London Fever: Emma Louise London Printed Tee

I’m sad that the Olympics are drawing to a close.  I’ve been enjoying the panoramic shots of London town and feeling a surge of pride for the amazing organisation of the event and for Team GB’s successes.

It’s perhaps not surprising therefore that I’ve returned to one of my favourite UK designers Emma Louise London for this post.  This printed tee is part of Emma’s spring summer collection 2012, which you may have seen before on the blog.  The famous quote from Charles Dicken’s Oliver Twist is probably also quite symbolic of going for what you want, Blog Reader, which makes me like this top even more.

Photos by Lydia Hudgens.  The above showing yet again, that I should probably stick to Psychology, Blog Reader*.

Emma chose this quote as 2012 marks the bicentenary of Dicken’s birth (7th February 2012 to be precise).  His work was really quite amazing, transcending time, language and culture.  This is a fun tunic, paired best with skinny denim and a lot of colour to make the outfit stand out, I think.

Speaking of fun, time to get out in New York City and have me some. Tonight I’m celebrating the birthday of my blogger friend Anne in the West Village.  She may be returning to France soon where I can’t wait to visit her.  In the words of Dickens: “The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” See you in Paris, mon petit poulet!

Wearing: Skinny legging jean from GAP; Heels, Dorothy Perkins; Sunglasses (in hand) GUESS.  Tunic, Emma Louise London.  Bracelet (just seen) Reiss (closest match here). Bodysuit (just seen) Between The Sheets.

*Um, clearly not a serious shot, Blog Reader.

Friday Lingerie Lust: Between The Sheets

Between The Sheets is a gorgeous and highly flattering mix of lingerie and lounge wear created by designer Layla L’obatti.  Working in partnership with her boyfriend and business parter Josh, together this design team have fashioned beautiful intimates.

I want to highlight the two Between The Sheets collections that are new for Fall 2011.  Firstly, the Arabesque collection (pictures above) a mix of satin, silk, lace folds and velvet bows, timeless pieces inspired by the golden era of film. The description of Arabesque also captures the influence of both Eastern and Western cultures on the design, designs created for the modern woman with her ever shifting desires…

“There once was a girl who danced on the sand… on a midnight rendezvous with her lover in a foreign land…”

My favourite colours in this collection are the bold blues and the creamy whites.  I love that many of the items have a modern feel with a vintage twist – I was lucky to have the opportunity to preview Arabesque recently, where the satin lace and stretch velvet bralette and pants caught my eye, here below:

The second new collection for Fall is Phoenix.  I was so taken with the photoshoot for Pheonix; the feather lace and mesh designs are shown in a very natural setting:

Phoenix is for me a very versatile and easy to wear collection.  My favourite pieces here are the high waisted pants and the bodysuits, but even the lace leggings won me over, I think they could easily be worn on on a lazy weekend, to pilates… countless opportunities spring to mind…

I urge you, Blog Reader, to check out the Between The Sheets website to view all the collections because I am certain you will find one to suit you, your needs and also your personality! You can find a list of stockists here, but if you have any questions then drop Layla an email via her website – I find her so enthusiastic about her designs it’s quite infectious (I’m sure she’ll point you in the direction of some fabulous lingerie) and my love for her creations is growing all the time.

Thoughts on Between The Sheets, Blog Reader?