Thursday, August 23, 2012
London is such a great place for fashion inspiration and adventure.
Here are some of the things we spotted today.
It doesn't really matter the season, I love a great fitting short-sleeved dress. Update with season specific accessories, in this case, the pearl collar for Fall '12, and you're set.
Rock & Roll with a twist.
The printed pantsuit as seen at Mango in Covent Garden
Collars in the form of necklaces are being shown in nearly every boutique in London. Use them to dress up a t-shirt, sweatshirt, a pretty summer dress or even a sweater.
To celeberate the launch of the David Beckham Bodywear for H&M, a 10 foot silver statue of the soccer star wearing nothing but boxer briefs.
Located near the Marble Arch the Cumberland Hotel is situated at the West end of Oxford Street. I stayed here on my Honeymoon in 2009 and have loved it ever since.
Beautiful yellow brick building in Neal's Yard, Covent Garden
The Agyness Deyn x Doc Martin Collection is in stores now. The collaboration includes clothing, footwear and accessories.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
On Day Five in London we hit Liberty, one of the cities premier department stores that has been located in the heart of London since 1875. This store is a must-see situated in a beautiful Tudor building on Regent Street.
The blouse is here to stay (at least for another season). Crisp collars, ruffles, sheer and opqaue textures- there's something for everyone.
The vintage clothing section at Liberty of London is run by The Dress Box. The section features coveted pieces including Louis Vuitton luggage, Chanel handbags and Hermes accessories.
Colored denim will need to make room for printed denim in your wardrobe this fall. Cheetah is a good choice and looks suprisingly toned down with a basic black tee.
Tribal print denim is another favorite for fall, part of the boho chic trend. This look pairs nicely with ankle boots and a military jacket.
The statement necklace has come back around (or maybe it never left). This season you'll need to choose betweetn the statement necklace and the collar.
Vivienne Westwood PVC high heels with pearl ankle embellishments.
Marni fur coat with contrast collar.
The biker jacket is back in a big way. This one by Acne features a detachable upholstory quality fur collar.
Military Chic. Love this olive green Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag, spotted at Liberty.
Shoes from the Liberty + Nike Collab. Lots of really lightweight shoes in beautiful colors and patterns.
More is more. Or so it seems this season. Lace and chains on handbags complete a super luxe look.
Blazers are one of the key items for fall coming in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and textures.
Snakeskin accessories are the perfect way to add interest to your wardrobe. Love this black reptile skin iPad case (pictured left).
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Just a little over a month ago Selfridges opened it's much anticipated Beauty Workshop, a Sephora-like space featuring multiple beauty, skin and haircare brands and services. Featured brands include Stila, Young Blood, Bourjois, The Organic Pharmacy and Bumble & Bumble.
Women can get a manicure at The Paint Shop with a variety of polishes including Butter London or recuperate from retail therapy with a massage, facial or eyelash extensions.
Phase Two of The Beauty Workshop will include a Hershesons Blow Dry Bar, scheduled to open in September.
Now you'll never have to leave Selfridges again!
Friday, August 17, 2012
Fall Fashion Notes: Paris Day One
A polka dot shoe spotted at Printemps as part of the Marc Jacobs + Yayoi Kusama collab for Louis Vuitton.
This dip-dye, cable knit sweater by D Squared looks very fresh for fall.
Yes, it may be a cheap thrill but I do love that most British fashion mags come with free beauty products.
You can't come to Paris without spotting at least one beret. This one was paired with a fur vest for fall.
Fall 2012: T-Shirts and leather jackets. End of story.
Not seeing very much neon in London or Paris but I did spot these neon leather accessories in the menswear department at Printemps.
Loved this combo by Stella McCartney. The sweetheart neckline is one of my favorites!
Casual but super cute. These Havaianas with bows and pearls caught my eye. I could live in these sandals all summer.
Perfect date night outfit: Menswear chic at G Star Raw.
Sneaking a glimpse of the fall The Kooples collection at Printemps. This contemporary French brand is headed to the US this fall.
I can't even lie. I love this clever wolf swimsuit by The Kooples.
Black, yellow and leather jackets with studs as seen at DVF. There's something about the color yellow that makes me smile.
Plaid on Plaid as seen at M Missoni at Printemps in Paris. Love the blonde bobs!
Fall Fashion Notes : London Day Three
I'm still dreaming about these pony hair pumps from Selfridges. This just might be my next pair of shoes.
The KG section of shoes inside Harrods. So many beautiful colors and shapes.
Tapestry inspired boots are the perfect way to add interest to denim jeans this fall.
Feeling patriotic? You'll love these rhinestone encrusted heels spotted at Harrods.
Black leather jacket paird with a black mini as shown here by Love Moschino.
Say goodbye to the ugly sweater and hello to the ugly sweatshirt. But hey, at least you'll get the party started.
LOVE this tribal inspired pair of peep toe heels with cool studs at the heel. Spotted in the Selfridges Shoe Gallery.
Chic fox prints on tanks and sweatshirts as seen at M&S.
This look is one of the signature favorite looks for Fall 2012.
Check out the fierce feline on the dress above. There were lots of tigers, cougars and kitties screened on to clothes in London.
Spotted this dress downstairs at Top Shop. Love the fur detail on the sleeves.
The Hershesons Blow Dry Bar inside the Oxford Circus Top Shop is a must on my list when I'm in London. They can do my hair in 30 minutes or less and it looks amazing every time.
This beautiful design is part of the London Creates 2012 campaign shown above in the windows of Selfridges.
Two trends in one piece. The must-have denim jacket with the tribal print details.