Even thought I love accessories it’s still always fun to go to a press day especially when you’re enticed by getting your nails done at the DryBy in central London, they do blow drys too but I love getting my nails done. You’re forced to sit still for 20 minutes – it’s like a timeContinue reading
This year at Graduate Fashion Week you can see that there is more thought put into the styling – which is great but good styling can also make bad things look good, so sometime it’s important to look past the styling and just see the collections! There were lots of accessories on the catwalk on DayContinue reading
There is something so romantic, decadent and still pragmatic about a fan. The House Duvelleroy was founded in Paris in 1827 and in 2009 Eloïse Gilles and Raphaëlle de Panafieu resuscitated the couture fan house. The hand made fans are made from traditional fabrics like silk and feathers and state-of-the-art materials like carbon fiber andContinue reading
A silk scarf is always glamorous and with the quirky aesthetic of Meadham Kirchhoff it’s just so much more special. Edward Meadham andBenjamin Kirchhoff are designing scarves for their second season with Amazon. Their first collection was a limited edition sweatshirt. I love their quirky style and a few seasons ago I bought several ofContinue reading
Jane Bowler is as cute as a button and this season she’s outdone herself! Her collection has grown from focusing on accessories to some show stopper dresses and skirts. All the pieces are very tactile and are easier to wear than they look. I love her necklaces as they can completely transform an outfit. TheContinue reading
It’s spring and baby birds have been chirping outside my window so I’ve become quite partial to things with birds on them. I quite like this silver hummingbird by Silver Fig. Silver Fig is a husband and wife jewellery design team: Neil and Heather Miller, who are based in Johannesburg. They have years of experienceContinue reading
This shoot was quite a huge production as we shot in Switzerland with photographer Damien Krisl with set design by Sylvain CabouatI. We shot in a film studio as we had so many different set ups and we needed a swimming pool for one of the shots. It was quite a big production and itContinue reading
Bill Skinner has been designing over the decades for many famous brands including Asprey, Garrards and Van Cleef and Arpels, Butler and Wilson and Vivienne Westwood. In 2011 he decided to launch his own affordable jewellery collection. Love this ten galloping horse gold plated necklace (perfect for Ascot) and his bees and honeycombs designs –Continue 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
Oliver Ruuger’s exhibition at the Freemason’s Hall was truly magical. In the upstairs of the Freemason’s Hall, an art deco building umbrellas and a brief case were suspended in the air. I saw Oliver Ruuger’s collection during graduate fashion week and I was so delighted to see it again, but this time up close. EverydayContinue reading
I really like patterned tights. These tights are from Phanntiq by Anna Skodbo – they are part of her first collection. I’m quite excited for Anna as her first collection has done quite well and received quite a bit of press coverage. She graduated in June 2010 with a First Class Honours degree from HertfordshireContinue reading
I love a good hat, and it’s a delight to wear a Stephen Jones hat! Are you a budding hat designer? If you are visit Vogue.co.uk as Stephen Jones and Dolly Jones, Editor of Vogue.com will choose the budding hat designer. The winning hat will be displayed at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery for theContinue reading
Today I went to visit designer Kirsty Ward. Kirsty is such a fun girl and I love her bold accessories. She’s been quite busy working on her new collection, which she’ll be exhibiting during London Fashion Week at Somerset House. She’s also working on production – all the accessories are made by hand! I usedContinue reading
Keely Hunter is a London based hat designer presently making wooden hats! I love the idea of a wooden hat and had a chat with Keely about her inspirations. What inspired your collection? ‘NEW BUILD’ for me was all about contributing to design in a directional sense, hence I have produced a series of piecesContinue reading
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