Tuesday, 30 April 2013

The Perfect Purse

Anya Hindmarch





















Calling all Anya Hindmarch fans!

If you missed out on the brand new Mock Croc Purse by this British designer that we recently had in store, then why not snap up this sleek black leather style?

Complete with its original box and authenticity card, the clever tri-fold design unfolds to reveal compartments for cards, coins and notes.

Practical and perfectly styled, this classic piece won't be around for long...
  

Price: £125.00 (Cost New £195.00)

Monday, 29 April 2013

She Sells Seashells....

Valentino / Semi Couture





















We've come over all coastal here at the shop with the arrival of these pretty ocean inspired pieces.

Time to add a splash of summer to your wardrobe!   


Valentino Sandals:     Size 6.5 / Price £125.00
Semi Couture Necklace: £65.00 

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Super Sunnies!

Marni


















With the summer holiday season fast approaching, it's time to invest in a new pair of sunnies! And this year, why not opt for something a little different?

Never a make to fall in step with the mainstream, Marni's white and transparent framed shades make a real statement, in what is typically a sea of black and brown styles. 

In store now, complete with their original case. 



Price: £125.00

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Bits & Pieces

Harper's Bazaar









































Designers as diverse as Roksanda Ilincic, Proenza Schouler and Preen all presented collage inspired collections this season, using a myriad of fabrics, colours and textures to create single garments.

And these patchwork pumps are perfect for tapping into this trend!  Currently in store...  



Irregular Choice





















Size:5 / Price:£55.00 

Friday, 26 April 2013

The Wedge Sandal

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                        Isa Tapia                                                 Narcisco Rodriguez                                Jean-Michel Cazabat 




















The perfect marriage of fashion and functionality, the wedge sandal has been revisited by many designers this season.

And here in store we have just taken delivery of this perfect cork heeled pair by Chloé...



Chloé





















Size:3.5 / Price:£300.00 (Cost New £700.00)


Thursday, 25 April 2013

It's a Cinch!

                                                                   Image via Carolines Mode









































Inspired by this great shot I tweeted earlier in the week, I thought I'd share with you some of the super belts we currently have in store...






















From Top
Stephen Collins: £36.30
Furla:           £45.00
Joseph:          £55.00
Purple Studio:   £39.60
Joseph:          £40.00 

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

The Jet Set

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                   Dolce & Gabbana                                                Missoni                                               Stella McCartney























'Pack away your tennis whites, spring/summer 13 is all about dressing on the dark side' - Vogue Magazine 
                                                  

Now, there are those of us who will happily wear black regardless of the time of year, but if you typically turn to brighter shades as the weather warms up, you may find the new 'summer black' hard to resist.

Many designers have gone back to black this season.  And while it may seem strange to be thinking about this deadly night shade as we approach the warmer months, there is method behind their apparent madness...

As you can see, beautiful broderie anglaise, chiffon and sheer panelled pieces are just some of the ways designers have ensured that there is nothing heavy about this dark hue. And with a few well chosen accessories, or just a slick of red lipstick, you're good to go! 

So, what's the new black?  Black of course!

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Crystal Clear


                                                                                                      Images via Pinterest
                                    Gucci                                                           Michael Kors                                      Gianvito Rossi

















'Spring/summer 2013's transparent clutches, heels and necklaces are sleek and sculptural - and perfect for those with nothing to hide' - Harper's Bazaar



Tap into this transparent trend with this crystal clear cross necklace.  New in store!



JW Anderson





















Price: £75.00

Monday, 22 April 2013

The White Blazer

Karlie Kloss via Le Fashion



























It's (almost) that time of year when we look to trade in our trusty black blazers for something a little lighter.

And if you're after a white jacket with a difference this season, then we have the perfect pieces for you!

For a less structured take on the traditional, why not opt for this cut away cover up by Unconditional? Or for a more feminine option, this crinkle finish cotton number by Jigsaw ties at the back with a soft white ribbon.

In store while stock lasts!  



                     Unconditional                                                    Jigsaw


















Unconditional: Size 8-10 / Price £75.00
Jigsaw:        Size 10   / Price £65.00

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Girl Meets Boy

Toast / By Hudson / NW3





















New in store!  This trio of fabulous footwear.

With their fun finishes and ribbon ties these brogues are anything but boring.

