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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Look Du Jour: Wisteria Miss


What: Silk top & blazer: Whistles, Jeans: J Brand, Shoes: Kurt Geiger, Necklace: Anne Bowes Jewellery, Bag: Alberta Ferretti

Where: Lily & Lionel launch at Liberty London followed by Village Bicylce 1st Birthday Party at The Blues Kitchen

It’s official, Summer has arrived in London! I know that by saying that I’ve pretty much guaranteed us another month of rain starting tomorrow but I’m so over excited right know I just can’t help myself. You may remember that I featured these bright blue J Brands in my Weekly Wish List a few months ago. Well, like so many other things I try to entice you lot to buy, I ended up buying them myself. I justified my jeans purchase on the excuse that they would go perfectly with my Wisteria print top. Ever since then I’ve been hoping and praying for a sunny enough evening to take this ensemble out for a spin and at long last, here it is. Tonight I’m off on the party rounds (surprise, surprise) starting with the launch of Lily and Lionel’s latest collaboration at Libertys before heading on to Village Bicycle’s first birthday bash at The Blue Kitchen in Camden. Also have to give a presentation bright and early tomorrow… We’ll see how that goes.

Love Ella. X

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Look Du Jour: Pink Rainbow

Ella La Petite Anglaise in Whistles

What: Pink Heart Print Skirt: Whistles, Pink Blouse & Shoes: Topshop, Bag: Oliver Bonas, Necklace: Anne Bowes Jewellery

Where: Cutler & Gross drinks party/ Luke Waller exhibition, Knightsbridge

Having spent a considerable amount of time pre-planning my outfits for last weeks’ events (sad but true), I was fairly peeved when the return of the ran rendered my extreme organisation redundant. Committed though I am to the sartorial cause, no way in HELL was I wearing pop socks and strappy sandals in any form of moisture! On Thursday evening I was off to an intimate drinks party hosted by Cutler & Gross at their gorgeous flagship store in Knightsbridge. In between meetings, castings and endless emails, ended up running seriously behind schedule and suddenly found myself with approximately 10 minutes to choose a whole new outfit. This resulted in a wardrobe related meltdown and, ashamed though I am to admit it, I very nearly didn’t end up leaving the house! Luckily I managed to pull myself together enough to concoct this ensemble and was pretty pleased with the result. A couple of glasses of champagne later, my diva moment was little more than a distant memory. From now on I will always have a decent bottle of something stashed away in case of future fashion disasters.

Love Ella. X

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