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In Uncategorized on September 29, 2010 at 1:10 pm

TOPSHOP

Felt Floppy Hat in Chocolate / Topshop / £25 – click image to buy

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Chunky Cobweb Snood in Nude / Topshop / £26 – click image to buy

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Shrunken Wool Blazer in Camel / Topshop / £75 – click image to buy

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Panel Treggins / Topshop / £38 – click image to buy

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Autumn Floral Boots / Topshop / £35 – click image to buy

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Leather Fingerless Gloves in Tan / Topshop / £16 – click image to buy

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Buckle Pocket Square Holdall / Topshop / £36 – click image to buy

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Eniko Mihalik for Harper’s Bazaar Spain October 2010 by Nico

In Uncategorized on September 27, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Loving the big hair…

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Pull up your socks!

In Uncategorized on September 21, 2010 at 6:15 am

Knee, knee-high and thigh-high socks or Bobby socks as I have always called them are back this season in full force.  Normally, a part of the outfit that most girls hide away, will now be on display in an assortment of styles, patterns and colours, from plain and neutral to chunky knit and frilly.  It makes a nice change from wearing boots all through winter to keep the legs warm.

A few tips on choosing the right pair to suit your body shape:

  • If you’ve got big thighs, thigh high socks will draw too much attention to them.
  • Knee socks that finish below the knee may compliment your bone structure more than those knee high socks which finish above the knee. Try both styles on.
  • Knee high socks that cut off just below the knee are more likely to give you a slimmer look, as going only a short distance above the knee could result in socks that ‘bulge’ on your knee.
  • If you’re short, knee high socks that cut off below the knee are best when paired with a shorter hemline to expose more leg, creating the illusion of greater height. The hem should be no lower than the middle of your thigh.
  • Don’t be afraid to layer. Knee high socks and over the knee socks worn over sheer, patterned stockings can add a whole new dimension to an outfit.
  • Don’t be afraid to use colour and texture, particularly if you want the socks to be a focal piece of your outfit.
  • Dark thigh high socks peeping out from under over the knee boots make for a strong look.
  • Avoid knee high socks and thigh high socks with body suits, but don’t be afraid to experiment with short pants or hot pants.

Where to get yourself a pair:


Button Knee High Socks in Camel / Topshop / £8 – click image to buy

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Rib Over the Knee Socks in Grey / Topshop / £6 – click image to buy

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Over Knee Socks in Black / Miss Selfridge / £5 – click image to buy

20% Off Tops & Outlet Items at Asos

In Uncategorized on September 16, 2010 at 12:22 pm

30% Off at Gap 20th – 28th September

In Uncategorized on September 15, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Click image or link below to print off your voucher.

http://news.gap.eu/apps/display.aspx?t=2836-17c-17c-3289-8355e&h=4472eecda1f336c76ca4140cb3fb8070

Zara Now Online!

In Uncategorized on September 12, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Another fab store store has gone online.  Here are a few images from their lookbook:

http://www.zara.com

Guess Who’s Runner Up Warehouse Stylist!

In Uncategorized on September 10, 2010 at 8:00 pm

Whoo hooo!

Follow the link below:

http://www.warehouse.co.uk/vogue-fashion-night-out/content/fcp-content

Alessandra Ambrosio & Ana Beatriz Barros for Vogue Nippon October 2010 by Sølve Sundsbø

In Uncategorized on September 10, 2010 at 5:49 pm

Alessandra Amrosio and Ana Beatriz Barros are the very definition of modern day pin-ups.  With their most recent joint appearance, the Brazilian bombshells take to the pages of October’s Vogue Nippon wearing retro inspired ensembles styled by Katie Grand. Shot by Solve Sundsbo’s lens, Alessandra and Ana exude pure sophistication and glamour in No Crime to Be Rich.

Amazing Random Diversions

In Uncategorized on September 9, 2010 at 8:46 pm

So, I decided to escort myself to the Vogue Fashion’s Night Out at Liberty last night.  I jumped onto the number 38 bus and when it was diverted I was less than happy jumping out into the rain in my pink stiletto’s.  However, the rain was actually just spitting (as it does ever so politely in London) and I met funky Robert, a fellow divertee also making his way to Tottenham Court Road, turned out he’s a men’s fashion stylist & muse in the making – watch this space guys!  4 minutes of fashion talk and 1 business card later, I jumped onto the tube and made my way to Oxford Street.

Up to the exit and yip, another diversion, only one exit was open which took me out into Argyll Street where there was a huge crowd surrounding Warehouse.  They were offering a one night only chance for the public to choose an outfit from their store and have a model catwalk it for the crowds there and then.  So off I skipped with a smile on my face and slightly soggy stilettos to sign up.  The store was buzzing with girls frantically putting outfits together in the allocated 10 minutes only!  I dressed my already stunning model and off she went – proud moment and I patted myself on the back.

My D&G inspired outfit with a punch of red to liven it up:

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At Liberty, the line to see Manolo Blahnik was ridiculous so I explored the other exciting bits going on inside.  First up was the gorgeous scarf department where I was shown how to tie a scarf into a fifties style headdress – exciting stuff.

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The first floor had a free bar serving delicious cocktails made by Circus, a restaurant/bar with a difference.  They had a few of their performers prancing around and shaking their feather boas and tassley bits at everyone.

http://www.circus-london.co.uk

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Besides for the lure of the comfy looking chairs I wandered into a cove and discovered a haven of shoes and just couldn’t resist trying them on, they were all size threes so I took that as a clear sign.

A few stunners on my happy feet.

Audrina / KG by Kurt Geiger / £90

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Electric / KG by Kurt Geiger / £180

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Velour Skull Pump / Alexander McQueen / £565

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Tweed Faithful Boot / Alexander McQueen / £670

(My oh my, if I paid for those shoes I would never cheat on them)

Well there is only so many photos you can take of your own feet in 30 minutes and I was thirsty again.  I grabbed my last cocktail and headed down to the prize draw where the lucky lucky man below won an entire window worth of goodies including a Mother of Pearl leather jacket, Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag, Assad Mounser necklace, Balmain t-shirt, Michael Birch scarf and many many more beutiful (and expensive) things.**

The lucky so-and-so.

Vogue Fashion’s Night Out at Liberty – Wednesday 8th September

In Uncategorized on September 7, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Don’t miss out tomorrows glamorous evening at Liberty’s where Manolo Blahnik, the legendary shoe maestro himself, will be joined by his muse and close friend Yasmin Le Bon for the opening of his store-in-store, The World of Manola.  Visit the new scarf hall in the historical central atrium between 6.30 – 7.30 pm to take part in a highly anticipated scarf style workshops.  Kick back to the sounds of Motown and Soul from our in house DJ’s Richard Sloan and DJ Farrah in the International room and chances to take part in many competitions with amazing prizes.

Click on this link for more details:

http://www.liberty.co.uk/fcp/content/vogue-fashions-night-out/newsarchive

See you there!

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