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Freja Beha Erichsen for Saint Laurent Pre-Fall 2013. So chic, so cool. Images from YSL.com

Silver with a Sting

April 3, 2013

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As a long-time jewellery fan it’s always exciting to be introduced to up and coming brands. My latest discovery: Rachel Boston. Central St Martin’s graduate Rachel designs stunning jewellery that fuses power and strength with delicacy and elegance. Inspired by a fascination with insects, she uses creepy-crawly shapes and pure materials to create modern and beautifully […]

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I arrived at the Saatchi Gallery for my final stop of day three, where a hoard of  showgoers were ready and waiting for Vivienne Westwood’s Red Label presentation. Running fashionably late, of course. The gallery had been stripped of its art, providing a whitewashed backdrop to the colourful collection that made its way through the […]

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From one glamorous location to another – after Mulberry at Claridge’s I made my way to the Dorchester on Park Lane for the Temperley London autumn/winter 13 show. The ‘Byrds’ collection, inspired by Hitchcock’s iconic blonde Tippi Hedren, epitomised ladylike elegance with that all important Fifties glamour. Read my Temperley London show report on Harper’s […]

LFW Day Three: Mulberry

March 12, 2013

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First stop of day three couldn’t have been more luxurious. On Sunday morning, front rowers (Alexa Chung, Anna Wintour, Douglas Booth, Lana Del Rey…) and the fashion elite took over Claridge’s ballroom for Mulberry’s autumn/winter 13 show. Mulberry returns to the earthy landscape of the English countryside for autumn/winter 13, exploring nature and the great […]

LFW Day Two: Issa

March 3, 2013

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Issa’s autumn/winter 13 woman – the global traveller, rich in tradition and stylish from head-to-toe. Bold geometric patterns, traditional embroideries and feather jacquards nod towards the collection’s Navajo theme while full-length sheepskin coats, crew-neck polos and printed kaftans add a hippie vibe. Think Seventies Pocahontas. There is shimmering beadwork, fringed necklines, cross-body satchels, wide waist-cinching belts, […]

LFW Day One: Sass & Bide

February 26, 2013

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Next up, our Bazaar Mercedes-Benz arrived outside a beautifully lit church, just behind the Houses of Parliament, for the Sass & Bide show. The Aussie design duo looked to structures and internal mechanics for their autumn/winter 13 inspiration. The framework of an industrial world while finding counterbalance in the beauty and spirit of the natural, […]

LFW Day One: LCF MA

February 26, 2013

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Waking up on the first day of London Fashion Week to bright blue skies, means you know it’s going to be a good’un. London College of Fashion’s MA 2013 show was the first on my schedule – held at the glorious Royal Opera House. The runway highlighted 10 up-and-coming names hoping to follow in the […]

Carolina K

January 30, 2013

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When the English weather is, well…English, it’s a challenge to fit statement pieces into your look whilst ensuring you’re prepared for what the heavens have in store. Do you delve into your summer wardrobe and hope it does’t rain? Or stick with knits and feel that bit too warm all day? Problem solved – Carolina […]

Emma Stone

January 14, 2013

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Emma Stone has rocketed to stardom in the last few years and I, among many others, have fallen under her spell. Despite being a stunning actress (Crazy Stupid Love and The Amazing Spider-Man are both somewhere among my top films of all time) and totally hilarious (see her Lynn Hirschberg Screen Test for W Magazine […]

Designer Arm Candy

December 1, 2012

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The sample sale is a fashion intern’s best friend. My first stop this week (with six others penciled in my December diary) was Zadig et Voltaire – the French ready-to-wear label with a rock’n’roll edge. Despite being tempted by everything (gorgeous tailored blazer, leather-sleeved bomber jacket, signature graphic t-shirts, chunky knit cardigan – the list […]

Dree Hemingway

November 24, 2012

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American ballerina turned model and actress, Dree Hemingway – yes, great-grandaughter of the great Ernest Hemingway – with her chic and effortlessly-thrown-together style, is my wardrobe inspiration of the moment. Click images for sources. First image: here

Skyfall, crystallised

November 17, 2012

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What does it take to be a Bond Girl? Beauty, sex appeal, feistiness, and of course – style. For 35 years Swarovski have collaborated with Bond, injecting a touch of sparkle to the iconic movies. Prior to its London premiere, I was invited by Swarovski to a screening of the latest Bond instalment, Skyfall. Before […]

