Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Shopping Crush: Stella McCartney chunky jumper

It seems I'm knitwear obsessed today. The latest object of my affection? This chunky knitted jumper from Stella McCartney. It's not cheap (£935 to be exact, gulp) but nevertheless, its luxurious wool and silk construction and boxy silhouette has well and truly captured my heart. And after today's far from balmy British weather - I can't think of anything else I'd rather cosy up in right now. Available at Stella McCartney and www.selfridges.com

Sunday, 4 September 2011

'Tis the season to shine!

You may not know it yet, but your winter shoe repertoire is going to have a seriously high glitter content. If you're anything like me, you're probably displaying a rather mixed reaction to this news, BUT, despite any initial reservations I may have harboured, my inner-magpie is now scouting for gems to treasure. Pedro Garcia, Miu Miu and Giuseppe Zanotti have all come up with some seriously covetable styles (pictured above), but with high designer price tags that are just a little too heavy to digest, I'm turning to the great British high street - for a more justifiable purchase instead. More specifically, Topshop and its Ambush glitter boots. They're ideal, no?! Not only are they pretty much identical to Giuseppe Zanotti's BUT they're an absolute steal at just £75! What more could I ask for?! I'm sold.
(Pedro Garcia Gwen glitter boots, £240; Miu Miu glitter and suede peep-toe shoes, £555; Giuseppe Zanotti glitter ankle boots, £505; Topshop Ambush glitter boots, £75).

Saturday, 3 September 2011

LOVE. WANT. NEED

Alexander Wang pony skin Prisma purse, £250; Michael Kors watch, £199; Rick Owens Blister washed-leather biker jacket, £1,320.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Label I Love: Pamela Love

If like me, you're in the market for a cool new season statement ring, make sure you take the time to check out one of my long-standing style obsessions, Pamela Love. The brainchild of New York based stylist and set designer, Pamela Love - the eponymous label (launched in 2007) creates ultra-edgy, incredibly covetable pieces inspired by 'nature, music and magic.' Above are just a few of my current faves - perfect for tapping into autumn's decidedly bad-girl aesthetic. Pamela Love is available at: www.pamelalove.nyc.com, net-a-porter.com, Liberty London and Harvey Nichols.
(Arrow head ring, £460; Moon oxidized sterling silver ring, £330; Double cage sterling silver ring, £415)

Friday, 10 September 2010

Chanel New York Party!

The doors of Chanel's newly renovated SoHo store were flung open last night to some of the fashion industry's most gorgeously stylish people. Joining designer Karl Lagerfeld were the likes of Rachel Bilson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Alexa Chung, Lily Donaldson and Erin Wasson - and almost all of them were sporting, you've guessed it, Chanel! Rachel Bilson looked edgy in a stunning white, metallic fringed minidress with black ankle boot heels and British super' Lily Donaldson worked laidback chic in a pair of ultra-short denim cut-offs and a cream blazer. But Topping my 'best dressed' list was SJP, who stepped out in a stunning striped Chanel dress and sequined blazer - finished off with a pair of pre A/W10 strappy black Alexander McQueen platform shoes. Carrie would be proud!

Thursday, 9 September 2010

My Weekend Wardrobe...

Topshop zip-bottom bag, £95; Topshop striped over-sized tee, £25; Zara leather trousers, £55; Rick Owens leather wedge ankle boots, £725.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Fashion's Night Out!


Vogue's Fashion Night Out has arrived. Hurrah! From 6pm to 11pm tonight, London's favourite designers, models and all-round super-stylish people will be on hand in the capital's West End to help us fashion-fanatics out with all our sartorial needs. Giorgio Armani is kicking off the festivities with an uber-stylish cocktail party co-hosted by Vogue's editor-in-chief Alexandra Schulman - and the likes of Erdem and Christopher Kane will be on-hand at Harvey Nichols customising Vogue charity T-shirts, available in store. But I'll be slipping on my favourite Louboutins and quick-stepping it over to Stella McCartney on Bruton Street where the ultra-gorgeous Gwyneth Paltrow is due to make an appearance. Open to anyone, just pitch up to your favourite stores and enjoy an evening of glamour and entertainment. Now, what to wear?! Hmmm... Visit http://fashions-night-out.vogue.co.uk/ for a full list of events.

LOVE. WANT. NEED.

Burberry Prorsum brushed silver studded cuff, £395; Elizabeth and James draped wool-blend top, £230; Zara turn-up leather shorts, £49; Burberry Prorsum shearling-lined aviator boots, £695.

Friday, 27 August 2010

My Weekend Wardrobe...

