Archive for the ‘Designer Fashion’ Category
Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
If you like your fashion hot of the press, then it doesn’t come much hotter than new label Inc. Apparel, which was launched just this week.
They make great fashion-forward T shirts for women, and their first mini capsule range features two iconic prints which were selected by a public vote.
One features Lily Allen, and the other Michael Jackson, and both have a great punk/graffiti look to them with an over-sized shape, slash neck, and bold colours.
Even better, Inc.Apparel use Earth Positive garments which are made from 100% organic cotton, and are made using only green power, so you’re helping out the environment and looking good at the same time!
Each T shirt costs £20, and they’re strictly limited to a run of 200, so snap up this cutting edge fashion quickly! You can get them from the Inc. Apparel website.
Thursday, July 9th, 2009
Lust of the week, possible lust of the month even, goes to this Judith Leiber Cupcake crystal-embellished clutch. Fans of Sex and the City will recognise it as the bag Charlotte’s daughter had at Carrie’s wedding, the bag that she ‘helpfully’ put Carrie’s phone in so she missed all of Big’s calls.
The swirly crystal embellishments make it look very convincing as a cupcake, and the gold adds extra bling points. There’s a gold clasp at the front, and a short gold chain. Inside, there’s more gold, with a gold-tone leather lining, and there’s even a mirror for make up touch ups.
Of course, a bad like this comes with a pretty hefty price tag – £3,920. Luckily though, it’s currently sold out, so you won’t be tempted to mortgage your house for it!
You can lust over it at Net A Porter now!
Sunday, June 7th, 2009
Following the soft make-up colours and chiffons that sashayed down the S/S 09 catwalk, another micro trend set to be popular this summer is Ballet Chic.
This trend can be easily achieved through the use of muted toned dresses, wrap cardies and skirts so stick to washed out shades and for a fresh feel, team with white pieces.
To top the trend off perfectly however, you’ll need a pair of point-style ballerina pumps like these gorgeous ones from ACNE.
Available from their online store these ballet style pumps cost £190 and come in several different colours and styles.
Check them out here.
Friday, June 5th, 2009
I love these Minnie feather pumps by Pedro Garcia, the multicolour feathers are just divine and will ensure your toes are centre of attention.
Their muted tones also make them great for daytime wear – simply team up with a black pencil skirt and blouse for an easy office chic look.
They’d be great for eveningwear too – and will update all manner of little black dresses in an instant.
The toes feature a really cute grosgrain bow and faux pearl hat pin on the front which add to their quirky appeal.
You can pick yourself up a pair from Net-a-porter for £490.
Thursday, June 4th, 2009
Boyfriend jeans are set to be huge again this season and if you want to invest in a really great pair that will last then these blue J Brand lovelies are a good bet!
The cut on these are so good that they look great with heels or flats and are also perfect for the more curvaceous figure.
I love these baggier style jeans, and I think they are especially perfect for wearing in hot weather during the daytime… the skinnies can come out to play in the cooler evenings but for daytime its comfort all the way!
You can pick these up from Matches for £258.
Thursday, June 4th, 2009
Following on from our summer bags post a couple of days ago, here’s some more arm candy to flash around this summer.
Legendary handbag designer Anya Hindmarch has just launched three new tote bags for summer. The cream canvas bag as tan leather straps and an inside pocket. There are three different line drawing designs – a coral ‘Laundry Print’ which shows a pair of socks hanging on a washing line, a green ‘Shopping Print’, which feature toothpaste, chocolate, and a wine bottle and a ‘Meat and Poultry’ print which has three chickens on it.
These spacious casual bags are perfect for the weekends, and add a stylish touch to a jeans and top combo.
There’s loads of space for all your bag essentials, and it would easily double up as a beach bag.
And the best part is they’re only £55 each – a bargain for an Anya Hindmarch bag! They’re available from Net A Porter now.
Sunday, May 31st, 2009
I love this frilly little swimming costume by Something Swim! Featuring a sweet unicorn print and frilled plunge neckline its feminine and sexy all rolled into one.
The halter tie will make the most of your cleavage and the back strap helps keep it in place and looking hot.
At £79 it is a little pricey but it’s a classic print that you could continue to pull out summer after summer.
You can buy this item over at ASOS where you can also pick up a stunning bandeau version of the same print for £59.
Saturday, May 23rd, 2009
I absolutely adore this sequin frock by Rachel Gilbert. Striking and a head turner the bows, sequins and sheer accents all gain top trend-ticking marks.
The sweetheart neckline gives it a young and fun feel whilst the full-on show of sequins and 100% silk material ensures it creates a super-luxe impression.
Perfect for summer parties and for birthday girls it’s a real show stopper. Team with sky high heels and keep accessories to a minimum to ensure the dress delivers maximum impact.
Available form Net-a-porter it costs £370.
Tuesday, May 12th, 2009
There are some days when you just don’t fancy squeezing yourself into a teeny tiny dress, and a slouchy jumper seems like a far better option.
Well now, thanks to innovative designer Markus Lupfer, you can wear both! This Sequin bodice sweater is black, 100% wool with long sleeves and a scoop neck, and is embellished with a multicoloured sequin dress design on the front, complete with real ribbon for the waist.
The cute bodice design and sequin detail is really eye-catching, and sits in exactly the same place a dress would be, but without the breathing in. Team it with jeans and heels or flats for a day time look.
It costs £205 and is available now from Net A Porter.
Thursday, May 7th, 2009
Stella McCartney has been one of the most talked about names this season, with her new collections enchanting everyone in the fashion industry.
All this week on Net A Porter there’s been an exclusive capsule collection by Stella McCartney, accompanied by a film. The first two collections, ‘Magnolia Tree’ and ‘Poem’ are available now, with ‘Island’ and ‘Kite’s arriving today and tomorrow. ‘Magnolia Tree’ is a smart collection, with pieces perfect for work wear and evening wear, including a jumpsuit and a bustier dress. ‘Poem’ is more of a casual collection, with tailored trousers and shorts and cute wedges with a cloud print detail.
There are four key looks in each collection, and the items can be mixed and matched. All the items are in this season’s key colours of white, nude and honeydew.
If you fancy owning a piece of this exclusive collection then head over to Net A Porter now.