Tuesday 14 December 2010


.... A picture of my gold party dress in action at the office Christmas do. I pinched this picture off Charlotte from the VM team, thank you Charlotte! Can't wait to wear the dress again, it felt really comfortable and is such an easy piece to wear. Still bankrupt though!


Something tells me the fluoro trend is going to be big news next spring/summer, so I'm really hoping Santa stuffs the above Marc by Marc Jacobs chunky chain link bracelet with interwoven neon yellow cord into my stocking this Christmas. Come the new season I predict fluoro accessories will be must-haves pieces, after all, they will perfectly update our wardrobe's for the new season, adding a vibrant pop of colour to winter's neutral colour palette. Pick up this natty number at Net-a-porter.com now, and reap the benefits next year. Click to buy.

Sunday 21 November 2010


I've been out burning money I really don't have this weekend, as it's my office Christmas party this week (although it seems very premature to celebrating Christmas). I'm not a big fan of overspending on occasion wear, my cost-cutting outfits this year have included a £14 Tesco dress worn for my friend's wedding, a 3 year old pencil skirt worn for my graduation and a £30 River Island dress for just about every other event. My reasoning is, that there's no point spending my hard earned pennies on occasion wear when I seldom need it.

However, my upcoming office Christmas do has pressured me into buying a dress so out of my bargain-buying comfort zone, I feel slightly nauseous just glancing at the till receipt. Because when the party is being held in a Michelin-starred restaurant, with the owner of our company, who gives his name to a global jewellery brand, flying over for the event, I felt this was one occassion when I couldn't resort to Primark.

So, I bought this amazing gold brocade dress from Whistles...

I'm not telling the price...

Tuesday 9 November 2010


Last night's Pride of Britain Awards saw a star-studded line-up don their gladrags for their red carpet moment. But who were the winners and losers in the style parade? Here's my review of the celeb looks..

Christine Bleakley put her Daybreak troubles behind her last night and graced the red carpet in a black, assymetric, sequin encrusted number by Dannii Minogue's fashion label, Project D. Project D dresses are fast becoming a celeb red-carpet favourite, seen previously on Amanda Holden, Liz Hurley, and of course Dannii herself. I'm not a big fan of this dress on Christine however, the look maybe simple and tasteful but it is also doing nothing for the tv presenter's fantastic figure. The length is odd, it should either be thigh-skimming or knee-grazing, not languishing in limbo-land somewhere in between. So whilst look this isn't a red carpet disaster, it's also not winning any best-dressed prizes from me.
Next up best pals Cheryl Cole and my style crush, Nicola Roberts, walked the red carpet together in two contrasting looks. Cheryl played it safe in a floor-skimming black gown, perhaps choosing a simple gown following the criticism her recent X-factor outfit choices have recieved. I think Cheryl looks nice here- simple, grown-up and stylish. Nicola wore a gown by a favourite designer of mine, Brit boy William Tempest. I am in love with the look- the mid-calf length of this dress is bang-on-trend and the bejewelled platform sandals add a touch of girly luxe to the overall outfit. All-in-all another sartorial triumph for fashion's new darling.

Finally, whilst I don't want to be seen to be Coleen-bashing (she's had her fair share of that in the media lately), I didn't like Ms Rooney's look at all; her dress was made from some odd, shiny, black-patterned material that looked cheap and more suited to a bargain basement gown. However, I have to give kudos to Coleen for her on-trend leopard print accessories and her updo that was reminscent of the hair styling on Prada's a/w10 catwalk. But even these styling touches failed to rescue such a dire dress, a shame, because Coleen's looking trim and healthy (whatever's going on in her private life). What are your opinion on the red carpet dresses from the event?

