We can’t help but get lost in the drama and fabulous lifestyle of the hit reality TV show Made in Chelsea. Every time I watch an episode I get a sudden urge to go on a major shopping spree and hang out in a cool swanky bar, sipping a mojito and discussing which country I just jetted off to that weekend. One star in particular from the show always stands out with her amazing outfit creations. The gorgeous Millie Mackintosh is known for her impeccable dress sense and even has her own website to showcase her never-ending wardrobe!
The newly engaged to Professor Green fashion sensation is a fan of mixing high street and designer pieces in one outfit, overall proving that you don’t need to purchase expensive things to look exceptionally chic. So how does Millie achieve such effortlessly beautiful ensembles then? Well it probably doesn’t hurt that she has glossy brown locks, lovely long legs and the ability to pose nonchalantly in front of a camera, but you can still dress in the style of the MIC star no problem.
Millie Mackintosh & Professor Green - Image courtesy of Featureflash/Shutterstock.com
Millie is rarely seen having a ‘dressed down day’ and is normally spotted looking flawless from head to toe. Her version of laidback style is comprised of skinny jeans paired with a cute jumper or t-shirt and a jacket which is normally either a biker, blazer or gilet. Towering chunky sandals or ankle boots are quite often her footwear of choice, along with a gorgeous bag hanging delicately from her arm and a trilby or wide brimmed hat. Miss Mackintosh isn’t afraid to flash a bit of skin either and is known for baring her tanned legs in denim or tailored shorts.
Posted by Jamie Nicholson on Fri 19th April 2013 at 08:30 AM, Filed in Trends
The effect of wearing a pair of statement evoking sunglasses has the power to transform a woman’s frame of mind and empower her with an unknown confidence she didn’t know existed. As soon as the shades are perched happily on the top of your nose you suddenly feel slightly invincible and almost diva-like. Plus who can forget their ability to stylishly hide tired eyes and the effects of one-too-many cocktails the night before!
Sunglasses have lately been given a rather radical makeover with embellishment, shapes and colour taking quite a dramatic turn - basically the more daring and OTT they are the better! Sixties cat eye and round frames are the ones to look out for if you love a bit of retro chic as these beauties have the power to add glamour and elegance to any ensemble you throw together.
From funky prints to heavy embellishment and glitter to quirky shapes, sunglasses are becoming the accessory talking point amongst the fashion world. If you’re thinking about treating your peepers to a bold pair of shades, make sure they are the focus by avoiding earrings and hair accessories. They’ll clash with the eye-catching designs ruining all your hard work.
Now is the time to put away your pair of generic style sunnies ladies and go shopping for an attention seeking design that will accompany you to all the hottest social functions this season. Check out these affordable high street musts to kick start summer early this year!
Polka Dot Half Frame Sunglasses, £15.00 from Accessorize
Glitter Cat Eye Sunglasses, £2.00 from Primark
Turquoise Retro Sunglasses, £9.95 from What’s About Town
Diamante Frame Sunglasses, £20.00 from Urban Outfitters
Round Gem Sunglasses, £20.00 from Urban Outfitters
Glitter Round Sunglasses, £12.00 from ASOS.com
Wildfox Starstruck Round Sunglasses, £202.00 from ASOS.com
So it looks like the weather is slowly improving which means women can finally start to wear their newly purchased clothing and accessories that have been stuck hanging in the wardrobe for the last couple of months. If you’ve managed to hold off buying anything for the new season, why not step into spring with Ted Baker’s SS13 collection.
Indulge yourself in gorgeous feminine prints, bursts of vibrant colours and flattering designs from the luxury fashion label so no matter what your plans are for the next few months, you’ll be covered. Look picture perfect at special events such as weddings and summer parties or be city girl chic as you totter about with friends. Each piece is utterly divine and full of life which is what women want in a spring/summer range; no more dull shades or heaps of unnecessary fabrics.
Ted Baker hasn’t disappointed the fashion crowd, especially with its mix of gorgeous vintage inspired dresses. 50s style designs offer cinched in waists, cap sleeves, full skirts and beautiful detailing such as lace, baroque print and feather appliqué. Tunic and a-line dresses are more reminiscent of the 60s so whichever era you decide to go with you’ll still get your dose of retro dressing.
RANNI – Lace Belted Dress, £159.00
TEZZ – Skater Dress, £129.00
Finally one of E4’s most glitziest shows has returned! That’s right; Made in Chelsea is back on our screens to once again show us mere mortals how the rich and fabulous spend their days. The cast always look so immaculate so it’s good for us fashion lovers to find out where they shop! Rosie Fortescue, one of the stars of the show, was recently spotted wearing the Heffner Slipper from French Sole; the luxury footwear brand’s latest iconic must-have.
Rosie Fortescue & Millie Mackintosh from Made in Chelsea
This gorgeous slipper collection is currently available in four fabric and colour combinations with features such as a studded toe and tassel detailing. Inspiration for these shoes has been taken from the velvet opera slippers favoured by men in the early 19th Century. These popular shoes have been restyled over the years and have slowly made their way into women’s hearts and wardrobes. French Sole have named their slipper after Hugh Heffner who is a devotee of this shoe.
The gorgeous Rosie Fortescue was seen wearing the cobalt suede design with silver studded toe-cap which is probably my favourite from the collection. The electric vibrant shade will help compliment some of this season’s most sought after trends plus the stud detailing gives the classic slipper style a punk edge. Daring and fabulous! For a retro spin invest in the paisley texture style with gold studded toe-cap. This psychedelic print is made up of fresh summery hues to create a statement shoe perfect for daily outings. If you want to stick to the slipper’s masculine roots though then opt for the taupe or beige snake effect designs instead. They are still ultra fashionable and will make ideal alternatives to other workwear shoes.
Each Heffner design will make a fine staple in any woman’s wardrobe this season as they are incredibly luxurious and come in some of SS13’s key colours and prints. We can always trust French Sole to modernise and revamp shoes like the classic slipper – another hit collection from the luxury label!
Heffner Cobalt Blue Suede Ballet Slippers – Silver Studded Toe-Cap, £165.00
Heffner Paisley Textile Ballet Slippers – Blue Trim & Gold Studded Toe-Cap, £165.00
Heffner Taupe Suede Ballet Slippers – Tassel Detail Toe-Cap, £165.00
Heffner Snake Effect Leather Ballet Slippers – Beige Trim, £165.00
Heffner Slippers from www.FrenchSole.com
Although it’s officially British summer time, this dismal weather is getting rather monotonous and isn’t doing much for our moods. We’re meant to be experiencing beautiful sunshine everyday but instead have to settle for cloudy skies and blistering cold winds. Really not fun! So now is the perfect time to book that beach holiday you’ve been thinking about for the last couple of months and treat yourself to some gorgeous new swimwear to help you remain looking fabulous abroad!
Lifestyle brand Skiny recently launched its first swimwear range for SS13 with the campaign images featuring the beautiful Lizzy Jagger. Set against the wild and untamed setting of South Africa, the model can be seen frolicking in the spray of the ocean and sun kissed sand in a variety of Skiny’s on-trend wearable bikinis. Lizzy seemed right at home on the coast showcasing her endless limbs and wonderfully toned physique which are a brilliant union with the amazing summer designs. Each swimwear look has been complimented with a mix of bold jewellery, hippie inspired headwear and statement sunglasses reflecting a carefree laidback attitude - an ideal frame of mind when you laze about on the beach or by the pool.