Give those high heels a well earned rest, and step out in a pair of these brand new and oh so fashionable flats.       



Toast (Navy):      Size 5 / £99.50
By Hudson (Brown): Size 6 / £85.00
NW3 (Silver):      Size 5 / £99.50

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Baby Bayswater #2

                                                                     Mulberry





















If you missed out on the lovely Vintage Bayswater we recently had in store, then why not treat yourself to our latest Mulberry arrival...

This super Cookie Bayswater Satchel was brought into the shop just yesterday afternoon, and comes complete with its original dust bag and documentation.

Unlike its larger counterpart, this bijou 'Pebbled Beige' Bayswater can be carried cross body, but the strap is also detachable making it the perfect go anywhere piece. 

It won't be in store for long, so pop into the shop today!  

  

Price: £395.00

Friday, 19 April 2013

Minted

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                         Donna Karan                                            Georgio Armani                                      Theyskens Theory
























Freshen up your wardrobe with one of these minty new season must haves!  New in store...



                           Acne                                              Diane von Furstenberg


















Angora Knit:             Size  8-10 / Price 75.00
Broderie Anglaise Tunic: Size 10-12 / Price 95.00

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Taken by Storm

Cara Delevigne



























Today sees the opening of a new photography exhibition featuring some of Storm model agency's most famous faces.

'Taken by Storm', which celebrates the agency's 25th birthday, is being held at the Joseph store on London's Westbourne Grove, and includes images of established stars such as Kate Moss and Cindy Crawford, as well as new girls Cara Delevigne and Jourdan Dunn. 

The exhibition, created in association with Centrefold, the bi-annual fashion and art magazine, runs until Thursday, 2nd May.


Links
Joseph Westbourne Grove
Centrefold Magazine

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Catwalk to Closet

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Isabel Marant SS12










































New in! This Isabel Marant tie dye top from her much sought after mainline collection.

Will you be the lucky new owner of this fabulous find?  

Don't miss out!  Pop in and see us today.



Isabel Marant


























Size: 8-10 / Price: £95.00

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Leopard Deluxe








































I do love a bit of leopard print. And no sooner had I pinned this latest image to my Wild Things board on Pinterest, than this gorgeous faux fur coat arrived in store!

Brand new with tags, this timeless piece would be the perfect addition to any wardrobe...  



Lipsy


























Size:6-8 / Price:£80.00 

Monday, 15 April 2013

Travel in Style

Tanner Krolle






























If, like me, you find that your toiletries seem to take up increasing, and much valued, space in your suitcase, then we have the perfect packing solution for you!

This new Tanner Krolle vanity case is cleverly compartmentalised to hold all those essential bottles and jars that we just can't live without during our time away from home.

Snap up this stylish travel essential in good time for that summer getaway... 


Price: £250.00  

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Spring Sneakers

BE&D  / Ash





















If you're still looking for that perfect pair of new season sneakers, then we have two more great styles to tempt you...

These BE&D high tops are brand new, and lace up with pure white ribbon, and with their wedge heel, the Ash trainers combine function and fashion perfectly! 


For our trainer wearing tips, click here... 


BE&D: Size 3-4 / Price £65.00 (New)
Ash:  Size: 7  / Price £55.00  

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Black (and White) Beauty

Lulu Guinness





















Accessories are the perfect way to tap into this season's 'black & white' trend, and this little beauty from British designer Lulu Guinness is a monochrome must have!


Price: £175.00

Friday, 12 April 2013

The Must Have Boot #2

Russell & Bromley





















If you missed out on our Must Have Boots - they've already been snapped up by one very happy customer - then fear not!

This brand new pair of Hipgal Gaucho Boots have just arrived in store.

Perfect for spring, this ultra fashionable footwear won't be around for long...


Size:5 / Price:£145.00 (Cost New £295.00)

Thursday, 11 April 2013

New Opening Hours

OUR HOURS OF BUSINESS ARE CHANGING

With immediate effect we will now be closed on Mondays, so our new trading hours are as follows.


Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00am to 5.00pm


We are pleased to accept items for sale on each of these five days, and there is no need to make an appointment to come and see us.  All we ask is that you limit the number of items to a maximum of ten per visit.   

We look forward to seeing you soon!


