Friday, 26 March 2010

Quick Fix: Glam Sandals

Ok, I know the weather outside is hardly warm but these sandals are too pretty not to snap up now. Topshop have come up trumps with this glam pair of sandals so you can ditch the 'unwashed traveller' look (never quite got the hang of it!) this summer and keep your feet looking chic.

For £40 they are a bit pricier than your average flip flops but well worth the money - think how many 'what shoes can I wear on a warm summers evening' dilemmas they'll solve.

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Thursday, 25 March 2010

Do the Clash

The once unthinkable is now more than acceptable... clashing prints are in this Spring. As seen at Vivienne Westwood, aka the Queen of bold trends, patterns aren't going anywhere and this season there's loads to take your pic from. A good place to start would be clashing spots and florals together for a very contemporary look.

Try this floral body from Topshop (£25) with these polka dot-tastic shorts from New Look (£20). Chuck on a nude blazer and some brogues and you're good to go.

Don't just clash your clothes, add a bright eye colour into the mix as seen at the Luella SS10 show or a slick of bright lipstick.

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Saturday, 20 March 2010

Stand to Attention

Military is back for SS10 in a big way, thanks, in a large part, to Balmain (above).

But forget the Military trends of seasons past, this time Military can be worn day and night and in a range of soft fabrics and with beautiful detailing. Long gone are the shapeless khaki combats of yesteryear!

Khaki is obviously the key colour but can be mixed in with black, grey, stone, navy and hints of denim. Any texture goes, from stiff to fluid fabrics, lace to leather, all worn with fierce shoes and a matching attitude.

Once again I bring you the key pieces from the high street and have created three military looks for our modest budgets:

This first outfit mixes up textures for a fairly simple take on the trend, replacing your everyday skinny jeans with skinny khaki trousers and incorporating black lace and a statement jacket. Wedges are everywhere this season and a lot comfier than most other heels. The outfit has a muted palette and is easy to wear.

Jacket from Topshop, £95, Vest from Miss Selfridge, £18, Trousers from Warehouse Utility, £45, Wedges from Topshop, £80.

The second outfit could come straight off the Balmain SS10 runway, taking this seasons love affair with shorts and pairing them with an embellished shoulder tee. The boots are essential to lengthen legs and this ASOS pair add another neutral tone into the mix.

Waistcoat from missguided, £19.99, Top from Miss Selfridge, £24, Shorts from New Look, £20, Boots from, £50

Last but by no means least, the third outfit incorporates this seasons surprisingly easy to wear maxi vest dress for a look that would be perfect for a warm evening (here's hoping!). Khaki doesn't always have to be present for the Military look to work, as this outfit proves, and the waistcoat adds an option for evening wear.

Waistcoat from Rise at Dorothy Perkins, £45, Maxi dress from Topshop, £32, Shoes from Matalan, £14

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Sunday, 14 March 2010

Eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eheh

Not strictly fashion related but I feel the need to post on the marvel that is Lady Gaga's video for her new single 'Telephone', featuring the equally amazing Beyonce.

I can't decide what I love more about the video - Gaga's Diet Coke can hair rollers and leather jacket combo, Beyonce's pinup hairstyle, the Americana inspired outfits, the capes or the Pussy Wagon but overall its a musical (and a fashion) revelation.

I'm off to dye my hair yellow, slap on the red lipstick and dance around in spangly hotpants. Enjoy!

"Once you kill a cow you gotta make a burger"

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How Charming

Having recently come across an exciting jewellery website I thought I ought to share it with all you lovely people.

Eclectic Eccentricity is a great place to purchase vintage inspired jewellery, including charm necklaces, bracelets and various other trinkets.

My favourites are the matching 'You're my BFF' necklaces for £13.99, and the 'Little sweethearts' flower earrings for £13.50.

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Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Double denim... do or don't?

Well if it's good enough for Alexa...

Double denim's a risky look but if you're a skinny minnie like Ms Chung (seen here at London Fashion Week with Pixie Geldof) then it's the ultimate fashion-brave look for Spring. Keep everything else simple, a neutral bag and a pair of clogs and you're good to go.

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Monday, 1 March 2010

Welcome to Wonderland

Friday sees the release of the highly anticipated version of Alice in Wonderland, directed by Tim Burton and featuring an all-star cast of Tim Burton regulars Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter amongst other high profile actors & actresses such as Anne Hathaway and Alan Rickman.
However the aspect of the film that's got the fashion world talking is the films style, typically Burton-esque, over the top, colourful and quite frankly fabulous. So whether you're more of a Queen of Hearts or an Alice, snap up these inspired pieces and pile on the blue eyeshadow and the red lipstick asap.

Bow headband, £18, Topshop

Mad hatter earrings, £14, Disney Couture at

'Drink Me' necklace, £30, Disney Couture at

Queen of Hearts vest, £18, from an Alice in Wonderland inspired collection at Miss Selfridge

Tutu skirt, £16, New Look

Yellow heart ankle socks, £3, Topshop

Patent shoes, £35, Miss Selfridge

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