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Look Du Jour: Bye Bye Boys

boys manrepelling

What: Club Monaco blue biker jacket (c/o), Whistles shirt, Tibi embossed leather shorts (c/o), Paul & Joe Sister orange satchel (c/o), Markus Lupfer glitter brogues (c/o) & Cutler and Gross sunglasses (c/o)

Where: Meetings in London

Why is there something so incredible satisfying about wearing an outfit that you know will send the majority of (straight) men running for the hills? Blame it on Leandra Medine maybe but manrepelling has never been more tempting. Between the buttoned up shirt and its tutti frutti print, the slightly nappy esque embossed leather shorts – a tailoring accident – and the potentially confusing glitter/mannish hybrid that are these glorious shoes, this would perhaps be an unwise ensemble to don for a first date or going out on the pull. Throw a clashing cobalt blue biker jacket into the mix – because why wouldn’t you? – and you’ll be terrifying fellas at 20 paces… Result! Between looks like these, and my ongoing obsession with dressing like a primary school child slash cartoon character it’s maybe not entirely surprising I’m single. But then, I’m a firm believer in wearing whatever the hell makes YOU feel fabulous regardless of whether that’s a bodycon party frock, Nike Air Max or a clown costume. Any paramour you have to change your personal style more is frankly not worth the bother.

boys manrepelling la petite anglaise

boys manrepelling la petite anglaise

boys manrepelling la petite anglaise

boys manrepelling la petite anglaise

boys manrepelling la petite anglaise

boys manrepelling la petite anglaise

boys manrepelling la petite anglaise

boys manrepelling la petite anglaise

boys manrepelling

Thinking more on this subject, I’d probably say I dress firstly for myself and secondly for other women/gay men. Attracting the opposite sex doesn’t usually factor into it, something I’m not entirely sure is healthy. What about you guys, who you do dress for?

Love Ella. X

Images by Holly McGlynn

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Look Du Jour: Twinkle Toes

twinkle toes

twinkle toes

twinkle toes

twinkle toes

twinkle toes

twinkle toes

twinkle toes

twinkle toes

What: Markus Lupfer shoes (c/o), H&M skirt & socks, Whistles top & Angel Jackson bag (c/o)

Where: the library followed by dinner at Dean Street Townhouse

These beautiful, twinkle tastic shoes from Markus Lupfer have been languishing rather fabulously in my wardrobe for some time now. You know when you have something really, really great in your sartorial arsenal and you’re torn between wearing them ALL THE FREAKING TIME or saving them for a special occasion? I slightly had that with these shoes. I waited, and waited, for that perfect moment but then as soon as the weather was no longer torrentially hideous I decided it was time for them to see the world. Or rather, for the world to see them. After all, nothing screams “look at me” like a pair of sparkly shoes. Then I added a borderline indecent gold jacquard mini and colour popping, patchwork leather hexagon bag. Once the maximalist ball starts rolling, it’s pretty difficult not to end up looking like you’ve been assaulted by a giant tube of glitter glue. I think I managed to just about sidestep insane and end up somewhere south of eccentric with the addition of a simple, leather collar detail tee. Admittedly, the socks did cause a few lols on the tube.

Love Ella. X

Images by Holly McGlynn

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Weekly Wish List: 27/07/2013

wish list

1) Boutique by Jaeger Racer Back Pleat Dress, £199, click here to buy
2) Charlotte Olympia Hollywood Platform Sandals, £795, click here to buy
3) Burberry Little Crush Heart Print Bag, £875, click here to buy
4) Markus Lupfer Key To My Heart Sequin Sweater, £290, click here to buy
5) Karen Walker Super Duper Sunglasses, £180, click here to buy
6) Valentino The Rockstud Patent Leather Clutch, £995, click here to buy
7) Diane Von Furstenberg Pink Shadow Print iPhone 5 case, £29, click here to buy
8) Nicholas Kirkwood Suede, Grosgrain & Elaphe Pumps, £490, click here to buy
9) Reiss Paris Slim Trousers, £89, click here to buy
10) Erdem Amanie Floral Print Fish Scale Sequin Blouse, £1000, click here to buy

Love Ella. X

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Weekly Wish List: 15/03/2013

wish list

1) Topshop Chambray Shirt, £29, click here to buy
2) MiH Jeans Breathless Skinnies, £190, click here to buy
3) Proenza Schouler PS1 Medium Leather Satchel, £1150, click here to buy
4) Jerome Dreyfuss Popoche leopard ponyhair clutch bag, £265, click here to buy
5) Madewell Paul Senior sunglasses, £89, click here to buy
6) A.P.C Garbardine Classic Trench Coat, £350, click here to buy
7) Kate Spade New York Make Headlines bejewelled mug, £27.50, click here to buy
8) Carven printed bowback leather slingback shoes, £300, click here to buy
9) French Connection Spring Bloom flared skirt, £65, click here to buy
10) Markus Lupfer Hot Air Balloon jumper, £266, click here to buy

Love Ella. X

 

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Weekly Wish List: 18/01/2013

wish list

1) Markus Lupfer Sequin Lips Sweater, £283, click here to buy
2) Paige Denim Pipeline Skinny Jeans, £220, click here to buy
3) Miu Miu Crystal Embellished Grosgrain Slippers, £430, click here to buy
4) Proenza Schouler Envelope Clutch, £665, click here to buy
5) Giles Dopio Crepe Coat was £1248, now £624, click here to buy
6) Alexander Wang Prisma Croc Effect Leather iPad Case, £352, click here to buy
7) Anya Hindmarch Soft Ebury, £995, click here to buy
8) Jimmy Choo Abel Patent Leather Pumps, £335, click here to buy
9) McQ Alexander McQueen Military Angled Pocket Pencil Skirt, £260, click here to buy
10) Equipment Classic Silk Shirt, £225, click here to buy

Love Ella. X

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