Thursday 7 October 2010


I have to admit, I was slightly disappointed when Samantha Cameron announced she pregnant earlier this year during the General Election Campaign. And before you ask, it’s not because I fancied Nick Clegg (although I did and still do) and couldn’t stand the positive PR her pregnancy gifted the Tory’s campaign. No, it’s actually because I am massive Sam Cam fan, and what’s more I adore her fashion sense; however, without causing massive offence to pregnant ladies, baby bumps and high fashion rarely go hand in hand. And just as I feared, Sam Cam's burgeoning baby bump confined her to the safety of empire line dresses for the rest of the campaign, which may be tasteful and demure, but are also downright boring.
Anyway the good news is, beautiful baby Florence has joined the world and Samantha is well and truly back on her sartorial game. She has pulled some great outfits out the bag at the Tory Party conference in Birmingham this week, most notably this lovely Paul Smith dress from his A/W 2010 collection with pink water rose print detailing. Whilst Samantha tends to wear more accessible fashion from top end high street brands like such as Reiss, Zara and LK Bennett, it's still great to see Britain's leading lady wearing a great British designer.

Tuesday 5 October 2010


Chanel's highly anticipated S/S/11 show took place in Paris today, and whilst the show itself was another monochrome masterpiece that only the legendary Karl Lagerfield could concieve, off the catwalk celebrity guests Lily Allen and Keira Knightly made the style statements that grabbed the headlines.

Both Allen and Knightly are celebs who, in the past, have been criticised by the fashion media for their less-than-conventional approaches to fashion. Whilst both girls never fail to look fabulous at red carpet events, away from media glare Lily is berated for her 'chav chic' styling, whilst Keira's casual, laid-back approach to fashion has been branded sloppy.
However, both girls were polished to perfection at the Chanel show today, Lily demonstrating exactly how to do maternity chic in structural chanel boucle wool jacket and shift, whilst Keira channeled the Bright Young Things in a drop-waisted twenties inspired dress that complemented her sleek bob perfectly.

Parisian style may be considered to be the epitome of good taste, but Allen and Knightley prove us Brit girls certainly know how to rock the look.

Sunday 3 October 2010


First of all I'd like to begin this blog by apologising for neglecting Lafashionfolie blogspot- unfortunately after a long day in the office my brain tends to disintegrate to mush, and I've been avoiding blogging for fear of publishing pieces that are both nonsensical and incoherant.

Anyway, I wanted to share my new found appreciation with you for a colour I have long neglected and suddenly now desire more than any other primary or secondary shade.. I just can't get enough of khaki green.

Perhaps I'm slightly biased as it's also my surname, but green is a colour I am really inspired by at the moment, and in shades of military-inspired khaki, it has an urban, youthful feel that is so very appropriate for now. Plus khaki also carries the added bonus of being versatile and practical as it can be pared with most colours and works with both pale and dark skin tones.

I've just bought the above khaki hooded trench from Mango available from ASOS.com here (although to give you a cheeky heads up, it's reduced to £44 in store....) Go green, trust me you'll never look back! (and I should know!)

Thursday 9 September 2010


The natural, unmade face was allover the A/W 10 catwalks; news is, when it comes to beauty this season, less is definitely more. So all hail Brit actress Gemma Arterton who bravely road-tested the trend at the premiere of her new flick Tamara Drewe this week, paring her stunning Gucci sheath dress with the most minimal of make-up and understated hair. Of course working a trend such as this is easy when you're as fresh-faced and downright gorgeous as Gemma, but I am a strong believer that the natural look is always fresher and more youthful than a face fulla' slap. Be inspired by Gemma and let the natural look guide your beauty purchases this season.

Tuesday 7 September 2010


This A/W I am dreaming of purchasing a cape; there is nothing more appealing to me than clothing myself in a garment that is one step away from donning a giant blanket.
Alas, capes aren't the most practical of outerwear, they prevent the wearer from casually slinging a bag over the shoulder, deny excessive arm movement and swamp petite torsos. But nothing exudes solstice chic better than a cape; pared with cosy knee high boots there is no garment quite so apt to don when kicking up crunchy autumn leaves.
My favourite cape the high street is currently touting is this super-cute cuddly number complete with on-trend toggle fastenings, priced at £80 from ASOS.COM.
Contrast trim cape,£80 available from ASOS.COM here.

