If you have to buy one high street piece this Spring make sure its the H&M rain jacket. This piece has been featured in countless mens fashion publications and on the Internet. At first I was a little unsure about purchasing the jacket but after seeing it all over as a fashion staple for Spring that confirmed it for me I had to have it. The vibrant red colour is also right on trend now, I'm starting to move away from my monochrome wardrobe and experiment with colour. I wore it for the first time today and boy did I pick the best day - London has been damp and miserable with rain all day. It's also gained quite a few compliments too which of course are always welcome!
I teamed mine with blue skinny jeans and the following pieces:
Lanvin suede sneakers: £300, River Island Canvas backpack: £25.00
After a super busy day at work it is so nice to come home and light my new Spitalfields Candle, for those of you who don't know the Candles originate from the Spitalfields area, East London (my neighbourhood) which is known for artistic and raw talent hence the name. The candles came about when founder Andrew made his first batch of Orange & Clove Christmas Candles for some friends using an old slow cooker on his kitchen table, since then the candles have grown into an array of fantastic fragrances which fill your room with sweet smells that relax and unwind the senses. I went for the Ylang Ylang & Patchouli candle: Considered by aromatherapists to be an aphrodisiac, Ylang Ylang essential oil has a sweet, exotic, floral scent which is one of the most sought after fragrances. Ylang Ylang essential oil is sensual, relaxing and balancing, and is known to calm anger, release tension, and lift depression. Patchouli essential oil is warm, earthy and spicy. Like Ylang-Ylang, it has both aphrodisiac and anti-depressant qualities. The combination of these essential oils in the scented candles is a relaxing and sensuous fragrance… Bliss!
My candle burning brightly :)
All of the Spitalfields Candles are lovingly handmade in small batches using a wax from a sustainable source and only the finest essential oils. You can find out more about them at:
While the Hype of Raf Simons Creative Director of Dior is still floating around the fashion world I thought it would be a good time to shine some light on the very private designer's home. As expected Raf's home is filled with beautiful minimal design with splashes of art on focal walls, located in Antwerp, Belgium this is the perfect re-treat for Raf, you can see why he chose this pad - filled with mid-century ceramics and Pierre Jeanneret chairs and a sofa - It is a haven for the designer.
Raf quoted he's considering moving to Berlin or New York—New York being the front-runner because of its connection to the art world and because he instinctively prefers the city. "In this business, I know I could work somewhere else one day," says Simons. "But I'll always keep this apartment. - I guess now he is designing for Dior he may soon be adding Paris to that list.
I love these huge windows, a perfect opening for the light to flood in, The space has a very 1960's vibe about it updated the architectural inspired art.