The New Boho

Get the look: Nick Campbell sunglasses (similar sunglasses available here), Witchery fringed knit (similar here), Faithfull trousers and Jimmy Choo suede heels

These past two months I’ve been on hunt for the UK’s next top stylist/blogger with Ford Fiesta and Stylist Magazine. After combing through the entrants who shared their strongest red looks via Instagram, we are onto the second round of the competition with the final twelve girls.

Their first shoot is all about the new boho, so I thought I’d take one to the streets in solidity in some modern boho threads. There’s no doubt the 70’s revival is in full swing, and I’m not gunna lie, full blown boho doesn’t really gel with my minimal aesthetic. However this new, slicker incarnation of the boho trend, I’m more than down with. Tan tones, a little fringing and super slouchy trousers; don’t mind if I do.

To check out the twelve finalists (and vote for your favourite look) head to Stylist Magazine right here.

Created in collaboration with Stylist

The Style Set

Get the look: Celine sunglasses, Jessie x Moochi blouse, Charlie May trousers (similar available here) and Mode Collective heels (similar here). The Jessie x Moochi dress, Saint Laurent bag and Celine loafers (similar here)

I’m super excited to share my design collaboration with New Zealand label, Moochi. This is my second time being involved in their Style Set project (last year I designed a midi black dress, or MBD if you will) and it was a lot of fun bringing this voluminous, super-sleeved blouse and fluted dress to life. Plus it’s always special working with Kiwi brands; it’s nice to have that connection with home!

The blouse was created out of my love for the traditional white shirt. I have more white shirts in my wardrobe than I care to count – although in my defense they are all on high rotation. With this design I was looking for something a little more romantic and adventurous than your usual button up. The lines are clean and the overall shape is still quite minimal – but it’s the sleeves and oversized silhouette that give it that extra kick. And the dress is pretty much an extension of the blouse – fluted sleeves, a slouchy shape and a touch of volume.

If you live in New Zealand and would like to check out the pieces you can head into any Moochi store. Or if you live further afield, you can get your hands on the Jessie blouse and Jessie dress online at Moochi for the next week.

Created in collaboration with Moochi

The Leather Guide

Get the look: Celine sunglasses, Karen Millen leather dress, Atterley jacket, Larsson & Jennings watch, H&M trainers. Karen Millen suede jacket, MiH tee, Studio Nicholson culottes, Jimmy Choo heels. MiH tee, Karen Millen leather skirt, Frame denim jacket and Mode Collective heels.

I’ve long since had a thing for leather. It’s slick, strong and a just a little bit sexy. But most of all whenever you put it on you just feel like a boss. The only catch is that sometimes is not the easiest fabric to slot into your every day rotation. How to wear a black leather jacket may be obvious. But how do you go about wearing a leather dress during the day? Or pull on a fitted leather skirt and still feel casual?

So I’ve taken a few of my favourite Karen Millen leather pieces (who are killing it in the leather stakes FYI) for a spin on the streets of Paris and have come up with a few tips to help you maximize your leather wearing potential.

The leather dress

By day you want to tone down the sexiness as much as you can (leave the saucy stuff till nightfall). Opt for crisp white trainers to balance out the fitted silhouette and tie a jacket around your waist to give the illusion of layering.

The suede biker jacket

The black leather jacket is timeless, however it’s time to mix things up a little and opt for a suede jacket in a fresh new hue. Navy, tan, olive or rust; a coloured leather jacket is pretty much the easiest way to update any look.

The leather pencil skirt

A leather skirt has the amazing transformative power to lengthen legs and show off that butt, so there’s no harm in keeping the rest of the look pretty casual. And there’s nothing more casual than a simple, slightly over-sized white tee. Finish off the look with a denim jacket tied around the waist for an even more relaxed vibe.

Created in collaboration with Karen Millen

Weekend in Paris

Get the look: Celine sunglasses, Witchery fringed knit, Larsson & Jennings watch, Witchery trousers and Witchery sandals. Witchery vest, cropped trousers and lace-up heels. Witchery asymmetric tee and Witchery flares.

After living in Paris for the past few months I definitely have my weekend routine down. Especially whilst the weather is warm, there’s nothing better than jumping on my bike in search of iced lattes, local markets and fresh Parisian food. So whether you’re in the city of lights for a weekend or a week, I’ve compiled a few of my favourite spots for Witchery’s fresh new publication the Witchery Report.

On Saturday morning head to Boot Café in Le Marais for an iced latte and fresh pastry. There’s limited space indoors and only a few stools outside so get in early if you want a perch.

Boot Café, 19 Rue du Pont aux Choux, 75003 Paris

Le Marais is the perfect arrondissement to just wander around and explore. There’s no shortage of cool stores and great eateries, so once you’ve worked up an appetite head to Rose Bakery for brunch. Their assorted vege plate and carrot cake is always a staple.

Rose Bakery, 30 Rue Debelleyme, 75003 Paris

Hit the bike lanes and head along Canal Saint Martin and the Seine; it’s the best way to truly explore Paris. On your way back from Tour Eiffel (it’s gotta be done after all) stop by Ellsworth in the 1eme for some of their delicious tasting plates. It’s French meets American with a slick modern twist.

Ellsworth, 34 Rue de Richelieu, 75001 Paris

Once you’ve wrapped up with dinner head up to Le Perchoir in the 11eme. It’s a little out of the way but their rooftop garden can’t be beat. Rooftops are hard to come by in Paris so naturally the later you go, the longer the queue to get in.

Le Perchoir, 4 Rue Crespin du Gast, 75011 Paris

On Sunday morning one of my favourite spots to pick up fresh blooms, load up on fruit and vege and just peruse the local produce is Bastille market. It’s open from 7am till 2pm so there’s no need to rush.

Marché Bastille, Boulevard Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris

Once you’ve had your dose of Bastille market, head to Pigalle for a change of pace. KB’s is always a favourite for strong coffee, fresh juices and an excellent Sunday brunch.

KB Cafeshop, 53 Avenue Trudaine, 75009 Paris

While you’re in Pigalle take a walk down Rue des Martyrs – one of my favourite streets in Paris. Always lively and full of charm. If you didn’t overdue it at brunch stop by Sébastien Gaudard for the most delicious Paris-Brest (a choux pastry and a praline cream pastry) in town. Plus their eggshell blue interiors can’t beat.

Sébastien Gaudard22 Rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris

Once you’ve had your fill of pastries head up to Montmartre to explore it’s quaint cobbled streets. As dusk hits make your way to Sacré-Cœur and watch the sun set over the city.

Sacré-Cœur, 35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, 75018 Paris

Before nightfall make your way back down to South Pigalle, swinging by Buvette for fresh French tapas, beautiful decor and service with a smile.

Buvette, 28 Rue Henry Monnier, 75009 Paris

Created in collaboration with Witchery