All posts tagged: style

Interview: The Beach People

If you like the beach, are a follower of fashion and are an Instagram enthusiast, than chances are that you have come across The Original Roundie. You know! Those beautiful round beach throws that are as useful as they are photogenic have been spotted adorning the Instagram of some major fashion bloggers and stylists. With their beautiful ethnic prints, The Original Roundie really stands out as the most stylish beach or poolside accessory you can have. It’s no surprise that suddenly the roundie has been omnipresent in social media. Made by The Beach People sisters Emma Henderson and Victoria Beattle, their first summer in production saw their flagship product sell out completely in their native Australia. Now the sisters are on a mission to build a “community of like-minded sea lovers” around the world. “Emma and I come from a long line of sea lovers. We grew up around the ocean,” Victoria told me over e-mail. “Sitting at the beach one day we looked at all the things that we love to bring on our sea …

A quick guide to Classic Summer

There are a few outfit combinations that are flawless, flattering and effortlessly chic. In the summer these staples should constitute a fundamental part of any wardrobe. A Breton top, khakis, a white Broderie Anglaise dress,espadrilles etc etc. In fact, with just a few classic pieces, a summer wardrobe can be born, no muss, no fuss. However- NOTHING is more important than individual style, and I would never suggest that we should just unquestioningly buy stripy tops and expect to look Parisian chic. What I am suggesting is that we take inspiration from these delightfully classic combinations and reinvent these pieces and add your own flair and personal signature. I have taken some inspiration from some of my favourite bloggers- Leandra, Chiara, Aimee and Julia- in order to see how they have riffed on these classic and what lessons you can learn from these pros. Khakis as worn by Leandra Medine (The Man Repeller) Leandra Medine is just a wonderful human, she is full of style and flare. But most importantly, she is not afraid to look completely bonkers …

Sonia Delaunay at Tate Modern

Sonia Delaunay was an amazing artist, and fantastically creative human. But because she was a a woman, we don’t learn about her in school. The Tate Modern in London though, is working hard to challenge visitors to expand their horizons and explore some of the most amazing female artists that we may never have heard about. This summer the Tate has a female double headliner- and since I have been moaning about how white and male the mainstream art scene in London is- I am delighted. Sonia Delaunay and Agnes Martin will be the main attractions at London’s most popular museum all summer long.

Weekend Fashion Forecast

It’s finally going to be sort-of-warmish here in London- almost 14 degrees and SUNNY on Saturday! So grab your florals and sunglasses and head to the beer-garden. Don’t forget to bring a raincoat- this is Britain, not LA, and it’s still early March….. Toast floral midi dress / Iris Ink loose sweater / Joules collar jacket / Topshop cigarette pants / Valentino yellow ballerina flat, £485 / NIKE lightweight shoes / H M black drawstring bag / Wildfox black glasses, £115

Wednesday Wishlist: Spring

I guess if I was being totally honest, this list wouldn’t be a list at all. It would be a single word printed in bold and heaving with wishful thinking. SPRING, come at me bro! Thankfully, the sun has been out here in London, and it does feel like the weather is about to break. So, I have put together a little list of Spring essentials, in preparation for the BEST SEASON OF THEM ALL: 1. Vitamin C Serum for plump and healthy skin It’s no secret that I love a good serum. I was once told that for my age-group (20-something fabulous), Vitamin C is really the only age prevention serum that I need- so I jumped on the VitC Train and never looked back. Choo-choo. My skin routine is super basic: I use Micellar Water to remove my make-up and cleanse at the end of the day, and then apply the Vitamin C Serum. In the morning I scrub and wash my face, and apply the serum again before make-up. Easy. I have been …

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