My Week on Instagram
Instagram (@lelalondon) – left to right, top to bottom:
1. Having a sparkly breakfast, coffee, and cocktails at Balans.
2. Early morning call times underground.
3. All I need are these Miu Miu heels.
4. A moment.
5. Insta-homage to Tom Aikens.
6. The House of Rush is such a beautiful space.
7. This is The Guard Puppy. It’s high security around here.
8. Rihanna’s 777 Tour: a lot of crotch grabbing.
9. Glitter rules the world.

coachella fashion
It hasn’t exactly been Coachella weather over here in ol’ Blighty. *rings out hair*

Thankfully, Motilo have been running an “Americana” (aka Coachella-perfect) competition on their site, and thus have TONS of summery inspiration floating around their mood boards. Crank up the heating, get in your feather headdress/bikini, and taa daa – it’s almost like you’re watching Kasabian in sunny California.

The mood board details:
J Brand – Atomic Denim Jacket
Spell – Warrior Feather Headband
Opening Ceremony – Striped Raffia Sandals
Jerome Dreyfuss – Momo Python, Suede And Karung Mini Shoulder Bag
Jemma Kidd – Rosy Glow Lip & Cheek Tint
Chanel – Le Vernis Nail Colour In Mimosa
cos – A-Line Wool Skirt (underneath)
and
Miu Miu – Faille Miniskirt

leighton meester

This week, Leighton Meester was back on the set of ‘Gossip Girl’ and spurring on the very ‘nowyellow trend of Spring 2012 while filming with co-star Ed Westwick in New York City. Her lemon-hued coat was worn over a floral-print dress from Peter Som‘s Spring/Summer collection.

To toe the look, Leighton was dressed in maroon Mary Jane pumps by Miu Miu and a matching cross-body handbag from Stella McCartney. Finished with a bun and pearls, this is a total go-to for ‘colour meets ladylike’.

leighton meester prada

Probably my favourite look from Leighton Meester as of late was the ensemble she wore to attend a screening of ‘The Woman Dress’. The film was a short, directed by Giada Colagrande, that was part of a series of films that explore women’s love affair with Miu Miu. Leighton’s Prada Spring/Summer 2012 dress was a divine choice for her shape, and an unexpected choice for a Miu Miu event.

The version she wore had a deeper plunge and an altered print to the runway version, but the lemon-coloured skirt was untouched. I think I actually prefer this bodice to the runway version.

leighton meester amfar

For the beginning of Fashion Week, Leighton attended the amfAR New York Gala wearing a Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2012 dress. This dress was one of my favourites of the season, so I am ecstatic that Leighton ended up wearing it on the red carpet. Critics, however, seem to have quite a problem with her hair at this event.

A garment perhaps a little too fashion-forward for such soft, feminine curls? The Louis Vuitton sequined bag she carried was gorgeous, but I may have to agree, the hair and shoes weren’t as edgy as I would hope for with the styling of this dress.

leighton meester vera wang

On her way to Vera Wang’s show for Autumn/Winter 2012, Leighton wore a Stella McCartney A/W 2010 Coat, green printed Vera Wang V-Neck Dress, yellow Giuseppe Zanotti Cutout Suede Sandals, and the Bvlgari Serpenti handag. Street style at it’s best – the ‘girly curls’ really work here.

Hailee Steinfeld Banned Ad

  • Though there have been provocative ads featuring young teenage models left untouched by ad regulations for years, a photo of teenage actress Hailee Steinfeld sitting by a train track has been banned in the UK. The image – part of Miu Miu‘s Fall/Winter campaign – was banned for being “irresponsible because it depicted a child in an unsafe location”, to which I say…

    I feel like wearing snakes as clothes.

  • Carolina Herrera has announced that she plans to produce the wedding dress she designed for Kristen Stewart (aka Bella Swan) in Twilight: Breaking Dawn. I can only imagine the type of themed weddings that will come out of this!

    “I wanted to create a magical moment that they had at the wedding. She’s an innocent girl that is finding her first true love, so there is romance, there is magic, there is everything together.”
    Carolina Herrera

  • Two of my favourite models (and rumoured sapphic sisters), Freja Beha Erichsen and Arizona Muse, were photographed hanging out at Los Angeles’ Chateau Marmont this past weekend wearing two dresses from Chloé’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection. This, without the brand overtly saying so, suggests that the duo have booked the campaign!
    Freja Arizona

    Arizona Muse and Freja Beha Erichsen


  • Naomi Campbell continues her decades-long world takeover by becoming editor-at-large for the new German and Russian editions of Interview Magazine. According to the official press release, Naomi will “regularly meet great and outstanding personalities for this in-depth feature interview”.

  • Your daily dose of Karl Lagerfeld…coming up! International newspaper “Metro” (everyone’s favourite half-asleep morning read) has appointed Uncle Karl as “guest editor” for a day at Metro’s Paris offices on February 7th, 2012.

    As “Metro” launches it’s Autumn/Winter 2012 show coverage the same day – it will be brilliant press for him. He intends to provide his infamous commentary as well as some of his gorgeous illustrations.

    And there’s something in it for you, too! Though it hasn’t been launched yet, there will be a global web site launched where you can submit your “fashion statements” to a Look Book competition for a chance to fly to Paris and be an editorial assistant on February 6th, and lots of Lagerfeld swag, to boot.

  • Alexander McQueen‘s junior, lower-priced line – “McQ” – is opening a flagship store on Dover Street in London in Spring of next year! Preceding the opening, the line will also premiere it’s first-ever show for London Fashion Week.