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LONDONERS LISTEN UP

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BLOGGERS YARD SALE TOMORROW 

Tomorrow I’ll be doing a yard sale with fellow bloggers Shini of Park & Cube, Alice of Alice Point, Hedvig of Northern Light, Peony Lim and Carrie of WishWishWish. I’ll be having a massive wardrobe clear out with designer and high street pieces all from £1. (Getting to the stage where I just need the space, so the more taken off my hands the better!) See you there!

FLIGHT MODE



That summer itch when all you want to do is have a holiday but in actual fact you’re knee deep in work and have nothing planned. The balloon sleeves on this dress quite make me look like I’m about to take off anyhow. Living in all black Y-3 and gleaming white Adidas for the last few weeks, until the heat wave struck and now I don’t quite know what to wear. I think my girl India is rubbing off on me a bit! I was always sporty spice in my school friends group anyway. 

Photos by India


 

MARNI


Wearing: Theory top and Marni skirt from Shop at Bluebird, Isabel Marant sandals, THP rings.

Another favourite outfit from what seems to be my new favourite store. I don’t know why Marni has never been so on my radar before but this current collection is ticking all the right boxes; micro silk pleats with raw hem, wrap around belt tie that just goes on and on. Perfect for this heatwave.

Photos by India

 

PLEATED


Wearing: Helmut Lang kimono jacket and Marni pleated silk dress at Shop At Bluebird, Céline sandals and sunglasses, watch by Larson & Jennings, rings from THP shop.

When you find yourself wondering around London’s Chelsea, it’s impossible not to stop in at Shop at Bluebird. Lunch on the terrace, a custom facial at their in house spa, a little light heavy shopping, and before you know if the afternoon has flown by and it’s time to hitch the bus home.. (a journey that takes 90 minutes but is scenic and beautiful none the less). I completely fell in love with their selection –  mainly some beautiful silk Marni pieces, this Helmut kimono wrap jacket that needs to be mine immediately; as well as some chunky Marant leather . It’s my birthday next week if anyone needs a hint!

Shop at Bluebird are having a 20% off bank holiday weekend sale so if you find yourself gravitating towards London’s chelsea, you know where to go.

Photos by India

 

SAKURA


Wearing: Joseph shirt, Zara trousers and heels, Larsson & Jennings watch, Saint Laurent Lulu bag.

Admittedly not the most minimal of settings, but when it comes to spring time and London is filled with cherry blossoms, the more the merrier! Especially when it comes to the interiors of Michelin starred sushi restaurants; the incredible interior at Sake No Hana has welcomed the arrival of Spring by taking over and entwining the bar with Japanese cherry blossoms. The upstairs restaurant was particularly beautiful; we sat at the sushi bar watching the incredible precision of the sushi chefs making our bento boxes. Obviously THE most delicious I’ve ever eaten, especially with the accompaniment of the limited edition Sakuratini cocktail on the side. 

The pop up is open for another week, until 19th May so you’d better hurry and make your booking before the fleeting blossoms disappear until next year :)

Photos by Michael

LN-CC CONCEPT


The LN-CC SS14 Campaign and concept space.

When I came across the new LN-CC SS14 web campaign, shot in a marble quarry in Carrara, Tuscany; it’s needless to say, my mind was blown. Possibly the most incredible backdrop of all time (and a little jealous it never crossed my mind first tbh)! I need to book the next flight out, that’s for sure..

I remembered these photos I shot of the London store at the end of last year, when AW was still on the shelves. The insanely beautiful London store space acts as an ever changing platform of creative ideas – you can see this perfectly through their Vimeo film; as you can see there’s even a club inside the space that resides on East London’s Shacklewell Lane, which is actually how I came to see the space for the first time. I’m proud to say that such an awesome boutique resides in my neighbourhood, and if you’re visiting London I’m telling you to make an appointment :) They’re closed at the moment until September but no worries if you’re not London bound or living as they’re online too.

 


CHARLIE MAY EVERYTHAANG


Wearing: Charlie May bomber, silk tee, and skirt, Adidas Superstars, Stephen Einhorn bracelet and Saint Laurent Lulu.

Wearing full Charlie May, and feeling pretty happy about it. The pieces are across three seasons, calf collar bomber jacket for next season (so excited!), deep v silk tee currently in store and the white wool skirt currently in the sale :)

Making a point of wearing me every day since multiple embarrassing situations of people asking if my something-or-other was Charlie May. No longer! Being a designer I totally get that people expect you to be head to toe in you/ be your own walking billboard, and now here we are. – Just don’t ask me about my bag or shoes, ok?

Photos by India

 

 

FRAY


Céline AW14 details.

It’s been a while since I posted an inspo post; most of my hopes and dreams appear on Pinterest or Tumblr these days, which is actually where I first caught a glimpse of this Céline detail from their latest AW14 collection, in the first place. On my recent pilgrimage to the new Mount Street store in London, I was in awe of just the level of technique, texture and work that goes into each and every piece. I know a hefty price tag comes with it (hello dream shirt at £900) but it’s worth every penny. For now though I’m happy to just take these beauties, thanks.  

Photos by Style.com

PONY BOOTS


Wearing: Charlie May coat and trousers, Joseph shirt, Céline boots, Alexander Wang tote bag.

Pony on my feet and my collar, I am pretty calf hair obsessed at the moment, as my latest collection will tell you. Dropping by the incredible Malone Souliers breakfast yesterday on Albemarle Street, it felt like the perfect time to take a quick snap wearing some of the new collection. I feel cursed sometimes that just as the collection lands in stores, I’ve presented another one that I immediately want to wear instead. Why do I have to wait until August. Clearly I’m not anyway but these split knee trousers and navy coat will be added to my personal order list come September!

Photos by Shini

 

COMPLETED WORKS


Wearing: Charlie May ostrich biker, Stylein knit, Charlie May white wool skirt, Céline shoes, all accessories Completed Works.

Just before we were whisked away to Malta, I was treated to afternoon tea at Aqua Shard by new accessories label Completed Works; seeing London by night is a definite highlight of living in the city, it was beautiful sitting there from day to night and watching the whole skyline light up. I’m completely in awe of their very first pillar collection; the rings using marble and jade contrasting black Rhodium and gold are kind of a purists dream, whilst 3D printed broken column necklaces seem dainty and chunky all at the same time.

A huge thank you to Completed Works and Aqua Shard for having me!



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