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Keeping it Bright in Glass Boutique

Thursday, February 28, 2013

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(Pendleton biker gilet c/o Glass Boutique, vest by Keep it Bright, bag Spell Byron Bay, hat H&M)

Hey guys! Just a quick post whilst I have internet for about half an hour (its not been installed in my new apartment yet) just wanted to show you this dreamy Pendleton vest that I got sent by the guys at Glass Boutique. I've lusted after pretty much anything made in the traditional Pendleton wool patterns so was delighted when this turned up at my front door! The best part is that Glass Boutique has a sale on right now and they have some absolute bargains! Check them out HERE.

And last but not least, I recently found about about a girl in Manchester named Zara, who's started Keep it Bright UK. She doesn't just make vests like the one that I'm wearing but has a Big Cartel site where you can get your paws on iphone cases, beanies and even books full of her inspiring quotes and artworks. Speaking from experience, her words definitely inspire you to keep it bright and count your blessings on a daily basis, I love the brand and everything it stands out so check it all out HERE.


And thats all from me!

Lots of love, I'm off to Asia again on Monday so I'll be MIA again for a while, but I'm sure I'll have lots of lovely posts for you when I get back.


Penny xo 


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ASHLEY: OUT IN PARIS

OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG PARIS FASHION WEEK FW 2013 BLACK SHINY FUR COAT DIAMOND RINGS SIGNET RING ELIZABETH AND JAMES LEATHER TOTE BAG NEW COLLECTION CROPPED PANTS SLINGBACK HEELS DROP GOLD EARRINGS 1
OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG PARIS FASHION WEEK FW 2013 BLACK SHINY FUR COAT DIAMOND RINGS SIGNET RING ELIZABETH AND JAMES LEATHER TOTE BAG NEW COLLECTION CROPPED PANTS SLINGBACK HEELS DROP GOLD EARRINGS 2
ph: Zimbio

Ashley is wearing a bag from the new Elizabeth and James bag collection (comes out in July).

Get the look...
+ Mania Mania Psychic Earrings
+ ASOS Mongolian Fur Jacket
+ Maison Martin Margiela Imitation Diamond Ring
+ ASOS Square Signet Ring
+ Rebecca Minkoff MAB Tote
+ Vince Cropped Flare Pants
+ McQ Alexander McQueen Slash Point Pumps

Hat Parade

The Advanced Style Ladies are known for wearing bold accessories and wonderful hats. I think the pictures above are proof enough that hats are having their day in the sun. Which are your favorites?

ASHLEY | H&M F/W 2013 SHOW IN PARIS

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

ASHLEY OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG WHITE OVERSIZED JACKET SHIRT LEATHER BAG sidney garber GOLD METAL BRACELET GOLD DROP EARRINGS CROPPED BLACK PANTS SLING BACK MANOLO HEELS CARINE ROITFELD PARIS FASHION WEEK Margareta van  den Bosch HM FALL WINTER FW 2013 SHOW
ASHLEY OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG WHITE OVERSIZED JACKET SHIRT LEATHER BAG sidney garber GOLD METAL BRACELET GOLD DROP EARRINGS CROPPED BLACK PANTS SLING BACK MANOLO HEELS CARINE ROITFELD PARIS FASHION WEEK Margareta van  den Bosch HM FALL WINTER FW 2013 SHOW 2
ph: NY Times Fashion Instagram + H&M Instagram

Get the look...
+ Mania Mania Psychic Earrings
+ Elizabeth and James Daniel Blazer
+ Bop Bijoux Metallic Braid Bracelet
+ Rebecca Minkoff MAB Tote
+ Vince Cropped Flare Pants
+ McQ Alexander McQueen Slash Point Pumps

ps- The spring sale is on at Shopbop! Use code 'SPRINGEVENT' at checkout.

Lauderhill, FL

Tziporah Salamon Signed By Models 1

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I am excited to report that our dear friend Tziporah Salamon just signed with Europe's leading modeling agency, Models 1. Tziporah happened to be in London during my panel discussion at The Royal Academy of Arts where she delivered the wonderful news. This has been a dream of Tziporah's for many years, and I can't wait to see what lies ahead for her. Check out Tziporah's portfolio on the Models 1 website HERE.

