Tag Archive: Chanel

Apr 07 2014

Store Loving: Inside Osprey London’s Regent Street Flagship

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There is something special about Osprey London, not only because it makes great handbags that I adore, or the fact that it really does champion British manufacturing and design, but because it is very much a family run business with founder and creative director Graeme Ellisdon at the helm, his wife Alex curating the amazing jewellery collections, and even his son Jack is on hand in the store’s Saddlery Cafe.

Much like the brand’s St Alban’s store, the Regent Street store utilises the amazing Grade II listed building, which was once a Barclay’s bank, to showcase the eclectic mix of leather accessories, jewellery, interior pieces, even knitted toys and food. Everything about the store interior is divine – from the solid oak doors at the entrance to the exquisite chandeliers and the stainless steel staircase and that’s without talking about the brand’s diverse selection of interior pieces such as gorgeous arm chairs, antique picture frames and a fun choice of cushions.

There is very much a “home” feel to the store, which is apparently the vibe that Graeme was going for, with the upstairs set out more like a fashion store with its walls covered with gorgeous leather bags and display cabinets filled with handmade jewellery, while downstairs brings a slice of the countryside into central London. I love that the store is a destination, I think I could have spent hours just picking up every last item, there is really so many things I didn’t even know I wanted for the house!!!

As well as buying gorgeous handbags and pieces for the home, the flagship also houses an informal cafe area in the style of the Saddlery Cafe at St Albans, think cute bone china tea cups, delicious cakes and one of the best hot chocolates ever. I also love that the sitting areas are situated within the former bank’s vaults – super cosy and I can’t wait to do tea and cake there soon.

If you are down the Piccadilly Circus end of Regent Street then trust me you have to pop by for a look, not only will you probably leave with a new handbag or necklace, but you will pick up lots of pinnable ideas for your home, I have my eye on a £5k multicoloured sofa.

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How cure is Boris? This beauty was knitted in the UK and I love how each one comes with their own mini Osprey London cross-body bag. I seriously need one of these beauties. osprey london regent st 12 Store Loving: Inside Osprey Londons Regent Street Flagship %tagosprey london regent st 3 Store Loving: Inside Osprey Londons Regent Street Flagship %tag osprey london regent st 1 Store Loving: Inside Osprey Londons Regent Street Flagship %tag osprey london regent st 18 Store Loving: Inside Osprey Londons Regent Street Flagship %tag

Love these metallic handbags – so different for the brand but they really do make a statement.

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Osprey London, 27 Regent Street, London (on the corner of Regent Street and Jeremy Street, opposite Lilywhite’s).

Jan 16 2014

Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit: Keira Knightley Is Pretty In Chanel

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Where: At the premiere of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood

Wearing: A navy Chanel dress with white-trim around the neckline, cuffs and around the waist, and accented with bow detailing, teamed with round-toe heels and smoky blue eyes

Verdict: There aren’t many Hollywood stars that could pull this non-glam vintage-inspired look on the red carpet for a glitzy premiere, maybe Diane Kruger and most certainly my new red carpet favourite Michelle Dockery, and Keira Knightley really does pull it off with ease.

For some this look might seem a little dull and even frumpy, for me it is the dresses classic chic vibe that makes it pretty, and I adore that it is navy rather than black, a colour I am a little obsessed with and you don’t often see it on the red carpet.

As well as loving her pretty frock, it was her smoky blue eye make-up that really grabbed my attention – isn’t that just perfect with her wavy updo.

There is no denying that Keira is beautiful, but on this occasion I think she was up-staged on the red carpet by her co-star Chris Pine who just looked incredible in his tailored Ralph Lauren suit. He looks hot!!!

Are you a fan of Keira’s vintage-inspired look?

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Oct 04 2013

Editorial Loving: Diane Kruger For Glamour Paris

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I know I have already shared the cover of Glamour Paris’ November issue with Diane Kruger – but I have just seen the accompanying editorial and I just had to share it – as it is amazing!!!

Shot by Jason Kim, Diane Kruger shows off her incredible figure in a high-fashion shoot styled by fashion editor Virginie Benarroch wearing lot of Chanel, including an OTT belt that I would die for and a perfume bottle clutch – love, love, love the styling.

Now you’ve seen the rest of the editorial – do you love Diane Kruger’s Chanel love affair in Glamour Paris?

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Oct 02 2013

Cover Loving: Diane Kruger For Glamour Paris & C California Style

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So my girl crush Diane Kruger has scored herself another couple of magazine covers with equal love for Chanel on both of them. The first is Glamour Paris where the actress rocks a whole lot of Chanel bling and the second is for C California Style magazine wearing a gorgeous black and white ensemble. As well as being a little Chanel overload, I know she is the face of their new beauty campaign, I get the feeling that The Bridge star loves styling her hair to the side!!!

I think out of the two covers Glamour Paris shot by Jason Kim just pips it. Even though it is a beauty special the magazine didn’t go for a cute, girlie close-up, they went for an edgy, attitude-filled image that verges slightly into trashy territory. For me, this cover is brash and OTT and I love, for some I think there will be too much bling.

The accompanying editorial is cute and quirky, with Diane showing off her model features while having make-up applied. Her eyes on the second shot are incredible!!!

There is a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot, check it out here, where Diane rocks a number of other Chanel looks including a gold chained belt – I hope that there is also a fashion shoot within the magazine as well.

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More high-fashion and more prim and proper is the cover of C California Style magazine. Don’t get me wrong it is a great cover, but it doesn’t blow me away as much as the incredible editorial. Shot by Matthias Vriens-McGrath, I love the monochrome styling of the shoot, Diane looks elegant in gowns by Dior, Prada, and Altuzarra. With my favourite being that stunning backless Balenciaga gown.

Both covers and both editorials are so different, it is the reason I love to see Diane Kruger on the pages of magazines as much as I do on the red carpet as you know it will also be amazing.

Are you a fan of her jewellery-heavy Glamour Paris cover or is the elegant black and white Chanel dress for C California Style more your taste?

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Aug 10 2013

Editorial Loving: Miley Cryus In Couture For Harper’s Bazaar

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Singer Miley Cyrus has taken out her grill and put her twerking on hold to look all glamorous in the September issue of Harper's Bazaar US wearing the most gorgeous haute couture looks from the autumn/winter collections.

Styled by Lessie Lessin and shot by Terry Richardson, the Can't Stop singer looks elegant wearing looks by Armani Prive, Chanel, Dior, Valentino, Giambattista Valli, and Atelier Versace.

I love all the pieces, the styling is amazing, but my favourites has to be that exquisite ruffled Armani Prive gown draped out in front of the car, it is a gown waiting for a glitzy award show red carpet, and the gorgeous red Giambattista Valli gown captured in front of the sunset.

Every since she cut her hair she has been on a fashion transformation and this editorial shows that she is all grown up and it suits her. It is a shame really that they didn't give her the cover.

Do you like Miley's couture editorial in Harper's Bazaar?

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Aug 01 2013

Editorial Flashback: US Vogue ‘Beauty & The Beast’ Starring Drew Barrymore

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I am a collector of magazines, which some might say I am a hoarder of magazines, but it is because of editorials like this that I can’t seem to get rid of any of my old magazines. Recently I re-organised my office and came across a lot of magazines stored in boxes, which of course meant I had to decide which ones stayed and which ones went, I have to be honest not a lot went to the recycling!!!

This fairytale editorial featuring Drew Barrymore featured in US Vogue’s April 2005 issue and is one of my favourite celebrity editorials, not only is it filled with incredible Haute Couture gowns styled by Grace Coddington – I love the Chanel dress she is wearing looking into the mirror, but it is an editorial with a story.

I have noticed over the years that the large drama-filled editorials like this one shot by Annie Leibovitz is a rarity, granted US Vogue’s recent magazine had a great Homeland set shoot, which was also captured by Leibovitz, but even that doesn’t have the Haute Couture glamour of this Beauty & the Beast inspire shoot.

I often wonder why more magazines don’t tell as many stories any more other than these are the trends, maybe its about budgets, lack of time, or access to great Haute Couture pieces, or even that celebrities don’t want to take part in a lengthy shoot like this – it is such a shame as Coddington proves in this editorial that when done well the concept really can make an impact years down the line.

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Everything from the gorgeous Haute Couture gowns from Dior, Chanel and Christian Lacroix to the exquisite set design and the beautiful Drew Barrymore – this is simply one of my favourite editorials from US Vogue.

To see more of the editorial - check out my slideshow below:

Are you a fan of this dramatic editorial? And would you like to see more story-telling editorials in your favourite magazines?

 

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[Pics: via US Vogue and TheFashionSpot.com]

Jul 23 2013

Twitter Love: Miley Cyrus In London

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The ‘We Can’t Stop’ singer sported an all-black mini dress as she posed on Chanel’s floor surrounded by the brand’s black and white bags and tweeted the piccie with the caption: ‘’The damage is done ❤ @CHANEL.’’

What’s in the bags she doesn’t share, but I am sure we will be seeing lots of Chanel in her up-coming press tour around Europe. Seriously only Miley would pose lying on the floor of the luxury French boutique!

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As well as trips to Chanel, the former Disney starlet has also been showing off her unique style, from a hilarious pose with fans clinging onto railings in a black crop top and pencil skirt and that gorgeous metallic-gold Celine shoulder bag to a monochrome McQueen look along a very packed suitcase in her hotel, and my favourite outfit pic has to be ‘Business’ look with Miley grabbing her crotch, flashing her abs, as well as bit of under boob with the tweet: “Ain’t worrrrrriieddd bout nothin but my my #bizzzznassss”.

Miley certainly has had fun with her fashion in London.

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I really just love her fun attitude, some have been a little hard on Miley lately – but come on this girl is only 20-years-old why can’t she have fun, and come on if you could wouldn’t you buy enough Chanel that you needed two assistants to load up the car???!!!???

[Pics: via Miley Cyrus Twitter]
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