If you live in the Glasvegas area or are traveling to the city you should pop inside to check out the gorgeous collection. Although as orders over £50 are free you could just buy all you fancy online!
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Monday, 27 May 2013
*Sonam Kapoor grabbed everybodys attention in this bouffant floral Dolce and Gabbana number-and I mean that in an extremely positive way
*Freida Pinto looked as though she had just stepped out of the 20s in a glittering pewter Sanchita gown and those Jimmy Choo 'Lance' heels with red lips and soft clipped up waves
*Nicole Kidman was the first to blow me away in the stunning embellished Christian Dior gown, this ankle grazing princess style is most certainly becoming a Dior trademark. Coral pumps completely this delightfully summery look
*Jennifer Lawrence was also in Dior but this is a given seeing as she is currently the face of one of their campaigns. Love the bright pink stilettos and the splash of minor colouring on the white dress, strapless really suits her.
*Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore a bouffant Christian Dior dress, I love that this is a cut short rather than the gowns we have seen at this event. White stilettos and trademark Victoria Secrets waves made this look a firm favourite.
*The hot pink colour of this Elie Saab number is quite simply mouth-watering, the iconic beaded detailing, deep V and fitted design make me fall in love with it even more every time I see it! Lucky Irina Shayk is all I can say!
*Dita von Teese wore a hot red to the French event, this is a Dolce and Gabbana number which channels her 50s sexy screen siren image we all love, satin heels and clutch matched wonderfully
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Monday, 20 May 2013
Friday, 17 May 2013
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
The Best of the British:The Rebels and The Classics.
Britain is known for many things; tea, the royal family, gloomy weather, The Beatles and of course fabulous fashion.
Over the past years UK designers have triumphed in the fashion world; Victoria Beckham, Topshop and Jonathan Saunders have all won at the 2012 Global Fashion Awards and dressed the likes of Anne Hathaway, Cameron Diaz and many more.
By creating quintessentially British style we have gained worldwide recognition and firmly cemented ourselves as key members of the fashion world and it seems that we will not be backing down anytime soon.
As we enter a New Year we will welcome new crazes, 2012 saw peplum and collars become steadily popular and it is fair to say that the Brits were up there using these trends to create waves on the catwalk.
Although our designers all echo Britain in their fashion lines there seems to be a contrast in style. Some are unconventional and electric whilst others are classically shaped and muted in colour; we have here the two juxtaposed teams of fashion; The Rebels and The Classics.
The Rebels are about surprise, suspense and style and it is easy to identify who started the flood of rebellious British fashion; Dame Vivienne Westwood. The iconic designer was famously inspired by punk music and brought the new wave style onto the catwalk.
In 1971, Malcolm McLaren (manager of the Sex Pistols) opened up a store in London, named Let it Rock, where Westwood began to sell her designs.
Although Westwoods creations are punk driven in bright shades with unusual structuring she manages to include the art of Britain with the prints, fabrics and historic garments.
Tartan and tweed are prominent throughout many pieces with wool being a leading fabric; Westwood also picks articles of clothing from historic eras such as corsets and crinoline in many of her dresses. Combining class shapes and typically British fabrics with modern colours Vivienne Westwood had managed to produce a punk-edged take on British fashion.
Alongside Vivienne Westwood we have the late Alexander McQueen, also a quirky and rather controversial designer who passed away in 2010 handing his McQueen crown over to Sarah Burton. In early 90’s when the label was launched McQueen earned himself the title ‘Hooligan of Fashion’ as he used often used shock tactics on the catwalk.
Much like Vivienne Westwood Alexander McQueen was not afraid to break the fashion rules and offer a kooky twist on the usually classic British style. Famous for his knowledge of bespoke British tailoring McQueen often designed suits for the Prince of Wales and would add the McQueen touch by inserting graffiti into the lining. Most notoriously McQueen took the heritage scarf and completely turned it on its head; he covered it with skulls and produced the item in a multitude of clashing colours and so the Alexander McQueen brand soon became known as rebel of fashion.
The Classics are at the other end of the scale; they offer timeless and simple yet stylish pieces which are often staples.
Master of chic and class is Burberry. Starting out as a small business, run by Thomas Burberry, gabardine was largely used in producing rainwear for people of Britain. This in itself is a classically British matter and is what the company ultimately became known for; that infamous trench coat.
