Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Back to Basics


















Do you have a closet crammed with clothes but nothing to wear?


Many of the clients I see have wardrobes full of wonderful fashion finds, but still suffer those daily dressing dilemmas.  And while the reasons for this are many, a recurring theme is a distinct lack of great basics.  


It may be the stylish statement pieces that bring our wardrobes to life, but they will spend more time in our closets than out without a selection of key staples to complement them.


Tommy Ton for style.com
                  Spanish fashion stylist Barbara Martelo teams her
                        tribal print Balmain skirt with a simple white t-shirt




























And although basics are never as much fun to shop for as those little bits of fashion heaven that catch our eye, they are a wardrobe's unsung heroes.  Without them, getting dressed will be a constant challenge, so forget these foundation pieces at your peril! 


Discover how to put together your perfect wardrobe.  Simply pop in and see me at the shop to arrange your personal appointment, or click here to contact me by phone or email.

Monday, 30 July 2012

Marni / H&M

                                                 Marni / H&M




















The Marni designed collection for H&M was a sell out.  And if you weren't able to get your hands on a piece from this inspired collaboration, then fear not.  This unworn tan patent tote has just arrived in store.  Time to bag a bargain! 

Sunday, 29 July 2012

The Blouse

                     style.com                                                         vogue.com                                                    style.com
                 Isabel Marant                                                   Tom Ford                                          Salvatore Ferragamo

























Pretty peasant blouses featured in many a designer's summer collection, and I have just bagged this beautiful See by Chloé blouse from Panache!



Panache
  























Add some breezy boho style to your wardrobe with this super silk version from Esprit now in store....  


                                                        Esprit

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Chanel Chic

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These wonderful cork wedges have just arrived in store!  Why not add some Chanel chic to your wardrobe? 

Friday, 27 July 2012

Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone - AW12 Campaign





























New York based label Rag & Bone has just opened its first European flagship store in London. 


The new store is located on the corner of Sloane Street and Sloane Square, and houses both the women's and men's collections, as well as the accessories and denim lines.


Although the label is based stateside, its managing partners are both British expats, so the choice of Kate Moss to front their very first advertising campaign shot on the streets of London is perhaps no surprise. 


Here's one of the key looks from the autumn/winter collection, shown alongside a pair of the label's fabulous jersey and leather leggings currently in store... 


                       style.com               Rag & Bone




Thursday, 26 July 2012

Statement Sandals

LK Bennett























Slip on these super sandals with a simple black dress and you're good to go.  Let your feet do the talking!  

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Tux Up!

Elle Spain - August 12


























A white tuxedo jacket is the perfect piece to pull together your summer wardrobe, as worn by the eternally chic editor of French Vogue... 


Emmanuelle Alt


























These two tux jackets are currently in store, so pop in tout de suite for some stylish summertime tailoring! 



                                     Unconditional                                                                                 Calvin Klein















Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Summer Dressing

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                           Chanel                                                            Céline                                                Dries Van Noten


























Navigating nine to five dressing can be a challenge at the best of times, but now that the mercury has (finally!) started to rise deciding what to wear to work can be a daily dilemma.


Here are my top tips for keeping your cool when the heat is on...


Dress to Impress
The dress is a summer wardrobe staple.  Simple and uncluttered, a great one piece is the perfect solution to the warm weather dressing dilemma.  Office friendly styles include the very wearable wrap dress, or, as seen on the Céline summer catwalk, the crisp, cool shirt dress.


Cool Colours
Introducing lighter colours into your working wardrobe will help you keep your cool, as well as seasonally update your style.  The pretty blush palette seen at Chanel was a feature on many of the runways this season. 


Fair Weather Fabrics
Lightweight materials are staying cool essentials.  Natural, breathable fabrics such as cotton, linen and silk are best when it comes to countering the hot weather, but they do have a tendency to crease.  For a more professional looking alternative, opt for garments in blended fabrics.


