Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner That I Love LFW: Highlights From London Fashion Week 2017

The capital has been overrun once again by eager designers, artists, bloggers, and posers all in the name of fashion. London Fashion Week makes even the most mundane of us try to edge up our looks somewhat, in the hope of being papped on the streets. There is no denying there’s something very cool in the air when the fash pack hits the city’s hotspots. It’s been a whirlwind of a week so here are my best moments of LFW AW17.

The Best Moments of London Fashion Week AW17

London Fashion Week


  1. Gareth Pugh’s Dark And Stormy Showcase

    The notoriously emotive and gothic designer didn’t fail to disappoint when he showed at London Fashion Week. The show evoked strong funeral undertones with models donning black veils. Pugh contrasted the eerie widow look with structural shapes and monochromatic colours.

London Fashion Week

Add in the twisted leather boots that give the appearance of melted plastic you’ve got quintessential Pugh style with a little something new for AW17.

2. Christopher’s Kane’s Floral Space Travel Pieces

London Fashion Week

Never one to shy away from a bit of applique, Christopher Kane dazzled us once again with a sequin and flower laden show. The silvery metallics gave me instant 90s throwback to my teenage disco days. I’ll admit the sponge wrapped shoes looked a little DIY fancy dress, but nonetheless, it was all part of the humour we’ve come to expect from the designer.

3. Katy Perry Rocks Up To Christopher Kane

London Fashion Week

It wasn’t just the clothes that got everyone talking at the Kane show. Firework pop star Katy Perry definitely got the crowd worked up as she sat front row. Wearing the designer’s graphic print coat, Perry wowed as she showcased her brand new choppy bob. Katy exuded style and coolness at the event, plus I especially love her brilliant example on how to wear a choker.


4. Feminine Utilitarian Style At Simone Rocha

Simone Rocha sent women of many ages down the runway, which was refreshing to see. It simply confirmed what we’ve all known, fashion is for all. The hardwearing officer coats combined with floaty florals gave the models an element of battling gender norms. Proof if ever, that you don’t have to choose, we can be tough and feminine at the same time. Also, I’m a massive sucker for collar detailing.

London Fashion Week

5. The Long Awaited Burberry Show

Burberry’s shows have become a must watch over the past years. The brand at the helm of Christopher Bailey has gone from strengths to strengths and has been able to shed the chavvy print vibes it was sporting six or seven years ago. As we have begun yearning for Britishness in our designer brand choices, Burberry has come into its own. The year’s lineup didn’t disappoint. Taking inspiration from explorer Henry Moore the clothes had an air of the arctic about them. From the swirling ruffles that reminded you of the frosty tundra to the hard wearing woollen coats the models donned. The vibe was edgy and a lot cooler than recent Burberry years. Wearable but innovative throughout.

6. Charlotte Olympia’s Film Noir Special

Trust Charlotte Olympia to present her AW17 collection in full silver screen loveliness. I was instantly transported back to black and white classics with killer femme fatales.  You couldn’t not want the exsquite heels created, all you need is a pair of seamed stockings and a pistol and you’re good to go. I also enjoy that fashion is exploring other mediums in which to showcase its designers. The Style Oscar definitely goes Charlotte Dellal.


London Fashion Week was wonderful, but now it’s time to pack those bags and prepare for Milan and Paris.

January Blues Are Over, Let The Sunshine In: Perk Up January With Your Wardrobe

January is, without doubt, the most depressing month of the year. It’s cold, it’s wet, you’re poor and on a massive Christmas comedown. However, your wardrobe doesn’t have to be quite so sad. Wearing colour actively changes your mood and can lift spirits of those around you. So inject some colour and print into your winter wardrobe to beat the January blues.

January blues

Make like the Sex And The City Girls and offset bright colours and exciting prints against the harsh, miserable city background. You’ll be sure to stand out and brighten, not only your day, but those around you too.

January blues are banished

January blues

Follow in the footsteps of these designers and banish the grey and burn the black. Dries Van Noten takes a walk on the wild side with all-over leopard print. If that’s too saucy for you try block colours as shown by J.W Anderson and Moschino. Perhaps, you’d like something a little more subtle, Erdem’s shimmering florals will see your winter blossom and the January blues lifted.

How To Inject Colour Into Your January Wardrobe?

