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Everyone’s wearing – the Midi (or Calf Length Skirt)

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Usually confined to English teachers and the over 65’s, the calf length skirt or midi, is making a huge come back for Autumn/Winter 2010 thanks to Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton.

Done well it can hide a multitude of sins. Cellulite and wobbly post holiday thighs spring to mind.  Keep it light with chiffons and neutrals for the rest of the summer then progress to ladylike wool for winter. Tuck in your blouse and embrace your inner librarian.  These girls show us how it’s done…..

Gemma Arterton, Alexa Chung, Kirsten DunstLouis Vuitton Midi Skirt Fall 2010 rtw collection

 

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June 30, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Dress your iPad

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Show your iPad some serious affection and treat it to some luxe apparel.  We’re not talking silicone sleeves here but pure opulence.  Fashion is no longer just for humans.

Mulberry Melanie Zip Folio for iPad - Patent Leather. Also available in Purple and Shocking Pink

Gucci iPad case - £150

Louis Vuitton Ipad case - £240

The Times online have even hinted it could start a ‘Man Bag’ revolution with male iPad owners searching for a suitable purse or ‘Murse’ (Oh dear) to carry their new technology in.  Here’s one for the boys:

Paul Smith Cashmere Ipad Slip case - £25

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June 29, 2010 at 6:39 pm

Fast Fashion

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Three pieces. One great outfit.

This week, sport luxe meets feminine pastels.  Toughen up the girly clothes with these superb Hudson black ankle boots and a messy top knot. Throw over a leather or denim jacket for a real rock edge.

Unisex Cotton Drop-Shoulder Sweatshirt by American Apparel £42

 

Oyster Pink mesh and ribbon skirt by Lipsy £35

H by Hudson Alba Boots £170

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June 24, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Alexa Chung for Madewell

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I am aware this blog is becoming little more than a glorified Alexa Chung fan club. An outlet for my obsession if you will, however, do bear with me.  There is a point to it.

Alexa Chung’s first collection for Madewell hits the US in August.  Much to my despair we won’t be seeing any of the collection in UK stores.  I’ve done a little hunting though and US website Shopbop.com deliver worldwide within 3 days and stock the Madewell label.  Lets hope they put some of this wonderful collection online….

Key pieces: Striped Dungaree dress, velvet shorts, extra long cardigans, peter pan collars and socks with everything.

 

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June 16, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Weddind Fever – Four Fabulous Wedding looks for all Budgets

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Are your Saturdays in July and August packed with weddings and no idea what to wear? Don’t fret.  Check out these hot wedding guest outfits for whatever you have to spend….

The Country Wedding:

This Laura Ashley Dress is perfect for an English Country Wedding. And it's on sale too - was £90.00 now £47.25

The Beach Wedding:

Unusual Print and on Trend Maxi. This Warehouse dress will take you from the beach to the Dancefloor. £70.00

The City Wedding:

All out Ruffles for a City do. From ASOS BLACK Range £120.00

The Fashionista Wedding:

Blow the Budget for a Fashionista Wedding. All eyes will be on this RM by Roland Mouret number. £950

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June 16, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Spot The Difference – Peacocks do Mulberry Alexa Bag

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They’ve done it again.  After much success with their sell-out copy of the Chloe ‘Louise’ satchel in March, Peacocks have now had a go at the Mulberry Alexa.  I have to say it’s not bad for £14.

Peacocks version of the Chloe sold out in 48 hours so better get your skates on. Out 1st July. 

Original Mulberry Alexa £695.00 Net-A-Porter

Peacocks take on the Alexa £14

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June 14, 2010 at 7:11 pm

English Rose – Cath Kidston

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Cath Kidston reminds me of being a little girl,  I once begged my mom to decorate my bedroom with everything rose buds. I had a rose bud bed cover, rose bud curtains and cushions.  Even my barbies had little rose bud dresses.

Maybe it’s this nostalgia that draws me to all things Cath Kidston or maybe it’s just that it’s so cute.  Classic prints like ‘Spray Flowers’ has that kind of timeless appeal that captures girls of 5 through to ladies of 95. While newer prints such as ‘Strawberry’ has me wanting to redesign my kitchen just to accommodate a rather large Strawberry print blind.

On a recent holiday to St Ives, I must have visited their Cath Kidston shop 4 times in one week.  I planned to treat myself to something but it was impossible to decide what.  I want my house to look like this shop, it’s so wonderful.

The New summer range of clothes is of course just as gorgeous as the homeware.  I’m lusting after this linen dress and ‘Bath Flowers’ Cotton shirt.

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June 13, 2010 at 7:55 pm