Metallic Electric Blue Jean Baby

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There are very few trends in fashion that I won’t try, metallic electric blue skinny jeans by Paige Denim, sure, bring ‘em on. This is what I would call the “I’m married to a rock star look” as it’s loud and sassy, yet polished. The cream furry sweater keeps the vibe fun and neutralizes it from going overboard. I could also see a neutral coloured mohair cropped sweater or oversized fuzzy cardigan working here.

My no-fail, black pigalle suede Rupert Sanderson stilettos are paired with a studded clutch, which looks like it could be Eddie Borgo designed but is from high street brand River Island, who doesn’t love something that looks expensive but is not! 

Jeans: Paige Denim, available at Selfridges here. Sweater: American Vintage. Heels: Rupert Sanderson. Earrings: Jcrew, similar here.  Clutch: River Island, similar here. Sunglasses: Topshop

A special thanks to Trilogy, my destination for the best denim selection in London.

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Poncho, Cape, Blanket Vest

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I’ve always been drawn to the style of the Wild West with fringe suede jackets, Aztec printed cardigans, Mexican ponchos, denim shirts and traditional Ralph Lauren pieces that make you want to live in Montana, trade your car in for a horse and dress ranch-chic every day. So when I saw Cara Delevingne walk down the Burberry AW14 catwalk last winter in a monogrammed blanket poncho, I knew that this was a trend I was getting my hands on. The Burberry Prorsum blanket poncho didn’t just catch my eye as it is just about sold out everywhere online except Bergdorfs. I may just have to put the new Burberry monogramming service to use and order one with my initials for my birthday.

In the mean time ,I have been wearing a lot of this brown Isabel Marant Idoa blanket vest, cape, jacket. This gem of a piece is extremely useful this season and seems to also be hard to find with only Barney’s NY having it in stock. My Maje boots have gotten a lot of wear over the last couple years and only look better as they get older, they go with everything, similar to the Isabel Marant dicker boot, what cant you love?  And to keep the look loose I accessorized with a Celine saddle bag and a mini fedora which I bought at Galeries Lafayette in Paris.

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Dress: Isabel Marant, similar here, and a great one from Asos here.  Vest: Isabel Marant, similar here, and one from Alice and Olivia here. Sunglasses: Ahelme. Lipstick: Nars, Damned. Boots: Maje, similar from Topshop here. Hat: Purchased at Galeries Lafayette, similar here. Bag: Celine.

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London Fashion Week S/S15

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London Fashion Week is always super exciting. I love going to the shows to see what’s coming up next in fashion and to get totally inspired. I am super lucky to call a few of the insanely talented designers my friends and going to their shows to support them after all their hard work is like being a kid in a candy store.

The day of the Michael Van der Ham show, I wore one of his SS14 dresses. Michael Van der Ham is one of my constant go-to designers for evenings and events in London. He just gets it right when wanting something special but not shouting it out loud. To get me through the longest day of LFW I paired an oversized yummy gray cardigan by JBrand for the not-so-hot, but not-so-cold London weather. Long cozy cardigans can be found on the fashion site (Topshop and Asos have some very similar sweaters) and to jazz up the casualness of the big gray cardigan I paired lace Jimmy Choo booties and my beloved Givenchy Bambi clutch.

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Cardigan: JBrand, similar from Topshop here. Dress: Michael Van Der Ham, similar here, and another design, here. Shoes: Jimmy Choo, similar here, these ones from Nicholas Kirkwood are also amazing.  Glasses: Ahlem Eyewear. Bag: Givenchy.

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During New York Fashion Week lots of fringe made it on to the runway so I thought what a perfect time to take out my recent find in my mom’s closet: a vintage black leather skirt which she wore when she was my age.  How sweet to think that my mom was rockin’ the same skirt twenty years ago, that I am wore to shows during London Fashion week. Tamara Mellon has an almost replica of mom’s vintage skirt in her current collection.

Fringe is everywhere and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, thank God for that because I really dig it.  I wore the skirt with a boxy shaped JBrand top (similar here). With simple black strap Givenchy shoes which every living human being should have a version of (similar here) and once again my Givenchy Bambi clutch.

A very special thank you to Buccellati for allowing me to borrow the amazing earrings. I also wore them to the Moda Operandi dinner that evening. Wearing them was heavenly, you will be mine one day.

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Skirt: Vintage, similar here. Top: JBrand, similar from Asos here. Shoes: Givenchy. Bag: Givenchy. Earrings: Buccellati

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Indian Summer Essentials, What You Need Now

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September has been incredibly warm and beautiful in London, the sun has been shining and the brisk Fall has been held at bay. I’m a Midwest girl who loves the Fall (Halloween, Thanksgiving, My Birthday!), I have made a flannel plaid shirt a staple for the season since 1994. My obsession for leather jackets and leather leggings came later in life and I honestly just don’t know what I would do without them in wardrobe now.

I own leather jackets and leather leggings in an assortment of colors, black being the first color purchase for both. However, in this look I’ve moved onto a cream JBrand leather jacket and navy JBrand leather leggings which are an exclusive for the shop Trilogy here in London.

I think JBrand and Helmut Lang have mastered the leather legging department just as much as I think new California brand, Rails has mastered the flannel shirt, it maybe one of the softest things I have ever put on my body, it feels like cashmere!

Once an Isabel Marant boot lover, always an Isabel Marant boot lover. These boots are from the runway collection and definitely one of my best purchases for Fall/Winter, they will get a lot of use.

If you’re lucky enough to live in a place with warmer climates during the late fall and winter, this look can take you through fall right into the winter season (which will make me incredibly jealous come Novermber here in London).

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Jacket: Jbrand, similar from Topshop here. Pants: Jbrand, again, similar from Tophop here. Shirt: Rails, similar from Gap here. Bag: Celine, similar from Asos here. Shoes: Isabel Marant. Sunglasses: Ahlem Eyewear.

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A Little Bit of this a Little Bit of That…

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“Less is more” but sometimes MORE is more and can be fun, which is how I would describe this look, fun!  Boyfriend jeans and a leather jacket are great transitional, summer to fall staples to have in the wardrobe and they go a long way.  I’m not really big on printed t-shirts with slogans or quotes but I could never have too many vintage rock t-shirts, especially from my favourite bands, this one being Bob Seger.  I love the super soft feel and the little holes from being worn and washed too much. So many brands are recreating new copies of vintage-like rock t-shirts because they really are perfect when you find a good one.

Of my favourite accessories from last spring, the Givenchy floral print clutch goes with just about anything so it is definitely making its way through into the Fall season. One of my other most-loved prints besides floral is leopard so I threw that into this outfit as well. There is a similar floral clutch on Asos, and you can get a leopard pair of flats just about anywhere, but Charlotte Olympia makes one of my current favourite pairs.

Finally, a great leather jacket is an investment piece for Fall & Spring, and can be used for some many different looks, so make sure you choose one that you love and will wear it a lot in both seasons.
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Jeans: Frame Denim, these from Current Elliot are also great. Jacket: Acne. T-Shirt: Vintage, but you can find great options at Topshop. Lipstick: NARS Red Square. Earrings: Eddie Borgo. Sunglasses: Thierry Lasry. Clutch: Givenchy, similar here from Asos.

 

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