Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Style Crush: Rosie Fortescue (Made in Chelsea)

Channel 4's latest reality show 'Made in Chelsea' has been an instant success. It seems that people have finally warmed to Chelsea's youth of the moment. Whilst everything they say must be taken with a pinch or in some cases buckets of salt, I have become particularly fond of a particular cast member, she is quirky in a non imposing way, her style is a sort understated chic. She is always in classic sharp tailored clothing from divine French houses Sandro, Maje or Isabel Marant...who? Rosie of course. Rosie dresses like a Parisian with a melodic London tone incorporating pieces from Zara and Topshop that look at ease amongst her Philip Lim or Alexander Wang teamed with devilish accessories! I love an unsung hero! 

Rosie in a divine Isabel Marant Jacket, J brand jeans
worn with an Alexander Wang Rocco and floppy

Rosie in a regel styled Aqua cape with Topshop heels! 

Rosie in a beautiful white tailored jacket teamed
with Topshop leather shorts and Maje booties

Rosie (left) is a delectable lace shirt, scalloped edged shorts worn with 
tortoise shelled sunglasses! 

See Rosie on Made in Chelsea Monday E4 @ 10pm! Also check out her blog http://atfashionforte.com/! 

Scarlet Lady or Lady in Red?

White is undoubtedly the colour of Summer this season. But when that extra zing is needed, one should always reach for red. The unbeatable look of scarlet tones on a fresh summer tan and naturally topped up highlights ensure one looks dazzling with a edge yet still demure and understated. The trick is choosing the right shade, shape and of course the right shoes! 

Jason Wu 



Halston Heritage 

Dion Lee

Alexander McQueen 


Zac Posen 


Sunday, 29 May 2011

Cheap Trick: ASOS 'Contrast Highbrow' Sunglasses

Jump into a Jumpsuit Noir

Imagine.... Studio 54, ABBA on the radio, Farrah is the pin up du jour....what are you wearing? A Jumpsuit of course what else? Whizz forward forty years and not much has changed, although it is Gwen instead of Farrah who is the poster girl for jumpsuit chic. Think draped materials, elongated legs and nipped in waists teamed with juxtapositional jewels and sky high heels. 

Olivia Palermo in this seasons side-tie Whistles jumpsuit 

Vanessa Paradis in Chanel proving that a jumpsuit can
be a divine evening alternate to a dress

Rachel Bilson in a summer tuxedo inspired jumpsuit

Leighton Meester in Marchesa incorporates sheer lace into
her delicious jump suit teamed beautifully berry lips 

Kate Moss in my favourite ever sparkly jumpsuit, no jewels needed!!!!

Summer Denim Revamp: The Long and the Short of it

As a long standing denim skeptic, the thought of denim branching out into clothing genres other than simply a trouser material, filled me with dread and childish disgust. Denim is casual, and casual chic is a very difficult concept to get achieve, hence my skepticism. However it seems that the denim diversification movement has changed everything. The denim question, is now not a question of only: wash shading and cut but of colour, length, stretch and even texture. Who would have thought that a denim hot pant would become a summer staple, destined to be worn with YSL or Valentino blazers? Then there is the 7/8 length denim perfect for those occasions when shorts are not appropriate, of course it helps that they elongate your legs like a dream. Finally the full length denim jean rejuvenation goes back to the seventies with wide leg high-waisted numbers worn in white or deep navy. Obviously colour pop full length skinnies aren't to be over looked. Are you a little tempted to diversify your denim... I certainly am?

The Long

MIH Jeans

Seventies Styled
J Bran 'Bette'

Red Skinnies
J Brand

3/4 Length 



J Brand

The Short


7 For All Mankind 

Outfit of the Moment: Into the Jungle


House of Shakti 'Intuition' Necklace



Thursday, 26 May 2011

Outfit of the Moment: Smarter than Neutral

Helmut Lang

Erickson Beamon

Cropped Skinny Jeans
Rag & Bone
Charlotte Olympia 
Woven Clutch 
PPB at Pretaportobello 
Alexander McQueen