Sunday, 4 September 2011

Back to school.

So last week it was back to school, and to cheer myself up I watched the Jack Wills Autumn Term video. It worked, and I found myself looking forward to school, I also fell in love with the preppy look again, and so this outfit was created. I was feeling Autumnal and so as soon as I saw the forest green chunky aran knit I knew I had to have it! Paired with a floral skirt, wooly tights and my trusty All Saints boots it is the perfect Autumn outfit!

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Cara Delevingne

One of my fashion role models is Cara Delevingne, I love her look, smoky eyes, full lips and long blonde hair. I love her grungy, rock and roll style, she always wears things like leather jackets and chunky biker boots. I always think she looks really edgy and stylish. From the video you can tell she is so energetic and bubbly, and I love how she plays Call of Duty!

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Geek Chic? Or just Geek?
I really want this Proenza Schouler jumper, it's not my usual style but I think its adorable and I love the colours! I really like it paired with black shorts and boots, it looks really cute and preppy. It's great for keeping you warm during those cold, rainy winter days, who says fashion can't be practical every now and then?

Continuing with my knitwear obsession:
I love this one from Sandro! It would look great with denim shorts in the autumn, and then a black skirt/shorts in the winter. This one is more fitted, which i like, and I think the colours are quite cute too!

Monday, 15 August 2011

Ten things I want for A/W:

  1. chunky/oversized knit
  2. skinny jeans, maybe maroon
  3. anything with a peter pan collar
  4. boyfriend blazer
  5. leather/shearling jacket
  6. sheer dress/skirt, possibly maxi
  7. flat ankle boots, maybe a sort of biker style
  8. snakeskin accessory of some kind, probably shoes
  9. lots of sheer tops and shirts!
  10. a big cosy scarf to keep me nice and warm!
To be honest this list will probably constantly change, depending on my whims and my mood! For some reason I'm feeling grungy right now, have the urge to break out of my usual pretty, preppy style and go more bohemian, I'm thinking chunky knits, sheer maxi dresses and ankle boots! I've never really done it before but for some reason the comfort side of grunge is just so appealing! However it's not my usual style so I wonder if I actually will try it or if it will just remain an idea inside my head...

Saturday, 13 August 2011



I'm seeing maroon everywhere at the moment, and it's definitely one the main colours I will be wearing this winter. This warm hue is perfect for A/W, it reminds me of the colour of the leaves when they fall off the trees, or mulled wine on a cold winter night. Here are a few things I've seen that are perfect for Autumn, I have my eye on some maroon skinny jeans, and I've completely fallen in love with the PS11! But obviously don't go head to toe, you don't want to look like someone's just drenched you in red wine!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011


Lace is one of my favourite fabrics, its so pretty and feminine. The dress is from my favourite shop: The Kooples (again, sorry, just so you know I do shop in other places!)The shoes are from Topshop.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Mini Trend: Peter Pan Collar

This is my take on the peter pan collar trend this season, this is quite a preppy take on the peter pan collar, opposed to the usual 60's style you see in some of the magazines at the moment!

White Shirt: The Kooples
Skirt: The Kooples
Shoes: Topshop

Friday, 5 August 2011

A/W Trend Number 2: Androgyny

"I think there's something incredibly sexy about a woman wearing her boyfriend's T-shirt and underwear." -Calvin Klein
Androgyny was another of the major trends on the catwalk this year, models donned oversized blazers, bow ties, trilby hats, tuxedos, waistcoats and white shirts. At Chanel we saw oversized trousers paired with black boots, whereas at Dolce and Gabbana the look was more tailored, with a fitted white shirt tucked into tapered black trousers and finished off with thin black braces. Whether you want to go all out or just subtly nod to the trend with brogues and an oversized blazer, keep hair and make-up simple to achieve the perfect androgynous look.

Done best at : Paul Smith, Chanel, Balmain, Dolce and Gabanna and Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs
Paul Smith Fall RTW 2011:


Monday, 1 August 2011

A/W trend number 1: Forties

The 40's took the catwalks by storm this season, long hemlines and high necklines created an elegant, ladylike look. They were teamed with tweed or old fashioned floral/bird prints in muted colours, mainly: greys, nudes, navy and maroons. With the occasional appearance of peter pan collars and thick, luxurious fur. Finish the look off with big sunglasses and bold lip colours- and a beehive if you dare...

Here are some looks I ripped out from magazines:

Done best at: Miu Miu, Marni, Louis Vuitton, Jonathan Saunders

Here is my favourite 40's look, by Miu Miu:

Friday, 29 July 2011

The New Mulberry Creation: The Carter

Carter. The name that's on everyone's lips. Its the new Mulberry creation and it is beautiful! Everything about it is perfect, from the chain Chanel-inspired handles to the shiny gold lock on the front. Its simple rectangular shape makes it striking, whilst being relaxed enough to look like it's not trying too hard. It comes in five colours: Birds Nest croc nappa leather (above) Midnight croc nappa leather, black snake embossed leather, and fox brown suede. My personal favourite is the birds nest croc nappa, as I love the soft, neutral colour.

It has already been spotted on the arm of Emma Watson, Kate Bosworth and Lily Donaldson, and is tipped to be even more iconic than the Alexa, which I am an owner of myself and so I'm not so sure, as I do really love the Alexa! My one criticism of it would be that in the picture above it seems to lose its shape when objects are placed inside, ruining the effect a bit, but it is still an amazing bag that Mulberry should be proud of! (and I'm sure they are!)
What do you think about the Carter? Do you think it could rival the Alexa?

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Valentino RTW Fall 2011

 The Valentino collection was very pretty and feminine, the designer used light, sheer fabrics and pretty colours and prints to create a very elegant Fall collection.

I love the idea of wearing a jumper over a dress like the look on the right, I love the collar coming over the jumper too. The nude colours and thin materials look very feminine and dainty, I really love the preppy style of this outfit!

 The futuristic shoulders on the look on the left made this dress, I loved its simplicity and strong shape. I also really liked the sheer panelled shirt on the right, I loved the combination of the lighter and darker shades of black.

 I thought these looks were really pretty and feminine! i loved the missoni-type print on the dress on the right.

The prints on these maxis were really pretty, and again the light fabrics make the dresses feminine and kind of fragile. I really liked the high neckline on the dress on the right, the small details are what make this dress, such as the neckline, long sheer sleeves and thin belt.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Elie Saab Couture Show Fall 2011

 I loved the Elie Saab Couture show, the translucent dresses had an unearthly beauty, they were truly amazing, another of my favourite shows of the fall!

please comment wtih your thoughts!

Saturday, 16 July 2011


I got this dress from Zara, it reminds me of an Erdem dress, or a McQueen as it is similar in shape, so as soon as I saw it I knew I had to get it! Plus, I just saw in a magazine today that Olivia Palermo wore this dress to Paris fashion week! So now I love it even more!
Comment and let me know what you think!