, £200 at Donna Ida, click here to buy
3) Jimmy Choo Topaz Watersnake Wedges, £695 at Net-a-porter, click here to buy
4) Mac by Marc Jacobs Navy & Yellow Satchel, £260 at Matches, click here to buy
5) Acne Suede Biker jacket, £1000 at Net-a-Porter, click here to buy
6) Jimmy Choo Glitter Finished Leather iPad sleeve, £260 at Net-a-Porter, click here to buy
7) Comme Des Garcons Polkadot Embossed Wallet, £205 at Net-a-Porter, click here to buy
8) Tibi Printed Silk Dress, £137 at THE OUTNET.com, click here to buy
9) Camilla Skovgaard Glossed Leather Sandals, £182 at THE OUTNET.com, click here to buy

I know I’ve said this before, and it was no less boring a comment then than it is now, but how fast are the weeks whizzing by at the moment?! It feels like I only posted my last wish list about 5 minutes ago yet here I am, sharing the latest objects of my affections again. Thinking about it, the past seven days may have flown by but every single second has been jam packed with exciting, and not so exciting, engagements… Except for the blissful hour I spent watching Mad Men with my iPhone turned off (shock, horror!) last night that is. After spending the bank holiday weekend playing catch up it was full steam ahead on tuesday which kicked off with a breakfast meeting followed by lectures before heading back into town to interview PR legend, Anna Morel. As you may have guessed from my previous post, this week’s party schedule was a goodie, something I cursed whilst attempting to write an essay on post war subcultures after indulging in one Cosmopolitan too many. Last night I also realised that I haven’t been near a shop in WEEKS so I will most certainly be indulging in a spot of retail therapy this Saturday.

Love Ella. X

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