Personal style

Seeing Red

I know, so much colour. Look at me branching out. Although I will admit, it might actually be time to give red a chance. It’s bold without being too feminine and slots into my monochromatic wardrobe pretty smoothly. One of the driving forces behind this foray of mine into all things red is that I’m super excited to announce that in partnership with Stylist Magazine and Ford Fiesta I am one of four judges in search of the UK’s top stylist slash blogger.

The competition is for those looking for an incredible opportunity to enter the fashion industry with access to Fashion Week, editorial shoots and international travel. The lucky winner will receive £10,000, a trip to New York during Fashion Week and the amazing opportunity to style three Stylist cover wraps in A/W trends.

Entering is super simple: upload a picture of yourself or a friend to Instagram using #FiestaStylista, wearing an outfit you’ve put together following the SS15 red trend (head-to-toe red, or wearing a statement crimson accessory) before midnight August 2nd (UK time). The picture must be full-length and include the hashtag in the caption. Crisp, clean images always help that ‘like’ count so remember to shoot in natural light and go easy on those Instagram filters.

The winners will be selected according to how many ‘likes’ their picture receives so tell your family and friends to get voting! The 12 semi-finalists will be shot by photographer Zac Frackelton. Then come October myself and the three other judges will choose the winner with the announcement taking place at our Stylist Live event.

Unfortunately (or fortunatly depending on your geographic location) the competition is only open to those in the UK. Fore more information head over to Stylist Magazine right here. So get ‘gramming, and good luck!

Created in Collaboration with Stylist Magazine and Ford Fiesta

The Jewellery Edit

Sportmax shirt, Chloe bag, Hélène Turbé earrings from Cold Lilies, Larsson & Jennings watch, Hélène Turbé bracelet from Cold Lilies, Ivy Nixon Jewelry diamond ring from Cold Lilies, Tibi skirt and Celine loafers. Laura Lee pearl earrings from Cold Lilies, Eight Slate Top, Natasha Sherling bar necklace from Cold Lilies and Laura Lee necklace from Cold Lilies. Balenciaga shirt, Celine sunglasses, Ivy Nixon ring from Cold LiliesNoemi Klein earrings from Cold Lilies and J.Brand jeans.

After a brief stint of abstinence from jewellery over the winter, I’m slowing building up my adorning game. For me it’s all about  whisper thin rings which can be stacked up on every finger, dainty bracelets which fall loosely over the wrist and necklaces so fine they’re almost imperceptible. Delicate and understated yes, but when layered up against bare skin these pieces are anything but inconspicuous.

Despite the extravagant dry-cleaning bill that comes with it, there’s nothing more sartorially refreshing than white on white once summer hits. It’s crisp and minimal as can be – pretty much the perfect base for layering up those dainty jewels.

Created in Collaboration with Cold Lilies

Le Marais

Freshwater pearl drop earrings from Cold Lilies, Filippa K knit, gold seed bracelet from Cold Lilies, Carly Hunter trousers and Celine loafers

Jewellery and I have a very on-again, off-again kind of relationship. I’ll spend a summer scouring online boutiques and vintage stores for dainty bracelets, super fine rings and simple chain pendants to layer up, then promptly forget all about our love affair come winter.

So lo and behold, now that the weather is warming up here in Paris (don’t let my chunky knit fool you) I’ve started adding the odd touch of bling to my sartorial routine from the online jewellery box that is Cold Lilies Boutique. It’s dainty, bordering on invisible, but it’s there.

Created in collaboration with Cold Lilies

Festival Musings

Ray-Ban Wayfarers, Liam shirt, Eska Alia leather skirt, Moochi hat and Hunter slides. Acne Leather jacket, Dagmar shirt, Rollas denim shorts and Hunter Chelsea boots.

Truth be told, the notion of festival dressing is something which as evaded me somewhat. Yes you need to be prepared for the heat/rain/mud/lack of bathrooms but why not dress in a similar vein to you normally do?

Festival dressing should be an extension of what you normally wear, albeit just a little more practical. Which is wear Hunter Boots comes in. I have a few of shows and festivals in Paris this summer where I’ll be waving the normcore flag for festival dressing (think denim, leather, and a lot of black and white) with footwear that can stand all seasons and still come out the other side.

Created in collaboration with Hunter Boots