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Fashion, Shopping

The Sales Edit: Selfridges

The Sales Edit: Selfridges

Christmas has come and gone, which means only one thing: SALES! I’ve been browsing the online sales all day (for research purposes, obviously), and there’s just too many great bargains out there, so thought I’d share an edit of my favourite ones with you on here. First stop: the Selfridges sale! CLOTHES:   SHOES:   BAGS & ACCESSORIES:

December 26, 2013 × 1 comment

Fashion

JimmyChoo.com relaunched and I got cupcakes.

JimmyChoo.com relaunched and I got cupcakes.

So you may have noticed I disappeared for a while. There’s a lot of reasons for that – there was a trip to New York, a broken camera (a blogger without a camera, help!) and a lot of things happening behind the scenes that took me away from doing what I love so much: this blog. Not blogging as much as I want to has left me feeling quite stressed and guilty but everyone needs a break at some point. […]

December 16, 2013 × 0 comments

Fashion

House of Hackney x ASOS

House of Hackney x ASOS

You may not know House of Hackney yet, but  I promise you, you will do soon enough: it is one of those cult labels that’s quietly been growing over the past few seasons and getting stronger and bigger with every passing one. Originally founded by a London-based husband-and-wife team as an interiors brand, their signature prints are original and fun and as good as they look on sofas, cushions and wallpaper, I simply adore them even more on their clothing. Now […]

December 12, 2013 × 1 comment

Fashion

The Magic of You And Me by Kipling

The Magic of You And Me by Kipling

Ahh December…  That month we seem to do endless gift shopping, enjoy the pretty Christmas lights on the streets and the amazing window displays in shops everywhere. This year, Belgian accessories label Kipling is doing something a little different with their windows… this Christmas season, you are the window display. With the new  “The Magic of You And Me” campaign, Kipling is celebrating the one gift that money can’t buy: friendship. In the windows of the 6 London stores, you share […]

December 3, 2013 × 0 comments

Food

Recipe: Creamy Mushroom Brioche

Recipe: Creamy Mushroom Brioche

Oh brioche, you sweet, soft, beautiful, naughty thing. Fluffy like freshly baked bread, sweet like cake – the brioche can be used in so many different ways. It’s really an amazing food to experiment with in the kitchen: from French toast to bread and butter pudding to the perfect bread for grilled cheese. So, the other day I bought a loaf on a whim. Over the next few days, I ate some of it just plain (delicious), some toast with […]

November 22, 2013 × 3 comments

Fashion

Georgia Hardinge For River Island (Part 2)

Georgia Hardinge For River Island (Part 2)

  Following the success of her first collaboration with River Island Design Forum, Georgia Hardinge returns for a second helping of her signature sculptural designs. Similar to the first collection, the focus is on a great digital print (based on folding books into a sculpture), mixed with some origami-style details and folding techniques. There’s  figure hugging dresses, a blouse (on my wishlist!), crop tops, neoprene pieces, skirts, a maxi dress and even leggings all in the statement black & white […]

November 20, 2013 × 2 comments

Art, Design & Music, Fashion

Damien Hirst x Alexander McQueen

Damien Hirst x Alexander McQueen

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Alexander McQueen‘s iconic skull scarves, the label has collaborated with artist Damien Hirst on a range of 30 one-off designs. Adapted from Hirst’s Entomology series, which hasbutterflies, bugs, spiders and other insects worked to form kaleidoscopic geometric shapes, these were then laid out to create the signature McQueen skull motif. I love art and fashion collaborations, and this one makes total sense to me, as Hirst’s aesthetic fits seamlessly onto the McQueen scarves. The Damien […]

November 18, 2013 × 2 comments

Food, London

JW Steakhouse #Steaksecret

JW Steakhouse #Steaksecret

On a chilly Wednesday night sometime in October, I was kidnapped. Put into a car, given a set of instructions and dropped off at the back entrance of what seemed like a hotel or restaurant somewhere in London. It isn’t the usual start to a dinner, to say the least. But then me and my fellow kidnappees (that’s a word, right?) were greeted with a cocktail and a warm welcome, escorted through the enormous kitchen area and led through to […]

November 7, 2013 × 2 comments

Fashion, Wednesday Wishlist

Wednesday Wishlist: The Tartan Edition

Wednesday Wishlist: The Tartan Edition

It started at the Chanel Métiers d’Art Paris-Edimbourgh show, then continued when Hedi Slimane sent tartan down the catwalk for his first collection at Saint Laurent, and now I’m obsessed: tartan is hot. Whether as a small detail or a full head-to-toe look (check out my Pinterest board to see how some girls manage to rock that!) – it’s all about the check this winter. Here are some of my picks:   1. Topshop Enzyme Checked Smock Dress, £39 ||| […]

November 6, 2013 × 2 comments

Catwalk, Fashion

London Fashion Week SS14: Topshop Unique

London Fashion Week SS14: Topshop Unique

I love taking my time when it comes to fashion week reviews – during the mayhem of fashion month, we tend to want to churn these reviews out as quick as possible, which sometimes doesn’t allow you to really enjoy the collections, to notice the details and to give it all some time to sink in. These clothes won’t land in stores until January anyway, so I like posting these closer to the date. Well that, and I’ve been super […]

November 4, 2013 × 2 comments

Fashion, Shopping

Westfield London celebrates 5th birthday with designer sweater collection.

Westfield London celebrates 5th birthday with designer sweater collection.

Westfield London is turning 5 (can you believe it?) and to celebrate they are having a series of events going on in the shopping centre, including a sweatshirt pop up featuring designs of some of the coolest London designers around. Peter Pilotto, Louise Gray, Thomas Tait, Sophia Webster (who I love, see here) and Richard Nicoll have all put their very distinctive mark on a simple sweatshirt, turning them into covetable pieces. For just £65 a pop, these bad boys […]

October 29, 2013 × 0 comments

Art, Design & Music

A stylish lunch with SONOS

A stylish lunch with SONOS

I can’t say it enough – I have the best job in the world. Although I started out in fashion, I love how this blog is giving me such a wide variety of experiences. Like last week, when I was invited to go and have an incredible lunch in a beautiful private home in London whilst experiencing and learning about the SONOS audio systems. Doesn’t get much better than that, right? Wrong. Getting not one but two SONOS PLAY:1 speakers […]

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October 28, 2013 × 1 comment