Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Lost your marbles!

Peter Som did it, Zac Posen did it too, even Stella McCartney popped some in. Designers channeled old fashioned ladylike shapes into their collections with the peplum. A super flattering shape on any woman and in black you couldn’t get a better buy. Pep up your look with a sports luxe vest, a zingy jeweled Kurt Geiger necklace which picks up the marbled tones in this classy clutch, and matching tan ankle boots.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

All in one

Tweed + a white crisp collar, this Topshop dress has it all. At Oscar De La Renta, Neon yellow was the colour blinding the front row! A more subtle take is this F21 necklace, pop it under the collar for instant zing. Tan accessories are a must.

Friday, 17 February 2012

You see right through me...

Somerset House opened its doors to the fashion event of the year. Crowds and celebs pour in through Seaman’s Hall and out into the courtyard where the catwalk show space is located. Perspex is a noticeable trend for SS'12 as models at Dries Van Noten stomped down the catwalk in futuristic sling backs while at Versace, newbie model Lindsey Wixson took a tumble in a pair of perspex mega wedges...we can see why! I your feeling quite so brave, try out this wearable version from Mango. A chunky chain necklace, camel piped tunic top and metallic colour blocked clutch balance out the sports luxe influence.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Bombay Sapphire

Less than a week to go until London Fashion Week commences. This time next week it will be all swooshing of silk Herm├Ęs scarves, clicking of Blackberry keys, flashing lights of iPhones, and the naturally 5'4 woman looming over her fellow fashionista’s as she miraculously grows 6 inches taller in a space of five minutes, courtesy of Mr. Louboutin himself. If you didn’t quite manage to secure your ticket to the exclusive-industry only-no ordinary people allowed-denied admission unless in over 5 inch heels-ever so converted event, then fear not. This cute pastel crop top and Versace esque print pencil skirt, the ubiquitous print of S/S 12’ will have you on par with the front row troop. All you need is this chunky gold cuff accentuated by the all season colour, cobalt blue.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Mauve over!

It’s that time of year again when the fashion elite don their finest ensembles, highest heels and coordinating Smythson diaries. Fashion Week of course. The latest city to be struck by fashion-coma is Paris. Here we saw the innocence and subtlety of pastel colours festoon the catwalks at Givency with sheer overlays and clean lines, and Louis Vuitton who opened with models on a carousel. How’s that for subtle! These Balenciaga structured heels are perfect mixed with a lilac beaded necklace for a take on PFW simplicity. Add distressed skinny jeans and an off-white laser cut bag for 3 Spring Summer trends in one look.