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
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
A camel coat seems to be the item that everyone wants this season, and styling them with casual jeans and a pristine white shirt can be both classic and boring. Amp up the style with a colourful statement necklace and pair with camel bag and shoes to keep the casual vibe going.
Weekday camel coat / Urban Outfitters white tee / Arati Devasher silk bead necklace / Ugg hobo bag / Aerin.com ballet flats
The weather is pretty depressing in London, but let’s take a moment and think about Spring. You’ll definitely make an impression in this chevron skirt, paired with a pale blouse to tone down the pattern. Adding pale blue accessories and nude pumps accentuates the pastel blouse without losing the impact of the bold skirt.
Rumour London chevron skirt / Aldo pointed court heels / Oscar de la Renta crystal earrings / Space NK mascara / Coast structured top / Lime Crime lipstick / Arati Devasher silk necklace
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.
T— is from India, and he’s a dapper gent. He’s sent me this photograph wearing the green scarf I made him, as a casual alternative to a tie. Paired with a classic corduroy shirt and tweed jacket, he’s definitely effortlessly stylish.
S— is a good friend and also occasionally models for me, as you might have seen in my online shop and on instagram. She loves her satin fish scarf, and has styled it casually in this photograph, taken when out for a coffee with friends. I do love it when clients send me photographs.
I do love it when bloggers pick up on silk puns like ‘seas of silk’, and Mathanki has written such a charming post to go with the quirky title. Read the full article at London is Open blog.
You’ve read my previous blog post for London Local Team on how I make a custom order scarf… now read my take on how to wear a scarf all year round. I’ve featured a selection of makers whose work you will love and covet. Read the full post at the London Local Team Blog.