Thursday, 27 December 2012

Après ski wardrobe

As promised, today I'm posting about my après ski wardrobe! Hopefully my ideas will be useful to both those who ski, and those who simply live in a cold place. For me I love nothing more than curling up on a sofa in a snug jumper after a long hard day of skiing with a vin chaud in my hand! But venturing out to the various bars on offer at ski resorts and making lots of French friends can also be lots of fun! So here's a look into my winter après ski wardrobe!


noira boots in chocolate


faux fur collar coat 


holly cable-knit alpaca beanie


two-tone knitted snood


holst knitted sweater


original wayfarer

So I hope you've enjoyed peeking into my après ski wardrobe! And I also hope you've enjoyed the beginnings of my blogging experience. This is my last post of 2012 as I am off to the airport at 3am in the morning, and won't be returning to the UK until 5th January. Thank you to all of those who have supported me in 2012, and hopefully my blog will continue to grow in 2013! I really do appreciate your support.

Many happy returns for the New Year, and I'll see you in 2013!

Love Lucy x

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Off to the mountains...

On Friday I'm off to my favourite place - our house in the French Alps. I've been a skier since the age of two, I've done a ski season in Courchevel, France, and I just can't get enough of powder, vin chaud, and après ski! So I thought I'd share my skiing outfit with my lovely followers! It's a bit more niche than normal, but I really wanted to share my passion with you all - I'll do an après ski post tomorrow to widen the appeal for those of you who'd rather dream of fondues, sleigh rides, and open fires! 


black ski jacket from the SNO range

I bought this jacket the other day in preparation for my holiday, and I can't wait to test it out on the slopes! I've been looking for a black belted jacket with a fur hood for a while now, and it was actually surprisingly difficult, so I was happy to come across this beautiful item in Topshop. I just hope it's warm enough! 


yellow diedre salopettes

These aren't my exact salopettes, but they're close enough. I love mixing these loud yellow trousers with my black jacket, just to brighten up my look. In a snowstorm it's also useful to wear something bright so you don't get lost! 


grey helmet

When it comes to extreme sports I'm a firm believer in safety first. I have quite an exciting story about falling off a cliff, and ever since then I wouldn't dare ski without a helmet. They may not be the most flattering accessory, but if it'll protect you, then it's definitely worth investing in one!


seth morrison signature series airbrake snow goggles

I don't actually own these goggles, but I'd like to! I love the colours and the orange lens, and as they're Oakley they're guaranteed to be of the best quality.


geisha twin-tip skis

I got these skis for my birthday in June (a seasonal gift!) and simply cannot wait to try them out! I love the girly pattern and purples, and I just hope they're good to ski on! 

So there's a glimpse into my skiing wardrobe. I hope it's been interesting to both those who like skiing, and those who know little about it, but if not do check back tomorrow for my après ski suggestions!

Love Lucy x

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all my lovely readers! I hope that you have/have had a wonderful day filled with family, friends, and joy.

I am now in bed after a lovely family Christmas, filled to the brim with champagne and yummy food! My day was a perfect mixture of Christmas onesie fever (thank you Cara Delevigne for making onesies acceptable to wear in your 20s - they're so comfy!), Mummy's birthday, seeing my amazing crazy family, so much Christmassy food, and lots of karaoke!

As you can see my sister and I also enjoyed a fashion forward Christmas this year - I can definitely see red noses and beards becoming popular in 2013!

I wish you all many happy wishes over the festive period.

Love Lucy x

Sunday, 16 December 2012

All I want for Christmas is shoes!

