A Dandizette Trail – Chelsea Bun

A Dandizette Trail – Chelsea Bun

There are a number of places one must visit in order to consider herself a true Dandizette, or at least to be on the go and in the know of all things fashionable, stylish and cultural. On a Sunday morning I rallied up a driver (my partner) and some tourists (my trusted girls) and we hit the London roads and began our fashionably, stylish culture trail. It commenced on a horribly rainy and grey Sunday morning with a fashionable breakfast – well who knows if breakfast can be fashionable, but it sure as hell tastes good and sets one in good stead for the rest of the day. First stop, the Chelsea Bun – Kings Road. A minute little cafe tucked away on a Kings Road back street, the Chelsea Bun is my guilty pleasure of the week. Unlike the sticky and pretentious eateries that line the Kings Road, Chelsea Bun is as sweet and as comforting as its name. Walking...
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Inamo – Soho London

Inamo – Soho London

Located in the middle of Soho, Wardour street is host to Inamo, the oriental fusion restaurant. The decor, although incredibly minimal has a stylishly modern and chic appeal, the monochrome of the white walls and chairs, edged with black borders creates a clean and simplistic finish, juxtaposed by the red snowflake kitsch pattern that garnishes the windows. Tables are lined up literally inches apart and being unfortunate enough to be seated against the back wall, sliding in and out between the tables for necessary bathroom visits, gave my neighbours a discomforting amount of bum in their plates. Due to the proximity of neighbouring tables I was also able to decipher most of their conversation, which in turn they exchanged in whispers. Like most patrons of Inamo, my partner had been drawn in by Inamo’s unique and innovative concept - the technological self ordering system and ambience selection. Above each table in the restaurant, set in a large white cocoon like lampshade...
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Ahoy there, JCDC and Brittany!

Ahoy there, JCDC and Brittany!

There is something amazingly magnificent about these incredibly simple, contrasting vertical lines that anyone and everyone seems to be adorning their upper bodies with, whether it be dresses, jumpers, t-shirts, cardigans or blazers – the Breton stripe is determined to make this season the stripiest one ever.  What is so fascinating about the Breton stripe is its inconspicuous and understated minimalism that has the power to do something very unique for each individual, with complete and utter clarity. The stripe can create an Olivia Palermo Parisian chic ensemble, complimented with gold buttons and chinos the stripes can be worn classically casual, sexy with black skinny jeans and heels Balmain style, a trendy Alexa like style with cut off shorts and pumps or can complete a rocky biker look with clumpy boots, and faded jeans. The Breton stripe is so versatile and chic it won’t deter you from joining the stripy masses. Nevertheless, originality and innovation can always put you in a...
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Naomi Parker’s Send Off – The Hen Weekend

Ciao Ciao London It started off with The Sicilian saying goodbye and pre warning me of my behaviour as I hauled my powder pink suitcase and Sicilian biscuit package onto the bus to Victoria. Accompanying me was one of my roommates for the weekend, Gi Gi Live – who was making a huge statement with royal blue nails and oversized Victoria Beckham style glasses. ‘I tried to buy some wine,’ Gi Gi says, her nails highlighting her sentences as she waves her hands about, ‘The woman in the shop looked at me as though I was crazy. We don’t sell wine before eight thirty the she told me – don’t you know that – she asked me. Why would I know that?’ Gi Gi laughed, ‘Everyone in the shop looked at me as though I was an alcoholic.’ Purchasing wine at eight thirty AM – this is a hen weekend with good intentions. McDonalds Calls Victoria station with an hour to kill, there was...
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Recessionista Chic

It was the usual Friday evening at the South West London home of the green fingered photographer and ex London College of fashionstudent, Canterbury Parker. Protocol of gatherings at the Parker home are drinks, tortilla chips and humus dips, gossip, fashion pondering, wine sipping and drunken calorie burning dancing.Myself and vintage shopper and charity shop aficionado Kimmie Parker and her mother, Canterbury were sat in the garden, Kimmie and myself flicking through high fashion magazines and building mental wish lists, when I came to the conclusion that, 'I need a new image.' Looking down at my jeans and a vest top outfit I couldn’t help feeling slightly upset and annoyed by the fact that it had taken me almost two hours to select this ensemble - (surely an outfit worth two hours of trying on and taking off should be more...creative?) 'A new image? That costs money,' Kimmie Parker says, sucking on her Vogue cigarette. 'It doesn't have to. You can just style...
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A Fabulous Report

You could be my next feature...So it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me, yes I’m still knocking about and typing it out. I have been focussed on the more creative side of my writing, writing a play for the Alfred Fagon Award, the deceased Jamaican playwright – I have managed to produce a twenty five thousand word play and met the deadline two days early! Don't you think i deserve a pair of celebratory shoes?I am now back and bad and as fabulous as ever with a whole diary filled with material – watch this space, you could be my next feature!Marc Jacobs art deco, stripper homage, pale pink courts...Winter is slowly but surely approaching, of course we don’t want to wish the little bit of summer that we manage here in England away, but in the world of fashion winter is soooo last season. (It is now the time for me to pluck up the courage...
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Life in Style

For those of you that don't know i will be starting my masters in Fashion and Lifestyle journalism at the University for the Creative Arts in september, so to diversify my portfolio A Love Affair With Fashion Shopping and a Sicilian is branching out into the lifestyle region. The operative word here being STYLE - everything will still be punctuated with fashion, glamour, FABULATIONS and perfect style - just as life is! Happy Reading x x x...
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