Tuesday, May 29, 2012

get your freak on

Meadham Kirchhoff, Moshino cheap & Chic, Meadham Kirchhoff

This is what I'm talking about. Cartoon characters, kooky fruity dresses, baby doll frills, novelty accessories, polka dot shoes...anything and everything goes. 
In fact the weirder, the better! 
Finally, the sun is out and I'm not afraid to mix it up a little. So this might not constitute your trad, red-white-blue 'jubilee look', but it's so much more fun!
And fashion is always about the fun.
 Who's with me?

Meadham Kirchhoff, Louise Gray, Meadham Kirchhoff

I found those in the fashion cupboard!

Catwalk images: Catwalking.com

Sunday, May 20, 2012

a seven day snapshot #4

I haven't done a seven day snapshot for a while. Soz. Today it's all change...! Here's a quick summary of the last couple of weeks. There was a lot of food, cocktails and amazing shoes.

Have a wonderful week everyone! It's going to be sunny (apparently)!


 pancakes for breakfast ♥ Converse in Santa Monica  hubby contemplates his next move 

 Universal Studios ♥ A-list healthy burger  LA Clippers playoff 

 my fav hot tub ♥ Beverly Hills bounce  Yes, it's Bon Jovi over hubby's shoulder 

 the hills ♥ The London Hotel's amazing view at night  my last day :-( 

 welcome back to London ♥ work begins  STILL raining in London! 

 New Look AW12 press day ♥ my favourite item  La Boheme Live in Trafalgar Square 

 Jeffrey Campbell in the office! ♥ cosmopolitan in the office!  new neon shoes 

 Saturday food shopping ♥ which one are you?  River Cafe's basil & tomato aubergine 

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

galaxy print leggings

You all know about my obsession with Black Milk Clothing. Well until I nab something from them, I managed to get my hands on these bad boys - for a fraction of the price. 

top: nelly.com
nails: Nail wraps Gold by Giles at New Look £5.99
music symbol pendant: Hannahmakesthings.com £8
gold cross pendant: Freedom at Topshop
gold tria symbol pendant: Gogo Philip
ring: Freedom at Topshop

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

statement nails

Oh yes! I couldn't resist coming back from LA with some proper cool nails. They were painted using an airbrushing technique, which means just 20 minutes and job done! I think the guy that runs the place  - David (pictured) - is a genius with the digits. Definitely worth looking up if you're heading out west. Now I'm back and they're still going strong... but I'm struggling to find a good substitute nail place in London. Any suggestions? 

CT Nails
7854 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood 
90046 CA.
001 (323) 654 9385

Sunday, May 13, 2012

shopping in LA

Hello strangers!
One week, a couple of stiff Baileys and ten nerve-jangling hours in the air later, I'm back from the City Of Angles. And while my body might be jet-lagged, my mind is fully recharged and bursting with new ideas!

I know you're all dying to hear the verdict, so here goes: I absolutely LOVED LA!

I'm quite surprised. I had no idea. I mean, I knew I was gonna like the place (325 days of sun per year - what's not to like?) But love it? No way. So there you go... And I don't think I've had a crush this big since Patrick Swayze got baby out of the corner.

We packed in so much in just five days - the whole LA experience: Universal Studios, an NBA basketball game, partying with celebrities, Santa Monica, Rodeo Drive, jogging in Beverly Hills... we even managed to squeeze in some very drunken Cinco de Mayo celebrations. The sun was shining, everyone was smiling and you could definitely feel the American Dream in the air.

I loved it! And perhaps most of all (this shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone) I loved the shopping!

Joyrich was top of my list. I first came across the brand when I was working on a feature about
Jessie J and found out it's one of her favourite labels. I've wanted to go ever since. And boy, their flagship store on Melrose Avenue didn't disappoint. The shop is absolutely amazing. You can't miss it - all those beautiful flowers planted on the outside - totally bonkers, but enough to make even the most hardened fashionista swoon. And inside - OMG! (forgive the text talk, I have just come back from the land of Gossip Girl and 90210!) - you don't know where to look first!

It's fun, colourful, inspiring, creative and not too expensive... Okay, so it's not Primark prices, but all the items are unique so they're totally worth it. 

The other shop I absolutely loved was Lauren Moshi. I was dead lucky to stumble across it - the gallery/retail experience is a pop up store for a limited time only and is nestled among another string of boutique shops on South Robertson Boulevard.

Lauren's artwork, clothing and famous canvas totes are inspired by a mix of high fashion and fine art. Most impressive is the fact that every single brush stroke of every single pattern and design is Lauren's own. She's a true artist. And if you think you've seen some of her clothes before, you'd be right - they already have a huge celebrity following, with the likes of Paris Hilton, Jessica Alba, Selena Gomez and The Saturdays here in the UK all falling under her spell. 

Check out the beautiful website for all her designs and original pieces. And remember, everything is handmade!! Amazing. 

In the meantime, to whet your by now burger-fries-and-a-strawberry-shake sized appetite, here are some snaps from her LA store. 

Mwah! x

Thursday, May 3, 2012

American dream

Well, what can I say...

I'm off to LA! 

P.S. I'll bring some sun with me. I promise. 


...and I will shop there...SO EXCITED!

If you have any other suggestions / places I should visit - let me know. 

Thank you !!



Sorry about this super short post, but I'm still packing for my trip tomorrow :-(

Beautiful actress Caroline Ford, photographed by fab beauty photographer Robert Charbonnet, make- up by amazing Kelly Mendiola and styled by me :-)

On the same day we did another story with another model (very different), pics are coming soon...!

Night, night xx