Friday, 30 August 2013

AW13 Hot trends from QVC Fashion Catwalk Show - The Twilight Hour

QVC held their AW13 catwalk show revealing 9 hot trends for the season:
First  up is The Twilight Hour
Colour palette of inky blues and black with twinkling sequins emulating a starry midnight sky .
Rich fabrics of silk and satin.

Reach for the stars in this Trinny & Susannah sequin jacket Price. Normal  £148 , introductory price of £134.64
Direct link to jacket



Teamed with 
Nina Leonard dolman sleeved tunic with lace insert.  Available soon at £33.50 on QVC nrb 110075
Marta Wynne georgette palazzo pants with jersey lining. Originally £56 now clearance price of £42.43
Diamonique pear drop earrings in sterling silver £47.50

Keeping warm and stylish with Centigrade tapestry coat trimmed with faux fur stand collar and cuffs. Coming soon for £98.75 via:
 



Teamed with
Marta Jonsson leather mid heel court with wide strap and buckle details, and bag
Available in Sept via:
http://www.qvcuk.com/CatalogSearch?langId=-2&storeId=10252&catalogId=10152&keyword=marta+jonsson&x=0&y=0

Zip it! Or Reveal as much as you dare with this navy Trinny & Susannah  Gold Look zip dress. Price £77
Direct link to zip dress

Teamed with:
Dennis Basso tipped faux fur scarf in dark purple £36.50
Unisa cut away side detail court shoes in black. Price  £113
Nour statement 3 stone collar necklace £60 QVC nbr 302310 Available in Sept via:


 

Gant AW13 womenswear collection - New York Stories and Art Deco Inspiration

Gant AW13 womenswear collection is out:
New York Stories Collection
Simple and New York chic with a check pattern which is so on trend for this autumn. Price £180
Available now at Gant's London flagship store in Regent Street.

At the London Regent St store


Teamed here with a long classic camel coat in 80% wool.Price £350



Available at the Regent St store and also online
http://www.gant.co.uk/womens-coats/browncream-long-coat/29155

Art Deco Collection
Bringing elegance and glamour to everyday pieces.


Womenswear floor at Gant Regent St Store


A shining star of the collection are the cropped jacquard rousers in multi colours of blue and pink. Price £150 Available both at the Regents St store and online
Teamed with simple white shirt and grey coat with shawl collar.
Making a statement is the black and tan dress with its bold art deco inspired pattern. Also available in a skirt. Both at the Regent St store.

And for the classic casual collection, a blend of the countryside  and collegiate inspirations



The dark grey herringbone wool blazer £265
Collegiate inspired Gant 49 jumper in turquoise with wide crewneck and raglan sleeves. Price £75
Striped cotton shirt in blue stripes with a dusty rose pink bordering the blue. Price £75
Teamed with the new skinny stretch jeans and knee length leather boots available from the Regent St store.

Radley Announces new face of their AW13 campaign -Erin O'Connor


Chosen for her captivating striking beauty, graceful poise, inspirational strength and determination, top British model Erin O’Connor embodies Radley’s intrinsic fashion and lifestyle values and has collaborated creatively with us to shoot a truly distinctive new season ad campaign.
Shot by fashion photographer Emma Summerton with styling direction by Caroline Newell, the images unveils Erin emulating the strong directional silhouettes of key styles from the AW13 collection.

The Malton
Peacock Blue Malton


The Malton’s vintage boxy and structured shape is updated with the latest colours of peacock blue and spice orange. Price £189

The Clayton
Cardinal Red
Yellow Clayton

The Clayton shows off the new dome shape with the logo embossed in gold lettering on the front.
Medium tote £179 and large grab bag £199
The Overton

The Overton tote bag’s Japanese inspired charm complements its simple silhouette . Price £229
http://www.radley.co.uk/overton-large-tote-bag/

The Johnston

Slouchy and soft, the Johnston has an oversized scoop shaped style with an embossed handle inspired by the pattern on a vintage blouse. Price £199
http://www.radley.co.uk/johnston-large-shoulder-bag/

The Grantham 




The Grantham weekend bag mixes practicality with a soft and supple finish. Price £299
 
 


Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Get the Look - Kate, Duchess of Cambridge wears Sebago boat shoes


Get the Look – our Kate the Duchess of Cambridge steps out in a pair of Sebago Bala. She’s chosen the colour combo of taupe and white but this chic yet comfy boat shoe comes in an array of colour combos.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Von Follies by Dita Von Teese launches Savoir Faire collection for AW13


Savour Faire Plunge bra price £40
Savour Faire suspender price £40
Savour Faire bikini brief £20
Available from ASOS

Autumn 13 is Looking Rosy with Etro pink collection




Left to right
Handbag with calfskin straps and coated houndstooth print fabric. Price £595
 
Wool tailored jacket Price £1095

Shopper bag with houndstooth pattern.  Calfskin straps and detailing with coated fabric and sequins Price £440

Model wearing:

Silk shirt with floral and paisley geometric yolk.
Single central pleat at the back and concealed buttons.
Price £420

Skirt with print inspired by the signature Etro scarves.
Price £490
http://www.etro.com/en_uk/woman/autumn-winter/skirts/132d1858456300150.html






T Bar high heels.
Black and white jacquard fabric across the toe and heel.
Goatskin leather t-bar in gold and goatskin leather lining.
 Price £345

 

Tula AW13 goes Modern Retro

Tula’s inspiration for AW13 is an eclectic mix of influences ranging from the Barbican’s Bauhaus exhibition to the androgynous film stars of the golden age of Hollywood. Plus a sprinkling of Tula’s own archive of styles  which stretch back over 35 years and give a modern retro feel.

