I think I’m in love. In fact, I know I’m in love; with the heavy tread shoes that have taken over AW13. Stella stole my heart with a full range of bad ass white and black heavy tread tire shoes that I’d been hunting for for the last month. Thankfully the hunt is over, although I can’t promise I won’t run back for the boots!
Major girl crush, Erin O’Connor seen here wearing my AW13 sheer panel dress for the latest issue of You magazine. So stunned, every designer wants to have their pieces worn by top supermodels and this is my very first encounter of what a girl like Erin can transform your pieces into. In love really.
The new website is due to launch next week! (Can you feel the excitement!?) I wanted to share my favourite image from the shoot we did on Monday for the AW13 collection. I love it quite a lot; I just want to be her, pretty much for every photo we took, actually! The campaign was shot with Leticia Lamb from Elite, by Nicole Maria Winkler, Make Up by Thom Walker, and Hair by Alex James Fairbairn.
The Danielle Foster x Charlie May bags are now available to buy from us on Danielle’s site, be the first to get one before they hit all the stores!
Back in time. before the big chop; no my hair doesn’t grow at super speed. I’m in Devon for the weekend with family and found these I forgot all about. Wearing the black waxed leather jacket from my last collection, currently in production and hitting stores in a couple of weeks – woohoo! So excited for my own ecommerce site to launch around the same time meaning you’ll be able to buy directly from me! So many exciting things happening at the moment – thank you to all of you for joining me on this journey, and most of all for the support!
Photos by Shini
My body is switching to holiday mode with the welcoming news of a last minute trip to Ibiza this week with Tia Maria. Ibiza may not have palm trees last time I checked, but if there was ever a mascot for sun, sea and relaxation; the palm tree would be it! There’s no need to wave me off just yet as I’m leaving on Tuesday, but if you see a sly, smug smile on my face, now you’ll know why. Sorry I’m not sorry!
Sticking to the uniform of psychiatric ward nurse, who through a blazer on to go to brunch yesterday; that about sums it up, in a nutshell. I picked this top up from the Sandro sale last week, feeling the need for simpler things to throw on when a shirt feels too much and I’m too slovenly to pull off a revealing mesh v neck. Hope you’re all having a good weekend!
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!
Black and white, but definitely not monochrome. Oops sorry, how did I not know that? So taking very literally the tailoring inspiration from my last post, white suit trousers from Zara with a low waist, and the blazer sample from my AW12 that’s in my possession temporarily; it’s the perfect fit and shape and a simplified evolution from the dusky pink sleeveless blazer. The jewellery I’m wearing was borrowed from Victoria Kelsey – I love the molton gold with unusual details, such as the bracelet mounted on a leather watch strap. I’m sad to have to be returning those, but she’s one to watch having only just graduated!
Kobi and I are a natural matching twinset, hasn’t he grown since he was last on this blog?? I’m now renting him out to hot bloggers everywhere, apparently. Currently appearing with the super beaut Park&Cube, and in my first biker jacket no less!
Photos by Shini
Last Saturday we shot the AW13 lookbook with Danielle Foster. Tucked away in the Wayward gallery in East London, sheltered from the sleet with Missy to keep us company, we shot the bag collaboration along with pieces from my AW13 collection. I loved being there, usually lookbook shoots are quite hectic as there’s so much to get done but Danielle is super organised and made the whole shoot loads of fun. We used the more monochrome looks from my collection, using only the pebbled oxblood leather skirt for colour. I was really feeling the matchy-matchy looks; favourite being the black suit. The looks were a lot more calmed down than the drama of the AW13 show. I’m such a sucker for neutrals and these looks are just how I would wear them.
I seriously can’t wait for the bags to hit the stores! Which one is your favourite?
I know I must be saying this about every piece of my AW13 collection, but this is my favourite piece FOR SURE. The tee is made out of ostrich printed cows leather (thicker, less expensive and less waste than real Ostrich), it’s also fully lined and the back is made out of a silk/linen fabric; so it’s comfy and breathable. I’m getting a little sentimental about having to give it to HPR in a couple of weeks for press, knowing that it will be a couple of months before I can send my own order to the factories and start wearing it all again. BUHU.
I’m currently working on getting my e-commerce site designed and am thinking, it was be awesome to have a pre order section on the site so you guys can be the first to get your favourite pieces from AW13. I’ve set up a mailing list that you can join and get notified when all this is up and running. In the meantime I’d love to know if there’s anything else you guys would love to see on my new site; I’m putting a lot of love into it and want it to be perfect so all ideas welcome.
Let’s talk about the perfect white coat. I knew as soon as I’d made this coat that it had to be mine immediately; it’s so hard to find a good white coat so if you’re able to make it yourself – even better. I’m just wearing the sample here but excited to have one for myself in a few months when production starts. How can I be craving winter wear after Spring has just started? Damn you FASHUN.
Now that fashion has taken a turn for the flats, I’ve been on the search for a great flat boot; Hudson came to my recue with these, they’re quite different to any of my other shoes, which I love. Sad to say the heel has fallen of my Haider Ackermann boots already so they’ll have to go in for repair. I swear I haven’t even worn them that much. GROAN. Anyway, I seem to be obsessed with croc or snake skin recently. I got a lil croc card holder from Smythson, as seen on my instagram, a while ago that may be making me fall in love with exotic looking leathers.
Super excited to go back to my university tomorrow in Bristol to talk to the fashion students. Going to stay for a couple of days to visit my brother too. I don’t think I’ve been back there since I graduated so it’s going to be fun, and weird!