Searching for the perfect dress…

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Last weekend was all about finding the perfect evening dress. I have been to every high street store and every boutique in search of something very special.

At Ghost I have tried on a few heavenly silk gowns in pretty nude palletes. They made me feel like a princess, but perhaps had too much of a bridal feel to them.

Madame Boudoir in East London had a stunning black number. Body-con design with a fishtail was definitely sexy, but this time around I am trying really hard NOT to go for black. Unusual for me, I know!

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My visit to Boutique LNDN was particularly fruitful, that’s where I tried on most glamorous garments I’ve ever seen. This little shop is situated in East London’s Green lanes, and it hard to miss as the most stunning pieces grace it’s shop’s window. All of the dresses that I have tried on can be tailored to fit and I was definitely spoiled for colours and designs to choose from!evening_dress_search_the_coup_3

I have particularly fell in love with the lemon number from Boutique LNDN, above middle. This pale yellow is very refreshing, design is simple yet the silhouette is bold. It complemented my curvy figure and once fitted right, will be a bomb! I can’t stop thinking about it since… I think I may have found the dress!

Update to follow, have a lovely day everyone!

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Crazy for Palm Print

Sun rays through my window, palm trees on my mind!…

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Hi guys, is anyone planning their summer escapes yet? These days I can’t think about anything but holidays that are yet to come. And of course nothing says I’m ready for summer as a dose of palm tree print. House of Hackney known for being a one stop shop for all your matchy-matchy print needs, has unveiled their holiday shop collection. Palm trees – eat your heart out!

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House of Hackney ‘Palmeral’

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Looking forward to summer…

Untitled-2I’m holding my breath until I can unpack my summer wardrobe and get all cute outfits and shoes out. White I wait I can’t help but do some shopping around.

I follow two girls, owners of Sabo Skirt shop, on Instagram and can’t help but fall in love with these cute pieces they have stocked in their store. They have a really good eye for picking colorful and sexy outfits!

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Boutique Alert: Nasty Gal

Let me introduce you to Nasty Gal. We all know we have a little adventurous side, where we play with fashion and try on risqué pieces. This American boutique caters for the coolest girl in town, who puts on whatever suits her mood. Started as a small ebay store, within five years the store grew to become an international brand for those seeking  great vintage and new pieces, shoes and accessories. The collections are sourced from all over, flea markets or showrooms, I think you will be able to find some truly unique pieces. Looking forward to trying out Nasty Gal myself, let us know what you think! http://www.nastygal.com

Ottoman Hands

Vogues Fashion Night Out helped bring a lot of boutique designs to the forefront of Londons most prominent shopping district – Oxford Street. It was here that I first noticed Ottoman Hands – a Turkish jewellry boutique house. Those behind the Boutique select unique gems and work closely with local, skilled artisans to help refine and retain the beauty of Ottoman gems. Craftying these gems in a unique way, Ottoman Hands aims to create affordable yet one-of-a-kind exclusive pieces. With jewels that are best worn to jazz up everyday outfits, these gems promise to inject rare beauty into any outfit. My favourite pieces are these earrings; they are simplistic yet dazzlingly. I love them! Check out the res of the Ottoman Hands range here.
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Cazibe 2, £34.00; Cazibe 5, £34.00; Cazibe 6, £32.00

Boutique Alert: Ministry of Retail


It always seems that the cutest fashion always comes from Asia.  Something about their super fresh take on getting dressed and unlimited imagination, so I am glad to start seeing more of their labels making into the UK. New Look have started stocking  new labels and you can find an occasional Asian brand at Topshop’s label lounge…
However internet is probably still your best source when it comes to finding new designers. Hence I want to share with you a boutique I came across – Ministry of Retail! I know on-line shopping can make you nervous a lot of the time but these guys really put a lot of emphasis on making your experience with them as stress free and exciting as possible. A very neat tool at the top of the page allows you to change currency with just one click (without losing your page load!). They stock over 500 designs, some of them so unique I cannot wait to try them out.
   
For example look at the white cloak style jacket at the top of the page, £29. Cape sleeves so fierce your arms make a stylish cutting edge look, reminiscent of statement made by Guineth Paltrow, who wore a cape white dress at the Oscars 2012. They have a huge selection of dresses on offer, from structured pieces to relaxed holiday ones, flowing and romantic. Everything comes at very affordable prices, which allows you to pick and mix and try new things. So go on check them out! http://www.ministryofretail.com


All images courtesy Ministry of Retail.

Boutique Alert – Indiska

Famous for ABBA, Gamla Stan and the Millennium Series (a great read!), Stockholm is by far one of my favourite cities in Europe. With beautiful landscapes and views overlooking the pretty lakes, Stockholm is both picturesque and revitalizing in one. Along with visiting local attractions (Grona Lund – best theme park ever!) and indulging in yummy cakes, my favourite thing to do when I’m in town is to hit up Indiska – a Swedish Store, famous for its bohemian free spirit design and love for India.

In literal terms, the word ‘Indiska’ translates into ‘Indian.’ The Store was first established in 1901 as Indiska Utställningen (Indian Exhibition) when female entrepreneur and training missionary Matilda Hamilton returned from traveling across India and numerous other places such as Egypt and Palestine. With an ethos of fair trade, Indiska has now spawned over 80 stores across Finland, Norway and Sweden itself. 2010 marked a turning point for the brand, when they decided to collaborate with jewellery designer Jade Jagger and launch a stunning collection called Jade Jagger for INDISKA.

Indiska products include house ware, clothing, jewellery and accessories. One thing I personally love about Indiska products is that I always find one of kind pieces that are beautifully crafted and unique. I’m never let down when I visit a Store and I can confidently purchase their pieces knowing that I have supported fair trade. I really hope that the Indiska brand comes to London. Here are a couple of cute pieces from their current online range. Enjoy!!

Top, from left, Jolie Multi Dress – 299 SEK (approx. £29.90)Monia Red Dress – 349 SEK (approx. £34.90)Sheila Tunic Blue – 249 SEK (approx. £2.49)

Above, from left, Stella Black Wrap – 129 SEK (approx. £12.99)Ameera Collar Green – 149 SEK (approx. £14.99); Sevia Ring Multi – 79 SEL (approx. £7.90).