Friday, 25 July 2014

Under The Bridge




This outfit post was a total impromptu shoot after an evening at the theatre. We had plans to shoot on the Southbank but sadly had a short period between the show starting (Arthur Millers "A View From The Bridge" performed at the Young Vic with Mark Strong. Amazing.) and having a Byron burger or shooting…I love my blog and sharing my outfits but come on always the BURGER! A bit disappointed with the short amount of time, the boyfriend demanded I start posing under Waterloo bridge…Not streetwalkerish at all. But hey, if the photographer is feeling it who am i to argue ;) Plus i cannot express how much I LOVE this Topshop striped tunic.




This is one of my many Chanel necklaces. This was one is special as it celebrates the 100 year anniversary of the first Chanel store opening. I had this gorgeous piece as a Christmas present from work. I love how combination of burgundy and the pearly white. This colour combo really reminds me of the Tudor era.






My Zara leather jacket…where do I start with this bad boy. God I love this. I have 3 leather jackets in my wardrobe (I am super fussy) my vintage Topshop which has perforated leather sleeves and suede inserts, this one, and my beyond perfect Sandro distressed cracked leather jacket. I bought this because it was my perfect longline leather jacket. The leather is ageing beautifully and instead of buying this full price (£180) I bought it for a wonderful £60. A bargain and a wardrobe staple. What more can a woman ask for? I know that next on my leather jacket list is a bright Acne and a leather bomber jacket from  Isabel Marant Etoile. Obviously I love non branded too, my leather jacket mantra is  As long as it's leather with a phenomenal fit it's the jacket for you. Obviously PU jackets are never the answer especially as the fit is never the same. 


 I originally wanted this tunic in the red stripes, but as it always goes when shopping, you try it on, you tell yourself you'll come back for it and then you never see it again and see EVERYONE in London (replace London with your local town!!!) wearing it. Enter my wonderful sister who shouted in cap locks on whatsapp "THE NAVY STRIPED TUNIC IS IN THE TALL SECTION" That's right we can't go a day without showing one another what we wear or buy. This was one of her best announcements on whatsapp. I quickly ordered mine and felt this was the perfect length…take that red striped tunic. The length is perfect for autumn to summer. I can wear with tight or without. I just wish Topshop would play around with colours because I'd have them all! 


I remember when I bought these Louboutin Freds, 2012 Fashions Night Out at the loub party where me and the sister ended the night. It was a fab night full of good cocktails and making new fashionable friends. I am so excited that it is heading back to London this year. It's about time! This time I won't wait 2 years to wear a pair of shoes! That's right! I waited 2 years to wear these sparkly beauties. Do not ask me why, I thought I was being wise due to the nature of the material but it was more i didn't want to tarnish the soles. So fuck it I wore them and now I love them more than ever. They had the best compliments and more so they aren't available any more so SCORE!






This was the first Chanel bag I ever had as my own and i really think I earned this one. I was lucky in my childhood, I constantly use to steal my mums Chanel bags and was never allowed to touch my grandmothers vintage collection until I "grew up". Of course that meant graduating…I think. This red 2.55 was given to me when I graduated with a 2:1 in English Literature. When I got it I screamed. I was expecting a bag but my usual choice of Miu Miu or Gucci at that time. I have never felt so appreciative in my life. Silly I know but I was in a stage where my life became more about appreciating fashion. My god if I knew this Red Chanel was my downwards spiral into a world of double C's I would of saved my student loans! Within months of getting my first job with French Connection I dove straight into growing my own Chanel collection… It's still growing guys!


























Leather Jacker- Zara
Dress- Topshop
Brogues- Louboutin
Necklace- Chanel
Bag- Chanel 2.55
Bracelet- Zara (pearl) Cartier Love
Rings- Cartier Love
Watch- Swatch

Thanks for reading guys.
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Nadia
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Thursday, 10 July 2014

Shut Up And Kiss Me






Morning all,

I hope everyone is having a good week so far, sadly the weather in London is awful. Thank god I am working from home today and waiting for some furniture to be delivered. I must say my week has been a busy thanks to Couture week in Paris but I absolutely love working Couture shows. They are so much more special than the normal seasonal shows as the art and craft that goes into the clothing is just pure perfection. Plus watching the girls put the clothing together is such a magical process. I know the vision is Karl but the seamstresses are the true talent. I cannot wait to show you my photos from the show in a future blog post.


I love this look, the t-shirt is quite a questionable one to wear around London. The amount of men who approached me was astonishing…seriously it's a t-shirt men…you know sarcasm. But hey I was walking around Soho. I will never stop loving crazy t-shirts. I definitely recommend looking at ASOS for similar t-shirts. The blazer is one of my favourite buys from Topshop this season. I have a real soft spot for grey tones and immediately fell in love with the blazer. Cute for casual and work looks. 




