Friday, 31 August 2012

Elegantly Waisted


























Update your look in an instant with one of these brilliant belts currently in store. 

Burgundy Suede / Mulberry
Brown Leather / Wanama
Silver Metal / Vintage
Black Leather & Suede / Jaeger

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Gold Star

Joseph































Gold is the metal of the moment, and this gorgeous gilt dress has just arrived in store!


Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Back to Brunette?

Styleby Magazine #11
































I've been more than pleased with my new lightened summer hair(thank you Leigh!), but seeing this article in the latest issue of Styleby has got me thinking...  

The start of a new season is the perfect time to reassess your hair, as well as your wardrobe, and never one to sit still stylewise, I'm always on the look out for something new. So watch this space! 


Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Eau on the Go!

Columbine Smille



























One of my favourite fashion bloggers recently posted this picture of Byredo's Neccessaire de Voyage, a new collection of travel cases designed by the company for its signature scents.

These handy holders are also perfect for slipping into your everyday handbag, and I have my own custom made eau de parfum pen designed just for that purpose...
























Unlike the Byredo case, my bespoke version can be used for any perfume (my current favourite is Le Labo's Rose 31), and it was crafted by my boyfriend's own fair hand!

Commissions are welcome, so if you'd like to learn more simply contact me for details (here).  

Monday, 27 August 2012

Favourite Shirt


                         style.com                                                                   net-a-porter.com
Miu Miu AW 12



























The darkly dramatic prints shown by Miuccia Prada on her Miu Miu catwalk may only be for the brave when worn head to toe, but as a single statement piece the printed shirt is a great way to update your style.  

I've just picked up this paisley printed shirt from The Kooples... 





























After a marked absence from my wardrobe (perhaps due to its associations with my former corporate life?) I've recently rediscovered the shirt (here and here), and it's fast becoming a firm wardrobe favourite!    

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Lost...and Found!


















Don't you just hate it when one of your 'can't live without' beauty products is discontinued?  Well, I realised that this had happened again to me recently after I'd tried, and failed, to get hold of a favourite Estée Lauder lipgloss.  However...

After calling numerous stores in the hope that they had a rogue gloss lurking at the back of a cupboard, a consultant finally asked me if I'd heard of the brand's Gone But Not Forgotten programme...

Well, one call to the dedicated number and hey presto I have my lipgloss!

You can find the contact details here.
     

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Bonny Boots!

                           Chloé                                                            Rupert Sanderson                                     Isabel Marant




















The trend for all things western, which begun last springis set to continue a pace this season, as you can see from these great boots!

I'm not usually a fan of heavily detailed footwear, but there's something about these urban beauties that has rendered my trusty Acne Pistol's rather tame by comparison.

So, meet my new All Saints ankle boots... 



The Bonny Boot





















I'm away from the shop for a few days, making the most of Monday's bank holiday, but will still be updating the blog every day so do keep a look out for my posts.  Enjoy the long weekend!



Friday, 24 August 2012

Vertigo






















Chanel's new season nail varnishes launch today, and I've managed to pick up my favourite shade from Fenwick...




























Which shade will you be wearing? 

    

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Black Beauty

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Prada AW12

























The delicate appliqué adorning these stunning pieces from the Prada catwalk is a technique that's mirrored on this beautiful black blouse we have just received in store...



Origin Unknown

















Wednesday, 22 August 2012

First Blush #2

Zara






















No sooner had I uploaded my First Blush post, than this super silk blouse arrived in store!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Cuff Love


Marni  / H&M






















Another sell out item from this coveted collection!  This bold bangle is new in store...


Monday, 20 August 2012

The Stud

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                       Balmain                                                       Zara AW12 Campaign






















Black is back with a vengeance this coming season, and from high fashion to the high street studded separates and accessories will be de rigeur...

This brand new black studded bag has just arrived in store.  The zippers still have the protectors intact!



Jaeger

















Sunday, 19 August 2012

Straight Laced

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Balenciaga






















These lovely lace ups appeared on this coveted label's autumn/winter catwalk.

Follow creative director Nicolas Ghesquière's lead and invest in a pair of these brand new ribbon tied beauties that have just arrived in store. 



Dune


















  

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Le Pliage

Le Pliage by Longchamp
























This fun but ultra-functional bag has just arrived in store. 

The famous lightweight, foldable design has won Le Pliage a cult following, so it won't be around for long... 

Friday, 17 August 2012

Body Con

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                         Versace                                                   Victoria Beckham                                             3.1 Phillip Lim



























The bold stripes on these body con dresses give the form fitting styles a sportier, more casual feel.

Add something a little sporty to your autumn wardrobe with this stunning striped dress now in store... 



                                                 Diva



























Thursday, 16 August 2012

First Blush

Image: Style by Kling


























Swedish fashion blogger Elin Kling posted this image on her site recently as she loved the metallic denim.  And while I do agree with her, it's actually the blush coloured blouse that's been on my mind.

We usually think of neutrals in terms of black and white, but this beautiful blush works just as well.  The delicate shade is also a great contrast against the hard edged denim.

So, the latest addition to my wardrobe will probably come as no surprise...  


Zadig & Voltaire


























My style suits this shirt's distressed cotton finish, but there's also a sleeker silk version which you can see on Zadig's website here.
    

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Statement Sandals #2

Pollini















Put your fiercest foot forward in these Pollini platform pumps!  New in store...   

