Archive | December, 2010

Spring/Summer 2011 campaigns part I

30 Dec

With all of the shops clearing out all of the old AW10 stock and moving in transitional pieces already, it seems like a good time to look forward to the gorgeous campaigns which will grace our magazines in the coming months. The campaigns are very different, don’t you think? Givenchy is my favourite, the image is so striking and powerful. What’s your favourite?

Givenchy Spring/Summer 2011 – Daphne Groeneveld, Stephen Thompson, Iris Strubegger and Mariacarla Boscono shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. 

Moschino S/S 2011 – Yasmin Le Bon shot by Juergen Teller

Chloe Spring/Summer 2011 – Iselin Steiro & Malgosia Bela shot by David Sims

Balenciaga S/S 11 – Gisele Bundchen & Yuri Pleskun shot by Steven Meisel

Dolce & Gabbana S/S 11 – Izabel Goulart & Alessandra Ambrosio shot by Steven Klein


Olivia Palermo to launch clothing line

29 Dec

Ever since she graced our screens on axed reality show The City, the fashion world has been enamoured with Olivia Palermo. She has arguably better dress sense than Lauren and Whitney put together and she has that incredible swishy hair. Unlike the ‘stars’ of The Hills and The City, Olivia really loves fashion and lives it every day. A front row staple during New York and London Fashion week, she also models for Matches and Mango. Last month she told Elle that she’s working on her own reality show, which isn’t really surprising. What’s also not that surprising is her announcement in Vogue Spain that the show will launch her first clothing line. I’m neither surprised nor excited about this. Yes, the girl pretty much always looks impeccable but that does not even put her in the same league as a proper designer. Do you want to see her new line?

New Year’s Eve night out

28 Dec

There’s only one reason to start weaning yourself off the Christmas binge:New Year’s Eve. For most of London, this is the huge finale of the party season, the last hurrah before January detox and exercise begins. So of course, you need to spend most of New Year’s Eve pampering and prepping for the night’s festivities as well as a gorgeous little dress to shimmy into. Here are my top four dresses, perfect for whatever you might have planned, whether it’s partying the night away, sinking shots at the bar or a nice, civilised dinner. 

Topshop waterfall asymmetric ruffle dress – £65
ASOS White beige leather high vamp shoes
Oasis rose corsage one shoulder dress – £40 on sale
Topshop Gala bow detail peep toe shoe boots – £60
Miss Selfridge mesh panel dress – £38
KG by Kurt Geiger Kitty
Rare Opulence asymmetric bustle dress – £95
Miss KG Bond – £80

Review: Kaleidoscope coat

27 Dec
The lovely guys at Kaleidoscope recently sent me this beautifully soft, warm coat to review. I really loved the texture, it didn’t photograph very well so I took some close up pictures to show the lovely fur texture. The fur is slightly shiny which gives it a sophisticated look and makes it suitable for dressing up as well as dressing down. I’ve worn the coat almost everyday as it’s perfect for the cold weather. The length is great, the perfect length for wearing with dresses and jeans and the high collar kept my neck warm, although I haven’t accessorised it in the pictures, I usually wore it with a scarf. As you can see from the pictures, the sleeves are quite long which is a definite plus, as I’m fairly tall sometimes the sleeves are a little too short so I have to wear gloves if it’s cold! The coat was slightly big for me but it was really nicely cut with defined shoulders and a nipped in waist. One of my favourite features was the bright red lining, adding a splash of colour to any outfit. 


The details..

Snuggle up with Electronic Sheep

27 Dec

Brrrr the cold weather is back. I’m not one to complain about it, winter is supposed to be cold and a little bit of snow never hurt anyone. However, all this wrapping up warm is a little overrated. Chunky knits are gorgeous and keep you snuggly warm, but everyone has the same idea and you end up wearing the same extra-long, chunky scarf and cute mittens as everyone else. Luckily, I have a knitwear secret up my sleeve – Electronic Sheep. The young knitwear label is designed by Brenda Aherne and Helen Delany. Their graphic knitwear, strong visuals and brights will definitely make you stand out from the crowd! I’ve fallen in lust with the Pyramids and Pipes collection, especially the signature knitted triangle scarves, hooded scarves and adorable bobble hats. 

Model Spotlight: Arizona Muse

26 Dec

You may not have heard of her fabulous name but you must have seen her gorgeous face. The 22 year old from Santa Fe has walked for countless hot ticket shows including Celine, Balenciaga, Dior, Sonia Rykiel Chanel and Oscar De La Renta in the past. However, she’s just landed her first major campaign, ousting Daria Werbowy as the new face of Yves Saint Laurent. I think 2011 will really be her year, this campaign is just the tip of the iceberg.


Shop the Spring/Summer 2011 trends in the sale

25 Dec

Happy Christmas everyone! I hope you are all having a lovely day with your families, eating lots, drinking lots and  generally being very merry. I will be spending the day rustling up breakfast for the family – about 10 of us – and watching movies while the parentals see to a huge Christmas feast. It’s lovely when the whole family gets together, as we’ve all grown up it happens far too infrequently. Make sure you enjoy the day xx

There’s always such a big build up to Christmas, it’s very tempting to spend a couple of days recovering, slobbing out and eating leftovers. That is most certainly not what I will be doing on Boxing Day. I’ll be up nice and early, creeping out of the house for the sales. I know most of them started before Christmas, but it’s a little wrong to be snapping up bargains before the big day’s over. It can be all too tempting to buy something, anything, just because it’s cheap. My preferred tactic is to either stock up on classic pieces (hello Zara trousers) or next year’s trends. It’s easier to buy shapes or colours which to form the basis of your wardrobe. Of course there won’t be lots of lovely floaty summer stuff about but quite a few Autumn/Winter trends made the transition to the Spring/Summer catwalk. There was lashing of black, tough biker touches as seen at Burberry, lightweight knits and cropped leather trousers a la Balmain. The latter is right at the top of my sale wish list. The other Spring/Summer 2011 trends I’m looking forward to are

Sheer – Alberta Ferretti
White – Alexander Wang
70s – Marc Jacobs
Brights – Jil Sander
Midi – Bottega Veneta
White lace – Alberta Ferretti