Sunday, 30 September 2012

Antoni & Alison SS13 Collection - New Work in Colour

For their SS13 collection, the designer duo decided not to look back over their 25 year history, but to look forward to making 'New Work'. They used every colour they owned.

The hand rendered artworks are non computer originated and are drawn and painted with the designer's own hands. 

They feature the following mediums: 

Painted brush marks, Mixed Acrylics, Ink drawings, Dark Abstracts,

Spray can gestures,Charcoal smudges on cartridge paper,Sharp HB pencil lines.
Necessary sparkle and gold leaf.

Black felt tip pen & Collage.

The new 'prints' were then applied to new shapes

To create the correct shape for the correct artwork - silhouettes have been designed which are either  big,  long, triangular,....

..... rectangular, square or sometimes voluminous .

The shapes were changed to fit the marks and colours to create perfectly balanced ½ Antoni ½ Alison dresses. Sometimes certain areas were blacked out where colour was not required.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Ted's Sweet Treats - Ted Baker's new purse spray collection

How cute are these new purse sprays by Ted Baker! No wonder he's names them Ted's Sweet Treats.

Polly – Pretty in pink, Polly is the 'girl-next-door' and the hopeless romantic.
Top notes: mandarin, red berries and peach.
Heart: white jasmine, honeysuckle and peony
Base notes: amber, vanilla and white musk
Personality: Often late but worth the wait. Polly always makes an entrance, trailing girlish charm and broken hearts in her wake.

Vida – The life and soul of the party, Vida is a wild child with a naughty streak a mile wide.
Top notes: exotic grapefruit and raspberry
Heart: wild rose
Base notes: plum and musk
Personality: If there’s fun to be had, she’ll be close at hand.Vida spreads joy wherever she goes and has a smile for everyone. It’s impossible not to be in a good mood with Vida around.

Cate – regal in purple, Cate oozes confidence, a power player who’s the very last word in elegance.
Top notes: peach, apple and orange.
Heart: violet and jasmine
Base notes: woody
Personality: Gracefully composed, Cate is always punctual and rules with a potent mix of candour and charm, Indeed she’s a force to be reckoned with.

All priced at  £15
Available from Boots store nationwaide, selected Ted Baker Stores and online at:

Friday, 28 September 2012

Ruby and Ed AW12 Collection - Campaign video 'Awakening'

Set in a forgotten world, we follow a young woman, lost in the wilderness of a snow storm. Roaming across a great industrial site filled with vast caverns of concrete, exposed brick and abandoned railways, searching for freedom.

She wears a Jet hooded fur coat draped over a soft sensual layered cloud skirt, her delicate hands covered with praline knit armwarmers, her feet bound by carbon suede ankle boots. Colours are dark and muted.

To see the complete collection visit their website 

Mou Boots does Cowgirl Glamour

The weather is turning cold so it's time to don those warm and cosy shearling boots.
They may look soft but keep the attitude with Mou's Studded Cowboy boots. Soon to be available from but if you can't wait they do have a black leather version available now for £255.

Also along the cowboy theme is the Blizzared boot with the cow hide look. Again soon to be available from

AdR at H&M Launched with Theatrical Flair!

Yesterday night, at the peak of Paris fashion week, an extravagant party launched the AdR at H&M collection with theatrical flair. Hosted by H&M together with fashion icon Anna Dello Russo, the Paradis Ball took place in Paris famed cabaret nightclub Paradis Latin.
Staying true to AdR’s belief that fashion is something that makes you dream, the eccentric party was the perfect backdrop to present the unabashedly glamorous, playful line of jewellery, shoes and accessories that Anna Dello Russo designed for H&M, which will be on sale from October 4, 2012, in 140 stores worldwide and online.
 “We wanted to give the guests an unforgettable experience: an ever-evolving night that started on the red carpet and ended on the dancefloor. We created an amusing cabaret show that, while being pure Parisian entertainment, could also function as a metaphor of the carousel of fashion. There was a vogueing performance, too, and I had an army of mini AdR around me, wearing the collection, just for the sake of something unexpected. Excess for me means success”, says Anna Dello Russo. 

“The Paradis Ball was the perfect way to launch a collection that is all about fantasy and decoration. It was eye-catching, with an optimistic injection of energy that I found particularly inspiring. We hope that our customers are excited about the launch”, says Margareta van den Bosch, Creative Advisor at H&M. 
Image provided by H&M

Omar Mansoor SS13 collection - 'Shore-ditch'

Omar Mansoor is more renowned for his glamorous and elegant evening wear, but for SS13 he has taken a walk on the edgier side and created a casual boho style daywear collection. 

 What is not different is the delicacy and femininity of his collection plus the attention to detail. 

Here he concentrates on layering pieces of intricate lace work and fine knitwear.

Titled ‘Shore-Ditch’ , Mansoor  has looked to East London and its culture as his core stimulus.