Four-eyes

November 8, 2012

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Having recently been told that I need a minor prescription – no doubt from afternoons staring deep into the pages of endless magazines – I’m strangely excited to soon become a ‘girl with glasses’. Now I’ve just got to find the perfect pair. I’m taking inspiration from Pinterest and focusing my frame-hunt on that geek-chic […]

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Come winter (and payday) it is high time to invest in a pair of boots and a cosy coat. I have the latter sorted with a classic, black wool, never-been-worn, blazer-meets-coat from Jigsaw, that I recently spotted in a Chiswick charity shop – but in the boots department I’m still hunting. Topshop have got it […]

Beauty picks

October 17, 2012

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I’ve never been a cosmetics girl. I’ll happily break the bank on new shoes and t-shirts (of which I seem to have a constant need for) but have always kept things pretty simple in the beauty department. Although, after a year sitting next to the gorgeous (award-winning) beauty gals at Harper’s, times have changed. Their lingering […]

Welcome, Carine

October 11, 2012

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This afternoon the Hearst offices were abuzz with the news of Carine Roitfeld’s appointment as Global Fashion Director of Harper’s Bazaar. The renowned stylist, editor and model will join forces with the Harper’s Bazaar US Creative Director Stephen Gan on features to be published across all 26 international editions. Click here to read more. Pick up the […]

Brilliant Britain

October 9, 2012

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In celebration of this monumental Great British year, the ever-so-fabulous Mulberry have launched a guide to the country’s hidden gems and hotspots. Their love letter to the nation. With everything from fish and chips, Vivienne Westwood and Shakespeare’s Globe to the quintessential top hat, Brilliant Britain showcases the country’s true highlights – as well as […]

Fashion Fringe

September 30, 2012

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To round off fashion week, we headed to Somerset House for the finale show – Fashion Fringe. A trio of up and coming British designers showcased their collections, with Burberry’s Christopher Bailey stepping out to crown this year’s winner: Haizhen Wang. Alongside fellow finalists Teija Eilola and Vita Gottlieb, Haizhen presented his spring/summer 13 collection that combined […]

High wigs, pompadours & poufs

September 24, 2012

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Known for her whimsical Fashion Week presentations, it was no surprise that Anya Hindmarch’s show was one of the most anticipated on the schedule this season. In the Ballroom of Mayfair’s Park Lane Hotel, Anya presented a giant neo-classical dolls house, filled with black and white illustrations of 18th Century Dukes and Duchesses getting up to […]

One step closer

September 18, 2012

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Yesterday I was handed an invite to the Burberry Prorsum spring/summer ’13 show. Well, almost. I made it one step closer to the golden ticket, with an invite to Burberry’s exclusive screening of the show at their new Regent Street flagship. The divine fragrance of Burberry Body filled the air as we took our seats […]

Could it be Magic

September 15, 2012

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Have you heard? Free People are coming to the UK! With a new UK online shop, launching later this month, comes their relaxed boho silhouettes, loose knits and layered lace, western cowboy details, feminine florals …patchwork flares and gypsy blouses, vintage tees and tarnished lost-and-found trinkets… Ok you get the jist – there’s a lot […]

Enduring Love

September 13, 2012

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New York Fashion Week spring/summer 13 is coming to a close – and while I may have spent it basking in the Mallorcan sunshine, it has been a priority to keep reasonably up to date on the fashion goings-on across the pond. One moment in particular caught my attention… Jewellery designer Pamela Love, is not one to […]

Meeting Marian Newman

August 26, 2012

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This week, with special thanks to Bourjois, I was treated to the most perfect manicure by Queen of Nails, Marian Newman. Marian’s artistic hands are responsible for the nails seen at Alexander McQueen’s first and last runway shows, in Lady Gaga’s latest video ‘You & I’ and on the Golden Girl models who adorned the […]

The Earth laughs in flowers

August 18, 2012

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There is just something about this Burberry Prorsum show that, since I first watched live from my Harper’s desk, I just can’t get over. It might be the chic autumnal designs, the breathtaking voices of Rae Morris, Joan Armatrading and Marina (& the Diamonds) playing in the background, or that ever-so-lovely rainfall and parade of […]

