Vintage Glamour

Maybe it's that I am off to a wedding this weekend, the theme is vintage and set in the beautiful Devon countryside. Or maybe it's that smushy love feeling, either way I'm dreaming of faux fur coats and vintage inspired silk dresses, all topped of with some glitz and killer heels. My outift is quite different for the wedding, I can't be wearing white! I will be in a navy wrap dress with gold embelishment from Zara, and that fab tartan jacet I have featured before. A statement necklace and rose headband bring back that little bit of glam. I will update with some images of the wedding after the weekend.
Dress: Topshop Boutique, floral satin shirt dress. £160
Coat: Stella Mccartney, Bryce mohair-blend faux fur coat. £1,020
Shoes: Office, Obey me sandal. £55
Headband & Harness: ASOS Premium. £45

Cream of the crop

Finally home and snuggled up in my bed, Oxford Fashion Week meetings after work today and a nice hour and a half Yoga session. Feeling all chilled now and catching up on the shows, pretending I was there and not sat behind my desk (although I do love my job). At the top of my 'Cream of the Crop' list is that Burberry Prorsum show! Oh the pastel lace section is inspiring, I'm not sure I can pull of the see-through looks but they look fantastic on the catwalk. The lovely Cara all in pink! 

Erdem continued the lace theme, though sticking to black and white. Detailed lacework and super fine fabrics layer up to create a chic look. The white dress Is another of my favourites.

Peter Pilotto echoed those wonderful pastel shades we saw at Burberry, contrasting structured fabrics break the colours up. A more blocky look than the softer shapes we have seen today with A-line skirts and the formal collared shirt.

A little romance at Temperley, I really loved the prints, it brought a new edge to the romantic feel. Digital print is still so on trend for SS2014

London Fashion Week Day 1 & 2 Highlights

Spoilt for choice picking my highlights of the last two days shows, I have narrowed it down to the following. David Koma and those sculpted black and white outfits, I love the one on the left, the black lines cut across the body so elegantly. Mark Fast showed a fantastic collection of knitwear, great shoes on the models too. 

A new designer that I had not heard much of before Helen Lawrence, has been piped as 'one to watch'. A mix of delicate fabrics, bright colours and hi shine to contrast. And Zoe Jordan, with some of my favourite outfits so far, a contrast of great tailoring and soft fabrics, and those eye catching reds.

 JS Lee showed an array of pinks, blues and whites tied together making those grow up tailored looks fun and fresh. Sister by Sibling also had those bright shades of pastels coming through the collection, models wore their smiles too, not just on the clothes. 

Holly Fulton had a look of the 70's in her collection, hair sweep to the side some lovely prints across light airy fabrics. Bora Aksu brought back those whites to the runway. 

To round up my highlights, Fyodor Golan showed us some fantastically cut garments, open at the front skirts and clinched in waists. Anna Sui brought us hippie chic, fringing, muted floral prints and an almost earth mother warrior type feel. 

Can't wait for Sundays shows!

Wardrobe update: Checks & Leather

So we all remember the 1970's when Pink Fashion rose up from the streets of Camden. Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood are among some of my all-time favorite imperators. Well they are influencing fashion again today, with a mode subtle grow up feel we are seeing leather, checks and references back to the whole 'punk era' this winter. 

Zara. checked Blazer. £45.99 
Topshop. Bootstraps. £16 
Givenchy. Obsedia Leather Cuff. £190 
MOTO. Leather Denim Mix Kilt. £55 
Zara. Checked Trousers. £39.99 
Topshop. Acorn Snake Wedge Boots. £88
Topshop. Gold Spike and Chain Multi Row Necklace. £28
Givenchy. Small Shark Pewter-tone Earing. £395

September Inspirations

A round up of my September inspirations.

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A splash of Eligance: Lusting after list

Items I am lusing after for my wardrobe, elligant items that can be dressed up for that special occasiuon or paired down for that professional work look. Favourate piece is the Neck bow

Portugal. catching the summer sun

I escaped to Portugal a few weeks ago (time seems to have flown it must be a month now) for a bit of last minute sunshine. Booked two days before we flew so it was pot luck on where we would end up! Couldn't have picked it better though, really lovely place on the south coast. Spent most of my time relaxing in the sun, reading my book, drinking cocktails and eating far too much good food. I have never eaten so much fish, didm't think I even liked it, but I was wrong! Highlight was a spot of snorkelling, no need to go somewhere special to do it just swim out a little way into those beautiful turquoise waters and dive down! Wandering the streets listening to live music and acting like teenagers was top on my list of priorities for the trip as well as a few midnight dips in the pool! 

NYFW Hair & Makeup

Ok so perhaps I am biased, I just got my hair cut at the fabulous Electric hair salon in town, I now have a middle parting and a cute diagonal cut towards the front. Bang on trend it would seem! not only that the Stylist Charles gave me some great tips on how to re-create the look myself. For that curly texture use straightening irons to curl the hair, wrap round my finger to cool before adding a little product and shaking through the curls to add volume. This is a great look for those of you like me who want a quick easily achievable hair style, it looks great on the catwalk and can be worn as an everyday look too. Thanks guys! 

I am loving the middle parting look and it seems to be all over the shows this season. Rebecca Taylor's show features that great textured look a little 90's grunge with a 2013 update.  

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Smokey neutral tones swept across the eye and a smudgy line underneath pull the look together with a flash of red on the nails. 

Alexander Wang’s show was a wash with sleek style again this year,
a personal favorite is that great ombre look! (it's sticking around for another season) A Low pony pulling your attention to that warm red tone running through the length of the hair. Fab to wear now! 

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Backstage at Jeremy Scott that Smokey eye has been transformed with a hint of plumb, a gentle flick traces the line of the eye across the lid. This one I am definitely trying at home! A full eyebrow, nude lip and 60’s inspired hairdo finish off the look.

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Finally Jenny Packham brings us the ‘Volume’! Curls galore brings a contrast to all the sleek looks we are seeing. Inspired by “Picnic at Hanging Rock’ , a seventies cult film, the show features models with full feminine looks, swept across and clipped into position neatly.

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