I finally got my birthday shoes in the post! – A birthday present to myself I might add; found on a dusty corner of eBay and shipped across the Atlantic. They’re taking a bit of wearing in. I managed to hobble out of Shini’s house to take these pictures (just kidding, but they are most definitely cab to curb heels only for now…). Worn with the white wool coat from my AW13 collection and other perfectly matching white things. Possibly my favourite outfit on here, ever.
Photos by Shini
I haven’t bought anything from H&M in a long time, but when I saw this top floating around the internet, a top so similar to the Céline dresses from SS13, I knew the hunt was on. There were similar options from ASOS, I still get dreamy Haider Ackermann vibes from this one, but H&M won overall. Despite having to wait two weeks after purchasing on the internet (sort it out guys, it’s 2013!), at last it’s in my hands.
I love that Céline is having such a profound effect on the high street, we’re all buying Birkenstocks and chunky ID chains, wearing looser trousers and bold coats, just to try and emulate that androgynous silhouette. Now I just need that lace Haider collection to filter down…
Photos by Shini
One of my favourite pictures from when I was down in Devon, taken on instagram after a day on the beach – which clearly you can tell by my skin! I’d been looking for the perfect pair of white trousers for forever and I found these in Zara (similar here and here), so happy when the high street gets it right.
Speaking of high street, what do we think of the news that Isabel Marant will be the next in line for H&M collaboration? It seems logical to go for such an easy-to-wear, laid back brand after the avant garde aesthetics of Margiela last year. That being said, I think what made the Margiela collection genius as it was actual remakes of key archive pieces, and I’m still wearing my leather trews consistently.
Back to work after the holidays and busy with production for AW13, SO excited to get my e-commerce site up and running so you guys will have a lot more choice and see more what my brand is all about. In the meantime Bengt are having a 30% off pre sale so make sure you snatch up anything you’ve had your eye on before it goes! Just use the code FLASHSALE30 at the checkout.
Photo via instagram
Taking inspiration from this recent post and more specifically this Harpers Bazaar ed, that I absolutely love. The idea of strict tailoring on a beach is pretty awesome, even though impractical. I had packed blazers and leather trousers to go all out but, when my suitcase didn’t shut I realised sticking to holiday gear and a more simple pair of exercise shorts and bomber is where it’s at; a look I pretty much lived in the whole week anyway.
Currently down in Devon and enjoying sitting under this beautiful Wisteria tree every morning for breakfast. The weather is so beautiful I have all but forgiven the months of non stop rain. At the beach yesterday I could have easily mistaken the beautiful blue surf for Australia or Hawaii – almost. My surfer friends could not have had bigger smiles on their faces and I thought, if Devon could be like this all the time, I would live here no doubt; but for now it’s the perfect holiday.
My suitcase has pretty much been packed exclusively with white things, including this Topshop unique belted wrap skirt that I don’t wear enough, and a classic silk shirt that’s perfect for the heat. I hope you’re all getting to enjoy the sunshine!
Thanks to my bro for the photos
I may be sunning myself in Devon but this post comes to you from London, in between packing and scoffing chocolate fondants with Shini, I had to post this new mesh bomber-o-mine. I’d been thinking for a while I wanted to do a mesh bomber in my next collection, but thought I would google search it first to see if it had been done before, and voila! I found this Claudia Ligari beauty via Luxx Lab. Everyone needs to buy a birthday present for themselves right? I still want to do a bomber os some sort but you’ll have to wait and see for that one!
Photos by Shini
Yesterday was my 25th birthday! I can’t believe I’m now a quarter of a century old – a weird way of look at it. I was actually in lectures all day at LCF for DISC, helping young designers with the business side of things. A big thank you to the very sweet Genevieve who bought me birthday cupcakes!
I’m heading to Devon tomorrow for a whole week, way, way excited about finally having a holiday. I don’t know if my instagrams will be able to compete with the likes of Camille and Margaret in the insanely beautiful Bali, but at least I will have sand in between my toes at last! So here’s my last dusty sidewalk before I head to greener and wetter pastures, wearing my new insane leather trim jeans from Hudson, and kind of already channeling the beach bum look.
Photos by Shini
Currently living in this kind of thing; switching between jeans and tshirts, mixing with tailored pieces such as this shirt or those trousers, pretty addicted to the white and black thing by now. It just feels so laid back and uncomplicated, which is perfect for the bank holiday weekend.
Let’s talk about these perfect fitting black jeans for a sec. This week for the first time I got to try out the jeans fitting service, Jeanography. They got in touch with me and asked me to give it a try, seeing as my live-in jeans have had a broken zip for a while, and are also now grey from some poor washing machine choices, I thought it was the perfect time. I ordered three pairs of jeans off the site using their ‘fit first time‘ (all from Hudson), this pair of skinny black Nico’s and these black leather accented Leeloo’s. Ordering different sizes to try on in the comfort of your own home, without actually having to pay before you try is a genius idea, and one that I’ll be using from now on. Officially converted. It also helps that these Hudon’s are quite stretchy and ridiculously comfortable.
I never thought I’d be on this blog talking about jeans so much, but there we go. I can still surprise you. Surprising like this bright poppy clutch from Backstage. I was obsessed with the Proenza Schouler holographic card holders, and now I have a much bigger version in my hands!
Lately I’ve been developing an obsession for thin jewellery; I have an endless supply of chunky rings and chains, which is something that some of my favourite british designers do best, until I stumbled upon Rachel Entwistle (now also PRd by HPR London!). Hanging out in their showroom last week, whilst I was waiting for menial tasks such as printing to hurry up, I couldn’t help trying on some of the pieces. Those delicate cross rings won my heart over straight away and before I knew it, I was in Rachel’s store, Thor & Wistle, trying on even more. The pieces I came away with were two cross rings, a matching bracelet and a little beetle bracelet. So in one fell swoop I had all the delicate jewellery I’d been looking for!
A big thanks to Rachel for actually resizing the ring, for my chubby fingers, in store! If you’re in Shoreditch you have to go, I guarantee you’ll fall in love, like me.
Photos by Shini
I’ve been wearing my sleeveless blazer pretty consistently with this perfect shape Moxham tee; picked up at Madeleine’s pop up shop in Covent Garden. I’m not usually one for logo tees but when it’s an awesome label (& logo), and a friend, I am more than happy to obliege!
I have been enjoying the rise of the slogan tee, most likely brought on by Les Plus Dores; with Acne’s pastel COLLAGE or MUSIC slogans and Phillip Lim’s Weirdo Tee, that I really want. I also love the insane rise of THE TEE in general; made out of every fabrication you can imagine. It’s something I’ve been playing with the last couple of seasons with the Velvet tee for SS13 and the leather and silk tee for AW13, and it shows no sign of stopping.
So, here I am finally wearing my favourite SS13 piece; the sleeveless blazer, in the perfect dusky pink, and available to buy here.
Photos by Shini