All posts tagged: Paul Smith

Summertime at the Victoria Quarter

Last week, the Victoria Quarter invited me to an afternoon full of food, fashion and fitness to celebrate summertime at the iconic shopping haven in the heart of Leeds City Centre. Home to luxury fashion brands such as Louis Vuitton and Paul Smith, the VQ is the primary destination for luxury shoppers in Leeds. It has even become an architectural landmark for tourists visiting the city due to the beauty of its elaborate, Victorian arcades which truly add to the experience. The VQ is a fashion hotspot however delicious food can also be found notably at Filmore & Union, a health-conscious restaurant located in the centre of the quarter underneath the colourful stain-glassed roof. If you’re looking for a sophisticated and nutritious pitstop to your retail therapy then Filmore & Union provides this in the bucket loads. With a natural and clean decor, the restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere. Open from 8am in the morning, the food guru brand provide a delicious breakfast menu with healthy options from protein pancakes to a Filmore style Skinny …

Break the mould: Black and Navy

Have you ever styled an outfit to perfection and then instantly gasped in horror when you realise you have mixed navy and black? If the answer is yes then have nothing to fear. Black and navy blue are perfectly acceptable companions when it comes to piecing together an outfit. Say so long to the mysterious myth surrounding this colour combo, if you haven’t already – your style cred will not diminish, in fact, it will prosper. A mixture of navy and black creates an imbalance of a classical nature. As seasons pass, navy becomes the new black and then black becomes the new navy but the savvy fashion-goers betray the golden rules and simply wear the two classics at the same time. Not ground breaking fashion, I know, however the result is something extraordinarily basic and shows that some style rules are made to be broken. When I think of black and navy, I think of a Celine girl – edgy minimalism and always chic. Styling this trend? Tanned legs, red lips, little accessories – …