The British Summer has so far deprived us once again of lasting sunshine and warmth. I will however not let this stop me from preparing my wardrobe in the hope that we will be stricken with a heat wave. A girl can only dream! So here is some inspiration for you, whether you are fortunate enough to live in a warm exotic place, or if like me you are dreaming of that perfect Summers day to show off your seasonal style!
Ascot – a time of pure indulgence, wealth, status and of course the purpose of the event, horse racing. For many however it is the perfect opportunity to experiment with extravagant outfits, hats, head pieces and fascinators. Ascot has seen the rules of fashion bent and broken, each year topping the previous. Gone are the days of a classic wide-brimmed hat with subtle detailing; and what a relief that is for the milliners, it has provided them with the chance to experiment with shapes, sizes and mediums.
I personally still appreciate the classic Ascot looks. There is something about a woman wondering around with an ice-cream on their head (masquerading as a hat) somewhat tacky and degrading of the event. There is a fine balance of being adventurous and yet maintaining the British elegance this event deserves and demands. Here are a selection of examples that exude these qualities perfectly.
(The Official Ascot Fashion Advisers, led by Amber Le Bon, designed by Hobbs)
Top knots have been heavily featured at NY FW this season, so here is a selection for you to try out and get ready for the Spring. How are you going to wear yours?
Ladies prepare both yourselves and your bank balances because you are going to WANT it all!
With NY Fashion week upon us and London Fashion Week approaching, street style is just as important as what is paraded down the catwalk. Here is a selection of some of my favourites to inspire you.
From sharp tailored silhouettes to chic relaxed bohemian details, Mango has a bit of everything to offer in the coming season, you will not be disappointed by the variety and it will undoubtedly become your go-to shop.
Here is a sneak peek of what to expect from River Island this Spring. There are stripes, neon knits, sporty silhouettes, chunky heels, colour blocking and a wonderful array of prints and textures. I simply don’t know where to begin in creating my wishlist. . .
The Fashion and Film world have got their doodle on for National Doodle Day in support of the charity Epilepsy Action. The stars have created one-off doodles to be auctioned on ebay. The campaign has been a huge success in the past with over 1,000 personalities taken part since it began 10 years ago.
Holly Fulton’s elegant doodle
Bonnie Wright leaves her print
Rita Ora shares the love
Sophie Dahl showered with petals
Ben de Lisi
Sir Ian McKellan
The sale starts today and runs through to Sunday so get bidding!
The latest speakers have been announced to take part in the Vogue Festival held at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at Southbank Centre. It has been confirmed that David Gandy, Anya Hindmarch, Anna Dello Russo, Christopher Kane, Livia Firth, Alber Elbaz and Natalie Massenet will be joining Victoria Beckham, Mario Testino, Alexa Chung, Michael Kors, and Donatella Versace. As if that wasn’t enough for you, yet more speakers will be revealed imminently. You simply can not miss this event!