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Archive for October, 2008

Premium Range at Not Too Premium Prices

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Topshop Premium Range Fringe Mini SkirtWhilst some might argue that Topshop prices are expensive enough already, their Premium range offers you the chance to own pieces that are just that bit more special, for a slightly heftier price tag. There are also Petite, Tall and Maternity sections in the range, so there’s something for everyone.

The Fringe Mini Skirt from the range doesn’t have too much of a Premium price label at £38 and would be a great addition to your party clothes wardrobe. We’ve already seen the fringing detail up and down the catwalk, inspired by the flapper dresses of the 1920s. Gold is a timeless colour and perfect for nights out and parties. Team it with something simple – a black vest or a plain shirt tucked in.

You can have a look at the whole Premium range over at the Topshop website.


Designer V Highstreet: The Peep Toe Boot

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Primark Peep ToesJil Sander Peep ToesWhether the peep toe boot is practical for our wet winters remains questionable, but their cuteness is guaranteed. Adding a bit of interest to an otherwise rather boring boot is a great move, and if you fancy a pair but don’t fancy investing much then these cheap Primark boots may be for you – at just £15 they won’t break the bank and will enable you to dabble in the trend when the weather is fine. These are new for their Winter collection and are due in stores now!

If however, you want to make them more of a staple item or have the cash to splash, then you may wish to invest in this unusual pair from Jil Sander, these deep grey boots feature a statement angular platform with cut out detailing, which looks great side-on. If you want to pick up a pair they are £505 from Browns!


T-Bags Asymmetric Gown

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

T-Bags Asymmetric Silk Jersey GownI love this petrol blue T-Bags Asymmetric silk jersey gown. Originally a design house for bags only, they expanded into clothing soon after, and I’m glad they did! I love their kaftans for which they are well known, and really pleased to see they are doing such elegant eveningwear too.

This floor sweeper would look great teamed with sky scrapper heels to accentuate the already leggy look of this dress. Made from silk jersey, this dress simply slips on so there’s no messing with zips and is set to be really comfortable which can’t always be said for such elegant looking evening wear!

At just £195.00 I think this is a great bargain, especially as the casual jersey material could be dressed up or down, making this a dress a staple item trough summer to winter. Get yours from Net-a-porter.


Designer v Highstreet: The Horizontal Stripe Dress

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Horizontal Stripe DressesThe shops seem to be full of these horizontal striped dresses at the moment, and if you can work a horizontal stripe then this could be a very chic pic for you.

I love the 3.1 Philip Lim number featuring lace fabric and a swirly lace neckline. Team this with understated navy accessories for a streamline look. On the other side of the spectrum this Ted baker dress is less than half the price and again effortlessly chic.

Again featuring silk material and a round neckline this is a really cute easy to wear option. The dropped waist gives it a very relaxed feel and the short hem line keeps it edgey.

For the Designer option you can hop over to Net-a-porter and pick up the 3.1 Phillip Lim Lace top dress for £445. If you’re after the Ted Baker alternative, you can pick it up over at ASOS for £120.


The Next Instalment of Kate Moss Mania

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Kate Moss Christmas CollectionKate’s Christmas collection hits Topshop’s shop floor on Tuesday October 28th (when you can also pick the items up online on Topshop.com). The collection is full of great party pieces featuring sequins to sweeping floor length dresses.

These are three of Kate’s top pics from the collection. One of her other favourites is a dress with a print of a leopard across the neckline which she has lifted from a tee she used to wear as a teenager and has revamped into a mini dress. Another of her favourites are some large pocketed floral grey wide leg trousers.

All these items are set to be snapped up so if you’re a fan of Kate you may want to keep Tuesday in mind!


Snowflake Party Frock

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Rachel Gilbert Sienna Fringed DressMake like a snowflake at your Christmas party and don this ever-so-cute fringed dress by Rachel Gilbert. This is one of Net-a-porter’s favourite dresses for the dance floor and I can see why.

Fringing of course is very popular right now and looks great on evening wear. I think the rhinestone snowflake detailing around the neck is really cute and festive and takes a fringed dress to super sparkly new heights.

Team with reflective gold heels for serious party appeal or keep it understated with a black clutch and shoes.

Get your Rachel Gilbert Sienna fringed dress for £410 from Net-a-porter.


Great Transitional Piece

Friday, October 24th, 2008

See by Chloe 3 Tone DressI love this Tri-colour shift from See by Chloe. It’s a perfect transitional piece to take you from Autumn to Winter. Teamed with opaques, shoe boots and a warm coat this is a great number for dinner or drinks.

This dress also echoes several of the key trends righ6t now; from it’s 3 horizontal colour hues, to the folk feel to the embroidered collar as well as the sludgy grunge type colour palette.

Rev up the folk feel by teaming with a long pendant or fringed bag, or keep it chic and simple with clean cut accessories.

Get yours from My Wardrobe for £318.


Olsen Plaid Coat

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Elizabeth and James Plaid CoatI love the Olsen Twin’s label Elizabeth and James, and now available over at Net-a-porter is this gorgeous plaid coat from their collection. Typical of their style, this could easily have fallen out of one of their closets.

You could team it as they would, with super skinny jeans, towering heels and an oversized clutch, however, this is such a versatile piece it could be chucked over just about anything.

The coat features pockets on each hip, and the contrast ribbed sleeves and hidden magnetic fastening at the neck make sure this coat keeps you cosy.

Get yours for £515 from Net-a-porter today!


Perfect Party Dress

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Preen Drape DressThe shops are full of it, the adverts are already on TV, and despite the fact we haven’t even had Halloween yet, Christmas is already clawing it’s way in. The plus side is though that now is a perfectly acceptable time to start hunting down the perfect Christmas party dress.

This Preen Drape dress is sure to turn heads. The timeless design and update of the little black dress – now the little gray dress – will mean you can pull it out of the wardrobe again and again. Keep it on trend this season by teaming it with a blazer or tux jacket, and next season, who knows! A good pair of heels will always work well with this dress though.

The wrap detail on the waist will cover all multitude of Christmas sins, and means you don’t need a belt to create a nice silhouette.

It costs £545 and is available now from Net A Porter.


Beautiful Shoe Boots

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Stella McCartney Patent BootiesI’ve just pulled out my ankle boots from last year, and quite frankly they’re just not going to cut it this time around. My footwear is in dire need of an update!

Step in (pun intended) Net a Porter! They’ve got a great selection of this season’s best boots, all handily displayed in a mini online magazine! The shoe boot is a great new look this season, keeping your feet warm and dry but without committing to a full on boot. And there’s just something about their shape that makes them rather covetable.

These Stella McCartney Patent bootiesare absolute winners, and would look great with any outfit. Highlight them by teaming them with other patent accessories, such as a bag or belt, to pull your look together.

They cost £325 (not bad for Stella McCartney!) and are available from Net a Porter now.