Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Daniel Footwear Xmas Competition.

Better late then never head over to the Daniel Footwear website at the bottom and join this fun competition.

All you have to do is find mischievous Santa and tell us where he has been hiding… And have a chance of winning a luxury prize from the newly designed website.

All you have to do is watch out for our clues, released each week starting from Friday 2nd of December until Friday the 23rd of December. The last clue will be announced on Wednesday the 21st of December. Just in time for Christmas!

Keep checking the Daniel Footwear Facebook Page as all clues will be released there.

Little bit of light hearted fun and who knows you might even win.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Lana Del Rey

I don't normally blog about music but this is so beautiful. Hauntingly intriguing with a raspy voice. Paired with a gorgeous singer, with enviable lips and legs.
I just had to share this gem. This 24 year old is from America. Let me know what you think.
I've been super busy with deadlines but a fashion pony press event will be up soon with some fab new designers...

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Design Your Own Shoes

Technology and fashion is revolutionizing as we know it.
Now you can design your own shoes via the internet.
Upper Street London give you control on soles, shape, style, colour, materials and embellishments.
You have to give this a go. It is a bit pricey but dependent on what you what.

Aqua By Aqua

FLAPPER MAXI DRESS              £170
With a detachable maxi fringe belt which brings a versatile touch to this statement dress.
Available in Black, Red, Cream and Orange.

A gorgeous spilt leg dress with a cowl neck.
Available in Silver and Gold.

KRATE DRESS          £60
A mini dress accentuated with a statement necklace creates a strong edgy look.
Available in Orange, Cream, Black, Purple and Khaki.

POPPY MAXI DRESS       was £160 now £128
A streamlined silhouette in this chic creation.
Available in Tan and Cream, and Black

An edgy black mini skirt with a maxi panel.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Toy Story Mania

We all love Toy Story.
I love Toy Story...

But will you be wearing this new collection??

Hong-Kong based Bossini has collaborated with Pixar to create this surreal collection; for men, women and children.

Personally, I LOVE the Mr. Potato Head Hat..

It's kooky and fun but sadly it is only available in the US.

A step too far??
Or to infinity and beyond!!

(Sorry, I couldn't resist)

Click to read Daily Mail Article

Friday, 11 November 2011

Skirt Off.

We've seen the pencil skirts on Roland Mouret S/S 12, Jonathan Saunders collection and Carine Roitfeld herself. Are you falling for the pencil skirt?

Here's a look at the best on the high street...

This Dogtooth Panel Pencil Skirt is just £30 from Topshop. Slimming and Stylish.
Not keen on panels? This one will be perfect for you:

 River Island at £20.00.

Not sure if you're ready for this trend? This low price might do the trick.. £9.99
From New Look.

This Topshop Navy Blue Spotted Pencil Skirt is a dream at £26.00.

My personal favourite from Zara at £25.99.
The pencil skirt is very versatile; yes it does go with the obvious shirt however you can be experimental with layering, a chunky knit cardigan or cashmere jumper. A band tee or sheer blouse.

Tights or Bare Legs?

 Pretty Polly and HOH have some great tights to play around with.

A nod to the trend with another Zara beauty:

A gorgeous alternative for movement and style at £39.99.

Note To Self: Do NOT forget heels!!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Winter Blues, Christmas Shoes.

Get in my Life Miu Miu.
Obviously it's not going to happen on a student budget so here's the modest alternative.

STRUT Glitter Heel Platform Shoes £65.00

Give your outfit an edge with these beauties:
GORGEOUS Gem Heel Court Shoes £62.00

Who said Mary Janes were boring? Not me.
Topshop Unique SS12 made everyone get their 'Cruella' on.
Take their lead with these dalmation gems..
Mary Jane Ribbon Shoes By Unique** £100.00

 Another statement print, teamed with leather trousers for extra fierceness..
ACTIVATE Platform Ankle Boots £95.00

Last but not least, get your gladrags on with these quilted platforms.
LUXE Quilted Platform Sandals £98.00

All shoes are avaliable on the TOPSHOP website.
All prices were correct when published.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Primark for Selfridge's?!!

Primark will be selling clothes in Selfridge's. It is true.

A big step up in the fashion world with the Bargain Primark franchise being sold in a fashionable well known store such as Selfridge's.
Selfridge's known for its designer labels.

It shows the growing trend for fast fashion with many stores such as Jane Norman struggling in the recent climate.

The store will be hosting Primark in the Bullring, Birmingham, on Monday, followed by another concession at Selfridge's store in Manchester's Trafford Centre in the middle of November.

"Revealing the move, trade magazine Retail Week said it was the first time Primark will have opened a concession anywhere. It is understood the two firms were in talks for more than a year over the collaboration."

"Insiders say that as yet there are no plans to extend the tie-up to Selfridge's Oxford Street flagship store or its branch in Exchange Square, central Manchester."

It should boost menswear sales and create a new consumer from this new franchise. Prices will be remaining low.

