Burgundy and Grey

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.

Opening Ceremony Purple Cash Three Button Overcoat

MSGM pleated mini skirt

Marco De Vincenzo Metallic Stiped Sweater

Laurent Decade Haircalf Patchwork leather ankle boots

Mary Katrantzou MVK Burgundy small bag

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All that sparkles…

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!

Alexander Wang wool-blend tweed coat

Alexander Wang Lys polished-leather ankle boots

Marco de Vincenzo rainbow glitter pleated skirt

Stella McCartney Falabella fold-over tote

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Little Black Dress with a twist

How about a bit of TLC? Put a little twist on this classic LBD, as it is a party season, sequins and a splash of colour are obligatory!

Merry Christmas to you all!

Sandro Rinda sequin-embellished ponte mini dress

Nicholas Kirkwood Bi-Color-Cap-Toe Booties

Alexander Wang Racketeer Sling small calf hair shoulder bag

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Autumn Florals

Florals are in fashion all year long, but they don’t need to at all look saccharine. In fact, for fall/winter 2015, they have had a more boyish feel.

Swap pretty for edgy with a contemporary, masculine twist to keep florals looking fresh this fall.

Carven Blush Printed Poplin Flower Print Dress

T by Alexander Wang bonded textured – leather biker jacket

Jerome C. Rousseau Hess leather ankle boots

Mary Katrantzou MVK Medium cross-body handbag

Kevia Gold tone crystal earrings

Finds H & H’s Cleo rose gold-plated ring

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Retro Fuchsia

Whether you are a fan of leather or vinyl, hope you like this fresh take on the retro style.

3.1 Phillip Lim Rydel Satchel calf hair and leather shoulder bag

Jonathan Saunders Clarence pleated vinyl skirt

Muubaa Navy Bonded leather top

Gianvito Rossi Vamp leather peep-toe ankle boots

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Out for a wander

A few weeks back I headed off to Rochester for a wonder as it was one of these first beautiful sunny weekends following a pretty grim winter… and the smell of Spring was in the air…

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Perfect picture set!

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I picked this Alexander Wang leather-sleeved wool coat mainly because I am so into charcoal grey these days!
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I love the marled wool body with black croc – embossed leather sleeves and  notched lapel-effect collar.
How intoxicating are these shades of violet, tomato-red and grape! It is the ultimate statement making jumper for fuss-free, fashion-forward style.
What else would go better with this cool jumper than equally colour bursting blue leather skirt also by Richard Nicholl?
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I love the curved hem and supple, very soft leather!
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Alexander Wang takes the ankle bootie through Spring with this stretch mesh “Daga” style that lets your foot breathe! I fell love with its unusual stretch mesh upper fabric and the flattering almond toe!
Skin-baring mesh adds sporty appeal to a leather-trimmed ankle boot with a sky-high, commanding heel.
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I absolutely adore this MARY KATRANTZOU Marinela navy jewel print tote.

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This structured leather tote mixes practicality with a quirky sense of humour  – the smooth streamlined and sophisticated shape is decorated with the playful and vibrant coloured tikiman (what Mary calls “little pagan robots made up of symbols.”) set against an navy hued background, and features magnetic polished hardware fastening for easy access.

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I love the way the gold bar lines up with the straps!

Finally, I accesorised with my favourite Fendi purple sunglasses!  I love the geometric plastic frames and purple lenses, so retro!

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Colour blocking redesigned

I love structured shapes and this is exactly what I went with for the third day at London Fashion Week!
It definitely paid off, just check out the Getty Images feature!
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This stunning Mary Katrantzou Silk Blend Animal Print Jacquard dress I picked up on TheCorner sale is one of my favorite pieces to date. Inspired by the signature fifties New Look silhouette and styled in deep shades of jewel-toned jacquard, Mary Katrantzou‘s A-line dress is certainly a feminine choice for dress-up. Covered in abstract animal patterning, this shimmering piece lends evening looks a touch of whimsical.
I love the ink/black silk blend with bordeaux and silver-hued jacquard pattern.

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To add a notch of modern classics I matched it with Acne Studios Mape Shearling-trimmed leather biker jacket from Net-a-Porter.

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Designed with a detachable, plush stone lamb aviator-inspired shearling collar, rough downtown-luxe hardware and a chunky buckled belt, is one of the most coveted wardrobe staples among It girls. I love slightly boxy cut and the asymmetric zip.

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I was aiming at that extra edge so slipped into these gorgeous Alexander Wang Lys polished leather ankle boots, also from Net-a-Porter.
Not only does Wang create most coveted accessories each season, but this time he also incorporates the runaway’s utilitarian feel injecting a dose of futuristic style into otherwise, daily-wear pieces.
These super cool Lys boots are crafted from polished-leather with an exaggerated, shield-like front panel. Finished with a well-balanced ostrich-effect heel, this backless,  gorgeous pair look best with shorter hemlines.

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I accessorised with the cute cream socks to offset the black sheen of the ankle boots, Jaeger black ponyskin gloves and Fendi sunglasses.

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Of course, I cannot forget to mention the fabulous Mary Katrantzou glossed MVK medium cross body bag!

