Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Bats




Happy Halloween!

photos: Souvenirs, We Love it

Keep a lid on it






The most surprising trend this Autumn is without a doubt the return of the baseball cap. And I'm not talking about the all American girl look as in Eva Longoria sitting ringside at a game; Paired with blazers and high-fashion accessories, it should look completely out of place. But for some unexplained reason it works. Well, on some girls anyway.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Shades of Autumn


I feel I should let you know that I cant get enough of leather. Its perfect in all circumstances and I can't remember how I coped before it invaded our lives. Next piece on my list is a leather dress. Unfortunately they cost an arm and a leg. Will have to be patient and wait for the Winter sales.

Jacket, bag and skirt: Zara/ Belt, boots and top: TopShop/ Bracelet: Hermes/ Watch: Michael Kors

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Wild Crowns



One of the advantages of having highlights is that somehow my hair has become easier to style. I am finally able to tease my locks into romantic hippie-child hairdoes, and have been braiding my hair a lot. Apparently next step is flowering-up.Wowza.

photos: VS Magazine - July 2011

Friday, 21 October 2011

Memorabilia


I wouldn't say that I miss Paris on a daily basis, but everytime I go home I do feel slightly overwhelmed by the beauty of my City. Last time I went back I felt a bit sad at the idea of returning to London. So I came home with the tiniest of Eiffel Towers to wear round my neck. I am now a walking cliche, but who cares!

PS. I guess this is your first glimpse at my highlights. What do you think?


Knit and Shorts: TopShop/Pixie Boots: Maje/Bag: Zara/Gold Necklace: Caroline Najman

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Swedish + Italian


Versace for H&M
In stores November 17th 2011

Am still in two minds about this capsule collection. It's almost too extravagant for the streets. Love the LBD's though.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Of how I came to be a pirate


photo: Garance Doré

Something outrageous yet utterly incredible happened to me on Friday. I was walking down Conduit Street on my way to the tube to catch my monthly Eurostar home, lugging a gigantic suitcase, when out of the corner of my eye I spotted the Vivienne Westwood flagship store.

Now let me stress beforehand that I was neither particularly early for my train, nor could I really afford any of the shop's treasures. Had I the slightest inkling of what was about to happen, I would have walked passed without looking back (well maybe just a bit), but it just so happens that I had spent that particular afternoon ogling at Garance Doré's Pirate Boots. So I thought I would pop in, briefly, just to see if they looked as good in the flesh!
Well they did. They looked so good in fact that I had to try them on immediately. Ignoring my watch I asked to try them in the black and the light suede. The blacks came first, and although they were not the ones I was lusting after (my heart having already been lost to the suedes), I hurriedly kicked off my own little pixie boots and buckled up.

I gazed down at my feet and gasped … as my eyes met with a scene of devastation and carnage. Yes, you heard that right. Not dreamy insuppressible longing. Devastation. And Carnage.

I'm still not sure how it happened but my little finger was bleeding from the tiniest of paper cuts, and I had managed to get blood all over the soft untreated nude leather buckles. I glanced up in terror at the salesperson, who looked back at me and simply said: "that will be 395 pounds please”.

To this instant I still can't explain why I didn't just walk out. I mean I'm pretty sure a brand like Vivienne Westwood can absorb the costs of a single pair of damaged pirate boots (that or inform the next fashionista that the new collection is striving to look even more realistic - the fashion world after all has witnessed weirder things). I, on the other hand, am not going to be able to eat, and will be taking the bus for the rest of the month.

On the bright side, I did manage to negotiate a 10% discount. And on the blindingly dazzling bright side, I now own a pair of VW Pirate boots. In the wrong colour though. And slightly bloody. But you know, I think I will quickly come to terms with that. I hope I can get some pics up soon. Watch out though. Don’t get any silly ideas about going to try a pair on. You have been warned.

ps: If anyone knows to remove blood from leather, tips on a postcard please!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Snapped


Regent Street, London
Wearing my new TopShop Coat, Prada Bag and Michael Kors bling.
Pictures by CSeeBoutique

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

The invasion spreads

After winning over our shorts, skirts, trousers, sleaves and tops, Leather has struke again... and this time its going sexy all the way... I'm guessing that like me a few of you will be quite taken by this little number, though I'm not sure how many will be willing to give up silky comfort for soft leather. I'm putting my money on sexy. It always seems to win.

Princesse Tam Tam - A/W 2011-2012

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

The 'blond' hermit

My new 'blond' hair is an ABSOLUTE FRICKIN disaster! I'm never leaving the house again.

Please please please if you guys have had a bad experience with highlights gone wrong let me know what you did to fix it, I'm desperate. My hair basically doesn't look blond at all, just a mixture between ashy grey, and fake orangey. Should I try dye it back to a similar colour to my natural one? I have already gone back to the hairdresser's once to fix it. She put a toner through the highlights which did slightly take away the ashy grey effect, but the hair now looks a disgusting yellow caramel (still no sign of blond). HELP! HELP! HELP! Any advice will be much appreciated