March 26, 2016

Mule up

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Chunky wedges and high heels can come and go as much as they like, but when it comes to investing in open toe staples I intend to spend long summer days in, chic comfort will always be a winner.
Personal favourites of mine this season are these wedges by Chloé that would go along with anything casual or not, while adding a pop to all other things monochrome.
One of these pairs will for sure be joining me on a tropical escape some day very soon.

Yours for £560 and you can find them here and here.

February 10, 2016

Off Shoulder Love

To me, baring a shoulder or two will always be timeless, classy ways to expose a little of that so erogenous zone, trending or not. However the latter happens to be on the radar right now, and so easy to achieve by playing around with classic shirts and cut out tops. Flaunting in the right upper area is the chicest way to add a bit of umpf to any skirt, trousers or jeans. For the confident DIY, working the scissors and needles on soft loose knitwear you love that hasn’t been worn for a while is also a personal favourite.

For the love of getting your shoulders out there I recently paired up with Net-a-Porter’s – The Edit in a short video to demonstrate and give a few tip on how to bare it for different body types in “The Style Solution” section. Please keep in mind though not to stick to “rules” too much, it can be so much more fun breaking them!
You’ll find all pieces included in the video here.

January 17, 2016

On my mind…

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Whilst we’re at it, some of us feeling the January blues, with colder degrees descending every day and signs of spring still far away, here’s a few thoughts, picks and tips currently on my mind…

1. To urgently refill one of my cannot-live-without daily skin boosters, Santa Maria Novella’s fascial rose water, a product that hasn’t been credited enough, longlasting and you don’t need to dig very deep in your pockets either, but hard to find elsewhere than their own stores I’m afraid.
2. Chloe’s new killer python loafers!
3. A relaxing holiday escape to a coconut island instantly!!
4. Winter sales are still ongoing, and as a knitlover high quality cashmere is always a good investment, the knit above is by The Row on 40% sales at Net-a-Porter, who’s also offering winter sales up to 70% right now.
5. All things ruffled, on sleeves, collars and detailing, this top by Gucci is no exception.
6. I’m not the greatest fan of basket style bags, but this raffia basket by Balenciaga got me onboard at first glance.
7. Celine’s SS16 earrings!!
8. Colder weather does no wonders for my skin, but Bamford’s new serum certainly does, can’t recommend it enough, one of the best serums I’ve ever come across, and perfect for sensitive skin types.

December 9, 2015

Dear Santa

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In the world I was brought up in wish lists hardly existed, you were given what others thought you needed. Most of the time the joy was “almost equal” over a pair of home knitted socks as for books, games and sport equipment. Though I do remember the hard to hide disappointment at the age of 5, staring at my first watch, while my little sister unwrapped the coolest barbie in town, then feeling ashamed afterwards towards my dad’s best intentions.

In fact today I find wish lists quite helpful, and it has saved me more than once when gifting others, having had the person in mind I wanted to treat. So I’ve teamed up with global online retailer Farfetch.com, who offers free global shipping until 18th of December, to curate my Christmas wish list of their high level stock ranging from clothing, accessories, vintage and homewear. You can never go wrong with bags, shoes, lingerie, designer knits, scented candles, cosmetic cases, sunglasses, jewellery, furniture and books, to that special someone, do you hear that dear Santa?
Louis Vuitton vintage cosmetic case, sunglasses by Chloe, socks by Marni, lingerie by La Perla.

And whilst you’re at it, in the Christmassy spirit I mean, why don’t you donate towards a good cause or charity organisations close to your heart. This year I’ve picked Children With Cancer UK, but you can find a long list of non-profitable global organisations here. May everyone be merry!!!

November 28, 2015

Cyber Weekend!!!

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Shearling coat by Joseph (40%), sunglasses by Acne Studios (30%), Sateen pillow case and duvet cover by Calvin Klein (25%), Rose Perfection Perfume by Robert Piguet (10%)Silver diamond rings by Monica Vinader (40%), Shampoo/conditioner/treatment set by Oribe (20%), Slingback by Manolo Blahnik (25%), Wool knitted dress by Stella McCartney (40%).