The design behind this bag is truly genius, it is different to anything else I have seen. I love the way the flap comes over the bag like a lid closing the box off.
The structured shape makes it ideal for on-duty dressing, so you can style it with silk blouses or statement dresses.
This timeless bag is a true homage to understated luxury, featuring panels of super clean colour-block leather and a sleek magnetic gold-tone clasp. Geometric masterpiece in my favourite hues of navy and burgundy.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
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Winter Farewell

I am casting my mind back to my 2nd day at London Fashion Week… It seems like a long time ago now with both Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks well over, to me, however, it still resonates with a certain degree of euphoria and inspiration weeks on.

I will be sharing with you all the exciting brands I had met at Somerset House Designer Showrooms in the forthcoming posts. Today, though, it is a quick peek into my outfit on London Fashion Week Day 2 that Yahoo Lifestyle voted one of 14 best street styles on the day at Somerset House! How cool is that!

As you all know, I love shearling coats so when the weather still had London in its wintry grasp, I could not resist but to go for this gorgeous Rick Owens Shearling-collared leather jacket I picked up on theOutnet last year.

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 I love the neutral, blush coloured leather and show-stopping oversized shearling shawl collar that will get you noticed from the crowd.

Rick Owens take a feminine approach to the classic biker jacket and offers up this flesh leather cropped version.

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I played with perfect proportions by layering the jacket over Proenza Schouler Flocked moiré-jacquard mini runaway dress I got from Net-a-Porter a couple of months ago. I can’t get enough of the bold multicolored Flocked moiré-jacquard and rich velvet flocking. Nipped in waist with rounded shoulders and wide short sleeves, the dress certainly gives off a modern look This navy and teal techno-fabric dress is, in my opinion, one of the best pieces from Proenza Schouler‘s “energy, humor, and speed.” Fall’14 collection.

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I worked it with pointed suede ankle boots and a leather clutch.
Bottega Veneta Nero Suede Boots I got from MyTheresa never let me down. Every time I wear them, they do make a statement adding a dash of playful originality! I love the elegant silhouette contrasted against a whimsical flame-like cut out design to the ankle.
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I accessorised my look with JAEGER black ponskin gloves, Balenciaga Square-frame acetate sunglasses, also from theOutnet and Emilio Pucci two tone blue fold-over leather zipped clutch with gold-tone signature logo and a fold-over top that goes so perfectly with the hue of the dress. I picked it up on theCorner sale. I am so fond of the vibrancy of the colours and luscious fuchsia silk inside lining!
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The Power of Shearling

So my shearling extravaganza continues past London Fashion Week.
If you are a forward-planning person like myself,  you would have undoubtedly got yourself a shearling or two by now, I always buy out of season and purchasing at least one was a no–brainer to me.

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I still can’t get enough of this gorgeous Isabel Marant Drew belted shearling jacket I picked up on Net-a-Porter sale.

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Personally, I like oversized jackets but if you are at all on the curvy side, you need to be careful of appearing too bulky.
Isabel Marant‘s signature boho-chic ecru jacket was the killer look on the  FW14 runway.

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I love the way Marant mixes this shorter jacket up with a curly shearling body and smooth fur sleeves.
The fine detachable leather belt is a key element of the designer’s shearling look that cinches in the waist for a more fitted and flattering silhouette.

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This ‘Sienna’ skirt perfectly captures Isabel Marant‘s bohemian spark. Crafted in an off-white cream soft knitted alpaca and wool blend with an instantly recognizable geometric print, it features a wrap front to sit slightly asymmetric that ties up both ends so you decide how fitted you want it to be.

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I attempted to capture some of that stunning runway spirit but instead of furry boots I went for these sleek Bottega Veneta Nero Suede Boots I got from MyTheresa.

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And they do make a statement adding a dash of playful originality! They caught my eye at Milan Fashion Week last season. Expertly crafted in Italy they show off an elegant silhouette contrasted against a whimsical flame-like cut out design to the ankle, adding a touch of drama. They look best with bare legs or thin tights!

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I accesorised with my favourite designer – Alexander Wang.
There is something mesmerising about this amazing Alexander Wang Rocketeer glossed-leather satchel I picked up on theOutnet.

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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.

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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.

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I could not forget my RayBan Wayfarers!

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Royal Fashion Day @Middle Temple Hall – LFW 2015

London Fashion Week 2015 is officially over. What a whirlwind of events it has been! Having got myself immersed in all the designer glamour, the glitz of shows and catwalks, I feel all but a bit deflated being back in the ordinary world.

What is the best way to keep these marvelous memories going but to write about what I loved the most about this superb fashion event?

In partnership with London London – for me – LFW started with Royal Fashion Day held in the historical rooms at Middle Temple Hall nearby the fashionably famous Somerset House.

For the occasion, I went head-to-toe in Alexander Wang. I paired this gorgeous Micro-paisley jacquard dress with Alexander Wang Racketeer Sling small calf hair shoulder bag and Alexander Wang
Daga stretch-mesh ankle boots.

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For the opening of London Fashion Week, Holding-London with Luxberry and Privilege Entertainment  in collaboration with the British Fashion Council gathered some of the very best emerging brands from London and Europe, never seen on the UK market and presented them to the British fashion industry. Four  up-and-coming designers, Black Rose Collection, Elena Rul, Innu, and Reka Orosz, presented their new collection and here is a run-down of my favourite pieces.

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What a phenomenal start of London Fashion Week it was!

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