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London Street Style

In Uncategorized on December 22, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Who’s wearing what on the chilly streets on London this week:


Who: Catherine Mellor, ICT Manager from Highbury, London.

What: glasses – Tom Ford / scarf & tights – H&M / dress & necklace – Cos / coat – APC / boots – Acne / knee-high socks – American Apparel

Why: Catherine describes her style as minimal, practical & modern.  Her favourite item at the moment is her navy dress from Whistles.


Who:  Myree Tydings, Graphic Designer from London

What:  shoes – Marc by Marc Jacobs / trousers – a little shop in Hong Kong / jacket – Alexander Mcqueen / beanie – River Island / Scarf – Jigsaw


Who: Marie Grant, Receptionist/Illustrator from Queens Park, London

What: coat – Gharani Strok / top – vintage Frank Usher / skirt – New Look / shoes – vintage Gina / bag – vintage Louis Vuitton

Why: Marie likes to mix old with new, or smart with casual and her outfit has a lot to do with her mood of the day. “I love that London has no boundaries when it comes to fashion, you can be as wierd and wonderful as you like.  Plus there are hidden gems all around London to find cheap, unusual bits – the trick is to keep them a secret!”
Marie’s favourite accessory at the moment is her vintage Gucci bag (circa. 1960’s) she got 10 years ago in a charity shop for only £2.50!


Who: Chantal Vorres, PA from Stoke Newington, North London

What:  coat – Gap / hat & scarf – borrowed from housemate / mittens & necklace – b-day pressie / denim shirt – her Dad’s / leggings – Topshop / trainers – Converse

Why: Chantal likes to mix vintage with high-street and try out new combinations. “I think the London fashion scene is really edgy and fun.  People are not scared to try new things and no one bats an eye which means people have the freedom to be really creative and over the top.  London has a fantastic mix of shops, markets, vintage and independent designers so there is something for everyone’s taste and budget.  London rocks!”  Chantal’s favourite item at the moment are her Converse trainers – “they have injected some fun into my outfits and made me look at my wardrobe with fresh eyes”.


Who: Miles Williams, Interior Designer from Kensal Green, London

What: jodhpurs – BBC costume dept sale / shirt – Levi’s vintage / oversized cardigan – Homless ‘pop up shop’ / army dress jacket – ‘The Military Guy’ Portabello Market / scarf – H&M

Why: Miles describes his style as ‘swap shop chic’ and likes that he can wear what he likes and not what he’s told to like. His favourite item at the moment is his Penfield bobble hat (cos it’s bitterly cold at the moment!) and his Euro Disney ‘Mickey’ jumper is a close second.



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Versace Accessories Spring 2011 Campaign – January Jones by Mario Testino

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2010 at 6:47 pm

January Jones strips down for Versace’s spring 2011 accessories campaign shot by Mario Testino. Wearing nothing more than the label’s oversize bags and sleek sunglasses, January is a Versace girl through and through in these sizzling advertisements.



Vintage Elegance – Pic of the Week

In Uncategorized on December 14, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Tania Mallet in stiffened net hat, designed by Madame Paulette, photo John French. Published in Tatler, London, England, 1963.

Have a black tie event coming up soon?

In Uncategorized on December 13, 2010 at 8:58 pm

Here are a few tips from Dolce & Gabanna…


  • Black-tie doesn’t mean black dress – you can really wear any colour. Rich, red carpet colours like burgundy, emerald green or royal blue, in satin and velvet are beautiful and sequins and lace work well at any time.  The main thing is that you choose your dress with confidence!
  • Women and men should always interpret clothes according to their style, be ironic and self-confident and let clothes take a supporting role to their personality.  A dress should never look like its overpowering the wearer.
  • If you feel you lack the curves or confidence to wear a very sexy dress, choose other ways to be, e.g. a masculine suit worn with a Swarovski top or a corset.  Pieces with Swarovski always work as they catch the light and draw attention to your face.  What matters most is confidence.

New this week in…

In Uncategorized on December 12, 2010 at 7:12 pm


Rust Faux Fur Pom Pom Cable Knit Headband / Topshop / £12 – click image to buy


Petite Aran Boyfriend Cardi in Dusty Rose / Topshop / £45 – click image to buy


Petite Spot Rose Floral Tee / Topshop / £32 – click image to buy


Rust Belted Cord Shorts / Topshop / £36 – click image to buy


Modal Fine Gauge Rib Tights in Mink / Topshop / £10


Ashanti Taupe Shearling Ankle Boots / Topshop / £95 – click image to buy


Mock Croc Embossed Suede Duffle Bag in Tobacco / Topshop / £60 – click image to buy


Red Hot!

In Uncategorized on December 1, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Clearly it’s not snowing where this young lady is!

Eniko Mihalik for Bergdorf Goodman Resort 2010 by Miguel Reveriego

Eniko Mihalik follows up a smoldering Vogue Italia shoot with resort swimwear for Bergdorf Goodman’s latest catalogue.  In front of Miguel Reveriego’s lens, Eniko transforms into a redheaded pin-up as she dons the designs of Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Oscar de la Renta and others in the aptly titled, Bombshell.

Man, I wish I lived in that era!

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