Wonderlusting Winter Wardrobe: Hope Fashion

Want to do quality, style rather than fleeting trends this winter? Check out what I’m wearing from Hope Fashion. Continue reading Wonderlusting Winter Wardrobe: Hope Fashion

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OKUN: Africa Inspired Beachwear

Wandering through Covent Garden recently, my eye was caught by a new store setting up with fabulous yellow print wallpaper and the name OKUN, which I knew was a Yoruba word. Intrigued I popped in to find out more. ÒKUN (which means ocean) is a new London-based, Nigerian owned fashion brand producing male beachwear. The original designs are inspired by African prints such as Congolese Kuba, Ghanian Adinkra, … Continue reading OKUN: Africa Inspired Beachwear

Diana Ross, THE Style Boss: Peter Jensen

Diana Ross is THE ultimate diva in my eyes. I first really became aware of her when Chain Reaction came out, before that I just thought of her as Michael Jackson’s ‘aunty’.  Travesty I know. In any case I swiftly educated myself in the stunning stylish ways of Diana. You can’t think of Diana Ross without thinking of the amazing looks she pulled. She continues to be a style … Continue reading Diana Ross, THE Style Boss: Peter Jensen

Guinness Joins The Society of People of Ambience and Elegance

I see that Guinness have co-opted Congo’s Sapeurs for their latest TV ad. Dandies dressed to the nines, Sapeurs are a street style dream. The name derives from La Societé des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes, La Sape, which emerged in Congo as a civil disobedience sub-culture. The Society has strict rules governing everything from how to walk to show off clothes to their best advantage to … Continue reading Guinness Joins The Society of People of Ambience and Elegance

Lupita Nyong'o in January 2014 American Vogue issue, photographed by Christian McDonaldLupita Nyong'o in January 2014 American Vogue issue, photographed by Christian McDonald

Woman Crush Du Jour: All Hail Lupita Nyong’o

All hail the breathtaking Lupita Nyong’o, the Kenyan actress who stars in the epic 12 Years A Slave (I’ll be watching next week). A captivating presence on the red carpet over the last few months, she’s just made the cover of W Magazines movie issue. Lupita made British Vogue’s 2013 Best Dressed List and American Vogue named her one of its 10 Style Stars to Watch … Continue reading Woman Crush Du Jour: All Hail Lupita Nyong’o

Definitely Not Ropey: Loving Eleanor Bolton Statement Jewellery

I’m a fan of statement jewellery, necklaces in particular and often wear non-metal pieces. Wood, leather and textiles are favourite materials so when I spotted this gorgeous rope necklace on Emerald Street the drooling commenced. It is by British accessories designer Eleanor Bolton  who produces handmade pieces from her London studio.  While studying at the Royal College of Art, she developed a unique technique using rope … Continue reading Definitely Not Ropey: Loving Eleanor Bolton Statement Jewellery

Ty Tys: Ties With A Stylish Africa Inspired Twist

Wonder if I am the first person who has been inspired to write a style post after watching The Book of Mormon?! Mormon missionaries definitely rock a distinctive street style that can be spotted a mile off with their precise partings, white short-sleeved shirts and dark ties. In Book of Mormon there is a style twist which made me think of a cool company I … Continue reading Ty Tys: Ties With A Stylish Africa Inspired Twist

Style Queens At the Sport of Kings: MINT Polo in the Park

My general life ethos is “why not?” so when Coast recently invited me to join them at MINT Polo in the Park, who was I to decline.  Chukkas, Charles & Camilla, Champagne and (Jilly) Cooper were the extent of my knowledge of the Sport of Kings and I was looking forward to learning more. The annual event is held at the Hurlingham Club, considered by … Continue reading Style Queens At the Sport of Kings: MINT Polo in the Park