Friday, 31 October 2014

ROSE AND ROSE #BloggerStyleOff


For the latest #BloggerStyleOff, it was all about showcasing the delectable printed scarf from accessory brand, Rose and Rose. The London label is quickly becoming a coveted luxury lifestyle brand, offering beach clothing, divine scarves, mufflers and toasty knits for winter weather. Like my look? Vote for me HERE by liking my photo. 

What I wore:
Tee: Fat Face
Scarf: Le Châble at Rose and Rose
White jeans: Republic (DIY rips)
Shoes: Dolcis
Perspex jewelled cuff: Accessorize
Bag and watch: Michael Kors
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban 
Bracelet: Gucci




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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Lavish Alice Wish List #LASTYLEOFF


LAVISH ALICE is delivering some FINE pieces for the new season. Top of my wishlist stand these three #fabulous looks (including that OH-SO-PERFECT white, faux fur trimmed dress - a beautifully-affordable version of the one featured in Victoria Beckham's recent line). Each look is DRENCHED in new season STYLE, accessorized with BILL SKINNER'S amazing, BEE..utiful jewellery trinkets, high-voltage sunglasses and a clutch that will DEFINITELY become a reliable classic for any season, whatever the trends. 

THIS IS MY ENTRY: for the AMAZING Lavish Alice Style Off (full details below).

#LASTYLEOFF



All images are sourced from Lavish Alice/Lavish Alice PR
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Monday, 27 October 2014

Portia Freeman ROCKS Rosalina Nacken #AW14



 
Top model, Portia Freeman was recently spotted rocking this divine Rosalina Nacken handbag (£1,750). Perfectly in tune with her divine, eclectic style, the model worked the ornate envelope-styled bag with an effortlessly cool leather jacket, burgundy ankle boots and some serious off-duty-model attitude. Fashioned from premium leather, the designer’s The Shelle is created for the multi-tasking, on-the-go woman – flaunting the Futura leather tablet case inside, treated with a scratch and water-resistant patented finish - not only is this bag elegant, it’s practical and versatile. So, what are you waiting for? Click HERE, and find your own little piece of clutch bag heaven. 

All images are sourced from Surgery Group/Rosalina Nacken

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Sunday, 26 October 2014

OMBRE faux fur, Gucci & GOLD Heeled boots



What I wore:
Faux fur coat: Red or Dead
Boots: JustFab
Bag: Zara
Necklace & bracelet set: Gucci
Faux leather trousers: H&M










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Fall in love with ENGLISH GIRL


If you haven’t heard about the FRESH new brand, English Girl, it’s about time you did. Showcasing serious style tailored for ‘All the Balearic Rock & Rollers Out There’, it’s a brand that will breathe something new into your seasonal wardrobe in a stylish instant. Explore scintillating, bohemian prints, leather fringing, beautiful cover-ups and decadently textured fabrics from their latest collection. Inspired by this? Be inspired further by hooking up with English Girl’s Behind the Scene action HERE, as designer behind the killer brand, Michelle Mullins, blogs on her discoveries as she travels to inspire and pull together the AW15 collection ‘Follow the call of the disco ball…’ Having jetted off to the pink city of Jaipur (as they specialise in a mirror work technique), you can follow her designer footprints and witness the line come together before the clothes are even made…





All images are sourced from English Girl

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WARBY PARKER #TheCornerCollection


WARBY PARKER: is a designer eyewear brand founded with a true, rebellious spirit. A spirit that gets spectacle-wearers, like myself, excited - and that, my friend, is something very special. Having recently just launched their new special-edition, exclusive, Corner Collection (which introduces five new styles in two new colours) it’s a brand you’ll definitely want to keep on your glasses (and sunglasses) radar. This time round, they’re experimenting with traditional, old-school shapes; think crisp keyhole bridges, swift sloping browlines, succinct sharp temples, and perfectly straight-edged brow bars in a delectable mix of materials – reference horn-inspired acetate and slick stainless steel. THIS is a brand that really cares – not just about eyewear style – but about others as well. Rest in the knowledge that Warby Parker not only delivers effortless, on-trend style to the masses, but has also teamed up with non-profits like VisionSpring, to ensure that for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to some in need. If that’s not an incentive to invest in a pair of Warby Parker’s, I’m not sure what is. 









All images are sourced from Warby Parker/Warby Parker PR

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Thursday, 23 October 2014

THE INTERVIEW: The Industry x Mary Katrantzou


Last night, The Industry and Davina Catt interviewed renowned fashion designer, Mary Katrantzou. The incredible label has grown at 300% a year, which is hardly surprising considering Katrantzou’s remarkable talent for design, especially, print. Surely one of the smartest and quick-witted women in the business, Mary exclusively sat down with an elite audience of fashion professionals (including the likes of Vogue’s Fashion Features Editor, Jessica Bumpus, London Fashion Week designer, Eudon Choi and Donna Ida) and leading journalist, Davina Catt at Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design, to discuss her profoundly rapid rise to great fashion heights. Within the interview, the design-connoisseur offered solid advice to those operating in the sector, touching on hot topics such as her move away from print, collaborations and her most recent partnership with Adidas and the New York City Ballet.

 “I went into fashion very naïvely and never expected any of it to be commercially viable – at first, I didn’t expect any sales at all,” explained Mary, who for a long time was her own agent. (Despite this, the Greek designer still managed to pick up 15 stockists in her first season.)


Transitioning from Central Saint Martins protégé to international wholesale business with 55 members of staff (and with over 300 global accounts under her belt), Mary explains: “A designer starting a business needs to be very hardworking. I don’t think a business can be started on sheer talent.”


Katrantzou is the only London Fashion Week designer in recent history to work with legendary Parisian embroiders, Lesage, and while she can’t technically claim her designs are couture, she innovatively finding new ways to commercialise the market. “We had a dress this season that took 86 hours to make because it is seamless – that would be couture! A piece like that, if we put it on our online platform, it can sell!” 


The designer also says that many customers want to buy her dresses not just for the prints, but for the cut. “I don’t think I’ve achieved global recognition yet,” says the designer modestly. “However, I’m on the path to conquer the world.”

And, Mary? We can’t wait.





Mary Katrantzou, Courtney Blackman & Davina Catt
 

All images are sourced from Forward PR/The Industry
Photography: Fran Hales

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

ANNA-KARIN KARLSSON #drenchedinstyle


As a short-sighted and occasional spectacle-wearer it's an utter DELIGHT to come across ANNA-KARIN KARLSSON and her highly DECADENT frames. Drenched in SERIOUS STYLE, Karlsson's redefines the shape and décor of the frame and brings us glasses-wearers something to get excited about. Fall hard for her oversized beauties (reminiscent of something Gaga might don), redefine that everyday look with something encrusted in crystals or hark back to some old-school, classic Hollywood style with a pair a femme fatale would debut. There's nothing else quite like this brand - in terms of spectacles and sunglasses - for instance, where else will you find a frame with a leopard draped across it I ask?





2013 Collection







2013 Collection

All images are sourced from Anna-Karin Karlsson/Anna-Karin Karlsson PR
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