Addiction thirty-seven: THE NUDE HEEL


The ONE item you must have this season is the nude heel. They replace the black heel as the classic shoe that goes with everything, it will keep your look fresh and modern. A black shoe not only looks wintery but feels old fashioned. If you saw the royal wedding last month you would have seen most guests in nude heels.

Don’t be afraid to invest in a fabulous pair as this isn’t a passing trend, nude is here to stay. Like black, nude will go with all colors but unlike a black it will make your legs look longer, BONUS! There is so much out there to chose from you’ll be sure to find a pair to suit you whether it’s a kitten heel, open toe, slingback or a sky scrapper.

Here are a few of my favorite patent pairs...


Christian Louboutin at Net-A-Porter.com, $595


Sam Edelman, $114.95


Steven Madden, $79.95



Jimmy Choo, $750


Franco Sarto at Nordstrom, $89.95


Addiction twenty-two: LWD (the little white dress)

I know it might seem a bit early but I’ve decided I want to have a big 10 year wedding anniversary party and I want to wear a white dress! For my wedding I didn’t wear one as I was making a statement by wearing something a bit different. So why now 10 years later do I have an urge to wear a white dress? Am I mellowing with my old age or is it all those years that I worked on a bridal magazine? Having said that I could never wear a traditional wedding dress, that’s just not me.

Now I love the idea of wearing my trademark look of a white tee with a gorgeous long evening skirt from J.Crew; it’s the pairing of the causal with formal that I like.


Or even one of these stunning white designer cocktail dresses from Net-a-Porter with a fabulous pair of Louboutins.

Addiction Eight: LEATHER

CELINE Catwalk images: Monica Feudi / GoRunway.com

Don’t let the current trend of leather scare you off with visions of Billy Idol or David Hasselhoff!

Leather has become very chic and an ultimate bit of luxury for your look this season. We saw a strong leather presence on the catwalk including 3.1 Phillip Lim, Versace,
Hermès, Balmain and D&G. But no one did it better than the talented designer Phoebe Philo for Celine. She gave it a sportier feel especially with her leather tees, which I LOVE!

The great thing is you don’t need to stick to the traditional leather items like jackets or trousers you can now get leather dresses and even shorts! However to make it work you need to have leather that’s paper thin and soft. Also try alternative colours to black such as camel, beige or white.

I’m excited as this means I can FINALLY wear my BEAUTIFUL leather Chanel skirt that I got a few years ago. I’m planning on wearing it with a marble grey cotton tee from American Apparel, inspired by Agyness Deyn. I LOVE how she wears this leather skirt by Acne with a cool t-shirt, making it young and irreverent.
Even the beautiful Sandra Bullock chose to wear a black leather dress by the amazing Elie Saab for her first public appearance since her marital split.
Suede turn-up leather shorts, £360, Bird by Juicy Couture at NET-A-PORTER.COM
Leather tee, £300, Sea NYC at O2 Oxygen



Leather skirt, £175, Cos

Utility shorts £650, Chloe at NET-A-PORTER.COM

Addiction five: COCKTAIL RINGS


A good cocktail ring can be hard to find and I should know as I’m always on the lookout for one. They can always be counted on to help make an outfit especially if you are wearing something simple.

I came across an amazing one while shopping online the other day at
Net-a-Porter.com, a favourite fashion websites of mine.



This Arty Aventurine ring by Yves Saint Laurent is to die for and I have fallen in LOVE. With this ring you can add a bit of luxury to a casual day look or be bold with a stunning evening dress.

The key is to only wear one statement piece at a time or you will look like a mess or even worse a try hard! Remember to wear it with confidence plus attitude and you’ll look amazing!


Arty Aventurine ring, £270, Yves Saint Laurent at Net-a-Porter.com