Monday, 21 July 2014

Oliver Cheshire in Orlebar Brown - Marbella Street Style

Pixie Lott and Oliver Cheshire in Orlebar Brown palm print shorts in Marbella SPAIN 21st July 2014
Pixie Lott and Oliver Cheshire / Daily Mail

Pixie Lott and Oliver Cheshire were pictured at sunny Marbella in Spain on 21st July 2014. The hunky British model looked absolutely abstastic in his anchor blue palm print shorts from Orlebar Brown. Those beautiful shorts are not just a pair of swim shorts, but a pair of shorts you can swim in. Oliver Cheshire could throw on a t-shirt and be right at home in any city with those smartly tailored shorts. Then again with a body like that, no t-shirt is required.



Personally, I love Orlebar Brown shorts. The smart tailored look makes the shorts really versatile, and they fit great too. You can shop the Orlebar Brown shorts online from Mr Porter and OrlebarBrown.co.uk.

Jared Leto in The Elder Statesman - Saint Tropez Street Style

Jared Leto in The Elder Statesman tiedye ombre green yellow white vest in Saint Tropez 20th July 2014
Jared Leto / JustJared

Jared Leto was pictured at Saint Tropez in France on 20th July 2014. Jared Leto went for a quirky tie-dye full on look, along with stripy socks and canvas slip on shoes. I think if he starts to put little flowers into his beard, he would be bang on the hippie trend right now. Love his tie dye vest, which I believe is from The Elder Statesman. Great mix of summer citrusy colours.




You can shop the tie-dye vest from The Elder Statesman in a different colour from Mr Porter.

Peter Facinelli's G-Star Raw Arc slim 3D denim jacket - LAX

Peter Facinelli G-Star Raw Arc slim 3D denim jacket - LAX 19th July 2014
Peter Facinelli / Source: Gvk

Peter Facinelli was pictured at Los Angeles International Airport on 19th July 2014. The American actor and producer was pictured in a G-Star Raw Arc Slim 3D denim jacket, which he layered over a grey pullover and green t-shirt.

Really love the denim jacket, I thought the wash and ageing were so spot on, I had to dig around to see what make it is. A denim jacket is one of those classic wardrobe pieces, you don't need a lot but just a few good ones with great detailing. Peter Facinelli worked the double denim trend, but we hardly noticed as he paired the blue denim jacket with a pair of fitted grey jeans.


Love the G-Star Raw Arc Slim 3D denim jacket. You can shop it online from Selfridges.com.

Rory McIlroy's Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra watch - 143rd Open Championship

Rory McIlroy with OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra watch at The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool on 20th July 2014
Rory McIlroy / Source: Tom Pennington/Getty Images Europe

Rory McIlroy clinched his first Open Championship at The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool on 20th July 2014 in Hoylake, England. The Northern Irish professional golfer proudly held up the Claret Jug on Sunday, and was pictured with a gorgeous timepiece on his wrist, which I believe to be the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra watch.

Rory McIlroy with OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra watch at The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool on 20th July 2014
Rory McIlroy / Source: Tom Pennington/Getty Images Europe

I must admit I am not a big golf fan, although I took lessons some ten years ago and did enjoy the fresh air and tranquility associated with the 9-hole course. It is incredible that Rory McIlroy is 25 years old and top of his game. Interestingly, Rory McIlroy's father Gerry made £50,000 from a bet he placed in 2004 when Rory won the Open Championship on Sunday. Gerry staked £200 at odds of 500-1 that Rory McIlroy,  then aged 15, would win the Claret Jug within the next 10 years, including 2014. Love the beliefs and support from his family, Rory McIlroy also dedicated his 2014 Open Championship victory to his mother, Rosie.
OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra watch
Love the classic design of the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra watch, which adorned his wrist beautifully. I could be biased, as the watch bears a slight resemblance to my vintage piece. The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra watch features a blue batons dial set in a 38.5mm stainless steel case with matching bracelet. The watch also features a transparent case back with crystal domed scratch resistant sapphire crystal and offers a power reserve of up to 60 hours.

You can shop the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra watch online from Mappin & Webb.

Tinie Tempah in Dolce & Gabbana - Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup Final

Tinie Tempah in white collarless bib front Dolce Gabbana shirt at Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup Final at Cowdray Park Polo Club on 20th July 2014
Tinie Tempah / Source: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images Europe

Tinie Tempah attended the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup Final at Cowdray Park Polo Club on 20th July 2014 in Midhurst, England. Tinie Tempah wore a collarless bib front white dress shirt from Dolce & Gabbana, over black cropped jogging style trousers and black leather sneakers.

It is often said that the white shirt for men is the little black dress equivalent for the ladies. A classic wardrobe piece that can be updated in subtle ways to give it a new look. I love the white shirt that Tinie Tempah wore at the Polo event: the bib front added a smart dressy feel while the collarless neckline gave it a casual but stylish look. Perfect for the smart casual champagne + Polo event, the slightly dressy white shirt also nicely compensates the rather casual jogging style bottoms. I don't think I will ever pick up on the sporty jogging trousers trend, but I bet it must be comfortable. Love Tinie Tempah's rather colour coordinated outfit, especially the crisp and beautifully pressed white shirt. The once humble white shirt taking centre-stage that it rightly deserves.


Dolce & Gabbana collarless white shirt

The collarless bib front Dolce & Gabbana shirt was from season's past, so it might be difficult to find the exact shirt online now. Here are a few of my favourite white shirts from MATCHESFASHION.COM:



Veuve Clicquot champagne from Selfridges anyone?


Saturday, 19 July 2014

Gorilla perfume: Death, Decay and Renewal

Gorilla perfume: Death, Decay and Renewal

If you are in London this week, I recommend a visit to The Vinyl Factory SOHO to discover a series of interactive installations as part of Gorilla Perfume's latest launch: Volume 3 - Death, Decay & Renewal. Taking inspiration from music, Gorilla Perfume release albums of fragrances, with volume 3 containing 12 tracks / scents. At the gallery within The Vinyl Factory SOHO, we can find out more about the stories behind each scent through dedicated and interactive exhibits. It seems to be a bit of an overkill to release 12 scents at once, but like a music album they link together to tell a beautiful story.

Particularly poignant was the area created to tell the story of Dad's Garden (Lemon Tree). Mark Constantine, one of the founders of Gorilla Perfume and LUSH Cosmetics, managed to track down his long lost father after fifty-eight years. The men made an emotional reunion, but Mark's father passed away six weeks after. I don't know if fate has dealt a cruel hand, or if it was a blessing that they managed to meet up in time. The scent captured the moment where Mark Constantine stood by a lemon tree at his dad's garden, with the setting sun illuminating the vibrant blooms, his mind reminiscing and the air thick with fragrance.



Entrance to the gallery is free, so have a wander around and experience the stories and inspirations behind each scent. In the famous words of Banksy, "exit through the gift shop", where you can purchase the scents. You can also find a small selection of the fragrances online at LUSH

A very novel way of releasing fragrances, but I always believe a good story makes a scent more personal and captivating. My favourite scent / track from Volume 3 is The President's Hat, with warm notes of patchouli and vanilla. A fragrance to help restore faith in yourself after a tough time, I'll let you explore the gallery to find out for yourself.

Gorilla Perfume Volume 3: Death, Decay & Renewal
- 17th to 24th July 2014
- Free Entry 
- The Vinyl Factory SOHO (entrance through Phonica Records), 51 Poland St, W1F 7LZ