superdry htc
Once upon a month ago, I was chatting to the folk at HTC about the release of the HTC One M8 (you’ll see the red version in my paws, above). While we all know I’m something of a nerdypants, this was actually more of a fashion chat than a tech talk.

In collaboration with one of the industry’s leading fashion illustrators, Jacqueline Bissett, HTC just launched the first ever illustrated look book for a smartphone, placing their flagship device in the limelight.

I was asked if I’d like to be included in the project and have Jacqueline illustrate me with the scarlet smartphone.

Have me illustrated at the creative hands which curated the illustrations of Givenchy, Swarovski, Harrods and more? I didn’t need to be asked twice.

The result is below, digitally, though the full illustration has been hung as the focal point in my hallway. While the illustration is altogether more glamorous than the tired remains of Post-Fashion Week Lela, I think it only proves the accessory magic of a beautiful smartphone. Like a red lip, a red phone is the wearable cherry on top.

(And when all your energy has been spent running around the country in your get-out-of-jail-free-card*…that’s an essential.)

What I Wore:
(in illustration)
My #1 Autumn/Winter pick – the Simone Rocha tulle embroidered dress
(in real life)
* The get-out-of-jail-free-card (the perfect Winter coat) from Superdry – the spoils from their Fashion’s Night Out celebration!
Sargossa heels

lela london fashion illustration
superdry htc
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Week in Photos
Instagram (@lelalondon) – left to right, top to bottom:
1. Just what my imaginary doctor ordered.
2. Handmade red beret and POW neon orange jumper from Superdry. (Weirdly look like I’m wearing blue contact lenses?)
3. Working on a tutorial in a Christmas jumper. Laundry time.
4. One day I will be Faye Dunaway.
5. Haha thank GOD me being blinded while being street styled has made it onto Nylon TV.
6. Going to spend the evening looking at photos of my son when he was a baby polar bear.
7. Breakfast Club-themed presentation power at Tata Naka.
8. Late lunch. Need vitamins.
9. So breaking my phone landed me with my old one. And some quality throwbacks. Silver lining.
10. Sunbathing.
11. They know me well.

Vines from the week (click to watch!):
Ashish was rather spectacular.
Pouring coconut water over Berocca. Fashion week flu attacks.

neon winter outfit
It was a “give me comfort or give me death” kind of day come Day Four of London Fashion Week. Though I was one missed espresso away from heading to Somerset House in a onesie, a few super-bright pieces saved my style.

What I Wore:
Green faux fur coat, Antoni & Alison (AW12). Red beret, handmade (similar here). Neon orange jumper, Superdry. Red dress, vintage (similar here). Thigh-high boots, Boohoo. iPad case, Lodis (similar here).

neon winter outfit