Saturday, 30 July 2011

Zara's Wedding Dress Revealed

Congratulations to Zara Philips and Mike Tindall who tied the knot earlier on today at a private ceremony in Edinburgh. Crowds gathered outside Canongate Kirk on Edinburgh's Royal Mile in the hope of catching a glimpse of the happy couple - not to mention the bride's dress! Zara looked the picture of elegance in a demure ivory satin gown with tulle straps and chevron pleated bodice with dropped waist. It was designed by Stewart Parvin - a favourite of the Royal family, who has designed outfits for the Queen. The Meander tiara, which has a Greek key design and belongs to Princess Anne, made a beautiful 'something borrowed' for her daughter's big day.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Forever 21 Is Here

Since opening their first store in LA back in 1984 Forever 21 has become the place for style savvy shoppers on a budget over the pond. But now we can get in on the action, as the American retailer has finally opened their doors at 360 Oxford Street - their first London location!

Forever 21 makes a welcome addition to Oxford Street, as it can sometimes feel like Groundhog Day walking past countless branches of the same stores. Plus their unprecedented selection is constantly updated so you'll always find the latest trends. Whether you're after a bit of boho, or something for the office you're sure to find a look you love - and at the right price!

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Christmas Comes Early

It may be 151 days 'til Christmas, but I just might have to start writing my list for Santa a little early this year. I'm feeling all festive after seeing the gorgeous gifts on display at Debenhams' Christmas press show yesterday.

With fashion, beauty, toys, accessories and homeware all showcased you can rest assured that Debenhams will have everything your family needs for a truly fabulous festive season. At the top of my wish list is a Jasper Conran handbag (pictured above right) - fingers crossed that I'll wake-up to find this beauty under my tree on Christmas morning! But who am I kidding that I'll be able to wait that long - I'll be straight out to treat myself to an early xmas pressie as soon as they hit stores in September.

I was very excited to hear that Roksanda Ilincic is the latest designer to collaborate with the high-street favourite. Fashion Eds everywhere are already raving about the black lace midi dress with plunging neckline (pictured below right). Guaranteed come Christmas every fashionista worth her salt will want to hang around the mistletoe wearing this knock-out number!

The event also saw the launch of Ruby Hammer's new range of make-up, Ruby Recommends. These are great products at really affordable prices and make perfect girly gifts. Look out for the range in store from September.

It's too soon to say Happy Christmas, so I'll leave it at Happy Shopping for now!

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Handbag Heaven

As every hardened handbag hunter knows, success is dependent on finding a bag that looks super expensive but didn't actually consume your entire pay-packet. It's one deception that can be displayed with pride. These seriously chic offerings from River Island are sure to stir-up Arm Candy envy - and all for just £35! I won't tell if you won't...



Thursday, 21 July 2011

Art's in Fashion at Vanessa G

With a love of Art and the firm belief that the way we dress should reflect our inner beauty and confidence, business woman Vanessa Gounden set out to develop a clothing range where unique pieces of Art from unsung artists are transformed into timeless classics and each item makes a character defining fashion statement. Here's a taste of what to expect from the A/W 11 collection:

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Goldsign Girls

Just a week after big sis Kate was spotted wearing Goldsign jeans in Canada, Pippa has been spotted wearing the same designer denim brand for a coffee run in central London. Whilst Kate wore Passion in Habit, Pippa opted for Misfit in Ray - a particularly figure hugging cut to flatter the most famous bottom in the world! Although the sisters may share a love of Goldsign, Pippa chose to leave her stetson at home - accessorizing with some serious arm candy instead.

Goldsign jeans are available from Donna Ida

Friday, 15 July 2011

Harry Potter Premieres

The wait is over - mere Muggles finally get to see the final installment of Harry Potter as of today!

Over a week has flown by since Emma Watson cast her spell on the crowd amassed in Trafalgar Square for the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: part II - appearing in a ruffled Oscar de la Renta gown.

She certainly has perfected the art of red carpet dressing over the past 10 years. Only days later she worked her magic again - this time at the New York premiere where she wowed in bronze Bottega Veneta. Emma said: 'New York is such a fashion capital, I felt I could push the envelope a bit. With London I went a bit more classic but for today I wanted to do something edgier'.

While some child stars fail to escape the role that launched their career it is already clear that this fate won't befall Emma - she is already known as much for being a fashion icon as for playing Hermione Granger. A bright future surely awaits.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Lazy Lu Launch

I have a question for you; what do you wear during your down time? When you're curled up on the sofa watching trashy telly do you automatically reach for the cosy trackies that have seen better days? Well now you don't have to. You can be comfy and chic as Lazy Lu launches online today! The range is designed to be a 'third wardrobe' of relaxed separates - simple yet sophisticated clothes for a weekend spent chilling out. You'll find easy to wear jersey fabrics in neutral tones to complete an effortlessly stylish laidback look. You'll never have to worry about answering the door in your PJs again.

I'm Back!

Have you missed me? There has been a complete absence of posts over the past couple of weeks because I have been off on my jollies. The Sunshine State may not have been particularly sunny, but it can still be a great place to bag bargain or two! Watch this space for my Florida shopping tips, from Miami to Orlando...