Apologies for the cheesy title - after making a huge dent in my Christmas shopping yesterday I am now thoroughly in festive mode! With just over a week to go until that magical day, I'm sure you all gave Santa your Christmas lists a long time ago, but if not then take a cheeky peek at my favourite festive footwear!


black gem slippers

I actually bought these gorgeous sparkly slippers a few weeks ago, and they've become my party season staple. They're fun but comfortable, and are perfect for wearing to evenings where you'll want to dance the night away! One thing I would say is to try-before-you-buy as I have never had to buy a smaller shoe size, but with these I had to go one size down (from UK 7 to UK 6). I would definitely recommend these shimmering shoes to any girl who loves to look smart, but still wants the comfort.


kitty embroidered heel

I adore these heels! I loved the slipper version, and these are just as cute. I love kittens, all things gold, and luscious velvet - and these shoes have them all in one! I haven't tried them on yet, so I can't comment on how comfortable they are, but they are so gorgeous that I wouldn't care!


black orchid-dry boots

Everyone needs a good winter boot, and these are simply divine. Russell & Bromley make some truly gorgeous boots, so it's difficult to choose their most fabulous pair, but these ones are incredibly well-made and luxuriously beautiful that they definitely top my list. 

So there you have it, my shoes for all Christmas occasions!

Keep dancing!

Love Lucy x

Thursday, 6 December 2012

December Wish List: Top Ten Gift Ideas

With Christmas fast approaching, and with my age increasing, I find myself worrying more about what I am going to buy for others rather than what I will receive on Christmas morning. When I was younger I would lie in bed awake on Christmas Eve hoping and praying that Santa will have brought that perfect gift. Now I lie in bed hoping that I have wrapped the perfect gifts. It really can be a stressful time, so for my December wish list I have come up with my top ten gifts: five for her and five for him.

For Her


gold sequin dress - because no Christmas is complete without sparkles!


purple sparkly nail varnish


personalised diary


grace blanket


purple sparkle hottie

For Him


movember cufflinks


green reindeer jumper


brown italian leather belt


xs pour homme
£17.50 (half price!)


blue 2gb iPod shuffle (with free engraving)

Please share your other gift ideas! Happy shopping!

Love Lucy x

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Why I love my Chelsea boots...

I love my Topshop Chelsea boots.

I know that Chelsea boots are nothing new to the fashion world, but I think they deserve a mention every now and again. Of course they come in all colours, shapes and sizes, but I'm going to share with you why I love mine in particular!

They are nothing remarkable, but they are are a trustworthy staple, and I could not do without them!

Firstly, they make my feet look smaller, and being a UK size 7, this is never a bad thing. The slight heel gives me that extra bit of height - which at 5'9" isn't completely necessary, but as Tesco like to remind us, "Every Little Helps". Even the smallest of heels makes us girls feel that touch more glamourous; which makes them the perfect shoe for a busy London lifestyle, where I often have to go from day to night without first going home. Furthermore as the heel is not too high, they are also suitable for walking rather long distances, which is also useful when living in a city.


This is a rather simple post, for a rather simple shoe, but sometimes simplicity is the key to an outfit.

Thank you Topshop for such a reliable, yet stylish boot!

What are your must have boots?

Love Lucy x

Sunday, 11 November 2012

The London BVLGARI Hotel: A Review of the Ballroom

I'm not the sort of person who usually mingles with wealthy bankers at flashy events, however last Wednesday I was invited to attend a retail dinner hosted by Deutsche Bank at the new Bulgari hotel in Knightsbridge, London.

The reason for my invitation was that the annual dinner is hosted not only for retailers and analysts to mix, but also to raise money for a charity - this year it was Street Child World Cup - and my new job is as the Events Manager for this innovative charity. We are a street children's rights charity, who want to make the voices of street children from all over the world be heard through the vehicle of football, and are extremely grateful to Deutsche for being chosen as their charity at this years dinner.

My first impression of the Bulgari hotel was that it is extremely suave and tailored more to male tastes. It's a no-frills affair, with sleek, and possibly harsh, interior design. However, there is no doubt that it is impressive (especially to one who doesn't often experience such places!). The ambiance of the hotel echoed the exclusiveness of its jewellery, which was displayed in pristine cabinets in the lobby, making me extremely envious of anyone who can afford such pieces!

