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Instagram – top to bottom, left to right:
1. WE GOT ENGAGED! (And I am still on a high).
2. Final touches on the very beautiful and very tall editorial ladies.
3. The Manfriend took a secret nap snap.
4. Big fashion week ticket delivery.
5. The flying cupcake mug from my tour at the Emma Bridgewater factory.
6. Playing ‘Golden Baroque’ for A/W 2012 with NARS and Westfield London.
7. The incredible wardrobe from Tuesday’s shoot and show.
8. Scenes from my neighbouring office.
9. The beautiful Cher Lloyd at her fragrance launch.

wardrobe staples

What you wear can define you as a person. Our style, whether you like it or not, tells the outside world what you are all about. It can indicate what kind of person you are, what your lifestyle is like, and even what music you’re into. Fact is, it will always be very important that you’re comfortable and confident with your clothes.

Despite all that, there are still certain items of clothing that I feel every woman should have in their wardrobe. The style and cut may vary, but these essentials are timeless, and can be relied upon in almost any situation. Don’t worry…I’m not about to force harem pants into your wardrobe.

1. Little black dress (LBD)

Every woman should have one of these – the default outfit for any dressy occasion. It could be a date, a party or even an interview – with the right accessories the LBD can cover all the bases. Get one you really like and it will provide you with years of reliable service. Not bad for one little dress, is it?

2. Black blazer

Very similar to the little black dress, the black blazer is all about versatility. It can look great as a casual or smart item. Team it with some jeans for a stylish, understated look, or with a black skirt for a smart, authoritative appearance. It doesn’t need to be expensive, just the right cut and fit. By changing accessories, you can alter its appearance to suit any situation.

3. Quality blue jeans

Denim is more or less universal. Originally made as a tough material for cowboys, it’s now the world’s bottom-half material of choice. I feel as though, with jeans, you get what you pay for. Buy cheap and they’ll look just that – probably won’t last very long either. Go with a respected brand like Firetrap and your jeans will look great with everything for years to come.

4. White, button-down shirt

A great white shirt should subtly accentuate your shape and your best features. Like so many wardrobe staples, it really works with anything – the true meaning of a ‘wardrobe essential’!

Style is all about individuality and expressing yourself through your clothes, but these items are ones that we should definitely all have in our closet. Use them as a base from which to accessorise and build up your own individual je ne sais quoi!

citizens of humanity jeans

“She came back from California
Lost her way alone in Georgia
Found she wanted something more
Like what she did before
And then she stumbled back into me”
– “Skinny Jeans“, The Bigger Lights

I am not what you would call a ‘jeans girl‘. If you have read my book, you know that – for me – dresses make up 95% of my wardrobe. For this reason, I have found it incredibly surprising that I have fallen in love with Citizens of Humanity Avedon skinny jeans.

Practically, they should not work for me. As a petite, curvy woman with a very different frame to a sample-size model, skinny jeans usually don’t flatter my body type. The Avedons, however, have a luxuriously-textured denim with a flattering stretch that wraps around my curves without feeling like a jegging. My legs are praising the opportunity to stay warm (aka covered) this winter!

What I Wore – Thick, batwing sweater and Avedon skinny jeans.
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Heathers Lick It Up
Everlasting Lights

Though I believe the first time I saw it was ten years after it’s release, 1989‘s most intimidating and debauched film, Heathers, has had my heart since that very day. Heathers is a black comedy (featuring Winona Ryder, Christian Slater and Shannen Doherty) set in Ohio, and boasts the wardrobe of Clueless and genius of Mean Girls if both were ignited at 100 degrees. Definitely one of the greatest movies of all time – hence the Best of Tumblr!
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Fashion Book
Guess what, lovely readers? For the month of September, my first book – “She Said Style” – is being sold for almost half price! Just $10, available internationally, delivered instantly!

Stylist and fashion editor Lela London has spent her life creating and compiling tips and tricks that every woman wishes she knew. From a style icon-worthy dress sense to the secrets behind the flawless face, a priceless number of insider tidbits have all been revealed in her first book: “She Said Style“.

As a wonderfully wise guide to fashion, beauty, and self-love, Lela’s wit and knowledge will excite you into tiers of panache and cool that are assumed to be reserved only for celebrities.

She Said Style is a must-have for every woman, being purposefully free of high-and-mighty fashion dictatorship. Every page is practical, customized and intimate in a way that will stick with you through the rest of your sartorial life. Every age, income, skin colour, personality and diversity is not only accounted for, but celebrated.

From closet inventories to trend-navigation techniques, body worship to body manipulation, and shopping secrets to bargain guides, there is enough here to elevate you to dream-like style savvy.

She Said Style is a valuably charming and ultrachic essential for every woman. Best of all? It is delivered instantly to your e-mail address by PDF.

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