Published October 21, 2011
Lust Have , Net-A-Porter , Vivienne Westwood
Tags: Bridal, Clothes, Designer, Dresses, Style, Vivienne Westwood, Wedding, White
Vivienne Westwood’s latest Couture and Bridal collections will be presented at the premium-wedding event “The Luxury Wedding Show London”, hosted at the Saatchi Gallery on 22-23 October 2011. (via Stylist Magazine)
I am not planning on getting married any time soon, but I am now very tempted to attend the show just to see all the beautiful gowns in the flesh (fiber?). I will also admit to regularly thinking I’d like my wedding dress to be a Vivienne Westwood Gold Label dress like this—beautiful—one:
Feather draped silk-taffeta gown by Vivienne Westwood Gold Label at Net-A-Porter £2,525
I love this dress, it just looks so effortlessly elegant – and tailoring has never looked so comfortable!
L.E. Empire Tuxedo Dress by Hobbs Was £249 Now £74
Published June 29, 2011
Best of the Sales , Karen Millen , Workwear
Tags: Beige, Blue, Clothes, Fashion, Green, Karen Millen, Pink, Shirts, Skirts, Style, Tops, Trousers, White, Workwear, Yellow
A selection of pieces from the Karen Millen sale that you can easily mix and match and wear to work. From £20.
Published July 22, 2010
Annie Greenabelle , Best of the Sales , Topshop
Tags: Annie Greenabelle, Black, Bows, Clothes, Dresses, Fashion, Orange, Style, Topshop, White
I’d never heard of Annie Greenabelle until just an hour ago, but she’s already made her way to my heart with these two dresses. Simple and feminine, all you have to do is add a pair of flip flops or some chunky wedges and you’re good to go.
Casual Organic Flowerpot Dress by Annie Greenabelle £66 Now £40 at Topshop
Casual Fairtrade Scoop Black Dress by Annie Greenabelle £61 Now £30 at Topshop
Published July 13, 2010
Accessorize , ASOS , Brands , Challenge of the Month , Joy , Louche , Miss Selfridge , Oasis , Regulars
Tags: Accessories, Accessorize, ASOS, Bags, Bangles, Bows, Bracelets, Clothes, Earrings, Fashion, Flats, Grey, Joy, Louche, Oasis, Shoes, Shorts, Silver, Stripes, Style, Tops, Urban Outfitters, White
There is a lot going on with this pair of shorts – big pockets, turned up hems, stripes, and a big bow! – so I chose to go for simple pieces to compliment it. There was also the issue of it being described as Mint Ticking Bow Stripe Shorts on the Miss Selfridge website – surely “mint” means green, but they look pretty grey to me! So just to be on the safe side, I chose a colour palette that would flatter either colour.
I started by adding a simple white vest but to keep things interesting, chose one with some subtle embellishment – the macrame detailing teamed with the braided straps of the gladiator sandals help create a bit of a relaxed bohemian feel, and so I decided to push it a little further by adding accessories that clearly take their inspiration from India. The result is a cute, feminine, casual summer look that will look great against a tan.
Continue reading ‘July Challenge of the Month – Look 3′
Published July 12, 2010
Accessorize , Brands , Challenge of the Month , Dolce Vita , Miss Selfridge , Regulars , Urban Outfitters
Tags: Accessories, Accessorize, Bags, Bangles, Blue, Bracelets, Clothes, Dolce Vita, Earrings, Fashion, Grey, Heels, Kaftan, Pink, Shoes, Shorts, Style, Tops, Urban Outfitters, White
So much can be done with Denim Jeans Shorts – they are really versatile and should be a staple in everyone’s summer wardrobe. I chose to dress them up for effortless summer chic with exotic pieces and a pair of gorgeous strapped sandals (which I looove). Can’t you picture yourself wearing this drinking cocktails in a little Riviera café?