From the doorman, to the waiters, to the hosts, all of the staff were extremely helpful and attentive (slightly over zealous at times - especially with the canapés!). I did, however find it difficult to tell where the lavatories are, as the walls and doors seemed to blend into one! When I eventually found them they were luxurious and gleaming, I just wish they were easier to find!

Our evening was spent on the Ballroom level, and room perfect for larger functions. It's a striking space. The minimalist walls are complimented by a few statement pieces, such as the impressive, Bulgari designed chandeliers in the main dining room.

Aside from the exposure received for Street Child World Cup, my favourite aspect of the evening was definitely the food. It was absolutely delicious - compliments to the chef! The starter was cheese ravioli, the main was a perfect steak, and dessert was a delicious selection of tiramisu, macaroons, and truffles (of which I ate far too many!). 

So, although many of us mere mortals will never be able to afford to actually stay at the Bulgari hotel (with prices starting from £588 per night it is the most expensive place to stay in London), I would advise going to eat in the restaurant, just to get a feel for the high life! Prices for food in the restaurant are not too extortionate - just be careful what you drink. 

A huge thank you to Deutsche for supporting Street Child World Cup - your generous donations will make a huge difference to street children from all over the world. If you would like to find out more about the charity then please visit, and if you want to help then please become a supporter!

Your support would mean a lot to us! 

Love Lucy x 

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Chanel's Little Black Jacket Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, London

Last Sunday I managed to make it to the last day of Karl Lagerfeld's and Carine Roitfeld's Little Black Jacket exhibition at the stunning Saatchi Gallery in London. I'd been wanting to go since it opened there on October 12th, but what with starting a new job, I simply didn't have the time. Those of you who have read my blog since the very beginning will know that one of my first posts celebrated Coco Chanel's little black dresses and Karl Lagerfeld's little black jacket, and that I was eagerly awaiting the arrival of the exhibition in London - and it even exceeded all expectations! You can read that post by clicking here: Coco & Karl.

The exhibition was a glorious collection of 113 photographs depicting friends of the fashion house wearing Lagerfeld's exquisite little black jacket. They were all striking, original and raw. The whole way round I couldn't help but say to my friend "I'm so happy we came, it's amazing!" - I think I repeated myself far too much, but I was just in awe of the images Lagerfeld has created! They are provocative and evocative in an understated way, and cleverly portray the personality of the models as well as the personality of Chanel. Modern and classic Chanel collides in a perfect way, creating timeless images which celebrate everything the fashion house is about. It is almost impossible to choose which ones were my favourites, but some of the most striking were the ones of Clémence Poésy, Elle Fanning, Anna Wintour, Natalia Vodianova, and Tilda Swinton. 

Here are a couple more of my favourites (edited on my instagram:

Vanessa Paradis

Georgia May Jagger

Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey 

Unfortunately, the exhibition has now left London and the UK. However if you're in Sydney or Moscow you have until tomorrow to make it (11th November). If you're in Paris, I am extremely envious as it has only just opened there, and will run until 25th November. You're also in luck if you're from Seoul or Berlin as you have the opportunity to see the exhibition on 1st December and 23rd November respectively. You can find more information at

The Saatchi Gallery also deserves praise for hosting the London event in such fabulous fashion. The open space of the gallery was perfect, and complimented the exhibition perfectly. It was set out in such a way that visitors did not feel cramped (despite the large number of people visiting), so each individual could look at the photographs at their own pace, and without feeling rushed. What's more is that entry is free to all of their exhibitions, and at the Little Black Jacket each visitor was given 3 FREE poster! We were each given a large copy of the images of Georgia May Jagger, Lily Donaldson, and Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, and I can safely say that come December they will all be framed and up on my bedroom walls! So if you're ever in London, or live in the UK, I would definitely advise seeing what the Saatchi Gallery has to offer, as it really is a wonderful gallery. Find out what's coming up at

If you've missed the exhibition, or have seen it and loved it, then the book of the Little Black Jacket is out now! It's certainly on my Christmas list! 

