Dress: Modanisa, Vest: Vero Milano, Boots: Toga, Hamsa Bracelet: c/o ChloBo, Watch: c/o Jord Watches
Images by Ahmed Fayed
Back to my folkloric roots, this outfit is a warm embrace while being surrounded by the cold December air.
It’s interesting to realise that my hair looks both modern and medieval. This just goes to show that braids will forever be a good idea.
It’s the little details that bring this look to life: the folk florals, the red fur vest, the silver and gold plated bracelet with an adorable hamsa charm from ChloBo and of course the deep burgundy wood watch from Jord Watches.
Wood in design – much like braids within the hair styling world – is having a renaissance. Move over the questionable 70s chunks, sleek wooden accessories are slowly becoming the new pieces to lust over.
Jord Watches has definitely remastered the material and made me a fan of their uniquely irresistible watch line. With wood especially, there’s always a risk that the piece may end up looking clunky, toy-like and not serious at all. However, the brand avoided this by developing an advanced watch face that makes me feel like Chronos himself every time I glance to see what time it is.
If you’d like to join me and feel like the master (or mistress) of time, feel free to enter this giveaway from Jord Watches where EVERYONE wins. The winner will get a $75 e-voucher, and everyone who enters gets a $20.00 e-gift card excluding the winner! Enter here.
Luxury Wood Watch
Lace dress: c/o Ever Pretty, Turtleneck: Boohoo, Jacket: Vero Milano, Headband: c/o Irresistible Me, Boots: Clarks, Backpack: Moschino
Images: Rebecca Cofie & Stuart McLaughlan
I had a bit of a back-to-back schedule this LFW, so I needed to make sure I didn’t swan dive into the asphalt, which could have happened had I rolled up in stilettos. With the event now taking place at the Brewer Street Car Park for the second season, a whole host of designers chose to show around it and not in it, so running from place to place was in the cards. The same thing used to happen in Somerset House, but I found it to be more welcoming, partly because I didn’t have to save every photographer’s life due to incoming traffic. A snap of me, nor even any celebrity for that matter, is important enough to pay for it with your leg under a car. Yikes!
Coming back to my look, I decided to wear black top to bottom with a hint of daintiness brought by this awesome headband from Irresistible Me – you may remember I boasted about the brand in my Biba Blue post.
This outfit, believe it or not, also includes my admiration for Mariah Carey. Remember when she was riding trains in ball gowns? The lace skirt is actually a wonderful evening dress by Ever Pretty – a lovely collection of evening gowns at super accessible prices. I have my eye on a few other numbers from the site too, one of the frocks may morph into a very Khaleesi outfit in due time. Check them out, I am sure you will fall in love with an Ever Pretty dress or two.
But the show had to go on, on the runway and on the pavement. This LFW I was interviewed for Sky (airing soon!), snapped by a bunch of lovely people and just wholeheartedly enjoyed the shows. Until September.
Faux Leather and fur jacket and vest: c/o Vero Milano, Faux Leather Trousers: Lipsy, Shoes: Pedro Miralles, Bag: Gianfranco Ferrè
Images by Ahmed Fayed
Every February, I end up wearing much more red than any other month. It has nothing to do with Valentine’s Day and everything to do with London. This city (and I am sure an array of others) is at its greyest in February. This is why I simply feel compelled to inject some colour into my surroundings as this whole grey business can rinse the life out of me completely.
Vero Milano sent me this cosy vest to review and I decided to pair it with the brand’s faux leather jacket which I reviewed and wore last year. A lot. These two separates form a single perfect winter warmer. I currently have more excuses to wear Vero Milano than not to.
What are the odds of having shoes in the exact shade of brick red as the vest? Pedro Miralles has the best day heels I’ve ever worn. I guess these two pieces were just meant to form a rebellion against February’s grey domination.
Vero Milano is running a generous 30% discount with the code VM30 until the end of the month.
Dress: Vintage, Jacket: Vero Milano, Pumps: London Rebel, Scarf: Valentino
Images by Ahmed Fayed
Bath is one of those cities that has a different aura to it. It is unlike any city I have ever been to. It’s dancing to its own beat.
You have probably heard of Bath because of its natural springs and a number of spas; it’s interesting to know that these types of springs appear nowhere else in the UK.
Known to the ancient Romans as Aquae Sulis, Bath architecturally is truly unique. The city’s buildings have a healthy mix of Georgian aesthetic with an added Roman classicism.
Although quite small, you can walk around Bath forever. Circle after circle, you notice something new each time, starting to like elements you have felt indifferent about before. You discover yourself as you delve deeper into Aquae Sulis.
Cities that make you feel this way are definitely worth returning to.
Dress: Vintage via Beyond Retro, Jacket: Vero Milano, Sneakers: Nike, Sunglasses: Carrera (c/o SunglassesShop), Necklace: c/o Happiness Boutique
Images by Ahmed Fayed
My love for you is like a Florida sunset. Orange, coral, pink, and lavender, it exists to warm your heart through the inevitable darkness.
― Jarod Kintz
I didn’t think I’d ever wear Carrera sunnies. I thought they suited only my boyfriend, my father and of course David Gandy. And I was right. Up to this year. That’s when the brand completely changed its game plan and glued its sunnies on the likes of me, among many, many other colour-loving folk.
Thanks to Sunglasses-Shop who convinced me to give Carrera sunglasses a go, my entire sunglasses collection is covered in dust and cobwebs. This horrendous neglect is the result of my ridiculous obsession with these blue beauties. For you see, this season Carrera introduced interchangable sunnies: Inspired by a creative generation that loves to personalise their tablets and smartphones, the brand designed entirely customisable glasses. Red rim with yellow lenses? Ok. Cameo and blue? Sure, go crazy. I personally went for mint and turquoise frames – for the same unknown reason I always seem to go for turquoise and lapis lazuli jewellery.
Speaking of lapis lazuli jewellery (when am I not speaking of jewellery), I was so fortunate to stumble upon Happiness Boutique, an up-and-coming jewellery brand with a wholeheartedly fantastic company culture. These girls spend their free time making people on the streets of Berlin happy. When they are not pursuing this very noble cause, they are running a jewellery boutique that offers free shipping and a customer reward programme, if these sort of things are your cup of tea.
And here’s a final tip – if you are in London this summer, ditch the cramped tourist attractions and instead enjoy the calm surroundings of Mayfield Lavender Farm: it looks and smells like the most beautiful memories of your childhood. It just does.