Whilst I’ve been acclimatising to my role as a newbie mummy, plenty has been happening on the King’s Road. For example, last week saw the launch party for Trilogy’s latest incarnation on Duke of York Square.

Trilogy Chelsea

Trilogy is now bigger – almost four times bigger.

Trilogy ChelseaIt has seven fitting rooms downstairs and even a customer bathroom. The jeans are on gold shelves to create the illusion of floating denim, as if they were appearing in a dream.

Jeans - TrilogyAnd to celebrate its new opening Trilogy have a few exclusive lines including Feel The Piece’s Born on King’s Road tees and sweats, which I LOVE!

Tyler Jacobs for TrilogyHere is one modelled by Fiona, aka Kensington Doll blogger, who also provided me with most of the other photos. (Thanks so much Fiona!)

Kensington Doll blogger - Trilogy on King's Road

It was a pity to miss what looked like a fun evening of manis by Nails Inc., bubbles …

Nails Inc

… as well as mingling with some of the fabulous guests.

Cara Delevigne

But as I step back into the real world, it’s good to know that at least I’ll have my Born on King’s Road tee to enjoy wearing!

When I put together the first fashion outfit for my blog, I hadn’t thought about matching the clothes to the cocktail of the week as I am doing now. So it only makes sense for me to update this post to include the cocktail which inspired the military look below.

Let me introduce you to the Egg & Soldiers at Dukebox! – which is enough for 8 to 10 people.

It is made up of pear purée, apple and lemon juice, and is shaken with Iceberg Vodka and apple liquor. The cocktail is garnished with gourmet marshmallows, and topped with Pommery Champagne. Are you tempted?

And for now my original post …

This is my first fashion board and I thought I’d go straight for the Military look, given the recent launch of Dukebox with their staff in 17th century military outfits and my penchant for snapping pics of Chelsea Pensioners as and when I spot them. Does anyone else smile inside when they see a Chelsea Pensioner walking around? Or is it just me?

1. Military Jack from Zara

2. Metal Finger Ring and Metal Knuckle Ring by Hannah Warner

3. Current Elliott The Combat Skinny Army from Donna Ida

4. Trinkah pleated front panel shirt by Ted Baker

5. Yellow Bondage Boot by Vivienne Westwood

6. Cone compartment necklace by Hannah Warner

I’ve been thinking about my fashion posts recently and how I could make them more interesting and more me. And then, this morning, I had a flash of inspiration. Given that my most populated blog category is cocktails, it just makes sense for me to merge the two: fashion and cocktails. After all, when hitting a bar for a cocktail or few, it’s important to be wearing the right outfight, yes?

So here is my first cocktail-inspired fashion outfit for the Black Velvet. Some of you may already know that this Guinness and Champagne cocktail is one of my favourites. It’s a must-have with oysters, if it’s on the menu but even on its own, it’s a very smooth and luxurious-feeling drink.

From a girly perspective, I’ve always found Guinness to be AMAZING when my head is feeling out of sorts in a PMT way (sorry guys!). In the 1970s, Guinness used to be served to new mothers in hospitals, so there must be something chemical that works to help us ladies feel better. And what better way to indulge in a bit of comfort drinking than to include Champagne into the mix.

At J. Sheeky and The Wolseley, Black Velvets come in silver tankards but if you’re not looking for an accompaniment to oysters, you can of course drink them from Champagne flutes. Here’s one I sipped at The Aubrey Doyle Bar in The Kensington Hotel.

And here is my suggestion for a Black Velvet inspired outfit:

1. Stripy Velvet Boat Neck Dress at Orla Kiely

2. Daytime shoes: Harriet Ballet Flats at French Sole

3. Black and Gold Friendship Bracelet at Links of London

4. Evening shoes: Black Ghillie Shoes at Vivienne Westwood

5.  The Pippa shoulder bag by Modalu at Harvest

I hope it inspires! x

This week I popped into MLPR’s SS13 press day to have another look at Ross X Bute’s collection. You may have read my interview with Madeleine Press, Ross X Bute’s creative director.

Ross X Bute

I also took a look at the other labels in the room and here are my top picks:

Eley Kishimoto

Eley Kishimoto’s collaboration with Clarks shoes

Wondaland

Princess Tam Tam

Pistol Panties

Wilbur & Gussie

Mimi Berry

Eberjey

Tatty Devine

Tatty Devine also had a lucky dip box, which I picked this nautical necklace from.

Tatty Devine

Me

I love it! Especially given that the bf’s a sailor who’s raced the Fastnet three times and sailed across the Atlantic twice. It seems like a perfectly appropriate piece of jewellery to wear around my neck. Thank you Tatty Devine!

There was also a nail bar from Killer Colours and I went for the Twisted Silk (bottom left). I love anything pink. 🙂

Killer Colours’ current collection

Aren’t the colours fab? I love their SS13 colours too.

Killer Colours SS13

Which colour would you have gone for at the nail bar and why? x

There is so much going on this month and I’ve had quite a task narrowing down my top 5 recommends, but here goes:

1. Celebrate Chocolate Week with Hotel Chocolat at The Botanist! You can read my post on the amazing hot chocolate cocktails on the menu here.

2. Designer Sales UK (DSUK) returns to the Chelsea Town Hall from 25th until 27th October.

There will be markdowns from 60-90% off retail prices. Labels include See by Chloe, Belstaff, Moschino, Jimmy Choo, Valentino, Missoni, Lanvin, YSL and King’s Road fave Vivienne Westwood. Entry fee is £3/£2 (concs).

3. SACRED returns to Chelsea Theatre on 19th October and will be running until February 2013. Live art events and contemporary performances kick off with So Below, from Chelsea Theatre Associate Artist Karen Christopher, (Formerly part of Chicago’s Goat Island) and Gerard Bell on October 19 and 20 at 7.30pm. For more information on SACRED’s programme, click here.

4. On 4th October, Ross X Bute will be having an in-store event for their customers which includes an informal wine tasting and styling tips from the creative team behind this fabulous King’s Road boutique. See your invitation below!

5. I have yet to pop down to the Hollywood Arms for the Sunday Cinema nights but the screening on 21st October sounds very appealing. Which film is good enough to take me away from the cinema and sway me towards a pub supper and free screening upstairs?

Drive!

I LOVE THIS FILM! (More details)

If you have anything you’d like to add to the list to let folks know, please feel free to leave details in the comment box below because I haven’t even touched upon Halloween. So much going on! x

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