Love Lucy x

Thursday, 8 November 2012

November Wish List: Top Ten

So, as some of you may have noticed, I haven't posted in a while. Unfortunately technology failed me at the beginning of October and crippled my chances of posting... but I am now back, and armed with a brand new laptop! I am very excited about my return to blogging, and have lots of exciting things to share with you all over the next couple of weeks.

As is becoming tradition, my first post each month is my top ten wish list, and I'm not one to break tradition, so November will be no different! I'm very much looking forward to the festive season, so sparkles feature heavily (I love sparkles at Christmas time!). Winter accessories are essential in the UK at the moment, and I love to be toasty, so I'll definitely be topping up my wardrobe with items such as the Topshop bobble hat. Here is my November wish list:


leopard print velvet dress




gold studded gloves


henrietta multi glitter


marano dancer with led lights in halo


silver glitter nail paint


tailored boucle jacket

glitter belt


camo print dress

petrol bobble hat

It's good to be back! What's on your wish list for November?

Love Lucy x

P.S. To learn more about Anya's Marano Dancer bag read my post from September on London's Vogue's Fashion Night Out here:

Sunday, 7 October 2012

My M.A.C. Love Affair

A peek into my make-up bag will tell you that I am obsessed with M.A.C. cosmetics. I love the chic black packaging, the silver embossed M.A.C. logo, but most of all, I love the products themselves. My love affair began at least five years ago when I first experienced the M.A.C. powder blusher in Pink Swoon - I was hooked from the beginning! The list of M.A.C. products that I rely on has grown steadily over the years, so here is a look at my top 5 products!


 Powder Blush

powder blusher in Pink Swoon
I love this product because it makes my otherwise-pale-cheeks look rosy and healthy every single day. I apply my foundation first, and then the loose powder (below), and then the blusher on top. It's great for highlighting your cheekbones and giving you that extra glow! I really couldn't do without it!
 Select Sheer/Loose

sheer loose powder in NC15
This powder is perfect for putting on top of liquid foundation as it really gives the skin that youthful dewy look that everyone desires. Like the blusher, I use it every day to give my skin that extra glow, and to even out my skin tone.
 182 Buffer Brush
182 buffer brush

I have had this brush for at least two years, and it is perfect for applying the above two products. It is a ridiculously soft brush, made from goat hair, and has lasted incredibly well. Don't forget to wash your brushes weekly to rid them of any bacteria and built up make-up!


 Eye Shadow

eyeshadow in texture

This eyeshadow is the newest M.A.C. product in my make-up bag (bought only two weeks ago), and I am so glad that I have discovered it! It is a great all-round eyeshadow, not too heavy, yet just enough to enhance the eyes and make an impression. My life often involves a long day at the office, and then going out afterwards, and this eyeshadow is great for day and night.

 228 Mini Shader Brush

228 mini shader brush

This brush is another recent addition to my make-up bag, and as with the eyeshadow, I am delighted with my purchase! It is small and thin enough to fit in my make-up when I need it to, and it is the perfect multi-functional eyeshadow brush; as well as using it for my lids, I also use it in the outer V of my eye, as it is dainty enough to give the right effect.

What are your M.A.C. must haves?

Love Lucy x

Monday, 1 October 2012

October Wish List: Top Ten

The nights are drawing in, the temperature is cooling, and I have the flu. So the only thing cheering me up at the moment is the thought of some new Autumn purchases! Here's what's on my October Wish List:


black padded jacket with faux fur hood


tile knitted jaquard dress


1083 blue turtle sunglasses

leather-trimmed rabbit-felt fedora


navy silk t-shirt


metallic jaquard dip skirt


crepe and pleated silk dress


henrietta orange woven leather


georgia oversized tweed blouse


lily shoulder with chain

What's on your October Wish List?

Love Lucy x