Saturday 28 August 2010


On the Rimmel London adverts, Kate Moss and now Georgia May Jagger tell us to buy Rimmel to achieve 'The London Look'. But what exactly is the London look? As a newcomer to the city, I am starting to get a sense of what gaining this coveted badge of honour involves; London girls carry daring trends off with aplomb but without the high gloss polish international fashionistas exude; for example scuffed shoes & unbrushed hair are no style sin.

Here's my attempt at the London girl look:
I'm wearing alot of Primark; both the maxi dress and pleather jacket are Primarni, accessorized with an Urban Outfitters pouch bag, charity shop belt and a Pret soya milk latte- yum!

Thursday 26 August 2010


Whilst I can't profess to knowing much about male fashion; I do have a very stylish boyfriend who is educating me on the sartorial dos and don't for the heterosexual man. He has a very unique sense of style, dressing in the occasional bit of Urban Outfitters, American Apparel and Topman, cleverly avoiding looking like a Topman clone by combining these high street picks with charity shop and TK Maxx designer finds. If I had the budget, I would love to buy him a bit of designer though, although he probably wouldn't approve of my choices.

Here are my top picks of menswear designer pieces that seperate the boys from the men:

1. Belstaff Rally Master 350 Jacket in Perl Black, £350 available from Pockets.co.uk here.

£350 may seem steep, but this Belstaff jacket is a design classic that will never go out of fashion. From a practical point of view it's also a jacket for men unafraid to brave the elements and go out in the worst of weathers; Belstaff make this jacket from their specialist hydrophillic nylon that combats even the hardiest storm conditions.

2. Hackett Classic British Duffle Coat, £485 available from Pockets.co.uk here.

Pick number two is also a coat: I must have coats on the brain, but you can hardly blame me with the awful week of weather we're experiencing. This is a duffle coat however, and not the sort you see on trainspotters, but a fabulous Hackett Classic British Duffle Coat in a wool and cashmere blend. There's something frightfully British about the duffle coat, possibly because Paddington Bear became synonymous with the style. But the English Heritage look is now the height of style for chic gents, and the duffle nails the look in one.

3. Alastair Brogues, £290 available from church-footwear.com here.
Finally, an item I'd love to gift to my boyfriend is a pair of brogues from the classic British brand, Churchs.Founded in 1873, this heritage brand produces the highest quality footwear; each pair of shoes takes a staggering eight weeks to manufacture. But the result is a fabulous, timeless pair of brogues that will last decades.

Tuesday 24 August 2010


..I'm back up and blogging again! To explain my absence for those of you that don't know, I've relocated to London to work in the head office of an international luxury jewellery brand, and things have been pretty hectic since! Not to mention the fact I haven't had internet for ages. But I'm back and plan to blog regularly, totally inspired by all the amazing fashion I am seeing in London.

Talking of amazing fashion, two gorgeous fashion icons, Nicola Roberts from Girls Aloud and Hollywood A-lister, Drew Barrymore, have been out and about looking fabulous this week. First up, Nicola hit Harrods department store to launch her make-up range designed especially for pale-skinned girls, Dainty Doll. Nicola's quirky outfit combined an on-trend nude maxi skirt pared with a casual grey marl tee and a super-cute bow necklace. Nicola's known for pushing the boundaries when it comes to fashion, and I think this unusual ensemble looks fresh and modern.

