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.
The night before last I found myself at the opening of the new Guild hair salon in London’s Chelsea; we’re all aware that the French influence is taking over here in London, and Guild’s unique selling point being that their hairdressers have been brought in from Paris, all speak french and even offer you Champagne whilst you’re in the chair! This may be the reason for the drastic hair change; feeling a little more confident than usual I thought it was time to try something a little new. Still obsessing with this Daria hair it was time to loose a lot of inches, now leaving me with more hair on my Neil Barrett sweater than on my head. Thank you Guild and RedKen for the drastic change and wonderful evening!
Sometimes it hard not to be inspired by your own footwear choices; these minimal 90s vibe Zara sandals had me feeling like everything was either too fussy or too much, so eventually I gave in and kept it bare with this white top and leather trousers. Kind of perfect for hanging out in East London on a Sunday, with the flower market gang Matthew, Kit and Shini, following a killer brunch. Yummeh.
Photos by Shini
Do you like my new shower mat, worn as a skirt? I love seeing fashion through the eyes of someone who doesn’t get it, and my bf constantly comes out with little gems such as this. It’s OBVIOUSLY a laser cut neoprene skirt with a houndstooth lining showing through underneath.. uh, and It’s perfectly warm for braving the cold.
Photos by Lexxi
Kobi’s 5 months old now and we’ve been dying for the weather to take a turn so we could take him out in the snow. He’s not quite big enough to attach a sleigh to yet, but he did cause me to skate across the ice unintentionally a few times due to sheer excitement. Shouting MUSH did seem to stir something within him, making him charge around the park like a crazy dog, slipping and sliding on all the snow, he is a snow dog after all!
Shooting like a rocket up Heron Tower’s glass elevator early on a Sunday afternoon was quite the surprising experience; doing 0-40 floors in 3 seconds, I’m surprised I even managed lunch after the vertigo! The lift kicked us out a couple of floors down, which gave us the chance to to take in the views and stop off for a quick outfit shot, before being told off by the security guards (apparently the tower is still somewhat being built and the glass hadn’t been secured – erm ok!). The food at D&W was so good though, I’m still dreaming about those ox cheek donuts and of course, their signature dish – the duck and waffle! I’m looking forward to going back at nighttime to see London lit up, and jealous of anyone who managed to go on Monday for fireworks on bonfire night!
Photos by Lexxi
This week I had to take my camera in to be repaired, after taking these photos with Kit, with her telling me off for not taking good care of her old camera, I found out the whole shutter release needed replacing! The focus had been playing up for weeks but I think I was in total denial. Now that it’s fixed I promise to take more care of it always.
As for the outfit, autumn is here in London and its freezing cold, I’ve been digging out winter wardrobe favourites, such as this Haider Ackermann waistcoat that doubles up as blanket when napping, a wrap from the wind chill, or an umbrella when it rains. It’s all things for winter really and possibly all I need to survive the cold.
Sitting here editing these photos has made me so hungry! Last week Lexxi introduced me to Ukai Sushi; just down the road from her work, she goes regularly for a bite and was the perfect partner to order all the best dishes on the menu.
It all looked so good and we sat there hungrily eyeing up everyone else’s dishes, until we decided to go for a mix of sushi and hot plates, washed down with some miso soup and a bottle of their sweet homemade Sake! The sushi was out of this world and I’m pretty sure I’m hooked, next time I’m in central I’ll be heading back here to catch Lex on one of her impromptu lunches!
This week I discovered new London based accessories label, KITE. Specialising in leather, their designs are minimal and clean with a strong focus on texture and material – a label after my own heart, I’m sure you know.
Kite was founded by designers Sally Kite and Grace Eden who between them have worked for Meadham Kirchoff, Halston and Marios Schwab, and despite only being around for one season, are already stocked at Shine in Hong Kong, and Darkroom. The edgy design of the mohawk clutches strike me as something I’d be gawking at walking around somerset house at fashion week or on the street; whilst the wallets and card holders are keeping it clean and classic in beautiful python and pony leathers.
What can I say, other than I need to get my hands on all of it?
How would you like to win a VIP trip to fashion week? One of my favourite websites, Motilo, have teamed up with Jonathan Saunders and will be streaming his SS13 show live from Motilo.com on 16th September! To celebrate, they’ve created one seriously amazing competition – A VIP trip to London Fashion Week for two, plus accommodation in a swanky hotel and £1000 spending money!
To enter all you have to do is create your LFW look on Motilo and include LFW in the name. Even if you’re not the lucky one, runner up still wins £500 or 5 x £100 to spend on designer brands in the Motilo shop! The lucky winners will be chosen on the 7th of September. Good luck everyone!