Sunday, 31 March 2013
Thursday, 28 March 2013
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
I think it would have been interesting to maybe have cupcakes or candy patterns on the powders but this cute floral prints work too! Pale pink with blue hues and a pale coral base with a deeper coral and green detailing
The tinted lip balms come in array of shades; Baking Beauty (pale peach), Cherry Cheery (candy pink), Sweet Tooth (soft lilac) and Glace (tinted icy blue)
I would go for the pale pink I think, although the pale orange would look lovely with a tan and copper/gold make up.
The nail lacquers also caught my eye in a cute threesome of Confectionery (lilac) Pistachio Cream (mint) and Blue Velvet (periwinkle blue.)
Tuesday, 26 March 2013
Clear and Cool: Perspex and PVC accessories hit the high street
When Christian Louboutin released a pair of PVC and suede heels last year celebrities went crazy for them, known as the Bis Un Bout, the stylish heels were worn by the likes of Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and Emma Stone-plus many more. Alexander McQueen and Charlotte Olympia also included an array of Perspex clutches, handbags and heels at their 2012 fashions shows, which meant only one thing; it wouldn’t be long before the high street picked up on the plastic fantastic trend.
As we roll into spring of 2013 it seems that the time is here, hot on the heels of the famous designers stores such as New Look, Accessorize and even Harrods are offering a selection of stylish, see-through pieces at an affordable rate.
Check out below to see how you can grab yourself a piece of the transparent trend:
1. Accessorize, £29. This pretty clutch is a great way to rock the trend but keep your belongings private as it comes with a spotted purse inside; much like those designed by Charlotte Olympia.
2. Dune, £80. These cornflower blue heels are the perfect way to bring some colour into your spring wardrobe; wear with a floral dress for day or metallic mini for night.
3. Friis and Company, £52.95. A statement bag if ever we saw one and for a fraction of the price. Pair this fluorescent bowling bag with muted colours to show it off or clash with prints and brights for on-trend 90s style
4. ASOS, £40. These wedges highlight two summer must-haves; sunny yellow and see-through Perspex. With a wedge heel lower than 4inches and soft faux suede upper material, these shoes offer both comfort and fashion
5. Harrods, £40. Harrods has given their stylish shoulder bag a transparent make over. It also comes with a small purse so you won’t be flashing your money. (Also available with bronze and black detailing for a more subtle look)
6. New Look, £12.99. You can always depend on New Look to offer style on a budget. This pink, Perspex box clutch with the much-needed silver chain ticks all the boxes and won’t break the bank.
If you’re going to pull off one trend for spring it must be this; versatile and affordable. What’s not to love?
Sunday, 24 March 2013
Thursday, 21 March 2013
H&M have released their first promotional imagery from their summer collection which features none other than Beyoncé.
The Swedish fashion company have had many famous faces modelling their pieces over the years including; Kylie Minogue, Jade Jagger, Gary Oldman and they can now at Beyoncé to that list.
It was first reported back in January that the singer would be partnering with the high street label when she was seen being photographed at the tropical destination of The Bahamas.
Two months later and we are presented with this summery, sultry photo which shows Beyoncé lay on a lounger in pair of patterned shorts, a cream shirt and some cute flower accessories in her hair and on her shoes.
So far only one image has been released but it already screams out true Beyoncé style with a mix of sex appeal, charm and class. The outfit itself is summery but not too revealing with a muted toned shirt and bang on-trend diamond print hot-pants with a coral-red lipstick and nails to add some Beyoncé fiery spice to the cute ensemble.
Beyoncé has been quoted saying “I really loved the concept we collaborated on to explore the different emotions of women represented by the four elements - fire, water, earth and wind.” This is a truly interesting way to look at fashion and it is possible to say that this first picture offers a mix of earth with the calm colours of the outfit and fire with the strong red-orange shade of the lips and nails.
It’s great to know that Beyoncé will be having some input into the collection and let’s hope the clothes reflect her exciting concept.
