Lilac Edit

It is much easier to work out how to wear lilac once you start thinking of it as pink for grown-ups.

Lilac works best when there is a lot of it, and it is not too fussy. A lilac outfit, with clean lines and simple accessories, will look a great deal less old lady-ish and is straightforward way of making a wallflower colour more assertive.

Check it out!

3.1 Phillip Lim lilac shearling jacket

3.1 Phillip Lim grit puffa wool lilac mini-skirt

Proenza Schouler burgundy leather ankle boots

Jil Sander Metallic textured leather tote

Fendi puple sunglasses

Jaeger leather pony skin gloves

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Italian Rendezvous

WHERE: Tuscany, Italy
WHEN: July 2015
WHAT: JAEGER racerback pleat dress
Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses
L.K. Bennett Capri Blush Leather Gladiator Sandals
Links of London Evil Eye Watch Over Me bracelet and necklac
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Links of London Karabiner Bangle
Links of London Purity Ring

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In the land of grey and pink

Today featuring something for a chillier day….

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Flowing coats are one of my favourite outerwear in-between the seasons. This  JAEGER reversible herringbone wool coat has certainly got the air of casual insouciance and it weighs so little, it can be tossed over the shoulders like a shawl – I love its astonishing versatility and flattering fit.

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Cloud-soft and lightweight, the double-faced grey wool coat is perfect for making an easy transition into a warmer season. Designed to a wrap-around silhouette with a waist-cinching belt, this chic piece is reversible – giving you two tones of grey- cloudy and slightly darker herringbone – to choose from.

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I wore it with one of my favourite 3.1 Phillip Lim duo: Wool blend mini-skirt and chic grey jumper.

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I love the structured look of this lilac white nylon shell skirt with contrasting flocked wool pattern throughout.

Fluffy lilac grid adds texture and gives the boxy-cut skirt a contemporary spin.

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3.1 Phillip Lim Cash Only Terry Sweater is a cool statement piece for a laid-back style…

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Slim-fitted heathered grey cotton sweater with ribbed round neck, cuffs and hemline, dropped shoulder seams and black raised ”CASH ONLY” textured lettering is a fun way to go about!

I accesorised with Jil Sander‘s sleek and sophisticated and roomy luxe appeal tote. This grape leather tote has been crafted in Italy with a green leather-lined interior and detachable shoulder strap, equipped with multiple pockets to keep your essentials in check, double top handles and protective feet.  Complete with stamped branding and a top zip, your workwear looks will be given an instant lift.

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This tote certainly offers an immaculate finish for all four seasons.

The final touches are JAEGER patent grey leather heels with a cute burgundy ribbon and pink sunglasses.

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Colour blocking redesigned

I love structured shapes and this is exactly what I went with for the third day at London Fashion Week!
It definitely paid off, just check out the Getty Images feature!
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This stunning Mary Katrantzou Silk Blend Animal Print Jacquard dress I picked up on TheCorner sale is one of my favorite pieces to date. Inspired by the signature fifties New Look silhouette and styled in deep shades of jewel-toned jacquard, Mary Katrantzou‘s A-line dress is certainly a feminine choice for dress-up. Covered in abstract animal patterning, this shimmering piece lends evening looks a touch of whimsical.
I love the ink/black silk blend with bordeaux and silver-hued jacquard pattern.

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To add a notch of modern classics I matched it with Acne Studios Mape Shearling-trimmed leather biker jacket from Net-a-Porter.

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Designed with a detachable, plush stone lamb aviator-inspired shearling collar, rough downtown-luxe hardware and a chunky buckled belt, is one of the most coveted wardrobe staples among It girls. I love slightly boxy cut and the asymmetric zip.

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I was aiming at that extra edge so slipped into these gorgeous Alexander Wang Lys polished leather ankle boots, also from Net-a-Porter.
Not only does Wang create most coveted accessories each season, but this time he also incorporates the runaway’s utilitarian feel injecting a dose of futuristic style into otherwise, daily-wear pieces.
These super cool Lys boots are crafted from polished-leather with an exaggerated, shield-like front panel. Finished with a well-balanced ostrich-effect heel, this backless,  gorgeous pair look best with shorter hemlines.

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I accessorised with the cute cream socks to offset the black sheen of the ankle boots, Jaeger black ponyskin gloves and Fendi sunglasses.

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Of course, I cannot forget to mention the fabulous Mary Katrantzou glossed MVK medium cross body bag!

The design behind this bag is truly genius, it is different to anything else I have seen. I love the way the flap comes over the bag like a lid closing the box off.
The structured shape makes it ideal for on-duty dressing, so you can style it with silk blouses or statement dresses.
This timeless bag is a true homage to understated luxury, featuring panels of super clean colour-block leather and a sleek magnetic gold-tone clasp. Geometric masterpiece in my favourite hues of navy and burgundy.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
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Winter Farewell

I am casting my mind back to my 2nd day at London Fashion Week… It seems like a long time ago now with both Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks well over, to me, however, it still resonates with a certain degree of euphoria and inspiration weeks on.

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.

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 I love the neutral, blush coloured leather and show-stopping oversized shearling shawl collar that will get you noticed from the crowd.

Rick Owens take a feminine approach to the classic biker jacket and offers up this flesh leather cropped version.

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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.

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I worked it with pointed suede ankle boots and a leather clutch.
Bottega Veneta Nero Suede Boots I got from MyTheresa never let me down. Every time I wear them, they do make a statement adding a dash of playful originality! I love the elegant silhouette contrasted against a whimsical flame-like cut out design to the ankle.
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I accessorised my look with JAEGER black ponskin gloves, Balenciaga Square-frame acetate sunglasses, also from theOutnet and Emilio Pucci two tone blue fold-over leather zipped clutch with gold-tone signature logo and a fold-over top that goes so perfectly with the hue of the dress. I picked it up on theCorner sale. I am so fond of the vibrancy of the colours and luscious fuchsia silk inside lining!
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When cashmere meets wool

“Baby, it is cold outside” is certainly the new London theme tune right now as it got really chilly out here.

I am the last person to welcome the wintry blasts but before I settle comfortably into my cosy shearling coats and knee high boots, there are a couple of less heavy-duty outfits I would like to share.
When it comes to knits, cashmere is the king, this ultra soft fabric is a symbol of opulence and unparalleled comfort.

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I have found this lovely Marc by Marc Jacobs cashmere tulle frill neck jumper on one of recent wanders at the local TX Maxx in the City. Trust Marc By Marc Jacobs to inject this wardrobe classic with a fun feminine twist giving the essential plain black sweater a fashion-forward update! Amp it up with the optional tulle collar when the mood takes you!
The collar is button detachable and features semi-sheer polka dot tulle frill embellishment.

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I love contrasting and complementing colours and colour blocking is one of my favourite styles so I opted for this gorgeous JAEGER Italian Melton wool Pencil Skirt in fabulous oxblood. This beautifully cut pencil skirt with a smooth waistband and split at the front and back is so figure skimming and a must for the office or evening drinks. It looks equally marvelous with a silk blouse!

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The black studded Alexander McQueen De Manta clutch will complete the coolest of day or evening looks.

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I accessorised with Fendi Rose Gold Bangle and Michael Kors Rose Gold watch.

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I kicked the outfit off with a pair of Preen for Aldo Pravda Rise pumps featuring a pointy toe, patchwork leather detail and bold block heels that not only elongate your legs, but also keep feet comfortable.
I love these heels for the unusual V-shaped front finish and grainy feel to the leather.

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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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