All posts filed under: Lust-Have List

On the Lust-have List ❤ Lace-up flats!

I’m all tangled up over lace-up ballet flats! I know they’ve been around since Spring when Michael Kors paraded his Kallie leather lace-up flats in a perfect monochrome look, but I was far too wrapped up in airing my toetsies and the lace-up open-toed cousin to give these beauties a glance – well I’m looking with great wide eyes now! While the classic ballet pump is a staple in most well-curated footwear collections, this season’s version are a fun and chic upgrade with their lace-up detail and a contemporary addition that can be worn with dresses, skirts, shorts and denims – erm, most thing really. Plus, they are the perfect shoes to continue the walk into a new season, even more reason to get them right? The most popular of the season seem to be the Aquazzura, (seen on pretty much every blog and intagram account as well as Hollywood’s elite – which must say something) but if you’re looking at a little less of an investment, then there are loads of high-street and online options too. Check …

On the Lust-have List ❤ Summer Sunnies!

The sun is out and I need a large sunglass draw – one that opens up and displays all your sunglasses neatly in rows, so that I’d be able to clearly see which ones I should be wearing with each day’s outfit! Instead, my sunnies are dropped into their boxes and dumped in a draw with a whole lot of other accessories that I have to riffle through to find the pair that I want! All those dreams of my perfect wardrobe, sigh. In the meantime I’m extending that dream to fit all of these new pairs of delicious shades (this dream is getting more and more grand ain’t it?!) It doesn’t take too much to zing up a seemingly bland outfit, and yes, I definitely have many of these days. I like to jazz it up with a pair of sunglasses (in fact I’m a sucker for a new pair!). Sunglasses + an accessory or two + a favourite handbag et voila can anyone say celebrity style?! Have a little fun with this season’s …

On the Lust-have List ❤ The Bucket Bag!

A few years back I bought this adorable nude coloured bucket bag from Topshop on Oxford street. I was obsessed with it – until the pretty nude colour became more of a desperate-for-a-wash hue and that when I decided we needed to part ways. Lucky for me, this season brings the bucket bag to the forefront of must-have bag shapes which means, you guessed it, I’ll be adopting another favourite I’m sure! Perhaps the hugely successful Mansur Gavriel drawstring bucket bag has inspired the resurgence of this bag shape. Launched in 2013 by female duo Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel, these handbags have become a phenomenon due to their non-descript, moderately-priced, un-labeled and simple design. The result? Waiting lists of almost-Birkin-bag proportions! If Mansur Gavriel’s overtly modest design is not attention-grabbing enough for you, it’s good to know that other designers such as Phillip Lim 3.1 and Moschino have gone for wilder textures and prints, and at the same time you’ll also be able to find more subtle detailing at Michael Kors and Gucci. It’s the slouchy-ness of the …

Converse goes from generic to universally personalised

I purchased my very first pair of Converse recently, all because I found a pair that I really love. I’ve always found the sneakers a little generic, which I know is why they are so popular, but have never enticed me. However, this season, not only have I finally found a pair that I like and so have been “convers-ted” but the footwear house’s innovative summer 2015 campaign totally appeals to me too. The Campaign, labeled “Made by You”, searched the planet and collected the personal pairs of the original Chuck Taylor All Stars from both well-known and anonymous fashion enthusiasts, musicians, artists and skateboarders. They’ve then shot each pair highlighting how this “generic” high-top has been completely personalised and individialised. You can see in the pics how each pair has been painted, drawn-on, studded, beaten-up and dyed and most of them completely worn-in and treasured. Vice President of Global Marketing at Converse says, “We all want to be authentically ourselves,” and continues that, “Fans of Chuck Taylor are those that have made it a symbol …

All that glitters IS gold

Flat fancy shoes covered in glitter, erm YES PLEASE! Italian company, Anniel have been creating fabulous flats since 1976. Inspired by a long ballet tradition, the company first started making sports items such as sports shoes and sportswear but later moved onto designing handmade soft shoes which made their name famous in Japanese boutiques in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagasaki. Now Anniel is a world-renowned and much loved brand that stays true to creating 100% hand-made shoes in Italy, focusing on fun creativity, comfort and Italian heritage. With my favourite glitter lace-up booties, (gimme guld any day!) I’ll be pirouette-ing myself into summer – as well as leaving a trail of gold sparkles behind me! See their new s/s collection here.

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe which one will I take to go?

Do you remember a time before the smart phone? I kinda do, but way back in my memory (I will admit I don’t have a very good one!) My point here is that, before I watched the promo video for the Apple Watch I wasn’t convinced that I would ever need something like THAT and I would far rather have a Cartier, Rolex or Chanel timepiece. Why would I want a timekeeper that looks like a miniature iPhone strapped to my wrist? Well, todays question to myself is, which one am I choosing? All I know is that this little piece of technology will basically run your life. You can text, what’s app, email, use google maps, request an Uber, call your mom, summon Siri and besides all that, it will also do that basic telling the time thing within “50 milliseconds of the definitive global time standard” – what does that even mean? For every message or alert you set on this thoughtful timepiece, it will give you a gentle tap and you can even connect with your favourite people by sending …

Why go plain when you can print it?

How does one choose a new season handbag when they are all so drool-worthy? It’s a seriously tough job! What I love most about this summer’s collections are all the prints that are popping up. Forget about buying yourself a plain purse and splash out on a funky pattern – this way while you’re still waiting for summer to come around you can zing up the monochromatic outfit with a perfectly colourful and printed accessory. Here are my favourites – plain seems to dull now right? Left to right, top to bottom: Proenza Schouler, Alexander Mcqueen, Longchamps, Saint Laurent Paris, Stella McCartney, Valentino, Burberry.