Candy Crush

Hair is our personal style statement: straight, curled, tinted, bold colour flash…the list is a tempting one. Trends come and go and then come back round again. Exhibit A: The Blue Rinse. Or at least as close to that trend as this trend is getting…The Purple Rinse.

Our A-list icons are obsessing over sorbets shades of lilac making us temporarily take leave of our senses and convince ourselves we also will suit that sweet shade of purple. Nicole Richie, Kelly Osbourne, Rita Ora….has it been raining purple girls? With lustrous locks of luscious lavender, pastel dye is the HOTTEST shade for oh-so-cool style for sun-kissed days.

Whether you choose a subtle tint, obre hue or ‘Oh hey purple hair’ WOW shade; we are biting our lips with envy at you brave souls going for the hue of the season! With picture of Nicole clasped in hand, a shrill cry of ‘make me look like this’ and hours later looking like the original lavender gal Dame Edna *gasp in horror*; we think we’ll keep our senses and leave the daring to the ones who do it best - you cool catzzzz.

Steal Her Style: Emma Watson

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Style Icon of The Week: Beyoncé

She is actually our icon of the day, week, month, year, lifetime…The Beyoncé obsession is one that is ridiculously hard to contain and quite frankly we wouldn’t really want to. Staunchly independent yet beautifully devoted, sexy momma to mother incarnate; there is literally nothing Queen Bey can’t pull off.

Her style is unwavering; unique with a trend thrown in here or signature designer flaunted there. To say we want her wardrobe is a major understatement! Our favourite style picks are urban-chic KENZO sweaters with super-sexy curve-skimming skirts; ultra-edgy urban BLK DNM leathers for down-town cool and serious print sensations from Clover Canyon, making our fashion hunger run into over-drive!

Long reign Queen Bey!

Can we also just take a moment to observe the utmost perfection of this trio?! Too frickin’ adorable …

Shop Beyoncé’s signature style online now!

All images from Beyoncé’s amazing collection on her Tumblr … check her out she is a HOTTIE!

The Race Is On

With each glimmering ray of sunshine fighting it’s way though the miserable clouds, our thoughts immediately turn to the occasions of the year; predominantly The Races. Aintree’s Ladies Day and Grand National are iconic and one of, if not the biggest, racing events of the year. Whether attending for the racing, the grandeur or simply for a good ‘ole gawp at the days calamities and triumphs in the wardrobe department; Aintree is as good as it gets!

Avoiding the stereotypical OTT combos is ESSENTIAL and over compensating for a lack of sun with a tad too much tan and not enough clothing is NEVER a winner! So this year we have styled beautifully chic pieces for every style. From daytime demure to sensational Siren…we have the cream of the crop for a Races Day success!

Think Pink - Kenzo dress styled with Christian Louboutin Pigalle heels, Jimmy Choo Candy clutch and EK Thongprasert necklace:image

White Delight - Stella McCartney dress styled with Saint Laurent heels, Christian Louboutin Loubiposh clutch and EK Thongprasert necklace:image

Midnight Magic - Victoria Beckham dress styled with Saint Laurent sandals, Saint Laurent Betty bag, Lanvin Star necklace and ring:image

Butter Wouldn’t Melt - Stella McCartney dress styled with Jimmy Choo Lance sandals, Stella McCartney clutch and Saint Laurent cuff:image

Tangerine Dream - Victoria, Victoria Beckham dress styled with Christian Louboutin Pigalle heels, Christian Louboutin Loubiposh clutch, Saint Laurent cuff and Céline cuff:image

The Devil’s in the Detail - Lanvin blouse and skirt styled with Saint Laurent sandals, Saint Laurent Cassandre clutch and Saint Laurent cuffs:image

Sumptuous Sorbets - Victoria, Victoria Beckham dress styled with Jimmy Choo Maitai sandals, Jimmy Choo Ally clutch, Lanvin bracelet and Céline cuff:image

Matchy Matchy - Tibi top and skirt co-ord suit styled with Christian Louboutin Pigalle heels, Givenchy Antigona cluch and EK Thongprasert necklace:image

Neon Nights - Victoria Beckham dress styled with Saint Laurent sandals, Saint Laurent Cassandre clutch and Lanvin star ring:image

All piece available in store now or email for enquiries.

