Saturday, 31 March 2012

...and Stripes!

Top: Panache






























Stripes always look so fresh, and this perfect T was hard to resist!


Freshen up your look with one of these super striped pieces currently available in store. 

                    Top: Marni                                               Knit: Dries Van Noten                            Shirt: Calvin Klein


Friday, 30 March 2012

Stars

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I love Parisian designer Isabel Marant's left bank cool clothing, and these beautifully delicate pieces of jewellery from her spring/summer collection are my latest indulgence.  Thank you Carole at Changing Room!


Stars and star prints are never far from fashion's limelight.  Only last autumn, Dolce & Gabbana used a star print across their collection and remember the stunning Chanel dress that Kate Moss wore to celebrate her 34th birthday? 


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              Dolce & Gabbana AW11                                                 Kate Moss
                                                     





















Here at the shop we are having our own celestial moment, having just taken delivery of this vintage Biba star print mac. Heavenly!



Mac: Biba















  

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Tickled Pink

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Pink has become the standout colour trend of the season, so says Giles Hattersley of The Sunday Times Style Magazine. 


Pick up one of these rosy-hued pieces from the shop while stock lasts!


                    Jeans: J Brand                                 Sunnies: Versace         Shoes: Carvela
  

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Happy Anniversary!

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French fashion house Chloé, the very first luxury ready to wear house, celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.  It was the label's founder, Gaby Aghion, who coined the phrase 'prêt-à-porter' and her desire to offer real clothes for real women is still very much in evidence in the Chloé collections of today.   

Here are some of the label's effortlessly chic pieces we currently have in store. 


Jacket / Shoes / Trousers: Chloé


Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Wish List - 27.03.12

Here is another selection of our 'most wanteds'.  Are you the owner of any of these items?    

  • Chloé  Purse - Pink or Tan Leather
  • Black Leather Mid Height T-Bar Shoes - Size 5
  • Armani Clothing - Size 10
  • White Skinny Jeans - Size 12
  • Radley Purse
  • Toast Silk Dresses/Tops - Size 14 (Pre 2011)
  • Long Black Straight Skirt - Size 14
  • Mulberry Patent Handbag 
  • Hebedding Clothing
  • Gucci Purse
  • Majestic Tops - Size 2/3
  • J Brand Skinny Jeans - Size 25/26

If so, and you are interested in selling them, then please get in touch! 

And if you would like our help to source a particular item or designer piece, then do let us know and we will add it to our future Wish List posts.  

Thank you for your help!   


Monday, 26 March 2012

The Getaway

                 Weekend Bag: Mulberry                                   Scarf: Missoni                                 Makeup Pouch: Anya Hindmarch


Are you planning a trip away this Easter?  If so, why not travel in style with these must have accessories now in store.  Bon voyage! 



Sunday, 25 March 2012

Beyond Fashion

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Emmanuelle Alt



























 

Taking inspiration from how others dress is a great way to hone our own personal style. I love Emmanuelle Alt's boldly tailored look, and the fact that despite her high fashion life, she dresses on her own terms.

The eternally chic Editor-in-chief of French Vogue knows what suits her and sticks to it. She is the queen of the skinny jean, and is rarely seen without her trademark trousers, topped off with a sharp shouldered jacket and statement heels.

Inject a little Parisian style into your own wardrobe with these great new arrivals!  


                 Jacket: Emporio Armani                                              Boots: Ash                               Jeans: Ralph Lauren
   

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Little Things

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Sometimes, it's the little things that make all the difference.  My latest find is this great belt which I picked up at Blue Lawn.  Thank you Sara!  This small purchase will make a big difference to my wardrobe as I continue my quest to embrace pattern and print. And it also nods to the tribal trend seen on the spring/summer catwalks!


Accessories are a great way to try out a new look or introduce a new trend into your wardrobe.  Here is a selection of the belts that we currently have on sale at the shop. Why not add that little something extra to your look?        

