Thursday, 21 April 2011
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
The moment when a father lifts the bride's veil and kisses her forehead before giving her away always give me goose bumps! Veils are certainly beautiful and romantic, yet not for everyone. Choosing the right one can be hard, so for today's WIT Wedding Wednesday I thought I would research different styles and showcase some of my favorites. First thing is to look at the right length to suit your dress style..
Then there's the different fabrics..
And the different finishings:
|Tied over the top of the head|
|Classic veil positioning..|
Three style icons on their wedding day: Grace, Jackie and Audrey
And here are some of my favorite modern takes on the veil..
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Top Shop lace top, Zara trousers, Miu Miu flats, Banana Republic trench, Mulberry bag
Monday, 18 April 2011
Today it's a very special Wearing It Today because I'm taking part in a very important found raising for the people of Japan. The amazing Tory Burch has launched a great initiative to raise money to help and I am very proud to be taking part of this campain. Please read below and buy one today!
The We ♥ Japan T-shirt is $29 and sold on www.toryburch.com 100% of the net proceeds of every Japan Relief T-shirt sold through September 15, 2011, will go to the American Red Cross to benefit the Japan earthquake and Pacific tsunami relief efforts.
|Click HERE to buy|
Friday, 15 April 2011
Off to Corwall for the week end and managed to pack all the spring/summer and autum/winter essentials needed for 48 hours of rain or shine. Any Brit will know that secret lays in layering: so bring that floral dress that would look great for a walk on the beach.. but make sure you've got a chunky knit, wellies and socks in case it rains! Here are some of my favorite Netaporter Corwall inspired buys.
Happy week end!
1. Anya "gadgets" canvas case for the train journey £50
2. Isabel Marant Etoile floral dress that works with wellies and bare foot £470
3. A.P.C stripy top that say "Cornwall here I come!" £95
4. The Roq sunnies that are modern yet a bit retro at the same time 190
5. Stella McCartney chunky knit cardigan very Keira Knighly in "The Edge of Love"
6. Burberry straw hat to keep rain/sun away.. £190
7. A.P.C Parka perfect for a walk oin the cliffs £195
8. Hunter gold wellies cause they are just so cool £79
9. Citizen of Humanity boyfriend jean the must-have week end pant £225
ALL AVAILABLE HERE:
My outfit: Petit Bateau top, Zara trousers, Office shoes and Fendi week end bag
Thursday, 14 April 2011
Remember when I bought this bag back in February from the outlets in Florence? I tweeted this purchase from inside the shop: "Pink, orange or blue??". You all voted so quickly and the orange was the winner- so here we are, Prada bag and I, on the number 9 London (old style) bus for a day of press days.
Top Shop trench, Petit Bateau top, Lofli jeans, RB ballerinas
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
My friend Claire and I (when the going gets tough), like to say that: "SPA solves all".
It's our little motto and it couldn't be more true: how can a facial, a glossy pedi or a fab blow dry not make you feel like a new woman? So in preparation for my wedding (2 months to go now!) I've made time for some truly indulgent treatments that I would love to share with you. One of these is the amazing Vaishaly signature facial. I had had Vaishaly facials before at the gorgeous Dorchester Spa, but last week I was lucky enough to get an appointment with Vaishaly herself.
|The Vaishlay clinic on Pddington Street in London|
On her website it says "Superfacialist Vaishaly's skincare philosophy has always been refreshingly simple: 'You don't need a lot of different products to achieve beautiful skin.' Yet her massage technique, light use of microdermabrasion and product range leaves your skin absolutely flawless. She believes passionately in treating the skin as gently and naturally as possible, and the products in her skincare ritual reflect this philosophy. The facial experience, weather you get an appointment with her or one of her much trusted facialists (she trains them all herself), is simply divine. You've got to try it to believe it.
|The Vaishaly product range|
And for an extra indulgent pre-wedding pampering session, try a Vaishlay facial (amongst many other fabulous treatments) at The Dorchester Spa in London... all a girls can ask for. Check out some of the treatment rooms.. perfect for hen nights too!
|The dressing room|
|The mani and pedi room with floor to ceiling Essie polish windows|
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
It seems to be a week where I can finally wear some of my favorite SS gifts. Today it's this gorgeous silver sequins knit top- perfect dressed down with distressed boyfriend jeans and jewelled pumps. Off to press days now.. Will be tweeting my fav finds...
Jigsaw top (in store now), For all Mankind jeans, Miu Miu pumps
Monday, 11 April 2011
I got these Banana Republic trousers back in October at the Spring/Summer press day and I've been dying to wear them since. Spring seems to have arrived in England and today's sunny weather is perfect to show them off. I'm wearing them with bejewelled heels and a lightweight camisole and will throw over it my black leather biker jacket.
Chinti and Parker blouse, Banana Republic trousers, Zara shoes and Illamasqua orange nail polish did at the week end ;-)
Friday, 8 April 2011
Any day now it'll be time to go bare legs, so we will all have to make sure we have perfectly smooth pins and pedicured toes. In preparation to this moment, a sandal that can be worn with or without tights is my 5th and last mid-season wardrobe essential. Today I'm wearing my new metallic Rupert Sandersons with thick navy cotton tights and polka dots dress.
Joseph dress, Falke tights, Rupert Sanderson sandals.
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Day four of my week of mid-season staples and the sun is shining so I'm taking out a spring essential: the trench. My fashion director Nicola Rose says that this season it's all about an opened trench, so I'm leaving it unbelted and keeping it casual.
Top Shop trench, Joie top, Miu Miu necklace Lofli jeans, RB ballerinas, Prada bag
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
I'm so excited to go back hone tonight and flick through the amazing new May wedding special Vogue issue. I be sitting on the couch scouring through all those juicy buys. I hope all of you WIT brides can get hold of a copy so we can meet on twitter. I've definitely chosen the right year to get married, I can't say to be short of inspiration with the Royal Wedding happening a month before mine.
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Second day of my "mid season must-haves" and it's time for the rolled up boyfriend jean. This to coincide with the new issue of Red, out today and my denim special with 10 juicy pages of all the best denim bits in the shops. Roll'em up (tights and sock-less) and wear with jersey and sexy heels!
Here's a little peek at my denim shoot in Red this month...
Lucy (my lovely assistant) and have tried each pair and chose one for each body shape
And here are some behind the scenes from the shoot back in February
|Florence having her hair done by amazing Heath|
|Dani doing make up|
|Ready steady shoot!|
My favorite shot...
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