Proving you can still be quirky and polished at the same time, Drew Barrymore was photographed looking stunning in this metallic strapless gown at the premiere of her new film, 'Going the Distance' held in LA last night. Drew pared her show-stopping dress with grey platform courts and glamorous gold accessories. But her bang-on-trend grown out blonde highlights ensured the look didn't look too perfect, oozing that ever-present sense of cool we've come to expect from Drew.
What did you think of their looks? Let me know! X

Sunday 1 August 2010


No longer just a summer staple, the maxidress looks set to continue as a major trend for A/W 2010. And the 'winter maxi' is a look that I can't wait to try out, mainly because I hate being cold in winter and plan to slip on thermal tights underneath- who cares when you can't see them?! For a more glam take on the trend, ASOS have styled the look with suede platform ankle booties and Autumn's must-have: an aviator jacket. Buy the complete look here.

Monday 26 July 2010


Cartier's International Polo day, held at the Guards Polo Club in Berkshire yesterday, was attended by a plethora of celebs, all out to impress in the style stakes. Here's my thoughts on the style winners and losers of the day.

Operatic star Katherine Jenkins cleverly opted to wear hessian wedge sandals, avoiding the classic stiletto-stuck-in-the-mud-scenario that so many women fall foul of at grass-based events. Although this was a good choice, I'm not convinced her dress works with the hessian shoe and raffia bag combo, the dress demands luxe accessories in my opinion; perhaps a nice metallic wedge would have worked better.

Next up was Geri Halliwell in an eye-poppingly tight Herve Leger dress paired with a blingtastic Louis Vuitton holdall and metallic platform court shoes. There's no denying Geri has the figure to wear this dress, she's in fantastic shape. However, once again I feel it's the accessories that let the look down; the LV monogrammed bag is far to large, a neat clutch would have looked less ostentacious. And the gold sheen of the shoes clashes with the metallic pewter of the bag.

In comparision to Katherine and Geri, TV presenter Cat Deeley looked positively dressed-down in relaxed printed maxi dress with a distinct 70s vibe. I think the look is sweet and pretty, but perhaps a little un-exciting. She's lacking some of the LA glamour that I've come to expect from Cat recently.

So whose look did you like best? Let me know! x

Thursday 8 July 2010


There's no bigger treat than afternoon tea in my opinion; this year for my birthday my sister treated me to a sumptious afternoon of tea in the fabulous Bar 190, located in the Gore Hotel in London, where I ate the most delicious roasted vegetable sandwiches (with the crusts cut off, naturally) I have ever consumed. I can't think of a better way to celebrate my love for the British past time of taking tea than to wear this fabulous 'Margaret' leather cuff, complete with adorable teapot charm, fresh out of Mulberry's A/W 10 collection. Priced at £85, this charm allows mere mortals like myself to buy into a bit of that Mulberry magic when an Alexa bag is completely out of the question.

Buy your 'Margaret' (named after another British treasure, Princess Margaret) here .

Wednesday 7 July 2010


For those of you who haven't seen it yet, here's a copy of my online magazine, 'Seamless' that I made for my final major project. I'm still very proud of it, it was so much fun to make and edit.

Cover shoot by Hannah Congrave. Find her flickr plus extra pics from our photoshoot here . Graphic design by Lawrence Vincent Quinn, find his blogspot here

Monday 5 July 2010


Just looking at some of images from John Galliano's couture show for Christian Dior that took place in Paris today and to be honest, I'm lost for words; no superlatives can describe just how much I rate this collection. Galliano told press at the show he was 'having a floral moment', but unlike the floral printed fashions flooding the high street this summer, Galliano's dresses literally took the form of upturned wildflowers in bloom, with giant 'petals' and carnation-inspired ruffles. Some of the outfits were accessorized by celephone head pieces designed by milliner Stephen Jones, evoking visions of celephone wrapped bouquets fresh from the florist (although they also had a hint of the quality street about them too!) Fittingly, Galliano was inspired by the beautiful blooms found in the garden at Christian Dior's childhood home in Les Rhumbs, Normandy, when designing the collection.

