Saturday, 31 January 2009

It's cheesy but we love it...

How tasty is this Fred Flare cheeseburger phone?!

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Anthropologie in the UK

Ooh, how excited are we? As Navaz reported today on, Anthropologie is coming to London. When we used to do our fashion trips to NYC and Miami (back in our CosmoGIRL! days... *wistful sighs*) we would practically dash to 'Anthro' straight from the airport. Why? For its seriously gorgeous displays, jewellery and random knick-knacks of course! Now we can go there every week!

[Photos: Ellen Silverman]

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Rainbow days

We should be celebrating the end of January but we've still got the cold grey days of February to struggle through. If only life could be as colourful as these pictures. Wouldn't it be nice to view life through rainbow coloured spectacles?


Saturday, 24 January 2009

3 New Wardrobe Updates

1. Invest in a denim western shirt (it's the new plaid shirt!). Wear it loose and buttoned up high, tucked into khaki peg trousers (rolled-up of course) and cone heeled ankle boots. Switch the boots for high-heeled gladiators and socks come spring.

2. Downplay a girly strapless dress with a grey marl vest Luella-style. Add a rebellious twist with scuffed-up Keds or the new floral Dr Martens.

3. The new way to wear animal-print? Casually with heaps of attitude. PS: how bananas (in a good way) is the scarf?!


Thursday, 22 January 2009


Just in at, the Balmain studded leather blazer. We feel a DIY moment coming on...

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Dr Martens for the next generation

It must be hard when you're an iconic brand like Dr Martens to reinvent yourselves for the next generation. We weren't convinced by their dubious high heeled offerings but we're pleased to see the new ss09 collection is taking things to the next level. See for yourself....

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Donna & Navaz's top 10 fashion micro-trends for Spring-Summer 2009

Enough of the sales already! It feels like they've been on for a month. Oh. They have? Here's what we're looking forward to for Spring...

1. Bra tops
These were all over the runway (Prada's), ergo will be all over the high street in the coming weeks and the clubs in the weeks thereafter. Are you thinking what we're thinking? Then consider layering your skimpy bra top over a (darker) contrast-coloured top for tummy-disguising purposes!

2. Platform wedges (again)
Oh, how we love a second-time-around trend. Wedges were the go-to shoe for all those high-waist flared jeans a few seasons ago and now they're back just in time to complement frilly frocks and baggy shorts. How pretty are Bottega Veneta's floral fancies? Just add ankle socks.

3. Pen and paper
Iphone, schmiphone, we're going back to proper correspondence. Fish out that old Hello Kitty notepaper set (you know, the one you got all excited about but never used) and send a pal a letter - just because you can!

4. Hats
Let's all get hat-happy in preparation for Stephen Jones' Hats: An Anthology exhibition at the V&A in February. Bagsy this Sonia Rykiel beret!

5. Love Magazine
The new fashion bible being launched in February by Conde Nast UK and headed up by Katie Grand. If anyone can save the mighty fall of the magazine industry, this one can. (Er, Like, no pressure or anything.)

6. Pyjama dressing
What could be more decadent than wearing some fabulous silk pyjamas out clubbing before flopping straight into bed, no change necessary. Oh Stefano and Domenico, you're really spoiling us...

7. ASOS Denim
Woo hoo, how excited are we? Champing at the bit because you can't afford the Acne/Lanvin denim collab? Neither can we. But's new denim range launches in February, and we quote, "ASOS Denim boasts fashion styles such as utililty washed jumpsuits, ripped skinnies, raw-edged waistcoats and floral drainpipes." Diaries out everyone...

8. Natty knitwear
We're liking the colourful stripage from Central St Martins graduates, Cooperative Designs as well as Graduate Fashion Week's winner of the Pringle Visionary Knitwear Award, Ria Thomas. Now can we see some innovative (but affordable) knits on the high street please?

9. Obi belts
Ooh a nice, easy DIY trend we can all try courtesy of Marc Jacobs. Step 1: Find long rectangle scarf. Step 2: wind tightly round waist. Step 3: Secure with vintage brooch, hat pin or badge.

10. Fun-glasses
Boring Wayfarers begone - we've had enough of you! We're far more excited about the wacky confections from the likes of Nathan Jenden. For 2009, face furniture should be fun!

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Perfect Skin

How did we miss this early December post from (super)model Sessilee Lopez's blog? We know a lot of non-white girls find it hard to get good make-up colours for their skin. Sessilee recommends Armani and Bobbi Brown and we adore this home-made face mask tip of hers:

Sessilee says: "One of my best winter secrets is a homemade avocado, honey and apricot face mask that I use in the winter to exfoliate my face. I take a half of a ripe avocado and mash it with one apricot (you can use canned apricots if out of season but rinse off the syrup) and then add a tablespoon of honey and mix it all together to make a mask. I then leave it on for about 30 minutes. I do this about once a week and it gives me a great glow."

If you have a more Indian or olive complexion, try the new Myface range created by catwalk make-up guru Charlotte Tilbury. We had the chance to meet her and try out the range which is separated into different skintones so you only use the shades that will work for you. Clever, no? We especially liked that it's affordable. You can get it at


Monday, 5 January 2009

Superette Closing Down Sale - Everything Must Go!

Our favourite East End shop, Superette is closing down. Boo! But they're having a fantastic closing down sale. Yay! Their last sale in October was a phenomenal success (you can read about it here) and this one is set to be even better. The shop is closing to enable Leona and the girls to expand the showroom (these are the kind of goodies they sell) so they have no choice but to have a mega clear-out.

The details:
Address: Superette, 66a Sclater Street, London E1 6HR
Hours: Saturday 10th January - 11am to 5pm

See you there!

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Kind and Cute

We admit it, so far our commitment to ethical fashion only stretches as far as loading up on jersey tanks at American Apparel. But here's something to get us more involved in the cause. Neon Collective is a new online boutique specialising in animal-friendly, non-sweatshop fashion. And it's afforable! We're especially keen on the footwear - we hear Debbie Harry wants these... We do too!

Friday, 2 January 2009

The Reel Thing

Blogger, accessory designer and creator of all things rainbow-hued, Fred Butler brought designer Brian Lichtenberg to our attention last week. We can totally see what drew her to the kalaidoscopic pictures of his studio on The Selby, especially this charming arrangement of colourful cotton reels (top). Could they have also inspired jeweller Elizabeth Yarborough's latest collection of necklaces?

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