Spring’s finally here with the arrival of fluffy blossoms everywhere, and today for the first time, the legs are out. I’ve been thinking on how to wear denim in a new and interesting way since all the way back to last year. I think denim is now a high end item just as any, and to be dresed up with luxury looking pieces such as this utlitarian jacket from Jigsaw’s new spring/summer 15 collection. I’ve never been drawn to this sandy colour before but it looks so darn good with indigo jeans and a just-sheer-enough silk shirt. Perfect with easy, breasy summer slides and minimal gold jewellery.
With my LA trip coming up in just under a month I’ve been wracking my brains on how to survive in 35 degree temperatures. Trying not to look like a tourist in shorts and a tank top will be difficult indeed. This shirt I’m wearing doubles up as a dress and would look perfect over there. There are some other bits at Jigsaw I’ve got my eye on for summer as well as this silk shirt, this cropped shell top would be ideal in the heat as well as these high waisted culottes. Looks like it’s not going to be too difficult to survive over there after all! Thanks Jigsaw!
In collaboration with Jigsaw
I never before thought I’d get into blue denim jeans. In collaboration with Levi’s I picked out a few bits pre fashion week and I couldn’t believe that I actually chose lots of lighter styles. I think for summer they make so much sense. I’ve been loving pairing the 501s with Adidas Originals and bits from my new SS15 collection.
In collaboration with Levi’s
It’s easy to live in jeans; hard wearing, and easily dressed up or down; they’re easy to pull off without worrying that you look too try-hard or better yet too casual. Yves wish he’d invented the jean and I have to agree. Denim done well is something so rare that when it is, it needs to be celebrated. Levi’s saw that their classic 501 jeans – so sought after in every city vintage haven, were being bought up, customised and tailored so they decided to save their customers the hassle and reinvent the wheel as it were. I have to say I never have time to rip my jeans or even tailor them, so it’s refreshing to just try on a pair of jeans and find them fitting so perfectly that you even want to wear them out the store, so reluctant to take them off already.
Most of my days are spent in the studio, pattern cutting and toiling in good time for fashion week, as you know. And jeans are easy to throw on in the morning, wear all day, whether you’re on the floor, on running around the city to various meetings, they stay with you. Then the evening comes and you don’t need to worry. These 501CTs are cool enough, throw on a silk shirt, in place of that perfect white tee, tie up your hair and re-apply that mascara, and you’re good to go. I have to say I’m obsessed with the fit; so flattering, making you look skinny and long legged, even in plimsolls. It’s easy to live in Levi’s.
In collaboration with Levi’s for #LiveinLevis, celebrating their new 501CT jeans and icons products.
Trust me to see a pair of spring/summer Marni sandals in the dead of winter, with snow still on the ground, and think Yup! I don’t see why though it’s acceptable to wear sandals on a fancy winter date and not a pair chic flat sandals. I’ve been collaborating with Amex style hub this month, with the launch of London Collections: Mens in January and now, just out is this ‘How to dress up on a winter date’. My way anyway ;)
Photos by Shini
Last week after a pretty insane feast at Sake No Hana, in St James (full post to come later on over the weekend) wearing a uniform of sorts… except for the skirt which was a brave decision on my part. The knowledge of a cab ride and sitting in a warm cosy Mayfair restaurant made me throw caution to the wind on that one. So excited for summer to come already, it’s been snowing in London this week and I can’t leave the house without a thousand layers on. This is me dreaming of what I’ll be wearing in two months time, shall we say?
Photos by India
The last Christmas lunch in London, celebrating the holidays ahead with #blycore before India and I snook off to shoot a lil something before the two week hiatus. Recent casual cravings have left me yearning for oversized linen shirts and split knee trousers, borrowing something from the boys etc. In fact I took a look at myself and the boyfriend today and realised we are both in white shirts, tailored trousers, trainers etc; but who came up with this look first I don’t recall. This is coming from the man who asks me to take selfies for him and who calls my homely tinsel ‘ratchet’. Follow me on twitter for more absurd of-the-moment boyfriend words of the day to come no doubt..
Focusing on the accessories is much more my thing of late. So many beautiful things to focus on, from so many designers I love. I’ve had my eye on this Kara stowaway for so long, the decisions between a stowaway and a backpack was very difficult, but I am obsessed. As well as Larsson & Jennings who are doing so well, hello new Soho store! Obsessed with this Saxon watch that I’m living in, currently coveting the all rose gold watch exclusive to Net-a-Porter.
Photos by India
Simplicity is always the best policy, especially when the tops have so much to say.
I recently discovered young up and coming designer JH.Zane and got the chance to play around with a few of his pieces in my studio last week. What started as one photo, quickly turned into a whole photo shoot. Summer needs to hurry up so I can actually wear this out on the street!
The year’s gone by so fast, and here we are, the first of December! There’s such a feeling of holiday in the air already, Christmas trees lining the streets of Columbia Road yesterday for the weekly flower market, Maria blaring out on every available radio.. And here I am wrapped up to the nines in what I’ve practically been living in the last few months.
This knit from my AW14 collection (now currently on sale only until tonight!) has been a saviour when it comes to the cold. It’s actually the best thing I own! Added with the perfect thick wool coat and pony hair boots. – The only thing left to get cold are my knees, fashion over function etc!
Photos by Matthew
When hunting for new jewellery I love to be able to customise, whether it’s buying multiple rings, and wearing them in different combinations or choosing a chain and stacking up pendants myself. So finding the new Monica Vinader stack necklace tool that you can build yourself on their super sleek website was a bit of a godsend. I went for rose gold (of course), their thinest chain, hammered shell, and intricate diamond hoop. I’m also loving wearing one pendant at a time, anything goes really!
So now you know what’s going on under my sweater, because let’s face it, it’s not quite silk shirt weather anymore – although i will be disappearing to the Canary Islands in two days where it most certainly will be! I simply can’t contain my excitement for the first holiday of the year. I won’t be made to feel the least bit guilty as you were all away for August whilst I was head down in the studio. Make sure to follow me on instagram as I can’t imagine I’ll be blogging too much ;)
In collaboration with Monica Vinader, photos by Matthew
Just a quick update with what I was wearing yesterday, leathers from my collection out now and voile Joseph shirt scored at the sample sale this week (the last day is today if you’re in London and free to go to The Music Rooms on South Molten lane), the usual Adidas sneakers on my person at all times and the perfect floor length coat, also from Charlie May AW14. Check out the new arrivals – the Eleven Everything x Charlie May knitwear, buy now as once it’s gone it’s gone :)