Posted by Jamie Nicholson on Mon 10th March 2014 at 08:00 AM, Filed in Sites We Like

Although there is no reason not to treat your lovely mum all year round, Mother’s Day is a celebrated occasion and another good excuse to spoil your loved one with thoughtful gifts.  Mums are always there for us; they work hard and love you unconditionally so make her feel like she’s one in a million this March to create a day she won’t forget.

If your mum has a weakness for pretty things then she’ll absolutely love this selection of thoughtful feminine infused accessories which are ideal for spring like the Seasalt Millie scarf.  It’s practical, stylish and a must-have wardrobe item at the moment as the warm sunny weather is taking its time arriving in the UK. 

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Millie Scarf, £18.00 from Seasalt

Brands Nica and Fiorelli have brought out printed floral purses for a subtle hint of colour which your mum will carry around with pride during her daily errands.  She might even adore a spot of interior designing making the ‘Love’ dandy cushion from Iris a great gift choice.  It will make for a contemporary way of adding a splash of vibrancy to your mum’s home.

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Dani Small Purse, £25.00 from Nica

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Harper Purse, £35.00 from Fiorelli

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Love Dandy Cushion, £35.00 from Iris

For a more personalised gift surprise her with a bespoke ‘Lifesaver’ charm necklace by Kirsten Goss, a qualified jewellery designer and gemmologist.  Choose a chain then simply attach your desired pendants including cute letters, semi-precious stones and larger hand-cut charms that come in wonderful colours, such as pink, purple and blue, to create beautiful combinations.  It will be something unique which your mum can treasure and she’ll appreciate the thoughtfulness that went into choosing a lovely piece of jewellery.

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Bespoke Charm Necklace from £70.00 from Kirsten Goss

Posted by Jamie Nicholson on Fri 24th January 2014 at 08:00 AM, Filed in Sites We LikeTrends

If these never-ending cold winter days are getting you down, then why not picture yourself lazing about on a white sandy beach surrounded by swaying palm trees sporting an elegant piece of swimwear from Heidi Klein’s Resort Summer 2014 collection!  The luxury brand never fails to impress holiday goers with its beautifully designed modern and sophisticated styles.

Sharp contrasts and daring colour harmonies can be seen on one-pieces, bikinis and cover ups embracing that wearable elegance women strive to achieve on beach filled holidays.  Taking classic much-loved pieces in various fun, yet understated, directions results in geometric patterns that create intriguing looks whilst the use of earthy tones keeps the range timeless.  Hints of candy colour hues help to lift certain designs too giving them a sweetly feminine edge.

The collection is broken up into sixteen styles, with each being named after famous cities and desired destinations incorporating key geographical trends for the season ahead.  From steel grey to chic black and white and exotic prints featuring feathers and animal skins as well as intricate boho crochet, Heidi Klein has once again proved that modernity can be created in the most subtle of ways.

There are plenty of other designs as well to melt your heart in time for pre-holiday planning including theatrical vivid fabric, a youthful interpretation of the nautical trend and clever new shapes to flatter all figures and personalities.  When the sun begins to set, cover-up in style with the help of gorgeous jumpsuits, dresses and kaftans then compliment final looks with a selection of casual chic travel accessories that includes crochet bags and a plaited rope bracelet.

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Caicos Bandeau Pleated One Piece, £200.00

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Vamizi Adjustable Bikini, £170.00

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Persia D-G Control One Piece, £220.00

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Sao Paulo Reversible Padded Triangle Bikini, £190.00

www.HeidiKlein.com

Posted by Jamie Nicholson on Wed 22nd January 2014 at 08:00 AM, Filed in Hot NewsSites We Like

We’re not even a month into the New Year and already there is an exciting fashion brand/celebrity collaborative collection on the horizon!  Popular British e-tailer Missguided has revealed it has teamed up with superstar Nicole Scherzinger who is known not only for her incredible voice but fabulous style sense too.