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Texture Trip

Céline AW12 Campaign























The combination of contrasting colours and textures in this new season piece by Céline's Phoebe Philo, is also the feature that makes this bold bag stand out from the crowd.  New in store...



                                                                                              Lupo


    














Monday, 13 August 2012

Volume Control

Marc Jacobs AW12 Campaign






















The 'oversized' trend dominated the autumn/winter catwalks.  And not just in terms of the structure and volume of new season clothes, but the size of pattern and print too. As you can see, Marc Jacobs has taken houndstooth check to a whole new level!

Nod to the trend in something a little more subtle.  This gorgeous graphic dress is currently in store... 



Diva






  

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Fresh Faced - The Update





















Well, my trusty powder blush has now been relegated to the bottom drawer...

I picked up these great new products from SpaceNK last week, which give that subtle 'outdoorsy' glow I was after (here). Thank you Sue! 


Links
Laura Mercier 'Oleander' Creme Cheek Colour
Nars 'Copacabana' Multiple

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Bags of Charm

Lulu Guinness is well known for her witty handbags and accessories, none more so than her iconic red lips clutch...



Red Perspex Lips Clutch












And although this beautiful navy leather bag by the decorated British designer makes a more subtle style statement, the lipstick zip fastener ensures it looses none of the label's famous charm.  Currently in store... 



Lulu Guinness















Friday, 10 August 2012

Wrist Action

                                                                                                 Marc by Marc Jacobs














Accessories are one of the easiest ways to update your look, and this black and silver bangle by Marc Jacobs' quirky diffusion line will add some retro cool to your wrist! New in store... 


Thursday, 9 August 2012

Indian Summer

Vogue - August 12





























Here's hoping!



    Top / Tashia                  Dress / LK Bennett                 Ring / Lola Rose               Sunnies / Stella McCartney



Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Dramatic Detailing

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                      Louis Vuitton                                          Oscar de la Renta                                        Givenchy

























The trend for metal embellishment, seen decorating many of the new season's styles, is mirrored on this dramatic Paul & Joe dress that has just arrived in store... 


                                                    Paul & Joe




















Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Small is Beautiful

Gucci





















When it comes to handbags size matters, and despite its compact design this gorgeous Gucci bag can comfortably carry the essentials.

Its neutral tones also make it the perfect 'go with anything' accessory, and the leather strap is just the right length for wearing over the shoulder or in hand.  

So, what's not to love?  Small is indeed beautiful...  
     

Monday, 6 August 2012

Fresh Faced

Harper's Bazaar - September 12




























Harper's describe this stunningly simple look as the prettiest of the AW12 beauty trends, and I have to agree.


I already subscribe to the minimalist school of make-up, but the fresh, 'outdoorsy' feel of this image really caught my eye.    


Suddenly, my usual powder blush looks a bit flat.  The hunt for a cream replacement that will give that fresh faced flush has officially begun...  

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Designer Inspiration

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Tom Ford 



























No doubt this fabulous fur top from Tom Ford's summer collection inspired this super silk singlet from Reiss, new in store...


Reiss

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Style Steal

I'm not a fan of sales shopping.  While I do love a bargain, I would rather get my retail fix in a calm, uncluttered environment than fight my way through the chaos that is all too often the end of season sales.  And usually, there's a very good reason why certain items end up on the reduced rail!  However, there are exceptions to every rule...


I recently picked up this brilliant belt at Kitch.  It was the only one left in store, and in my size, and at 60% off!  As something I would have happily paid full price for, it's a real style steal! 


Kitch

























Here's a snap of its first outing...









































Metallic Vest / Zadig & Voltaire
Leather & Zip Belt / Kitch
Skinny Jeans / Gap
Strappy Sandals / Alexander Wang

Friday, 3 August 2012

Marni / Marni

Marni















If you're a fan of Consuelo Castiglioni's Marni label, then it's time to pop into the shop! 


These super wooden heeled sandals and this dark chocolate distressed leather bag are just two of the designer's eclectic pieces currently in store. 


Thursday, 2 August 2012

Wish List - 02.08.12

Are you the owner of any of these 'most wanted' items?  If so, and you are happy to sell them, then please do get in touch!

  • White strapless cocktail dress - size 8
  • Black/navy/grey smart jackets - size 10/12
  • Dolce & Gabbana dresses - size 10
  • Tod's black leather loafers - size 4 / 4.5
  • Black skinny jeans - size 12
  • Flip flop style sandals - size 7
  • White smart shirts - size 8/10
  • Cashmere knits - size 8/10
  • Lanvin clothing - size 12
  • Black leather/silver metal western style belt -size small
  • Zadig & Voltaire clothing - size 8
  • Black leather back pack style bag

We are also still looking for handbags, so if you have a bag that you no longer wear then do pop it into the shop.  Thank you!


What's on your wish list?  Do let us know and we will do our utmost to track it down for you.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Summer Sweater?!
















I can't believe I'm STILL in sweaters!  Well, at least the lack of any summer sun yesterday gave me another chance to wear this creamy knit that I picked up on holiday. I didn't think I'd get so much wear out of it so soon!  


Distressed Knit / Zadig & Voltaire
Studded Belt / Hollywood Trading
Faded Jeans / Zadig & Voltaire
Suede Boots / Isabel Marant