Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Spend vs Save

Had your eyes on Prada's unusual brogue/creeper hybrid ever since they walked down the SS'11 runway but found yourself yelping in fright at the £510 price tag? Well look no further than Topshop for a high-street friendly version of the shoes at a reasonable £60. Perfect teamed with ankle-graze skinny jeans, a crisp white shirt and a blazer for a modern twist on this Fall's teddy boy trend.

Sunday, 17 July 2011


I really love how interchangeable Acne's AW11 collection is, ranging from luxury basic shirts to on-trend colour block skirts the collection is full of wardrobe staples perfect for the upcoming months and beyond. It's also nice to see that the coveted shearling jacket has made a reprisal and it slots in perfectly with the casual knit and jersey pieces. The collection is somewhat pricey, though not entirely unaffordable, and I think that the price-tag is completely justified when you take into consideration the quality and longevity of the pieces (I hate to use the term 'investment buy' here....). Acne is all about dressing fashionably without the fuss, just slip on one of their dresses and a pair of boots and you're good to go...an outlook on dressing I can definitely live by.

All images via Net-a-Porter

Fall for Shoes

I'm aware that I've dedicated far too much space of this blog chattering away about Topshop's Fall collection but I just couldn't resist posting about these shoes. My favourites in particular are the matte sequin chelsea boots, a copy of the rather pricey silver Giuseppe Zanotti pairAlthough probably a bit too glam rock for most peoples tastes, I rather like the idea of them adding a bit of life to an all black or casual ensemble. Caroline, of Carolines Mode, demonstrates the look perfectly.

Images via carolinesmode

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Outfit Of The Week

I have only just discovered Georgia of  Dora's Fur blog but I am completely in love with it already, she gives me a serious case of wardrobe envy! I love this outfit because it reminds of something that the Olsen's would likely wear in the warmer months and also because I was really coveting those Topshop boots which unfortunately sold out within a matter of hours! Check out Dora's Fur here: http://dorasfur.blogspot.com

Model of the Moment - Taylor Warren

As a fellow pale girl I have a lot of love for Taylor Warren, particularly for her sharp cheekbones and gloriously long mane! Follow her blog here: http://taylor-warren.blogspot.com

Friday, 8 July 2011


Lauren Conrad, of The Hills fame, has added flashes of colour to her golden locks and I now have serious hair envy. I think this is a look which can easily go wrong (think 'My Little Pony') but the colour she used is only temporary which makes this a seriously fun look without the worry of any mane disasters in the long-term. The image is taken from Lauren's beauty website The Beauty Department which is actually full of very useful tips and how-to's!

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Miu Miu x Hailey Steinfeld


Images via Miu Miu

Bearing in mind that the average 14 year old is without the financial means to afford anything by Miu Miu (heck I'm 22 and I'm still struggling with high-street prices), it's difficult to understand the plausible reason behind Miu Miu choosing Hayley Steinfeld to represent a collection that is essentially targeted at grown women who can afford the £1000 plus price tag and might not be able to relate to the brand's new muse. But this is the world of fashion after all where anything goes, and Hayley Steinfeld does look exceptionally pretty in this beautifully shot campaign by Bruce Weber. I was blown away by Hayley's performance in True Grit (the campaign even seems loosely influenced by the film) and when making appearances at various award shows for the film I was impressed with her stylish ability to dress age appropriate without appearing too demure. The campaign overall has a very youthful and nostalgic feel to it and although at first I was sceptical at the choice of model I can honestly say I adore it, it might be my favourite Miu Miu campaign yet!

Friday, 3 June 2011

Topshop AW 11 Sneak Peek

Just as you're getting into the groove of all things Summer and you finally think that you've managed to navigate a fashionable wardrobe suitable for the temperamental British weather; along come the Autumn/Winter press days to swiftly send your fashion radar into a frenzy and have you mentally plotting buys for coats which aren't even available for another five months. For some reason I have only just gotten around to scoping out images of Topshop's AW 11 press day, so I am not entirely sure how I let the following images escape my radar as I literally love everything about the collection! Dalmation and leopard prints, faux fur chelsea boots and wedges, embellished shirts, sequin brothel creepers, 1940's inspired cocktail dresses with faux fur boleros and 70's inspired tailoring have resulted in a very glamorous, dynamic and vintage inspired collection. I already have a mighty long wishlist of items I'd love to get my hands on and I don't think I have ever been this excited about a high-street collection before...here's to a glamorous Fall!

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Jesse Jo Stark + Vans

(Image via: blckmagic.tumblr)

So I pretty much love Jesse Jo Stark's collection for Vans. If florals aren't your thing then this is a perfectly acceptable level of grunge to still maintain your fashion street cred with during the summer months. Upside of this collection being that it was designed by the god daughter of Cher, downside being that it probably won't ever be available in the UK. May have to start scoping out eBay if I ever want a piece because I really can't wait to live in those shorts and creepers.

Monday, 28 February 2011

Pucker Up

DKNY are offering you and your beau a designer prize in exchange for a picture of you both locking lips. Their 'Classic Kiss' competition will offer a DKNY handbag for her and a watch for him in return for their favourite DIY New York kiss moment. For those looking to add an extra special touch to their entries, DKNY stands at participating Debenhams stores will even have a professional photographer on-hand! To upload your photo and find out more information click here. So what are you waiting for? Get kiss happy and earn yourself some uber fancy prizes  for it!

Thursday, 10 February 2011

The Outsider

Kirsten Dunst has collaborated with hipster favourite Band of Outsiders for their 'Girl' collection. Other collaborators/wearers of the brand include the famous faces of James Marsden, Steve Buscemi, Ryan Reynolds, Andrew Garfield, Jason Schwartzman and Marisa Tomei...just to name a few.

The lookbook is largely compromised of polaroid photographs, an aesthetic trademark of Band of Outsiders which aids with giving the campaign a slightly nostalgic and personal feel, almost as if Kirsten Dunst has taken all the photographs herself. I love the quintessential cuteness of the images (not to mention the clothes) and the last two images especially make me wish that Spring would hurry up!

Images via FashionGoneRogue

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Spending Haul

The clutches of on-line shopping have grabbed me again and I've been rather naughty and deposited a large chunk of my wages with the one-stop fashion shop that is Nasty Gal. I decided to take the fiscal plunge and purchase the Sam Edelman boots I've been coveting for over a year, I'm planning to wear them with black skinnies or my leather skinny trousers and a grey marl tee. I also bought the Alexa dress (very similar to the one she wore on the cover of UK Elle?) which I think will look super cute with lace socks. I'm counting down the days to their arrival!