London Look

London Look

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I absolutely love travelling and soon we will be jetting off to a super fabulous location, but as some of you have seen from my posts and Instagram, for the last couple of months I have spent a lot of my time in London working on lots of different collaborations, going to some super fun events and also going to lots of meetings! The weather is getting colder and all I can think about are bright green palm trees and beautiful beaches but things in London are so exciting and busy at the moment that I haven’t been able to leave the big smog.

So in homage to this super cool city, to the red phone boxes and the red buses, I decided to wear a fabulous black and red London Look to the Pop Pr Press day, that took place after London Fashion Week. The main focus of the look was a thick rib knit jumper with shoulder pads and gold buttons, that creates a really fierce Grace Jones 80’s style silhouette. I bought the jumper from a vintage store along Brick Lane and I am super pleased to have got it for just 20 pounds, especially as so many people have commented on it and have even thought it to be Versace. For me the piece created by the Italian designer Eleonora Scarmucci is so just special which is why I wore a black roll neck underneath and high waisted black jeans, to not only draw attention to it, but also to help with silhouette shape the top creates.

So here are some pictures that we shot of the look, close to my house in East London. I will be sharing some of my favourite designer’s from the Pop Pr Press Day tomorrow as well as some pics of the goodie bags and my amazing time with Revlon Professional, so make sure you stay tuned 🙂

In the meantime I wanted to ask, if you could create a London Look what would you wear? What city are you spending a lot of time in at the moment and what looks do you think represent that place? Let me know,

Happy Tuesday everybody! Abi xxx

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Glitter Creepers – LONDON REBEL

Black Jeans – COLLIER BRISTOW

Cashmere Black Roll-Neck – MASSIMO DUTTI

Red Jumper – ELEONORA SCARMUCCI

Urban Jungle

Urban Jungle

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Two days ago I had the best day out at Winter Wonderland with Farfetch and met 5 super cool bloggers who all love fashion and who were so nice! The day was awesome, we went on the biggest fairest wheel, an ice kingdom, we drank hot chocolate and went ice skating. It was just so much fun, I can’t wait to introduce my new blogger friends to you and to share all our pictures and photos with you soon.

Meeting other bloggers is one of the things that I love most about blogging and I am forever grateful that I started My Girls On Tour and that I am now part of  such an awesome community. When I first started I had no idea that there were so many amazing blogs which are all so unique and really different, so it has been a real dream to getting to know the creators behind them, reading your comments and making friends with so many of you.

So here are some photos that I took when I was out with fellow fashion blogger Georgina, the founder of Georginahart.co.uk in Shoreditch, shortly after  I met her at London Fashion Week! It was quite cold so I decided to wear a camel coloured wool jacket  and leather trousers with detail on the knees. I thought that the leopard print shoes combined well with the faux-fur trim of the coat and gave off a jungle animal type of vibe, perfect for city life, because after all, what is the city if not one big concrete jungle.

Have you met anyone from the blogger community, perhaps one of your readers or someone who’s blog you love?

Let me know, Abi xxx

Wearing

Camel Coat – JIGSAW

Gold Top – FRENCH CONNECTION

Leather Trousers – ZARA

Leopard Shoes – RUSSELL & BROMLEY

Gold Necklace – VANILO

Gold Bracelets – IRIS SANDALS

Green Leather Purse – DOLLY RED

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Style Sportif Launch

Style Sportif Launch

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As some of you already know, I started My Girls On Tour to share my stories and experiences of life on the professional tennis tour…So I am super excited to have been invited to go this Saturday to Tie Break Tens held at the Royal Albert Hall- I won’t just get to see some of my favourite players play (some of whom have just won the Davis Cup this weekend), but I am also interviewing one of the world’s most famous players for My Girls On Tour! Eeek!

 I can’t wait to share it all with you soon 🙂 But before we get on to some serious tennis, I first wanted to talk about my time at the launch of the brand new fashion/fitness brand Style Sportif – an online market place that brings together some of the most famous names in sport fashion – to give us ladies some seriously stylish activewear, to not only feel good, but  to also look good whilst we are training! Or in my case, tree hugging, as I try to hold myself up after slowly dying from 5 minutes of slow running…

From super colourful leggings from Lexie Sport and Laurie Nouchka, to crazy sock designs from Move Active, chrome tops from SukiShufu and the bold very chic looks from Gymluxe, Style Sportif has a great range of stylish pieces that transition from sportswear to fashionable daywear.  At the launch, I loved looking at all the designs and I especially loved the London printed leggings and the street style pieces from Beth Richards!

The lauch was held at a very cool venue called Lights of Soho, which was just opposite where London Fashion Week had been held. The room was adorned with the coolest neon signs and riskee photographs, there was music, original cocktails on demand, Instaframs and goodie bags filled with all sorts of treats, from Coconut juice to Epoch pick me up scrub. A fashionista’s heaven!

