Friday, October 29, 2010

Addiction twenty-nine: THE BOYFRIEND TEE

I’m always on the lookout for a great slouchy but sexy tee as they’re so hard to come by. All white T-shirts aren’t the same despite what some people might believe. You need to make sure you get the right cut for your body shape in the correct style with a good fabric. You want them baggy with a low cut neckline for a hint of cleavage. It’s all personal but I prefer a very thin soft fabric in a plain neutral like marble grey, white or navy.

Now how to wear one... I wouldn’t pair it with something else shapeless you need to wear it with a fitted item like a skinny pair of jeans, leggings or a tailored pair of shorts.

What I love about these tees is that you feel both sexy and comfortable at the same time which is a very rare combination.

Now don’t be surprised by the price of a boyfriend tee as a good one can cost $50 or more. Great places to shop for this item include
American Apparel, Splendid, American Vintage at My Wardrobe and of course The Gap.

$29.50, The Gap

$29.50, The Gap

$70.95, American Vintage at My Wardrobe

$65, Splendid

$58, Splendid

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Addiction twenty-eight: LANVIN

How ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS is this dress that Blake Lively wore to the Scream Awards last week! It came straight from Lanvin’s Spring/Summer 2011 catwalk show in Paris. This look is actually a separate body, suit and gorgeous silk skirt that’s brilliantly accessorized with a leather harness and an insect brooch. A perfect combination for a horror, science fiction and fantasy awards ceremony.

Photos by Getty

Having said that it looks even better walking down the catwalk as it works best with movement.

And as for the rest of Lanvin’s collection it’s AMAZING!!!

All catwalk photos by Yannis Vlamos /

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Addiction twenty-seven: FRUGAL FASHION

As I’m not a millionaire or princess my love of fashion can be a costly addiction. I have two big weaknesses, handbags and cocktail dresses. Both these items are known for having expensive price tags and every time I’m in a shop I’m naturally drawn to both these departments. However throughout my years I have learned to become a savvy shopper. With the current dismal economic climate a growing trend is renting designer items instead of buying! This is a very interesting concept and perfect for our times when we are concerned about excess spending and waste. Renting allows us to constantly obtain new high-quality items without hurting our bank balance and here’s the best bit, you won’t ever be seen with the same item twice! Everyone will think you have a massive wardrobe of clothes. My favorite US renting site is Wear Today Gone Tomorrow and when I’m back in the UK I’m addicted to Girl Meets Dress. These sites allow you to borrow ridiculously expensive designer items for a fraction of its retail price. I’m in LOVE with these two dresses.....

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Latest published work...IN LONDON magazine

Photographer: Perry Curties
Stylist: Jessica Moazami
Hair and Make Up: Aly Hazlewood
Model: Holly Denny at Next

Monday, October 11, 2010

Addiction twenty-six: MEN’S WRISTWATCH

Nothing looks sexier than a man’s watch on a woman. Watches designed for woman tend to be small and dainty as well as hard to read they are old fashioned looking and have been for a while. A wristwatch should be a main part of your wardrobe along with your wedding ring or earrings or handbag. So it needs to have stand out style and you can make more of a statement with a man’s timepiece. If a woman can wear boyfriend jeans or cardigans why can’t she wear their watches? I myself wear a Rolex Oyster Air King with a gorgeous sapphire face and I LOVE IT!

Celebs spotted wearing a man’s timepiece included Victoria Beckham, Madonna, Jennifer Aniston, Cheryl Cole, Kim Kardashian and the Olsen twins.

My Tips for buying a man’s watch:

1. Don’t go cheap, invest as much as you can on a quality watch even if you have to save for a year or two
2. I prefer a watch from a reputable Swiss watchmaker like Cartier, Rolex, Tag Heuer, Omega and Patek Philippe than a designer brand
3. If the watch you want is out of your price range consider getting a previously owned one
4. Large and chunky looks great on tiny wrist
5. Go for classic style over a current trend
6. Don’t be afraid of many dials and buttons
7. Keep to neutral and timeless colors

Thursday, October 07, 2010

The Future of Fashion

With the end of yet another fantastic fashion runway season I can’t help wonder what the future of fashion holds.

The internet allows consumers and fashion lovers all over the world to view these shows instantly. With everyone including myself blogging and tweeting, will these looks and trends feel out of date by the time they are in the shops? Can we realistically expect consumers to wait 6 months to purchase these designs?

I know from my perspective as a fashion stylist, viewing the clothes many months ahead of them arriving in the shops has always ruined the experience. After styling or writing about a look so far in advance I lose interest and feel the look is old once available. Is this what’s now going to happen to the consumer? With everything so instant will the clothes shown on the runway need to be available immediately instead of 6 months later? Will the momentum be lost?

All runway photos: Yannis Vlamos /

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Addiction twenty-five: KITTEN HEEL

My favourite trend of the season is the kitten heel comeback. For someone who struggled wearing skyscraper heels, even though I do think they look amazing, I’m so excited (and secretly relieved) that they are finally out.
With the recent popularity of all things 50s like Mad Men and Michelle Obama’s wardrobe it’s no wonder that fashion houses like Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana and Prada are also channelling this look thereby cementing the trend as a must have for next season.

Don’t let any one tell you that kittens are practical and boring. Practical they maybe but boring NEVER not with this seasons new styles!

1 Suede ‘Lennox’ heels by Jimmy Choo, $495
2 Suede ‘Audrey’ heels by
Nine West, $79
3 Suede and leather ‘Monica’ heels by
LK Bennett, £185
4 Patent leather heels by D&G at, $375
5 Suede ‘Rachel’ heels by
LK Bennett, £180