Millie Brown was my last click of the day, the light was almost gone, my fingers were ice-cold and I had lost all sensations to them.
I had packed my camera and was walking away when I saw Millie listening to her iPod sitting on the bench. An artist herself (you can see her work here),Millie spends most of her time between UK and USA. Dream job!
I love how she has combined a vintage sweater, J Brand Jeans with beautiful warm colored Oscar de la Renta Jacket with Black Wedge boots. I always like the equation of One statement piece at a time and it works here. You can’t really see here, but her accessories are Dominic Jones which is a must see, so be sure to click on that link.
This Ikat print Oscar de la Renta jacket is from the Spring 2005 collection, but the Biker jacket has made such a strong revival that you may be able to get your hand on various textures and print, like this Clover Canyon printed jacket crepe de chine jacket.
I have been following Peony Lim’s blog since I started blogging last year.
As an avid Blog-yeur (A person who loves to see other people blog), I spent the first few months of my blogging lifetime just observing what other bloggers were doing, and Peony, Caroline from Caroline’s World, Hedvig of The Northern Light were always inspirational with their unique styles.
Now if you follow my blog,you would know that I rather be behind the camera than in front,so I have a lot of respect for these ladies to look great in most of their pictures!
I went to the Grazia Live event in September where Peony was on the panel of Masterclass talking about how to take great Pictures,and she was a joy to listen to!
Starting her blog, by chance this Fashion Promotion student was encouraged by other street style photographers outside Somerset House (where her university was strategically based and was always clicked by other photographers) and thus the birth of peonylim.blogspot.
Always well styled and quite classic, I like how Peony brightens up a basic pair of jeans with accessories, like the Lavender Pom-Poms to her phone and clutch or the Linda Farrow Minnie Mouse Glasses with a classic Black-white outfit! (images below).
Her wardrobe staples usually include a Classic White Shirt, Red Lipstick and Classic Pumps. How versatile, and that is exactly how each of her looks are like. Edited to perfection yet versatile enough to go for high tea or a girls night out!
Well this is probably my last post before Christmas, so a MERRY CHRISTMAS you all!!
I always like going back through my year’s folders of pictures I have clicked just to ensure I have not missed a certain post or a brand I wanted to cover but just forgot about it!
And I hit Jackpot (That way I feel less guilty of forgetting where I saved these pictures) with this folder! It was a trip to an exhibition where I met quite a few brands and designers and I guess,this Holiday Season your emails will be filled with great Designer Labels and upcoming brands to explore! What Joy!
Have a look at at Luise Keller’s website to see all these amazing jewellery in exquisite materials,all hand crafted in Germany.
You can see the distinct difference in the mood,colour and textures in the Autumn Winter range (Last 2) to the Spring Summer collection with great tropical influences.
Now That Christmas is around the corner (Exactly a week away),I have been going back to these as stocking fillers, with the neon grid masking tapes and Silicon Diaries which are available even at Urban Outfitters (Oxford Circus) now.
I love the “storage.it” A5 diaries/pocket planners coz they have a little clear pouch to store cards,a pencil, and even your phone.I find it easier to carry that when i go for conferences and seminars,and it is always a conversation starter!
Pick up your goodies from these 2 Online Stores: The Bureau Direct and The Paperie, however the Bureau direct has a better merchandise and great delivery time!
The first time I spotted Justin O’Shea was in the Sartorialist back in February 2011. I had just moved to London and had started Trendbridged.com then, and all I was hoping to do was spot Justin O’Shea casually walking around Covent Garden and click some great candid shots of him!!
Justin O’Shea was born and raised in a small Aussie Aboriginal town and upon moving to London, found his true calling! Being the worldwide Buying Director for Mytheresa.com, you can spot him globe-trotting during the Fashion Week season.
He is the perfect Biker-does-Saville-Row style, with his well-tailored (often if not) 3- piece suits, teamed with a printed shirt, showing a snippet of his ink playing a peek a boo! I love how he can team up the the vest and jacket from one set with trousers of another.I am usually never fond of half sleeves shirt on men, (My rule being If Hot,Suck it up or Roll it up),but he does the quarter sleeve just right (Of course being fit has a huge role to play!)
P.s: Special attention to the metal capped burgundy boots (Also featured in the video below).
Anyway, Thus presenting Justin O’Shea:
If this is not enough to woo you, I found this video by BeefEater with the #MyLondon campaign.It shows snippets of London,just the way it is..Beautiful!
Click LIKE if you find his style inspirational!
I found this great post on how to roll up your Dress shirt: Click here
I have thought many a time to feature Marion Cotillard on my Monday Muse for a vintage and retro looks made classic with elegance and subtle glamour.
Her french style is alluring and very hard to nail down as she is quite experimental.
However this is a quick one to share with you all the latest video of the Lady Dior web documentary series La Métamorphose, and how secrets are revealed about the BAR SUIT and the very essential point of history THE NEW LOOK.
The feminism is oozing out with Marion wearing some of the original creations of Christian Dior himself.
Statutory Warning: Colour Explosion! Italy-born Elisa Nalin is no new to the fashion Industry,with a straight track record of graduating from Instituto Europeo del Design (IED),and securing a job at Costume National and eventually the director at Samsonite’s Shoe Line, this fashionista is a self-proclaimed SHOE ADDICT! (Which one of us is not??). Leaving Italy behind, and taking to Paris as the new home, Elisa started her styling career and soon had a great portfolio with Dazed & Confused,i-D and Vogue Nippon and eventually for brands and department stores like Le Bonmarchéand Benetton… Her Staple:
While sourcing images, I just realised Elisa has a great knack of teaming wardrobe basics in a certain colour co-ordinated style,thus curated these images in a certain pattern to show my flow of thoughts. THE BLUE TROUSERSP.s: If I have tempted you to buy a pair of Blue Tailored trousers, Click here on the MANGO Website for great tapered look OR on the Farfetch website for a Kenzo Pair of Wide leg Trousers. THE PENCIL SKIRT P.s: Great Bargain spotted on this DVF Blue Pencil Skirt on Farfetch.com. THE SOLID COLOUR STORYP.S:Tips to keep in Mind:
Okay to wear Matchy-Matchy pieces till you team them well. As Seen in Above with Purple Scarf and Skirt.
Stay within the same colour family. Warm with Warm colours and Cold with Cold tones.
Go with Bold Accessory to add points of interest to your staples….AND DONT FORGET TO WEAR THE SMILE.
THE HEAD SCARF A simple Patterned Head scarf can take you a long way. Remember to pin it at the back to secure it lest it slips away. Hope you enjoy this post. Please Share your views and love! Love Di xx Images Sources: Here, Here,Here,Here,Here,Here, Here,Here,Here and Here
I had a few friends come in from India,and they wanted to feel the culture(or sub culture) existing in London,so we made a quick dash to East London,crossed through Spitalfields Market,stopped by at the Lomography store,went to The Tent (London Design Festival) and finally hit brick lane!
It’s surprising you can see so much in such a little time in London while still see nothing!!
I find street style in East London inspiring since it always is idiosyncratic to that area. In fact,I was in India last month, and someone mentioned (referring to another designer) she has a very “East London” style, which just throws you off a little considering a small area of London has a distinct identity in another continent!