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Alexa Chung designs bear for Children in Need

Alexa Chung is the latest fashionista to design a version of the iconic Pudsey Bear for the charity Children in Need  - following the likes of designers Henry Holland, Giles, Mulberry, Jonathan Saunders, Erdem and many others who came together to create a unique collection which was exhibited back in November.   The traditional yellow Pudsey [...]

Stuck in a Style Rut?

Browsing through an issue of Company magazine recently, I came to my favourite column – that of the gorgeous Jameela Jamil. This month, the leggy T4 presenter raised an issue I know all too well. The pesky ‘style rut’. Now, in all honesty, when I think of Miss Jamil – funky strapless dresses, long dark [...]

Paul Weller for Pretty Green

Following Paul’s capsule collection earlier this year, comes the  release of his first ever full collection for Liam Gallagher’s fashion range Pretty Green. “I enjoyed designing my first capsule collection for Pretty Green and wanted to continue the collaboration by designing a larger range”  the style icon said.   Once again, all the pieces have [...]

Fashion Thrifty

Now don’t get me wrong, I love the high street as much as the next girl and there is so much out there – but I’m no stranger to a charity shop or two.   The term ‘second-hand’ may strike horror in some people, wearing people’s castaways… But believe me, the clothes you can come [...]

Get Ahead, Get A Hat!

Flicking through magazines lately, it seems every young trendy celeb is rocking a hat. Trilbies, berets, bowlers and floppy fedoras – there are several charming styles knocking around at the moment.   From Jameela Jamil to Posh, the catwalk to the high street – hats are truly in for the autumn/winter season and beyond… and [...]

Style Crush: Marina Diamandis

Marina Diamandis, of The Diamonds fame, isn’t exactly on the mainstream side of music.. or fashion for that matter. The Welsh/Greek beauty stole my heart the moment I saw her in the glitzy, Americana cliché-filled music video for her single – ‘Hollywood’. With flowing dark hair and ruby red lips, Marina had an air of [...]

Pavement Power?

Iconic fashion designer Coco Chanel once famously said, “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”   The statement suggests that fashion is not purely about clothes. It’s about our lifestyles; events that [...]

Celebrity Clothing Lines, Are They Worth The Hype?

These days it seems that celebs want a hand in everything possible– whether that be music careers, acting, fragrance deals or the more popular arena; clothes designing. If offered it, most celebrities jump in feet first.   The list of stars who have attempted to launch their own clothing lines is endless (take Madonna, Justin [...]

Taking Your Wardrobe Into The Next Season…

So the calendar may claim it’s August, but the view outside our windows doesn’t appear to agree. It may seem a little premature to start seriously thinking about your A/W wardrobe – but due to good old Blighty’s varied summer, clothes that can be worn now and also throughout the next season are what everyone’s [...]

All Mod Cons

The runways of the new autumn/winter season were peppered with many trends, but there was definitely the sniff of a bygone era in the air. Designers took inspiration from the swinging sixties to create ladylike dressing with a retro twist.   Polonecks, tunic dresses, bee-hives and knee-high boots were all out in force for Prada, [...]

The Purchases That Time (and I) Forgot…

I’ll admit it – I’m a clothes addict. And I’m aware that I’m not the slightest bit alone in this addiction. Trips to the High Street inevitably result in that dress, pair of heels (whatever it might be this time) screaming my name…I went through a phase when I was younger of applying the term [...]