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!

xxx

Seventies Starlet

Easy like Sunday Morning…

Sunday was the perfect day… Lazy coffee morning in front of Sunday Brunch, dressing up for the hell of it, and taking a spontaneous trip to my favourite hidden shopping gems in South West LDN to see what bargains I might find… What more can you ask for?!

Parsons Green is the answer to my prayers…think charity shops, but not your average mothball- smelling-old-ladies-castoffs. Instead picture treasure troves fit to burst with designer goodies donated from Fulham’s finest ladies and you got it! You think I’m joking…I kid you not.

My first stop is always Fara on New Kings Road. It’s not unusual to pick up a pair of killer Acne boots for under 100 quid or a patent Versace mac for £75! This weekend I wasn’t quite so Lucky but I thought I’d share my secret with you anyway!

Next stop is my best and most frequented find of all time-Deuxieme.

Deuxieme is a treasure trove of good as new designer clothing and accessories! No rummaging required, this place is wall to wall rails of beautifully arranged designer finds.

What sets this boutique apart from the rest is its careful selection of second hand seasonal pieces that are not only on trend but for half the original price! Deuxieme welcome sellers to drop buy with pieces they no longer wear, and offer to sell them for 50% less than the RRP- the sellers get 50% of the sale and Deuxieme make a 50% commission. It’s pretty impressive stuff and I am blown away time and time again by the quality of pieces you can pick up at bargain prices!

Here a few of this weeks finds…

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Easy like Sunday Morning…

NYC…

This Easter I ventured to the Big Apple for bright lights, good food and of course, SHOPPING. Since I’m a little delayed in starting this blog, I simply have to go back in time and tell you all about it. I stayed with a good friend Meagan, also known as Senior Designer at Ralph Lauren, in her gorgeous to-die-for apartment in Long Island City with high ceilings, huge wall-to-ceiling windows, and a jaw-dropping view of the NYC skyline. What more can you ask for than the perfect tour guide for all things stylish….

I landed at JFK late on Saturday night and woke to the delights of Easter Sunday in New York City. Ignoring the onset of jet lag, I dragged myself out of bed to check out the Easter Parade on 5th Avenue…

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Peacocks and butterflies
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Waving the flag for British Punk Rock
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There are no words…

and the rest of my trip was spent walking for miles around New York City sightseeing, shopping, and drinking…….

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Central Park: Fur coat, vintage, Scarf by H&M, Jumper by Forever 21, Necklace, vintage.
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Bryant Park: Fur coat, Vintage, Scarf by H&M, Sunnies by Topshop

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Fifth Avenue: Fur coat, vintage, Jumper by Forever 21, Jeans by Levi, Trainers by Converse, Bag by Jaeger, Sunnies by Topshop.
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Carrie’s Stoop: Floral shirt by American Apparell NYC, Leather Jacket by Topshop, Leggings by Topshop, Scarf by H&M, Bag by Jaeger, Sunnies by Ray Bans.
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Brooklyn Bridge: Fur coat, Vintage, Dress by Topshop, Scarf by H&M, Boots by Topshop.
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Chelsea Highline: Shirt by American Apparel, Leather jacket by Topshop, Leggings by Topshop, Bag by Jaeger
Coffee and cake: Jumper by Forever 21 NYC, shirt by American Apparel, vintage necklace. Make up by NARS.
Coffee and cake: Jumper by Forever 21 NYC, shirt by American Apparel, vintage necklace. Make up by NARS.
Empire state of mind...
Empire state of mind…
Boutique shopping in Nolita
Boutique shopping in Nolita
Cocktails at the 'Top of the Strand'
Cocktails at the ‘Top of the Strand’
View from the Top of the Strand
View from the Top of the Strand

Until next time NYC….

xoxo

NYC…

When in Amsterdam…

When in Amsterdam...

Canal boat hopping in The Dam: Jeans by Levi’s, Boots by Topshop, Leather Jacket by Topshop, Bag by Marc by Marc Jacobs, Sunnies by Topshop, t-shirt Vintage

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Day 2 in The Dam: Dress, jacket, sunnies and boots by Topshop, Bag by Marc by Marc by Marc Jacobs.

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Gin & tonic: Dress, leather jacket and sunnies by Topshop, Necklace- boutique, NYC

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Selfie at The Pulitzer Hotel

 

When in Amsterdam…