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Wang!

Alexander-Wang-Spring-2014-Handbags-2LFW has started and I have finally got round to finding all my favourite looks from NYFW which I will share with you over the weekend. First, some arm candy from my favourite show; Alexander Wang. I loved the entire collection I feel like I m constantly a stuck record as I just keep going on about it but, I just was and am infatuated.

The soft pastels reminded me of childhood summers and cotton candy and so since I am now at the age I have to look after my teeth I will happily swap cotton candy for Arm Candy in the form of this gorgeous Alexander Wang clutch. I think it will look perfect with a sherbet colour outfit or all white.

Happy Friday all and have an awesome evening xx

P.S I also loved all the branding and details at Alexander Wang show.

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morningHey guys, Here we are middle of the week and luckily its another sunny day, since Sunday the weather has been raining and miserable. I woke up this morning ready to catch up with a back log of emails and some NYFW fashion shows and the sun was shining. So I put on my sunny outfit since I will be indoors most of the day I love to just be comfortable at home. I am getting ready to head to Milan and Dubai in a couple of weeks and so need to do some shopping for those trips and I for sure can’t wait to be back in Dubai and wear some of my last summer purchases.

I am also choosing my favourite trends from the SS 14 shows to show you too this week. Can’t wait for LFW ….. always a little bit of eccentricity and the London look makes me experiment with my wardrobe.

What I Wore: Top: Fillippa K, Shorts: Maje, Trainers: Nike, Necklace: Tiffany & Co, Bracelet: By Sophie Ipad case by OTT

What are you guys buying for Autumn?

Ciao For Now xx

Dover Street Market

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Hey All, I wanted to share a post on one of my favourite places in London; Dover Street Market. It is the place to go to look at the latest collections in a interior design heaven in the centre of London. Designed by  creative mastermind Rei Kawakubo of Comme Des Garcon, so expect nothing less than minimalism that meets extravagant design. Kawakubo wanted to create a market where designers from various fields could be showcased. This ethos is what I love most about Dover Street Market; beautiful jewellery mixed with best of international designer wear and minimalist furniture and quaint interior items.

Make sure you take at least as long as you can to really enjoy browsing LDSM with four floors of beautiful creations there is no need to rush here, and if you get hungry or thirsty get refreshed in the cafe on the 4th floor. Each floor has its own unique design which makes it feel like you have gone into a totally different store. Of course, throughout DSM expect to find lots of designs from Comme Des Garcon, I loved all the shirts but, I am currently trying not to buy any more shirts as the shirt department of my wardrobe is busting.

On 3rd floor I loved the new Saint Laurent  concession, the showcase for the collection was a mirrored display unit which made every item look 3D and of course beautiful. Lanvin Men made me want to be one of those girls who looks good in Menswear . My other big love on 3F was Givenchy for men and Women and I wanted to buy everything from Christopher Kane and Peter Pilotto.

My other favourite part of the store was the Azzedine Alaia section of the store, as I think I have mentioned on the blog before I am not a big shoe shopper (they never fit my feet) however, the shoes by Alaia made my mouth water! The chairs (picture above) were so inviting to sit down and spend an hour just watching all the stylish customers go by and drool over the Azzedine Alaia beautiful clothes.

All in all, this is a must-see place in London not only to shop for beautiful designs but also to be inspired by your fellow shoppers and the design of the store.

Have you been to Dover Street Market? What did you love about it?

Ciao for now xx

Big City

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Hey guys, well here I am back from California now and I have some jet lag (Surprise) so I thought I would show you another look from my recent stop over in London. I was heading out for a catch up dinner with friends and loved this easy going outfit so thought I must share.

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Before I headed for dinner, I did some quick pics so I could share my London outfit for you. I am so in love with this t-shirt/dress. I actually bought it in a size M and considering I usually wear a XS you can understand just how oversized I wanted this to fit! As for the necklace it has received lots of compliments and I hope you like it too!

When I am in London or Amsterdam I always have to pack lots for my days out including an umbrella, jacket, notebook, my camera and make up essentials so this denim bag is perfect. It fits everything in, goes well with most outfits and is light too.

