Saluting Kate

Spotted at the tender age of 14 whilst standing JFK airport, you could argue that Kate Moss’ fashion career started by either a huge coincidence or fate. Irrespective of how it started, today Kate is an iconic British figure.

Street-savvy and smaller than the average model, Kate’s career has gone from strength to strength. Maybe it was her first cover shots on British magazine, The Face, age only 16, that were turning point of Kate’s career? Whatever  it was, since, Kate has graced the cover of over 300 magazines and led campaigns by some of the most notorious fashion houses including Bulgari, Calvin  Klein, Chanel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci.

Not many people have a career that spans over two decades, with no signs of slowing down. Because of that, today we are saluting Kate Moss; the British model, mother and icon.Image source:

Trend Alert: Velvet Vixens

Gucci and L’Wren Scott looks from Fall 2012 collections.

You have probably already noticed – Velvet is back! Making a first appearance since 2010, now we have another opportunity to purchase a few items made from this luxurious and sumptuous material. It is fair to say that velvet will be a valuable addition to your closet. You have probably seen your mother and your grandmother whipping out their velvets every now and again and those pieces never losing their charm and ‘wow’ factor.

Velvet makes me think of Playboy mansion, a royalty on a trip to Monaco and a Gucci girl. Speaking of which, Kim Kardashian, who made a jaw dropping appearance last week at a the Midori Makeover Parlour in L.A. wore a stunning  emerald green Gucci from their Fall Winter 2012 collection, same as the navy version above. Gucci does velvet very well, but for those who have no means to go designer, I have also found a few perfect items from the high street that are bound to satisfy all your velvet cravings!

From left to right, Zara vamp shoe with velvet heel, £19.99; Red velvet blazer from River Island, £35; Topshop’s velvet shorts, £32; Juicy Couture bow front velvet bag, £56 (on sale, from; Gucci long velvet dress; Velvet tapered pants By Malene Birker, £190; T by Alexander Wang maxi skirt, £112 (sale, from; H&M heels, £29.99.

Shirt Inspiration

Sunny mornings and chilly autumn evenings, we’re going to have quite a few of those over the next month or so. Confused what to wear? I suggest you opt for a shirt dress. Not too heavy, but warm enough to take you into the evening. Pairing your shirt dress with some stiletto heels and a cute clutch bag will keep your look feminine and ultra sexy. And if your shirt dress is loose fitting, never fear, simply add a waist belt to accentuate all your good bits! Here’s some inspiration!

From left to right,

Top row:

1. Broadway Studded Black Evening Bag – £1170, Gucci

2. Shirt Dress with Lace Top – £40, Asos

3. La Favorita, Christian Louboutin 

Bottom row:

1. Silk Shirt Dress – £177.50, Chloe

2. Embroidered Shirt Dress – £150, Sophie Hulme

3. Belted Sateen-Twill Dress – £575, Victoria Beckham

Things that make me go ‘Ooh’

this beautifully studded, luxury, raspberry red Gucci clutch. I’m loving the colour coordination of red and gold here, it works perfectly! Beautiful!

Broadway studded red leather evening clutch – £1170, Gucci