The second part in the series with Harvey Nichols for 0’2nd; it’s rare that I adorn a playsuit, especially as I’m a separates girl through and through, but I loved the minimal detailing in these scarcely seen box pleats. This weekend’s been beautifully hot in London, it’s time for legs to come out again and to flood to any available grassy patch or terrace, if you’re in the city that is. I envy everyone in the countryside when it’s this beautiful out!
The full SS14 collection is now live on our website; I’m obsessed with bomber jackets right now, and apart from my own, this white mesh one from Claudia always comes out when the weather’s nice, but I also saw this Stella McCartney dream is finally up for grabs on Yoox. Such an easy to wear piece, officially obsessed.
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Finding ways to wear this very summery mesh bomber in the depths of winter, including over a jumper and under a coat; both stripped off here to save another all black ensemble. I’m very much over the wet London weather, but rather this than the snow storm that our Scandi fashion week friends are having. It also comes in handy when designing next years Autumn/Winter collections. Expect chunky knitwear and outerwear galore for fashion week!
PS – most likely looking smug in the first photo from finishing a hefty brunch at Hackney Bureau, still on my mind even now. Best coffee ever too! Speaking of healthier brunch options, earlier this week was the official launch of We Are Lovage at Shoreditch’s Ace hotel. Raw Vegan juices that are insanely good!
Photos by Jessie
Sometimes a photo perfectly captures a mood or a feeling; going through my mountains of holiday photos from last week (I’ve currently whittled it down to a select 100..) this one stood out as a perfect memory. I’ve been getting back on track with a mountain of work and orders (thank you!) this week, whilst my brain is still in Malta mode. I’ve officially got the travel bug and whilst autumn is my favourite season here, and knits and leathers have me feeling much more in my element than say, a bikini; I can’t help but think about when my next adventure might be and if it involves more hot weather, rooftop pools and turquoise stretching coastlines.
I moved my sample sale online this week so make sure you check it out for SS13 up to 80% off!
Photos by Louisa
I think I need to get in touch with the North Devon tourist board, as I could spend all day exploring the vast coastline it has to offer, and no matter how long I spend down here, I never have enough time to see it all. So much beauty that I didn’t really think about growing up here, as I really didn’t know any different. I spent a lot of time on this beach; roaming across the miles and miles of sand dunes; swimming in the sea that’s always too cold – even in the height of summer! So I’m glad I can share it with you, during the golden hour; a little slice of home that inspires me and my work constantly.
After falling for Claudia Ligari’s mesh bomber jacket this summer I’m pleased to add a new piece to the collection; a classic tee that’s half silk, half sports mesh. Perfect with my Kirstie Maclaren Neave cuff that I don’t think I wear enough, going back to those minimal gold pieces that my magpie eyes are drawn to. Wearing a heavy wool coat that was pinched last minute from the boy, sometimes oversized menswear is too good not to.
We’ve all been obsessing over the Stella McCartney pinstripe, adding key pieces from the collection into our fantasy shopping baskets and wishing we could just hit the ORDER button. Oh you haven’t? Well I seem to be doing that quite a lot lately! Especially this stripe knit that I am head over heels in love with. These Zara pants have me satisfied for now, they are the perfect balance of chic, comfortable and can be worn with loose jumpers and ugly sandals and still look good.
These photos were taken during the golden hour of a very long Sunday afternoon last week, spent working on the new site with Shini (I owe all the beautiful aesthetics of the site down to her). Also many hours spent watching cult nineties/noughties movies, whilst stuffing Haribo into our mouths. So happy with the website and thank you to those of you who have already put through an order. Don’t forget to enter the competition in the post below to own a piece of AW13 if you haven’t already, choosing a winner on Wednesday!
Photos by Shini
Another post form the beautiful Ibiza; dressing up to go to the Blue Marlin on our final evening on the island. Michael and I found a beautiful secluded dirt track running alongside the venue and leading down to the beach. Cars were driving fast along the road in the distance, blowing dust into the background to give an even more mystical illusion.
Photos by Michael
Slowly getting more and more sporty on my casual days off, or when I need to run around London in a hurry, like before I head to Ibiza tonight! I feel like I want to lock away the black for the trip although I suppose a little H&M mesh still counts as part of a healthy summer wardrobe. I’m still so in love with this bomber jacket and finding a million ways to wear it. When seeing the Stella version that I wanted for so long (now on sale!), I was surprised at how similar the fabrics were, and now I’ve seen that Claudia Ligari does one in black too. well, it’s only down hill from here!
I’ve decided to leave my laptop behind on this trip, so there won’t be another post up for a couple of days; just make sure you follow me on instagram for the Ibiza live, and in full technicolour!
Photos by Shini
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.
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