Saturday, 23 July 2011

Nipple Talk

I recently came across these photos of Natalia Vodianova at a Tom Ford store opening way back in February (yes I know, I'm so behind the times). The first thing that caught my eye were those amazing vampy lace come-get-me shoes, but then I saw those two nipple shaped things staring back at me through her sheer blouse. Natalia is one of my favourite models, but I really don't think nipples are for public knowledge, do you? Or maybe I'm just a prude. Maybe all her black bras were in the wash? 

I proceeded to be even more perturbed when I saw the next picture..yes she brought her son along to the shindig! Surely he's going to grow up thinking it's perfectly normal to show off your nipples to random men taking photographs in the street. Hmm.

So is it ever ok to flash your nipples off the catwalk? Is it something that should be exclusively reserved for supermodels? 

Personally, I would never expose my puppies, even for Tom Ford..


Apologies for the short interval..I have been on a country cottage getaway tucked away in the middle of nowhere, frittering away the days in leggings and blankets.

Back to the real world..

Tuesday, 19 July 2011


QUICK QUICK!!! A further 30% off all sale items at

I've just purchased a pair of cropped jeans by Mother down from £170 to £35.70, last in my that's what I call a steal.
But remember the sale rules!

Sunday, 17 July 2011

You only get one shoe

I have a massive obsession right now of all things sparkly, see here. And I love the idea of embellished flats for both day and night. 

And so If I owned these Chloe bow shoes, not only would I be very happy, but I would vow to wear them for the rest of time. And here's how I would get my money's worth..all £545 of it. 


Joomi Lim necklace, Dries Van Noten shirt, Theory shorts, Anya Hindmarch tote

Dinner with the in laws..

Lanvin dress, Prada clutch

Isabel Marant dress , Monica Vinader necklace, Christian Louboutin bag

Party party..

Topshop top, DKNY bag, the Row leather pants

Trip to post office..(ok I'm pushing it now, but you get the idea)

Alice + Olivia jumper, MIH jeans, Chloe Marcie bag, Mulberry scarf

Friday, 15 July 2011

Sucks to be you right now

Beyonce belts out another epic girl power ballad.

She starts off in Agent Provocateur lingerie (so pretty she should have just worn the darn thing for her vows) then the main meringue event complete with veil, perfect for running down the hill and/or rolling around on the grass. Finally for the mandatory stupid dancing with a cute kid, she slips into my favourite outfit, a beautiful beautiful v-neck dress by Vera Wang. OK her hair is fake but she looks amazing!

I'm definitely envisaging several outfit changes for my wedding..

Time for some gratuitous wedding dress photos!


Oscar de la Renta

Vera Wang



Vera Wang

Thursday, 14 July 2011

The Olsen Takeover

The Olsen sisters at the launch of the Row's handbag collection at Barney's.
I have major clutch envy.

Dress Up For Brunch

One of my favourite indulgences is a lie in followed by a long Saturday brunch washed down with an extra spicy bloody mary.

Here is my pick of London’s most fashionable (and tasty) brunching spots.

    1. Providores and Tapa Room

Rammed to the rafters on a Saturday lunchtime, either book a table upstairs or prepare to queue. A Kiwi chef with Asian influences, fusion is a rather scary word, but the brekkies are not your average full English. You will find one of the best black puddings in London in the heart of bustling Marylebone. Pop into Theory, Sandro and Matches for afters.

Skinny jeans, lace ups and white tee will suffice.

2.   Hawksmoor


Yes many have awarded Hawksmoor with the title of best steak in London. So Brunch at a beef cake restaurant? Yes my darlings. Imagine a full English. Then add a whole pig. You haven’t lived till you’ve had the Hawksmoor Breakfast for two. Its various contents include, bacon chop, trotter baked beans, bone marrow gravy accompanied by unlimited dripping toast. And the ingenious cornflake milkshake is a must. Definitely for a fat day.

Wear something loose. Like a COS dress. Or something expandable like maternity wear.

3. Tom’s Kitchen

The dashing Michelin starred Tom Aikens has recently opened up a second Tom’s Kitchen in the lovely Somerset House. The huge airy space is much more smart than the casual neighbourghoood feel of the Sloanie branch. Traditional classics like blueberry pancakes or full English up to a three course meal await.

A sunshiny dress, clutch with perfect wedges

4. Automat
After a trip to Dover Street Market, pop down the street for a pricey, noisy and cramped eggs Benedict. But they will be one of the best you've had. It's all about the postcode at this celeb haunt.

Dressed down nonchalant chic, like Isabel Marant or Carven. A Chanel bag may help you get a table.

5. Bar Boulud


The question you need to ask yourself before you enter this joint in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel is, are you a) cool b) minted c) neither but you can fake it. Cure the Friday night hangover with a Frenchie Burger. Melt in the mouth medium-rare beef burger with confit pork belly and Morbier cheese..drool.

Nothing less than your best fashionista ensemble. Harvey Nicks is two minutes away for an emergency shopping trip if required.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Sale Staples

As the weather remains stagnant at a lackluster 20 degrees in London, once again I am punishing myself for purchasing those white Sandro lace shorts which have given me a cost per wear of, well, exactly how much I paid for it all those months ago. After the anticiapation of summer whites and nudes and lace shining brightly in the sunshine, I am yet again left with a summer wardrobe gathering dust. In fact, my last purchase was a chunky white knit jumper. Don't you just love England.

Let us imagine just for a second that any of us have even a modicum of self-control when it comes to fashion. So instead of buying that citrus print Stella McCartney skirt or J Brand coloured jeans, both of which will inevitably end up on the fashion dumping ground, show some fashion know-how this sale. Hunt down those pieces that will last you the other ten months of the year or have the longevity to be as stylish next year as it was the first time around. Yes I'm talking INVESTMENT PIECES.

Trust me, you'll be thanking me later.

I've done some trawling to find those elusive investment pieces available to buy now.

 3.1 Phillip Lim fishtail leather skirt was £630 now £340 ; Elizabeth and James silk LBD was £415 now £124 ; Proenza Schouler lizard pumps was £450 now £270 ; Lanvin two-tone flats was £325 now £227.50 ; By Malene Birger Junium stripe blazer was £215 now £129 ; Marni floral dress was £655 now £325 ; Theysken's Theory t-shirt was £97.14 now £68 ; Burberry scarf was £250 now £85 ; Helmut Lang cropped leather pants was £675 now £337.50 ; Alexander McQueen crepe dress was £1, 050 now £367.50

Monday, 11 July 2011

Half and Half

Another moment captured by the genius that is Tommy Ton. The parting in her hair...

Friday, 8 July 2011

I want to be a Roitfeld

How to look like Julia Restoin-Roitfeld..

1. Make your mum the editor of Vogue magazine. Any country will do.
2. Wear black. A lot.
3. Invest in some Pamela Love jewelry
4. Always wear at least one piece of leather, print, tailoring or lace in your outfits.
5. Have a suitable supply of clutches / mini chain bags to carry your lipstick to parties.