White Summer

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!

Alexander Wang White Chalk Pinstripe Playsuit
Alexander Wang Masha Glossed Leather Mules
Rick Owens Flat Leather clutch bag
Balenciaga Teal Sunglasses

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Metallic Trend

If like me, you are a fan of metallics, I hope you will like this outfit!

Acne Studios Reala paneled metallic leather mini dress

Mary Katrantzou MVK cross-body handbag

Balenciaga round frame metal sunglasses (old season)

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The World of Pastels

WHEN: July 2015
WHAT: 3.1 Phillip Lim “Cash Only” Tank Vest

3.1 Phillip Lim Soleil-Print Fold-Pleat Skirt

3.1 Phillip Lim JUNO high-vamp sandals

FINDS + Fakoshima x Ria Keburia round frame sunglasses
Links of London Palm earrings
Links of London wide stretch silver bangle (old season)

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Cutting edge print and digital extravaganza

Thanks to digital printing fashion designers have more freedom to be creative with textiles and fashion than ever before. The attention grabbing digital prints steal the spotlight at many a fashion show.
As a true fan of Mary Katrantzou surreal designs I decided to go all digital print!
I genuinely think this is the coolest leather jacket I own to date. I picked up this Mary Katrantzou Rodizo printed leather biker jacket on NET-A-PORTER sale (now unfortunately sold out).
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Made in Italy from mid-weight leather, this off-white biker jacket features a notched collar with snapped lapel, an eye-catching graphic blue print alongside the sleeves. I love the unusual monochrome twirled buckled waist belt. 
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The jacket is indeed a living proof that no one can take Mary Queen of prints crown away!
I worked her signature look head-to-toe with this Palma metallic jacquard pencil skirt.
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I absolutely adore the emerald, metallic green and gunmetal shades that go so well with the jacket.
An opulent medley of metallic embroidery and silk is not only super stylish but also edgy and chic.
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I added statement See by Chloe off-white T-strap chunky heel pumps for a touch of elegance.
They perfectly balance grunge and ladylike style with elegant T-bar detailing, chunky heel and delicate ankle strap. I love the green welt piping too!
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To finish off my spring peppermint-themed outfit, I went with this gorgeous Alexander Wang Rocco shoulder bag.
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It is a much coveted and instantly recognisable cult bag featuring a classic satchel form with rock chic style including zinc studded base and peppermint pebbled-leather  The iconic bristle studded hardware and duffle-like shape give this fashionista must-have a very sought-after look.
For a hands-free style, carry it by the optional shoulder strap.
I love the signature dog clips and the exterior zipped gusset/pocket for smaller items.
Stylish, minimalist and practical, what else do you need?
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Pop on these square frame teal Balenciaga shades and Links of London amethyst sterling silver earnings and the look is complete!
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Hats at LFW15

Here is another snapshot of what I saw at LFW15. I can’t forget about the gorgeous hats, fascinators and headpieces!

Keely Hunter Millinery showcased her AW/15 Fourth World collection which explores the futurist designs of science-fiction created through a mix of textures and concave shapes aimed to conjure up a sense of portals and unimagined worlds.

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Keely was trained in London and worked under various couture designers before establishing her own label. She appeared in numerous  fashion publications – including Vogue Germany, Vogue UK, Vogue Italia, Grazia and Wallpaper and was named by Selfridges to be a Bright Young Thing – the first milliner ever chosen for the store’s ‘next big thing’ designer showcase. Here are some of my favourite designs.
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For everyday use, I loved the Perspex Peak Hat and Charcoal Mohair Tall Crown.

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For a more avant-garde look, the Block Headpiece, Mirror Saucer and Hexagon Percher definitely stood out!

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I am a huge fan of winter warm woolie hats so I fell in love with these Un-spun snood and Casmere Perspex Beanie!

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The black faux fur neoprene trapper was so cool too!

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AWON GOLDING MILLINERY was another brand that caught my eye!

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Awon Golding is a London based milliner drawing on her multicultural heritage (she spent a lot of time in India. Hong Kong and England) to inspire dynamic headpieces.
Creating dramatic silhouettes, with each piece handcrafted in her London studio, her creative talent was recognised by The Honourable Feltmaker’s Guild, when Awon was awarded first prize in its annual millinery competition in 2010. Currently her pieces are being sold in London’s Liberty!

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At London Fashion Week, Awon Golding showcased her AW/15 Floral Decay collection full of crispy autumn hues, from rich pinks and purples to the earthy tones of warm mustard, moss and gold.
“Faux fur and rich felts mingle with buttery soft leather and mirror-polished brass to create a luxe-accented collection. Transitional turbans, headbands and berets provide glamour, whilst cosy cossacks, full-brimmed fedoras and earmuffs balance function with style.”

My absolute favourites are felt hats so I immediately fell in love with this Calyx soft two-tone mustard and magenda fedora velour felt hat set off by a mirror-polished trim band.

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How stylish is this eye catching diagonal Heath multi-fur cossack headband made from hot pink, natural fox and purple faux fur!

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I really liked this Polen statement beret disc that adds glamour to any outfit. Mustard velour felt base and bow with purple faux fur pom pom and gold crystal accents will make you stand out from the crowd!

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Finally, Zoe Sherwood! I loved her signature sculptural pieces inspired by nature.
Central St Martin’s offsping – Zoe is a London based head piece and ornament designer who, before graduating worked with the likes of Diane von Funstenberg and her hair ornaments are currently selling at Liberty’s under their “Best of British Talent”.

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I am wearing this super cute High Love Band – glamorous and decadent…

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How funky is this High Crown Band made of sinamay and millinery wire, hand sculpted into the shape to comfortably fit on the head!

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I really liked A lot of Love bronze head piece and Me Boater ornament

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Which one is your favourite piece?

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Aggie

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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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Backpacks are back! Handbags at LFW15

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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This is an extremely labour intensive process where each piece of leather is being cut by hand and constructed individually using traditional techniques

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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.

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I loved this hexagonal sculptured clutch back oozing sophistication and wow factor.

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The Mayra Fedane London brand remains very close to the concept of nonchalance, spontaneity and elegance.

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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.

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Mayra is a truly talented designers whose lego-enspired techno-pop handbags are an immediate draw!

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These were my favourites!

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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!

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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.

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How fabulous are those structured pink and purple print handbags?

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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.

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Referencing strongly contemporary art, architecture and design, ZACARIAS is a combination of progressive design and the art of hand-weaving.

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I particularly liked Dark Helmet bag hand-woven in wicker with adjustable natural leather handle. What a beauty!

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Which one is your favourite?

Aggie

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