Style it like Solange

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.

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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.

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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.

Diana Ross

Diana Ross

Get the look for less:

Bringing Sexy Back

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.

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*All photo’s have been taken from the Zara website

 

 

SS14 The Trends: Origami

Origami isn’t just a party trick…It’s a new way of dressing.

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Think cotton skorts by day and mid length, metallic, pleat skirts by night…

Designers to inspire: Rochas, Dries Van Noten, Antipodium

Where to shop the trend: Zara

Zara £22.99

Zara £22.99

 

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year

Hello all!

Happy New Year!

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

Work's Christmas Party

Work’s Christmas Party, Mayfair

Hair by Hershesons  

Christmas Jumpers and Birthday Celebrations in Sheffield

Christmas Jumpers and Birthday Celebrations in Sheffield.

Christmas Jumper: ASOS Marketplace Lillies of the Alley

Boxing Day, Derbyshire

Boxing Day, Derbyshire

Family Walks

Family Walks (and falls)

Treating my mum at Tamper Coffee

Treating my mum at Tamper Coffee

NYE, London

                      NYE, London

Sheer polka dot shirt: Zara

What Wendy Wore…

It wasn’t only Wendy’s words that were inspirational, her style was too.

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Steal Wendy’s look with this from ASOS:

add these bright beauties:

Nikki Perforated Mirror Leather Lace-Up Oxfords £109.03

Nikki Perforated Mirror Leather Lace-Up Oxfords £109.03

And finish with a slick of red lipstick and top knot for a truly designer style…

And what do you wear when interviewing a such a fashion icon? Well what about this…

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Cardigan and cami: Both Topshop

Tartan Trousers: River Island

Loafers and necklace: Both Zara

Some Nice Advice…

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.

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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!

 

 

A Week in Workwear // Friday

Friday

The brief: Dress down up Friday

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Jacket: Zara

Top: H&M

Skirt: M&S

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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…

A Week in Workwear // Wednesday

Wednesday with Rohita Kopf

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.

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Top – topshop

Chinos- H&M

Sandals- New look

Necklace – Zara

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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.

A Week in Workwear // Tuesday

Tuesday

The Brief: Admin followed by drinks with an old friend.

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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!

Ask Estelle // Cora’s crisis

“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!

Zara £9.99

Zara £9.99

However my only concern is that you may get blisters as they are not 100% leather so what about these:

ASOS £22

ASOS £22

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….

Bohemianrose vintage £22

Bohemianrose vintage
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