Perfect Pastels

Girly girls – this one’s for you.  Denim has turned subtle and sweet with delectable sherbet and sorbet shades. Spring’s fresh selection of baby blue, pale pink, lemon and peppermint can be seen on everything from skinny jeans to denim jackets.  A much more subtle take on last year’s colour blocking trend, this season’s chalky shades are best worn layered or mixed with matching marshmallow tones for a double dose of pastel prettiness.  

Here’s how to perfect your spring 2012 wardrobe with candyfloss colour…

30th January, 2012  6:21 pm | Posted by: | Latest Trends | No Comments »

Selfridges For Summer

Selfridges Live EventIt may be freezing outside, but yesterday I threw off my big faux fur jacket to explore a very exciting preview in the warmth of Selfridges’ flagship store on Oxford Street. 2012 is going to be a biggie, with the Olympic Games and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee to look forward to, and Selfridges will build-up the excitement with a range of fun, funky and fashionable products to commemorate the special summer.

Even if you’re not mad into sports – or the Royal Family – you’ve still got to sneak a peek at the beautiful fashion, homeware, accessories, food and beauty products Selfridges has in store. The Big British Bang season starts on May 4th and runs until late August, and it is packed with everything from an Emma Bridgewater Diamond Jubilee teapot to Pearly Queen inspired six inch stilettos by Nicholas Kirkwood.

You’ll be able to get your hands on…

27th January, 2012  5:28 pm | Posted by: | Events, New Arrivals | No Comments »

Chanel Couture Spring/Summer 2012

Karl Lagerfeld took his inspiration from the skies for Chanel’s couture Spring/Summer collection which featured an elaborate life-size jumbo jet reconstruction, complete with luggage lockers, walkways and a Champagne trolley.  The luxury jet set experience was set deep within the Grand Palais, with the theatrical Chanel plane taking five days to construct.

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25th January, 2012  4:35 pm | Posted by: | Latest Trends, Video | No Comments »

Lucky Stripe

Stripes spring summer trend 12

I love stripes. Over the years I’ve had striped tops, trousers, skirts, vests, dresses and shirts. There’s just something irresistible about them. Stick a plain tee on with jeans and you could disappear into the background; pop on a striped top and suddenly things start to pop.

Stripes speak volumes, so they are best worn when you’re feeling bright, breezy and confident. They work throughout the year and you don’t have to wear them with an un-patterned separate either. Last summer, striped tops were looking hot to trot with equally stripy midi skirts, and print dresses rocked with striped cardis. That versatility cannot be said of every trend, and stripes can make a seamless transition from smart to casual, day-to-night, too.

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20th January, 2012  1:20 pm | Posted by: | Latest Trends | No Comments »

Flower Power

flower power trend ss12

I love 2012 already. It feels like the mood, the fashion – and the weather – is all about spring, and we’re barely into January. After last year’s long, miserable and freezing cold winter, it makes a welcome change.

As well as pastels and vivid colour blocking, another trend creeping into the fashion consciousness is floral. Flower power (floral prints with a distinctly hippy edge) has been a spring staple for the past couple of years, but in 2012 it is really set to dominate, with colours, blooms and prints brighter and bolder than ever before.

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13th January, 2012  4:21 pm | Posted by: | Latest Trends | No Comments »

Ted Baker In Bloom

Ted Baker SS12 Preview ShowWednesday January 11th 2012 was a very special day for the Ted Baker brand. For the first time, Ted’s annual “team day”, where the loyal staff get together for a very exclusive fashion show and bonding experience, was opened-up to a limited guest list of fashion insiders, journalists and bloggers for the very first time.

I was chuffed to bits to be invited to sit on the front row for Style Compare, and as a long-time fan of Ted’s beautifully British style, couldn’t wait to see what he had in store for the sunny months ahead.

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12th January, 2012  1:25 pm | Posted by: | Events, Latest Trends, Video | No Comments »

Go Mad For Metallics

Metallic latest trend for SS12

After the festive season’s sequins have been packed away for another year, January can feel pretty drab. It’s easy, after the sparkle of Christmas is behind you, to opt for bulky knits and oversized cardis to see you through to spring. But the contrast can create a massive fashion comedown – and there’s nothing like a bit of bling in your winter wardrobe to pick you up post-Christmas.

There are two big bonuses this year if you want a hit of daring, edgy fashion. First off, the weather – so far, this winter is mild enough not to have to rely on a heavy, warmth-before-style wardrobe. And long may that continue.

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6th January, 2012  5:12 pm | Posted by: | Latest Trends | No Comments »

Working The Post-Christmas Sales

Best sales and adviceHow was your Christmas everybody??? Hopefully you got loads of fashion-tastic prezzies, stuffed your faces to bursting point, vegged-out in front of the telly and had a fabulous time.

Now it’s all over, we can get back to the serious matter of shopping.

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5th January, 2012  10:07 am | Posted by: | SALE, Style Compare | No Comments »