At a press day I was introduced to the brand Bass shoes – they are an old American company that started making men’s shoes in the 1870’s. During World War I, the Bass Aviation Boot was the official boot for the US Army but it was James Dean and Michael Jackson who made them coolContinue reading

Oranges might not be your typical Halloween fruit but they are orange and perfect to draw on. I had a little Halloween dinner and my guests, being some very talented creative people, drew some lovely and frightening faces for Halloween!                   Andy Bumpas                              Natasha Cowen                            ?                                      Michaela Wenkert

I was invited to a preview screening of Full Figured Fashion Week – part of a series Fashion Week Internationale by Vice Magazine. I knew it was going to be interesting because it was by Vice. The series focuses on the other fashion weeks around the world. London, New York, Paris and Milan are knownContinue reading

One of the simple pleasures in life is having a new writing pen, especially for London Fashion Week. I was lucky enough to receive a Parker Ingenuity pen, which is brown with rose gold – beautiful! It’s has a hybrid flexible writing tip which moulds to ones writing style – it’s a like a fountainContinue reading

This story was Inspired by Queen Boudicca haunting Kings Cross St Pancreas. I styled this story a while back but couldn’t show you the images until now. It was shot by Elisabeth Hoff at The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel for a charity project titled ‘Hidden Gems’ in aid of the children’s charity The Variety Club.Continue reading

Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s Merit Award Winner, Georgia Hardinge (on the right) is having an amazing sample sale today in her East London studio. You can purchase t-shirts for £5 and even some amazing pieces from her earlier collections for under £20! Of course there are some pieces that sell for a bit more but onlyContinue reading


 I don’t know why I have a weakness for certain animal prints but I do and I’m quite picky about the ones that I like.  I was visiting a PR today as saw this zebra print Belen Echandia handbag and I can’t stop thinking about it!

When I was a little girl I loved dolls and I had many tea parties with my dolls and teddy bears so I was quite looking forward to the Scarlet Ribbon Affair event and I had no idea of what to expect as the world of couture dolls is a private and elite one. TheContinue reading

Vice UK‘s office is in East London and it’s quite impressive. It’s a large open plan space with several editing offices and it’s own screening room. I was invited to attend a private screening about Fashion Week Internationale (which I’ll do a separate post on, it was that great!). Vice is one of those magazinesContinue reading


I like a girly cocktail – the kind where you don’t really notice the alcohol, so it does seem very Mad Men to try a proper martini. This was a gin martini with vermouth and instead of olives it had a cherry, so not a true man’s drink but it’s not quite a girly drinkContinue reading


This is my new fashion cupboard at Phoenix Magazine! I’m quite excited as the whole office is being renovated at the moment and I had been hoping that this office would become our new fashion cupboard, and now it is!

I first met Gabby Young at London Fashion Week and you can’t help but adore her. She’s a big fan of Vauxhall Fashion Scout and was seeing quite a few shows there before heading off to the US to do a tour. One of her favourite fashion shows was Inbar Spector so it was onlyContinue reading


Beautiful Soul is known for its bespoke Kimono Collection and this is Nicola Woods second ready to wear collection which is called ‘Summer Breeze’. This season she exhibited at Vauxhall Fashion Scout with Felicites Presents and Ecoluxe London. The silhouette is classic, easy shapes with ruffles and crop jackets but there’s something quite quirky andContinue reading


  Cruella De Vil is a true style icon with her white and black hair, white mink cloak with tight long dresses worn with bright coloured gems. She has definitely inspired many people for Halloween, and many others in their day-to-day look. Beyond Retro has a great display – get the look: Cruella De Vil!

I hadn’t been to a Peacocks press day but there was one held recently at the Oui Rooms in central London and I really wanted to pop by. I love these vintage 70’s inspired prints and dresses – I love a dress as you can always throw it on and with a cool pair ofContinue reading


There was quite a bit of commotion on Carnaby Street (and in TopShop earlier that day) as Kimora Lee Simmons was doing some filmng in Central London. Two cool facts about her: she was five foot ten inches when she was ten years old, and when she was just thirteen she was awarded an exclusiveContinue reading


I’ve known Jasper Garvida for quite a few years, and recently I had the chance to visit Jasper in his new East London studio. Jasper has always been passionate about embellishment and this season with the Olympics just ahead of us he’s used lots of silver and gold with black and white. His S/S 2012Continue reading

Donna Ida, the Queen of Denim has just celebrated her 5th birthday (her shop’s 5th birthday! ‘It literally feels like yesterday that I opened our first boutique in Chelsea – so much has happened in five years and we’ve achieved a lot!  I often look back and remember when it was just me with myContinue reading


I saw this house in East London and thought it just looked so pretty and festive. It must have been decorated for a wedding.