over the knee boots

Over The Knee Boots

Todays post is on the new trend we have notice around whilst shopping on the streets of London.

With the cold weather it makes perfect sense as to why Boots are a favourite by Londoners, New Yorkers and any other could climate city members at the moment.

Here are some inspirational ways to showcase your knee high boots.

1) Gorgeous knee highs with  a dress works superbly well, Combo with tights a large bag and an easy breezy dress.

knee high boots with a dress

2) Thigh high boots alongside a soft pastal skirt – an awesome mix.

The hard part about the knee high boots is that it can be rather ‘Pretty Woman’

So keeping the colours fresh, high neck jumper is perfect.

knee high and skirt

3) All black everything! Tights, jackets, and a skater skirt.

Toned down with the black tights, less skin immediately makes this Pretty woman.

knee high and tighta

4) Every woman’s favourite- a good pair of jeans- spruce up your outfit with thigh high boots

knee high jumper

crochet dress

Crochet Dress -Inspiration

With the very slightly, (and I mean, slight ) change in weather here in the UK, and the surprise when I saw the yellow daffodils open in my front garden as I stepped out of the house this morning.


I knew it was time. I knew Spring was imminent and this nasty cold depressing season we call winter is almost on its way out. ‘Bye Felicia’ I hear you say! With that and the blue skies up ahead I thought to myself it is now time to start searching for summer wear.

This thought also came into my mind as a few friends have booked a trip to Dubai in a few weeks so summer outfits is almost certainly important.

With that said, with also  watching a few episodes of reality show it dawned on me that I need a cover up for the beach! but a cute one! One that shows skin but also hides skin (after all its a traditional country)

No more sarongs..

My search landed me to these awesome crochet cover ups.

So Ladies (and gentlemen) here are a few inspirational images to get you ready for summer.

Ways to wear your cover up:

With Boots and a groovy scarf- Light natural and cool!

Don’t forget the matching bikini

Crochet coverup summer

They are incredibly easy to wear- just add a floral garland and a ribbon bracelet..

garland long dress crochet beach summer coverup


Don’t forget the extra large fashion sunglasses.. Your on the beach! It is a must!






short crochet beach dress


The Sun hat can also be a fantastic accessory- the larger the better!


Why not have inverse : a darker crochet coverup matched with a lighter swimsuit.

black crochet and white bikiniThe Backless crochet dress is a gorgeous choice… This can be made more formal with wedges!

backless crochet dress summer


This Long crochet dress still combines sexiness and glamour whilst keeping your modesty.


long crochet sexy dress



The Batwing crochet dress give drama and elegance to the simple crochet design!

crochet bat wing


Even Halle Berry opted for the coverup – looks good !


halle berry crochet dress


From Behind the dress looks just as good!


crochet  dress bum


Whilst sunning on a boat in Europe it really is an excellent item for the suitcase which will not make you go over those pesky weight allowances.



crochet dress dubaiWe hope your inspired!

crochet dress

rihanna on elle magazine

Thats right, Rihanna once again covers another magazine – for the December issue of Elle, (does anyone else wonder where on earth 2014 disappeared to)

She gets an in depth interview with some of the strangest of questions- and she answers very candidly about a lot of the things.. (shrugs*)

Here is a brief excerpt from the said magazine.rihanna elle magazine 2014

If you want to find out more about what she has to say about children, pushing boundaries and her creative layers you will have to buy it. But this will wet your whistle.

rihanna elle magazine 2014

ELLE: What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Rihanna: That’s still a secret.

What do people misunderstand about you?
I’m shy.

What’s the sexiest thing a man has ever said to you?
Any man that tells me what to do is sexy!

What’s your mantra?
“Fuck bitches, get money!

Your worst fear?

If you weren’t a singer, what would you be?
A wife.

The last time you were starstruck?
When I met Aaron Paul at the Spike awards.

The best hangover cure?
Ice, Chinese food! And an upside-down trash can and towels, preferably next to the toilet.

If you were a piece of jewelry, what would it be?
I’d be a choker!

What’s on your Christmas list?
A big, trimmed ****!!

rihanna elle magazine 2014

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david beckham's son burberry

Football legend David Beckham is no stranger to the fashion world and modelling, but today London fashion luxury brand Burberry announced it’s latest Christmas campaign star to be none other than David Beckham’s 12 year old son Romeo.

david beckham's son burberry

The campaign named London with love showcases the 12 year old in his first  big festive ad campaign (which I’m sure he got paid handsomely for)

The blond headed boy firs perfectly well in the campaign following his fashion icon mothers foot steps. Christopher Baile hand picked the youngster for the campaign wearing the traditional trench and branded monogrammed checked scarf.

burberry scarf

The scarf is for sale at £315.00 whilst the coat can be purchased from £300 – £550.00 like the Wiltshire heritage.

burberry trench coat children

Victoria sure knows how to make a handsome son.

david beckham's son burberry

The coat is cute on the 12 year old.. very sophisticated.

