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Sep 17 2013

LFW SS14: Day 4 & 5 – Nicholas Kirkwood, Samsung & Channelling Geek Chic

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Not to worry though as I joined the masses and followed the amazing coverage via my Twitter feed and in Burberry’s case watching the live-stream, which I still can’t believe was filmed using the new iPhone. But I did fall in love with Burberry’s gorgeous coral pink shade, the petal confetti ending and seeing Sienna Miller squished next to Harry Styles from One Direction on the front row.

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Tuesday, the final day of LFW, was a little busier with a couple of shows at the Somerset House and a trip over to the new Topshop venue in Regents Park. In the downtown I soaked in the brilliance of this season’s The Apartment, which is bigger and better than ever and has been a brilliant place to hang out between shows, catch up with friends, discover new brands to adore – from Dower & Hall and Birchbox, and generally be pampered by the professionals, and fed by the likes of Pizza Express and Green & Black’s.

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Starting off Day 5 was a presentation by Nicholas Kirkwood and Samsung, the footwear designer has created some cool accessories for the new Samsung Note using his signature black and white chevron. More than a presentation, this was more like a conversation with the footwear designer, and we got to hear about his inspirations, why shoes, and also plans for the future – he would love to design his own Samsung mobile in the future.

I also got to try out the new Samsung Gear – a watch that can show you your emails, text messages, call someone, and can also take sneaky pictures.

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I then hot-footed it over to Topshop’s new venue, thank you press bus for being such a life-saver this season, to see Brazilian designer Lucas Nascimento’s spring/summer 2014 collection inspired by Brigitte Bardot in Jean Luc Goddard’s ‘Le Mepris’ wearing just a bath towel.

Styled purposefully as being caught in a state of undressing the models wore their slip dresses with the straps falling of their shoulders, and there was a dress that looked like a bath towel wrapped around the body. For me the stand out pieces had to be the structural jackets, the yellow and orange colour palette as well as the tiered dresses.

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Rounding off a fabulous London Fashion Week, probably my favourite fashion week in a number of years, I went for a dress-down look – inspired by a last day of school wearing my Donna Ida jeans and a comfortable ASOS jumper with stars on the elbows. Finishing off my look my fav Dorothy red Topshop shoes and tie-dye socks – all about embracing the geeky girl that I am!!!

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My Style: Mabel, Ida Donna Ida (c/o) // Red shoes, Topshop // Grey jumper with star patches, ASOS // Glasses, Swag & Stare (c/o) // Coat, Dorothy Perkins // Grey socks, Topshop // Bracelets – Claire’s, Dower & Hall, Kate Spade (c/o) // Smartphone, HTC One Red (c/o) //

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To round-up my spring/summer 2014 diary I have put together my last highlight reel using HTC Zoe on my HTC One – with all my best bits from Day 4 and 5 at LFW:

Stay tuned for more LFW coverage – I have reviews from all the shows I attended as well as a spotlight on the trends heading our way for spring/summer.

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[Pics: courtesy of Burberry/my own]

Jul 16 2013

Editorial Loving: Homeland Gets Fashionable For US Vogue

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I am a huge Claire Danes and Homeland fan so I was excited when I heard that the actress would be the star of US Vogue’s August issue, however, the cover is just a little blah, which disappointed me a little until I saw the amazing editorial shot by Annie Leibovitz accompanying it.

The espionage-themed photo shoot, captured on Homeland’s set, shows Claire Danes as her bipolar CIA agent character Carrie in a high-fashion editorial spread alongside her hottie co-star Damian Lewis and I love it.

I love the concept, the staging of recreating prominent scenes and scenarios from the show, and most of all the contrast of the high-fashion styling – how amazing would it be if Carrie actually did wear Victoria Beckham on a stack-out!!!

You have Claire sprawled out on a bed wearing Narciso Rodriguez gown, admiring herself in the interrogation mirror in a Calvin Klein Collection dress that Zoe Saldana wore while promoting Star Trek, and looking a little retro in the car wearing a matching Hermès lambskin jacket and skirt.