                    Jigsaw                                           Hobbs                                                         Erikson Beamon

Friday, 23 March 2012

Best of British

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                                  Burberry Prosum                             Matthew Williamson                          Stella McCartney

London has long been heralded as the creative centre of fashion, producing some of the top design talent in the industry.  But commercially, it has always fallen behind the success of New York, Paris and Milan.

However, following the return of big hitting brands such as Burberry and Matthew Williamson to the London catwalks in recent years, the fortunes of British fashion designers are changing.  With an ever stronger schedule of shows, editors and buyers now flock to the capital for London Fashion Week.

At the recent AW12 collections, Stella McCartney was one of the UK designers who chose to show in London, as was Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen whose diffusion line McQ hit the catwalk for the first time.

Celebrate British style in one of these great designer pieces now available in store. 


   












                  Skirt: Burberry                                 Skirt: Matthew Williamson                    Jacket: Stella McCartney


Thursday, 22 March 2012

Printed Matter

InStyle Magazine - April 2012 




Print is the story of the season, and while this new take on the traditional is fun, there is still something a little special about an original Hermès scarf...



Hermès 'Le Timballier' scarf available in store now


Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Molten Metal

                        Elin Kling                                             Columbine Smille                                    Hedvig Opshaug



These super stylish fashion bloggers have already bought into the new season trend for shimmer and shine.  Let this molten YSL Muse light up your life! 



Bag: YSL

Just arrived in store!





















Links
Elin Kling / stylebykling.nowmanifest.com
Columbine Smille / columbine.freshnet.se
Hedvig Opshaug / the-northernlight.com  

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

A Final Farewell

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Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana





























D&G, the younger sister label to Dolce & Gabbana, has been shown on the Milan catwalks for the final time. After 26 years, the spring/summer 2012 collection marked the last from the duo behind one of Italy's most glamourous fashion brands, who took the decision so that they could concentrate on their main line.


If you haven't yet succumbed to the label's charms then all is not lost.  This super sexy dress is currently available in store. Bellissima!


Dress:  D&G








   
















Monday, 19 March 2012

All in the Mix

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It's not how much we spend on our clothes that counts, but what we buy and how we mix it up, so says Claudia Croft of The Sunday Times Style Magazine.


Gone are the days when being well dressed simply meant spending money on serious labels.  Today, it's all in the styling and how we put our unique look together.


Mixing designer labels, high street fashion and vintage finds with pieces from our current wardrobe is the modern answer to stylish dressing. Plus items from our favourite dress agency of course!  What's in your portfolio? 


Pieces from my Portfolio

Belt:   Vintage YSL
Tshirt: Zara
Jeans:  Isabel Marant
Gilet:  Panache
Bag:    Reiss
Shoes:  Valentino




Sunday, 18 March 2012

Pyjama Party

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              Clements Ribeiro                                   Antonio Marras                             Stella McCartney



























"..an alluring new evening option for spring"  - vogue.co.uk 

These fabulous Dries Van Noten pyjama pants are now in store.  Sharpen up their relaxed look with a short, tailored jacket and high high heels!


Jacket: Theory   Pants: Dries Van Noten   Shoes: LK Bennett

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Working Wardrobe

      Bag: Dior                            Notebook: Smythson of Bond Street                           Shoes: LK Bennett





























Snap up these stylish accessories before they are out of stock!

Friday, 16 March 2012

Style Secrets

InStyle Magazine - April 2012































Christopher Bailey is a man who knows a thing or two about fashion.  As Burberry's chief creative officer, he has totally transformed the label into the sought after brand it is today.  In this month's edition of InStyle, he shares his style tips for the modern woman. Here are a few of his words of fashion wisdom... 


Trust your instincts
"know what you want and who you are"


Find the right colour
"it should make your eyes sparkle" 


Follow the 70-30 rule
"70 per cent of your wardrobe should be practical and 30 per cent frivolous and fun"


Dressing isn't about perfection 
"we should see you shining through - not just your outfit" 


Boots: Tod's          Shoes: Reiss

Practical versus frivolous and fun!
Footwear now available in store.





























