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Keeping this short and quick, and will keep updating this as new sales go live

Net-a-porter sale is now live – with some great discounts – a few of my favourites are below

 

 

Knit – nothing like investing in a knit, my Ganni is on sale, along with the fab super stylish red A.W.A.K.E jumper, and a few amazing Joseph staples (always the best quality), love the cable knit from Vanessa Bruno and the Max Mara pink.

 

 

 

 

DRESSES – my philosophy tartan dress is on sale, as is my Tory brunch dress I wore for my event in the store, the Jospeh slip dress looks amazing layered with a knit and will be great in summer to. I am obsessed with the red velvet Rachel Zoe dress – it is almost identical to the Attico one I wear all the time. The statement yellow Tibi dress is also on sale, and is a great investment, and I am loving the eEmilia Wickstead Tartan dress, which would look lovely over a skinny polo dress also. a few more favs below.

 

 

 

 

A few of the rest, the Alesssandra Rich  skirt I had on at the weekend, I LOVE these jeans, I am surprised they are on sale, such a great staple. the Aquazzura boots are DIVINE and you will wear and wear….the Needle and Thread dress is a GREAT alternative to the Philosophy one I wear all the time. I think I am going to invest in the Roger Vivier as I LOVE their shoes… and the earrings well I wear these pairs all the time. for the coats, I LPVE this Stella Bryce coat, (I have in a IT38 i had to size down) and the Ganni coat is such a GREAT basic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last week on a press trip I was chatting to mega jewellery consultant Beanie Major and we got talking about – guess what – jewellery!

 

Beanie does a monthly piece for her site called “the jewellery box” where she goes through peoples jewellery boxes and talks about the history of each piece. Not only is this fascinating but it really reminded me of the timelessness and importance of jewellery as something to treasure and enjoy and to hand down to our children. Don’t get me wrong, I do have some incredible and lovely jewellery, but for some reason in the last few years, instead of investing in jewellery pieces I have been focussing on clothing and handbags. Talking to Beanie really made me rethink this, at the end of the day our items of jewellery no matter what cost really are heirloom pieces and things you can pass down to future generations. For example one of my most treasured items of jewellery is a ring my late father bought for my mother and every time I pick it up it conjures emotions that are priceless. Whether it be a gift from your family or even a gift to yourself it really doesn’t matter – each piece will have a story, a meaning, a memory.

 

This brings me on to Bucherer Fine Jewellery, the Swiss jewellery designer I have been working with for the last few months. Bucherer Fine Jewellery was initially a family business which started 130 years by Carl Freidrich Bucherer, the business grew and grew so he sent one of his sons to study watchmaking and the other to become a jeweller. After  they qualified they joined the family business and they were able to produce their own line of watches named Carl F.Bucherer and in house jewellery brand Bucherer Fine Jewellery. I really love that it was family business with such a rich history as I do consider the heritage of a jeweller before making a purchase. Being Swiss the quality is of course incredible, something that really will last the test of time and something that can be handed down in years to come.

 

The first collection I would like to talk about is their Peekaboo line which debuted last year. The collection itself is stunning and totally unique, very pretty and romantic using amethyst, morganite, aqua-marine and beryl to create pastel-coloured jewels with diamond accents either set in rose or white gold. The rings are exquisite and come in each of the gold colourways, with the stones in various sizes. I think the price point of the collection is very reasonable with the prices starting at around £1150 for a ring with 1.8.ct amathyst stone, see here or you can keep going up in size to a whopping 12ct morganite stone for around £6800 – see here. I personally love them stacked so you are wearing 2 or 3 of various sizes and colours on one finger which I think gives such a beautiful effect.