Rick Owens leather bag, £635; Acne open-knit sweater, £169; vintage Levi cut-off denim shorts, £28; Camilla Skovsgaard wedge ankle boots, £365.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Style Spotlight: Erin Wasson

Erin Wasson is a bona fide style star. Not only is she an actual supermodel (Erin's walked the runway for Armani, Gucci, Balenciaga, to name just a few) - but she has also styled four seasons worth of Alexander Wang shows, served as a fashion editor at Elle magazine, created her own line of jewellery (LowLuv by Erin Wasson) AND collaborated on a clothing line with skater brand RVCA! Wowser, I'm exhausted just typing it. But believe it or not, it's not the incredible resume that impresses me most about the 28-year-old beauty. Oh no! What really draws me to Erin is her preternatural strong-sense of off-duty style. Though there are many ways you could try to sum up her look (seventies rocker, 90s grunge or even Californian surfer/skater cool), Erin has developed such a unique aesthetic - that it's put her in a sartorial box of her own. Successful, stylish and with perfect DNA, yes, I too want to be Erin Wasson, pretty please!

Monday, 23 August 2010

V Festival Fashion

Another weekend, another festival. This time it was the turn of V Festival in Chelmsford, and in attendance (naturally) were a clutch of style-savvy stars. Florence Welch carried the Leopard Plaque Lily bag by Mulberry, teamed with a silk blouse, high-waisted shorts and a fedora. While Queen-of-cool Alexa Chung sported a festival uniform of denim shorts and lace-up wellies (paired with a Kurt Cobain tee and Topshop knitted aran cardigan). But it was pop starlet Pixie Lott who stole the spotlight, accessorising her black 60s-style mini-dress with suspender-look tights, a floppy hat and gold-studded biker boots. Oh, to be 18-years-old again!!

Friday, 20 August 2010

My Weekend Wardrobe...

Yves Saint Laurent Arty Too silver-plated ring, £180; T by Alexander Wang T-shirt, £85; Notify stretch washed-leather skinny trousers, £655; Elizabeth and James E-Moxy leather lace-up boots, £425. All items are available at www.net-a-porter.com.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Style Spotlight: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Like studs, sequins and black fringing, when it comes to model-turned-actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, what started off as a fashion crush has blossomed into a fully-fledged sartorial love affair. Boasting one of the fashion industry's most enviable wardrobes, Rosie's unique blend of upscale gypset style and boho chic aesthetics never fails to intrigue me. With an unique ability to stay ahead of the trends, the 23-year-old face of Burberry has the knack of adding her own effortlessly chic twist to everything she wears - balancing of-the-moment pieces (such as Burberry's all-over sequined mini) with wardrobe staples and signature handbags. Put simply, whatever she wears, I want!

Monday, 16 August 2010

LOVE. WANT. NEED.


Topshop shearling aviator jacket, £325; Notify stretch-washed leather trousers, £655; Givenchy claf hair ankle boots, £735.

Label I Love: Anthony Vaccarello

The new season is upon us, and with it comes a host of new labels to discover. Allow me to introduce you to Belgium designer Anthony Vaccarello. After winning the Grand Jury Prize at Hyeres in 2006 with his graduate collection - Anthony worked for a shortime at Fendi - but now (to the fashion industry's delight) he's decided to go it alone. Hurrah! The model for his autumn/winter 2010 collection is Lou Doillon (which basically tells you everything you need to know about how cool the label is) and boasts a cutting-edge and super-sexy collection of graphic, panelled pieces in contrasting textures. I love! Anthony Vaccarello is available at Browns, London.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Buy It Now: Black bandage wedges

I've been lusting after Givenchy's black bandage wedges (top image) for months now. But whilst I would love to splash out on them, my ever-depleting bank balance means I'll be buying Topshop's look-a-like Wisteria wedges (for a more justifiable £70) instead. And if you need convincing that making the purchase is a good idea, then you can content yourself with the knowledge that they're set to be a wardrobe essential come winter too. Result.
(Givenchy bandage wedges, £695; Topshop Wisteria chiffon-tie wedges, £70)

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Label I Love: Dominic Jones

His debut collection only launched in spring 2009 but already the undeniably cool Dominic Jones has stolen my heart with his directional, punk-influenced accessories. Renowned for its perfect balance of sexy and tough, the London-based label (which he launched with close-friend Alice Dellal) has also become a firm-favourite amongst the fashion elite - with the likes of Alexa Chung and Sienna Miller regularly rocking his designs. Having caught my attention last season with his eponymous debut collection of gold and silver fang-inspired pieces, autumn/winter 10 boasts an equally stand-out array of gold knuckle duster rings and sculptural necklaces - illustrating further his ability to produce fuss-free jewellery with a tough but beautiful twist. I love! Visit http://www.dominicjonesjewellery.com/