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December 30, 2010

Happy NYs Dolls!

To all my friends, family, loved ones and readers...

Have a fabulous New Year celebration, wherever you are and whoever you're with. Let's bring in the new year with style!

This is a little taste of my NY outfit...


Here's to a devine 2011!

Much love.

xxx L

December 21, 2010

All I Want For Christmas Is You

So I lied to you, there's not going to be a post about cruise wear. I was meant to be on a beautiful Caribbean cruise right now, but due to the snowfest that is London, two of my flights were cancelled and all the flights were booked until the last day of my cruise. So I'm stuck in the snow and can't bear the thought of posting about beautiful cruise goods. So you might have to wait until next year for that post sorry.

Instead, I'll do a classic Christmas wish list post! The items that I would LOVE to have at the moment, if someone felt so inclined to gift them to me!

Fashion Fare's version of the Christmas stocking - a beautiful Miu Miu bag. This Matelassé leather bag from the new collection is a classic and would work well with any outfit. I keep spying people on the tube with wee Miu Miu's and I can't help thinking how good one would look on my arm. Santa, are you listening?
Miu Miu 
Image Source: Miu Miu Matelassé Leather Bag - www.net-a-porter.com

The start of the year isn't complete without a brand new, clean & fresh diary. And I'm not talking your boring run of the mill diaries...oh no, I want one from the beautiful Under Cover range. Made from compact recycled leather, these sweeties aren't just green, but they also come in a range of chic colours, fit in your new Miu Miu bag and you can personalise them too! Stationery never looked hotter.

Image Source: Compact Recycled Leather Diary - www.undercoveruk.com

My sunnies recently broke on me, so I'm definitely in need of a new pair. I fell in LOVE with Karen Walker's latest range before I left NZ, and I still can't stop thinking about them. I think it's time that Santa invested in a pair for me!

Image Source: Karen Walker Number One - www.eyegoodies.com

As much as I love my extensive nail polish selection, I feel like it's lacking in a greige colour. The combination of grey and beige is perfect for this time of year, and no-one does this shade better than Chanel. Pop one into my stocking would you dear?

Image Source: Chanel Particulière - www.wow.ie

Prancing around like a reindeer at Christmas is no fun, unless you're wearing some pretty shoes! These sultry suede numbers from Donna Karan are perfect for Christmas festivity! I love the soft tones of these shoes, and the fact that they're wedges means you could dance around all night!

Image Source: Donna Karan Lace-up Suede Wedges -
www.net-a-porter.com

I hope your sack is big enough for all of these goodies Santa! You're a doll.

Have a great Christmas everyone, wherever you may be!

xxx L

December 14, 2010

Snow Boots For Show!

So word on the street (slash in the Evening Standard) is that we're meant to get another dump of snow later in the week. I hate the thought of snow boots (those heinous ones you saw people wearing when skiing in the 80s), and I hate the thought of wearing gumboots out and about (seriously people do that here...wear gumboots...to cafes...in Soho...as if it's normal!), so I found some boots that'll conquer the snow while still looking super alpine chic.

They're beautiful booties from the Melissa shoes range, designed by Vivienne Westwood! Waterproof, sturdy soles and oh so fashionable! Tres chic, non?

Image Source: Vivienne Westwood for Melissa, Womens Bow Bootie Black Boots - www.vanmildert.com 

Now hopefully the snow won't prevent my flight from leaving London for my Caribbean cruise this weekend! And yes, there will be a post on cruise wear before I go...

xxx L

December 6, 2010

Alpine Chic

This seems to be my theme for buying clothes at the moment - alpine chic (AC for short). Though I don't live in an alpine area (even though it feels cold enough sometimes), I seem to feel the need to stock up on AC goodies. Maybe I'm preparing myself for visiting my boyfriend in Austria if he gets ski season work, or, maybe I just like pretending I'm a ski bunny...wearing AC clothing, drinking mulled wine, visting Christmas markets, being very fabulous, darrrllling.

So here's my latest AC purchase. I love it. I got mine from a mountain sports store, but I've just seen that you can buy it from ASOS too. ASOS and I clearly think alike! This AC item is so snuggly & soft, it fits perfectly and it's machine washable (how practical)! I've been wearing it around London, protecting my wee ears from the winter chill and I bet it'll look great in Seefeld, Austria if I end up that way these holidays!

 Image Source: Barts Deluxe Winter Faux Fur Headband - www.asos.com

(That model is very Taylor Mosmen isn't she? Or have I just been watching too much GG this week?)

So with this, my gilet and my new H&M snowflake-patterned knee high socks, I'm turning into quite the alpine chic-ess. Now all I need is some slopes and a snowboard! 

Ohhh better run, it's time for an après-ski mulled wine!

xxx L