East Meets West

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Following on from my Mood Of The Day’, this is the result. Mixing an oriental inspired bomber jacket with some lace up jeans, for this ‘East Meets West’ inspired outfit. I added a few accessories, heaping lots of gold bracelets together, aviators, my Hermes Constance, and a slick of plum lipstick (it’s my new favourite colour).

Jacket and Jeans, Zara; Shoes, Tom Ford; Bag, Hermes; Sunglasses, Ray-Ban

Mario’s On Fire

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Cameron-Russell-Vogue-Paris-Mario-Testino-Models-1I adore this latest editorial for French Vogue, shot by my favourite photographer Mario Testino, featuring the stunning Cameron Russell and Malaika. Whenever I look at his pictures they take me to a world I want to be in, I literally want to be that girl in the photograph.

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Mood Of The Day: East Meets West

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east meets westBeing that I am a product of an ‘east meets west’ connection, I thought I would use it as inspiration for my Mood Of The Day. One of my favourite paintings is by Chinese artist Ling Jian; she looks so innocent, almost like a doll, but as your eyes move towards her mouth, she suggestively licks her lips. I also loved Men’s Tom Ford Gucci, silk bomber jacket, which has Japanese style karma sutra images, embossed on the back. When I saw this Zara oriental style bomber jacket, the Gucci jacket immediately sprang to mind, although its a lot more conservative than Tom For’s version.

Its all about missing it up. Stay tuned for the post.

Shoes, Tom Ford; Jacket and Jeans, Zara

London Fashion Week: Day 3

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LFW DAY3 Zara BarouchDay Three was my final day at Fashion Week, and not to harp on about the weather, but finally there was sun! Please remember I’m British, and it’s a topic we can’t seem to shut up about. The Sun God had finally returned to London and blessed up with some shimmering light.

Today I opted once again for some patterned Acne jeans, accompanied with my Mother’s 1960′s Louis Feraud jacket, which she wore when she was in the final for Miss Office!

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Jacket, Vintage Louis Feraud; Sweater, Ted Baker; Jeans, Acne; Bag, Louis Vuitton; Shoes, ReissIMG_1576Marios Schwab’s trademark is his seductive little dress, and this collection was no exception, as he was determined to make them even more so. The girls sauntered down a candlelit catwalk, wearing some serious LBD’s, worn with pointed kitten heels and leather biker or bomber jackets. Schwab’s usual sense of glamour was reworked, making it more edgy with an attitude. In the past his collections may have had only one destination in mind – the red carpet – this time there were very many more on the table. But for moments when we do need to escape the realms of reality, Schwab offered us broken hemlines on off-the-shoulder unravelling gowns or minidresses worn with long trailing scarves for a sense of Hollywood glamour.

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London Fashion Week: Day2

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Some serious photo bombing from these ladies in this picture!

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Day 2 at London Fashion Week, and I’m back to Somerset House. Very little improvement on the weather, in fact I think it rained even more than it did on Friday, and I managed to leave my umbrella at the show! Not very clever of me! Yet, once again we had about 5 minutes to shoot a quick street style shot, while the sun came out, but it disappeared again, not to be seen until the following day!

Today’s outfit was very pink, opting for a rather appropriate pink rain coat.

Coat, GapShirt, Zara; Jeans, River IslandSunglasses, Tom FordShoes, Reiss; Bag, Fendi
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First up was Emilio De La Morena, and all I can say is wow! What a beautiful collection, the beautiful jewelled colours, in sumptuous velvet, wafted down the catwalk. Referencing his Spanish roots, with ruching and ruffles, placed asymmetrically on shoulders, skirts and dresses, creating beautiful silhouettes. My hero piece from the collection was a red velvet dress (see above), which really stole the show.

E DE M 1Up next, was Holly Fulton. Bookish ladylike girls paraded down the catwalk in soft shades of grey, nudes and powder blues. The collection was inspired surprisingly by Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, and embracing women and technology.

“It was more grown-up but with my signatures worked in and still playing with unusual fabrications,” she said. So there were lots of day coats embellished with her Deco motifs, some exclamation marks, others more architectural, and little flapper-style pleated dresses with floral formations across them. Then came bejewelled and bangled-up hand and wrist depictions – because, Fulton reasoned, “my hands are very important to me, I work with them”.

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London Fashion Week: Day 1

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Well it was a rather wet and rainy start to London Fashion Week, and the usual buzzing atmosphere at Sommerset House was a little dampened by it. I had to adapt my outfit to a somewhat more sensible ensemble, although my furry gilet, and supposed sensible suede boots were perhaps not the most practical ideas after all. But despite the rain, we did get about 5 minutes sans rain, and I managed to get a few snaps to show you my outfit, which I would describe as an abstract Zebra meets a Superbowel player, whatever that means!

Gilet, from a boutique in Paris; Jumper, Forever 21; Turtle neck (worn underneath), Sisley; Jeans, Isabel Marrant; Bag, Alexander McQueen; Gloves, Armani Exchange

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IMG_1551The first show of the day for me was Daks, and it was their 120th anniversary. First founded in 1894 by Simeon simpson, the label is best known for their The House Check, and luxurious knitwear.

little pomp and circumstance is always welcome in an afternoon, especially if its your 120th birthday, and so have something to celebrate. This collection was a mix of great and chic outerwear, naturally, with military-smart ensembles beneath but done in a contemporary, oversized and at varying times masculine way. Goregeous shades of gold and camel wafted down the catwalk, with a whimsical knitted camel camel coloured dress for its finale. There was a sense of humour to the collection, contrasting its more controlled lines and pallets with quirky Busbyhats, inspired by British Guardsman, making a nod to its British roots.  

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The next show for me was Eudon Choi, who’s collection was entitled ‘Hysteria’. As we were making our way to our seats, we were greeted to the sounds of hysterical screams, that were reminiscent of the Beatles hysteria.

Precision tailoring and luxury fabrics, mixed with sixties rock roll were the basis for the collection. Choi reinterprets the excitement of 1960′s Brit pop culture for todays woman. Intertwining a blend of men’s and womenswear together, to create a more masculine edge to his sharp and crisp tailoring. Skinny pants, and oversized mens coats in mustards and royal blue, while also incorporating the sixties mod, with his signature masculine tailoring.

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