Pinning up a storm

July 29, 2012

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Pinterest – the virtual pinboard that allows you to catalogue things you love from all over the World Wide Web. Since I joined up earlier this year I’ve spent hours exploring and re-pinning images and pages that catch my eye and inspire me, from admirable street style and interior ideas, to captivating quotes and some […]

New & Improved

July 22, 2012

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Bloomin’ Rose has a new look! And with two new pages about my work at Harper’s Bazaar and previous experience, here she is – Bloomin’ Rose transformed. Ok ok, I know it’s not life-changingly different, but it’s better right? As part of the new At Harper’s page I put together a video of promotional images, […]

Dior meets Simons

July 12, 2012

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I was very lucky to spend last week in sunny Ithika – delicious food, hot beaches, lovely people. My one complaint – I missed Couture A/W 12. So, I’ve spent the last week stealing spare moments to catch up on the stunning shows, but which collection did I admire today? Elegant retro silhouettes, sweet and […]

Wonderland

July 8, 2012

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What is it about a photograph that can send goosebumps up and down our spines and spark that creative rush of excitement? With Wonderland, Kirsty Mitchell’s collection of exquisite fantasy-land photographs, the list is never ending. It’s the ethereal goddess-like models; opulent textures and vibrant hues; the story-book settings and fairy-tale narratives; and the way every […]

The court of Karl

May 17, 2012

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He’s treated guests to sparkling life-size gems, under-the-sea surroundings, first class seats in his personal jet and this week Herr Lagerfeld took over the glorious gardens of Chateau de Versailles to showcase his Chanel Cruise 12/13 collection. And what a treat it was – more so for those enjoying the sunshine on the front row […]

Just a quick update

April 17, 2012

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So…in September 2011 I spent a month with the amazing Harper’s Bazaar online team, working to keep the website up to date and looking fabulous. Having been asked to return on a part time basis for several months after, I have now proudly found myself in the role of Web Intern – and it feels […]

Hope House Press

March 13, 2012

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My January wishlist consisted of one small thing – a rare occurrence for a girl who lusts after new clothes everyday. That one thing – a 2012 diary, but of course it had to be perfect and after numerous obstacles – too small, too much space, too ugly – I decided to go straight to […]

Smokin’ Soles

January 19, 2012

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How HOT are these!? Bring on the Grease meets Hotwheels accessories - very 50′s – very cool. Thank you Prada.

Flashback

January 13, 2012

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Flashback to 2008 where Posh Spice became Victoria Beckham: Fashion Sensation. Not only was this the year VB debuted her first collection at New York Fashion Week, but she also shone as the face (or should we say legs) of Marc Jacobs‘ Spring Campaign. I remember loving these shots four years ago; for me the campaign […]

A very designer Christmas

December 13, 2011

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This very merry (and very chic) Christmas card arrived on the Harper’s desk last week – with that fabulous illustration it could only be from shoe sensation; Manolo Blahnik. Happy Christmas and New Year from all of us, Manolo Blahnik London, December 2011-2012

All I want for Christmas

December 4, 2011

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From instant photography and the life of Coco Chanel to bold accessories, punk-chic bottoms and cozy Christmas warmers. My festive wish-list has been finalised…fingers crossed. Clockwise from top left: Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life by Justine Picardie; available on Amazon, Buckle boots; Toast, Silk panel shirt; Cos, Festive cropped jumper; Free People, Bobble […]

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Last week it was announced that the fashion God, Karl Lagerfeld, will be taking over our daily source of news, gossip and style tips for one day. On February 7th 2012 Chanel‘s Creative Director will become Global Guest Editor of Metro. The one-off edition, entitled The World According to Karl, will kick off Metro’s coverage of […]

New Fabric Fair

November 18, 2011

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This treasure trove in Brighton’s North Laine is literally packed to the ceiling with materials, buttons, sequins, ribbons, cords, paddings, threads and more. It’s the seaside Brick Lane and Berwick Street under one small roof.

Culture Chanel

November 16, 2011

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The Culture Chanel exhibition, showing in the National Art Museum of China, sadly comes to a close in the next few weeks. So for those of us that havn’t quite managed to jet-off to China, there is a website running alongside that I have quickly become addicted to. Like the exhibition, it explores the life and […]

No. 1, Fashion Street, London

November 14, 2011

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Snapped this just round the corner from Brick Lane…what an address!

