Thursday, 9 December 2010

Pure and simple

Just rediscovered this shoot from a recent Glamour magazine. The perfect way to wear black is with a side of ivory or mustard and plenty of leather...

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Mischa gets her mojo back

OMG, when did Mischa Burton suddenly get her mojo back? Somehow she's returned to form, perfectly owning this season's ageing-aunt blouse with tailored shorts and wedges. However we suspect the magic ingredient is the amazing hair. Welcome back Mish...

Friday, 20 August 2010

Channeling Elaine Benes: The new maxi dress

Wait, did we just say we were loving short girlie dresses? Scratch that, we changed our minds. (We're allowed, that's fashion for you.) News just in says that Elaine Benes (Seinfeld) has been anointed style icon status for the coming season. What does that mean? It means long sleeved maxi dresses, lace-up brogue-type shoes, ankle socks, oversized blazers or biker jackets and big bouffy hair.

We're down with the long-sleeved droopy dresses and ankle socks combo. We noticed the look earlier in the year at various festivals and it's a newer take on the maxi dress that is a welcome change from 70s hippie. Frankly, we never want to see the word 'boho' again. The long-sleeved maxi lends itself to a variety of looks, so when you're done with the sock- and-brogues Elaine Benes look, you can try a tall stack-heeled boot or - if's a silk or chiffon dress - a pair of simple heels. Sarah Jessica Parker and Ashley Olsen would agree...

New York times]

Wednesday, 18 August 2010


So yeah, we got the memo that minimalism is in but we're not quite done with our little-girl dresses. Especially when they look like this:

Dresses by TBA from

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Me & Zena

Nothing clever to say about this ring other than 'it's well cute'. Agree? Yours for £25 from Me & Zena.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Miu Miu AW10: All About Eyes

Is anyone else fanning themselves over the sterling eye shadow work going on in the Miu Miu campaign? Never mind the clothes, just give us the macquillage please...

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Stella McCartney AW10

How much do we love Stella McCartney's AW10 campaign? Let us count the ways...
1) Natalia Vodianova - queen of the wide-eyed, full-lipped stare
2) Grey flannel borrowed-from-dad (if your dad was super rich and super-cool obviously) coat - *hyperventilating*
3) Cartoon graffiti bubble writing by KAWS - a stroke of genius

That is all.

Monday, 19 July 2010

OMG! Net-a-porter just got affordable...

These paint splattered Converse are on sale for just £20 on But get in fast, the sale ends on Sunday...

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Mulberry Neely

Much as we love Alexa, the model/designer/TV presenter, we're not so mad about her namesame Mulberry bag. But the Mulberry Neely? Well that's a different story...

This squashy red envelope mesenger bag has a similar shape to the Alexa but fewer dangly bits. We love its discreet catch, chestnut leather handles and pebbly finish and apparently, so does everyone else. it's already sold out at Sigh...

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Mini me

We do love a miniature accessory, especially if it's a practical one. These darling folding sunglasses are from Chloe and come in an equally darling case. Perfect for travelling light whether that's a trip to the high street, a festival, or a hand-luggage only trip Ibiza. Now we just need the high street version...

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Return of the bag charm

A few years ago, bag charms were even bigger news that It bags. You just couldn't move for cutesy trinkets dangling from the straps of Mulberrys, Chloes and Fendis. Well guess what? The bag charm is making a comeback. If you don't believe us, check out Alexa Chung and her new Louis Vuitton Speedy.

As we all know, where Alexa leads, everyone follows...

[Pics: Grazia Daily]

Sunday, 4 July 2010

House of Holland does haircare with Sebastian

Who did we bump into at the mammoth P & G beauty press day? Only our old teen-mag buddy Henry Holland. After a good old reminisce we got on the subject in hand. Hair. Henry's quest for world domination is rolling along at quite a pace. He has the fashion line, the hosiery line, the high street collab with Debenhams (next step: "homewares" he told us) and now the haircare line. On July 5th he launches his House of Holland range with pro haircare brand Sebastian who are the sponsors of his catwalk shows and created the primped ponytails for his AW10 show.

Alas, no picture of Henry on the can (he'll have to wait til he nabs the Elnett campaign from Cherly Cole) but the packaging does tie in nicely with his Aw10 collection. Yup, it's all about matching your hair products to your outfit now.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Lace for your face?

