Off-duty style

If you love your casual style and are looking for fresh ideas, have a peak at this oh-so simple, totally wearable day look.

Alexander Wang check wool felt mini dress

Alexander Wang Sigrid leather over-the-knee boots

 

Acne Studios Akoya snake effect leather and Perspex box clutch

 

Pretty and Powerful in Pink

Following the seasons of seriousness, retromania and minimalism, hot pink and black duo are back in town. Check it out!

Christopher Kane snakeskin intarsia sweater

Alexander Wang pleated leather mini skirt

Isabel Marant Etoile Brenna stretch over the knee suede boots

3.1 Phillip Lim Rydel Satchel Pony skin and leather shoulder bag

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Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant is one of my favourite  designers. How do you like this winter monochrome fluffy extravaganza?

Isabel Marant Drew belted shearling jacket

Isabel Marant Sienna wrapped knit mini skirt

Isabel Marant Brenna suede over the knee boots

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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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Downtime January

Following all the Christmas festivities, January has arrived, and no matter how hard I try to fight it, it is undoubtedly the most depressing month of the year.

Fancy beating January blues while getting comfy and warm at the same time? Check out the below!

Introducing a splash of colour into your wardrobe is an instant mood lifter.

Alexander Wang asymmetric zip ribbed-knit sweater

Opening Ceremony cobalt zip-detailed ribbed wool mini skirt

Alexander Wang Daga stretch mesh black ankle boots

Alexander Wang red Rocco handbag

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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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MAWI – LFW15

So here comes my last London Fashion Week post! I have written a lot about jewellery at LFW Designer Showrooms however, I wanted to pay special attention to MAWI – one of my go-to statement jewellery brands.

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Mawi Keivom and Tim Awan founded their brand 2002 at London Fashion Week. Designer Keivom customized one of her necklaces with jewels and vintage touches –
inspiring an entire collection of similar products. Since its launch, the costume jewellery and accessories brand has collaborated with Disney Couture, Swarovski and Selfridges  maintaining the nostalgic yet contemporary style they have come to be known for.

MAWI speaks about their pieces as ‘ornamental meeting places for the past, present and future’. Each piece is both contemporary and vintage-inspired which means these vibrant accessories will continue to be stylish for years to come.
I have been painstakingly collecting their rings and necklaces for years now but my most treasured pieces come from Deco Noir, Metropolis and Rebel Romance collections.
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If you feel it is your bling day, go with the Rebel Royal collection and show off that urban glamour. Mix things up with the Emerals Slogan Charm necklace or just add a pinch of glamour with the Rubies earrings, or a cool, in-your-face Ruby bling-tastic ring.
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Rings were particularly enticing with their gorgeous gem clusters.
It was great fun trying on new designs! I particularly loved this extended flexible ring which design offers movement to the precious stones and looks just breathtaking!
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Check out these unique clutch bags whose fans include Madonna and other celebrities!
How fabulous is this Burgundy DEALER clutch bag made of embossed calf-leather and Swarovski Crystals!
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Set either in glossy bordeaux or jet black, showcasing fearless punk rock detail and diamante slogans – THIEF and DEALER. Handbag or clutch? They are certainly not for the faint-hearted!
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I loved these lush quilted velvet and furry clutches highlighting golden sun-ray shaped surface detail, with spikes and rock clusters bursting outwards from the core.
Pretty and colorful, these clutches will brighten up any outfit.
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Jewels were layered with smaller sections making room for chunky statement tiers creating exceptionally detailed and bold pieces.
 In true Mawi style the collection boast a series of individual collections, each with their own influences and aesthetics; from gold bunnies to rebellious city glamour. The playful ‘BUNNY LOVE’  collection presented a cute alternative to Mawi’s signature decadently rocking jewels.
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You see bunnies leaping across structured bangles and dropping from shimmering earrings and pendants, I love their creepy smiles!
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This season Mawi introduced a new addition to their impressive collections – slinky silk and cashmere knitwear, shimmering with glitter slogans shouting ”THIEF’, ‘DEALER’ and ‘SAPPHIRES’. 
 These little gems are sure to be on every sartorialists wish list.
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Jewellery at LFW15

I love jewellery as much as I love clothes, so when I visited the Jewellery Designer Show Rooms during London Fashion Week back in February, it was a feast for the eyes!
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KATTRI is a contemporary jewellery brand set up by Amanda Debrasi whose designs aim at creating beauty and richness by mixing simple lines and pure shapes with gems at the focal point.

