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29 Dec

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Roksanda Ilincic x Matches

28 Dec



To say Roksanda Ilincic has had a stellar year is an understatement. While the rest of us were battling with a bleak January, Roksanda saw none other than Michelle Obama wearing one of her dresses on a state visit, propelling the designer onto the global fashion stage. From then on, Roksanda has dressed everyone from Kate Middleton and Keira Knightley to Carey Mulligan and Florence Welch. She has also launched a gorgeous swimwear collection and became one of the newest designers for Debenhams’ Edition range. The cherry on top of her perfectly frosted cake is a new collaboration with designer boutique Matches. 



Roksanda has revisted her design archives and reworked some of her key designs, resulting in a stunning six-piece capsule collection in her signature jewel tones and decadent draping. Roksanda commented: “Making a great exit is every bit as important as making a great entrance. I love to make a feature of the back of dresses – it’s part of viewing a design in 360 degrees.”


Printemps Christmas window 2011

27 Dec



Christmas may technically be over, but we can still enjoy all things festive, right? I’m still making the most of the awesome telly and the festive overindulgence pass as well as smiling at the twinkling Christmas lights and decorations. I’ve already posted about the Selfridges Christmas window which was slightly disappointing, especially compared to the Printemps flagship in Paris. The French department store may have an unfair advantage though, like Harrods a couple of months ago, they’ve had a Chanel take over meaning that the windows were curated by Karl Lagerfeld resulting in very chic and very cool windows. My favourite is the one with the mini Karls. What do you think of the windows? 




Shop the Selfridges Christmas sale

27 Dec

It seems London was a scary place to be yesterday, scenes of pandemonium at both Westfields and a stabbing at Oxford Circus hit the headlines as well as the crazy reductions. People had been queuing for hours outside Selfridges and over 200 security guards and police had to keep the peace; we all love a designer bargain but it may just be safer to order from home! I love Selfridges, it’s been my favourite department store for years and though the inclusion of high street brands is a bit controversial I’m coming around to finding (carefully selected) high street pieces alongside designer beauties. I know the KG shoes won’t be to everyone’s taste but they are calling my name…


Clockwise from top left:
Marc by Marc Jacobs Voyage bag – was £290, now £203
Warehouse floral dress – was £40, now £20.
Brian Atwood Maniac nude courts – was £470, now £329.
Karen Millen sequinned vest – was £65, now £30. 
Riedel cornetto decanter – was £155, now £124
Carvela Welcome boots – was £280, now £139.
KG by Kurt Geiger Devil silver shoes – was £180, now £89
Joseph basel velvet dress – was £245, now £147
Reiss Gigi dress – was £189, now £130
Oasis colour block coat – was £55, now £40.

Shop the Net-a-Porter Christmas sale

26 Dec

As my Twitter followers know, I’m more than partial to a spot of retail therapy at Net-a-Porter, especially as it’s sale time. At the moment they have up to 50% off over 2000 pieces so there really is something for everyone. I usually stick to mid-price ranges like Boy by Band Of Outsider or Marcus Lupfer or diffusion lines like Etoile Isabel Marant and Burberry Brit, plus really great accessories. What’s your favourite piece? 


Clockwise from top left:
Preen Line Simone pleated leather dress – was £895, now £447.49
Ksubi super skinny low rise jeans – was £215, now £107.50
Ksubi leather cut out skirt – was £450, now £225

Markus Lupfer pleated knitted skirt – was £255, now £127.50
Burberry Brit wool and cashmere sweater – was £295, now £147.50

By Malene Birger faux fur coat – was £410, now £246
Acne Piega oversize clutch – was £380, now £228
Diane von Furstenberg cotton cape – was £540, now £270

Merry Christmas

25 Dec

Oasis Christmas sale picks

24 Dec
I remember a time when the pre-Christmas sales were actually the Boxing Day sales and Harrods even waited until January to start. For me, pre-Christmas sales are a little wrong so I don’t really partake and I still get up at the crack of dawn on Boxing Day, but now I tend to check out the sales online so I have a rough idea of what I’m going for. Oasis pieces are such great quality and the cut works for me so I tend to go for staple pieces like leather jackets, little black dresses and classic shapes but I also can’t resist trend pieces like bright lace, art deco embellishment and sherbet shades, 


Clockwise from top left:
Boucle jumper – was £60, now £30.
Embellished scallop detail top – was £45 now £20.
Lace skater dress – was £32, now £20.
Pleated asymmetric panel dress – was £150, now £85.
Leather biker jacket – was £165, now £100.
60s dolly coat – was £65, now £45.
Embellished collar top – was £45, now £30.
Rosette one shoulder dress – was £65, now £40.
Bead fringe choker – was £24, now £12.
Metallic skater skirt – was £35, now £25.