So Today, the 1st october 2011, we saw the hottest ever October in records to hit London and most of the UK with temperatures reaching record highs of 30 degrees- I have been enjoying the sun- over the past week, however I realised it’s time to find something to wear for the Pimms in London tomorrow.

Something elegant, pretty, and bright with a mixture of autumn colours, simple enough to just wear yet with enough presence to turn heads – Furthermore, the outfit needs to be somewhat functional in the approaching winter season, So the question arose…what to wear on a sunny Sunday october 2011.

We have come up with this really price economical outfit that will leave you looking lovely in the British Indian Summer Snap.


So what do we have…

River Island Skater Dress

This bright and lovely red sleeveless dress which tapers out- very simple but its what we do with it that can make it really chic!

RRP £30.00- Bargain!



Red river island dress ideas







With this outfit- sticking to two colours acts for a stronger bold impacting statement- similar to that of colour blocking we have noticed celebrities like Kim Kardashian going for recently. Beige is a lovely colour, easy to match and always looks sophesticated.

These Aldo heels create a lovely calf to every womans leg, simple patented and have a concealed platform to give you hidden height! it is also much more comfortable to have the concealed platform.

Glamourous and a fab colour to contrast the brightness of the red dress.

RRP Currently on SALE at £50

aldo shoes beige



Zara Tasselled Messenger Bag

Made from Cow leather, small compact to keep the attention on you and the dress rather than the large purse that is wearing you- great for the sun as its light large enough to carry the lipstick, credit card plus the iphone- all us girls really need!


RRP £79.99



Monsoon Bangles

Simple accessories are the best for summerwear, just a basic gold and brown bangle stackers are great for decorating the arms- the gold compliments the brown from the shoes and the bag- great choice.

RRP £12.00

monsoon Regents Stacker Bangles


Burberry Nude Glasses


Of course- glasses are a natural choice as soon as the tiniest crack of sun comes out- and the ever popular Aviators you can never go wrong.

These nude glasses give you UV protection as well as a high fashion look.

RRP £165.00

burberry aviater glasses



EUGENIA KIM-Claudia feather-embellished silk-satin headband

Again, the point of this outfit is to get the right balance of exposure and subtlety- we considered a large sunhat but- considering its October use over the winter months are rather limited- unless the aim is to be laughed at! so- instead something more versatile yet glamourous enough to carry up this outfit is the headband. Creating a beautiful continuation of beige colour and fashion with a bit of uniqueness it is the perfect final piece to finish off this cool sexy summer look.

RRP £107.00



The complete outfit is all for under £500 with a mixture of high street fashion and luxury designer fusion-

Get the most out of this ‘Last few days of summer cocktail with friends’ outfit over the next few days in London…


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Since the Royal wedding back in April 2011, the Middletons have been a regular name in the fashion papers especially the perfect derrière of Pippa Middleton.

Other than the lady-in-waiting’s figure, her simple and elegant bridesmaids dress trended on Twitter throughout the entire Royal wedding weekend as it was the perfect mix of understated beauty with outstanding presence, the dress was a one of a kind by the fashion house Alexander McQueen designed by Sarah Burton.

The dress retailed at $39,000, but we are pleased to announce that it not only limited to those that want to spend the same amount as a car on a dress- with the assistance of high street retail department store Debenhams.

The Debenhams designers have put together the Pippa Bridesmaids dress for a superb and reasonable £200/ $250 which is out for release on the October 17th 2011- in great time for those getting married in 2012.

Alain Mehada, the Debenhams chief personal shopper at the flagship Oxford Street Store commented on the latest range “We’ve been inundated by customers asking if we have anything similar to dresses worn by Kate, Pippa and the flower girls, but the ivory dress worn by Pippa is the most request by far,” whilst Russell Fish,  the head of the occasional wear at Debenhams said “We have taken the best of the dresses and added our designer twist, Now everyone can get the Middletons’ look at high street prices”

pippa middleton fashion skirt and jeans

The question that really came into mind when I heard the news of these dresses is that- would you want to copy such a world known, renowned and recognisable dress? Would your guests and family at the wedding appreciate you for purchasing the copy? Why would you want to copy the dress that headlined twitter? Hmm.. Questions..Yes it was a lovely dress on Pippa but it really is some heavy shoes to fill- Well, I will have to keep an eye on the wedding blogs to see if there is a general conformity to such a dress. To be continued next year!!

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My favourite model Miss Tyra Banks was on the red carpet yesterday in what “I” thought was a stunning gown which really demonstrated her well kept lean figure which the Top Model creator must have been working hard to keep. She has got back down to a comfortable size and is looking ravishing- good work TYRA.. we know it isn’t easy!

