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Gracious Plum: Local Fashion With Talent

  “Fashion is fuelled by demand for the new, the on-trend and the inspiring” a quote from Harold Tillman, Chairman of the British Fashion Council. No truer words have been spoken as there is a constant demand for innovative new ideas particularly in the ever-changing world of fashion.   Thinking about current events like London [...]

Skinny Love

The Spring/Summer fashion forecast has once again promised us a colour block comeback for 2012, so I would like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to my love of all things ‘skinny’.   I am of course referring to the 2012 high street collection of skinny jeans in bold and pastel colours that [...]

John Rocha at LFW

This week marked a rite of passage: my first official visit to London Fashion Week. Instead of looking wistfully at Somerset House, I had full permission (and the tickets to prove it) to actually be there. Even if I didn’t know the way from the station it was easy to find: just follow the well-dressed [...]

A New Way To Shop

When online shopping first reared its tempting head, the cynical among us said it would never work. “We won’t be able to try it on! How will we know if it fits?”  Fast forward ten years and the first online designer boutique, net-a-porter sells its success for over 50 million. So it seems unsurprising that [...]

Dame Vivienne Westwood Hits Out At Clones

Dame Vivienne Westwood, how could you hit out at us, your faithful, fashionable subjects? The only thing in my entire life I have ever saved up for was a pair of your buckled pirate boots, and yet you brand me with such harsh names.   ‘People have never looked so ugly as they do today [...]

Six Emerging Fashion Designers To Watch

You may be on a first name basis with the likes of Vivienne, Karl and Marc but it’s time to open your eyes to some new talent. As fashion month gets underway, amid the designer heavy weights and legendary labels, it is very easy to forget that away from each fashion capital, a new tide [...]

Pretty Pastel Pumps

Ballerina pumps are incredibly comfortable for the most part.  Whilst some of the prettiest ones can be so inviting you do need to watch where you step lest you pierce the pump’s sole on a piece of broken glass.  That piece of depressing news aside, pumps come in a vast array of colours and styles [...]

Casual Clothing

T-shirts are such a great wardrobe staple.  You can dress them up somewhat and you can certainly dress them down.  They look fantastic with jeans and shorts, trousers and skirts, with braces and with a cardigan.  Effortless chic when combined with some nice skinny jeans, sunglasses and a scarf around the head or neck.   [...]

Michelle Williams’ H&M Bafta Dress

Michelle Williams dazzled at last night’s Bafta’s in none other than high street favourite, H&M!   The ‘My week with Marilyn’ actor wore a gold draped organic cotton bodice gown, with trumpet skirt in satin black crepe with a flower detail at the waist.   The dress was a custom design created by the design [...]

The Next Big Thing: Fashion Blogging

  Social networking has become increasingly popular particularly over the last 7 years; Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, WordPress, LinkedIn and even Myspace, we’ve all got personal profiles and use these sites either to connect with friends or document things that inspire us. In a world that is dominated by the digital age, it seems the best [...]

Louis Vuitton Condoms

Packed in Vuitton’s trademark brown monogram and embossed with the unmistakable ‘LV’ logo, you would be forgiven for thinking designer clad condoms were the latest item to launch from the luxury French fashion house.   But you would be wrong. The $68 a piece “Louis Vuitton” condoms went viral on twitter just days ago but are [...]

Summery Shorts for SS12

Whilst black is beautiful, one can’t help but look forward to the uplifting hues that go hand in hand with the long, bright days.  Whilst some of these bottom-skimming shorts may be a step too far for some of you, we’ve picked some slightly longer ones too.  However, there aren’t many reasonably priced feminine, summery shorts [...]

Adele ‘too fat’ for fashion

Karl Lagerfeld has dubbed Adele as a ‘little too fat’ in an interview with the Metro.   The designer, who recently launched his debut collection, ‘Karl’ told the newspaper: “The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice.”   Speaking previously [...]

The Fringe Question

I am currently developing a pretty strong girl-crush on new songstress Lucy Rose. Along with my previous girl-crushes I not only want to sit YouTubing her all day, I also pathalogically want to become her.   Lucy’s style is resolutely folksie; she has that “ran my fingers through it this morning and left” hair; ankle [...]

Up & Coming Designer Alert!

This weeks’ fashionista is the fabulous Ceri Jones of Ceri Jones Eco Design.  Finalist in the Center of Sustainable Fashion’s “Unique” Award in 2011 & here at LoveScene we get to know the rising star that little bit better before anyone else!  Don’t say we’re not good to you!!   About The Designer(s) Name: Ceri [...]

Loud Statement Rings

When it comes to jewellery I am anything but subtle, in this case, less is not always more. I love wearing chunky chains, having rings adorn my fingers and wearing earrings that are big enough to rival the great Pat Butcher.   One of the looks for this year is again going to be tribal, [...]

Fashion Cracks Down on Underage Models

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has issued new guidelines that will prevent models under the age of 16 at New York Fashion Week.   The American Industry body, of which Dianne Von Furstenberg is president, is insisting that its members demand proof of age for all catwalk models.   The council issued [...]

Mullet-Dress A-No-Go

Greetings from Auckland-where I’m now based, unemployed and feeling hopeless, and therefore attached to my netbook, writing various facetious articles for LoveScene Magazine.   Right now as I bask in the 30-degree sun (cue an ever-so-slightly smug laugh), there’s an article sitting beside me from NZ women’s magazine Cleo debating the trend of the mullet [...]

Berlin Fashion Week: The New Denim

  Fashion Week in Berlin brings the whole city to life. The city becomes a vibrant bubble full of visitors from across the country, up and coming designers and a collection of trade shows showcasing the new trends for the coming seasons. Being fortunate enough to be in Berlin during this week, I experienced two of [...]

When Bad Interviews Happen To Good People

For some, and for some jobs in particular, what one decides to wear for an interview, is as important as how well you manage to answer the questions asked. For example, back in the day when I was an overly optimistic university graduate with a relatively promising future, I secured an interview with Vogue and [...]