I adored this multidimensional Triple Dodecahedron Ring made of 18ct gold and black diamond. So eclectic and eye catching!

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One of my favourites was the Qudrant Short Ring made of 9ct Rose gold and rose quartz.

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LILY KAMPER is another jewellery designer whose designs are both captivating and very wearable. After graduating from London College of Art, Lily set up her London based brand that reflect her love for colour and unusual material blends embodying modern luxury.

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Each piece of jewellery is hand-turned on a lathe from blocks of resin and Perspex. The fine jewellery pieces are all set with white, blue and pink sapphires and each season a new exclusive solid stone column is added to the collection.

I just could not get enough of the striking colour combinations! Stunning!

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Lily Kamper‘s Jewellery is stocked globally from Liberty in London, Colette in Paris to the new Harvey Nichols in Azerbaijan. Lily has also been named one of the Professional Jeweller Hot 100 in 2014.

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BAM-B is a contemporary jewellery brand co-founded in London by Brittany Glossop & Caitlin Briody. This beautiful, clean and minimalistic jewellery, handcrafted using premium materials, and attention to detail,  combine classic, long-lasting design with a modern luxury touch.

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Collier Pétale. 7 necklace made of sterling sliver and plated in 18ct. Gold stood out from Ptéale Collection.

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I loved this Pétale 2 ring with a feminine floral design from AW15 collection featuring two petals in an architectural positioning.

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I am a fan of silver so this Square cut double strand bangle in 925 Sterling Silver struck a cord with me.

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Melanie Georgacopoulos is yet another fine jewellery designer who, with her M/G collection continues to explore the endless aesthetic possibilities of the pearl as the epicentre of the modern woman’s accessory. Seemingly vulnerable and feminine yet tough and enduring the pearl’s symbolic contradictions are poised throughout each collection to create contrasts of texture and feel, toughness and volume. Her designs are certainly very wearable and ageless!

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RUIFIER is a Fashion led Fine Jewellery founded in London by designer Rachel Shaw. The name is derived from the word ‘Reify’, which means “to make a concrete object from an abstract idea”.

Rachel takes inspiration from her love of graphic shapes, anything from natural world to urban landscapes and her collections epitomise jewellery made for all occasions, combining innovative design with superb craftsmanship, worn individually or layered in the array of ways, RUIFIER represents timeless jewellery designed to be treasured and admired.

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I fell in love in this Rose Gold Icon Ring – a statement piece from the Icon Collection, perfectly geometric, this bold design compliments all styles.

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These Icon Fine Drop Earrings also caught my eye! The classic shapes of the Icon ring are here reinvented in the warm hues of rose gold with graduated brown and white diamonds. Elegant and luxurious, the earrings glitter in the light for the ultimate, unassuming glamour.

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What do you think?

Aggie

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Temperley London A/W15 LFW Collection

I am catching my breath half way though the London Fashion Week 2015. What a fantastic three days it has been! This is Britain’s most exclusive and fashion event organised by British Fashion Council brimming with a list of world-famous designer catwalks and showrooms keeps attracting style-savvy fashion lovers looking to get their Fall/Winter wardrobe fix from over 100 of the county’s brightest and best designers.
I loved every minute at Somerset House amongst world class emerging talent and catwalk world-famous ready-to-wear designer shows spread across London.

This afternoon, in collaboration with London London, I had the pleasure to attend Temperley London Winter 2015 Collection catwalk show that I wanted to share with you today.

In 2015, Alice Temperley has entered her 15th year of business heading up this long standing independent British luxury brand. Her Winter 2015 Collection features luxurious and laid-back glamour of feminine romantic looks with monochrome and high-octane fabrics and stunning tribal inspired patterns of red, blue and gold prints.

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With Sophie Dahl at the catwalk’s forefront, Temperley does not disappoint in floor sweeping floaty dresses and jumpsuits that provide an easy and elegant alternative to gowns, bold floral embroidery on velvet and opulent sheer chiffon, not to mention, the show-stopping dense matte silver sequined culotte suit.

The designer made London Fashion Week even more inclusive and accessible by putting on a runaway two pregnant models alongside models of different ages ultimately reiterating who her target audience is!

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My absolute favourite was the folksy, almost nomadic bold geometric print full-length dress with a pastel fur shawl.

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I managed to take the picture of Jodie Kidd, amongst other A-listers attending the show!

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With a collection of 40 ready-to-wear fresh looks you are all but well equipped to decide what your Fall/Winter wardrobe is going to look like!

Aggie

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