One Stop Shop: Christmas Party at French Connection

December 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

Christmas is 22 days away and if you have not picked you dress yet, it is time to hit the shops!

I must admit more that one item from my holiday wardrobe over the last three years came from French Connection. There is something about their dress collection that ticks all the right boxes: highest quality, feminine shapes, beautiful colours and tons of sequins!

The range this year is as always impressive – if you do not find at least one dress that you feel like you must add to your wardrobe I envy you and your self control. Especially now that some dresses are discounted by up to 50%.

Here are my top picks. I struggled cutting down to 3 dresses, especially since some of them are available in different colours.

1. Silver Samantha Sequin Dress, £165. Nothing says party as much as sequin. Be daring, hit the dance floor and shine like a star (literally).

2. Aztec Drape Maxi Dress, currently on sale and is £ 144. For the most elegant of parties. Channel your Grecian goddess by adding gold bangles and putting your hair up. Best choice for pear shaped readers.

3. Spotlight Knit Cap Sleeve Dress, £115. Available in red, baby pink and mercury grey. The shape and texture is inspired by Herve Leger dresses, but unlike many other copies, the quality here is outstanding. Try it on and see how it hides all your ‘problem areas’ and highlight all the curves! Possibly the best dress ever.

Go online to http://www.frenchconnection.com and see the rest of collection for yourself. Come back and let me know what you are wearing this holiday season!

House Of Dereon Lands in UK

November 21, 2011 § Leave a comment


No, I am not talking about flying houses like the one in the cartoon UP. House of Dereon is an American brand established in 2004 by famous singer Beyonce and her mother Tina Knowles (known for styling Beyonce and other members on Destiny’s Child) and now it is finally available in our country.

The brand is intergenerationally inspired – Beyonce acts as a muse, Tina Knowles as a designer and her late mother Agnes Dereon who worked as a seamstress and dressmaker in Louisiana as an inspiration. Targeting 20-30 year old fashionable women (that is their own positioning, I on the other hand do not believe that fashion needs to be age-specific) the brand provides a range of sexy dresses and other outfits that would make your fashion choices for a night out on the town easy.

In my opinion even if House of Dereon was not Beyonce-related I would love the collection. It is feminine and definitely sexy – who would not want a piece from their collection, especially now that we are all thinking about holiday season outfits?

Above are two of my favourite dresses from the collection: Shimmer Strap Bodycon Dress in Gold £90-£100 and Assymetric Mini Dress £80. I would also like to add sequin pieces from the collection to my wishlist: I love waterfall blazer (£110) and a wrap front skirt (£75) especially since both come in a choice of black and gold colours. See the whole range in the special concession at London Selfridges, online at http://www.selfridges.com and http://www.lipsy.com.

Little tip, if you are shopping online try Lipsy as the prices are up to 10% lower and you will be able to get free delivery on orders over £75 with a special code: AW11SHIPPING but not all items are available at both e-locations.

Online Outlet Special: Cocosa

October 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

My second online outlet favourite is http://www.COCOSA.com – a members only fashion outlet filled with exciting sale events. A highlight of this website – ability to preview sale items before the sale opens that makes you want to rush to your computer ever day at 7am to check up new offerings.

With a wide range of sales going on it was hard to pick my favourites (harder than deciding who to send home on this years X factor). Nevertheless here are my 3 finalists, I mean dresses, currently available online:

1. Jenny Packham Short Multi Sequin Dress at £462 which is an amazing 83% off (originally £2799). Luxurious statement piece that I would not mind wearing (to say the least) for the upcoming winter holidays celebrations.

2. Felder Felder Vessna Dress – a beautiful cotton pastel dress with abstract pattern, perfect for taking you from day to night. Currently at £128 which is a 70% discount.

3. Emma Cook silk printed jewel dress would look great with chunky ankle boots – at £159 which is a great 52% off.

Visit the website to see more deals like Stephen Webster Jewellery and clothing range by Milly.

Celebrity Dress For a Fraction of the Price

September 21, 2011 § 2 Comments

Scarlett Johansson has been my celebrity style crush for a while. So while checking out one of my favourite ‘as seen on stars’ websites – http://www.mcberry.co.uk I came across the Glamorous Lace Dress section. And a few have been inspired by Scarlett!

Here is my pick – the green lacy strapless number (only my favourite dress shape of all time). Plus its green and lacy which goes very well with A/W 11 trends! Grazia team loves it too and featured it in their magazine. So if you want to boost your star power visit the website where this dress is available at £85.

Designer Inspired Bargains

August 21, 2011 § Leave a comment


This summer a few English celebrities have been spotted wearing clothes from http://www.owntherunway.com so I decided to check it out. It is a fast growing fashion retailer that provides great interpretations of designer trends for bargain prices. This morning I picked out a few of my favourites that are worth a place in your wardrobe.

High wasted stripy skirt is very Prada-like and is just £14.99. Star print tie blouse is clearly inspired by Dolce & Gabbana but will only set you back by £17.99. While the dress in an interpretation of Christopher Kane neon floral pattern with in an Autumn/Winter hue and is priced at £26.99.

Those are my picks, but if you want some Sunday bargain e-tailing therapy you should have a look!

Lipsy Strikes Back

August 6, 2011 § Leave a comment

There used to be time when Lipsy e-shop was the destination for my search for night on the town outfits. To this day my wardrobe contains more Lipsy dresses than any of the actual Lipsy stores. This is why it is such a shame that collection after collection I seem to find no new Lipsy dresses that I love. I wonder if it is a change in the design team or the result of accumulating way to many Lipsy dresses.

That all changed today. I actually found it. New lipsy dress that deserves a place on my wish list. Bright colours, bold print and my favourite dress shape – perfect! £50 is a great price too compared to other dresses on the website that are more pricey and yet less exciting. I am sold!

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