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Vintage Jewellery Shopping Over At ASOS

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Vintage TreasureI love a bit of vintage shopping, especially when it comes to unique and unusual jewellery pieces but sometimes there’s just not enough time to head to the right places for a goof rummage around.

ASOS now offer the perfect solution.. they do the hard work for you!

Introducing Vintage Treasure – they have teamed up with Susan Caplan (a specialist in these sort of things) who has put together a collection of fifty pieces, some even from big names such as Givenchy and Chanel.

Check out the collection and pick up some stunning finds here.


Breakthrough Breast Cancer Monochrome Tee

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Target TeeMonochrome is making a come back, and black and white is a great colour to work into your wardrobe and contrast all the acids and bright tones around right now.

A brilliant way of incorporating this look into your wardrobe is to pick up this great breast cancer target tee, courtesy of Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.

Available from Topshop, 30% of price goes to the charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Pair with all kinds of colours to quirk it up or just combine with some stonewash denim.

You can pick one up from Topshop for £22.


Fringed Waistcoat

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Next Suede Fringed WaistcoatIf fringing is your thing or you plan to embrace the western trend next season then you may be in need of this little fringed waistcoat.

Look to Hermes, Givenchy and Allessandro Dell’Acqua for inspiration on how to work this trend – where you find everything from western bondage to simply western style trimmings to inspire you.

Team with acid stone wash jeans and a tunic and when the weather warms up simply throw over a white cotton dress and gladiator sandals for a laid back look.

You can pick this up from Next for £35 (where you can also bag the other items in the picture – the tunic is £32 and the high-waisted jeans are £28).


Create Your Own Slogan Tee

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

I Love BoxieI am a real fan of plain simple graphic tee’s and have just come across a great T shirt label called I Love Boxie.

They have tons of slogan tees all in a typewriter type style. Each slogan has a story behind it and they even have a service called T Spoke whereby you can tell them a story that you would like on your T shirt and they will come up with a line and make it up for you. This service is £32 or $44.

For a regular T Shirt from their catalogue they charge £23 or $32.

Check out this link for their designs and here for their T Spoke service.


All I Want For Valentine's Is..

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

ValentinesIf you will be in for a predictable valentine’s this Saturday, and shudder at the thought of a Clinton’s card and rose arriving on your lap this weekend then it may be time to start dropping some not so subtle hints to your other half!

Here are my top picks for more creative type of gifts and certainly ones that don’t involve an oversized box of chocolates. (No bad thing of course, but for me having to explain where a whole box of chocolate has vanished to and facing the instant bloating that follows is not my best look, and does not, a romantic evening make)!

I would be far happier with the likes of Paul Smith’s special edition valentine’s love heart handkerchief. Perfect for blotting away the tears whilst reading the essay of sweet nothings that fills your card.

At the very least I would adore these Je’Taime earrings and I think my head would spin off into space if I unwrapped the latest Herve bandage dress.

I would give top points for the romance behind giving a funky waist cincher complete with swallows kissing and would find it hard not to fall in love with sweetheart slippers.

Better than a rose that lasts just a few days at best, is a vintage corsage that will last a lifetime and lastly, forget the anonymous ‘be mine’ card, say is with jewellery!

#1 – Paul Smith, valentine’s love heart handkerchief – £20
#2 – Urban Outfitters, Je T’aime Earrings – £10
#3 – Net-a-Porter, Herve Leger Twisted Colour Block Dress – £1,312
#4 – Boohoo, Swallow Clasp Belt – £12
#5 – Accessorize, Heart Fleece Slipper Boots – £15
#6 – Accessorize, Oversized Vintage Corsage – £10
#7 – ASOS, Be Mine Necklace – £6


Christmas Lounge Wear

Friday, November 28th, 2008

Figleaves Kishi Supersoft CardiganChristmas for me, is a time to indulge in some serious nesting; from long hours spent under a blanket reading, to lazy afternoons watching Christmas movies, or simply just snuggling up with hot chocolate and home-baked treats whilst catching up with family and friends, I love to nest.

One thing that is an absolute must for these activities (apart from the aforementioned hot chocolate and blankets) are soft comfy clothes. I may on occasion pull on a velour tracksuit (there, I’ve said it) but when lounging in company I like to look half decent, especially during the holidays when unexpected visitors could tap the door at any moment.

So, around about now I tend to update my lounge wear with cosy comfortable items I won’t mind being seen in and that look cute too. One item I am considering investing in is this Kishi supersoft cardy from Figleaves. This wrap comes in grey marl or cream shades, and is knitted in a soft angora mixed yarn and features a wide rib finish. Perfect for draping over just about anything this is perfect nesting wear! You can pick one up from Figleaves for £45.


Satin Lace Up Platforms

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Primark Satin Lace Up PlatformsPrimark are spoiling us with their Winter shoe collection and the latest pair I am hoping to snap up are these satin lace up platforms. Featuring the all important satin material, these shoes are perfect for the New Cocktail trend as well as a great finish to both a cute and girly or super sultry LBD.

The ribbon lace ups also nod towards the gothic chic looks and the cut out detailing, peep toes and platform sole are very of the moment. With a price tag of just £15 these are a very cheap chic way to update your shoe collection!


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!


The Sound of Music Theatre Tickets For Sale

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Sound of MusicHi everyone! Sorry to do a bit of advertising on here!! I bought tickets to see the Sound of Music for Saturday 18th October 2008 (at the London Palladium) for me and my sister, but then stupidly booked a holiday and forgot about the tickets! I therefore now have 2 tickets available for the 7.30pm performance if anybody is interested.

The tickets are for stalls seats D19 and D20 and they cost £55 each, we will consider offers of £45 and over per ticket. I will be placing them on ebay on Monday if nobody has contacted me by then so get in quick if you want them! I can accept cheque or Paypal and the tickets will be delivered as soon as payment has been received.

If you would like to get in touch please leave a comment or email info@fashionchicks.co.uk.


Statement Belt

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Anna Vince Quilted BeltI love this quilted bow belt by Anna Vince. On the one hand it looks like an oversized bow on the other like an oversized mask. The mix of patent leather and quilted texture make the belt very interesting and tactile. The design makes this a great statement piece.

So much so that I would be tempted to dress the rest of the outfit around it – this has cat-woman written all over it! However, to get more than one wear out of it you could always team with an understated pencil skirt, blouse and killer heels and let your belt do the talking.

Get yours from Browns for £200 today!