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Beulah London

While I was in London for Fashion Week & the CCUOCO SS15 show I spent some quality time wandering around beautiful and elegant Elizabeth Street. The sweet, tree-lined street is dotted with outdoor cafés and chic stores. Nestled among the stylish shops is a crisp white boutique filled with racks of stylish, ladylike pieces. From red-carpet ready gowns to breezy Summer dresses to accessories, everything in the shop is beautifully feminine and effortlessly stylish.

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This sartorial oasis is the up-and-coming Beulah London and I had the good fortune to spend a few blissful minutes with the founders chatting about their company, new collections, and charitable goals.

The brand was launched in 2011 by long-time friends Natasha Rufus Isaacs and Lavinia Brennan. Beulah has since become a staple for the woman who favors flattering, ladylike frocks. Clients include London’s social set, stylish Hollywood starlets, and the Duchess of Cambridge. Yes – Both Catherine and Pippa Middleton have been seen in Beulah frocks at events and outings.

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If you ask the founders what they’re most proud of they answer without hesitation that their company has put them in the enviable position of being able to help enact positive social changes through their charitable trust and philanthropic activities. During a 2009 trip to India they witnessed the impact of the human trafficking and sex trade on the locals, and decided then and there to create an ethical company that would allow them to give back and support these communities.

In addition to offering clients an opportunity to support The Beulah Trust on their website, you can buy their Bag For Love, a chic canvas carry-all that supports education and employment for trafficked women through Freeset Global, or a stunning Shibani scarf which supports the UN’s Blue Heart Campaign.

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It’s clear that in addition to having an eye for timeless classics, these women have hearts of gold, and I for one can’t wait to see what’s next for this amazing brand!

Be sure to keep an eye out for their fabulous new location in London, as well as their first dreamy bridal collection.

What’s YOUR dream Beulah London piece?

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Looks of the Week

I always give a little sigh of relief when all of the Fashion Weeks are over – There’s a lot to keep up with, a lot going on, lots of photos to try to find and websites to link and models to track down… It’s pretty exhausting even from a distance, I can’t imagine actually being there! 

So, to celebrate the end of a month of fashion here’s a Looks of the Week post filled with fabulous, relatable styles that we mere mortals can emulate.

Such a great, easy look. A chic black pantsuit is a great alternative to a cocktail dress. Though most of us aren't running around in Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2012 pieces. Unfortunately...

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Stacy Keibler rocked a stunning blue Asos dress that showed off just a hint of skin. This is a great cocktail frock because the longer hemline offsets the flash of midriff to keep it on the classy side.

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This is a great mens coat. I love the contrasting belt, faux fur collar & double-breasted buttons. Not a huge fan of facial hair or short pants on men though...

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I'm still in full coat mode and I love that this is a lighter version, more of a "preparing for Spring" type coat than a winter coat.

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Late Afternoon has a knack for pairing pieces you might not guess would look phenomenal together. Yellow jeans, a white lace top and a floral midriff baring top? Perfection! Spring anyone?

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In the mood for florals to get a jump on Spring? Check out Modelinia’s Model Style File: Flirty Florals.

Does it get more chic than this? Cropped black skinnies, pointy-toed pumps and a black leather motorcycle jacket. Fabulous.

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Wow. I mean. Just wow. It can be hard to pull off the menswear inspired suit on the red carpet, and trying to spice it up with a little sexiness can fail. But Miss Evan Rachel Wood knows how to do it right. Love the shoes paired with the Jason Wu suit.

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So chic! Taylor Tomasi-Hill looked phenomenal in polka dots, wide leg pants and a great belt in Milan.

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This is hardly a typical mini skirt look - I like sequined collar on the bright red blouse and the fun zipper clutch. They both keep it far from boring.

Source Want to try a great polka dot look? Eat, Breath, Fashion has some inspiration & ideas on finding the perfect look. Or you can check out the MCLV Style File on Olivia Palmero‘s polka dot skirt! 

