Wimbledon is the event of the summer for tennis aficionados. Whites are de rigeur for the players here, and it’s pretty fashion forward to wear white as an onlooker too. Here’s an outfit that keeps you looking casual and chic with a jacket just in case it rains (it is England, after all).
Balenciaga crepe biker jacket / Max Mara cotton tee shirt / Stella McCartney boyfriend jeans / Ralph Lauren belt / Arati Devasher blue scarf / DKNY bag / Hermés flats / Kate Spade bangle / Zoe Chicco earrings
When you’re invited to a formal event, be it a black tie dinner or a corporate event, it’s easy to just wear a little black dress. But when the little black dress is this delicate, feminine and unique, that’s a guarantee you’ll make an impact and be memorable as the most elegant lady in the room. Paired with a stunning statement pendant and gold accessories, it’s a knockout outfit.
David Koma crossed over dress / Arati Devasher crystal pendant necklace / Lord & Taylor ball stud earrings / Trish Mcevoy false lashes / Charlotte Tilbury dolce vita lip kit / Christian Louboutin gold heels / Yves St Laurent gold clutch bla
It can be really depressing when you have an office job and need to decide what to wear to work on a Monday, especially in a job that requires you to wear ‘formal’ clothes. That doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish, or that you must wear one of those (in my opinion) hideous ‘women’s suits’. Dress simply in a black dress, tights and oxfords. Add simple jewellery that doesn’t make too much of a statement. Add a great looking leather bag. The final touch for a bit of colour and classic style is a scarf that goes well with your bag, and well manicured nails. Dressing well is going to make you feel great about having to start the work week after a fabulous weekend.
dress, tights and shoes by Cos t by Weekday / ceramic earrings by Oei Ceramics on Etsy / garnet ring by Naomi Tracz Jewellery / nailpolish by Essie / bagby Rebecca Minkoff / scarf by Arati Devasher
Ladies Day at Ascot is a day for extravagant hats and formal dress. Taking inspiration from the blue skies we hope to be blessed with on the day, here’s an outfit idea for that most special of outings. This could also be worn to a wedding as a guest or even by the mother of the bride (or groom).
Phase Eight blue tie-front dress and fascinator / OeiCeramics on Etsy ceramic earrings / Arati Devasher Zaffre necklace / Natalie Frigo cuff / Sergio Rossi wedges / Kate Spade peacock clutch
Glastonbury, the ever popular five-day festival of contemporary performing arts that takes place near Pilton, Somerset, has been an annual pilgrimage for music-lovers since its inception in the 1970s. These days it’s the millennials who are attending, but style is always at the forefront. Here’s an outfit that hopes for sun, but prepares for rain, and celebrates the bohemian roots of the famous festival with denim and folk embroidery.
Apiece Apart denim romper / Arati Devasher woodsman necklace / Patricia Nash crossbody bag / Gamiss tassel earrings / Tabitha Simmons festival espadrilles / Shedrain umbrella
Grey seems to be the colour of the season but this Stella McCartney ‘sweatshirt’ is anything but bland. Pair with sleek accessories and a pop of colour at the neck and on the hand to complete the subtle elegance of the look
grey sweatshirt by Stella McCartney / antique emerald and diamond ring by Heritage d’France / green Murano bead necklace by Arati Devasher / grey tote by Givenchy / black boots by Aldo
I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be presenting my wholesale (trade) collections at at makers table A29, Pulse London, Kensington Olympia from 14th to 16th May 2017.
I look forward to finding new stockists and having my accessories stocked in a shop near you. If you are unable to make it to London, you can view my trade catalogue online.
Thanking one’s mother for all she’s done for you over the years is always a good idea. It makes her feel cherished, and only strengthens the bond between mother and child even further.
If you’ve left it too late to buy a pressie, here are some ideas on the London Local blog (including details of all the products below) from the London Local Team makers, including a scarf from yours truly – a lovely square scarf in blue and yellow.
Leather jewellery roll by MollumVellum
Hand painted blue and yellow silk scarf by AratiDevasher
Copper and leather cookbook stand by SlinkyHome
Copper textured studs by LMJewellery
DIY cut out flower card by LittlePaperVee
Embroidered metallic wildflower clutch bag by PaperCuttsDesigns
Gardenia scented soy wax candle by MBotanicals
Hand bound photo album by TheIdleBindery
Hand made decorated floral cookies by LemonTreeCakes
Nourishing rose and vanilla bath salts by Hopscotch
It was on sale tote bag by KarinAkessonDesign
Kente fabric tablet case by JubellaLondon
You’re blooming lovely card by EmmaBlock
Knitted sleep mask by SuzieLeeKnitwear
Muscle man card by DukeAndRabbit
Gold leaf statement necklace by GrayJayStudio
But first coffee print by WilkinsLucy
Hand screen printed washbag by SarahCapelPrinting
Rose bloom soothing spritzer by SootheMeSkincare
Thrown ceramic hanging planter by viCeramics
P—’s wife S—commissioned this geometric blue and yellow tie as a birthday present a couple of years ago. She’s sent me this photograph saying he loves it and wears it often – and I am glad to see he styles it so well with a grey shirt and trousers.
Wear a statement necklace with red clothes, and it can be off-putting – you could end up looking like a pillar box with baubles on, after all… when chosen carefully, a red outfit can make a real style statement, and when its fire-engine shade is accentuated with pale shades and vibrant accessories, that bright red doesn’t seem so daunting after all. Caution: this style may invite fulsome compliments.
red camisole by Topshop / red bootcut trousers by Gucci / green Murano bead necklace by Arati Devasher / turquoise earrings by Pearly Karpel / lipstick by Nars / bracelets by Oscar Bijoux and Aurelie Bidermann / sandals by Forever 21