Christmas Wish List

In a bah humbug spirit akin to that of Ebenezer Scrooge, I have been ignoring the impending Christmas season with as much determination as I can. However when it hits December, the temperatures drop into the minus and radio stations bombard us nonstop with Mariah and The Pogues, I don't mind getting into the spirit. Plus, what sort of person doesn't enjoy a chocolate fix at 7am?

Inevitably at this time, we all get the 'what do you want for Christmas?' question from friends and family (and Santa himself of course). Usually I'm one of those irritating people who respond with an 'I don't know' but this year I have a fully formed list of lovely things that I would like. On top of these things I'm hoping for a nice relaxing Christmas break as the last few months have been hectic!

On my wish list this year is:

1. A parka. The only coats I own are hyper-formal so I'm after a casual addition to my wardrobe. Parka from Topshop (£60)

2 & 3. This outfit. Perfect combination of Christmas sparkle and my ever-present black/white essentials. That skirt appeals to my innate magpie instinct more than anything else I've seen this season.
Top from River Island (£15) and Skirt from Topshop (£60)

4 & 6. Pandora Jewellery. I'm not usually much of a jewellery person but I'm after some essentials. These earrings and stackable rings are perfectly minimal.
Earrings (£35) and Rings (£30) from Pandora

5 & 7. Make Up Basics. Christmas is the time when I top up on all the make up that I always convince myself is too expensive. My make-up attitude is strictly investment piece; it might be expensive but it is the best.
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette (£36) and Clinique Moisturiser (£34) both from John Lewis

8. Heeled Boots. My ultimate winter essential; my much loved Office pair have reached the point of no return so I need to replace them.
Alexander Wang Chelsea Boots (£495) from Lane Crawford

9. Red Handbag. I've been fixated on this colour for months but haven't managed to locate one. This Givenchy one is perfect in every vein bar the price tag.
Givenchy Pandora Bag (£1,205) from Selfridges



Baking and excessive amounts of chocolate are just one of the reasons why I love Easter. Yesterday my friend Georgie and I (both cakeaholics) decided we would have a baking day!



The girls down under at Sydney Fashion Week do Street Style their own way, with a laid back Australian attitude. My favourite look is the first one (black and white, obviously) but I am loving Nicole Warne's watermelon clutch and the 'Good Morning Toyko' jumper too. What is your favourite look?

Photos from Tommy Ton @ Style.com




This weekend has given us some long awaited sunshine and everyone now seems to be on holiday countdown and excited for Summer to be here. All of us have our fingers crossed that this Easter weekend will be sunny so we can spend our time outside in the warmth! This outfit above is perfect for Easter festivities. Topshop's white shift dress is so perfect for summer and is certainly going to be one of my wardrobe staples this summer - I'm a sucker for white! Also this Mulberry bag has been on my wishlist for months, the colour is so cute and I wish it was mine!

Blazer by Stella McCartney, Dress by Topshop, Sandals by Valentino, Watch by Olivia Burton at Topshop, Bag by Mulberry



Saturday saw a little trip to Madison for dinner, cocktails and pretty sunset views!


Zara have released their April lookbook and it looks as though summer has arrived! I love the laid back, New York feel of these pictures and as an advocate of white clothes, I am beyond excited about their April collection!




NYFW's icy week came to a close yesterday with an explosive Marc Jacobs show under the clouds. Here's a round up of my favourite shows of the week...




The Mulleavy Sister's line has often veered a little too far on the side of experimental but this Fall Winter collection provided a more 'sensible' approach to Winter dressing. Note the smart layering; thick turtle-necks, outerwear, long trousers and fur hoods. The evening wear added a splash of decadence - the dilemma being whether your favourites were the beaded chiffon princess dresses, or the velvet and chiffon slinky gowns. A middle section of the show contained a glittery moment; an overcoat in bright blue, a mermaid skirt in beige glittery tones. The show ended with a number of gowns emblazoned with Star Wars motifs. Perhaps dresses that we won't be seeing on the red carpet any time soon, but dresses which keep Rodarte's air of being out of another world. 