Read the full article

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

British Youth Culture Fashion

Hey Guys I have a Project based on the British Youth Culture Fashion and you would really help me out by filling in my survey and giving my your honest opinion. Also any more ideas, information or opnions about this subject would be greatly appreciated. Click here to take survey Thank you.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Towie Takeover

Personally I can not stand The Only Way Is Essex, but it seems the public have a love for the high matinence Essex style with the new retail collaboration by Sam and Billie Fairs.

The new line, from Sam and Billie is called 'GraciEve'.
From tomorrow it will be avaliable in 15 House Of Fraser stores nationwide, and online.

Here is a sneak peek:

Dress, £60, by GraciEve

Top, £48; shorts, £42

Taking an objective view on Towie I have to say the line is very bold. The garments seem overpriced, however I can see it being a hit with young teenagers and fans.

It seems Lauren is showcasing her collection soon aswell.
And so it continues, what will be next for this reality infatuation...?

Wannabe designers heading to university you are going the wrong way to create your own line, reality television is apparently all the credentials you need.

Trend Style: Sixties Revival

Want a new style but don't have the time to scour the high street. Well i've done it for you..

New stylish shoes with a gorgeous quirky floral print team up with leather for an edge or with a cute peter pan dress for girlie perfection.


Adorn yourself with this gem, a glam fake fur collar at a steal for £12.99..


Block colour your outfit for £42.00. With this orange knitted slouchy jumper dress, guaranteed to get you noticed.

Diamond Shape Stud Earrings  was £3.50 now £1.75.

Sequins create the perfect party look with this mini skirt for £45.00

A sixties dress, bold and eyecatching. Was £24.99 now £14.99.

Click to Buy

Any other trends, looks or items you're interested in let me know..

Thursday, 6 October 2011

H&M: The A/W Coat Of Choice.

The winter coat is a staple and if chosen correctly can see you through many long winters. A winter jacket should be timeless, fashionable and well made.
I have looked at H&M for three winter coats:

Jacket £79.99

A fail safe leather jacket with an edge. The gorgeous russet brown is bold and smart; complimented with black woven sleeves and a subtle black neckline that adds character and class. The simple drawwaist creates a ladylike silhouette.

Parka £69.99

The parka makes a return. The khaki is back on the high street. This parka is perfect in the winter weather, substainable, suitable and fashionable. A feminine drawstring waist highlights the waist with a detachable fur trim for different looks.  It's very chic.

For the money-conscious who still haven't made their mind up, here's my other possibility:

Coat £24.99

A gorgeous double-breasted coat avaliable in black, blue or my personal favourite light camel. The character of this jacket makes this a steal at £24.99.

So good luck picking your A/W coat, choose wisely...

Disclaimer: The images used are from the H&M website and are not my own.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

M&S gets hot with new line 'Autograph'.

To be more precise Rosie-Huntington-Whiteley Hot.

.. And it just gets better, not only will the Transformers star and model be seen on the infamous M&S billboards but so will the beautiful Ryan Reynolds,

                                                                 .. followed by the smoldering David Gandy.
It will certainly transform the consumer age group with the new M&S 'Autograph' line for the Autumn 2011 'high end' campaign.

Click to view Telegraph Article

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Azzedine Alaia

 Sofia Coppola's wedding dress was a lavender dream; she looked radiant.
The bride and groom looked classy and elegant.
This gives me an excuse to look back at Azzedine Alaia's A/W Couture Collection.
(incase you'd forgotten)

Tailored jackets and suits made of patent snakeskin are so sharp and smart, Green and Burgundy are going to be big this A/W.

Perfect for A/W,  Mongolian lamb complemented by soft velvet and sculpted knits;
Get your 'faux' fur out.

The choice of colours and textures add to the luxe edgy look.
His range of silhouttes varied with shapes evolving from streamlined to bell shapes to fishtail gowns..

 Beautiful sleeveless gown with scalloped neckline and scalloped arm holes.

The 'sexy' version.

Eighties glamour neckline.
(Reminds me of Dynasty)


I adore the floor length edgy fishtail dresses with trianglular fonds!
I love the attention to detail with the change in necklines that create such a different look for each dress.
He may be hitting the headlines for his forward talking and 'bitchy comments,'
however his collection justifies that he does know his stuff.

For more photos and information of this lovely collection head to :

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

The Inbetweeners Movie

Just seen the long awaited movie and one word...
Will <3
I think its hard to walk out and not fall in love with Will; completely out of his comfort zone in Malia with great consequences.
The clever protagonist falls for a gorgeous blonde bombshell who has a Greek waiter boyfriend.
Jay puts his dead grandfathers money where his big mouth is.
Simon is detemined to get back with Carly at any peril.
And the dancing machine Neil experiments with fake tan and an older model...
Hilarious, not quite as funny as the tv series yet it has been created with the continous cringe factor.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Mad Men for Banana Republic

The hit tv show has taken to the high street.
Collaborating to create a neat tailored Mad Men collection inspired by the sixties. Banana Republic will sell a sleek collection that hosts slim tailored suits and Sharp cardigans for men.

