Monday, 5 December 2011

Christmas wishlist- fur collars

Leopard fur collar £14 Topshop

Dalmation faux fur collar £13 River Island

Coral marabou collar £25 River Island

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Petite Hero: Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian looks stunning in this midi skirt and cropped top number. The reality star, who only yesterday announce her second pregnancy, demonstrated to petite ladies everywhere how to wear a maxi without compromising your height.
She proved that keeping a patterned skirt simple with a black top and black heels, can really work.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Party time-glittery frocks

Motel Gabby dress sequins £58 ASOS

Cut-out shoulder sequin dress by Dress up Topshop £80
Mermaid sequin maxi dress Dress up by Topshop £150

Friday, 18 November 2011

Andersen and Lauth S/S 12

Seeing Icelandic brand Andersen and Lauth's Spring/Summer 12 collection makes me yearn for the sunshine just so I can wear their vintage inspired floaty embellished dressed and embroidered kaftans.The hand-made pieces are simply stunning and perfect to take you from beach to bar. Hurry up summer!

My favourite piece from the collection is this Grecian inspired sequin maxi dress (right). In my opinion it really is wedding dress worthy.

Kaftans also feature highly in the 103 year old brand's collection. Once considered dowdy, these embroidered garments are pure luxury. Teamed with a floaty skirt or denim cut-offs they create a boho look that is more polished than thrown together.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Christmas gifts for the techno in your life

 With Christmas fast approaching and many of us struggling to come up with a gift that will blow our partners' minds, I've tracked down the best gadgets money can buy.

Used by Hollywood A-listers, the Moshi Moshi phone plugs into a Smartphone. The receiver produces crystal clear sound and is ‘safer’ than having your mobile glued to your head, supposedly?

 A digital sticky-note (£50), which you can record messages onto and create films to share with your friends or loved ones. The sticky note just got a trendy make-over. 

My man has a thing about skulls, so these skull candles in gold and black (below) will be a good compromise when it comes to decorating our flat.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Moda in Pelle Spring/Summer 12

Tribal Twist collection


70s Sunset Strip


Hollywood Heroines

Rainy (also available in tan and gold snakeskin)

Monday, 14 November 2011

Eskimo S/S 12 press day shoes

Wild thang, sandals by Sorel

Navajo at Chinese Laundry

Juicy Couture
Juicy Couture's scented shoes
See by Chloe

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Monday, 7 November 2011

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

A visit to TOWIE's Bella Sorella store

I'm a huge fan of the Only Way is Essex (it's my guilty pleasure), so on a recent trip to Loughton I decided to pay a visit to Lydia from TOWIE's new store Bella Sorella, a retail space selling vintage clothing, cupcakes and knick knacks. Despite it being Lydia's store, on my visit (Sat)Lydia and her mum Debbie were MIA, instead it was Lydia's sister who manned the shop. I was told that Lydia and her mum would be in the following day (Sunday).

Another disappointment with the shop was how small it is compared to how it looks on screen. Most importantly the clothes on sale were clearly not vintage or modelled on vintage styles, as they are advertised to be, but typical Essex wear- short dresses and fur coats.

I have to admit I was temped by a black and white striped dresswith a peter pan collar, that is until I noticed that it was made from polyester and cost £40. Another dress in velvet, was £70, a clear mark up from the prices you would expect to pay all because owner Lydia is on tele.

The rest of the stock? the knick knacks on sale-average, rings-trashy and cupcakes nothing out of the ordinary. The highlight-the dresses with the designer price tags, modelled on garments Lydia has worn to celebrity events, nice, but let's be honest it's not like you could wear them on a night out to the Sugarhut or anything?!

I think I'll stick to watching the show!

Monday, 31 October 2011

Things that go bump in the night

Zip and skull earrings £8.50 Topshop

slogan tee £18 ASOS

Truly,Madly, Deeply cobweb cut out tee £30 Urban Oufitters

Ironfist gold star platform £69.99 New Look

Friday, 28 October 2011

Here comes the vintage bride

I've always wondered what dress I'll wear if and when I get married. Having been with friends to help them pick out their own wedding dresses, I've never been able to see myself in any of the traditional pouffy or strapless satin dresses. As just as I was given the news that one of my friends has got engaged, an email dropped into my inbox from Minna showcasing their new vintage inspired, bohemian wedding dress collection-dresses designed to go from vows to cocktails to festivals. Mental note made.

Lila dress with triangular lace detail at front £325

Jada dress. Kimono sleeves plus maxi length skirt £350

Amber dress with handmade collar and pleated skirt £270

Christina dress-available in black, ivory, mink and beige £300

Monday, 24 October 2011

As comfy as slippers.....

Elle star embroidered slippers £20 Topshop

Vault glitter slipper loafers £20 Topshop
Asos Leo velvet slipper pumps with crest £50
Asos Leo sequin slipper £35
Animal print chain detail slipper £30 River Island

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

FiftyFive Dselle S/S 12 urban collection

Puseau pant
Daiquiri dress- dress and cocktails, my two favourite things.

J'adore this Doris dress. Also available as a shirt.

Dwistedsister dress

Love the print on this Freckles sweat

Fullskull sweat

This Tanky Top tank is perfect for throwing over a bikini and a pair of denim cut-offs for beach to bar ready.
Thelma's tank- It's not Thelma's top it's mine!