The Omega Constellation: Theresa May's Watch

17.8.17


When you become Prime Minister, time is no longer your own. So, making sure you keep track of the time you do have with a sophisticated watch is perhaps one of the best personal choices you can make.

Much was made of Theresa May's choice to wear a Swatch to church in her local village earlier in the summer. Even Mr May joined in the act with a Swatch marking the Rio Olympics. But Theresa's go, to everyday timepiece staple is something a little grander.


May's watch is the Omega Constellation. A classic timepiece, the Constellation model from the Swiss watch maker is a dynamic and contemporary expression of a design that has long been an essential part of Omega's heritage.

The watch features a Constellation star at the 6 o' clock position and a bracelet of horizontal links engineered for maximum comfort. The watch has a small face (likely 2.4 diameter) and is unobtrusive in its design and appearance. May has a stainless steel and 18 carat gold version, with an analog dial and quartz movement. The face is mother of pearl at is water resistant for up to 100 metres. May's Omega watch is a real investment purchase that offers durability and the flexibility to wear with a whole host of both gold and silver jewellery.


Omega is a brand that has been around for years, and is perhaps the watch of choice for Prime Minister's - Margaret Thatcher was regularly snapped with an Omega watch during her time in office.

May's selection of the Constellation is not unpredictable, and mirrors her other classic wardrobe and accessory choices. Fuss free and placing trust in high quality brands, May relies on effective design and function focused pieces for her unique look. The dual construction of the watch in both stainless steel and gold offers strength and the opportunity to mix this traditional timepiece with fashion forward pieces of jewellery such as sterling silver rings from Celtic Treasure and bold necklaces from Amanda Wakeley.


We all have one or two pieces of jewellery that never leave our side, and for Theresa May, the Omega Constellation will always be on her wrist.


New Season Arrivals at Russell & Bromley

14.8.17

I've been super excited about the new season arrivals at Russell & Bromley since I went to their press day back in May. Rich autumnal colours, bold patterns and daring embellishments are a common theme in this AW17 collection. It's one of my absolute favourites.

I shared a few behind the scenes photos of the new arrivals on my Instagram page, including the Link In Snaffle Trim Court in leopard- I haven't been able to get it out of my mind since press day!

So without further ado, here are my favourites from the collection.


















The great Theresa May jacket hunt

3.8.17


I have lots of emails, messages and tweets asking me about Theresa May's collection of jackets. Many have been in the Prime Minister's wardrobe for a while, whilst others are new additions and have been particularly tricky to identify! 

But, the waiting to identify two of Theresa May's most recent jackets has come to an end.

The first, a bubblegum pink cocoon coat was first debuted by May on her trade mission to Qatar and Saudi Arabia earlier this year.


This striking coat is by Harris Wharf London. The British outerwear design house is based in the Islington area of London, and makes a beautiful array of classic formalwear from a variety of felted wools and cashmeres. All in bold and bright colours, we can see why May gravitates towards this modern take on classic tailoring.




And the second jacket is perhaps the one I have been most regularly emailed about. The eye catching navy and white, almost tie dye pattern was one of my favourites on the General Election campaign trail. The jacquard design is by the Italian brand Peserico, a company well known for beautiful tailoring in high quality fabrics. Synonymous with elegance and sophistication, the metal tag on the garment's right hand sleeve is an indicator of attention to design detail.


As it turns out, May owns a fair few items from Peserico. Her almost neon white blazer worn on Election Day and to the State Visit of the King of Spain are two recent occasions where the PM turned to Peserico. 



May also has a few other Peserico jackets stashed in her wardrobe, including this oatmeal version that she has worn many times.



One mystery is solved- and now onto the next set of pieces to identify in the Prime Minister's wardrobe!
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