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.





The mother of two Jennifer Lopez waved at photographers as she entered the American Idol set in a bright green- (and I mean Kermit the frog Green)- outfit.

j lo green jumpsuit american idol

Showcasing her strong abs and fresh blown out hair she looks happy as she attends her judging role.

The Jacket she has zipped up and accessories with two large rings and a bracelet. A very simple look that can be achieved by anyone.

The Christian Louboutin booties are named Mrs Boulglione if you want to get your self a pair. They really are quite sexy!

The boots:

mrs Boulglione Cutout Red Sole BootieWould you wear such an outfit? We believe with the right abs and some good weather its possible to do so- she looks refreshed, casual and ready for work. We love it..

Jennifer lopez green outfit

Do you?

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So the other day my mother came over with a sly look on her face and a bright red l.e.d light on her wrist. I say sly because she has a small addition with buying electronics and knows I will ask for the reason for her latest purchase. I will admit I behave more like a financial guard than a daughter when it comes to her buying decisions.

After a short while of ignoring the massive red watch elephant in the middle if the room I go ahead and ask her how much it was. Choosing to ignore my normal barrage of question she presses the button and shouts “I’ve walked 3000 steps today”

Slightly intrigued with the bright red display I listen on..

“it tracks my activities, it’s waterproof (not that she swims)” I quickly interject and say it’s waterproof not heat proof you cannot wear it in the sauna.

My mother likes to purchase waterproof mp3 watches for when she’s at the gym sauna..and she has gone through about five of these quite expensive pieces of equipment and it occurred to me the other day is that they are waterproof but not heat proof to such a degree for them to survive the extreme conditions in the sauna which is why they give up hope after a meer two months..
I digress!

She happened to mention it was a polar and then my own knowledge of polar then assisted me in potentially finding out more;

I like to train at the gym with my polar watch. I’ve had two in my life time in six or seven years they have served me well. In fact I cannot workout in the gym without it as I feel I’m not able to track my workouts so it is wasted but of time!

So now I’m more open in listening.

I do some research on the watch and discover it does a fundamental thing the polar F9 doesn’t do.. Tracks every day activities to get a complete overall calorie expenditure.

“I like it already “I think in my head..
It’s sleek design and illuminating red led display which lights up when pressed.

The trophy and congratulations you get for the completion of your daily tasks.
It all seems pretty nifty.
We watch the promo ad which adds to my excitement and it retails at about £80.00 from amazon. Not bad.

To cut a long story short my polar is on it’s way! I’m not sure if I will keep it as I like having my heart rate monitored at the gym and having everything stored on the watch to tell me how hard I trained over the week but the loop is meant to connect to my iphone and keep everything in a more modern manner. It seems like a fantastic idea.
My mum loves telling us how many steps she’s taken in a day so for her she loves it.
It’s aesthetically pleasing on the eyes and mixed in with the right amount of technology it seems like a good purchase for a sport and lifestyle watch.



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Happy New Year all you wonderful Sharp N Chic readers, we are back this year and with vengeance, reading the emails we have been getting asking for more stories and celeb fashion we can’t refuse. So January its here and so are we! so lets get started!!


Winter Boots

So its currently about 12 degrees in London which is not too bad, you can leave the house and be ok with a light jacket if it stays like this for the remainder of winter we will be happy however if the weather is to take a turn for the worst like most years when Feb comes round then we have the shoes for you to get through the cold snow weather.

These boots are about keeping warm, staying safe and looking cute!

Lets go..

The Coach Frye harness boot.

winter boots by coach fur

The coach boot is exceptional luxury but with the fur trim it will be sure to leave your toes warm and comfy in the coldest parts of the world, as well as a low heel and rugged sole the boot will protect you from slipping on ice when walking from the car to the shops!

coach fur coyote boots

The limited edition boot captures the iconic Frye Harness boot with warmth and home comfort of soft coyote furr and pure leather on the boot.

We like these boots as we do like a bit of fur especially when it gets really cold out, it always looks really cute and snow bunny-esk! an

Plus the ruggedness of the boot keeps it contemporary and hard! Whenever I wear my boots I always feel slightly untouchable as I walk the streets of London, a certain confidence and air just overwhelms me as I stomp around so you have got to love a rugged boot!

The boot can be purchased from the store Coach for £1,300 / $1,800 


Tivoli by Sorel

geek chic warm boot

A bit of Geek Chic with these babies!

Boots at the calf are cool for running errands so are great if your out and about, these in particular are fab as they have a fleece fur inside so your feet will feel as though they are surrounded by sheep on any cold snowy day. Further more if the heavens do decide to open the rain will not leave your feet wet either! Warm feet warm heart! and in these Tivoli’s by Sorel your feet will certainly remain warm dry and in fashion!

cool winter boots sorel tivoli

They are lightweight and sleek with 100g of insulation protecting you from the cold weather they can be purchased directly from the site found here  at £155.00 the boots provide a great mix of fashion, coolness, warmth and a very healthy price!

Ugg Australia

sand ugg boot

Everyones favourite boot straight from down under had to be on the list and if I am honest, Ugg boots tend not to really do it for me, perhaps due to the large number of fakes out there but they tend to seem very warn in and abused on most people! However in looking into the brand a bit further it gave me the possibility of learning about these new design Ugg boots with the three buttons which does switch it up a bit and highlight that it is in fact different from the thousands of Uggs walking down the road.

Ugg boots, or at least the traditional Ugg boots are not so great for the wet weather but likt the tivoli they are made with a warm fleece which protects the feet from the cold elements its a boot that is for comfort, not hiking a mountain or battling the spring showers.

ugg boot fur

These boots can also achieve multiple looks by folding down to reveal the elegant fur trim or having high up to keep the calves warm!

2 for 1 isn’t bad when it comes to boots!

At £220.00 it isn’t the most expensive boot for your buck


Bottega Veneta Boxcalf boot

high shine boot bottega

High shine society in these calf height boots!

These would have to be our most formal boots we have on the showcase, these can easily be worn into the office on those really cold days, smart and chic always works well and even better when it protects you from the elements!

Bottega Veneta shine calf box boots

The boot made from calf leather can be found here for £740.00




Hakes the architectural designer has evolved to become the latest and most unique shoe designers over the past few years, why you may ask, well, his designs instantly cause the viewer to initially raise an eyebrow at the prospect that the abstract “piece of art”  is actually a fully functional shoe.. His years and history in architecture had probably led him to this natural progression to think outside of the box to create these curly and rather curvy yet very mind boggling designer shoes that really do require extra thought when putting them on.

Its probably best to stay away from these after a few glasses of champagne…you have been warned! Pictures to follow and enjoy!

hakes orange mojito shoe

The London born designer came up with the idea from analysing current traditional shoes which have ultimately been a simple and obvious progression and evolution in terms of design from the sandal, Julian Hakes saw to challenge this completely revolutionising and rethinking the footplate and the word ‘SHOE’ as a whole.

julian hakes shoes london

“The result of this process was Hakes Mojito – we named it this as it was rather like a twist of lime peel. It is a unique shoe design concept, a single wrapped geometry which starts under the ball of the foot, sweeps over the bridge, then down below the heel before twisting back on itself to provide the support for the heel and ankle”

julian hakes shoes


The shoes are glorious incredibly individual and eye catching and a complete 180 degrees on current shoe fashion and trends, something different from the much loved red heel that everyone seems to wear now. I cannot wait to see these blanket cover the entire celebrity wardrobe.

Now this is signature piece to take note of and his name is:-


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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






over the knee boots

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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...