11) Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Medium in Electric Blue. £1,503.00 (available at Yves Saint Laurent)
My fellow readers and bloggers, I’m sorry I haven’t been posting recently, but university applications and portfolios have been taking away much of my time! Fashion week is almost here, and I can’t wait to see pictures from the New York catwalks! Next it will be London’s turn, followed by Milan and Paris. I wanted to tell you about the adventure I had on Saturday while in London. I was walking towards Green Park when I saw some models doing a photo shoot at Piccadilly Circus. Everything looked so professional and I was captivated by how much fun the models were having themselves. They were enjoying doing their job as much as I was enjoying myself admiring them. Just like everybody else around me, I got closer so that I could take a few pictures myself and have a closer look at the dresses. Everything about it was just so intriguing that I didn’t want to leave even though I had to run some errands. Here are some of the pictures I took (I’m posting only the best ones!):
By talking to the models themselves (they were so nice to me!) and professional photographer Dan Harley, I discovered that the pictures being taken were for London Fashion Week! This made everything so exciting and I couldn’t believe I had actually assisted to it. The photographer also told me that the pictures he took are going to be on his website by the beginning of next week (it usually takes around ten days to get the pictures sorted out), so be sure to keep checking danharleyphotography.com to see the photo shoot. I’ll soon be blogging about Vogue Festival (taking place in March) and about the fabulous exhibitions taking place in London between now and the end of February!
Comment about your thoughts about fashion week, fashion and photo shoots and, if you have any, your experience as a model! I hope to hear from some of you soon!
Hello everyone! I’m sorry I haven’t been blogging for a while, but between exams, Christmas break and homework the last month has been pretty much crazy! While many of you probably spent Christmas opening presents and skiing, my parents and I decided to leave town and take a little trip.. in Hong Kong and Phuket! And while visiting temples and sun bathing on the beach, I couldn’t help but do a little shopping too. When I got back home, sales (my favorite word in the world) had finally started! Not only I survived the chaos that Sales bring into shops, but I also managed to find stuff I loved! J-Brand jeans for example (they’re the best you can possibly get), Dr Martens shoes (shoes, not boots! Boots are something that everybody has now, and though they’re still beautiful and a classic, it makes me reluctant to wear them), some really nice t-shirts (Alexander McQueen – I LOVE YOU) and some sports stuff! Remember though that sales are not only in shops, they’re online too! Reason why I was able to grab a few essentials from the Victoria’s Secret Semi Annual Sale (though I must admit that the shipping to the UK was quite expensive – my wallet secretly sighed) and an AMAZING (yes, amazing!) pair of running shorts from adidas by Stella McCartney. Can you believe they were 70% off on NET-A-PORTER? Such a bargain for £15! The ASOS sale has some pretty good stuff too I must say, and you can get good quality jeans for some really affordable prices (7 for all Mankind, J Brand and Denim & Supply by Ralph Lauren are on sale – now RUN to asos.com before they’re sold out!!)
How about you? How was your sales experience until now? Anyone bought anything interesting? Let me know, I always love to hear other people’s purchases and their secret places to shop!
Here is a fantastic new piece that I found during one of my usual search arounds on fashion websites: Tamara Mellon’s new collection. It landed just a few days ago on Net-a-Porter. Her collection includes bags, clothes and shoes. This … Continue reading
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Happy thanksgiving day everybody! I hope you take advantage of today to sit around with your family and express what you’re thankful for this year. I will do the same with mine, I’m finally flying home today! Enjoy your weekend people all around the world, I’ll update you soon with details from mine!
T-shirt: starry eyed tee by Dimepiece
Jeans: Fernham skinny jeans, Jack Wills, £49.50
Cardigan: Two-tone wrap around jacket, Zara, £35.99
Bag: Tory Burch tote
The collection designed by French designer Isabel Marant for H&M is finally out! The collection mixes Marant’s impeccable style with the simplicity and affordability of H&M’s clothes. I honestly can’t wait to shop it myself as soon as I go to Windsor, and I couldn’t keep myself from spying on the H&M website what the French stylist has designed for us! I just fell in love with the following quilted cotton coat:
I think it’s so classy yet so casual at the same time and represents Isabel Marant’s taste. I like how the colors are so different yet they fit so well together, they are the perfect together for this year’s winter. The coat was also worn by blogger Chiara Ferragni at the Isabel Marant Pour H&M Event last night in New York, where she currently is in order to attend the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. You really should check out her shoe collection, which is available with worldwide shipping on Luisa Via Roma. My favorite are the Mocassini “Blink Eyes” Glitter, I find them so funny and I like the fact that they can be used for any occasion. Going back to Isabel Marant’s collection, I have already chosen which ones are my favorite pieces and can’t wait to own them! Comment below which ones are you favorites!
It’s never too early for some Christmas shopping here in London! Besides, you know Christmas is getting closer when the first decorations appear on Oxford Street and Regent Street and Starbucks starts making their festive drinks (Eggnog Latte, Gingerbread Latte, Toffee Nut Latte and Orange Mocha) I had an amazing time yesterday with my friend going around shops and looking for the perfect gift! Some of them I found, some of them unfortunately not. But remember: it is important what you give, as long as it comes from the bottom of your heart! I find such great joy in buying presents and then wrapping them up, reason why I went on a quick excursion to Paperchase in Covent Garden yesterday looking for pretty Christmas wrap. When you go around shopping, be sure to check out Jack Will’s winter collection and their gift boxes. Also, don’t miss out on the amazing “Christmas Takeaway Gift Menu” by British makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury, available at Selfridges & Co on Oxford Street and on her website (charlottetilbury.com). Just like the brochure says, it’s “so simple, even a man can shop it”. If instead you are just looking for decorations, you should take a trip to the Christmas shops present in Selfridges, Liberty and John Lewis! While on Oxford Street, I also admired from afar what I hope will be my future university, London College of Fashion!
Earrings: asos, £8 (available online)
Sweater: BASE Milano
Coat: Vintage Troop Parka Waxed Jacket, £329