What: Shorts: Paul & Joe Sister, Shirt: French Connection (c/o), Bag: Jaeger (c/o), Jacket: Whistles.
Where: Shopping in Paris
Having been a textbook Brit in France wearing Breton stripes on my first day in Paris, on day two I took the cliché to the next level donning red, white and blue. For some unfathomable reason my mum and I had both largely packed outfits involving this particular colour combo, as if the fact we’d undoubtedly be constantly taking pictures and asking unwilling natives for directions wouldn’t scream “tourists” clearly enough anyway!
Where: Meetings, appointments and Charlotte Olympia Champagne Tea in London.
After a blissfully sunny Bank Holiday weekend, I foolishly fell into the trap I do every single time the sun makes an appearance and assumed that Summer was here to stay. Naturally this week kicked off with torrential rain and I swiftly banished all thoughts of taking one of my little used sundresses for a spin. But while the cotton frocks may have been vetoed, I refused to spend another second wearing jeans and boots so decided to brave bare legs, weather be damned. Instead I opted for a leather skirt and the Marc by Marc Jacobs leopard print jumper I couldn’t resist buying after wearing it on my Harrods shoot. I’m not going to lie, I was cold, wet and frankly a little fluey by the time I got home but have somehow found myself re-wearing (shock horror) the look again today… The things we I do for fashion!
A few weeks ago I attended the launch of Jaeger’s A-MAZING new Boutique Gallery where I got the chance to do a video interview with Claire Judge, Founder of divine lingerie and ready-to-wear brand, Aloe Loungewear. The lovely Jaeger team sent me over the film a couple of days later so I apologise for taking such a long time to get it up. Between various shoots and projects, attending Vogue Festival, writing my thesis proposal (eek) and making the all important transition into actual Spring clothes, things have been a bit full on. So without further ado, here’s the long awaited interview… Enjoy!
I’ve never been one to leave a party early but for some stupid reason, I thought I might break the habit of a lifetime at the Calzedonia Swimwear bash in Rimini. With this imagined self restraint in mind I RSVP’d “oui” to the Jaeger Boutique launch the following evening and even agreed to interview one of the designers… On camera. Suffice to say, all good intentions went out the window pretty swiftly in Rimini and having spent most of the following day enduring the hangover from hell and flight delays I didn’t feel much like getting dolled up and being sociable. The fact that I made it to the party, did the interview and had a lovely time is a testament to the power of a really great dress. So next time you’re feeling a little worse for wear don’t bother with Berocca. A frock of the same invigorating shade does the job.
Where: Evening with Caroline Issa & Yasmin Sewell at The Industry.
Anyone who saw my film debut on Spanish blogzine, Fashion Salade a few months back will recognise this little hearts n’ swirls covered number. Hoss Intropia were kind enough to let me keep the outfit – probably due to the fact I practically teared up at the idea of returning to London without it – and I’ve been waiting for a suitable occasion and, more importantly, suitable weather conditions to wear it ever since. As my fellow Brits will know, last Wednesday was the hottest day of the year, but instead of lazing in a shady park or poolside I was headed into the sweaty heart of Central London and decided this little number – which, minus the scalloped edges and ruffles is really just a tank top and short shorts – was just the ticket. Plus, I was off to an evening with the ever-elegant Caroline Issa and Yasmin Sewell at fashion business club, The Industry, so heatwave or no heatwave, I needed to look reasonably slick.