Hi! My name is Monica Beatrice Welburn and I am a blogger, occasional presenter, and style lover.
The Elgin Avenue is named after a magnificent long road, in the area of London which I was lucky enough to call home for four years. I now live in a beautiful nook of the English countryside, a stone's throw away from London, where I can still get the perfect extra hot, dry, cappuccino, but with a little extra room to roam.
This is my space for sharing my personal style, beauty, love of interiors, travel and much more.
When I first laid eyes on Malene Oddershede Bach’s collection (what a name!)I essentially declared my love there and then.
A past Vauxhall Fashion Scout’er, Malene went on to work at Preen before setting up her very own label – and thank the fashion heavens she did!
What I love about Malene’s work is: the colour and prints (of course!) and the fact that the shapes of her pieces are resolutely feminine and young without veering in to frou frou territory.You can imagine many a young Hollywood starlet donning Malene’s work and getting a big ol’thumbs up from the fashion voters. I for one have Chloe Moretz pinned as a future Malene Oddershede Bach girl, but hey I guess we’ll have to wait and see!
Back in London, if I could have a matching leather jacket printed for every one of my dresses I would be one helluva happy girl!
I opted to team my drop-waisted dress with my embroidered Schuh boots, my newest handbag love Liliyang (remember my last post?) and a couple of big ol’ necklaces. I love wearing maxi skirts and dresses in the chillier months – they are surprisingly warm given their length and look awesome with a little cropped jacket.
Short boots or converse work best for shoes.
Given that I was wearing rather a lot of contrasting pieces, I decided to pull my hair back into a neat ponytail and keep my makeup neutral. I often find when the outfit is borderline crazy, prim hair & makeup offers a suitable balance, whereas a more androgynous or casual look can look awesome with smoky eyes or a strong lip colour.
What do you think of Malene’s work? Would you wear a maxidress in the Winter?