Tory Burch: The Watch Collection

1.10.14

So I know what is on my Christmas list this year! Tory Burch has released a fab watch collection capturing the essence of her successful brand and all American style.

Let's take each watch in turn.

The Tory
This is the epitome of sporty chic, and the timepiece has a classic style with a round case and bold bracelet.  The watch comes in different price points, with the chronograph model costing a little more. There's also a 28 and 37 version of most of the styles. I think the signature Tory orange and navy models are my favourites!

The Reva
Named after Tory's mother, this timepiece is defined by an iconic double T logo and comes in a rainbow of colours.

The Buddy Classic and Signature
Named after Tory's father, this is a vintage inspired watch available in a single or double strap version.

The Izzie
Graphic and bold, this watch features a clear square case inlaid with geometric fretwork.

The Sawyer
This timepiece is a super chic cuff inspired by one of Tory's favourite pieces of vintage jewellery.

The Limited Edition Robinson
This watch has been created to celebrate ten years of Tory Burch and it features elements drawn from the collection archive. Only 500 hundred of these have been made and each are individually numbered and signed.

All of the watches are Swiss made and come in an amazing signature orange Tory Burch box (which will look perfect on your dressing table!)

Which design is your favourite?!

Equestrian Style at Tory Burch

1.10.14


As a lover of all things equestrian, I am so excited to see that Tory Burch as released some horse inspired pieces into her latest collection!

From pretty ponies to bridle motifs, there's a perfect piece for everyone!

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GIVEAWAY | Tuckernuck Monogrammed Satchels

29.9.14


'If it moves, monogram it!' This is one of my top mantras, so I'm really excited to give readers the chance to win win two monogrammed satchels from Tuckernuck!

Tuckernuck is an online retail destination curated for the classic, all-American lifestyle. Founded in 2012, Tuckernuck embodies American style and active spirit, rooted in sport, travel, family, friends and celebration. The site combines new and exciting brands with large iconic names, and their products represent a timeless look based on ease, tradition and American cool. 

I recently interviewed Jocelyn Gailliot, Co-Founder and CEO of Tuckernuck which you can check out here! 

Two readers will be in with the chance of winning either a CB Station monogrammed sunshine satchel and a CB Station monogrammed savvy satchel - they're the perfect satchel for fall! 


To enter, use the widget below. This giveaway is open to US readers only and ends on the 6th October 2014. 

The newest Clinton family member!

28.9.14



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Congratulations to Chelsea Clinton and her husband Marc on the arrival of their daughter Charlotte! These pictures of the new parents- and proud grandparents are absolutely amazing!

Links of the Week

28.9.14


Kerry Washington launches the amazing Scandal clothing line!

I'm a big fan of Lee Radziwill, so Town & Country's article on Style Lessons we can learn from her is a dream!

An excellent profile of the BBC's Lyse Doucet

Ten contemporary American artists' work on Broadway

White House Week

27.9.14

This week, President Obama attended the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

President Obama led the United Nations Security Council in unanimously passing a binding resolution to stem the flow of foreign terrorist fighters into -- and out of -- Iraq and Syria. President Obama also spoke on the Ebola crisis in Africa.



Also in New York, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the U.N. Global Education First Initiative in New York City. The initiative brings together heads of state and government, leading international advocates, and U.N. principals to focus on the importance of a quality education as a way to build a more equitable, prosperous, and sustainable world. Find out more about the initiative here. 

First Lady Michelle Obama delivers the special keynote address at the United Nations' Global Education First Initiative's high-level event at the U.N. Headquarters in New York, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)


Life Lately

26.9.14


It's been a busy couple of weeks for me as a blogger, and as someone who wears lots of different hats!

In a new thread for Political Style, I'll be sharing with you some of the things I've been up to- but I also want to hear what you've been doing too!

Here's a glimpse into what I've been doing...

Working my way through all the September issues (is it just me, or are they MASSIVE this year?!)
Cleaning out my room ahead of my new bed delivery
Finding the perfect monogram pillows (thank you Pottery Barn!)
Getting back into a schedule following summer
Redesigning Political Style with help from One Beat Designs
Compiling a list of places to visit in Paris
Getting excited for the premiere of Madam Secretary! 
Making some impromptu purchases from J.Crew
Working on some exciting new business projects
Using Pinterest for fall fashion ideas

Share your latest adventures with me in the comments!

Madam Secretary: TV you can’t miss!

25.9.14


I’ve been waiting for Madam Secretary to air for months, and the premiere episode, broadcast over the weekend did not disappoint!

Our lead character is Elizabeth McCord, a former CIA analyst turned professor who is asked by the President to become his new Secretary of State. McCord had left her DC life behind, moving to Virginia to teach and live on a farm with her family. Fast forward two months, and she’s settling in to her new role, navigating the waters with members of her inherited staff and adjusting to her new life.

Her first challenge is to rescue two American teenagers who have been imprisoned in Syria, going head to head with the President’s Chief of Staff and using tested back channels to eventually get them released.  McCord also has to welcome the President of Swaziland and his seven wives, and this causes for some interesting diplomacy at the dinner table.  There was also a great cliffhanger at the end of the episode for an arc which will run the length of the series.

In some ways the show reminded me of Commander in Chief (remember that?)  but it’s a stronger take on a woman in government. Tea Leoni is a great choice to play the Secretary of State, and brings both strength and humor to the role. The relationship with her on-screen husband Tim Daly is believable and sweet, and it’s evident that their scenes are going to be some of the greatest in the series. The supporting cast is brilliant- Bebe Neuwirth, Patina Miller and Geoffrey Arend are all excellent choices.

The set decoration, costumes and music are all brilliant- I can’t wait for the series to continue!

Travel in style with the Victorinox Swiss Army collection

24.9.14


This fall, Victorinox Swiss Army has introduced Victoria, the brand’s first line created specifically for women. The lifestyle collection includes an assortment of versatile and convertible styles that fit the way busy women live, work and play.

Boasting sleek Swiss design, the Victoria Collection includes an assortment of classic day bags, totes, carry-ons and travel accessories in black and sand, with bold pops of orchid and lime. While the exterior reflects Victoria’s passionate spirit, the interior focuses on practicality and organization. From jewelry, cosmetics and sunglasses to laptops and tablets, the multitude of pockets will keep contents organized and accessible on-the-go.

The Victoria collection ranges in price from $99.99 - $299.99 and the pieces are a perfect range to invest in.

The Ambition carry-on and the Muse make-up organiser models are my favourite, and I would opt for one in black and the other in orchid! One of the things I dislike most about travelling is packing, and if you're anything like me, a piece from the Victoria line will make that chore much simpler and stylish!
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