Saturday, 30 June 2012

Checkmate!

Karen Millen
























Add that wow factor to your wardrobe with these brand new black and white shoes! 


These clear winners won't be in store for long...
      

Friday, 29 June 2012

Wish List - 29.06.12

This latest list is a request from the shop.  Please bring us your bags!


Due to a high number of sales recently we need to replenish our stock of handbags, so if you have a designer bag that you would be happy to sell then do drop it into the shop. Thank you!


And if you have any of these bags in particular, we have customers ready to buy... 

  • Orla Kiely
  • Anya Hindmarch Black 'Elrod'
  • Mulberry Hobo
  • Mulberry Messenger
  • Mulberry Chocolate Brown Bayswater
  • Mulberry Somerset Tote - Black/Brown
  • Mulberry Patent Leather
  • Mulberry Roxy - Tan/Brown/Black
  • Chanel
  • Longchamp Le Pilage - Large

What's on your wish list?  If there's a particular bag, or other designer piece, that you would like help tracking down then just let us know and we will do our very best to source it for you. 

   

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Modern Metallics

Styleby Magazine No 10































Metallics are now a mainstay of the modern wardrobe, and these perfect pewter pieces are currently in store...


Skirt / Reiss      Bag / Marc Jacobs      Top / Sarah Pacini






  























Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Brand New Bag

Vanessa Bruno


























If you've read my 'Parisian Chic' post, you may remember that Inès de la Fressange recommends a large tote bag for travelling, and I realised that this was exactly what I was missing!


I have several suitcases and numerous handbags but nothing in between, and this beautiful navy leather bag from one of my favourite labels is a very welcome addition to my wardrobe.   Functional can still be fabulous! 
    

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Louboutin Lovelies

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These brand new red soled beauties have just arrived in store!



Monday, 25 June 2012

Show Your Metal

                                            Michael Kors                                                                            Chloé 


























Pick up a pair of these sandals with attitude!  In store while stock lasts...

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Stella

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I had to share with you a picture of this fabulous Stella McCartney Falabella bag - the first we have had in store.


This unwanted gift was brought into the shop on Friday afternoon, and snapped up first thing on Saturday morning by one very happy customer! 

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Tribal Prints

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                     Donna Karan                                           Proenza Schouler                                                     Gucci

























Designers often look to Africa for inspiration when conceiving their spring/summer collections, and this season we were treated to tribal prints in rich, earthy tones.


Graphic patterns and geometric shapes were also a key feature of this year's Afrocentric trend, and this dramatic Diane von Furstenberg dress ticks all the right boxes!  New in store.  


Diane von Furstenberg



Friday, 22 June 2012

Mulberry Must Have

The essential travel accessory has just arrived in store...


Mulberry Luggage Tag
























Treat yourself, or someone special, to this pretty and practical designer piece.  
        

Thursday, 21 June 2012

The Full Skirt

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                             Acne                                                     Dolce & Gabbana                                              Miu Miu

























The high-waisted full skirt was a feature on many of the spring/summer catwalks.


This flirty style, that nods to the fifties, is great fun to wear, and this gorgeous pale blue version by Emporio Armani would be a worthy addition to any summer wardrobe. In store now.   


Emporio Armani

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

The Printed Jeans

Elle Magazine









































Update your denim wardrobe with a pair of this season's printed jeans.


This brand new pair from Italian label Just Cavalli have just arrived in store...




Just Cavalli
  

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Summer Staples

Nude footwear has become a summer staple, but this seasonal must have quite often has a safe rather than stylish image.  However... 


Invest in a pair of these beige beauties, and you will definitely add that essential edge to your wardrobe! In store now.  


   
                           Belle Sigerson Morrison                                       Carvela                                                    Mint Velvet






Monday, 18 June 2012

H&M + MMM

No doubt you've already heard the exciting news that's sent fashionistas into a fluster...H&M's next designer collaboration will be with the French based fashion house Maison Martin Margiela.


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Maison Martin Margiela SS12


























This influential brand is known for its avant-garde aesthetic, and is much revered in the industry for its conceptual designs.  


The collection for H&M will be released on 15th November, but why wait that long? Snap up one of these pieces from the Margiela label currently in store...


Leather Bag / Ombre Jeans / Silver Necklace
Maison Martin Margiela


























Links
H&M & Maison Martin Margiela
Maison Martin Margiela   

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Poolside Glamour #3

We have a great selection of sunnies in store.  Here are just a few...
















Pop in and pick up your perfect pair!


From front to back:
Oliver Goldsmith
Ray Ban
Gucci

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Poolside Glamour #2


Pucci






























The Pucci label is synonymous with glamour, and this pretty two piece featuring the brand's iconic print is perfect to lend that jet-set style to your holiday wardrobe. In store now...


Pucci









Friday, 15 June 2012

Poolside Glamour #1

Jimmy Choo























These super sandals are now in store.  Create a splash by the pool this summer! 
  

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Wish List - 14.06.12

Do you have any of these items tucked away in your wardrobe?  If you do, and you are interested in selling them, then please get in touch!

  • Odd Molly Clothing - Sizes 1 & 2
  • Tucker Blouses - Size 10/12
  • Russell & Bromley Tan or Black Loafers - Sizes 4 and 6
  • Rag & Bone Clothing - Sizes 0 or 2
  • Guess Jeans - Size 12
  • Christian Louboutin Shoes - Size 5
  • Sarah Pacini Clothing - Size 1
  • D&G Handbags
  • Ischiko Clothing
  • White Jeans/Cropped Trousers (Mid-High Rise) - Size 6/8
  • Joyce Ridings Clothing
  • Capri Pants - Size 10

And if you have a 'most wanted' item of your own, then simply let us know and we will add it to the next Wish List.

