CAOS Fashion Inspiration

25.3.19


Hands up if you were a Sabrina the Teenage Witch fan in the Noughties? I loved the show, and would rush home from school every day to catch the latest episode or a re-run. I had the books and the magazine and make-up collection. Big fan!

So I was similarly excited to see the remake launch on Netflix late last year, and how it would put a new spin on a childhood favourite.



Predictably darker and spookier than the original, many of the key themes are visible. The bonds of friends and family, the battle of good vs. evil and staying true to oneself.



Whilst the storylines are pretty gripping, so is the awesome fashion sported by the cast. Aunt Zelda (brilliantly portrayed by Miranda Otto) is the sassiest dresser, and wins hands-down in the style stakes.

She has a serious 1940s old Hollywood vibe going on, and we see Zelda wear lots of black, navy and other dark hues in rich fabrics such as velvet, lace, fur and silk. Glamour knows no bounds, and Zelda accessories with chunky rings, statement necklaces and pearl earrings. She also has a snazzy cigarette holder and some seriously chic winged sunglasses.


One of my favourite looks is her oversized glamorous headband- the only way to dress your hair for bedtime. I've found a range of similar opulent headbands from Penelope Henderson, a British contemporary and bespoke luxe headwear supplier who has an awesome Instagram channel.  (My personal fave is the leopard! It looks awesome with a certain Women2Win bag.)



And turning to make-up, Otto wears items from Charlotte Tilbury for her role as Zelda. Her signature matte pink lipstick is the Secret Salma shade, and make-up artist Candice Stafford-Bridge using the Love Liberty shade for more darker situations. The iconic hair? All thanks to tried and tested hot rollers.

Whilst we can't all aspire to be as devilishly glamorous as Zelda in real life, you can get a smattering of her style with these witchy picks.




Secret Salma
Love Liberty



Parliament: Theresa May's Week

23.3.19

This week was again dominated by Brexit. Here's a recap of the Prime Minister's week.

On Monday, the PM returned to Number 10 after a weekend in her Maidenhead constituency. Snapped arriving, May wore a brown tailored jacket with trousers and the Charlize loafers from Russell & Bromley.

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On Wednesday, May was in Parliament for Prime Minister's Questions. May wore her grey Daniel Blake trouser suit, teaming it with the black and red Curve pumps from Russell & Bromley.


And on Thursday, the PM was in Brussels for the EU Council meeting. It was another Blake outfit- this time the navy fleck Military jacket and a pair of navy trousers. May wore her navy Twiggy kitten heels from Russell & Bromley and accessorised with the Amanda Wakeley chain necklace and bracelet.

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Friday may was in Brussels for further meetings- she wore her purple Escada dress and the elusive pair of black and leopard ankle boots that we are still trying to identify! 

In the House: Theresa May's Week

16.3.19


From celebrating the Commonwealth to Brexit votes, here's a recap of Theresa May's week.


On Monday the PM was in Westminster Abbey to mark Commonwealth Day. May wore her new blue Daniel Blake coat, pairing it with a navy skirt and white top; She accessorised with a stylish navy hat with feather detailing from Liz Felix Millinery and the navy Twiggy heels from Russell & Bromley.

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Following the service, May headed to Strasbourg where she changed into a black Daniel Blake custom jacket for a late night press conference.

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On Tuesday the House began the first day of further Brexit votes. May, nursing a poorly throat, added some colour to proceedings with her orange Daniel Blake Nehru jacket. She wore black trousers and the super comfy (and super cute) red Audrey kitten heels from LK Bennett.

And on Wednesday, May took part in Prime Minister's Questions before further Brexit voting. She wore her navy Escada skirt suit, teaming it with the navy Curve heels from Russell & Bromley and accessorising with an oversized green jewelled necklace.

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Thursday saw the final day of Brexit votes and May wore her grey check Daniel Blake dress with the black Curve heels. A classic look. 

Salisbury to International Women's Day

9.3.19


From visiting Salisbury to marking International Women's Day, here's a recap of Theresa May's week.


On Monday, the PM was in Salisbury to mark a year since the Russian attack. Meeting local businesses and residents, May wore her brown tweed floral Paule Ka jacket with trousers, pairing it with the Clean Cut leopard loafers from Russell & Bromley and her baby blue Herno coat.

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On Tuesday, May was at Buckingham Palace to mark 50 years since the Investiture of the Prince of Wales. The PM wore her purple Origami skirt suit by Daniel Blake, picking the iconic leopard Kitty heels from Charlotte Olympia and the silver Balls necklace and bracelet from Mirta Bijoux for some serious accessorising.

Later in the day, May welcomed the President of Cyprus to Number 10.


And on Wednesday, May took part in Prime Minister's Questions- this time wearing her grey pinstripe trouser suit from Daniel Blake. She wore the Curve black heels from Russell & Bromley for an empowering look.


On Thursday, the PM hosted an International Women's Day event at Number 10. May wore her blue check Daniel Blake dress, teaming it with a blue cropped jacket from DvF and a seriously stylish oversized silver necklace.


And on Friday, the PM was in Grimsby delivering a speech about Brexit. May turned to another Daniel Blake jacket for the event, teaming it with black trousers and the leopard Delicious flats from Russell & Bromley.

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Egypt to Westminster: Theresa May's Week

2.3.19


From two days in Egypt to a busy week in Westminster, here's a recap of Theresa May's week.

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On Monday, the PM was in Sharm el-Sheikh for the EU Arab Summit. May arrived the day before wearing a new, blue and silver patterned coat, teaming it with black trousers and the leopard Delicious flats from Russell & Bromley. And on Day 2, she wore the pink coat from Harris Wharf, pairing it with the Charlize black and silver toed loafers from Russell & Bromley. A definite winner!

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Tuesday saw May in the House of Commons to deliver an update on Brexit negotiations. The PM wore her stylish navy suit with silk collar- which we now know is by Amanda Wakeley! She made it a red, white and blue theme, choosing the red suede LK Bennett kitten heels and debuting a snazzy new silver necklace.


And on Wednesday, the PM was back at the dispatch box for Prime Minister's Questions. The striking satsuma Nehru jacket by Daniel Blake made a welcome reappearance- and May paired it with a black skirt and the Curve heels from Russell & Bromley.

On Thursday, May welcomed King Abdullah II of Jordan to Number 10 ahead of a Britain/Jordan conference. The PM wore a black dress and her black and white colourblock blazer from Escada. She continued the monochrome theme with the fierce zebra Starlet heels from Russell & Bromley.

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Theresa May at the Conservative Councillors' Conference

23.2.19


The PM was at the Conservative Councillors' Association conference today. We love this primary colours based outfit- with a new navy jacket teamed with a pair of patent red kitten heels from LK Bennett!


After the conference, May hot-footed it back to her Maidenhead constituency for a spot of afternoon canvassing.

Theresa May's Dogtooth Amanda Wakeley Coat

12.2.19


Theresa May debuted a new Amanda Wakeley coat on her trip to Dublin last week - and it was something a little different from what we have come to expect from the Prime Minister.


The embroidered dogtooth check Crombie is new to the Wakeley range, and is part of the Spring/Summer 2019 collection. The purple floral embroidered detail on the shoulder is particularly striking, and May paired her coat with a simple black jersey dress and black kitten heels.



The collection has other pieces that complement the coat- including a pair of dogtooth trousers and a matching skirt. It's certainly a statement piece!


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