Not only has the star offered creative input in the fashion side she has also recorded a song for the H&M advert which will be released in May, the same month the clothes hit stores.
The outdoor ads are said to read “Beyoncé as Mrs. Carter in H&M,” which is in reference to her world tour which starts April 15th, a month before the launch of the campaign.
Check it out on The Upcoming here
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
I was lucky enough to attend a fashion launch this week in Shoreditch for The Upcoming, check out my view on the launch and also relevant links.
Vintage Glam Meets Modern Chic: For One Week Only at Frockdrop, Shoreditch
Pop-up retail is steadily becoming the hottest high street trend, opening a store for just one day or one week is a superb way to launch a fashion line.
The latest company to do this is Frockdrop, open for one week only from 11th-17th March, the small but sweet shop is based at 68 Sclater Street, Shoreditch and is a must-see for anybody who loves fashion.
Run by Sharon Ozbeck, the Frockdrop stored opened yesterday and showcased a stunning array of vintage, timeless articles and brand new designer pieces.
From a lime green Balenciaga City tote for £80 to a pair of Alexander McQueen peep toes for less than £200, the collection is exquisite and the prices unbelievable.
The setting is perfect too; a snug but charming venue coated with a layer of white paint, the store echoes the style of a gallery with the designer hand bags showcased as if they are paintings themselves.
Sharon advised that she was unsure as to how to display the arm candy but her colleague suggested hanging them from the walls for all to see, because, let’s be honest fashion truly is one of the most awe-inspiring works of art.
Christian Louboutin sandals and Chanel handbags are not the only things available. Frockdrop more than lives up to that ingenious name and somehow managed to pick up all of the most iconic designs from the worlds most loved designers.
The Diane von Fürstenberg wrap, iconic Missoni zig zag print dress and Hervé Léger knitted boydcon are all on sale and although not priced you can be guaranteed a fantastic deal.
Sharon advised she was inspired by ebay having spent much of her time on the online marketplace and it’s almost as though Frockdrop is a real life, designer version of the site.
The clothes are not yet priced which means a discussion of cost is involved and some people requested to have desired items put aside for future purchases; a smart way to draw them back to the store where they are likely to snap up another perfectly priced piece.
What stands out most about Frockdrop is the variation in style and era. Past season J Brand and Chloé jeans are just £20 after Sharon confessed to having “hundreds of pairs” but you also have the latest line of Cashmere by Tania available; all in mint condition.
To miss out on Frockdrop would be a rookie mistake; it’s heaven for every fashionista out there, whether you are into Parisian chic or London grunge you are certain to find a jacket or skirt you adore. Although the store was jam-packed with a mix of old and new a common denominator remained; there wasn’t a double of anything, so when it’s gone it truly is gone.
Check out the website at: www.frockdrop.com
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Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Sunday, 10 March 2013
*Wearing my favourite suit colour, he looked dashing in a blue Salvatore Ferragamo tuxedo at the SAG Awards
*Looking cool and dapper out and about in jeans and a dark Neil Barrett pea coat and Burberry scarf
*Rocking an olive green Gucci suit and matching striped tie at Ides of March premiere
*Another casual outfit and I have to say that blue is my favourite colour for Ryan to wear. I think its because it brings out those baby blues
*Wearing Salvatore Ferragamo for the third time in this post.I love the boldness of the purple and its such a great tone on him too
*I love this look but I cannot locate who any of the pieces are designed by!The tee is very Urban Outfitters but in all honesty I think the top and cardigan may be either vintage of one off pieces
*Who knew he was such a big fan of green? He paired the khaki sweater with Levi jeans and Philip Lim jacket
*This time dressing down smart brown trousers and loafers in a black Henley top for sleek airport style
*Smart meets casual in dark green trousers and a classic Ralph Lauren striped shirt with those sunglasses
*In a pine green Salvatore Ferragamo jumper, grey jeans and scruffy boots Ryan is epitome of cool and casual