Easter Parade

The sun is popping out to say hello, butter yellow daffodils are springing from the ground and chocolate is EVERYWHERE we go…not ideal when we’re having a chocolate free Lent! The imminent arrival of Easter is on the cards and it’s all about the kids this Spring.

Our latest arrivals for our Mini Me’s are just to DIE for! Gorgeous sorbet shades and adorable prints for our princess’s, with ultra-cool picks for our little guys! We’re so obsessed with the amazing picks in store we can’t wait to dress our little ones up for Easter! Forget chocolate, this Easter is all about the style factor!


Stella Kids, DSquared2 kids and Lanvin Petite all available in store now!

Mums Know Best

Mother’s Day is looming and last minute buys aren’t an option for the woman who went through hell and high water to give birth to us; not that our darling mothers mention it much. 

It’s one of those; not a birthday or Christmas but we need to impress and win some offspring points. We also need to carefully consider a buy that we could potentially borrow in the future; attention and care are a must. Priorities!

So whether your mumsy is a jewel fiend or has a penchant for fancy footwear we have a Gift Guide that ticks all the boxes! Mum’s the word! 

L-R: Missoni Mare Kaftan, Givenchy pouch, Roberto Cavalli ring, Saint Laurent sandals, Stella McCartney cuff, Saint Laurent Sac de Jour, Christian Louboutin purse, Shourouk necklace and Saint Laurent scarf

And if the Mothership is into her gadgets, making lists (don’t they all?!) or a good ‘ole fashioned read why not treat her to one of these?

L-R: Lanvin notepad, Givenchy iPad Mini case, Balenciaga phone case and Christian Louboutin book

Follow us on Instagram and Twitter for daily updates on our Mother’s Day Gift Guide!

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Fashion Fantastic
February has come and gone in a whirlwind of fashion, red carpets and abundant celebrity spottings. Now it’s over…we don’t know whether to sigh with releif or winge with utter sadness?! We are probably being a tad dramatic but that’s Fashion Weeks for ya kids!
The iconic street styling this year seems to have stepped it up a notch; think peacocking, except your feathers are made of Celine, Chanel and Moschino…precisely. Paris is where we pull out the big guns…idolised designers, cream of the crop celebs and every fashion editor known to man! There is simply not enough time to describe the sights and sounds of this fantabulous week, therefore we shall show you!
No street, pavement, alleyway or indeed gutter was left unchaperoned  by designer-clad street style stars…Anna Dello Russo, Elena Perminova, Mira Duma….so many, so little time. 

Catwalk shoes came thick and fast with a plethora of gorgeous talent sashaying down the runway …ahem Kendall Jenner! Opulent textures, luscious fur…everywhere, attention to detail embellishment and ‘Who’s that girl?’ prints! Palettes were Autumnal with a carry through of sorbet shades from Summer … soooo wearable, we are wishing for Winter already!

Carven

Balenciaga

Saint Laurent

Givenchy

So much to drink in, we think we can keep the Fashion Week procrastination going for a little while longer…at least until September!

Oscars…The Orginal Hollywood Glam

The Oscars, so named for the name given to the Academy Award statuette back in the 1930s, are perennially the most important awards in Hollywood…hence why we have been banging on about it for weeeeeeeksss on end! With a culmination of talent, eye candy and fashion combined; the Oscars make for an indulgent evening!

