Monday, 2 March 2015

Top 5 LFW

Locking down London and we are halfway through the month. The collections are only getting stronger and London is the best way to get a bit of edge in before the extravaganza that is Milan. Guys, this is London..

Topshop Unique

Fresh from coveting the seaside inspired SS15 collection, Kate Phelan took us to the countryside for a fashionable retreat for the latest Topshop Unique offering. Subtle florals and super cozy coats were offset by sheer lace and feathered creations perfect for party season. A black feathered sleeve and collar coat was reminiscent of Cher's red and black number in Clueless, and the touch of lace above proves less is more in all senses when dressing for colder weather.

Burberry Prorsum

La vie boheme was the theme of day as Christopher Bailey unveiled the Burberry girls (and guys) for AW15. Luxurious western bohemian vibes erred on a new look for Burberry Prorsum, and it definitely paid off. Sumptuous suedes and those printed thigh highs are the perfect companion for fall, while that fringe detail is classic Burberry craftsmanship on a whole other level. Bravo!

Christopher Kane

Another talented Christopher, one who really knows his way around a roll of organza at that. Kane's talents know no limits, with his ever present fascination with the sciences serving as an undercurrent of inspiration for his collections. The contrast of light luxe fabrics with the ongoing theme of passionate lovers, the collection is subtly suggestive with peekaboo sheerness and form fitting skirts.


Echoing The Row with so much sultry slouchiness but with a twist. Structurally undone yet still retaining that classic Joseph femininity with open knits and skirt splits, and proving the socks n slide combo is here to stay. The best part of this show was the swirling pseudo storm and the foil blankets given to those on the FROW to protect their cold and tired fashion week feet. 

McQ Alexander McQueen

Knotted knits and grunge finishes, courtesy of Alexander McQueen sister brand McQ. Sticking to a clean palette of cream, black and navy and only straying for a pop of orange or a smattering of leopard print for that something extra. The multitude of layers and texture clashes of leather, wool and soft chiffon plays on the high low of everyday dressing.

All images via

Saturday, 28 February 2015

A Shoe for all Seasons

Clockwise from top left: 
Seraphina Sandals: Sophia Webster, Arena Sandals: Balenciaga, Zoom Pegasus Sneakers: Nike, Strappy Pumps: Gianvito Rossi, Lowland Thigh Highs: Stuart Weitzman, Christy Lace-Up Flats: Aquazzura, Rangers Studded Ankle Boots: Saint Laurent, Two-Tone Flats: Miu Miu

A lot of things come from working with shoes every day.. The main thing being a serious shoe obsession - not like I didn't have one before of course,  I've been into shoes since before I could walk. My mum's favourite anecdote is of me at my sister's Communion; I was sitting in the pew swinging glossy red Mary Jane clad feet back and forth saying 'Look at my shiny red shoes little boys'. Take from that what you will.. (I'm basically still doing that now, showing off my shoes - only not in a church and in better shoes) 

The above shoes should be in everyone's sartorial arsenal, and though they are erring on the pricey side I would never compromise on quality and I strongly believe you should never scrimp when it comes to your shoes. You wouldn't walk a mile in someone's shoes if they were to fall apart once you get round the corner would you? 

Walk a mile in these babies, they'll really have you going places.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Top 5 NYFW

We are well into Fashion Month now, so I better get going with these posts. So far AW15 is shaping up to be my favourite season yet, with Fendi bringing back fuzzy fashion with super sleek and chic duvets (more on this later) and Topshop Unique's countryside escape. Let's start with New York, New York - where in barely 3 degree weather we were encouraged to sip into something a little more comfortable....

J Crew

Jenna Lyons teaching us that J Crew way to be inherently sexy without wearing next to nothing. The shirt peeking out of that faux fur edged tunic is just everything. I know I know Autumn Winter not exactly warm, but that look does not need a pair of tights. It needs a dinner date and drinks and an Uber to take you home when your legs get cold. Putting out an APB for that one..

The Row

How do I love The Row? Let me count the ways.. Firstly, M-K and A Olsen have made going out in your slippers cooler than ever and I can give a lot of time to a slouchy knit this coming AW. Coming in strong in my favourite blush colour, a just-a-bit-too-long sleeve craves an oversized coat and a venti sized coffee. Count me in!


Suno have been on my radar ever since I saw Serena van der Woodsen in a pair of candy pink wide leg trousers in the Paris episodes of Gossip Girl (the only episodes I would actually urge anyone and everyone to watch). Their AW15 offering is an elegant blend of structured outerwear concealing the sheer and subtly sexy underlay. I love the bold prints adding a splash of colour to the muted palette, proving florals have never just been a Spring fling.


Altuzarra created a collection fit for a princess. By princess, I mean a new age femma fatale who is anything but afraid of a thigh high slit. She sashays into a restaurant and slinks out of her fur coat with an air of elegance and effortlessness. Signature Altuzarra was given a demure touch with frill detailing on the split skirts and the ankle booties to add an edge to AW15.


Finishing the countdown strong with Tibi, a show I always look forward to at NYFW. Something about this cream knit sweater and oatmeal teddy bear culotte combo has me all excited to stay warm in 0 degree climes. The muted palette and slouchy silhouettes are exactly what I've been waiting for and I'll take those black slip-ons any day.

All images via

Do you have a favourite collection from NYFW?
Stay tuned for the lowdown on London Fashion Week soon!

Friday, 12 December 2014

Destination Dreamer

Remember me? Yep, I did exactly what I didn't want to do again. I neglected this little love child of mine. I'm not really sure what I've been doing instead, but I'm here to do something different again. As I make the finishing touches to a festive gift guide I'm preparing for all you Fashion Hunters, I thought I'd show you some places I'd rather be instead of in this cold, rainy weather. Wanderlust is basically ingrained into me and I have a list longer than my arm of places I want to go. I should be so lucky....

Stockholm, Sweden

Georgia, USA

Bali, Indonesia

Sydney, Australia

Tulum, Mexico

Malibu, CA

New York, NY 
(if it's going to snow it has to snow properly and New York does that better than anywhere)

Catseye Beach, Hamilton Island, Australia

Images via Pinterest

I'm always looking for new destinations and believe me I could have gone on forever filling this post with sunny and snowy climes, but I won't. I'll let you tell me some new ideas instead...

Monday, 17 November 2014

Humble Abode

Currently dwelling in the hotel of mum and dad, I have to say I do think a lot about living on my own. I love having my own space and I can't wait for the day when I can call some place my new home, and relish the ability to roam from room to room without a care. It has to have a view. I can't stress how I feel about this. Even Harry Styles said his time in One Direction has taught him to appreciate a good view. Now I'm not in One Direction, but I am definitely picking up what he's laying down. Check out my dream home-spiration while I work out how to save (and not sell a single shoe)...

Images via Pinterest and Domaine Home

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel

Images via Ftape, Pinterest and WeHeartIt

Simply stunning editorial in the November issue of British Vogue shot by Patrick Demarchelier. Featuring Candice Swanepoel, Elsa Hosk, Lily Aldridge, Lais Ribeiro, Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio in anticipation of the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show taking place in London in just two months time. Stripping the Angels bare to showcase heavenly couture disproves any opinion that they are just wholesome Victoria's Secret catalogue models, these girls have real credentials - and seriously good genes.

Fancy Flats

Jimmy Choo 'Guild' Flats

Because however you choose to wear your knitwear: layered, knotted, oversized.. It's always nice to have a little juxtaposition on the bottom half. Jimmy Choo's flats have got it all, the zips, snake print, pointed toe - it's just all too much! Wear with leather trousers for added subtle sex appeal.