Wednesday, 29 October 2014


A recent trip to the City of Hamburg resulted in me falling madly in love.  Firstly with the magic of the City, rich with historical buildings and canals running through at every which way.  Secondly with these exquisite and unusual suede snake-print trainers.  When I entered the Puma flagship they were just sitting there looking at me.  Their gold trims sparkling.  They are possibly the most luxurious looking footwear I have seen... and they are like wearing cushions on your feet!


Tuesday, 28 October 2014


It's always around this time of year that I have the I-have-nothing-to-wear dilemma.  In reality, I have a fair bit to wear, but after a season of mild weather I am bored and uninspired with what's sitting in my wardrobe.  A few fun, versatile additions can change all this.  Go for something thats outside your usual shopping criteria and will give you something new to play with.  I adore the pyjama trend that's been about for a bit, however it can be a bit risky in an early monday meeting and I'm not sure I could handle all of the 'forgot to get dressed' jokes before a coffee. This winter floral print jumpsuit hints towards the look whist still looking groomed.  Add either coloured court shoes (try these at Office) or black pointed ankle boots and a long-line black blazer and you are good to go!  Best bit is it wont break the bank at only £29.99.


Monday, 27 October 2014


Since & Other Stories opened their doors in England I have been obsessed.  From their beautifully packaged beauty products to their silk oversized tees every part of the brand oozes luxury whist being affordable.  The store is well worth a visit if you haven't already.  Two floors of white walls, pin boards, bull dog clipped graphics and round vases, it is a store designers dream.  The brands lingerie collections are among my favourite.  Beautiful coloured lace and soft, nude cottons in great fitting shapes they are as ideal for lounging as they are for every day.



Oxblood, raspberry, plum, navy, aubergine.  This season sees the revival of classic shades and classic shapes for our outerwear.  Parisian style Pea Coats are styled over lightweight sheer polo necks and leather skirts.  Fur and feather long-line sleeveless jackets only need a breton tee and a few silver chains.  Think French effortlessness when planning your winter wardrobe whether you plan to be stomping in London town or the Sussex countryside.  This season I am loving these beauties from Wallis with their great cuts and beautiful fabrics they feel far above their High St price tag. The lovely Laura Bailey has edited a collection for the brand with some great styling ideas.  I cant wait to get my hands on one of the Pea Coats! 


Saturday, 25 October 2014

Wedding Memories

There were over 700 to choose from so picking just a small selection of photos to show you wasn't easy.  When you're planning your big day there is so much to think about.  Most couples spend a year planning an event which will only last a few hours. It's for this reason that choosing the perfect wedding photographer is so very important.  

When I met Sarah at my home in East Sussex I knew she was the only choice.  Her photos were a mix of perfect classics and elegant captured memories.  Before the day we had a few catch ups over large pots of tea where Sarah got an idea of my tastes, colour schemes and locations.  

I lost count of how many guests commented on how much they adored Sarah and how they 'had overseen a few pictures and they were just beautiful'. The whole day was captured from the marquee before hand, our local church service, dancing to the band and the rounders from the hay bales. Looking back over the photos a few weeks later Sarah captured events that day that even i missed. Smiling faces delving into Steak and Ale pies filled many a picture. The day came and went so quickly but these beautiful memories I intend to have forever.  

I cannot thank Sarah enough and if there is one thing that I learnt when planning a wedding is that you cannot beat a great recommendation.  Pop over to her website here and check out photos from other beautiful days.

Check out Sarah's most recent photos on her Facebook page here

Sarah Wenban Photography -


Thursday, 23 October 2014

Beaux yeux

At this time of year my skin suffers.  I'm not sure if its the dark mornings that seem hours earlier than they are or rushing around London in and out of the chilly outdoors and heated offices.  All of the above I expect.  One of the first things that starts to lose its summer shine are my eyes. Puffy and dull can easily be revived with a great eye cream and I love nothing more than getting home, jumping in a hot shower and then adding a smothering of this relaxing gel.  

French brand Guinot is always one to be relied upon and this soothing anti-fatigue product hides blemishes and dark circles and soaks in well so that make-up can be added easily.  Pop on using its cooling metal applicator morning and night for fresh eyes all winter.  Treat yourself here x


Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Todd Lynn and Brick Walls

Autumn weekends. Days filled with long lazy coffees and crisp leaves. I couldn't wait to give my new Todd Lynn leather mini bag a road trip and a Saturday morning trip to the pretty town of Lewes seemed the perfect chance. The collection is full of the softest leather in Lynn's typical style with black metalwork and heavy zips. This small crinkled black envelope bag with long detachable strap means it's ideal for day or as a clutch for evenings. I already have my eye on the large backpack and mini duffel bag from the same range. If you haven't yet taken a look at Debenhams amazing designers collaborations check them out now.

Jacket - Vintage Jaeger 

Skirt - H&M


Thursday, 9 October 2014

A little daily luxury

This stunning gold weapon has adorned my finger for several months now. The thing about great jewellery is it is as fabulous with a simple tee as it is with a black dress and skyscraper heels. I already have my eye on a few more great pieces from Monnier Freres. Great accessories just seem to make dressing so much easier. If you are not a MF shopper already take a look at their beautiful autumn collections online now.


Tuesday, 7 October 2014


Easily one of my favourite beauty brands Aesop has it all. From the beautiful medicinal packaging to the natural ingredients any product I have tried from the brand has lived up to expectations. The Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrosol is a delicate rose petal infused spray that instantly hydrates and refreshes whilst leaving makeup perfectly in place. At this time of year I always find my skin drys slightly due to an influx of heating and air conditioning. This little spray never leaves my handbag and whether it's a spritz as I get off a plane or step into the office it is a delight to use. Sleepy Monday mornings will never be the same. 


Monday, 6 October 2014

Tattoo shoe

This September Vogue look over London for another Fashion Night Out.  Once a year late night shopping is enjoyed with live music, glasses of champagne and goodie bags.  The night was all about customisation with brands creating special one offs for customers. Office London won my High St heart with shoe artists illustrating their stunning 'On Top' court shoes.   Artist Adam Claridge tattooed a rose to my right foot to enjoy for ever!  I might just have to treat myself to another pair and have a go myself...


Sunday, 5 October 2014

Shower me with sportswear

This Autumn sportswear inspired fashion lives on.  Throw a brightly coloured pvc mac over a black neatly fitting sweat for work.  Just how brilliant is this pink Miu Miu jacket?  Finish off with some chunky sports shoes and this Elizabeth and James duffel bag. The best kind of fashion is both practical and fun.  Commuting to work never looked so great.

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