MYKITA & Moncler both stand for innovative and unique products of the highest quality, coupled with traditionalist brand philosophies. These shared values inspired the two companies to join forces in a project which aims to explore new and untapped territories in the eyewear market. Continue reading Mykita & Moncler: A Homage to the Mountains
Introducing haute hoodie – an exciting new line from the founder and creative director of internationally recognized brand, Haute Hippie. The new collection features cool, comfortable and well made “sunday” clothes for women and men. Continue reading haute hoodie Loungewear & Intimates: Comfort is Key
We’ve followed our friends at Veen, the water sourced from Finnish Lapland, since they launched. Lately, they’ve been getting into celebrity circles more regularly. Continue reading Veen launches into Germany with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz
Leading celebrity news today: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have headed on to the red carpet to promote Holmes’s mini-series, The Kennedys. Holmes said she had some concerns when the mini-series was scrapped by the History Channel, but it will now be broadcast on the Reelz Network in the US, followed by BBC2 in the UK. Continue reading Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes promote The Kennedys, while Lady Gaga thanks fans for her birthday
China’s biggest model at present, former Miss World (2007) Zhang Zi Lin, one of L’Oréal Paris’s many faces, talks about her early aspirations, her career in modelling Continue reading Zhang Zi Lin on modelling; more from Fashion for Relief; Oprah’s farewell
Top Paula Patton and Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Above Part of the new ﬁlm is set at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE. Continue reading Fourth Mission: Impossible trailer shown, with glimpses of BMW i8 and Burj Khalifa
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol has German première alongside BMW Vision EfﬁcientDynamics concept We haven’t followed the press juggernaut for Tom Cruise’s new ﬁlm, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (notice the shift of the colon from the original Mission: Impossible title Continue reading Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol has German première alongside BMW Vision Efﬁcient Dynamics concept
Whether you watch Doctor Who or not (and you should be) you proably know enough to wonder, “Why is he like a hundred different people?”
I never thought that Parisian fashion house Chanel would have much in common with my local off-licence but guess what? They both sell temporary tattoos. The Chanel version is sold to a waiting list of label-loving, fashion hungry women and the latter is sold in-between sheets of pink bubblegum to the kids on bikes at the end of the street. Continue reading Another way to wear…Chanel
In recent weeks Miss Selfridge has fast become my go-to place for a fix of something pretty in nudes, pinks, creams and lace. Continue reading High Street Favourite – Miss Selfridge
I was lucky enough to receive a delightful Chanel Nail Polish from a kind friend in shade Django. It is a lovely understated pale pink shade with a hint of shimmer. Continue reading Chanel Nail Varnish
Style bible Vogue surprised me recently when it featured a dress from discount online fashion retailer boohoo Dress in question is this flower print ruffle ‘Lina’ dress, £25, with studded straps and bodice. Continue reading Ruffle print dress as seen in Vogue
Today was the 12th time that I have gone online to check the Kate Moss collection at Topshop. The 12th time! I don’t see how the popularity in this line continues to grow, but if the astronomical rate at which the clothes sell out is anything to go by, it’s not looking like it’s about to slow down.
For some people, eBay clothes bring with it some negative connotations. Musty, old, worn out, cheap clothing. But if you’re selective, it couldn’t be further from it. Continue reading eBay find of the week – Frill Seeking
When I first saw these Miu Miu sparrow print diamanté embellished shoes back in Spring, I thought they were appallingly cute. (Even if pink satin, diamonds and ankle straps does at first make for a slightly queasy feeling) I love the unexpected contrast with the print/diamantés/70′s platform vibe.
Have you ever wished your wedges had an inbuilt ventilation system say in the form of perforated red plastic? No? Really? Neither have I. Continue reading 19 Franken-shoes: When footwear becomes frightening
I realised that this summer there has not been a day I have left my front door without something hanging from a chain around my neck. Continue reading A Pendent for Pan dent
I am undecided on how I feel about a clear trench coat. This one is from Topshop, at £55. There are occasions when you have a great outfit on only to have to cover it all up when you leave the house because of trivial issues like warmth and keeping dry. Continue reading Clear trench coat: Yay or Nay
Recently I have noticed something of a fashion epidemic, quite literally sweeping the streets of Britain. A growing number of women I see out and about the town, doing the food shop, filling up the car, in the queue at the post office, paying bills in the bank…all seem to be wearing a maxi dress. Why? Was an announcement put out which I missed?
Presumably the memo also stated that they must be worn with the obligatory cropped denim jacket and ethnic looking jewellery. Continue reading Maxed out on the Maxi
If you go down to the shops today…you’re not in for that big of a suprise because they’re full of the same thing. Continue reading I’ve…been…SHOPPING
There is something so utterly captivating to me about a huge sparkly piece of stone on my hand. Everyone notices it. I feel glamorous just drinking a cup of tea or putting coins in a ticket machine. Continue reading Get your rocks off Rings
I love a flower print on a summer dress and now I love a flower print on whatever I can think of. What is it about covering everyday items in floral motifs and pastel polka-dots which makes them a hundred times more exciting and appealing?
When I came across Cath Kidston designs a few years back it was love at first print.
Of course, Cath isn’t the only designer to ever have adorned their items with flowers – she didn’t invent this. There are plenty of flower-covered, polka dotted items in plenty of shops. It’s fair to say though, that this brand had a lot to do with the revival of this style. They do this so well that it inspired me to put Cath Kidston cereal bowls, tea-cups, side plates, an oven-mitt and tea-towels on my Christmas list. I never thought I would ever ask for an oven-mitt at Christmas. And thanks to a tolerant boyfriend, our kitchen is now akin to a Cath Kidston showroom.
There is something nostalgic, homely and comforting about this kind of style which makes me imagine a simpler, nicer time in the world when people had values and would take the time to serve tea in a teapot every day, and sit down and talk to each other with a homemade cake cooling on the kitchen table (optional). Items which reference the past fulfill a need for value and meaning. They are inspired by a familiar 1930s and 1940s aesthetic which reflects a quaint cosiness and simplicity, which, in these uncertain and troubled times is the biggest seduction of all.
Death of a Sperry
I have a favorite pair of sperry top siders that have seen better days. They are green and made of suede. The style was slipon. They have served me well in all sorts of weather and occasions. They were super comfortable but now are totally uncomfortable. So it is time for them to go to the great shoe graveyard in the sky. I will miss them because they went with so many things I had to wear as far as casual wear. They were a staple with jeans. I do not think I will replace them. I have three other pairs of sperry top siders to wear and they are no where near being worn out.