From one end of the spectrum to the other; proving I can be a lady when I put my mind to it. Temporarily swapping kicks for pumps, and quite happy to pull myself out of the all too comfortable routine.
I recently discovered this brand, Malone Souliers, an unapologetically feminine new footwear label that believes high heels to be magicians, creating transformations all over the body (I can agree on this point – oh hey, skinnier looking legs!). Pairing these beauties with some of my favourite gold from MIRLO and a delicate layered mesh, silk georgette top from my current collection.
Photos by Shini
Or East 17 tribute, in Paris, you decide. As much as I like to pull an all white look, this felt very boy-band-of-the-noughties era. Maybe it’s the addition of shiny new Adidas superstars, which I’ve been switching between with the Nike Air Force 1′s (as much as my stringent assistant claims they are the exact same thing, I disagree, they are totally different shoes!) Maybe even more different now they are covered in various stains from Paris nightlife :(. This quiet windy walled area was in Montparnasse, the more residential area of Paris. Whilst we were pulling our best editor-lost-in-suburbia looks, the streets were completely empty on a Sunday, unlike London.
Photos by India Rose
Pretending that spring is already upon us as the new collections land in store, I’ve already been bearing the cold, legs out, trying to ween myself back into non-thermal dressing. Which leads me to my new discovery, Atea, a brand after my own heart; neo sweaters, boyfriend shirts, and easy to wear skirts have me yearning for a hotter climate once again. Trying to plan the next holiday although all I have currently pencilled in is fashion week activities, excited about being in Paris for a full week come March though!
Photos by Shini
When is inappropriate footwear appropriate? I deem it to be so when you have a floor length cashmere coat to keep you warm, an extra jumper will help too. Mixed reactions on these babies but I can assure you, my toes are as happy as I am. Heading back to London today in time for new years. I think I’ve pretty much exhausted my outfits from the suitcase I brought down two weeks ago. Looking forward to being reunited with my wardrobe, a full speed internet connection and an empty fridge. So much overindulging when I’m at home; a bottomless wine glass and chocolate box in front of the TV and I’m officially ready to start working out again.
New Years Eve tomorrow! Thank you to those who joined the party in 2013, and an extra big hug to those who have been with me all along. I don’t want to get too sentimental but what an awesome year it’s been! Already so much in store for January that I seriously can’t wait to share. Wishing you all a Happy New Years!
On our first evening out in Malta, dressed in this new heavy silk top from COS that I knew was totally impractical when buying, but it seemed like the perfect minimal evening piece. Equally so with this Bracher Emden laser clutch, bright white and just as pristine, I think it was made for this outfit, or any all white ensemble.
Photos by Kit
Catching up on life after the show on Sunday, waking up early just to take Kobi for a walk in the peace and quiet without a lint roller or steam iron in sight! Haha just kidding – I’m already back in the studio and extremely happy with all the positive feedback! Already preparing my extensive behind the scenes post coming up next.. but first we need to catch up on all the shopping I’ve been doing since about two weeks ago..
I discovered Girissima recently and fell in love with the range of top european brands they house. I’ve already got my eyes on this camo Equipment blouse (print usually isn’t for me but Christopher Kane seems to have got me feeling otherwise). In the meantime I went for this super easy IRO padded tee and roomy Labolsina bag which is helpful for storing hats and scarves for when the weather turns. More to come from my midnight shopping habits but looking forward to posting regularly again, hope you missed me!
I’ve come to the conclusion that no awkward mid calf length skirt is flattering unless worn with some pretty high heels. When putting on any skirt of a similar length, at first I’d say it doesn’t suit me at all, but add some block powa’ heels (see previous example) and you’re good to go! I got quite an crazy response over these shoes on instagram, I’m sorry I didn’t post them sooner as they were on an insane mark down in the sale, and have now gone, all but one that is.
Photos by Shini
The topic of the Birkenstock has many people divided. Perfectly straddling the line between high fashion and ugly; you either love them or you hate them. If you’re a devout Céline follower then you’ll no doubt have a pair already, if not the enviable real deal – I’ve been thinking about the pair in this particularly exceptional editorial for a while, but as soon as I saw these Vagabond sandals online, my thirst for ugly sandals sort of came to an end.
So, worn with a black Charlie May blazer, soon to be available online (!) and my new favourite jewellery discovery MIRLO - I haven’t taken this V necklace off since I got it. Wearing black as Autumn slowly starts to creep in, and it’s no longer that acceptable to cycle in between the spots in white outfits. Glad I’ve still got a bit of a tan happening at least!
Photos by Shini