The red carpet was an exploitation on our visual senses with so many astonishingly beautiful gowns and absurdly dapper suits for us to gawp at! Best dressed female hands down was the gorgeous Kate Hudson in Versace; simple palette, subtle embellishment and a classic Hollywood starlet air…no room for failure! Best dressed male has to be Jared Leto; he’s has been nailing the style points of late and despite that dip-dye, we are a little bit in love with him!

Predominant trends on the carpet this year were nudes and blues, adorned by some of the best names on film: Cate Blanchett, Angelina Jolie, Lupita Nyong’o and Amy Adams. These gals were knockin’ ‘em dead with their looks last night.

Maintaining a classic stance of shades, Jennifer Lawrence - despite her tumble on the carpet - and Charlize Theron are undeniable style goddesses in the classics: red and black. Sometimes less is more. It also helps that they are two of the most beautiful women on the planet. Siigghhhh…

So kiddos, that’s the Oscars for one more year. SOB! For now, we will leave you with the legend that is Ellen DeGeneres…could we love this woman any more?!

Fashion Week Frolics

Nothing says Fashion Week like a stampede of stiletto-clad fashion hungry fashionistas sporting their catwalk finery  armed with  the new seasons’ most sought after arm candy. Every season the fashions most powerful army transcend upon the international fashion capitals in their droves. No sooner do they arrive and they’re gone taking with them the sacred knowledge of fashion’s future leaving behind a cloud of glittery dust (yes really!).

Expect to see Anna Dello Russo sporting  top to toe catwalk fabulosity (this leggy Goddess loves a ‘piece’), Anna Wintour and her sashaying signature bob scurrying in those Monolos from FROW to FROW and Emmanuelle Alt keeping it chic on the street in  that nonchalent way she does. Aside from  fashion’s most famous  Editor’s, keep an eye out for those heralded bloggers,  celebrities and Front Row kids sporting opulent layers of the most sought after pieces of the season. Ladies and gentlemen- the fashion circus is in town!

London Calling …

Week two and the midway point of our month of fashion madness….wallowing in it! London Fashion Week is such a prestigious event in the fashion calender, not to mention a pretty big deal for our beloved isle. Showcasing some of fashion’s most distinguished designers, as well as a serious hot-bed for cutting-edge talent.

Every street, alleyway (and probably gutter) was jam-packed with the glamorous, weird and wonderful and we were LOVING it! Give us a camera in hand and the clackity-clack of heels echoing the streets and we swoon like a Disney Princess. Despite the weather, celebs and fashionistas alike were out in full force cramming in as many shows and ‘Pap’ opportunities as physically possible! It’s such a hard life being a star…sigh.

From stars on the streets to stars on the catwalks, Matthew Williamson birthed a star-studded collection showcasing signature furs and sparkling embellishment with every sashaying model. A ‘Studio 54’ throwback - off the shoulder, high waists and jumpsuits - this collection screamed modern-day 70s. Book us in for a perm, we’re getting right on with this collection!

Gorrrrrgeous Poppy and Olivia at Matthew FRow

Temperley London also took a side-step from signature organza embellished beauties for AW 14. Robust quilting, romanticised with iconic floral embroidery and contrasting textures in one piece; from mysteriously moody to opulently lavish, AW 14 is so obviously iconic Temperley…with just a little punch of relevant!

Woooowzerrr Temperley with an edge and selfie-central…the ultimate selfie setting.

So kiddos, LFW was a resounding success especially as we are now preparing to sell all our worldly possessions (yes including parents..) to adorn our shopaholic selves in AW14 finery.

Milan has begun and the house is up for sale….

The BAFTAs: Dress to Impress

The BAFTAs are one of the biggest events in the film industry’s calender, not to mention offering the perfect opportunity to check out the latest trends on the Red Carpet! As a prerequisite to The Oscars, the BAFTAs let us ogle the beautiful stars up for awards alongside their delectable fashion ensembles to boot.

With an ode to British designers (rather apt being in London and all!), the likes of Victoria Beckham, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney were ever present at this year’s awards, adorned by some of the the biggest starlets in attendance.