++ NOW ACCEPTING SPRING CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES ++ 

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

The Essential Eyewear


Tom Ford














If you're looking for a new pair of sunnies this spring, then look no further.  These super stylish 'Jennifer' shades by über designer Tom Ford have just arrived in store.

The beautiful black frames are trimmed with silver hinge detailing,  and the pair comes complete with their original box, case, cleaning cloth and authenticity card.

Snap them up while stock lasts!


Price: £175.00  

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Pretty Vacant



The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York


















With the imminent opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's 'Punk: Chaos to Couture' exhibition, I've been anticipating a slew of punk related fashion stories to appear in the monthly glossies.  And the latest editions didn't disappoint. Well, one of them didn't...

Vogue's Pretty Vacant story, styled by Francesca Burns and shot by Paolo Roversi, is quite hauntingly beautiful. Unlike one of its competitors, which has fallen into the tired trap of producing a series of stereotypical shots featuring a sneering model, Vogue has perfectly captured high fashion's constant fascination with punk.     

It hasn't escaped me that the success of the shoot, in my eyes at least, is due in no small part to Stella Tennant.  One of my favourite British models, she never fails to disappoint.

What do you think...














































































































































































































































Monday, 8 April 2013

Two of a Kind

Vivienne Westwood





















Why settle for one piece of Westwood when you can have two?

It's true what they say...If something works well, always invest in more than one, and in a selection of colourways so that you can ring the changes. 

These pretty knits have just arrived in store, and are signature Westwood, featuring Dame Vivienne's form fitting cut and softly draped style.

The perfect spring purchase!

Size: 12 / Price: £75.00 each

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Mock Croc Must Have!

Anya Hindmarch













New in store!  This beautiful dark brown leather purse.  

Complete with its original box and authenticity card, this perfect mock croc piece is a must have for all Anya Hindmarch fans.



Price:£125.00 (Cost New £195.00) 

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Runway to Reality

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Roberto Cavalli SS13











































The laser cutting technique used to create this tunic's futuristic feel, is no doubt the inspiration behind this simple but stunning Cos shirt. New in store...




Cos
  
























Size:10 / Price:£45.00    

Friday, 5 April 2013

Baby Bayswater!

Mulberry Bayswater





















Calling all Mulberry fans!  We have just taken delivery of a much sought after Bayswater.

This vintage bag is finished in Oak leather and comes complete with its original dust cover.

Measuring approximately 17cm (H) x 34cm (W) x 15cm (D), this timeless piece can be carried comfortably over the shoulder or in the crook of the arm.

In store while stock lasts! 


Price: £250.00 

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Mixed Media

Miu Miu SS13 Campaign



























As regular readers of this blog will know, I do have a bit of a thing for texture, sartorially speaking of course! As the bulk of my wardrobe is black, styling different fabrics together such as leather, fur, suede and silk helps to create that essential bit of interest, often absent from an all black ensemble.

Applying the same principle to a combination of colours can be a bit more tricky.  The different shades add an extra dimension to the textural mix, which can work spectacularly well, or result in an outfit that appears to have been put together from random items selected from the bedroom floor!

The styling in this latest Miu Miu campaign definitely falls into the former category. The soft, muted colours blend beautifully together, as do the combination of textures. The secret? Neither element overpowers the other.  

And this 'mixed media' approach to dressing is also successfully showcased here... 



Images via Pinterest






















Perfect!

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

The Must Have Boot


    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley                                     Miranda Kerr                                                   Kate Bosworth

























For the past few seasons, spring's must have boot has been the suede, zip up, ankle style with the stacked cuban heel.  

First introduced several years ago by Isabel Marant, her signature 'Dicker' boot can now be seen, to varying degrees of success, up and down the high street. And it's a style that the French designer herself continues to revisit each year. 

The reasons for its popularity are simple, the boots are super comfy, and can be worn with almost anything, as demonstrated here by these three famous fashionistas. And I have to admit to owning three pairs myself - beige suede, black suede and black leather.  One pair for every eventuality!  

Russell & Bromley's 'Luxury Gaucho' bears an uncanny resemblance to the Marant original.  The heel is the perfect height, the main downfall of many a pretender, and we have just taken delivery of a brand new pair here at the shop... 


  
Russell & Bromley Paris Luxury Gaucho Boot

























In store while stock lasts!

Size:5 / Price:£125.00