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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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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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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Colour blocking in style

I love leather jackets so unsurprisingly,  over the years I have collected a fair number of them in various shapes and shades.

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My recent addition is this stunning Acne Studios chocolate Mabel jacket – a modern classic leather motorcycle jacket with a feminine waisted silhouette featuring stand up collar and padded shoulders.

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The interior is lined with a warm faux astrakhan with the signature curved hem longer in the back.

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It has a heavyweight feel, so sure to keep you warm and cozy even in the coldest of weathers.

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Low-key but luxurious, Acne Studios‘ jacket is perfect for casual dressing. I think it looks effortlessly cool with a pair of jeans or a funky skirt and ankle boots.

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I wore it with Club Monaco Mori mint and navy scuba asymmetric mini skirt that could truly be worn year-round. Club Monaco is a high-end casual clothing retailer owned by Polo Ralph Lauren I stumbled upon while browsing various on-line shopping destinations outside the UK. Worth checking out!

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Unexpected and avant-garde, the skirt features bold colour blocking and a distinctive wrap-skirt silhouette finished with daring faux leather.

The mint, navy and black leather combination, and offset gunmetal zip create an interesting fusion of colour and texture.

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When in need of turning up the cool-factor of winter looks, put on those super soft dark green ankle boots from Chloé featuring almond toe and block heel.

I love everything about them, the super sleek look, dark shade of green and how comfortable are they!

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I accessorised with Links of London earrings and ring.

What do you think?

Aggie

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Bloggers Love Hub Event – Kanaloa Club – 17th November

Some of you might know that as a VIB, I have been been attending Bloggers Love Hub events every Monday this November. The evenings are organised by Danielle from Bloggers Love at Kanaloa Club in London and here is a short cover of last week’s event…
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I opted for MARNI silk dressSam Edelman Ria suede ankle boots and accessorised with JAEGER quilted leather handbag.
There was a certain degree of familiarity as I caught up with my fellow bloggers Natasha Kundi, Krissie Rogers and Amy Blaker.

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As always, I got to meet and chat with a number of brands about their products, designs ranges.
Slendertone is one of these brands I know very well.
I have been using their products for a while and I strongly believe they work well when used on a regular basis.

I had a chance to talk to Slendertone‘s Marketing Manager Charlotte Cordell about their new product called Slendertone Face. It aims at keeping the facial muscles healthy, increasing circulation ad progressively reducing the signs of ageing, restoring youthful shape of your face. I am certainly up for trying!

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Another intriguing brand I met was Pure Gold Collagen. I have heard of them in the past but never actually used the product so as I was chatting to Natasha Anne Kelleher and Tania Verrillo from MINERVA Research Labs that developed the product, it was a perfect opportunity to find out what the collagen drink tastes like! And it is very good, indeed!

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Pure Gold Collagen is the pioneer liquid beauty supplement within UK, inspired by the leading Japanese technology that nourishes skin from the inside out, targeting the visible signs of ageing associated with collagen loss.

I am a huge fan of all the technological news and novelty products so meeting with Slendertone and Minerva Research Labs was really exciting.

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I loved Colour Chase Cosmetics – “Make up for the dreamers”. They offer the most amazing array of quality bright coloured lipsticks and eye makeup. I can’t want to try them out!

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Moving onto the fashion and jewellery scene – I must mention Matthew Calvin – London based contemporary jewellery designer.

I love the way every piece is handmade and complemented with the minimalist glass and cork packaging. Very urban and oozing downtown cool.

I particularly liked Screw Top Studs, Lightweight Rings in rose gold and wide point ring in silver. Matthew Calvin is all about clean lines with modern edge, fine materials and underlying femininity. I can imagine his designs would go well with one of my favourite fashion designers – Alexander Wang. I can certainly see some common denominators…

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Another brand I liked was Zuzka Natural Beauty  –  100% natural cosmetics, free from harsh detergents and synthetic ingredients that could be tolerated by sensitive skin. Zuzka, which means Susan in Slovakian, offers a range of products made only from certified organic herbs, plants & flowers so perfect for allergy prone and troubled skin!

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I also had a chance to chat with a brand that has been on the market for the last 15 years – Hiffas Da Terra that offers organic products made of mushrooms! As unorthodox as it initially sounds, I have tried their organic soaps and they are wonderful! I am yet to try out the anti-ageing serum!

