Pinky Swear

March 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

The fashion world this seasons swears by pink handbags: both designer and high street items in the girliest of colours have flooded the market. I could not help but wonder why? (Just had to use Carrie Bradshaw’s favourite quote, excitement for Sex and the City prequel Carrie’s Diaries is in the air.) Maybe they are just giving consumers exactly what they want – a colourful and hopeful break from daily worries that have been brought on us with this long-lasting economic crisis. Maybe it is simply an outcome of different shades of pink proving suitable for two of the biggest seasonal trends: pastel and bright colours. Maybe 2012 is all about love (let’s just assume pink is the colour that represents love) since the rumored apocalypse is looming and we need to find shelter in the most meaningful of feelings. Or maybe we should stop reading into it and enjoy our childhood’s favourite colour making a big comeback to a fashion scene. Below I picked out the most desirable pink handbags to suit any budget for you to enjoy!

  1. Emilio Pucci Python Shoulder Bag, £1735
  2. New Look Faux Snake Skin Clutch, £12.99
  3. River Island Laser Cut Clutch, £28
  4. Michael by Michael Kors Jet Set Leather Shoulder Bag, £105
  5. ASOS Laser Cut Zip Top Clutch, £20
  6. Miu Miu Mini Matelasse Clutch, £670
  7. Marc Jacobs Single Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag, £530
  8. Anya Hindmarch Valorie Matte-Rubber Clutch, £250
  9. Mulberry Bayswater Candy Pink Quilted Dyed Denim, £595
  10. New Look Jelly Bowler Bag, £15.99
  11. Mulberry small Bayswater Satchel in Hot Fuchsia Spongy Pebbled, £695
  12. Mango Shopper Bag, £29.99

 

The Must Have Item

March 1, 2012 § 17 Comments

For as long as I remember there only ever been 2 lengths of skirts in my wardrobe – either maxi or mini (to tell you the truth the majority are mini and I am sure I am not the only one). Calf length aka midi skirt would only be associated with black and white photos my grandmother used to show me of her youth. But now it is time to forget that association and welcome the new fashion piece into our lives (and wardrobes) – Chiffon Pleated Midi Skirt.

Slight fascination with this particular item started on a few catwalks for autumn winter 2011 season, but by spring summer 2012 pleated midi has repositioned itself from charity shops to everyone’s fashion wish list and it seems it is here to stay! The item is so versatile, as you can see from the catwalk looks above, it is likely to become a wardrobe staple: you can wear it on leisurely walk, to a work meeting, during cocktail hour and pretty much everywhere else by teaming it with different tops and accessories. And did I mention it looks as good with flats as with heels?

My favourite way to wear one this season is to pick one-colour version in either bright or pastel shade, team it up with oversized T-shirt and add randomly put together long chain necklaces. And if you are not afraid to experiment team up socks with wedges à la Mulberry campaign and you are ready to rock it!

The best thing – there is such a wide range to choose from whether you are looking for designer item or cheaper way to adopt this trend. My favourites are those by Jil Sander which come in so many colours you would not want to look anywhere else. Bellow are my designer and budget picks for joining on the hot trend of Spring Summer 12!

Designer: 

  1. Maison Martin Margiela, £330
  2. HMH Couture, £150
  3. Pleats Please Issey Miyake, £339
  4. See By Chloe, £334
  5. Jil Sander, £580
  6. Jil Sander, £580
  7. Jil Sander, £282
  8. Jil Sander, £580

High Street:

  1. Jovonista Pleated Skirt With Tonal Flower Print, £25
  2. Topshop Pleat Calf Skirt in Yellow, £48
  3. Max C Pleated Midi Skirt also available in red, £15
  4. Asos Petit Exclusive Midi Skirt also available in yellow and baby blue, £28
  5. New Look Chiffon Pleated Midi Skirt also available in cream and black, £19.99
  6. Sister Jane Pleats Skirt, available in Topshop, £49
  7. Asos Midi Skirt With Pleats also available in black, £21
  8. Zara Accordion pleated Skirt, £39.99

Saint Valentine’s Day Outfits

February 12, 2012 § Leave a comment

Here we are again – 14th of February is fast approaching and if you haven’t yet figured out what to wear for that special date night below are a few ideas to suit very different budgets (just add sexy lingerie and you are sorted). Enjoy, love birds!

Matthew Williamson Feather and Crystal Embellished Lace Dress, £3895
Chanel Vintage Logo Bracelet, £790 (from farfetch.com)
Jimmy Choo Tema Satin and Suede Sandals, £795
Alexander McQueen Britannia Skull Crystal Studded Suede Box, £1495
Herve Leger Embellished Bandage Crop Top, was £870 now £305
Poleci Lace Trimmed Skirt, was £275 now £110
Elizabeth and James Metallic Pumps, was £310 now £155
Tom Binns Silver Ring, was £290 now £116
Herve Leger Leather Minaudiere Clutch, was £495 now £198

Topshop Sleeveless Lace Dress, £48
New Look Pastel Across Body Bag, £12.99
River Island Pink Peep Toe Courts, £60
Forever 21 Teardrop Earrings, £4.90
River Island Flower Stretch Bracelet, £10

Christmas Jumpers

December 21, 2011 § 1 Comment

Christmas jumper used to be an embarrassing present from your grandma – that will make it into your wardrobe out of your love for grandma rather than for purpose of someday wearing it. But this year they are certainly on fashion radar and is a MUST this Christmas season. If you are still without a Christmas Jumper – don’t threat! I picked my favourite Christmas jumpers to suit all budgets – so you can do a last minute shop before a big day! Plus they are perfect as presents – and with big designer names they will no longer be at the back of the receiver’s wardrobe.

1. Moschino Penguin Intarsia Wool Sweater £810, at Net-a-porter.com

2. Knitted Raindeer Jumper £50, at Topshop

3. Paul & Joe Sister Navy Aspen Bobble Sweater £137,  was £196 at Mywardrobe.com

4. Jumper With Neon Hedgehog Design £35, at ASOS

5. Only Crop Pattern Jumper £31.99, at New Look

6. Free People Knitted Jumper, was £110 now £65, at ASOS

7. Grey Fairsle Jumper Dress £45, at River Island

8. Stella McCartney Polar Bear Intarsia Wool and Alpaca-Blend Sweater £670, at Net-a-porter.com

9. Markus Lupfer Wreath Sequined Merino Wool Sweater £295, at Net-a-porter.com

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