Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Get Kim Kardashian's look

Reality TV star, Kim Kardashian, flaunts her petite frame in an above the knee black and white printed floaty dress and tan shoe boots, the perfect outfit for the changeable British weather. To make the look more business like she's teamed her dress with a classic black blazer, silver pendant necklace and black Chanel handbag. Get her look wihout the designer price tag.

Allegra suede peep toe wedge lace up boot £65 ASOS
Black crop shoulder detail jacket £55 Topshop
Grey snake print waisted dress £34.99 River Island     

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

House of Harlow's latest drop for ASOS

I love, love, love Nicole Richie's House of Harlow 1960 jewellery collection and can't wait to max out my credit card for these beauties new to ASOS this week. Forget Olympics tickets and the Royal Wedding, it's Miss Richie's gorgeous vintage inspired jewels I can't get enough of. Who wants Kate Middleton's sapphire engagement ring when you can have a knuckle duster cocktail ring or triangular bangle, mwwahhh.

Gunmetal plated and gold triquerta ring £53
14ct yellow gold and red epoxy sun cocktail ring £84
Gunmetal and gold plated triquerta hinged cuff £125
Gold plated triangle bracelet with tassels and clear epoxy crescent £70

14ct carat gold plated tiered coin drop earrings £125
14ct gold plated brass diamond style drop earrings £72

Friday, 22 April 2011

Petite heroes Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen steal the show at the Tribeca Film Festival

It's no wonder Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have been named as the most successful designers in the world. Who else could pull off these mis-matched outfits in clashing colours?

The five foot one twins showed they definfitely know how to dress for their height, while adding their own unique style, as they arrived at the Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan, New York yesterday.

Mary-Kate's slender orange trousers were the perfect fit to show off her petite pins, teamed with snakeskin heels to add height and some glamour. While her red fur jacket demonstrated how to successfully put clashing colours together.

Her sister, Ashley, opted for a more classic look in a black paisley patterned maxi dress and cream cover-up. Ashley obviously knows the tricks of the trade, teaming long necklaces together to lengthen her frame and add to the long line of her dress and jacket for a streamline look.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Pamela Love for Topshop- I have a serious case of jewellery envy

New York based jewellery designer Pamela Love is to partner with high street store Topshop for a debut collection of designs inspired by South and Native America.

The collection, made with strong metals and carrying intricate carvings, features hearts and arrows in an antique finish silver and a chain and stud with a strong Aztec influence.

The bad news. The collection won't be available until 19 May.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Petite Hero Nicole Richie does festival chic at Coachella

Nicole Richie rocked out in a long smock and black ankle boots at the Coachella festival over the weekend. Five foot one Nicole, who has recently admitted to owning 200 pairs of sunglasses, flew the flag for all the petite ladies out there, wearing a billowing smock that showed off her enviable pins, and ankle boots that are both practical and stylish. She teamed her festival look with a rounded pair of sunnies and a knuckleduster ring, wonder if it was from her House of Harlow line?

Monday, 18 April 2011

The Kilo Vintage Sale

I was super excited this weekend for my first trip to the Kilo Vintage Sale in London's East End. So keen was I, that I turned up an hour early, just as the traders, who get first pick (boo) were let in, to start a queue of my own. I came prepared having been to similar sales, armed with the obligatory Starbucks, newspaper, magazine and headscarf, after all it's important to dress for the part. FYI- my early morning wake up call paid off as 20 minutes later, a crowd of eager vintage shoppers turned up. Arriving at 10am for a 11am start is, by the way, highly recommended.

The location? The Rag Factory at Heneage Street, just off Brick Lane of course.

The only rules of the sale, apart from no fighting, bitting or stealing others finds, are the super affordable set prices. For a kilo of vintage, roughly five light items such as cotton dresses and t-shirts or three heavier items, you pay £15, otherwise garments can be purchased separately.

There was an abundance of stripe tops and denim for sale.

After a hord of vintage lovers have ransacked the sale (below). Warning, as Ive learnt over the years- at these sales it's every fashionista for themselves.

I found this Aztec print crepe dress hiding on a rail between two shirts, sacrilidge.
Once you've chosen your items, the Vintage Kilo sale staff weigh them and price accordingly. If any garments are particularly heavy they will offer them at the individual price set, honesty always pays.
My bag of goodies- a silk kimono jacket, blue logo sweater, white wrap with shoulder pads and an army jacket, all for less than £15. Vintage Kilo Sale I will be coming again.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Monica and Joe- Autumn/Winter 2011 collection

I admit, I wasn't too familiar with contemporary online boutique Monica and Joe, but took note when I was given a sneak preview of some of their lines for Autumn/Winter 2011. Similar to MyWardrobe, the store features collections from up and coming designers.

I fell head over heels in love with the A/W collection by Pyrus. The PRs literally had to drag me away from this orange quilted blouse after developing a serious crush. 'I'm sure the blouse would feel much more at home in my wardrobe', didn't even persuade them to let me take it.

Another of Pyrus' must haves is this gorgeous scarlett coloured silk dress. Styled with a fifties up-do, bold lips and Mary Jane heels it's a timeless classic.

More to follow....

