What: Coat: Whistles*, Hat & Scarf: Topshop, Jeans: Paige Denim*, Boots: Massimo Dutti, Bag: Radley London*
Where: Lectures & Meetings in London.
Now I know I’m prone to banging on about the weather but given the fact that London’s morphed into some sort of arctic tundra, I think it’s fair enough on this occasion! Just as the SS13 collection collections are starting to arrive in stores and new season catwalk edits hitting the newsstands, the temperature plummets and we’re all scrabbling for the thermal underwear. Rather than getting on with my studies, I’ve spent the past couple of weeks running around town picking up Resort samples to wear during fashion week and now there’s snow on the ground… Talk about karmic retribution. I’ve decided that whatever the weather, I’m just going to be very brave and wear my new season clobber anyway. Come hell or highwater (or more likely, lots of rain) in two weeks time I’ll be decked out in paisley prints, pastels and sweet Spring jackets but until I’m staying wrapped up!
Love Ella. X
* Gifted products
Is it just me or is leather THE ultimate trans-seasonal fabric? Even in London it’s occasionally to sweaty to wear it in Summer and during the cold Winter months leather isn’t as insulating as one might think because it’s exceedingly difficult to layer. Despite my penchant for all things preppy and floral-related, I’m extremely partial to a bit of leather and the fact that it’s been a perma-trend for about six seasons now makes me very happy indeed. So far I’m the proud owner of a leather skirt, shorts, one leather collared top, a leather jacket and about a zillion leather handbags and pairs of boots. This season I’m hoping to branch out into tees, dresses and trousers, ideally in unusual colours! Here are a few of the pieces I’m eyeing up at the moment…
1) Whistles Navy Peplum Top, £250, click here to buy
2) Cedric Charlier Pink Skirt, £190, click here to buy
3) Miu Miu Cut-Out Collar Red Dress, £1740, click here to buy
4) Theory Green Biker Jacket, £770, click here to buy
5) L’Agence French Trousers, £855, click here to buy
Love Ella. X
1) Boutique by Jaeger Daisy striped sweater, £99, click here to buy
2) MiH Paris mid rise skinny jeans, £133, click here to buy
3) Penelope Chilvers woven red Dandy slippers, £290, click here to buy
4) Chloé Aurore bowler bag, £1162, click here to buy
5) Cutler and Gross acetate sunglasses, £240, click here to buy
6) Rag & Bone Cambridge floral print and leather bomber jacket, £670, click here to buy
7) Mulberry glossy goat Lily bag, £695, click here to buy
8) Anya Hindmarch new season Joss wallet, £295, click here to buy
9) McQ Alexander McQueen studded leather pumps, £265, click here to buy
10) Whistles Mathilde fluoro tweed dress, £195, click here to buy.
Love Ella. X
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