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This biotechnology company is committed to their green philosophy and created of the first gourmet mycological product range, combining sustainability, ecology and profitability. Definitely worth checking out!

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 Ndulge is a brand that offers scented and unscented handmade, organic skincare products including soaps, bath and skin care products to suit any mood, all beautifully packaged. My favourite was the heart shaped Christmas scented hand cream.

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I also met with Sumayah Deria who showcased a range of evening womenswear.

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Bow Boutique also featured some of their colourful designs.

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Shopping for party shoes or evening bangles? Check out Mifani’s perfect party accessories that make any outfit stand out.

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And finally, the brilliant fashion show from Koyawo featuring twelve evening outfits from their recent collection.

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Get leathered – back to black

So, I am back to my staple black leather outfit and I love it!
This gorgeous Alexander Wang black leather dress I picked up on Yoox sale is definitely the hit of this season!

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I love the unusual silver tone snap fastening at neck and asymmetric zip fastening through front.

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Made from mid-weight non-stretchy lamb leather, it is perfect for the colder months paired with boots and a coat. I am particularly fond of the deep liquorice colour and this dress can just do the trick for an edgy day look, or a sultry night dress-up. Try pointy heels to transform into a femme fatale…

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I have teamed it up with Marc Jacobs block heel ankle boots I also picked up on Yoox.
The fab thing about Yoox is that they do the weekly sales of already discounted designer gems so you can pick up a great deal of bargains if you keep tabs on what is on offer!

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Combining the quirky elements which make any Marc Jacobs design instantly recognisable seems an impossible task, but with each new and interesting shape and texture the iconic designer proves that this can be done with timeless style.
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These Black leather zip block heel Chicago ankle boots feature a squared round toe and double gunmetal-tone zip front press-stud fastening tab to ankle. I love the quirky, cylindrical stacked leather heel, where quirkiness meets elegance.
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I contrasted the outfit with this super slick EREMETT pink Stingray Leather Clutch oozing sophistication.

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Accesorised with Links of London Brit Lines Mini sterling silver caged heart stud ring and Pink Chandelier sterling silver drop earnings with circular charm and rose quartz details I picked up at BrandAlley

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A perfect addition to your jewelery collection!

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Modern Monochrome

There’s been one overwhelming winner for fashion trends of the season in my wardrobe – the monochrome. I absolutely adore this eternally chic combination, no surprise I have accumulated a fair amount of black and white separates I chop and change as I go.

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Monochrome is simple but wearing it requires a bit of forethought. The key is to choose the right monochrome for you, and style it up (but not too much) and this is yet another of my takes on this extraordinarily versatile look.

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Take a look at this loose fitting Marc By Marc Jacobs White Cleo Quilted Raglan Top I picked up some time ago at FarFetch.

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Originally set up as a diffusion line by Marc Jacobs, the brand is now run by the esteemed British duo Luella Barleya and Katie Hillier who injected into the brand a lot of cool tailoring and fresh graphics.

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This stretch-cotton top is a true style powerhouse with its elaborate quilting and oversized raglan sleeves. I am fond of the zip-trim shoulders that certainly make the top look more interesting.

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As a contrasting separate, I chose these laid back luxe wrapped trousers from Superfine I bought last year on one of my favourite online shopping destinations – COCOSA.

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Made from super soft black cotton, they have a subtle wrap look detail on the front and two side slit pockets on the hips. I love the tapered legs and ankle skimming cuffs with zip fastenings. A bit punk, a bit purist Perfect for a lazy afternoon out!

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Established in 2003 by Lucy Pinter and Flora Evans, Superfine is recognised as an innovative style leader, creating rock and roll jeans with a real London attitude. The designs embrace denim’s effortlessness, with the focus on fit and fabric with clever, often hidden, details.

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I picked my favourite Alexander Wang Lovisa embossed peroxite white lizard-effect leather pumps to complement the look. I got them up over summer on sales at Jades24, unfortunately, now sold out.

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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 black and blood orange!

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These Lovisa pumps are made from peroxide snake embossed leather and feature a sleek ankle strap, both practical and chic, it will seamlessly take you from season to season.

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I simply adore the stiletto high elegant tapered toe with t-strap and a side buckle fastening that transforms this classic style into something utterly modern.

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I accesorised with Alexander McQueen white and red graded shades and Links of London Annoushka Amethyst dome earrings and Affinity Kinship Citrine Ring.

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