January Blues

It may be chilly outside but these coats will leave you walking on sunshine. Burberry’s floral trench (£1595) is wonderfully elegant and feminine and will instantly have you dreaming of spring. You can beat those pesky showers with this rubber duck yellow raincoat from Stutterheim (£185), make like the late Debbie Reynolds and sing in the rain. For a cooler twist take Pinko’s graphic print bomber (£250) to switch up the black, boring leather. Add a touch of glamour with this emerald green Topshop boyfriend coat (£79), pair with jeans for an off-duty chic look.


New shoes are a guaranteed way of making you feel happier, plus these beauties will see you through winter and tred all over those January blues:

January Blues

If you’re afraid of colour this is the perfect way of injecting it in small doses. Once these are on your feet you’ll be dancing through the storm. Take Kurt Geiger’s patterned block heel bootie (£110) or Manolo Blahnik fun and frivolous fur trimmed Remolas (£875). How about standing out in these intricate Irregular Choice floral ankle boots (£119)? Patent boots will always be sexy and PVC is having a moment at the minute, so, invest in these LK Bennet beauties (£110).

January doesn’t last forever and with clothes and accessories like this, it will whizz by. Shine on, ladies.


Style That Reigns Over Us: Timeless British Heritage Style

Us Brits know how to dress, there’s just something innate within the women of our great nation that puts together an outfit like no other. Amongst the many movements of British fashion, there is one look that continues to hold a special place in our hearts. British heritage style can be interpreted in many ways. You can go all out and look like Lady of the Manor or you can doth you hat and just adopt small elements of the style.

As a nation, we’re obsessed with period dramas and the Royal family. Which has meant that our love of all things British has seeped into our wardrobes, sometimes without us even realising.

I say, British Heritage Style Is Still Top Notch

British Heritage Style

You cannot go wrong with a high-quality coat that allows you to head out on the hunt or wander the moors looking for your lost love. Tweed is a wonderfully warm fabric that has an understated style quality. Therefore, it can just as easily be worn with jeans as it can a tailored suit. Preen’s tartan coat allows you to feel womanly whilst remaining cosy. In contrast, you could opt for a red hunting jacket, whether you choose to actually go hunting is a personal preference. Nonetheless, a gorgeous red coat with fare you well in the city too. Think large buttons, military finishing and tailored fabrics if you want to achieve that British heritage look. All you need now is a Mr Darcy.

God Save The Queen

Make like the Sex Pistols and pay homage to all things British, from the Queen to the punk movement. Eclectic style is the order of the day. Mix up textures and colours to show your individuality, keeping something truly British as a key part of your look.

British Heritage Style

Gucci’s mismatch of the Union Jack jumper combined with the “Clueless” tartan skirt screams Sex Pistols. In addition, the image of the burning pup simply ignites the punk flame. In contrast, you have Vivienne Westwood’s tweed suit set with fuschia pink blouse. Westwood has successfully deconstructed the ladylike suit and given it sex appeal and edginess, just like the British woman. Mcqueen’s monochromatic coat is ready for you to take tea with the Queen, from the pearlescent buttons to the elegant cut, wear this and even Kate Middleton will be envious of you.

Rain, Rain, Go Away

British weather may be grey, but that doesn’t mean you need to dress that way. The climate in the UK is as much part of our heritage as our fashion is. Take model Stella Tennant who has teamed up with Isabella Cawdor (former Vogue Fashion Editor) to give Holland & Holland a much needed revamp. They’ve taken the strong identity of the brand and made it relevant for 21st Century women. Tweeds are still in as are tartans, but they are now cool and woven with attitude.

British Heritage Style

However, you choose to wear your style makes it even more wonderful. That’s the beauty of British Heritage style, it’s open to interpretation and only develops as we take moments from the past and make them relevant for the now.



Go Out With A Bang: New Years Outfits To Get You In The Party Mood

I think we can all safely say that 2016 has been quite an eventful year. So, let’s say goodbye to it in style. Which is why you should grab a bottle or two of champagne and get your glad rags on because we’ve got your New Years outfits sorted. Whatever you decide to do, just make sure you look fabulous and avoid pulling a Bridget on the last night of the year:

5 Sensational New Years Outfits To Get You In The Spirit

  1. Dance The Night Away With Sparkles And Fringe

    New Years OutfitsWell, it wouldn’t be NYE without a bit of glitter, would it? You’ll be sure to look like the firecracker you are as you spin around in this number on the dancefloor. Try this Alberta Ferretti Flapper dress (£3715) teamed with Saint Laurent’s classic strappy sandal (£510) and the look is all finished off with this divine art deco box clutch from Edie Parker (£1295). So, go crazy, make Gatsby proud and shimmy your way through the night.

