Viva Glam

IMG_5763Evidence of a good weekend! Ah this weekend was so good. For the first time in a while I feel as though I made the most of every single bit of it, starting with dinner and drinks in Camden with El on Friday night. I even managed to squeeze a little shopping in too. The new MAC studio in St Pancras has been dangerous for me, largely because I walk past it about 5 times a week. This Saturday morning I picked up a couple of red lipsticks and nude blushers, including this beautiful shade in the Viva Glam range. This colour was crafted in collaboration with Rihanna and I honestly didn’t think it would be such a good shade. Topped up with its partner lipgloss it’s a dream. So much so that on Saturday night, I changed my whole outfit at the last minute just so I could wear it. Love, love, love!

Viva Glam Rihanna – MAC

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Courts

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Morning birds and bees!

I realised that I didn’t show you my new court shoes. You saw them in Fridays outfit post but there’s no close up shots. I bought these about 2 weeks ago and decided to go for something with a little twist, hence the sling backs. As of late I’m getting really good at strutting my stuff in heels. Okay, I don’t exactly strut but you know what I mean. Whoever said practise makes perfect just may have had a point…

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Gecko Black Leather Courts – Topshop

Victoria Secret 2012 Fashion Show highlights

Victoria Secret is hands down the most mesmerizing fashion show on earth. Just look at this underwear, every girls dream, every man’s fantasy, pure heaven! Forget about the Sandy storms outside, models strutted their stuff covered in crystals, sequins, lace and diamonds…And of course let’s not forget that 2.5 million dollar bra! Every year the bar gets raised higher and higher, from superstar performers, a-list guests to ‘state of art’ lingerie. And every year Victoria Secret smash their own ‘WOW’ moments.

Meet The Kooples: a brand you are bound to love!

I’d like to introduce those who don’t know, to a massive hit among the young, rock and roll girls and boys to a French brand – The Kooples. This brand has found a quirky niche in the fashion market and introduced a store where new couples, married couples, men and women in civil partnerships who are feeling in sync, can shop and create styles that are in sync also. It’s clever advertising campaign uses real couples who look drop dead stylish in Kooples clothing. In the image above, you are looking at Johan and Mikaela who have been dating for 1 year.

  
          

Sharp blazers, crisp shirts, skinny fit trousers and pointy heels, this is Parisian chic at it’s best. And now with over ten stores in London, whats not to love?

http://www.thekooples.co.uk

Get the New York Fashion Week look: Olivia Palermo


Ah the season of fashion weeks, where what we see on the street is almost as important as creations on the runway. Fashion photographers scout the arrivals for the most stylish, interesting looks and all the bloggers are posting plethora of street looks. One memorable look for me from New York Fashion Week has to be Olivia Palermo attending Rachel Zoe Spring Summer 2013 fashion show. A very simple, casual ensemble spiced up by strappy snakeskin shoes and a patent crocodile clutch. Olivia as always gets the mix of textures just right for it to look uber relaxed but sexy at the same time. I have put a little selection of items that will help any of us achieve this. The jacket: New Look khaki ponte blazer, £15.99. The t-shirt: Mango wrapped sleeves t-shirt, £19.99. The skirt: Rick Owens ‘Lilies’wrap effect  skirt, £235. The shoe: Alexandre Birman ‘Stella’ sandal, $517. The belt: ASOS Metal Keeper Super Skinny Waist Belt, £6. The clutch: Mundi crocodile clutch, $38.

Toffee Tanned Totes

Everywhere I go, I’m seeing shoppers lugging around huge totes. And not just any colour – toffee is the colour of this season. As this seasons must-have accessory, shoppers everywhere are sporting one. Think about it, I’ll be surprised if you haven’t seen a handful of stylist ladies around sporting a ‘Toffee Tanned Tote.’

Will these ‘Toffee Tanned Totes’ become fashions next staple? That, I don’t know. What I do know however is that right now they are in and they are hot! Carrying bundles of shopping has never been so chic. Make sure you grab yours today!

