Tag Archive | Vivienne Westwood

LFW – The Street Style

There are a lot of people on the streets of London during Fashion Week every season. People with different styles and clothes. There are…

The Chic & Trendy

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The Cute:

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The Crazy:

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…and many other fashion types. I would probably wear something inbetween all of those types. A bit of everything you could say. Something chic, something trendy, something cute and weird, something plain maybe. A simple black and white look, a bow in my hair and a Mulberry bag on my arm. Here’s an outfit which you can shop at Selfridges. Something which I would wear to LFW.

Shirt dress   STELLA MCCARTNEY   Dresses   Shop Clothing   Women   selfridges.com

Stella McCartney Shirt Dress

Bayswater soft grain leather handbag   MULBERRY   MULBERRY   Brands   Brand rooms   Bags   selfridges.com

Mulberry Bayswater

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Leather strap boots   VIVIENNE WESTWOOD   VIVIENNE WESTWOOD   Brands   Brand rooms   Shoes   selfridges.com

Vivienne Westwood Boots

A Little Bejewelled – Thomas Sabo & Vivienne Westwood

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I’m one of those people who think you can never wear too many ‘anything’. Replace the ‘anything’ with whatever you like. You can never wear too many hats, necklaces, bracelets, hair bows and so on. It of course doesn’t really work with just anything. You can’t wear more than two shoes (though you can wear a shoe charm on your bracelet, like the one in this post, additionally to your shoes). What I want to say is that most of the time I can’t decide what to wear so I just wear a lot of stuff at once, especially if it’s jewellery. Which is the reason why I think charm bracelets are one of the best inventions ever. I got this Thomas Sabo charm bracelet and the three charms for my birthday and I can’t wait to add more charms to it. I’d like to have charm bracelets from all kind of brands and designers. For example I would love a Lulu Guinness charm bracelet with lots of little lips and rose basket charms.

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Coat with faux fur collar: Camden Town

Dress: Orsay

Bracelet: Thomas Sabo

Necklace: Vivienne Westwood

Lipgloss: Chanel Lèvres Scintillant in 149 Nakkar

Of Flowers and Ice Cream Cones

 

Outfit Details: 

Dress: Camden Market

Shoes: Laura Mode – Osco

Necklace: Cyberdog Camden

Fascinator: Accessorize

Guess where I went shopping…?

Carrier bags: Lulu Guinness and Vivienne Westwood

A Day In London

In this post I’ll describe what the perfect day in London is for me. Opinions differ, of course, and everyone has an individual idea of a ‘perfect day in London’. I got the idea for this blog post last April, when my parents visited London for the very first time. It was one of the most stressful weekends I ever had! We had exactly two days and they wanted to see everything. We went from Finchley to Hampstead to Belsize Park to Camden to Central London, Sloane Square, Westminster, up and down Oxford Street, to the Tower, Shakespeare’s Globe etc etc etc. After I had (barely) survived that weekend, I realised that probably a lot of people make the mistake to stay in London for only one weekend. This is crazy, especially if they’re here for the first time! There are way too many things to see and two days aren’t enough. I called what we did ‘extreme sightseeing’. What’s so extreme about it? Well, go ahead and try to show your friends, parents or whoever almost all the sights in London, but please don’t forget to post pictures of the blisters on your and their feet!

My perfect day would start with a morning in Hampstead. I’d have breakfast (Brioche French Toast!) at Giraffe on Rosslyn Hill (opens at 7.30am), and would then walk to Primrose Hill in the southeast or Hampstead Heath in the north to watch the sunrise over London.

Afterwards I’d go to Camden vintage shopping and looking at all the cute shabby chic things they sell at the market; maybe I’d also try some Asian food and cupcakes.

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In the afternoon I would take the tube to Central London (Northern line from Camden Town station to Leicester Square, Piccadilly line from Leicester Square to Green Park and then the Jubilee line to Westminster) to do a little sightseeing tour and see the most famous sights in London: The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Number 10 (Downing Street) and the Horse Guards Parade. They’re not far away from the tube station, but it’s up to you which of the sights you’d like to see.

Then I’d take the Circle or District line to Sloane Square to have lunch at my favourite pancake house, My Old Dutch, and – if your budget allows it – to go (designer) shopping (either that or Oxford Street..and don’t forget Harrods!!).

In the evening I’d take the tube to the Tower Bridge (London Bridge or Tower Hill station) to watch the sunset. Something which I can’t miss on my perfect London day is a musical! I can recommend Legally Blonde, which I saw last October and which I loooooved. It’s at the Savoy Theatre, so that would be my next stop.

In the late evening/ night I would have some cocktails in the Aqua Spirit Bar on Regents Street (roof terrace!).

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Of course there are millions of other things I love to do in London, but since it’s ‘A Day in London’ post, I can’t include all of them.

I wish everyone a Happy Jubilee weekend!

Photo Fashion Illustrations

A Vivienne Westwood catwalk model.

The beautiful Mia Wasikowska for Miu Miu. In my opinion the perfect face for Miu Miu.

My Handbag Make-up Essentials

The handbag is one of the most important items in every woman’s life – if you’re a woman, you know what I’m talking about. It contains so many of our things we need daily/hourly/every few minutes: sunglasses, mobile phones, make-up, diaries, purses, basically half of our life (or at least a quarter).

My bag(s) (…I have over 20, call me obsessed!) usually contain(s) my Lulu Guinness mini frame purse and striped umbrella, magazines, at least one book, my phone, jewellery, sunglasses, tissues, my diaries, Oyster card, a sketchbook for little drawings and stories, perfume, my keys, mints and lots of make-up. In this post, however, I want to concentrate on the make-up essentials I carry with me in my bag every day. If I’m in a foreign country, on holidays, I usually also carry a map with me for exploring, and a camera to take beautiful photos of everything and everyone.

My daily make-up essentials are: a small bottle of Vivienne Westwood’s perfume ‘Naughty Alice’, golden eye shadow (L’Oréal Paris), classic ivory Fit me! pressed powder (Maybelline New York), Lèvres Scintiallentes lipgloss 107 (Chanel), Mediterranean Moonlight nail varnish (O.P.I) and Black Sapphire Volume Diva ‘Curve me Sexy’ mascara (Astor). The bag in the photo is my small Chanel 2.55, the best bag in my wardrobe (I loooooove Chanel!).

What are your make-up essentials? Which things do you carry with you in your handbags? And does the ‘Naughty Alice’ bottle somehow remind you of Ladurée? xx

Backstage illustrations of Vivienne Westwood SS12

Two backstage illustrations at the London Fashion Week show of Vivienne Westwood SS12.

Avantgarde make-up by Alex Box of MAC. London Fashion Week Show of Vivienne Westwood SS12, September 2011.

Original photos by: Cosmopolitan and Formal Hair Makeup.