I first spied the Isabel Marant ‘Dicker’ boots on Jules and fell instantly in love. They have been in my memory bank ever since and after having to part ways with my beloved sand coloured stud boots there was a hole in my wardrobe for a grey/sand ankle boot. Enter these M&S Indigo beauties.
They’ve lost the subtle country and western detailing and the heel shape of the I.M versions, but otherwise I think they’re a darn good match. They’re neutral enough to go with basically everything and currently I’m wearing them either with jeans or tights and a dress, but I can’t wait to rock them with cut offs or flowing summer dresses. Being M&S, they’re well made, really comfortable and true to size.
For some fab style inspo head over to Jules’ blog ::
I wasn’t going to post about the Golden Globes but I kept seeing galleries upon galleries of “The Dresses” and couldn’t resist a look. And there were 2 dresses I couldn’t wait to post about. Clearly I’m not over the glitz of the Christmas season just yet as both slinky silver numbers are dazzling. I love the vintage glamour, the clean lines and the beautiful women wearing them.
1st: Reece Witherspoon in Calvin Klein
source: US Mag
2nd: Diane Kruger in Emilia Wickstead
Which dresses were your favourites?
Born in 1936 in Algeria it seemed as though creating and designing was in his blood from the very beginning. Enrolling in a Parisian fashion school and some fortuitous meetings with the editor of French Vogue and then Dior himself lead Saint Lauren, aged 21 at the helm of Dior xxx some youth back into the brand. Being drafted into the army however he suffered a nervous breakdown which lead him away from fashion for sometime until his partner Pierre Bergé helped him find backing for his own fashion house and in 1961 Yves Saint Laurent was born.
His name was gold during 60’s introducing Le Smoking trouser suit for women and the now commonplace ‘ready to wear’ line. He befriended the it people of the era and was regularly seen partying it up at Studio 54. In 1971 he shocked the fashion world posing nude to launch his first male fragrance and in ‘77 the now cult classic Opium fragrance was launched. Saint Laurent couldn’t put a fashion step wrong, he was renowned feminising male shapes, however his drinking and drug problem became more obvious as his success and workload increased. In 1998 he retired passing the mantle over to Alber Elbaz and from 2002 onward became increasingly reclusive until his death in 2008 from a brain tumour.
I recently came across the Pour Homme fragrance shots and knew I wanted to do a little more research into this house hold name designer. It’s safe to say that YSL Cinema is my signature scent and even after 7 or so years of wearing it I couldn’t be without a bottle. And where would I be without my chiffon shirt and trouser suit at work uniform? I’ve been unknowingly chanelling Saint Laurent, how chic!
1. The Mulberry Suffolk, trust me to have picked the most expensive version of this bag but goodness that colour “pheasant green” it’s sounds wonderfully english and autumnal. Plus look how beautiful, it’s like an old doctors bag but way more chic, I love it.
2. So many seasons I’ve promised myself to buy some wellies, it rains a lot you’d think I’d own a pair but I always tell myself not to bother. This year it’s different and I’ve already spied these Joules ones on Ebay that are going to save my suede loafers from their usual drenching.
3. Love the colour and texture of this Topshop jumper it’s definitely a ‘snuggle up in me’ type jumper, just the ones I can’t resist.
4. Accessorize necklace – I’ve literally had my eye on this statement necklace for the longest time. Seems I’m gravitating toward this colour a lot and oh boy does it look beautiful next to that mustard yellow or even on a crisp white shirt.
Gracious it has been the busiest week every and just when I thought it was winding down I went and landed myself an interview (yippee) and minor panic ensued. I decided to keep my outfit simple and monochrome and overall I think it went fine and now I’m just waiting to hear back and of course mustering the enthusiasm to carry on hunting in the meantime.
