Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Bernard Chandran AW13 Collection

Chandran’s muse for his AW13 collection was Dovima, a supermodel of the 1950’s. 

 This was an era when head to toe glamour was expected and achieved on a daily basis.

 The ladylike style is in with cropped jackets and the longer length skirt to the knee and below.

Necklines are high providing more coverage.

But maybe these garments were not as demure as they first appeared.  Some of those polo necklines revealed a low and sexy keyhole open back.

Although still covered at the front, other pieces had the added illusion of the dominatrix leather basque sculpting the bust.

Narrow skirts were given playful swishing fishtail hems.

Leather played a key role in the collection. Either as panelling to the silks, or as complete leather outfits and dresses

And did you notice the Balaclava type hats? Chandran introduced these to replace the retro 50s headscarf, updating them to a more futuristic style. An ideal choice for a windy and cold day or if you’re just having a bad hair day.

In between the bold colour blocks of orange, green and royal blue, the collection took on a dreamier softer appearance with silk cloud prints, some with a splash of sunset orange and others with a mist like shimmer.

For a touch of sparkle, intricate beading created  branch like designs.

Whilst crystals surrounded the neckline and cuffs making wearing jewellery moot. 

Photography by Christopher Dadey www.christopherdadey.com

Peacock Print Kaboom for the Summer from Chinese Laundry

Available on

Monday, 29 April 2013

Picnic Plimsoles from Sorel - ideal for the Summer

Picnic Plimsole Price £65
Inspired by beachwear from the 1800s, this canvas shoe incorporates the classic elements of an oxford with quintessential Sorel detailis.
Colours: black, mountain (pale blue denim) and light cloud (cream with orange detail)

Picnic weave woven canvas sneaker Price £65
Inspired by sand shoes of the 1800s
Colours Fossil ( neutral) , Firefly (pale  lemon) and nocturnal (mid  blue denim)
Click here for direct link to Sorel picnic weave

Caudalie - Winner of Best New Bath and Body Product

Caudalie Divine oil £27

Julian Hakes Mojito is now an approved brand for Swarovski Elements

Sunday, 28 April 2013

ZDDZ LONDON comes to Wolf & Badger

The innovative emerging East London based womenswear brand, ZDDZ LONDON is now available at Wolf & Badger at 46 Ledbury Rd Notting Hill London W11 2AB and some pieces online.
 ZDDZ LONDON is a favourite amongst celebrities such as Lianne La Havas, Rita Ora, Nicola Roberts of Girls Aloud, Nicole Scherzinger, just to name a few.

The following are available online:
Red perforated biker jacket Price £550

Ripped Wallpaper shirt – 100% silk with a digitally printed design of ripped posters in bright red, blue and black. Price £350
Mixed jersey dress – silk jersey dress with long sleeves, a turtle neck and graphic print in a variety of colours. Price £350

Little Mix Press on Nails and Wraps

Little Mix have teamed up with fashion forward nail brand Elegant Touch to create their very own range of press-on nails and wraps!

Boho rock chick Perrie goes for the romantic starry night effect for her press on nails. For the nail wraps it's a darker Gothic grunge night.

Hip-hop diva Jesy chooses the  biker chick look with silver studs and chains for her press on nails. Her nail wraps have a POW effect with comic book slogans on a bold red brick design.

Glamour icon Leigh-Anne take her Jamaican roots as inspiration and chooses her favourite colour green to be included in the designs. With her nail wraps she playfully doodles with graffiti on grey brick designs..

Trendsetter Jade goes for sophisticated black tie glamour with gold hearts and cute tuxedo. For her nail wraps she goes lighter and girlie in pastels with bows and hearts.
Available from
Nail wraps price £4.99 and Press on nails price £5.99

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Look Hot whilst burning those calories with Zaggora SS13

Zagorra has brought out their key hot products for SS13 using their patent pending fabric that burns more calories whilst you work out by raising your core body temperature.
 The Coola Bra Price £30

Fast drying material especially designed to keep you cool and fresh Removable cups to protect the bust Odour neutralising sports mesh.
 Zesty lime, lemon and orange.
Calming blue and pink
Neutral black, white and grey

The Light and Flexible Hot Top Price £50
Here their new patent pending fabric targets the upper stomach and back.
Key product features:
Fast drying smart fabrics to keep you cool and fresh.
Four way stretch
Special sports mesh neutralises odour.
Hot colours: fuchsia pink, crimson and purple
Cool colours: gray, blue and black

Hooded body blazer Price £80
Here the patent pending fabric targets the upper body, arms and stomach, but not the bust. There are special cooling panels to be sure it doesn’t slim on the bust.

