It’s freezing today! Too eager to welcome spring, I decided to don a furry gilet and break out my shimmery sweater for this evening’s dinner date with my girlfriend at London’s old favourite, Hakkasan.
It’s, The Hakka, an amazing lychee infused cocktail, so drinkable that even a non-alcoholic would be busily emptying the bamboo shaped glasses like a kid slurping Slurpees that does not disappoint and keeps drawing us back like bees to a honeypot.
Back to the fuzzy gilet with just enough room for minor shivers but still hugging you with warmth in all the right places, replacing my winter favourite cashmere staples. I love that it has pockets too! I couldn’t resist embracing my inner Fred Flinstone with this very loungeable gilet but to add a little Wilma chicness I added an obi belt to an otherwise shapeless furry drapery.
Finding Your Style
Our clothes carry a message we want to convey to others and it changes depending on what we are going through in our lives and our lifestyle. In my teens, I went through my Avril Lavine sk8ter boy phase with baggy jeans that hung so low it was a wonder they didn’t fall off. In my early 20s, my colour palette was very punkish with bright neons and even experimented with neoprene.
Now after many years of bold experimentation, fashion missteps and regrettable purchases and more than a decade working in fashion buying and designing for ladies across the globe I have found my style, playful because it’s mood dependent. I shan’t be describing it too much and rather let you ladies do that for me so do drop me a message below and let me know what you think? I’d love to have a chat.
A freedom to express function and style and knowing what works for your body type. I urge you to find yours and do not be afraid to try something new, push the boundaries and add new exciting layers to your wardrobe so that you can communicate with others through colours and imagery.
Finding a balance between your dream self and your reality
I am currently obsessed with earthy tones and am living in these khaki coloured biker jeans with ankle zip detailing that makes it work in length for both flats and heels alike.
My daily routine encompasses anything from taking pictures, interviewing fashion and beauty insiders, documenting exciting events and foodie venues, traipsing around London for meetings, taking my daughter to her Make and Make Believe class at Maggie and Rose, sometimes ending with a cocktail and play if I’m lucky with no options to change in between so my wardrobe has to be very versatile yet chic for each purpose.
Say Yes, to Forever Classics
This is why I love these flats as they are very pavement friendly if you need to do some walking yet polished enough to meet a fashion week stylist or designer in them without feeling like you need to run and swan dive into the nearest garbage bin.
Add a little Edge
Every now and again I deviate from the francophile part of me and her refusal to stand out and add a little edge in the form of an accessory or a single statement piece. This time is was in the Alexander Mcqueen signature embellished skull clutch which exuded just the right balance of tortured artist and Rock and Roll cool.
Pretending to shade my eyes from the non-existent paparazzi I looked to Victoria Beckham to assist me with the final touch. Do check out the options below.
Styling | Shan Lee
Photography | Cristiana Malcica
Shop My Wardrobe
Metallic Jumper |MANGO New catalog
Khaki Biker Jeans | www.topshop.com
Alexander Mcqueen Embellished Clutch |LUISAVIAROMA.COM
Manolo Blahnik Nude Flats | Women’s Shoes at Harvey Nichols
Which Gilet Do You Like?
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