Five days of LFW A/W15 Street Style

The madness and buzz of London Fashion Week is over, and so is the fun I had taking pictures of street style.

Five days and thirty five photos later, this is what I liked.

See you in September LFW!

PASTEL PINKS

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FUN ACCESSORIES

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RED & BOLD

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RETRO VIBES

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Alexa Chung & Pixie Geldof

PRINTS

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CHIC & SOPHISTICATED

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Whitney Port

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ALL IN BLACK

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COOL CATS

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FUR

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WHAT THE BOYS WORE

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The Blitz & it’s the 40’s all over again

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My style has evolved over the years, as I mentioned in my previous post I spent most of my 20’s dressed and inspired by the fabulous 80’s, wearing structured jackets, dresses with pad shoulders, glitter and big hair. As I have got older I’ve  developed a fascination for 1940’s fashion,  for elegant and flattering outfits which are so distinctive in this decade, beautiful summer dresses in flower and polka dot prints, knee length skirts, structured belted jackets with pad shoulders and coats with fur trims, there was so much attention to detail from head to toe, it started with the immaculate hairdo, then  outfit and accessories, such as round sunglasses and last but not least, stockings.

The photo above is a beautiful shot that simply captures the era, it was taken by my favourite film director, a genius and film master, Stanley Kubrick.

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Novelty sweaters, 1940’s.

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Flattering & elegant dresses from the 40’s

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Betty Grable

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Paris, 1940’s.

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Last month I celebrated my 30th birthday, I am officially a lady so what better than a stylish party in which my friends and I get to dress up in my favourite era,  it’s the Blitz Party! a once every three months event hosted at a secret location which is revelled only a few days before the party.

It is one of the best parties I have been to, there was an incredible live band playing all night, characteristic cocktails of the decade and people dressed in fabulous outfits, everyone really made an effort and dressed up in 1940’s,  it was a very fun night and having my friend Leroy there to photograph this incredible evening was the cherry on the cake.

I highly recommend The Blitz Party, do not wait until the lat minute to book tickets because it is  a very popular night and it sells out quickly, you will love to be a sailor, soldier or an elegant lady from the 1940’s.

http://www.theblitzparty.com/

Leroy Charles Anderson Photography

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Juliete Essence, fashion designer and Yolisa, TV presenter.

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Kavita Ahir, model.

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Thirty Shades of Colour

This weekend seemed the perfect time to do a post on eyewear, how could I not be inspired by the beautiful sunshine there has been above us? It feels like it’s finally spring and I’m so excited about  wearing a different pair of shades every day and hopefully until the end of summer, they are simply my favourite accessory ever.

Let’s see what we’ve got here, Wildfox, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Topshop, Luella, Chloe, 80’s Ray Ban, & Other Stories, Beyond Retro, Vintage from Camden, Bricklane and even from an LA store, but the most special to me are  two pairs my grandmother left me from the 1960’s, also  70’s Ray-Ban Aviator  shades from the first collections they made, which I found at an antique market in Mexico City.

I did have fun doing this post but It was hard at the beginning I must admit, I’m not a narcissist  so having seen my face over 30 times while doing this made me cringe, luckily I got over that quite quickly and here it is, my sunglasses collection and definitely my obsession, well, one of many.

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True Style Icons

Trends come and go but true style doesn’t fade away. Style is a form of self expression, it’s about communicating who we are or want to be. It is so fun and exciting to experiment with our look during the process and discover what we really like, I think the  key is finding what suits us and being happy in our own skin, this rocks any look.

We are influenced by everything around us and stimulated by others, book and movie characters, artists, etc. nowadays it’s so common to hire a stylist to help with one’s appearance and the result can be incredible but of course, this isn’t true style.

I admire the men and women who have inspired us over the decades, their originality and confidence  to carry off whatever they wear and make it work.

These are the ones I genuinely love, look up to and make my Top 13 True Style Icons.

Coco Chanel

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Miss Coco

Madame Chanel

Frida Kahlo

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Marlene Dietrich

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1940’s glamorous look of the silver screen

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

James Dean

James Dean

James Dean

Warhol's Muse

Warhol’s Muse

Edie Sedgwick

Edie Sedgwick

Edie

Edie

Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison

Blondie

Blondie

Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry

David Bowie

David Bowie

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Grace Jones

Grace Jones

Kate Moss

Kate Moss

Moss

Isabella Blow

Isabella Blow

Isabella Blow

Blow