Street Style is one of the key parts of fashion week and NYFW14 has seen fashion week falling at a time when the city is gripped by freezing temperatures. Some of the fashpack (we're looking at you, Michelle) seem unaffected by the temperatures and are carrying on without the aid of bras, coats or boots. But the ones who do have a temperature gage have been impressing us with some great layering and statement coats. Here are a few of the highlights.

Pictures from WWD, Style.com & Vogue UK


Alexander Wang's Brooklyn bonanza ads bursts of geometry and colour to a Wintry fashion week...




We may still be in January and therefore in the depths of winter, rain and chilly winds but to me January is the month where you most look forward to the Summer. My friends and I are already making plans for all the things we're going to entertain ourselves with in the Summer months and I'm working extra hours so I can save up for some adventures (potential second holiday anyone?). This year is hopefully going to involve a brand new direction for me which I am very excited about, but that's not coming until after Summer!

So in the spirit of planning I've done what I always do and thought 'What am I going to wear'. Topshop have some new bralets in at this time of year, which are always great for holidays, festivals or even those super-hot days at home (which hopefully there will be a lot of)! This lace number is my favourite and I for one cannot wait to put away my jumpers and coats and break out the sunnies and shorts!

Bralet by Topshop, Shorts by Levis, Sunglasses by Linda Farrow, Sandals by Chloè, Bag by Rebecca Minkoff



My all-time favourite model, Daria Werbowy, takes centre stage in Balenciaga's Spring-Summer 2014 Campaign, shot by Steven Klein. Alexander Wang's feminine designs are set against a dark natural background in the images. I love this campaign; it contrasts nicely to the last one which was a little too minimal-Wang and not enough Balenciaga for my liking.

Images from Balenciaga.


Lupita's fashion game is on point this season - example 1 - this turquoise blue Gucci number she wore to pick up the Best Actress gong at the SAGs. Cannot wait to see what this girl wears to the Oscars.



 Last night’s Golden Globes provided us with one of the first major red carpets of the year and the dresses were out in full force. The Golden Globes always act as a warm up to the Oscars but that means we have a lot more lovely dresses to come on March 2nd! These are my favourite dresses of the night...

Best Dressed of the Night 
Lupita Nyong’o in Ralph Lauren, Sofia Vergara in Zac Posen 

 These two looks were my favourite of the night. Sofia has always been a red carpet favourite of mine and I loved how this look was simple and yet strong; the Lorraine Schwarz necklace brightened up the whole thing. Lupita has had such strong styling for the whole 12 Years A Slave promo and this was no different; the style and colour of this dress were spot on. She is definitely my one to watch for the Oscars.

The Colour Girls
Amy Adams in Valentino Couture, Amber Heard in Atelier Versace

At first look I didn’t like Amy Adams’ dress at all but on reflection I think it was a perfect choice; the colour suits her so well and the two tone made an impact against all the other dresses. Amber Heard’s navy creation was typical Atelier Versace; out-and-out sexy. Extra points for the hair.

Leslie Mann in Dolce & Gabbana, Kate Beckinsale in Zuhair Murad Couture

These two looks didn’t seem to get enough recognition in my eyes. Leslie Mann’s beautifully understated lace dress was pure red carpet glamour and Kate Beckinsale (who never seems to get it wrong) looked stunning in her mermaid style dress. Maybe both seemed a little safe but for me they worked well.

Pure & Simple
Sosie Bacon in Rhea Costa, Reese Witherspoon in Calvin Klein

Sosie Bacon was Miss Golden Globes and her dress could not have been more perfect for the occasion; beautiful detailing, beautiful colour and beautiful shape. Reese Witherspoon’s Calvin Klein dress was an amazing colour and the detailing on the back set it all off.

Weird & Wonderful
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior, Zoe Saldana in Prabal Gurung

These two dresses didn’t go down well with everyone but I like them both a lot. J.Law wore a Dior Couture (what else?) number which was quirky and different; the shape was a little strange but I liked the overall look. After her previous appearances in Dior Couture, I’m hoping the emerald dress from Fall 2013 is her choice for the Oscars. Zoe Saldana was ever faithful in Prabal Gurung. One of my friends commented that there was ‘too much going on’ but I thought it was fun and flirty and Zoe always wears everything so well.