CHICKS WITH STICKS

Jun 18, 2015

OK so we're  now in polo season, one of 
my favourite summer events (even though I have
never ridden a horse in my life). However, my Husband
is Spanish and comes from a  family who breed the
famous and gorgeous Andalucian Spanish horses. So I guess
I have become "horsey" through marriage ;-)

I thought I would do a post on my do's and don't
for polo attire. These are just my thoughts and by no
means will resonate with everyone (so
please don't take offence if I list a "don't" that is
actually your favourite look ;-)  but here we go.



Princess Charlotte of Monaco aka Charlotte Casiraghi


*keep polo attire smart and casual. Remember you
are not at the races or a summer wedding, but you still
want to look pulled together as this is usually quite a 
snazzy summer event. Remember this is a great networking/
social event, so you don't want to roll up looking as though
you are a stable hand ;-)

* my favourite colour to wear to polo events is to stick to white.
My favourite summer colour that always looks just fab against
the fab green of the polo lawn, and always makes you look fresh.

*keep accessories to a minimum

Leopard ring here
Branch Ring here





* flowing dresses also look fab at the polo, but nothing
too glitzy (you are not at a wedding ;-)
Dress: DVF
Rings: here


* stay away from stiletto's, you will look ridiculous wobbling
around on the lawn as your heels get stuck. I would go with
wedges and flats.  During polo "divot stamping" is done where 
the audience are invited to stomp back the mounds of lawn torn up 
by the horses; it's also a time to walk around and socialise (the 
best part for me).
So why not look glamorous doing it?


Shoes: Jimmy Shoo metallic wedges
Chloé suede wedges
Tory Burch cork sandals



Dress: Oscar de la Renta
Rings: here


I think this look would work really well also.


DON'T YOU DARE!!!

* DON'T do lots of bling. Accessorise freely but keep away from the stacking bangles-
you don't want the clanking of your bangles to drown out the thunder
of the hooves ;-)

*DON'T do the big fancy fancy hat. This is a dressy event, but 
it's not Ascot or the Kentucky Derby

*DON'T do psychedelic or sparkly. This
is polo not a pool party in Ibiza



That's it Lovelies.
Would love to know if you enjoy polo.
If not, what is your favourite summer event?

As always I love hearing from you
xxxx

Colorful India

Jun 12, 2015

Gorgeous colors, enchanting details, and rich traditions are a
 few of the things you’re likely to find in Indian
inspired pieces.  I am certainly intrigued by this culture and 
love immersing myself in the artistry found in everything 
from saris, Indian jewellery  and much much  more.







purple, summer accessories, India, Indian colors

This gorgeous deep  purple  looks great to adorn an
all white ensemble; it just adds a punch for the summer ;-)



colours, Manish Arora, India
Manish Arora





summer accessories, fuchsia, René Caovilla, summer,

White Dress: Manish Arora
Pink Sandals: Reneé Caovilla






I LOVE this iPad cover by Manish Arora





Giambattista Valli, earrings, garnets, red, colours, India

Dress: Giambattista Valli




Marchessa, cuffs, summer jewellery, orange, colours, India, diamonds

Dress: Marchessa
MARIELLA cuff with diamonds






Have you been to India? Is it a place you would like to visit?

Do you embrace bold colours in summer or do you stick with
pastels?

Do you stick to the same "menu" or are you adventurous?

As always I love to hear from you.
xxxxxx

Don't Forget The Details Darling!!!!

Jun 6, 2015





D&G


Versace
AMARIS: Available here

Chanel, details
Chanel

ARIANNA: Available here


Vera Wang

Manish Arora


RAVEN: Available here

Stephane Rolland



Do you agree luxury is in the detail or that
details make the design?
As always I love to hear your thoughts.


Wishing you a wonderful weekend of 
luxury + details

xxxxx



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Sparkling in Cannes

May 21, 2015


OK, so Cannes is back.
You've seen all the dresses (the good, the bad
and the ugly) but here are some of the
sparkles that swept down the
red carpet.