Sheesh, those designers don't miss a trick to splash their signature motifs here there and everywhere, do they? Burberry's new make-up range features - what else? - their iconic check imprinted in their make up palettes and lipsticks while Dolce & Gabbana's The Sicilian Lace bronzer is zhuzhed up with a surface pattern of lace. Well why have a plain palette when you can have pretty?



[Pic: British Beauty Blogger]

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Bubbling under - disco shades

Burning question: could wearing sunnies in clubs ever be cool? Well, YES! according to Swedish style arbiters, Acne. The Scandi scenester brand showed mirrored disco shades at its menswear SS2011 show this weekend. "Sunglasses were always the most important disco accessory," claims creative director Jonny Johansson thinking back to his youth.

Steal a march on the trend now with these mirrored shades by Giant Vintage. The added bonus? You can check your lippie in them too.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Trinny & Susannah - uk oh

We can't work out whether this new Trinny & Susannah show is brilliant or awful. We're hooked either way...

What do you think? Car crash TV or the best thing since Glee?

Monday, 28 June 2010

George Craig and Emma Watson

So, Emma Watson has a new accessory, a rock star boyfriend! Tres predictable. But we do think she and boyfriend George Craig from One Night Only look very cute together in the video for Say You Don't Want It...

If George looks familiar, it's because he's been knocking about with some fashion types for a while now, most notably in the Burberry campaigns and on the catwalk.

Check him out in this backstage footage from Burberry's The Beat fragrance campaign. We spy Daisy Lowe's ex in here too...

Welcome to 'The Winge'

We love a snappy, made-up name and here's a corker - The 'Winge'. What is it? A wig-fringe of course! Crazy-coloured streaks and fringes have been major news on the catwalk and festival circuit but not everyone wants a permanently pink fringe. Hershesons offer the perfect solution with its clip-in 'winges'. These come in red, pink or purple or, if you prefer, 14 natural hair shades.

Available at £30 at all Hershesons blowdry bars and online at from September.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Perfect ponytails

Hairbrushes at the ready girls, Louis Vuitton decrees ponytails for AW10. High, sleek and shiny - we adore it!

[Pics: Louis Vuitton]

Friday, 25 June 2010

Beach belle

How cool are these rubber trainers from Native? Perfect for beaches and festivals, they come in a rainbow of colours from Kurt Geiger and Rubbersole. Not bad for £40...

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Chanel's new nail

Sometimes we like fun nails and sometimes we like groomed and glossy. Chanel is ticking the groomed box next season with its new Paradoxal shade, a deep grey with a purply tint. Wear with a nude lip, sleek hair and Celine(ish) cape.

Monday, 21 June 2010


Can't afford Prada's fantastic-but-trop cher alphabet tee (above)? We sympathise. Our remedy? Cheer yourself up with a graphic tote by Alphabet Bags. At only £10 a pop, you can afford one for your first name, middle name and last name...

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Pat McGrath for Le Sportsac

We love make-up and we love Le Sportsac so of course we were destined to fall in love with Le Sportsac's latest mini-collab. It's a three-way linkup between Le Sportsac, Covergirl and make-up artist royalty Pat McGrath (the in-demand make-up artist matched the colours to Covergirl's Lashblast Length mascara).

There are two pieces - a make-up bag and a vanity case. The best bit is the price, a super-reasonable $28 for the make-up bag and $62 for the vanity case. Buy them here.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Sweet n Chic

This mega-bangle is from the YSL resort 2011 collection. Wonder if we can recreate it with some melted together Haribos?

Thursday, 10 June 2010

We heart Oscar's Tech-cessories!

We're not sure what we want more, an iPad or Oscar de la Renta's gorgeous iPad clutch. Hmm, how about both?


Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Snazzy shades

Latest news on the 'who's launching sunglasses' grapevine... The Olsens' Elizabeth & James line will be launching eyewear in November with a 14 piece collection. Er, isn't that a bit late? Whatever, we quite like them...

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Head Candy

So in the absence of Luella, we are turning our attention to Peter Jensen for our witty and whimsical fashion wants. And right now we want a silly cap with bunny ears and a bow. Oh look, there's one right here!

Cap, £25, The Tee Shop, 234 Brick Lane, E2 7EB (020 7739 7385)

Friday, 4 June 2010

Clarks just got cool

Ooh, how exciting! Clarks has gone all youth culture on us for next season and created a whole host of cool shoe options. Now, do we choose the brothel-creeper-esque shoes or the stompy boots?
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