Wednesday 27 March 2013


I thought my boho fashion days were over, but Monsoon's SS13 embellished trophy jackets have got me wanting to be Sienna Miller circa 2004 all over again. Featuring ornate prints, delicate pom-pom trims and opulent embroidery my personal favourite, the Mathilde jacket, has a luxe feel that belies it's high street pricetag. 

But how should you be styling the bohemian trend for 2013? Personally I'd wear the jacket with modern, contrasting pieces; a wedge trainer looks very Isabel Marant and a perspex clutch bag sharpens the look for evening. A little bit of boho style jewellery will still work though, I've picked out pieces here by a couple of recent discoveries: Sushilla jewels and Clare Hynes. If you like beautiful gemstone jewels then be sure to check out their websites.

Are you happy to see the bohemian look  back for SS13?

Monsoon Mathilde jacket

Friday 22 March 2013


I'm so happy to see that heeled gladiator sandals are back in fashion this season. I have a  Moda in Pelle circa 2008 pair languishing in the back of my wardrobe that are just waiting to be paired with rolled up boyfriend jeans for SS13. And from L.K. Bennett to ASOS all the high street shops have done their own interpretation on this trend for Summer. 

For me the gladiatorial look is all in the strap detail, the more straps the better! When shopping for your new season gladiators, look for clean, minimal styles with mid-height heels (platform styles are plain tacky) to bring the look up-to-date for 2013. My favourite pair from the high street are L.K. Bennett's nude tone sandals, which have a simple and chic design that will lend itself to the S/S minimal trend.  

Here's my pick of the six best styles available online now: 

1. L.K Bennett Leather stiletto heeled gladiators, John Lewis, £225. 
2. Tribe shoe boots, ASOS, £45. 
3. L.K. Bennett Massa satin gladiator sandals, John Lewis, £150. 
4. 'Grind' heels, Topshop, £62. 
5. Brian Atwood Dolores sandals,, £655. 
6. Giuseppe Zanotti cage sandals,, £495. 

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Thursday 21 March 2013


One of LFF's favourite colour trends to emerge from the AW13 catwalks was the new-season yellow: bold, sunny and bright. 

From L-R: Victoria Beckham, Kate Spade New York, Sass & Bide. Image source:
Unlike SS13's acid-bright yellows, Fall's shade is a true primary colour. My favourite interpretation of the trend was seen across the pond in the Victoria Beckham collection, where the shade was described as a 'New York taxi cab yellow'. VB's inspiration mood board for AW13 also featured an image of double yellow lines and I now I can't stop looking at road markings and thinking how on-trend they suddenly appear! 

Other collections that used yellow to super-cool effect were Sass & Bide where wide-leg tailored pants were styled with sharp-shouldered monochrome jackets and Kate Spade New York where proceedings had an 80s feel thanks to oversize pussy-bows and tweedy fabrics. 

Yellow is also a fabulous shade for spring/summer, so investing now would be a smart move. Here are 3 buys with plenty of fashion mileage that will work for both now and AW:

Yellow Fashion

Will you be embracing yellow for 2013?

Wednesday 13 March 2013


You may remember from my London Fashion Week blogs, that I paid a visit to the HQ of luxury accessories brand Bobelle London over fashion week, located in Somerset House. In the related post I promised more pictures, and here are Bobelle’s bags in all their luscious leather gorgeousness. Click below the jump for more.

Friday 8 March 2013


I'm very excited to be heading on a city break with some friends next week (including Katie from Glass of Fashion blog) to Venice. In preparation for my trip I've put together an inspiration board of SS13 styles from John Lewis that I'd pack in my fantasy weekend bag. There's printed jeans and a classic breton tee for day, paired with comfy Carvela glitter sneakers. John Lewis carry a fab range of Kurt Geiger shoes, and for after dusk I'd team this simply beautiful Coast bloom-print skirt with some on-trend  white flat Kurt Geiger pumps. An over the body bag like this Mimi pink satchel is a must-have too, to keep my hands free to use my new SLR camera. What are your city break essentials?

1. Hobbs Saskia trenchcoat, £189.
2. Carvela Lolly glitter trainers, £75.
3. Mango striped tee, £8.99.
4. Mimi berry Eric shoulder bag in pink, £183.
5. John Lewis unisex Clubmasters, £15.
6. Coast Adara skirt, £76.
7. KG Kurt Geiger Anais pumps, £130. 

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Tuesday 5 March 2013


One trend that I'm finding really interesting at the moment is the evolution of the trainer from sportswear staple to fashion footwear. During London Fashion Week, the cobbles of Somerset House were hot footed across in many-a-pair of natty New Balance sneakers inbetween the shows. We have, in part, the Olympics legacy to thank for this athletic trend, which I am pretty sure has been helped along by the new super Cara Delvingne whose off-duty model look consists of 99% street/ sportswear. For a great example of how the trend can work in real-life, check out Reem of Five Five Fabulous blog who nailed the look in a leather dress/ Nike sneaker combination during LFW. It's a trend that I'm also keen to try out, so I've been perusing the net for the best trainers out there. Here's my top 6:

1. Stella McCartney Diorite Adizero sneakers,, £140.
2. Trace neon lace up runners, Topshop, £35.
3. Nike Free Running trainers, ASOS, £80.
4. New Balance 410 Blue trainers, ASOS, £50.
5. Trace pink neon lace up runners, Topshop, £35.
6. Nike Free Training trainers, ASOS, £80.