Trendwatch: Baroque

This winter is looking opulent, with jewels, embellishments and heavy, luxurious fabrics making waves on the runways. Baroque prints and brocade featured at Stella McCartney, Dolce and Gabbana and Roberto Cavalli, and the trend is already available on the high street in several guises. Here are some of the ways to wear this lavish trend, … Continue reading Trendwatch: Baroque

Surviving the sale minefield

I’ve not done much sale shopping this year. I tend to walk into a shop, see the rails of sale items looking completely uncategorized and chaotic and feel immediately stressed at the prospect of rooting through it. I’ve failed miserably in the past, ending up with what I thought was a great bargain but that … Continue reading Surviving the sale minefield

Shopping (and styling) the Fashion Union sale

The summer sales are well underway, and whatever this means about the state of the economy and the high street, for me it is at least a great opportunity for a wardrobe update. Online fashion store Fashion Union is one I’ve browsed before, but never actually made a purchase from. I don’t know about you, … Continue reading Shopping (and styling) the Fashion Union sale

Revamped TK Maxx store: purchases and wish list!

Today I attended the grand opening of the newly transformed TK Maxx store in Bury (Greater Manchester). I’m already big fan of TK Maxx, particularly for branded shoes and quirky homeware, and it’s my go-to place for unusual food items for creating food hampers to give as gifts. So I couldn’t turn down the chance … Continue reading Revamped TK Maxx store: purchases and wish list!

My MANGO wish list

It’s two days until payday and rather than utilise my overdraft/credit card (I’ve really got to stop doing that for buying clothes) I have been “window shopping” online. In my enthusiasm and with the excitement of coming across finds that are still in the sales and also of the new season's stock arriving I have been … Continue reading My MANGO wish list

Red Carpet Style: Women in white stand out at the SAG Awards

Last week’s Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles saw the usual array of glamorous red carpet looks, and standing out from the crowd for me were those in white. A big trend for SS12, white can be used to create a classic, elegant look with clean lines, or to create something feminine and ethereal … Continue reading Red Carpet Style: Women in white stand out at the SAG Awards

The dreamland that is… Elie Saab Couture

Is there anything more beautiful than Elie Saab couture? Every show takes my breath away, and these images taken from the SS12 show are no exeption (Alessandro Viero / GoRunway.com). For me, someone who has always loved a beautiful fairytale dress and has previously taken interior design inspiration from the flowing lines and dreamlike beauty of … Continue reading The dreamland that is… Elie Saab Couture

Quirky, creative headwear from Rock n Rose

I can’t deny that I’m a little bit in love with the vintage-inspired jewellery and accessories at Rock ‘n Rose. With their pretty, quirky headwear and jewellery they are one of the most interesting jewellery brands around for me, and Pixie Lott has also named them as one of her favourites. I have just stumbled … Continue reading Quirky, creative headwear from Rock n Rose

Shift dresses: wear now and keep for spring!

For me January is fashion limbo. Now that Christmas and New Year are over I’ve had more than enough of sequins, jewel tones and black, but I’m also not quite ready for the pastels, brights and prints that I’m looking forward to for Spring/Summer. Somehow this makes me feel as though I have nothing to wear … Continue reading Shift dresses: wear now and keep for spring!