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…..


Celine London Mount Street Store


Celine London Mount Street Store


Karl Lagerfeld Store, London


Saint Laurent, London


Saint Laurent, Lodon

*Some Images taken from Wallpaper* Magazine


The weather has finally decided it’s winter and I am so confused! I didn’t think it was warm enough for my prized Burberry shearling but it probably is; however I also want a new oversized coat yet I have also seen an amazingly cute Zara duffle which must be mine!!!  As trend of the season, this years coat is especially important hence the choice – there’s dream world where Stella’s check wonder and outsized grey catwalk coats would have been draped across my shoulders months ago and Victoria Beckham’s navy check over sized has also been on my mind since first sight in February….whether I’m dreaming or not it’s such a hard life!!  Decisions, decisions…….


Stella Coats: Stella McCartney AW13


The Season’s Best Coats: Oversized Victoria Beckham, Pastel Coloured Celine, Colour Checked Mulberry and Pink Carvan


The Alternative Choice: Zara Duffle Coat AW13


Another one bites the dust

Recently it seems every new piece of news from the industry brings news of a big departure.  Emma Hill at Mulberry started the trend, closely followed by Marc Jacobs’s dramatic departure from Louis Vuitton, after which Angela Ahrendts decided to up and leave the fashion world behind; moving from Burberry to Apple and to top it off, this weekend the news that Jill Sander has yet again left the position as Creative Director of her own name brand, after having only returned just over a year ago!  Great losses on each part, however also exciting to see what they all go on to do and more importantly who becomes the lucky one to take over each of these four fashion power houses….watch this space!


Mulberry: SS14 Look one, Emma Hill’s final bow


Louis Vuitton: Marc Jacobs bids farewell, SS14 Look One

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Burberry: Angla Ahrendts, SS14 Look One


Jill Sander: SS14 Look One, Jill Sander’s AW13 Bow

London reaches new heights

After the 90’s sports luxe of New York and already a couple of season defining shows; all eyes moved to London where expectations were high. What were we given?  A bevy of pastel clad beauties at Burberry, Ibizan goddesses from Topshop Unique, sexed up plant hormones (yes, really) at Christopher Kane; hippies, florals, metallics and of course Mr Tom Ford!  Special mention for Simone Rocha who surprised everyone with a much more subversive tone – still a newcomer yet Rocha junior added to her success of last season to produce one of the most intriguing shows of the season!!  Just like magic, London bought together the diverse, the individual and the creative alongside pure craftsmanship, skill and attention to detail; one of the finest LFW’s to date!  Just take a look……

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SS14 Looks from: David Koma, JW Anderson, Roksanda Ilincic and Burberry Prorsum

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SS14 looks: Richard Nicole, Christopher Kane, Topshop Unique and Tom Ford


Simone Rocha SS14 Look 9, 17, 21 and 36

Edie Campbell’s Season

Could it be the dramatic new hair cut or are insiders simply wanting to be one step ahead of the Cara craze?  Whatever it is, on closer inspection the modelling world has and still is being dominated by another young Brit….step forward Edie Campbell!  Since 2011, Edie has been shooting seasonal campaigns for Burberry, her face has been seen on many a catwalk and even featured in Hedi Slimane’s first campaign for Saint Laurent.  However this year has seen Campbell chop off her strawberry blonde locks in favour of a choppy (almost mullet like) black crop; moving out of the shadows and firmly into the fashion spotlight!  It seems the whole industry has taken note and watched this girl morph from the perfectly sweet, doe eyed, sixties inspired dolly girl to an edgy, raw, cool 22 year old.  Campbell opened AW13 shows for influential brands such as Marc Jacobs, Jill Sander, Louis Vuitton and Burberry, not something to be taken lightly.  Soon you won’t be able to miss Edie as she is the new star of AW13 campaigns for Lanvin, Jill Sander and Marc Jacobs!!  It really is Edie Campbell’s season, get in girl!!


Edie Campbell for Lanvin AW13 shot By Steven Meisel


Edie Campbell for Lanvin AW13 shot By Steven Meisel


Edie Campbell for Lanvin AW13 shot By Steven Meisel


Edie Campbell Look 49, Closing the Burberry AW13 Show


Lily McMenamy and Edie Campbell, Marc Jacobs AW13 Campaign shot By Juergen Teller’s


Edie Campbell, Look 1, Opening the Louis Vuitton AW13 Show


Edie Campbell for Jil Sander AW13 Campaign shot By David Sims


Edie Campbell for Jil Sander AW13 Campaign shot By David Sims

Street Style

Spotted for Glamour Magazine’s weekly Street Style!  Wearing Topshop Trousers, Smerican Apparel Shirt, Zara Jumper, Office SHoes, Bimba and Lola Bag and Burberry Mac.  Only wish I had smiled…..

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Street Style of Me! By Suzanne Middlemass for GLAMOUR UK

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Street Style of Me! By Suzanne Middlemass for GLAMOUR UK

The Met Ball goes PUNK

This year the Met Ball – the most glamourous, fashionable red carpet event of the year, broke the mould; challenged the tradition and went PUNK!!  What better way to celebrate this year’s New York Metropolitan Museum exhibition; ‘Punk: Chaos to Couture’ than inviting a host of celebrities/fashion legends to dress like an anrchist and stick safety pins through their Versace?!

