The Sportswear Trend: A Nationalistic Collaboration of Sport and Style

There is a particular catwalk trend that has added poignancy and relevance to the fashion world this year: the sportswear trend. This is not considered a momentary trend but instead a particularly nationalistic celebration of British style. In a year that has seen Boris Johnson herald the fashion industry as crucial to British creativity, excellence … Continue reading

Exam induced hiatus…

With the end of my 2nd year exams in sight (May 24th cannot come quickly enough) I intend to also end the long period of my blog neglect… Until then, here’s an expertly instagramed photo of my library desk. #arty #procrastination

Interview with Theo Paphitis at Boux Avenue Launch

“So Theo, tell us.. Would you describe yourself as a Romantic?”, was probably not an opening question Dragon and business extraordinaire, Theo Paphitis, is used to being asked at the beginning of an interview, but I (and new co-editor Lucy Whife) like to ask the hard-hitting questions. In this case, however, it was an appropriate … Continue reading

‘A Lighter Shade of Blue’: The S/S Trend – Pastels

[January, 30, 2012] Perhaps a subtle retaliation to the Steps come-back at the end of 2011 or more likely an unrelated but happy coincidence, the fashion world has pioneered a lighter instead of ‘deeper’ shade of blue this season through arguably the key trend: pastels.  While I returned to University in the middle of January … Continue reading

Feature Interview with Stephen Webster (for SID Magazine)… I’ve gone global!

In September of this year I was asked to be a contributing features writer on new luxury publication SID magazine interviewing jewellery designer Stephen Webster. I had heard of Webster’s work before but was not fully aware of its global audience, decadence and extravagance lodged in the everyday (for example, it’s focus on nature) prior … Continue reading

Harvey Nichols 10th Anniversary Press Party

There are many perks of being a Life&Style Editor: one being you get to deal with interesting, mostly light-hearted, glamorous topics on a daily basis. Another; is the exclusive, allusive, non-inclusive notion of the press party. Last Thursday, my co-Editor Lara and I glammed up and were chauffeur driven (courtesy of the ultra glam Castle … Continue reading

LFW underway and Boris Johnson as unlikely Fashion icon.

London Fashion Week began showcasing its designers’ S/S 2012 collections this morning with the beautiful backdrop of Somerset House. The venue was nothing short of manic with everyone in Fashion arriving to witness the first few moments of new season magic and, naturally, Boris Johnson (fashion’s new darling, FYI). Paul Costelloe, was first up to … Continue reading

The September Issue

  If you have watched The September Issue (the ‘real life’ version of The Devil Wears Prada – Anna as Meryl) then you will know a few things: Grace Coddington is hilarious in her dealings with Anna Wintour (think eye rolls and at times out right rebellion) Anna plays tennis EVERY morning (even when it’s … Continue reading

“‘The Airport is my Runway’ vb xo”

The last few months have been crazily hectic hence my major blog neglect. A lot happened while I was away… As Alexandra Shulman said in her June ‘Letter from the Editor’ in Vogue, in times of great social/political unrest and crisis fashion, art and culture are put into perspective and seem insignificant. Yet it is … Continue reading

The Metropolitan Costume Institute Gala

The annual Costume Institute Benefit gala held at the MET in New York attracts the Fashion elite; from models to actresses and designers and is potentially the one event a year that Anna Wintour remains at for more than fifteen minutes (as, in this case, she was the host). This year the gala was themed … Continue reading