Monday, February 27

Oscars... All the Dresses

Black, white & red all over was the overall theme at last nights Academy Awards. The showstopper of the night was Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford from his latest collection - simple yet glamorous, finished off with nothing but sleek hair & a diamond cuff. I loved that Penelope Cruz opted for lavender - perfect for the season & Milla Jovovich looked stunning in a sparkly Ellie Saab number! Last years big winner, Natalie Portman looked young & fresh in vintage Christian Dior - love this look! Also, how good did Octavia Spencer look, that drapery around the bust line - stunning!

Who was top of your Best Dressed list?

Sunday, February 26

Out with the Old...


Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. I have a week off my day job so I spent mine being rather lazy. I did however do some work for Illusive Print - yey! You may have noticed the new blog design, I'm gradually taking it to a more sophisticated, polished place but I'm taking baby steps. So far I've changed the background & swapped my Edwardian Script header font for good old Helvetica! I think it is much more contemporary & suits my style more. There is more work to be done but I'm happy with these changes for the time being :) What else did I spend my weekend doing? Well, I discovered a fab print on demand site & set up shop there - literally! At present there is over 20 designs in my store & I hope to add more today! I don't want to give away too much too soon so I'll leave you with a sneak peak of one of my new products :))) I'll be back soon with another post, have a great day! xXx

iPhone hard case in 'Bloom - yellow', available soon!

Tuesday, February 21

Meg Matthews for Dwell...

My lovely man works for furniture retailer, Dwell so thought it was only right I post about their recent collaboration with Meg Matthews. You may know Meg Matthews only from her rock & roll days with Noel Gallagher but did you know she has a range of scarves & wallpapers in Liberty of London?? Yip, it's true, it's a very successful range too so she has now teamed up with Dwell to create a capsule line of bedding & cushions. The collection will launch this Wednesday at a special preview event at the flagship store on Tottenham Court Road. I am a huge Dwell fan and I think the collaboration is infact a pretty good match, Dwell are knows for their contemporary, quirky & almost iconic accessories, diamante skull anyone - yes please!? I see the collection going down rather well, I love the russian doll bedding - who doesn't love an adorable russian doll?!



 What are your thoughts on the collection?

Sunday, February 19

Runway Report... NYFW... Part 2

Anna Sui

Part 2 of NYFW was all about referencing past decades, the 20's, 40's, 60's & 70's were major influences. There was a lot of mixing of textures & fabrics, lace, fur, leather & sequins all in one collection. My favourite collection from New York had to be J Mendel - glamour, glamour, glamour & with Oscar season looming, I'm sure we will be seeing these stunning gowns on the red runway soon enough, who could resist the 20's style beading?! I always love Anna Sui's optimism & sense of fantasy in her collections, how fun is the 70's style kaftan above? As always, Michael Kors' collection was sophisticated & super glamorous - 'rugged glamour' as he put it! He wins first place for beautiful furs this season &  his mixing of textures is so well executed - lace with fur, tweeds with leather & feathers - love! I can't even put into words how much in love I am with Marchesa's collection, if I could wear 1 designer gown, it would be Marchesa! I can't wait to see what the London designers have in store for next season...

J Mendel

Michael Kors

Diane von Furstenberg

Tory Burch


Naeem Khan

What were your highlights from NYFW?

Friday, February 17

My Style Rules... Part 2


Okay, it has been a while since my last Style Rules post but I'm back with my next wardrobe essential! While the Blazer is definitely my number one must have for every girl - my number two is without a doubt - a statement handbag! Surprisingly I actually don't own very many myself, most of my bags infact have been gifted by friends & family. I'm on the hunt for the perfect bag to take me into SS 2012! Here is my round-up of the hottest designer bags of the season!

How many bags do you own? What 'It' bag is at the very top of your fantasy wish list?

Tuesday, February 14

Runway Report... NYFW Part 1


Well, fashion season has officially off to a flying start. First up was Mercedes Benz fashion week in New York. How crazy is it that it's time for the Autumn/ Winter shows already?! On the runway we are seeing a whole lot of meanswear & military inspired looks this season, alongside sheer fabrics, leather, studs & winter florals. In terms of colour, most designers have looked to the dark side, think deep navy, black, grey, maroon & army green. My personal highlights of the week so far have to be Derek Lam for his stunning floor length dresses & mixing of fabrics, Jill Stuart for mixing of prints on a line of cute dresses & separates, Mara Hoffman for taking a lighter approach with a global traveller vibe and Rachel Zoe for her oh so wearable line of tailored seperates. I will post more from NYFW on Friday but for now I leave you with some eye candy from the shows so far! :)

Derek Lam


 Herve Leger by Max Azria

Jill Stuart


 Mara Hoffman

 Rag & Bone

Rachel Zoe

What are your favourite collection from NYFW?
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