Following the seasons of seriousness, retromania and minimalism, hot pink and black duo are back in town. Check it out!
Following the seasons of seriousness, retromania and minimalism, hot pink and black duo are back in town. Check it out!
Thanks to its associations with warm mulled wine, burgundy feels like the perfect hue for this time of year. Throw in a big helping of grey and you have a colour combo that is quickly becoming a fashionista’s favourite.
Mary Katrantzou MVK Burgundy small bag
I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas!
As we are now looking forward to the New Year’s celebrations, here is an idea of what to wear in the meantime!
I never get tired of monochrome – casting off the Sixties connotations, monochrome is all about pattern play, couture detailing, geometrics and intelligent design! Add on a splash of colour to match your mood.
Not only are the shearling coats incredibly cozy and practical but they also exude a certain level of timeless luxury and style.
I must admit, I love shopping out of season. You can certainly get more for your money, especially, when like me – you love luxury brands!
Showcasing the fabulous trademark of Roberto Cavalli, sister line Just Cavalli is a riot of vibrant color, print and ceaseless glamour. Dark green has become one of my favourtite colours and I love the way it is juxtaposed with the black lamb shearling collar and cuffs.
One of the unusual features are the hinged fastenings at the front, a funky alternative to buttons, zips or clip-ons.
When in need of turning up the cool-factor of fashion-forward winter looks, put on those super soft dark green ankle boots from Chloé featuring almond toe and block heel.
There is something so mesmerising about the handbag, I could not stop looking at it when I first got it, admiring the beauty of the design, superb leather quality and the complicated curved lines that very much remind me of the forgotten shape of an accordion.
The bag features one open central section and two tab-fastening side compartments. The satchel is undoubtedly in the list of my top 10 favourite bags to date.
Taking a more sophisticated approach to the classic black leather glove, I accessorised with these beautifully crafted JEAGER pony skin leather gloves that complement the coat and Ted Baker black wool scarf.
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On Monday, 15th September I attended the Bloggers Love Fashion Week Gifting Event organised by Danielle from Bloggers Love at The Penthouse on Leicester Square. The event saw both aspiring and established brands showcasing their designs, clothing, handbags, accessories and jewellery lines and as the name of the event suggests, a vast number of giveaways was in place! I got a lovely goodie bag with great hair products from shoprush.
The event attracted so many bloggers and fashionistas promoting their styles and trends too!
As it was a perfect opportunity to dress up I chose this gorgeous ROKSANDA ILINCIC Estes Charteuse T-shirt in Light Yellow I snapped from matchesfashion.com and Marc Jacobs Mirah black leather trousers. I paired them with Emporio Armani grey leather and snake skin pumps and JAEGER quilted leather bag.
The evening was super busy with bloggers and brands alike, chatting away, discussing their collections and taking photos.
I have met so many up-and-coming designers with their eye catching lines. I loved the green-themed silk scarves from BYMY.
The gorgeous print, combined with silky feel and hand rolled edges makes them even more striking.
I liked the laser cut leather edgy clutches by Nadia Minkoff. This very British label set up in 1988 prides themselves on using the finest leathers, innovative techniques and vintage inspired designs with a modern twist.
Nadia’s layered statement necklaces are equally, inspiring and oozing understated charm.Cataleya London is yet another fabulous bag label, deriving its name from the queen of orchids, the brand was set up by a British Designer, Reeru Rai in 2013. Her beautifully crafted bags exude luxury, femininity and function. My absolute favourite was this red Italian patent crocodile embossed leather tote.Fuschia White is also a brand new fashion boutique set up by two sisters, Lubaina and Lamya Karimjee.
What I liked about their collection was pastel hues, shiny PVC and feminine yet simple lines. My ultimate favourite was this powder blue PVC midi skirt.Jo Morton’s Valour & Valkyrie collection did catch my attention as well! I took liking to her fairy tale themed, vintage inspired, digital print blouses and jewelled jumpers. I love the “Scandinavian-like” brand name that somehow resonates with its whimsical and enchanting designs.
I love Tinkilove by Maria-Katharina Richters. I met Maria on a few occasions in the past and I am a fan of her fresh and bold designs with classic feminine elements, very wearable yet versatile.
She is also a creative spark behind Capturelove, yet another label she launched retailing exclusive designer caps with imaginative illustrations, creative drawings and intricate designs.
Kisses from Coco is an online fashion boutique with a hefty supply of contemporary, playful yet stylish accessories, clothing, bags and jewellery.
I loved this gorgeous white shirt and feather and crystal – embellished neck piece!As the only representative of the male fashion market, Suave 101 Apparel, certainly stood out.
My husband, who is also my blog photographer loved his bold and distinctive T-shirt design. Established in 2013 by Jack Simmons, Suave 101 is an urban London brand retailing exclusive and high quality designs aimed at a fashion forward male crowd. Check them out!
There were so many other brands I saw but did not have a chance to speak with including Shibue Couture and Sabella Collection.
I must admit, the event was buzzing with excitement and I had a great time talking to brands and other bloggers!