ASHLEY: VANITY FAIR OSCAR PARTY | 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party BLACK HIGH NECK RUFFLE SATIN GOWN BALLOON SLEEVES DROP PEARL EARRINGS BLACK CLUTCH MASCARA CATHERINE ZETA JONES OSCARS ACADEMY AWARDS low bun
OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party BLACK HIGH NECK RUFFLE SATIN GOWN BALLOON SLEEVES DROP PEARL EARRINGS BLACK CLUTCH MASCARA CATHERINE ZETA JONES OSCARS ACADEMY AWARDS 2 low bun
ph: Getty Images

Get the look....
+ Carolee Pave Hoop Pearl Drop Earrings
+ Nina International Diamond and Pearl Earrings
+ Carolee Simple Pearl Earrings
+ ASOS Skater Dress With Gathered Wrap
+ Moschino Bell Sleeve Dress
+ VIKTOR & ROLF Glossy Cowl Neck Dress

Portraying Life at The Royal Academy of Arts

Daphne Selfe in a suit from Old Ladies Rebellion
This past weekend, I joined 83-year-old model Daphne Selfe, designer Fanny Karst, and Nigel Hartley from St. Christopher's Hospice for a panel discussion at The Royal Academy of Arts in London. We had a very special conversation about the interplay between aging, illness, and physical appearance. Audience members joined in for a lively conversation reinforcing how creativity can positively influence one's mood and outlook. I was especially struck by a point made by Mr. Hartley that we must find ways to engage with communities of seniors who are often overlooked and not as vibrant as the men and women that I tend to photograph. My goal has always been to make older people as a whole more visible and valued in our society, so this topic is one that I hope to continue to address more completely in the future.

OLSENS ANONYMOUS FAVORITE: ASHLEY | TWEED JACKET

Sunday, February 24, 2013

OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN BLOG TWEED BOUCLE JACKET SATIN BLOUSE FUR BEADED TASSEL FRING SHOULDER CHAIN BAG RED STONE RING RINGS BEAUTY HAIR WAVES WAVY BARNEYS CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN EVENT PARTY
ph: Just Jared

Get the look...
+ Kelly Wearstler Looped Boucle Seattle Jacket in Black
+ Haute Hippie Wrap Front Blouse
+ Vince Stand Up Collar Blouse
+ BCBGeneration Adele Shoulder Bag
+ ASOS Mixed Opaque Stone Ring Pack

MARY-KATE: SHOPPING IN LA | 2007

Saturday, February 23, 2013

OLSENS ANONYMOUS MK MARY KATE OLSEN STYLE FASHION BLOG BLACK GREY GRAY OVERSIZED CARDIGAN COAT DRESS FRINGE TASSEL LEATHER BAG RINGS SQUARE RINGS GOLD SILVER WATCH OPEN TOE MULE CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN BLACK AVIATOR SUNGLASSES LA LOS ANGELES MAXFIELDS

Get the look...
+ Alexander McQueen Sunglasses in Matte Black
+ Selected Cocoon Jacket in Wool
+ Made Her Think Open Serpent Ring
+ Lovebullets Bullet Slab Ring
+ ASOS Surface Detail Signet Ring
+ Marc by Marc Jacobs Rock Chronograph Watch
+ New Look Talia Tassel Tote
+ Nine West Miss Open-toe Heels

Welcome to Sue Kreitzman's Wild and Wonderfully Colorful World(VIDEO)

Friday, February 22, 2013


As promised here is a small video tour and some photos of Sue Kreitzman's amazing home in London. For more on Sue and her incredible art work CLICK HERE. Please excuse the quality of the video, when I am on the go, I only have my little Flip camera with me.

MKA | CHANEL RESORT 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2013

OLSENS  ANONYMOUS MKA MARY KATE ASHLEY OLSEN STYLE FASHION BLOG CHANEL RESORT SHOW FRONT ROW TUX JACKET WHITE HIGH NECK COLLAR SHIRT LAYERED CHAIN NECKLACES BANDAGE MINI SKIRT ALAIA PATENT STRAPPY HEELS CLUTCH FUR VEST GILET BLACK TULLE TIERED GOWN BALENCIAGA CORK PLATFORM ALAIA BELT METAL CLUTCH

Get Ashley's look...
+ Bop Basics Tuxedo Jacket
+ VIKTOR & ROLF High Collar Tuxedo Blouse
+ Elizabeth and James Carter Tux Shirt
+ ASOS Pearl Cross Stone Multirow Necklace
+ DANNIJO Anoushka Necklace
+ Serpui Marie Divine Glitter Minaudiere with Tassel
+ Herve Leger Signature Essentials Bandage Miniskirt
+ Splendid Layers Miniskirt
+ ASOS HAZARD Heeled Sandals

Get MK's look...
+ Barneys New York CO-OP Faux Fur Vest
+ Colette by Colette Hayman Sunray Metal Hardcase Clutch
+ ASOS Cut Out & Stud Wide Waist Belt
+ Thayer Tiered Maxi Dress
+ Alice + Olivia Alberta Long Halter Dress in Black
+ ONE by Jane Dress

An Artful Life

Sue Kreitzman in a coat by Lauren Shanley
 Sue Kreitzman lives a life devoted to art and color from the clothes that she wears to the paintings and sculptures that she makes and collects. Stay tuned for a peak into her amazingly inventive technicolor world.

