Well, that flew past quickly didn’t it! I hope everyone had a wonderful time at Christmas and New Year! I spent mine with family and friends at home this year (last year I was in Bordeaux for New Year). Looking back at my diary, I realised how much flying around I was doing, so my plan is to have more down time this year, especially in January, then get ready for exciting new adventures!!!
Here are my favourite discoveries of the year …
I love everything about the Kitsune brand (I knew about their music a while back but this year I visited Cafe Kitsune in Paris and managed to get my hands on some of the very cool clothes). There’s a large back catalogue of amazing compilation albums, the cafe and the on trend clothing line for men and women – the fox is their logo!
Maria Francesca Pepe
I love everything about Maria Francesca Pepe‘s jewellery and was lucky enough to get a cool bracelet for Christmas! I saw the new collection at London Fashion Week and it is amazing!
of the most visionary people in the fashion world. It was founded in 2002 by Carol Lim and Huberto Leon, who now run Kenzo. It’s always ahead of the pack.
I adore Miista shoes, I have a fabulous pair of brogues which always put me in the mood to write! They are unique and stand out from the crowd – it basically makes me happy to put them on!
I love everything that Lulu Guinness does – I nabbed this overnight bag last year and it goes with my everywhere – it always gets compliments! I also love the clutch bag range with lipsticks on the clasp. Gorgeous!
Feminine and detailed, Self Portrait is a contemporary London brand that I have been following with interest in 2014. Creator Han Chong also uses historical references in his designs. I adore the sweatshirts – it also doesn’t wreck your bank balance which is a bonus!
& Other Stories
I love & Other Stories – it combines Scandi and French cool, with contemporary work and casual ware, great accessories and a great beauty range. I always look forward to going to the flagship store when I visit London – it’s full of treasures. And the shoes are beautiful (tip – I have found it recently in TK Maxx)!!!!!!
I’m looking forward to discovering new brands in 2015 – look out for my post on new discoveries at London Fashion Week last year 🙂
I discovered the brand at the London Fashion Week Designer Showrooms and instantly adored the unusual material combinations and designs, especially the colours. Made from blocks or resin and perspex and set with precious stones, they definitely stand out from the crowd. You can get the pieces in Liberty London and Colette Paris.