The main colour palette is neutral  with shades of steely greys and denim blues, all given that vintage washed and faded look. 

For those who love a brighter colour , there are also a few lighter sky blues and mellow yellows.

 I love the fact that most layers can be separated and so worn individually to create more looks and your own unique style.  Can't wait for these to be in the stores.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Beauty brand Dr Organic launches three new ranges.

Dr Organic are launching three new ranges of eco-conscious beauty that doesn’t cost the earth. Each range includes products for the skin, body and hair. 

Dead Sea Minerals Range

The Dead Sea has long been known for its health, beauty and therapeutic benefits. Rich in minerals and marine extracts. 
A Must Try is : The organic Dead Sea mineral body polish - a great exfoliant but doesn't leave the skin feeling dry afterwards.

Moroccan Argan Oil Range

Argan Oil is the miracle oil from Morocco that combines unique properties such as high levels of Vitamin E with organic essential oils and fruit extracts to create rich and deeply absorbent products. 
A Must Try is: Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Hair Treatment Serum - suffering from frizzy but fine hair, this manages to tame without being heavy.

Virgin Coconut Oil Range

Coconut oil is known for its nourishing and hydrating properties. This range is also rich in natural extracts such as papaya and aloe vera leaf juice. Tropical paradise!
A Must Try is: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Hydrating Radiance Elixir (face). Skin feels smoother but although not strong, you do need to be a fan of the coconut fragrance.

Will be available soon from Holland & Barrett stores and online

Tramp In Disguise SS13 Collection on Film

Lost City | Tramp In Disguise SS13 Collection from Tess Savina on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Beautiful Soul AW12 Collection - Olivia Rose

Nicola Woods, founder and creative director of 'Beautiful Soul London', named the AW12 collection 'Olivia Rose' after her two grandmothers and drew inspiration from the love letters they each wrote in code to their sweethearts (Nicola's grandfathers) whilst separated during the Second World War. This film is a sign of remembrance to Nicola's grandparents and was filmed in London during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee weekend ( the rain!).

The film was launched at London Fashion Week on the 17th September 2012 and captures the quintessentially English appeal of the brand and also the energy of Notting Hill (the label's local neighbourhood) during the Jubilee celebrations.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Champney launches new spa collection – Distant Shores

Distant Shores, the new spa collection from Champneys, is an exotic  fruit cocktail of fragrances including  grapefruit, lemon, orange peel, mango and passion fruit extract. 

It comes in Bubble Heaven, a delicate Shower Mousse, a fine Body Scrub, gorgeously thick Body Butter and a fine mist Dry Oil Spritz.

They also have a travel collection – so you can take your Distant Shores products to your distant shores holiday.

Will be available from   and soon

Andrea Mclean's Angel Pendant

TV presenter Andrea McLean has designed another signature piece for QVC jewellery brand Diamonique. 

Her latest is a simple angel pendant in sterling silver and will be available exclusively from or ring 0800504030 from 9th October.
Item nbr 606302 Price £32.50

Friday, 21 September 2012

Superdry Tassel Cardigan - Perfect for the Cooler Months

New in at Superdry this week:
Tassel Cardigan - the knitted wrap draws upon Navajo influences, teamed with some Red Mist Rockabilly denims and some Premium Brogues it is the perfect look to welcome in winter.

Alice in Wonderland Handbag by Helen Rochfort

Alice in Wonderland limited edition handbag of 200 Price £65
Handprinted with sparkly diamantes, Bright pink silky interior and sturdy metal frame and handle.
One side the Alice silhouette, the other Once Upon a time story.
Here seen with Eat me and Drink me handbag


Wednesday, 19 September 2012

People Watching on Day 5 at London Fashion Week

It's the last day of Spring/Summer 2013 London Fashion Week. It's been five hectic days of shows, exhibitions and after-show parties with little time left for sleep and still people arrive early all dressed up in their creative finery (or maybe they just haven't gone to bed!).

British artist Daniel Lismore shows us how bling is the new pearly white for teeth with his gem encrusted jewellery grills.
Daniel is also the Creative Director of the avant garde fashion brand Sorapol London who will be showing their SS13 in October. This one is definitely in the diary!

Milliner Tracy Rose also showed some glamorous bling for the last day and created this diamante belt/necklace by combining two diamante necklaces together. Her strawberry pink hat certainly gives Tracy a rosy glow.


On the front row waiting for the Nova Chiu fashion show to begin is designer Paolo Basa and creative editor of Facades magazine, Jose Espinas Jr.
Paolo is looking dapper in an eye catching cow hide print felt top hat by Anthony Peto, whilst Jose goes for understated chic in YSL.
Check out Facades magazine for Fashion, Art, Culture, Architecture, Design, Events and Society on:

Fashion show images and reviews coming soon!  


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