I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with wearing stripes. They can be incredibly flattering, that is slimming (just so long as they’re vertical), while they also make a strong statement. But if you want to stand out from the crowd with stripes, you’d best take heed of the mantra “bigger is better” as it’s all about being bold. Precaution also has to be taken to ensure that you don’t end up looking like a prison escapee (the look styled so well by Beetlejuice), unless that’s your intention. Frankly, I’ve always loved the film and would rather look like it’s title character than one of those boring clones we see so often on the main streets of every city. So let’s say it 3 times: Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! It’s Beyond My Control!
Royal Lazienki Park!
I arrived in Warsaw a few days ago to check on the fashion scene, visit a few showrooms of Polish designers and hopefully discover the undiscovered. Its incredibly cold here which is exactly what any traveler would expect in January from this part of the world but the beautiful, velvety snow makes up for it and I couldn’t have it any other way.
You know, I can easily spend £450 on a La Perla lingerie set without the slightest hesitation yet be reluctant to spend the exact same amount of money on shoes without having thought it through over and over again. It may seem odd or sound obscene but the explanation for it is quite simple; I honestly believe that what’s underneath counts more. The feeling that wearing beautiful, luxurious lingerie gives me, can be counted in two words – sexy and powerful. Even though I’m the only one who gets to see it (with the exception of the significant other) I know it’s there and that’s all that really matters! I could easily write an entire paragraph on the importance of stockings and garter belts that I wear even underneath my jeans, but I’d rather focus on the top 7 lingerie brands that every woman should get familiar with (if she shares my passion for luxury that is).
Shopping for vintage in London.
I’ve often preached to my friends about choosing quality clothes over quantity and investing in key pieces that will serve them for years and won’t go out of style for a long, long time. I’m a big admirer of Parisian women who always seem so effortlessly chic and I follow their philosophy of investing in a classic designer piece, mixing with something old, that will not put a strain on the credit card. The best investment pieces at this time of the year are in my opinion; a coat and a cape, accessorised with a vintage hat and voilà, the immaculate Parisian look accomplished! Most of my coats come from Burberry and Max Mara because those two brands have never disappointed me, as they don’t compromise on the quality of the fabrics and the overall design of the product. The only thing that might be a let down is the price but after all I’m preaching about investment pieces.