Also gorgeous figure-hugging, hourglass silhouette, sixties era dresses for women. I love the colours... by

It will be released to Mad Men fans on August 25th.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Vogue, the september issue.

The beautiful Freja Beha covers the front page in a sequin ensemble. She always gives a good cover.

A enlightening page turner in the turbulent life of John Galliano.

You often see the pressure head designers and its nice to see Vogue not ditching him but supporting him unlike so many. He is a talented man in a world full of pressure.
Kate Moss's wedding dress was gorgeous and ethereal like the old Galliano i's love the Us edition of Vogue with an interview with Kate Moss about her working with Galliano.

Having recently wrote an essay about fashion mavericks and their marks on fashion i found it enlightening and brave of Vogue to talk freely about the issues and pressures that head designers go through.

The continuous side effects of being a head designer seem to result in rehab or suicide.

His actions were inexcusable and there are no justifications except he is in the best place getting help.

 John Galliano was just save in time by his very inappropriate outburst that perhaps saved him from the same ending as the incredible Lee McQueen.

John Galliano, and the fashion houses treatment towards them. Ditched in a time of need by the label that he helped and created great works of art for.

As a fashion student I find it fascinating how the first fashion mavericks would not seem as controversial as modern day innovators. The change has become more controversial and shocking as fashion has evolved.

 There aren't many modern day mavericks left with out a scandal; as each designer is constantly told to out do each other, to create more shocking and exciting catwalk shows. They have to create their own identities of fearless fashion creators, and establishing their own unique catwalk styles.

I think the pressure is obvious with having to be a true fashion maverick and not be ‘in fashion’ but ‘above fashion’. Hopefully we can help designers through times like these and stop other designers heading down the same path.

The fashion is on form- being labeled - 'the big fashion issue' they certainly delivered.

I throughly enjoyed it and it's nice to see vogue have more content then adverts for once.

You can always count on the September issue.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Horrible Bosses Film Review

Horrible Bosses. 

Three friends conspire to kill their bosses with funny results...
One of them thinks he's god gift to women with an asshole of a boss.
One is a sex offender who is in love with his fiance and is slightly camp,
with a bunny boiler nymphomaniac dentist for a boss.
One is a sexless, sleepless, beautiful man with a dictator for a boss.

You need to see this film for starters;

Jennifer Aniston got sexy, with sultry brown hair and a disturbing potty mouth she was a far cry from Rachel Green of Friends

The cast were superb with stella performances; 
with stars such as Jason Bateman, P.J. Byrne, Kevin Spacey, Charlie Day, Jamie Foxx, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis.

I now love Charlie Day, he made the whole cinema laugh continuously. His oneliners and singing performance made this film.

Colin Farrell is straight up funny, playing a coked up, rich boss who has a prejudice against 'fat people' and the Professor X guy with his 'special' wheelchair. 

The comparisons to Hangover are inevitable but I'd tell you to treat it completely different. 

A definite must-see.

Best Makeup Buys.

Best Liquid Eyeliner:
Barry M Liquid Eyeliner Black £4.79
Click to buy whilst your shopping on ASOS

It's a great item and perfect for the Brigitte Bardot look. Or Amy Winehouse homage.
I love my eyeliner and have tried my fair share yet Barry M's triumphs in packaging, long lasting, easy to remove and easy to apply. 

Best Coverage Mascara:
AVON Super Curlacious Mascara £6.00
Click to see other reviews

A mascara that covers each lash. Great for bottom lashes to create length.
I got mine in an offer for about £3, definitely recommend this product.

Best Lipstick:
MAC Satin Lipstick - SNOB £13.50
 Click to buy this product from the MAC Shop Online

A favourite for celebs such as Drew Barrymore and a lipstick that lasts... finally. 
Lasts for ages and can also be doubled up as a cheek blusher.

Best Powder Blusher:
MAC Powder Blusher - Well Dresses £17.00
 Click to buy this product from the MAC Online Shop

 A great blusher that gives drama and definition to your face.

Best Foundation:
GOSH X-ceptional Wear Foundation -12 Natural $19.00
( American link head to Superdrug for UK Buyers )
 click to go to goshamericas foundation

A great long lasting foundation that covers lightly not pasty or heavy like other foundations.
It also contains E-Vitamin and sun protection.
 GOSH X-Ceptional Wear make-up is also perfume free.

Best Concealer:
Maybelline Coverstick Concealer - Ivory £3.99

Great colour for pale people like me, the pigments are just right. Its creamy texture ensure you need the smallest amount with great coverage making it last longer then the average concealer.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Zara Sale

I tell urge everyone wanting a new outfit yet pinching at their money bag to head over to Zara.
I went to Derby Zara and purchase a gorgeous striped skirt that I eyed up before it was in the sale.
It went from £24.99 to £6.99.
Very nautical and cute.
I love the rope belt and that its not the typical blue white sailor stripe combo.
Definitely be teaming this with a white crisp shirt.
Any other ideas?