Colour palette spans from the classic black and brown through to deep azure, cranberry and scarlet reds.
Above is the large Audrey cross over bag £109 in scarlet. Also available in black, chocolate, cranberry, sand, conker brown and dark azure


The medium Alma shoulder bag £99 shown here in sand. Also available in black, chocolate, and dark scarlet

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Layering for CADENZZA's AW13 jewellery collection


Cadenzza stores:
London – 2 Stratford Places in Westfield Stratford City
Innsbruck – Maria-Theresien Strasse 18, RathausGalerien
Vienna – Karntnerstrasse 53
Beijing – Shuang An Department Store – 2L no 38 North Third Ring (W) Road, Haidian District

Monday, 19 August 2013

Looking Sharp with jewellery from CADENZZA


Cadenzza stores:
London – 2 Stratford Places in Westfield Stratford City
Innsbruck – Maria-Theresien Strasse 18, RathausGalerien
Vienna – Karntnerstrasse 53
Beijing – Shuang An Department Store – 2L no 38 North Third Ring (W) Road, Haidian District

Sugarpill x Amelia Arsenic collaborate to create Cold Chemistry eyeshadow to heat up the evening look


Sugarpill collaborates with designer Amelia Arsenic to bring out a seductive palette of evening eyeshadows  called Cold Chemistry
The palette  combines Amelia’s dark aesthetic with Sugarpill’s trademark velvet smooth formula. Price £8.50


Colours include Top left to righ:
Soot & Stars –smoky metallic gunmetal with  prismatic sparkle
Elemental Chaos –dramatic deep grape shimmer with iridescent blue undertones.
Subterranean – glamorous peacock green with navy blue undertones
Diamond Eyes – moonlight white with crystalline sheen. A great brow highlighter.

Available from

Stephanie Allin SS14 Bridal Collection - The Look of Love

The Look of Love collection was inspired by luxury London in the glamorous 1920s and 30s.

Daisy
The Daisy gown opened the show with a dramatic pose displaying the asymmetric overlay of silk flower embellishments adorning the full skirt whilst the over the shoulder straps enhanced the hour glass figure.

Paris

The above gown called Paris reminisces in the Art Deco with the  heavily beaded fabric, the beaded waistline and straps that form a V at the back .A straight flapper style  silhouette with a cowl neckline draped over the bust..

Tallulah front
Tallulah back

Back detailing is always important and the collection included silk flowers accessorised with tulle shoulder drapes.

Violet

The Finale dress was a fairy tale vision of  violet and lavender hue flowers on soft blush.

Some of the collection is available now. For stockists go to
 http://www.stephanieallin.net/stockists/london-south-east-england/
 



Friday, 16 August 2013

Anne Hathaway wears ASH Virgin Trainers



Available in canvas from Sarenza in white, beige desert and black price £96.50
In a gorgeous light lemon from Far Fetch and also on sale at £66
Plus if you prefer leather there is
Taupe from John Lewis at £129
Black from Revolve at £118.81
And a dark beige from ASOS at sale price of £103

Swatch launches AW13 Collection - Les Annees Folles brings 1920s glamour


Swatch 2nd AW13 collection is Les Annees Folles:
Inspired by the glamorous Art Deco 20s era

The Cuivre De Lume is the epitome of Art Deco glamour with its elegant golden design features on classic white Price £70


Top right is the simply stylish black 1920 watch £32

Faux Tortoise shell was popular in Art Deco designs  and so Swatch emulates this pattern. On the left is the bracelet style watch Manouria (named after the large Asian tortoise) £54

In the middle the shapely Testudo watch at £44.50
Named after a genus of tortoise but also Testudo describes the actual shape of the bracelet - similar to the  ancient Romans testudo formation as they raised their shields above their heads for protection in an overlapping screen.

On the right the larger Ecaille (french for tortoisehell)  £44.50

Swatch Watches launches AW13 Collections - the First Collection - Urban Expression

Swatch has launched their new AW13 collections, One of which is:
Urban Expression 
The flamboyant prints and quirky slogans in this collection were inspired by the colourful murals and expressive artwork found on streets.
My favourite is this one:



Japan Road £38

Here's more of the collection:

Left to right:
Japan Road, Not Available in Colour, No Guts No Glory, Bar-Lon, Rough Pink, Rough Green, X-Swatch
 



A Day at the York Races - Outfit nbr 3



From 21 Aug - 24 Aug, a day at the York Races in August will be no ordinary racing day as the Yorkshire Ebor Festival is again hosting the Fashion on the Field Competition, so another excuse to get your glad rags on.
So what to wear?

Here's Outfit nbr Three:
For patterned dresses pick out a colour already present in the print. Don’t always think of the main colour, choose one that is not so obvious, this way you will have a more unique look.

Monsoon’s floral Jacquard prom dress is vintage inspired with a rose bouquet print on a subtle gold background. (In the image the dress does look more silver but it definitely has a golden hue).  Price £129
For a classic look, team with a gold clutch and nude shoes to match the main floral colour of golden yellow and the golden sheen background.  For your headpiece you could carry on the gold theme with a Gold or yellow hat, or for contrast pick out the green, blue or pink in the print. 


If you decide to choose coloured accessories, these metallic pink Alvino court shoes are ideal as they enhance the small amount of pink in the dress and the metallic works well with the sheen of the dress. Price £79


Team with Envy Lope clutch bag in Gold and metallic pink leather by designer Poupee Couture. Price £142.50 Only one piece left but never fear there are alternatives on the website.

However don’t overkill the pink. If you decide on a pink hat, then change either the shoes or the bag.
And if you’re entering we wish you the best of luck!!

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