For me, Galliano's show once again proves that haute couture has a place to play in today's fashion industry; who could fail to be inspired by such a vibrant vision of beauty? If I'm not dressed as a human tulip next S/S, I will be severely dissapointed!

Sunday 4 July 2010


...Has anyone heard of Lula magazine before? I have to admit I haven't, but I've just stumbled across the title after spotting a collaboration between Harvey Nichols and the aforementioned on harveynichols.com. Anyway, the partnership is nothing short of a match made in heaven; to put it simply this has to possibly be the most beautiful collection of fashion and accessories I have ever seen in my life! Highlights of the range include dresses designed by Erdem, Sonia Rykiel and Rodarte; eye-boggling, bedazzling, sparkly shoes by Miu Miu, and a seriously covetable, delicious plum velvet skirt (pictured above) by a new designer to me, Rachel Antonoff.

Alongside pieces that ooze sheer femininity sit super-cool Rodarte logo tees and sweaters in casual grey marl. Everything in the range has been selected by the Lula magazine team to enable Harvey Nichols' customers to buy into the Lula look, which I gage to be an exciting combination of overtly feminine pieces, (that wouldn't look out of place in a episode of mad men) pared with the odd quirky logo tee in an un-expected, delightful twist. The shapes too, are very current, a-line flared mini skirts and 50s style shift dresses in skater shapes look so fresh and youthful. Investigate the collection for yourself here, and prepare to fall under Lula's spell...

Thursday 1 July 2010


It's about this time of year, just as summer is peaking and the weather is hotting up, that I start to crave new trends and get excited about a/w fashion. Backwards, I know. Truth is, I am a winter dresser at heart, I much prefer snuggly scarfs, boots and cosy layers to skimpy summer dresses and sandals.

Anyway, I'm super excited for this autumn winter, because the new trends look so exciting and fresh. One trend currently being touted by Vogue and modelled by fashion-forward celebs that I can't wait to give a try is the calf length skirt/ dress. Calf or 'midi' length skirts, as Vogue likes to call them, emerged as a big trend on the pre-fall catwalks. Artfully paired with ankle boots, chunky socks and sleek knitwear on the Bottega Veneta runway, the calf length is big news.

Even more exciting for me is the return of the colour red to the height of fashion; mark my words, come September red will be everywhere. It was seen on the catwalks of Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent and in the pre-fall Valentino collection, notably the first airing of the label's signature colour since Valentino himself left the label five seasons ago, handing design control over to Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Pablo Piccoli (what amazing names!). Pairing red dresses with red shoes and red tights, the label's message couldn't be any stronger: red is back, and it's here to stay.

Monday 7 June 2010


I'm just checking out the first pictures of the red carpet dresses from the BAFTAs and if I'm honest, I'm underwhelmed. Saying that, at least I'm not completely horrified like I was looking through the tangoed, tack-fest that was this years soap awards. That's a harsh & highly bitchy comment I know, but it's not as if the cast members of most soaps can't afford a stylist. They just chose to forgo one for some reason, styling themselves with disasterous results.

Anyway back to tonight's proceedings, and my favourite tabloid star of all time, Katie Price, arrived in a black taffeta statement ballgown. Whilst I am appreciating Price's recent attempts to tone down her glamour girl look, I do wish she'd stop wearing black. Against her dark hair and botoxed face, black looks very harsh, and in all honestly brings to mind visions of a wicked witch- which is exactly the kind of PR Katie doesn't need at the moment! But hey, you have to admire the way she completely ignores fashion trends and just wears what she fancies.

Wearing black much more successfully was ex-Coronation street actress Suranne Jones. I suspect this two-tear is by Halston Heritage, the 'it' label of the moment thanks to SATC 2, in which Carrie models 6 dresses by the brand. Suranne gets it right here; I like her embellished clutch and statement earrings, she added just the right amount of accessories in my opinion.

