Wednesday, 27 February 2008

27 2 08

Everything you will need for a very fashionable spring (according to Net-A-Porter!)


Watercolour effects, brushstroke prints, scribble designs and craft-inspired dresses


Adds a touch of fun to every outfit


Silk jersey toga tunics, floaty chiffon gowns, soft column dresses and gladiator sandals


Liberty print florals, pretty clusters of roses, orchids and peonies


High-waist trousers, double breasted swing jackets and tailored shorts


Maxi dresses, embellished gowns, and ethnic inspired jewels


From Grecian dresses to voluminous skirts


Tie-dye’s more sophisticated sibling and an elegant way to wear colour


Voluminous shapes, billowing fabrics, loose fitting pants and fly-away dresses


Ikat patterns and bold African inspired jewellery


Soft feminine details or dramatic and powerful


Peek-a-boo styles and chic underpinnings


Butterfly, bird and dragonfly motifs with batwing and angel wing sleeves


Highlighter bright, neon, lemon and sherbet shades

Sunday, 24 February 2008

24 2 08

Belts are without doubt a fashion necessity. Whether they are skinny or wide, they definitely have to be worn on the waist; it cinches in your waist, creating a feminine hourglass figure, and was a look carried throughout the spring/summer runways and through to the autumn/winter ones too.

Another inspired idea is to wear a belt over a coat, as seen on the Zac Posen and Aquascutum runways, which is great because it can completely transform an old coat.

Try experimenting with different ways to utilise belts, like wearing a long fine knit cardigan and pulling it in at the waist or wearing two or three skinny belts at once.
Asos belt £22
TopShop belt £25Miss Selfridge belt £25
Asos belt £12
Dorothy Perkins belt £5

Saturday, 23 February 2008

23 2 08

My mum bought me this really fantastic blazer today! The label says Therese Baumaire, and after doing a bit of research on the internet, I have discovered other stuff by the same brand selling at £70-£150, saying that it is by “the top French designer Therese Baumaire”. So, seeing as my mum only paid £9 for it from a charity shop, I’d say that was a pretty good find!

I feel really posh when I’m wearing it, I can’t wait till it warms up a bit and I can wear it out and about.

Thursday, 21 February 2008

21 2 08

I was making a batch of gingerbread for my friends tonight and thought how lovely it would be if I had a vintage apron to wear whilst I baked! So I went on a search and here are some lovely ones that I found:

Pink apron from Abracadabra Vintage

Gingham apron from eBay

Black and white hearts apron from eBay

Dutch couple apron from Plaid Pony Vintage

Blue floral apron from Hooked On Vintage

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

20 1 08

After looking at Moschino’s autumn winter 08-09 runway, I had a desperate urge to curl my hair!

My hair is shoulder length, and it is very straight. I was given a curling iron set for christmas but the barrel was too big and/or my hair isn’t long enough! So I tried curling it with my hair straighteners, and I was really happy with how it was turning out, but the back of it ended up a mess and when I got to the other side of my head, my hair just wouldn’t curl?!?! I have no idea what I was doing wrong, but it was just staying straight with a flick at the end – whereas all the rest of my hair was going into lovely ringlets. Very strange, and frustrating!
Tomorrow I think I will go to boots and get some foam rollers; I remember having great success with these when I was younger.

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

19 2 08

Autumn/Winter 08-09 trends:

Long pencil skirts

Jewel colours

Pussy bows at the neck

Statement coats

Monday, 18 February 2008

18 2 08

I have decided I need some tartan in my wardrobe!

The print at House of Holland is a bit too loud for my taste, but I really love the orange tones at Peter Jensen – especially when it’s teamed with that fox jumper, which I neeeeed!

I found this beautiful vintage Aquascutum coat on eBay

And these cute shoes with tartan laces, that are unfortunately too small for me :(

Also, I found this picture of Kesh, from her blog, in a tartan coat. It’s official. If this girl is wearing it, then you know it’s good.

Sunday, 17 February 2008

17 2 08

I have recently read that Karl Lagerfeld is releasing a documentary called Lagerfeld Confidential.

“For the first time Karl Lagerfeld has agreed to let someone create an artwork on his every day life and to trust in the director. Until today there is no authorised biography existing and the memories who Karl Lagerfeld would compose stay perfectly confidential.After three years of work, and over three hundred hours of footage, Rodolphe Marconi discloses the daily life of the star through his personal lens as a filmmaker.”

There are no reviews of it on so I have no idea how good it is, but I’m sure it will be irresistibly fabulous!

Saturday, 16 February 2008

16 2 08

At last, Chloe Sevigny’s range for Opening Ceremony is here!

Dress £185

Shirt dress £235

“I just came up with stuff I’d want to wear. A little quirky and funky. Pretty classic, but with a twist. I was thinking about Neneh Cherry, the New Wave bands I was into in junior high, the boys I knew who liked the early hip-hop scene. It’s a mishmash of alternative things that suburban kids were into. When you’re young, you mix things up. You’re a sponge. The Opening Ceremony stuff is like me going back to my youth. My last hurrah.”

Quote from today’s issue of Weekend (free with The Guardian)

I love love love loooove the floral dress. Somebody buy it for me, please?

Friday, 15 February 2008

15 2 08

London Fashion Week – Day 5!

Wednesday, 13 February 2008