Friday, 31 October 2014

Westwood Ho!

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Are you a Dame Vivienne devotee?  If so, here's a selection of the Westwood designs we currently have in store...




Anglomania Grey Wool Mix Belted Short Coat
Size 10
£195.00






















Anglomania Black Cotton Mix Skirt
Size 8
£75.00


















Anglomania Printed Denim Jacket with Double Zip Fastening & Zipped Cuffs
Size 12
£125.00




















Anglomania Black Jersey Dress
Size 8/10
£150.00






















Anglomania Melissa Black Patent Ankle Boots with White Tassels
Size 5
£85.00













Red Label Navy Wool Mix Skirt
Size 10
£85.00






















Red Label Black Lace Dress with White Lining
Size 8/10
Was £225.00
Now £175.00




















Anglomania Cerise Jersey Dress
Size 8
Was £150.00
Now £100.00




















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Thursday, 30 October 2014

White Jeans, In Winter!

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Those of you who know me well, will already be aware that you're just as likely to see me sporting a pair of white jeans in winter as in the warmer months.

Teamed with a pair of great black boots, and either a leather jacket or cosy piece of cashmere, it's a look I love.

In her recent article for stylecaster.com, Kristen Bousquet shows us some chic ways to style up white jeans for the winter season, and here are some of her inspirations...
















































































To read Kristen's article in full click here 

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Women Fashion Power


Women Fashion Power - Look at what the woman next to you is saying from Design Museum on Vimeo.


Today sees the opening of the Design Museum's 'Women Fashion Power' exhibition, which explores how women from various walks of life use fashion to define and influence their position.

This unique exhibition, designed by Dame Zaha Hadid, examines how clothes are used not just as a means of self expression, but to assert authority and build a reputation. 

It features prominent figures from the worlds of business and music, as well as fashion, and even royalty, and includes exclusive interviews and multimedia presentations alongside the display of historical garments.

The exhibition runs until 26th April, 2015 and to learn more simply click here

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

How I Styled It...

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Happy Halloween!

I selected pieces in the traditional colours of the season to create our window displays this week...


Orange Dress
Kate Spade
Size: 12 / Price: £150.00

Black 'Butterfly' Dress
Project D (New with Tags)
Size: 8 / Price: £175.00 

Black Lace Dress (Just Seen)
LK Bennett (New with Tags)
Size: 10 / Price: £145.00 (Cost New £245.00)

Black Tuxedo Jacket
Lisa Ho
Size: 10-12 / Price: £150.00


To register your interest in an item or items simply click here and we'll keep you updated regarding their availability.

To book a personal style consultation with me, simply pop in and see me at the shop or click here for my contact details.

Monday, 27 October 2014

The Chloé Paddington

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Just in!  This beautiful chocolate brown leather designer bag.

This classic Chloé Paddington is instantly recognisable by its signature padlock and key, and is in superb condition.

It features a double zip fastening, two exterior pockets and two interior (one zipped) and comes complete with its original dust bag.

A perfect new season purchase!  


Price: £350.00

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

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Coat Buying: The Rules


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It (almost) feels about time to start considering a winter coat.  Here are the trends to contemplate this season, courtesy of The Guardian's Hannah Marriott...


Fake fur is your friend
The jacket most likely to give you a hug this autumn/winter is a brightly coloured faux fur.  To dip a toe without going full on trend, try a brown-coloured fur, a fluffy clutch bag or a shaggy pastel collar.

Lilac is the colour. Or camel
Every season has its colour, and this autumn/winter you'll be seeing a lot of lilac. If you're not a fan, camel is huge too.



Past & Precious

YSL Camel Wool Coat with Tie Belt
Size 10/12
£395.00





















Go sleeveless
Sleeveless coats seem illogical at first, but that's what makes them a wise buy - unlikely to peak and then be consigned to the fashion wilderness any time soon. Also, once you have sorted your sleeveless coat strategy, they can be very wearable indeed, as a layer over slim padded coats or biker jackets.

Update your existing coat
If you want to update last year's coat, take a leaf from Burberry's book – hoist a huge patterned scarf over your neck and tuck it into your belt – or wedge your shoulders into a faux fur stole, as seen at Marni or Lanvin.

Pakas reign
This is a good season for practical puddle-proof fashion, with parkas in pastel colours seen on catwalks from Stella McCartney to Fendi, and 'proper' khaki versions with furry hoods at Tommy Hilfiger.



Past & Precious

Paul Smith Parka
Size 12
£175.00





















Consider your hem length
As the midi skirt continues its fashion dominancy, so coats tend to be long, covering the hem and giving an undone, androgynous feeling to tailoring. That said, fake fur is different – the bubble-effect often works best cut a bit higher, at the mid thigh.