Another sartorial winner was ex-Eastender Kara Tointon, who looked positively goddess-like in this Grecian white gown. Shame about the mahogany tan, but the delicate accessories and chic updo rescue the look.

For more BAFTAs dresses head to The Daily Mail and let me know what you think!

Sunday 6 June 2010


I have a secret penchant for cutesy, slightly tacky designer garb; in the darkest depths of my wardrobe back home there even lurks a genuine Juicy Couture terry towling turquoise dress. (cringe). Slightly less tacky but no less cutesy are my collection of Marc by Marc by Jacobs hairgrips, that make me look positively pre-pubescent; a look that doesn't come cheap at £30 a hairgrip.

So it's perhaps no suprise I'm lusting after this gorgeous Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S09 beach set, currently on sale on theoutnet.com for a cool £137.50, reduced from £275.

The set comes complete with a beachbag, a cotton sunhat, mj branded flipflops and beach towel, all decorated with Marc Jacobs quirky cartoon prints. Ok, so it's not exactly chic, but it's definitely cute; who says beachwear should be serious anyway? The set's available here for those that share in my love for all things cutesy.

Wednesday 26 May 2010


Gingham has to be the ultimate summer fabric for me; it has a whimsical, innocent quality that looks so appropriate in summer. Gingham was always going to be a key trend this season after Christopher Kane sent it down his S/S catwalk; re-inventing the look with provocative cutaway panels.

Of course you do have to be careful how you style gingham, else you could end up looking like this:

No offence to the Dorothy's, but the gingham milkmaid dress is a garment that should be reserved soley for Andrew Lloyd Webber productions.
My favourite gingham piece that I've spotted so far this season is this sheer longline shirt from Asos.com, £25. Tuck the shirt into cropped trousers or wear loose over this season's shorts for a look that's bang on trend and miles away from an Andrew Lloyd Webber protege.

Thursday 20 May 2010


Meadham Kirchhoff's new colloboration with Topshop has launched on Topshop.com today and I can't stop drooling over it. Meadham Kirchhoff is the label run by design duo Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff, who met whilst studying at St Martin's school of art. Their latest Topshop collaboration features a simple palette of black and nude tones. However the addition of glittery polka dots to jersey and chiffon t-shirts is what really caught my eye, my inner 5 year old loves a bit of multi-coloured glitter, and some how Meadham Kirchhoff pull off the impossible of making glitter look cutting-edge and cool. My favourite piece is definitely this simple jersey tee, priced £55. I'd wear it with leggings and ballet flats for day and then tuck it into a neat high waisted skirt for night. And the rest of the collection is equally as delicious, check it out at Topshop.com now.

Sunday 9 May 2010


Gemma Arterton's red carpet look can be quite hit and miss in my opinion; she loves a vampish heel and a mini dress, and whilst she has the body to work the look, I can't help longing to see her prettier side. Which is why I'm thrilled to see her looking quite so delicious at the Prince of Persia premiere in this wonderful Valentino strapless dress. The gown is embroidered with thousands of silver beads and in this season's nude colour that looks so delicate and fresh against a pale complexion. Teamed with the red lipstick and a chic up do, Arterton really has the markings of an old school Hollywood actress in this gown. Occasionally I get told I look Gemma which I absolutely LOVE. Hmm wonderful if Mr Valentino has anymore gowns he's willing to lend out to pale skinned brunettes...?

Friday 2 April 2010


This is a very exciting picture blog dedicated to Rache Bew, because as she rightly pointed out my blog is becoming far too wordy and as a result lacking in picture posts these days. So, I am sharing my exciting bargain dress purchase with you all that is for the first ever wedding I have been invited to; that of my lovely school friend Lydia. It's next Sunday, so I'm rushing a bit to get my outfit together.

Anyway, thankfully yesterday I purchased this b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l shift dress from Florence and Fred at Tescos. It's priced on the website at 14 pounds, although it only came up as 9 at the self checkout, simple pleasures hey. The picture is of a sample I reckon, because my version differs alittle, it has a beige waistband that highlights my waist nicely and the central panel is beige as opposed to white.

