Posted by Chantelle on Sat 18th October 2014 at 07:49 AM, Filed in Fashion Designers

As a stylist it’s a pleasure discovering new accessories, as they can inject personality and make a statement – this season, SCARVES are back!

For those that love to accessorise it’s easy to make a noticeable fashion statement regardless of your age with a scarf, as there are some interesting styles to whet your appetite - introducing colour or a fabulous print can actually individualize your overall look.

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Et voila! The monemvasia scarf tied in a Sportif style in 9 easy steps.
monemvasia scarf, €160

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Posted by Chantelle on Mon 28th July 2014 at 07:30 PM, Filed in Tried and Tested

When it comes to stylish sneakers for kids then look no further than Clarks this summer, as their latest sportswear collection includes some bright and fun retro styles! With luxe sportswear a key trend this season your little princess or pirate will certainly look the part and every inch the ‘cool kid on the block’ wearing a pair of these.

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Super Step Infant - Pink Combi Suede, £30

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Posted by Chantelle on Tue 17th June 2014 at 10:47 PM, Filed in Tried and Tested

As a stylist I’m constantly being introduced to new labels - LIKE!!

With summer in full swing and holidays looming our moods are beginning to change from highly stressed to chilled out and relaxed. And of course now is the time to address lighter, looser and lesser clothing to accommodate this glorious weather we’ve been having.

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Posted by Jamie Nicholson on Thu 1st May 2014 at 08:00 AM, Filed in Fashion DesignersHot News

Designer and high street collaborations are becoming a regular occurrence with the likes of Topshop, River Island and H&M churning out sell out collections, but now it’s time for another label to take the fashion spotlight.  Feast your eyes on this latest exciting hook-up between British fashion designer Giles Deacon and Ann Summers with the range offering an eclectic mix of four key lingerie and erotic ranges and fashion-forward ‘sexcessories.’

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This collaborative collection marks a first for Ann Summers as the brand makes a move towards extending its offering and widening its appeal to take on other high street stores.  Combining sexy lingerie with a touch of wit, grandeur and playfulness, this fusing of two British fashion heritages in one seductive range will have women’s confidence soaring.

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Giles Deacon said about the collaboration:

“It has been exciting to work with Ann Summers on the Giles for Ann Summers capsule collection – Ann Summers is an iconic brand recognised and loved by so many and which occupies a unique and successful position on the British high street.

I knew at the start when designing the collection that I wanted it to combine great shapes, thoughtful details and to be of the highest quality that would enable the pieces to be aspirational yet affordable. I also thought about different women who might be buying these pieces when designing the collection, with different aspects to their personalities whether that’s flirtation, dominance or playfulness - the finished collection enables them to pick and choose and have some fun with all of the ranges as a collection of lingerie that can be the foundation for any outfit or occasion.”

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Incorporating hand-drawn laces and prints designed exclusively by Giles for Ann Summers, the diverse mix of beautiful and sensual lingerie pieces are complimented with a hosiery range featuring unique prints and patterns.  From babydoll dresses to plunging corsets and intricately detailed garlands and bra and knicker sets, the enticing designs have been created to draw focus and captivate those who dare to steal a peek.  Fashion-forward ‘sexcessories’ include a rose gold intertwined necklace and cuffs, lurex lace eye masks and a feather tickler for women wanting to go for the full attire.

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The premium collection does come with a higher price tag than what you would normally expect from Ann Summers, but all the pieces have been crafted using quality luxe fabrics and bespoke patterns which are completed with a premium finish.  The hotly anticipated Giles Deacon for Ann Summers Spring/Summer 2014 Collection launches exclusively in stores and online today.

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Posted by Jamie Nicholson on Mon 28th April 2014 at 08:00 AM, Filed in Trends

There has been a flounder of ‘it’ prints lately, from stripes to arty abstracts, but now that the sun is shining we should turn our gaze to the next gathering which is causing a style frenzy.  It’s clash of the prints this season as tropical paradise takes on retro paisley.  But which one will reign supreme in your wardrobe this summer?

Women’s love for retro garments is apparent this season as the overlooked paisley print has been thrown into the fashion spotlight, being reinterpreted in contemporary ways and moving away from its hippie roots.  The distinctive intricate pattern of curved feather-shaped figures, based on an Indian pine-cone design, is featured in hot explosive colours and adorns modern shapes and cuts for cool on-trend dressing.  Meet the rising stars of retro style!

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Innra Paisley Print Shift Dress, £24.99 from Missguided.co.uk

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Eshani Skater Dress in Paisley Print, £14.99 from Missguided.co.uk

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Paisley Print Silk Blouse, £180.00 from Jaeger

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