Memories from Copenhagen...

Those who follow me on Instagram and have a keen eye may have noticed that I took a quick trip to the Danish capital, Copenhagen this past bank holiday weekend. Arriving Friday morning and leaving Monday afternoon, I stayed in the trendy Vesterbro area with partner in crime and bestie, Rachel.

Having been to Copenhagen four times previously, but always for work, for me this weekend was dedicated to tourism, design and, of course, shopping. I'm not going to do the tourist board's job for them by telling you all the typical places you should go and see - The Little Mermaid, Tivoli Gardens - as though we did go to see them, we had much more fun getting lost and mastering the local buses and S train. The words 'let's consult the map' became a constant soundtrack to our weekend as we found some hidden gems. Below is a brief guide as well as a few holiday snaps. There are no street style snaps here - we were far too busy stuffing our faces with pastries and smørrebrød.

One of the rides at Tivoli Gardens, the world's second oldest amusement park.

Favourite fashion shop: 
Companys Original stocks 50 high fashion brands in very stylish surroundings on the main shopping street of Strøget.

Favourite design shop: 
HAY House. If I had the budget my whole house would be decorated with furniture and lifestyle products from HAY.

Favourite tourist attraction: 
The waterfront at Nyhavn. Tip: Take the hop on hop off boat here to appreciate the view from the water, and from the dock.

Favourite alternative tourist attraction: 
Head to Christiania for a walk down the infamous Pusher Street and to take in the erm, interesting graffiti.

Best place to stay: 
Check out the airbnb website for some great deals in trendy Vesterbro; part meatpacking district, part red light district, 100% hipster.

The outside of HAY House and the buildings on main shopping street Strøget which is a car free zone.
Highlights from the Design Museum Danmark.
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Crumpet's Cruise Collection: This Little Girl Loves

British label Crumpet is a favourite over here at This Little Girl Is Lost and after seeing the Cruise 2014 collection, I know the love affair is going to last another season. The cashmere brand specialises in statement knits, with an understated, edgy cool about them. There's also biker jackets and over-sized wrap jackets to look out for this season, in a striking monochrome port/navy check, designed to be slung over their colour block signature crews. 

Giant Leopard prints are popular once again (see the S/S 13 report here) albeit in a new shade of emerald green, alongside zebra print in monochrome and acid yellow. Stripes and a retro-inspired Geo print can be found on tees, crews and matching scarves. I recommend teaming these with leather pleated or midi skirts and mannish, chunky loafers for an update on last winter's popular aesthetic.  

For magpies like me, Crumpet’s black polo necks and ponchos glitter with Swarovski crystals - perfect for evening over a pencil skirt or skinny jeans with ankle boots. Designer Zara Juricic has also combined cashmere and lace for some delicate separates in neutral tones. Classic leopard print scarves make a welcome return. My key piece? The zebra jumper which I'd team with quilted skirts and super skinny jeans.

Brand Bio: Each piece from Crumpet is made in Nepal from pure cashmere in small family run factories where local women are supported in work. All styles are hand finished, hand printed or hand embellished. Most famed for their printed star scarves, the popular print remains to this day across the accessory line. 

Shop the new season Crumpet collection. 

Monochrome & Chains: What I Wore Today

It's very rare that I do outfit posts on This Little Girl Is Lost but this morning the planets must have magically aligned because I was up early and out of my PJ's for a morning meeting and my housemate was willing, and patient enough, to take the photo's. The images you see below we're taken outside the front of my house in sunny London, one of the last few times we'll see the sun I suspect as Autumn creeps closer.

This white jacket from Zara was a start-of-summer investment buy that I've just got round to wearing now. However, I've had so many compliments it's now coming everywhere with me. The monochrome trend is going to be huge again for AW 13 so I paired it with a minimalist, simple black dress from Warehouse (the jacket would look wrong with anything too fussy) and then toughened it up with cut-out detail boots and a chunky silver chain necklace from H&M. Let me know what you think of this look, and if you'd like to see more outfit posts in the future on TLGIL. X

Jacket, Zara (find similar here) Dress, Warehouse padded shoulder dress, £38. Boots, Topshop (find similar here) Silver Chain, H&M (find similar here) 

CamiLynn wrap bracelet: Friday Treat Time

New jewellery brand CamiLynn is composed of elegant, simple pieces inspired by the designer's love of family and friends. Key styles include wrap bracelets and pendants featuring delicate charms (think flowers, hearts and peace signs) and initials in sterling silver and 14kt gold. Even better, 10% of all profits are donated each month to a different deserving charity.

