Love For Label: Miu Miu

14 04 2010

Miu Miu’s Spring/Summer collection has arrived and I am loving it. There are some fabulous pieces – I’m especially lusting over the bags, and the swallow print is gorgeous! Of course, it being designer, it’s all ridiculously expensive, but hey, a girl can dream, right?


Swallow Print Silk Dress


Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag


Embellished Crepe-Jersey Dress


Metallic Multi-Strap Sandals


Matelasse Leather Hobo


Iris Print Jersey Dress


Multi-Strap Leather Sandals

View the whole collection here:
http://www.net-a-porter.com/Shop/Designers/Miu_Miu/All?viewall=on

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Double Denim

9 04 2010

Double denim is the latest controversial trend to hit catwalks this season, a flashback to the 90’s trend. Love it or loathe it, it’s set to be big. You may quiver in fear or embrace it, but it is by no means an easy look to pull off! There is a fine line between looking highly fashionable and looking like a truck driver.


Here take for example, Alexa Chung, looking fabulous as always. Her washed out shirt and skinny jeans look great!


Now cast your eyes on this picture, my friends, is when denim begins to go horribly wrong.  My eyes hurt from all the denim!

Tips for wearing double denim:
Don’t wear two pieces of the same shade – it makes the outfit clash. Contrast is the key to making it work, try wearing very dark jeans with a lighter shirt (like the picture of Alexa Chung, above).
Accessorizing is a good way to break the outfit up. Try wearing colourful flats, a nice handbag or some jewellery.
Never go for more than two pieces of denim per outfit, ‘triple denim’ is going overboard.
Do not wear with cowboy boots or a cowboy hat, unless you really want the Wild West look. Flats are definitely the best option.

Here are some of my favourite denim pieces (just don’t wear them altogether!):

Bleach Denim Oversized Shirt – Topshop
http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=19551&storeId=12556&categoryId=174505&parent_category_rn=42325&productId=1642064&langId=-1


Dark Rinse Super Skinny Jeans – Dorothy Perkins
http://www.dorothyperkins.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=20552&storeId=12552&categoryId=71412&parent_category_rn=49449&productId=1661344&langId=-1


Raw Edge Denim Mini Skirt – New Look
http://www.newlook.com/browse/productDetail.jsp?icCategory=cat20001&icProduct=182344745&icSort=-myBestSellerScore


High Waisted Hotpants – Topshop
http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=true&catalogId=19551&storeId=12556&categoryId=197018&parent_category_rn=115935&productId=1666637&langId=-1


Colour Block Denim Dress – Whistles (ASOS)
http://www.asos.com/Whistles/Whistles-Colour-Block-Denim-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=965654&SearchQuery=denim%20dress&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=-1&sort=-1&clr=Blue





Softer Shades This Spring

8 04 2010

After last years massive colour-blocking trend, this springtime I’m looking foward to wearing nude colours and pastel shades. The catwalks are awash with lilac, pink, blue, pale green and yellow.  However the high-street is full of pastel goodies so you can wear the trend without feeling guilty!

Pick a colour to suit you! Avoid wearing pastels with too much black, this is a light and girly look.  Pinks and corals look amazing on those with a lighter complexion, but also work well on those who have darker features. For blonde haired girls avoid wearing yellow, as this will wash you out. Shades of blue and purple also look fabulous with darker skin, and all pastels look great with a tan!

Here are some of my favourites:

Pretty Wrap Dress – Topshop
http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=19551&storeId=12556&categoryId=162921&parent_category_rn=42344&productId=1653081&langId=-1


Queeny Pearl Top – New Look
http://www.newlook.com/browse/productDetail.jsp?icProduct=189040545&icCategory=cat20002&icSort


Lilac Neck Detail Top – Miss Selfridge
http://www.missselfridge.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=20555&storeId=12554&productId=1597328&langId=-1&categoryId=&parent_category_rn


Nude Quilted Lock Across Body Bag – ASOS
http://www.asos.com/Asos/Asos-Nude-Quilted-Lock-Across-Body-Bag/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=953709&abi=1&clr=nude


Heart Pocket Skirt – Topshop
http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=19551&storeId=12556&productId=1673871&langId=-1&categoryId=&parent_category_rn