April 20, 2017

Cruising in stripes…

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{DISCLOSURE} Before you go hunting for this top on ASOS, it’s womens, and actually a t-shirt dress.

{DISCLOSURE 2} I never considered myself the nautical stripes kinda person until I saw this top.

I’ve just been on a cruise holiday for Mummy G’s 60th birthday, and I wanted a statement, camp, ‘first day on boat’ novelty striped something, and I ended up loving it more than I thought!

Also, I’ve always lived by the rule that you should never wear horizontal stripes if you’re over sample size. This top smashed that rule into pieces. So, ignore me.

I don’t look too round, do I?

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This holiday saw a few firsts for me: wearing white on a beach, eating three rounds of toast before midday, drinking 5 frozen Miami Vices before 1pm, wearing stripes and meaning it.

It will still remain one of those eye-rolling trends for me though – ‘nautical’ ALWAYS comes round every year.

Predictable fashion maybe, but not for me!


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April 5, 2017

Pineapples got me again…

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I just can’t get enough. I’ve literally gone pineapple mad.

Don’t get me wrong, flamingos still have my heart, but there’s something about pineapples…

So far I’ve got: pineapple shaped candles, candles that smell like pineapples, big gold china pineapples, glass bowls in the shape of pineapples, trousers/shirts/tees with pineapple prints.

And then THIS, my latest pineapple conquest from River Island (get it here). I’m going on a cruise next week, and this is coming with me!

In other news, here are some pineapple things next on my list…


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March 13, 2017

5 reasons why I love Raf Simons…


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)



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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