Sunday, 22 April 2012

Wildfox White Label

Ok so regular readers will know that I am a massive Wildfox fan. I love the ethos behind the brand - 'Inspired by sleepovers, beautiful books, fairies, dreams, vintage t-shirts and their friendship, the young designers gave birth to a brand based on love and having fun! Things had gotten too serious in the world of fashion, and it was time for a change.'

Absolutely a huge marketing ploy but sweet non the less. I imagine the Wildfox girls sit looking out onto LA through their studio window, sipping their morning Latte's, wondering how they are going to get those mermaid sequins onto the skeleton tee and most importantly which Fleetwood Mac song they are going to play first to get the creative juices going that morning. The perfect life right?

But back to the real world and their newly released White Label range - for those of you that want something a little more special than your average Wildfox tee this is still full of horses, crests and cutesy Americana with the much loved Wildfox style stamped all over it but offers something a little more grown up.

Let us know what you think of the collection and which is you favourite piece below...















Sunday, 26 February 2012

The Big Egg Hunt

This Easter get ready for The Big Egg Hunt - where over 200 very special eggs are being hidden across the streets of the capital. These eggs have been created by leading artists, designers, architects and jewellers and there is also the chance to be the proud owner of one of these unique pieces through the egg auction - but beware some eggs are already up to a grand!

I think this is such a fun and creative idea and I have chosen my favourite eggs to show you. For more information check out the The Big Egg Hunt website.







Monday, 20 February 2012

La Boca


La Boca is an independent 'design circus' specializing in art & design for the film, music and fashion industries. Their work ranges from limited edition vinyl record sleeves to full scale media campaigns and apparently they enjoy fruit.

I fell in love with these prints they created for the Ray Ban 'Never Hide' campaign. The colours, shapes and fonts are just brilliant. 

(images: La Boca)

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Easy Lover - 3 Ways to Score this Valentine's Day


 Meet the Band

Whether you're after a band boy, an arty boy, a geeky boy or a buff boy, this cute polka dot and hot pant combo only equals one thing - guaranteed date night.



Meet the Parents

Maybe you've already scored and are now looking to impress someone else - the folks. Match this cool but smart denim shirt with some quirky knitwear and they'll fall in love with you.



 Meet the Bedroom

Pick this little number up for the bedroom or the beach and there'll be a ring on your finger in no time and if not who the hell cares when you look this hot.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Words, Words, Words

From 12th January to 1st March the Ultra Lounge on the lower ground floor of Selfridges London will be tansformed into a library as part of the store's Words, Words, Words theme. There will be classes and lectures such as story-telling workshops and hand-writing analysis but also special pop-ups from brands such as Tatty Devine. At Tatty Devine you can order a custom order name or letter necklace and watch it being made then and there, all you have to do is choose which colour perspex you want, add a chain and a charm and go.

And if you can't quite make up your mind then you can choose from a range of ready made name and phrase necklaces right here.

Shop all Words, Words, Words at Selfridges here.

A quick peek behind the scenes courtesy of Tatty Devine:






Thursday, 19 January 2012

A New Look for the Hawaiian Shirt


Thankfully for us the Hawaiian print is one trend this summer that is easier for the girls to wear and get right, than it is for the boys. Mess this one up at your peril guys...

I happened to catch a glimpse of this little beauty at the New Look Spring/Summer '12 Press Day, and I don't know about you but I can't wait to get my hands on it. The faded colours make this incredibly easy to wear with just the right touch of flamingos.

I plan to team with cut off denim shorts and some western ankle boots for a kitsch rockabily vibe this summer. Now all I need is the sun.

See this and more new arrivals at New Look here.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Here Comes the Sun

I don't know about you but winter always brings me down. Dark when you get up, dark when you get home, just dark, dark, dark. Oh and cold.

So what better way to cheer ourselves up than by looking forward to the summer, hell just looking forward to the spring, with gusto. Thankfully the trends for spring/summer '12 are not just a breath of fresh air but full on Miami-style, in your face, tropical rays of sunshine.

Pick up a piece from our Miami mood-board, whatever your budget and help will on the sun in your own little way.

Tom Ford Neroli Portofino at Selfridges £45 | Pink Tassle Boots at River Island | Printed Shirt at River Island £30 | Nars Blusher at Selfridges £20.50 | Baroque Printed Jeans at Motel £48 | Stella McCartney Palm Tree Brooch at Matches £315 | Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Candle at Selfridges £38 | September Charm Priti NYC Nail Varnish at Cult Beauty £8.95

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

5 Dress Trends for S/S '12 - Mermaids & More


UNDER THE SEA

Shimmery metallics, pearlescent sequins and fishtail detailing bring out your inner Ariel.




PRETTY IN PRINT

Christopher Kane no longer has the monotony on all things printed (although this little number is rather nice). Inspired by tropical, galactical, animal.



WASHED NEON

Pin-up girl palettes, cat flicks and cropped denim, think mints and lilacs and rock it like Rizzo.



ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

Versace for H&M and the come back of Ab Fab are just the beginning of a full on 90s rave Face magazine reading resurgence.

 


NEW NUDE

Goodbye nude hello Great Gatsby blushes and creams, a perfect trend for perfect ladies.