I just wish that the cover, which only saving grace is an amazing Burberry trench coat, was more explosive and representative of the accompanying editorial.

What do you think – are you a fan of US Vogue’s August cover?

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[Pics: Photographed by Annie Leibovitz/Vogue.com]

Jul 07 2013

Girl Crush: Kerry Washington For Vanity Fair

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I have many girl crushes, from Diane Kruger, Jennifer Lawrence to Chinese actress Fan Bingbing for their incredible red carpet style, Olivia Palermo because mainly I want everything in her wardrobe, and even fictional character Carrie Bradshaw, the latest addition to the list has to be Kerry Washington.

Over the past year or so, Kerry has really upped her fashion credentials for me, making me take notice when she hits the red carpet, I have loved so many but these Donna KaranRodarteGiambattista Valli and Louis Vuitton looks are some of my favourites.

Her latest editorial shoot for Vanity Fair’s August issue is another highlight, entitled ‘Scandal’s First Lady’, the spread captured by Norman Jean Roy and styled by Jessica Diehl features some amazing looks. From the Lanvin bodysuit on the cover to the peddle-dashed Armani gown that blends in with the stairs, the futuristic Burberry Prorsum dress, and the sexy black Versace and Donna Karan New York looks. It is one hot editorial.

I love this editorial so much I wish that Vanity Fair would have used Kerry for their September issue – as if this was just for August imagine what the biggest issue of the year would have looked like!!!

Have you watched Scandal yet? I stupidly missed the first season when it aired in the UK so I am attempting to find the time to catch-up at the moment, but my friends have raved about it because of how brilliant Kerry is in it.

Are you a fan of Kerry Washington? And will you be buying this month’s Vanity Fair?

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[Pics: Vanity Fair/via thefashionspot.com]

May 16 2013

Cannes Film Festival: Cara Delevingne In Burberry

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Who: Model Cara Delevingne

Where: At the Opening Night of The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival for the Great Gatsby Cannes Film Festival premiere held at the Theatre Lumiere

Wearing: A custom-made black Burberry gown with a plunging lace neckline and long sleeves, styled with diamond Chopard jewellery and hot red lips and nails

Verdict: Burberry and Cara is a match made in heaven. This is another gorgeous black Burberry gown that looks spectacular on the model. Even though the gown is simple in its silhouette I love the lace trim to the plunging neckline, sides and the sleeves, really adds a sexiness to the gown.

I am also pleased that she vamped up this black look with her hot red lips and nails, oh and brought her infectious attitude to the red carpet – she really does sell this look to perfection.

Hot, hot, hot!!!

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[Pics: courtesy of  Ian Gavan/WireImage for Electrolux, Cannes sponsor]

May 07 2013

Met Gala 2013: The Stars Who Embraced ‘Punk – Chaos To Couture’

Safe to say that a lot of celebrities and designers struggled with the punk fashion theme at this year’s Met Gala, some embraced the studs, fishnets, the safety pins, spikes and wrapped tape look, most went with heavier eye make-up than usual, some really took the theme to town, Madonna I am talking about you, while others just ignored it completely, Gwyneth I am pointing this in your direction, and some even made their hair the focus, oh hello Anne Hathaway’s bleached blonde hair-do!!!

Usually I do individual posts for the Met Gala much like my Oscar coverage, but this year I thought I would just do a round-up of my best dressed looks, and focus more on the stars that actually made punk high-fashion.

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As you would expect with it being punk, there was a lot of black, not as much leather as I thought, but lots and lots of black. My favourite black look, and one of my favourites of the night, had to be Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev in Monique Lhuillier, a look featuring a leather and lace halter corseted bodice, black lace leggings and a tulle skirt, which was made perfectly punk with her incredible side-swept hair - seriously she so nailed it!!!

