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It’s as Simple as Black and White

I have never been, and quite frankly never will be, a fan of sales; in fact I like to avoid them at all costs. January therefore is a waiting game for me as I eagerly anticipate new season clothes and accessories like a puppy drooling at a butcher’s window. So as sale items are slowly [...]

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. [...]

How To Wear: The Midi Dress

Ah the midi dress, a growing favourite amongst high street stores and all of you fashionistas alike, and definitely a new favourite in my own wardrobe. Yet with its awkward length, especially for 5ft 1’ females like myself and with the days becoming colder you may be wondering just how do I wear my oh [...]

LBDs and Black Maxi Dresses 2012

When it gets to this time of year black dresses are always aplenty.  Plus, when you’re feeling a bit insecure about your body or just don’t want to wear something really loud like a bright colour, a black dress – short, midi or maxi – can be a most welcome choice. Black dresses slim you [...]

Many Shades of Purple

If there is one colour you want to be seen wearing this season, it’s definitely the many shades of purple. Berry, Burgundy, Claret, Grape, Lavender, Lilac, Maroon, Plum, Oxblood, Violet, take your pick as they are all a big hit for Autumn/Winter and I for one have gone berry crazy!   Whether you want to [...]

MANGO at Liverpool Fashion Week 2012

If there was an ultimatum that I was presented with by the end of Liverpool Fashion Week 2012, it’s that this season, Mango is really all about the three T’s:   It’s got to be tight, textured or involve some kind of tailoring.   Not unlike the earlier display by Illuminati Jeans, if you’re going [...]

Reinvent, Recreate, Re-Inspire at Liverpool Fashion Week

London may have had Alexa Chung gracing the frows and Paris may have been a sea of Chanel dresses and glittering diamonds, but this week’s seven days of dedicated fashion is all about that little city known as Liverpool, and who needs glamour at a costly price tag when you can have elegance at no [...]

The Hi-Top

I have never been a fan of the trainer, and luckily it has never been considered ‘fashionable’ to wear them. In fact I dislike trainers so much it took me forever and a day to decide on a pair that I even remotely liked to wear to the gym. After my first wear, I decided [...]

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 [...]

Lana Del Rey for H&M

As if my girl crush on Lana Del Rey could not get any bigger! A successful artist and now a well deserved fashion icon gracing the world with her exquisite image; the beautiful singer/songwriter has only gone and become the face of H&M’s ‘LA Noir’ collection for this season. Already having her own range of [...]

Stand To Attention

September is now upon us and our favourite high street stores were in a serious hurry to stock up on autumn/winter trends after our abysmal summer.   I don’t think I’m alone in saying that I get way too excited at the prospect of new season clothes and I start wishing I had a diary [...]

Legging Good

In the eighties, it was super on trend to wear them with an oversized baggy jumper and a perm if you dared. In the nineties, it was all about bright colours and patterns, and I am not ashamed to admit, I sported a rather fetching Minnie Mouse pair. However, now they are more of a [...]

From Sophistication To Imitation: The Changing Role Of The Fashion Blogger

The wave of fashion bloggers to flood our screens shows no signs of slowing. With the temptation of front row seats, partnerships, and advertising deals, more and more style devotees are opening their wardrobes onto that of the World Wide Web.  Just a quick click away from other fashion fanatics stepping on each other’s heels [...]

It’s Not Vintage, It’s Second Hand

Usually when we come across something previously worn by another being, we, well I, and most of my friends, state it as ‘vintage.’ The use of the word has become a noun;  a category of clothing, furniture, paraphernalia. It is no longer a term used to describe things, but a word categorically known for all [...]

The 90s Are Already Vintage

It all started very subtly. Nobody seemed surprised when three years ago the denim shirt began to turn up again in the shops after a lengthy absence. What had been the sin of this apparently innocent and stylish garment that had granted it such a long exile from our wardrobes? I will tell you, it [...]

Lost In Topshop Translation

It’s fifteen degrees outside and it’s the middle of winter. As if living in New Zealand wasn’t good already, my friend recently informed me there is a Topshop just ten minutes down the road. Why would one ever want to leave such a place!?   Said friend has a car so one, fine Saturday (did [...]

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 [...]

Jubilee Party Clothes On The High Street

A party weekend such as this requires some party attire.  Something that works during the day and night means you can party on ’til your mind and body allows.   By accessorising with the right shoes, bag, scarf, jewellery or hat, you can add some extra vava voom to these items.  Available on the high [...]

The Mullet Is Back…

Don’t worry there is no need to shield your eyes from the screen, as I definitely don’t mean the hairdo, phewww! Of course, I’m referring to the mullet hemline trend!   This sexy yet feminine trend is perfect for when you can’t decide between party or casual, modest or sassy, maxi or mini… instead you [...]

Suits You, Sir?

Unlike baseball caps and low slung trousers, there are some looks that never go out of fashion. However a classic and timeless suit can easily be ruined by a few style crimes that could warrant the introduction of a real life fashion police or sabotage that perfect first date or your dream job interview So [...]