Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Happy Colours, Marylebone, London

Not sure if there would have been anyone that wouldn't have stopped in their tracks after seeing this family. Possibly one of the coolest couples I've ever seen outside of a magazine...and how complimentary are their outfits?

Monday, 25 October 2010

On the Street, Mr Jones, London

Mad Men seems to be shaping the fashion zeitgeist and thank goodness for that - after all, there is nothing quite like a man in a good suit.

Greg Jones wears suit & tie by Reiss, shirt by Topman, cardigan by Uniqlo, shoes by Paul Smith and watch by Patek Philippe

Friday, 22 October 2010

Cup of Tea & A Chat with Cecilia Ostman

I have, since I was a little girl always been fascinated by accessories...how a simple necklace or statement bangle could really make an outfit. I think this obsession may have been born from childhood - my mother had a huge ornate jewellery box crammed full of eye-catching costume jewellery and antique pieces given to her by my father.

So back to the point in question...what I love more than finding a little treasure at my favourite flea market in New York (or my mum's jewellery box!) is discovering a new jewellery designer.

So I'd like to introduce you all to Cecilia Ostman. I had the pleasure of meeting her at the Pavilion of Art & Design when I asked to take her picture. I was instantly drawn to her necklace, which was of course one of her own designs.

 Cecilia Ostman (left) and her sister

Check out her whole collection and you soon realise that her necklaces are what you've probably always been looking for but could never seem to find in the shops. Jade and turquoise beads are used to create little clusters of flowers hung from delicate chains, or large polished black pebble beads juxtaposed on plaited cream fabric...simply stunning.

I wanted to get to know Cecilia a bit better and to find out what her sources of inspiration are...

E: Describe your style in three words
CO: Cute, sexy, feminine
E: Where do you get inspiration for your jewellery designs?
CO: My favorite source of inspiration is traditional costume.  There is so much inspiration to be taken from the pioneers; the ones who started it; before imitations.  Ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt all have amazing examples of jewellery that is so timeless in its beauty.  My latest inspiration was ancient Arabian jewellery and costume. 
E:What is your most prized piece of jewellery / fashion item?
CO: My huge white fox fur ear muffs.  My ears are very sensitive to wind and cold that the minute it gets just a bit cold out there i long for these earmuffs.  They are huge on me, children point at me and men holler from across the street, but to me they are so cozy; I wouldn't survive a winter without them!
E: Your best kept fashion secret?
CO: My friends hate me for this, but I tailor my own clothes.  If you know how to sew (even a little), you can transform an ill fitted sale item to look stunning.  With some good pressing and a few tucks here and there I make H&M look like couture.
E: Which celebrity would you most like to see wear your jewellery?
CO: Rachel Bilson.  She has a great sense of style, she always looks cute and she's always smiling!

E: What is your fashion forecast for accessories for 2011?
CO: I think statement pieces still have a long shelf live.  I'm going for some big necklaces, cute head bands, bows, colors, and really feminine stuff. 
E: What does style mean to you?
CO: For me style is what you accomplish when at any given day you are dressed for the occasion, the weather and you are true to yourself.
E: Finally, whose style do you admire?
CO: Audrey Hepburn.  I know it's a cliche, but she really was always elegant, feminine and full of style!
Queen Rania of Jordan, always stunning.
Beyonce, she doesn't always get it right, but when she does no one can stop her.
Coco Chanel, she practically invented the modern woman, we all owe her a lot!

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Audrey Leighton Rogers of Frassy

So I had the pleasure of bumping into the gorgeous Audrey Leighton Rogers from Frassy on Regent Street today. It was perfect weather for gigantic sunnies, a great hat and snuggly gilet. She's got comfy cool completely and utterly nailed.

Audrey wears...

Bag: Chanel
Gilet: Vintage
Blouse: Vintage Cavalli
Belt: Moschino
Skirt: Vintage

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Red Hair & Animal Print, Lucia London

How much do I love Lucia's hair? I'm having a red hair 'moment' - it just seems to go with everything! Also liking the animal print contrast with her spotty blouse.

Lucia from Who The Fuck Is Mick Jagger

Coat: ASOS
Blouse: Topshop
Jeans: Topshop
Shoes: Vintage (find similar at Beyond Retro)
Bag: Vintage
Scarf: Topshop

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Red Handkerchief, Michael Great Portland Street

This is Michael, one of Topshop's stylists. Apart from really liking his suit and dark-rimmed glasses, check out his red silk handkerchief in his pocket? Such great detail that completes this everyday look.

Michael wears suit by Topman

Monday, 18 October 2010

Morning Lovely

I was just about to get into the tube when I spotted the lovely Olivia looking cool and casual in simple denim jacket, tan loafers and navy cropped trousers...which were almost as cool as her adorable cropped haircut.

Olivia wears sweater, jacket, trousers and shoes from Zara. Handbag by YSL.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Top-to-Toe Check

More from the opening night of Pavilion Art & Design. Just loved this man's suit!

Saturday, 16 October 2010

A Date with Fashion & Art

This week I was invited by Ruinart to attend the opening of Pavilion of Art & Design London. It is organised by the Société d’Organisation Culturelle (SOC) which was founded in 1996 by Patrick Perrin and Stéphane Custot and brings together international gallery owners as well as young promising dealers whose area of expertise covers the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

As well as the beautiful Warhol's and Basquiat's on display you couldn't help but notice the sheer style of the male and female guests in the room. From Monique Rosenthal's timeless elegance to Annie McFadyen's quirky cool, each work of art acted as a perfect backdrop for all the opulent styles I had the pleasure of photographing.

 Monique Rosenthal wears black suit by Italian couturier Andrea Odicini

The perfect bag for men by Prada

Sunny Kooner wears suit by Prada

Annie McFadyen wears outfit from Absolute Vintage, necklace by Tiffany & Co

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Ladylike Aesthetic, Neeko, London

My jaw nearly dropped to the floor when I saw Neeko's purple Hermes Birkin. She had such a refined style and looked to elegant and ladylike I just had to take her photo.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

The Ultimate Body Con Dress

 I've been meaning to post this picture up for a while. Well, ever since I visited Tent London this year. This dress was paft of the MA fashion exhibition and was made by literally taking computerised contours of the body which are then laser cut...meaning that its the ultimate in bespoke dressing.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Mini Me

I sprinted across the street when I saw this gorgeous mother-daughter combo. It was a case of cute mini-me syndrome...Danielle Lineker and her daughter Ella donning their skinny trousers and All Saints boots. Both cute as a button!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Do I Love You? Yes I Do....

....Possibly one of the prettiest red dresses I've ever seen on the high street. I couldn't help but get myself straight down to my nearest Oasis store...perfect timing as I managed to bag myself the last one in my size. I'll be wearing mine with thick charcoal over the knee socks and chunky shoes.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Hello Sailor!

....and my obsession with Breton tops continues....