Sunday, 23 November 2014

Burberry on a budget

Burberry on a budget
How to recreate the Burberry Xmas advert on a budget...

1) Don't hire Romeo Beckham. If £45,000 sounds a little steep for pocket money, give your neighbour's kid a fiver and a can of Red Bull, and he might just turn the Macarena into some crazy street dancing. (Children these days still dance the Macarena, right?)

2) Don't bother paying for a professional set. Wherever you're based, you can recreate the true atmosphere of London by prancing about merrily in the pouring rain, thus drawing bewildered and disapproving glances from passers-by.

3) Don't wear Burberry. That isn't to say I wouldn't love to be sporting the real deal, but as I was discussing with Tazz only the other day, a classic Burberry trench coat costs more than return flights to New York! So until such a time when a beautiful coat doesn't swallow almost an entire month's wages, I think I'll keep to substantially thriftier alternatives, namely a Zara trench coat I bought myself nearly three years ago.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Seeing red, Rivington Street

Street Style - Rosie, Rivington Street
Rosie, a primary school teacher, wears a Zara coat, H&M scarf, Longchamp bag, and an Alex and Ani bracelet.
Street Style - Rosie, Rivington Street

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Sunday brunch with Montague Burton

A street corner cafe on City Road set the scene for the most well-dressed brunch I have yet attended. To mark the launch of Burton Menswear's rebrand to Montague Burton, in commemoration to its founder, the company invited an ensemble of individuals, including actors, bloggers, writers, models and musicians, to join them for a traditional Sunday brunch. Despite many of them having had a generous night out at Annabel's the previous evening, everyone looked remarkably fresh and sharp, albeit eager to tuck into a wholesome cooked breakfast.

Upon entering the bright cafe, I saw the tables were laid with more than cutlery and condiments. Patterned ties, bags of sweets, copies of the Sunday Times, and tartan cashmere scarves were welcome gifts to the lucky guests. The menu was delightfully appetising, from which I naturally chose "The Full Monty" - bacon, sausage, tomato, baked beans, mushroom, eggs, toast, and the best black pudding I have ever tasted. If there is one thing I love more than filling my wardrobe with countless clothes, it is filling my tummy with fantastic food.

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