Thursday, 14 April 2011

A Sneak peak of Best Behavior's debut UK Autumn/Winter 11 collection

Danish brand Best Behavior graces our shores this Autumn/Winter with collections to be stocked in Urban Outfitters and Start Boutique at the end of August.

The collection features lots of brights and pop colours, which makes a change than the normal black and grey offerings stocked in the high street come wintertime, leaving you feeling even more gloomy.
This slouchy pink/coral jacket (above) is perfect to take you through summer to autumn. There are even matching trousers available (below). A colour blocking two piece, yes please.

A silk vest with next season's most sought after colour-orange. Myself and one of the PR girls agreed this top would have been perfect for last week's hot spell. Shame we have to wait until August.
This jacket is the ideal festival wear. Thrown over a pair of jeans it's comfy chic.
Colour pop yellow dress.
Ok, so perhaps it's a little early to be thinking about winter coats, but finding the perfect coat can be a nightmare, so best to get a head start. What I like best about this one, is it's origami lines and funnel neck, great for keeping out the cold. I'm now finding myself actually wishing it was winter?!

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Get Petite Hero Reese Witherspoon's look

Reese looks casual but stylish in this preppy number on a shopping trip with her daughter. Five foot two Reese has obviously been taking tips from her stylist with this breton vertical stripe skirt that adds inches to her leg length, teamed with a navy three-quarter length sleeve jumper that balances out her figure. The simple accessories, a small pendant necklace, sunnies, and a brown satchel add to the outfit but don't take away from it.

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Here's how to re-create her look.
Navy Stitch Yoke Jumper £33- Topshop

Stripe full woven skirt £32- American Apparel

Dark brown cross body bag £54.99-River Island

Tortoise shell sunglasses £15 Topshop

Monday, 11 April 2011

Shoe frenzy with the London College of Fashion for New Look collection

New Look has teamed up with students from the London College of Fashion to launch a new footwear collection in stores from May.

The line, designed by footwear stars of the future, comprises of six styles, submitted by fashion students and chosen by a panel of renowned judges including Giles Deacon and Jonathon Kelsey.

The winning creations, that will soon go on sale at the high street store, include three designs by Chang Seok Ko, which are made from bleached denim and others from Ruth Jones, Adriana Lurascu and Kim Kwang. If the designs are anything to go by, it looks like these four students are set for big things. a good opportunity me thinks to get hold of a Ruth Jones original before her designs go for more than double the price.

 Ruth Jones £49.99

                   Chang Seok Ko £34.99

Rainbow Winters Spring/Summer 11 collection

I battled through the crowds of tourists and trekked down to Notting Hill on a sunny Saturday afternoon
(9 April), unheard of for me, to pay a visit to the Rainbow Winters Trunk Show at Wolf and Badger. Fortunately having committed to a hot tube ride, and sacrificed watching the Grand National, I was not disappointed by the 'science meets high fashion' collection created by Amy Winters, a Central St Martin's graduate,whose clothes change colour and design in the sun-light, and what a perfect day for it.

Amy's Spring/Summer 11 collection features swimsuits (far left), with patterns that vanish in the sunlight,and mini shift dresses that reactive with light to change colour, which work by using different layers of screen printing. Her designs took me back to when I was a child and heat activated t-shirts were in Vogue.

T-shirts from £75, dresses roughly £260.

 Love these corsages that change colour with water, let's face it with the English weather we are never short of a rain storm.

Rainbow coloured treats for a rainbow collection.

Press Shots 

Friday, 8 April 2011

Mango and Stylist's Spring/Summer event- like we needed an excuse to shop

Next week I'll be heading down to Mango's Spring/Summer party, in collaboration with Stylist magazine, where the store is offering shoppers a 25 per cent discount off all garments in the collection, can't say fairer than that.

The event on Thursday (14 April) at Mango's Oxford Street store will offer shoppers drinks and nibbles while browsing their Spring/Summer 2011 collection. There will also be the opportunity for a styling session and a chance to win a £200 Mango voucher.

I'm looking to get my hands on this Grecian style dress £109 (left), perfect for summer parties and weddings, and Mango's Franky dress £129 (right), as worn by socialite Olivia Palermo.

To reserve a place at the Mango and Stylist reader event email your name and contact number to

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Fringed fashions I love

This Spring/Summer I will be releasing my inner cowgirl for the 70s themed fringing trend. Having received several compliments for my pink fringed crochet top that I wore for the Westfield Vote My Style Bloggers competition, many thanks, I've scouted out the best fringed garments the high street has to offer.

Premium grey suede fringe cape- £195. Ok so this Toppers cape isn't the cheapest, but for something this outstanding that can be teamed with dresses or trousers and take you through to Autumn, it would be a shame not to give it a mention.
Orange fringe sandals £39.99 River Island. Perfect teamed with a dress or playsuit for the festival season.

Beige embellished fringe saddle bag £64.99.

The ultimate in comfy, cool is this cream crochet trim fringed kaftan £34 Topshop.

Dip dyed fringed crop top £28 Topshop.TOP LOVE.

This fringed jersey maxi skirt by Asos (£40) is at the top of my wish list.