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Look Du Jour: Ice Ice Baby

ice ice baby

ice ice baby

ice ice baby

ice ice baby

ice ice baby

ice ice baby

What: Ice white jeans: Paige Denim (c/o), Denim Shirt: Warehouse (c/o), Sandals: Whistles, Clutch: Somewhere Nowhere (c/o), Bracelet: Monica Vinader (c/o).

Where: Drinks at Soho House, London.

Firstly yes, I am currently in the thralls of a denim shirt obsession. A couple of years later than everyone else I admit but aren’t they just the best thing ever!? I donned this ensemble last Friday not for a fashion event but in fact for a first date. Having not been on any sort of date in FOREVER I was unclear on most of the details, not least what in God’s name to wear. On the one hand I didn’t want to look like loony fashion fanatic, on the other I did want to look chic beyond belief. In the end I settled on ice white skinnies (boys seem to love white jeans, am I wrong?), the aforementioned denim shirt paired with a holographic clutch and two strap sandals AKA seriously on trend SS13 accessories. I’m fairly sure I screwed up the rest of the evening but at least my outfit seemed to go down well.

Love Ella. X

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Weekly Wish List: 07/06/2013

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1) Carven Paris Print Cotton Dress, £400, click here to buy
2) Carven Paris Print Platform Sandals, £400, click here to buy
3) Anne Bowes Jewellery Amazonite & Charm Necklace, £120, click here to buy
4) ASOS Highbrow Oversized Round Sunglasses, £12, click here to buy
5) French Connection Sunny Check Bandeau Bikini Top, £24, click here to buy
6) French Connection Sunny Check Bikini Briefs, £24, click here to buy
7) Proenza Schouler Light Banana Leather PS1 Pouch Messenger, £1085, click here to buy
8) Sam Edelman Soft Silver Trina Sandals, reduced from £120 to £84, click here to buy
9) Sophie Hulme Floral Print Silk Shorts, £230, click here to buy
10) Whistles Petal Broderie Top, £65, click here to buy

Love Ella. X

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Look Du Jour: Lemon & Mint

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lemon mint

lemon mint

lemon mint

lemon mint

What: Lemon jumper: Gant, Jacket: Whistles, Mint shorts: American Apparel, Necklace: Anne Bowes Jewellery, Mint brogues: Topshop, Satchel: Zatchels (c/o).

Where: Meetings in London.

Now and again I think my father’s a fairly stylish fellow. Much as I mocked him for buying New Balance trainers (AKA the fash pack’s current footwear of choice) I was secretly impressed that he hadn’t just opted for standard issue Dad loafers. But then I showed him my snazzy mint green brogues and his response – laughing, a lot – reminded me that he really does know nothing after all. Admittedly the whole lemon yellow, mint green, frilly sock combo does perhaps make me look a little like a cartoon character or an oversized ice cream but at long, long last the sun is shining in London and I’ll be damned if I’m not going to don my brightest clothes in celebration.

Love Ella. X

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Weekly Wish List: Whistles Party Dresses

As you’ve probably gathered from the title, this week’s wish list is ALL about dresses. Namely party dresses from the fountain of all things covetable that is Whistles. When I first started blogging, I had absolutely no idea about anything. PR companies, press days, fashion week ticket requests, media groups, html code, affiliate networks, servers, social media… You name it, I was clueless. Aside from documenting my outfits and Parisian adventures, I really just starting writing about stuff I liked. Naturally a lot of that “stuff” came from Whistles so I was unbelievably delighted when the brand began to respond to my incessant posts and tweets. Three years things are a little different and I like to think I’m not quite such a novice. As my understanding of how the fashion biz works has grown, my already bordering on unhealthy obsession with Whistles has too. Their latest array of evening ensembles is  just so goddamn gorgeous I decided it deserved it’s own wish list. One thing I’ve always particularly loved about Whistles is the fact that the collections cater to a huge range of personal styles and ages. I thought their SS13 dresses illustrated this point very well, so here we have four frocks styled to suit four different tastes…

Pastel Princess

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1) Whistles Ella Lace Dress, £195, click here to buy
2) Sophie Webster Lula Hologram Vinyl & Leather Sandals, £340, click here to buy
3) Anne Bowes Jewellery Vintage Gold Flower Necklace, £160, click here to buy
4) Mary Katrantzou Sorbonne Clutch, £488, click here to buy

Glamazon

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1) Whistles Jean Drop Waist Lace Dress, £175, click here to buy
2) YSL Arty Gold Plated Glass Ring, £180, click here to buy
3) Charlotte Olympia Perfume Bottle Clutch, £795, click here to buy
4) Jimmy Choo Blast Glitter Finished Leather Sandals, £595, click here to buy

Haute Sport

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1) Whistles Costella Dropped Waist Dress, £135, click here to buy
2) Anton Heunis Crystal Centrepiece Necklace, £350, click here to buy
3) Proenza Schouler PS11 Mirrored Leather Wristlet Clutch, £955, click here to buy
4) Charlotte Olympia Take 110 Metallic Leather Sandals, £565, click here to buy

Futurama

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1) Whistles Florette Coloured Lace Dress, £175, click here to buy
2) Sophia Webster Lola Patent Leather Pumps, £195, click here to buy
3) Kenneth Jay Lane, Moroccan Gold Plated Earrings, £240, click here to buy
4) Marc by Marc Jacobs Electric Stage Holographic Clutch, £85, click here to buy

I adore all these looks but if I had to pick just one it would be, surprise surprise, pastel princess. Which is your fave?

Love Ella. X

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Look Du Jour: Like A Diamond

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diamond

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Images by Lea Salomon

What: Playsuit: Warehouse (c/o), Blazer: Whistles, Shoes: Isabel Marant, Ring & Clutch: Swarovski (c/o), Lipstick: Laura Mercier.

Where: Warehouse Summer Party, Hoxton.

Apologies for the truly rubbish post title. I spent the best part of forty five minutes racking my brains for ideas as to what to call this look and having vetoed “twinkle twinkle” and “summer sparkle” for being lame beyond belief, poaching a lyric from Rihanna seemed like my best bet. Plus, while I wasn’t actually diamond clad, you can’t deny my ensemble involved a fair bit of bling. On Wednesday, high street fashion giant Warehouse decided to toast the arrival of Summer (my fellow Londoners will no doubt be scoffing into their English Breakfast tea right now… it’s been freezing) with an extravagant bash in Hoxton. They kindly invited me to pick out an outfit for the occasion and naturally I opted for the sparkliest little number they had. Paired with an equally shimmery Swarovski clutch and cocktail ring, a black Whistles blazer and my trusty Isabel Marants it was perhaps not the most East London appropriate outfit ever. But I did feel pretty glam.

Love Ella. X

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