Friday, 30 March 2012

Topshop v Dorothy Perkins

A Chanel boucle jacket never goes out of style. The cropped, collarless cut has come to epitomise the French fashion house every bit as much as the little black dress and the quilted 2.55 handbag. But for a contemporary twist on this classic look, invest in a boucle biker jacket this season.

Chanel chic and rock chick collide in a look that has been seen on the likes of Miranda Kerr, and some of my favourite styles can be found on the Great British high street - courtesy of Dorothy Perkins (£49) and Topshop (£65).

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Celebrating 10 years of NewGen

Topshop have been supporting the best of young design talent for 10 years, and to celebrate they asked 20 past NewGen recipients to design a collection of limited edition t-shirts.

Who could turn down the chance to own a piece of Erdem, Marios Schwab or Ashish for £30? Certainly not me! Here are a few of my favourites - but can you guess which design is now hanging in my wardrobe?

Yes, I'm now the proud owner of an Erdem toile de jouy print t-shirt with lace peter pan collar - but which design will you choose? Don't forget, £7 from the sale of each t-shirt goes straight to Centrepoint - a charity dedicated to giving young homeless people a future.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Chlo-Bo for Mother's Day

Show Mum she means the world with a gorgeous gift from Chlo-Bo this Mother's Day. Chlo-Bo jewellery can be customised with your choice of charms to add a personal touch to a special gift Mum will love...

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Make Mine a Mojito!

As much a feat of engineering as they are a work of art, it was my sister, Rachel who first brought Julian Hakes' Mojito shoes to my attention. I'd never seen anything like the spiral design, sculptured from a single piece of laminated carbon fibre.

A London based architect, Hakes spent over a year developing the Mojito to ensure the shoes are as comfortable as they are elegant - despite only providing support for the heel and ball of the foot.

And if you're wondering about he name... the original prototype resembled the twist of lime topping off a Mojito cocktail.

You can definitely make mine a Mojito!

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Royal Blue Suede Shoes

DMU footwear design student Becka Hunt has won the covetable prize of having her design worn by the Duchess of Cambridge.

The striking cobalt shoes with lace detailing caught Kate's eye... and it seems she's not the only royal with a penchant for blue suede shoes...

Prince Harry stepped out in a pair of Russell & Bromley desert boots whilst on his official visit to Jamaica.