Saturday, 31 August 2013

Second Chance

Prada





















If you recently missed out on our super soft black Prada bag, then we have some good news for you.  This strikingly similar style has just arrived in store!

Complete with its original dust cover and authenticity tags, this lovely leather bag won't be around for long...



Price: £395.00 (Cost New £795.00)

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Friday, 30 August 2013

The Wonder Wedge!

Images via Pinterest






















The trainer has come a long way since its days as a simple sports shoe.

And wedge heeled trainers have become footwear's fashion statement du jour.

Comfort with added cool factor, if you haven't yet invested in a pair then these neutral toned trainers may just have your name on them... 



Ash



















Size:6 / Price:£75.00 


For more trainer talk click here


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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Sole Classic

Christian Louboutin






















These classic Christian Louboutin pumps have just arrived in store!

Shiny, black patent leather with those trademark red soles. A must have for every fashion maven's wardrobe....    



Size: 5 / Price: £195.00 

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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

As Seen In...

The Sunday Times Style Magazine



























The Hot List in this week's Style Magazine featured our super silver heeled sandals...



Kurt Geiger





















Brand new and boxed, catch them while you can!


Size: 5 / Price: £ 145.00 (Cost New £195.00)

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Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Closet Commandments

























I love this!  Are you a sartorial saint or sinner...?


Source 
Shop Your Closet: The Ultimate Guide to Organizing your Closet with Style - Melanie Charlton Fascitelli

Monday, 26 August 2013

The Inbetweeners


                        All Saints                                                          Chloé                                                              Reiss



















It's a tricky time of year fashion wise.  We're still in the throes of summer, but autumn will soon be knocking at our door.  So what to buy now?  

This is where those trans-seasonal pieces come into their own. Items that we will wear now, but come next season can continue to enjoy with a little bit of clever layering.

And these three dresses are just the ticket!  Perfect for sunny days simply styled with summer sandals or ankle boots, and as the weather cools trusty opaques, knee high boots and a jacket or simple knit will transform them into fall fashion favourites.  


All Saints: Size 8 / Price £ 55.00
Chloé:      Size 8 / Price £175.00
Reiss:      Size 8 / Price £ 85.00

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Sunday, 25 August 2013

Tips for Achieving a Timeless Wardrobe

Image via Pinterest






































Harpers Bazaar's Anna Vitiello is a self confessed treasure hunter, preferring to invest in 'trophy' pieces that will last her a lifetime rather than shopping for a quick fashion fix.

In the first post for her new Bazaar blog, she shares her top five tips for achieving a timeless wardrobe...

1.  Know what's worth the investment.
It doesn't matter if it's an embroidered clutch with 'LOVE' emblazoned on it from Lanvin, or the most classic thing you can buy.  The key is knowing that come rain or shine, you'll still be wearing it with everything you own 

2.  Know when to go back and hunt for that missed investment.
Some things don't have to be lost forever, especially with great outlets like Bicester and the wonder of the internet (not forgetting your favourite dress agency!).  With an awful lot of effort you can probably find it somewhere.

3.  The 'three things' rule.
Does it go with at least three things in your wardrobe, and could you make at least three outfits out of it?

4.  Don't be afraid of 'past season'.
Knowing what looks great is just as, if not more appealing than wearing head to toe current season.

5.  Buy what you love!
Trends come and go, but if you love it buy it!



To read Anna's blog post in full click here  

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Spot On

                               Saint Laurent PreFall 13                                                                    Mango AW13































Hedi Slimane's sheer spotted dress for Saint Laurent was no doubt the inspiration behind Mango's navy number, as modelled here by Miranda Kerr. 

And here at the shop we have just taken delivery of our very own version, courtesy of Club Monaco's exclusive collection for Browns...



Club Monaco for Browns


























Size: 8 / Price: £125.00


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Friday, 23 August 2013

Oversize vs Supersize!

style.com
Stella McCartney AW13





































The loose fitting, 'borrowed from the boyfriend' style that is very much Stella McCartney's signature, has been adopted by many designers this season, and can also now be seen in our favourite high street stores.  

It can be a tricky look to pull off - fit is just as important as it is with more streamlined styles, otherwise the wearer simply ends up looking swamped! 

There's a fine line between 'oversize' and 'supersize', and I fear that Grazia's stylist for this shoot has unfortunately crossed that divide.  Oh dear...