Viva Hotpants Price £50
Below the knee, the patent pending fabric gets your legs hot from waist to knees .
Five vivid colours with bold contrast stitching:
Orange with fuchsia piping, and fuchsia with orange piping.
Lime with turquoise piping.
Turquoise with orange piping
Lemon with lime piping

Available on www.zaggora.com

Mar Mar Studded Jewellery From Mayas Closet

What About Love pieces are by Mar Mar available via
Gold plated and featuring a purple heart with edgy gold spikes.
Ring £167

Necklace Was £203 sale price £155

Earrings £223

Friday, 26 April 2013

QVC Launches Lisa Snowdon Jewellery

QVC launched an exclusive new jewellery range from British radio, TV presenter and model, Lisa Snowdon.  Having had a hugely successful modelling career and now established as one of the UK’s most successful female broadcasters, Lisa has now turned her hand to designing jewellery, creating her first collection for QVC.

Set in 9ct gold plated sterling silver, the stunning new line has been designed to reflect Lisa’s own personal style; offering women of all ages a taste of the timeless elegance she embodies.  The highly wearable designs, available in a choice of rose, gold and silver tones have a contemporary feel and are showcased in the most stylish of settings, embellished with quality diamonds and natural gem stones.
 Here are a few pieces available to buy now:

This Diamond Kiss ring in sterling silver is already a best seller. Usually £96 but QVC has an introductory price of £79.80

Another best seller are these Diamond Stud earrings in sterling silver. Normal price £69, introductory price £62.76

Click here for direct link to Diamon Stud earrrings

Feel the Luck with this Diamond Horseshoe ring in sterling silver Price £99
Click here for direct link to Diamond Horseshoe ring

Diamond Double Circle necklace in sterling silver Price £149
Click here for direct link to Diamond Double Circle necklace 

Diamond 3 Colour Hoop earrings in sterling silver. Price £169
Click here for direct link to 3 Colour hoop earrings

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Tattoo Satchel by Paul's Boutique

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New Le Volume de Chanel Mascara

Be the first to discover the new Le Volume de CHANEL Mascara, the “Jeux de Regards” collection.
 If you visit Selfridges London from now until 8 May you could receive a complimentary eye makeover with CHANEL’s make-up experts. 

Choose a look, from natural to sophisticated to seductive, and learn how to enhance and define your eyes and exaggerate your lashes. 
For the first time the exclusive CHANEL Vending Machine arrives in the Selfridges Beauty Hall.

 Le Volume de Chanel mascara is Chanel’s first volumising mascara. 
The unique brush coats lashes from root to tip, instantly lashes are longer, plumper, thicker and more intense.  Eyes are defined and look bigger with a wide-open effect.

There is a new patented “Snowflakes” brush - stacks of perfectly oriented disks, with a dual- injection process: Long stiff bristles plumps and coats the lashes evenly  by distributing the formula by means of a “reservoir” effect.  The short, soft bristles then lengthen and separate the lashes.
The formula is enriched with a combination of natural waxes that boost volume, intensify colour and guarantee a fluid texture. Quick-drying Acacia gum adheres perfectly to lashes for immediate volume. 

Monday, 22 April 2013

Belle Sauvage AW13 Collection

This is East meets the dark romantic Gothic and Renaissance of the West.

Opulence abounds with faux fur capelets in rich deep shades of red and purple providing just a touch of warmth but plenty of glamour.

 Silk patterned shift and tunic dresses are edged with gothic black lace on hems, collars and sleeves

Wide fur collars added texture and fun to others.

Matching short jackets and pencil skirts give a ladylike nod to the Chanel suit whilst dipping into the darker world of the rich Baroque prints.

The prints used are original artwork by the designer duo and each print represents either   the West or the East. For the West it is the baroque patterns plus designs of large colourful gem stones.

Chains creating undulating vertical lines provide a more contemporary Western print.

Whilst for the East, the prints take on the form of fiery red lions, an animal regarded highly in China, often be seen in stone as guardians to the front of traditional buildings and associated with power and prestige.
And that of the graceful black panther camouflaged in the dense forest and ready to pounce.

A touch of fun and lightness uplifts as faces of Renaissance women with flowing blonde and red hair.

And that of the D’Artagnan cat cameo sweater. Also showing this collection was a mix of street wear and high end design
As a contrast to the straight shift dress, peplums accentuated the hips and waist on the more tailored pencil skirts.

Headwear created especially for Belle Sauvage by milliner Mich Dulce www.michdulce.com
Some of the pieces will be available online soon at www.shopbellesauvage.co.uk


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