I know It is slightly cringey that A) I am wearing a 9 pound supermarket dress to wedding and that B) it has been featured on all the Tescos S/S adverts so there's no hiding the fact; (as noticed by my friend Henri tonight) but that's ok because as a student I am used to wearing cheap tat, I jest.

Accessories-wise I have the perfect black and beige heels to adorn my feet and I am also hunting down beige lace gloves and a lace fascinator for a touch of 50s chic. I will post my completed outfit pre wedding next Sunday. Exciting !!

Tuesday 9 March 2010


It may be freezing, but all this lovely sunshine is getting me in the mood for summer, which inevitably leads me to start thinking about my summer wardrobe. I am hoping I will get to spend some time in Spain this summer, and I've just come across a gorgeous swimsuit in the new Danielle Scutt @ Topshop collection that will allow me to sunbathe in style. Scutt is known for her sexy designs that make woman look cool and yet luscious at the same time. This little number is £45, and is a great pre-summer investment buy. Just beware of the unusual tan lines (i.e. a tanned tummy).

Such is my enthusiasm for the Scutt collection, I have decided to write a piece for my magazine on it. It's edgey and fashionable enought to appeal to my target market whilst cheap and available on the high street. Designer diffusion ranges are great because they bring high fashion to those on high street budgets. And as that's the mission of my magazine this collection is perfect to feature.

Monday 8 March 2010


Tom Burton's latest film Alice in Wonderland has caused fashion to go a little bit Lewis Carroll character crazy lately, and I've just come across the most beautiful pendant from the Disney Couture Alice in Wonderland collection, designed by the talented Tom Binns.

This gorgeous key-hole shaped pendant has a delicate gold frog, 'drink me' bottle and a grinning cheshire cat charm amongst others encased within it. So stunning, it costs £65 and can be purchased from ASOS.com.

Saturday 6 March 2010


Now for my sanity, a non-uni work related blog about something nice. By nice I mean real nice. Check out this gorgeous Marc by Marc Jacobs dress I spied on Net-a-porter.com today:

Ladies this dress is a serious summer must-have. The aztec print is very current, as is the form-fitting cut. It can be worn with bare legs and flat leather sandals for day or high heels and gold jewels for hot summer nights. It would also look nice with a light chambray shirt thrown over the top for a relaxed look. Even the cute little pockets make a nice addition. The only set back? Um... the price. £250 sob sob !!! But seriously, if you're young, have a good body and the money to splash (i.e. you are a wag/ have millionaire parents) this would make a great summer wardrobe investment.

Saturday 13 February 2010


Well, it's nearly Feb the 14th and I personally don't know how to feel about Valentines Day. Having spent 19 years simmering with resentment every time the dreaded day came round, it's hard to suddenly love the day just because I have boyfriend now. I would like to add that my mum was always lovely and put a thortons chocolate lollipop in my lunchbox to mark Valentines, but as we all know it's not quite the same as having an romantic admirer.Overall I think it's a pretty mean concept for national day: 'let's make half the population feel good at the expense of making half the population feeling extra crap!!!'

So whilst I hope I get a nice big pressie (ha) I really do wish Valentines day didn't exist.

Anyway, for my Valentines themed fashion post I would like to extoll the virtue of hearts, which are totally hip & fashion forward right now. As seen on the Marc by Marc Jacobs catwalk, heart prints look great clashed against tribal patterns and polka dots in this seasons 'print clash' trend.

Love the heart print tote, so adorable!
Also seen on the Luella catwalk where the models literally wore their hearts on their chest in these cut-out dresses:

Get your heart fix at Boohoo.com where this Luella looky-likey dress is just £20.

And remember, a heart is for S/S10 not just for Valentines! (cringe)