Don’t you just love coming back to the things you just cannot leave at the back of your wardrobe? Today I went for this chic combo of heavier leather pleat texture & bubble gum and sky blue pastels.
As far as colours go, there are only few as flattering as turquoise. Anyone can wear it well. Here is how do turquoise to stay ahead of the style pack. Hope you like it!
3.1 Phillip Lim Chevron back silk dress
Emilio Pucci two tone blue tone blue fold-over zipped clutch
Le Specs+ Craig & Karl Houdini round-frame polycarbonate sunglasses
Surface to Air Ela V1 platform sandals
Pastels are hot as ever – from sporty and edgy to preppy glam, see how the season’s candy colours work for your style!
Sometimes, you just need to come back to the fail-proof pieces you love…
Check it out!
T by Alexander Wang paneled leather mini dress
Alexander Wang Masha Glossed Leather MulesBalenciaga Teal Sunglasses
Rick Owens Flat Leather clutch bag
MAWI Rose gold-plated, Swarovski crystal and bead pendant necklace
Michael Kors MK5128 ladies rose gold watch
It is a summer must have for us girls. As we have had a few hot days in this madly unpredictable British summer, it is a perfect time to discuss one of my favourite summer pieces… the playsuit.
Let me know what you think!
Loving the weather in London now so something a bit different for today from my ever expanding collection…
Let me know what you think! x
ROKSANDA ILINCIC Estes silk-crepe collar blouse (last season)
I am really hoping we are in for some nice weather here in London… finally!
I like playing with colours while creating my style and with grey and blue being my latest favorite, here is a taster of how chic and fashionable these colour combinations and various textures can be when cleverly put together.
Atto’s collections combine Parisian elegance with Japanese wrapping techniques. They say “It’s about this balance between clean and sharp and really sensual”
I love the label’s directional take on this double breasted jacket made in France from mid-weight wool with a contrasting sharp point black denim collar. The wide leather belt is super flattering.
I love the oversized fit, with drop shoulder seams, the contrasting black buttons adding a mod finish.
It is amazing how well they go with pretty much everything!
I added a splash of cobalt with this Proenza Schouler Elliot shearling clutch bag: a perfectly-sized bag with a statement cobalt blue fur front flap. New York-based Proenza Schouler have always designed bags for It bloggers, uptown housewives, and trendy fashionistas, and they endeavour to keep their handbag momentum going with the introduction of this new style.
Epitomising the label’s contemporary and classic combo, this style has been crafted from shaved black shearling, smooth leather and suede.
I love the V Shaped cut in line and slim heel which makes the shoes surprisingly comfortable.
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Handbags are a girl’s best friends! For me, they are a statement of personality and attitude, a declaration of mood, a weapon in a crowd and a home on the move.
Today I wanted to share with you the up and coming handbag and leather designers I had a pleasure to meet in the designer showrooms at London Fashion Week.
British brand Hemsley London, set up by Jayne Hemsley embodies quality craftsmanship, innovative and directional design tailored to the needs of the modern wearer. She created luxe fashion-led accessories where fashion meets tech for those busy go-getter socialites.
The designer tapped into this idea creating an Italian-leather bag collection with the working girl’s best interests at heart. With her unique designs the backpack is back on trend! From the Mayfair to the Derby, all designs are suede-lined and come with a convenient flap pocket that allow you to use your tablet or I-phone on the go.
And for the ultimate tote ladies, who carry just about everything around, the Hampshire bags are complete with a detachable coin purse (and mirror, and Oyster card holder) for the time when you can’t afford to scrabble through your bag like a lost traveler. How genius is that!
Williams Handmade was founded by award winning Sarah Williams in 2010 and the brand epitomises truly unique, sculptural and timeless leather pieces with each of them handmade in Hertfordshire.
This is an extremely labour intensive process where each piece of leather is being cut by hand and constructed individually using traditional techniques
For me, it is the colours and the unusual sculptural shapes and forms that differentiate Williams handmade from other designers, encouraging you to appreciate the true art of hand craftsmanship.
I loved this hexagonal sculptured clutch back oozing sophistication and wow factor.
The Mayra Fedane London brand remains very close to the concept of nonchalance, spontaneity and elegance.
I loved her structured yet whimsical handbags bursting with colour palettes and edginess where hand weaves and embroideries stand out loud in the high quality leather.
Mayra is a truly talented designers whose lego-enspired techno-pop handbags are an immediate draw!
These were my favourites!
Fleet Ilya is a truly exciting leather label set up with the objective of bridging a high fashion aesthetics and subversive fantasy. I absolutely adored the lilac leather high waist belts and structured backpack that is making a comeback in so many forms and shapes!
Founded by Jasmine, the J D’Cruz brand is a new and exciting British brand, delivering bespoke handmade leather pieces using hand printing and vibrancy of colours as a main tool.
How fabulous are those structured pink and purple print handbags?
Philippine heritage brand ZACARIAS bags are hand woven exclusively by S.C Vizacarra, a company set up in 1925 by Crative Ditrector Rita Nazareno’s grandmother Segundida Cornejo Vizacarra.
Referencing strongly contemporary art, architecture and design, ZACARIAS is a combination of progressive design and the art of hand-weaving.
I particularly liked Dark Helmet bag hand-woven in wicker with adjustable natural leather handle. What a beauty!
Which one is your favourite?
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.
Rick Owens take a feminine approach to the classic biker jacket and offers up this flesh leather cropped version.
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.
This season designers have gone gaga over the shearling and fluffy coats in all forms and shapes.
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