 

 

 

The Peekaboo range also has stunning necklaces, I am wearing one of my favourites in the pictures below – you can see that the stones are scattered along the chain, which also comes in rose or white gold with a variety of the stones and lengths – see here. I am also wearing  one of the the peekaboo bracelets which also come in white or rose gold and are a stunning piece – see here for the morganite version

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second line I am wearing is the B Dimension, which is the latest line from Bucherer Fine Jewellery. It is a collection of 26 pieces that are all based on the circular shape – the shape which historically symbolises perfection. This collection comes in white, yellow and rose gold with intricate pave diamonds – although on some pieces there are other hard stones, lapis lazuli, black onyx and carmine carnelian. Each piece is truly exquisite, I am lucky enough to be wearing the pave diamond earrings – and two of the pave diamond rings stacked together…….all I can say is – Dear Father Christmas…..I’ve been a good girl, honest……….!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The final collection that I was lucky enough to shoot is the Pastello Collection I simply love this collection, it is just so truly gorgeous. Again this is a colourful collection using a variety of sapphire stones in varying shades to create the most DIVINE lilac hues, which are so delicate and pretty. I LOVE the earrings that I am wearing see herewhich again for a fine jewellery line are quite a good price point. I am also wearing the most sumptuous ring which is 3 bands of amazingness, and the necklace see here is definitely a WOW piece – simply sensational

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I recently had the opportunity to work with kidswear brand Il Gufo – I love childrenswear, and I just LOVE the history behind the brand. Il Gufo was founded in the 1970s by Mother of 3 Giovanna, who started making clothes for her children. Very soon all the children in the village were wearing her creations and so it began! I just love that the brand was built by a Mother, and despite it being HUGE today, Giovanna still, with her son and daughter, coordinates the work of all the people they have worked with for many years. Another thing that I love is that not only are the clothes designed in Italy, and that fabrics are sourced from companies representing Italian excellence – so you know the quality is second to none. I find that so many childrenswear brands these days compromise on quality, so it is wonderful to find another one that has beautifully made products with a perfect finish.

 

So where do I start – well Il Gufo have a huge range of products varying from partywear to casual everyday wear to fabulous puffer-coats and outerwear for extreme weather or even freezing London, basically they do it all.

I wanted to select pieces for the girls to shoot that they really loved, so I asked Soleil to help to pick out the pieces that she knew her and Winer would really love. Its no surprise that she totally fell in love with a super-fun and fabulous pink faux-fur coat, its a real statement piece and I thought a great addition to her wardrobe. She also loved the matching grey jersey dress with pink faux-fur pockets, and best of all, it also came in mini-size so Winter could “twin” as she loves to match her big sister. I cannot tell you how excited the girls were when the dresses and coat arrived along with a matching bag all in lovely stylish packaging. The girls wore the outfits the following weekend in Kensington Palace Gardens where we went to play in the Autumn leaves.

Soleil looks super-stylish and super-fun in her choice, the pink coat – see here – and is also wearing some gorgeous pink Il Gufo trainers – see here . Equally, I have to say that Winter looks totally adorable in her mini-me grey sweater dress – see here – and she was more than a little bit obsessed with the fun-faux-fur pockets which she could stuff with leaves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next up is my favourite, I absolutely fell in love with these navy-blue coats for the girls – see here. I always adore the girls in navy as I always think it’s such a chic look. I love how  the beautiful ruffle neck-line on the coat and the matching ruffled pockets  make it super unique, it’s the small details like this that make the coat really stand out. The girls wore these coats at the weekend out to lunch and so any people commented on how lovely they looked. The coats are made in wool fleece-style fabric which is so soft and cosy so I know they are going to be a huge favourite with the girls. The coats also come in a stylish grey colour – see here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The final outfit the girls selected was an occasion-wear party dress – see here with a fabulous net-lined huge poufy princess-like skirt and a black ribbon sash-belt around the waist which ties in a beautiful bow at the back. The girls haven’t had the opportunity to wear these dresses yet but will definitely be wearing them over the Christmas season. Soleil’s dress also has beautifully matching velvet ballet-flat shoes which are just exquisite – see here. I must not forget to mention to the gorgeous matching headbands for both of them to complete the look – see here.

 

 

 

 

 

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