Spring Favourites at J.Crew

25.3.15


Spring has sprung and I am in love with these new accessories at J.Crew!





Which pieces are on your must have list for Spring?

Royal Style: King Willem and Queen Maxima State Visit to Denmark

23.3.15

Two of our favourite royals collided last week when King Willem and Queen Maxima had a state visit to Denmark. They met with Prince Frederick and Princess Mary on the visit which also included a spectacular state dinner.


Queen Maxima arrived in Denmark wearing this amazing grey coat by Dutch designer Claes Iversen- I am obsessed and need this in my wardrobe!


Queen Maxima upcycled her inauguration gown for the state dinner - the striking cobalt blue gown was customer made by Dutch designer Jan Taminiau. Queen Maxima accessorised with a diamond and sapphire tiara, created by skilled Parisian jeweller Mellerio. It features 655 diamonds set in platinum, with 33 Kashmir sapphires nestled at the bottom of the diadem. WOW.


AERIN Beauty and Neue Galarie Collaboration

21.3.15


In honor of the opening of "Gustav Klimt and Adele Bloch-Bauer: The Woman in Gold" on Thursday, April 2, 2015, the Neue Galerie Design Shop has partnered with AERIN to unveil an exclusive AERIN Rose Balm Lipstick Set.

Developed by Neue Galerie New York Director Renée Price, in collaboration with
AERIN Creative Director and Founder Aerin Lauder, the exclusive set is inspired by Gustav Klimt, an artist who defined the allure of fin-de-siècle Vienna with his seductive portraits of society women, in particular his sensuous portrait Adele Bloch-Bauer I from 1907. The painting, which was acquired by the Neue Galerie in 2006, is the centerpiece of the museum collection, as well as the subject of a compelling new historical drama, "Woman in Gold," starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.

The exclusive AERIN Rose Balm Lipstick Set will feature two AERIN Rose Balm Lipsticks that complement the portrait. Liebling, a top-selling AERIN shade, evokes the warm blush tones in Adele’s lips and cheeks, and Sequin, a Neue Galerie exclusive, glows with a golden shimmer that captures the radiance of the painting.

AERIN Rose Balm Lipstick shades feature a luxe texture, medium coverage, and a shine finish. The lipsticks are each packaged in golden rectangular cases with a black pouch inside a custom box decorated with the portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer. The exclusive AERIN Rose Balm Lipstick Set is available for a limited time through the Neue Galerie Design Shop for $64.

White House Week

21.3.15

First Lady Michelle Obama is joined by Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and Akie Abe, the First Lady of Japan, during a “Let GIrls Learn” announcement held at the Iikura Guest House in Tokyo, Japan on March 19, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
This week, the First Lady travelled to Japan. In Tokyo, Mrs Obama announced a new partnership between the two countries that will help girls across the world go to school. The program will be called Let Girls Learn and will be run by the Peace Corps. Find out more here. 

Mrs Obama also travelled to Kyoto where she visited the Fushimi Inari Shrine and the Kiyomizu-dera Temple. During this trip she has been accompanied by Ambassador Kennedy.

First Lady Michelle Obama, along with Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and Jack Schlossberg participate in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, while visiting Kiyomizu-Dera Buddhist Temple in Kyoto, Japan on March 20, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
Back at the White House, President Obama welcomed the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to the Executive Mansion as part of their trip to the USA.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in the Oval Office, March 19, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

The President also celebrated St Patrick's Day! See all the action here. 

Sperry x Gray Malin

20.3.15

If you haven't come across Gray Malin's stunning photography where have you been?! This limited collection with Sperry celebrates the spirit of the sea and the brand's iconic American style of footwear.

The two styles for women are awesome!





Claire Underwood: House of Cards S3 Style

18.3.15

I finally finished House of Cards Series 3 over the weekend, and oh my, it was worth the wait! Aside from the gripping storylines and the last five minutes of the final episode (what!!!) I was obsessed with the wardrobe that Robin Wright wears to play Claire Underwood.

The character of Claire is pretty amazing. She's strong and determined but displays a real fragility. Some have called her a modern day Lady MacBeth, but I think in the latest series, we really got to see behind the facade.

Claire's style in Series 3 had many similarities, but there were subtle differences in the clothes that she was wearing. Robin Wright brought her stylist, Kemal Harris to work with her, and the results see her character wearing a mix of Ralph Lauren, Alexander McQueen and Proenza Schouler. The color palette doesn't stray much from greys, whites and navys- apart from a burgundy dress in a scene on Air Force One and a pale lavender suit for her formal photograph with the President.

It's also notable that Claire was little to no accessories. Apart from her Cartier tank, a pair of simple earrings and a belt from time to time, her style is very minimal, and the focus is purely on the clothes.

So what were my favourite Claire looks from S3?


I love the shoulder detailing on this black dress!


This Kemal Harris off the shoulder dress was custom made for the character and is a big change from her normal palette.


A sharp white sleeved dress. 



The amazing silk Valentina gown by Ralph Lauren! Who else thought the beer pong scene was really fun?


An elegant separates look- a black pencil skirt and white silk top.


That final scene... I love her grey plaid scarf! 

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And for cinematography, this shot is pretty special. 

What do you love about Claire Underwood's style?

Behind the Scenes at the White House: Part Two

17.3.15

There's been a great batch of photos released by The White House over the past few days. Here's the second post of my favourites! 
























Official White House Photos
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