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.
Generally I have tall friends, also my boyfriend (the usual outfit photographer on this blog) is tall; I’m not short myself at 5ft 8″ and yet on the far dusty corners of the internet I actually see someone saying that I’m “not tall and not skinny”. Now, I can’t claim to be fashion skinny but I can claim to be tall-ish right? It had never really occurred to me to ask my tall friends to stoop whilst taking my picture, to give some kind of optical illusion of how I actually look, IRL. I know the camera adds 10lbs but does it also take inches off your height? I know this is a funny subject to talk about, especially as I usually on rave on about clothes, and the skinny debate can go on and on but, the tall debate, I have never heard of.
So, outside Bistrotheque, the weekend after our Antwerp getaway, Michael and I experimented with this short/tall photo theory, and I have to say I know which ones came out better. Sorry boys, but I’ll probably be asking you to stoop from now on.
Photos by Michael
So you may have noticed my hair’s a little shorter, I’m gradually working my way up to Daria Werbowy crop for the summer, although I’m quite liking this awkward length too. I wanna be all hanging out by the pool in my furry Céline-stocks, constantly in a flash of Juergen Teller light.
I’m down in Devon for a few days appreciating the sun in the countryside, heading to beach over the weekend and generally saving those pennies until Antwerp next week! So happy Spring is finally here and legs can be out etc. Now all I need is a tan plz!
The Scandinavians always get it right, don’t they? Whether it’s the perfect oversized coat or the fluffiest softest mohair jumper; my wardrobe seems to be topping up more and more with designers like Stylein and Ann Sofie Back. One of my favourite London PRs is Varg, simply because they house the kind of designers that I want to be wearing ALL THE TIME (including both those mentioned above).
I obviously can’t get away with not talking about the shoes, which I managed to track down on eBay. I hadn’t even seen them in this colour way before but it was clearly love at first sight! Reminds me of those Stella McCartney shoes that are still firmly on my wishlist. Even if these do leave me a little bambi-fied, I can’t remember the last time I felt unsteady on heels, but they’re so worth it. A lot more to come from these once I’ve found my feet.
Photos by Lexxi
One very snowy white day last week I headed into Varg to play dress up in some very summery clothes. Isn’t that just the fashion way, always living out alternative seasonal fantasies!
I absolutely adore Scandinavian brands and Varg happens to house all my favourites. From Dagmar to Won Hundred, you know that everything you pull from the rack will drape and style perfectly. I love the separates that you can layer and layer to your hearts content, and even when you do stumble upon a single floor length dress (such as the navy Stylein one above), it’s so perfect that you know you don’t need anything else at all.
Thank you to Rachel from Varg for the invite and to Tove for letting me rearrange all your furniture, I will happily be back soon!
Photos by Lexxi
Ever since I had this shirt dress made in my size, I’ve been dreaming of layering it over trousers and boots and floating around on my days off. This jumper is perfect to show off the sheer back, although maybe the weather isn’t perfect for sheer quite yet! I’ll be finally setting up my e-commerce this month on my website so you can all get your hands on SS13! :)
Photos by Lexxi
I’m giving this blog an injection of some much needed TLC; I’ve been so busy with work etc that the last few blog posts have just been event after event and lacking the personal touch. A slap on the wrists and I promise to do better, starting with this outfit I wore out on Saturday night to see the ballet, for the first of Michael’s birthday celebrations. I hadn’t been since I was about 6 or 7 and it was magnificent to see the dancers/athletes perform across the stage. We went to see the English National Ballet ‘Beyond the Ballet Russes‘ which was many short stories in one (perfect for plenty of mini champagne breaks inbetween..) and with costumes originally designed by Coco Chanel. If you find yourself aimlessly roaming around London anytime soon, I would highly recommend it.
I’d been seeing these ponytail cuffs everywhere on the web and finally managed to track one down on BackStage*, it’s actually super easy to put on even though it looks like it requires skill! I’ve also been living in this Stylein jumper; I borrowed the sample from Varg over LFW and ended up loving it so much that I had to buy my own! It’s so nice to see design details in knitwear, it really is the perfect jumper for me. Super happy the weather is warming up and I can stop grumping around in all black outfits. I try not to, but it’s just too easy sometimes.
After a surreal morning of trying to get into central London and failing due to student protests; we walked through the empty streets with loud helicopters hovering overhead, the mood was pretty strange, luckily we were able to seek refuge at Varg; possibly the nicest PR company i’ve ever met. The mood was like a family, Jen and I felt right at home, especially with Bob to keep us company! I was completely bewitched by the Maria Nilsdotter collection, totally in love, especially with the gold stacked spiked rings. Another brand that I’d obviously heard of before, but never really delved through rails of was Dagmar; beautifully made, well cut and would awesome up any outfit. One of the Dagmar sisters was in the Varg office when we arrived, she was so sweet and down to earth, it made me fall in love with the brand even more.
I think you’ll be seeing a lot more Swedish brands in my wardrobe in the near future, especially as I discovered that labels like Dagmar and Won Hundred are stocked right on my back door, at the Jaguar Shoes concept store; No-One in Shoreditch, watch out!
Others brands pictured above include Swedish Hasbeens, Dagmar, Cooee, Diana Orving, Finsk, and Stylein.