Theresa May's Belgian Necklace


A few readers have been in touch to ask where Theresa May's circular necklace is from. Good news! I've identified the brand as Et Le Bijou Crea La Femme!

Based in Belgium, this circular horn necklace has been worn by Theresa May several times over the past few months. Composed of circular discs in brown, cream and ivory, the PM last wore the necklace on a visit to a bus and tram factory in August.

What do you think of this latest accessory?

Back to Westminster: Theresa May's Week


It was a week focused on Parliament and Prime Ministerial duties for Theresa May this week.

On Monday, Parliament held a debate on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill that lasted into the small hours of the morning. We saw a brief glimpse of the Prime Minister- and for the eagle eyed among you, she was wearing a new suit! Black with white label detailing, we're on the hunt for the designer.

On Tuesday, Theresa May welcomed Chance to Shine to Downing Street to play cricket! The PM was presented with her own personalised jersey- and wore a navy and sky blue coat and trousers by Amanda Wakeley, oversized pearls and the leopard Frame flats from Russell & Bromley.

On Wednesday, May returned to the Commons for Prime Minister's Questions. In a strong despatch box performance, the PM wore a navy tweed jacket by DvF, navy skirt with exposed zipper by Rouland Mouret and a pair of leopard kitten heels from LK Bennett.

Later in the day, the PM hosted a reception marking the Jewish New Year at Downing Street. Wearing the same outfit, she accessorised with several Swarovski cuffs and the Balls necklace by Mirta Bijoux.

On Thursday, Theresa May welcomed the Malaysian Prime Minister to Number 10. For this meeting, May wore a black trouser suit, white silk top and the Divine flats from Russell & Bromley. She accessorised with the oversized Amanda Wakeley chain necklace and bracelet.

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And on Friday, May returned to London to chair a COBRA meeting in response to the Parsons Green attack.

On Saturday, Theresa May was in her Maidenhead constituency, judging and handing out prizes as part of the Maidenhead Civic Society Art Exhibition. It was back to a familiar off duty look- jeans, white shirt and a grey blazer. And the shoes? The navy Cocktail flats from Russell & Bromley! Thanks to MaidenheadMum for the pictures.

And to end the week, Theresa May attended the Battle of Britain service at Westminster Abbey, wearing her Paule Ka grey boucle skirt suit, black hat by Liz Felix, black Twiggy kitten heels from Russell & Bromley and a black clutch from Anya Hindmarch.

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Swatch Style with Theresa May


There was much excitement back in July when Theresa May was snapped wearing a Swatch to church in her home village of Sonning. Husband Philip even joined in the act, wearing a special Rio Olympic Games model!

Swatch is an iconic time-telling brand, and it was one of the first watches that I owned. The simple black strap version graces the wrists of many of the world's notable personas, almost making it a standard accessory for those with power and influence.

Theresa May's selection of a Swatch makes her a member of this club, and the Purple Power Swatch that she wore (and continues to wear) is a stylish choice. With a chronograph feature and 3 bar water resistance, it's a sturdy model- and the clashing purple and blue colour scheme is perfectly on trend. May's model is no longer available, but these models are equally as chic!

PMQS and Cricket: Theresa May's Week


It was back to business for the Prime Minister and her Cabinet this week, with the House back in session.

On Tuesday, Theresa May held her first Cabinet meeting post the summer recess, pictured above.

On Wednesday, it was back to the usual PMQs session. Theresa May wore our favourite navy suit to the Commons, teaming it with a string of oversized pearls, a sky blue LK Bennett bag and the Twister Russell & Bromley block heels.

May also participated in a photoshoot for Breast Cancer Care in Parliament.

Later in the day, Theresa May held a reception for Crisis at Number 10 before leaving to celebrate her wedding anniversary with husband, Philip.

On Thursday, May welcomed Julio Borges and Antoineta M Lopez to Downing Street in support of Venezuelan democracy and human rights. May wore her navy speck Daniel Blake jacket, black trousers, Divine Russell & Bromley flats and the oversized Amanda Wakeley chain set.

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On Friday, May watched around thirty minutes of Test Match cricket before being interviewed by BBC Test Match Special. May brought homemade brownies to the studio, baked to a Nigel Slater recipe. For this off duty engagement, May wore an oatmeal knitted cardigan, black trousers and the Delicious leopard flats by Russell & Bromley.