T-shirt/dress: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Skirt: HMnederland, Necklace: Topshop, Earrings: Tiffany & Co, Shoes: Dune, Bag: Marc By Marc Jacobs

Do you like a big bag? What’s your favourite as I am looking for a new one.

Ciao for now xx

Hey lovely people, Well I have been excited by what we might see on the Red Carpet at the Met Gala ball since they announced the theme of Punk! Well the wait is over so see below for my favourite looks. Psy does PunkDoutzen KroesDonatella Versace"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute GalaGwen Stefani and BeyonceKaty PerrySarah Jessica ParkerSarah Jessica Parker was my favourite look of the evening, everything had a punk feeling and an anarchy stance for the red carpet

What was your favourite look and do you like the punk style?

Ciao for now xx

Meet Andraya

Meet Andraya a Designer hailing from the world class Central Saint Martin’s school in London. Whilst studying she kept up her expat lifestyle flying between her two homes of London and Dubai.The Middle Eastern influence could be seen all over her graduation collection.

Cages from Andraya / Farrag(One of Andraya’s designs from her Graduate show) See Andraya / Farrag graduation collection video 

Andraya’s first internship was at Matthew Willamson where she became fascinated by fabrics and embroidery from exotic places. Later in her course she would move to New York City to intern for Marchesa and others. Her life has been spent travelling and that continues to inspire her. With such a diverse background I wondered how travel and culture had influenced her fashion style.

Andraya wearing her collection in Dubai

Andraya wearing a dress from her collection

Andraya describes her style as leather jackets with layers, the occasional spike here and there and statement jewellery (mainly rings and necklaces). She mostly wears black but loves bright colour blocking too. Painting her nails to match her outfit or adding a splash of colour is her style statement. Her main concern though is wearing clothes that flatter the figure. She loves vintage and new and tries to mix that with pieces and styles that she is inspired by from the runway shows. However, the epitome of Andraya’s style is defined by which country she is living in at the time.

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Andraya’s time in India encouraged her to wear more colour (although black will never lose its charm for Andraya). She says “I think people in London are afraid to experiment with colour. Travel allows you to re-invent yourself a little and merge in with your new surroundings. Different culture interpret fashion and style in different ways which I find very exciting”

In her sandwhich year at Central Saint Martins she went to New York and of the infamous city she says “I love that city – its full of energy”. Andraya liked that all the different areas in New York have a different vibe much like London. Of course, the other must-see for Andraya was all the great places to eat and the bars that are so full of character. She highly recommends the bar at The Jane Hotel and is a must do for any visitor to the city who is looking for somewhere away from the tourist traps.

After graduating Andraya moved to India to work in the fashion industry. At first it was a total culture shock for her as she had never been to India before. However, she loved it the second she got there; the noise, chaos, colour and totally mental happenings. She says “there is always something incredible happening, whether it’s a 10 year old riding down the motorway on a horse or a random procession with drums and music. It’s a really inspiring place – if you haven’t been already and can handle a little madness I highly recommend it” When you need to escape the hustle and bustle then Andraya suggests visiting Hampi for ancient ruins in the beautiful countryside or the tea plantations in Munar and the backwaters of Kerala”

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I hope that Andraya’s trip summary has inspired you to look around you and be inspired by all sorts and of course to try some colour in your outfits, a little Asian style!

You can catch up with Andraya again when she tells Sojustnice her London Essentials for Travel Thursday.

Ciao for now XX

Well Bang there it is, Marc Jacobs 50 birthday! I guess he has reached the big 50 with many achievements under his belt and he also is looking his best (please say I ll look as good at 50)! With all his admirers and devoted fans around the world I hope he feels much love on his birthday.

Happy Birthday Mr. Marc Jacobs bang its your Birthdaymarc-jacobs-and-louis-vuittonI adored the Louis Vuitton graffitti collection and still do these days!

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What do you like about Marc Jacobs? Ciao for now Xx