A Sugar Baby’s Guide to a Luxury Wardrobe and Brands
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Disclaimer: This is my own opinion, and you are free to disagree! I am not being sponsored or gifted items by any of these brands (I wish!). I am simply just trying to share some of my style tips based off of my own wardrobe :) xo
Will continue to update as I think of more things! This was just off the top of my head. Feel free to send in suggestions, if I use it I will give you credit when I edit the post! Questions also welcome.
Although I am relatively new to the sugar bowl, dressing stylishly and well is something I have done all of my life. I hope my advice can help others! A top, big fish SD is going to dress well, and he’s going to want his SB to do the same. You must exude confidence and style for him to want to pursue you.
If you are a sugar baby looking to build an ultimate, timeless luxury wardrobe look no further - check out my guide below!
Basics: T-shirts & Tank Tops - ATM (wonderfully flattering, especially for bigger busts), T by Alexander Wang, Helmut Lang, James Perse Jeans - rag&bone/JEAN, J Brand, Citizens of Humanity, 7 for all Mankind, J Brand, Current/Elliott, AG Adriano Goldschmidt. Yes I love my denim :) Anything with a blatant logo on it like True Religion is a NONO. Shirts - Equipment Sweatpants - I used to absolutely detest sweatpants but after seeing photos of Rihanna and Gigi rock them, I’m kind of into it. Have my eye on a pair from Fenty X Puma now!
Lingerie: Agent Provocateur (DUH) has the most sexy pieces, they make you feel wonderful about yourself, however I would only wear their stuff to show off for my man. Their bras, corsets, bustiers etc. don’t give much support so if you’re just wearing them trying to run errands your boob may pop out of its cup lol! Very annoying to constantly keep having to tuck it back in under your shirt.
I have quite a large bust, so I shop at Journelle, Stella McCartney, Elle Macpherson, Nancymeyer.com and Chantelle because a lot of other nice brands don’t make my size as much (32DD/E) - these are for sexier but still functional pieces.
Calvin Klein and Victoria’s Secret for the most functional underwear. Hanky Panky has great one size fits most thongs, and Commando for underwear for a tight dress or something that gives NO VPL (visible panty lines!)
Shoes: Sneakers (for fashion, not the gym) - Golden Goose, Common Projects Sneakers (for the gym) - Nike Gianvito Rossi - The new Manolo in my opinion. Not as overdone and not flashy like Louboutins. Wonderfully classic. Something I’d wear to a dream job interview or meeting a boyfriend’s parents. Louboutins - even though they’re a bit trashy now I still love the sex appeal of a red bottom.. who can resist? Rochas does beautifully embellished flats that you can wear with a cocktail dress if you aren’t feeling heels! K. Jacques for flat sandals. Made in St. Tropez but they sell it on Shopbop etc. Chanel and Lanvin for ballet flats Love Stuart Weitzman’s highland and lowland boots, even though it seems like everyone and their mother owns a pair. They’re just so flattering and I love that they have them in so many neutral colors. I like Saint Laurent’s basic flat Chelsea ankle boots. Go with everything in the fall.
Dresses: Dolce & Gabbana - I LOVE Dolce & Gabbana!! As I said I am quite curvy, and their dresses are absolutely made for my body type. Cushnie et Ochs - Also sexy AF Giambattista Valli - When you want to look like an elegant, high fashion flower child Saint Laurent - SO expensive, more for the extremely thin Kate Moss types, but I just like to look anyways :) Less expensive but still great: Zimmermann (love Aussie clothing brands), Wheels&Dollbaby, Nicholas, L’Agent, Reformation, For Love & Lemons, Maje
Sweaters: Ralph Lauren, Loro Piana, Brunello Cucinelli J Crew, Joie, Vince and Everlane (cheaper)
Coats/Jackets: Maxmara for the elegant, most classic pieces EDIT 10/9/2016: Maxmara carries very well-cut and stylishly professional coats. Think Olivia Pope-esque. This is also where Kim K got her iconic camel wrap coat and yes, they still carry it. I have one! AllSaints for a great rocker chic leather biker jacket - try a mens one to increase the cool factor Rick Owens - Also great for leather jackets, but more elegant and definitely more expensive Chanel: Their tweed jackets and coats are ultimate and so timeless- wear one with a simple white t shirt, jeans and booties to achieve that Parisian je ne sais quoi. Yves Salomon does a great fur coat, EDIT 10/9/2016: that isn’t AS expensive as other top fur designers… think $5000-$10,000 which is still mega expensive but still far cheaper than J Mendel whose furs can fetch up to 60k (or even more)! and the quality is still great. I used to get Elizabeth and James furs for like a $1000 but tbh they looked cheap. I think if you can’t afford good fur, it’s best to spend on other areas, because cheap fur just makes you look, well, cheap!