My Friday treat time this week comes in the form of the brand's 14kt gold initial wrap bracelet which can be customized - just choose from yellow or white gold, then pick your initial, band colour and wrist size. The full range is available online at


BLAKE LDN Autumn Winter 2013

With the summer, or at least the sizzling hot temperatures seemingly over, I'm already preparing myself for the transition into Autumn and amongst the medley of AW 13 collections out there, I'm currently crushing on Blake Ldn above all others. I first blogged about the exclusive London knit label last year (which you can see here) after its launch at London Fashion Week. 

AW 13 was inspired by vintage ski images, adapting to create a modern day take on the traditional chunky ski-knit by looking closely at the yoke, panelling and racing stripes. Textures of angora and cashmere are added, alongside clashing hues of rich gold and bright neon, to a basic palette of deep navy’s and army greens. New for the season are styles of bomber jackets, oversized boyfriend sweaters and chunky ribbed polo necks. 

This season also sees a capsule range of Accessories added. Simple cashmere beanies sit next to fine merino, angora and chevron beanies pattern beanies as well as a long neon stripe scarf.

Bio: having studied at London’s Central St Martins, Alice Ashby has previously worked as Assistant Knitwear designer at Rag & Bone in New York and co-founded luxury knitwear label The North Circular. She launched Blake LDN in September 2012 with an eye on creating a more conscious alternative within the luxury knitwear market.

Heidi Klein Holiday Beachwear Hero's

By the time I go to Morocco in September I'm sure those around me will be sick of hearing about it, but I just can't help my excitement - this will be my first holiday in two years after all. However, something which causes less excitement is the thought of getting beach ready and finding beautiful yet flattering swimwear to pack. This is especially hard to do later in the season when the summer sales have long since disappeared. My solution - Heidi Klein.

London-based design duo Heidi Gosman and Penny Klein launched their first Notting Hill store in 2002, and since then the beachwear label has gone on to perfect the holiday wardrobe of every woman's dreams in each capsule collection.

Designed with hidden support, secret padding and under wiring to ensure the perfect fit, classic shapes like bandeau and halternecks feature mix and match stripes and high-impact tones of dark orange this season. There's also brass accents, rope fastenings, plisse fabrics, and scalloped trims to keep things interesting. My key pieces include the sculpting Cancun swimsuit which I'd pair with the white linen broderie anglaise Soleil dress, round sunnies, and a wide brimmed hat. The Raffia Santa Caterina shoulder bag with leather tassel and gold detailing is another versatile little number, perfect for the beach, pool-side, and all the souks I plan to visit whilst in Marrakech.

Shop my edit of Heidi Klein at Avenue 32.

Frends Headphones, Maslin & Co beach towel and Stella McCartney sunglasses all from Avenue 32.

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Nicholas Kirkwood For London Fashion Week

Its been announced that BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund Winner, Nicholas Kirkwood has designed the graphics for London Fashion Week (LFW) this season.

Kirkwood’s geometric forms and architecturally inspired pieces have been adapted using his signature chevron pattern to create a the visuals which will run throughout the Spring/Summer 2014 LFW branding this September.

This is the third season that the British Fashion Council has worked with a designer to create bespoke artwork for marketing and event branding - a year ago, it was Jonathan Saunders while last February it was Manolo Blahnik. The Kirkwood design for the central courtyard at Someset House apparently incorporates an interactive and reflective element which I'm excited to see. What do you think of the Kirkwood design?

This Little Girl Loves: Paper London

Last week I was invited along to the PAPER London AW 13 press day by the lovely ladies at BPCM. Held at BPCM HQ near Farringdon, the PAPER team were in attendance to talk me through the beautiful new season collection - which launches online this week - over a spot of breakfast. Now I may have scoffed a scone or four in my face, but that didn't stop me taking a few snaps of the range which you can see below, as well as watching the short video that accompanies the launch of the new season, and details some of the inspiration behind it.

