Tuesday, 27 December 2011

What I Got For Christmas...

Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! Did Santa bring all you wished for? I for one am very happy with my haul. I'll certainly be warm this winter in my new French Connection leather gloves and Jasper Conran trench coat...

Friday, 16 December 2011

Accessories Direct: Your One Stop Accessories Shop

If, like me, you can never resist a spot of accessories shopping, then you'll love this website...

Whether you're looking for a new hat or another handbag, head straight to Accessories Direct.

You'll find a huge range accessories, covering everything from winter warmers to glitzy jewellery, sunglasses to umbrellas - so come rain or shine you're sure to find something to tempt you!

Top name brands stocked include Aspinal of London, Fiorelli, Kate Benjamin, Knomo, Modalu, Suzy Smith and Swarovski Elements.

The winter sale is on now - just in time to add some sparkle to your Christmas party outfit.

I've got this gorgeous Petra cuff by Kate Benjamin, which is exclusive to Accessories Direct. The metal cuff is covered with pleated black ribbon and mounted with an exquisite faux pearl and crystal brooch to create a truly decadent look perfect for parties. Was £22.98, Now £13.79.

Whilst a Knomo quilted laptop bag definitely makes my wish list this Christmas. Pippa Middleton is rarely photographed without hers. Prices from £55.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Rose & Rose Have Christmas Wrapped Up

If you're in need of some last minute Christmas shopping inspiration, just take a look at the range of luxury trend-driven scarves by Rose and Rose...

Rose and Rose specialise in statement scarves which have the power to transform any outfit from drab to fab in an instant. Made from only the finest materials, each scarf is 100% silk, wool or cashmere.

Who wouldn't want to find one of these gorgeous scarves under the tree on Christmas morning?

With a scarf it really is a case of one size fits all, making them perfect presents! Polka dot, floral print or sequin encrusted, you're sure to find a design they'll love.

This winter, hardly a day as passed by when I haven't wrapped up in my Rose and Rose scarf. I chose a floral pattern with leopard print edging, but I've already got my eye on another beautiful design.

A fan of all things 18th century, I love the Toile de Jouy pattern, which features romanticised scenes of pastoral life. Fingers crossed Santa got my list in time.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Tartan Army

Worn by everyone from punks to princes, tartan is one versatile fabric. You only have to take a look at who's been wearing this McQ plaid mini dress to see that the sartorial possibilities are endless...

The dress works for Rihanna, Emma Watson and Katherine Jenkins because they have each added a pinch of their own unique sense of style. Personally, I would keep it simple with a with a pair of black opaques and let the tartan do the talking. How about you?

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Perfect Party Shoes

Looking for the perfect pair of party shoes? Well, look no further than Crisian & McCaffrey.

Having graced the feet of Lady GaGa and Cheryl Cole, these aren't just shoes - they are a statement show piece. The Kimi in glitter (£485, pictured below), are sure to get you noticed on the dancefloor.

Shop online or at Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Kate's Queen of the High Street

From Westminster Abbey to Waitrose, the Duchess of Cambridge turns heads wherever she goes.

Last night it was a Gary Barlow concert at the Royal Albert Hall, in aid of Royal charities, the Prince's Trust and The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry.

Kate wowed onlookers in a short lace print dress from Zara, worn with a smart Ralph Lauren jacket and black opaque tights.

The dress in question costs just £69.99 and would make a perfect little party dress, although I'm predicting it's going to have sold out by the time I've clicked 'publish'.

Friday, 2 December 2011

The Breaking Dawn Bridal Gown

In the latest installment of the Twilight Saga we finally get to witness the wedding of we've all been waiting for.

One of the best things about Breaking Dawn has to be Bella's beautiful wedding dress - designed by none other than Carolina Herrera.

The devil is definitely in the detail of this seemingly simple crepe satin gown. From the front the dress is modest, with only a slight v-neck to seductively frame the neck, but from behind it's a very different story. The entire back is revealed beneath a panel of Chantilly lacework, for a design statement which adds a touch of old Hollywood glamour. The vintage styling encapsulates the description given by Stephanie Mayer in the book, and with her design, Herrera has managed to strike the perfect balance between vamp and virgin.

If you want to take a bite of Bella's style, the gown is set to hit Carolina Herrera boutiques in the new year. If you can't wait that long Alfred Angelo has produced this great version, complete with 152 covered buttons.