Solange made headlines again this week, but this time for all the right reasons. “Of course sometimes shit go down when it’s a billion dollars on an elevator” and whatever your opinion on what went down is, you can’t deny that she really did look a billion dollars at her New Orleans wedding.
Solange cycled her way to the venue in none other than a Stéphane Rolland jumpsuit before switching into a Humberto Leon for Kenzo gown for the ceremony. While her 1970s outfit choices were very on trend, she went against the trend when it came to guest attire as her wedding party all wore various shades of white. Despite this she still stood out as the star of show, even Sasha Fierce looked tame in comparison opting for a mid length Torn by Ronny Kobo Maggie Lasso diamonds dress.
Evoking Diana Ross, Solange looked regal as she swapped the traditional Bride’s veil for a cape. Engaged, single or happily married everyone should have a fling with Solange’s seventies style.
Last season it was all about the shoulders, this S/S it’s all about the back.
I’m sure my good friend Rosie will agree, there’s something incredibly sexy yet understated about showing off a bit of back. Zara are also championing this idea as the bulk of their new Trf collection is full of seductively low cut backs in V’s, square’s and scoops.
Remember me? I know it’s been a while since my last post (sorry!). Christmas and NYE were full of family and friends and therefore the blogging took a back seat while I returned to the 7 hills and fresh air of Sheffield.
Here’s a recap of my Christmas and NYE through the medium of photos, as the famous adage goes a picture is worth a thousand words…
I’m off to an event at LK Bennett tonight so just time for a quick post today.
At the Hellen Van Rees show I was “working the room” attempting to network with some highly fashionable/intimidating people. When I noticed this lovely chap sporting this fabulous jacket and even more fabulous mustache. On asking him where his jacket was from he replied “Zara, picked it up on the way here this morning”…at this point I knew he was important, only important people impulse buy Zara, the rest of us do Primark.
It turns out I was right, Tony is the Creative Director of the School of Media and Communication for London College of Fashion (wow what a mouthful).
After a brief chat, I asked him if he had any advice for someone wanting to make it in the business, he simply said “keep at it”. A beautiful, unpretentious piece of fuss free, honest advice. Thanks Tony, I will keep at it!
Watching yet more of The Hour last night inspired me to go for a Fifties Friday theme at work. The Fifties look is much more glamorous look than the modern day office uniform so I felt slightly overdressed. To combat this I just channelled my inner Bel Rowley and day dreamed of Martini’s after work with Hector Madden…
The brief: Client meetings in Shoreditch, back to the office & then out to a comedy show at The Etcetera in Camden.
Rohita works in the sales department of my office and she’s certainly selling her style today. Meeting with clients means she has to be professional and presentable at all times as she represents the company.
Top – topshop
Sandals- New look
Necklace – Zara
After work Rohita went to a comedy show at the Etcetera in Camden, where she could let her hair down (quite literally)…the perfect antidote to a serious day at the office.
The Brief: Admin followed by drinks with an old friend.
On Tuesday I met Jenny, a fellow Classicist from University, for drinks after work. I went for a silky 90’s inspired spaghetti strap camisole in what my mum calls “Wasabi” and I call “bogey green” colour.
I paired this with my new asymmetric Zara cardigan, New Look necklace and Marks & Sparks cigarette trousers. My shoes are from River Island.
We ended up getting lost in Soho…and lost in conversation – we had so much to catch up on!
“I’m looking for the perfect summer sandal. I’m not going on holiday anywhere this summer so I want something that’s practical and comfy for walking around in the city, blisters are not a good look! I’m thinking black, white or tan as the majority of my clothes are so colourful, as you know. Can you help?”
Well I also know you love Zara, so what about these? They fit the simple look you’re after whilst also being an absolute bargain!
However my only concern is that you may get blisters as they are not 100% leather so what about these:
Even leather can rub though until you wear them in a bit, but with vintage the hard work’s done for you, just slip on and enjoy….