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  1. ‘Hamiliton Large Studded Tote,’ Michael Kors – $378, Michaelkors.com
  2. ‘Dorset Leather Tote,’ Mulberry – £325 Net-a-porter.com
  3. ‘Clean Tote,’ Warehouse – £36 Warehouse.co.uk
  4. ‘Leather Tan Premium Tote,’ Next – £75, Next.co.uk

Unze London – ‘Diamonds are a girls best friend’

‘Diamonds are a girls best friend’ – how right they are!

The Eastern world has always showed their love for bling in the right way and can teach us a trick or two when it comes footwear. From J Lo to Heidi Klum, the red carpet is always glistening with heavenly creations by Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik, but a pocket friendly alternative can be found at a little treasure chest called Unze.

From the moment you walk into an Unze shoe store, you are quite literally blinded by sparkling Swarovski and rhinestone encrusted shoes. With Bollywood music playing in the background you’ll find yourself imagining yourself breaking into song and dance at the starting point of ‘shoes, glorious shoes….’

From flats to 9 inch heels they stock every style in all colours of the rainbow, so colour matching is never an issue. And if they haven’t got your size in stock there is no need to shed a tear – these lovely people will post it to you as soon as the following day. So, all you need to do is get the pedicure sorted; these guys definitely have the shoes covered.
http://www.unze.co.uk/

Things that make me go ‘Ohh’!


Year 2013 will be THE year of wedding for me, all of my best friends have ‘put the ring on it’ which leaves me with a lot of shopping to do. With a few ideas of appropriate colours to compliments those brides, I have started scanning boutiques.  This intricate and beautifully crafted dress from Reiss ticks all of the boxes. Flirty nude inserts, red flower embroidery and a flared fit is perfect, whether to look good in photographs or to take it over to the dance floor. I cant wait to pop over to the store and try it on!

Reiss ‘Dawn’ mesh and technique bodice dress in lava red, £189.

This Week: Spot on!


This week our ‘Spot On’ look is by gorgeous Tina Von Teese. Dita wore a stunning one-shoulder emerald gown to the Tependris Rising film presentation party in New York. I am desperately searching internet to find out whom it’s by. Will fill you in as soon as I have the details.
Photo  by Patrick McMullan via http://www.hauteliving.com/

50 shades of….

No not Gray, that was so last season! I’m talking colour pop denim. Summer’s the only time of year that you can really get away with wearing bright and bold colours, with no one assuming you’re a little ‘colourful’ in more ways than one! A few weeks back we brought you colour pop watches, now we’re bringing you colour pop denim. And I’m loving this summer collection by Ralph Lauren! Go on, try something new today. I dare you!

From left to right,

Slim-Fit Boyfriend Capri Jean – £110

Denim Jodhpur Pant – £115

Big Pony Slim Bootcut Jean (yellow) – £110

Big Pony Slim Bootcut Jean (pink) – £110

Feather puff shoes, street or boudoir?


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I popped into Boux Avenue (a lingerie shop) this weekend, and tried on a very cute pair of fluffy black satin heels (here).

Intended for bedroom only, these heels were so adorable-I wanted to wear them everywhere, including to the office! This is nothing new however, and I am not crazy, since last year designers like Alexander Wang, Chanel and Sergio Rossi have all featured fur/feather/puff in their shoe designs. In fact you can see Alexa Chung wearing hers over here!

But is it too much for some? Should these be only left for pouncing around at home, wearing your silk kimono and a glass of Baileys in hand? It depends I suppose, but these specimens are definitely too cute to hide.


(Image source: Tommy Ton)

 

MLH


Maria Lucia Hohan dresses are no stranger to the red carpet. Frequently worn by A-list celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood and Nicole Scherzinger her designs are simply exquisite. Below are my favourites from MLH’s 2012 Spring/Summer collection. Looking at all these beauties is getting me excited about her next range, which should be coming soon!


Featured dresses: Tori Gown Nude €640; Vicky Gown Red €795; Selma Gown Powder €705 and Brigette Gown Emerald €815.

(Image source:mlh-shop.com)

Our New Shoe Superheroes


Kurt Geiger unveiled new capsule collection ‘Starheel and the Supers’. Featuring ‘power’ platform which will elongate your legs and exaggerate a sexy silhouette, along with the superhero names such as Elektra, Eris and Elena…These babies are super fierce! http://www.kurtgeiger.com/supers-collection.html