Category Archives: Spring/Summer 11

A day at the races

It’s Ladies Day tomorrow at Epsom racecourse which got me thinking about what to wear! There are loads of beautiful dresses out there at the moment, plenty to pick from. The three trends I am loving this summer are the one shouldered dresses, printed maxis and brights. Here are my top dresses from the high street…

Watch this space for what we wear at the races tomorrow!

1. Warehouse £70 | 2. Topshop £42 | 3. Oasis £70 | 4. Zara £29.99 | 5. Coast £155 | 6. Urban Outfitters £99 | 7. Warehouse £85 | 8. Topshop £50 | 9. Miss Selfridge £30 | 10. Aldo £80 | 11. Warehouse £16 | 12. Accessorize £8 | 13. Topshop £40 | 14. Office £60

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Gorgeous Miu Miu

Some great backstage photos from the Miu Miu SS11 show, and my favourite shoes this season. It’s all about metallics and sparkles!Images from miumiu.com

Summer Brights from Zara

Summer is here, and this season is all about brights brights brights!

Without a doubt the best high street shop supporting the bright trend is Zara, their shop is full of it.

Will you take this seasons trend seriously? Wear it and enjoy the sunshine!

People Tree’s Fairtrade Summer Staples

After commenting on Bora Aksu’s dull fashion on the People Tree website, I wanted to find out whether People Tree could offer exciting clothes and be Fairtrade. I was pleasantly surprised to find that they have some great staple pieces for the summer. Excellent! I would still love to see them be more trend focused; pushing boundaries with cut and offering exciting embroideries and prints. However they have some great names affiliated to them such as Emma Watson and Laura Ashley.

Here are some Summer Staples from People Tree: (Can you guess which is my favourite?…)people tree summer staples

(…The cropped crochet knit cardigan of course, mmm)

Kate Moss for Longchamp – Faraway

Kate Moss is no longer designing for Topshop and but is still designing for Longchamp and has recently released a range of handbags for Spring Summer 2011.

They have created a beautiful boho-chic movie ‘Faraway’ showcasing the latest designs with Kate, clearly inspired and driven by the 70s trends this season. Kate is wearing a delight of outfits; long bell-sleeved dresses, over-sized shirts and crochet trimmed dresses. All very Biba! The tambourine scenes are a little over-the -top-70s for me, but you’ve got to love it anyway. I especially love the soundtrack by Nancy Sinatra, it fits wonderfully with the misty shots of Kate.kate_moss_longchamp_nhude

Here are a few of the Longchamp handbags from this collection: Do you think they fit the style of the movie?kate_moss_longchamp_nhude

Which is you favourite? Mine’s got to be number 1. A great bright beach bag for a summer holiday!

 

Just found…

Stumbling across a gorgeous designer Stacey Bendet who is behind the brand; Alice and Olivia. The brand is all about being ‘sophisticated and eclectic with a playful sensibility’ and has all things a stylish girl would want! Chic day wear, simplistic dresses but also sequin tops, printed trousers and glam dresses.

Check out the website, it’s very funky!

Here are some images from their fall 2011 collection. An eclectic range of embellishment, embroidery and furs. Vintage inspired! I love the styling of each model, and the red lips!

I heart Prabal Gurung!

Here’s why I love him….

Autumn Winter 2011 collection favourites:

Spring Summer 2011 collection favourites:

Beautiful embellishments, sequins, luxurious fabrics and great shapes. Love the nude palette, feathers, smocking and flower details. He also seems like a great guy… ‘believe in yourself’!

Gorgeous texture at Meadham Kirchhoff Spring 2011

Loving the lace, pleating and ruching at Meadham Kirchhoff Spring/Summer 2011. Beautifully delicate fabrics and interesting silhouettes. A mish-mash of colours in the collection which brings to mind a slightly ‘oddly dressed goth’ kind of style…

Imagine (like I am) these pieces in natural nudes, peaches and creams. Delicious! And much more wearable. Note to self: pale blue knit with red lace dress, not a good look. However, lace tea dresses and pleated chiffon, yes please!

For my absolute favourite photo, skip to the bottom. Deliciously pleated and laced orange silk close up. A textile dream!

Trend: Modern Craft

Spring 2011 has seen the revamp of some good old textile crafts! (Although not in any way actually looking ‘crafty’) Here are some of the fab highlights, thanks to Vogue!

LOVE the ‘oh so flattering’ Gucci Macramé dresses and the ‘kinky but feminine’ Alberta Ferretti lace.

Prozena Schouler inspires..

On Portobello Road this week I came across some WOW factor trousers… The fabric immediately reminded me of the lace dresses from Prozena Schouler’s SS11 collection, so I had to get them. They’re a pretty horrific shape so you’re just getting a zoomed close up of the fabric.. so let’s see what they can be transformed into: Watch this space!

Prozena Schouler SS11:

Close up of Proenza’s lace:

Wacky but fun fabric from Portobello: