LCM: A Killer Collection, Burberry Prorsum AW15

Posted on Monday, 19 January 2015

He's done it again!! 
As Suzy Menkes writes; 'The Burberry show at London Collections: Men was a text-book vision of branding - and it suggests that things have only got better since Bailey took over management of the entire company, rather than just its fashion side.'

With bohemian theme running through the collection, this was a ramped up sophisticated take on how to do 'bohemia' without looking like you've just come back from a 'Gap Yah'!!

Stalked: Amy Kristina Drucquer, Online Content Manager at Darling.

Posted on Friday, 16 January 2015

For those of you who haven't heard of the rather dahling independent boutique 'Darling, well you really are missing out! Having only launched 4 years ago the brand has established itself as the 'English Rose' of the fashion world, supporting classic and flattering silhouettes. 

I caught up with their online content manager, Amy, on how very darling (I could go all day with this one!!) her working days are!!

 What's your role within Darling?

I’m Online Content Manager at Darling, and look after all online marketing, social media, email marketing, photography and web sales. 

LCM: A Street Syle Celebration of Mens Styling

Posted on Monday, 12 January 2015

It's that time again to celebrate the world of menswear, whether it be with the latest emerging designer or just plan fantastic male styling, this week all of this will come together in what has become famously known as, London Collection Mens.

Here is a little post dedicated to all those very stylishly dressed males that I have snapped this weekend and last year at LCM. 

A stalkers guide to menswear in London. 

1. Know excellent tailoring when you see it. I snapped this very stylish male who swears by the brand Drakes London for everything from ties hand made in London to exquisite jackets (like the one he is wearing).

Stalked: Rachel Chiu, New York Fashion Illustrator.

Posted on Tuesday, 6 January 2015

There's something so cool about fashion illustration, even through this is not classified by many galleries as a saleable art form, which is of course ridiculous! Personally I'd happily display fashion illustrations all around my house in London if I could and this is precisely what I have asked the very talented fashion illustrator Rachel Chiu to help me with! I caught up with this very talented little lady while she was visiting London recently from the big apple.

What do you do and why do you love your job? 

I work as a fashion illustrator in New York.  I love my job!  I actually started my career as a fashion designer, but the longer I worked, the more I realised how much I love the illustration aspect of the design process.  I love being able to capture someone's personal style, render the way the clothes move and fall on a figure, and express the way I see fashion through hand drawing.  Personally, I think it's so fun and interesting to be able to put down on paper what I see in my head and be able to share that vision with an audience.

Stalked: Sandra Hagelstam, Blogger. 5 Inch And Up

Posted on Friday, 2 January 2015

If you're an avid blog follower then I'm sure you've heard of my latest stalk.. Sandra Hagelstam is the blogger behind 5 Inch and Up! Her personal style blog is one of the most well known in the bloggershere, it was a pleasure to stalk this lovely lady during LFW this year.

Stalked: Victoria Plum, Head of Press and Marketing, Beyond Retro

Posted on Monday, 29 December 2014

There's something about finding that special one off piece amongst lots of others in vintage shops that always brings a smile to my face. When it comes to vintage there's a lot of tatt out there, so choosing the right shop is vital! Beyond Retro, is extremely well known in London, filled with gorgeous 1960s rock n roll t-shirts, cut off denim and 'flower-power' dresses, all in all this place is a treasure!

Victoria Plum, is head of press and marketing for Beyond Retro, I caught up with her (looking fabulous in head to toe vintage) on her job and where she shops.

Stalked: Vickie Doherty, Stylist.

Posted on Saturday, 27 December 2014

I've met the lovely Vickie twice in the past, once when she was styling for KJ Laundry at the launch of their Kings Road pop up store and then most recently at LFW. Vickie has the most intriguing and addictive instagram account giving us all little glimpses into her styilsh life, after following her like for a few years it was time I properly stalked her!

What do you do and why do you love your job?

I’m a stylist/model/blogger. I mainly do e-commerce styling! I love it because it’s something i’ve always wanted to do and I never have a boring day at work. I also love meeting the people I get to work with. I meet so many new people all the time which is a really great perk. 

Stalked: Ashleigh, Community Connector, Lululemon.

Posted on Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Covent Garden is a firm favourite amongst visitors and locals. The area oozes old-fashioned charm, with lofty brick warehouses, quirky shops, restaurants, cafés and boutique hotels.

Starting its days as a ‘convent’ garden belonging to the Church, the area now known as Covent Garden. Which is now home to the world class Royal Opera House and pedestrianized thriving piazza, where you will find street performers and food festivals. Hints of its historical fruit and vegetable market can be found well beyond the main square.  If you look closer and delve down some of the backstreets you’ll discover Covent Garden’s hidden gems scattered all around the funky streets of Seven Dials. Alternatively if wander down Long Acre and browse some fantastic stores.

Ashleigh Stirling, our UK community connector, works, sweats and socializes here. Her functional yet fashionable wardrobe enables her to pop to her favourite café Timberyard after a yoga class at her favourite studio, Yotopia (50 metres from our flagship on Long Acre) and still look fabulous!

I caught up with Ashleigh at another of her favourite places, Press London, on Denman Street for a tasty juice and protein ball to find out how Covent Garden fits into her sweaty, stylish lifestyle.

Wishlist Wonders: Hugo Taylor, Eyewear Designer & Made In Chelsea Star

Posted on Sunday, 21 December 2014

My last wishlist wonder feature before Santa comes down the chimney on Wednesday night is with Hugo Taylor. 
Hugo is an eyewear designer/co-founder of Taylor Morris Eyewear and also one of the much loved stars of hit TV show, Made In Chelsea.

Here's what Hugo wants for Christmas ......


Wishlist Wonders: Karen Hassan, Actress

Posted on Monday, 15 December 2014

Today's wishlist inspiration comes from the lovely Karen Hassan, who I interviewed a few months ago. Here is what this very talented actress wants for christmas...
Dear Santa

Please may I have a new bed for Christmas. My current one needs an injection of luxury!