paris fashion week aw17

Bonjour mes amis,

We have officially reached the end of Paris Fashion Week, and the end of fashion month for Autumn/Winter 2017.

Next season promises to be full of wearable looks, spin-off’s from decades of old, and a few quirks that only the brave will conquer (dry cleaning inspired dresses à la Moschino anyone?).

Our friends sashayed across streets of Paris one last time (until September), and put on a display with just as much fashion goodness as there was on the runways.

Let’s take a look at some of my favourite Parisian street style moments, courtesy of none other than fashion photographer extraordinaire Diego Zuko, for Harpers Bazaar:

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Well, Paris is the fashion capital.

Love, Ms.Raé xo


mfw street style 2017

Milan Fashion Week always brings us to a sartorially-splendid point during Fashion Month. Here we see Italy’s style set, the glitterati, and a number of equally chic globetrotters turn up the heat for what is undoubtedly the most glamorous out of all four Fashion Weeks.

Milan-hosted AW17 Ready-to-Wear shows are well underway with a real focus on heroine tailoring, head-to-toe colour-blocking, outlandish prints, and winter-worthy embellishment for next season.

The past few days have also been an off the runway opportunity for the fash pack to embody Italian flair mixed with fresh individual style.

Let’s take a look at some of my favourite Milanese street style moments so far, courtesy of one of my favourite fashion photographers Diego Zuko, for Harpers Bazaar:

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Oh, Milano.


Love, Ms.Raé xo


primark workout makeup

High street favourite Primark have made a noteworthy addition to their beauty offering with the launch of their fitness-friendly cosmetics range – PS Workout.

Whilst some fit chicks work out sans make-up without fail, there are times when that just isn’t an option for the rest of the #fitfam – especially when you have to squeeze a lunchtime session into a busy working day.

Primark’s new PS Workout cosmetics is great for time-sensitive diaries, and those days when you just want an extra glow and a little pop on your cardio and weights days.

Stand up to sweat with lightweight, longwearing, natural finish make-up for face, eyes, and lips.

The extremely purse-friendly 11-piece collection features perspiration-proof and splash-proof formulas in nice and neutral colours designed to enhance natural beauty whilst withstanding your workout.

PS Workout’s hero products include a foundation stick with enough coverage to hide imperfections and a lightweight finish that provides a natural- looking glow, a sweat-resistant powder with a matte finish that will keep you looking fresh-faced throughout your gym session, a protecting SPF 50 lip balm formulated vitamin E and shea butter for outdoor workouts, and waterproof eyeliner for subtle definition.

The full collection consists of aptly-named Lip Fix Matte Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick (£2.00), Finish Line Water Resistant Eyeliner (£1.00), Shape Up Lip Liner (£1.00), No Sweat Sweat Resistant Mattifying Face Pressed Powder (£2.00), Splash Proof Waterproof Mascara (£2.00), Lightweight Foundation Stick (£2.50), and Workout Vit Me Lip balm (£1.00).

Available at Primark stores nationwide, and via stockists on 0118 9606 300.

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Purse-friendly indeed.

Love, Ms.Raé xo


ted baker jewellery 2017
Love is most certainly in the fashionsphere, and it’s all down to Ted Baker’s latest jewellery offering for womenswear Spring/Summer 2017.

Slotting into the brand’s very retro yet very now Keeping up with the Bakers’ Spring/Summer 2017 theme (featuring a very believable Mr and Mrs Baker who live life in the stylish lane), the jewellery collection stays true to ‘the renowned Baker elegance’ whilst demanding attention with an emphasis on statement necklaces in timeless colours, matching necklace, bracelet and earring sets, and Swarovski crystal pieces with delicate embellishments.

Geometric shapes remain at the forefront of Ted Baker’s offering, with the addition of striking Art Deco bows, on-trend rope and confetti textures with a distinctive finish. Soft enamel detailing showcase spring-worthy hues whilst bright cord bracelets make way for summer.

Here we see unabashed romanticism as offbeat, chalky tones make their way through the collection in cloudy petrol, dusky pink, silver grey, cream, and pretty pink; accented with bright blue, daring red, shocking pink, canary yellow and cobalt blue.

Statement necklaces such as the Galini Necklace (£79) ooze elegance and confidence. Adorned in a cluster of precious pearls featured in gold metal/cream pearl, rose gold metal/pink pearl, rose gold metal/grey pearl, and silver metal/grey pearl combinations – there’s something for everyone.

The new season collection is available at Ted Baker Stores and tedbaker.com, House of Fraser, Harrods, and ASOS. Prices range from £25-79.

As we all know, elegance never goes out of fashion.

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ted baker jewellery 2017

ted baker jewellery 2017

Love, Ms.Raé xo


bunga bunga battersea

Yesterday, ‘The Nutty Italian’ aka ‘the pizza to rival all pizzas’ emerged from the stone ovens of Bunga Bunga, Battersea. I had the pleasure of sampling the new Bunga Bunga x Nutbourne creation, and it was nothing short of wonderful.

