Check mate

The current fashion obsession with gingham has hit fever pitch, but that doesn't stop me from picking up everything with those little black and white checks and still thinking 'I need this in my life'.
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5 things I learnt at London Fashion Week

This London Fashion Week was, for me, one of the best. As glamorous as it sounds and looks, Fashion week is a bit relentless. Working all weekend on your feet, with shows from 9am-10pm, traipsing from one side of London to the other and being 'on' and buzzy the whole…
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Suits you…

Alex Stedman Gant
I am not one of those people that needs to wear a suit for the office, but if I was, it would definitely be this. Chic pinstripe, a casual drawstring trouser and with a rock t-shirt worn underneath.
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Interiors update: living room

Sofa: £350 in the sale, Habitat.  It’s funny, we’ve lived in our flat so long now and were just ‘making do’ with the existing style, I had almost assumed our living room was finished. Until it actually was. And we feel so liberated. I’m not saying we did a complete…
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Parisian Charm

Shoes: £35, Next There have been a huge influx of French brands on the UK High Street lately, but none as relevant, beautiful, or even affordable as one of my favourites: Sezane.  I’ve been shopping online for a while now (the brand is the first French solely online fashion brand)…
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Bella noche…

Jumper: £320, Bella Freud. Skirt: Marks & Spencer (old but buy similar from Zara here). Heels: £109, Boden. Earrings: £25, Finery. Photographs: Christopher O’Donnell  I wanted to share a few snaps from my Bella Freud private shopping evening and preview to the new season in the Marylebone store, to kick off London Fashion Week. It was a small, intimate…
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A special London Fashion Week Invitation…

Leather jacket: £295, Jigsaw. ‘1970’ jumper: £290, Bella Freud. Denim shorts: River Island (but buy similar here). Trainers: £50, Vans. Sunglasses: £98 with prescription lenses, Bailey Nelson. Photographs: Christopher O’Donnell *This event has already been oversubscribed*. Thank you so much for the amazing response, I will email everyone who is coming now, so expect an email this weekend…
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Frugal City Guide: Marylebone

Jacket: £5, Primark (old). Jumper: £280, Bella Freud (borrowed for this shoot). Skirt: £149, Jigsaw. Bag: £79 in the sale, Radley. Sunglasses: £28 in the sale, Le Specs at Very Exclusive. Sandals: £16, Asos. Photographs: Christopher O’Donnell Marylebone: just minutes behind the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street, yet it has a quiet village-like feel. Despite working in W1 for years, Marylebone still…
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High To Low

Jacket: £5, Primark (old). Jumper: £280, Bella Freud (borrowed for this shoot).Sunglasses: £28 in the sale, Le Specs at Very Exclusive.  Bracelets: black, £90, Astley Clarke, gold: £95, Astley Clarke. Photographs: Christopher O’Donnell Although my blog is about living on a budget, most of you know I like to invest from time to time. And I think the key to…
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