Sunday, 24 June 2012

Olivia P's statement necklace: get the look

As always, I'm in awe of Olivia's latest look as seen on her own style blog: This simple yet striking ensemble in my opinion, is made by her choice of accessories (as quite often is the case with Miss P's winning looks).

Olivia Palermo Hair

I've been searching the net trying to find the closest pieces I can and here's what I've found...

Seed Bead Section Necklace £18.50

Olivia's own neck candy is from Charming Charlie, you can shop here > Since the prices are actually extremely reasonable, I think I'll be opting for the real deal! Stunning pieces that will polish off any look.

Monday, 11 June 2012

The Arqiva BAFTA television awards 2012

I recently worked at the BAFTAS, the red (white and blue) carpet was spectacular, themed for this year's Cool Britannia phenomenon. So, the key trends I spotted were sequins, metallics and nudes. Take a look at some of my favourites below, who do you think gets the winning look?

Marrakech: 7 days, 7 looks

Marrakech is a wonderful place, beauty resides in the stunning gardens, the Atlas mountains and the must-see souks. Famous for labyrinth alleyways, magical snake charmers and sweet dishes it is one place you have to see to believe what you hear about it. Markets seem as if they go on forever, whilst finding your way through you can't help but conjure up thoughts of Aladdin, magic carpets don't seem like a myth here. I stepped into one of the rooms deep down in the souks to find a tablecloth or two, greeted by a friendly man and seated whilst a team of 5 or 6 wait on your every need. The best customer service in the world I'm sure. Whilst these men made sure I had the perfect size, colour and style I couldn't help but daydream about flying into the air on one of these beautiful pieces of fabric. 

Now, onto the clothes...

Day 1
Dinner & drinks
Grey crop, Topshop; Print skirt, River Island; Shoes, Zara

Day 2
A trip to the souks
Jumpsuit, Monsoon; Bangles, Accessorize; Sunglasses, Versace; Sandals, Office

Day 3
 Visiting the Majorelle Gardens

Fringed crop, Primark; Fringed cover up, River Island; Shorts, Topshop; Embellsihed tote, Accessorize; Sandals, as before

Day 4
 Cocktails in the salon
Dress, Zara; Bangles, as before; Heeled sandals, River Island

Day 5
 Lunch by the pool
Sunglasses, as before; Pastel cover up, Topshop; Sandals, as before

Day 6
Bikini, Matthew Williamson; Fringed cover up, as before; Sunglasses, as before; Sandals, as before

Day 7
 A traditional Moroccan meal in the new town

Embroidered dress; Topshop, Bangles, as before; Heeled sandals, as before

A trip to the Arabian Desert

Before Christmas I had the absolute holiday of a lifetime. I spent it in Dubai, down by the Marina Promenade just next to Jumeirah beach.

In Dubai, everything comes with a side of decadence.

If you get the chance to just sit in one of the many coffee shops of arabic restaurants along the beach front, do. A great place for people watching and to take in the beauty of the people who live here. Arabic women stroll along effortlessly in beautiful silk robes adorned in the finest embellishments, no outfit is complete without a Louis Vuitton or Gucci handbag and a fabulous pair of shoes. 

Places you MUST visit when in Dubai; The Madinat (like an Arabian disney land), Al Qasr hotel for pure opulence, The Emirates Mall, The Dubai Mall, any mall you pass!! The Palace, part of the old town, and of course the desert for camel rides, luxurious resorts, falcon shows and the most spectacular sights.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The LOOK Show AW11

The British High Street is on top form right now, so last weekend when I attended The Look Show it was fantastic to see leading looks from 13 leading high-street stores.

Spotted on the FROW was Kelis, Tolulah Adeyemi, girl band Parade, Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt and an array of fellow bloggerati and high street lovers.

Kimberly admires Miss Harding on the runway
Kelis checks out this little number

Dionne Bromfiled wows us all with her amazing performance of 'Yeah Right'

A catwalk debut from the stunning Sarah Harding who showcased looks from Warehouse and Miss Selfridge wowed the audience as she strutted down the runway with her gorgeous copper crop. Sarah looked like a glamorous siren as she elegantly walked like a pro.

Sarah Harding opens the show in Warehouse

Favourite collections amongst the show were Warehouse, with a laid back 70s vibe featuring faux fur, sequins, prints and womanly shapes; Urban Outfitters where aztec prints met padded and knitted layers; Forever 21 which offered a cool spin on graphic prints and girl-next-door meets boy; M&S Limited which I have been blown away with since the Ad Campaign launched, bodycon styles mixed with slouchy jackets and floppy hats make for a stylish look; and River Island where all of this season's hottest trends were covered - a jewel coloured jumpsuit, a high shine shift dress (which I must have), bold floral print trousers and monochrome masculinity. The great thing about all of this is that it is all in stores and available to buy NOW! I'd better get to the shops...