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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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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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Weekly Wish List: 17/05/2013

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1) Carven Double Crepe Jacket, £440, click here to buy
2) Carven Double Crepe Skirt, £260, click here to buy
3) Nicholas Kirkwood Elaphe & Patent Leather Sandals, £665, click here to buy
4) Mulberry Lily Textured Shoulder Bag, £695, click here to buy
5) REISS Leia Pleat Detail Dress, £195, click here to buy
6) Anne Bowes Jewellery Vintage Coral & Bud Necklace, £120, click here to buy
7) Mulberry T-Bar Pumps, £495, click here to buy
8) Repetto BB Patent Ballet Flats, £190, click here to buy
9) Isabel Marant Etoile Deacon Skinny Jeans, £210, click here to buy
10) Whistles “Feminin” Sweatshirt, £65, click here to buy

Love Ella. X

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Look Du Jour: Casual Leopard

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What: Leopard print sweater: Whistles, Jacket: Vintage, Jeans: J Brand, Pumps: French Sole, Necklace: Anne Bowes Jewellery, Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Sunglasses: Alberta Ferretti for Cutler and Gross (c/o)

Where: Meetings in London.

I bought this sweater from Whistles a couple of months ago (it’s most likely gone into the mid season sale since, annoying) and was then unable to wear it thanks to the fact it snowed… In March. Now the sun is out you can bet your pastel pop socks I’m wearing it every chance I get. Once such chance arose yesterday when a jam packed day of meetings called for something chic while distinctly drizzly weather would have made bare legs a very bad call indeed. You all know more about my obsession with the colour green than anyone should have to but recently I’ve been having a bit of a flirtation with blue. After noticing the blue-ish tones in this leopard print lovely I couldn’t help but go to town with all things moody, pairing it with my beloved summer J Brand’s, very well worn French Sole pumps (seriously, these babies deserve a medal) and an ancient denim jacket I pinched from my mum a couple of years ago. Who said tonal blocking was over? Not me, that’s for sure.

Love Ella. X

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Weekly Wish List: The Matchy Matchy Edition

Is anyone else as #OBSESSED with matching things as me? I can’t help it, I’m a sucker for co-ords and luckily for me there are a lot of them around this season. Here are a few of the super chic separates sets I’m currently coveting… In fact, I actually picked up the REISS skirt suit just this week.

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1) Erdem Karina Venice Lace Collar T-Shirt, £320, click here to buy
2) Erdem Emi Venice Print Shorts, £390, click here to buy
3) Madeleine Thompson Baltimore Colour Block Cashmere T-Shirt, £340, click here to buy
4) Madeleine Thompson Cashmere Micro Shorts, £185, click here to buy
5) Whistles Victoria Floral Top, £95, click here to buy
6) Whistles Victoria Floral Skirt, £110, click here to buy
7) REISS Jasminda Jacket, £179, click here to buy
8) REISS Nice Short Puff Skirt, £95, click here to buy
9) Whistles Chi Chi Block Heel Sandal, £155, click here to buy
10) Sophie Hulme Envelope Bag, £345, click here to buy

Love Ella. X

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