Friday, 15 April 2016

❤︎ Top 6 Trench Coats for Spring

OK, I admit that I walked out of the house this morning in an optimistic choice of coat, took about 3 steps outside and promptly ran back inside for my quilted parka (essentially a sleeping bag with arms), tutting at my own bad life choices.

HOWEVER. However.

When the sun comes out for those little glorious moments (for about 3 days in July between approx. 12:03 and 12:12), we all need the right outerwear choices in my cupboard to look sassy af. Worry not girlfriend, I got your back.

1) THE CLASSIC ONE

Zara pulls it out of the bag every year with a version of the iconic trench. Also I have actually seen and felt this one in real life (gasp) in Westfield and the fabric was really high quality for such a great price. Winner.

ZARA - The Cotton Trench Coat £69.99


2) THE CAPED ONE

An interesting one for those in-between days where you're not sure if you want a trench or a cape or a coat... Well ladies, you can have all 3! Love this chic option which would look amazing with skinny jeans and ankle boots.

Maje - The Trench Cape £420


3) THE CROPPED ONE

Another option for the more indecisive gals out there is this loose fit cropped trench-jacket which I personally love. Oh so Parisian and très chic, non?

Comptoir des Cotonniers - The Short Trench Coat £130


4) THE BLOW-THE-BUDGET ONE

Because it's good to dream AND I'm almost 100% sure that all Burberry trench coats give you some super stylish magic powers that guarantee you will never trip over pavement stones or have to hike up your tights in the middle of the office or get spinach stuck in your teeth or fail to beep your oyster properly at the tube barriers ever again.

Burberry London -The Sandringham Trench Coat £1295



5) THE ULTRA FLOWY ONE

So cute either with jeans and tee for a barbeque or thrown over a LBD for a night out with the girls.

& Other Stories - The Draped Trench Coat £125


6) THE KHAKI ONE

Alexa Chung sprinkled tinkerbell dust over a little collection of archive classics from M&S and this piece is a standout. Khaki with a tartan lining (see it at the cuffs?), this is one of those timeless purchases that will last and last and last. Grab one of these quick as they seem to be selling out of sizes by the minute!

M&S Archive by Alexa - The Frances Trench £89

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

#1 Spring Picks 2015 (ft. Saint Lauren, Vans, Etude House & Just Cavalli)

Spring 2015 - Fashion/Beauty picks

Spring is almost, sort of just around the corner, taunting us with a few minutes of sunshine a day. I've just returned from 10 days in balmy Hong Kong and am totally in denial of the gale force winds here in London. Digging statement totes that are jello in their colour intensity but still keeping it work appropriate. Jersey is the texture I turn to every Spring and I'm loving pencil skirts teamed with cute crops and pristine trainers. Lastly, my makeup bag has had an overhaul with new balmy textures (Etude House BB cream is LOVE), tints and flushes and a statement scent - my choice is Just Cavalli, a juicy fizzy floral with just 3 notes - Neroli, Tahitian Tiare Flower & Rosewood that combine to make a really distinctive sharp/sweet exotic bottle of goodness.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

LONDON FASHION WEEK SS15 - STREET STYLE REPORT

And finally, to round up my London Fashion Week SS15 reports, I'll share a few snaps of my favourite part of the week - capturing the "backstage" moments.

 
    

Until next season!

Love,
Geisha
xoxo

LONDON FASHION WEEK SS15 SHOW REPORT: ZEYNEP KARTAL

Zeynep Kartal hails from Manchester and her collection entitled "Effloresence" brought a burst of modernity and sunshine to the grand, antique setting of Freemason's Hall. Every piece was a showstopper with clean lines and gorgeous flowing dresses and palazzo pant jumpsuits adorned with twinkling beads.

 

Models looked dewy and fresh with minimal makeup and the whole vibe was very elegant and feminine, with Kartal drawing inspiration from Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel "The Secret Garden" and the healing power of the beautiful rose garden.

 

The last dress was a floral feast for the eyes:

 

Love,
Geisha

xoxo

LONDON FASHION WEEK SS15 SHOW REPORT: ASLI POLAT

There was a real buzz going round the room as we waited in anticipation for Asli Polat's London show. The Fashion Institute of Technology graduate who injected a real "sports luxe" feel into her collection drew gasps from the room - it was like a breath of fresh air, especially against the light and bright setting of the Me Hotel on Strand.

 

Beautiful sheer chiffon and lace detail, pops of hologram, metal and rose golds all grounded by a smattering of leather.


The show was one of the best I've seen, partly because of how Polat managed to merge etherealism with a bad ass attitude and partly because everything she put onto the catwalk was desirable, cool, fresh and something I could see myself wearing. Bravo!

Love,
Geisha
xoxo