She wore a blush strapless Roberto Cavalli design, which can be described as a large ruffled masterpiece full of flavour and bounce with a soft feather looking tiered ruffles- complimented with a simple figure hugging boned bodice which creates dimensions and contours her svelte body, a rather contemporary choice as she chose to follow the trend of the  fashion runway seen very much in the spring 2012 collections.

tyra banks blush dress roberto cavalli

The dress complimented her gorgous skin, although her brown hair looked as though she had awoken and arrived onto the red carpet ! not the best look- as the stlyst had probaly spent a few hours on it- but hey-ho!

Overall she does look super stunning as she arrived with her current partner to the opening of the Metropolitan Opera house in New York.

Make up is a simple smokey look used to highlight her pretty green eyes and bronzed skin to highlight the cheek bones

tyra banks earrings black long

Banks chose to keep the jewelry simple with a Nicholai BY Nicky Hilton ring and a gold clutch bag and black tassel earring!

Lovely Tyra- Just Lovely!

tyra banks blush dress roberto cavalli dress

A picture of Lindsay Lohan arrived on my desk this morning and in fairness to her it looked pretty good! she had the injected trout pout look going on but in fairness to her she worked it well!

Dressed in a black chic classy outfit she walked the streets of New York with enough stride and confidence of a top American CEO exec.

The reason we particularly chose this story out of the many other options to publish is because it was the shoes that caught our attention- particularly enhanced with the profile angle of the image and it really was a great look.

This is a prime example of never/hardly-ever going wrong in black and simple can be best! two great tips- a minimalistic outfit can really do wonders.

lindsay lohan black oscar walter

Anyhoo- Lindsay wore a black  jumper dress with a simple Gold Chanel Black belt and the statement Walter Steiger Oscar platforms from his latest collection.

I have never really paid attention to the shoes before but simply because of the angle and as she was wearing black it really stood out to me that- yes I really like them! The quirkiness of the shoe is what is so appealing and inspiring.

The oversized designer bag and dark shades really finished the look for us.

Perhaps I am a tad late to jump on this band wagon as it seems as though there are an entire list of celebrities in the shoes.

Nicki Minaj has supported the platforms in several occasions turning up in a variety of loud colours from the pink and baby blue.

Nicki minaj in Walter Steiger platform muse

Walter Steiger platform muse pink

Black Eyed Peas female singer Fergie has also adopted a pair of the shoes- from a 2009 collection- her dainty shoes are called “Fire” and as with all fashion if you don’t get it whilst its hot it becomes no longer avaliable so currently it is bit hard to get hold of! but we can still admire the beauty of the shoes. The Fire pair are particularly cool as it looks as though your feet are barley in the shoe! it also looks as if like they are giving Fergie some major calf burn.

fergie in Walter Steiger platform fire


voluptuous Jessica Simpson has also seen to be supporting the curved shoes -looking rather dashing in a metallic dress.

jessica simpson in fire by walter steiger




The Fire pair a real amazing piece of work- in fact genius artwork- simple but yet so complicated when it is worn- How can the entire body fit and balance into such a complicated piece of footwear and continue to walk and move around whilst doing so! These particular pair of shoes are a posing for pictures only (P4P) sort!

This is also part of latest fashion lookout- the type of outfit you wear for Posing for Pictures! Typically because it is humanly impossible to do anything else- its the type of outfit/shoe/item you wear to simply BREATHE and possibly smile!


Walter steiger fire 2009 shoes fergie and jessica simpson

Of course the next celeb to support the shoes- or rather support anything – are the Kardashians opting for the pale blue like Nicki Minaj.

walter steiger kourtney kardashian

It is rather apparent that these shoes are paid the most justice when the wearer is wearing black!

Average price $950.00

Lindsay Lohan spotted out and about in New York City wearing an all black outfit as she made her way down the streets of the SoHo neighborhood

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When I saw these boots about ten minutes ago on a lady walking down the Knightsbridge High Street in London, I HAD to go and speak to her to find out where on earth they are from!

They were a very sexy, inappropriate (might i it was raining!) but fabulous pair of Tom Ford knee high Peep toe laced up boots.


tom ford lace up boots knee high

She said she found it extremely hard to purchase back in April but got hers from New York as they are limited edition.

I later returned to do some research on the beautes to discover Beyonce and Eva pigford/Marcille had supported the same shoes!

FYI- Isn’t Eva’s hair mega chic?! we love it!

