Seventies Starlet

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Day one of LFW, I was determined to look stylish, but as I legged it across London in my vintage blue velvet platforms, channeling my inner seventies style icon Jacqeline Bisset, I remembered just how challenging it is to contend with the famous cobbles of Somerset House.

At the end of a busy first day attending shows including the Merit Award AW15, Paul Costelloe at the stunning Wardorf Hotel, and Ashley Isham (posts to follow soon!), I mentally shoved my beloved heels to the back of my wardrobe and hobbled to Shuh on Neal street to pick up a pair of Nike Internationalist trainers I’d had my eye on. Though I’m not usually one for ‘comfortable’ footwear, I needed something that would allow me to sprint from venue to venue, and I’m sorry to say heels just don’t allow that flexibility!

This season I am really excited about the seventies trend and so this was my inspiration when planning my LFW outfits. As much as I wanted to dress for S/S, the English weather wasn’t cutting it, so I teamed my Spring pastel duck egg blue skirt with pocket detail, front zip,and frayed edging from Topshop with a trusty black ribbed turtleneck from Miss Selfridge and some black suede platforms. I also wore this look with my brand spanking new Nike Internationalists for running from show to show, and let me tell you- they were the best investment yet!

IMG_0628IMG_0650IMG_0630IMG_0626IMG_0622Stay tuned for my reports on LFW shows coming soon! I’m also happy to announce that I’ll be featured as guest blogger for Fourth Wall so make sure you check out their features!

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Seventies Starlet

British Fashion Awards 2013

This Year, I had the privilege of attending the British Fashion Awards 2013 with the Founder of Fashion Strikes, Angela Udemba!

Held at the stunning London Coliseum, and hosted by a list of A-list fashion stars, the night was every bit as fabulous as you might imagine! Fashion’s finest under one spectacular roof, celebrating the very best of British talent, it was a night I will never forget!

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The dress code for the evening was Black Tie and British and despite not getting the memo (Tickets arrived late!) my take on the evening was a more subdued look at black tie, with British inspiration; something that was reflected on the red carpet at last night’s event. Inspired by sixties Britain, I went for a monochrome theme in black and white dogtooth print crop trousers by Zara, suede sling back platforms by Steve Madden and a white shirt teamed with a padded cocoon coat from Topshop and a Jaeger bowling bag (a look I sported in my last blog post but hadn’t had the chance to wear out yet!)

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Best Dressed…

The award for ‘Best Dressed Audience Member’ presented by Alexa Atwell goes to….

Ajlina Matluma of fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog Miilou.com in 1920’s Oscar

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Malaika Firth, of Premier Models, who got the British Black Tie dress code to perfection in an all Burberry ensemble

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Runners up for the ‘Best Dressed Audience member’ go to…..

Angel Noor, President of Iranian Women’s Association, stood out in a stunning beaded gown by Iranian designer Noushah Noor teamed with a transparent tinted red perspex clutch by Lilian Afshar.

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Rosie Davies of Fashion PR agency the London Fashion Agency looked chic in a lace dress with open back and feather peplum detail by Alice and Olivia Courtesy of Net-a-Porter .

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With sponsors for the award ceremony including the likes of Mac and Westfield and Toni&Guy, I was looking forward to emptying the contents of my goodie bag the minute I got through the door…Here’s what was inside…

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Thanks to Mac for the stunning Lipstick in Lady Danger, my new signature colour, and False lashes mascara! Thanks to Label M for forever supplying me with my favourite hair product- Shine Mist- which keeps my hair sleek and shiny, whatever the weather.

Highlights of the night were winner of Emerging Womenswear Designer- Simone Rocha, Model of the Year awarded to Edie Campbell, International Designer of the Year- Miuccia Prada for Prada and last but by no means least…Womenswear Designer of the year, awarded to the very well deserved Christopher Kane!

Until next year….

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British Fashion Awards 2013

Peach Perfect…

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Chunky Cable Angora Knit in Peach by Topshop

Houndstooth cropped trousers by Zara

Platforms by Steve Madden

As the cold Winter months descend on us, I have been looking for the perfect chunky knit. I looked no further as soon as I spotted this angora cable knit from Topshop.

As well as being the cosiest knit I’ve ever found, Angora keeps me toasty warm, and the pastel peach colour gives it a bit of the punch that’s sometimes missing from your average winter knit.

I don’t need to remind you that Houndstooth is huge this season. I decided to make a statement with this trend and picked up a pair of cropped print trousers from Zara.

Teamed with my fave pair of Steve Madden Platforms, I like the 60’s edge it gives to this look. 

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Whistles…

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(Camo skirt by Whistles, Leather Jacket by Topshop, pastel pink patent and suede platforms by Steve Madden, New York)

I’ve always had a bit of fashion affair with Whistles. There’s something so special about the contemporary and effortless style that dominates their brand like no other. I simply could not resist this take on this season’s camouflage trend seen on runways of the likes of Christopher Kane and Alexander Wang.

Pastel colours and jacquard make this take on camo wearable and feminine, and I love the box pleat shape which is another major trend this season and one to watch for next! Styled with a simple white chiffon shirt, I think the look is clean and contemporary, just how Whistles made it to be! Teamed with skyscraper Steve Madden’s and a leather jacket, I’ve gone for a camo by night look, but I could just so happily wear this piece minus the jacket and shoes for a toned down look.

Photo’s by CGJ

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