Monday, 19 September 2011


DAY NINE: Printed maxi skirt, Forever 21
Day four of London Fashion Week was also maxi skirt day on the Express fashion desk so I thought I’d get our lovely fashion assistant Simona to hop in the photo - funnily enough, the basis of our outfits is the same (maxis plus biker jackets) but I think you’ll agree when I say we wear our looks very differently!
Worn with: bat tee, Zoe Karssen; suede biker, unknown; biker boots, New Look; hat, Littlewoods; sunglasses, Ray-Ban; bag, Prada; Afghan blanket scarf, Weardale Cottages.
Simona wears: pink maxi, Minnie’s; ballet pumps, New Look; leather biker, Asos; Tilly bag, Jaeger; belt, Gap.

Sunday, 18 September 2011


DAY EIGHT: Mohair cape, Prada
Found this while rummaging in some of the wardrobes, decided it was perfect for an allegedly laidback Sunday at the shows. Forgot the whole no-shoulder-bags issue with capes, ended up lugging my tote in the crook of my arm. Not good, I may have fashion week induced tennis elbow.
Worn with: Grey tweed & leather trousers, Topshop; Black silk tee, Gap; Nude ballet pumps, Office; Hat, Littlewoods; Stingray clutch, Salvatore Ferragamo; Gold aviators, Ray-Ban.

Saturday, 17 September 2011


DAY SEVEN: Blue leopard scarf, Louis Vuitton
I was misled by the sun in the morning and naively wore a suede jacket. That’ll teach me not to carry an umbrella to fashion week.
Worn with: Sheer maxi skirt, Topshop; grey tee, H&M; Wayfarers, Ray-Ban; jacket, unknown; gold brogues, Office; Stingray clutch, Salvatore Ferragamo

Friday, 16 September 2011


DAY SIX: Leather detail blazer, Miss Selfridge
Also known as day one of London Fashion Week, I decided to start comfortably with jeans and this blazer with another nod to the masculine trend.
Worn with: sheer blouse, New Look; grey jeans, Miss Selfridge; gold chain, vintage; gold brogues, Office; Wayfarers, Ray-Ban; belt, Gap; Leather bag, Chanel.

Thursday, 15 September 2011


DAY FIVE: Leather fronted trousers, Oasis
By the time you read this, I will have been awake since 6am and knee deep in London Fashion Week. I had to find a replacement for my beloved Topshop leather skinnies that famously split on the bum during last season’s Menswear day and I found these on a lunchtime breeze through my local branch of Oasis. They’re a bit high-waisted for my liking but when worn with a tee, they’re fine. I will no doubt also be wearing these at some point during LFW so keep an eye out for their reappearance.
Worn with: slogan tee, Wrangler; Black plimsolls, Converse; Gold chain, Vintage.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011


DAY FOUR: Slogan tee, Wrangler
I have a love-hate relationship with slogan tees but when Wrangler sent me this one as a thank you for going to their Summer Party, I couldn’t help but laugh. As well as being funny, it’s a super soft pre-distressed cotton and I just HAD to wear it at the weekend.
Worn with: Black jeans, Topshop; Gold chain, vintage; Gold aviators, Ray-Ban.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011


DAY THREE: Grey skinny jeans, Miss Selfridge
A very grey look, I know but let me explain - it feels like I have been on a perennial hunt for a new pair of grey jeans for the past two years, since my favourite pair of Topshop Baxters finally gave up the ghost and split horrendously. Since then, I have tried on and bought endless pairs but nothing has quite matched my strict criteria in the grey jeans category. Then, last week during Fashion’s Night Out I stumbled into Miss Selfridge to investigate a jacket that I’d seen earlier in the day and happened across this pair. 
And oh, it’s a match made in heaven - they have the slightly stretchy fit that old Baxters used to have (before someone in their design team decided to screw me) and they just fit perfectly. I can forgive the pre-distressed scratches as they have an awesome colour and cut. I’m tempted to buy a second pair off the bat in case Miss S decides to get rid of their stretch too. Perish the thought.
If you want to experience the wonder of Miss Selfridge’s jeans, click [here] for this pair.
Worn with: leopard coat, Reiss; Sunglasses brooch, Vintage; Horse tee, Topshop; Black plimsolls, Converse; Wayfarers, Ray-Ban.

Monday, 12 September 2011


DAY TWO: Sheer maxi-skirt, Topshop
I have been hunting this skirt for weeks, possibly months in fact. I spent the latter part of the summer trying and failing to track it down. And then, as if by magic, when I went to the Topshop Outlet the other week there was one randomly amongst the endless pairs of jeans in my size and for less than a quarter of it’s original price. Methinks that this will be coming out to play for London Fashion Week…
Worn with: Tuxedo tee, New Look; Boots, New Look; Wayfarers, Ray-Ban

Sunday, 11 September 2011


Okay, double apology owed. I promised I’d be back and it’s been, what, a week since? Sorry. My main reason has been a total swamping in my day-to-day job. As some of you may know, in the real world I work as a stylist for the UK newspaper The Daily Express. For our September 2nd edition, we decided to turn our main fashion on its head and rather than shoot the story on a model, this season our readers got to meet the team behind the pages:
For my trend, I chose Masculine - as you’ve probably gathered over the last year or so, I’m a big fan of the tomboy look. The outfit was pretty much my dream look and as such, I’ve bought pretty much everything since - I’m still in search of the Creepers from Underground. Long story as to why I don’t have them yet but we’ll come to that on another day. I have to say, it’s very weird being on the other side of the camera - it’s one thing when it’s on this blog and quite another when it’s in a national newspaper!

For those of you who can’t read the small print, here’s the full breakdown of my outfit:
Coat with leather sleeves, Topshop; Sheer leopard shirt, New Look; Wingtips, Asos; Trousers, Topshop; Creepers, Underground; Gold watch, Michael Kors