More pan collars and Tom Ford inspiration

Yes I know. Another pan collar. This was a Christmas present from someone who clearly knows me far too well.

Pale pink, black pan collar and a little keyhole at the front, I have worn it with jeans and today I wore it with a pair of standard black trousers from H&M, Tory Burch black flats and my beloved Zara TRF blazer.

Seriously if you take anything away from this post know that this blazer is a true find. Yes, the button is a little bitch and will therefore mean that you never do it up but it smartens and works with almost anything.

Another blogger that loves this blazer (and all things Zara) is Mila. I saw her post today and agreed that she made a good outfit choice :) Link!

PS. In the photos below you will notice a few things:

1) My hair is quite frizzy.
2) There is a little sushi stain down the top. I wore it on Sunday, clearly dribbled as I ate and only noticed the stain after the photos were taken this afternoon. Honestly this happens quite a lot. I must be a big dribbler.
3) I am holding my bag awkwardly like a prop. I don't know why it worked itself into that position on my arm but it did. And it annoys me.

Oh well. Semi outfit of the day fail :)

Hair flip picture included for the LOLs.





Top: Zara (cannot find this on the website so my guess is that it is new season ?)
Blazer: TRF - Link!
Trousers: H&M (old!)
Sunglasses: Gucci
Bag: Celine 

Tom Ford idol worship

There is actually one other thing I want you to take away today and that is that Tom Ford is the most inspirational designer in the world.

I watched the video embedded below and came to the conclusion that everything about him is impeccable.

You see him as both the designer but as a philosophical and arrestingly perceptive man with a candid value system that reflects what is truly important in life - clue: it's not the crap that I post on here and I know we all recognise this.

Needless to say I found this documentary absolutely fascinating. Don't be put off by either length or the fear of pretentiousness. For reference, there is something of "The September Issue" about it and whilst it's 40 minutes long its well worth foregoing the latest installment of the Real Housewives for....you will come away full of admiration and inspiration.

Can I go on about my love for Tom Ford? Yes.

But I will let him do the talking for now....


VISIONARIES: Inside the creative mind TOM FORD from Cielo Magazine on Vimeo.

84 comments:

  1. I love this Celine bag, a total classic. x



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  2. I love the look of your new bag, very 'you'! :D

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  3. Tom Ford really is a beautiful man...

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  4. You look great! can't believe that top is Zara, I always over look that store but I'm definitely going to go in there this weekend!

    Carmen x

    handbagfullofdreams.blogspot.com

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  5. Love the top and the jacket, I'm tellin' ya, Zara can't do much wrong at the moment :)

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  6. Oh no! That blazer is sold out. I am totally gutted as it look so chic on you. Beautiful!

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  7. you look amazing yet again :) i´ve actually seen this documentary about a week ago and he is everything you said he was...it left me refreshed and inspired...

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  8. I think I need to invest or at least try on the peter pan collar - such a garment has never adorned my body! Do you ever see some things and think you know they won't suit you but when tried on it just somehow works? I think I need to give it a try :)

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  9. Big Tom Ford fan, I think he's so handsome! After watching "A Single Man" I thought this Man can do no wrong! The Zara blazer is a staple, love the look :) x

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  10. soo cute! If I invest in a Peter Pan collar, will I always stay young too? hmm

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  11. love the top and jacket so chic, I love your bag any time I see a post on it I drool ;) you look great and your posts are all summery and sunny, something I am craving here in Montreal right now. I watched the documentary few days ago so fascinating he is just amazing in anything he does his designs, his ads...
    have a lovely day Laura x

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  12. I want that top soo badly now.
    Might have to break the shopping ban I put on myself yesterday for it haha.
    I love your blog by the way :)

    Laura xoxo

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  13. @Theblackshortdress - thank you :) x

    @Orakarn - haha don't be silly but thank you :)

    @Plaid and Lace - I agree! I love it more and more every single day. So glad I went for it and splurged :)

    @Sparks in Spring - haha thanks :) I am really enjoying it.

    @beautyjunkielondon - he really is...even his voice mesmerized ;)

    @carmen xo - it can be a bit hit or miss but honestly at the moment there are some fantastic things in there.

    @Karen - can't wait for the new season stuff to come in...i want lots of pastels for summer :)

    @Lauren Alice - definitely check stores! It's well worth a hunt!

    @marikuska - so glad you enjoyed it! :) Saw it yesterday and it was a "wow" moment :)

    @Emma - thats exactly what i thought with this. I saw loads of them in New Look but was sceptical...tried one on and it was all change! :)

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  14. Ooh thanks for posting the documentary, will watch it tonight :)

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  15. @Opheeee - that would be amazing, wouldn't it?

