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California Dreamin’

10 Apr
There’s a lot of things that, as a student, I can’t afford. And apart from steak and champagne, the most upsetting thing beyond financial reach is a golden ticket to Coachella. Every year since I could discern that the Californian desert line up was the ultimate music amalgam to ever exist, I’ve wanted to go. Tomorrow marks the beginning of the first weekend, and again, I won’t be there.
However, I am absolutely adamant that one day, I will. So for that day, here is a collage of the outfits I would wear in that desert among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.

Zoe Karssen

La Garconne




Aztec Isabel

3 Dec


“Shan’t” was my reaction when I was told I should wear my Isabel Marant for H&M top for special occasions. I’m staunchly for wearing it as daywear with a lot of black. I also grabbed the necklace I bought two summers ago that was to compliment my bikinis. In the middle of a Lincoln winter though, I think it definitely fares better with a wool car coat.

It’s the piece that took me three hours to bag, but the exquisite aztec embroidery is more than worth it. I’m also in love with this perfect park on a hill that we found beneath Lincoln Cathedral!





Top: Isabel Marant for H&M, Pants: Zara, Boots: River Island, Coat: Gap, Watch: Granddad’s, Necklace: Accessorize.

Shot by Simon Rogerson in Lincoln.

The Isabel Marant For H&M Scrum

17 Nov

im for hm

Did anyone but Sienna Miller waltz into H&M and walk out again unscathed and mentally sound? I conducted all of my shopping online in my Boux Avenue silk playsuit at my boyfriends’ and I still walked away feeling harassed. But also WONDERFUL for bagging exactly what I wanted – in the correct size, no less.

Simon told me he’d never seen me so focused, sat there in my towel (I took a shower break, the website was down for that long) with my debit card. I actually found when I’d finally got my purchases in the basket that my saved address was wrong. Last years’ student halls address in fact. In the rush, I bought them anyway, of course. I don’t think the half-asleep boy in his duvet really understood why I turned up to his flat demanding he text me when my package arrives. He clearly thought I was nuts.

Anything for Isabel.

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Pictures courtesy of Vogue.co.uk

My purchase pics to come

Les Parisiennes

28 Mar


Paris. It’s the sartorial capital of the world. It’s the only fashion week that really matters. It’s skinny jeans, utilitarian tees, monochrome, blackened eyes and absolutely no platform heels.

As perfectly epitomised by Team Vogue Paris, the look is probably the sexiest, most insouciant and beautiful of them all. As I’m visiting the city tomorrow, I’m throwing some Isabel Marant/Carine Roitfeld/Emmanuelle Alt/Clemence Poesy vibes around to help me pack tonight.

ex editor of French Vogue Emmanuelle Alt

ex editor of French Vogue Emmanuelle Alt

Isabel Marant is my favourite designer of all time. She’s the reason for hidden-wedge trainers, the baseball jacket craze and Aztec-patterned everything – but especially those jeans (see modelled by Team French Vogue – top).

Isabel Marant circa 2011

Isabel Marant circa 2011

Isabel Marant circa 2011

Isabel Marant circa 2011

And then there’s the Yves Saint Laurent re-vamp. Now Heidi Slimane’s Saint Laurent Paris rivals my love of Marant. The fedoras and the sheer! The pussy bows and trouser suits!

Saint Laurent by Heidi Slimane

Saint Laurent by Heidi Slimane

Saint Laurent by Heidi Slimane

Saint Laurent by Heidi Slimane

Clemence Poesy is dangerously close to perfect. Apart from being absolutely stunning, she has starred in Harry Potter, Gossip Girl – as Chuck’s lover, no less, and is a fashion model with the Parisian insouciance down to a T.


Some more Gallic inspiration

Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot





Daphne Groenveld

Daphne Groenveld