Wednesday, 21 November 2012

GOING: Selfridges

FYI Folks

Sneaky little Selfridges voucher...

xx O xx

GOING: Linda Farrow Press Day

Eye spy with my little eye... an evening at Linda Farrow HQ

Last week Natalie Hughes of Canned Fashion and I went along to the Linda Farrow press day in North London - where we found a collection of chic, colourful and cutting edge Linda Farrow frames... 

Semi-precious stone encrusted glasses? 
The FABULOUS Oscar De La Renta range.

Highly impractical but awesome mustard coloured snakeskin frames for Linda Farrow Luxe.

A few glasses of fizz later, and we cracked out the poses...

50 shades of Pastel

And for the slightly more avant-garde days...

Happy Eyes for Lars and I from Linda Farrow x Jeremy Scott 

Tracy, Natalie and Me

Thank You all at Linda Farrow
xx O xx

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

LISTENING : Everything Everything - Kemosabe

Everything Everything's new single 'Kemosabe'.

The track is the first single to be taken from the Manchester bands new album 'Arc'. It's sharp, energetic and clean - a perfect mid morning 'Wake-Up' tune, listen to it here. 

Excited to hear the album...

Check the video out here...

Monday, 19 November 2012

GOING: London Sample Sales - UPDATED

Dear Fashion Lovers,

For those  who didn't  get a chance to shop at London Fashion Weekend, and for those who (rightly) consider the January sales  the wrong side of the Party Season -  

May I present to you my list of upcoming Sample Sales right here in London Town...


Erdem - 4th & 5th Dec, WC2H 7HY

Monsoon - and Accessorize - 5th of Dec, The American Church in London, W1T

Jimmy Choo - 10th to the 13th of Dec, The Music Rooms W1K (Sign up on their site for emails)

Lazy Oaf - 13th of Dec, 3pm-7pm -Islington Studio at Unit 6, Canonbury Business Centre, 190A New North Road, N1 7BJ

Hudson Jeans - 11th - 14th Dec, 10am-8pm 11-13 Charlotte Street

La PerlaThurs 13th Dec, 8.30am–6.30pm 3rd Floor 22 Cross Keys Close, London, W1U 2W

Lulu & Co, Marios Schwab, Peter Pilotto, Richard Nicoll and Roksanda Ilincic - Thurs 14 Dec, 9am to 8pm, The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albermarle Street, London W1S 4BS

Magaschoni Cashmere15th-16th Dec to the 13th of Dec, The Music Rooms W1K


Mulberry - 19th to the 21st of Nov, The Music Rooms, W1K (Click here for e-invite)

Alison Van Der LandeGushlow ColeKat MaconieOrit LondonOlivia Rubin & Juliet Dunn plus more - Wednesday 21st Nov from 12-9pm at Après London,13 Duke St, W1U 1LG

Browns Pop Up - 22nd to the 23rd of Nov, 60 Marylebone Lane W1U 2NU

Wrangler - 23rd of Nov, 21 Ganton Street, W1F

Issey Miyake - 26th and 27th of Nov, The Music Rooms, W1K

JW Anderson - 30th November, 73-75 Shacklewell Lane, E8 2EB

Christopher Kane - 30th of Nov, 16 Mercer St WC2H

Alexander McQueen - 28th Nov - 1st Dec, EC1R 0NA

Handwritten (Tanya Sarne of Ghost's label & a MUST go to) - 30th Nov, 1-3 Middle Row, London, W10 5AT

McQueen - been before & bought the MOST amazing red dress and numerous silk scarves, not to be missed!

J W Anderson with prices starting at £5 - looking forward to this one...

And for those of you who are looking decoration more on the home front - check out these super cool rug's from Luke Irwin, who's sample sale is on the 29th and 30th of November.

xx O xx

WEARING : Cashmere, Fur, Leather and Zips

Cashmere Beanie: Marks&Spencer Coat: Reiss (old) 
Top: Ghost (old) Trousers: Zara

Boots: Topshop Boutique (old)

As the Autumn tuns to Winter it's time to crack out the cashmere... today it comes in the form of a supersoft M&S beanie. Paired here with a Reiss 1971 longline biker from last season - a recent bargain from the Reiss sample sale- with an Astrakhan collar no less! The leather leggings are from Zara. Massive heels are a bit of a must with these trousers, these guys are from Topshop boutique and old favorites of mine as they go with almost everything.

                             xx O xx

Thursday, 15 November 2012

GOING : Dishoom, a Bombay Café in London - Shoreditch

It's Divali!

Celebrate by visiting Dishoom, Shoreditch!

This is the the latest outpost in the Dishoom empire (if you haven't been to the Covent Garden outpost, I'd recommend it - it's smaller but just as charming).

The Dishoom restaurants have a shabby-chic feel with an old colonial clubhouse feel. You could just as well imagine yourself in India - relaxing by the bar, after a day of hot and humid Indian weather, cooling off and catching up over a cocktail or two. 

The atmosphere at Dishoom is buzzy, the staff friendly and the food well priced and great for sharing - menu hereI must admit I have been here a couple of times so here are pictures from a number of visits...

One well stocked and spicy bar...

One Bombay Colada

4 BollyBellini's

 Relaxing in Shoreditch's only 'Permit Room'

The Food....

Dishoom Calamari

Black Dahl and Panner Tikka

Chicken Tikka done very, very well!

The Lamb Raan... words cannot do it justice!

And that's Dishoom! Don't worry, you won't want them to take the food back...

xx O xx

WEARING : Black, Yellow and Gold

Seeing as the weather in London seems intent on staying grey... time to crack out the brightly coloured blazer and sparkly shoes! 

Jacket: Zara (Old). Tee:Topman. Skirt: Zara (old).

Jacket - Zara, which I picked up in the summer and am fairly certain is out of stock, but their new season blazers are worth checking out. I have found a similar yellow number at H&M - and in the sale! OR for a much smarter, winter version check out Start Boutique who have a fab mustard tone wool jacket from  Carven.

Leather pleated skirt - Zara, Old.

Shoes - are again, Zara and have proven a huge hit over the past few weeks. 

BEAUTIFUL satchel - Borrowed from a friend but is a Proenza Schouler PS1, found here and is the softest of leathers (On the lust list for sure, I'm toying with not giving it back)

xx O xx