Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Copenhagen Photo Diary

Earlier in the month, straight after my Paris trip,  I headed to Copenhagen with my friend Tim. We spent four days and four nights exploring the city, which is small enough to walk everywhere. Neither of us expected it to be quite so beautiful and we ended up taking more photos than your average holiday! I've edited them down (not easy!) to show you the highlights of my trip. Enjoy!

Wearing my new Monki top with Topshop culottes

The colourful houses are one of my favourite things about Copenhagen

Inside our AirBnB

A house next to the entrance of Christiania

Chairs at the Design Museum

I've never been so interested in chairs until I went to this museum!

Outside our AirBnB house - wearing my new Zara dress

The street we were staying on

The most colourful cinema you've ever seen!

Balmain sketches at the couture exhibit in the Design Museum

Who knew that a dress made out of straws could look this good?

The one non-selfie photo we got together!

The canal where we did a boat tour

Paper Island - where you can get some delicious street food

Fireworks set off at Tivoli - the perfect way to end our last night


Saturday, 15 July 2017

Haute Couture: Laskaris A/W17

On my second day of Couture Week in Paris, I was excited to see the Laskaris show entitled 'Prisma'. Laskaris is a Greek couturier and took his collection's inspiration from his homeland's culture. 

Everything about the collection felt very powerful. There were floor sweeping capes, sculptural dresses and leather jackets with colourful fur trimmings. My favourites included the two dresses that were adorned with green enamels. These were hand-moulded in Laskaris's atelier in Athens. 

The main colours were red, white, gold and black. Authentic keys on long thin chains were beautiful accessories, which looked particularly effective hanging down over an open-back dress. When the final two looks were revealed, you could see the artistic vision of what the keys unlocked. Cage-like dresses covered in butterflies were an unexpected and inspiring end to the show.

Laskaris A/W17

Laskaris A/W 2017

Laskaris couture designer

Paris Couture show




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As it was another hot day in Paris, I wore my new summer dress from Zara. I love the subtle pattern clash of florals printed over red and white pinstripes. The ruffled shoulderless sleeves make it even more cute and fun! This photo was taken just outside the venue by the beautiful Alexandre III Bridge. 

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I hope you liked my reviews of the Laskaris and Patuna shows. There was a delay in getting them written up as I went to Copenhagen straight after Paris! Look out for my next post featuring my favourite photos from Copenhagen. If you haven't been, I know you'll want to go after seeing how gorgeous the city is.

Monday, 10 July 2017

My First Couture Show: Patuna A/W17

Blogging has led to many amazing opportunities, and after 7 years I feel like I've been rewarded with the ultimate fashion experience: Haute Couture Week! After receiving my invitations from a lovely PR company in Paris, I packed my bags and flew over to the world's top fashion capital. 

The weather was so beautiful, so for my first day I decided to wear a floral a-line skirt, high-neck crop top, pink suede boots and pastel jewellery. When I arrived at the venue by the River Seine, I loved seeing what everyone else was wearing. A few were surprisingly casual, however most of the attendees were dressed as elegantly as I'd imagined. 

I couldn't believe my luck that I got to sit in the front row! Also, since I sat towards the end of the catwalk, I got to see the couture close-up and from every angle as the models spun round in front of me. Some of you will have seen this from the videos from my Instagram stories. As Patuna's collection is so sculptural, the 2D photos below couldn't possibly do the outfits justice. However, they should still give you an idea of the beautiful craftsmanship.

Patuna AW17

Patuna Couture A/W17

Patuna Haute Couture 2017

Patuna Couture Show Paris

Patuna Haute Couture AW17/18



There were 22 looks at the Patuna show, set to a dramatic soundtrack that reinforced the mood of the collection. I was interested to find that Patuna took inspiration from "Guadi's organic architecture and Dali's dreamlike abstraction". The wavy hemlines are reminiscent of Gaudi's La Pedrera building; and you could imagine each design worn in a fantasy world that Salvador Dali created. 

The silhouettes within the collection contrasted rigid structural shapes with fluid lines. Voluminous jackets were paired with relaxed fit trousers and asymmetric skirts. There was a mixture of textures including silk, wool, cotton and velvet. One of my favourites was the final look; a white avant garde jacket worn over a floor length silk dress. It moved beautifully as the model came down the catwalk and looked so dramatic as she turned. 

It's fair to say that my first Haute Couture show was everything I'd hoped for and more. Look out for my review of the Laskaris show coming soon!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Glitter Queen

Louise Arnot

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Urban Outfitters pink glitter skirt


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Photos by Douglas Ferguson

Skirt - Urban Outfitters
Crop Top - Monki
Leather Jacket - Topshop
Sunglasses - Quay Australia
Boots - New Look
Handbag - River Island
Earrings - PlexiShock

Glitter is everywhere right now, and it's no secret that I'm addicted to it! I mostly wear it to complete my make-up looks for nights out, but it's also added sparkle to my wardrobe. I picked up this skirt in Urban Outfitters' midseason sale and I really love the colour of it. Since it's such a feminine and striking piece, I like to offset it with my leather jacket and chunky patent boots.

I'm also wearing the plexiglass earrings I'd mentioned in my last blog post. I bought them in Rome, straight from the jewellery designer who had such a fun and colourful collection at his stall. You can check out his online shop here.

Thanks to Douglas Ferguson for taking these photos of me in the Old Town. He's based in New York and came over to work for a few weeks in the UK. We're planning another shoot before he leaves so expect another outfit post soon!