    @Mania - even though it was the sentiment of the documentary, watching it made me want to buy everything that he possibly produces...because i just want to support such an amazing design visionairy.... :)

    @Laura xo - thanks Laura :)

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  16. I will definitely have to do an outfit post inspired by this, loving the light colors and (of course!) the bag! Way to rock it, girl!

    xo
    Alyson
    www.crushingonclothes.com

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  17. Love your outfit as always! and I now appreciate Tom Ford on so many different levels! haha I'm always so excited when your blog posts pop up on my blog updates, cant wait for the next one!

    xoxox

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  18. @Alyson - thanks Alyson. Love your blog :)

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  19. @es-jay - thank you :) Tom Ford is a such a sexy, unattainable man :) haha definitely one to watch x

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  20. Those sunglasses are gorgeous and so is the whole outfit...it's definitely something i would wear!
    loveee your blog <3

    x
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  21. Wow Laura, thank you so much for the reply! Glad you love mine, means the world to me as you are definitely someone I look up to for inspiration! Thank you thank you thank you! <3333

    xo
    Alyson
    www.crushingonclothes.com

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  22. Your hair is looking especially lovely here, I want that volume! x

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  23. @A woman like me - just followed your blog :) xx

    @Alyson - you are welcome and thank you so much for your lovely comment :) x

    @Elissa - ah thank you :) It was a bit of a messy hair day but that's okay ;)

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  24. I love your style as always. I may have to look into that blazer after all :D

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  25. Your hair looks amazing, not frizzy at all! Don't we all love Tom Ford? He understands women so much...! There is something i adore about these collars, they make me feel like Wednesday Adams :)

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  26. We NEED a step by step hair tutorial ASAP!!!

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  27. You always look so classy.

    I never said this before, but you were the first guru i used to watch on youtube and the one that introduced me to MAC and other brands and taught me alot about makeup. So i have to say a big thank you laura!

    I hope you have some spare time to check out my fashion/beauty blog.

    http://xfruitytooty.blogspot.com/

    xxx

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  28. Such a beautiful blazer. Not sure I could pull off the white though.

    Very Classy :)

    Makeup for Biochemists

    x

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  29. I love this post! You shouldn't be so harsh on yourself cause no one notices the little flaws and plus its the flaws that make us beautiful. I know this saying is so cliché but its true. We love you Laura...stains and all :D

    Anca
    http://coralista-xo.blogspot.com/

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  30. Such a fantastic documentary Laura! Outfit is wonder too, as always :) xx

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  31. the documentary was very interesting, he seems really normal. and i totally agree with him about when he says no amount of money can buy style. thanks for posting laura :)

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  32. The collared tops suit you so much. They just make me look like a block up top sadly.

    I really like the blazer though, might have to look into getting that myself.

    I went for sushi too on Sunday, better check my clothes for stains! I'm so bad at eating sushi. How are you actually supposed to tackle rolls that are twice the size of your own mouth?!

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING x

    I WAS AN UGLY DUCKLING BLOG!

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  33. Lovely outfit choice, the monochrome is lovely, sleek and v stylish - and you do it well. Nice blazer x

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  34. i'm so happy you wrote about my outfit on your blog, wow, thank you so much!! i love this look and especially the bag and the glasses are really 'wow'!
    Thank you for posting this amazing video, you're right, such an inspiration, what a man! *_*

    kisses,
    Mila

    http://thefashioncavern.blogspot.com

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  35. Gorgeous. I've only recently embraced the Peter Pan collar but am loving it. So loving the bag too...x

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  36. You make me want to go shopping every time I read your blog! I love the top, the whole outfit looks lovely :) xx

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  37. Beautiful outfit! Love the sunglasses and the top!

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  38. Amazing blazer, really elegant! Pure love here... <3

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  39. love blazer, love celine bag ... and especiallyLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEE the Tom Ford documentary. So inspiration. Made me want to keep my style clean and edited and think of things more thoughtfully. He is really the most stylish person ever.

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  40. love this, Laura!! I've been dying for a two tone blazer for quite some time, again, I am cursed with no Zara or Zara eCommerce here in Canada. I also think Tom Ford is incredible. xx

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  41. blazer is stunning as well as the bag! i am in love wit ur bag
    x

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  42. Yet another great look. :) Loving monochrome at the moment. Gonna make time to watch the Tom Ford doc this week!!

