Monday, December 10, 2012

Xmas wish list

It's Christmas time, which means that it's also SHOPPING time (as if we need an excuse).
This season it's been all about leather and mixed fabrics. And as it looks like it's going to be a long winter, I'm keen on including bright colors and a metallic touch in the outfits. I love creating contrast like mixing nectarine and brick tones, combined with black and silver.
My favourite pieces for this look are:

1. Chalayan brick tailored jacket
2. Miu Miu patent leather ankle boots
3. DROMe stretch leather leggings
4. Folk zip back top
5. Brook&Lyn stencil leather cuff
6. Cutler and Gross brown Tortoiseshell sunnies
7. Cedric Charlier nectarine wool silver hem jumper

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Mischa Barton - Eclectic boho

Last summer Mischa Barton opened her eponymous flagship store at 53 Brushfield Street in London’s Spitalfields.
The actress turned into designer has taken the next step in the fashion industry: considered a style icon for many during the 00's, Mischa launched her handbag collection in 2008 with great success and was distributed by on-line boutiques. Then Mischa's Place came to light earlier this year, with a brand new clothing collection, accessories (handbags, scarves) and introducing her cosmetics line.
Now it's all gathered in East London, at her beautifully designed space, and surrounded by other independent boutiques. The perfect partners for this new venture, where boho style is taken to the Hollywood star's origins.
It's a girly, bohemian look, with an edgy twist, that would look good on most of us.
Effortless style for busy lives.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Louisa Parris - Poetry in motion

Art is running through her veins, so her success ain't no surprise.
Louisa Parris is a London born and bred designer, creator of airy, art deco-ish printed scarves, hats and gowns.
She set up her label when she moved to San Francisco, inspiring city, and has recently returned to London to base her label here.
She won the Gen Art Styles International Design Award for Eveningwear in New York, where she showed fabulous graphic designs and floaty shapes, and her pieces are stocked by prestigious Colette in Paris.
Don't miss the beautiful fashion film (directed by her sister), showed at the last London Fashion Week.