Sunday, 30 December 2012

Girlcrush: Solange

My latest girlcrush is the reinvention of Solange Knowles. Sorry, B.

Style-wise she's been quite hit and miss for me over the years but recently she has been absolutely killing it. Just look how hot (below). The hair, the clashing prints of the green suit, the moves! Oh the moves! I can't get enough of this.

The younger Knowles sister has become a star of the NY fashion circuit since her style makeover in 2010, see some of her finer moments at various fashion week events below.

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Sale Shopping Wishlist.. and some current season too

In the spirit of sticking to arguably my most necessary new year's resolution, and retaining the ability to pay my rent, I have cut myself off from further spending. But that doesn't stop a girl from looking does it?! Here are a few of the absolute STEALS I've spotted online, get in quick before I change my mind!

1. Jil Sander shoes 2. JW Anderson jumper 3. Carven dress 4. Roksanda Ilincic for Matches charity top 5. Margiela boyfriend jeans 6. Stella McCartney coat 7. Altuzarra jumper 8. Marc Jacobs heels 9. Proenza Schouler jacket

Of course, like any self-respecting fashion girl with a shopping habit, browsing the sales always results in my losing my way and inevitably lusting after/ obsessing over current $ea$on pieces too. Currently on my hit list..

1. Tibi sweater 2. J Brand boyfriend jeans 3. Charlotte Olympia heels 4. Rodarte t-shirt 5. Stella McCartney bra

Srsly tho can someone come and block all of these sites from my laptop? Thnx

Rollin' with the Hermes homies

I think it's important to not take fashion too seriously and be able to poke fun at ourselves from time to time (see: P'Trique).

Anything that allows me to make a witty pun about a major French fashion house AND reminisce about Clueless at the same time definitely ticks all my boxes, so I was pleasantly tickled to discover this dope sweater. Compare and contrast (and sing along with Brittany Murphy) for yourselves below.

Mini-trend anyone? If I could stand Celine Dion - or name more than one of her songs - I would totally be into this t-shirt too..


Sweatshirt, Brian LichtenbergT-shirt, REASON. 

New Year's Resolution #2: in which I stop $pending

Ok it's time to 'fess up re sample sales! Yes ladies it's that time of year again and I hit them. Hard.

While I was left disappointed and empty-handed at Christopher Kane (Balenciaga rumours or no, £600 for a white origami shirt is madness!) I fared somewhat better at Nicholas Kirkwood, Roksanda Ilincic AND Lulu & Co. Much to my husband's dismay.

Long live AW12 and beyond!

In classic Lara style, as George Craig would say, I also hit the online Boxing Day sales pretty hard from the comfort of my own bed. The only downside to which is waiting for delivery/ having no money for food come January..

I think it's time to admit I have a problem.

Shoes, Nicholas Kirkwood. Turban, Roksanda Ilincic (image from Resort 2012 lookbook). Shearling jacket, Lulu & Co. Trousers, J Crew. Boots, Maison Martin Margiela.

Rest of outfit worn with jacket: T-shirt, COS. Jeans, Topshop. Dress, Preen (old sample sale buy!). Shoes, Christopher Kane (old sample sale buy!). Is my life strung together by sample sales? ;)

New Year's Resolution #1: in which I stop Jekyll and Hyde eating


My usual MeatLiquor order of a Dead Hippie and a Silver Angel. Yes I now qualify as having a 'usual'. I'll never make the Victoria's Secret catalogue at this rate..

Thankfully I've also discovered the giant Whole Foods just around the corner from my office.

Come on 2013! #abspiration

Friday, 28 December 2012

It's been a while..

As we near the end of 2012 I realise I've left you somewhat by the wayside, sorry boo. To catch you up here are a few things that have been tickling my sartorial tastebuds recently..

My birthday presents. Good work nearest & dearest.

Rihanna's nails (and Rihanna in general really)

Rihanna Beauty

Inappropriate hats to wear at work.

Dresses over pants. The matchier the better.


All things fluffy and fun. Real? Faux? Who cares? As Uncle Karl would say, "In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and even clothes, the discussion of fur is childish."
Image 1 of ASOS HURRICANE Heeled Sandals



Boyfriend jeans. I've been tirelessly hunting for the perfect pair that don't cost the Earth. Call me if you find them and I'll be yours..

And last but not least a modern day picture book of my life:

L x

Bag, Alexander Wang at Grace Coddington's memoir. Hat, Asos. Dresses over pants, Roksanda Ilincic Resort 2013. Heels, Asos. Fur stole, Peter Pilotto. Cat eye ring, Ileana Makri. Branch ring, Noemi Klein. Bracelet-cum-ring, Jacquie Aiche. Boyfriend jeans, Acne.