Saturday, 22 September 2012

Cut Out Couture

This Jil Sander dress is so elegant, glamourous and just a little naughty! The new way to wear cut outs this season is from the top of the stomach (no belly buttons, ladies please) or from the small of your back. And the cut out should be in an interesting shape or pattern.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Being Foxy Again!

As you may have seen in my previous blog posts I was given THE most gorgeous fox ring for my 21st birthday. Well today at work we had a delivery, and with it came a new friend for my little mr fox!
This foxy fella is so cute! His tale curls round your finger, his pointy nose is delicately coloured in and his eyes are closed so you can see his eyelashes. Super sweet! He also comes in a gold colour, but I thought my other gold ring might feel threatened so I bought him in sleek silver. I just love his delicate fox features. Only £20 from Aubin & Wills.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

D&G in Vogue

I love these picture in the latest Vogue. It's called Pastures New and stars this beautiful D&G dress. It looks so Marie Antoinette, picturesque and idyllic. And look at the cute dogs! This is the sort of fashion photography that I want to create, beautiful natural images with beautiful clothes! I much prefer these location shoots to the studio shots that seem to dominate magazines at the moment. In my opinion the outfits look so much more alive when they are out in the real world.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Silver Swans

Ever since the Jubilee, British themes have been taking over the fashion world. The most recent one I've picked up on are Swans. More specifically, silver swan jewelry. These graceful birds are a symbol of British Royalty and the perfect item to encompass this summer's Olympic events.
Check out these gorgeous birds!
Simple, Stylish, Elegant, Everything a Swan Princess should be. £12 Oliver Bonas.
Charmed, I'm Sure. £29.50 Jack Wills.
Sparkling on Swan Lake. £61 Swarovski.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Revenge Is A Dish...

Revenge is a dish best served cold. But the actresses in hit E4 show 'Revenge' are looking hot, hot, hot! I've become a bit obsessed with this show. I love the devious nature, quick plot twists and most of all, the gorgeous outfits.
Set in the Hamptons at the height of summer, the main character, Emily, seeks revenge on the family that framed her father for terrorism. Although Emily always looks stunning, it's her English frenemy (friend turned enemy), Ashley that really steals the show in her long sleeved skater dresses and red pout.
Ashley is played by actress Ashley Madekwe who also starred in 'Secret Diary of a Call Girl' with Billie Piper.
Here's some of my fav looks of hers on the show:

After seeing her on the show I looked into her own style and it's also amazing! She runs her own fashion blog which I am certainly going to be taking a look at:

This look is amazing and one I'm wearing this autumn: skater skirt, thin waist belt, huge wedges and tipped collar blouse! I just need those pins! 

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Crop Tops - Take Two

Here's the article I promised from ages ago about crop tops. I wrote this for a uni project this spring so if the information is out of date that's why! So here it is:

New Trend Article
‘Mid Drift’

As the days grow longer and the British sun slowly, gradually gets warmer, dare to bare your midriff in this season’s crop tops and bralets.
  Prada, Miu Miu, Pucci and Ricci embraced their abs for Spring/Summer 2012 sending their girls down the runway in 1950’s style bandeaus, tied up shirts and miniscule bralets. If you’re brave enough this variable British summertime then join them by indulging in the biggest trend this season – the crop top.
  An image may spring to your mind of Madonna gyrating in a meshed crop top in the mid-80’s or a young Britney Spears in a cropped white turtleneck, but have no fear ladies this year the crop top is back in a much more sophisticated fashion. In 2012 the stomach is revealed in a much more mature way with the amount of flesh showing limited to the top part of abdominals. The breasts must be covered but the space between breasts and waist are left to be admired before covering the rest of the stomach with high waist skirts or wide legged trousers. This leaves the thinnest, flattest and most alluring area of your stomach on display making you look sleek and toned, whilst hiding your problem area beneath gorgeous pastel pleated maxi skirts or brightly coloured pencil skirts.
  For Spring/Summer 2012 Prada revealed their collection inspired by 1950’s Americana. It featured car print bandeau tops worn with sleek pencil skirts that recreated a vintage pin up look. To generate this stylish look on the high street try Topshop for plain coloured seam free bandeau’s and team them with Primark’s car print midi skirt, an impressive imitation of Prada’s design.  Another great look is from ASOS; vibrant orange bonded lace has been crafted into a high waist pencil skirt with slit hem and a matching crop top. All that is needed is a smart black blazer to compose an elegant evening outfit.
  D&G exposed their tummies by tying colourful scarves around the breasts to create stunning crop tops that would look perfect on a hot Mediterranean beach. If you’re a fan of this look Topshop have designed a bandeau top produced with the same silky scarf fabric. Pucci’s lace cropped Cami has been imitated as a nude coloured lace bra top at Miss Selfridge. Both Miu Miu and Nina Ricci produced structured bralets and cropped corsets, ASOS again do perfect strapless copies in a light grey shade and Urban Outfitters have designed a lace Bustier with a zip back.  
  “The crop top has been a bestseller for us this season,” says the product advisor at River Island in Southampton. "It can be worn on the beach and is very popular as a night out look."
  Even if after all this, you’re still not happy about exposing your tummy to the rest of the world how about embracing the trend on the beach. Try a bikini top with high waist briefs, add Ray-Ban wayfarers and a headscarf and you’re rocking the fifties trend whilst hiding your problem area. And, if by the end of the day you’re feeling confident, slip on a printed maxi skirt and head out to dinner. 
  The stomach flashing crop top has remained a fashion favourite since the mid 20th century and it is obvious why: it’s sexy, sensual and alluring. This season its sophisticated update reveals a little hint of the body, just remember girls, less is always, always more. 

So that's my article!
As an update for autumn, you can still keep wearing your crop tops, just add a high waisted skirt or pair of jeans. 

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

IT Bag of A/W 2k12

This little number from Accessorize is my must-have 'IT' bag for autumn/winter 2012! It's a leather paneled doctors bag with gorgeous, soft looking pony hair on the front. I love the twin buckles on the front with gold stag detail! As it's neutral tones it would go perfectly with almost any outfit, I would use it to take to work or uni. At £75 it's an investment, it's a classic style and size that will last you many seasons, I've just got to save up first!

British details such as stags, foxes and owls are very on trend right now. So here's a few extra accessories to go with the bag.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012