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Paradis Denies Split Rumours

  Vanessa Paradis has spoken out against claims her relationship of seven years with Johnny Depp is over, declaring they are ‘false’ and ‘hurtful’.   In an interview on French television show, Le Grand Journal, the actress denied the rumours about the split.   When asked about the split rumours, Vanessa replied: “People say we [...]

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

So Christmas is over for another year, New Year’s Eve was a great party night (unless if, like me, you had to work) and the question is now what happens? It’s cold, dark at 4:30 pm and due to staying in more than going out I started to think about what there is to look [...]

Winter Survival

A dark sky, the sound of rain or the crazy wind usually greets me every morning, I am just waiting for the snow now!   Long gone are those warm, sunny days where the sun shone down on us, we will not be seeing that for quite a few more months! With that said, why [...]

Christmas Trend: Sequins

  Christmas is almost upon us, and this year it feels like sequins are everywhere.  This party season, it’s time to stand out and invest in some sequins for your wardrobe! Dolce and Gabbana, Chanel and Diana Von Furstenberg are all embracing this shimmering trend which will definitely get you noticed. With all the designer [...]

Don’t Blend In this Winter

Living in England we rarely experience any summer. This year was no different, we only got a handful of actual sunny days. Personally I don’t think one or two days of sunshine are enough to pull out every one of my bright coloured clothes that I had stacked up from the previous year’s summer sales. [...]

Fashion Sudoku: Black and Metallic

Fashion Sudoku: the perfect excuse for buying several complimentary items.   When you can create this many combinations, it’s well worth it!   Each row and column provides a fresh new look fit for Autumn/Winter 2011-12.    

Fashion Foes

I may well be stepping on a few fashionista toes here, but is it just me that thinks some of the latest (and by all means old) fashion trends are, quite frankly, fashion foes? For the most part I’m usually in favour of new trends and I love seeing what sort of clothes, shoes and [...]

Questioning Fur

Witnessing anti-fur protestors on King Street (Manchester) recently made me think more about the ethics of wearing real fur, and whether or not it was okay to see celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Keira Knightley or Kate Moss parade around in dead animals.   For me personally, fake fur has always been the right answer, [...]

Pencil Skirts

You may have noticed that pencil skirts have hurtled back on to the fashion radar. This time not only confined to the ‘work wardrobe,’ pencil skirts are being heralded as a key item for various circumstances and occasions. In general, this revival has been well received:  in the wake of Mad Men mania, this style is [...]

Velvet Your Winter

One of my best childhood memories is when my mother bought me a deep red velvet dress to wear for my lead role at my pre-school recital. Personally I have always associated velvet with cosiness and nobility, it gives off that royal aura, whilst the softness and soothing of it wraps around your body.   [...]

Cowl Craze

The plunging neckline may be enjoying a moment in the spotlight, but there are always other options. The current alternative, other than the formidable polo neck is by way of the cowl; low cut or subtly draped to reveal décolletage.   Just look at the options: from Alexander McQueen’s red crepe dress teamed with a leather jacket for [...]

Embellished Glamour

Christmas is coming and Autumn/Winter 2011-12 is in many ways a season of extravagant fashion. Yes there is the minimalist trend but there is also old Hollywood glamour in the form of jewels, beads and other embellishments.  This picture taken from Dolce and Gabbana’s recent advertising campaign is the perfect example of clever clashing of styles and [...]

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 [...]

60s and 70s Winter Wardrobe

Autumn/Winter 2011 is going to see, once again, the return of the modern mod and the hippy!   The sixties, famed for Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton and mini-skirt creator Mary Quant, will introduce its strong influence of London. Polo necks, shift dresses, polka dots, block colours of red, white and yellows and peter pan collars are [...]

The Four Laws of Leopard Print

Seasons come and go, trends peak and expire but leopard print remains a perennial favourite on the fashion circuit – it’s like the cockroach of the post apocalyptic fashion-kingdom; it cannot and will not be defeated. Here are some fool-proof tips to wear your spots with pride:   Avoid frumpy fabrics There’s a reason the [...]

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 [...]

Accessorize This!

Want to find the perfect solution to saving those pennies whilst still remaining at the height of fashion? Big, bold and beautiful or sexy, stylish and demure… there’s no denying that accessories aren’t huge this season (and I don’t just mean the choice of earrings designers are serving up on a silver platter for us). [...]

The Right Baggage

As we look to a new season of style, it’s important to remember that the men in your life and your winter wardrobe should always have one thing in common: the right baggage.   That’s right ladies; don’t be weighed down in the style stakes and instead take to the pavement and view the very [...]

The Demise of the Cleavage

  It seems the cleavage has gone the same way as the ill-fated peek-a-boo thong; sentenced to an eternity in bad-taste heaven where all the fashion faux-pas of the nineties reside.     The new season for Autumn 2011 is all about high-neck blouses and elegant masculine cuts where the idea of curves is presented, [...]

Five Fashion Musts For Frosty Winters

The five essential winter items for 2011 are as follows:     1. Coat The problem with winter is that any clothes you do wear, other than a coat, are a complete waste of money. There is nothing more irritating than putting on the best outfit of your life – knowing you have just dressed [...]