The concept comes from a great partnership between unrivalled chef talent from two of London’s top restaurants – Bunga Bunga, and Nutbourne. Bunga Bunga’s very own quirky kitchen team has officially added The Nutty Italian to its fantastic pizza menu (their pizzas are huge, both in size and taste).

As Nutbourne brings a taste of the countryside to the city, Bunga Bunga, delivers unrivalled Italian fare with generous (affordable) portion sizes and fun entertainment. The two kitchen teams have collaborated exclusively for the first time to create the ultimate cross-border crust.

At just £12, The Nutty Italian features a classic Italian stone-baked dough, with local English ingredients from Nutbourne’s very own chef team. The combination of ingredients include: red grouse, homemade mushroom marmite, Chanterelle mushrooms, Applewood cheddar, caramelised onions, garlic, and thyme. Red grouse? I hear you ask. I wondered the same thing, and was honestly surprised. A red grouse topping isn’t something I’d usually choose but change is here. The woody and smoky taste of the red grouse married with the zingy Applewood cheddar works a treat.

Combining Gladwin’s (the team behind Nutbourne) passion for serving Londoners the very best in seasonal, sustainable British produce with Bunga Bunga’s famous quirky Italian pizzeria atmosphere, has made The Nutty Italian recipe one for well-deserved success. The Nutty Italian will be on offer until Spring at Bunga Bunga, Battersea.

With noteworthy pizza, an extensive drinks menu including very Italian Prosecco, and Peroni, immersive live entertainment, and a real buzzy yet laidback atmosphere – it’s a dining experience like no other.

You won’t be disappointed.

For reservations, call 020 7095 0360 or book online.

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bunga bunga battersea

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Bunga Bunga Battersea
37 Battersea Bridge Road
SW11 3BA

Opening Hours
Monday-Thursday: 6pm-2am
Friday: 6pm-2am
Saturday: 11:30am-2am
Sunday: 12pm-8pm

Average Price per Head
£30 and under

Love, Ms.Raé xo

PORTS 1961 PRE-FALL 2017

Ports 1961

Ports 1961 paints an off-duty, relaxed scene in their Pre-Fall 2017 collection, drawing on everyday life including domestic objects as inspiration.

The wearable collection marries the comfort of familiarity through carefree Arcadian elements coupled with the modernity of the brand’s signature cross-functional pieces.

Felted winter blankets are reworked as outerwear coats whilst their well-loved polka dot oil cloths are reinterpreted on oversized nylon bags. Commonplace still life photographs of seasonal flowers in vases brought in from home, pop up unexpectedly on crisp poplin shirts.

Ports 1961 nod to a fresh perspective on their recurring stripes theme with the addition of checks as they make their way through the collection.

Warming homespun knitwear featured in soft textures of brushed wool, and double-faced cashmere combine in a warm colour story featuring key currant, caramel, and turmeric hues to evoke a sense of gentle luxury.

Oh so chic.

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Love, Ms.Raé xo


Dearest Fashion Bunnies,

I have been daydreaming about the Lipault Paris Winter 2016-2017 luggage collection over the past few days – it is just darling.

The well-loved Parisian brand dares to inject colour and imagination into luggage, bags, and the world of luggage. Every season, Lipault Paris’ design team introduces three new colours inspired by the trends seen at Paris Fashion Week. This season, we see warmth added to the cold winter months with inspiration garnered from exotic escapes.

The chic collection features travel-friendly 55cm, 65cm and 72cm suitcases, weekend bags, handbags, and toiletry bags available in a choice of fresh Aztec-themed colours. Deep amaranth red, luminous saffron yellow, and stylish steel blue comprise the brand’s current palette for the winter season – three highly complementary colours that can be matched or mismatched (colour clash lovers unite) but most importantly, suited to your personal style. The bold amaranth and saffron yellow hues have been juxtaposed with the softness of nylon. Whilst the steel blue hue has been matched with the mirror finish and gloss of vinyl.

Mixing vibrancy with luxury, the practical yet elegant collection offers a variety of shapes and sizes in top quality leatherette, nylon, polycarbonate, and vinyl. Prices range from £69-£209 per piece.

From foldables to four wheelers, these ultra-lightweight, spacious, and stylish pieces tick every travel box on the list. With a well-rounded selection of bold colours and prints, matching sets are seemingly hard to resist.

Combination TSA locks, easy to manoeuvre handles, and durable materials ensure safe travel for both long and short haul trips. The winter collection is available at Selfridges, Lipault Paris online, flagship La Maison Lipault boutiques in Paris, and various La Maison Lipault boutiques worldwide.

As the quintessential Parisian luggage and bag brand believe, ‘your suitcase should reflect you’. I’m inclined to agree.




Love, Ms.Raé xo