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Don Denim

I think we all deserve a guilt free treat for struggling through January on stretched-out pennies but the question remains what should we spend our hard earned cash on? Denim is your answer. It’s set to be one of the biggest trends of Spring/Summer 2013 and key statement denim pieces are starting to treacle into [...]

Parisian Style

Paris is my favourite city in the world; on offer are the finest of macaroons, pastries and wines in a setting so romantic it blows Disney movies out of the water. But other than the delectable food and pretty sights there’s one other thing I love about it- the seemingly effortless sense of style. To [...]

The Best Dressed Sports Person of the Year

If you were tuned into to BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year yesterday evening you’re likely to agree that last nights ceremony wasn’t just about personality. We’re used to seeing footballers arrive by coach at football grounds suited and booted before a match but this year we have been so engrossed in The London 2012 [...]

Novelty Knits

You either love them or hate them but you have to admit Christmas wouldn’t be the same without novelty knits invading your personal space. In the early nineties a BHS Christmas jumper you were made to wear by your Mum was everything but cool. However over a period of time seasonal sweaters have managed to [...]

Kate Middleton: What To Wear?

Just a few days have passed since the world’s loveliest couple Will’s and Kate announced the fantastic news that they’re expecting a baby but fashion gurus are already queuing up to give the Duchess advice on the unfamiliar territory of maternity clothing. Kate has become a style icon worldwide; she is known for her classic, [...]

To Infinity And Beyond

It’s time to go back to the future…but only if you’re looking for statement pieces rather than staple pieces! Popping up in high street stores is a new trend that you probably weren’t expecting this autumn/winter season. Topshop has gone mad for the Galactia trend with everything from cosmic printed midi skirts and co-ordinating blazers. [...]

AW12 Trends: Winter Jewels & Metallics

Looking glitz and glam can be difficult during the winter season but some trends this winter can help us shimmer and sparkle! Metallic and baroque fabrics, as well as studs, spikes and jewels are all major current trends, which will see you through day and night. Remember metallic hues and jewelled collars aren’t just for [...]

Fresher Fashion

You’re moving away from your home city and have a million and one things to worry about; making new friends, paying bills for the first time and having to navigate your way around different streets. These are the primary worries for most fresher students but once you’ve settled in and attending lectures through the day [...]

Paris Fashion Week: Statement Suits and Shorts

  Last weekend I let time pass me by sat at Parisian pavement cafes, sipping café au lait and eating an array of delicious pastries and mouth-watering macaroons, whilst enjoying one of my favourite hobbies, people-watching of course. Fashion is one thing that is quite impossible to go unnoticed when in Paris. Being one of [...]

Festival Fever

Say hello to the festival season.   Last weekend officially brought the festival season to a beginning with ‘Rockness’ in Scotland and ‘The Parklife Weekender’ in Manchester. Dizzie Rascal, Kelis, Nero and Noah & The Whale headlined this more recently established North West festival. And with Lovebox London, Kendal Calling and the Reading and Leeds [...]

Fashion & Food

Fashion and food aren’t two words you often hear together.  I am constantly torn between these two things; I love a cup of tea and a scrumptious piece of carrot cake yet I still want to feel fabulous in that dress on Saturday night.   Fortunately there are at least two people I admire that [...]

Spot The Dog

The last time I wore an outfit inspired by the film 101 Dalmations was fifteen years ago; a white pair of cycling shorts with black spots and a matching t-shirt bearing a few of the famous dalmations from the 1996 film. But in February this year we saw the only high street brand on the London [...]

Victoria Beckham Wows New York Fashion Week

The month of September is a monumental time for many; the start of the school or university year, the arrival of a new clothing season and for some the Christmas countdown begins. For fashion designers and fashion followers across the world it means New York Fashion Week and an insight as to what we may [...]

A Beauty In Her Blouse

With the winter season approaching fast, it’s time to forget about summery sleeveless blouses and start thinking about warm winter shirts.   Whether you are looking for a fresh injection of workwear or casualwear blouses into your wardrobe, high-street store New Look have provided a striking collection of printed and pussy bow blouses this Autumn/Winter. [...]

Amy Winehouse for Fred Perry

Houndstooth and gingham fabrics, bowling shirts and pencil skirts; it can only be the eagerly anticipated clothing range designed by the late Amy Winehouse. After much speculation as to whether it would be released, Amy’s collection for Fred Perry is now on sale with the blessing of her family.   Since Amy passed away last [...]

Buckle Up

I have completely worn out my pair of brown buckled leather ankle boots from last winter and since the sun appears to have gone for another year, I hate to admit it but I’m already hunting for new distinctive winter boots and cosy jumpers. Consequently I have fallen in love with the Autumn/Winter footwear collections [...]

Polka Dots or Parkas?

It is once again that time of year when we start debating what key pieces to invest in for the Autumn/Winter season. Polka dots first became popular on garments in the late nineteenth century and have been re-appearing on catwalks worldwide ever since. This coming season you can expect to see the polka dot reinvented [...]

Prim And Polished

‘Prim and Polished’ offers some of the finest feminine clothing available on the high street today.   For those who love vintage style but don’t have the time to scour vintage stores, Topshop’s collection ‘Prim and Polished’ is most definitely for you. Inspired by an array of decades the range boasts a quirky ladylike style [...]