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Archive for October, 2015

WELL HEELED – A/W15 SHOE GUIDE

SHOES BY DUNE, 3-8, £79
LACED SHOES, £79, 3-8, DUNE

 

I love high heels. Maybe sometimes they’re not so practical for my job, especially when I’m marching up and down Oxford Street sourcing clothes or running around studios styling shoots. But given half the chance at a fashion launch or a glamorous evening out, I can’t wait to get them on.  Give me a pair of heels and I feel I can conquer the world!

So this in mind I’ve compiled a high heel style guide for A/W15 –

Embellished Mary Jane shoes, £129, 3-9, Boden
EMBELLISHED MARY JANES, £129, 3-9, BODEN

EMBELLISHMENT and MARY JANE styles are key this Autumn and these pale blue ones by Boden encapsulates both trends. I’ve always admired Boden’s clothes for their style and colour and have used them so much on shoots over the years. But this year their shoes have gone one step further and looking amazing.

CURVY COURTS, £215 3-8 AND POM-POMS FROM A SELECTION FROM £29, CLIO B
CURVY COURTS, £215 3-8 AND POM-POMS FROM A SELECTION FROM £29, CLIO B

POM-POMS are huge this season both on clothes and accessories. I first saw these amazing shoes by  Cleo B at London Fashion Week whilst wandering around the stands at Somerset House. They’re so versatile as the pom-pom’s clip on – giving you the option of different colours for each outfit!

Winter Floral Courts, £110, 3-8, Ted Baker
WINTER FLORAL COURTS, £110, 3-8, TED BAKER

 

WINTER FLORALS are another big look. Ted Baker’s coming up roses with these beautiful shoes. This brand is going from strength to strength. I really enjoyed visiting the new Shoreditch shop where you can get an all over transformation with clothes, shoes and fab vintage look beauty parlour and barber too!

Strappy heels, from £119 by Lisa Kay
STRAPPY HEELS, FROM £119, 3-8, LISA KAY

 

COURTS and STRAPPY heels are a must this Winter. Lisa Kay excels herself in the courts department with a fabulous array almost in every colour in patent, suede and leather.

PYTHON LEATHER COURTS, £675, 3-8, GINA (photography George Ong)
PYTHON LEATHER COURTS, £675, 3-8, GINA (photography George Ong)

I love Gina’s courts in fashionable NUDE and also ZINGY COLOURS. They also embrace this Winter’s TEXTURE in leather python.

FLORAL AND STRIPED SNAKESKIN COURTS FROM A SELECTION FROM LUCY CHOI
FLORAL AND STRIPED SNAKESKIN COURTS FROM A SELECTION FROM LUCY CHOI

Another designer that has blown my socks off is Jimmy Choo’s niece Lucy Choi. I was lucky enough to go to her boutique opening party recently where I spotted her wearing these amazing FLORAL and STRIPED SNAKESKIN courts. Lucy had designed them especially for the launch.

Red laced shoes, £129, 3-9, Boden
RED LACED SHOES, £129, 3-9, BODEN

LACES are a strong look for Winter. I’d definitely like to wear both the very seductive ones by Dune pictured on the model above whilst these RED ones by Boden would give a fab pop of colour to any Winter outfit.

BLOCK COLOURED SHOES, £39, 3-8, LA REDOUTE
BLOCK COLOURED SHOES, £39, 3-8, LA REDOUTE

Lastly the 70’s has graced so many runways this season. I love these chunky, block coloured shoes by La Redoute. The PLATFORM snakeskin T-BARS below by Dorothy Perkins also rock the 70’s vibe!

T-BAR PLATFORMS, £39, 3-8, DOROTHY PERKINS
T-BAR PLATFORMS, £39, 3-8, DOROTHY PERKINS

 

 

 

 

 

POLO WITH PRINCE HARRY

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Summer was so busy this year. I did my usual juggling act, organising shoots and trying to cope with everything the school holidays threw at me.  Anyhow, ridiculously enough it’s taken until now to write about one of my Summer’s highlights –  The Maserati Jerudong Trophy polo event with Prince Harry!

 

I was lucky enough to be the guest of my lovely school pal Katherine. She was invited due to her involvement with the amazing charity Centrepoint.  Katherine, a TV producer uses her entertainment expertise  in helping with Centrepoint’s comedy evening, Laughing  Point.  Centrepoint has always been close to Prince William and Harry’s heart. As children they made private visits to  Centrepoint services with their mother Princess Diana who was the charity’s patron. Prince William has now taken over this role and he certainly would have been at the polo event if Princess Charlotte hadn’t been born just a couple of days previously, he obviously was very busy.

Amber Le Bon, Mariano Di Vaio, Yasmin Mills &
Amber Le Bon, Mariano Di Vaio, Yasmin Mills & Grace Woodward

 

So we headed West, down the M4 to the beautiful Cirencester Park Polo Club.  Before lunch we stopped and ogled at all the  gleaming Maseratis. Such gorgeous cars, I’d love to drive one! In fact, the day was shaping up to be a very glamorous affair, we had already spotted Amber Le Bon,  Yasmin Mills, Grace Woodward and Mariano Di Vaio milling about the Maseratis!

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Then the match began. I was very excited to see Prince Harry in action. He is an impressive equestrian. I was amazed how fast the game is, so much so the polo ponies are changed every seven and a half minute chukker.  I was very pleased with myself that I had remembered to wear my wedges so that I could join in with the divot stamping at half time – a tradition where you stamp down the mounds of earth torn up by the ponies hooves. It’s also good excuse to have a bit of a mingle with the other spectators.

Myself and KP and the polo prize giving
Myself and Katherine at the polo prize giving

I really enjoyed my polo day and think Centrepoint is a fantastic charity.  The next comedy evening Laughing Point is on 12 th October at Palace Theatre London. The comedians include Nick  Helm, Josh Howie and Jon Culshaw . Go see you’ll love it.