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Nicole Scherzinger
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This is the singer’s first ever fashion collaboration so when this monumental news hit the fashion-sphere fans and followers of the X Factor judge and affordable fashion favourite Missguided must have been eager to share and express their excitement.  Nicole is working with the e-tailer’s design team to produce a 30-piece collection full of ‘playful’ and ‘sexy spirited’ items.  Everything from directional dresses, skirts, bodysuits, jumpsuits and tops will be featured in an array of bright vivid colours, such as cobalt blue, and combined with a hint of monochromatic tones.

Nicole’s first venture into fashion designing is sure to open up a whole host of opportunities in the industry and will be another talent to add to her impressive CV.  Her fun and carefree attitude and inspirational approach to fashion makes her the perfect fit for Missguided.  Luckily shoppers won’t have to wait long to get their dose of Scherzinger style as the collection will launch exclusively on Missguided.co.uk in March 2014.  Remember to keep a dedicated space in your wardrobe ladies!

Posted by Jamie Nicholson on Mon 26th August 2013 at 08:30 AM, Filed in Fashion DesignersSites We Like

Designer brand Charlotte Olympia is best known for creating beautiful footwear for women but has just unveiled its debut range of children’s designs adorably named Incy, after the nursery rhyme Incy Wincy Spider.  The cute designs will add a touch of luxury to your little one’s wardrobe which is down to the fun colour combinations and embroidery detail that will appeal to mini fashionistas.

Charlotte Dellal, designer behind the luxury label, is preparing to welcome her third child so thought this was the right time to launch the children’s footwear range which I’m sure will capture the hearts of parents across the UK.  The collection features six pretty and playful designs that have been inspired by the footwear in the women’s mainline range but simply made miniature for incy wincy feet.  Like mother, like daughter!

The styles are kept luxurious with the use of velvet, pony skin and Swarovski crystals whilst detailing such as an embroidered cat face and spider’s web keeps the beautiful shoes fun and appealing.  Leopard print and bright shades such as yellow, red and purple are used throughout the collection allowing your little girl to wear them with her favourite dresses.  There’s even a pair of cute little lace-up booties which will be perfect for autumn!

A lovely addition which comes with each pair of Incy shoes is a colouring book and crayons which will keep your children busy whilst you continue to shop and pick up a pair of shoes for yourself.  It’s the little extras that make this collection so special, plus 10% of all first month sales will be donated to The Art Room - a UK charity offering art therapy to children and young people in order to raise their self-esteem, confidence and independence.

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The Charlotte Olympia Incy Collection is now available to buy from the Mayfair, Manhattan and Beverly Hills stores as well as online at www.CharlotteOlympia.com.

Posted by Jamie Nicholson on Fri 16th August 2013 at 08:30 AM, Filed in Sites We Like

The cold weather seems to be slowly creeping back reminding us that summer is starting to come to an end.  Although this is never really an uplifting time, it gives women the opportunity to look ahead to next season and get giddy with excitement as to what is in store for fashion followers.  French Sole, the luxury brand known for creating beautiful iconic shoes, has teased us with a selection of gorgeous boots that will be available this autumn/winter which are perfect cold weather dressing.

This beautiful high-quality footwear may come with a hefty price tag, but boots these days should be looked at as a fashion investment - especially these French Sole beauties!  The three Pandora boots are a new addition to the brand’s AW13 collection.  Versatility is the main aspect to this style as they have been designed to suit women of all ages.  The slim fit and small heel elongates the appearance of the leg which is an appealing characteristic too.  They have been created to fit just under the knee, but the cuff of the boot allows the wearer to amend this to an over the knee style depending on what look you want to achieve.  This subtle option greatly expands the wear-ability of the boots and will compliment autumn outfits perfectly.

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Pandora Boots, £160.00
Available from September 2013 in sizes 36 – 42 in Black Suede, Grey or Plum

The Prince Wedge, handmade from the softest suede and lasted in French Sole’s Spanish factory, features a black suede outer accentuated with a black suede demi-wedge heel.  This practical yet luxurious boot also features intricate laces from the heel to behind the knee for added interest plus the beautiful golden lining adds an extra touch to a classic design.  This is a great example of how style and comfort can be fused together to create an understated boot that will see you through the cold weather which lies ahead.

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Prince Wedge, £350.00
Available from September 2013 in sizes 36 – 42 in Black Suede

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