Thursday, 23 October 2014


Simple and with a hint of masculinity. Flared dark blue jeans. Classic coat and brogues in black. Can it be more elegant and laid back? All from Zara, only £69.90 in London!

More gender bender from Zara. I love the grey trousers. Wear it with dark blue jeans shirt and black hat! All Zara as before.

Velvet suit and silver brogues. These from Topshop. If you did not pick this trend up last year it is time to get the your brogues. The come in all colours, soles and heights this season. Pick yours!

Over the knee boots are also here to stay, another season or two (at least). Now with higher heals and preferably in snake skin pattern for the true fashionistas. Chanel for the spender and Topshop for the wise! They come in flats as well, more for everyday use and long term investment.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014


Africa Calling! South African designer Laduma Ngxokolo´s knitted collection for men and woman is vibrant, trendy and available in a Pop Up Shop until 2 November @ 136 Colombia Road in London, E27RG. Visit if you are around!

Shoes and clutch, more from Africa Calling just now!

I really like this knitted dress by Laduma Ngxokolo at Africa Calling. This South African designer we will surely see more of in Europe! Perfect for England and Northern Europe. Look out Swedes!

Monday, 20 October 2014


House of Holland was one of the few fashion houses @ London Fashion Week AW14 to show jeans on the catwalk. Take inspiration and create your own fashion jeans. Tear and wear and add embroidery, stones, contrasting fabric etc...The same with the transparent blouse/top, add contrasting colours etc and make i your own. Image courtesy of

Wear the jeans with girly and transparent dresses with a Victorian touche. Note the turquoise bag and the pearly shoes!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014


Belts, on top of the coat and wide! As here in topical yellow at Burberry! And of course the big scarf over your shoulder!

Wear the belt on top of the coat here at Topshop Unique. Note the silky slip with lace. Black and blue and grey, nice!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014


Bowling jacket, crew jacket, whatever you want to call them, they are very in again. In wool and multi coloured to padded, in sequins and glitter or just shiny! Wear them with the cropped "Gaucho" trousers, back again (was very in in the early 70-ies, I made my own in rusty coloured jersey). Here by Christopher Raeburn AW14, image courtesy of

More "club" jackets, here padded in silky materiel and details in black and red! Worn with an asymmetric skating skirt and yellow boots! Oaooh! Jonathan Saunders AW14, image courtesy of

Monday, 13 October 2014


The assymtric fashion and mix with sheer and more heavy materials are already here. In winterpastels from lilac to pink and light blue. This is from Topshop, in store now!

Cool chic I "shot" at London Fashion Week a couple of weeks ago. Quirky red hair, spotted sheer and transparent shirt, MC jacket and a warming peace of fake fur around the waist. Get some inspiration from her and create your own style!

This lovely clutch made me wanna go home and get crocheting. For you who want it instantly go to Other Stories, if you are in London you can find them on Regent Street close to Oxford Circus!

Sunday, 12 October 2014


We already know that trouser suits are big this season. This short skirt with the oversized jacket and black edging and girly shoes feels very "new". With a hint of Chanel and with sexy transparent blouse this will be a hit. Lilac we saw a lot of for next season but Meadham Kirchhoff was set the trend...I remember being over the moon over this colour in the early 1970-ies and wore it from eyshadow, lipstick to coat and nail varnish. Nothing new under the sun. More tomorrow! Image courtesy of

Saturday, 11 October 2014


The mix of reds from bright post office red to burgundy and with black and purple are already out there on the High Street. I love this version of it by Jonathan Saunders shown during London Fashion Week AW14. Over sized coat with high shoulders and asymmetric and "silhouettes" patterns. Instead of buying new clothes match the colours by mixing what you might already have in your wardrobe! Good luck. More tips tomorrow. Photo: courtesy of

Friday, 10 October 2014


I was spotted by the artist behind this window display (Anthropologie) and she took this photo of me! Jacket and trousers from HM (2011 I think!) bag made by a fabric from Vä and blouse by Miss Selfridge! I am a High Street Girl.
The monochrome fashion, preferably in Black and White, are always PC. But now it is in the hot spot, again! This is me in a skirt I bought at Zara this spring, jacket from HM (2011) and in front of a similar skirt by John Lewis! So, invest in a few monochrome pieces and you will have years of use out of them! 
This girl I spotted during London Fashion Week this September. Very fashionable in her black and white cape, stripey clutch and over the knee boots and round shades! Also note the very red lips! More fashion etc tomorrow!

Thursday, 9 October 2014


Orla Kiely har set a trend for nostalgic shoe design. I love her 60-ies styles she creates in collaboration with Clarks. Shown here part of last springs collection.Photo by Ann-Katrin Berggren.

Weather you choose pink, light blue or yellow. This winter your trousers should be colourful. And worn with other pastels like here, Orla Kiely (again) AW 14.. I will wear the yellow ones I got from HM last season with a pink top!Photo courtesy of

Flower Power for SS15! A preview of what to come in the spring from Orla! A mix of the 60-ies and the 70-ies. Mary Quant meets David Bowie! Looking forward trying these on and wear them with my yellow trousers. Photo courtesy of Orla Kiely.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014


We saw a lot of masculin and "gender blender" fashion @ London Fashion Week in February. Christopher Kane showed this slightly oversized "suit" in dark grey! Always right! Lighten it up with some powder blue, pink or yellow!

Stripes from Paul Smith, what else. Note the different fabrik on the collar! Classy with oversized but slim legged throusers.

Matthew Williamson showed this elegant and timeless coat in trendy powder blue. I had something very similar in black in 1970! My favourite from this season. Match it up with red and yellow, fantastic combination to copy!
All images courtesy of

Monday, 6 October 2014


Fur but fake, PC and warm and fluffy.  We saw lots of it at the catwalks and this multicoloured one is in store now! Topshop Unique!

This is one of  HM:s versions, also in store  now!

Not for the shy, but fun i pink and lilac, fashionistas outside the the catwalks in London in February.

If you are handy and like a bit of DIY get some fake fur and make a collar in you own style. Just lika this girl that I bumped into London Fashion Week AW14 in February.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

@purebarandkitchen IN #Birmingham (Waterloo Street, Birmingham B2 5TJ) Bruce had a modern version of Fish and Chips and I had cod with chickpeas, tomatoes and chorizo. Delicious indeed.
After a successful shopping trip to The Bullring in Birmingham and a cultural tour around Birmingham Art gallery and Museum we and my lovely husband Bruce were hungry. I spotted something that looked OK and we went in. My trend spotting we accurate. Really nice place! Modern and basic interiors with British/Scandinavian feel to it. Locally sourced food and specialised in beers! British cuisine with a twist and somewhat deconstructed. I like. Nice staff and friendly atmosphere.

Scandi-British Interiors.

Friendly atmosphere and staff!

"Trendy" interiors.

Wooden floors and classic chairs with old fashioned plants that are back "in".

Draught beer from Purity Brewing Co. I had a non alcoholic German Weiss beer. Nice!

Warm and sunny walls in the bar area.