All posts tagged: fashion

The September Issue ’16

“Picture perfect sexiness now feels boring” – An assertion of wonderful significance I just had to jot down from British Vogue and share with you as they welcome The New SASS! “…A modern word for opinionated sexiness” and I am obsessed! Sass is in and so are grungy florals paired with a polished VB boot – take your sass to the streets and feel yourself gals, because just like that, it is Autumn again and I find myself eagerly flicking through September Vogue to gleefully absorb this year’s trends, brands to watch, IT girls and newly launched beauty products I just have to try. As Fashion month has come to a close I am back again to divulge the takeaways from this year’s September Issue and reveal the must read articles, latest investment pieces and the unsubtle building blocks you need for your autumn wardrobe. As a fashion aficionada, I find the September Issue a collection of intoxicating and complex style, full of expression and #chicvibesonly and as it happens, last years’ article is probably my …

Be Dior & Sumptuous Style

I’ve definitely drifted from brand to brand over the years, from flicking through Vogue to scrolling through Net-A-Porter’s ‘New in’ page, I have lusted after many a trend however, my client loyalty has been with the classics, Vuitton and Chanel. As you know, this year that all changed when I became infatuated with Dior, all of which can be read about here and here. Thus it was a no brainer when I began a new job back in May, that I would purchase a new bag in honour of moving forward and leaving the last five years behind me. Christian Dior was an obvious avenue to pursue as a new season bag was already on my radar and luckily, already on hold in the name of EKD. I remember when I bought my first luxury handbag, I believe it was November 2011 and my sister Elle accompanied me to Selfridges to make my greatly anticipated purchase. I was 16 and I picked up the bag I had always wanted, a Louis Vuitton Speedy 40 in Monogram …

21

On Thursday 31st March, I celebrated my 21st Birthday. Who am I kidding? I celebrated my birthday for about three weeks, and it was utterly wonderful. The preparations began back in January, when I went scouting for my gift, the gift I would buy for myself and one that was fitting for a 21st. I initially wandered into Chanel, thinking an iconic Double Flap would be my bag of choice, as I have lusted after one for 10 years. However, I didn’t have the princess moment I was hoping for and swiftly drifted in and then out again of Saint Laurent, again with disappointment. Surprised at my lack of interest thus far yet still eager as ever, I found myself seated elegantly in Christian Dior, supping champagne (something I never usually do!) and admiring a Lady. It was exactly a month later that I purchased my large Lady Dior bag in black lambskin with gold-tone hardware. I felt like Princess Diana and it was romantic and magical… exactly how I imagined and hoped it would …

Rad T-Shirts

Despite the fact that I aim for #chicvibes when I get dressed in the morning, somedays I do just want to throw on my 501’s and be casually comfortable, this is when I search out a great tee. I have linen t-shirts from Zara that I adore and navy tees from Whistles which are probably the most flattering t-shirts ever! However, a sassy slogan t-shirt is such a cute addition to anyones wardrobe, my favourites are from Rad.  Rad t-shirts are 100% cotton and they offer both casual and slim fit options, not to mention a whole array of innovative and sassy slogans. They fit well, wash well and are perfect to wear through the summer months with sneakers and jean shorts! I would never usually gravitate towards slogan tee’s for myself however, these two from Rad are so me, I just had to pick them up! What are your thoughts on slogan t-shirts? Are you with me and dressing for comfort?   EKD X

The Vogue Wall

When we moved into our home back in the summer of 2000, I was only five years old and so the theme I chose when decorating was princess fairyland. Thus why I have fairies tip-toeing along my boarder and princess roses climbing my bespoke curtains. I decided not to change the walls due to the love I had for it as a child and I actually adore that I’m growing and evolving in the same room that I kept a diary for the first time, which lead to my passion for writing and the room I first played with makeup… I do believe I borrowed rather a lot of Estée Lauder and Dior from my Mum. In September 2011 I purchased Elle magazine for the first time, Kirsten Dunst was the cover and I read the whole thing. Later that month I picked up various other magazines and on one evening in September, I stuck the pages of Elle to my wall. I felt inspired and excited by the fashion, the articles and the beauty …

Chanel Slingbacks

I purchased my first pair of Chanel shoes back in January 2012, they were the two-tone classic flat in lambskin leather and I felt like a princess! There is something about Chanel that I am obsessed with. I adore the heritage, the classic yet contemporary style and the chic vibes. I am all about investing in key fashion accessories that are timeless and I feel Chanel is the perfect avenue to go down when it comes to investment pieces. When I was in London a few weeks ago, the suede slingbacks were out of stock and so I didn’t think I would manage to score a pair. About a week later I called a few boutiques in London but couldn’t quite nail down a re-stock date from an assistant. Luckily, I have a connection from the Manchester boutique in Selfridges and dropped her an email. My name was added to the waiting list and just four days later I got THE call! From my experience with my other pairs of shoes from Chanel, I knew I …

The September Issue ’15

As you may know, September is the single most important month in fashion, it is the month of the four most significant weeks in the industry: Fashion Week! As NYFW has come to an end and LFW is well underway, I thought it was most appropriate to breakdown all the takeaways from the September Issues and fill you in on all the standout trends you need to be incorporating into your autumn wardrobe. Think androgynous yet feminine, think the return of the Mary Jane and think camel coats. September is the month to embrace tailoring, tweed and turtlenecks – am I the only one getting overexcited?! There is something about fashion that I find so empowering and nothing brings me more delight than flicking through the September Issue! Well, other than brunch but let’s be honest, the September Issue comes pretty damn close to Eggs Benedict, a freshly squeezed juice and a skinny latte, right? This year I was determined not to miss out on any autumn trends, celebrity interviews or Gigi Hadid editorials and …

A Year of EKD

As I sit in the drawing-room, instagramming and waiting for my headache to subside before returning to my creative writing assignment, I cant help but wonder if ‘May’ hates me. By May, I mean the month… Every year, from lets say the middle of April to the end of June, life always seems to go tits up! I am irrationally blaming May, and sticking to it. Perhaps, it’s because a few years ago during my fitness rampage, I posted a picture on instagram saying ‘MAY IS MY BITCH,’ all for fitness and training purposes, obviously. I regret it now, since my disrespect to said month seems to be coming back to slap me in the face, every. damn. year. I appreciate that I haven’t blogged in months, and my contribution to EKD has been inconsistent at best, however I am in my third year of university and it has been the biggest struggle, more in terms of time-consuming than anything and when I’m not working on essays or reading children’s books for my Lit module, …

Fall Footwear Edit

Now that September is coming to a close, I assume this late summer is going to conclude, so it’s that time again- to initiate the discussion of fall footwear! As much as everyone else adores summer, I prefer autumn and so my fall favourites have been unboxed once again. My Chanel sandals have been gently stored away and the boots and loafers are back. The first shoe that is essential for fall is a boot. I love this take on a classic, the Chelsea boot in burgundy leather. These are from Jones; I purchased them two years ago for £120 however you can still get boots alike on the high street. The maroon leather was right on point then since burgundy was the colour of the season back in 2012, however I do think it is timeless for autumn and perfect paired with some slim fit denim. An ankle boot is very wearable and easy to dress up or down. The burgundy is an ideal alternative to black too. Second is the androgynous take on …