Monday, 31 January 2011

The best of River Island's spring shoe drop

Pink woven sandals £39.99

Red feather sandals £29.99

Green slingback shoes £64.99

Blue print canvas wedge sandal £69.99

Petite hero- Kourtney Kardashian

The eldest Kardashian sister channels Spring/Summer's ultimate trend-the seventies, in flared hipster jeans, an apricot blouse and animal print heels. Take note all petite fashionistas, teaming wide legged trousers, a tucked in blouse and heels creates the illusion of a taller, slimer figure.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Spring/Summer must have

Harrods have teamed up with Great Ormond Street Hospital to create a limited edition canvas tote available in store from next month. And you don't have to feel guilty about buying the bag as £10 from every purchase goes to the children's charity, giving to charity and yourself- magnifique!

Behind the design of the bag, a quirky illustration (looks a bit like me on a mission to shop till I drop) with black and white lining, is Jessica Madden, a graduate from the University of Westminster.
The limited edition bag costs £45 and is available throughout Harrods in February.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Valentines Day- say it in a quirky way

Contemporary clothes store Lazy Oaf has created a selection of witty Valentines Day cards for guys and gals to declare their love. The unique cards include a royal design based on Prince William and Kate's engagement picture, captioned 'You are the Kate to my Wills', along with food inspired designs 'I like you nearly as much as crisps' (how romantic) 'Beef Cake' and classics 'I would give you 7/10 which is average' and 'somebody loves you and it's not your mum.'

Even better, the helpful people at Lazy Oaf will play cupid for you by sending your cards out and including a personalised handwritten message, awwww. Order must be placed by the 9 Feb.

I guess the secret is now out to my abundance of admirers, ooops.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

London Jewellery Week 2011

We all know the saying that Diamonds are a girl's best friend rings true, and what better way to celebrate that than with this year's Jewellery Week (6-12 June 2011).
After a successful relaunch last year, Jewellery Week 2011 is set to be even bigger and better. And with the news that the headlining event will be the first ever annual jewellery awards, I'm making my predictions now who will be the deserving winner.
Here's a sneak peek of some of the other events going on during the week:

-Treasure, the contemporary jewellery show.
-Goldsmith's Company Day of Knowledge seminars
-Open studios at the Oxo Tower

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

The perfect petite trouser

As all you petite fashionistas out there will now it's soooo difficult finding a perfect pair of trousers that not only look good, are on trend, but fit well both in length and width. Fear not, as the lovely people at Toppers have added palazzo trousers to their petite collection-hurrah.

Navy wideleg trousers £45 Topshop
I'll be teaming mine with an aaron jumper and obligatory heels in the daytime, at night a cream see-through military shirt plus sky scraper platforms, beauties like these must not be scuffed along the ground.

H&M's Spring/Summer collaboration

This spring H&M are teaming up with cult label Swedish Habeens, worn by celebs such as SJP and Maggie Gyllenhaal, to bring wooden soled clogs to stores worldwide in April, which finally means I can bin my blistering inducing Clarks clogs, hurrah.

The wooden shoes are available in three styles and inspired by designs from the seventies, a key trend this Spring/Summer. They include a gladiator strappy wedge in cream and tan or black, a heeled summer sandal in cream and red, and a peep top slip on wedge with snake skin effect.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Sack the stylist

Drew Barrymore should sack her stylist for dressing her in this bright orange sweet wrapper. Not to mention the pink clashing lips and straggled hair. Foot Foot Two Fashionista thinks she must have hired someone new as Drew normally gets it so right with rock tees and tousseled hair.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Fashion to make your mouth water....

Ashish Gupta has returned to Topshop with a collection of printed tees and sweatshirts that are good enoughto eat. The designer's latest collection was inspired by fast food and includes garments printed with images of iced donuts, a fry up and a banana split, I can already hear my stomach rumble.

Prices start from £

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Call for good customer service

Five foot two fashionista is backing Mary Portas' campaign for good customer service in UK high street stores.

Why should we put up with being ignored, long queues and incompetent staff? You too can make a difference.

Petite heroes

Michelle Williams, 5ft 4, proves long dresses are for the vertically challenged too, with her white beaded gown which she wore to The Critics' Choice Awards in LA last week.
The 30-year-old teamed the dress, which has a train at the back, with a pair of plain satin platforms to enhance the length of her legs, and a gold cameo bracelet.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Must have

Lovers of quintessentially British brand Dr Martens will be pleased to hear the shoe maker has added a line of accessories to its Spring/Summer 2011 collection.
The ‘Made in England’ range features a selection of real leather satchels (£125) that come in five heritage colours-black, cherry red, navy, green and white, one for each day of the week. But with only 350 available worldwide from March, you better get there quick.

