Back to London with a bump, brunching, cycling around the city and generally just lapping up the sun. Wearing my typical all white, mesh on top and on my feet with my new Stan Smith PrimeKnits. I never really got onto the Stan Smiths, I was more about the superstars, until these babies; they’re airy and light and perfect for running around the city in the midday sun! Ready to get back to work now after spending the week on holiday. Happy to say I left my camera at home for ultimate recuperation, so you’ll have to just be content with my instagram for now. Don’t we all just prefer instagram anyway really?
Photos by Shini
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.
Photos by Michael
I’ve had my eye on this perforated suit since seeing India with it back in Paris during women’s collection. Obsessed with oversized perforated bits, as well as the perfect cracked leather. I’m not usually a two-piece kinda girl but these just look so good together! I don’t mind that the tops semi revealing – an opportunity to show off my favourite lace bra from Stella McCartney, without feeling like too much of an exhibitionist anyway.
If you had your eye on a Phillip Lim bag, I’d recommend you buy it now as for a limited time My Wardrobe are giving away a leather card holder or scarf with every purchase, and I know I need this beauty in my life.
In collaboration with My Wardrobe. Photos by Shini
As soon as Spring sets in, I can’t seem to help to want to do the all white thing ALL the time. These new tortoiseshell sunglasses (my first pair I might add) adding the only colour to this outfit that should be bouncing off the suns beautiful rays during golden hour. If you saw my instagram yesterday you’d have noticed a new addition to this trainer family, the same pair in stripes. My attempt at bringing black in a bit more maybe.
Photos by India
Probably the daintiest and more unnoticeable thing about my all white outfit would be the teeny tiny Stephen Einhorn pearl in my ear. I love it when you catch something about someone’s look that someone else wouldn’t have seen, the devils in the details and all. I’ve been wearing the white mesh baseball dress from my new collection pretty much non stop. I love layering it over trousers, which is perfect as it’s not that hot yet, and I’m a separates girl never the less. Super in love with my new matte black Larsson & Jennings chain metal, I never used to wear a watch and now here I am, although guiltily I confess, I still check the time on my iPhone..
Photos by India
More suburban Paris exploration in India’s neighbourhood of Montparnasse. Absolutely dead on a Sunday, unlike London where everyone takes to the streets for brunching and such, there was no such luck. Although I spent most of my time living in trainers, I did pack some higher options like these perfectly minimal mules from Zara. Why do I feel like I’d much rather spend money on trainers than heels these days? Living for this perfect Stella knit, found on Yoox. More to come on our POP collaboration later :)
Photos by India Rose
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
I tend to think of wearing all black as a guilty pleasure, so easy to throw on anything and leave it to the texture to do the talking. This has been my favourite look as of late, just chop and change the accessories. I never thought myself a skater skirt type, but after discovering this shape looks so perfect under any/all chunky jumpers, I was convinced.
This Neil Barrett calf hair beauty has possibly been my favourite buys of the season, after falling hard for it in Malta (after seeing friend Anna of Completed Works in the same) it consumed me and I “had to have it”, even attempting to get it shipped to Malta – who knew that most shopping sites don’t even ship there… So I sat on my hands until we were back on home turf. Finally rewarded and it is possibly the perfect sweater, neoprene like arms and soft hair, turns any drab black outfit into something great.
Basic studio wear, catching a coffee with Shini on Broadway Market; I say catching because the wind was so fierce, we were fighting to keep our hair on! and most of these pictures I was unidentifiable until I pinched her beanie and reclaimed my identity. I’ve been super busy in the studio working on AW14 as well as finishing off SS14 production, before leaving for Devon next week. SO excited for the holidays! I’m doing a pre Christmas sample sale today at The Trampery with many other amazing London designers, I hope you guys drop by!
Photos by Shini
Or more, ostrich printed cows leather. Wearing again, but in more detail, a favourite new wardobe addition from my own AW13; the ostrich biker jacket. Feeling more and more right that this image that’s been making the internet rounds is the gospel truth on the matter. Wearing with a pretty unusual jumper from fast becoming favourite Cedric Charlier. I was mistaken to be wearing a 90s-esque choker throughout the day when wearing under jackets and coats, which is no bad thing. Channeling my adolescent gothhood as it were. On the other end of the scale accompanying with high end accessories, Givenchy-bag-turned-clutch and black suede and gold beauty from Larsson & Jennings. Life is also better with a watch it would seem. Off to draw a new cartoon..
Photos by Shini