Chanel · H'n'M · Miss Pink · Miss Pink Style · Miss Pink Wears · Miu Miu · Stuart Weitzman · Victoria and Albert museum · YSL · Zara

These boots were made for walking

Jumper H&M, skirt Zara, boots Stuart Weitzman, bag Chanel, sunglasses Miu Miu, ring YSL
 
 I love visiting museums and galleries and V&A (where these photos were taken) is one of my favourites. As much as I love dressing up, as I’m getting older, comfort is more and more important, meaning heels often have to give way, especially when I’m museum hopping. To fully enjoy everything London has to offer and the extensive exhibitions followed by walks in the area, flats are often my footwear of choice. I love these boots so much that once it gets colder, they are rarely off my feet (expect to see them a lot!). And they look good both with dresses and skirts or over skinny jeans. They are definitely one of my favourite items for winter. I love the colour so much I’m actually considering buying the heeled version too. Is that crazy?
What is your favourite item to wear in winter?
 Have a stylish day.
 
Adela
H'n'M · Victoria and Albert museum · Vogue

Back in UK

Picnic on a sunny Sunday in the V&A museum, flight essentials, H&M mini shopping spree (prints galore), enjoying some Snog in London, beautiful V&A garden, recent outfit, impromptu trip in a friend’s convertible, loving leopard and stripes, first thing I bought when back – Vogue and some nail polishes.
 
I’ve been back to UK for nearly a week now and what a week it’s been! First of all I’m glad there has been some amazing weather (I was worried..) and I took full advantage of it. From impromptu trips, to picnics and a lot of shopping, catching up with friends and more shopping I can tell you it’s good to be back 🙂
How was your weekend?
 
Have a stylish Monday.
 
Adela
House of Holland · London Fashion Week · Maria Grachvogel · party feet · Victoria and Albert museum · youngbritishdesigners.com

Party feet by Atalanta Weller

Nothing catches my attention like a pair of fierce heels. Atalanta Weller’s exhibition during London Fashion Week, certainly made an impact on me. Although she’s not afraid of highest height, the number one for her when she’s designing is comfort and her creations are hot!
Atalanta graduated from the prestigious Cordwainers, set up her label in 2009 very quickly establishing herself among the shoe-elite. Apart from designing her own collections, she has been creating shoes for Maria Grachvogel, collaborated with House of Holland and Gareth Pugh and her shoes have been bought by the V&A museum for their permanent collection. Quite an achievement for someone who’s only come out with her sixth collection. And there’s much more to come I’m sure.
Here are few styles I’m loving for AW 12. you can buy Weller’s shoes at YoungBritishDesigners.com.
Have a stylish day.

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Futurespace magazine · Olivier Saillard · Victoria and Albert museum

Fashion in Motion for Futurespace magazine

Read my latest article for Futurespace magazine about how to spend nice cultural afternoon without spending a penny and discover the work of Olivier Saillard. At Victoria and Albert Museum (one of my faves).
Have a stylish day.

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Design museum · Erdem Moralioglu · exhibition · Giles Deacon · Jenny Packham · Jonathan Saunders · Victoria and Albert museum

Stylish day out – top 3 exhibitions of 2012

This year is definitely THE year to live (or visit) London. I have loved it always, but 2012 is set to be the best year yet. There is so much going on, you’re spoilt for choice how to spend your days off and I’m talking just about the exhibitions. The fashion industry, shopping, choice of restaurants… that would make a whole new article.
For now I’ve picked the top 3 exhibitions I think are a must-see. All fashion related. One better than the other. Bring it on.
(Christian Louboutin)
Believe it or not, the house of Christian Louboutin has celebrated 20 years of existence! To mark this anniversary, they recently released a book (coffee table must-have) and are doing lots of great promotions this year. There is an exhibition coming to Design museum and it is something (not only) every shoe lover will appreciate. You will be able to see the whole designing process of famous red soled beauties from drawing to finish and much more. See you there. 19/05 – 06/06
(image: courtesy of V&A museum)
V&A museum has been spoiling us recently. So many great exhibitions to visit. I am super exciting about two displays particularly, one of them being the Ballgowns: British Glamour since 1950. More than 60 designs will be on show, including pieces for social events such as private parties, royal balls, state occassions and many more.
You can expect work by Jonathan Saunders, Alexander McQueen, Jenny Packham, Giles Deacon and Erdem among others. Can May come any faster?
(Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
Last but definitely not least, is another exhibition at the V&A. They’ve only announced today, that this is happenning so I haven’t got much information for you yet, but I will bring more as soon as I know. It will be called Hollywood costumes and will open this fall. It’s an extensive collection of famous costumes of the big screen, including the famous dress of Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, costumes of Jack Sparrow of the Pirates series and many more. Excited? I am!
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Christian Louboutin · Dazed and Confused · Design museum · Fashion and Textile museum · Kensington Palace · Paul Costelloe · Somerset House · Victoria and Albert museum · Vivienne Westwood

