Archive for ‘Style Tips’

July 31, 2013

3 for 3

by laurenlux

Just got back from Lagos. Despite this past visit being my third, the beaches still remain some of the most beautiful in Europe (aside from Croatia, that is). I packed pretty light and stuck to white, black (as you do), denim cutoffs, and a couple neon swimsuits. The yellow one I’m wearing below is only 55 pounds from Cheap Monday – what a bargain! With regards to Lagos recommendations  I would definitely recommend doing the 3 hour kayak trip to see all of the coves. Top restaurants to visit are Nah Nah Bah for burgers/American inspired food and Casina De Petsico for authentic Portugese. My favourite beach is below – Praia Dona Ana. If you do a little walk along the cost above this beach you’ll discover many more with beautiful coves and water with bright blue patches. Outfit details and links below..

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1. Urban Outfitters top (courtesy of UO press team from their Camden store launch)

2. Cheap Monday bathing suit (purchased on weekday.se but Nelly sells it too)

3. Urban Outfitters belt (vintage but re-made, also courtesy of UO press team)

4. Somedays Lovin’ destroyed denim cutoffs

5. Ray Ban round sunnies

6. Uniform Wares watch

7. Necklaces from a store in Lagos where the man picks the actual stones and turns them all into necklaces – will show pics of the store in my next post – some real gems!

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April 21, 2013

Outfit of the Fest.

by laurenlux

Well Coachella has kicked off festival season so I figured I would envision my ideal festival outfit. I think I’ll be heading to the Dot to Dot Festival in Bristol May 25 and potentially Electric Daisy Carnival in London July 20. WOO! FestivalOutfitPost1. Acne Dip Dye top

2. Zara belt

3. Ksubi shorts

4. Nicholas name tag necklace

5. Vanessa Mooney daydream bracelent set (would go perfect with my festival wristbands)

6. Vanessa Mooney celeste ring

7. Campbell arrow ring

8. Zara clutch

9. Acne white pistols

10. The Row sunnies

March 26, 2013

Blanche

by laurenlux

Heading to the Canary islands tomorrow (or should I say tonight because the flight is literally at 6 in the morning). All I can think of is white and silver. White midi dresses, white skirts, white jumpers, blouses, you name it. I just can’t get it out of my head.

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September 26, 2012

3 Men’s Autumn Winter Trends You Need to Know

by laurenlux

Want to stay up to speed in the style stakes? We’ve picked three of the season’s key menswear trends to help you get ahead of the game.

1. Into the Blue

From inky shades of ultramarine at Paul Smith and Acne to bright cobalt tones at Ann Demeulemeester, the mood this season is definitely blue. Wear it head-to-toe to hit the sartorial nail on the head or invest in luxury separates to bring your current wardrobe up to date.

From left to right: Ann Demeulemeester, Acne

From left to right: Ann Demeulemeester, Alexander McQueen

2. Second Skin

Making an appearance at all the top designer shows, leather is the hot ticket for autumn/winter. No longer just about the jacket, designers went cowhide-crazy as Yves Saint Laurent’s leather suit proves. For a more wearable way to work the trend, look out for leather lapels and panel detailing on coats, jumpers, jackets and bags.

From left to right: Hermes, Yves Saint Laurent, Paul Smith

3. Check Mate

From plaid to argyle to tartan, checks are big news this season. Take a leaf out of Vivienne Westwood’s book and choose smart tailoring in contrasting colour or keep it cool and casual and let a plaid shirt update your weekend wardrobe.

From left to right: Lanvin, D Squared, Vivienne Westwood

September 21, 2012

From Lang to Wang

by laurenlux

Thought I would share some recent purchases of mine from 2 of my favourite brands – Helmut Lang and Alexander Wang. I also impulsively purchased the coat below from Etoile Isabel Marant. Safe to say the deposit I received back from my old flat is officially gone! But these items were definitely worth it.