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  43. Laura, I went to the Tom Ford store in Vegas this weekend. ITS AMAZING. I wanted to camp out. My husband told me I was a 'rube' and was far too over excited in there. But I don't think there is any other place on earth that is more exciting. His womens clothing is amazing, the shoes are fabulous. I bought Santal Blush perfume and a lipgloss. I just recently bought his jasmine perfume and his Indian Rose lipstick. Its all awesome. I am not sure about the prices of his clothing... but some day. Some say I will get something AWESOME.

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  44. and thank you for posting that awesome video, I've been trying to find it for DAYS

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  45. That blazer is gorgeous. Love.:)

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  46. Love the outfit. Love the stain and your hair looks awesome :)))

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  47. Tom Ford is bloody AMAZING. I once sat on the table next to him at the Ivy and the entire meal I was doing the "oh no I am not looking at you but at something behind you" stare!

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  48. Wow..what can I say? Where shall I start!?
    I thought it would be a 4 min video and I clicked on it and I stayed with it all the way!
    I didn't know anything about Tom Ford so I watched it without any preconception. I was freaked out by this man's way of thinking! Such a clever man. I loved the idea of the window in life because that's how I feel too and I love the idea that there are lots of worlds and you have to make it your own.
    It also made me think that I want to still do so many things in life and that I should follow my heart and what I'm really about!
    Brilliant video. Thanks a mil for sharing!
    X

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  49. LOVE TOM FORD!!!!!!! (the stuff he creates..plus cute to boot! hah! don't tell my husband..hehe)


    Also love your outfit and your quirkiness (:

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  51. so jealous of your bag , its seriously perfect !

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  52. That blazer is fantastic! I also love the top you received as a present. So pretty!

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  53. I really like reading your blog. I used to watch your videos too. The reason why I find it so pleasant is the fact that you seem to be spending your money wisely, you buy - at least what it looks like - good quality clothing, you have your own style. Not too flashy, but very classy and elegant with a bit of an edge, which suits you a lot. Correct me if I am wrong :)

    I think I am just tired of people that just buy, buy, buy and buy...

    I wish you all the best in further blog development and you private life

    Regards
    Axe

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  54. i love your hair exactly like this! it's the absolute perfect length for you..

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  55. Love the outfit of course!! you pair things together so easily!!

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  56. I haven't watched this video yet, but I loved Tom Ford's movie A Single Man. Colin Firth! And Julianne Moore's eye makeup was amazing!

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  57. The top looks great with that jacket!!

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  58. Wow I love this outfit!! you look amazing!:)Xx

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  59. Those sunglasses are gorgeous. Are they this seasons? x

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  60. Thank you so much for the link to the video. I love TOM FORD and this was so insightful

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  61. I'm from Perth, WA and am sooo excited to go to melbourne in a weeks time because they have a Zaras there! YAY! Massively excited, bloggers always seem to have lovely things from there e.g. your lovely top!

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  62. Enjoyed the video immensely...thank you!

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  63. wow, i love your blazer! <3
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  64. I love these images and I am loving the setting for your photos!

    Lou x
    www.thekeypieces.co.uk

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  65. Love the peter-pan collar, it is so adorable! You look gorgeous!
    Excellent blog, you have a lovely style!
    xx


    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


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  66. Super lovely blog!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  67. i watched the video on Tom Ford now...i had mistakenly assumed him to be a snobbish sort of personality but this has documentary has changed my views. i absolutely loved his philosophical views on life. he is so calm, cool and collected.

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  68. your look is so classy :) plus who doesnt love a peter pan collar?!
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    xxx

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  69. Thanks for sharing. Love Tom Ford and Love is an understatement. I like when he says to watch junk TV for inspiration..I am doing something right then:-)

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  70. Hey Laura you look amazing in this as usual!

    You mentioned doing a 'hair' post involving Phyto and Mason and Pearson! PLEASE PLEASE would you do a post! :) Your hair is looking so gorgeous!!! I need to hear the secrets!! :)

    Melissa

    xxxxx

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  71. I love the top, peter pan collars are always a winner. the jacket truly is such a good piece, I'm already mentally putting it with almost everything in my wardrobe, and it's definitely working. I feel your pain on dribbling, always on brand new or freshly washed clothes as well

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  72. there are a bunch of really great peter pan collars at h&m right now. love the celine bag.

    xoxo,
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  73. my favourite bag at the moment

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  74. ** day dreaming about that bag..lol**



    http://www.shellzdoll.com/

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  75. AHHH obsessed with the blazer! Perfection!

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  76. Adore the blazer! Looks lovely on you :)
    I am a new follower of your blog. Come and visit me at the-wardrobe-stylist.blogspot.com.

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  77. In case anyone is looking for the top. I found it on Zara US: http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/us/en/zara-us-S2012/189508/631696/COMBINED%2BBLOUSE

    Enjoy :)

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