Slipping back into work mode was actually quite enjoyable all the more so with a work of art cup of coffee (Costa’s Toffee Nut) and a trip into Muji. There is something that delights me in the clinical simplicity of the stuff in that store, alas budget not allowing I window shopped and eyed up these acrylic drawers for my jewellery.
I ended the day going to see the new movie Diana. Unfortunately it really wasn’t very good, certainly not Iron Lady calibre. Something about Naomi’s portrayal was a bit vain and the story line flounced around more unnecessary details than actually getting to know the characters, so for once I entirely agreed with the 2 star movie critic rating. What do you think of the movie if you’ve seen it?
Now even if you’re not a fan of Made in Chelsea you can’t deny that Millie Mackintosh has style. I personally love the show and her, she has amazing style, great makeup, great hair… I feel a girl crush coming on. Her website has a look book section which is one of my favourite things to click on each day. Below are 3 of my favourite looks from over the past few months and with Monsoon’s latest edition of those 2 beautiful jacket I’m getting inspired to channel my inner Millie by getting one.
Which is your favourite look?
I wasn’t quite as infatuated with this Lagerfeld short as I wanted to be. I loved Keira as Coco and I loved the simplicity and the telling of the story in an ever so slightly too quiet and awkward way. I do think if it has continued the way it had started…in French…then it would have so much more chic and authentic. It’s certainly made me want to pull out my Chanel Collections & Creations book again and have a flick through.
This came out little over 10 days ago and I’ve kept forgetting to actually watch it, if, like me you haven’t seen it yet then lancez un regard (my french is a little rusty – but you catch my drift) and let me know what you think.
These boots are beautiful.
From the ever wonderful Chloe who first broke into my fashion scene at school with the Paddington bag, still haven’t got one. As spring really and truly has yet to fully spring, these boots are still wearable right now and choosing the grey colour allows one to categorise them with spring pastels and picture them with floral tea dresses when in actual fact we’re still reaching for black skinnies!
In light of my going to the Valentino Exhibit at Somerset House this past weekend, I thought it fitting to write a little post about this wonderful Italian.
Growing up in Italy he developed an interest in fashion very early on and upon moving to France with his mother this was only to increase in fervency. Whilst there he interned at Jean Desses, sketching in between showing around clients however in 1959 after some disagreement he decided to return to Rome. There he began his own label and his fashion house very much resembled those of Paris, his dresses became famous, particularly the red, which soon became known in the industry as ‘Valentino Red’.
In early 1960’s he by chance met Giancarlo Giammetti, who ended up being his best friend and now his partner. After some persuasion Giammetti left his architectural university course and became a partner in the firm. Valentino’s international debut in 1962 in Florence, led him, by the mid 60’s, to be considered a Master of Italian Couture, winning several awards as well as endorsements but the most chic people of the time; Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Audrey Hepburn and Princess Margaret to name a few.
“It is very, very simple, I like my girls to look sensational”
By the 80s the brand was huge, everyone had heard of ‘Va Va” as Elizabeth Taylor affectionately called him however by the late naughties both Valentino and Giammetti felt that the brand was becoming bigger than just a family brand and not what they wanted, so come the beginning of 2008, Valentino sold and retired.
I loved the exhibit and I thoroughly encourage everyone to go and see if they can before it closes. I learnt so much and it was wonderfully laid out; you were the ‘catwalk’ and the models were the audience and you had the opportunity to get so close to the gowns…as close as I’ll ever get to couture I’m sure! So hurry hurry along, you most definitely won’t be disappointed.
Now yes I’m jumping on the band wagon yet again; which was your favourite look? Which? Tell me which? That every magazine and website seems to be asking, so to answer them all (because they’ve been waiting my thoughts) below are my favourite looks, I couldn’t pick one.
The ever beautiful Jessica Alba wearing Oscar De La Renta and Jennifer Lawrence in Dior;
Some kind of coral theme going on here for me…and there’s none in my wardrobe, time to look into rectifying that. Be sure to let me know which look was your favourite?