Continue reading ‘July Challenge of the Month – Look 2′
Published July 8, 2010
Agent Provocateur , Bargain Hunter , Brands , Get It Before It's Gone
Tags: Agent Provocateur, Clothes, Fashion, Nautical, Navy Beauty, Retro, Style, Tops, White
In the sales, there are bargains and there are AMAZING deals like this one. The perfect addition to a nautical wardrobe for small-breasted beauties, this retro white halter top by Agent Provocateur is down by more than 85% !
Nautical Retro White Halter Top by Agent Provocateur £220 now £30
Published April 3, 2010
Brands , Jaeger , Workwear
Tags: Accessories, Bags, Black, Clothes, Dresses, Fashion, Houndstooth Prints, Jaeger, Monochrome, Prints, PVC, Red, Silk, Style, White, Workwear
Yes, I know, this is not a Spring/Summer post. It’s been raining a lot and the weather has gone back to cold, so I feel like this is more appropriate. Anyway, moving on…Houndstooth is a great classic print, but it can quite easily make a look dated, especially if it is teamed with tweed or wool. So if you want to avoid this, yet take advantage of the print’s instant chic appeal, I recommend you look for a modern take on the working wardrobe staple—be it with a slightly altered print or new colours and textures.
For example, these pieces from Jaeger have got it all right. The dress is not only red and white instead of the traditional white and black, but it also made of silk, and the pattern is slightly altered. It looks feminine, chic, modern and professional.
This bag works because it’s in shiny PVC. I’m always a fan of printed accessories—they make a simple outfit instantly look chic. And this bag would look great with a black dress and houndstooth-print shoes.
Coral and White Houndstooth Silk Dress by Jaeger £225 now £149
The bag isn’t available online anymore, but you might be lucky if you visit one of the many Jaeger stores.
Published March 10, 2010
Atelier Versace , Badgley Mischka , Chris March , Events , Jenny Packham , Marchesa
Tags: Atelier Versace, Badgley Mischka, Blue, Celebrities, Chris March, Clothes, Cream, Designer, Dresses, Events, Fashion, Jenny Packham, Marchesa, Oscars, Style, White
There were so many gorgeous dresses at this year’s Oscars that I had a hard time keeping the number of dresses featured in the post to a minimum.
My favourite is the lovely Atelier Versace number Demi Moore wore—absolute perfection. Sadly its colour is a bit too similar to Demi’s tan, but it is so lovely that I am willing to overlook a few styling mistakes.
Miley Cyrus, Gabourey Sidibe and Elizabeth Banks all dazzled on the red carpet—respectively in Jenny Packham, Marchesa and Atelier Versace. All these gowns tie in second position for their luxurious detailing and flattering cuts.
Finally, Meryl Streep (in Chris March), Queen Latifah and Helen Mirren (both in Badgley Mischka) all looked really chic. Their simple and tasteful frocks were age-appropriate yet stylish and elegant.
What were your favourites?
Published February 26, 2010
Brands , Karen Millen
Tags: Accessories, Animal Prints, Bags, Beige, Black, Bows, Clothes, Cream, Events, Fashion, Gladiators, Heels, Karen Millen, Leopard Prints, Monochrome, Peep Toe, Prints, Purses, Shoes, Sling Bag, Style, White, Workwear
I went to a very pleasant Karen Millen event last night. It was the perfect occasion to check out the new collection while nibbling on canapés and drinking champagne. There were many lovely pieces but what really stood out to me were the bags and shoes. I’m a big fan of leopard print (as long as it’s done right!) and I really like this fresh and elegant version. I think the gladiators are gorgeous, but I don’t think I’d be able to walk in them! The monochrome bag and shoes are perfect for understated chic and will you please have a look at this gorgeous bow detail:
I think I’m in love!
Leopard Print Strappy Gladiator Sandals £135
Leopard Print Purse £59.95
Monochrome Sling Bag £165
Monochrome Peep Toe Court Shoes £135