It was in the evening and so I decided to wear black Guess Jeans, black heels and a backless sequin top from All Saints, that is perfect for events. It makes jeans look more formal and also swishes around as I walk, so it makes me feel like Cinderella – without the fear of tripping over my long ball gown.

Before Style Sportif I used to wear an oversized t-shirt and baggy sweats to do fitness in, but after seeing so many cool activewear designs I am starting to seriously re-think my poor training fashion choices…How about you, what do you guys like to wear when you work out?

So here are some pics and videos from the event.

Happy Monday everybody!

Abi xxx

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Ripped Flares for Grazia

Ripped Flares for Grazia

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Today I wanted to share an incredible Liberty of London collaboration and one of my Autumn favourite outfits that I have been wearing for the last couple of weeks around the city and to meetings.  One of the things that I love about fashion, is that good styles are always being re-used and always end up coming back around. Indeed as one of my favourite bloggers recently said “Fashion is a curious thing, it’s an endless quest to create something new by re-inventing the past.”

One of the reasons for going to Liberty’s was to see and admire their latest collaboration with Pyrrha jewellery, which I fell in love with when I saw their pieces for the first time at the Pop Pr Press Day. They feature authentic wax impressions and imagery from the Victorian Era and the pieces from this collaboration actually have the Liberty London crest embossed on them! Each iconic talisman is designed to inspire the wearer with its symbolic meaning culled from heraldry, a piece which is so inspirational that the jewellery brand has appeared in films and television shows around the world and has been worn by countless celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Richard Madden, and Kate Beckinsale.

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Pyrrha jewellery is hand-crafted using reclaimed sterling silver, bronze, and 14K gold with conflict-free stones, proving that in fashion there is nothing better than taking the old to make something new and original.  Indeed everyone loves an underdog and I have been particularly loving the comeback of the flared trouser leg. Who ever would of thought right? Flares look great with bohemian style looks and are a chic break away from the more hipster skinny jeans. High waisted styles are so flattering and wearing them with heels make legs look super long. Luckily a few years ago, in true hoarder style, I put all of my flares away, but didn’t get rid of them, because as my Mum says “you never know, they may come back into fashion”….

What is weird though is that although styles do come back they are often changed and slightly altered and so although my old trousers are flared they don’t look exactly like the new style of flare…How can you have more than one type of flare? I have no idea, but they designers have managed to do it…So my answer was to take an old pair of Lois Jeans, who’s colour and shape I loved but which had been slightly too long and had dragged on the floor all those years ago and rip/cut the bottom part of the flare seem off. I had seen at the local skate park a skater who had done this with some vintage Levis and they looked great…

I was a bit nervous at first ripping up such a loved pair of trousers but I was really pleased with the end result. I really loved the trim detail that I was left with and as the jean was a bit shorter I was able to show-off the lace up detail of my  gilli shoes. I wore them to lots of meetings and the style got a pretty good seal of approval as we were asked by Grazia Italia Magazine to pose for their street style section outside Liberty’s! The shoot was really relaxed and the quality of the pictures that the photographer took were incredible, I can’t wait to show them to you soon!

In the meantime here are the pics from my time at Liberty, the beautiful Pyrrha pieces and my Grazia look that we took. I was wearing a khaki wool coat, with matching khaki hand-made ceramic bracelet from Iris Sandals‘s A/W collection, who’s founder Anastasia I met for brunch at the bluebird in Chelsea to discuss her creations, a great time and collection that I can’t wait to share with you guys very soon!

So if you have some old flared at home, I really couldn’t recommend doing this enough as you’ll end up getting a whole load of new things to wear…and all for free, plus you might even get spotted by Grazia! 😉

Let me know what you think,

Abi xxx

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WEARING

Customised ripped jeans – LOIS

Green Khaki Wool Coat- COS

Ceramic Bracelet – IRIS SANDALS

Black and White Bag – NEW LOOK

Stud Earrings – BVLGARI

Abi & Bella Explore London

Abi & Bella Explore London

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 I am super happy because as I write this I have just come back from a photoshoot with one of London’s most photogenic models… Not only was everyone smiling at us as we took pictures, but Bella’s good looks brightened up the grey London skyline. Who is Bella I hear you ask? Well, she’s the star of Handpick’s promotional campaign, the one in all my pics rocking the latex look…

So you guessed it, Bella is in fact the sassiest red balloon in the world. You may have seen her in some of London’s most iconic places, spreading the word about the coolest fashion app ever, Handpick. Handpick is great because it searches across social media and a huge number of brands, to pick a selection of clothes so that you can find the perfect dress for any occasion. They feature both unknown brands and well known labels so that you can find really original looks that you wouldn’t otherwise find if you were just searching on the giant search engines. Finally some chic looks that no one else has, all without the need to scroll through endless pages of dismal dresses! Did I die and go to fashion heaven? Quite possibly…

The shoot was really fun. I decided to wear a new ASOS long sleeve dress with cut out neckline and 60’s collar, which was great because it was a bit cold out… We started off the day having coffee at Monmouth, the place that should win the prize for London’s best Cappuccino (if it hasn’t done already…) before heading off around the colourful Borough Market. Hidden away went to one of the most photogenic places in London, the famous umbrella street, a little square covered in colourful umbrellas. I loved walking through the market place with Bella, enjoying all the colourful stands of fruit, flowers and of course the amazing food!

