Pharrell Williams Mountain Hat Rainbow

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Pharrell has made his love of Vivienne Westwood Worlds End Mountain Hats no secret, even more so in his new Marilyn Monroe video where he chooses a different colour for each scene!  I still don’t think he owns more than my buddy Alquin but he sure has a fine collection! Thanks to Raf for these images.

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 Watch the full video

Outfit: Pencil Skirts

 

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I have a thing for pencil skirts, I would say for sure that the majority of skirts I own are pencil. Perfect with a blouse or tshirt, dressed up or down. The argyle one above is the classic pencil shape, attributed to Christian Dior and his H-Line. Whilst the grey one below is the perfect example of Vivienne Westwood’s signature quirk with tucked up bustle effect.

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Time as always is running away with me, I have a stack of wonderful things I want to shoot (properly not iPhone snaps). This cheeky Leopard chappy from Cleo Ferin Mercury is first on the list. Those following my Instagram will already have had a sneak-peek at how he looks draped around your neck but I am excited to show him off in full over Easter.

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 With the weather picking up a bit I’ve been able to pull out my Ann D’s, still truly the single most amazing boots in existence I have to say.

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Outfit: Weather Changing Updates

 

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 Wearing: all Vivienne Westwood – Gold Label ‘Climate Revolution’ jumper, ‘Roman 3-Strap’ sandals; Anglomania tartan ‘Kung Fu’ trousers; Japan licence socks; Lock & Co ‘Lennon’ cap

Spring has finally sprung and with the ensuing confusion of what to wear. Too hot, too cold blah blah blah. I think its almost time to pack away the heavy winter coats and swap them up for lighter jackets and blazers. This is what I have been wearing for this in between weather.

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 Wearing: Vivienne Westwood Red Label blazer and trousers; Charles Jourdan shoes; vintage shirt

 This is my fake-French shirt, looks French, reads French but makes zero word of sense! It’s labelled made in Hong Kong so I am guessing someone who didn’t speak French copied the words from a restaurant menu or something!

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Wearing: all Vivienne Westwood – Red Label blazer; Anglomania trousers; Gold Label shirts, Mary-Jane shoes; Japanese licence Climate Revolution socks

Vivienne Westwood Special Edition Summer LookBook by Garment Quarter

 

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I really like the spring / summer lookbook Garment Quarter produced this season featuring Vivienne Westwood with a smatter of Victoria Beckham, KTZ and Sibling for good measure! Here are my favourite images from the shoot. If you haven’t heard of Garment Quarter they are a luxury boutique in  Bristol and also have the Vivienne Westwood store in Cardiff. If you aren’t local to either store you can check out all the amazing designers on Garment Quarter.com. I first visited the Bristol store whilst I was working down there and was really blown away with the customer service, something I am always delighted with when I mail order from them too. They are a super friendly bunch so do pay a visit.

Melissa

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Outfit: What Have I Been Wearing Lately

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 Here are a few Instagram snaps of what I’ve been wearing to work, mostly suit co-ordinates or skirt and jacket combos. Have to say I looking forwards to being able to shed the winter coats.

1. all Vivienne Westwood, Anglomania coat, suit and shirt, Gold Label Mary-Jane shoes

2. vintage velvet jacket, Whistles skirt, Markus Lupfer tshirt, Rupert Sanderson Bessie shoes

3. all Vivienne Westwood, Red label Harris Tweed Love suit and heart jumper

Day 2: LFW AW 14 – For Realz

Close up with Mich Dulce

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 Depending on what part of the world you are from you might know Mich for a variety of reasons, artist, musician, actress, milliner. I know Mich as we share a love for Vivienne Westwood clothing and a ton of mutual friends, we first met over shoe admiration and have been buddies ever since. There are a lot of things I like about Mich, one is her combination of technical skill and creativity in her millinery designs, the other is that her fashion house is sustainable. All her hats are made from a banana fiber called T’nalak which is a traditional Filipino fibre which is hand woven by women who are part of a poverty alleviation community. The women receive training so they can learn skills and help support themselves. If you ever needed an excuse to invest in a new hat, I can see no better reason. I adore Mich’s designs from caps with kitten ears, huge bows and draped veils there is something from the most traditional of tastes to the more avant guarde. www.MichDulce.com

Style it, Be it

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    This is what Somerset House was basically reduced to over most of Friday and Saturday, not the best weather to be stood out in a queue nor snapping street style. Everyone trooped on though and made the most of it. Extra thanks to the lovelies who braved a brolly free minute for me to shoot them. Things I picked up on were accent pops of colour, be it a fab manicure, statement clutch or ring these little highlights can brighten up any outfit. A great way to introduce colour to a conservative working wardrobe too. These personal little styling touches are what really make an outfit your own and move it away from just a trend. DSC_1274DSC_1292DSC_1294

If  huge dollops of colour are more your thing then why not take some tips from these guys, matching hats and scarves, clashing pinks and reds, a smatter of leopard print and white with cobalt blue, all utterly lush.

