Thursday, 28 August 2014

WATCHing the new season #AW14

WHAT I WORE
Shoes: Quiz
Watch: La Redoute 
Jumper: Topshop
Vest: ASOS


Absolutely LOVING this new watch from La Redoute. With it's interchangeable bezel (flaunt either pure white or bejewelled silver) and sleek lines, it makes for the perfect accessory for the new season. Just team it up with a soft, oversized jumper, and a messy top-knot...



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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

End of AUGUST Shopping List #payday




I once saw this cartoon sketch which had two sketches. In the first, it was payday and the girl (struggling under the weight of some SERIOUS shopping bags) was all, 'I'm RICH!'. The second window showcased the same girl at the END of the month (this time dressed to the nines in said shopping) moaning and counting the pennies #storyofmylife. Sometimes I feel a little like this (OKAY, a LOT like this). Payday arrives and I can't WAIT to purchase all of those dazzling accessories, novelty clutches, statement coats etc. that have been waiting impatiently on my wishlists, but by the end of the month...well...it's difficult to even fuel the car. My advice? Calm down. Purchase one wishlist number a month and by end of the month things won't be as hard. (I'm planning on taking this advice this month....will let you know how it pans out...). 

Accessorize holding shot - 'Call Me' clutch. Seriously, call me clutch...I want you!  



Colour-popping, SHOW-stopping accessories from Gypsies + Debutantes and seriously slick bejeweled camo print from clutch connoisseurs, Wilbur & Gussie


Holding shot from Primark - flaunting it's brand-spanking new #AW14 collection...and that Jean Paul Gaultier bag? I.WANT.IT. 


The NEW Look Magazine x Little Mistress collection. Your #AW14 wardrobe is dying to house it...need to sit down? I know the feeling. 


Accessorize holding shot. Because CLUTCH BAGS are the BAGS TO CLUTCH this season...

Images are sourced from:
PR Shots
The Couture Gallery/Obsession PR
Little Mistress/Good Results PR
House of CB/Capitalize PR
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Monday, 25 August 2014

Wedding Day florals... #LastDaysOfSummer


What I wore:
Dress: Oasis
Shoes: River Island
Headpiece: Topshop
Clutch: Karen Millen
Watch: Michael Kors





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#AW14 at Karen Millen


As the weather starts to chill slightly and the nights start to darken, keep your days bright with the brand new collection from Karen Millen. For AW14, embrace the brand's rock 'n' roll fading tartan trousers, slick leather skirts (A-line or asymmetrically zipped), beautifully tailored winter coats, leather totes, glamorous heels and showstopping boots. If you're after a super classic, on-trend capsule wardrobe for the new season - this is IT. 







All images are sourced from Karen Millen/Karen Millen PR



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‘The Dallison’ from KATIE DARLINGTON


BREAKING NEWS: LUXURY British womenswear brand, Katie Darlington has just launched her first brand-spanking new handbag collection. The up-and-coming womenswear designer is showcasing the line online at ThoroughlyBritish (which promotes the BEST of Made in Britain), and ‘The Dallison’ (the brand’s first luxury leather handbag) is here to make you FALL hard for the ENTIRE collection.


Each Dallison is hand-stitched in Wales from British sourced leather and polished off with beautiful brass hardware made by British manufactures. The single handle has been hand crafted and the bag also benefits from a long adjustable leather strap. Slick, divinely tailored and extremely chic, it’ll be your best companion for AW14.

‘I think it’s important to support British manufacturing and to recover the skills that over the years we have lost.' Katie Darlington




All images are sourced from Thoroughly British/Katie Darlington

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Thursday, 21 August 2014

OFF STRAND hits LONDON #AW14


If, like me, you love hunting down a FRESH, up-and-coming brand – Off Strand is the place for you. The London-based project puts together pop-up stores all across Europe, allowing young fashion, jewellery and accessory designers to showcase their work. The pop-up stores will be hitting London on Redchurch street from 26th – 1st August 2014 with the opportunity to purchase from the AW14 collections before they hit the stores. And, with such an epic list of designers in tow – this won’t be something you’ll want to miss!

PITCHOUGUINA 
LANA SIBERIE 
SIMON EKRELIUS 
PARTIMI 
10+ SOCKS 
ARLETTE ESS 
BANG SWIMWEAR 
LEOPARD BY BELLE SAUVAGE 
TEIJA 
RIINA O 
A-LINE 
JACOB KIMMIE 








All images are sourced from OFF STRAND/ Lewis and Leigh PR

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The Fashion Ache & Vero Milano: THE INTERVIEW


If you're after that perfect bikini or showstopper of a dress for that last-minute get away trip to somewhere exotic - Vero Milano is your answer. I caught up with Alina Matei, Founder of the Vero Milano brand for a quick Q&A...

Q. What made you start up the dress and bikini brand?
A. ‘The idea came to me when I saw how difficult it was to find swimwear and dresses that can make the body look sexy and elegant at the same time, and at an affordable price.’

Q. Was it always about starting up your own brand? Was it a dream from when you were little?
A. ‘No, I was never sure what I wanted to do, but I think things in life happen for a reason and I absolutely love my work.’