Alexander Wang Diego Bucket Bag in Rosegold

Helmut Lang Coccoon cotton-blend jersey skirt
Etoile Isabel Marant Diego Coat

March 22, 2012

New Kids On the Street (Block)

by laurenlux

Ever noticed that London style is so old school? Everything reminds me of the 70’s/80’s/90’s… kinda like New Kids On the Block. Don’t tell me you’ve already forgotten that legend of a boy band. Neons, cray-cray printed jumpers, boxy hair styles, Football (American) jackets, skinny jeans, jean jackets, double denim love love love. HOWEVER, my recent goal has been to make my posts as relatable as possible. Although they say Londoners dress to be seen, and it is quite entertaining seeing just how far they go to be photographed, I’ve decided to focus on people we actually WANT to dress like + a little bit of quirk. So here ya go:

Blue & Skinny Khakis.. you can never go wrong with this combination

I have a plaid jacket just like that. Yes, I buy men’s clothing for myself. #trending

Italiano? CI! Love the runners. There’s that NKOTB hairstyle I was referring to.

Brother love. Keds love.

Blinded by the light. But wicked studded shoes. Minor quirk.

Double collar & Dessert boots

Leather sleeves? Questionable, but kinda cool.

Football (American) jacket

Red pantaloons (sp?)

Andddd that’s a wrap. For now. God I love skinny ties.

Photocreds? Me. Where/when? London Fashion Week, and obviously Brick Lane, Duh.

January 30, 2012

Top London Winter Street Style Trends

by laurenlux

1) Fur (obviously).

2) Sheepskin 3) Dr. Martens

4) Jean Jacket avec Sheep Skin Interior 5) Cords

6) Colourful Jumpers

7) Plaid 8) Tapered Jeans 9) Thick frames

Photos Taken (from top to bottom): Carnaby Street, Hanbury Street, Hanbury Street, Brushfield Street, Brick Lane,  Brick Lane

January 6, 2012

12 Essential Men’s Winter Pieces

by laurenlux

1. A Warm Jumper

2. Topman Navy Cords

3. Nudie Straight Leg Jeans

4. Mark McNairy Leather Boots (daytime purposes)

5. Church’s Classic Brogue (for dressing up)

6. Wool Herringbone Gitman Tie

7. Paul Smith Burgundy Cable Knit Scarf


8. Pom Pom Hat from Aubin & Wills

9. Ralph Lauren Flannel Plaid Shirt
10. Acne Denim Shirt (wear with chinos or with dark denim)
11. Polo Ralph Lauren Herringbone Blazer
12. IWC Vintage Collection Watch
August 9, 2011

101 Dalmatians

by laurenlux

Wayback playback – Dalmatian print is a popular trend for FW11 – who would have thought! The below Dalmatian shoes are something I would definitely consider for my wardrobe. Here are some other essentials that I would love to have in my closet. Also, some pictures from Muskoka, as promised.

Azzedine Alala – Dalmation Ankle Boot

You can never have too many cute satchels

Topshop – leather sleeve boyfriend coat – great for the fall!

Acne – http://www.net-a-porter.com

Cheap Monday – http://www.weekday.com

Photo taken in Copenhagen – vintage jean jacket & sunglasses combo is great!

Lace shorts under a long chiffon – I bought lace shorts just like these at H&M!

Ladies reunite

A little Wakesurfing

Nothing like a day on the boat

Banana boating!

Paddling across the bay

Muskoka chairs

Photocred – Heather Peever

Amazing wakeboarders!

June 29, 2011

Ma Familia

by laurenlux

After some seriously long days of packing up my flat and hunting for a new one, it is finally time to give the LFT (London Food&Fashion Tour) to my family! They arrive tomorrow morning, so excited, and yes they appreciate markets, shopping, and food just as much as me : ) so I will show them my favorite spots in London. Some of the restaurants I am taking them to, and you should all try if you ever get to London are: Poletto (Italian Tapas), Viet Grill (Vietnamese), Hakkassan (Chinese), Great Eastern (Asian Fusion), Pizza East (enough said), and possibly Wahaca or Pinchito (both Mexican Tapas). Of course I’ll also take them to Borough market, Brick Lane, Spitalfields, Camden market, and Portobello market – great excuses to hit my favorite spots and get some amazing streetstyle material.

Here are some more streetstyle photos, and some summer inspiration from Nevermind Magazine and elsewhere:

red & white.. COINCIDENTALLY, it’s Canada Day Friday! Looking forward to festivities in Trafalgar Square…

HELLO color blocking

silly silly faces

bow tie & amazing blue Tod-esq loafers

his shirt says it loud and clear

my heart goes out to the shoes

Nevermind Editorial

a little taste of Barcelona

shes a beaut

best friends

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