Category Archives: Style

Vogue’s London Trend Report Autumn Winter 2011

Part 1…

  • Following seasons of cosy rusticity and utility wear for day, and thigh-skimming cocktailwear for night, London designers are now focussing on elaborately detailed and seriously grown-up chic.

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  • There is a fetishistic edge to the beautifully crafted clothes – see Giles, Topshop Unique, Antonio Berardi and Marios Schwab.


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Vogue’s New York Trend Report Autumn Winter 2011

  • A new feel for richness, detail and sumptuous fabrics flourished through the NYC collections taking many shapes and forms – see Proenza Schouler, Rodarte and Thakoon

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  • At Donna Karan and Victoria Beckham new shapes emerged like the wrap skirt, the midi length and a u-turn of the body con va-va-voom trend that dominated last winter.

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  • Androgyny was the calling card with Alexander Wang and Phillip Lim delivering luxe utility
  • The romance with the Seventies is still in the air – as seen at Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors and Marc by Marc Jacobs

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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’!


Oh Wow! The launch yesterday of BHLDN (pronounced beholden) is amazing!! They are a bridal line from Anthropologie and it is to-die-for delicious!

On the ‘Explore’ page: a beautiful set of vintage images!

On ‘The Shop’ page: I love how they’ve styled each area of their site:A couple of favourites: I love that they have multiple shots of the pieces and a video! As you can only buy online at the moment it makes it so easy to see exactly what you’re getting.

Styling is definitely their strength! They also have a ‘my bhldn’ page to let you style up your own outfits. Beautiful photography and beautiful clothes.

I Heart Lace

I absolutely LOVE lace. It also seems to be everywhere at the moment. On the edge of sleeves, covering jackets, seaming cushions and exploding off dresses. (Poking about in H&M yesterday I found an incredible 3D lace dress, will put it on here when they get it on their site..!)

Lace is all over Vogue too. I just had a quick flick through March whilst at work (naughty) and it was rammed full. I love it! Nude + lace = My Heaven. I am desperate to find some vintage lace dresses and do them up!

Here are a few lace snapshots from my favourite blogs/websites:

Images from: grey likes weddings, green wedding shoes, vintage wedding dress company, fashion toast


High Street Hotties

My favourites this week from the high street:

How cute is that lace umbrella!

Biba at House of Fraser

Remember Biba? It’s back! And it’s beautiful!

Biba started life as a mail order company created by husband and wife duo Barbara Hulanicki and Stephen Fritz-Simon. Biba then opened its first store in 1964 on Abingdon Road, Kensington. Biba’s individual and fresh approach to fashion soon became synonymous with the coolest fashionistas. Biba moved to Derry & Toms seven floor department store in 1974 and became a Mecca for all things fashionable. It was the place to be and the place to be seen. Unfortunately, due to money issues, Biba had to close its doors in 1974.

Now it’s back! The Biba brand has been reworked to keep it true to its roots but right for a modern audience. Here are a few snaps from the Biba website:

Love the scalloped dresses, feather jackets, sequins and luxurious fabrics. They’re available to buy at House of Fraser. A little pricey, but gorgeous!

Here are my favourites from the collection, enjoy!

Challenge of the Month! Love the style. Hate the shop.


I hate it when Primark sell something I like.. I love the nude/black colour combination and plaited belt. This top-skirt dress (is that what you call it?) comes with the belt for just £15. (Pff!) I can imagine it would feel icky to wear though – that’s polyester for you!

So! What’s your best black/nude colour combo? Can you replicate this style with second hand finds? Style it up with some great shoes/accessories and photograph yourself in it!

EMAIL photos of your outfit to, with details, by 26th February.

PRIZE: A yummy bar of organic chocolate!

The winner will be posted on 28th February. Who will be the stylish girl (or guy!) this month?!

Ruffles: Borne by Elise Berger

Simplicity and femininity, my favourite combination in Spring collections.

Borne by Elise Berger. I love that the only detailing in this collection is ruffles. They are placed within the clothes such that they don’t in any way overcrowd the outfit, but add give them a beautiful feminine edge. If this collection was without the ruffles, it would be nothing to write home about at all. Elise Berger has excellently balanced her first collection with simple colour and fabric manipulation. Love!

Borne’s Beliefs:

‘On the journey from idea through production each of our pieces is nurtured with love and passion. Borne clothes are very personal items that you feel innately comfortable in and can be worn anytime, anywhere. We want to pass our garments on to people who value quality and attention to detail and will care for them like we do.’


Every garment is lovingly made and sent with this necklace/bracelet, how cute!

Visit Bourne’s website here

Pull and Bear Trends

The latest trend boards from Pull and Bear have really caught my eye. I visited the shop with Mark yesterday and loved their new collections (especially the duck egg dresses and camel shoes!) Their website is definitely worth a visit, even though you can’t buy anything from the looks of it (shame), but it has great moodboards and photography. I’ve picked out my favourite pieces from these moodboards:


And a few of the best photos from their autumn campaign:

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