Wednesday, 23 April 2014

New School Rules

We all get style inspiration from somewhere. Whether it's a celebrity, or a certain type of music, your body shape, or your best friend - style is everywhere and everyone wants a slice of it. One person I love looking to for inspiration is Danielle Bernstein of NY blog WeWoreWhat. This is not a fangirl blog post, although my religious reading of her blog might say otherwise. The overall wearing queen of cool has turned her stylish hand to designing and has created a covetable collaboration with one of my favourite overseas brands Addison that just landed at ShopBop.

The collection has Bernstein's super cool stamp on it, featuring her signature 'second skin' overalls, cute plaid print separates, and essential basic tees paired with sleek boyfriend blazers for an effortless finish. One of the great things about the collection is each piece can be tailored for any occasion, dressing up a pair of overalls could not be simpler with a blazer and heels, and dressing down the shorts suit for a balmy NY day is easy if you just add some slip-on sneakers or ankle boots. Whatever way you wear it, put your own spin on it a la Danielle with fun accessories and a whole dollop of confidence.

Shop the Addison X WeWoreWhat collection here and before you head over there, here are my favourite pieces from the lookbook available to view on ShopBop.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

British Invasion

Have I ever mentioned on here that I love Victoria's Secret? Most likely. If you are also a fan you're gonna love this. The annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - the sacred American institution - is moving to a new location: LONDON. Yes, I jumped for joy too!

Three directors chairs were set up in the Bond Street Flagship Store, where CEO Ed Razek and Angels Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel happily announced the news to a crowd of press and bloggers, and soon enough Instagram and Twitter were flooded with the news. After last year's British Invasion theme this is fitting news for the brand, who now have six megastores in the UK, really putting Victorias Secret on the map globally. I am so looking forward to the annual extravaganza, and I'm sure London will be in a total frenzy when 40 glamourous Angels touch down for the show.

Stay tuned for more details on the show here!

Monday, 14 April 2014

Neoprene Dream

Now that Spring is fully in its stride, the nights are longer and everything is just a teeny bit warmer.. Only teeny though, let's not get ahead of ourselves or anything. Since there has been a slight raise in temperate and it's in positive double figures rather then the minuses, I've got Summer fever and I am ready for jetting off somewhere sunny and exciting. First things first though, if I'm going anywhere this summer, it's with a neoprene bikini in tow.

Step forward Triangl Swimwear, the Aussie brand whose neoprene creations are taking sports luxe to the beach. In bandeaus and triangl(e) tops, the brand is famous for their block colours with contrasting black that really pop on the beach. Personally, the bandeaus are my favourite and the zip detail down the front is what adds that sporty edge to the the teeny kinis. With everything from leather look to leopard print, it's so hard to choose a favourite but with a price range from 79-89USD (about £50) I can guarantee you'll be making multiple purchases - or at least I will.

Check out the full Triangl range here and whilst you're over on their website, they also do underwear now too in the same great shapes and colours as the swimwear. Perfect!

Here are my Top 3 styles from Triangl that I will definitely be packing in my case this Summer. What are yours? Let me know below and if you have another favourite swimwear brand I'd love to know about it!

Sunday, 13 April 2014

While you were sleeping....

Only the most exciting thing happened while one half of the hemisphere was snoozing and the other was passed out in Palm Springs from dehydration. H&M announced their latest designer collaboration...

Whilst most people had their money on Victoria Beckham signing on to create a super 'Posh' line for the high street brand, my personal favourite Alexander Wang got the gig. Wang has proved he's got the goods with his collections for both his eponymous line and Balenciaga, and now we can all get in on the action at a slice of the price.

I for one, cannot wait to see what Wang has in store for this collection. Unfortunately we will all have to wait until November 6 to get our hands on it, but I'm sure it will be worth the wait.

In the meantime, I'm dreaming of the SS14 collection of just-rolled-out-of-bed button downs and boxers  and cotton slip dresses to wear in 90 degree heat. Basically the sun needs to start s h i n i n g. Please.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Five of the Best: Flats

As much as I love a good heel, sometimes we all need to rest our feet in day to day life. However, just because you're dropping down 4 or 5 inches back to earth it doesn't mean you can't look just as good. I've hunted for my favourite go-with-anything flats of the moment for you to shop now:

Louis Vuitton in the City

Louis Vuitton campaigns are probably some of my favourites; always beautifully shot with very little fuss. You might recall a few seasons back Michelle Williams fronted a campaign for the house, round about the time she received critical acclaim for her role in My Week With Marilyn. Now she's back and holding her own against some of LV's best bags.

The campaign, shot by Peter Lindbergh, is casual yet sophisticated, with Michelle in a white button down and boyfriend jeans in one shot wielding a dusty rose tote. In another image, she sits atop a multicoloured stack of LV luggage in a cute yellow romper. Styled by Carine Roitfeld, this refreshing campaign has a laid back feel but with all the grown up glamour that Louis Vuitton is renowned for.

It's symbolic in some ways to the new era with Nicolas Ghesquiere at the helm of the house, and I predict great things for Louis Vuitton in the near future.

Ph. by Peter Lindbergh

Imaginary Packing

If you keep up with on any kind of social media, you might know that I've been day (and night) dreaming of attending Coachella. With an incredible line-up this year and the promise of hot weather and hotels, it's the festival dream. Unfortunately I'm not going, but it's on my bucket list and you can't deny a bucket list of its wishes can you. So maybe next year... Or the year after that *crosses fingers*

In the meantime whilst I scroll with Insta-envy for 2 weeks at my favourite bloggers and celebs in attendance this year, here's what I would be taking in my suitcase to Palm Springs.