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Chanel Resort 2011 – St Tropez

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How beautiful are these Chanel dresses from the Chanel Resort 2011 Collection? Looks like the maxi is here to stay

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June 11, 2010 at 8:29 pm

10 Easy Pieces to Bring You into the New Season

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OK, You want to update your tired black/grey/navy Winter wardrobe ready for Spring but haven’t got an unlimited budget? Let’s face it, not many of us have.  The secret is to carefully select key items to integrate in to the rest of your wardrobe and hunt down good high street versions.  I’ve put together a little collection of my top 10 runway inspired pieces to bring you bang up to date without leaving you penniless.  Not all of them are classics I know – a couple are pure indulgence pieces (Leather shorts spring to mind) but they should all see you through the summer and even to mix them with your Autumn clothes come October.  Some may even last years and become your new favourites, who knows…

No. 1

The party dress – Go all out innocent in ‘I’m so sweet’ Candy Cane pastels and ruffles galore. Where to buy on the high street: French Connection, Miss Selfridge

No. 2

The bra top – I know, I know it seems ridiculous for adults. More boudoir than madonna though.  Wear under a sheer blouse of the same colour. Where to buy on the high street: Urban Outfitters, Topshop

No. 3

Day dress -Denim Pinafore – Parisian chic made easy when teamed with Stripes and flats. Where to buy on the high street: French Connection, Secondhand stores

 

No. 4

Utility trousers – this is how to do military for 2010. Keep it casual but clean and wear with Tan leather accessories. Where to but on the high street: Gap, Warehouse

No. 5

Leather shorts – Short, black, acres of sun-kissed leg.  Enough said, Where to buy on the high street: Zara, Asos

No. 6

Nude Shoes – make your clothes the main event with a nude shoe.  Adds a sophisticated touch to the simplest of outfits: Office, LK Bennett

No. 7

The Satchel – Been coming around for a couple of seasons now but always a classic.  Goes with everything as it’s professional enough to hold your netbook for work yet looks great with jeans at the weekend. Where to buy on the high street: Urban Outfitters, Clarks

No. 8

Dotty Top – If you fancy a change from the Breton stripe maybe it’s time to go spotty. Where to buy on the high street: Dorothy Perkins, Next

No. 9

The suit everyone Jean

Where to buy on the high street: Gap, Levi

No. 10

A flippy skirt – this is wear you can easily be bold with colour and pattern without looking over the top.  Just tone down with neutrals or a simple white vest. Where to buy on the high street: Reiss, American Apparel

I hope you’ve enjoyed and it’s given you some inspiration…

Hair Trend: Silver Vixens

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I’m really drawn to the images I am seeing of the fast growing trend for grey hair. Chunks of silver grey were seen at Chanel set on high, extravagant up do’s.  While at Giles Deacon the models wore a more edgy overall ashy tone to the hair with a slightly matt finish. I love both. The Chanel chunks for their high glamour factor and the Giles Deacon take for more everyday wear.

Quick on the mark celebs like Kate Moss and Pixie Geldof have had their grey do’s for a while now. Even 13 year old Fashion Blogger TaviGevinson sported a glossy new grey barnet at the recent New York Fashion Week.

I don’t see grey just being a fad though. I think it may be the beginning of a shift in what we perceive as suitable colours for our manes to be. For many years now we have been opting for warmer tones through our hair – caramels, honeys, chocolates, golds, coppers – you get the picture.  And I don’t know about you but I’m getting a little tired of those edible sounding shades and the constant battling against that brassy tinge that inevitably sets in after a couple of weeks. You don’t get that with a grey.  A full head of silver isn’t for everyone though, I do understand and  am under no illusion that this isn’t about allowing my stray, wiry strands on my crown to be set free.  But, next time I touch up my roots I’ll definitely be going for a more ashy, muted tone to my brunette locks. That orange halo will be sent to Coventry for good.

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March 4, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Shoes: Clogged up

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If you only buy one pair of shoes this season.  Make it a clog.  I have a big crush on the Carvela tan suede numbers

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March 1, 2010 at 9:15 pm

beautyMake up Trend: Greige nails

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They’ve done it again and created a shade we are all scrambling to Selfridges to get our hands on.  Ever since we saw Lily Allen at the Chanel show back in Jan, I’ve been waiting for it’s release.  Tracking a bottle down now though is tougher than completing the countdown conundrum.

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February 28, 2010 at 8:55 pm

Spring Trend – Gingham

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Christopher Kane’s SS 10 Collection introduced us to the modern gingham. I love the candied baby blues and pastel pinks combined with the more wearable navy and beiges.

Images by style.com

I am starting to bring in small amounts of gingham into my accessories now with some ribbon casually tied into a low pony.  It should look like you’ve been rolling around in a the hay….maybe at a Chanel hoedown.

Ribbon £3.50 for  3 metres  from a selection at John Lewis.

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February 28, 2010 at 10:33 am

The Breton Stripe

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I think I’m addicted.  This isn’t a new addiction though.  A breton stripe top has long been a staple in my wardrobe.  I blame my mother.  She blames Chanel.

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February 22, 2010 at 10:07 pm