Sunday, 9 July 2017

ETERNAL EVOLVING OPTIMIST

Sarah Mikaela Croatia JH Zane White Dress

I think there's something beautiful in being selective about what to use your energy and thoughts on. In a world of both tragedy and good, I'm of the belief and understanding that to generate more good, we have to apply and display it to our actions and surroundings. Tragedy may sell the news papers, but whilst tragedy has a purpose to make us understand reality, we must never become numb to it. Things like homelessness breaks my heart daily. It shouldn't exist and it's highly unnatural to our human nature that seeks community and looks after each other, but modern ways of society and hierarchy has made it a norm, the whole irony being that it's unnatural to our empathetic nature. If you're at all into TED talks (please say yes), I highly recommend this brilliant talk by Alain de Botton - it discusses our approach to success and failure and how we measure ourselves against others. One to watch!

And, let's bring it back to fashion (I know, I know, zis is a fashun blog). I've been dying to style around the incredible JH. Zane's pieces, and all expectations were met when I brought this asymmetrical tulip split dress with me to Croatia. I fell in love with it on the website, but wearing it tripled that love. Worn with some silver studded sweetness from Mr. Al. Wang himself, this was my holiday dream, now to be taken out on London's summer nights.


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Sarah Mikaela Croatia Alexander Wang Holiday Flatlay





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Thanks to Shopstyle & Style.com for sending me to explore more of beautiful Croatia, and Anya Sandul for helping shoot.

Friday, 30 June 2017

THE MAYFAIR GUIDE




I imagine if I lived in and around Mayfair, I'd experience what is perhaps the epitome of the best Britain and indeed London has to offer. For the time being, fuelled on cup noodles and guided by Google Maps, I get to experience its richness following a 24 minute journey from my East London castle. The duration or length of the route becomes completely subordinate to the fact that you arrive to the classical architecture of Mayfair that houses shops, florists, cafés and restaurants that all have an air of heritage, luxury and quality.


Please find enclosed:





























JESSICA MCCORMACK earrings
& bracelet.





LOUBOUTIN stilettos






Framboise Fashion Linda Farrow Calligraphy
91 MOUNT STREET
A spot for specs to view the area through. You'll find everything from classic aviators to big dashing butterfly sunglasses.


























Framboise Fashion Jessica McCormack Calligraphy
7 CARLOS PLACE
A New Zealand gem of a diamond treasure trove, that will captivate your attention instantly. Through innovative and thoughtful design, Jessica McCormack creates some of the most stunning and outstanding diamonds..

















JESSICA MCCORMACK jewellery
ISA ARFEN dress (right)











































2 BOURDON STREET
A new way of approaching minimalistic fashion, Chalayan continues to surprise with their unique take on simplistic silhouettes resulting in iconic pieces.













M oving onto a last guilty pleasure of Mayfair, sitting at Comptoir Café & Wine on Weighhouse Street, feels like an indulgent Parisian daydream amongst it all. Sipping a black coffee whilst slowly flicking through the Culture section and soaking up some of that glorious sunshine London has recently been blessed with suits my summer plans perfectly. Make sure to also explore Mount Street Deli, 34 Mayfair and ROKA.



17 MOUNT STREET
The shoe that will never fail to impress, crafted by the ultimate master. Also, "Louboutin loafers" is now my favourite thing to say.





















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Post done in collaboration with Grosvenor, photos in collaboration with Anya Sandul.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

STAND UP FOR LOVE




W arning. If you commute and wear a t-shirt saying: "STAND UP FOR LOVE", you may not get a seat. Or, you may, and somehow feel guilty that you're not practicing what you preach. Public transport aside, can I just say how much I love this shirt. Not the biggest fan of slogan t-shirts for some reason, but I feel like we live in a time where "LOVE" should be painted, printed and preached everywhere. If we only get to agree on one thing in this world, let it be that. Instead of amplifying what makes us different to each other, let's begin preaching acceptance, inclusivity, openess and love DAILY. It may sound like a utopian concept, but so be it. Everyone has the capability and choice kindness over cruelty, of listening, non-violence and acceptance. 

As EASY as that.















































ZARA t-shirt
VINTAGE trousers
CHARLES & KEITH shoes





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Post done together with Jonny Flynn

Thursday, 8 June 2017

FETCH AWAY




If you've heard that Mykonos was a party island, let's just put it like this: out of Greece's 6000 islands (6000. 6000!), there is no way you're traveling to this one and don't find yourself on the dance floor just about 20 minutes later. Within the 48 hours I spent on this city, I expanded my dream boat Isabel Marants (silver in this story, but found in black here) dancing to a Despacito. I can confirm most allegations of Mykonos, as well as the fact that Greek food, regardless of the island, will never go wrong with me. Olive tapanade, spanikopita, feta, olives, feta & feta, it's all beyond good. Generously hosted by the Farfetch crew, we traveled around to visit the mills, the sunsets, the clubs and the beaches. All resulting in this compilation of photos, I've been so excited to share as they also document a love story that I have with this polkadot Jacquemus blouse. A fan of his work and mind since he entered the scene of colourful, innovative minimalism, this is sure to be one of my wardrobe staples this year.






ZARA SLIPPERS / PANDORA BRACELET




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Many thanks to Farfetch for a beautiful trip, photos done with assistance from dream team Henri-Nicolas, Toni Tran and Paolo Ricca.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

VISUAL SENSES








































Boy, has May flown by like a cheetah on caffeine! Things have been running fast behind the scenes, however contradictory it is, it's left me with quite a bit of catch up work with the blog. That said, I'm so excited to share the most recent projects I've been working on, including the quick jump to Mykonos, a day away with a glorious British designer and overall general passion projects that have been waiting for their time. Being a true lover of the idea phase, I easily get caught in my own intention, meaning I'll happily just go over my own content for ages without sharing it anywhere. Defeats the purpose of blogging you may say, and I can only agree, but aside from a non-stop internal indecisive creative monologue, I wanted to share with you one of the coolest London spots for brunch (hello subject change!). I've long been a fan of the Grind chain (where I've made awesome friends like Charles & Monwar), and already known for their picturesque interior, Clerkenwell Grind is perhaps the one to take the prize. With their pink velvet chairs and blue velvet couches, it's quickly made a solid presence to Instagram, and if you so happen to be into great coffee, an extensive brunch menu and staff that've made it into my friend group, definitely go check them out.



Framboise Fashion Instagram Clerkenwell Grind Brunch
From Instagram
















Framboise Fashion Ink
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