Vogue Eyewear CFDA "City Collection" Celebration!

Just the other night, I attended this amazing event to celebrate the launch of the CFDA/ Vogue Eyewear limited edition "City Collection." As the face for the Rebecca Minkoff for Vogue Eyewear sunglasses, I was of course there to represent Rebecca's "Bowery" sunglasses! Rebecca, who just had her baby boy (Congratulations!), wasn't able to make the event, but her super sweet brother came out to support us. For Rebecca Minkoff's design, it was all about New York City. There I am wearing her Bowery sunglasses, which represent the rock era of The Bowery area of lower Manhattan. Inspired by all of my favorite icons and musicians, including Kate Moss and Bob Dylan, the sunglasses couldn't be more perfect for me! For the event, I wore a full on Rebecca Minkoff outfit. When I saw the green dress at her showroom, I knew I had to wear it. That jade green color is my favorite and the red studded bag is so rock n' roll chic. Obsession much? Also, at the event were two of my favorite bloggers Aimee and Jane. Aimee is representing Miami with the Botkier shades, and Jane is representing LA with the Yeohlee shades. I love all three designers and so getting to be a part of this huge campaign was a dream! Oh and, I met one of my favorite girls ever, Alexa Chung, who was super sweet and came out to support the launch. Such an unreal night!

Make sure to see my post and video for the Rebecca Minkoff for CFDA/Vogue Eyewear sunglasses HERE!
Available now at Sunglass Hut!

Vogue Eyewear CFDA Launch Party at Sunglass Hut

Luxottica Group and the CFDA Launch 2nd Annual Capsule Collection for Vogue Eyewear at the Sunglass Hut Flagship Boutique
Monica Botkier and I
Luxottica Group and the CFDA Launch 2nd Annual Capsule Collection for Vogue Eyewear at the Sunglass Hut Flagship Boutique
I'm wearing Monica Botkier for Vogue Eyewear, Ben Amun Necklaces, H&M Dress, Steve Madden Heels, Botkier Bag

The beautiful Alexa Chung

Luxottica Group and the CFDA Launch 2nd Annual Capsule Collection for Vogue Eyewear at the Sunglass Hut Flagship Boutique
The DJs at the event

Luxottica Group and the CFDA Launch 2nd Annual Capsule Collection for Vogue Eyewear at the Sunglass Hut Flagship BoutiqueLuxottica Group and the CFDA Launch 2nd Annual Capsule Collection for Vogue Eyewear at the Sunglass Hut Flagship BoutiqueLuxottica Group and the CFDA Launch 2nd Annual Capsule Collection for Vogue Eyewear at the Sunglass Hut Flagship Boutique

On Wednesday I flew to New York to attend the launch party for the Vogue Eyewear/CFDA City Collection that was held at the Sunglass Hut Flagship. I was in great company as you can see from the pictures. Jane and Natalie were the other two bloggers that were selected for this collection (Jane's hair is to die for.. not to mention her porcelain skin) and imagine my joy when Alexa Chung walks into the room. She looks exactly the same and was super sweet to everyone. I was so sick this day so everything was quite a blur and seems like a dream. Nonetheless, I did have a great time
For those who were wondering, you can get the sunglasses at Sunglass Hut.

Magic of Herve

(Romwe top, Alexander Wang trousers, Emily Cho handbag)

So this bright yellow Emily Cho handbag is one item in my wardrobe that always completes a simple outfit. The color is so eye-catching and I love the gorgeous textured leather. It's straight out of the SS'12 collection, out later this year, and I feel lucky to get to sport this piece before it hits stores. What's super exciting is I'm also going to be featured in the next Emily Cho SS'12 ad campaign! I literally just got back to my apartment after shooting bright and early during sunrise on the rooftop of a gorgeous apartment in Greenwich. So I'm basically a huge Emily Cho fan and brought this little guy went with me almost everywhere during fashion week. Here I am backstage with my good friend Claire at the Herve Leger show! The Herve collection was absolutely beautiful. All the dresses still had the classic Herve body-con fit, but with a twist. The collection as a whole gave off an indigenous vibe, but it was still classy and sexy. And I have been seeing that the slicked back hair look is so in season again. Backstage, Bumble and Bumble worked wonders on the runway models. The simplicity in the hair made the clothes stand out even more. LOVE.

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Dilan Walpola claw ring giveaway

 picture courtesy of olive shoppe

This week I am teaming up with the fantastic Olive shoppe to give one of you this beautiful claw ring by Dilan Walpola!

The ring is made of silver and adjustable so will fit all, for more details click here


White Out

Jacket: Zara. Tee: Madewell. Shorts: DIY cut offs. Shoes: Theory Theyskens. Sunglasses: Spitfire. Bag: Coach (c/o). Jewelry: Michael Kors, Gap, BR, Pomellato, David Yurman (bracelet c/o), YSL. Nails: Chanel 'Black Pearl'.

White and wide

zara shirt
h&m waistcoat
zara bag

I wore yet another new leather waistcoat the other day, I've realised it goes with everything I own and looks nice zipped up as well... I'm sure you'll see it worn many different ways within the weeks to come.

I'm having somewhat difficult converting to fall, this week it's been promised to be around 25 degrees here in london, which is really nice but (dare I say) somewhat boring..


Street Lamps

(Theyskens Theory Top c/o Edit, Zara Skirt, Steve Madden Heels, Style by Marina Leather Jacket, Bracelets by CC Skye, Low Luv, Anarchy Street, Chanel Bag)

I picked up this Theyskens Theory top at Edit during my stay in New York for Fashion Week. It was the longest time I've ever spent in a clothing store as most of my shopping is done online but from rack to rack, room to room, there were so many great items that it was just hard to leave the store. You must check out the store if you're ever in New York!
I wore this outfit to my best friend's sister's wedding and I've been meaning to do a 'What to Wear to a Wedding' post as I get a lot of requests. The most important thing for me when dressing for a wedding is, (ok, this might sound selfish) comfort as I look forward to the reception. Thankfully this Zara skirt is one size too big so it's quite perfect for times when I'm determined to overeat.

Dalmatians on my nails

topshop nailswraps

I tried the dalmatian nail wraps from topshop's unique collection, and I have to admit I absolutely love them! not just do I love the print on everything but especially on my nails... most fun I've done nail-wise in a long time or maybe ever.. I'm five.

central park and shake shack

vintage linen shirt, Saint James striped shirt, Theory shorts, vintage Coach satchel, Karen Walker sunglasses, Rachel Comey Miner boots

And here's the only other outfit I photographed in New York. It's kind of hard to be creative when you're working out of a tiny suitcase in unexpected weather. Same shorts, same bag... at least the shoes are different? Anyway, wore this to explore Central Park and hit up Shake Shack to see what all the hype was about.


So does Shake Shack compare to In-N-Out? I can only say that it wouldn't be fair to compare the two since they're two different things: Shake Shack was less of a fast food chain to me and more of a gourmet eatery. Plus In-N-Out is just something I grew up with that tastes familiar now matter where I go, you know? But that's just me I guess. Nevertheless it was delicious, so delicious in fact that I ended up going back and spending a total of $20 there that day. (Granted I never wanted to eat again after devouring a double cheeseburger, cheese fries, soda, and milkshake....)

shake shack
hiking boots

"Under Your Spell" - Desire (I'm addicted to the Drive Soundtrack haha)