Grazia































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Thursday, 22 August 2013

Hide & Sleek

Vogue

































"It's time to try a new breed of soft, sophisticated animal print for size" - Vogue


While leopard is still very much in vogue, designers have added some non-traditional animal prints to their collections this coming season.

Deer-hide, zebra and ponyskin are just three of the sleek, sophisticated styles which feature for fall, and here at the shop we have just taken delivery of this super sleek vintage bag... 


Vintage Ponyskin Bag





















Price: £125.00

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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Python Pumps

Alexander McQueen





















These unworn python skin pumps have just arrived in store!

Snakeskin is a perennial fashion favourite, and who doesn't want some amazing McQueen in their wardrobe...?   


Size: 7 / Price: £300.00

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Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Belt Up!

style.com
                    Calvin Klein AW13                                    Céline PreFall 13                               Chanel Couture Fall 13




























Wide belts are definitely the way to go this autumn/winter.

And this brown leather beauty is currently in store... 



Whistles


























Price: £28.60

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Monday, 19 August 2013

How to...Wear Black

Ada Polla



















In an article for The Huffington Post, Ada Polla, CEO of Swiss skincare brand Alchimie Forever, talks about the all black dress code recently introduced by her husband's company, and her own sartorial conversion to the all black look. 
She also shares these top five tips for wearing my favourite shade... 

1. Vary the fabrics and textures.  
2. Make sure the fabric selection is season appropriate. A black wool dress will look fabulous in the fall, but out-of-place during the summer. Silk and linen make it easier to pull off the all-black look during the warmer months. 
3. When putting together a black-on-black outfit, fit becomes even more important. Take advantage of the fact that black is slimming and have the clothes be more fitted and flattering, rather than shapeless and drab. 
4. Add interest with accessories, such as statement jewellery or coloured heels.
5. Make your outfit more dressy or casual with a simple change of lipstick. A LBD can go from day to night seamlessly with a simple slick of deep red colour.





















Despite my own love of black, I do readily acknowledge that for some it can be deeply unflattering - contrary to Ada's views, I don't believe that it "...looks good on all skin tones..." and "...with all hair colours".

But banning black from your wardrobe can be very difficult, for all sorts of reasons.  So, when advising my personal styling clients I prefer to focus on how they can incorporate black into their wardrobes, if they so wish, by simply styling it in the way that works best for them. 

Time to explore your darker side...? 
    
To see some of my favourite all black looks click here
To read Ada's article in full click here


To learn more about booking a personal styling appointment simply pop in and see me at the shop or click here to contact me. 

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Two for One!

Marni



























There's more to this gorgeous cropped grey jacket than first meets the eye...


Simply unzip the sleeves and hey presto, a gilet!



Marni


























Size: 10 / Price: £250.00

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Saturday, 17 August 2013

Chloé Carry All

Chloé





















If downsizing is simply not an option when it comes to your every day bag, then this Chloé carry all is more than up to the job! 

Finished in distressed, dark brown leather with white stitching detail, this functional and fabulous bag has a distinctly vintage feel.

New in store...  



Price: £350.00 

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Friday, 16 August 2013

The New Reveal


Grazia


























"A high front and super low back create the perfect mix of elegance and drama" - Grazia 


According to those in the know at Grazia Magazine, fashion's new erogenous zone is the back.

And this gorgeous Acne dress with its dramatic plunge detailing has just arrived in store... 


Acne



















Brand new with its tags still attached, this little nude number is a real style steal!


Size:8 / Price:£150.00 (Cost New £225.00) 

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Thursday, 15 August 2013

Grunge Meets Glamour

Russell & Bromley





















Want to dress up your every day denim or add an edge to your evening wear?  Then these Russell & Bromley boots are just for you! 

The distressed metallic finish is a clever mix of both silver and gold, and the easy to wear style means they'll transition from day to night effortlessly.  

In store now...  



Size:5.5 / Price:£99.50

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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

The Boston Bag

Céline






















This black and white Boston bag would be a welcome addition to any wardrobe!

The canvas finish with contrasting leather trim make it the perfect carry all for these warmer months, when an all leather tote can simply look too heavy.  

And this chic Céline comes complete with its own dust cover and authenticity tags...



















New in store...


