Friday, 19 September 2014

Purple sunglasses by Taylor Morris

There are some things in life that are just inescapably cool: the iconic poster for Almost Famous is one of them.

Remember Penny Lane in her mirror shades, reflecting purple haze all over the place? Awesome.

I was reminded of that very film icon moment this morning when I became aware of the purple Vredefort sunglasses from the Taylor Morris capsule collection.

Purple is a hot shade for the new season and these limited edition stunners are just so perfect for winter wearing. With a 60s/70s rock chic vibe, smack the look with just another hint of plum about your perso: could be in the form of a print or a cheeky little colour block (I'm thinking little black dress, purple ankle socks and black winter sandals, just so you know).

Only 100 pairs of these psychedelic sunnies have  been made (if you're lucky enough to get one you'll see they are numbered) and if you don't fancy shopping online you can pick them up in person from Harvey Nichols.

Let me know if they instantly turn you into a Band Aid...

Taylor Morris, £155

Images from Taylor Morris

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Lucas Nascimento at London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week was almost going to pass me by this time around. With life hectic for so many reasons, finding time to attend shows and traipse around the exhibition just wasn't on the clock.

But when I was invited to Lucas Nascimento's LFW show - handily positioned on a Saturday evening when even I usually take some time off - I made the effort to be there...

Friday, 12 September 2014

London Fashion Week lifts off

It's that time again - #LFW - and although I wasn't planning to attend this time around, I was swayed by an invite to see a certain designer...his show is tomorrow and I cannot wait.

Watch this space.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Jenna Coleman eye print shirt, Doctor Who episode 2

Within minutes of getting home from our mini cruise we're hot on the heels of episode 2 of Peter Capaldi's Doctor Who - and I'm I boiling pursuit of Clara's orange eye print shirt. Bold, retro, perfect for battling baddies in (and secondary school teaching).

It's only £14.99 and you can buy it from Shalex, here:

And speaking of Capaldi, my friends ran into him on a train at the weekend and he very kindly sent an autograph back for my boy - with a drawing of a Dalek.

Oh my God, indeed.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Five autumn 2014-friendly Topshop tops

Well, the pissy weather has forced us all to think about autumn a tad prematurely. But don't feel downhearted about it ladies: picture all those lush colours and prints you can rock with skinny jeans and chunky boots. And this is the year of the parka, I promise you.

To get the party started, I'm off to purchase this awesome cactus print olive green top - and here are another four fabulous Topshop tops for the new season you could consider...