Best in Vogue – Spring 2013

While we are in the middle of a summer heatwave here, the pre-fall shows are just beginning in the North. But the Spring collections are all over the February issue of Vogue UK. I came across this editorial today and I just love it so I had to share it with you because it’s Vogue UK showing off the best of the Spring 2013 collections with top British models to boot. Enjoy!

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Already my favourites are the Saint Laurent pants and hats – how gorgeous are they? The Chanel clutches are also very covetable, yes?  Models Edie Campbell, Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, Stephanie Hall, Lara Mullen, Sam Rollinson, Rosie Tapner & Charlotte Wiggins for UK Vogue February 2013 by Angelo Pennetta.

I’m going away with my little family this week, finally I get a teeny-tiny break from work and also from blogging. No I won’t be completely cut-off, I will probably post the odd pic on Instagram, and tweet the occasional glamping-related rant, but for the most part I will be unplugged and taking it easy by the seaside. Heaven!

love & light xx

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Spring favourites, part 2

I’m always a fan of blue and green together. Burberry Prorsum Spring Summer 2013

Diane von Furstenberg

Temperley London SS 2013

Proenza Schouler SS 2013

Reem Acra SS 2013

Emilio Pucci RTW SS 2013

Blumarine RTW SS 2013

I’m loving the bling from the Fendi SS 2013 collection!

I’m having a lazy Sunday evening… one more day of work before I get three days off to spend with my girls to hang at the beach. Yes! Hope your weekend was (and is still) a good one. xx


I Heart…

Kate Moss in 2001, photographed by Corinne Day.

Kate Moss with short hair. I’m guessing she didn’t like it herself cause she grew it out pretty much straight away and has had it the same length ever since. But I think she rocked it short and she should do it again.

Kate in a Burberry ad with her funky short do.

Photograph by Mario Testino. I love this shot. Ok, so my goal is to grow my hair like Kate’s is here, with it long in front and leaving the back short.

What do you think? Do you like short hair on Kate? I think there’s a distinct shortage of models with short hair these days. Arizona Muse has been rocking a nice bob for a while, and then there’s Agyness Deyn… But I’m thinking back to the 90s now when Linda Evangelista had a great short style which she used to change the colour of constantly. I loved that! Even Christy Turlington went super short too for a while. You know me, always pushing short hair 🙂

Wednesday Delight

Following on from last week’s post about my weekend Tumblr-ing (is that even a word?), I have put together an eclectic mix of this and that for you. I have decided to call these posts Wednesday Delight in the hope that they delight you, perhaps evoke a memory or inspire an idea, or maybe release any mid-week funk you may be feeling. Anyway, I hope you like them.

Stripes via
Venice via
Marilyn via
Vivienne Westwood via
Red patent heels via
Yoga handstand via
Erdem via
Kate Moss via
Burberry Prorsum via
JCrew via

Hope your week has been going well, happy hump-day everyone!



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I Wish I Could Have a Burberry Trench

At the beginning of every winter it is time to evaluate my wardrobe.
I like to go through my clothes and work out if I need to toss, repair, archive or replace anything.  Comfort is key so I tend to live mostly in jeans and boots, long-sleeved tee’s, skivvies, scarves, gloves, and I have an assortment of beanies and hats to choose from.  But the key piece is a winter coat.  One that provides warmth and also keeps the rain off and the wind out.  A few years ago I bought myself a trench coat and I love wearing it because it looks great and it keeps me warm and dry.

It really doesn’t matter if you cannot afford a designer trench, so long as it is well constructed and has basic lining.  A trench is indispensable on a cold and wet day.  It really is a wardrobe staple and it will certainly add value to your wardrobe in terms of it’s use and function, not just style alone.
Of course, the ultimate in trench coats is the Burberry Trench.

The Burberry Trench was created by Thomas Burberry who submitted his design for the a raincoat to the UK War Office in 1901 which went on to became an optional item of dress in the British Army for officers.  It later became known as the Trench coat because it was worn primarily by soldiers fighting in the trenches in the first World War.

By the 1940’s other nations had adapted the design for their own armed forces, notably the United States and the Soviet Union.  A typical design of this time featured 10 button, double-breasted long coat of tan, beige, khaki or black fabric.

The Trench coat has gone on to become an iconic piece of clothing.  It has appeared in many movies, think Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Rick Blain in Casablanca.

Doesn’t Charlize Theron look classy and sophisticated in her classic trench?
So if you want my advice, this winter the piece that we should all me adding to our wardrobe is trench coat.  It is a classic that is destined to be handed down from mother to daughter (or father to son) for generations.

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