Saturday 28 August 2010


On the Rimmel London adverts, Kate Moss and now Georgia May Jagger tell us to buy Rimmel to achieve 'The London Look'. But what exactly is the London look? As a newcomer to the city, I am starting to get a sense of what gaining this coveted badge of honour involves; London girls carry daring trends off with aplomb but without the high gloss polish international fashionistas exude; for example scuffed shoes & unbrushed hair are no style sin.

Here's my attempt at the London girl look:
I'm wearing alot of Primark; both the maxi dress and pleather jacket are Primarni, accessorized with an Urban Outfitters pouch bag, charity shop belt and a Pret soya milk latte- yum!

Thursday 26 August 2010


Whilst I can't profess to knowing much about male fashion; I do have a very stylish boyfriend who is educating me on the sartorial dos and don't for the heterosexual man. He has a very unique sense of style, dressing in the occasional bit of Urban Outfitters, American Apparel and Topman, cleverly avoiding looking like a Topman clone by combining these high street picks with charity shop and TK Maxx designer finds. If I had the budget, I would love to buy him a bit of designer though, although he probably wouldn't approve of my choices.

Here are my top picks of menswear designer pieces that seperate the boys from the men:

1. Belstaff Rally Master 350 Jacket in Perl Black, £350 available from here.

£350 may seem steep, but this Belstaff jacket is a design classic that will never go out of fashion. From a practical point of view it's also a jacket for men unafraid to brave the elements and go out in the worst of weathers; Belstaff make this jacket from their specialist hydrophillic nylon that combats even the hardiest storm conditions.

2. Hackett Classic British Duffle Coat, £485 available from here.

Pick number two is also a coat: I must have coats on the brain, but you can hardly blame me with the awful week of weather we're experiencing. This is a duffle coat however, and not the sort you see on trainspotters, but a fabulous Hackett Classic British Duffle Coat in a wool and cashmere blend. There's something frightfully British about the duffle coat, possibly because Paddington Bear became synonymous with the style. But the English Heritage look is now the height of style for chic gents, and the duffle nails the look in one.

3. Alastair Brogues, £290 available from here.
Finally, an item I'd love to gift to my boyfriend is a pair of brogues from the classic British brand, Churchs.Founded in 1873, this heritage brand produces the highest quality footwear; each pair of shoes takes a staggering eight weeks to manufacture. But the result is a fabulous, timeless pair of brogues that will last decades.

Tuesday 24 August 2010


..I'm back up and blogging again! To explain my absence for those of you that don't know, I've relocated to London to work in the head office of an international luxury jewellery brand, and things have been pretty hectic since! Not to mention the fact I haven't had internet for ages. But I'm back and plan to blog regularly, totally inspired by all the amazing fashion I am seeing in London.

Talking of amazing fashion, two gorgeous fashion icons, Nicola Roberts from Girls Aloud and Hollywood A-lister, Drew Barrymore, have been out and about looking fabulous this week. First up, Nicola hit Harrods department store to launch her make-up range designed especially for pale-skinned girls, Dainty Doll. Nicola's quirky outfit combined an on-trend nude maxi skirt pared with a casual grey marl tee and a super-cute bow necklace. Nicola's known for pushing the boundaries when it comes to fashion, and I think this unusual ensemble looks fresh and modern.

Proving you can still be quirky and polished at the same time, Drew Barrymore was photographed looking stunning in this metallic strapless gown at the premiere of her new film, 'Going the Distance' held in LA last night. Drew pared her show-stopping dress with grey platform courts and glamorous gold accessories. But her bang-on-trend grown out blonde highlights ensured the look didn't look too perfect, oozing that ever-present sense of cool we've come to expect from Drew.
What did you think of their looks? Let me know! X

Sunday 1 August 2010


No longer just a summer staple, the maxidress looks set to continue as a major trend for A/W 2010. And the 'winter maxi' is a look that I can't wait to try out, mainly because I hate being cold in winter and plan to slip on thermal tights underneath- who cares when you can't see them?! For a more glam take on the trend, ASOS have styled the look with suede platform ankle booties and Autumn's must-have: an aviator jacket. Buy the complete look here.