After having your mailboxes “attacked” by offers this week there can’t be a soul who’s missed out on the global discounted shopping phenomena this cyber weekend, officially kicked off yesterday, lasting until coming Monday midnight.

Speaking for myself it can almost have the opposite effect of wanting to shop at all being being met by flashing offers and promo codes in every direction, but over the years I’ve learned my do’s and don’ts when it comes to sales shopping. Keep focus on getting things on discounts that you’ve been eyeing for a while, refilling your already favourite beauty products, new luxurious bedsheets, look out for furniture and electrical deals, and don’t fall into the trap of stocking up with things you didn’t know you wanted just because the deal sounds too good!

See some of my personal top picks on discount this weekend above and I’ve listed some interesting online shopping sites below, and oh, look out for those shopping codes, not always as easy to find as the flashing discount number. Happy Cyber Weekend everyone!!

  1. Harrods: 10% off
  2. Nordstrom: up to 50% off select styles
  3. Farfetch: 10% off selected brands
  4. Luisaviaroma: 30% off
  5. H&M: up to 60% off
  6. MatchesFashion: up to 50% off (US only)
  7. Net A Porter: up to 50% on sales (US only)
  8. The White Company: 20% off
  9. Shopbop: from 15% to 25% off
  10. GAP: up to 40% off
  11. Avenue32: up to 30% off
  12. Dagmar: up to 30% off
  13. Yoox: 20% off
  14. Amara: up to 50% off
  15. Adidas: up to 50% off
  16. Harvey Nichols: up to 25% off
  17. The Corner: 25% off
  18. Bergdorf Goodman: up to 40% off
  19. Neiman Marcus: up to 40% off
  20. Amazon: up to 50% off
  21. HQhair: up to 25% off
  22. Asos: 20% off everything
November 25, 2015

Sneaker’in

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Being a self proclaimed sneaker’in I’ve stepped into many pairs over the years, and I’ve been a dedicated fan to Common Projects’s kicks for a long time. Despite trends leaning towards platform sneaker soles I personally prefer the neater models that perhaps more resembles classic plimsolls rather than the bulkier styles. And there’s a new hot neat kick in town, iconic stripes by Gucci, I just couldn’t resist!

Leather sneakers by Gucci (£365), low-tops by Common Projects (£250).

October 29, 2015

A lesson from men…

Umbrellas - Farfetch- The Northern Light

After many years in Rainland I’ve spent unknown amounts on rather cheap, not functional, nor good-looking, emergency umbrellas, who all happened to be just that too, not lasting much longer than the time to get transported away from the momental heavy rain attack, or being left behind and forgotten about shortly after. Maybe splurging more on a luxury upgrade would last a whole lot longer, incorporating it in your outfit sort of way. I would certainly think twice before leaving stylish investments like these above mindless behind, a lesson from my most stylish male friends…

You’ll find a great collection of stylish, timeless and genderless, works-with-everything umbrellas on Farfetch.com, officially on my wishlist! Umbrellas by EtroAlexander McQueen and Swims above, ranging from £47 to £495.

October 4, 2015

What if…

Picks for Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week is full on and I’m here with suitcases a little too optimistically put together temperature-wise, because Paris baby, you’re sunny but a tad chilly this time around. Still can’t get over that I left my most beloved knitwear back home, that goes for my coats too. Hence my wishlist above of beauties I forgot or I wishfully thinking were mine!

Suede coat by Frame Denim, gold & diamond earrings by Aurelie Bidermann, perfume by Tom Daxon, suede sneakers by Common Projects, wool knit by Victoria Beckham, wool skirt by Tibi, bag by Chloé.
All items available on NET-A-PORTER who offers same day delivery in NY/London/HK.

July 27, 2015

Alexa Chung x AG

Alexa Chung for AG Fall 2015-1Alexa Chung in bowed silk blouse and suede skirt. Model in silk blouse and corduroys.