Thursday, 15 March 2012

The Coolest Cover-Up

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Add a new season edge to an old favourite.  Say hello to the belted parka! Now available in store.






























   
       
                      
                          Parka: Jaeger               Belt: Dolce & Gabbana

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

The Keepers

Jacket: Muubaa
































Biker Jacket: "Compulsory urban wear" - Shane  Watson                                                                                                                                          
There was a great article by Shane Watson in The Sunday Times Style Magazine recently regarding our 'Never Dies', those perfect pieces that we all have in our wardrobes which keep going strong season after season. Here is her list of 'Keepers'. How many do you have in your wardrobe?

  • Biker Jacket
  • Tuxedo
  • Cork Sandals
  • Skinnies
  • Trench Coat
  • Denim Shorts
  • Ankle Boots
  • Navy Cashmere V Neck
  • Black Knee Boots
  • Havaianas
  • Alternative Pashmina
  • Fur Trimmed Parka  

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Two of a Kind



Meet the two latest Mulberry bags to land in store.  The gorgeous black leather Mabel and super soft grey suede Bayswater clutch won't be here for long.  Which one has your name on it?  

Monday, 12 March 2012

Wish List - 12.03.12

Here is another selection of our 'most wanted' items for your perusal...
  • Chanel Sunglasses
  • Ralph Lauren Clothing - Size 10/12
  • Mulberry Tan Leather Zip Up Purse
  • Karen Millen Clothing - Size 8/10/12
  • Black Leather Studded Belt (for jeans)
  • Marni Clothing - Size 46/48
  • Céline Accessories (from 2010 onwards)
  • Phillip Lim Clothing
  • Black Back Pack Style Bag
  • Rundholz Clothing
  • Chanel Shoes - Size 4
  • Crea Clothing
Do let us know if you have any of these items to sell, or if there are particular pieces that you would like some help tracking down.

We have had a great response to this new service, and must thank  everyone who has helped us source previous Wish List items.  We have some very happy customers!       

March into Spring!

  Shoes: Sergio Rossi                                Bag: Coccinelle                                        Dress: Acne































A selection of the gorgeous new arrivals we now have in store.


We are now accepting spring clothing and accessories, so here's a few pointers to help you tackle that seasonal switchover and declutter your closet.


  • If your wardrobe is filled with pieces that you no longer wear, then it's probably time to let them go.  However, if you don't feel ready to take this step just yet, then simply store them elsewhere.  If after a month or two you havent given the items a second thought, you may be ready to part company. 
  • Don't hang onto things in the hope that they will come back into fashion.  Despite the regular 'recycling' of styles from decades past, the updated versions are always a little different.
  • Be aware of those pieces that you have a tendancy to overdose on.  You don't necessarily have to get rid of any of them, just keep in mind how many you have next time you find yourself heading to the cash dek with yet another.
  • Take a long, hard look at those clothes that no longer fit or flatter you.  If you have be hanging onto them until you drop a dress size, then do try to be honest with yourself.  If in your heart of hearts you know that you have set yourself an unrealistic goal, then take a trip to a local tailor to see if they can be altered so that you can enjoy wearing them now.
  • Discard any items that really can't be repaired.  Clothes worn to a sheen from dry cleaning or with immovable stains should be consigned to the bin.
  • Finally, carefully consider how you dispose of those unwanted but still wearable items. Clothes that are simply no longer 'you' may be perfect for someone else, so offset your closet footprint by taking them to a local charity, or your favourite dress agency!  

Forever Now

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This stunning portrait from Gucci's new "Forever Now" campaign caught my eye.  Not only because it features the beautiful Charlotte Casiraghi, but the house's signature red and green stripe which appears on a gorgeous vintage Jackie O bag that we have on sale here at the shop!