Bags: Chanel. Duh. Never used to like Gucci but their new horsebit Dionysus bags (in plain suede without the Gucci logo) are to die for Valentino Rockstud (a little bit passé but I still like mine) Mansur Gavriel for something timeless and not too flashy Saint Laurent for a tote bag. If you’re young, in my opinion this is a much better alternative than an Hermes Birkin or Kelly. I think for a young girl to be carrying a Birkin is a little bit… much. Although if you have found an SD who will buy you a Birkin then I say the more power to you, you’re clearly doing much better than me and feel free to ignore my advice - if fact can I have your advice?? lol
EDIT OCT. 9, 2016:
Where do I shop? Great question - so. many. places.
Online (just google the names, I’m too lazy to hyperlink haha. Maybe another day):
Net-a-porter: love, and they do same-day courier delivery in NYC, London and Hong Kong Moda Operandi: swoon-worthy site. You can pre-order next season’s clothes custom made for you straight off the runway, and they show up at your door just in time for the season! You put a 50% deposit down when you place the order at first, and pay the rest a few months later when the clothing piece is completed. I trick myself into believing that it’s budgeting, lol. Farfetch Shopbop Revolve Clothing TheRealReal (You can get some GREAT designer pre-owned and vintage on the cheap here, AND sell your old designer stuff you don’t want anymore! Note they only accept from a preselected list of designers, check that your item’s brand is on the list before sending anything in to sell) Vestiaire Collective (same as theRealReal) Forward by Elyse Walker SSENSE TheOutNet (Net-a-porter’s sale site. I’ve found some fantastic deals here. But be sure to check everyday because they definitely sell out fast) Barneys, Saks, Selfridges, Bergdorfs etc. - I know these are department stores, but their websites are surprisingly well-maintained and carry a really good stock of stuff from top designers.
Cara Delevingne likes to think of herself as an accidental supermodel, and certainly she is unlike any other catwalk star I have ever met. She arrives for our interview at the Chiltern Firehouse - but of course - on time and with an entourage that consists of a tiny pet rabbit called Cecil, which she adopted after having to accessorise with him on a shoot. “Peeing! Peeing!” she screams, as the rabbit relieves itself next to my tape recorder. “I’m a good mother,” she says, getting on her hands and knees and clearing up the mess her ‘child’ has left on the floor.
She wants to do the interview in bed, and who am I to pass up a pseudo-sapphic encounter with a woman who has been linked with everyone from Harry Styles to the actress Michelle Rodriguez? The reason for the 21-year-old’s eagerness to jump under the covers with me is rather more prosaic, however. She has just got back from her sister Poppy’s wedding party, a five-day bash in Marrakesh, and she is exhausted. Cara has a reputation as something of a party girl - she is frequently snapped out on the town with friends such as Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and fellow model Suki Waterhouse - but even she struggled to keep up with the celebrations. “I spent all day yesterday eating crap food and watching bad TV,” she says, tucking into a meal that consists of pancakes, some eggs Benedict, and a portion of chips. “It was f***ing great,” she says dreamily. “Sorry, can I swear?”
Delevingne is thoughtful, chatty and engaging; she wears her heart on her Chanel sleeve (today she is wearing a Chanel top, some J Brand jeans and a pair of Union Jack socks; she says that “the best thing I get sent now is socks as I used to always have bags of odd ones”). We are here - ostensibly - to talk about the range of handbags she has designed for Mulberry (which start from £795), but she can’t help veering off topic, much to the chagrin of the two PRs who have been dispatched to sit in the room with us.
But it is her openness that has won her an army of fans: 1.68 million on Twitter and an astonishing 5.6 million on Instagram. She has been described as a sort of anti-model, the very opposite of the notoriously silent Kate Moss; Delevingne is the first fashion face to really embrace social media. “I think it’s quite strange [that nobody had done that before her],” she says. “I think it’s nice to break down that barrier, that models are seen and not heard.” It does not seem to have done her career any harm, going from Asos to DKNY and Burberry via three British Vogue covers and one Model of the Year award in only four years.
She is not afraid to post a picture of herself and Rodriguez hooked up to hers-and-hers drips after a weekend of partying, and when I mention her honesty she says, “Yeah, which is apparently quite bad sometimes. I mean, Kate [Moss] is incredibly open, but she chooses who she is open to. I’m just open, generally,” she says, laughing. “But I feel that’s when you really connect with someone.” When I ask her about her sexuality one of the PRs suggests politely that I have veered too far off topic, but Delevingne doesn’t think so. “On that topic, I think…” She pauses for a while, gathers her thoughts behind her big bushy eyebrows, which also have their own Twitter feed. “What do I think? I think people shouldn’t be scared of that. I’m young, I’m having fun, I don’t want to pretend to be something I’m not.” She shrugs. “So I don’t really care on that matter. People can say what they want, but I’m having a good time. I know what people are doing who are my age; I just think it would be a lie to pretend that I’m not having a good time.”
