Last week I had the pleasure of being whisked away to Sussex for the day to test drive a Rolls-Royce of my choosing and, oh, you know, have a look at the factory while we were at it. I couldn’t believe when the email came into my inbox to be honest, as a driver who has only ever pootled along in a tiny Renault Clio, this was certainly a dream come true. Living in London I really miss driving, not that there’s anywhere to go even if I did have my car with me, but this trip has certainly left me with dangerous life aspirations. The Wraith we were driving has stolen my heart. I’m no petrol-head and don’t pretend to understand things like brake horsepower but I do know that it was a dream to drive and be driven in. Time to start saving then.. what pension?
With the success of their channel 4 documentary (if you haven’t seen it, you must stop what you’re doing right now and go-), Rolls-Royce are launching the ‘Inside Rolls-Royce‘ exhibition this week at the Saatchi Gallery, open for just four days, it promises to be a multi-sensory experience of what the famous great British brand is all about; an insight into the extraordinary lengths required to make the worlds most luxurious car.
The exhibition launches on the 13th November – 16th at the Saatchi Gallery on The Kings Road, London.
Photos in collaboration with Rolls-Royce and The Communication Store
I’m excited to introduce a travel segment to you, I’ve always been passionate about travel, exploring and documenting and have covered many countries here, on this humble blog O’ mine. I’m off to the Canary Islands in two weeks and I can’t wait to explore and suss out the best places to relay to you here and on gram of course.
Firstly though, I felt it was important to start with those countries closer to home. I’m in Paris twice a year, if not more (three times this year for mens as well as women’s fashion week), and it was this trip that I finally felt like I’d got the lay of the land; discovered great places to eat – read: great places to find a salad, and not just steak frites..
I know my way around the city pretty well by now, so I’ve created this map for any of you travelling out there and wanting to know my regular haunts, mostly food but some of my favourite stores too, such as Christoph Lemaire. I’ll add to it each season, or as soon as I find somewhere new that I NEED to share/ remember myself :)
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 :)
Finally, I can share with you this exciting project I’ve been working on with Harrods and Rupert Sanderson for their
Inside the Studio campaign – live today!
Naturally I love getting the chance to poke around other designers studios and Rupert has been one of my favourite shoe designers since I moved to London and discovered his boutique off Bruton Place. As well as filming in the boutique itself I got to explore his offices on the top floor, which is just as beautiful as the store itself. I found out that every shoe is named after a variety of Daffodil, and there are over 2000 different varieties written in that little green book alone.
I got to be a fly on the wall during filming of the video, with Rupert’s muse, Jade Parfitt who explained why she’s such a fan of the brand – “They’re modern classics. Shoes I can wear for the next 30 years, I love that he picks up on things that are going on elsewhere in fashion but he still has his own path.” I couldn’t agree more!
To see the full film and see more behind the scenes, visit Harrods for Inside the Studio.
In collaboration with Harrods
Back in London after a short recharge of batteries last week and already I’m prowling around some of my favourite haunts. Mount Street in Mayfair is one of my favourite neighbourhoods, even though I’m from the other side of town, it welcomes you in and keeps you there until the late, great hours. Much like the new kid on the block, Bally to new Bond Street, being welcomed in by fellow neighbours as part of the #BallyMayfairWelcome series – I love it when businesses support each other. You can watch the series of short films welcoming Bally to the neighbourhood here as well as catching up with the campaign on their very chic blog.
As for me, I’m back to full-time living in chunky knitwear, this grey dream is from Bally and needs to stay on my body forever please. Paired with a beige oversized cashmere trench from Joseph and the perfect point winter boot from Cara.
Photos by Matthew, in collaboration with Bally.
The insanely beautiful new collection from Rosetta Getty that I’ve been seeing all over tumblrs and pinterest for the last few weeks. That moment when you discover it’s not just one editorial image but a whole collection! We’re seeing more and more of designers opting for lookbooks over runway shows (myself included) but making those lookbooks so beautiful and editorial that they are shared all over the world and become even more useful than runway images, allowing the designer to give the whole vibe of the collection rather than generic catwalk strut shot. Completely in love with Getty’s work, like something in between the Row and Celine and even some Haider Ackermann. Dreamy!
Photos via Style.com
This was my first time in Milan for fashion week, I was kindly invited out by Vogue Italia to be part of their Vogue Talents showroom which was amazing. I love travelling to new places and when you can write it all off as a work trip, even better. I love flying to Italy as you fly over the Alps which is so jaw droppingly beautiful, yes, I’m that person looking out the window the entire time on flights, how can you not!?
My favourite part of the trip was discovering Ceresio 7, pictured here a few times. Designed by Dsquared, the rooftop bar and pool was insane, we sat watching the sun set whilst enjoying delicious drinks and food – in Italy it’s tradition to bring out large snacks around 7pm with your drinks, amazing! It definitely gives Shoreditch House a run for it’s money – it felt more like The Row store than a bar at all tbh. We were blessed with 30 degree weather on our trip, which was a little depressing being inside a showroom all day and taking turns alternating the outside sun spot, but as soon as the showroom closed we ran out to eat, drink and enjoy! Thanks to India for keeping me company and letting me pinch her Kara bag more than once :)
I’m so excited to finally be able to share with you guys a sneak peek of the project I’ve been working on with Harrods for ‘Inside the Studio’ of Rupert Sanderson. Before fashion month even began I got to be a fly on the wall of one of my favourite iconic shoe designers based here in London, and my lips have been sealed tight, until now..
A series of four exclusive films capture the essence inside the studios of London’s most iconic designers, Rupert Sanderson, Matthew Williamson, Antonio Berardi and Alice Temperley. Revealing the intricate journeys of each designers’ collection accompanied by their muses. Full feature coming soon…
In collaboration with Harrods
I’m back from my european tour! (At least Milan and then Paris).. Fashion month is officially over and I’m excited to share with you my new discovery, Akollekt. You’ve probably been seeing it popping up all over my instagram, marble on marble – yum! Whats not to love?
I was living in this easy go to outfit on the run up to London fashion week. I love these trousers I found on Yoox, such an incredible fit and perfect with slides. Now the weather has turned I’m sure I’ll be living in black and navy, mostly from my new collection which is now all available online (knitwear landing next week!). Doing my best to get back on it and not slump, lots of exciting updates coming to the blog this week so keep checking back :)
On Sunday I presented my SS15 presentation on Rathbone Place in London, as most of you saw via instagram I am sure :) Super happy with the way it turned out, can the interiors just be my living room already? I worked with interiors designers Palm to create foliage surrounding the daybed furniture and marble plinths. Adidas sponsored the footwear and we covered the slides with the matte rubberised leather from the collection, the illustrations on light blue neoprene are a collaboration with Clym Evernden. Now gearing up to head to Milan and Paris fashion weeks!