However, after seeing the pictures I am a little worried about who actually received the memo!?  Sienna Miller looked fierce in her fully studded Burberry Prorsum leather jacket whilst Miranda Kerr accessorised with a dangerously spiky Christian Louboutin clutch and SJP even turned up showing her underwear!!  Special mention for Anne Hathaway who looked amazing debuting a punked up, bleached blonde crop to go with her vintage Valentino, Nicole Richie was definitely the punk princess of the night with Dree Hemingway and Leelee Sobieski rocking their own unique style – both showing true Punk attitude!

As for the guests who decided not to embrace the theme and arrived looking as ball gown perfect as ever….they just didn’t cut it; only the Punked made it onto my favourite’s gallery, these girls got it just right……..


Monochrome Punk:  Anne Hathaway in vintage Valentino and Rooney Mara in Givenchy Haute Couture


Studded Punk: Cara Delevinge in Burberry and Sienna Miller in Burberry Prorsum

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Punk Princess: Nicole Richie in custom made Topshop and Miley Cyrus in Marc Jacobs


Glamourous Punk: Paloma Faith in Michael Cinco and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Gucci


Alternative Punk: Leelee Sobieski in Dior Haute Couture and Dree Hemingway in Stella McCartney

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I heart Classics

‘I heart classics’ – We all know no one loves a classic like Burberry.  At the same time no one loves innovation and technology like than Burberry; which is why Christopher Bailey has been fusing the two together for a few seasons now, so for AW13 whats new?

To start with, there were no holograms, rain or snow showers nor was there a celeb packed front row to entertain.  The Burberry man had calmed down somewhat, gone back to basics or, in Burberry’s words Classics.  All of the main outerwear was on show, from cabin to utility coats, donkey jackets and of course the legendary trench.  Yes there was innovation seen through the use of materials and motifs, but they were subtle and classier than previous seasons.  Heart motifs adorned shirts, studs decorated shoes and my personal favourite animal print covered everything from cabin coats to holdalls!  It was another strong collection from Mr Bailey a quirky twist on the classics, classic Burberry.

I’d have a Burberry man any day!

Burberry Menswear AW13 Look 7 & Look 17

Burberry Menswear AW13 Look 7 & Look 17

Burberry Menswear AW13 Look 44 & Look 2

Burberry Menswear AW13
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Burberry Menswear AW13 Look 13 & Look 46

Burberry Menswear AW13 Look 13 & Look 46

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Cara’s Model Moment

From exciting editorials to various front covers and high profile campaigns; each year there is one face, one model that dominates the pages of our magazines, street style blogs and catwalks.  Step forward British model Cara Delevingne!!  Since her debut for Burberry in 2011, Cara Delevingne; has walked for a variety of high profile designers, appeared in numerous magazine editorials and bagged campaigns from H&M to Chanel!!  It’s no wonder then that her face is everywhere and to end the year in style, she was named ‘Model of the Year’ 2012 by the BFC.

By breaking the Burberry mould through a variety of diverse roles and appearing in publications from The Journal to; Cara has far surpassed my expectations and shown that she undoubtedly has what it takes!  Not shy of being papped, she has won over fashion critics Worldwide with her relaxed, Tomboy style and got a reputation for being fun and easy going.  With a new campaign for DKNY just released, being named as the face set to launch accessory brand My Crazy Scrunchie and fashion month just around the corner; I can only imagine 2013 will be another stella year for Miss Delevingne!!

So, as 2012 comes to a close here are some of my favourite images of Cara:

Burberry S/S 2011 Campaign

Cara’s first Burberry S/S 2011 Campaign by Mario Testino

Walking for Missoni in Milan, and Preen in London S/S13 Fashion Week

Walking for Missoni at MFW and Preen at LFW – S/S13 Season

Cara in The Journal, Styling: Joanne Blades, By Hugh Lippe

Cara oozing sophistication in The Journal, Styling: Joanne Blades, Shot By Hugh Lippe (2012)

The Ultimate Campaign - Cara for Chanel S/S13

The Ultimate Campaign – Cara for Chanel S/S13

Looking Unreal in Celine for Vogue December 2012

Looking Unreal in Celine for Vogue December 2012

A model having fun?! LtoR: Street Shot '12, Street Shot '12, Backstage at NYFW '12

A model having fun?! LtoR: Street Shot ’12, Street Shot ’12, Backstage at NYFW ’12

Cara on the Cover of ID Magazine, By Terry Richardson (2012)

Cara on the Cover of ID Magazine, By Terry Richardson (2012)

Accessories Trending

So much time has past it only seemed right to refresh my memory with the main trends of the current Fashion Season – on and off the catwalk.  One of the most under the radar, emerging trends seems to be focusing on Accessories.  In other terms we have seen a come back of the perspex bag, the bag that shows your goods off the the nation but at the same time looks surprisingly sleek, fresh and so totally SS13!  Everyone’s doing it…

Cambridge Satchel Company Street Style LFW

Minimal Chic at Gucci MFW

Colour Pop Transparency at Burberry Prorsum LFW

Jenny Packham S/S13 at NYFW – Perspex Clutch

Jenny Packham SS13 NYFW – Perspex Jewlled Clutch

Burberry Finale SS13 LFW – Coloured Perspex Bowling Bags