Johnny Who?

Wow, Vanessa Paradis looks amazing with her new short crop!  The Summer 2014 edition of Porter Magazine, captures Paradis sporting her new pixie crop in a series of gorgeous images by David Bellemere.  Johnny Depp won’t know what’s hit him when he see’s these snaps….

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Vanessa Paradis for Porter Summer 2014 By David Bellemere

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Vanessa Paradis for Porter Summer 2014 By David Bellemere

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Vanessa Paradis for Porter Summer 2014 By David Bellemere

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Vanessa Paradis for Porter Summer 2014 By David Bellemere

Fashion Moves into London

For as long as I can remember fashion has been more than just designing amazing clothes or even catwalk shows.  To ensure a customer for life, brands have to sell a lifestyle, an attitude and overall an identity.  Nothing expresses this more than the brands store which could be online or bricks and mortar.  Take for instance Burberry and Gucci, both leading fashion brands with incredibly accessible, interactive and creative web stores however I still enjoy a good old fashioned shop, boutique, store whatever you call it; there is nothing better than walking through a store surrounded by all the things you love about that specific brand or concept.  Perhaps this is why London has recently seen an influx of brand spanking new stores for us to explore!!  From Celine to JCrew, Karl Largerfeld to Christopher Kane, London is brimming with amazing new spaces by the World’s leading names!  With some just open and others to come, I think its necessary to don those new Nike’s (comfort first) and get shopping…..

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Celine London Mount Street Store

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Celine London Mount Street Store

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Karl Lagerfeld Store, London

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Saint Laurent, London

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*Some Images taken from Wallpaper* Magazine

Trans-Seasonal

From digging out last years crop tops and going to work with a slightly burnt nose to turning up the heating and ensuring my beanie is close by at all times….yep, it’s that uncertain, temperamental time of year again – Spring!!!  Mornings now consist of deciding whether to wear my new mules with or without socks, seeing if it’s warm enough to wear anything above the knee without tights whilst always remembering to carry my scarf…just in case.  I feel stuck in a rut of dungarees, jeans and jumpers, constantly fighting the urge to look like a typical ‘hipster’ in their Birkenstocks (so comfy) and sports socks (so warm), since when was fashion so practical yet oh so cool?  This could be a good go on and then you remember, the pre collections, of course!  My trans-seasonal calling card this pre-season is the impeccable Celine with all the clean lines, subtle trends and understated luxe you could wish for.  It’s decided, I want it all and I want it now!

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Celine Pre SS14 By Pheobe Philo

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Celine Pre SS14 By Phoebe Philo

 

Comfortably Couture

I can’t think of a past moment in time where the lines between fashion and functionality were so blurred.  I didn’t think it got more practical than Ashish’s SS14 take on the plastic bag, a Marks and Spencer plastic carrier bag to be precise;  apparently I was wrong.  Step forward (in a very comfortable trainer) please Chanel – who else could send all 64 Spring 2014 Couture looks down the Couture catwalk in trainers?!  It wasn’t just trainers either, there were bum-bags, knee pads and one of my favourite accessories of the last few years, the rucksack; all with a couture esk make over, Amazing!  SS14 here we come in our sensible and extremely comfy trainers with our Birkinstock’s reserved for the sun, our knee length skirts barley showing our knees and a cheeky boiler suit for nights out.  Practicality here we come and we look good…

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Ashish SS14 Look 3 and Look 28

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Chanel Couture Look 7, 18, 27 and 53

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Chanel Couture Spring 2014 Close Up

Dancing Queen

After becoming strangely obsessed with this years Strictly Come Dancing I was Abbey Clancy and her partner Aljaz Skorjanec’s biggest fan!  Week after week, as well as dancing amazingly; Abbey looked incredible (Aljaz didn’t look bad either!) so I thought it only right to celebrate the show and one of the best things about it - those amazing dresses…secretly everyone wants one!!!!

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Blue feather’s for the Samba

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Saturday Night Fever

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Looking sweet for the American Smooth

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Stunning in Red for the Tango

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Looking amazing with a 20′s black crop!

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Waltzing in White

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Gold for the final Show Dance

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FoxTrotting in Black Lace and Tulle

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Pink Beading for the Cha-Cha-Cha

Kate Moss – Fashion Icon

Kate Moss has been awarded one of the most recognised accolades in British fashion.  This December, during the British Fashion Awards, Moss will collect a Special Recognition award for her contribution to British fashion over the last 25 years!  I’m not exactly her number one fan, but even I have to admit; from the early images of her bare faced beauty to her most recent shoot that sees her donning the Playboy uniform, she takes one amazing photograph.  Congratulations Kate, 25 years in the industry and still top of your game……

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Kate Moss for Calvin Klein Fragrance ‘Obsession’ 1993

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Kate Moss with ‘That’ Pixie Crop By Bert Stern 2002

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Kate Moss By Mario Testino 2006

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Kate Moss By Mario Testino 2010

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Kate Moss for Zoo Magazine By Bryan Adams 2013

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Kate Moss for Playboy By Charma Kopa 2014

Ruifier

Recently launched jewellery brand Ruifier is bringing a new aesthetic to the luxury market ‘technology and design together in an innovative harmony’ and I am in love!  Combining structured shapes and precious stones, Ruifier is chic yet understated; the ideal combination. Most pieces come in either Sterling Silver or 18ct gold plated vermeil, often featuring precious stones such as black diamonds and emeralds!  Each piece is as visually pleasing as the price tag……and if that wasn’t enough, Ruifier are currently running a competition on twitter to win my favourite piece; the Icon Ring as featured on vogue.co.uk in November’s #WeWantThis! Add Ruifier on twitter @Ruifier for your chance to win!

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The Icon Ring in Gold Plated Vermeil

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The Icon Ring in Sterling Silver

*Find Ruifier online here