It is from the 2011 Spring Summer collection from Tom Ford and currently incredibly difficult to find but I figured they were so fab it was worth informing you of them!

beyonce in tom ford boots

The shoes have been on sale for $5,200 in certain stores..

tom ford lace up boots knee high


Currently harder to find than oil!


The high and esteemed fashion photographer Mario Testino received his first ever award Moet & Chandon Etoile ceremony last night, in a large soiree to honour him and his contribution to culture in society. Lots of his model friends came to support him, like Kate Moss and Victoria Secreat model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. The lady that caught our eye was Candice Swanepoel, also a victoria secret model, as she arrived at the Park Lane Hotel in Mayfair and stopped for pictures

The 22 year old model arrived in a dashing black lace gown by designer Tom Ford from the Spring 2012 collection.

She pouted her way through cameras in a very glamourous old Hollywood style look, something I would imaged Marilyn Monroe to wear today, her hair was styled into a cool wavy updo again matching a very chic and 1960s look. Her makeup consisted of a bold bright red lipstick which worked to accentuate her sumptuous lips as well as thin eyeliner and the must have item for any party eye lash inserts. Minus the lipstick the makeup was very minimalist as a way to accentuate her charming blue eyes.

candice make up red lips

She had worn a Tom Ford design at his 2012 spring catwalk show a few days prior- and the images “leaked” on her twitter account– I use the term leaked as Tom has created a name for himself as a fashion designer to go rogue on the  internet! At the show for example, he placed cards on every seat with the words

tom ford fashion show no photography


“No Photography Please”- which is odd for a fashion show right?, at the end of the day your showcasing the fashion at the show?! Only one photographer was in sight and that was the one commissioned by Tom! So we can’t capture a glimpse of the runway show until the official release date which is not until mid January, when the dresses will be ready for purchase- sigh 🙁

However, the only other photograph was Candice and she snapped one backstage and she  was able to get away with it! this is the picture that has been floating around the internet.

tom ford backstage


Back to the award show- She took a picture using her iphone of herself enjoying the evening with her friends and again posted to twitter

candince in tom ford

She also got a picture with pal Rose for a very beautiful monochrome sultry pose

candice with rose


The official pictures of the two were very glam and showed how beautiful the black lace gown is with a long fish tail

It covers in all the correct places mixing glam and salutary.

candice black lace dress tom ford


Her friend Rose chose to wear a white Burberry number which looked just as lovely but I felt black is always better!

Make sure you note Rose’s shoes- they do look painful!

rose burerry white dress


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The country turned pop singer Taylor Swift wowed onlookers as she treated the New York pavement as her very own runway in an elegant but vintage style lace ivory dress on her way to the Rodarte Fashion show in New York this past Tuesday.

TAYLOR SWIFT NEW YORK rodart dress lace

The dress was also by the designer Rodart 2011 collection made from a soft floral lace with long lace sleeves and ankle length crocheted material which complimented her svelte figure. The nude coloured wedges gave her an elegant walk and classically beautiful fashionable appearance.

TAYLOR SWIFT NEW YORK rodart dress lace

The singer had clear flawless makeup with a shocking RED vibrant lipstick which really contrasted her porcaline skin and have her an english rose look- I would even say it was close to that of the british actress Kiera Knightley.

Swifts aim for this outfit was to have the trendy vintage look, that was made incredibly popular this year by the royals, she mimicked the current fashion style which continued throughout her outfit with her hair style which she loosely pinned back, which enhanced her beauty in a very natural and simply way by showcasing her gorgeous cheek bones and contoured jawline.

Her makeup followed that of the traditional dark smokey eye- favoured by most celebrities- with her usual long eyelash inserts and lashings of mascara.

TAYLOR SWIFT NEW YORK rodart dress laceTaylor had every right to pound the streets in a command and conquor fashion, after all, she was heading for the Rodart show and not only gaining entrance but prime seats next to Vogue editor-in-chief Annor Wintor. She was seen talking to the queen Bee during the show which was also only a few seats down from another Bea- ( Beyonce!)

Annor wintor and taylor swift


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Today marked the launch of Jennifer Lopez’s (pending) ex husband  Marc Anthony’s grand opening of his fashion line.

The couple are currently going through a divorce to end their 7 years of marriage but before the announcement of the breakup they had been preparing a new fashion line which is still out for release today. Marc happily presented his line at the Kohl’s department store in downtown Jersey City N.J to cut the ribbon and officially open the brand but with current relationship issues Jennifer was no where to be seen. Anthony did give his wife her props by informing us that they collaborated a lot on the work and that Jennifer was a soundboard for ideas and vice versa. Furthermore he happily said he was proud of Lopez and is really happy about her line as she put a lot of work into it.


