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Editor’s Letter

February Inspiration

Time passes by so quickly these days. For the last couple of months I have been carried away creating new artworks for clients; enjoying every possible moment playing and snuggling with my two year old little gentleman; and soaking up special moments spent as a little family; and just like that it is already February…

So from now on I promise to spend more time updating this space! I know, I know, I have said this before but this time I mean it. Truly I do. I want to start sharing more of my artworks, inspirations and weekly adventures with you once again.

So here is a little look at my February inspiration board…

Maybe it’s because February is upon us or I am simply experiencing the joy of pregnancy once again, but my inspiration board is currently feeling very whimsy and romantic. Shades of red and pink are my favourite; ballerinas are blissfully balancing around my board; and butterflies are floating next to Valentino and the prettiest blossoms…

Happy Valentine’s Day xx

But I would love to know, what is inspiring you this Valentine’s Day? xx

Photos from pinterest.com

Espresso News

Saturday ESPRESSO NEWS

5 Espresso Shots of Fashion News…

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The Iconic Ruby Slippers To Travel To London

The original ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard Of Oz will be travelling to London for an upcoming exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The ‘Hollywood Costume Exhibition’ will be the first time the slippers have ever been on public display outside the US. The exhibition will launch on October 20 and run until November 18 {just enough time for the slippers to return home before Thanksgiving… as The Wizard of Oz is televised every year as the traditional Thanksgiving film}.

2.
Anne Hathaway’s Valentino Wedding Gown

Valentino has released a sketch of Anne Hathway’s Wedding gown and it shows that this exquisite creation was in fact tinted pink.  A representative for Valentino has said: “Mr. Valentino Garavani designed it especially for Anne and our seamstresses at the couture atelier in Rome made it. Anne is like a daughter to him.”

3.
A Slice of Fendi’s Baguette

In celebration of 15 years of Fendi’s iconic Baguette bag, the Italian label has launched an online pop-up shop on Fendi.com. 63 diminutive styles have been re-issued for the Baguette’s birthday. And crafty customers are especially in for a treat – the ‘Baguette Box’ includes a white fabric Baguette, nine acrylic paint colours and personalised Fendi paint brushes – so you can create your own unique Baguette.

4.
An Honorary Knighthood For Bernard Arnault

CEO of luxury conglomerate LVMH, will be awarded an Honorary Knighthood. The French, Arnault, will receive this great honour for services to the business and the wider community in the U.K.

5.
Tom Ford Baby Boy Joy

Tom Ford has welcomed the arrival of his first child – a baby boy named, Alexander John Buckley Ford. LOVE magazine broke the news by Twitter, congratulating Ford and his partner of 25 years, Richard Buckley.

Photos from fashion.telegraph.co.uk / vogue.co.uk

Style

Style Advice

Weddings can be one of the most enchanting and beautiful events to dress for. However, in saying that, if you are unsure of what to wear such an event can also fill you with dread.

Below is an email I received from a lovely reader, Stella, who had this exact dilemma…

Dear Cara,

I have a wedding to attend in a couple of weeks and I have no clue what to wear! It will be a Spring city wedding and I have no dress code to work with. Please help! I need a little inspiration.

Love Stella x

Dear Stella,

Spring is the most popular wedding season. So channel your inner ‘Girl Scout’ and start planning your wedding season outfits early.

The best advice I can give is – don’t leave it until the day of the event to select your outfit {trust me I have been there and definitely done that!}. Don’t forget to plan your heels, handbag and accessories – being prepared in all areas is key to a lovely wedding day {even if it isn’t yours}.

The Darling Bud Of Wedding Season

Feminine and exquisitely pretty, florals are always an exceptional choice for Weddings. Brilliant blooms add a whimsical romance and sweet aesthetic to simple silhouettes and charming accessories. For classic floral dressing, a little cocktail dress in a pretty print is perfect with heels. Be inspired by Erdem’s delightful dedication to elegant florals…

Lovely Lace

The little lace dress has become style staple. Fresh, refined and sweet – the lace dress is all about polished beauty. A vividly coloured little lace dress is a glamorous wedding look… just add heels and go. Take colour note from this delectable Valentino red lace dress…

Bright Eyes {And Dresses}

Bright Spring shades are feminine, fun and positively glowing. From tangerine dreams to wonderful watermelon; zesty tones are the perfect way to welcome Spring colour into your wardrobe. Lanvin’s vivid yellow cocktail dress is perfect to colour note to capture attention…

Stella I am sure you will look gorgeous on the day! I cannot wait to hear what you choose.

Love Cara xx

p.s. if anyone has any style questions or are unsure of what to wear, please feel free to email me or post them on the Uptown Twirl Facebook page…. I cannot wait to be of help!

Photos from style.com

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