Month: February 2015

#MFW FOMO (More Fashion Week Street Style)

Ok- Milan looks great, you guys. Prada and Fendi have been my faves so far- absolutely unwearable in real life, but DAMN, so good. I feel a little bitter because everyone is in Milan and I’m still in London! So here are a few of my last street style snaps, to allay the pain of extreme FOMO a little. Sometimes in London, less is more. It is definitely the most street of all Fashion Weeks. Everyone is a photographer AND a model these days. Dress down in LFW at your own peril!  Yours truly rocking some vintage faux-fur. It was so damn cold, you guys!These were my favourite shoes of the day, check out opsandops.com, they are designed and made in London and very funky. More here.

NYFW- Blogger Style

New York Fashion Week has barely finished and already we are bracing ourselves for the madness in London. Each fashion week has it’s own identity and style, and it partly reflects the city they are held in, partly the designers that show there, and partly the crazy weather. Of course, New York is much colder than European capitals this time of year, so the street style of the fashionistas and bloggers who chose to attend had to reflect that. I mean, some celebs were being totally ridic and wearing summer clothes- I mean I cannot even start with that. I’m looking at you, Kate Hudson. Sure we all want it to be spring so we can bust out our florals, but it was -27C in NYC this week, so I’m not buying your off the shoulder sunflower whatever. Style is dressing for the weather as well as the occasion!! Now the three bloggers pictured above definitely dressed for the weather- so kudos to them. Aimee Song, from Song of Style, gets the most snaps because she’s …

Slow cooker Korean-style beef

I love Korean food- loooooove it. Trouble is I haven’t found a really, really good Korean place around where I live (suggestions are more than welcome), so for a little while now I have been experimenting with my own recipes. The only rules are: there are no rule. And it has to be simple. A lot of the Korean beef recipes out there are both complicated and require a lot of ingredients that are not easily found in supermarkets or local shops. So I have put together this delicious Korean-style beef recipe for the slow-cooker. I will not pretend like it’s authentic, but I will say it is delicious, quick and practical, with all the warm, spicy flavours a good K-pop beef should have. All you will need for two people (plus leftovers for lunch the next day): 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup rice vinegar (Tesco now do an excellent range of world food condiments, easy to find and cheap) 3 spring onions (or scallions) finely chopped 2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar 1 2-inch piece …

5-minute pasta

I am often in a hurry and very hungry. I have come to accept it as a fact of life that my body demands to be treated like it was when it was a newborn- it must be fed immediately at the slightest twinge of hunger pangs. Over the years I have therefore accumulated quite the arsenal of healthy and quick dinner recipes in order to keep the hunger monster at bay and stop myself from devouring all the contents of the ice-cream drawer in my freezer. This one is inspired by something I watched the folks over at Lardo cooking. Whenever I go there I like to sit on the bar, overlooking the kitchen. It’s just brilliant to watch them cook, and i always get loads of ideas for my own little cooks. For this delicious quick and healthy pasta you will need: – four handfuls of chopped cavolo nero or spring greens -two red chillies thinly sliced -about 100g of lean bacon (or pancetta for extra flavour and fat) -Gigli pasta for two -Olive oil …

Weekend Fashion Forecast: 50 Shades of Grey

I will never be a Fitty-Shades fan. I have never read the book, and I don’t think I’ll bother with the film. It looks boring and there are some very problematic questions of consent in there. In fact I am convinced Mr Grey is a bit of a douche……all this chat has made me think the only grey I will ever need will be the kind that hangs in my wardrobe. So here are a couple of cool finds for your wardrobe; all grey, none of which will try to fist you. ENJOY. Kenzo embroidered sweatshirt £210 – net-a-porter.com Helmut Lang cut out shirt net-a-porter.com Burberry grey skirt net-a-porter.com Topshop grey skinny jeans topshop.com Miu Miu pointy toe flat £325 – miumiu.com NIKE sneaker £56 – barneys.com Lanvin handbag farfetch.com Chloé black shoulder bag net-a-porter.com Topshop spike collar necklace £39 – topshop.com Burberry gray nail polish harrods.com

Wednesday Wishlist: VD edition

You guys: I HATE Valentine’s Day. It just seems like such a corny, sexist little non-holiday that I generally don’t bother with it. The Pal has been informed that any gift of roses will be swiftly made into pot-pourri and cards will be received with some disdain. We will also not be one of those couples paying double for a set menu at an overcrowded and overpriced restaurant bedecked in heart-shaped balloons. BUT, as much as I hate VDay, I actually LOVE presents- getting and giving. So here is a little list of things you can get your significant other that will not make you gag and/or burn your bra: 1. Give your queen a crown on V-Day. This necklace is from 69B Boutique on Broadway Market, and they specialise in Sustainable Style. The necklace is by Mexican jeweller Carla Fernadez and you should get the large one, for £79 2. Give your lover The Moon The Moon by print artist Baby Crow, of course. Get it from Print Club London, for £60 (a bargain for …