Coming in at a close second to Nina in the all-black category had to be Cara Delevingne in Burberry, as well as doing a great trench coat it seems that the British heritage brand also has a naughty side with this gorgeous and sexy spiked, plunging v-neck gown, which worked perfectly with her smokey dark eyes and sleek hair and her strong eye brows.

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There were a lot of other black punk looks that caught my eye - Emma Watson in a revealing wrapped tape Prabal Gurung gown, Jennifer Lawrence in a polished Dior look, and Diane Kruger in Chanel, which was more grunge than punk but I did like the pink dip-dyed touch to her ponytail and spiked clutch. Then there were the blonde crop bombshells – Miley Cyrus and Anne Hathaway – who both looked incredible.

Sporting a slinky black mesh Marc Jacobs gown that Kate Moss has worn, I really liked Miley’s commitment to the theme and I think I am the only one who actually loved her OTT spiked hair. In contrast, Anne’s new blonde hair-do was more sleek and worked perfectly with her very revealing, gorgeously embellished vintage Valentino gown from 1992, which totally makes up for her Oscar look. I love that both totally went for it and I think it paid off.

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But there was one look that completely blew me away and that had to be Sarah Jessica Parker wearing an incredible Philip Treacy mowhawk, a dark and moody paint-splatted printed Giles gown and incredible Christian Louboutin boots – now that is how you do punk fashion!!!

Do you have a best dressed from this year’s Met Gala?

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[Pics: via Monique Lhuillier/Burberry//Valentino/British Fashion Council/Vogue]

Feb 11 2013

BAFTA Awards: Anne Hathaway In Burberry

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Who: Anne Hathaway

Where: At the 2013 EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Opera House in London

Wearing: A black column Burberry gown, featuring short sleeves and a studded bodice, teamed with gold bangles, and a book-inspired clutch, showing off a vintage cover of Victor Hugo’s novel, Les Miserables

Verdict: With a rainy red carpet at last night’s BAFTAs a lot of the actresses covered up with huge coats, I am talking about you Jennifer Lawrence, while Anne Hathaway wore a sensible, slightly warmer option with this sporty, simple Burberry gown.

Even though this was one of my favourite looks of the night, I loved the understated shape and the bodice detailing really did shimmer on camera, it did leave me a little torn as I don’t think it was glamorous enough for the BAFTAs, a premiere yes, the British answer to the Oscars not so much.

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But what did wow me about this look had to be her incredible book clutch, a tribute to the movie that has gained her a lot of recognition this award season. It was such a great touch to a simple outfit.

Her make-up and hair was also another highlight, which to be honest has been immaculate throughout the award season, but last night I loved her slightly grundy pixie, kohl-heavy eyes, and that pop of pink on her lips – it really did make her look incredible.

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Jan 30 2013

Cover Loving: Victoria Beckham For ELLE UK

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I love, love, love the March issue of ELLE UK starring Victoria Beckham and so it seems does everyone who follows me on Twitter. This morning I tweeted a picture of the subscriber issue that dropped through my door and everyone went a little crazy for it and with good reason it is the best ELLE cover for a while.

When I saw the newsstand cover last week, see below, with VB wearing a Burberry leather jacket with a lace body I was blown away by how incredible she looked, but I was completely floored with the subscriber cover – wow, wow, wow – that Hussein Chalayan neon peplum top looks insane on her.

We’ve seen Victoria Beckham look amazing before on magazine covers, I have to be honest I do have a girl crush on her, but there is something special about this shoot snapped by Carter Smith that I love. The styling is cool, VB wears not only her own designs but also spring/summer 2013 looks from Lanvin and Miu Miu, I love her hair long, and I think I need to try out Burberry Beauty as they did all her make-up.

I haven’t checked out the whole magazine yet, I haven’t even finished my first flick through as I wanted to share the cover, but the mag has had a little re-vamp I have noticed it in the fonts and layout and it is looking good, and this March issue is huge with more than 400 pages. Now all I need to do is find a quiet spot to take it all in!!!

So what do you think of the Victoria Beckham covers and will you be buying the March issue of ELLE?

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