It’s all about the LBD

Good evening my fellow fashion fans,

I thought for today’s post I would dedicate it to the hardest working item I own in my wardrobe and its equally conscientious items in contention.

Personally I think every wonderful woman’s wardrobe should contain that all important crisp white shirt. It is that one item that as long as it has been washed with light colours (cue Daz commercial) and has not gone that awful grey hue (which has happened to all of us I know) always looks fresh, minimalist and clean. Either paired with a sassy pencil skirt or those incredible cigarette trousers which you have been flummoxed as to what to wear with so are banished at the back of your closet with the forgotten hair ties or odd socks. One of my favourite ways of styling my white shirt is as below 



I wore my Uniqlo slim fit shirt buttoned up underneath my fantabulous monochrome black and white blazer from Gap, skinny black trousers from Massimo Dutti and black laced up brogues from Dune. The red lipstick and smoky eye effect worked perfectly with the two tone ensemble.

One of my fail safe, last minute.com outfits of choice for that whimsical social event, swanky date with your partner or formal meeting at work would definitely be one of my array of Little Black Dresses (LBD). I just love how versatile they are – dressing it up with a sky high pair of stilettos and big jewellery or going casual with flat tasseled shoes and a nice jacket. 

On a recent night out I wore this outfit 



The dress is a vintage Italian lace one I bought on one of my many unplanned shopping trips, which I paired with my nude Christian Louboutins, my mini Chanel bag, a wonderful pair of chandelier earrings and my bespoke timepiece by Mont Blanc.

I would say if in doubt about how dressy to go for an event you are invited to, I always add layers of unique, eye catching trinkets around my wrists or wear a jewelled hair band which instantly adds the glam factor but also can be removed in a jiffy if you feel a bit too theatrical for the setting upon arrival 😀

My last tid bit of advice would be always just wear what you feel happy and comfortable in. If I am having a bad day, a bold lip colour and chic dress always cheer me up and sometimes those comfy slouchy sport luxe trousers and an oversized jumper are the smart and ONLY choice. Have fun with it, after all life is serious enough right? 

Until next week Keya x

London Fashion Week – my favourite time of year (excluding Christmas of course!)

Good day my lovely fashionistas,

This weeks post is all things London Fashion Week as iconic buildings around the city are over run with stylists, models and fashion designers showcasing their latest collections.

There is definitely something in the air during fashion week in the capital. One thing I love about London and have been hard pressed to see replicated in many of the other cities I have visited to date, is the ability Londoners have to be truly unique and unafraid to dress in head to toe trends or in their fail safe uniform of “I’m comfortable and don’t care” style.

Last year I was lucky enough to be invited to a number of fashion shows in prestigious buildings like Somerset house and the Natural History museum. I cannot explain the excitable elation I experienced on the morning of the event. I was also filled with utter dread as to what on earth I would wear to such a soirée. After numerous outfit changes I chose the below due to its ability to keep me cool when sitting under the harsh runway lights and also the flats made walking between the shows a trifle more enjoyable :-

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My shirt is a wonderful silk tied front Massimo Dutti creation, my white pleated skirt from penguin was purchased on a Saturday jaunt to Portsmouth and my blue suede brogues are also from Massimo. My sunglasses and plum lipstick are from the new Burberry collection which stopped me in my tracks when walking past the shop in Bond Street. I just HAD to have them! I also had my most revered arm candy with me in the form of my Chanel 2.55 bag which holds a special place in my heart. Fabulous and incredibly functional! The smile on my face never dissipated for the whole day as the models sashayed along the runway in fairytale Oscar de la Renta and futuristic laser cut designs.

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I am obviously biased as I love living in this diverse, edgy city but I can honestly say that I completely understand why so many designers love coming to London where street style is ingrained and not taught in so many people.

Here’s to another great week in the capital, let’s see what the new collections have in store.

Until next week, take care
Keya

x

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