Thursday, 27 September 2012

Frugal Cards...

This year I have a plethora of thirtieth birthdays to attend...and the cards in the shops just don't cut it. So I decided to make my own, mainly inspired by Liberty's Letterpress cards. 

Card, 60p from Ryman.

Stampkit, £21.50 (but I am also using these for my wedding - so versatile!), Liberty or Willow & Stone.

I used to collect rubber stamps as a child, so I am thrilled they are back in fashion:

Personalised stamp, £16, Not On The High Street

Alphabet stamp kit, £18.50, Cox + Cox
Some friends used a rubber stamp for their 'Save The Date' wedding cards, £22.95, CraftyCo

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

People That Inspire Me...

Jennifer Woods is a Sub-Editor at Red Magazine and married her husband Dave in Ibiza early September...

Jen did a lot of the 'extras' herself to give a more personal touch...
Stripe straws, from Not On The High Street and hand-made flags
Vintage style case, from Matalan

Confetti cones hand-made from old 'Brides' magazines
Jen organised the props herself

Photography in Ibiza by Gypsy Westwood

Friday, 21 September 2012


It doesn't matter if you buy cheap shelves, it's what you DO with them that counts...

Love these crates as shelves. From A Pair And A Spare
Image from Instagram of Paper Fashion

You can follow my Flat Inspiration Board amongst others on Pinterest...

Ekby Viktor Shelf, £3, Ikea

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

LFW Day 5

Every day this week, the Red girls have picked their favourite Coach bag to wear to the Shows. 
I picked the Legacy Leather Medium Candace Carryall in a brand new colourway - hot pink. I love the way it makes the plainest outfit of a shirt and trousers stand out, plus I can shove all my show tickets, schedules, spare pair of flats, notebook and iPad in it and STILL look chic! Today was a relaxed day, I only had a few shows and still managed to fit another shoot in - styling a very exciting celebrity for the December issue - all will be revealed soon!

Shirt: Uniqlo, Trousers: Zara, Bag: Coach

See how all the Red Team style up their favourite Coach bag at Red Online.

What do the Editors wear to the shows? The Whistles leather sleeved 'Kristen' varsity jacket - we've spotted at least 4 at London Fashion Week alone (and Sienna Miller is a fan, too) - I am VERY tempted to invest in it:
Jacket, £295, Whistles

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

LFW Day 4

Jacket: New Look, Shirt: Gap, Sequin skirt: H+M, Bag: Internacionale, Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Today was a quiet day for me at LFW as I was shooting some pages for my January shoot - here I am just popping back to the office post-shoot to get some admin done before heading out the 8pm Osman show.

My bag got a lot of attention today - can you believe it's only £9.99 from Internacionale?

Bag, £9.99, Internacionale

The highlight show for me, was J W Anderson - loved the pastel prints and neoprene suiting...

You can still get a few bits from his Topshop collaboration. How cute is this sweater?!
£69.99, JW Anderson x Topshop

Monday, 17 September 2012

LFW Day 3

Coat: Topshop, Shirt: Margaret Howell, Necklace: H&M, Jeans: MiH, Bag: Jimmy Choo, Shoes: Carven

Some of you may have already seen my necklace on Instagram - I love it! Very Aurelie Biderman.....only £6.99 from H&M:

Necklace, £2.99, H+M
It has been another long day today, starting at 9am with Preen and ending for me at 6pm with Paul Smith (although my Editors have stayed out even longer for evening events!).
I decided to wear my Margaret Howell shirt today as they were showing today. I love her clothes, so wearable, chic and effortless. And, of course, I am a big fan of a classic shirt:

Margaret Howell ss13
 My favourite shows today were Topshop, Temperley and Paul Smith:

Temperley's collection was almost all dresses - and look how beautiful they are!

These are the Paul Smith items which have my name on them - especially those striped slipper shoes!

My Jimmy Choo oversized clutch has been a lifesaver (it fits my ipad and was only £50 in a sample sale) and Topshop make-up in the goody bags at the Show

Whistles also showcased their S/S collection at The Savoy - what a glorious place to relax in between the chaos of the shows...
The leather sweatshirt all the Editors at Red love...

The versatile chain strap bag - it's a completely different colour on the other side!

View from the window of The Savoy - bliss!
Dungarees are going to be BIG news next season!

You may have noticed I wear my boyfriend jeans a lot. This is because they are the most versatile and useful jeans I have ever owned - equally great with flats or heels, a simple t-shirt or a sparkly jacket - they are the most used item in my wardrobe:

London By Cropped Jean, £195, MiH Jeans

Sunday, 16 September 2012

LFW Day 2

Blazer: All Saints, T-shirt: 3.1 Phillip Lim at My-Wardrobe, Trousers: H+M, Sandals: Balenciaga, Clutch: Zara
Sorry this pic is a rushed - a bit like me today! I was at shows from 9am to 7pm and exhausted. This 3.1 Phillip Lim t-shirt has been the topic of many a Post and I am so glad I'm getting so much use out of it. This in-between weather means that you need to be able to layer up/remove layers at the drop of a hat so I'm sticking to a simple silhouette.

My favourite show of the day had to be Clements Ribeiro - they really know how to do wearable, beautiful clothes. I loved the beaded collars (just add to any plain outfit and voila -c'est chic!) and great news - stripes are back in fashion! Not that I ever really admitted to myself that they were out...

Did you know that Clements Ribeiro have done a fab collaboration with Evans?

Dress, £75, Swan by Clements Ribeiro at Evans

Jasper Conran's show had an amazing set - I wonder if they need a home for these neon lights afterwards?!

Love that the models were barefoot walking on the grass catwalk
I always look forward to the House of Holland show - and it was great fun as always this year. This was the invite (giving you an idea of the prints in the collection - how I wish I had an iPhone!):

Check out mine and Lucy's (the Acting Shopping Editor at Red) daily blogs on London Fashion Week on Red online.
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