Marc’s collection is about elegance from an era of style and chic-ness of timeless style with a modern vibe, capturing passion and romance of the musician and the sexy earthy style of them.

marc anthony collection   We Love the new collection which features suits, casual wear and shoes, everything you need to look dapper! The price points vary from $40 and upward depending on the item reasonable fashionable and fair. marc anthony at new store launch It is a nice collection but I do wonder if it is any different from other brands- have to wait and see for this to roll out. Marc looked sombre as he posed for pictures in his own line and pretty comfortable and relaxed in the store.

marc anthony launch of new fashion line

Dr Martens are no longer labelled the “Bova- Boots” worn by punks and anarchists but a cool chic foot gem worn by loads of celebs and stars in attempt to ditch the heels and be comfortable and cool for a nonchalant appearance cool chic appearance.

We have noticed they are turning up EVERYWHERE… These shoes were made popular back in the 90s and just like all fashion it has come back round- so if you have got yours from back in the day its time to dust them off and put them on!

So here is our little list of Dr Marten fans that have shunned the painful heels in search of this new punk chic cool chick  look.

Jessica Alba– the new mother of two, happily adopts the comfy look in her burgundy red Dr Martens- she pairs them with tight leggings, jeans or shorts to add more femininity to the look then paired with a long shirt and glasses to up the glam level.

jessica alba dr martens


She wears her burgundy Dr Martens which can be found at Office for £90.00
red burgundy dr martens


Kanye West’s prodigy / ex-girlfriend curvy Amber Rose is also a big fan of the boots- she has a slight androgynous look that she likes to adopt so the boots fit in well to her style

amber rose dr martens

She has quite a unique style we like the fact she does not shy away from colours- particularly the yellow doc Martens are pretty cool with her colourful under jacket and black jeans.

The Queen on top at the moment Nicki Minaj also adopted the boots in her Superbass video in a simple white t-shirt and shorts- her backing dancers also compliment her look with alternating colours of Docs- we have to admit its a cool picture and probably made the song get to top figures in the charts!

Nicki’s fashion is rather odd- we believe the main purpose is to stand out so she can be spoken about for all the wrong reasons or to be labelled “too cool for school”.. her stylist clearly has a plan with each fashion disaster.

nicki minaj pink dr martens

pink docs are also favoured by new bandmate member to the sugarbabes

pink doc martens

Actress turned director Drew Barrymore is also a fan choosing the black Docs which are our favourites as well as Cher Lloyd in her music video Swagger Jagger and out and about- once again this must be a styling choice as she consistently wears variety of boots to create an “image” of the cool rock urban chic!

CHER LLOYDD doc martens

drew barrymore doc martens

We particularly love the black docs- the high shine of a brand new pair of classic blacks are versatile and still rugged to create impact when walking and making in entrance-

Pair with a mini skirt and baggy top for a super chic look.

There are a multitude of colours and patterns to choose from if you do want to move away from the traditional and why not customise your own if you buy a pair of black Docs!

black doc martens with skirt


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Today the grand opening of Chanel World proudly opened its doors to fans from all around the world at the renowned luxury story in London Harrods.

Over 20,000 square feet of historical and modern Chanel Fashion, beauty, and products were on display at the very special exhibition.

harrods window chanel

The staff at Harrods had been working extremley hard over night to turn around the store to resemble all things Chanel from entire window displays overlooking the Brompton Road.

Chanel world continues inside with assistance from Karl Lagerfield’s rock Chic autumn winter 2011 and 2012 collection which showcases over a series of mini boutiques throughtout the enormous store.

Karl Lagerfield's rock Chic

The exhibition also features exclusive and unique-to-Harrods fashions, accessories, jewellery and limited edition Harrods only make up. A remarkable opportunity for anyone that loves a bit of Chanel.

There is also an extra special section on the level 3 floor which features an enchanted Alice In Wonderland-esk garden which was used in the Chanel spring summer fashion show (wow!) The exhivibition goes to show how much work is put into making one of the iconic and spectacular Chanel handbags as well as replicas of the gowns owned by Coco.

And of course- no one can forget the Chanel No 5 perfume bottle!

chanel bottle

We will be heading down to the exhibition on Wednesday to see hands on what is going on!

More to come then!!

If you want to go and check out the exhibition get down there soon as it finishes in 3 weeks …





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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...