What’s so special about Viktoria Modesta?

She’s a rising star in the music industry, she’s a fashion muse, London it girl and you’ll be catching her in a performance at the Paralympic Closing Ceremony on Sunday, but what’s really so special about Viktoria Modesta?   If you don’t already know, allow me to enlighten you. The first thing you’ll notice about … Continue reading

The London 2012 Olympics end with pride

I felt so proud watching the closing ceremony yesterday, even though it was a rather chaotic mix of pop culture and lacked the unique, surreal and dramatic narrative of Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony. To be fair, the Telegraph online reported that director Kim Gavin hardly had any time to rehearse with the schedule of the … Continue reading

Anna Piaggi: One Of The Last True Style Icons

      I’ve been MIA from the blog for a bit, I’m vacationing on an island in Croatia and finding stable internet has been a problem.  More on my vacation later but now I turn my attention to the death of Anna Piaggi last week at the age 81. If you’re a fashion lover … Continue reading

Randomness in London

One of those strange days. People doing random performance that breaks the monotony of everyday life in London, yes!! They did various versions on a few corners and each time one or all three of them would just stop and continue walking like nothing happened, then walk to the next corner and start again. Then … Continue reading

Seeing Spots: Louis Vuitton Unveils Yayoi Kusama Collection

Louis Vuitton has unveiled its collaboration with the prolific multi media artist Yayoi Kusama at its flagship store in NYC. Kusama is well known for her dot patterns and much of her work expresses her obsessiveness and fragile psychological state. Louis Vuitton’s Creative Director Marc Jacobs, met Kusama in 2006 and has been a long time fan of hers. … Continue reading

England’s Most Haunted: Bestwood Lodge

       I ended up in Nottingham at the beginning of the week for work and it’s been busy!  Apart from my widely known obsession to find the best burgers in the world, I also try to find all the haunted or creepy places in any city I go to. I once did a … Continue reading

Ascot: Crimes Against Millinery

     The 2012 Royal Ascot has come to a close and you may have already seen some of the atrocious fashions posted in the news.  You probably don’t know that I am a dedicated hat lover with a vast collection.  I was trained in historical millinery by master theatrical milliner Jane Smith, whose work … Continue reading

Orschel-Read SS13

      Although womenswear is flooded with an array of choice, menswear options are still far more limited.  Enter London based menswear designer Stefán Orschel-Read. I’ve known Stefán since he first moved to London about 8 years ago. We were both working in a shop in Camden, attending Uni and having fun going out and dressing … Continue reading

Luxury with a Conscience

          Tonight I managed to peel my eyes away from my lingerie designs and found myself in Knightsbridge at the launch of Amrapali’s stunning and bold Zambian emerald collection, PANNA.  I’ve included the colourful invite, thought it was too cute! Anyway, these luxury Indian jewelers produced the collection in collaboration with the ethical gemstone company Gemfields. … Continue reading