Wednesday, 30 January 2013

The Silk Shirt Selection from Atterley Road Boutique


Pastel Inspired wrist candy with Storm Watches

Mini Lazer has an elevated glass dial which changes colour under different lights

Misk – rose gold watch with elevated glass dial

Monday, 28 January 2013

Schwarzkopf Unltrabrights - Raspberry Rebel

Post sponsored by Schwarzkopf

Friday, 25 January 2013

Nicola Roberts Turned into Living Canvas of Indigo Night by Dulux

Girls Aloud star, colour ambassador and style mentor, Nicola Roberts, has brought new meaning to ‘January Blues’ by being transformed into a canvas of Indigo Night to announce 2013’s Colour of the Year – as predicted by a global panel of experts from leading paint brand, Dulux.

Nicola’s signature porcelain skin and flame red hair contrast boldly with a custom set, styling and make-up compilation which are all entirely Indigo.  No actual paint was used on Nicola's  skin - The body ‘paint’ effect was achieved using a  air-brush make-up application through costume lace to create a unique body art effect.

The specific colour, Indigo Night, was predicted following extensive research by an 18-strong panel of global colour and trend experts who specialise in different areas of colour use.
 Collectively the team scours the globe, exploring a broad range of different cultures and industries including interiors, fashion, beauty, design and even social and economic influences.  The result is an annual trend forecast known as ColourFutures, which depicts five key trends for the year ahead and one true Colour of the Year, competing with the world’s leading trend authorities.

Louise Smith, Dulux Senior Global Colour Designer, comments: “We’re currently living in turbulent times and this is having an effect on the colours we want to wrap ourselves and our homes in. Blue is a key fashion colour for 2013 and is set to be a wardrobe and interior favourite throughout the year. Indigo adds a surprising, elegant strength and shows you are quietly confident with colour, which is why we felt Nicola would be the perfect ambassador for Indigo Night; an advocate of being bold with her natural colour and champion of colour in her everyday life.” 

To celebrate the announcement of Indigo Night as the Colour of the Year, Dulux is offering a limited supply of free testers, which can be ordered online through

Further information on Colour Futures and the 2013 trend predictions from Dulux can be viewed at
Dulux is the UK consumer paint brand of global coatings manufacturer, AkzoNobel

Getting Ready for Valentine’s Day with Intimissimi

Monica Bellucci was spotted shopping at Intimissimi and Tezenis in Milan – is she getting ready for Valetines?

We don’t know what she bought but we think this Intimissimi dusky pink satin baby doll with non padded black lace bust is perfect for Valentine's Day. 

Halter neckline with drawstring closure at the back of the neck. Centre bow embellishment with rhinestone detail.
Price £49.99

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Trinity Leeds 2013's largest UK retail Development

The city of Leeds is set to see a major retail and leisure development open its doors on 21 March 2013 which will bring leisure and lifestyle brands to the heart of the city and late night shopping all year round.

Named Trinity Leeds, the 1 million sq ft development is designed to be an extension of Leeds’ best known outdoor shopping streets all housed under a sweeping glass dome roof (which apparently could hold the weight of ten elephants)

Most technically advanced shopping destination in the UK with free wifi, assistants on hand with internet-connected iPads, and giant interactive video walls that offer fun and futuristic shopping and dining experiences via gesture recognition and touch-sensitivity. In addition, Trinity Leeds will create a mobile app and a link with Google which allows shoppers to search for items on sale in the centre.

Over 100 national and international brands – with the UK’s largest Superdry, Hollister, Mango, Fossil and Victoria’s Secret’s first store outside of London. Other flagship stores to the city will include Urban Outfitters and a three storey Primark.

Biggest Everyman Cinema in the UK. Unlike any other, Everyman offers cinema-goers a truly unique and memorable experience where you can sit and relax in comfy sofas with a glass of wine. As well as showing blockbusters, Everyman also offers Art House and classic films, special events and launches.

Casual dining will include the launch of ‘Trinity Kitchen’ opening in September 2013. ‘Trinity Kitchen’ will be curated by Richard Johnson, renowned UK food journalist and broadcaster, and the brains behind the emerging British Street Food movement and acclaimed British Street Food Awards.
Trinity Kitchen will host five pop-up food traders from across the UK which change on a regular basis.
More info can be found on

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Vanessa Paradis is the face of Conscious, as H&M launches Garment Collecting

Vanessa Paradis is the face of Conscious at H&M this spring, wearing pieces in the campaign that are both on-trend and also more-sustainable. 

The actress and singer wears a ruffle-edged yellow sundress (below image), as well as an embellished zip-up utility jacket worn with botanical print trousers (above image).

Other pieces in the collection consist of romantic styles like a floor-length dress and more sporty shapes such as a cropped jumpsuit and a tropical print T-shirt dress.
There are accessories too, such as ankle-strap heels, and the entire collection is made from more sustainable materials, such as organic cotton, recycled polyester, and Tencel.
The full women’s collection will be available in H&M stores worldwide as well as online from end of March, alongside Conscious collections for Men - blazers, chinos, Ikat print shirts and shorts – and fun prints for kids and babies.
Vanessa Paradis says, “I like being part of something like the Conscious collection at H&M. I try my best to shop consciously, and vintage is very much part of my wardrobe. I love the style and it works in an eco-friendly way because I like to use and reuse old clothes.”
 Coinciding with the campaign will be the launch of a Conscious garment collecting action at H&M. Customers will be able to bring any unwanted garments from any label to selected stores, and in return for each bag receive an H&M voucher, to a maximum of two bags per customer per day. H&M is the first store to encourage garment return on this scale, in an effort to prevent clothing from going to landfill.