Your guide to stylish days out

I do love this time of the year. There is so much to do (apart from Christmas shopping), we’re spoilt for choice. I’ve picked top five things to do in the coming weeks to make sure you live your stylish life to the full. Because visiting museums and galleries is not only inspiring, it’s an interesting subject to talk about. And it’s great way to meet new, like-minded, people and I believe all those are good enough reasons. If you think I forgot to mention something that should be definitely included on the list, feel free to let me know via email or comment and I’ll mention it next time. And who knows? We may bump into each other at some of these stylish events!
In no particular order:
1. 20 years of Dazed and Confused magazine at Somerset House – until Jan 29th
Materials from photoshoots, editorial content, covers and artwork representing the countless of people who contributed to or appeared in the magazine in the last two decades. The best part? It’s FREE.
Also whilst you’re there why not brush up your skating skills. The famous ice rink sponsored by Tiffany’s & Co. runs from 22/11/11 until 22/01/12. The surroundings are great way to get you feeling festive and a Christmas tree decorated in traditional Tiffany’s colour is rather pretty.
2. Enchanted Palace at Kensington Palace – until Jan 3rd
This exhibition seems magical and I can’t wait to check it out. It’s a mix of fashion, theatre and art. What more to wish for? Expect giant puppets by Paul Costelloe, dress by Vivienne Westwood, archive outfits by Bruce Oldfield and Zandra Rhodes and much more.
3. Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the court of Milan at National Gallery – until 05/02/12
They’ve acquired paintings from all around the word for this not to be missed exhibitions. No more comments necessary – this is da Vinci I’m talking about!
4. Power of making at Victoria and Albert museum – until 02/01/12
Series of objects from our every day lives that explore the work behind them, art, technology, design..FREE.
Also make sure you pop into the newly opened photographs gallery. I heard lots of good feedback, but then you wouldn’t expect otherwise from V&A.
5. Catwalk to cover: a front row seat at Fashion and Textile Museum – 18/11/11 – 25/02/11
Not everyone has the opportunity to attend a fashion show. It’s a great experience and you can feel very close to the actual thing with this series of photographs, that will take you there. Divided into four sections Backstage, Front Row, Catwalk and Street style this exhibition is interesting even if you’re a front row regular.

Couple of extra events that have nothing to do with fashion but I love them and you should try to pay a visit. The Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park (18/11 – 03/01) is amazing. I had quite a few nice days out there, keeping warm with delicious mulled wine and taking in the atmosphere.
For ice skating lovers one more ice rink that needs to be mentioned is open now at Natural History Museum until Jan 8th, in the beautiful area of South Kensington, it’s definitely worth a visit.

And one more thing – great news: the Christian Louboutin shoe exhibition is going to be held in Design museum next year 28/03 – 01/07 but more about that nearer the time.

And when you’re out there having fun, don’t forget to stop and look around, see how beautiful London is (not only this time of year).
Have a stylish day.

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Yohji Yamamoto at V&A

March 15th saw the opening of Yohji Yamamoto exhibition at V&A. I told you about this event before and I hope you will go if you have a chance. I went and I loved it. There has been a big demand for Japanese and Asian designers, with many of them taking over the world of fashion. Yohji is known for his use of unusual fabrics and playing with cut and shapes and his designs are incredible. There’s quite a few on display, including menswear. You can also watch plenty of his catwalk shows on little screens provided and see his extraordinary look books. It’s an exhibition not to be missed. And it doesn’t end there! V&A are organizing lots of events, including a talk with Yohji Yamamoto himself and their popular fashion in motion (live catwalk show). For more info check out their website vam.ac.uk
Have a stylish day.

Victoria and Albert museum

Yohji Yamamoto at V&A

I am excited to announce another great exhibition at V&A. They’ve been really spoiling us lately with some amazing showcases and I am sure this one will not dissapoint . It’s going to be running between 12 March – 10 July 2011 so plenty of time to plan your visit ahead but this show is not to be missed. I will remind you nearer the time, so you won’t forget.
It is the first UK solo exhibition celebrating the life and work of Yohji Yamamoto, one of the world’s most influential and enigmatic fashion designers. This installation-based retrospective, taking place 30 years after his Paris debut, will feature over 80 garments spanning Yamamoto’s career. The exhibition will explore the work of a designer who has challenged, provoked and inspired the fashion world. – V&A

Cheryl Cole · fashion in motion · Stephane Rolland · Victoria and Albert museum

Stephane Rolland – Parisian couturier

I am very excited to be attending tomorrow  fashion show by Parisian couture designer Stephane Rolland as part of Fashion in Motion in my favourite Victoria and Albert museum. His debut couture collection shown in July in Paris got great reviews and I’m not surprised as his gowns and cocktail dresses are simply stunning. He’s a popular choice by Cheryl Cole, who has been spotted number of times wearing his creation on X-factor. He is currently working on ready-to-wear collection which will launch next year and I can’t wait to see it.
I will of course tweet from the show and you can expect a post after as well.
Have a stylish day.

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Grace Kelly · Victoria and Albert museum

A day in a museum


As I said before, I like visiting museums, to soak in some culture and get inspired. There is such a great selection of museum and galleries in London, that the possibilities are endless. My favourite one is Victoria and Albert Museum, which I have visited again recently. I went to see the Grace Kelly exhibition I told you about before, and also the jewellery section on 2nd floor. It’s a must see for every fashionista! They’ve got amazing selection of accessories dating back to ancient times and up to present. It’s breath taking watching what people wore in the past and how the trends change. It’s so so inspiring. Here are few of my favourite pieces. As you may know I am a big fan of statement necklaces.. Stunning!
Have a stylish day.