Thursday, 20 May 2010

Oh Karen!

Karen Elson. What can you say? Stunningly beautiful, married to Jack White, amazing voice, owns an amazing vintage shop, falls over in heels just like the rest of us.

I want your life please?


Kate Moss for Topshop

Shes done it again. Kate Moss has managed to come up with another amazing collection for Topshop, making me want every single piece and possibly make me bankrupt at the same time.
The collection hits stores and the website today with bits already selling out on line.

There is a real floaty, romantic feel to the collection. Perfect for summer (if we get one this year)





Saturday, 15 May 2010

Pearl Lowe for Peacocks

Peacocks, the cheap-chic value fashion retailer, is poised for a rock ‘n’ rolling high summer, with its newest collection by the singer-songwriter turned designer, Pearl Lowe.

The new range, which follows Pearl Lowe’s successful debut collection of party dresses for Peacocks last season, includes a full selection of accessories, T-shirts, cardigans, day-dresses and party-wear, with prices starting from £14.

The must-haves, however, will surely be Lowe’s vintage-look tea-dresses, priced between £30 and £40.

“I’m delighted to be moving away from dressing for special occasions to lovely things for everyday, but with a few special party dresses thrown in,” Pearl Lowe said.
“My inspiration takes in riverside summer picnics, croquet on the lawn and long fun-filled summer days. Everyone knows my love of vintage and I haven’t let down my fellow lovers of dresses inspired by days gone by with some fabulous summer tea dresses.”

The range hits stores and the website today.

Hopefully Daisy will following in her mums footsteps and design her own range?





Leigh Lezark

Far too beautiful for words.....




Monday, 10 May 2010

Weekend in London

Had such a lovely couple of days in London. I miss it so much so love going back to visit. There is always so much to do so we couldn't fit it all in but we did get to see some amazing exhibitions at the V&A and get to see The National at The Royal Albert Hall, its very rare a band can reduce me to tears but they were just so amazing they managed exactly that. Well played!

Ossie Clark dress at V&A. Oh to dream of ever owning one of these!




London we will be together again soon xx

Pierre Hardy for Gap’s Hot Sandals

Pierre Hardy is back with another shoe collection for Gap and they could not be more amazing. Sky high and elegant wedges in nude, floral and denim or for those of you that would rather not risk a broken ankle this summer there is one pair of flat denim espadrilles. These will have you rushing to Gap stores or or dare I say ebay?



Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Topshop Make Up

A massive want! Very excited for today's launch of the new Topshop make up range.

Lizzie Dawson and her design team have done an amazing job I think producing a line of must have basics and then will have a new line each season, which no doubt knowing Topshop will be very fashion forward and inspired by catwalk looks. The price range is very reasonable with nail varnishes at £5, lipsticks at £8 and nothing over a tenner..

I'll absolutely be paying Topshop a visit on my London trip this weekend. I want a nail varnish in every colour. Please!



Im off to London tomorow. So excited!!!


Tuesday, 4 May 2010

2010 MET Costume Institute Gala : The American Woman

"DRESS YOU UP: Gap, which is sponsoring the “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity” exhibit, will be dressing quite a number of celebrities at Monday night’s kick-off Costume Institute benefit. The chain and its executive vice president of global design, Patrick Robinson, collaborated with several young designers to create eveningwear for the occasion. M.I.A. and ZoĆ« Kravitz are stated to come to the Met in Alexander Wang for Gap; Kirsten Dunst and Jamie Bochert will wear Rodarte for Gap; Kerry Washington and Riley Keough will sport Thakoon for Gap, and Sophie Theallet for Gap will be worn by Jessica Alba and Vera Farmiga. Gap is offering the eight dresses in a silent auction at from May 4 to 31 with proceeds benefiting the Costume Institute. Two days after the party, Gap will start showcasing the dresses at its pop-up store at 680 Fifth Avenue. The shop will also offer special Gap T-shirts inspired by the themes in the Costume Institute exhibit."

I find it a bit strange that Gap, known for their casuals and basics look, were dressing many celebrities for the Met Ball. But who cares, it gives us plenty of opportunity to admire some amazing dresses that I could only ever dream of being able to wear







American Apparels New Look

Ive never been a massive fan of American Apparel personally, its always been a bit too 80's and gold Lycra for me but their new stuff certainly looks promising. No signs of Lycra and the more preppy look I go for. I'll certainly be buying more then just socks from there from now on.





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Thursday, 29 April 2010

Double Denim???

Its a bit like Marmite. You either love it an embrace it or hate it. When I first saw it in magazines and on the catwalk I thought there was no way I'd wear it and it should be left to people like Billy Ray Cyrus of Achy Breaky Heart fame.

But alas I tried it and love it, I even put my son in it!

The Good:


The Bad:

And the Oh my god no, no, no!!

Queen Alexa

You will soon notice I have a bit of a thing for Alexa Chung. I just love how she always looks stunning but never fake or too done up (Cheryl Cole???)

I would quite happily take her wardrobe off her hands, and her boyfriend while we are at it!

I hope I look as cool as Alexa at this years festivals




Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Lonely Hearts Club Band

"Here are some things you should know about Lonely Hearts. It’s pretty and sexy at the same time. It’s smart. Clothes can have a sense of humour, and these ones do. But that doesn’t mean they’re hard to wear, in fact, quite the opposite.
Whilst subtly referencing all manner of wonderful pop culture inspirations, from Heathers to motocross,the backbone remains – there is a thoughtful, well-honed emphasis on design, fit, fabrication and clever, original prints.
Since their inception in 2003, the New Zealand-based brand has carefully established their reputation as a label to watch – but in keeping with their youthful, insouciant approach, they tend to do things a little differently to most.
Whether that means a quirky installation or an ethereal, haunting video presentation, Lonely Hearts are known for melding art, design and fashion into one seamless, fascinating experience.
Lonely by Lonely Hearts, a lingerie line established in 2009, is a series of under-delights that runs the gamut from whimsical confections of chiffon and lace to straight-up sexy pieces of mesh and velvet – a direct response to the label’s long time fascination with vintage corsetry and underwear.
Informed by pop culture and shaped by sportswear, Lonely Hearts' garments are wearable, directional and feminine without being overly saccharine. In short, these are the sort of clothes that capture that indefinable ground between who you want to be, and who you are."

Some of the pieces are a bit too "grunge" and edgy for me but some pieces in the new look book are much more my style. Pretty little dresses etc.




Have a look and see what you think:

Monday, 26 April 2010

Out and about in Manchester???

If you are tomorrow (27th) check this event out:

I love Odd Bar and they have cake on offer. What more could you want?

1st Summer Day Post

A lovely song for a lovely summer day and my very 1st post

Im very happy to have finally set this up, thinking of a name was so hard but Ive finally got my act together!