She stops short of a full outing but she tells me that she is more comfortable in the company of women. “The funny thing is, I always used to have more guy friends. At school, I was a tomboy and it would be me and all my guy friends. But now… I don’t know. It’s kind of changed quite a bit. I still have my old friends from school, but I think…” She lets out a big sigh. “I don’t meet men now who just want to be my friend. It doesn’t really happen that much. They’re just shallow like that. Unless it’s one of my girlfriend’s boyfriends, most guys are not like, ‘Oh, we should just be mates.’ I think it’s harder to become friends with guys,” she says, looking a little sad, “because guys just want to have sex with you.”
Cara Jocelyn Delevingne was born 21 years ago to Pandora, a socialite and former heroin addict, and Charles, a property developer whose grandfather was a viscount. Her maternal grandfather is Sir Jocelyn Stevens, the former newspaper executive and publisher of Queen magazine, while her maternal grandmother was a lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret. Cara has two elder sisters - Poppy, also a model, and Chloe, a biomedical science graduate who has just given birth to her first child - and when she was growing up she wanted to be either a musician or an actress. She had her first taste of modelling when she was 10, when she worked on a Bruce Weber shoot for Italian Vogue, but Delevingne only remembers it now as all being a bit “odd”.
At 17, while at the boarding school Bedales, she came very close to getting the part of Alice in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, but then modelling happened (Sarah Doukas, the head of Storm model agency, spotted Delevingne because her own daughter was at the same school) and acting was put on the back burner. “I never really thought about modelling,” Delevingne says now, “it wasn’t something I ever wanted to do. I used to always be so angry about modelling. I was always like, ‘F***, I’m never going to able to act because I’m a model.’ ” But she now sees that her fashion career has given her fantastic opportunities. The Mulberry bags, for a start, which have been like a “literal dream come true. The first proper handbag I had was the Alexa [named after Alexa Chung] and I wore it every day until it broke. And I remember actually meeting Alexa for the first time and being, like, ‘Ohmygod she’s got a fricking handbag!’ When they asked me I couldn’t believe it, I thought they were lying.”
She has been involved closely with every stage of the design - the Cara can be worn as both backpack and handbag - because “if I put my name to something, and I am criticised for it, I want to know that I’ve at least had my full stamp on it.” Does she get asked to put her name to a lot? “Not much,” she sighs. “I’m quite surprised that nobody has asked me to do my own line of tweezers. I totally would love to do that. Or, like, mascara. Cara’s Mascara! Ahahahaha.”
Anyway, I’m not sure she is going to have time for all of that because the acting career is now taking off. Earlier this month she starred with Sylvia Syms in Timeless, a drama for Sky Arts written by Tim Frith of Calendar Girls fame. She was really very good, like a “young Audrey Hepburn” according to no less an authority than Syms herself. Next she stars alongside Kate Beckinsale and Daniel Brühl in Michael Winterbottom’s The Face of an Angel, which is very loosely based on the circus surrounding the Meredith Kercher murder trial (Delevingne plays Brühl’s love interest in the movie and not, as previously reported, the Amanda Knox character).
Then there is the big-screen adaptation of Martin Amis’s London Fields, in which she stars as Kath Talent, the wife of Jim Sturgess’s Keith Talent. She also got to work alongside Amber Heard and Billy Bob Thornton, and “I got so scared, because they are the most incredible actors. But fear and nervousness are something that can hold you back quite majorly. I just wanted to be inside their head, I just wanted to learn.” She was terrified doing her first scene with Thornton “and he saw that. But he said, ‘As an actor I can spot straight away when someone can act, and you can act.’ ” She blushes at the memory. “He told me you can’t teach a bad actor to act, but you can make a good actor worse. So he was like, ‘Don’t feel you have to learn.’ ”
She does feel guilty that all her friends are struggling at drama school while things are taking off for her, but “I always feel that life can teach you how to act. I’m always looking at life through other people’s eyes. By feeling empathy. And I do feel that I am constantly learning.” She says that modelling can interfere with acting “because it makes you so self-aware, and I have definitely had to take a minute [to get used to that].”
We talk a bit about the madness of the past four years. “When people described things to me as a whirlwind, I never really knew what it meant,” she says. “But then you get inside the tornado and you know exactly what it is. It’s madness. You get so caught up in so many things that it can be difficult to find the time to say, ‘Am I actually OK with this? Am I happy?’ ” Does she ever dream of a different story, in which she is like every other 21-year-old out there?