Like his father he looks very good in a suit.

romeo beckham in suit romeo beckham in suit

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Michael kors bag designs

Have you noticed, over the past year Michael Kors bags seem to be everywhere, everyone and and thier mother has a MK bag and the trend seems to be getting more immense. (My mother bought her bag last month!)

Early on in the year, before I noticed the popularity of the MK, I stepped into my local Covent Garden Michael Kors shop in London and instantly fell in love with the beige bag:

This one to be exact:

Michael kors bag beigeIt was tidy- ready for business and play!

I loved it and instantly purchased..

Then over the next months I noticed everyone had the same bag- I can’t say that I was pleased- but its a cute bag so I guess its expected.


So this post is a top five list of my favourite MK bags!




Jet Set Travel Saffiano Leather Medium Tote

We think this is a traditional, no nonsense sensible yet sexy bag perfect for meetings, work, after work drinks and the usual city office busy life.

Perfect for the modern business woman.

Jet Set Travel Saffiano Leather Medium Tote



Miranda Crocodile Medium Tote

Miranda Crocodile Medium Tote

This is a luxury bag- one of the more expensive bags by the MK. Crocodile makes the price point of this around the $7000 mark. It is a great bag for those that want that exclusive look- and one that not everyone will have!



Hamilton Large Saffiano Leather Tote


Hamilton Large Saffiano Leather Tote

The Tote is a classic bag for the feminine arm and works well with any outfit- Large enough for the files and folders. Traditional Statement piece in a bold solid cadbury purple colour.



Sutton Medium Logo Satchel Bag

Sutton Medium Logo Satchel Bag

The Satchel bag is a classic for many of the other brands so MK of course had to come out with something similar and this print is a favourite. Medium sized perfect for everyday use.


1.The Tan Selma

selma mk bag

Of course my bag had to be number one! the shape- size- colour everything about the bag is simply worth it.

If your thinking about buying your lady a bag- then the Michael Korrs is a good choice- the price point isn’t ridiculous and you can have a little bit of luxury.




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I personally love jackets, I love how they can instantly make you look smart when paired with a tidy skirt or suite trousers and make you smart casual when matched with jeans. If cut the right way the jacket can really be a statement piece and we have done a few searches to come up with a few of our favourite on sale at the moment.

Belstaff Jacket

A brand that is a new one brought to our attention due to their luxury linens and shapes in jackets and coats.

green belstaff jacket

Very military inspired the double breasted button and contemporary leather trimmings make the jacket striking whilst the moss green colour can be combined with a multitude of other belstaff jacket

Timeless and can be worn throughout the approaching spring, summer and autumn weathers- perfect for the approaching months.

Retailing at £699.00


This powerful jacket really creates a showpiece item for any plain pair of jeans- again very military styled – enter a room in this and you will dazzle and shine! The jacket is available from the Joseph site for £695.00.


Joseph emman jacket detail

Made from a cotton viscose, fully lined with a vibrant red contrast under the collar and sleeve- military is in!

joseph jacket

Holland Cooper

Tweed is sexy and its timeless- this is a strong jacket very British made with tweed- modernised with its shape and style, the autumn winter 2013 jacket can be combined with skinny jeans and knee high boots- london glam.

holland cooper jacket

Certainly pulling from equestrian fashion Holland Cooper is renowned and this lovely jacket is no exception. The coat is retailing at £699.00

holland cooper jacket

Belmain Pink Jacket

We chose this solely for the colour, its not often you get to see a pink jacket thats!

belmain pink jacket

This Belmain luxury cotton silk blend with the ultra structured silhouette and ice cream hue and sexy curve enhancing layers can be a fab choice for fashion lovers. Retailing at £1,500 match with a plain pair of jeans and heels.

pink belmain jacket

Donna Karen

donna karen

Donna Karen asymmetric black jacket is our favourite due to its shape and diamond embellishment  last year we wrote about the popularity of drop hem dresses and this coat matches that theory. This is certainly a dressed up jacket compared to the rest and the collection we chose. The drop hem also means it slims your waist and reduces your hips.

donna karen jacket

What more do we want?!

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My Saturday night ritual began with some light entertainment tv from the American Idol 7 contestants and judges and one in particular that caught my attention was the opening introduction. Jenny from the block strutted her stuff in a very  revealing yet demure Catherine Malandrino dress in last nights show.

She certainly knew she looked fabulous in the gown as she posed alongside her male co-judges for the seventh season of the live performance show last night.

The dress has some very revelling aspects about it- that being a sheer net lace veil which bared cut outs of flesh her toned and buffed flesh to the world whilst stripes of  horizontal black leather covered the rest of her. To be fair, Jennifer Lopez had everything was hidden, heck you see less on any children’s advert these days. I thought she  was very elegantly put together and she combined the black dress with a smart Louboutin spiked heel and subtle understated jewellery. The dress was rather short but ultimately she sits behind a desk and you cannot see much else!

jennifer lopez american idol dress

She has a good body so why not show it! I also think it looks much better on her than the model at the runway show. It also looks as though it had been altered to have been made a tad longer on the legs.