Alexa Chung has teamed up with AG Jeans again with fall pieces just dropping in stores. Of all collaborative capsule collections we’ve seen lately this is my favourite to date including high rise corduroys, suede and denim pieces with the perfect 60’s-70’s touch, and the neatest of bowed silk blouses. Please sign me up!

You can find my favourite pieces of the capsule collection available right now on Matchesfashion, Shopbop and Net-a-Porter, starting from £120.

Alexa Chung for AG Fall 2015-2

June 16, 2015

Sales picks up to 50%

Netaporter sales picks 16.06.2015 - The Northern Light

Summer sales has officially kicked off in Europe, just in time for summer to finally arrive, it strikes me every year how the sales conveniently coincides when the actual season begins, mind the lack of heat this year, now is the time to strike on those items you’ve been eyeing. Today Net-a-Porter’s summer sales kicked off with up to 50%, with additional designers and products to be added to the sales in the coming weeks. But unless you can allow yourself jumping mindless in the sales trolley, think a few steps further and invest in pieces that you wanna slip into right now but also carries you into next season and further. The latter explains my sales picks of today, mind the preach, but forward thinking has become my mantra (at least most of the time…). Happy sales shopping!

Denim jacket by Chloé, beach towel by Toteme, bikini by Missoni, twill shorts by Acne Studios, canvas bag by Victoria Beckhambracelet by Marnisuede pumps by Jimmy Choo, leather jewellery box by Smythson. (From 30 to 50% off)

May 31, 2015

The perfect block…

miu miu suede sandal 1

Finding the perfect block heeled sandal hasn’t been the easiest of tasks despite the block parades this season. Not being a fan of too bulky heels in general this little sandal by Miu Miu is my absolute favourite in stores right now. Simple and clean, works with everything, with the perfect block heel and height, there’s certainly no wiggling ahoy.
Yours for £365 and you’ll find them here. (In patent nude here).

April 21, 2015

Faye Mini

Chloe Faye Mini

Chloé has certainly stepped up with this seasons handbags and Miss Faye (previous post), has got an irresistible little sister, the Faye mini. Doesn’t fit your phone though, but roomy enough for cards and other small necessities, the perfect all-round-mini with just the right amount of flare for all occasions. Fits perfectly cross body but I’m gonna wear mine as a bum bag too. Sorry Celine, this is the reason we never happened bag-wise this season.

Faye mini is flying off shelves as we speak, comes in various colours of suede and python, starting from £440, and you can find it here and here.

April 5, 2015

Lace-up T’s

Lace-up T-shirt

A favourite detail this season on such as basic as a T-shirt is the lace-up, which works so perfectly well with all things denim and adds a little springy flare, and gosh do some of us need it right now…
Picks in store right now, cotton T-shirt by MiH (£185), cotton T-shirt by Chloé (£335).

March 20, 2015

Pirouettes

sophie bille brahe

Can we ever tire of fine jewellery pieces that in all their simplicity come with an edge too. Danish designer, Sophie Bille Brahe has been one of my personal favourites for years now with her clean fresh water pearls pieces, and rings made for stacking. Latest additions are these 14-karat gold spiral earrings, perfectly understated edgy and delicate, may we have them both please!!!
Pirouette Spirale £500, Pirouette Orielle £425.

March 6, 2015

Mayla Stockholm

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Though the world has fallen for the nordic minimalism and effortlessness recent years, it’s can be hard for Scandinavian brands to break through in todays jungle of international brands, unless they have something unique to offer and attractive price points, but that’s also what some of them do best, catering the mid market. Brands like Acne Studios, Dagmar and Day Birger et Mikkelsen have established themselves internationally by filling the gap between high street and luxury levels by offering great quality price points.

But there’s a new girl in town, Mayla Stockholm (www.mayla.se), founded by former model Marlene Abraham, that caught my eye this last year. Offering something not so typical in Scandinavian terms, cool femininity with an edge, like beautiful neat feminine silk blouses and dresses, finely knitted silk jumpers, mini boot flared trousers and culottes with the best of fits, ticking the mid market price range without compromising quality. Watch out for Mayla’s AW15-16 raw denim pieces, favourite denims of mine come fall 2015.

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