Gallery Mondays: “London Calling” by Nina Edwards

nina edwards metropolitan miss garment district art

On my way to work over the last few weeks, I’ve had the delight of walking passed Nina EdwardsMetropolitan Fashion exhibit in the Garment District’s Space for Public Art.

The exhibit features fashionable women in major cities painted in watercolor. My favorite of the exhibit is “London Calling.”

From Big Ben in the backdrop to the outfit this blondie is wearing, the watercolor oozes with wanderlust vibes. I absolutely love the floral jacket she’s wearing!

Learn more about the exhibit here.

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Wardrobe Wednesdays: Tess Daly @ 22nd National Television Awards

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Tess Daly looked absolutely stunning today at the National Television Awards in London, which were held at the 02 Arena.

She wore a classy black and white jumpsuit with a pair of black crisscrossed sandals. You’ve gotta love simple-looking jumpsuits like this one.

Below are some pieces inspired by the look!

Jumpsuit:

1. Maykool, $32.99

2. Net-a-Porter, $319.00

Sandals:

3. Vince Camuto, $110.00

4. DSW, $39.94

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Cheryl Cole in London

Cheryl Cole in London with Liam Payne

So now we’re in this phase of transitioning from winter to spring, which means the weather doesn’t really know what to do with itself. That also means our wardrobes have to keep up.

Cheryl Cole found an interesting solution while on a date with Liam Payne to Salmontini restaurant in London. She wore a black jumpsuit with a fur coat and chunky gold heels, mixing a warm cover-up with some spring wear.

I really love the way she draped the coat around her arms, making her look all relaxed and super stylish!

Below are the original jumpsuit and shoes (marked by *), as well as two similar fur coats and alternatives in case the originals sell out.

Jumpsuit:

1. Shopbop, $628.50 *

2. Lord and Taylor, $395.00

Coat:

3. Nasty Dress, $28.89

4. JCPenny, $39.99

Shoes:

5. Nordstrom, $795.00 *

6. ASOS, $51.00

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Kate Moss at the Bella Freud Store Launch

Kate Moss at Bella Freud Store Launch

Kate Moss made biker-girl chic look classic with a tailcoat tuxedo at the Bella Freud Store Launch in London last week. She topped off the look with a quilted purse and some red lipstick.

The eclectic nature of this look is something that I don’t think I could ever pull off myself. I love fringe tassel anything, though, and those boots are definitely going on my Christmas list!

Some of the original items are still in stock (marked below with an *) and I’ve also listed some similar alternatives.

Shirt:

1. Farfetch, $475.20

2. House of Fraser, £32.50 ($48.70 USD)

Tailcoat Tuxedo:

3. Zaful, $26.99

4. Ralph Lauren, $419.99

Pants:

5. Revolve Clothing, 154.00*

6. Express, $59.99

Bag:

7. GUESS, $70.00

8. Aldo, $45.00

Boots:

9. Farfetch, $573.60

10. Farfetch, $845.34*

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Tamara Ecclestone in London

Tamara Ecclestone in London

Tamara Ecclestone was the crème de la crème earlier this week in London in a cream colored cashmere coat paired with an ivory sweater. She makes late fall fashion look super fun with the sassy little mini skirt and ankle boots she wore to finish the look.

I’ve never been daring enough to wear white outerwear. I just recently bought a white cardigan from Forever 21, and every time I eat while wearing it I cringe incessantly. There’s no telling what I’d do if I were wearing Tamara’s cream ensemble.

Nonetheless, she looks gorgeous, and is inspiring fashionistas to go invest in that cream coat they’ve had their eyes on for weeks. You can find some of the original pieces (marked with *) that Tamara is wearing below (adorable child not included, sorry) and alternatives in case they sell out.

Coat:

1. Harrods, £2,580.00 ($3,917.28 USD)*

2. Bloomingdale’s, $270.00

Skirt:

3. Abercrombie & Fitch, $40.00

4. Choies, $16.99

Boots:

5. Barney’s, $569.00*

6. 6pm, $60.99 

Sweater:

7. Kohl’s, $44.99 

8. Blue Fly, $69.00

Maria Nichol’s Gift Box from Across the Pond

gift box

Back in 2013 when I first started my blog, I met British fashion and entertainment blogger Maria Nichol. Since then, we’ve become buddies, and even though I never met her in person, I think she’s super cool!

We decided to do a gift swap this year. I sent my box to her in October for her birthday, and she sent mine in time for Christmas!

She took the time to write a little note to put in the box before sending:

maria letter

The box came with some awesome goodies, including Cadbury milk chocolate, temporary tattoos, eyeshadow, cupcake mittens, fake nails and so much more!

Here are my three favorite things from Maria’s box:

1. Dancing Queen

She’s got some serious hip action going on there!

2. Posh Polish

Super excited to wear this for the holidays!

3. British Telephone Booth

I’ve always wanted one of these. I keep it on top of my nightstand next to my bed.

telephone

Thanks so much for the awesome gift box Maria!

Check out Maria’s blogs:

What the Faux Pas

Heart of Glass Music

Too Sassy for You

Bradley Cooper Works at Burger King for a Weekend

Turns out the hottie can flip it!

On Sunday, Bradley Cooper was spotted working a shift at Burger  King in Leicester Square, London. Why, you ask? To train for his upcoming role as a chef in the film, Adam Jones.

“Bradley was training alongside genuine Burger King staff,” a source told The Sun. “The aim was to learn the art of the flip, which he nailed fairly quickly. There was no real fanfare from him. You’d never know he was a big star by the way he spoke to people. He spent Sunday night learning the skills while the restaurant was open to the public and then filmed for most of the day on Monday.”

Those were some lucky little British Burger King customers!

Adam Jones, directed by John Wells, will also star 50 Shades of Grey male lead Jamie Dornan, Uma Thurman, Sienna Miller and Emma Thompson.

According to The Wrap, the film is about a big shot chef who returns to London in search of a third Michelin star after giving up his career for a few years.

Filming is set to be completed by the end of September.

I’m just mad that he wasn’t training for this role in NYC. Hmph.