Friday, 18 January 2013

Anya Sushko Bags now available from BagServant

Anya Sushko, a former Alexander McQueen couture assistant, designs and produces each of her handbags in a London atelier, keeping the production in Britain.
And now you can buy her gorgeous handbags on !!

Top left to right:
Karolina day bag in brown nappa and black vegetable tanned leather £573
Next three images are of Modern Extravaganza handbag £950 in cowhide with contrasting suede detailing.
Middle left to right:
Chain handbag approx £497
Large middle image – Grande Sunburtst handbag in diamond printed python, cream and ivory cowhides. approx £2,955
Simona shoulder bag in Camelot hand painted python and black vegetable tanned leather approx £1,135
Bottom left ot right:
Grande Sunburst handbag in lizard printed calf and dark grey cowhide £1,525
Bowgard bag in olive and rust with boho embroidery £1,235

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Neon Watches from O Clock

Summer is going to be neon bright bright bright!!
If that sounds a bit scary then just go for bright accessories like these neo O Clock watches.

They have interchangeable faces available so you can mix and match colours.
Available from  at around £34.98

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Nova Chiu Spring/Summer 2013 collection

This is one glorious way to show off your holiday snaps! Using images from their travels, the designer duo Nova Chiu and Jeff Archer created digital enhanced landscape prints for their fabrics. 
Photographer Kean Diao
  Scenes of mountains, forests, streams and sunsets are brought to life in vivid colours by manipulating the colours and printing on fabrics of silk, satin, cotton and Spandex.
Photographer Kean Diao

The above skirt  uses strips of plastic for a pleated effect. Great to look at but maybe hard to sit down in.

 Scrunched and ruched neon organza as shown above adds texture but also creates a camera filter effect as it partly covers the prints.

Colour palette is cheerfully bright with pink, green, orange, blue, yellow and purple.

The prints add fun and ensure that the minimalistic and classic look of the collection is not taken too seriously

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Keep Warm and Cheery in Lowrie's Bright Red Handmade Woollens.

 The weather may be growing cold and grey,which can make you feel blue. So make sure your mood is  kept rosy by keeping warm and cheerful in bright red handmade wool from Lowie:

1.Miss Pom Pom Earflap in £28
Oversized earflap hat in red with cream spots. 80% acrylic and 20% wool Available from the sister site of Lowie
2. Mohair Diamond Beanie with diamond pattern in soft and fluffy kid mohair. Colour salmon pink, also available in cream £48
3. Elizabethan style Crochet Neckwarmer in red with contrasting velvet ribbon £45
4. Vintage style knitted tea dress in 100% washable red soft merino wool. £235
5. Crochet Fingerless Gloves in red with contrasting velvet bow £38
6. Red classic beret in virgin wool with applique leaf detail £42
7. Bow Headband in virgin wool and angora mix. This salmon pink was £22 but now £12
8. Mohair lacy knee socks with leaf pattern and trimmed with cream cotton lace and silky buttons . Colour grey £48

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Friday, 11 January 2013

New illustrated Print for Radley's Spring/Summer range

Renowned British illustrator Rory Crichton has created a new print for Radley's Thames range of their well loved dog: 


Thames large tote bag made from canvas with red leather trim £129

Thames travel card holder with the back featuring a clear window for your ID or travel pass £15

Thames mirror in case £29

Not yet available but soon to come are a suitcase, umbrella, and barrel bag

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Ekaterina Kukhareva Spring/Summer 2013 Collection

The collection was inspired by Brigitte Bardot in her heyday 60s and her St Tropez lifestyle.

Patterns range from the basic stripes to the more complex intarsias and geometric shapes such as hexagrams, mosaics and bird's wing scales which originate from ancient Egyptian wall paintings.

 Colours are bright and sunkissed in lemon, pale pink, lilac, blues and mint green. .

From swimsuit to maxi dress, all are of finely knitted jersey in different weaving techniques including pleats and ribs.

 This is definitely a capsule wardrobe to carry on the fun from beach to evening.
Matching wedge sandals and bags are by AV. Creative ; and hats by Jordan Bowen - all especially designed for Ekaterina Kukhareva.
Sunglasses by Moo and jewellery by Gogo Philip

Stockists of EKaterina are:
Wolf & Badger & online boutique

Monday, 7 January 2013

Bernard Chandran Spring/Summer 2013 Collection

The collection was inspired by the rough edges of a close friend's love tale - of being in and out of love with the same man.
Like in the first stages of love, the collection looks uncomplicated,with smooth cotton mini dresses in whites and creams

But soon the mood changes and you do a double take as the front and back of each outfit contrast with each other in cut and design. 

 You see simple on one side, detailed on the other; short length on one side, long on the other– reflecting that there are two sides to every story , especially love .
Like the rigours of love, the garments take on a richer and more tactile look with glass sequin embellishments and fabrics of silk and organza.

Photography by Christopher Dadey

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Eugene.Lin Spring/Summer 13 collection - The Judgement of Paris

Inspired by paintings and idealistic moralities of The Judgement of Paris, Eugene Lin reimagines the tale in the modern 21st Century.

Lin's cutting techniques show the collection pieces as distorted and echo the state of undress of the goddesses Hera, Athena and Aphrodite as they each try to persuade Paris to choose them as the fairest one of all. 

Outwear is deconstructed into dresses and tops with a strong emphasis on belted waists and slim body con silhouettes.

A rich colour palette of earth tones; gold and black and soft pink interpret the three personalities of the goddesses

Lin's digital prints show the golden apple which started the argument of who was the fairest one Eris the goddess of discord had inscribed the apple with 'for the fairest one' when she was not invited to the marriage of Achilles' parents and threw it in to the party.

Don't you just love the patterned leggings and matching shoes!

Eugene Lin is stocked by online boutiques:

Photography by Christopher Dadey  


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