Stay tuned this week for summaries from the Fall 2012 Paris Fashion Week shows, the front row looks and a very special Moi Contre La Vie giveaway.

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Looks of the Week

 
This past week had some beautiful holiday looks, chic outerwear and great daytime outfits that I just had to share. Enjoy the eye candy!
 

Miss Rosie shows us just how to dress for a casual day out and about. The extras here are the key, on top of slim jeans and a basic sweater she layered a beautiful rust colored cropped leather jacket, a leopard print scarf, slouchy boots and a to DIE for Celine bag.

 
This isn’t Rosie’s first time showing off a fun twist on a basic leather jacket, check out her gorgeous appearance at a Burberry show earlier this year here.
 
Basically, you’ve been asleep if you haven’t noticed that 2011 was the year of Rosie – The Frugal Fashionista has her best looks here and Tom & Lorenzo have brilliant and entertaining commentary on her red carpet looks here. Swoon!
 

Kate Middleton looked gorgeous in velvet Alexander McQueen and stunning diamond jewelry. Beautiful hair, beautiful makeup, just beautiful.

 

I love this vintage look from fashion blogger Late Afternoon. The pleated white dress, chunky gold jewelry and big Jackie O glasses are perfection.

 

I'm not always a huge fan of asymmetrical hemlines, but Poppy Delevigne proved here that she can pull just about anything off and this color looks phenomenal on her. The boots were what really caught my eye though, I'm loving rock n' roll touches right now.

 

I don't usually include editorials in my Looks of the Week posts but I absolutely fell in love with this shot of Kate Beckinsale for Harper's Bazaar Russia. She looks so adorably mod and Spring-y that I couldn't help but feature her. Great color scheme and styling for this shot, I especially adore the white sunnies.

 

Not only is Hanneli Mustaparta stunning, she puts together a great outfit. Rather than looking like a Halloween caricature in orange and black , she looks chic and stylish. Need those shoes and clutch STAT. Great example of how to pull of the day clutch look, carry another bag for the rest of yours stuff!

 
And if you’d like to see the opposite of Looks of the Week, head over to Tom & Lorenzo: Fabulous & Opinionated for the Top 15 WORST Celebrity Looks of 2011 – Part I, Part II & Part III.
 
Hope the rest of your week goes well!
 
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Style File – Kate Middleton

 
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to dress like a Duchess?
 

 
While the commoner formerly known as Kate Middleton’s recent straight-from-the-runway Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2011 look could run you a couple thousand dollars (blouse $1,355 & skirt $995 @ Net-A-Porter) you can definitely put together a similar look for less.  
 

(L to R) See by Chloe - $240 (sale) @ My-Wardrobe.com, Paul & Joe Sister - $70 (sale) @ TheOutnet.com & Tibi Military Bodysuit - $83 @ Tibi.com

 

(L to R) AK Anne Klein - $50 @ Macy's, Moschino Cheap & Chic - $100 @ Outnet.com & MARC by Marc Jacobs - $330 @ Bloomingdale's

If a pencil skirt and blouse combo isn’t quite your style or you’re looking for an outfit that’s a little easier to put together, a navy double-breasted shirt dress is a great alternative, like the examples below.
 

(L to R) Laundry by Shelli Sega - $105 @ Bluefly, ABS by Allen Schwartz - $150 @ Lastcall.com & JCrew - $130

The perfect finish to this regal look are a pair of classic navy pumps, heeled Oxford’s or peep toed heels.

(L to R) Pilar Abril - $105 @ Endless.com, Giani Bernini - $90 @ Macy's & Badgley Mischka - $120 @ Bluefly

Read TLo’s comments on this outfit here.

This isn’t Kate’s first navy & white military-inspired outfit, see below for other classic looks she’s worn with the same style.

Check out MCLV’s first Style File look – Red Maxi Skirt
 
 
 
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