The pre-coat
For some, the pre-coat (what you pull on before you pull out your winter number) might be a fake fur stole or a bomber jacket. For many, this season, it will be a blanket, as seen on the catwalks at Burberry, Prabal Gurung, Etro and Chloé.


To read Hannah's article in full click here

Saturday, 25 October 2014

All About Yves...

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Calling all French fashion fans! We've just taken delivery of this collection of items from legendary design house Yves Saint Laurent...




Black Crepe Jacket with Tie Belt
Size 12/14
£325.00






















Black Wool Mix Dress
Size 12
£275.00






















Purple Cotton Mix Top
Size 12
£150.00






















Black Fine Wool Jacket with Tail
Size 14
£295.00






















Camel Wool Collarless Coat with Tie Belt
Size 10/12
£395.00





















Black Cashmere Jacket with Tie Belt
Size 12/14
£350.00























Cocktail Ring
£95.00
















Black Felted Wool Jacket
Size 14/16
£325.00






















Black Ribbed Sweater Dress
Size 14
£195.00





















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Friday, 24 October 2014

Insta Inspiration

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Another eclectic mix of Instagram finds...


1. Beautiful autumnal colours.
2. I couldn't have put it better myself!
3. And we should dress accordingly...
4. Parisian chic.  Polish beauty Anja Rubik in Balmain. 
5. Rain. What a beautiful shot.
6. Zara does it again.
7. A tutu for day?  Why not!
8. The set design for Alexander McQueen's SS15 show. Amazing.
9. Tranquility. 


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@third_form
@nakedvice
@michelgaubert
@wara.wa
@noanoir_
@allblackoutfits
@ceftandcompany
@hildrmork78

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Catwalk To Closet!

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Just in!  Straight from the catwalk, this super sheer metallic dress...



Isabel Marant Sheer Metallic Blue Knit
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Styled over the top of a simple black tunic, this Marant must-have can be worn dressed down with chunky boots or with a heel for a touch of night time glamour! 


Size: 8 / Price: £125.00

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Suits You!

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The trouser suit has slipped from fashion's favour in recent years.  Our lifestyles no longer demand such a formal approach to dressing, and even in the City, as one of my clients recently confirmed, the dress seems to have become the 'uniform' of choice.

However, the two piece has now been adopted by the style set who are reworking it for fashion's more laid back mood. Pairing the individual pieces with leather biker jackets, grey marl sweatshirts, and ripped jeans, they're bringing the look bang up to date. 

And while splitting a trouser suit into separates may not be new, the suit itself is also being worn in a much more casual, less corporate way.  Here are some new takes on an old favourite...  



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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

How I Styled It...

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"...when mixed in the right way, the bold print can be very wearable - not to mention incredibly chic....the trick lies in finding just one statement piece and toning it down..." - How To...Wear Leopard Print


Practising what I preach! I've styled the fabulous faux fur in this week's window with some understated, nude toned pieces so that the coat takes centre stage... 



Faux Fur Coat
Dennis Basso
Size: 8-10 / Price: £99.50

Sweater Dress
Humanoid (New with Tags)
Size: 10 / Price: £75.00

Brown Leather Belt
Club Monaco
Price: £45.00

Fitted Dress (Just Seen)
French Connection (New with Tags)
Size: 6 / Price: £85.00 


To register your interest in an item or items simply click here and we'll keep you updated regarding their availability.

To book a personal style consultation with me, simply pop in and see me at the shop or click here for my contact details.

Monday, 20 October 2014

The Little Red Book

Louis Vuitton Red Epi Leather Small Ring Agenda Cover
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New in!  This beautiful red leather Louis Vuitton agenda cover.

This 'Small Ring Agenda Cover' from the French fashion house features three card slots, two compartments and a six ring binder.

It's designed to hold the brand's address book, note pad or diary, and comes complete with its own gilt pencil. 

Finished in Louis Vuitton's signature Epi leather, with monogram, this would make the perfect present.


Price: £165.00 (Cost New £240.00)

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

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Insta Inspiration

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My quirky and cool finds from Instagram last week...


1. The super skull lamp in our room at the Hotel Amour
2. The Iro store in Los Angeles.  Exposed brickwork and light bulb lights.  Say no more!
3. White lilies.  My favourite flowers.
4. A perfect #FridayFashionStatement. 
5. Black, white and texure!
6. Reminds me of summer in sunny St Tropez.
7. Acne Studios.  What a great shape.
8. The new YSL fragrance.  Love the design of the bottle. 
9. Jeanette Getrost's simple black and white Saint Laurent sketches.


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@lusttforlife
@storiesbyme.se
@museenoir
@frichic
@fashionwithbangs
@third_form
@allblackoutfits
@jeanettegetrost