Thank you!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Chanel



























These pretty Chanel ballet pumps have just arrived in store.  Perfect for adding some essential French chic to your wardrobe!

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Style Hunter

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I tried to track down these perfect haute casual trousers after seeing them in the blogosphere, but my usual efforts to secure a must have item frustratingly came to nothing.


They were available from a single on-line stockist and had sold out even before I had my eye on them, and this season's white version simply wasn't quite the same.


Not to be deterred, I was determined to find a similar pair and my search finally paid off.  Thank you The Kooples!


Here was their first outing...
































Jacket / Comptoir des Cotonniers
Vest / Majestic
Trousers / The Kooples
Sandals / Alexander Wang
     

Monday, 11 June 2012

Pale & Interesting

I hadn't intended to feature beauty products on my blog, but when something really works I think it's worth sharing...


I'm not a sun worshipper, and before last week hadn't been on a traditional summer holiday for years.  City breaks have always been my holiday of choice, and so I haven't really had to worry too much about protecting my very fair skin from the sun.


That all changed with the week in France looming, and on my sister's advice I opted for these products from Boots' own Soltan range... 


    



















I was rather sceptical about the one application a day claims, but despite spending most of the time out and about in the glorious sunshine, I have no awful red marks or burnt skin as reminders of my holiday, just lovely memories. 


If, like me, you are quite happy to remain pale (and interesting!) I would certainly give this particular range a try.
   

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Delicate

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I'm finding myself drawn to increasingly simple pieces of jewellery, and this delicate white gold necklace caught my eye while I was away.


You can find more of Frederique Dessemond's 'Ginette-ny' designs on her website here, or if you are visiting St Tropez at local boutique Trinity.  

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Parisian Chic

























In this lovely little book, former French model Inès de la Fressange shares her personal fashion and beauty tips, as well as her insider's guide to Paris.


Here's her checklist for flying in style...


'For long-haul flights, the Parisian slips into ultra soft sweatpants.  Never a skirt.  Never a dress!


A big, warm sweater is essential.  Underneath, pile on the layers, starting with a tank, plus a long-sleeved T-shirt, ready to peel off as required at your destination.


Moisturiser, lip balm and eye drops.  Hydration is everything.


Socks to slip on once you've taken off your shoes.


Tennis shoes.   Don't even think about travelling in heels or boots.  If you take them off to sleep, you'll never get them back on!


A large tote bag to accommodate your books, magazines, and laptop.


Two small, black wheeled suitcases in place of one huge one.'


If you would like to read more of Inès' words of wisdom, click here for details.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Holiday Wardrobe #3
























I styled this pretty dress with some casual accessories for a simple daytime look...   


Straw Hat / All Saints
Leather Belt / Club Monaco
Suede Boots / Isabel Marant
Navy Polka Dot Dress / Club Monaco
Wishbone Necklace / Kyssjohanna
Leather Bag / Vanessa Bruno 

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Summer Inspiration

French Vogue






















These gorgeous images are from a shoot in the June/July issue of French Vogue. Simply stunning... 

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Holiday Wardrobe #2

























A little evening ensemble I put together for a sultry summer night out here in the South of France...    


Metallic Vest / Zadig & Voltaire
Gucci Glasses / Panache
White Jeans / Top Shop
Leather Sandals / Alexander Wang
Box Bag / Céline 

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Travelling Light

























If you're planning to escape to sunnier climes this summer, then here are my five top tips for travelling light without sacrificing your style...  


Do your homework
It may sound obvious, but before you start thinking about your holiday wardrobe do make sure that you know what to expect at your destination.  And not just in terms of the climate, but culturally too.  Is there a dress code you will need to follow?


Less is more
Most of us take far too many clothes away with us.  To avoid falling into this trap, simply make a list of what you will actually need day by day.  


All in the mix
A shrunken suitcase doesn't mean a loss of style.  The secret to achieving pared down glamour is to pack clothes that you can dress up and down.  A few well chosen separates, built around a simple colour scheme, can be styled into a variety of different looks much more easily that a suitcase full of statement pieces.


You wear it well
Pack garments that will not only travel well, but will wear well while you are away. Natural fabrics such as cotton are absorbent and breathe well, but do crease easily. And whereas manmade fabrics can be more durable, they are often not as comfortable to wear in the heat. Garments in blended fabrics may be a better holiday choice.


Day to night dressing
Accessorise simple separates with some great jewellery, but do leave any items of sentimental or monetary value at home.  A pair of heels or decorative flats will also dress up any outfit, and don't forget to pack a soft knit for those chilly evenings. 


If you would like some help putting your perfect holiday wardrobe together then do pop in and see me at the shop, or click here for my personal contact details. 

Monday, 4 June 2012

Holiday Wardrobe #1
























One of the laid back looks I've packed for a lazy day...  


Straw Hat / All Saints
Acne Tee / Panache
Grey Jeans / Zadig & Voltaire
Wishbone Necklace / Kyssjohanna
Studded Belts (worn together) / Zadig & Voltaire
Leather Bag / Vanessa Bruno
Suede Boots / Isabel Marant

Sunday, 3 June 2012

The Perfect Tee

French Vogue





























My quest to find the perfect white t-shirt may finally be over!  I recently picked up this great find from Panache...




Acne




























It has a lovely relaxed fit, just the right scooped neckline and that love worn feel I've been longing for.  What's your perfect tee?



Saturday, 2 June 2012

Bon Voyage
































All packed and ready to go!  These are three of my holiday essentials...  


Flip Flops / Havaianas
Canvas & Leather Bag / Céline
Gucci Glasses / Panache

Friday, 1 June 2012

Clutch Control


                          Marc Jacobs                        Thomas Burberry






















Modern day clutches are much more than just after dark accessories.  Wear these lovely leather wristlets whatever the occasion...