Jennifer lopez in a Catherine Malandrino leather dress.

The Catherine Malandrino dress is from the 2012 collection, however after doing a quick search in the Malandrino store I happened to spot this gown

Mixed Pointelle Maxi Dress

mixed pointelle jennifer lopez

Which has a lot of inspiration of the Jennifer Lopez dress- retailing at $600 the dress is the maxi version – and it is for those who want a similar look now!


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The pretty Jessica Alba was the queen bee for the turning on of the Christmas lights last night, the actress took center stage as she posed for pictures at the Swarovski event at the Rodeo Drive boutique.

The gorgeous SinCity actress looked marvolous in a striking gown and was in impeccable shape after giving birth only three months prior to her second daughter Haven.

jessica alba white dress carolina

Her dress, which we love is by Carolina Herrera and mixes class and sophistication of a Stepford housewife and modern day glamour.

The dress; part of the Resort 2012 collection hugged her in all of the right places- showcasing her svelte waist and slim legs.

caroline herrera white dress jessica alba 2010 resort

The dress is embossed with dainty floral patterns on the skirt and a simple black wavey belt broke up the top half of the dress which she also complimented with a black embellished clutch bag.

The ivory and black gown complimented her tanned skin well and alongside a dark smokey eye makeup and a very simple updo.

She kept the outfit simple with a basic floral Swarovski necklace and black earrings.

With the final attempt of taking the outfit out of the “safe zone” she wore a pair of snakeskin heels

jessica alba white dress


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A few years ago, I happened to babysit my friends kid as a favour and she brought over the film Enchanted with Amy Adams and the beautiful Patrick Dempsey,  I sat half watching as the opening credits begun but within minutes I ended up closest to the screen ogling in glee. I loved the film- I loved Patrick and I loved even more Amy, so it brings me great pleasure to introduce to you the Premier of her latest film The Muppets. The red head stars alongside How I met your mother actor Jason Segel  for the Disney classic remake.


Amy looked magical on the red carpet opting for a subtle yet striking colour blocking technique which we have seen a lot this year from Kim Kardashian and a plethora of other celebrities.

amy adams in red dress

The dress is part of Roland Mouret’s collection, Amy has often opted for Rolands dresses, they seem to fit her physic really well and always comes across lovely on the red carpet and today was no exception.

The bright red skirt has a nude trim which compliments the remainder of the dress and her patent nude Jimmy Choo shoes alongside Irit Design jewellery and a Ferragamo bag

nude jimmy choo

Check her out on the red carpet in the video below!

amy adams

amy adams red dress

amy adams jimmy choo



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With the countdown to Christmas officially starting as radio, TV and high streets are rapidly being transformed to encourage us to spend for the next intense 7 weeks leading to Christmas, the designer brand Gucci also prepares itself with a lavish refit to their flagship store in Bond Street London.

Set among other high fashion chic brands such as Louis Vuitton and 5 star hotels the brand opens its doors to present their latest decor for the ultimate luxury shopping experience.


gucci london bond street

The Cutting edge design by creative director Frida Giannini the stores new look that fit well with the brands high end style allowing for a divine shopping escape allowing for the perfect setting whilst viewing the latest Gucci collection. They ensured they kept the design current and contemporary incorporating classic whites & ivories whilst candle bright reds and plums fit in well for the run up to Christmas an excellent way to get customers in the festive season. Of course they kept signature parts to the store with rosewood and marble but the ribbed glass and warm polished gold and smoked mirrors were all new designs and ideas to keep the brand moving forward and current.

teal gucci bag

During the refurb the brand had not missed out on sales as London – particularly Bond Street and nearby areas have over 6 different boutiques to purchase the latest and greatest Gucci pieces however as this is the flagship store it is one of the only locations whereby you can get the Gucci Made To Measure service allowing customers to customise items which is ideal for the perfect suit and rather timely  for Christmas.

The store covers 685 square meters- of pure luxury spread over three floors.

gucci store inside new london bond street

The ground floor is home to Gucci man- from accessories, luggage and small leather goods

Level 1 and 2 is home to every ladies heaven from bags, accessories, jewellery, silks and fragrances and an entire floor dedicated to womenswear fashion.

The designer of the shopping haven Giannini said: ‘Bond Street is one of Europe’s most prestigious retail destinations so I wanted to amplify the luxuriousness of the boutique’s environments through natural light to create an aesthetic, which is complementary to the vision of the House today.

gucci store pictures

‘Throughout the new design concept there are references to iconic Gucci materials and elements of stores from the past, but always set in a context that is thoroughly modern creating the ideal backdrop for the collections.’



The new store is simply lovely- it is worth popping down to bond street for a quick peak…

new gucci store






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Over The Knee Boots Todays post is on the new trend we have notice around whilst shopping on the streets of London. With the cold weather...