Alongside the classically designed trench the name Burberry also represents the iconic plaid design which is most certainly the pattern of Burberry. Not unlike the tartan used in the work of Westwood the pattern is British but this is where the classics differ from the rebels. The colours of Burberry are warm and muted; black, beige and a deep red as oppose to the brash pinks and limes of the rebels. Even now Burberry offers plain but strong shades and cuts such as blue and cream in sleek shaping; pencil skirts and tailored shorts.
A recent but still definitively British brand is Stella McCartney. The vegetarian designer sticks to many of the same rules as Burberry when it comes to design but steers clear of fur and leather; offering a modern take on tradition- an oxymoron if ever there was one.
Her articles include precision cut blazers, clean shaping and beautiful tailoring, however, unlike Burberry the Stella McCartney brand often offers flowery prints in soft shades and varied colour with echo floral designs from the Victorian era.
Although these four brands provide us with conflicting ideas surprisingly it works to throw them together. By creating such beautiful and versatile clothes these designers have let us create a new genre of fashion; elegant rebel, you can rock a Burberry coat with an Alexander McQueen scarf and be stylishly supporting the best of British.
Sunday, 12 May 2013
2003 was the year Danish designer Trine Wackerhausen presented her first fashion line, Wackerhaus, to the Danish fashion scene and in the past ten years she has become increasingly popular amongst, well, everyone.
With a studio based in the city of Copenhagen the pieces Wackerhausen has designed have clearly been influenced by the coolness of the capital and its fresh Danish surroundings, this results in crisp, classically beautifully pieces which remain consistently timeless.
The latest Wackerhaus collection is a stunning array of bold yet elegant garments in refreshing shades which offer the perfect mix of comfort and style.
This seems to be Wackerhausen’s aim; to create comfortable yet chic pieces which we love to wear, and boy does she succeed.
From a simple vest top to cosy knitwear Wackerhausen picks a classic shape and adds to it in order to create something universally modern; a lace insert, a draped back, a dipped hem all of which make the product stand out in the most positive way.
She also enjoys combining masculine and feminine styling which results in an elegant yet powerful fashion line. A high neck, collared shirt will be feminised buy a pretty aqua colour and soft, flowing material, or a pair of loose-fitting slacks will be created in eye-catching metallic blue and party-ready silver.
With stores currently in Europe, the US and Asia the Wackerhaus name is soon going to be a name you are hearing all around the world so be the first to grab a chic, sleek stylish piece which you will never want to take off.
Saturday, 11 May 2013
Founded in 2002 and launched in 2003, Ollie & Nic is a classically cute handbag and accessories company which has continued to make waves through the world of fashion.
Stores are dotted all around the country, literally. There are a few in London, one in Cardiff, another in Glasgow and then one based in Chester and Brighton so whether you are off for a summer trip to the South or a party weekend to Wales check out Ollie & Nic for the perfect accessory. Not to mention the perfectly accessible website which is easy to navigate and answers any questions you may have regarding delivery, gift vouchers and (not that you will need it) returns.
Whether you need a luxury handbag or a pretty scarf you are guaranteed to find at least one piece which makes you coo with excitement.
Ollie & Nic have managed to always stand on trend and remain relevant without losing the timeless pretty style and affordable prices which has made them so popular. They offer stunning jewellery which includes bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings which you can snap up for as little as £12, even the most expensive is less than £30 and when you see the gorgeous designs you won’t believe it cost so little.
Ollie & Nic have also managed to cover every accessory option out there, you name they have it. From needing a scarf for those chilly winter mornings, an umbrella for rainy autumn night or sunglasses for bright summer days you can buy them all either online or in store.
They have also succeeding in staying up to date with the latest technology fad for all the techy geeks out there who wishes to combine their love for computers with fashion buy designing laptop, phone and iPad cases in a range of delightfully sweet prints at under £35.
Might we add that Ollie & Nic are currently holding a mid-season sale where much of the stock is currently less than half price so pick up a bargain beauty by heading over to www.ollieandnic.com right now.
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Thursday, 9 May 2013
- Great colour coverage-when applied evenly
- Doesn't block pores
- Golden colour not red-brown
- Makes skin feel soft and smooth
- Lovely smell
- Takes ages to dry
- Tricky to apply as comes out white
Overall I am pretty happy with Garniers Summer Body Lotion and if you have the patience for it definitely give it a whirl.