I’m also super excited about the brand’s new colours and designs for S/S, pastel suede brogues available in pink and blue, animal print loafers, and the original DM sporting ditsy floral prints. It feels like summer already.

Harness belts-trendy or plain wrong?

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this on New in, this leather harness belt is reminiscent of thoyou had to wear as a child so your parents could drag you along to places without worrying you might do a disappearing act, that or a contraption that should be sold in a sex shop.
I guess it could be handy if you are planning on going to a fancy dress party as Anglina Jolie in Tomb Raider, not sure if it has room for ammo or a pen knife though?

Chocolate leather thick harness belt £40 Topshop

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Film to fashion

Black Swan

 From ballet pumps to lace smocks and tutu's, Black Swan has influenced designer collections and high street fashion as ballet becomes cool again.

Voice satin embroidered ballet pumps £18 Topshop


 Navy princess lace bandeau dress, available in Petite, £52 Topshop.

Cream lack front smock dress £44.99 River Island

Feather corset dress £150 ASOS


Lace prom dress £120 Morgan for Very

Black tutu prom dress, was £65 now £22-Love Label for Very.

Monday, 17 January 2011

A weekend in Sheffield

University town-Sheffield has lots to offer fashionistas whatever their style, as I found out when I spent the weekend there.

For vintage boutiques galore visit Divison Street and West Street, located just behind the high street, where the shop assistants are falling over themselves to help you, and you can get one off pieces for less than the price of a cooked breakfast.

Cow, 156-160 West Street, is a vintage shoppers paradise, with two floors dedicated to fashions from the fifties through to the eighties, and with prices starting at £10 you can get a lot for your money. If you are willing to really take the time to look you can get some great pieces. I purchased a lemon jumpsuit, petite size, and a stripe shirt for less than £30, and that's at the more expensive end of the scale.

I was instantly welcomed at Freshmans by a member of staff who took an interest in my attire, yes I was one very proud five foot two fashionista.
Despite the name sounding like a convenience store, Freshmans on Carver Street has a wide choice of stock with collections that are much quirkier than your average vintage boutique. A jumper with polar bears took my fancy, along with the men's patterned jerseys.

Another favourite haunt, I soon discovered, was The Forum, a bar come restaurant come independent shopping street, with the likes of Flock, voted one of the top vintage stores in the country, and a cool tatto parlour.  If you are looking for cute, hand-made and second hand jewellery this is the place to come. On the weekend that I visited the store was selling scrabble necklaces, chunky gold bracelets, artifical flower rings and quirky charm necklaces.

After hours touring Sheffield's vintage stores I did some window shopping in the High Street, which has all your big name stores including Topshop, H&M, River Island, then sat down to a Milkshake at Mad Cow along Chapel Walk, mmmm.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Get Kerry Katona's look

Lipsy one shoulder sculptured dress £65

ASOS perfect platform court shoes £45

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Sneak peek of the New Look S/S 2011 collection

Cutwork camisole £29.99 and Cutwork shorts £39.99

Lace top with inserts £29.99, patchwork boyfriend shorts £25.99

Peach embroidered bolero £26.99, pink cropped t-shirt £4.99, grey silk drop crotch shorts £21.99, grey turban £4.99.

Red and white gingham playsuit £26.99, boater hat £7.99.

Floral smock dress £26.99, blue and gold weave belt £9.99
Denim tunic dress £28.99
Chiffon tiered dress £29.99, belt £3.99

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Petite heroes

Ms Ritchie, or should we saw Madden, rocks the shorts tights combo while out in LA. Looking at the stylista it's easy to forget that in the UK we are still suffering with freezing temperatures. The denim cut offs teamed with a pair of heeled shoes boots and a black cardi and hat create the illusion that the petite star is much taller than she is. And that Chanel bag and scarf, I have accessory envy. Simple and stylish, you would never of guessed she was a mother of two with that figure.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Petite myths

Short girls can't wear long skirts-WRONG


-Be sure to wear dark colours and heels with a longer length skirt

Monday, 10 January 2011

Petite myths

Short girls can't wear baggy jumpers-WRONG


-Make sure to belt a baggy jumper or jumper dress.

Friday, 7 January 2011

Petite fashion myths

Short girls can't wear prints- WRONG


-It's better to wear small ditsy prints rather than large ones.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Petite fashion myths

Short girls can't wear long boots- WRONG

-When wearing long boots with jeans always tuck them in.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Petite fashion myths

Short girls can't wear maxi dresses- WRONG


-Always add a heel for height when wearing a maxi dress.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Petite fashion myths.....

Short girls can't wear wide trousers- WRONG!


-Only wear plain coloured wide leg trousers and always team with heels.