Saturday, 14 October 2017

9 OF THE BEST: TEDDY COATS

The big old trend in outerwear this winter is the Teddy Coat trend. For the uninitiated, teddy coats are fuzzy, cuddly and cosy, like your now-deceased childhood bear. I can see why this trend has legs; it’s as cosy and comforting, in essence the sartorial equivalent of a big hug. How to wear? The teddy coat references the seventies trend which is currently HUGE; blue denim and flared jeans are the perfect partners. The best news is that the Teddy Coat trend has infiltrated the high street, there’s a bear for every budget. Here are my favourites: 
AW17 TEDDY COATS


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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

GREY MATTERS: WHAT TO DO IF YOU START GOING GREY HAIR IN YOUR TWENTIES

What to do if you find a stray grey well ahead of pension pot? Reach for the bleach? Go au naturel? Or freak the hell out? That was a decision I faced aged 23. Genetically I haven't been blessed in the follicle department -  early onset greys run in the Green family and by 25 I had a handful of  stray greys that I could no longer ignore. 

Dealing with greys in your twenties is a very personal decision - I have utmost respect for any one who decides to the bypass the bleach and let nature take it's course. A couple of years ago I worked on a shoot with British Vogue Features Director Sarah Harris, who possesses an incredible, ethereal mane of white-grey hair. Combined with her innate sense of style, Sarah's stand-out hair has made her a regular in the fashion week street style round-ups. Turning grey at the tender age of 16,  she decided to embrace her silver shade, tiring of the frequent salon visits to conceal her roots (I really enjoyed reading her honest account in The Telegraph).  However, if you have 95% of your natural colour intact like myself, what's the best solution? 

I have to credit the magical team of colourists at Headmasters for coming to my rescue here. Having been a client for several years, I've received an education on how best to conceal through 'couture colour'. There's some really clever techniques and optical illusions that can be created without spending an absolute fortune / living in the salon. 
Sophie Green

Sunday, 17 September 2017

EVERYTHING I LEARNT ABOUT DATING IN 2017 (SO FAR)

Hi! Remember that time I wrote a blog about dating in January? Well in-between I went on some more dates, met some interesting characters - artists, bankers, reality TV rejects...it's been an anecdote aggregating exercise if nothing else. Having hit the six month milestone, here's all I have learnt in the dating-sphere of 2017:

Monday, 14 August 2017

WHAT TO BUY IN THE BAUKJEN SALE....

Once in a while you discover a brand that’s 100 percent ‘you’ – and that’s how I feel about Baukjen

I find it such an effort to follow fashion, letting most trends pass me by. Interested in clothes and style above fashion, put simply, I find 
the process of changing my wardrobe from season to season a real pain the ass (not to mention super-wasteful). Which is why the Baukjen aesthetic speaks volumes to me.


Beautiful, timeless investment pieces are Baukjen's speciality - a classic trench coat, real leather leggings, a good quality stripe t-shirt,  a good cotton shirt (add in some blue denim and that's basically my entire wardrobe.) 

On a side note, I also love the models Baukjen cast – woman that showcase an aspirational yet attainable type of beauty, not too young, not too thin, not too groomed (but super-gorgeous, all the same). 

Of course when you're buying quality clothing, price points are slightly higher than the high street. Which is why now is a great time to shop Baukjen as the end of season sale is currently underway - some of the final reductions are real bargains! This is a great time to buy the investment pieces you can wear for seasons to come. For some inspiration, I've put together a little edit below of my favourite buys: 

BAUKJEN EDIT

SHOP:

Thursday, 3 August 2017

STYLING THE HOBBS SUMMER COLLECTION

Just a few words today - sometimes clothes do the talking for you and I think this is definitely the case with this Hobbs trench coat. I stopped by the Hobbs autumn/winter press day in April and I'm rather excited by what the brand has in store for next season. The cocktail dresses and events-dressing pieces were particularly lovely as were these jewel green velvety flat shoes.

This amazing piece is The Madison Trench. Somewhere between a trench coat and duster jacket, the soft tencel fabric is very light and fluid, making it spot-on for summer. Of course the main event of this style is the intricately smocked back, which is crazy beautiful. I think it has a real Burberry feel, with a much lower price tag. I've styled it here with jeans (forever dressing with comfort in mind) but it’s also a good event dressing piece – you could throw it on over your dress at the races or a wedding and still feel dressed-up (there's nothing worse that hiding a fab outfit with an old coat, right?). Just one word of warning, this coat is long, so if you're petite it might swamp you (I'm a big-ish bird - 5'10). It's also in sale right now, so if you needed an excuse... 
Hobbs blog one


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Thursday, 13 July 2017

FESTIVAL FASHION INSPO

When it comes to festival fashion, in the words of J-Lo - I like to cut loose. There’s no better time to experiment - sequins, trinkets, colour, glitter, tie-dye, star-prints..If you’re a fellow sequin fiend, look up London designer Ashish Gupta. I’ve been to several Ashish shows and they’re a riot of colour, fun and inspiration. On the high street, my go-to sequin supplier is Jaded London. I wore this amazing rainbow sequin bodysuit on New Year’s Eve and received so many compliments about it. 

It goes without saying, trinkets complete a festival outfit. I might be biased, but I think RUIFIER's Friends bracelets are the perfect festival accessories; layer up the colourful cords for rainbow wrists. Astley Clarke’s latest collections have also caught my eye – the affordable gemstone pieces will add colour and I am completely obsessed with the little globe motifs.

Festival beauty also offers an opportunity to embrace a fun aesthetic – I’ve just discovered a great beauty brand that is perfect for the season founded by Doe Deere - LimeCrime. Doe’s temporary ‘Unicorn Hair’ dyes are vegan and cruelty free, if I had bleached enough hair I’d be allover these (I’m so desperate to have pink hair, you can't imagine). The big make up trend this summer is glitter 'freckles' as seen at Dior Haute Couture. This is weirdly practical too, there's no prettier way to hide festival day-2 under eye bags! 
FESTIVAL EDIT

Thursday, 29 June 2017

JUMPIN' JUMPIN' (AKA I LOVE JUMPSUITS)

Let's talk about the SS17 jumpsuit trend. I shouldn’t admit this when I have a fashion blog – but I’m fairly hopeless when it comes to assembling outfits. I have to think long and hard about what goes with what, and even then, there’s usually an element that’s off-kilter (generally the bloody shoes. Why the f*** is it so tricky to find the right shoes?) 

Which is why I’m very in favour of an all-in-one. Jumpsuits / dungarees / playsuits / boilersuits; whichever your onesie of choice, they are a failsafe purchase if you’re rubbish at getting dressed like me. 
Great Plains Timed Out Boilersuit | London Fashion Blogger | Street Style

I'm wearing: Jumpsuit: Great Plains c/o [in the sale yassss] | Lace up sandals: Boden [in sale also!] | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Chelsea Crossbody Bag: Loxley England

More all-in-ones to that I heart: