Tag Archives: Jil Sander

Floating Through Summer

Floating Through Summer

Have you ever bought an outfit that you loved in store and then instantly disliked as soon as you’ve got it out of the bag? This look, which I picked up in Primark, stood out in the store and then as soon as I tried it on together I just thought I looked fat. I was going to take them back, life got in the way, I forgot, and as you do I fell in love with the pieces again. It’s weird when that happens, I just chalk it down to the craziness of being a woman, we all have body confidence wobbles.

Also do you find that your mood can change the way you think about a look? My opinions can change with the weather, who I’m with, and with my mood whether I’m happy, sad or stressed. Last weekend was seriously fun as I got to spend time with my besties Jim and Sarah, who had fun photobombing their silly friend posing away in the name of fashion blogging, and I think the fact I was happy made me see this look in a new light.


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His & Her Jord Wood Watches

His & Her Jord Wood Watches

I’ve always had a fascination with woods, there is something magical and mysterious about being surrounded by trees, well to me anyway, I do adore seeing sun rays peaking through and the shadows that the leaves create. There is a peacefulness when in the woods that I just adore so I loved that for the first ‘His & Her’ blog post featuring my lovely husband was in the middle of our local woods to showcase these gorgeous Jord wood watches.

It was fun shooting with my husband, granted he takes most of my style posts, but I loved that he agreed to have a little fun and pose next to a tree, I think it helped that he has a new watch to wear, it is his love of timepieces that has got me addicted, I think between us we have more than 30 watches, crazy right!!!


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The Outnet Summer Style: All About The Marni Bag

When my good friend, blogger and photographer extraordinaire Abi Marvel told me to keep July 4th free for something fun, I have to be honest I didn’t even question it, because as Abi was organising it I was totally in. Well, Abi certainly pulled out all the stops by teaming up with designer discount fashion retailer, The Outnet for an afternoon of basically playing dress up, and it was so much fun.

The first of my three looks, and part one of my The Outnet Summer Style series, was all about chic dressing for lunch with my blogger pals – Alex, Naomi, Ella, Kate, Monica, and of course Abi. I originally picked out a gorgeous Barbie pink Thakoon dress, it was gorgeous, it just didn’t look amazing on me, so for my first look I actually stole something off Alex’s rail, well she did seem to pick out the whole shop.

(L-R) Kate, Monica, Ella, Abi, Alex, Me, Naomi

As soon as I saw this striking pleated crepe Tube Gallery dress I was in love, everything from the bright orange colour to the bead-embellished straps, this dress was perfect for me. I finished my look with metallic cut-out Jil Sander heels and this divine, will fit everything, while still looking chic Marni bag, I loved it so much I had to include it in the group shot. I just really liked the size and I just thought that the woven leather bag was a great match with the cut-out heels. Now if only I had £500+ to buy it!!!

I really loved all the other girls outfits, Kate from I Am Not A Celebrity looked amazing in DvF, Ella from Coco’s Tea Party was stunning in Versus, I fell in love with Naomi from The Fash Pack’s neon Christopher Kane, Alex from Alex Loves wore the Felder Felder mini dress that I have been stalking for a while, and Monica from The Elgin Avenue carried the Rebecca Minkoff clutch that I currently have sat in my wish-list.

My two other looks, coming soon, are festival fashion with a twist, think more chic than mud-ready, as well as my favourite the evening wear look where I got to dress up in a gorgeous Felder Felder gown.

What do you think of my daytime look – do you like the combination of the orange Tube Gallery dress with nude Jil Sander heels and that Marni bag that totally made me swoon?

[Pics: Abi Marvel]

SS12 Campaign: Jil Sander Inspired By Hitchcock

I do love it when a femme fatale style ad campaign is done well and this spring/summer 2012 campaign from Jil Sander is a gorgeous, dark and moody display styled by Olivier Rizzo. Starring Natasha Poly and Daria Strokous, everything from the staging to the divine tailored pieces, especially this emerald-green dress, which accentuates all the curves, and the crack glass shots are just inspired.

It really is a beautiful campaign shot by Willy Vanderperre, it may even rival my other favourite SS12 campaign of the retro beach holiday from Mulberry, even if it is the polar opposite. This is why I love fashion, the different vibes of two very different brands, each works and both created such an impact on me.