A couple of weeks ago I was invited by Jimmy Choo to have afternoon tea at the Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge along with some other blogger girlies;Anna, Shini, Annali, Briony, Kit and Monica. But this wasn’t just any ordinary afternoon tea, oh no, this was a Pret-a-Portea, Jimmy Choo style. Each of the delectable cakes and biscuits were created with the very essence of Jimmy Choo in mind. In the midst of the Caramel Room, handcrafted shoe biscuits and cake clutches were delivered to our table and the Instagramming commenced. After all the camera eats first! The Berkeley offers an incredible range of teas, I would recommend the Berkeley blend, and the service is on point from start to finish, exactly what you’d expect of this prestigious Hotel.
I wore a gorgeous star studded ‘Rebel’ cross body bag and ‘Legion’ boots both by Jimmy Choo (Naturally!), paired with a pair of black Zara skinny jeans and a H&M cricket style jumper. I felt suitably dressed for a fashionable afternoon tea, it’s certainly not a ripped jeans and tee occasion.
This is afternoon tea for the most fashion conscious of crowds.
The Jimmy Choo Pret-a-Portea (#tea4choo) ends this Sunday however there will be some more exciting brands launching their own afternoon tea collections very soon, stay tuned for more info!
Picture C/O southmoltonstyle.com
To make a reservation for Prêt-à-Portea – the Jimmy Choo collection call 020 7235 6000
Today sees the return of my beloved pink Betty Jackson coat from last Autumn/Winter season. AW13 was all about the ‘pink coat’ and I’d been feeling a bit dubious about bringing it out again this season but I hope you’ll all agree it’s just too beautiful to stay hidden in my wardrobe amongst the sea of dull black and grey outerwear. You’ll be pleased to hear that plenty of our favourite brands have re-instated the pink coat in their collections, so although you can’t buy mine you have ample to choose from (links below in the scrolling marquee). In keeping with my current 60’s mood (Thanks fringe!) I opted for this roll neck sweater dress from Forever 21 which I wore in another post here a few weeks ago and also these amazing OTK Schuh boots (Which also featured here).
Every autumn I whip out these Kurt Geiger boots. I’m sorry to say that they are no longer available to buy, I actually bought them when I worked for them a few years ago. I remember the utter lust I felt for these boots and the sheer joy when I finally bought them…with a hefty staff discount, hurrah! Because they are velvet Autumn is really the only season they can be worn, they just wouldn’t hold up in any kind of rain. I will never ever get rid of them, I’m sure you all have something in your wardrobe that you lusted after for ages, finally bought, and now will cherrish for ever and ever amen. Let me know what your treasures are!
For those of you that don’t follow me on Instagram you will now notice that I have a fringe or ‘bangs’ for you guys in the states. I have a tendency of doing the fringe thang every autumn/winter season and I’m proud to tell you that I do it myself. I used the twist and cut method, which is a pretty good fail safe method of fringe-cutting and you can find countless tutorials on YouTube if you’re looking to have a go yourself. Perhaps I should have filmed one!
I like to look somewhat respectable when ‘off duty’ doing non-blogger-type-things and this is an outfit I wore last week to meet a friend for a catch up over coffee. We went to St Christopher’s Place in central London which if you don’t know it is a very quirky, hidden gem of foody type places, and perfect if you love alfresco dining. We were lucky to be dining outside so late into October due to this mild weather we’re having and this is also causing many an issue for women-kind when making those touch outfit decisions! I’ve been wearing a coat for the last few weeks but with London being the climate chameleon that it is, I end up carrying it, or ‘caping’ it to let my underarms, errrr…ventilate. That said it would be a hasty mistake to not take one out because the temperature is much cooler in the mornings and evenings. Again I went for my new staple camel coat from River Island and layered it over the top of this very Isabel Marant inspired geometric sweater (also) from River Island. I was sent these gorgeous black suede OTK boots by Schuh last week and couldn’t wait to debut them on a dry day, and can I just say, they are one of the most comfortable pairs of boots I now own *feet sigh with relief*.
Yes I may have invented the word ‘mono-cosy’ but it works, right? We’ve got two of my favourite things here, monochrome, and utter cosyness *Thumbs up!*. As I was saying yesterday my ‘thing’ right now is overloading on chunky roll neck knits and here we have my favourite so far (although I’m sure this will change with the next roll-neck purchase) this grey/cream jumper from Forever 21. The coat is actually from Primark (although there is a similar coat from River Island here) and I bought this in a size 12 so that it would be really oversized and snuggly, plus they had no 10’s left and when I want something, I want it there and then or a tantrum will follow imminently! It’s not quite cold enough for gloves yet but when your hand get a little nippy it’s nice to bury them deep in your coat pockets, thus why I’m a massive fan of cross-body bags because they leave you hands free. My latest love after my Chanel Boy bag is this Jimmy Choo Rebel bag covered in teeny tiny star studs, errrrr cute! As I was out and about on this particular day I opted for my trusty Adidas Superstar trainers which you’d probably think were brand new, but they’re actually a couple of months old but I religiously clean them to keep them sparkly white.