LPA Styles It… Whistles

It should come as no suprise that Whistles is making an appearence in my ‘LPA Styles It’ series. I mean, how could I possibly do a styling tour of London stores without featuring my most-visited shop!? Now I know I say this pretty much every season, but Jane Shepardson has really pulled it out of the bag for AW12. Anyone who was mourning the end of Summer (not that we’ve really had one here in London) need only glance at these autumnal delights for a sure fire way to ward of trans-season blues. Think rich hues, luscious leathers dress-up-or-down separates, perfect party dresses and, well, you can see the rest for yourself…

Monochrome Magic


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Look Du Jour: Heart Whistles

I’m sure you’re all aware of my long running, bordering-on-unhealthy obsession with Whistles. I’m not sure when it all started, probably when I bought my first tailored, wool peacoat from the King’s Road store circa 2007, but my wardrobe’s now bursting with Jane Shepardson’s ingenious designs. What can I say, when I like something, I really like it. Regardless of whether the object of my fixation is a particular Pinot Grigio, itsu’s salmon supreme sushi boxes or Starbucks triple-shot lattes, I firmly believe that you can never, ever have too much of a good thing and this outfit is a prime example.


What: Skirt, t-shirt, jacket & bag: all Whistles, Necklace: Anne Bowes Jewellery, Shoes: Paris.

Where: Emergency pre-fashion week shopping!

After spending a weekend in the country – think 3 days of sunbathing, Gossip Girl marathons and one ill-advised horse ride that’s left me in screaming agony – I returned to London this morning to start preparing for fashion week. I, somewhat foolishly, decided to move house 2 days before I leave for New York which has put a bit of a strain on proceedings. But my ticket requests are done, my flights are booked and now all that remains is wardrobe planning…

Love Ella. X

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Look Du Jour: Going Green


What: Green Brogues: Topshop, Skirt: Urban Outfitters, Jumper: Mango, Jacket: Whistles, Necklace: Anne Bowes Jewellery, Satchel: Zatchels.

Where: Meetings in London.

Mint, pastel, emerald, hunter, grass… Whatever the shade, whatever the season, I’m obsessed with the colour green. You’ve probably picked up on this particular fashion fetish of mine already, given the amount of it I have in in my wardrobe, so I apologise for yet another post harping on about my favourite hue. I donned this little number last Friday (before London’s current heatwave started, which as you can imagine, I’m beyond thrilled about) for a morning of meetings in town… and a sneaky peek in a shop or two.

Love Ella. X

Ps) A couple of (very kind) people have commented that my hair is looking particularly shiny at the moment. Sadly I can’t claim that’s natural. I’ve never been a big fan of hair products (generally I feel that money is better saved for the handbag fund) but I’ve been trying out an ultra luxe Shu Uemura treatment from RushHair in Kensington and I have to say, it’s worked wonders!

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La Petite Weekly Wish List, July 20th

Another week, another wish list… You’d think I’d get bored of looking at pretty clothes but yet, somehow I don’t. Bare legs + extreme rain makes for serious cashmere craving and I was just about ready to give up on Summer and make straight for the pre fall collections but then I heard a little rumour (ok, I looked at my iPhone weather app) that hot weather is set to hit London next week and all of a sudden, chunky knitwear didn’t seem so tempting.  Still, I’m not about to make the same mistake I’ve made at least ten times this season and start packing away my layers, instead here are a few choice pieces that can work with whatever the weather decides to throw at us.

wish list

1) Tibi floral print silk peplum top, £270, click here to buy
2) J Brand coated stealth skinny jeans, £230, click here to buy
3) Miu Miu Croc effect leather iPhone sleeve, £85, click here to buy
4) Lily and Lionel Bisset Aqua Scarf, £99, click here to buy
5) House of Holland for Superga leopard trainers, £55, click here to buy
6) French Sole red patent Boston crocodile pumps, £115, click here to buy
7) Whistles Fleur tote bag, £135, click here to buy
8) Mulberry metallic jacquard dress reduced from £450 to £148.50, click here to buy
9) Miu Miu glitter pumps, £420, click here to buy

Love Ella. X

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Look Du Jour: Red, White & Blue

Red, White & Blue

What: Red & White Shorts: Paul & Joe Sister, Blue Tweed Jacket: Whistles, White Shirt: Gap, Red Handbag: Jaeger London, Red Pumps: Parisian Boutique.

Where: Q&A with Stella McCartney, South Kensington.

Anyone who spent yesterday in London will no doubt be a little surprised at my choice of outfit seeing as we were subjected to high winds and horizontal sleet all day. Bare legs were certainly a brave, or some might say foolish, move and I’m not going to lie, I was absolutely f*cking freezing. BUT yesterday morning wasn’t your average Monday and it was due to highly unusual circumstances that I was willing to risk damp feet and even a mild case of pneumonia. Why? Well, I was lucky enough to be one of the 5 bloggers invited to meet Stella McCartney at her newly launched Adidas store and I’d be damned if I’d do so wearing anything other than my painstakingly selected, laid-out-the-night-before ensemble. A rendez vous with Stella is probably the fashion equivalent of meeting the Queen and you wouldn’t greet HRH wearing any old jeans n’ jumper, would you?! So at extreme risk to my health, not to mention my distinctly non-waterproof ballet pumps, I donned this red, white & blue look… appropriately team GB, don’t you think?

Love Ella. X

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