What I enjoyed most about the AW 13 collection were some of the textured pieces on offer including a high shine patent leather found on tops, skirts and one wide collar coat, and a touchy-feely raffia on slim-fit jackets and trousers. Structured silk cocktail dresses and a wool blend quilted coat that looked oh so comfy were other favourites. The colour palette was also striking and spanned from cool mint to a more vivid green, a regal emerald, royal blue, bright whites (updated for autumn in aforementioned patent leather) and not forgetting classic navy and black.

Shape-wise PAPER stuck to its signature aesthetic of clean, sharp lines with an emphasis on bold graphics and prints. Just check out the intarsia knits for further proof including a new-for-the-season range of men's jumpers which I'm sure will be just as popular as the women's.

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Seven Boot Lane Launches Online

Specialist boot company Seven Boot Lane launches online this week with its first collection for Autumn / Winter 13. Understated, timeless designs mark the brand out from its rivals with only small numbers of each line created, their artisan makers preferring quality over quantity. Produced in one of the few remaining shoe-making towns in Europe, Seven Boot Lane creates all its styles in Elche in Spain, all made from natural materials and sourced from local suppliers.

If you're anything like me and practically live in boots (I prefer them to heels with dresses) then Seven Boot Lane may just be for you. They have all the classics - western, military, minimal and workwear - to take you through this season and beyond. Available in a range of muted earthy tones in brushed suede and leather, prices will range from £120 - £150. The full range is available to buy online or in selected UK boutiques. I've selected a few of my favourite pieces below to help you start your shopping list.

Eucalyptus Autumn Winter Collection

Maintaining its signature British feel and classic vintage aesthetic the Autumn / Winter 2013 collection from Eucalyptus is also channelling a very romantic vibe this season. Inspired by forests and wintry woods, four trend stories 'Winter Floral Garden' 'Autumn Forest' 'Working Art' and 'Courted at The Party' make up the very feminine range of pretty day and evening dresses.

I don't want to harp on about my love of Autumn anymore but the 'Autumn Forest' range is getting me just as excited as MiH Jeans did last week. I crave warm colours come September and Eucalyptus delivers with burnt orange, jade, burgundy and navy tones galore across day dresses, long sleeve blouses and one particularly cosy looking coat.

The 'Winter Floral Garden' range also has me surprisingly hooked. Not a huge fan of floral's at the best of times I think I prefer this take as its not your typical 'ditsy' print. My favourite is the Thea range; an 18th century-esque, baroque floral print found on a flared skirt and a dress.

If party glamour is what you are after Eucalyptus also has you covered. This is very girly range so perhaps not for everyone but the pleated, lace and fine cut-out details certainly have an authentic vintage feel to them. Wine, rose, black and electric blue are the colours to watch out for along with neckline embellishment and sash details.

The 'Working Art' range meanwhile is a work-friendly alternative, full of art-deco and geometric prints with peter pan collars, ruched sleeves and pleating details to break up the symmetry. The Carmen dress (top left) is looking particularly good though I'd probably style mine differently with some chunky ankle boots.

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This is one to get excited about, Australian label HEART By nANA jUDY will bring its signature edgy rock aesthetic to the UK for the first time this season. The Autumn / Winter collection will be available from August and I can already see it playing nicely into one of the seasons key trends; punk. 

The biker jackets, chiffon blouses and printed tees all look suitably up to the task but its the denim where Heart by nANA jUDY promises to excel. The complete denim range consists of stand-out floral Mean Jean (anyone else loving the floral biker jacket as much as me?) alongside metallic high-waisted skinnies and classic cropped denim jackets embellished for a glam rock twist. Think Sienna Miller and Cara at this year's Met Ball when styling this collection and you won't stray far from its original DNA it seems. What's more price points seem reasonable, stretching from £35 for a tee and up to £100 for outerwear. 

Bio: A mainstay at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Heart by nANA jUDY has seen huge success in its home country with over 200 boutique stockists. UK stockists for AW 13 include