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November 2014

Life Style

Metallic pleats

November 9, 2014

I think I have a thing for the metallic trend. It started off as a wary foray into the world of metallic pleats and has grown into a full blown search for shiny items. This particular outfit is a favourite – I wore it last month back when it was still okay to venture out with bare legs (I say ‘back when’ – we’re currently hitting highs of 20 degrees in London).

There’s something about the opulence of a shimmering gold skirt paired with a simple grey tshirt – it just kind of works. The jacket was a bit of an oh-so-wrong-it’s right addition to the look.

This week I stumbled across a worthy addition to my collection – this super shiny silver mini from H&M. I can’t wait to pair it with a grey sweater and chunky boots.

Skirt: Topshop | Tshirt: Mango | Jacket: Primark

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Life Style

Alexander Wang x H&M

November 5, 2014

The wait is almost over. Tomorrow morning, the most committed of Wang fans (and those who do not have a manager to report to at 9am) will queue around the block to get their hands on the most hotly anticipated high street collaboration of the year: Alexander Wang x H&M. The rest of us will try our luck on the website, battling against the inevitable crashes and trying not to scream when the cropped grey scuba sweater sells out at 9:02am. Can you tell which piece I’m after?

To save your sanity (and that of your surrounding colleagues/class mates) I’d suggest:

– warning those around you that swearing is likely

– opening a browser on anything you can get your hands on to multiply your chances of success. I have two screens at my desk, a laptop and a mobile to hand. It could get messy…

– decide what you want to buy this evening – nothing worse than a 9am mind blank when Wang is on offer at £34.99

– check out the menswear collection. The guys’ version of the grey scuba sweater might even make it to the top of my list

If you’re heading down to a store at an ungodly hour tomorrow morning, I salute you. Good luck.

This beautiful illustration of the Wang x H&M collection was drawn by Brooke Costello. You can see more of her work here.

Life London Style

Bonfire night style + Southwark Park display

November 4, 2014

Remember, remember the fifth of November. Gunpowder, treason and plot…

I couldn’t resist. Bonfire night is officially one of my favourite nights of the year, and for too long whilst living in London I haven’t managed to make it to an event. This year, however, I’ll be heading to Southwark Park for the annual fireworks display. Entrance is free and the show starts at 7pm (perfect timing for heading down after work), and there’ll be hot food and mulled wine on offer. Doesn’t get much better than that.

In the meantime, I’ve put together some of the cosiest offerings out there to get you through the night. I’ve even included a suitably festive smelling candle to light at home whilst you open another bottle of mulled wine…


Faux fur stole: Zara, £29.99 | Mohair mix knitted hat: Whistles, £45 | Cinnamon &  Mandarin tin candle: Muji, £3.50 | Slouchy wool boyfriend coat: Topshop, £48 | High heeled pointed leather boots: Zara, £89.99 | Geo stitch blanket scarf: Topshop, £22 | Leather gloves: Warehouse at ASOS, £22

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