ASHLEY: BUNDLED UP IN NYC

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG SUNGLASSES BLACK SCARF EMBELLISHED BEADED SWEATER HOOP DROP GOLD EARRINGS LONG JACKET TWO TONE BLACK AND WHITE TOP HANDLE BAG THE ROW NYC BUNDLED UP WINTER
OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG SUNGLASSES BLACK SCARF EMBELLISHED BEADED SWEATER HOOP DROP GOLD EARRINGS LONG JACKET TWO TONE BLACK AND WHITE TOP HANDLE BAG THE ROW NYC BUNDLED UP WINTER2
ph: Just Jared

Get the look...
+ Mosley Tribes Eyewear Stussy Aviator Sunglasses
+ Mania Mania Psychic Earrings
+ ASOS Pack of Mini Hoop Drop Earrings
+ Silent Damir Doma Tiwaz Woven Scarf in Black
+ Valentino Beaded cable-knit wool sweater
+ Vero Moda Long Line Blazer
+ Rebecca Minkoff MAB Mini Satchel

A Day With Topshop

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To book an appointment call: 0844 243 5544
contact: emily.rajch@topshop.com (Leeds Store)

Despite my laid back approach to blogging (although you have got two posts this week... I'm on a roll), I received a pretty exciting email from Topshop a few weeks ago asking me to go into their new Leeds store and try out the Personal Shopping suite. Now obviously I thought long and hard about this, (NATTTT. IT'S FREAKIN' TOPSHOP AHHHH) and then I agreed to go in and take a look, in a totally cool, not too excited way.

After arriving in Leeds after a 6AM flight from Copenhagen (please excuse my puffy, tired face and crap hair) I was greeted by the lovely team with a cup of coffee, cupcakes and a room full of amazing Topshop goodies for me to try. Now, I'm not religious, but I think maybe that's what Heaven looks like?

I think a lot of people (including myself) find the Personal Shopping suites in stores to be a little intimidating and maybe you feel like you have to have an appointment etc. But I'm here to set that straight, the team in store were all lovely and down to earth and really listen to what you want and your own personal needs. The stylists don't bite and  really go out of their way to make you feel good. There's a menu of different types of appointments so that they can give you exactly what you want and pull together peices to suite you before you arrive if you wish to book in advance, and they even throw in a glass of bubbly too! I requested that they pull together a range of clothes for Spring Summer 13 and I loved pretty much everything they picked as they also ask for your size and shape.  I asked Emily the personal shopper in charge of my appointment a couple of questions to give you an even bigger insight into the world of a Topshop Personal Shopper.

1. How did you get into styling/ personal shopping? Any tips?
I went to London college of fashion to study Fashion styling and Photography which drove me towards editorial styling, I was given an amazing opportunity to work at ELLE magazine, where I discovered my passion for personal styling from freelance clients. Whilst in London I also worked at the Topshop flagship store at Oxford Circus as a Personal Shopping Stylist.When the new Topshop Leeds opened I headed to Leeds to become one of the Personal Shoppers.

Advice I would give any budding stylist or personal shopper is to gain as much experience through interning and industry as possible. You have to take every opportunity given and every person you meet as a valuable contact. Personal shopping is a lovely way to build friendships with clients and I find it so rewarding when I make someone feel amazing about how they look.


2. Favourite topshop trend for SS 13?
Arthaus
"Inspired by the clean lines and futuristic ethos of the Bauhaus movement we're advocating dressing like a modernist. Go sleek and chic with boxy coats and geometric shapes and strut your cultured stuff in flared trousers and strappy block heels. This is the new minimalism."

I personally think this trend works for any age. A splash of tangarine and monocrome smart sleek cuts. Perfect for updating work outfits and trend setting co-ord suits.


3. Best part of your job?
Creating a whole new look for someone or helping them overcome body insecurites.

4. Most famous client?
Most famous client has to be Alexa Chung.
Such a dream appointment, she used the service in Oxford Circus for a Fashion week outfit for the Unique show.
Genuinely lovely person with such great individual style.


5. Favourite outfit from the appointment

 I loved putting Penny in the Boutique navy suit with a splash of Arthaus tangerine and killer heel. I'm a massive fan of androgynous style on girls. Not every figure can pull off the cigarette pant but Penny does this well.


And there you have it!... probably the longest post I've ever ever done but I had a really lovely day and bought the outfit with the ripped jeans and a gorgeous pair of boots. And today I'm moving house so lots of excitement all round!!! I just thought I'd finish off on a little video of the day that I got my lovely brother to help me with and my other lovely brother to help edit... momma raised them right.

lots of love as always chicas,


Penny

xo