Dark, mysterious hues were predominant this year, with heavy embellishment for added pizzazz!

Lupita Nyong’o’s emerald green gown radiated timeless glamour, whilst Lily Allen brought a punchy flash of colour to this year’s awards….maybe Lily’s was a little over ambitious though? Fun-lovin’ and carefree we lover her!

The one and only Angelina won our fashion-fiilled hearts last night, with her protest against the traditional red carpet gown with a Saint Laurent custom-made suit…unbelievable! This gorgeous gal won the prize for best dressed and gorgeous arm candy in the form of Mr. Pitt: bravo!

Kids Club

Style for our Mini Me’s just got so good we wish it came in adult size! But as kids know best (especially on style these days) we’ll leave them to these gorgeous pieces which have just landed in store! They’re gonna be the coolest kids in town….

Lanvin Petite, DSquared2 Kids and Stella Kids now available in store!

On the Campaign Trail…

So here we go again, another season another campaign set: Spring/Summer 14. To be totally honest, falling upon new campaigns is a major indulgence/perfect procrastination method! Beautiful faces, opulent finery and an overwhelming sense of nostalgia wondering where the last year has gone since SS13?! Nothing beats it!

So drink up and satisfy your thirst for the latest trend sensations - not to mention a plethora of hotties worth a gander at! Enjoy, our Fashion lovelies!

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Style Icon: Gwen Stefani

Great style is hard at the best of times - weather issues, ‘fat days’ and an inability to make decisions on our limitless supply of clothes when deciphering what to wear! So when pregnancy is thrown into the equation, getting dressed in the morning just doesn’t seem worth the hassle. Errr hang on a mo jeronimo … Gwen Stefani seems to have this pregnancy style malarkey sorted. 

She is the most stylish mommy we have ever seen! Signature shades, ah-mazing heels (yes…even at eight months she is rocking the stilettos!) and Siren red lippy is a must for the gorgeous Gwen, mixing it up with on-trend camo prints and marble splatters for added va va voom! Keeping her palette dark with a splash of colour keeps style classic and timeless, perfect for pregnancy glamour!

Not only does Miss Stefani defy the rules of aging (seriously though…how does she do it?), this stylish lady is one super-hot momma! 

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Hair Raising Trends for Spring/Summer 14 
We’ve all had a bad hair day (or a couple hundred), so moving into Spring/Summer 14 everyone wants to know what are the hottest trends! We spoke to the fabulous Patrick Wilson from Electric Hairdressing to guide us through this season’s must-have hair do’s!
'I was lucky enough to work back stage at fashion week so I'm always thinking six month a head with trends and predictions. My top five styles for this season are: 
The Low Pony saw at Stella and Victoria Beckham. Here’s my take; I love the sleekness, it just looks so fresh.
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The second look of the season is the low side parting saw at Kenzo and Matthew Williamson; this is my catwalk to client look. It’s about taking inspiration and changing it for the individual. This works perfectly with siren waves or super straight locks.image

My next look for Spring/Summer has got to be the Fish Plait, whether it’s down to the side or up in a halo braid. I always think it’s important to keep the soft playful textures when haying hair up like in the pictures below.imageMy fourth trend has got to be the Sombre (the soft Ombre) infecting some colour through the ends of the hair, otherwise known as ‘Balayage’. My work for the shoot below drew inspiration from an iconic Chloé model look - classic.image

The fifth and final look is the top knot trend; this is always great for work or pleasure. It’s out of the way so you won’t play or mess with it. Perfect!’

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A huge THANK YOU to the super-talented Patrick - Mr #BigHairDontCare himself for our guide to perfect hair this Spring/Summer! For more looks and unique styles from the gorgeous Patrick, visit his twitter: @paddy_wilson92 or check out some hairspiration on his Instagram: http://instagram.com/patrickwilson

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