THE ALTERNATIVE BLACK TIE PARTY LOOK

As much as I love glitter and embellishments, when it comes to black tie Christmas parties this year, it’s just so not about the sparkle. Maybe it’s a combination of growing up and also spending an extended amount of time in this terribly cold country that has made me realise that the best looks are the ones that don’t involve…
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HOW TO STYLE A SILK SCARF

Before her eponymous label, British accessory designer Jane Carr was a fashion veteran consulting for Jil Sander and Balenciaga, even acting as Head of Prints at one of the most iconic fashion houses known for patterns, Versace. Wearing a silk leopard print (ombre!) scarf from her Autumn/ Winter 2016 collection inspired me to go for an androgynous look. Lately, I sensed…
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DRESSING FOR WINTER

During university, I worked part time at Rugby Ralph Lauren, the preppiest, most WASP branch of the much loved Ralph Lauren. Sadly, after only eight years of existence, it shut down and with it my continuous supply of bow ties, monogrammed Oxford shirts and schoolboy blazers (see here). Anyway, it was AMAZING. My whole wardrobe was candy coloured shirts and…
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INSPIRED BY THE RUNWAY? HERE’S AN EVERYDAY ALTERNATIVE

  As you may know, I like styling things with a twist and I have had my eye on updating my wardrobe a little 70’s accent. I also have a huge crush on Western-inspired pieces. And now, since Alessandro Michele’s legendary Gucci collection debuted, the thirst for everything geek chic, sequinned and bespectacled was real. If you’re as inspired to…
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HOW TO DO COLOUR (FOR THOSE THAT DON’T)

When I was a kid, I was brought up with similar sartorial rules as Barbie, dressed in almost exclusively pastels, the colour of my bottoms always had to coordinate with my top. As much as this sounds a little too matchy-matchy a la Elle Woods, it’s given me the perfect starting point to build outfits and incorporate vibrant colours. For my…
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3 PREPPY SUMMER LOOKS FOR DAY TO NIGHT

Preppy doesn’t always involve bow ties and cable knit cardigans, although it is a favourite combination of mine. Especially in the summer, the typical linen and chino shorts can get kind of boring and cliche. And what about an outfit that can take you from day to night? Surely it’s still a relevant issue we’re having if blogs and magazines…
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