So I hope you like the pictures from was my time exploring London with Bella and the amazing Handpick team! Bella has been to so many cool places you should definitely check out her Instagram @BellaExplores if you love London and want to see some more colourful shots of the city 🙂

Let me know what you think,

Abi xxx

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WEARING

Dream Plunge Neck Tunic Dress with Collar – The Laden Showroom – ASOS

Nude Heels – NEW LOOK

Christopher Raeburn London Fashion Week

Christopher Raeburn London Fashion Week

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Having started My Girls On Tour only a year and a half ago this was my first proper full time at London Fashion Week and boy, what an incredible and busy week it was! I see some of my favourite bloggers  go to New York, London, Milan and Paris and they make fashion season look so easy…but within a week of running between shows, talking to designers and PRs, making new friends and going for drinks, I had literally been brought to my knees. I must admit that I made a pretty rash decision by going swimming the weekend before , not drying my hair properly and then going out into the cold evening air so as to catch the nastiest of nasty colds ever, but I hadn’t imagined that by the last day I would have completely lost my voice, felt exhausted and that I would send quote so many dagger looks to the VIP Mercedes Benz chauffeur driven LFW cars that drove past me as I hobbled over the cobbled streets of Soho in my heels…But, even under those circumstances, my Fashion Week just kept getting better and better!

I am super happy to be able to share with you my last and final day, which was my favourite out of all of them! I started off the day meeting one of my new friends Esohe, the Founder of Stylierge Style Consultancy, who invited me to go to the Christopher Raeburn Show held at the BFC Show Space, the main showspace of London Fashion Week at Brewer Street! In between Proudlock from Made in Chelsea going in and us going in, it started to rain so I shared my umbrella with some super fun crazy Italians who were Snapchatting the whole thing to their followers. The showspace was amazing! It was really modern with mirrors on the ceiling and orange and silver beams contrasting. The runway was really long so it meant that each look was really showcased and the ceilings were so high, I loved it. I couldn’t get over the crazy amount of photographers who were gathered at the end of the runway, it was like a massive sea of paparazzi, they had the most incredible cameras and when all the shutters went off it was like a lightning storm!

This season Raeburn’s collection entitled Sarawak, inspired by the Malaysian state, took us on a journey of discovery and adventure. The models walked down the long runway to the music from the rainforest and the flowing looks were truly ones that I would love to wear whilst out on an adventure. One of my favourite parts of the show were the kimonos and flowing dresses and I especially liked the use of the bright blue and khaki that I thought worked really well together (which I guess I would considering that I wore something pretty similar to the show as a total coincidence!) The textures were really interesting, with Raeburn using mesh, organza, chiffon, nylon to more heavy cottons as well as fabric recycled from parachutes to make his designs.

After the show, Esohe and Georgina took some street style pics for me of my look and I of theirs and then, after a late lunch I went to the final show of the week and that is when things truly started to get awesome! I can’t wait to tell you all it, in the meantime here are some of the pics from show and of my final LFW look.

Thank you for all your lovely comments,

Abi xxx

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WEARING

Blue Dress with Beaded Belt – TED BAKER

Green Khaki Coat – COAST

Green lace up heels – ZARA

Moda y Besos Shoot

Moda y Besos Shoot

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We have some amazing collaborations coming up soon but for now I am proud to announce that I have been collaborating with Moda y Besos to launch my own collection!

When I played tennis in Spain my friends and I would go shopping every Saturday for something to wear out in the evening and we always found it super difficult to find anything that was appropriate club wear. So with Moda y Besos, I wanted to reflect my personality in the designs and chose dresses that were feminine, elegant and that would be great for parties. I love lace so decided to feature it heavily in the designs but the accessories and the fashionable clothing that I went with was more bohemian, with ethnic necklaces, long chiffon skirts and ripped jeans.

It was amazing talking with the manufacturers and shooting the collection, something that I am sharing in this post! The collection was launched in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where we flew this summer with British Airways. Seeing such an incredible city was fascinating. We stayed in the Hotel Boca Junior, inspired by the football players and history of the Boca football team, one of the biggest teams in Argentina. We were close to the Casa Rosada and the Plaza de Mayo, so also had some time to explore some of the main sites of the city! I can’t wait to tell you all about it very soon but in the meantime here are my favourite pictures from the shoot that we did in Islantilla, Spain, of one of my favorite dresses from my collection, the Julia bohemian from Moda y Besos.

Let me know what you think, Abi xxx

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Juliana Bohemian White Dress – MODA Y BESOS