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The 3 Hottest Hair Trends to Pair with Menswear

I have neglected my blog of late. Instead I've been focused on other areas of my life: I bought an apartment, got a full-time job - Hell, I basically grew up a bit! And, truth be told, I haven't really missed blogging. Instead I've relished the new challenges that have come my way over the last eight months or so. But then something happened. Totally out of the blue, I... ...READ MORE

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Future Heirlooms

My most prized possessions are not those that I've bought for myself, but the keepsakes that have been chosen for me. Gilded mementos given to me to carry on a tradition in my family. Of course, the nature of an heirloom is that it comes with responsibility - after all, you don't want to be the one who fails to pass on this rather precious parcel. Like golden catalysts for... ...READ MORE

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Dazed Digital x Susie Bubble

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will be familiar with super blogger-cum-fashion editor Susie Lau of StyleBubble. She’s the ultimate defendant of the blogging community, a contributing writer for Business of Fashion and Dazed Digital, a fashion icon and a woman with intelligence, integrity and poise. Her unique voice is known and respected in both the journalism and blogging communities; this makes her something of a rarity. I heard... ...READ MORE

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Pauline Ström Gunnér of GRANDPA

Whenever I go into Grandpa store I think of the TV show Cheers. Hear me out here. I know that an ultra-hip boutique in central Stockholm has nothing to do with a 1980's sitcom featuring questionable perms. But it's the essence of the show - the catchy "where everybody knows your name" mantra, that I relate to Grandpa. Grandpa has been highlighted as the coolest store in Sweden by everyone... ...READ MORE

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Only happy when it rains?

Eurgh. I hate the rain. You can keep your romantic notions of tip-tapping raindrops on roofs, thank you very much. I would much rather long, languid summer days or snow. Yep, if it's going to be bitterly cold, I say give me the good stuff. Unfortunately though, October and November invite gail force winds and downpours - the kind an umbrella can't stand up to. So before investing in my... ...READ MORE

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Hat-a-Tat-Tat

I have a certain amount of respect for regular hat wearers. I truly believe it takes courage to leave the house in a hat - like it take balls to wear gem-encrusted lip art, tattoo your face and to commute aboard an adult scooter. Far too many times have I left the house with the most fantastic headwear on, only to take one step out the door and chicken out.... ...READ MORE

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Woohoo it’s WANG!

Tomboys of the world rejoice - or those of you that have a penchant for pleather, roomy sportswear and beanies, you should rejoice too! It's here! It's here! Alexander Wang has unveiled his collaboration with high street retail giant H&M. This is American sportswear, but not as we know it. Think black, angular and contemporary - that signature Wang aesthetic but loosened up for a younger demographic. If you've spent... ...READ MORE

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Chunky knits for him n her…but mostly her

On those languid Sundays, designed for feasting on brunch, overdosing on caffeine and strolling through quaint boutiques, do you ever find yourself encouraging your partner to make ill advised purchases? By that I mean, to spend his hard earned cash on oversized sweaters in earthy tones - because let's be honest khaki's your colour (not his). Or to invest in super skinny pleather pants that make him feel self-conscious, but... ...READ MORE

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The Coolest Cats to Copy Now

My "best dress list" includes all the usual suspects; Clemence Poesy, the Olsens, Alexa Chung, Charlotte Gainsbourg...I know, I know it's all a tad cliche, but there you have it. I could eat up their style all day along. But for Fall, I've decided to broaden my fashionable horizons and look elsewhere for some inspiration. So here's the skinny on the girls I'll be emulating this season.   I have... ...READ MORE

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A day out with Olympus

One of the things I have enjoyed the most about having a blog, is learning how to use a camera properly. Of course I've had cameras before, but previously I'd never used any setting other than "Automatic" - I basically thought "ISO" was a soft drink. Although my photography skills still have "room for improvement", I am always looking to get that bit better. So, when fellow blogger Julia from Stylonylon... ...READ MORE

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R&R (rave and relaxation)

Are you by any chance heading to Ibiza for the closing parties? If you are, I'm beyond jealous. This season was my third on the White Isle and by far one of my favourites. A week was spent with twelve fantastic friends, in a melting pot of relaxation, fine dining, cocktail sipping and all night raving. There's so much on offer that at times it can feel overwhelming. With so... ...READ MORE

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Thinking about what YOU want.

I'm looking for a new job. Don't worry I left my last one already, so this isn't some crazy digital confession that will see me fired, like that girl who openly slagged off her boss on Facebook and got caught. No, I'm freelancing at the moment which always sounds dubious, but I am actually doing work, albeit from the comfort of my kitchen table. So rather than look for a... ...READ MORE

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When Fall, falls too quickly.

Holy Mother of Missoni, what the hell happened to the weather? Ok, I know meteorology chat is rather dull but seriously, one minute I was cycling around Stockholm in little more than my denim cut-offs and now I'm cocooning myself in swathes of fabric like the little matchstick girl, and Hell I didn't even get to wear half of my Topman short-sleeved summer shirts yet! Is this really it? Are... ...READ MORE

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Playtime.

There's something bizarrely comforting about wearing an all-in-one. The rise of the onesie on every student, festival-goer and stoner is testament to this. Yes, you can christen it a jumpsuit or a playsuit, but the fact of the matter is, the one-piece is a baby grow just in a larger size, with a prettier print. It's funny how a garment marketed to a  demographic of 0 to 18months has become... ...READ MORE

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Go West!

Way Out West It's vegetarian, has a low carbon footprint and the beer is locally sourced, but don't let its green credentials fool you, Way Out West is far more hipster than hippy. Eight years in, and WOW has fast become Sweden's most reputable festival, attracting the likes of Kanye West, N.E.R.D, Florence and the Machine, Arctic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons, Prince, Haim and Alicia Keys to its grounds in Gothenburg.... ...READ MORE

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Top of the Socks

I have a confession to make; My last post featured very little menswear. Hell, I wore two skirts and a tiara - it couldn't have been further from dickie bows and whistles and flutes. Rightly so, someone called me up on my lack of menswear via instagram, which made me step back and reflect on the essence of Girl in Menswear. Yes, it's "not just for girls, and not just about menswear", but... ...READ MORE

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Proud to be part of PRIDE

I am proud to live in a city that embraces PRIDE week like the Stockholmers do. All over town buses are donning rainbow coloured flags, fashion brands are supporting the event with bespoke collections, and even my local church is hosting a PRIDE event for families. Stockholm is one of the most accepting and equalitarian cities that I have ever lived in - #proud. From today until Sunday I will... ...READ MORE

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The sandal worth selling your soul for

Chloé conjures up ideas of romanticism and of paired back femininity. The label responsible for propelling Lagerfeld into the spotlight has given us whisper weighted fabrics a plenty, but it's the shoes (oh the shoes!) that lend a utilitarian feel to the label's easy breezy, flowing aesthetic. Chloé makes me feel nostalgic for eras I was never a part of - the seventies for example, which serve as inspiration for... ...READ MORE

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Touchdown London Town.

So I am late with this look - sorry about that! This image was taken a few months back when I was in London hanging with my one of my favourite blogging pals - Julia from Stylonylon. On our way to chat and make merry over some cocktails we stumbled across this little road near Waterloo Station. You don't get more archetypally English in my eyes; brick walls, whitewashed front... ...READ MORE

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Sporticus

My friend Samantha has a crush on her Ballates instructor.  Yep that's right Ballates - ballet and pilates fused into an hour long work out in Peckham - she can't get enough of it. My other friend does a yoga and song class - no jokes they chanted the Black Eyed Peas "Where is the Love" last week whilst doing downward facing dog. Meanwhile I live next door to a... ...READ MORE

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Just one of the guys

See that baby? Yeah you do. That baby is how I feel right about now about Jenny Lewis' music video entitled "Just one of the guys." Haven't seen it? Then check it out here: Now let's discuss. Ok, I'm pretty non fussed about the song. The lyrics are great, but I like to shake my "big fat butt" to more upbeat tunes - that is not to say I don't... ...READ MORE

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Caraoke

Question: If an Oompa Loompa and Lucky the Leprechaun were to have a love child what would it look like? Answer: Cara Delevingne in LOVE's spoof of LL Cool J ft J Lo's "Control Myself" I highly encourage Lucky Box, Little Voice and all other dingy karaoke bars with sticky plastic sofas and dimly lit corners to purchase the Caraoke set pronto.   ...READ MORE

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Enough with the Blogger bashing

"From models to bloggers to It Girls, the constant stream of gifted shoes, bags and sun-soaked, carefree faces clogging up your Instagram feed can sometimes make you (if you are not a model/blogger/It Girl) forget why it is you work crazy hours for tuppence in an industry that, at least on the outside, appears to only favour the famous." The aforementioned extract is taken from a recent article published on I-D online... ...READ MORE

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It’s more than just a suit

So I've been a bit rubbish haven't I? Sorry about that. A week in Ibiza meant I disconnected from the online world for a bit in favour of sunning myself and dancing in the sand - I'm sure you would have done the same in my position! I am now back to fully functioning wifi and temperatures that permit sleeves and collars - I'm sorry but when it's 32 degrees... ...READ MORE

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Fashion East SS15

Fashion East epitomizes why London is one of the most exciting capitals for nurturing new design talent.  Every season the intimate menswear installation invites guests to interact with the designers and their collections, offering a sneak peak to the headlines of Collections to come. Edward Crutchley  You're not really supposed to pick favourites, but I'm afraid Edward Crutchley stole the show for me in his East meets West fusion of... ...READ MORE

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WIN a pair of Ray Bans with Sunglasses Shop

OK it's official. It's summer. I know this because instagram is now an endless stream of sickeningly bronzed legs, shots of sunsets and tropical fruit - loads of it. I'm off to Ibiza this Saturday (whoop whoop - cue Vengaboys and incessant twerking!) to clutter my instagram account with equally seasonal shots. So to celebrate the arrival of the sun I've teamed up with Sungalsseeshop.com  to giveaway a pair of Ray... ...READ MORE

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Scandinavia represents in London for SS15

