Tuesday, 27 November 2012

LFF'S GUIDE TO: CHRISTMAS PARTY OUTFIT 2012

I've noticed my blog post on Christmas party outfits from last December has been getting quite a lot of traffic recently, so I decided it was about time I put together an updated post for 2012. Over the next few days I'll be sharing the looks I’d wear for those tricky sartorial occasions the festive season throws up- starting with the office Christmas party.
 
 

Sunday, 25 November 2012

LFF LOVES: EMMA COOK'S FESTIVE COLLECTION FOR TOPSHOP

Topshop get some serious style kudos from me this year. First there was the inspired Unique AW12 show, then came J W Anderson’s lust-worthy collection and now TS are rounding up a stellar year with an uber-cool festive collaboration with Emma Cook.

Whimsical London fashion designer Cook has collaborated with Topshop to create a festive ‘Wonderland collection’, comprising of fashion, accessories and fun Christmas gifts. Featuring glossy wrapping paper prints, quirky animal motif tees and cute novelties, Topshop’s latest collaboration puts high-fashion into festive.

My highlight of the collection is definitely the kitsch/ chic china wear decorated with prints featuring fauna, evergreens, sequins and bows. It looks like the sort of table wear you’d find in a high-end interiors store to me; stockpile your present cupboard with it before it sells out! Here's the LFF edit of the range
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 1. Wrapping paper print dress, £140.
2. Xmas print plate, £12.
3. Fairylight print dress, £120.
4. Wrapping paper print diary,  £9.
5. Jingle bell mittens, £25.
6. Deer print tee, £30.
7. Xmas print mug, £8.
8. Reindeer names jumper, £60.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

LFF ATTENDS: GOOD RESULTS PR SS13 PRESS DAY

Last Thursday I popped into Good Results PR's SS13 press day held at the super-swish Sanderson hotel. After being wowed by the 8th floor pent house location, I really enjoyed browsing through the GR client SS13 collections. Good Results look after several brands that haven't crossed my fashion radar previously, with Copenhagen-based brand Beck Sonder Gaard's colourful accessories range proving a LFF fav. Luxury accessories brand Ruby + Ed were also there & their display definitely proved the most creative, taking over the bedroom and bathroom of the penthouse suite! Here's the pictures I took from the event:

Inside the Ruby & Ed-themed boudoir..
Ruby + Ed
Inside the Ruby + Ed wetroom
Snug towelling-lined lined slippers from Ruby + Ed
Ruby + Ed again
On-trend slippers & booties from Linzi shoes
More Linzi shoes
 Colourful accessories from Copenhagen brand  Beck Sonder Gaard
More Beck Sonder Gaard
Luisa Cerano
Twist & TangoLove the coral hues.

Thanks to the Ruby + Ed team and Good Results PR for the warm welcome X


Sunday, 18 November 2012

LFF LOVES: RUBY + ED LUXE ACCESSORIES

When I’m getting dressed each day comfort is a big consideration for me; in my opinion there is no greater luxury than being comfortable. Sure, a sky-high pair of heels and a designer dress may look expensive, but personally I never feel more luxurious than when I’m lounging in a white toweling robe and fluffy slippers, boutique hotel style! Which is why I’m really excited to share luxury accessories brand Ruby +Ed with LFF readers.


Ruby + Ed is a British luxury brand specializing in slippers, fur accessories, luxury accessories and knit accessories. Stocked in Harvey Nichols, Harrods, Liberty and Selfridges to name but a few, Ruby + Ed are fast becoming the go-to brand for beautifully made slippers. They are also branching out in clothing and outerwear- with their super-snug faux-fur coats being a LFF favourite!

The lovely folk at Ruby + Ed were generous enough to send me a pair of ‘cloud’-lined ballerina slippers to review for my blog and I really can’t put into words how fabulously soft and cosy they are to wear. With Christmas round the corner if you're looking to treat someone special to a touch luxury this year, Ruby + Ed would be a great gifting idea. Here’s my pick of the pieces that I'd love Santa to put into my stocking!
 


1. Jaguar fur jacket, £199.
2. Raccoon faux-fur mittens, £24.95.
3. Hooded coat in mink, £275.
4. Felt sequin bow ballerinas (outdoor shoes), £40.
5. Orchid pink velvet bow ballerinas, £37.50.
6. Orchid pink velvet hot water bottle cover, £27.50.
7. Jaguar fur boot, £39.95.
8. Raccoon fur trapper hat, £35.

Monday, 12 November 2012

LFF LOVES: ASOS' AW12 STATEMENT JEWELLERY

For the best statement jewellery on the high-street this season, look no further that ASOS’ seriously luxe AW12 offering. 

Featuring colourful jewelled earrings and quirky statement necklaces, ASOS have a plethora of adornments to update your winter look. To style this trend for now, mix up your look and pair your jewelled accessories with a casual grey marl sweater for that perfect high/low combination. 

ASOS STATEMENT NECKLACE EARRINGS

1.Premium flocked gemstone necklace, £50
2.Midnight bug necklace, £20
3.Crystal shard burst necklace, £50
4.Jewelled moon doorknocker earrings, £20.
5.Winged stone collar necklace, £40
6.Bee door-knocker earrings, £15

Thursday, 8 November 2012

TREND ALERT: NEON KNITWEAR

Thought neon was just a summer trend? Well think again; neon remains a key colour trend for winter and will continue to be a style highlight (sorry... very bad pun) well into SS13.  

It's also a great way to update last year's winter coat if you don't have the budget to buy a new season-style; simply pair your current cover up with a cute pom-pom hat and chunky knit scarf for an instant update. Alternatively you can commit fully to fluro with a cosy neon knit; a sure-fire mood-enhancer that will banish the winter blues. Here's my pick of the best highlighter-hued knits to add to your winter wardrobe:

NEON KNITWEAR

Sunday, 4 November 2012

LFF LOVES THE WHISTLES AND MARKUS LUPFER COLLECTION

I've been in the full-on festive spirit since previewing the Whistles and Markus Lupfer collaboration at the St Pancras Renaissance hotel last week. As a massive fan of Markus Lupfer's work, I was super-excited to see how his playful sense of glamour would translate into a collection for the coolest high street brand around. And girls I can tell you that this meeting of fashion minds has produced one of the cutest and covetable collections of nightwear and knitwear that I have seen in a long time!
 LFF's favourites:
Whistles Markus Lupfer Pjs

1. 100% Silk PJs, £125.
2. 'BRR' Intarsia cashmere bobble hat, £55.
3. Iphone holder, £40.
4. Knit scarf, £75.
5. Neon heart print make-up bag, £65.

Continue reading after the jump to see more pics from the event and find out which celebrity faces have got involved!

Thursday, 1 November 2012