2. Throw Some Serious Colour At It

New Years Outfits

Just because the Northern Hemisphere celebrated NYE in darkest winter doesn’t mean you have to be in dark colours. Instead, try lighting up the night with neons tones. Start your year off with a flourish of colour and brighten everyone’s evening. This new season Moschino dress (£480) will add a bit of pep to your walk. It’s combined with Sophia Webster’s Bloomsbury booties (£487) and Givenchy’s mini pink bow cut clutch (£845). Make like a bird of paradise and evoke tropical vibes.

3. Jump In A Jumpsuit For Serious Sex Appeal

New Years Outfits

Who says you have to wear a dress on NYE? This ASOS jumpsuit (£65) is practical and yet it oozes feminine sex appeal. The one piece has been teamed with Charlotte Olympia’s Salsa heel (£495) and Dior’s Lady Dior Croisière clutch in champagne (£710). This outfit is sure to get you noticed as you cooly sip your champagne.

4. Velvet Lux For A Formal Affair

New Years Outfits
Velvet blazers are having a moment at the minute, but quite honestly they have never gone out of style. Which is why I love this Archive by Alexa Chung for Marks and Spencer jacket (£75) pair with matching tuxedo trousers or go hard and pop a pair of leather trousers on. I’ve teamed it with Gianvito Rossi’s Marquis Mary Janes (£795) and Jill Haber’s structural clutch (£760) to complete this sophisticated look. Now, work the room and enjoy your evening.

5. Pulling All The Stops Out

New Years Outfits

This is the New Years Outfit to end all New Years outfits. Why not see 2016 in in utmost glamour and welcome in 2017 with glitz and style? Dolce & Gabbana have provided this decadent fairytale gown (POA) and yes, you could team very simple accessories with this, but I thought, it’s NYE, let’s party. Gucci’s Allie T Bar Sandals (£725) will make you feel like a movie star all night. Plus, this unicorn knuckle duster clutch from Alexander McQueen (£2095) is out of this world. You cannot not have a truly magical night in this outfit.

I hope you try something new this New Years with a great and exciting New Years Outfit. Happy New Year from all of the team here. Cheers.


Get Ahead of The Game: Fashion’s Best Trends SS17

Spring may not have sprung just yet, but we’re looking forward to just what our wardrobes are going to be storing. SS17 is proving to be a strong season with a feminine vibe running right through the heart of it. What to know the hot trends SS17 next year? Keep on reading.


Top Trends SS17

Think Pink!

Trends SS17

As your mother always told you, wear pink to make the boys wink. However this season, pink is hard and dazzling. Balenciaga teamed their fuschia with shocking leggings. Whereas Bottega gave us punchy pink on shiny leathers. Whatever you wear this season, make sure you think pink.

Floaty Florals

Florals Trends SS17

It’s no surprise that florals are one of the trends SS17, it’s always a top trend in Spring. Although, this year you have so many options on how to wear your florals. Michael Kors has given us ladylike retro florals which contrast hugely to McQueen’s and Erdem’s romantic florals. On top of all that, you have Balenciaga’s acid bright florals making us yearn for music festivals. If you buy one thing for SS17, make it flowery.

80s Throwback

Eighties Trends SS17
The 80s are back, with vengeance. Think oversized shoulders and lamè cocktail dresses. Saint Laurent gave us golden metallic dreams with deep plunging necklines and Gucci electrified us all with your blue. So grab your Walkman and we’ll see you back in the 80s. As a side note, though, as my Grandmother once said, “If you remember the trend the first time around, you’re probably too old to wear the revival”.

Fairy Tulle

Embrace your inner ballerina or fairy princess and swathe yourself in lashings of tulle. It doesn’t matter what colour, just make sure it’s floaty and frothy. Dior gave an elegant blood red whereas Molly Goddard played with proportions in navy. You’ll feel like a child again playing dress up in tulle and who doesn’t love spinning in a skirt?

There you have it, my top trends SS17. I know I’ll definitely be sporting some tulle and I may even double up a trend and make it pink. I hope this post has inspired you to try something new and welcome the return of the warmer weather next season.