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Clutch Bags To Enhance Your Outfit

Sometimes you just want to wear that trusty outfit.  The one that is dull in colour, won’t make you stand out but flatters your shape. You know you always look and feel good in it but it’s not quite got that wow factor that you need.  All you need are some great accessories and this [...]

I Do! – Summer Wedding Outfits

Nearly two months on after the Royal Wedding, it would seem that tying the knot is still in vogue. With Lily Allen getting hitched to Sam Cooper this weekend and Kate Moss following her fashionable footsteps down the aisle three weeks later to wed Jamie Hince, the summertime is obviously still the favoured time of [...]

Party Dresses For Summer 2011

When the warm evenings are upon us it’s likely you’ll want to go out partying rather than stay at home.  To add to your summer wardrobe check out these lovely party dresses for Summer 2011.   CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE…     Ruffle Drop Waist Pleat Dress – £44.99, River Island; Cushh Frill Dress [...]

Stripes: Dos and Don’ts

Blue and white, black and white or grey or white, stripes have become a staple in fashion. Inspired by sailor and French fashion from the likes of Popeye the sailor man and Jean Seberg, stripes have truly transformed style in its own right inspiring many high street fashion heavy weights such as Topshop, River Island, [...]

Jerome Dreyfuss’ Handbags

Jerome Dreyfuss’s bag collection is famed for its boldness, quirky elegance and humour. He creates his collections of clothes and accessories from leather and reptile skin, where he pays close attention to detail. He was a mere twenty-three years old when in 1998 he unveiled his first collection of ‘couture a porter’- couture to wear. [...]

20 Summer Items Under 20 GBP

You don’t have to splash the cash to add some great summery items to your wardrobe.  Check out these 20 wardrobe additions all under £20.   CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE… Butterfly T-Shirt – £19.99, Zara; Slinky Button Shorts – £18.00, New Look; Fitted Tank Top – £12.90, Mango; Lime Jersey Runner Shorts – £8.00, [...]

When Wearing a Paper Bag is a Good Thing

The last time I went jeans shopping I was informed by the assistant that I have a “hollow back”. I’m not sure if that is a medical term but I at least had a reason why every pair of trousers I buy flaps about at the back.  Belts only make the issue worse as they [...]

The Maxi Dress

10 steps on how to work this key look for summer: 1. Go for patterns that flatter your body shape, I personally like to avoid stripes but they can look great on some.   2. Pair with wedge sandals or platforms for an elegant evening look.   3. Wear with gladiators or flip–flops during the [...]

Colour Popping Footwear

Brighten any outfit with these beautiful bright, colour popping shoes and sandals.   Click on images to enlarge… SAKURA Coral Suede Platform Court Shoes – £62.00, Topshop; Miss KG Minnie – £80.00, Kurt Geiger; Fendi Multicoloured Sandal – £569.00, farfetch.co.uk; Tricolour Vamp Shoe With Heel – £39.99, Zara; Brogue Baby – £68.00, Office; Turquoise Jelly [...]

Rise of the Urban Dandy

Meandering through Covent Garden, avoiding the charity sign ups and general tourists, I spotted a new and quite welcome sight. Casual yet immaculately put together, the new Urban Dandy is less Oscar Wilde and more along the lines of Matt Smith meets Brad Goreski. Two things are key to this trend: looking as if you [...]

State Style

Already dubbed as a style icon, Michelle Obama kept the stakes high on her just completed visit to Britain; accompanying husband Barack on his first state visit. Stepping off the plane in Stanstead wearing a befitting Preen royal blue two piece before departing for Buckingham Palace, her hotel for the duration of her stay, Michelle [...]

Create Your Own Style

Are you sick of seeing the same old fashion everywhere?   It is frustrating that whilst there are so many retailers you end up seeing pretty much the same stock, over and over and over again.  It is as though the buyer for each chain is being sold on a particular piece rather than carefully [...]

Nails 2011

There was once a time when I used to bite my nails right down, until nothing was left except tiny stumps! Such a bad habit but thankfully I eventually grew out of it, thank the Lord!   These days I am obsessed with keeping my nails healthy, filed neatly in a square shape and decorated [...]

White Hot

Despite all the colour blocking white is also hot, hot, hot during Spring/Summer 2011.  Add to  that the Royal Wedding and Pippa Middleton’s white dress and you can imagine just how many women have been flocking to the shops (or online stores) to create their own white hot look.   click on images to enlarge… [...]

Graduate Fashion Week

From the 5th to the 8th June, London’s Earls Court will be thriving with enthusiasm and anticipation. Eager sponsors and fashion experts will be filling their seats in the buzzing arenas, sure to be on the front row of all the action, as nervously excited students are backstage dressing their models and making the final [...]

Zoë Kravitz: “My style is… I don’t give a f**k”,

For some, fashion is in the blood. I don’t think there could be a better representative of that idea than Zoë Kravitz.   “A rising style star, she flawlessly transitions from effortless, slightly mussed glamour to street chic, and she somehow ends up looking sultry every time.” (fabsugar.com)   Actress, singer, model and full time [...]

Trend Alert: Bustier Corset Style Tops

Underwear worn as outer garments are fast becoming very popular in the clubs and party circuits around the city. Celebrity rock chick Taylor Momsen loves this look and can be seen rocking this on a daily basis even though she does face her share of criticisms because of it, but it does take a lot [...]

Favourite Fashion Fixations

It is a universal truth that all women own a certain wardrobe necessity that they either love so much that the thought of removing it from the hanger and sending it to a worthy cause charity shop makes them feel nauseous, or the idea that they must cope without it is like telling a piece [...]

Fashion Face

The face of fashion is a deceiving one, seemingly perfect and without any flaws. It presents what it believes to be the perfect height, weight and colour. In a world where looking good in clothes, as well as flesh, we have forgotten all about the real face of a person, as it has been replaced [...]

Hat’s Right

With the Royal Wedding behind us and the pages of our favourite magazines and newspapers dominated by images of regal headwear couture such as Tara Palmer Tomkinson’s glaringly blue Philip Treacy number, resembling what can only be described as a folded napkin in a high end restaurant, placed strategically on her forehead, and of course [...]