So we are inevitably coming to the end of summer which makes it my objective to feature as many of the beautiful light and summery outfits as possible. Today, I am featuring my last assemble from the recent trip to Paris and I am rocking these gorgeous Theory Caslyn cotton skort. The Nautical stripes beautifully enhance the fresh look of a crisp yet stretchy skort and I love a cutaway front.I can’t believe how flattering they are and how the trapezoid line cut makes them so gorgeously slimming. Theory is a New York based label known for its contemporary sleek designs. I love it for luxuriously simple and quality pieces full of style.There is something intrinsically comforting about a white Tee, simple, versatile and worn with ease. I put a spin on this unassuming design and went for this lovely See by Chloe T-shirt with a black print crochet-like collar.
See By Chloe’s beautifully cut basics epitomise effortlessly chic everyday designs with French attitude. Look out for playful cuts, printed tops and colourful accessories. Wear it teamed with cotton or silk skirts or monochrome shorts for a cool and casual look.Love Moschino Beige & Gold Charming Peace Sign Print Bag is one of my favourite summer totes. You can pretty much carry around everything you need in this colourful silk beauty.
The bag features gold-tone woven chain handles and inside, design simplicity rules with just one zipped interior pocket. If you are after funky yet stylish bag, Love Moschino is certainly the brand to go to.
I have a few investment pieces in my shoe collection and these Alexander Wang glossed leather Masha mules are exactly that, cool, classy and timeless.
What is your favourite piece from this outfit? I would love to know x
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As we are well into New York Fashion Week and fast approaching our own in London, I went couture with this most stunning Vionnet draped leather and jersey-crepe dress in storm blue, still available on THE OUTNET.
Vionnet is a Paris based haute couture label set up in 1912 known for its gorgeous fluid draping, colour block dresses and oversized bows.
Answering to the effortless Parisian elegance, the dress features beautiful draped hook-fastening lamb leather panel gathered in the front and a concealed zip on a side. I love the weight of the the crepe stretchy fabric and the way it flows when on.
I picked my fauvorite Alexander Wang Lovisa embossed black leather pumps to complement the look, still available at matchesfashion.
They are the most stylish and comfortable heels I own, that’s probably why I am a proud owner of these beauties in three different colours including blood orange and peroxide white! These Lovisa pumps are made from embossed back stingray leather and feature a sleek ankle strap, both practical and chic, it will seamlessly take you from season to season.
I simply adore the stiletto high pointed toe with t-strap and a side buckle fastening that transforms this classic style into something utterly modern. You can walk miles in them without blisters!
Talking accessories, I went with the Rupert Sanderson Niella patent cow leather clutch in black and navy.
This matches the dress perfectly and creates a fantastic colour harmony. The bag features a lovely navy leather trim, snap fastening front flap and weighted bar detail. Inside, the internal zipped and patch pockets make the most of the available space. I love the mushroom suede lining as well!
To finish my demure look, I put on these super cool Balenciaga round frame gunmetal tone sunglasses with dark grey lenses.
I love the grey matte finish and slightly curved dropped designer-stamped arms that give off the maverick look.
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As the monochrome still remains one of my favourite styles, I decided to feature yet another black and white outfit. Here is the lovely JOSEPH Bi-Colour Stretch-Twill Dress, still available at MatchesFashion.comI love the graphic monochrome silk-crepe asymmetric front panel overlay and the 1960s-style shift silhouette giving that uber cool retro feel.
This gorgeous A-line shift dress is somehow re-imagined in an modern, structured, silk-weave with slight stretch and concealed shoulder zip.
Beautifully crafted from the ultra soft pebble leather, the tote offers a gorgeous structured rectangular shape oozing understated cool and is going hand-in-hand with the monochrome dress to create city-chic assemble.I love the polished rose gold hardware, that adds a hefty doze of urban style and a glam designer-led touch while the optional removable shoulder strap gives you all the hands freedom when you need it.I finished off the look with more office friendly Alexander Wang black Masha double strapped glossed leather mules but for a high impact evening look, slip into some colour-fuelled heels.
I have opted to feature today these urban cool 10 Crosby Derek Lam belted mini leather shorts in black and burgundy. I really like the ribbon tie waist, side slashed pockets and contrast colour blocking. The back shows off lovely elastic back waist and the A-shape line brings out a flattering cut.
As black and white are still ruling the outfits of the day-wear this season, I went for this Zara monochrome crepe top to finish off the look. This blouse is so cool and versatile, you can wear it with pretty much everything as it oozes understated luxury and nonchalance. I love crepe for its matt finish, fluid drape and resistance to creases.
A pair of sandals, neat clutch and off you go, I chose my favourite pair of Alexander Wang Masha double strap slide heels already featured in my earlier posts.
Gerard Darel is another bag designer I absolutely adore. This Bahia Simple Bag is essentially every woman’s minimalist dream bag. As the name indicates, the simple bag completely eradicates all the unnecessary design elements imposed upon most of the ‘it bag’. It comes in the most chic and cool of colours with the added timeless feel to it. I love the black leather exterior with the luxury burgundy suede inside. What I find wonderful about it is that it literally holds all my essentials and you still have plenty of room left, perfect for the fast paced ‘tote fan’! The leather has got a slightly rough look but it is unbelievably smooth which adds on to its striking character.
Flaunt your on trend style with this great combo!