I've started using this Christopher Kane clutch so much more lately. I bought it last year during the sample sale. It's the perfect day to night size and I can get the essentials in. Plus its navy leopard! I love it! I also got this cute little pom from Poppy London. It is cute and nice alternative to using my Fendi fur monster. My only quip with the store is the poor delivery service. But hey I have it now so lets just roll with that. 






Everyone knows I am a Chanel shoe fanatic. I am proud of my lusty love of expensive shoes, especially Chanel ones. These silver brogues are from the Cruise collection and were made in limited quantity. Hardly nobody had these in stock so I was shocked when I found out my gorgeous best friend Gaspard bought these in Paris for me. I feel so blessed to have such a thoughtful friend. These are so  comfortable but then again I find all Chanel shoes comfortable. I know that these will be perfect for next season metallic and winter whites trends. 


Since buying this Zara pearl bracelet I have worn it practically everyday. So much so I really wish I bought a second one. I constantly get asked at work if it is the Chanel one. Score. For readers asking about the Cartier Love Bracelet- I cannot fault them. I love both of mine as they are so precious to me. Both of my bracelets are special and have a meaning behind both. I also have matching rings from 3 of my closest friends. I am really into simple jewellery at the moment as a look like this shouldn't be over shadowed by busy pieces. 




Jacket- Topshop
T-shirt- ASOS
Customised Ripped Jeans- Dorothy Perkins
Brogues- Chanel
Clutch- Christopher Kane
Watch- Swatch
Bracelets- Cartier Love
Pearl Bracelet- Zara
Rings- Cartier Love

Thanks for reading guys.
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Bisous
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Nadia
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Thursday, 3 July 2014

It's Dallas Baby!!!




When it was announced last year that the Chanel M├ętiers d'Art collection would take place in Dallas the fashion world revelled in excitement. Previous collections have ranged from Shanghai, Bombay to last years Edinburgh. I myself went to a state of "what will be" Crocodile and Snake skin accessories, tasselled jackets, leather and cowboy boots. Boy Chanel did not fail to deliver and treated their guests to a whole mid western experience. The show took place in a barn post guest arriving at a rodeo drive through. Sadly I never managed to go, but as the collection launched 2 weeks ago, we and dedicated Chanel clients were treated to a re-see and it was like being in Dallas  all over. I obviously had to go in my take on the modern day Dallas gal, leather and denim of course with a dash of pieces from the actual collection bought the day before.


Denim Shirt- Monki  
Leather front leggings- Surface to Air
Boots- Chanel Paris-Dallas
Leopard Clutch- Christopher Kane
Brooch- Chanel Paris-Dallas
Earrings- Chanel Paris-Dallas























As you can tell I had a prime seat at the end of the runway right ahead of the models. I love watching shows, it inspires me, gives me some ideas and makes me think of how I can twist a look to make it my own. The collection not only captured Dallas, it was a modern twist on Cowboys and Indians. It is amazing how Karl can transfer an era, a state and a whole mindset of a region into a collection and make it so desirable, tasteful and not at all tacky. The reason behind bringing Chanel to the states and Dallas specifically you ask? After the war, the states were the only people to back the comeback of Gabrielle Chanel in 1954 in Paris. Then in 1957 Coco arrived in Dallas to receive the Neiman Marcus award for Distinguished Service in The Field of Fashion. She spent 2 weeks in Dallas and in that time dazzled the Americans. 

Obviously I had my heart set on a few of the pieces that went down the runway, but alas my budget can't stretch that far so I had to swoon over my the shoes and accessories….oh it's a hard life right ;)








I absolutely love these boots, not only were they the main piece I wanted from this collection, but they were also the main shoes that went down the runway so I felt It was a nice runway piece to have in my collection. I love the intricate detailing, I feel it runs well with a lot of other collections Chanel have previously done and future collections (Dubai collection anyone?).




I originally wanted the high top version of these sneakers, but sadly they weren't available in the UK, so when I popped into Selfridges for a meeting I saw these and fell hard for them. I don't think I am a high top person any more so I feel like it was meant to be. These are velvet and so so comfy. A great addition to my growing sneaker collection. I cannot wait for the Autumn Winter sneakers to arrive next!







I am not usually big on buying costume jewellery as I have so much, but these Dallas pieces are definitely a collectors item in the future. They really capture the collection. i especially love my new sheriff brooch which I cannot wait to shoot on my new Zara Tweed jackets. Eeeek!

What do you guys think of the collection? Have you guys succumbed to any of the pieces? 

You can view the whole collection on Chanel website.

Thanks for reading.
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Bisous
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Nadia
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