LFW SS14: Footwear & Millinery Exhibitions

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Deliciously dark and edgy footwear from Liam Fahy

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Quirky, fun and a little bit cheeky, footwear by Sophia Webster

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Alien-like headpieces by Maiko Takeda, would you believe they are soft to touch

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Exquisitely crafted hats and headpieces by Mich Dulce

Fashion Pearls of Wisdom + TK Maxx for LFW

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Outfit: Pirate Squiggle Ahoy

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Wearing:┬á all Vivienne Westwood – Worlds End Squiggle sash, John Bull hat (thanks to Jason for the hat), vintage Elevated Court shoes, Anglomania jumpsuit, Amethyst orb, pearl orb.

Celebrating Squiggle print today with my new Squiggle sash / scarf and oversized squiggle print jumpsuit they did on the Anglomania line a few years back. I don’t think there is a nicer silhouette than the elevated heel, these shoes are perfection. Ben just posted some info on the new Squiggle items on the Worlds End Blog if you are interested in having a piece for yourself

Trends: Cap it Off!

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Look 1:┬á all Vivienne Westwood – Worlds End cap, Gold Label ‘Gaia’ dress, I heart crap beaded clutch, Accessories Cossack boots; All Saints sunglasses from TK Maxx.

Look 2: Leather cap from ebay, Alexander Wang t-shirt and waistcoat, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania skirt, Vivienne Westwood bag, Y3 shoes from TK Maxx, Matalan clutch, vintage jewellery.

One of the most unexpected trends this season has been the baseball cap. Anything from vintage trucker caps to lux leather and embellished styles go. Leaders in the perfect way to wear caps are Rhianna and Rita Or. Riri goes for urban clothing with a grungy style, whilst Rita plays up the hippy girl with floral embellishments and peace emblems. I am a real fan of caps myself, the perfect disguise for messy hair and keeping the sun off your face in a nonchalant way.

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Rhianna images Just Jared, Rita images Telegraph online, all hats 10 Deep at Capology.co.uk

Ladies Day at Cheltenham Races

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Cheltenham Ladies Day is soon approaching and I was asked by bookmakers Ladbrokes to give some tips with regards to finding the perfect outfit for attending. I think it defiantly depends upon your own personal style however I personally would air on the side of formal attire from what I have seen in reports of the occasion. The most important part of any race-day outfit has to be a hat or facinator. Choose something large and bold as you please, but keep it tasteful, this really isn’t the place for anything comedy. There are three main options when it comes to hats, you can match it with your outfit, keep it neutral or go for a contrasting statement. When matching it is best to choose paler shades or just match the hat to one piece of the outfit. The Queen is the perfect inspiration for this, always matching her over coat to her hats, here in pale lilac. If you would prefer to keep the hat neutral this is a great option when you want your dress or coat to be the statement piece. It also means you can wear the same hat with numerous outfits.Straw hats or beige, sand, black and brown are good colours to go for. If you really want to make a statement with your hat however the contrasting it will ensure it stands out. You can choose to colour-pop using a bright colour such as orange against a black coat or colour-clash using a colours which battle against each other such as an orange hat with a fuchsia pink coat. The other thing to think about is hat embellishment, you can have anything from feathers, bows and flowers. If you want something simple Pill-box hats are an elegant style which sit on top of the head still reveling most of your hair style. Where as a bonnet style will conceal most of the hair – something to consider when styling your hair. For an added air of mystery you can experiment with veils or half-veils, perfect with a Hollywood red lip for a touch of old school glamour. Most of all wear with confidence and a smile, something I don’t need to bet on for a winning look!

(Images from BigPicturesPhoto, PA and Getty)

Street Style: Ahhhh-nna

The ever beautiful Anna Dello Russo, from her draped dress and little hat ‘ears’, looks just as divine from any angle. Taken at London Fashion Week. Her accessories collection with H&M launches on Thursday, I’m interested to see what it is like. It’s tacky don’t get me wrong, blingy, gilded and OTT for sure but in a good way or a bad way can only be decided by seeing it in the flesh.

How to Wear Straw Hats

(Wearing: vintage dress & belt, Chanel boots & brooch, Primark hat)
Feeling very summery I went for sailor stripes and a straw boater hat, the perfect summer accessory!
Straw hats are also the celebrity head wear choice this summer, here are some of my favourite looks.
Chloe and Lily
Michelle & Eva

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But there is only one true queen of hats, Diane Kruger, I just love her!
How will you wear yours?
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