The Great Cover Up
The mercury may be rising, but today's often fierce air conditioning systems mean that having a cover up to hand is a must.  A lightweight jacket in a relaxed fit is ideal, as seen at Dries Van Noten.        


If you would like some help putting together your perfect working wardrobe then do pop in and see me at the shop to arrange an appointment, or click here to contact me by email.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Pretty in Print

 Tunic / Isabel Marant       Top / Vanessa Bruno       Tie Top / Rozae Nichols

























Add a touch of femininity to your wardrobe with one of these pretty printed pieces now in store. 

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Playtime

Stella McCartney

























If you're looking for some luxurious loungewear, then look no further than this pretty playsuit.  This brand new little silk number from Stella McCartney is now in store.  

Friday, 20 July 2012

Fashion Army

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                             McQ                                                       Jason Wu                                           Burberry Prosum

























A khaki jacket is a great all year rounder, and with military looks seen marching down the autumn/winter catwalks this cool cover up is now bang on trend too!


I've recently added this army jacket to my wardrobe... 


Top Shop






















And this great cropped version from James Perse has just landed in store...                                                            

James Perse





















So step to it if you want to snag this super wardrobe staple!  

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Toe The Line

                                  style.com                                                                                 Ann Demeulemeester

























These amazing pointed toe, backless boots, as seen on the Ann Demeulemeester runway, have just arrived in store.  Perfect for adding that bit of gothic chic to your wardrobe!


Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Wish List - 18.07.12

Here's another selection of our 'most wanted' items...

  • Jewelled Flip Flop Style Sandals - Size 5
  • Mulberry Roxy Bag - Tan/Black/Brown
  • Pale Pink Skinny Jeans - Size 8
  • Lightweight Mid-Blue Cropped Denim Jacket - Size 10
  • Christian Louboutin Classic Black Leather Pumps - Size 6
  • Pucci Clothing - Size 12/14
  • Blue Denim Jacket - Size 14
  • White Skinny Jeans - Size 8
  • Tan Leather 70's Style Shoulder Bag
  • Grey Linen Straight Leg Trousers - Size 6
  • Small Nude/Neutral Coloured Clutch Bag
  • Black Leather Jacket - Size 8/10

And we still need your bags!  If you have an unwanted designer handbag that you'd like to sell, then do pop it into the shop.  Thank you.


To include your own most wanted items on our next Wish List, simply call me at the shop or drop me a line with the details.  Click here for my email address. 

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Jamin Puech

The Sunday Times Style Magazine
Jamin Puech



























"...Benoit Jamin and Isabelle Puech have carved a niche for themselves internationally with their clever, quirky creations, combining exquisite modern leatherwork with a vintage sensibility..."   Ben Spriggs


This article from Sunday's Style magazine gives us an insight into the world of this exciting Paris based design duo, whose deft handiwork you can now see in store... 


Jamin Puech
  



















Pick up this stylish sac à main while stock lasts!  


Monday, 16 July 2012

Black & Tan

Chloé




























Step out in style in these super Chloé sandals, new in store! 

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Edgy Elegance

Helmut Lang
































This stunning silk dress is classic Lang, featuring the label's signature draping, print and asymmetry.  Time to add some edgy elegance to your wardrobe! 
  

Saturday, 14 July 2012

New Face

Zadig & Voltaire



























After keeping us all guessing with this mysterious press campaign, Zadig & Voltaire have finally named French model Camille Rowe Pourcheresse as the new face of the brand.


The announcement, made via an exclusive video on the French Vogue website, also gives us a sneak peek of the autumn/winter collection, and here are a couple of stills I've taken from the film which show two of my favourite pieces...






























As you know, I do love a bit of texture and these fabulous little furry numbers may just find their way into my wardrobe... 


You can watch the full video here.


Links
Zadig & Voltaire
French Vogue

Friday, 13 July 2012

The Accessory

Ann Demeulemeester































Belgian designer Ann Demeulemeester is known for her avant-garde designs, and her jewellery is no exception.


