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“Blink” Retail: Primark does Catwalk

Monday, March 5th, 2012

I was out doing a bit of retail researching on Friday when I was tempted in to Primark by these two looks, straying frighteningly close to the original inspiration. To be honest the prints may be close, but the cuts, silhouettes, base cloths and execution are far from inspirational- but what do you expect for these bargain prices!?

Primark

Mary Katrantzou SS'12 collection, image from Style.com

Primark

Prada SS'12 collection, image from Style.com

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Retail: LBD’s

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

As it’s party season, we’re being utterly spoilt by some stunning frocks out on the high street right now. The classic choice is, of course, the little black dress, and here are some of our favourites. From high end to mass market, this has got to be the fashion equivalent of a ‘sure thing’. These don’t look faddy, but they are all fashion relevant. Tempting enough to make you feel like you would really be missing out if you didn’t make a purchase, but with the longevity to be one of those things you could pull out of your wardrobe for season’s to come without feeling too out of step with the fashion moment.

Zara

All Saints

Prada

Warehouse

Reiss

River Island

BCBG. OK, we know this isn't a dress but still...

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London Fashion Week: Streetstyle, you’re so sparkly

Monday, September 26th, 2011

More streetstyle for you from this month’s London Fashion Week. When it comes to sparkly things, I’m a bit of a magpie at heart. It seems I was amongst kindred spirits at Fashion Week. The fashion crowd showed how to wear a little, or a lot, of shiny, sequinny goodness, working perfectly in eye popping metallics (gold stole the march on silver this season), or in more subtle, tonally tinted variations on the theme. Taking its cue from Prada and Marc Jacobs Autumn ’11 collections, amongst others, paillettes look to be the embellishment of choice this Autumn. If you’re into a more solid metallic statement, high shine leathers and lame looked really dazzling.

outside the Erdem show, London Fashion Week

outside the Erdem show, London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week at Somerset House

London Fashion Week at Somerset House

London Fashion Week at Somerset House

London Fashion Week at Somerset House

London Fashion Week at Somerset House

London Fashion Week at Somerset House

London Fashion Week at Somerset House

London Fashion Week at Somerset House

London Fashion Week at Somerset House

London Fashion Week at Somerset House

London Fashion Week at Somerset House

London Fashion Week at Somerset House

London Fashion Week at Somerset House

More thanks to Asta for the great shots.

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Accessories: Go Wild!

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

To round up our week of highlights from our Autumn ‘Accessories’ report, today we go a little wild. Its all about animal inspired looks, from skins to skin prints, full on fur to real reptiles. We were anticipating an explosion of snakes across the fashion world after Chloe’s stunning snakeskin printed Autumn ’11 show, but the leopard spot is still holding its own after being a  firm fixture for season upon season.

There’s lots of real fur out there too, some of which we have featured already in our first look at Autumn- check out the post here. We have added a couple more looks in with this selection. If you suffer from chilly kidneys, Miu Miu has the tres chic answer, and it seems that YSL is the first stop if you are after a fur balaclava… As usual, we’ll stress that we are not at all supportive of real fur and these would look even better if they were faux.

For more on accessories, just click here. If you’d like to see what our reports are all about, then click here. Enjoy!

Bulgari

Giuseppe Zanotti

Gucci

Miu Miu

Miu Miu

Prada

YSL

Topshop

Accessories: Metallic

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Add a little sparkle into your life with these babies. Yes, its more from our Autumn ‘Accessories’ report today, and we have decided to feature metallic and metal trimmed looks. This is a really strong direction, and one that has been developing for some time. Starting with all of those studded bags and now diversified right through the whole accessories offer. Its ‘bling’, but in a very cool and sophisticated new way. From some very subtle, low sheen looks to full on, bold statement pieces. Whether its a small touch of sparkle, or a totally smothered twinkle-fest, there’s some fabulous options to appeal to the magpie in you.

More accessories tomorrow? Well, we do have about 400 shots in the Autumn report to choose from, so why not! If you’d like to see more from our brilliantly inspirational and informative reports, then why not have a click here. Enjoy!

Chanel

Miu Miu

Spitalfields, East London

Prada

Sonia Rykiel

Sergio Rossi

Valentino

Accessories: The Stud

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Can you believe that we went all the way to Paris and what we fell in love with the most was these incredible brogues from our very own Church’s! These have well and truly distracted us from those Prada wedge brogues and replaced them in our affections from the moment that we set eyes on these babies. This is genius footwear, wouldn’t you agree? I mean, why hasn’t someone combined these two hot trends sooner? Now we’ve seen it it makes utter aesthetic sense.

It’s wonderful to see such a historic and traditional brand stepping (excuse the pun) well outside of its usual remit. Now, where can I find a pair in size 5….?

Church's studded white brogues

Church's studded white brogues

Accessories: Prada’s in it for the kicks…

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

I’m sure you’re all familiar with the bonkers-fest that was Prada’s S/S 2011 catwalk show. Its a fabulous pattern and bold colour clash that, due to Prada’s magic touch, just escapes being tacky or ugly and slides into the desirable, ground breaking and innovative category. Who knew we’d be coveting banana prints this season?

Well, if you thought that the clothes were freaky, have you checked the new shoes out? These stopped us in our tracks on Sloane Street, and I think I may actually have started to salivate… If you were after a new pair of kicks that combine the best of all of your favourite shoes: the brogue, the beetle crusher, and that old Summer fav, the espadrille- then you are in luck, my fashion friend! Check these babies out and dare to tell me that you don’t love them as much as we do!

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Prada's S/S '11 shoes

Prada's S/S '11 shoes

Knit: Donegal Divas

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

We have been researching for this month’s reports and the one category that stands out head and shoulders above the others is knitwear. Designers seem to be channeling all of their creativity into this category, much as they did last Autumn. I’m sorry jersey, but you’re just not cutting the mustard. Its all about chunky, cabled variations on traditional looks created in yarns that are hairy, neppy, tweedy and textural.

Classic Aran knits in creamy colours are all delicious, but we prefer these more coloured variations on the trad theme. Click here for more knitwear coverage. Needles at the ready!

Browns

Les Petites

Missoni

Prada

Diesel