Shoes glorious shoes

November 13, 2011

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Last week I visited the final day of Shoes For Show: The Sculptual Art of High Heels, an exhibition presenting shoes created for their beauty rather than function, placing them on show as sculptural pieces of art. The extraordinary showcase was held in The Loading Bay Gallery, Brick Lane; a minimalist, open-plan location, giving the shoes […]

Indoor Inspiration

November 2, 2011

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Although my bedroom doesn’t have any exciting architectural features, beautiful high ceilings or ornate fireplaces to emphasise, I am doing well at bringing my own character to its decor. Along the way I love picking up tips from stunning interiors such as these. I’m totally inspired by the piles of magazines and old books creating handy […]

How Bazaar

October 27, 2011

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Here are some of the stories I put together for the Harper’s Bazaar web team during my amazing work experience with them last month. It is still very surreal (and exciting) to see my name at the bottom of an article! Reiss launches London Live Kylie awarded honorary Doctorate Emily Blunt for YSL True British […]

Autumnal Camouflage

October 23, 2011

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Kicking up piles of crunchy leaves is a pleasure from our childhoods and still a must-do for autumn. While burnt russets, turmerics, burgundies and sunny golds blanket our pathways, why not take inspiration from the beautiful colours falling at our feet. These toasty shades can be found in a range of materials, from chunky knits […]

Seaside Snaps

October 20, 2011

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After an amazing five-day weekend in my favourite place on the South-Coast, I bring you pier-side buskers, beach nosh and other quirky Brighton details. All my own photography, thanks to my lovely Nikon!

My Heart

October 9, 2011

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I found this fantastic photography site called We Heart It. It allows you to archive photographs that you find on the web via a heart button placed on your dashboard, as well as being able to explore the thousands of pics already on the site, hearted by other users. I’m finding it rather addictive flicking […]

Lucid Intervals

October 3, 2011

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Heading back to Monday at London Fashion Week to show off my second, front row (!!!!) experience. The Todd Lynn show at Somerset House was a stark contrast to Louise Gray’s stunning display of bold colours and clashing materials that I witnessed just an hour earlier. While Louise Gray is expressive and experimental with her […]

How Charming

September 25, 2011

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My bracelet collection seems to be growing very quickly and it definitely doesn’t help that my accessory of the moment is the charmed friendship bracelet. I’m smitten for cords and chains decorated with a simple charm or embellishment; inspired by the way they can be layered up on the wrist and how each simple addition […]

Trust Me

September 25, 2011

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Last week was London Fashion Week and the Harper’s Bazaar office was a hub of excitement. I had been eagerly awaiting an unwanted show ticket to flutter into my lap and on Monday my wish came true! My editor handed me two tickets, Louise Gray and Todd Lynn, both showing that afternoon. In all honestly, […]

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In just over a week I begin a work placement at Harper’s Bazaar in London. Excitement is running high as I count down the days to my fashion fairytale. Having worn out my September issue of Bazaar rather quickly whilst on holiday, I moved to the website to see behind-the-scenes of the month’s stories. Looking […]

‘The airport is my runway’

August 17, 2011
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Words of wisdom from Victoria Beckham as arrivals and departures becomes a runway for stylish jet-set celebs. Some outfits look more comfortable than others, yet all follow current fashion trends with personal style twists. Checking-in with British Airways could expose you to a whole new world of trend spotting… Victoria Beckham keeps up her sleek, silhouetted […]

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MY. DIY.

August 12, 2011
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Well here it is, my home-made graphic tee. The design consists of my favourite song lyrics spiralled around the t-shirt, in my own hand-writing to add to the personal touch. I printed it using t-shirt transfer paper…honestly, the hardest part was picking the perfect line to use from each song! Such a simple way of […]

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Can it be true

August 9, 2011
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A vintage department store!? Am I dreaming? Blitz opened its doors last Friday, a London warehouse transformed into a mecca of vintage everythings. Posters, clothing, furniture, bikes and more…everything you’d expect from a department store. But better, because all the second hand pieces are hand picked and in quality condition, with some extra special pieces […]

