Outfit of the day today is my black leather dress with my knee high Rick Owens boots.
Also loved my Bambi bag with this outfit!
Rocking with my red boots and red bag!
I’ve always wanted a pair of bright red boots so when I found these Russell and Bromley boots I was over the moon.
I think I’ve found the perfect pair!
I hope you like them,
My favourite jacket in violet it’s absolutely perfect for London in October.
Black leather skinny trousers.
Matching bag and shoes in velvet. Amazing combo from a London designer Russell&Bromley.
Velvet is one of the latest trends so I thought I would try and incorporate it in this outfit.
The necklace is handmade but I will talk about the designer in a special blog.
Hope you like it!
So we are back with an outfit of the day!
You’re probably all wondering where I am? Well after 10 days of shooting in Bulgaria I ended up in London.
Today is the first day I had a chance to catch up and take some time to myself.
Spent the day in Hampstead, it’s an amazing part of London, never been there before but really enjoyed it.
Lovely walk in Hampstead Heath and met amazing Stella, reminded me of my Sophie who I miss so much.
Shopping at Tara Jamon Boutique was a love affair / beautiful style and amazing designs.
It’s a must whenever you’re in London!
A quick transformation into my Outfit of the Day for the evening.
In matters of style, you hear the words ‘classic’ and ‘timeless’ a lot. An awful lot in fact. But if there’s one brand that they truly apply to, it’s Chanel, which is arguably the ultimate name in fashion.
Chanel has been in business, astonishingly, since 1909. Yet despite its incredible pedigree, it has never been content to rest on its laurels. And I don’t think it ever will.
I won’t do my usual thing and try to fill you in on the designer’s background and history, as a whole library’s worth has already been written. If you’d like to do some reading yourself, I’d recommend a fascinating biography about its founder called Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life, by Justine Picardie.
There’s also a beautifully illustrated book which focuses on just one legendary Chanel piece: T he Little Black Jacket – Chanel’s Classic Revisited, cowritten by chief designer Karl Lagerfeld.
But while we’ll leave the bulk of the history to other writers, we can’t do this without stating bluntly that Coco Chanel genuinely – and single-handedly – revolutionised women’s fashion.
Single-handedly, she made tanned skin fashionable. Single-handedly, she freed women from the constricting tyranny of corsets and stays. Single-handedly, she made fashion casual and enjoyable. Single-handedly – and for better or for worse, perhaps – she changed the perceived ideal of a womanly shape away from the hourglass figure.
Chanel is the name behind a highly distinctive and much-desired look – the Chanel suit – and one of the most popular range of bags and purses ever, under the collective title of the Chanel baguette.
Chanel no. 5 is one of the best-selling fragrances of all time; the one that Marilyn Monroe said was the only thing she wore in bed. (Wow!) And every graphic designer I know will agree that even though it was launched as long ago as 1924, the Chanel typeonly logo is still ultracool. All in all, it’s quite a legendary list of achievements!
The aforementioned Karl Lagerfeld has been at the helm since 1983. Known as a fairly eccentric character, he’s no stranger to controversy. For instance, he has clashed with the PETA antianimal fur activists several times, even though he rarely uses fur in his work and is virtually vegetarian himself; he just thinks it’s unfair for the people who make a living from it.
But aside from all the hype and colour, the fact remains that he is a simply brilliant designer. He knows when to plunder the massive Chanel portfolio of past triumphs when to serve them up straight, when and where to tweak them a little, and when to strike out with something new.
And that is exactly what he did with Chanel’s Spring 2017 ready-to -wear collection. It included everything from tweeds twinkling with crystal and plastic and vibrant silk prints to pretty frothy chiffon sundresses, medallion necklaces, and a whole palette of summery colors. We’re in an era when everything can happen, all at the same time. And that’s massege came across in the newest collection.
Take a look at the collection yourself here.
You’ll have to forgive me if I start burbling ever so slightly in the course of this post, I’m not writing it as a commentator. I’m writing as a star-struck fan of the genius that is Yohji Yamamoto. . .
All the big designers have their devoted fans, of course. But without wanting to get all sociological on you, the type of fan a designer attracts is usually predictable. I mean, if someone tells you their favourite designer is Chanel, you’re much more likely to say “yep, thought so,” than “really? that’s a surprise.” Aren’t you?
That’s one of the amazing things about Yohji. He’s one of the very few designers – if not the only one – who attracts admirers right across the board, from rebellious 19yearold art students to Parisian millionaire grandes dames.
(He’s also living proof that a man can still look ubercool at the ripe old age of 70, but that’s another story.)
What’s his secret? The core of it, I think, is his unfailing, fearless originality. He’s been producing clothes since 1981 and in all that time he has simply never followed the herd.
This hasn’t always done him many favours. He’s known financial troubles, his popularity has waxed and waned over the years and fashion critics have sometimes caviled at his single-minded (or should that be bloody minded) determination to do his own thing. “It’s just Yohji doing Yohji,” as one respected writer said recently.
Yet, for me, his clothes always look exactly right for the moment.
Then there’s his sense of humour. Who else but Yohji would do what he did a couple of years ago and enter into a partnership with Doctor Martens, the makers of a heavy industrial work boot that is widely worn by punks, skinheads and millions of construction workers? But he did it, and the results were naturally sensational.
A distinctive Yohji look can often be detected, characterised by big, oversized silhouettes and fabric that billows around the sleeves and waistband but is often tightly gathered at the ankles and cuffs. Needless to say, it’s all underpinned by exquisite, high-quality tailoring.
But above all, I think the key to his uniqueness is that this isn’t strictly fashion; witty, dramatic, sometimes even theatrical, it’s art. True, it sometimes takes courage and attitude to don one of his creations. But when you do, you can feel Yohji’s magic working just for you.
So today I thought I would talk a little bit about jeans.
Jeans are one of those items that everybody has in their wardrobe and if you’re like me then you most definitely have one too many pairs then is probably needed. Well, what can I say, you can never have too many pairs of jeans.
Jeans can sometimes feel like that piece of clothing that you shove on at the weekend when you can’t be bothered to think too much about what to wear. But really they come in some many different varieties that they can really make an outfit if you style them in the right way.
See below five different times I have worn jeans,
“In freedom, we find our souls. We stand, briefly touched by eternity. Staring into space and knowing that we can fly. It only takes a belief, a breath and then we are up high with the clouds. Silence surrounds us but the colour is ablaze with the subtlety of hue. We are dreaming yet we are here. Wait. Will this moment last forever? Yes, it must because that is what we have. Our freedom to fly, to express, to dream, to love and to be. Just be.”
Whether you’re attending a formal event or it’s a lazy day at home a white short can always work if you know what to pair it with.
We’ve picked out 6 different times Cosmopolly rocked a white shirt and put them into one post to inspire you to wear that ‘boring’ white shirt in your closet.