(Top; Upson Downes by William Anzenvino, Skirt; new look, Shoes; Internacionale)
I think everybody has the right to be a star on their birthday.
Ok, ok, maybe I took it a little too literal, but this top was a present from my fiancé’s parents & sister! I love the cut of it, so simple yet unique. William Anzenvino’s latest line ‘Upson Downes’ is currently available at Urban Outfitters – sold out online, but some items are still available in-store.
The black chiffon, dip hem skirt is something I’ve been after for a while.
Well luckily I found this one the week before my birthday – perfect timing, and only £22.99
Parisian Chic: A Style Guide, Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Sloane’ Watch
It’s safe to say I was spoilt rotten on my birthday.
The fiancé took me for breakfast, lunch and dinner and then surprised me with these wonderful gifts.
The book is written by French model Ines de la Fressange. Inside she explains (from her experience in the fashion industry) how Parisian women stay chic, tips on living life with style and charm, how to mix basics and high fashion and more. The book also includes fashion photography and doodles by Ines herself, which are gorgeous. It makes me miss Paris!
Now the watch; well after the fiancé bought me a MBMJ bangle for Christmas my love for the brand grew significantly. I needed a new watch, and he said his choices were between this one and a Michael Kors watch I had seen. Personally, I think this one suits my style better, so I’m pleased he choose it.
Karl, by Karl Lagerfeld Collection
The Karl, by Karl Lagerfeld collection hit NET-A-PORTER
on Wednesday afternoon. The exclusive collection includes: clothing, accessories, shoes and bags.
It should be said that this collection is not going to be the same as the creations coming out of Chanel, this is a side project for Karl, so obviously it is separate from the fashion house. They may both share the same man, but that doesn’t mean they’re alike. The collection plays with mixing fabrics together (love this!) such as pvc, cotton, leather and more. You’ll find a wide selection of items ranging from collars, to vest tops, dresses and tote bags, to mention a few.
I’m impressed at the diversity of the pieces, because when I clicked on the site for the launch I was hit by monotone, pvc and leather, which was a little underwhelming. The pieces may look similar but I think any item (or a multitude) could make a great addition to any closet. My favourites are the tshirts, vests and sweaters.
The items are selling out, but not as quickly as I would have thought.