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

 

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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Monochrome Mood

I never get tired of monochrome – casting off the Sixties connotations, monochrome is all about pattern play, couture detailing, geometrics and intelligent design! Add on a splash of colour to match your mood.

Christopher Kane Layered silk-organza shirt

Marco de Vincenzo mohair mini skirt

Sophia Webster Portia patent-leather T-bar pumps

Acne Studios Akoya snake-effect leather and Perspex box clutch

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Flush of blush

How about dusky pink? It might not be your favourite colour but certainly fashion is having an affection with it. Pink isn’t just about being “pretty” anymore…

Carven oversized cocoon coat
MARNI burgundy ankle boots
T by Alexander Wang leather mini skirt
Mary Katrantzou MVK cross-body handbag

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Monochrome Factor

You can never go wrong with sleek and sophisticated monochrome. Whether you are off to an end of summer party and an evening do, this outfit is bound to turn some heads.

Alexander Wang cut-out crepe dress

Acne Studios Akoya snake-effect leather and Perspex clutch box

Alexander Wang Antonia Stingray effect leather sandals

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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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Aggie
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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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