Going local: Theresa May's favourite local businesses


Local businesses are the backbone of the British economy, and like many of us, Theresa May likes to shop local.

Amongst the big name brands, Theresa May is a champion of British design and talent. From millinery to accessories, May knows that British is best.

May's favourite boutique is Fluidity. Based in the picturesque Henley on Thames, Fluidity stocks fashionable, creative and wearable items. Hand picked and edited, the customer is offered a truly unique and independent selection of brands. This year Fluidity is celebrating its twentieth anniversary. Much of Theresa May's wardrobe is sourced from Fluidity- from the grey Escada dress and jacket to the violet Paule Ka ensemble, Fluidity's creative and wearable ethos is evident in what the Prime Minister wears.

Fluidity is a treasure trove of fantastic clothes and accessories, and visiting the boutique for myself, I can see why May is a fan. Fluidity also champions local designers, stocking gorgeous handmade scarves by Pazuki- another favourite of Mrs May!

Head down the street in Henley and you'll come across Liz Felix Millinery. Well known for its range of unique and stunning occasion hats, Liz Felix is a skilled milliner famed for her bespoke designs. Her shop also stocks a range of off the peg hats and dresses and accessories by local designers. Felix's designs can often be seen by attendees at the Henley Royal Regatta and Royal Ascot, and of course, on the world stage thanks to Theresa May.

May has worn several of Felix's designs throughout her time as Home Secretary and currently as Prime Minister. We've seen a wide brim navy blue hat with suitable sparkly bling to the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, a striking poppy red hat for the Chinese State Visit and the Sandhurst passing out parade, and a somber black creation for the annual Remembrance Day commemorations. Each of the designs are so beautiful, unique in their presentation and framing. Liz Felix is my number one pick for bespoke millinery- and I can see one on my horizon for the not too distant future!

May also champions up and coming designers, particularly when it comes to accessories. Louison d'or was a recent discovery for Political Style this year when May wore one their faux fur collars to Davos. With streaks of neon orange and purple, the black collar is a chic alternative to a scarf, and is designed by Emilie Lhoste from London. Emilie also designs a range of fun bags, all available through her online shop.

And spotlighting a young design student, Theresa May debuted a silk scarf from Megan Ferris to a session of PMQs earlier this year. Making a reappearance for the Queen's Speech, the scarf has propelled London based Ferris and her fantastic designs into the vision of many around the world.

The PM knows that her position as our leader provides an unique opportunity to promote and support the great creative talent that we have in the United Kingdom. From designers who are just starting out, to boutiques that are May's trusted sartorial suppliers, shopping and supporting local is not just a way of life, but a value. We can't wait to see what local purchases she debuts this A/W season!

Kon'nichiwa! Theresa May visits Japan


Theresa May travelled to Japan this week for her first visit as Prime Minister. During the three day trip, May visited Kyoto and Tokyo, and signed a commitment between the UK and Japan for a post Brexit trade deal.

Arriving in Kyoto on Wednesday, May stepped off the Royal Air Force plane in a very literal outfit! Echoing the colours of the Japanese flag, May wore a red jersey dress and a white Peserico jacket. She accessorised with a pair of custom leopard Charlotte Olympia kitty heels, one of her signature quirky bracelets and a strand of pearls.

Theresa May then met her Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe, where they participated in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.  They then travelled on the bullet train.

On Day two, Theresa May was in Yokosuka, visiting members of the British and Japanese military and inspecting the Maritime Self Defence Force. For this event, May wore a custom military style Daniel Blake jacket, black trousers and the Divine flats from Russell & Bromley. She accessorised with the oversized chain bracelet and necklace from Amanda Wakeley.

Following this, May attended the Japan-UK Business Forum.

Later in the day, May attended a dinner at the state guesthouse. May wore her second Daniel Blake outfit of the trip - a beautiful bright blue Orchid jacket with matching skirt. Theresa May repeated the Amanda Wakeley set and the Charlotte Olympia shoes!

On the final day of her trip, May met with Emperor Akihito. Theresa May did the triple and wore another custom military Daniel Blake jacket in navy with blue splashes. She teamed it with a navy skirt and the Twister block heels from Russell & Bromley. Following her meeting with the Emperor, May watched a wheelchair basketball championship match before heading home.

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