Thursday, 20 November 2008
We loved Daisy Lowe on Class of 2008 but we have to admit, that girl is everywhere! So now that she's graduated to Agent Provocateur, there's a vacancy at sport-luxe label Hari. Ah scratch that, the vacancy's just been filled... by model/actress/girl-about-town Tolula Adeyemi. We think seventeen-year-old Tolula is a future face to watch and a new addition to London's junior style set (well, she is a regular on Viv Westwood's catwalk). Keep your eyes peeled for her...
Friday, 14 November 2008
Finish a chi-chi handbag with a boring old leather strap? Pfft, not if you're Roberto Cavalli. Cavalli's SS09 bags are festooned with all manner of golden chains, plastic hardware, fancy flowers and hang on, is that a bit of a broken vase? Jewellery for your handbag...how very chic!
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Thursday, 13 November 2008
Hair and nail extensions were always way too WAG for us, but we're all over the hot new extension obsession...for eyelashes!!! On a recent trip to Edinburgh, one of our favourite fashion PR friends sent us to be "lashed" at the city's gorgeous new beauty apothecary, Dollyleo. The gorge owner Sadie, (one of the country's top lash extension experts) spent a painstaking 2 HOURS gluing them to our lashes. But OMG! was it worth it...our Twiggy-esque eyes made us feel like we'd just been de-wrapped from the dressing up box (in an unBarbie way of course)! And nearly 10 days later, they are ALL still there! The process can drain one's purse, (Sadie charges £160 for the first application, and then from £30 for inbetween add ons), but just think of all that money you'll save on mascara!?! Er...
Sunday, 9 November 2008
We were surprised yet not unhappy to see our dear Queen featured in ES magazine's Top 40 Best Dressed Londoners feature. On her recent trip to Slovakia she rocked up in a fur-trimmed coat, glossy black riding boots and a Little Black Bag. The Queen has been sporting these Launer handbags for decades and it just goes to prove that if you stick to something long enough, fashion eventually catches up. Imagine how ridiculous she would look toting a Dior Saddle or Balenciaga Lariat, yet her lovely Little Black Bag looks utterly of-the-moment.
If we had £635 to spend on a bag, we wouldn't hesitate for a second to splash out on this Launer Bellini bag (above). We would give the flat boots and fur coat a miss though and wear it with a vintage dress, aviators and boyfriend cardi.
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It's our favourite second-time-around trend. Gap has re-released last year's best-selling biker boots so how will you wear yours this time around? If last year you rocked them with mini dresses, Falke tights and boyfriend cardigans can we suggest an alternative? We're championing a slouchy boy-cut jean with hems rolled up an inch or two, perfect for showing off the buckles on your bikers.