Hello Autumn

Things I love about autumn:

The stunning colours.
The cable knits.
Making hot chocolate to enjoy in front of a movie on a chilly evening.
Seeing dogs and kids play in piles of leaves.
Biker boots.
Cuddling up on the sofa with a book while it's pouring down outside.
Chunky snood scarves.
Pumpkin spice lattes.
Seeing Christmas lights slowly begin to pop up everywhere.
That unique London sunlight that softly filters through the fog.


Alternative London

I love street art, so when my office team offsite day turned out to include a walking tour of one of London's art-rich areas, East London and Brick Lane, I was beyond curious. Organised by Alternative London Tours, the afternoon was a colourful overview of a creative, buzzing area filled with some of the most beautiful, unique artworks I've ever seen grace the walls of a city.

I have always been fascinated by street art - and I'm always so angry when it gets buffed away. It's an expression of our time and shouldn't be illegal. Naive as it may sound, I'd love for all the ad billboards all over London to disappear and be replaced by gorgeous art, or for the white-grey, boring walls of the city to be embellished by artworks bursting with colour. Wishful thinking. Check out some of East London's finest pieces below.


The Fakeover

I'm so proud to present a Vilda initiative that I'm super excited about!

To promote faux fur and minimise the use of real fur in fashion, we've launched The Fakeover campaign - a campaign that showcases beautiful brands (like Vriie - see the above photo) that focus on faux fur. We'll show off our own faux fur outfits and talk about how to wear the look.

Things the campaign will touch on:

  • Can real fur ever be sustainable? (hint: NO)
  • How to accessorise and style a faux fur coat
  • Why we don't wear fur - Team Vilda speaks out
  • Interviews with faux-fur designers
  • Vegan personalities on why they fake it
  • Best faux fur coats for winter

...and maybe even a giveaway or two!

Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and, of course, Vilda. Feel free to Tweet and Instagram us your thoughts on fake (and real) fur, plus your best faux fur looks with #thefakeover hashtag!