March 19, 2017

Dorateymur’s AW17 elephant heels…

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OH MY ACTUAL GOD! Heels. That are elephants. Elephant heels.

Have you ever seen anything so amazing?

I haven’t. THANKS DORATEYMUR.

But once again, none for us men. And I’ll put money on the fact I won’t be getting these in a size 11!

Tank magazine’s fashion director, Caroline Issa alerted me to these on Instagram a few weeks ago…

 

 

The London-trained shoe designer, Dora Teymur, launched his line 2012, full of sculptural shapes that became style stars’ favourites.

Easy to see why, huh?

Any elephant fans out there? THESE ARE THE SHOES FOR YOU!

And now you can pre-order over on Moda Operandi – HERE

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Get these white pumps HERE

Also, while I’m here, I’m helping support the March For Giants campaign – to help save elephants. Find out more here. 

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Shop the new season here…

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March 13, 2017

5 reasons why I love Raf Simons…

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1. I got my first piece when I graduated from University… I remember it vividly – my dad took me to Harrods and bought me the most amazing oversized hoodie with a cut out at the back, and a print put in its place. From Raf’s summer 2004 collection. I still have it.

2. He interned for Walter van Beirendonck in the early ’90s. It was Walter who took him to see his first fashion show which inspired him to want to do it himself. I LOVE WVB!

3. Guaranteed to always find something statement in any of his collections.

4. This shirt. The best thing I’ve had on my back for a LONG time. (Above and below at Harvey Nichols)

5. The SS17 collection that this shirt is from: more incredible oversized pieces, emblazoned with the late photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe’s dark, moody photographs. An exceptional offering of menswear. (Shop more below)

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March 6, 2017

The very best dressed of the week… Celine Dion, Janelle Monae and more!

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Award season has basically taken over every news, celebrity and fashion site recently. The Oscars (and the massive blunder) dominated last week’s headlines, and the Vanity Fair after party (personally I prefer this red carpet than the main event) got lots of column inches too. Like Sarah Paulson (above, middle) who chose this amazing illusion dress by Ronald van der Kemp. The contrast of the mustard and the black is mesmerising – I can’t stop looking at her here! And the ruffled sleeve adds just enough flounce.

But there was a couple of other surprises too… actually it’s no surprise that Celine Dion tops the best dressed list again. With her new stylist in tow – Law Roach (@luxurylaw) – she can literally do no wrong. He has literally transformed this Diva’s wardrobe. Here she wears this powder blue bow-detail Christian Siriano gown to the Beauty and the Beast premiere. I’m still open mouthed about this look… her best EVER red carpet dress me thinks!

And what about Rihanna in this head-to-toe Monse look? She wore this to pick up her Humanitarian Of The Year award from Harvard (wtf?), and while I’ve seen a lot of polarised opinions about it, I think it’s oh-so-gorgeous on her! The fold over neckline, the belt, the slit, the matching boots… it’s all so amazing!

And I can’t not mention Janelle Monae from the Oscars and beyond…

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These were her two standout looks from the night. Left, at the awards, wearing Elie Saab couture: the most epic gown she has worn. It looks like her stylist, the amazing Maeve Reilly (@stylememaeve), has put extra padding on the hips, because on the model it didn’t look this wide. But it’s the embellishments and sheer and belt and general fabulousness that makes this so iconic. And going with the full gown theme, she wore this Alexandre Vauthier couture dress to the Vanity Fair party. Another EPIC choice!

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The singer-turned-actress is famous for only wearing a monochrome palette, although she has broken away from the black and white mould of late adding yellow – this Barbara Bui trouser suit is so very chic on her – and gold – this Chanel couture sequinned jacket dress. But it was this mash up of stripes and geometric patterns, all by Ferragamo, that left me wanting more from her monochrome love affair. Just so striking!

Let’s see what the rising star will do next!

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February 6, 2017

The very best dressed of the week…

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I know it’s officially Award Season, so these roundups should really include at least one look from the SAGs, but we’ve all seen plenty of that now! It’s all about those other outfits that are sometimes overlooked.

Like Lady Gaga’s full Versace look which she wore to a pre-Super Bowl event. We need a new phrase for ‘sports luxe’! Or what about Janelle Monáe, sparkling away in this absolutely breathtaking Thom Browne dress? On the catwalk is shown longer, but the shorter length on Janelle is perfect. I’m just obsessed with that half-half detail, and the tromp l’oeil jacket and tie is pure genius. And as for Dakota Johnson in Valentino, at the Fifty Shades Darker premiere… I’m still in awe!

Who’s your fave?

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January 26, 2017

Today I’m loving… these AMAZING new-in bits!

OK, I’m bored of the cold and rain. It’s time for some fabulosity in all our lives now, starting with my epic edit of new-in bits and bobs. From Blaze Milano’s incredible tailoring, to Dolce & Gabbana’s pineapples, get shopping here…

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