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My picks from Russell & Bromley A/W 2016


Russell & Bromley is killing it in the style stakes with their Autumn/Winter 2016 collection. From luxury velvet boots to molten metallic Mary Janes, there are so many gorgeous styles to drool over!

I've got my loyalty points to spend, and these are the styles that I am currently deciding between...

Twist Knotted Bow Flat: crafted from silver glittering fabric, these pointed flats are topped off with a luscious velvet bow. 

Charlize Metal Trim Flat: Theresa May wore the black version- I wonder if she has the leopard style too?

Crush Up Crinkle Boot: I love the crinkle effect of this suede pair of boots. They certainly have the wow factor!

Vivacious Bow Trim Courts: what can I say about these? Other than that I LOVE them!

Travel in style with Louella Odie!


Luggage shouldn't just be a practical necessity for travellers. I'm a big believer in having luggage that has personality, making travel fun and easier to spot your bags when they take that endless spin on the carousel!
Jungle Print

I am in love with Louella Odie's new range of weekender bags. Available in two unique patterns, the bags are designed for maximum organisation, comfort and style. With a cunning passport sized side pocket, zip closure and a choice of short handles or an adjustable, detachable leather cross body strap, this is the perfect bag for a short weekend break or to hold your carry-on items.

Lattice print

As I head off on my next trip, I'll be wishing Louella Odie's weekender bag was with me! Treat for next trip?!

PS: Make sure you check out Louella Odie's fantastically filled Instagram feed! Travel dreams right there...

J.Crew x New Balance


Two of my favourite brands have joined forces and it's like an early Christmas gift! J.Crew and New Balance have paired up to offer a new, exciting athleisure range, as well as practical pieces that will actually make your work-out so much better.

A mix of pants, tops, trainers and accessories, the collection is made from techy fabrics in unique colours and prints. This may help me to reinvigorate my exercise regime!

Check out some of my favourite pieces below. The whole collection can be viewed here.

LK Bennett: Perfect Party Dresses


Sparkly dresses and black tie goodness- who wouldn't be captivated by these gorgeous party dresses that have just landed at LK Bennett? Dream big dreams...

Capturing Fashion: Derujinsky


© Gleb Derujinsky, from Capturing Fashion: Derujinsky (Flammarion, 2016). 
There's nothing more relaxing then sitting down with an oversized fashion book and a cup of tea - and Capturing Fashion Derujinsky has arrived at the right time! It's been a hectic few weeks of work and general life stuff, so this book is the perfect relaxing read!

Within the pages, discover the innovative photography of Gleb Derujinsky, one of the most unique and creative photographers of the twentieth century.

Gleb Derujinsky’s career as a fashion photographer took hold in the golden age of European haute couture, when Balenciaga and Pierre Balmain were at the top of their game. Derujinsky convinced his editors Carmel Snow and Diana Vreeland to send him around the world to photograph beautiful models—like Carmen Dell’Orefice and his future wife Ruth Neumann—draped in expensive gowns juxtaposed against rough desert dunes or a glittering ocean horizon at sunset. His ideas were revolutionary and they gave rise to the mystique and glamour that is now pervasive in fashion.

© Gleb Derujinsky, from Capturing Fashion: Derujinsky (Flammarion, 2016). 
Derujinsky was the quintessential Renaissance man—photographer, cinematographer and commercial director, inventor, WWII veteran, world traveler, jewelry designer, musician, ski instructor, race car driver, and champion glider pilot. As a teenager, he became the youngest member of The Camera Club of New York. His photographs appeared in major lifestyle magazines before he began to work primarily for Harper’s Bazaar from 1950–70. This is the first monograph to celebrate his major contributions to the history of fashion and photography and contains over 200 black and white and colour photographs.

Derujinsky passed away in 2011, and as one of the most sought after fashion photographers of his time, his life and legacy still lives on thanks to publications like Town & Country, Harper's Bazaar and Glamour.

Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy of Capturing Fashion to review.

© Gleb Derujinsky, from Capturing Fashion: Derujinsky (Flammarion, 2016). 



We're lucky to live in such beautiful surroundings in the UK. From rivers to mountains, coastal paths to green fields, we're spoiled for choice with outdoor to places to visit.

I live in the South of Wales, a beautifully diverse and historically rich area with plenty of great outdoor spots to enjoy. Whilst I spend alot of my time travelling abroad, I do make time to visit some of the best outdoor locations that are on my doorstep.

One of my favourite places is Tredegar House in Newport. Set in 90 acres of parkland and with a variety of gorgeous walled gardens, Tredegar House is an impressive 17th century Charles II era country mansion house which has been in the Morgan family for 500 years. Now managed by the National Trust, Tredegar House and Park is a great place to go for a walk, join in with Park Run or enjoy the calming boating lake.

I had many school trips here during my youth, so it has been lots of fun to rediscover the House and grounds in my twenties! A real gem in a city location.

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