Cannes 2015, red carpet jewelry, jewellery, Chopard, diamonds, turquoise
Spanish actress Blanca Suarez wearing Chopard's
Red Carpet Collection; chandelier earrings with rubellite,
turquoise, diamonds and tsavorites




Cannes 2015, Natalie Portman, de Grisogono, diamonds earrings
Natalie Portman wearing de Grisogono




Naomi Watts, Bvlgari, Cannes2015
Naomi Watts wearing Bvlgari




Cannes 2015, Julianne Moore, Emeralds, daimonds
Julianne Moore wearing pear-shaped emerald earrings set
with white diamonds by Chopard



The gorgeous Bar Refaeli wearing some whopping ivory and
brown diamond chandelier earrings by de Grisogono



Now I know this is a post principally about
the sparkles at Cannes. However, I wanted to post the dress
I thought stood out more than any other. There were
a lot of black and white dresses, a lot of lace etc.
But I thought the dress worn below by Cheryl Fernandez-Versini
was "architecturally" gorgeous.

The dress was designed by Ralph & Russo.
I thought it was stunning.
What do you think?







Kim Kardashian please take note!


What do you think of Cheryl's dress?
Who stood out for you, more than any other?
Which woman do feel always looks sexiest
because of the comfortable way her clothes
fit/look; she always looks effortless?


As always, I love to hear your thoughts
xxxxx



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Think Like A Queen

May 11, 2015


I really love this quote as so many of us
(me included) can sometimes see failure and setbacks
as the end of the story.

Successful people never see a setback as the end
of the story.




Failure is certainly something I can be frightened of; I
think it comes of years of programming as a child,
but I am getting better.

Failure also gives you empathy for
others that have fallen down.

I realise (altho' I don't always achieve it) that
you can't be scared of failing, otherwise it will stop
you doing big things.

What are you thoughts on failure and setbacks?
Do you bounce back quickly?

Would love to hear your views as always
xxxxx



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How Did She Do It?

May 3, 2015

Once upon a time, in a land not so
far away, the world waited.


A Princess was due to give birth and word was 
out that she had been "snuck" into the hospital
early Saturday morning.

Two hours later a new Princess was born
and the the little island known as the the UK,
was euphoric.


Everyone was super-excited.
Tourists were multiplying rapidly outside
St. Mary's Hospital (which by the way was 
where I was born "sans" paparazzi ;-)
and both Kensington and Buckingham Palace.



At 11am the official announcement was made with all
the pomp and ceremony we Brits have become known for

So all this is fine and dandy-we all know
what happened during the rest of the afternoon;
both princesses (Mum and daughter) were presented 
to the world to gasps and whoops of joy.

Kate and William, new princess, British monarchy


Kate and William, new princess, British monarchy

But something else happened in my world.

As Kate stepped out of the Lindo Wing at around
6pm, the worlds media went into a frenzy, and so
did my mobile phone.

What the hell was happening?

All my friends were texting me.

"How can she look so amazing after giving birth
just 10 hours earlier?"

"How does she do it?"

"Are we sure someone didn't give birth for her?"
(a joke of course)

"How is it humanely possible
that someone can look so 
amazing in less than 12 hours?"

Kate and William, new princess, British monarchy



Kate and William, new princess, British monarchy


I have never had children, so I wasn't really
in a position to comment.

What I did know was that I look
100 time worse if I just do 30 minutes cardio.
I therefore know if  I had given birth, it 
would have probably taken me 10 weeks
to look half presentable for the world, 
not 10 HOURS.

Yes I know some people 
argue  "Well she does have a make-up
artist and hairdresser on speed dial".

But is that the only reason?
I don't recall Diana looking quite
as polished when she stepped out of the
same hospital.

Kate and William, new princess, British monarchy,Diana



Would love to hear your thoughts.
xxxx




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