Price: £395.00

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Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Chanel Shades

Chanel





















If you haven't invested in your new summer sunnies yet, then these chic Chanel shades could have your name on them!

The limited edition pair with their woven trim, as featured on the house's classic 2.55 bag, come complete with their original case and box.



Chanel










In store now...


Price: £175.00

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Monday, 12 August 2013

Staying Power

Images via Style Sightings and Tommy Ton/style.com





























The lure of the new, that's what keeps the wheels of the fashion industry turning, and I have to admit that I am rather guilty of continually looking to 'what's next?' stylewise.  However...  

Alongside the trend led pieces that we fall in and then out of love with each season, there are certain items we all have in our wardrobes that have real staying power. And this super stylish outfit, created from key closet essentials, is a case in point...  

These images of fashion editor Samantha Traina are currently being pinned to many a Pinterest board. But when do you think the shots were originally taken?    


Source: Le Fashion




Answer: 2009

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Pushing the Envelope

Marie Claire



























Put your own stamp on the season with one of these super compact clutches.  



Whistles




















Now in store...


Price: £25.30 each

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Saturday, 10 August 2013

Carte Blanche

Ann Demeulemeester


































Ann Demeulemeester's Collection Blanche features key pieces reissued from her twenty year archive, such as this signature vest...



SS98 'Holy' Collection


























And look what's just landed in store!



























Size: 8 / Price: £33.00

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Friday, 9 August 2013

Moody Blooms

Vogue




















The dark, melancholic glamour of fall's fashionable florals is perfectly captured by this silk, wool and cashmere scarf...



Burberry



























And this beautiful Burberry is brand new, with its tags still attached!


Price: £85.00

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Thursday, 8 August 2013

Timeless vs Trend Led Style

MatchesFashion.com


















In this online Style Debate at MatchesFashion.com, Harper's Bazaar UK's Marissa Bourke and Vogue China's Dora Fung share their thoughts on classic versus cutting edge fashion.

And whilst the two women hold very different views on what makes their wardrobes work for them, I noticed that both still follow these three key fashion 'rules'... 


* Look for pieces that you know will work with what you already own.


* Invest in items that will stand the test of time.  


* Remember that fashion should always be fun, never boring!


So, whether you're a timeless or trend led shopper, certain rules never go out of style! 


To read the full article click here 

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Hot Fuzz

Vogue



























For this forthcoming season, designers have been exploring their softer sides, with texture taking centre stage on the accessories front.  

And we certainly came over all warm and fuzzy when this oh so tactile Chanel 2.55 bag landed in store...



Chanel






















This immaculate and much coveted bag with its iconic chain woven strap, is lined with the softest leather and fastens with the classic CC clasp.

It also comes complete with its original dust bag and authenticity tags...



















At a fraction of its retail price, this beautiful bag is a must have for all fashion fans! 


Price: £850.00

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Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Speedy

Louis Vuitton





















You'll have to be quick to catch this 'Speedy' bag!

This iconic Louis Vuitton has just arrived in store and won't be around for long...


Price: £175.00

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Monday, 5 August 2013

New Email Alert Service














Never miss out on that must have again!  Simply subscribe to our new personalised email alert service.

Just click on one of the 'Register your Interest' links at the foot of each new post or the top of the Latest Arrivals gallery, tell us which piece or pieces you have your eye on and we'll do the rest...


* Be the first to know if an item is due to be marked down and its new reduced price. 


* Receive an email alert if an item remains unsold and is due to be returned to its owner. We can then hold it for you, on request, to view at your convenience.  


* And be informed if an item has been sold or is no longer available.


And don't forget, we can take payment over the phone so that must have is only ever a call away!


You can also use the service to register your interest in other items or brands, and we'll contact you as soon as your preferred pieces arrive in store.


We're always looking for ways to improve our service, so please do send us your comments or suggestions.  Thank you! 

Sunday, 4 August 2013

The Black Leather Bag #2

Prada





















For fans of a more softer style of arm candy, fear not we haven't forgotten you!

This beautiful Prada bag will sit comfortably over your shoulder or can be carried by hand, and it has a large zipped exterior pocket for keeping all those essentials within easy reach. 

Complete with its original dust cover and authenticity tags, this lovely leather bag is the perfect investment piece.

In store now...  

Price: £395.00 (Cost New: £795.00)

To register your interest in this item simply click here and we'll keep you updated regarding its availability.