“Ahhhh,” she says, a look of sudden intense thoughtfulness on her face. “You know, I love putting myself in other people’s shoes, but I can never really experience it, which I find really sad. I love talking to my friends at uni and seeing what they are doing. They’re just finishing their dissertations and I kind of wish I could live their life for a second. I wish my school days could have dragged on a little longer, or that I could go back and do it later in life. I always used to get really depressed…” She falls quiet for a moment. “Well, not really depressed, but really upset if everything was getting a bit crazy, because I can never take this all away for a minute. I can’t turn around, you know? I’ve got to keep on going. If there’s a moment where I just want it all to disappear and go back… well, I can’t. And that used to terrify me.”
I really like Cara Delevingne. I can imagine taking her down the pub and having a really good time. She is very easy to talk to, very relaxed, incredibly gregarious. How old does she feel, I wonder. “Mmm,” she says. “I’d say 15 going on 32!” She lets out a very long laugh. “It’s very confusing. But I know how lucky I am.” Then Cecil the rabbit relieves himself again, and Cara runs off looking for a towel.
Fiftyshadesofcara : Cara Delevingne interview for Telegraph Magazine
What is it about French women that makes them so darn stylish? Elegant and effortless, they have that ‘je ne sais quoi’ that sets them apart from mere mortals like the rest of us. But, luckily for us, you don’t have to be born in France to get their look (phew!). With a little help from the key pieces below, you’ll be mistaken for a Parisian in no time!
I think that what I often see is that people are frightened of fashion and that because they’re scared of it, or it makes them feel insecure they put it down. On the whole, people that say demeaning things about our world. I think that’s usually because they feel in some ways excluded or not part of the ‘cool group.’ So as a result they just mock it. Just because you like to put on a beautiful Carolina Herrera dress or a pair of J Brand blue jeans instead of something basic from K-Mart it doesn’t mean that you’re a dumb person. There is something about fashion that can make people very nervous.
8 Stylish Moto Fashion Items for the Wild Child in You
These hot pieces give you that edgy look, even if you don’t ride a bike!
There’s just something aesthetically adventurous and wild with moto style. You can be wearing the most basic of basic clothes, but once you put a moto jacket on top to complete the outfit, you suddenly look like a rock star. Here to help you create a moto chic OOTD, we picked out 8 hot moto fashion pieces to satisfy the wild child in you… high-speed matte black bike optional.
Don’t worry, moto style is totally doable even for summer. Wear a lighter-weight moto jacket with a basic tee, cut-off shorts or asymmetrical skorts, and complete the look with flats or buckled ankle boots. Can you think of other ways of rocking moto chic for summer? Share your style advice with us!
Kourtney Kardashian, wearing J Brand Photo
Ready jeans, Saint Laurent Wyatt boots, Ray Ban sunglasses and Balenciaga Mini
City leather tote, takes North and Penelope to ballet class in Los Angeles,CA,
A perfect look for the weekend and so easy to recreate…
Happy Saturday guys! I just wanted to thank you to all of your sweet words about the new design of my blog. I feel very lucky to have followers like you that are so supportive and that take the time to send me a sweet note. Like I said in this post, it’s been a great year but I would not have any of this if I wasn’t for you! As simple as that.
Anyway, before I get too emotional around here…let’s talk about today’s look. We were heading to one of our favorite Italian restaurant in the city, Toscano, and we stopped by this cute little corner with beautiful natural lighting to take these pics. The jeans, you’ve seen before. They are one of my favorite styles right now.
The scarf is my newest addition. Scarves are very on-trend and they are everywhere right now! My favorite way to style a scarf is by wrapping it around the handle of my handbag. It looks so chic! I think every girl should have at least 1 printed silk scarf in their closet; They are so versatile and there are a million different ways you can style it.
It’s time for me to go, I have to go get ready for my best friend’s bridal shower. Don’t forget to follow me on snapchat (@pamhetlinger) and instagram for more!
I'm going shopping tomorrow and I really need some new clothes for fall/winter what could I buy and where? like basics and what is trending?
yay ok ill organise this by clothing item and put some store suggestions or where i got my stuff (that’ll probably be the first one) these are mostly basic but they’re based on trends and also necessity sooooO
cropped jumpers (topshop, american apparel, vervegirl, asos, needsupply)
black skinny jeans (fit is really important so do your thing but i usually get j brand, joe’s, cheap monday, allsaints, american apparel, rag & bone) and those are great if you look like a stick insect thanks
busted knee black jeans (american apparel, zara, j brand)
comfy jeans like mom jeans if that’s your tyhing to just laze around in but also wear (american apparel, rag & bone)