Monday, 31 October 2011

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Gossip Girl Returns!

At long last Gossip Girl returns to our screens tonight, and I for one can hardly wait for the latest installment from the scandalous lives of Manhatten's elite. There's a positive pregnancy test to be claimed, a royal wedding to be planned and a cameo appearance from Liz Hurley - not to mention all the fabulous frocks!

As much as I love Blair and Serena, lovable rogue Chuck Bass has to be my favourite character. With his urban dandy image honed to perfection, he's the best dressed man the Upper East Side has to offer!


Monday, 17 October 2011

A Handbag for £1!

I love nothing more than finding a bargain, and can never keep news of a great deal to myself. On a recent shopping trip down Oxford Street I stumbled across this small black messenger bag in H&M reduced from £14 to just £1. Who would turn down a handbag for £1?! How do I do it? For all the latest sales in London, just go to

Friday, 14 October 2011

Wild Abandon

I love leopard print, but anxious to avoid the Bet Lynch look, I always try to limit what I buy. Having said that, I couldn't resist this leopard print knit from Zara.

Styled with a ladylike pencil skirt, it looks far more classy than brassy! Whether worn as smart workwear (a cardigan is also available to make a twin-set) or paired with jeans for a relaxed weekend look, I know it's going to become my go-to knit this A/W. Purrr-fect!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Sheer Brilliance

When it comes to nude hosiery it's not simply a case of one shade suits all - but that's often the only choice we get. Asian, mixed race and black women have largely been forgotten - that is until now...

In a first for the high street, Debenhams have launched a range of 'invisible' skin tone hosiery, with shades designed to suit women of all ethnicities. You'll find coffee, bronze and olive shades right through to paler beige and honey hues.

As the weather turns colder who would dare to go out with bare legs?! Debenhams' hosiery buyer, Joanna Townsend describes the range as: 'A woman's weapon to fight the onset of winter, when wearing black opaque tights is just too depressing on a golden autumn's day.' It's true! Every woman needs a good pair of skin tone tights, and priced at just £3.50, I think Debenhams are on to a winner!

Monday, 10 October 2011

Paul & Nancy Tie the Knot

Who says you can't wear white second time round? Nancy Shevell looked every inch the elegant bride in her short white dress with intricate button detailing as she emerged from Marylebone registry office as the new Lady McCartney. And as for the designer? Stella McCartney of course!

Friday, 7 October 2011

Jeans For Genes Day

Today is Jeans for Genes Day - an opportunity to dress down in denim for work or school and raise money for charity whilst you do it. So, have you got your jeans on? Every year in the UK 30,000 children are born with a genetic disorder and by making a donation to wear denim today you can help raise money for those affected.

There is a massive trend for coloured jeans this season, and the high street to high end designer, A/W collections are awash with denim in all the colours of the rainbow. Here are some of the best out there.

If you wear or buy any denim today, think about making a small contribution

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to show their support many brands have produced special products to raise money for Breast Cancer Care. Look out for the pink ribbon when you're shopping, and some of the money you spend will help this worthy cause.

Kabiri, the jewellery boutique who specialise in bringing the best new designers to London, stock this beautiful 14 carat rose gold bracelet with neon pink braid by JADA. 10% of the proceeds from sales will go directly to Breast Cancer Care, who offer free expert information and support to the 50,000 people diagnosed with the disease each year.

Take a look at the new store located at 182 Kings Rd, or shop online.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Pretty in Pink at the Pride of Britain Awards

A stream of celebrities arrived at the Grosvenor House Hotel last night to attend the Pride of Britain Awards. For me, Nicola Roberts was the star who shone on the red carpet, choosing to wear a pale pink silk organza dress by Luisa Beccana for the occasion. She toughened up the romantic ballerina-style gown with some statement jewellery - in a word, beautiful. I love the fact that Nicola isn't afraid to experiment with what she wears, whilst retaining her unique sense of style.

Look out for the Pride of Britain Awards on ITV this week, but be sure to have a box of Kleenex at the ready for when you hear the stories behind such remarkable acts of courage.