My iPhone and I

30 March 2012

Last weekend although beautifully relaxing was a bit of an upsetting one, as my faithful friend of 6 years died before my very eyes.. yes of course I’m talking about my Macbook! Frantic tweets later I was informed the grey screen with a question mark in the middle (yes Apple you have a great sense of humour!!) meant my darling little white vintage Macbook had gone to the great digital playground in the sky!

So while waiting for my shiny new Macbook Pro to arrive, my iPhone has been faithful friend and glued to my style stalking hand all week! This is our week together, from silver martini glasses at Chelsea brassiere, to chill out time at my favourite luxury cinema in Bayswater- The Lounge, the week has been a lovely one with to die for weather. Style stalking included the gorgeous new Alexa Mulberry bag, some Neon stalking on my walk into work, what I wore to work that day, finally ending with a photo in front of my new car!!!-kidding kido’s, check out the number plate though!

It’s been hectic but fun week as usual and will be next week as well, which I may just do another post like this as I rather enjoyed it and have become totally hooked on my tumblr and instagram!  

Smashbox Review

29 March 2012

As my regular followers will know i'm a super simple lassy when it comes to make-up, little bit of Burberry beauty foundation, touch of bronzer and mascara and that's it.. but recently I have been searching high and low for a really nice blusher.  I came across the relatively new brand Smashbox which has the nicest blusher.. very eu natural and perfects my 'no make-up' look down to a tee!!

Jumper: Cashmere from Marks and Spencer (looove it), Short: W118 by Walter, which a brand I massively stock up on every time I go to NYC -definitely worth a look!

Fashion or Art?

27 March 2012

There are some designers within the fashion world that push the barriers between art and fashion to such an extent that some would say the pieces become un-wearable or exclusively for the fashion extreme, others would say the boundaries are there to be pushed, the types of Anna Dello Russo would strongly agree with the later, I also would!

I have always been obsessed with crazy eye-wear designers but at the moment I can’t get enough of this  talented duo, Rachel Cohen-Lunning and Merrilee Lichtenstein Cohen are the creative brains being Mercury NYC.  Previously they designed metal body sculptures and art at the Hotel Chelsea in the mid 1970's, artwork included one of a kind fantasy jewellery, metal dresses, bustiers, gauntlet cuffs, headdresses, crowns, metal hoods, and eye-wear.

Now they continue to design truly unique eye-wear and on this shoot have worked with the talented photographer Joshua Scott to create these surreal photographs.

Photographs courtesy of Trendland

Heidi Hi

26 March 2012

So with the beautiful weather from this weekend, I'm well and truly getting into the summer spirit and with that I accidentally tripped and fell into the Heidi Klein shop in Sloane Square! Her gorgeous shop right opposite my current fav Kate Spade, in the heart of Chelsea and I was amazed to find not only does she have the most divine swimwear but also bracelets.

Every year I have an obsession about collecting summer bracelets, and always insist on having new ones each summer. Over the next few weeks I will share my new summer bracelet findings with you... Bring on the summer baby!!!

New Braces!

22 March 2012

There's something very cool about androgynous style, the whole boyfriend blazer, oversized mens shirts, or highly tailored trousers, that keeps appearing within designers collections repeatedly, I am utterly addicted to.

I found these red braces in a vintage shop ages ago and have been waiting to wear them as they need to be worn with old fashioned trousers that have the buttons that attach to the braces. Finally in Toast, which is an awesome brand created in Wales, I found them and now I'm totally hooked on this outfit!

Braces: Vintage Shop Notting Hill, Trouser: Toast, Jumper: Shop in Notting Hill, Jacket: What Goes Around Come Around - NYC.

In Love With Mario

21 March 2012

Ever since I saw an exhibition of his in the National Portrait Gallery when I was 15, I have been obsessed with Mario Testino, in my opinion he will always be one of the greatest fashion photographers. His latest shoot for U.S. Vogue for the March 2012 issue with Natalia Vodianova (who I still can't believe is a mother!) is out of this world.
Shot in his country house in LA, Natalia seems to be a part of her surroundings instead of the surroundings the being just a backdrop for her. Stunning highly designed interiors are incorporated with highly designed fashion pieces from Prada, Proenza Schouler, Marni, Etro, Carolina Herrera, Balenciaga, Dior, Alberta Ferretti, Donna Karan and Valentino.

Images courtsey of Vogue

Kate Spade Arrives In London

20 March 2012

Having fallen in love with her designs on my last NYC visit, I was over the moon when I discovered the arrival of the fabulous New York brand Kate Spade. Her shop which has just opened in Sloane Square is a play ground of fun, this atmosphere perfectly aligns with the brand. As you enter a neon pink lit wall catches your attention with the words ‘Live Color Fully’ underneath are small leather goods, such as wallets and iPhone covers, all merchandised playfully.

From big stripped to red flowers to yellow zebras all cover the walls, the store is layed out over 3 different rooms each room is filled with gorgeous natural light and colourful furniture.

If you haven’t yet come across this talented designer she is well worth checking out, all of the items have a sense of ease about them, for example I couldn’t resist her earmuffs, stitched on one ear the word ‘IN’ and on the other ‘OUT’! Then for the summer I have my heart set on her canvas bag with the words ‘Eat Cake For Breakfast’, this either comes in a large size or a clutch, decisions decisions on which one to get!!

The Kate Spade store little gem is well worth a visit, even if it’s just for the amazing design and merchandising of the store.

Has That Jumper Shrunk?

18 March 2012

Recently I have had an absolute obsession with finding the perfect piece of short knitwear and after searching Polyvore for ideas I finally found this little gem from MinkPink! I'm totally in love with it, teamed up with my fav denim shirt and leopards from Hobbs perfection for Sunday brunch at Flat White in Soho, followed by shopping.

London Vs Paris Style StreetStalking

13 March 2012

After Paris last weekend, on Saturday I hit the streets of London for a spot of comparison Style StreetStalking!! My Style StreetStalking took place in some of my fav London fashionable areas; Knightsbridge, Notting Hill and Chelsea.

In all honesty though I wasn't in Paris for long or with enough style stalking time to capture the true essence of Parisian chic and of course we all know Paris has the most unbelievable street style but I think London is giving the French a good run for their credit cards!!!

This week I have to warn you I may go a little bit quiet on the blogging side.. sad face, as I'm in Romania at the moment opening a rather special store, of which of course I will try and sneak some piccys your way! But I can assure you I will be back in blogging force for next week and I can tell you I have some great posts coming up!!

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