Q. Describe a 9-5pm work day.
A. ‘My day never ends at 5pm because there are always things that we have to sort out, sometimes until late in the evening. For example, we have the Vero Milano online shop and I like to make sure the orders are all prepped for the next day.

And about describing one day...they are never the same, each day is different from phone calls and emails I have to take in the morning, that sometimes last till the evening to the creation of new styles and preparations for TV and fashion shows. Plus we have to organize the photo-shoots for the up-coming collections. We always try to visit new places to choose unique locations for the background for our collection.’

Q. What inspires your collections? The colours? The prints? Where does the inspiration all begin?
A. ‘It's never one thing, it's about being inspired at the right moment.’


Q. Are your designs trend-led? Or is it more street style that inspires your work?
A. ‘My designs are largely trend-led. Styles naturally evolve over time and for Vero Milano it's always about adding a glamourous twist to create beautiful silhouettes.’



Q. How do you cater for all body types swimwear-wise? Are the bikinis and swimsuits designed to make the most of your shape?
A. ‘Our swimwear is designed to be sexy and elegant at the same time. We use volume, shape and colour to accentuate the lines of the body. We want women to feel comfortable, yet empowered by making the most of their shape.’

Q. I love the highly embellished nature of your dresses - will we be seeing more of this in your later collections? Is this part of the Vero Milano style and essence?
A.’Yes, definitely. This is an essential part of Vero Milano, our creations and future collections are designed to help women stand out from the crowd, but in a stylish way.’

Q. Who would you love to spot wearing Vero Milano? Which famous face?
A. ‘Jessica Alba!’


Q. If you could choose anyone - any celebrity or model - to front your brand - who would it be?
A.. ‘Jennifer Lopez, because she is a very attractive and elegant woman.’

Q. If you could collaborate with a shop/store who would you choose to work with?
A. ‘We have already received some interesting proposals and are in negotiations to put Vero Milano in some exquisite stores. I can't give any names away but we'll be neighbours with Gucci, Burberry, Dolce and Gabbana, Disquared, Galiano and many more…’

Q. What type of thing will we be seeing in your new collections for AW14?
A. ‘I'd love to tell you but we're preparing the collection so it will have to be a surprise!’

Q. What's your own personal style like?
A. ‘My style is reflected in my creations, that's partly where the inspiration comes from.’

Q. And finally, imagine your wardrobe is burning down and you have a minute to choose one piece out of your entire wardrobe to keep - what do you grab?
A. ‘A jumpsuit, as I think it's an outfit that can look stunning dressed up or down.’



All images are sourced from Vero Milano/Browser Media

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Sunday, 10 August 2014

Silhouette FUTURA 50th Anniversary



Sunglasses brand, Silhouette are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year and have launched a truly unique design, inspired by their first ever style worn by the one and only Elton John. The futuristic frame, Silhouette Futura, is perfect for those flaunting more of a fashion-forward, avant garde aesthetic. Showcasing innovative, mirrored, three-way split lenses, the flexible, rimless design is a contemporary interpretation of the 1974 original. Available in three different colours, they’re the sunglasses to make the ultimate style statement in. 




All images are sourced from Brandnation/Silhouette

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Busardi: the SHOW #SS15


Now we’ve hit August, Fashion Week season doesn’t seem far away. And, it seems we’re set for one hell of a season. Attracting interest from some of the world’s most influential editors and buyers, red carpet prêt-à-couture label, Busardi will once again be taking to the runway. Ready to showcase its SS15 collection, the brand has booked a Georgian mansion in Mayfair to set the tone for its fabulous new catwalk collection ‘Air.’ Expecting a haul of international celebrities and socialites to attend (along with a strong editorial following) we await the new collection with baited breath. 


Inspired by the ‘incredibly diverse landscapes and microenvironments of South America and the unique path of a bird soaring in flight over the glacier-hewn fields of Patagonia to the white and pink sand deserts of Argentina,’ the collection is truly inspiring. ‘Layered with more philosophical implications, the collection will see the element of oxygen taking centre stage - air sustains all life but the power of air can freeze great swathes of water and waterfalls into icebergs.’ Billowing silhouettes will take to the runway, as well as structure delights with feather adornment. Dusty textured pinks will linger amongst a ‘carefree, laissez-faire mood enhanced by Busardi’s signature use of embroidery, lace and appliqué.’


The show’s coming our way on Friday 12th September. 

All images and quotes are sourced from Forward PR/Busardi Press Release/Busardi



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Rock 'n' ROLL




Be inspired by the rock 'n' roll hair collection from hairdresser, Deanna Parker Attwood and colourist, Diane Spy. Showcasing HIGH VOLTAGE colour, fashion-forward cuts and a whole lot of ATTITUDE, it's a stand-out collection for sure. 

Credits
Hairdresser: Deanna Parker Attwood
Colourist: Diane Spy
Photographer: Karla Majnaric
Make Up Artist: Liz Jenkinson
Stylist: Christina Dietz
Click HERE for the website
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Tuesday, 5 August 2014

AUGUST #ShoppingList





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Another8 End of Summer Party


I'm sure you guys will have already twigged my INSANE love for Another8. Not only has the brand hit the digital shelves of ASOS, the cool Shoreditch street that is Box Park, but they're stocked in Topshop too. I dropped by their End of Summer party a couple of weeks ago to check out the brand new collection... 













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