This amazing jacket accessory has just arrived in store...







Thursday, 12 July 2012

Prada Peep Toes

Prada






















If you're looking for a nude summer shoe with an edge, then these Prada peep toe pumps will fit the bill perfectly! 

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Beachcomber

 Bag / No Label          Sandals / Russell & Bromley           Top / Musa































If you're lucky enough to be escaping to sunnier climes this summer, then don't forget to pop into the shop for your warm weather wardrobe.


These great beach basics are from a selection currently in store. 
  

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Fierce Florals

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Dolce & Gabanna AW12

























Florals continue to be a key fashion trend as we head into the new season.  But as these designs from the Dolce & Gabbana catwalk clearly show, winter blooms are definitely on the fierce rather than feminine side!


Get the look for less with this on trend top from Top Shop, new in store...  
   

Top Shop

Monday, 9 July 2012

Summer Sparkle

Meet the latest addition to my wardrobe...


Panache




















This super sequinned top from Zadig & Voltaire caught my eye as soon as it came in to the shop.  I was helpless to resist...


And if you're looking to inject a bit of sparkle into your own summer wardrobe, then look no further than this stunning little silver number that has just arrived in store...

  
Alice + Olivia


























This truly versatile piece will not only see you through this season but well beyond, as come autumn/winter silver will still be making a serious style statement...


Vogue Italia - AW12 Collections
                                          




            


Sunday, 8 July 2012

The Wedges

                                                                                                Paul Smith


















Summer's favourite sandal from one of Britain's favourite designers.  Perfection! 
   

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Pure & Simple

Matches Magazine









































Streamline your style in one of these pure white pieces.  In the absence of colour, the focus is simple - cut, volume and texture...  




                                    Dress / Temperley                                Top / Dries Van Noten   Skirt / Moschino

Friday, 6 July 2012

POP!














Today sees the opening of the Fashion & Textile Museum's latest exhibition. 


'Pop! Design - Culture - Fashion' explores the impact of music, art and celebrity on fashion over a 20 year period from Rock 'n' Roll to Punk.


The museum is located on Bermondsey Street in South East London, just a short walk from London Bridge Station, and the exhibition runs until 27th October. 


Links 
Fashion & Textile Museum 

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Urban Safari

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                        Paul & Joe                                            Michael Kors                                              Givenchy


























Safari inspired styles are never far from the spring/summer catwalks, and this season was no exception.  However...  


The focus this time round is on a much more urban take on the trend, and these city-ready styles are currently in store...  






Clockwise from top left:
Skirt / Dries Van Noten
Dress / Karen Millen
Skirt / Marni

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

LWD

Styleby Magazine




























This little white dress has been transformed from simple to stylish by the addition of the thin black belt.


And it's the contrasting trim on this lovely lace dress that really makes the statement. New in store.     

Temperley

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

In With The New...

















The August editions of the monthly glossies are now hitting the newstands, so it must be autumn!  Yes, in the fickle world of fashion the new season is now well underway, and looking at the weather it seems they may just be right... 


If you're not an avid reader of magazines, but like to keep abreast of what's new, then it's definitely worth investing in the latest issues.  The catwalk guides and trend reports will give you a feel for what to expect this coming autumn/winter, and not just in terms of high end fashion.  The key looks will be appearing on a high street near you soon too.


Happy reading!       

Monday, 2 July 2012

Colour Blocking

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                   BCBG Max Azria                             Clements Ribeiro                                         Céline

























As these images from the autumn/winter catwalks show, colour blocking continues to be one of the key looks from today's designers.


The new season take on this now well established trend sees multiple blocks of different colour used across the same garment.  


This dramatic dress would be a great pre-season purchase.  New in store...  



Karen Millen

Sunday, 1 July 2012

The Sledge

Yes, the signature shoe of a certain Duchess has just arrived in store...


LK Bennett




















Pick up these much sought after Sledge pumps while you can!