Simone Rocha x J Brand

If you’re a fan of feminine attire, live in dresses and always have a pop of pink in your outfit then today’s blog is just for you. The amazing London Fashion Week designer Simone Rocha has created a collection for revered denim label J Brand that is as far away from basic blue jeans as you can manage.

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Expect Rocha’s signature modern Victoriana style translated onto denim in her favourite three shades – baby pink, bold red and black. Ruffles can be found worked onto oversized jackets, peeping from the hips of boyfriend jeans and circling drop waist dresses.

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The collection launches exclusively today at Dover Street Market, followed by Selfridges, Net-a-Porter and Browns on 1st December. But be sure to be quick, Rocha is a firm fashion favourite and with denim this pretty these rails will clear fast.

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Jacket, £430

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Jacket, £430

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Dress, £495

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Skirt, £270

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Trousers, £270

Simone Rocha x J Brand launches today (Friday 14th November) at Dover Street Market. 

http://shop.doverstreetmarket.com/simone-rocha-x-j-brand

New launch: Petit Bateau x Fifi Lapin

Sometimes an invite comes in that is so darn cute it is like a inbox full of tiny puppies. Or in this case illustrated bunnies. Last night I attended the launch of a collaboration between beloved fashion blogger Fifi Lapin and revered French fashion brand Petit Bateau. And boy was it adorable!

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Internationally acclaimed blogger Fifi Lapin is known for illustrating the latest catwalk looks onto her alter ego bunny. For this collection she has chosen key pieces from the Petit Bateau AW14 collection to create three limited edition T-shirts for adults and girls. The sketches include the iconic striped mariniere, a geo print skirt and a natty yellow barrel bag.

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You didn’t have to be a kid to have fun at last night’s launch party, held at their Marylebone High Street store. A balloon artist was on hand to create all manner of spectacular pieces (including this amazing teapot) and downstairs was an art table where children (and aherm… adults) were encouraged to decorate their own Fifi bunny mask. I have to admit me and Davina couldn’t resist a bit of sparkly fun and got a little carried away with the stars and glitter.

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The collection launches today both in store and online, with girls tees costing £18 and adults starting at £30. Forget the tiny puppy gifs and check out this range for your daily dose of saccharine.

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Petit Bateau x Fifi Lapin launches Thursday 13th November 2014. http://www.petit-bateau.co.uk/e-shop/new-c27/1/petit-bateau-x-fifi-lapin-t-shirts.html

My week in pics (Pink and red)

This week I have been busy running around press days, viewing next Spring/Summer’s collections. Along the way I have taken plenty of pics, both for my reference and for this blog. One trend I have noticed is a sway towards pink and red, whether seen independently or fused together on one piece. Like navy and black this is a colour combination that raises sartorial eyebrows, but it happens to be one of my favourite pairings. Today’s post is a medley of my own images from the last week, all with a pink and red hue.

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Images from top (taken at SS15 press days) : Calvin Klein bags, TM Lewin ties, Versace jumper, Calvin Klein menswear, Boden shoes, Toga boots, Boden kidswear, CakeyCoo flower cupcake, MaxMara print jacket, me and Bonnie (TheStyleTraveller) on Halloween.

http://www.calvinklein.com; http://www.tmlewin.co.uk; http://www.versace.com; http://www.boden.co.uk; http://www.toga.jp; http://www.cakeycoo.co.uk; http://www.maxmara.com; http://www.thestyletraveller.com.

Alexander Wang x H&M preview event

So it’s finally here! The hotly anticipated and much awaited Alexander Wang x H&M collection hits stores and online today. I had the privilege of being invited to last night’s pre-shopping event at the London Regent Street store and man was it crazy. Imagine a Louboutin sample sale with 90% discounts, then multiply that by 1000 fashionistas and you may be somewhere in the region of what I experienced. The collection was conveniently located in a central cage, which we were corralled through at an alarming rate by those desperate to grab a piece of the Wang action.

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The London pre-shopping event complete with DJ and copious crowds

Bodycon dresses were like gold-dust and the already ubiquitous Wang emblazoned sweaters barely stayed on the rails. Luckily the blessed H&M staff were on hand to replenish stock as quickly as they could. Sizes come up quite snug (with the fitted pieces) so bear that in mind when bidding today. My stand out items were the blue trimmed bodycon dress, the oversize hooded parka and, if your abs can take it, the fab crop tops. And don’t forget to check out the accessories including the gorgeous leather backpack. Was it worth it you ask? Well I may have come away a little battered and bruised but the brilliant man-sized shopping bag and free ‘Team Wang’ airtex vest more than made up for it.

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Crop tops, £29.98 each

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Hooded parka, £149.99

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Figure-fit dress, £59.99

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Crop top, £29.98

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Leather backpack, £129.99

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Overknee socks, £12.99

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Stylish black on black branding

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Me with my shopping bag

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Ellie Goulding also attended the event. Here she is sporting the parka (Image: Ellie Goulding Instagram)

Alexander Wang x H&M launches today (Thursday 6th November) http://www.hm.com/gb/wangxhm