Lessons In Layering

Veronica Beard Fall/Winter 2015

Catching up on the shows I’d missed from New York, these looks from Veronica Beard caught my eye.

The brand, run by sisters-in-law Veronica Swanson Beard and Veronica Miele Beard, is not one I’m familiar with, but I love the mixture of textures in this collection and how the designers have cleverly layered them.

Contrary to style.com’s Emily Farra, I don’t think these looks are ‘over styled’ and I’m certainly not a ‘more is more’ girl.  Today, the focus in fashion is much more concentrated on the overall image rather than on individual pieces, and I think the two Veronicas have styled their models perfectly.

What do you think?

See the full Veronica Beard Fall/Winter 2015 collection here

Read Emily Farra’s review here

Image Credits: style.com


The Five Piece French Wardrobe

Five Piece French Wardrobe

A bit of fun for a Friday for all you Francophiles out there….

For more French fashion inspiration visit my Parisian Chic Pinterest board here 

Image Credit: Pinterest

New Season Inspiration

A signature style is incredibly personal. It’s not about simply copying entire looks from the street or catwalk, or lifting them straight from the pages of a magazine. It’s about taking inspiration from particular elements and building a wardrobe that’s a direct reflection of your personality.

Nailing your fashion DNA’ – Julie Hurst

Are you ready for the new season?  If you’re stuck in a style rut I hope that my latest article for the Huffington Post inspires you!

Read it here

The Trend Continues…

Daks Autumn/Winter 2015

Having previously posted that in New York, the overriding trend was definitely Back to Black, I’m pleased to see that my favourite shade is still in favour at London Fashion Week.  And no, that’s not a typo. These catwalk looks are indeed from Daks’ autumn/winter collection.

Daks is now a global brand, and under designer Filippo Scuffi is flourishing.  But no one could be more surprised than me that this once quintessentially British company would peak my interest.

I love these sixties inspired styles, and paired as they are with sheer back tights and patent boots, they would slip seamlessly into my wardrobe.

It just goes to show.  Never say never…

See all the looks from Daks Autumn/Winter 2015 Collection here

Image Credits: style.com

Carte Blanche

Francois Chanpsaur Apartment

“To me, design is the meeting point between thought and matter; thorough and personal thinking implemented with a certain know-how. We’ve been losing sight of that. Thinking has been globalized and know-how is disappearing. We must stop this trend. One should be able to recognize the human touch in anything…François Champsaur

Interior designer and architect François Champsaur was given carte blanche by the owners of this Paris apartment when renovating the space, and the results are stunning. Walls have been removed creating a vast open area, with the use of ‘dividers’, features in themselves, cleverly separating the apartment into rooms…

And the combination of different finishes adds that essential ‘human touch’ to the minimalist space…

Francois Champsaur Apartment











My favourite feature?  It has to be the fabulous fireplace….

Source: My Dubio