Journalist and fashion blogger rocking London's grey sky. Enjoying life and taking out the most of it!
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Who wouldn’t love to see an Isabel Marant beautifully wrapped bag under the tree this Christmas? I was lucky enough to have mine, and since a very special Santa landed my town a bit earlier, I just couldn’t resist and wait till Christmas Day to open it. So I did…. And I’m utterly in love now with this gorgeous Marant bomber jacket with leather sleeves.
You might remember the recent chaos in H&M stores and the moment its website collapsed as soon its H&M collaboration with the French designer went live. Every single piece was sold out within hours and even seen on eBay later on for three times its original price. Being able to get hold of one of the exclusive items, and of course, of a Marant design for a bargain was kind of priceless. However, this absolutely beautiful, yet cool, biker/bomber jacket can’t even compare. It is a most definite special garment in my wardrobe. Thanks to a very special lady, who not only is my loyal reader, but a very fashionable Londoner! Now, get an official first “Merry Christmas!”.
Ladies, let me introduce you to Boux Avenue, the perfect destination for glamorous ladies. Imagine entering a store, wanting everything, without actually needing anything. Sounds familiar?
Boux Avenue is a boutique that makes you feel a bit more special… a bit more cosy… a bit more SEXY! Boom!
I was surprised with the variety of lingerie they had and how beautifully they fit, plus the pretty much affordable prices. Bras’ are around £25 and underwear £6 each.
Even more exciting, they offer a free fitting service, in which a specialist (lady) measures you and advises what shape and size fits your body and shape best; yes, for free.
One thing I can promise, you’ll feel pampered while you’re in the fitting rooms, each room is named under lingerie classic fabrics such as Lace, Satin…; Plus, you can choose form a selection of lights (day, dusk, night) so you can see how the lingerie fits you under different lights. And any if you need any other size, press the concierge buttom and your stylist is waiting for you just right there.
I chose the classic lingerie colours black and red for Christmassy outfits, plus a completely new shape (the black bra) that gives the perfect silhouette. For stay-in nights these slippers and the winter candles are just the perfect conmbination, with of course, a hot tea and a cosy blanket. Looking for Christmas presents? Not a bad idea!
We’re close to the weekend and a casual outfit with old basics always work.
The coat and the boots are few of my favourites for the cold weather. I just mixed it with a new jumper and hat, but the great thing is that the same biker boots and leather sleeves keep coming back! So these garment will keep reigning my daily outfits… Easy…
I was wearing-> Striped jumper: H&M; Printed blouse: Massimo Dutti; Coat, Jeans & Boots: Zara (last year); Handbag: Prada; Hat: Accessorize; Necklace: Topshop
The bigger the pom-pom, the better. From the fury poms to the Mickey Mouse ears, here’s a selection of the best playful chunky-knit beanies to keep you warm and toasty this season. They suit every style either you’re sporty, elegant, classy or risky, these are the cool kids of the block that could brighten up your outwear outfits. Click HERE to read my full piece on The Independent.
This, of course, resumes in one great fury pom-pom that has to come back to head very soon….Last year’s favourite: my big orange fury pom-pom…
Only Kate Moss would look like this on a cover of the men’s title. Sexy elegance and stunning photos as the supermodel poses for Playboy’s 60th anniversary edition wearing the iconic bunny ears and a black leotard, with of course, the white fury bunny tail on her bottom. Her artful semi-naked pictures take over 18 pages of the magazine.
Get a glimpse of the photoshoot by photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot with these images. Come on, you even feel like borrowing the bunny ears from the first picture for your next masquerade ball! I’m obsessed with that first photo. It’s SO sensually classy.
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Alright, it was first the madness of Black Friday, but the best is about to come… CYBER MONDAY!
You might be an expert on the first Monday after Thanksgiving, which is mainly celebrated in the US but has now spread worldwide, probably not the turkey, sharing and giving thanks, but most definitely the big and tempting sales.
I’ve never forget an interview I once watch with the one and only Grace Coddington, in which she said “I don’t do sales…” I understand why she probably wouldn’t, but personally, I can’t resist sales… Obvs, not any sales, just some good sales! And that requires some good hunting skills too…
Well today (cyber Monday) is the last chance to bag a bargain. I have been looking around the web and made a small selection of shopping destinations that have joined the sales madness.
Asos has 20% off in everything only for 24 hours, ending at midnight tonight.
Happy Friday and enjoy your sales shopping today!
I was wearing–> Jumper and skirt: Pull & Bear; Shirt: Ted Baker; Handbag: Miu Miu; Shoes: Russell & Bromley; Hat: Accessorize; Necklace: Topshop
There’s nothing like a nice wool Fedora hat for winter, and if it comes with a special feather touch even better. For long I’ve been trying hats in shops in the search of a new winter favourite accessory, but none of them convinced me enough. If it wasn’t the shape, size or details, it was the unmatchable price tag. So, surprinsingly and totally unexpected I walked pass by Accessorize and found THIS! Tried it on and felt it was the one. Made of 100% wool it was a bargain.