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Monday, 4 December 2017

Will dressing like an extra from the Matrix ever be luxe? 🔴🆚🔵💊

So if you saw me sliding on my bum across the ice rink outside the Natural History Museum on Saturday in a pair of vinyl trousers then quite frankly please accept my appologies.

The fabric, once the preserve of the dominatrix & flooring, has always, until now been something that I would avoid. When it rains in Paris it pours, yet the smartest editors at fashion week stayed ahead of their game this year in glossy pvc coats. Kink aside, pulling on some PVC indicates you're ready to take over the world & what better way to do it than in the highest shine trousers. If you ask me, pvc is totally becoming luxe. 

I may not be quite brave enough to buy a full pvc trench yet but I paired these vinyl trousers with a big chunky blue knit, white trainers & a teddy coat.


Thursday, 30 November 2017

Why Corduroy is no longer just for Reader's Digest subscribers... 📚

Full on Colman's English Mustard Cords were a staple piece in Hugo's wardrobe when we were younger (see below) whilst Violet had a thing for grotesque patterned tights and my mother dressed me in a strong amalgamation of demin tones. Who knew young Hugo would be setting future trends whilst dressed as an Easter rabbit.

It seems that cordouroy has made a come back for Winter 2017 and I have to admit that it's a craze that I can no longer resist & how can you when cords are trending... trending hard! 

I absolutely love this corduroy coat from The Cords & Co.

The premium corduroy brand from Stockholm recently opened a store in Soho and they have some such great pieces. 

I paired my coat with Gucci Princetown slippers, Fendi backpack, ripped jeans & a chunky sweater.


Monday, 27 November 2017

The Best Cyber Monday Deals ... Hurry! ✨

A S O S 

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M A T C H E S   F A S H I O N

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p.s. once these deals are finished the codes will no longer work so hurry along!


Tuesday, 21 November 2017

24 Random Things You Probably Didn't Know About Me 💡

As I turn 24 next week I thought it would be a good time to share 24 random facts with you...

1. I had braces for 4 years whilst at school. I probably spent more time at the orthadontist than studying for my exams.

2. When I find a song I like I listen to it on repeat until I get sick of it, but if you're in the car with me & I'm in charge of music I'll never listen to song the whole way through.

3. I never wanted to be an accountant, I didn't like maths at school. I was headhunted by Rothesay Life after they split from Goldman Sachs and realised maybe numbers weren't the worst thing in the world so dropped out of my place on a Law degree.

4. I don't have a middle name because I'm actually meant to have a tripple barrel surname 'Lily Paxton-Brooks - O'Halloran ' ...yep thanks Mum.

5. I have two tattoos. I got them both when I was 18 and if I could have them removed with no pain I definitely would!

6. I had to always take antihistamines before horse riding as I was allergic to the dust in the horse's coat. I was thrown off my race horse quite badly in 2014 & I haven't got back on properly since as it really knocked my confidence.

7. I never cook just for myself, if you could see my monthly spend on Deliveroo you would be shocked.

8. I'll challenge anyone to try and win against me at a game of Scrabble. 

9. I absolutely love candles. My favourites are Lime, Basil & Mandarin by Jo Malone & Baies by Diptyque.

10. My top 3 films are : Catch me if you can, The Grand Budapest Hotel & Rear Window.

11. I was rubbish at sport when I was younger. I could dance and ski but other than that I was that child you'd avoid pairing up with in P.E

12. I have to set roughly 5 alarms to get out of bed.

13. I'm petrified of Vomit.

14. When I was a child I wouldn't watch cartoons because I thought they were for babies. My parents even took me to Disneyland & I didn't like it. I only recently rediscovered Disney films and how great they actually are.

15. My Mother comes from a family of highly intelligent Harrow boys who further studied at Cambridge & internationally. She is dyslexic and her family wouldn't pay for her to be privately educated as they thought it was a waste of time & that she would never excel in her career. She went on to achieve one of the highest ever marked First Class Honors Degree's in the UK.

16. I always get a warm latte from Pret before I start work in the morning. I don't like it hot & I never finish drinks.

17. I have size UK 2 feet (European 35) so it is much easier for me to buy shoes that have usually sold out.

18. The Harry Potter books are still my favourite.

19. I always sleep with a small light on, unless I'm with someone. I don't really like the dark.

20. I'm getting a little more chilled as I get older, but I used to always have to have a plan for my day set out so that I knew exactly what I was doing. Now spontaneous trips & plans are my favourite!

21. My Dad was my best friend.

22. I'm a sagittarius & I have the same birthday as Winston Churchill & Ben Stiller.

23. I was intollerant to Chocolate when I was a child, luckily I grew out of this.

24. I don't drink fizzy drinks. Other than champagne ;)


Friday, 13 October 2017

The Resurgance Of The Puffer Jacket 💚🌵🐍✨

The Puffer Jacket... My absolute nightmare as a child. My Mother decided that making me wear a silver puffer tripple the size of me to the Hurlingham for swimming lessons was totally acceptable at the age of 5 and wow did I get some abuse. If you haven't been to The Hurlingham Club basically just imagine croquet lawns, tennis courts & perfectly white attire everywhere... then me, looking like NASA's latest experiment for a space suit. 

Anyway... the puffer started making a comeback on the runways in late 2016 and now it is back again. I have to make the confession that I absolutely adore this winter trend that pretty much allows you to wear a duvet outside! Paired with : Slogan tee, black ripped jeans & Chanel boots.


Monday, 9 October 2017

Red Alert! 🚨

I've always been a little bit scared of throwing the colour red into my outfit palette but you can't miss it in stores this Winter season! I'm not quite ready for a statement red piece yet but these Zara jeans with red piping on the side & Louboutin loafers are great for adding a splash of colour to an all black outfit! Paired with Black Sandro Leather Jacket & Silver Dior Diorama Bag.


Thursday, 5 October 2017

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