What: Emerald silk blouse: Nanette Lepore, Silk Jacquard skirt: Whistles, Velvet Bag: Topshop, Heels: Isabel Marant, Stacking Rings: Swarovski.
Where: Tommy Hilfiger & Esquire Magazine Party at The Zetter Townhouse.
Can you BELIEVE it’s time to start thinking about fashion week already? It seems like only yesterday I was nursing my swollen feet after 12 days of back-to-back SS13 shows and now it’s time to start thinking about what I’m going to wear this time around. It certainly wont be spike heels again, I’ll tell you that for free! This week Covent Garden plays host to the second ever London Collections Mens – 3 days solely devoted to what stylish señores will be wearing next season. Obviously it wouldn’t be fashion week without lots and lots of parties and the Tommy Hilfiger and Esquire Magazine bash I attended last night was a bit of a “pinch me I’m dreaming” kind of affair. More juicy party gossip and menswear AW13 collection reviews will be coming your way soon but for now, what do you think of my evening emerald look?
Love Ella. X
What: Fur Hat: Maje, Coat: Whistles, Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Jeans: Acne, Gloves: Dents, Boots: Dune (gifted)
Where: Meetings, errands and a trip to the library (boo).
I know this is the second time in 24 hours that this particular ultra cosy hat has featured but I’m just completely and utterly obsessed with it! Strictly speaking it wasn’t nearly chilly enough this week to warrent quite such hardcore head wear and I may have got a little bit sweaty prancing around London but I’d be damned if I was going to put it in my handbag and risk making the fur go all frizzy. I’m off to New York Fashion Week again in Feburary (yay!) and am horribly aware it’s going to be FREEZING so when I spotted this bad boy in Maje it went straight to the top of my Christmas list. Excessively large fur hat aside, I have no idea how I’m going to avoid getting hypothermia without completely sacrificing all semblance of style. If anyone has any tips for managing it (brandy? candy? both?) please do share them with me!
Love Ella. X
Now I know this will seem like I’m just jumping on the pyjama dressing bandwagon six months late but I’m not, I promise! I’m a bit of a pyjama addict myself so thought it was high time I did a post on them. I’m also lame enough to be religious in my wearing of floral cotton during the summer and tartan wool in winter, regardless of the predictably unpredictable British Weather. That said, it I owned a couple of sleek silk pairs I would most likely wear them all year round. Anyway, enough about me and my obsessive wardrobe habits, get a load of these bed-time-tastic beauties…
1) Markus Lupfer for Whistles Silk Pyjamas: Bottoms, £95, click here to buy. Top, £125, click here to buy.
2) J Crew Pyjamas: Bottoms, £120, click here to buy. Top: £130, click here to buy.
3) Avenue 32 x Poplin Toy Soldier Clara Pyjama Set: £120, click here to buy.
4) Equiptment Avery Brushed Silk Pyjama Set: £459, click here to buy.
Admittedly most of these jim jams (as my father inexplicably calls them) are glam enough to wear out of the house without looking like a madwoman but personally I envisage them being worn while having breakfast in bed, opening presents on Christmas morning or nursing a festive hangover with Gossip Girl re-runs and a vat of coffee. While we’re on the subject of wearing pyjamas out of the house my policy is that if their super luxe and silky, add heels and go for it. If they’re of the wooly/extra comfy variety then only wear so far as the corner shop or nearest Starbucks, provided it’s under 10 minutes away. What’s your view on it?
Love Ella. X
What: Green suede shoes: Kurt Geiger (gifted), Jumper: Whistles, Dress, Hat & Bag: Topshop.
Where: Kurt Geiger Dolls Party, London.
Another lame Look Du Jour title I know but I just couldn’t help myself! Plus while there may not actually be fifty shades of green in this outfit, there are certainly a fair few. Last week the lovely folk at Kurt Geiger asked me to co-host an event at their South Molton Street store and, best of all, I got to pick out a pair of shoes for the occasion. After spending the best part of an hour driving the staff mad by trying on every single style in the shop, I eventually settled on these army green suede platform loafers. Green also happens to be my joint favourite colour (with pink of course) and once I was wearing it on my feet, I thought I may as well just go the whole hog and wear it everywhere else as well. I reckon it’s a fairly decent take on “tonal colour blocking” and you can never have too much of a good thing after all.
Love Ella. X
I think it’s safe to say that my bordering-on-unhealthy obsession with Whistles is no secret. Since buying that fateful grey peacoat from their Kings Road store circa 2007 my collection has grown to include blouses, dresses, handbags, knitwear and just about everything in between. Aside from the awesome attire they offer, the Whistles team are also a lovely bunch. So lovely in fact, that every year they run an online advent calendar in order to treat loyal fans to sartorial goodies! I’m all for spreading a spot of Christmas cheer (mulled wine and sparkly things… what’s NOT to love?) especially when it involves fabulous clothes. Knowing my penchant for all things festive, Whistles enlisted me to spread the word and give you a sneak peek at what’s in store for the lucky so-and-so’s who hit this year’s advent calendar jackpot. While I never, ever say no to a freebie, a lot of the time they’re not something you’d necessarily pay for. Well, I can say without a shadow of doubt that’s not the case on this occasion. Whistles have kindly agreed to let me give you a sneak peek at one of the prizes… a personalised varsity jacket!
Yep, that’s right, a one-of-a-kind take on this (and next) season’s hottest cover up worth £295! To enter just follow @thisiswhistles and @Ella_LaPetite on twitter and then when the jacket it revealed on the Calendar next month, you will be given a tweet to retweet. Trust me, it’s simpler than it sounds and I’m more than a little peeved I can’t enter.
Love Ella. X