Sunday, 18 January 2015

Cosy weekend & why I took a step back

Jeans: Nasty Gal. Sweatshirt: Y.M.C. Beanie: H&M.
Sneakers: Isabel Marant.

I'm back in Louisiana and shooting the 2nd series of Salem. After a long week of shooting in a corset I love my cosy weekends spent in snuggly hats and sweatshirts stolen from my husband. I tried (and failed) to resist these leopard Isabel Marant sneakers but the leopard lover that I am was like a moth to a flame. 

I know that my updates have been few and far between over this past year and I wanted to talk about why that was....

Ring My Bell was born out of a genuine love of fashion and in particular street style and whilst these are still huge passions of mine, my first love and real job has always been acting. After leaving 'Revenge' I was hungry for another project and to play a different character. 'Salem' was just what I was looking for and I put nearly all of my focus and energy into that. We shoot 'Salem' on location in Louisiana (away from my closet!) and our shooting schedule doesn't always allow me the time to update Ring My Bell as much as I might like.

Then there was the influx of other actresses who in the last year or so have also started fashion blogs. It had me questioning if I wanted to be lumped into that over saturated category and if my blog added anything different or if blogs were even relevant any more? I still don't have the answers but...

Ultimately I still really enjoy sharing my personal style with you and I'm so grateful that you all take the time to visit this site and leave me comments. Ring My Bell is here to stay and I'll keep updating as often as my filming schedule and access to my closet allows. Thank you for sticking around!

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Fur Real?

Sooooooo many great faux furs out there now!

Monday, 8 December 2014

Super Power

Jeans: Topshop. Shirt: American Apparel. Clutch: Simone Camille.
Boots: Charkviani for Lucas Nascimento.
Coat: Topshop.

I find the idea of thigh high boots quite scary as they can very easily veer into costume territory. With this in mind I had planned to keep this look very simple- just jeans and a white shirt... but then I threw all logic out of the window and threw on a leopard print coat like a cape. Hello, super hero costume.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Got Milk?

I got a lot of questions about the Chanel 'Lait de Coco' bag that I posted on Instagram so thought I'd give you all the info. 

The bag was shown as part of the Chanel 2014 Fall collection. The show had a supermarket theme. Bags were shown in meat trays, models carried Chanel baskets and labels on every day items had been 'Chanelafide'.  This particular bag was shown as part of look #172  and carried by model Ola Rudnicka (thank you

The milk carton bag has now sold out in store but there are still a few floating around on line... I personally wouldn't recommend that you buy a bag like this from eBay (I'm scared it would be a fake) but I did find one on Portero.Com which is a very reputable site (I've bought bags from them before). It's pricey and not for everyone but is a true collectors piece and a little slice of Chanel history from the Lagerfeld reign. 

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

That 70's Show

Skirt: Topshop. Jacket: Topshop Unique. Blouse: Zara. 
Bag: Louis VuittonLoafers: Bass Weejuns.
Earrings: BaubleBar.

I love it when a piece can transition through the seasons. This Topshop skirt was a summer favourite of mine (seen here) but something about the texture means it also works through the (slightly) colder days here in Los Angeles. 

I'm not often drawn to brown but the 70's feel of this jacket seemed like an easy way to key into the retro feel that was so apparent across many of the shows last fashion week. Black leather will of course always be my first love though.