Monday, 1 April 2013

Boat.Race.Easter


Yesterday saw Oxford put the gremlins of last years race behind them with a very convincing win. And as with all great British sporting events it's a great excuse to meet up with friends in the pub get a little competitive (as an oxford supporter I was out numbered by the Cambridge contingent) and have a fun filled day.

I thought I was a perfect opportunity to debut my new Jacket from Zara which I am totally obsessed with. I paired it with my ripped and a simple jumper so that the jacket still stands out. I wore it with my wedged trainers as I knew we'd be doing some walking but for a chicer evening look I would pair it with my pointy kitten stilettos.

LOVE.








Oh and of course we ended up in a UV party. 


Saturday, 30 March 2013

From.The.Runway.To.Me




I've been working at Chloe now for a couple of months and today felt like a day to have a play and try on some looks from the runway.  
This is Claire Waight Keller's 4th collection with Chloe since moving there from Pringle and it is a collection that, even more so than her previous one, feels like she's hitting her stride and is learning what her Chloe looks like as well as what Chloe means to its loyal customer base.

It's a beautiful collection full of unexpected shapes and fabric manipulation that gives a clean crisp, paired back look whilst still feeling fashionable and at times daring.

So here's a look at the full runway collection.


And here's me. (slightly, eh hem, less modely)

This look is amazing as soon as I saw in I fell in Love. It's such an easy but distinctive  look. The arrows (you'll see them again) are taken from a dress Karl Largerfeld did whilst he was at Chloe and re-worked to this collection.






This is actually my favourite look I tried on. So special and interesting. The trousers are simply amazing (they've sold out so I was wearing a pinned pair of size 40s!!!! But they still look great) and Victoria Beckhams a fan, she's recently been photographed in them. Never a bad thing.


The back of this jacket is so unexpected and beautifully cut.






Tell me this isn't the chicest look for the office (when spring finally hits) ever.




Such a cool, quirky cocktail dress.


Elegant Playsuit ... should be an oxymoron.



This look I wasn't going to try on but as soon as I did I loved it. So un-usual and amazing to wear. 





I am obsessed by these shorts. In this picture they're pinned in the next ones they're not....





Monday, 25 February 2013

View.From.The.Third.Row

The eclectic mayhem of LFW descended on London and I was luckily enough to go to the BFC show spaces at Somerset House.



Terrifying bank of photographs that awaits the models at the end of the runway.

After getting the call from a good friend with a spare ticket to fashion week, the panic set in ... what an earth to wear.

Criteria - fun, relaxed, effort been put in but not too much and of course suitably "fashionie." You can judge whether I was successful in fulfilling this brief.

I'm wearing from the top ..
Bowler Hat - Christies,
Coat - Zara,
Top - Zara,
Trousers - Topshop,
Shoes - Zara
Bag- Mulberry,
 Accessories - Rayban, Accessorize, various others.





Somerset House was much quieter than previous years (I put it down to being the last day and the majority of londons fashionistas had now run out of inspiring outfits!) but there was still a fair number of people to take photos of and awkwardly pose for when requested. After using our tickets to blag one the mulberry LFW totes and taking photos of girls who caught my magpie like eye, here they are...








We headed into the show. And it was a great show Emilio De La Morena's playful autumn collection with hip skimming splits, latticed tops and dress showing a glimpse of flesh and 70's inspired print made for a cohesive and very wearable collection.


video




Thursday, 31 January 2013

An.Electric.Evening




This tuesday, which was a particularly miserable day, my housemates and I headed out for an evening of gorgeous italian food and Lincoln in the relatively newly refurbished Electric Cinema on Portobello Road. 


I'm wearing Christies Bowler Hat, Forever21 blue leather jacket, Topshop jumper, Zara shirt, Carvela trainers  and carrying an umbrella (unknown origins!) and Asos oversized clutch.






Our first stop was Saporitalia. A little italian restaurant where all the waitresses/chefs are actually italian, much gesticulation whilst telling us about the specials was enough proof and the food is fantastic. 

The moment we sat down we were given some delicious tomato bruschetta dripping in olive oil .. and a glass of prosecco without any prompting. YUM and a very good start in my books.
 Non of us being capable of making a decision other than we should really have at least one pizza resulted in 3 of us sharing 3 mains, after our antipasti starter. (The other had a "Joey doesn't share food" moment so kept hers to herself.)
The pasta was amazing, the sauces rich and delicious and the pizza from the blazing woodfired pizza 
oven the best pizza I've had in a while. 

In short it was a delicious, perfect meal. New favourite italian ... Check.

linguine al frutti di mare

Ricotta and Walnut Ravioli in a porcini cream. (This one was my favourite I could have eaten 3 plates of it.)

Pappardelle in a porcini cream with truffle shavings.

Pizza



Feeling satisfied we head to the cinema just down the road. Such a cool place. We had hired two of the beds at the front of the cinema which was fab. We snuggled down into watching Lincoln. Great film Daniel Day Lewis performance in it is breath-taking. If you are planning on going to see Lincoln and I recommend that you do, expect to be emotionally and physically drained afterwards. 

Also if the electric cinema is your chosen destination, Wednesday to Saturday they have freshly baked donuts, which from the whispers I've heard are definitely worth taking into consideration.

Old school sweets, you can also get burgers, cheese boards, the fore-mentioned doughnuts. 

No pull down seats in this cinema, everybody gets an arm chair.

Settling down for the movie ... safe to say the shoes definitely came off! 


Tickets booked for the Great Gastby ... 100%, it would feel wrong to see it any other place!