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As for me you saw this outfit yesterday as I sulked in the rain! I have to say I’ve not dared look at how the satin leopard courts held up :(

I have to say I utterly adore this coat from TK Maxx though, bonkers but brilliant. The huge bag is from there too, both part of the new season Gold Label collection. If you haven’t heard of the Gold Label collection it is a carefully edited range of high end designer clothes and accessories which included runway pieces – but at high street prices!! I dare you to go check it out (lists of stores with the collection are available on their website) and not be amazed.

Share your favorite LFW and personal style looks with us using the tag #StyleItBeIt we’d love to see!

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Fashion Pearls of Wisdom hearts TK Maxx for London Fashion Week

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Day 2: LFW AW14- ish

DSC_1285Wearing: Coat, bag, brolly from TK Maxx, Skirt and Jumper Vivienne Westwood, Shoes Guess

This photo makes me laugh as it pretty much sums up the mood of today. Wet, wet and more wet with a gale force wind or two, we wondered if the roof of the Show tent would stay on at one point! On the plus side I’m wearing this awesome gold coat trimmed with tassels – like couches in the 80s! I promise some more coherent content tomorrow but I’m cold, wet, tired and have a million photo’s to edit still, who was it that said fashion week was glam?

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Fashion Pearls of Wisdom hearts TK Maxx for LFW

Vivienne Westwood Designs Wedding Dress for Miss Piggy

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 Oh yes you read that right!

12th Feb 2014. At last! Miss Piggy is back on the big screen, starring in Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted,” which follows the Muppets on a grand, star-studded tour throughout Europe. The European setting screamed romance to Miss Piggy, who’s been trying to convince her favourite frog to tie the knot for years. But what will the divine diva don for the all-new film, which hits cinemas in the UK March 28, 2014? Vivienne Westwood was commissioned to create couture designs for the fashion icon, including a white dress that would be perfect for a wedding … if one should actually take place.

“Vivienne Westwood is fabulous—just like moi,” said Miss Piggy. “When I asked her to design this wedding dress for moi’s new movie “Muppets Most Wanted,” she was thrilled and I was thrilled. The only one a bit ‘iffy’ about it was the Frog.”

In the film, Miss Piggy wears a Vivienne Westwood couture Long Ivory Court wedding gown, with corset detailing and paillettes made from recycled plastic bottles, accessorised with an ivory tulle veil. Piggy also entrusted the designer with additional looks for the film, including a Vivienne Westwood couture Harris Tweed houndstooth check coat and matching beret worn in a scene set at Tower of London. Miss Piggy also chose a long silver hand-embroidered floral lace gown for a very special number in the film.

So the question on everyone’s lips remains: Will we see Miss Piggy marry her beloved Kermie in “Muppets Most Wanted,” and will she finally get to wear her dream Vivienne Westwood gown down the aisle?

“You’ll have to see the movie to find out,” insisted Miss Piggy.

 

Outfit: What’s Pearl Been Wearing to Work?

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Wanted: One hulk to come carry a 7ft mirror home for me? Any takers??

I am getting settled into my new job and apartment however I have one major complain, total lack of full length mirrors at home and at work! I found the most amazing mirrors in TK Maxx but they don’t deliver so looks like I need to put some thought into the procurement of a mirror or work out a timer/tripod option. I haven’t quite got to the stage where I can release my crazy onto my new colleagues and get them to take outfit snaps for me. Hopefully I can get the mirror issue sorted ASAP and get back to blogging properly, until then here are some Instagrams taken at odd angles but you get the jist, right? Since the weather has been seriously dreadful there isn’t much excitement to show, heels, the wet and hills do not make a good match. There’s been tartan, tartan and more tartan. A new addition are these black velvet trousers, I got them on sale at Yoox.com and they are amazing if slightly high maintenance – no sitting cross legged as it leaves a mark, no getting even one rain drop on you as it leaves a mark… le sigh, but they look fabulous which is the main thing.

Currently gearing up for LFW which will be short and intense this season, I am just doing the weekend so packing a lot into that time, but looking forward to it as ever!