Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Meet the Baja Collection

Happy month everyone! I hope everything is going fine.

I am so excited every time Monica Vinader launches a new collection. This is such an excuse to add a brand new piece to my jewellery collection. Monica's latest collection, called Baja, plays on strong lines and geometric shapes. It has a vibrant 1920's Art Deco feel and includes colourful rings and chain bracelets. 

The stones featured in this collection are: lapis, green onyx, black onyx, red onyx, grey agate (love it!) and turqoise. Prices start from £100. Here are my picks from the Baja collection:
Baja ring in green onyx £120

Baja square ring in grey agate £190

Baja chain bracelet in lapis £210
Baja chain bracelet in black onyx £220
Browse the rest of the collection here. The next collection to be launched is Riva, so stay tuned! 

Helen xx

Summer shorts

Less than two weeks left before my holiday to Greece and I am so excited! I got a brand new bikini in a beautiful blue colour and I can't wait to put it on and go to the beach. It really helps that the weather lately has been quite good in London and it puts me right in the mood! I was walking down Westbourne Grove the other day in my new Zara shorts and I felt as if I was on holidays (shame that I had to go to work the next day!)

Westbourne House
Once it is warm it's always nice to cool off with a frappuccino (light please)!

I hope you are all having a fabulous summer so far and enjoying yourselves!!

Shorts & shoes: Zara
Top: Milly
Jewellery: Monica Vinader & Folli Follie
Bracelet: Balenciaga
Bag Louis Vuitton

Helen xx

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Fashion Riot by Charotte Olympia & Tom Binns

Charlotte Olympia has launched an amazing collaboration with jewellery designer, Tom Binns. This limited edition collection portrays Charlotte Olympia's sense of femininity with Tom Binns' signature anarchistic style. The result is: a fashion riot!!

I really love the kitten flats!!

Helen xx

Monday, 29 July 2013

French Fashion

Sunday around the city

I love spending my Sundays visiting markets, browsing at the merchandise, having street food for lunch and enjoying coffee in the city. That is exactly what I did yesterday. My date was set for midday where I met my friend I. at Georgia Roidou's jewellery stand inside the Spitafields market. 

We decided right from the start that by no means were we to spend any money on cute bracelets or earrings. There has been lots of spending lately so yesterday was a day of just browsing!

I really loved these feather head pieces

We later visited the Brick Lane market where the food on offer was so much that we found it hard to choose from!


I decided to get rice with chicken and vegetables. We sat on a bench outside the market and enjoyed our food. And then suddenly it started raining (so typical)!

My lunch
We rushed into Hanbury street (which is generally accepted as the scene of the second murder committed by Jack the Ripper: scary!) and found a comfortable little table and sat down for some great coffee at Nude Espresso.

Great coffee place

My coffee came with a heart...

With our coffee cups empty and the weather slightly better we decided to walk to Tower Bridge.

Under the bridge lies a cute little place called St Katherine Docks that takes you away from London. It was sunny when we got there and the sun's reflections on the water made the whole scene idyllic.

A second coffee was much needed and we found our way to Starbucks for skinny lattes and brownies!

On my way home I walked to St Paul's Cathedral as it was still sunny and bright, got on a bus and enjoyed the drive. I love Sundays!!

Helen xx

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Brian Lichtenberg's spoof t-shirts

Designer spoof t-shirts seem to be extremely in right now. It all started with Brian Lichtenberg and the trend lives on. Here I am presenting some of the designer's t-shirts and sweatshirts. 

Feline sweatshirt

Homies sweatshirt

The collection comes in lots of other colours. What do you think of this trend? Are you already sporting it or thinking about it?

Helen xx