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Editor’s Letter

I’m Back!

Hello Lovely Readers,

I’m back! No seriously, I am! I am back in business.

It has been a long time coming and while I have previously ‘threatened’ several comebacks; I feel now is the perfect time to breathe new life into UptownTwirl; build my business; and lead my best, most stylish life yet.

If someone had said to me ‘pre-Maxie’, I would make less than a handful of posts on UptownTwirl in 2013 I would have thought them completely and utterly mad. ‘Pre-Maxie’ I had visions of my beautiful angel sleeping peacefully in his bassinet next to me while I created extraordinary content and took my business to new heights. It was going to be my most productive year yet.

So what happened?

To be brutally honest I was exhausted. Not just the sleep deprived baby exhaustion everyone tells you about {not that you really listen until it happens to you} but more so tired and weary from years of burning the midnight oil {on business; on blogging; on side projects; on personal projects; on client projects; on light bulb moments; etc; etc; etc}. I didn’t know where it was all going and if that was somewhere I wanted to end up anyway.

So what have I been doing this last year?…

I have immersed myself in all the joys, the milestones, the challenges {and quite often the tears} this new chapter of my life brought me. It has been the most thought-provoking yet rewarding and undoubtedly best experience of my life. Beside my usual daily intake of Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, etc; I added baby and parenting articles to the mix. So if you happen to have any questions about infant sleep {or lack thereof} I will probably be able to give you a multitude of answers and explanations.

And while I don’t want to make unrealistic promises about posting daily and give general lip service about how I have turned a corner and am back on my blogging A-game {which I am just so you know!}; but I do just want to say you will be seeing a lot more of me again. And I am so excited to be back.

So, without further ado I give you my first article back (it’s above this post or you can click here}. I hope you enjoy.

Love & kisses

Cara xo

p.s. I’ve missed you.

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

Fashion

The Simple Silhouette

Effortlessly straightforward; seductively streamlined– a sharp yet simple silhouette is the epitome of chic.

“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” – Coco Chanel

Appearing on the Victoria Beckham Spring / Summer 2013 runway, this sleek silhouette was the height of nonchalant style. With her ever growing portfolio of exquisite designs, Victoria Beckham demonstrated that with a bold burst of colour, a sharply tailored cocktail dress can be heightened from the potentially mundane to très magnifique with that delicate, restrained touch.

Chic Simplicity

Favoured by designers who emphasise modern, timeless designs – just think of Phoebe Philo at Celine and her extraordinary restraint when creating classical pieces women will cherish for decades to come.

Distinctly feminine and wearable, Stella McCartney is another designer who understands a sharp cut can exude an unmistakable ‘grown-up’ allure.

Artfully structured, a simple tailored piece can do wonders for the figure. Tailoring can slim and flatter your body in spectacular ways. Honing her skills with Savile Row tailor Edward Sexton, McCartney became renowned for her precision cuts and distinctly feminine take on simplicity. Her highly coveted trouser suits and cocktail dresses have been worn by many of the world’s most stylish and are the perfect style inspiration for any modern day woman aspiring to achieve that chic, elegance.

Note: When adopting a ‘less is more’ philosophy, be sure to place a strong emphasis on the fit, quality and silhouette.

Will you embrace the ‘simpler life’? xx

Photos from style.com

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