Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Cooperative Designs & Mista SS11 at Urban Outfitters

The long and the short of it -Annalise Dunn and Dorothy Hagemann's design label Cooperative Designs go monochrome with this jazzy Zebra midi dress and midriff jumper.
Here teamed with Mista shoes and Hyde sunglasses.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Ana Gutierrez Ethical Jewellery

Ana Gutierrez spent most of her childhood in Limon, the Atlantic province of Costa Rica and she has taken inspiration for her jewellery from its tropical forests and beaches. All her pieces are handmade with unusually cut stones, so each piece will differ slightly from another of the same design.  The silver used is recycled from x-rays.

Multiple strings of pearls form the basis of necklaces and bracelets whilst semi precious stones in soft hues delicately add a touch of colour and relax the formal look pearls can often portray.
These pieces don’t cry out for attention, just bring a sophisticated and quiet glamour to your outfit.
Loving the bracelet with its splash of red coral..


Pearls and sterling silver mix brings a youthful look in this elegant collection. The silver is fashioned in the shape of the petals with the pearl in the middle.

This necklace is made of with semiprecious natural stones – genuine pink pearls, white pearls and pale green amethyst


Tamarindo is a town located on the North Pacific cost of Costa Rica where the main attractions are surfing and eco- tourism (watching the Leatherback Turtle during their nesting season).

Ana has abandoned the delicate pearl for the stronger semi precious stones and chooses warmer and earth toned colours . This choker gives a muted colour blend of pale purple and green with amethysts and citrine

Whist this Golden Rain necklace gives a brighter contrast of colours and textures with its precious woods, amethysts, golden citrine and clear quartz mix.

A larger variety of colours and contrast to suit everyone's taste.

These Blue Jungle earrings uses vivid colours of turquoise, blue topaz and onyx

Whilst Midday Sun earrings  goes for the hazy colours of  the yellow speckled jasper matched with the clear quartz.

And the Moon Shadow earrings goes almost colourless with agate druzy twinkling like stars matched with clear and grey quartz

The Pink Sea earrings  goes for the delicate pearlised conch , amethyst and quartz setting.

And the Sea Dune Earrings mixes turquoise and quartz for the sea and the sand.

Star Over the Moon ring has the soft monochrome colours of a moonlit night with twinkling white agate druzy, white pearl and quartz.

Whilst the Chain ring shows a strong colour contrast of a solid warm rust agate druzy with the cool sterling silver.

And the Agata Drussie ring - the agate druzy here is sparkling with cirlces of very tiny quartz crystals, complemented with the clear golden citrine.

Can't wait for her latest collection 'Pandora' - not  inspired by the mythical tale of Pandora's Box but by James Cameron ideal world of Pandora in Avator.

Jewellery from Amazon:

Sunday, 19 December 2010

IMI Swarovski Crystal handbags - the luxury accessory

You've decided to go for the classic little black dress for the festivities but to make sure the cool sohisticated look you're going for doesn't turn out safe and boring, add sparkle with your accessories:
The handbag.
IMI create luxury handbags using Swarovski crystals and designs ranging from simple and elegant to fun and frivolous - so you're sure to find one to match your mood.:
 Bring out the feline in you with this 'Cheetah' design. (£720). You'll have them purring at your feet.
Or give a subtle warning you're a wolf under all that cashmere clothing .(£600)
Show your less threatening graceful side with this 'Zebratastic' style. The touch of gold ensures you'll stand out from the herd.(£750)
or go for cute and lovable with this 'Badger' bag (£600).
What's for dessert? Enjoy a slice of the high life, get fresh and a  bit fruity with 'Watermelon'. (£650)
Keep your intentions close to your chest with 'Poker Face' (£720). Remember Ace is high.
Or declare your love for all to read with 'Love Struck' (£600)
Show your love of 'Football' (or footballers) - by the end of the night you may have scored. (£600)

Keep your contents and secrets wrapped up beautifully in this 'Precious' gift clutch (£650)
Choose one of IMI's signature bags - keep them guessing and bring out the cool Snow Queen in you with the  silver 'Majestic'.(£600)
Or dazzle them with your warmth in gold 'Shimmer' (£650)
And remember, if you're going to be a drop in the ocean of party revellers make sure you're a 'Gold Drop' (£400). For more details and designs check out their website

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Amazon clutch bags:

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Peter Jensen SS11 collection at Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters states Danish born Peter Jensen is known for his mischievous take on fashion.
Not sure I'm getting the playful humour on this ‘little house on the prairie’ style peasant midi skirt and asymmetric sweatshirt though.

Although I'm loving his colourful rock climber wedges.

Iro and Swedish Hasbeens SS11 Collections at Urban Outfitters

Two Boutique Brands available in  Urban Outfitters are; Iro and Swedish Hasbeens

The Iro brand mixes vintage  (70’s and 80’s) with rock chick. Starting in the music industry and being in a rock band before branching out in to fashion, gave the 2 Parisian brothers  Laurent and Arik Bitton  a clear idea on how to create that edgy rock look with a dash of Parisian chic.

Here we see their destroyed zip jacket,black onesie and black neckpiece teamed with a cute pair of Swedish Hasbeen handmade black bow clogs.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

frumpy to funky in Vogue January 2011 issue!

frumpy to funky have made it again in to Vogue!!

This time it is in their 2011 January issue but still under the advertising feature titled:

"A Personal Touch - Vogue's Guide to the UK Finest Stylists"

International or UK clients, frumpy to funky provides an enjoyable and productive London shopping experience whilst keeping to your set budget.

An affiliate member of IFIC - the International Federation of Image Consultants.

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Sunday, 5 December 2010

New Look Spring/Summer 2011 - Back to the 70's

New Look's SS11 collection is bright and bold with the winning colour as......
......white shown here in cropped white jacket, white net v neck vest, white vest and white trousers. Closely followed by other key colours....
......pillar box red shown here as red crop jeans teamed with white crop cricket jumper,
.....electric blue shown here as blue blouse teamed with white wide leg trousers and white blazer,

......bright purple here as a one shoulder top matched with pattern knit shorts and...
.....sunshine yellow shown here as scalloped edge shorts and teamed with blue and white stripe crop top.. No wilting wall flowers here although.....

.....florals make a big come back - floral print jumpsuit.
...with gingham a close second (shown here as a red & white gingham playsuit)

Themes are :
the 1970's with the flattering boot cut flares (shown here as pattern knit flares teamed with a pink crop tie up)...
... oversized blouses (shown here in white with polka dot wide leg trousers) and....
....the midi length for skirts and dresses. (navy ditsy print dress with blue blazer)
Evening glamour comes in the style of palazzo halter neck jumpsuits
.And it wouldn't be the 70's without the wide brim hats and ...
.....a pair of funky oversized  sunglasses- loving this floral frame

Next theme is the collegiate look...

..... Argyle twin sets are teamed with leather pencil skirts.
 Cute gym style skirts (here in a blue and yellow ditsy floral and teamed with a yellow lace sleeveless top)
And baseball/varsity jackets over layered vests and shorts.
New Look also have their Limited Edition collection giving an etheral slant to the 1970's theme. White is still the main colour palette but now teamed with softer neutral hues and tribal patterns in earth tones.
Bandeau top in Aztec design with matching maxi skirt.
Tribal drop waist sundress
And my favourite is this maxi back floral dress, but then I am a romantic.

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