Friday, 27 February 2009
Thursday, 26 February 2009
This sleeveless ombre dress with itself striking cream and black colours is a great version of the classic office staple, the shift dress.
This Petite Long Sleeved Single Breasted Jacket will inject a bit of colour into the office. You are sure to get lots of compliments.
This striking floral print jacket is modern, stylish and flattering. It is a great way to brighten up a classic black pair of trousers and black vest top.
A classic handbag in a neutral colour is perfect for carrying your worldly possessions into work and some understated jewellery will finish the look perfectly.
One of the most talked about labels of the moment Peter Pilotto is a combiantion of the pattern designing talent of Peter Pilotto and the amazing draping skills of Christopher De Vos. The pair have managed to create another outstanding collection of incredibly desirable clothes inspired by the big bang theory.
Erdem Moralioglu showed himself to be a master of colour with a collection filled with the most exquisite of prints and embroidery. His doll like dresses with bell shaped skirts were stunning but there were also some more grown up options in the form of long dresses and richley coloured marble effect trouser suits.
Charles Anastase presented a great collection with a hint of nostalgia teamed with Kurt Cobain grunge. The look was inspired by second hand clothes that were worn during his adolescence. Obviously he had an eye for a well cut and gorgeously put together outfit, even then. This was probably one of the most wearable looks of all for London Fashion Week.
Another of the high lights of London Fashion Week was the debut of Twenty 8 twelve, the label set up by the Miller sisters Savannah and Sienna. The label has become know for its trendy but classic wardrobe staples and chic separates.
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
It is such an interesting story looking at the rise of unknown fashion designers on the endorsement of Michelle Obama that we have decided to feature some of these designers in our upcoming blogs. Designers worn by Michelle Obama include Jason Wu, Narciso Rodriguez, Thakoon Panichgul, Maria Pinto, Tracy Feith, Donna Ricco and Isabel Toledo.
Part of Michelle Obama's signature look includes the large and unique brooches she uses to accessorize her outfits. Have fun accessorizing your own outfits with these handcrafted unique brooches from Munique Fashions.
Orchid Brooch - This handcrafted leather brooch is carefully cut and handpainted in the vibrant colours of this actual species of orchid. This very life like brooch attaches with a pin at the back.
Amaryllis Brooch - This Handcrafted leather brooch is carefully cut and handpainted in the vibrant colours of this actual amaryllis flower. This brooch is available in gold, orange or brown.
Monday, 23 February 2009
And if vibrant spring and summer colours are more your style then here are a few pieces you can swap and exchange or mix and match to get the spring summer look.
This Per Una 3/4 Sleeve V-Neck Top with Necklace or Per Una Lightweight Knitted Stretch Top & Scarf will add some colour to your look this spring/summer 09.
Always a classic is this Autograph Weekend Argyle Jumper with Cashmere - an all year round wardrobe essential.
Tone it down a bit with this pale yellow sophiscated Autograph Santa Monica Long Sleeve Pussy Bow Top part of Autograph's Santa Monica Collection - a sophisticated and versatile range with an emphasis on luxury.
Finally this Autograph Santa Monica Sailor Style Trousers in 100% linen will go with any of these tops. Four tops, one linen trousers and that's your week almost sorted.
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
You can even get organic cotton trainers. These Volley Cotton Women's Trainers are made from organic cotton and wild amazonian rubber, perfect for Eco friendly leisure wear.
Donna Karen wins the prize for stylishly simple and elegant clothes for fall 09. Her collection featured the perfect investment buys for a recession with flattering slim line skirts and tapered trousers, triangular jackets and flatteringly draped jersey.
Marc Jacobs one of the most popular and sought after designers on the New York fashion circuit continued with a theme that has been around for a few seasons now - eighties. Bright yellows with blacks and greys, big shoulders and big hair made up a collections that was utterly desirable and wearable.
Rodarte is back for autumn winter 09 with their distinct signature style of romantic/ rock chick with a twist. This show included some beautiful textures, crocheting and knits and a slashed effect as if someone had been let loose in the design room with a pair of very sharp scissors.
Monday, 16 February 2009
Spring into fashion with this Pure Linen Sleeveless Belted Dress from Marks and Spencer's new portfolio range. This linen dress is part of Portfolio's Monaco trend - a luxurious range featuring smart tailoring and elegant dresses. Sophisticated prints and flashes of gold add glamour against a striking palette of black and cream. This linen dress is also available in black and can only be purchased online from Marks and Spencer
Onyx, Lava Stone and Prith Bracelet
Bali Girl bracelet
dot centric earrings
Jason Wu's unveiling of his ready to wear spring 2009 collection was an absolute sell out with standing room only. Wu 29 has enjoyed overnight fame and recognition as Michelle Obama choose to wear his design - a one-shoulder organza-embroidered white chiffon gown at the inaugural ball. This Taiwanese born American Fashion Designer received even more attention when Michelle Obama appeared on the cover of vogue in yet another one of his creations.
Here are just a few of his creations from his spring 2009 ready to wear collection. Pictures from http://www.style.com/
Thursday, 12 February 2009
Say it with flowers with this Hibiscus necklace. A sensual hibiscus flower in provocative red and handcrafted in leather is a romantic gesture that can be worn for years to come.
This Silver heart necklace is a great and very trendy alternative to diamonds. It combines rock crystals and silver pieces in a chunky and contemporary neckpiece that glitters in the sun. The heart makes it a great symbol of love for a Valentine gift.
This 'Veil of the Incas' jewellery set is inspired by an ancient Inca Bridal veil. A very lovely Valentines gift and perhaps a sign of future marital bliss.
Dolce & Gabbana
pictures from http://www.style.com/But what sort of shoe can you wear with PJ trousers for the ultimate in understated chic without looking like you have a pair of old slippers on? I think a pair of flat but glamourous sandals are a great way to keep the look relaxed without going into all out slumber mode.
I love these handcrafted leather sandals from Munique Fashions. For the full range of handcrafted leather sandals visit Munique Fashions.