Scandinavian designers are having a bit of a moment on the London scene, with Tiger of Sweden departing from the Stockholm Fashion Week calendar to find it's place in the British capital. There were three Scandi designers on the schedule for LCM SS15, but they could not have presented aesthetics that were more different. Astrid Andersen who hails from Denmark showcased her signature streetwear aesthetic, whilst COMMON channeled a refined... ...READ MORE

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Matthew Miller SS15

There was a whimsical undercurrent at several of the LCM shows this season, with Matthew Miller and Craig Green leading the way in sombre romanticism.  Miller is no stranger to collections with a political agenda, but this season the designer's "Anti War", "Anti Social" and "Anti You" collection departed from the angry skinheads we saw at AW14 and channeled a subtler message to his audience. The theme for SS15 was... ...READ MORE

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London Collections Men: What I Wore

Fellow GiM, Lizzie, has been doing a great job at keeping you updated with what the Collections attendees were wearing on the streets of London. Fashion Weeks always draw out the best (and most eccentrically) dressed from the wood works and LCM was no exception. So now that you know what everyone else looked like, here's a quick post about what I wore. Day 1: As Reiss' instagram representative on... ...READ MORE

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Follow me at LCM with Reiss

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You’re gonna hear me ROOOOOOAR!

I don't normally feature two outfit posts in a row, but I couldn't hold off writing about this particular look. See I'm a tad obsessed with a new collection of silk shirts I have acquired from a new British brand called Silken Favours. I was caught in an instagram black hole, (as often happens) when I stumbled across a photo of a mint green cowboy shirt adorned with tassels, pink... ...READ MORE

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The Scrunch Bunch

My 9year old self idolized Kelly Kapowski's style. She was pure, squeaky clean perfection. I would love to cite Madonna's look in Desperately Seeking Susan as further inspiration, but sadly the film was marked PG-13, and to my horror my parents abided by the MPAA guidelines. Inspired by Kelly's voluminous locks, I would badger my mother into braiding my hair into teeny tiny plaits before bed so I too could... ...READ MORE

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Espadrilles by Lika Mimika

Europeans amongst you, let's be honest. This summer the weather has been distinctly average to say the least. All those trendy pool slides I invested in have been renegaded to the back of my shoe closet where they are gathering cobwebs until I migrate further south. In these transeasonal times it's virtually impossible to appropriately style your feet. It's too cold for sandals, but too depressing to be donning your... ...READ MORE

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Say something good yeah

[show_shopthepost_widget id="82478"] The slogan trend is a God's given gift to the non-confrontational amongst us. I mean, there is literally a tee or knit that states just about everything and anything. Want to ask a boy for his number but can't muster the courage to tell him so? Then shop Ashish for Topshop and observe your prospective beau scribble his digits across your bosom. My first taste for the trend... ...READ MORE

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Mirror, Mirror on the wall..

If you are toying with parting with cash to watch Maleficent in the cinema, don't bother. It's pants. Watch the trailer, oggle over Angelina Jolie's red carpet looks, but in this instance, you're better off saving your change for church. In fact there is a far better way for you to get your Disney Princess fix this week, and that is by calling in to designer Hannah Beth Fincham's site. Based... ...READ MORE

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Wedding Dressing

If, like yours truly, you are of a slightly more (ahem) mature age, then your summer diary is most likely to be peppered with weekends at weddings. For some of you this might equate to low key affairs a short train ride away from home, and for others, this might mean outings to stately homes for a grandiose showdown to rival the likes of KimYe and Poppy Delevingne's recent matrimonies.... ...READ MORE

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Craig Green AW14

[slideshow_deploy id='4926'] It's that time of the year again folks! Yep, in less than a month London Collections Men will kick off the SS15 show season, sending us all into a flurry of street style images, blurry instagram finale videos and trend reports galore. It is around this time that I tend to swot up on what my favourite British menswear designers that presented last season, as it preps me... ...READ MORE

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There’s a new gang in town

  [caption id="attachment_5010" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Aurelie and Jade at the Wool and the Gang HQ[/caption] Since I discovered Wool and the Gang back in January this year, the posse of knitters seem to be cropping up all over the shop; A feature in the sidebar of The Sunday Times Style section, a link from one of my favourite bloggers and a celebrity collaboration with some of my favourite British designers... ...READ MORE

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A walk that’s worth it

[caption id="attachment_4991" align="aligncenter" width="750"] On 1st June, 10% of all sales made at Kurt Geiger's Covent Garden store will go to the Hope and Homes for Children Charity. Featured Image: NOLA sandals by Kurt Geiger £70.[/caption] Although at times I resent being accosted by charitable workers outside tube stations in London, and being badgered to give to causes when I already donate to organisations I follow and support, I do... ...READ MORE

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Give a little Whistle

With the meteoric rise in popularity of mens fashion, it would seem all our favourite womenswear labels are keen to get in on the action. Whistles, of course is one of them. OR A 35year old label, that since the appointment of Jane Sheperdson as CEO in 2008, has become the exemplary of high-end, high street women’s wear - always with a tailored (or whistled if you will) edge. This month,... ...READ MORE

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