Posts tagged London
Posted in Moi Aussi
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
Posted in Events
I thought I would share a fun post for Londoners looking for some fun… If you fancy ice skating this weekend to get into the Christmas mood, I have a special treat for you. In a short read you can find out about the UK’s 10 best ice rinks I wrote for the i newspaper. This includes London’s best spots: Natural History Museum, Somerset House (my favourite pick) and the mini new rink on Bluebird’s courtyard. Read it all HERE.
I managed to visit two of these rinks this season already! I went to the opening of Bluebird’s ice rink and was kindly treated by Belvedere cocktails, mini burgers and indulging hot chocolate donuts while practising my moves on the slippery rink. Somerset House was the next step and with an obvious bigger space I managed to crash! Yep, I did. I felt I was ready to speed up until I suddenly felt the icy punch on my back… Classic. It has a nice bar to warm up with some festive hot drinks, or simply wine, while overlooking the ice rink, and we did enjoy it… Christmas has officially arrived and how much I love the fun that comes with in… Next stop: Winter Wonderland. Stay tuned!
Posted in Designers
If I happen to think of the London’s designers of the moment Louise Gray, Richard Nicoll, Sophia Webster, Peter Pilotto and Thomas Tait, a high price tag – together with absolutely gorgeous pieces – will come to my head.
However, in celebration of Westfield London’s fifth anniversary, these five designers have created a limited edition piece at the affordable price of £65 each.
Since designer jumpers are the latest must-have of the season, each designer made an exclusive sweatshirt, which of course, isn’t made of the same materials they use for their collections, but, leaving the high end quality on the side, the valuable aspect of it, is that the designs come from their masterful minds. Only 300 pieces were made and sold in an exclusive pop-up shop at The Atrium of Westfield London. All the proceeds from each sale went to their charity partner, Save the Children, guaranteeing raising a minimum of £10,000.
Richard Nicoll offered a grey sweatshirt with a pink ’5′ on the chest; my crush duo, Peter Pilotto, designed a black slim fit jumper; the awesome shoe designer Sophie Webster put the spirit of her shoe designs by mixing monochrome stripes with pastels; Thomas Tait added the masculine oversized and asymmetric monocolour piece; and the textile and fashion designer, Louise Gray, introduced her bright, textured and rule-breaking design, something characteristic from her collections.
I, of course, couldn’t resist and got for myself the colouful Gray’s sweatshirt. Not only I absolutely love the awesome design and the clash of prints in it, but the fact that it’s a limited edition, it’s affordable and best of all, every penny of it helped a good cause.
Darlings! Put your hand up if you are a pasta lover? Put the other hand up if you fancy FRESH pasta? Well, if you have both hands up this rare food post is for you!
Few days ago I went to a pasta workshop at the Millenium Hotel in Mayfair with the photographer of the blog and my mom, Janin (that lady rocking the raviolis -yeah, I know we look like sisters). An Italian chef took us through all the steps of making pasta by just mixing egg, flour and bit of oil with love and attention.
The result? Ready-to-eat spaguetti and Burrata (the most delicious cheese on Earth – made of Mozzarella and cream) raviolis. Although it looks a bit rigorous, it was as simple as it can gets, with the simplest recipe too. Key thing? You need a pasta maker, I searched for some and found a variety of brands and prices: see similars to the Hotel’s Italian kitchen here, here and here. After the pasta workshop, the night closed with a fabulous dinner at the Millenium Hotel’s restaurant Avista (Mayfair). 100% recommended, not only for its delicious fresh food, but also for the lovely service. I left feeling a proper chef. Are you ready to make your own?
Hey hey! Sorry for unusual days of silence, I’ve been busy sorting out so many things, you know one of those weeks… But I managed to relax a bit yesterday and come back with much more.
Let’s kick off the Monday with this event I went to last week at the wonderful DKNY store in London’s Bond Street. I looove it with its New York vibe… and the current Autumn/Winter 13 collection they have in store is just all to die for, specially the gorgeous sexy leopard print in all sorts of garments. ( I even pull out leopard outfit, up on the next post)
Now, why did I get to go to DKNY for drinks and networking on a fab night? Well, thanks to Maiden-Voyage, the perfect online network or business women around the world. In a night of business women and fashionable travellers I was introduced to DKNY’s best-seller cardigan called The Cozy, a versatile garment which has so many ways of wearing it and wrapping your body to be ready for different weathers. You’ll be able to see some examples below and get a flavour of the fabulour night with members and founder of Maiden Voyage, Carolyn Pearson. Conclusion: I’m loving DKNY’s new spirit and all its collection.
I still got a couple more group of pictures from my trip to Mexico in August. Other things came on the way while I was sharing them, such a London Fashion Week, so thought of giving it a break, specially because autumn has arrived. But a bit of a continuous summer and some vivid colours won’t harm anyone right? Just like this purple wall that worked as the perfect background for this simple, complete Zara look as I stood on the grey stones. A perfect outfit for those, still enjoying the sun.
I was wearing–> T-shirt and Short: Zara (Spring/Summer 13); Ring: Sam Ubhi; Necklace: H&M
Yep, it’s a wrap for London Fashion Week shows in here. Looking at the videos I had under my sleeve, I thought it would be nice to put something together for this season in less than two minutes. Please play the video below to watch a bit of the shows’ finale, backstage excitement and the whole atmosphere during London Fashion Week at Somerset House, which for those out of London, is the usual venue (a Neoclassical building in front of Embankment) that embraces the fashion week in the British capital. Until next season LFW!
Viendo los videos que tenía debajo de la manga, pensé en hacer un video que resumiera mis dias en el London Fashion Week (LFW) Otono/Invierno 14 en menos de dos minutos. Click play al video para entreterte un poco con el finale de algunos shows, la emoción tras bastidores y la atmósfera durante esos dias en Somerset House, que para quienes estan fuera de Londres, es el hermoso establecimiento (un edificio neoclásico) que durante anos ha acogido la semana de la moda en la capital. Hasta la próxima temporada LFW!