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The Olsen Trend

August 4, 2011
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Welcome to the world of Olsen. The twins that have gone from acting and modelling, to style icons and founders of their own fashion brands…and they’re only 25. Mary-Kate and Ashley have almost always been a double act but as they become more and more successful they’re professionally growing apart and making their own career […]

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LOVE Pamela Love

July 26, 2011
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A couple of weeks ago I discovered the bewitching jewellery range by Pamela Love; I just can’t get enough! Her stunning pieces depict harsh images of skulls, snakes and swords in an intricate and unique manner, each design a statement in itself. Her talon cuff is fast becoming an iconic piece of jewellery, already being […]

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Upfront and Graphic

July 22, 2011
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Recently I’ve become rather obsessed with the staple time piece and wardrobe must-have that is the graphic t-shirt. Music, comedy, photography, film, art and much more…the graphic tee has been a canvas for promotion and entertainment across every genre. And the DIY aspect means the variety of themes is expanding every day. You can print […]

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Festival Time

July 14, 2011
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Today I am packing and preparing for a weekend of music, yummy foody treats, a bit of shopping…and hopefully some decent English weather. I’m off to my local festival, Guilfest with a group of friends. We go every year and have the most brilliant time…it’s become a bit of a tradition. As I look through […]

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Guatemalan Fashion

July 3, 2011
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I have always loved the bright and boldly patterned textiles and clothing of Central and South America; big leather hold-alls with multi-coloured weaving and geometric patterned shawls with tasselled edges. Recently in Toast, I discovered some beautiful Guatemalan leather belts, hand-made and each one different to the next. Their classic pattern and unique quality inspired me to […]

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Toolbox Bracelet

June 30, 2011
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I found the idea for this funky DIY bracelet on a website I discovered the other day, CraftGawker. It’s full of homemade bits and bobs, ranging in difficulty across fashion, home, food and much more. I’ve picked up loads of ideas for presents and home touches, but I had to make one of these straight […]

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Exploring the Hampton Court Emporium

June 19, 2011
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The Hampton Court Emporium is a wonderland of antique and vintage goodies. From old doorknobs and elaborate mirrors, to classic toys, well-read books and, most importantly, vintage clothing. You could spend hours exploring over 40 areas, each rented by an antique dealer and each with something a little bit different. Across the bridge from Hampton […]

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Call of the Wild…calling to me

June 13, 2011
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On June 6th Free People released their new online catalog and it’s getting me seriously excited about summer style. I usually prefer winter fashion; heavy knits, lots of layers and chunky shoes, but Free People have managed to fit everything I love into their summer looks. The collection name, The Call of the Wild, gives […]

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A Shopper’s Canvas

June 6, 2011
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So, I’ve bought the most amazing summer wedges, by Deena & Ozzy from Urban Outfitters. The thick wedge means they are the comfiest heels I own, and the casual mixture of rope and canvas means I don’t have to wait for a special occasion to wear them, yippee. I’m loving the use of canvas at […]

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These bags ROCK

June 4, 2011
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On a recent visit to Palma, Mallorca to visit my Grandpa, I spotted these rather large rocks that have been transformed using old, reshaped metal, into stone handbags. I’m not sure you could carry your shopping around in them, but they look fantastic and definitely caught my eye. Dotted in groups around Aeroport de Palma, […]

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A jacket for Chrissi

June 3, 2011
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I’ve just finished making this jacket for Chrissi Bucklan-Jones, jewellery designer and Director of Cognoscenti Living. Chrissi first created a drawing and plan of how she wanted her jacket, and I had to adapt a vintage Vogue pattern to suit her design…this was the tricky bit! I then went about creating a toile, then the […]

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Natural Fashion

June 2, 2011
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Recently, film maker Richard Wilson, who has travelled all over Africa, showed me this fantastic book Tribal Decoration From Africa by photographer Hans Silvester. It features the Mursi and Surma tribes of Omo, Africa who live wild, their bodies dressed and decorated by nature. Their extravagant and extraordinary use of natural materials to decorate their bodies […]

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The Lion and Unicorn

June 1, 2011
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Gitta Gschwendtner worked with 50 young refugees to create this mesmerising installation that pays homage to the original Lion and Unicorn Pavilion on London’s Southbank. The heart of the 1951 exhibition was a flight of ceramic birds that symbolised freedom of speech and migration. The Lion and Unicorn described the bravery, imagination and independence of […]

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