London calling

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It would be a crime to be in London and not have a high tea. And I wanted to be good this time.

There is no lack of options when it comes to high tea in central London, but after a quick call we have opted for The Rosebery at Mandarin Oriental.


I like to associate high tea with something special,  something elevated and maybe even royal. (Thanks to all those marketing gurus). So The Rosebery was a spot that delivered on all of the above and more.
High ceilings, cornices and the color scheme played a big part in that, but the deciding factor was the service. Truly royal service.

Great selection of finger food consisted of two parts. First came the sandwiches and pastries.

They arrived together and where hung “on a tree” beside our table. 

This was my favourite piece – raspberry cream concealed in a merengue  shell and covered up by berries and an edible flower.

Part two: scones and cakes. We were warned that we must leave space for part two, but it is hard to resist. So if part one I was able to justify as “I was hungry”, this part was pure indulgence.

Best thing here – rose jam. I don’t think I have ever tasted a jam that tastes and smells solely like rose. I am not sure it exists anywhere else but here.

SWK top tip for a small waistline – wear tight clothing to prevent yourself from overindulging. Does it work? You bet.

Another tip – drown the food in lotsa tea. It is called High Tea not High Cake after all.


As a chic detail in my otherwise All White look was this embellished organza jacket by Phillip Lim. The embellishment gives it a definite Asian motive and creates a very cosmopolitan image by contrasting it with my eastern european looks and traditional British architecture. 

Do share your high tea experience with me! And don’t forget to follow my Instagram for daily updates.


White Out

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Dress your summer best in head to toe white. This color is the hottest trend for Spring 2014. From the runways of Thakoon, Derek Lam, Carolina Herrera, Victoria Beckham and 3.1 Phillip Lim to your everyday wardrobe, here are some tips and tricks on how to do white on white the right way.


 White Hot Runway Inspiration from Spring 2014

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Image: Harper’s Bazaar

Anne Hathaway shows us how to do a summer suit right in perfectly crisp ankle length pants and a perfectly tailored blazer with a printed graphic tee to keep things interesting. The low chunky heel is so on trend and finishes the look flawlessly.


Image: Lucky Magazine

White dresses are a dime a dozen during the summer season, so you make sure that you stand out in your little white dress. Take a cue from Joan Smalls. Choose a dress with an interesting texture or embossed print then pair with classic white pumps. Stay away from platform pumps and stick to sleek styles with a pointed toe.


Image: WhoWhatWear

Blogger Shea Marie of Peace Love Shea is wearing the epitome of casual cool white-on-white. The key to this outfit are the little details. To avoid getting drowned out by the shine of white, add a pop of color. Also, tucking in your shirt in the front of your jeans makes you look more pulled together.


Image: Glamour Magazine

Is there anything Poppy Delevingne can’t pull off? She makes a white crop top with origami shorts impossibly chic by throwing a camel coat over and by coordinating her blue sunnies with the blue accent color in her heels.

All white isn’t just for brides anymore. The key to this trend is keeping it balanced. Play with splashes of color and experiment with silhouettes, white on white can work for everyone.

Have a great week ladies!


The Modern Diamond

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Hi everyone,

Hope you are having a great weekend.
As is obvious from my Instagram I have been going crazy for Phillip Lim. My obsession turned out to be so contagious it has spread to my partner, close friends and eventually to the clients. Oops!
Anyway so here is one of the latest finds I couldn’t resist.


The Modern Diamond

Close Up - Bust and Sleeve

Close Up – Bust and Sleeve

This cotton crew neck sweatshirt is light enough to wear in hot Singapore weather and well it has got style! I love the reverse seaming and the chiffon trim at bust and sleeve. It is super modern and is perfect for casual weekends, lunch with friends or if you are doing some shopping!

Jessica is wearing a full length dark grey dress with this sweatshirt. The bag is by Tango, one of the coolest Thai brands. It is embossed croc leather with a large rabbit fur front panel. Soft to the touch as they say! And the shoes have come all the way from NYC.

I hope this inspires you to create some awesome outfits for yourself and your loved ones. If you got some cool pictures to share send them to StyleWithKate! We love them!