Letter From the Editor: Vienna, Disney and Outfit Posts!

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Hey, that rhymes! (Kinda)

I’ve just returned to London after a hectic week in Vienna, Austria. It’s a beautiful city filled with classical architecture and although geared more towards ‘high’ culture (as opposed to pop), I still managed to sample a healthy dose of Disney, as you can see from my snapshots above.

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Of course, I also packed a little bit of magic into my suitcase in the form of my Cinderella handbag. For the outfit above, I looked to Kate Middleton, a modern day Disney Princess, for inspiration. I started with a navy teardrop hat, by Phillipines-born, London-based milliner Mich Dulce, and then matched the H&M blazer and Kurt Geiger shoes. I don’t usually wear pale pink (as I’m already pretty pale thanks to London weather) but I fell in love with this Reiss dress (one of Kate’s go-to brands) and I added a quirky touch with the bag, by Helen Rochfort.

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I also managed to have my own Cinderella moment on this beautiful staircase in Vienna’s Natural History Museum (although I actually call this dress my ‘Belle’ dress, because of its gold colour). It’s by Beverly Hills designer Dina Bar-El and the shoes are from…. Primark!

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During the trip I stayed in the appropriately quirky 25 Hours Hotel (Cinderella could have done with that extra hour). As soon as I stepped out of the cab and saw the sign above the door I knew this was the place for me, with its Alice in Wonderland vibe, whimsical murals on almost every wall and fairytale touches around every corner.

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Even the door hangers, below, were charming, apparently referencing both Beauty and the Beast (to signal you wanted the room cleaned) and Monsters Inc (to signal privacy). I was so tempted to take these home!

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Anyway, I’m back in London now and we have lots of fun stuff coming up for you this week so stay tuned! Plus, don’t forget to enter our giveaway!!

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Have you ever been to Vienna or is it on your list of places to go?

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