Thursday, 22 September 2011


Model, singer, actress, Queen of sixties London cool, Hermes icon, French adoptee and Gainsbourg 's muse. I want her basket bag, her fringe, her mini skirts and that see through dress. The Birkin soundtrack? Je T'aime, Moi Non Plus of course.

All Knitted Out: House Of Holland AW11

I LOVE all things Henry Holland, especially his quiff dedication which i've clocked perfectly groomed three times and counting at Old Street PRE 9am! ANYWAY, HOH is on form and this winter I shall be pimping myself out in seventies crochet from the AW11 collection. Inspired by Henry's grandmother's blanket, his crochet print is topping the fashion radar after being sported by the likes of Pixie Geldof et al. The label is once again bang on with it's savvy street fashion and screams London cool. Wear with attitude.

Instore now at ASOS & Urban Outfitters

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Aurélie Bidermann

Say hello to the French master of bohemian bling...

Camden Gold-Plated Cuff: £925 

Charm Bracelet: £60

Silver Dipped Lace Ring: £250

Charm Bracelet: £75

Camden Studded Gold & Leather Bracelet: £470

Gold Dipped Lace Cuff: £1,150
Set of Two Gold Rings: £380

Charm Bracelet: £135

Available at NET-A-PORTER

Coffee Table Books: Style by Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad: style queen, fashion crush, reality star, designer, cover girl, blogger and top-selling author. Lauren is a former MTV teen queen with a difference. Not content on riding The Hills celebrity party wagon this girl has real ambition and genuine style, thus having created a perfectly fashionable empire.

Lauren is the picture perfect all-American fashionista; long sunkissed tresses, golden tan, luminous skin and the ability to mix affordable fashion with luxe designer pieces. More importantly, Lauren is a great role model and extremely likable. Despite her privileged upbringing, her moral and positively 'normal' character shone through on Laguna Beach and The Hills gathering a legion of fans the world over. We have watched her travel from a nervous teen with yellow streaked hair to a chic young lady in Louboutin's and Chanel. Lauren really has earned her place as a fashionista and symbolizes the growth we go through when finding our natural style. No longer doing reality TV (MTV thought her latest offering focusing on her fashion empire too high-brow for their audience) business savvy Lauren is now focusing on designing her lines for Kohl's and Paper Crown. She also heads the team behind The Beauty Department which offers advice, forecasts trends and posts tutorials on all things hair, nails, skin and make-up. With all this under her belt, Lauren Conrad was the perfect fashion icon to pen a helpful Style book.

I love LC so buying this book was a no-brainer. Style is a beautifully illustrated guide featuring Lauren's top tips on looking good, keeping stylish and staying classy. The book is divided into three sections -- Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle which consist of events including work, parties, travel, and school. The pages are bursting with tips and ideas on how to make the most of your wardrobe. Lauren suggests not to focus on multi-buying but rather in shopping for key investment pieces which she identifies in lovely features such as 'Little Black Dress' - five ways to wear the same classic LBD. This book really is accessible to the everyday girl, something Lauren which has come to embody.

Lauren is known for her staple look of beachy ombre hair, light tan and cat flick eyes so you'll also find lots of make-up and hair features. The book explains the importance of finding your own unique look, a look that you can be comfortable with.

Most excitingly, Style is crammed with eye candy and Lauren is photographed looking gorgeous and savvy in an array of effortlessly cool outfits; a major selling point in itself.

Overall this book offers great common sense tips on dressing and finding your look. Style is the perfect companion for a young teen in the process of finding her style or the 20-something looking for useful tips on how to organise their wardrobe, shop practically or pack for holidays. Either way, this book is a vast source of outfit inspiration and the fashion illustrations make for a delightful coffee table staple.

If you love Lauren Conrad, then you will enjoy this book.

You can buy Style by Lauren Conrad at Amazon

Images: Harper Collins &

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Cruella Couture

Back in February the AW11 catwalks went canine mad and as autumn hits we are finally seeing the results on the high street. There are more than a 101 reasons to go buy Dalmatian this season and Topshop AW11 is number 1 (no puppy killing needed).





Here's what's in-store now...   

Dalmatian Print Leather Portfolio Case

Dalmatian Trench Coat by Unique

Leather Dalmatian Print Duffle Bag

MANNEY Dalmatian Suede Slippers

Dalmatian Box Bag by Unique

Dalmatian Print Tee by Unique

Dalmatian Spot Box Bag

Dalmatian Swing Coat

Dalmatian Print Tassel Bag

MADISON Dalmatian Print Loafers

There is plenty more going live on this month so keep checking!

Images: Topshop, & Disney

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Glitter Shoes


The glitter heel is all over AW11. Think Bianca Jagger wearing the Ruby Slippers...whilst dancing at Studio 54!

Miu Miu AW11

Glitter a la Bianca

Golden Blaze

Diamonds are Forever

Gaga Style

Strictly Come Sparkling

Glitter a la Bianca: Jeffrey Campbell boots available at OFFICE
Golden Blaze: Miu Miu Glitter Pumps available at NET-A-PORTER
Diamonds are Forever: Schuh Pretty Glitter Heels available at Schuh
Gaga Style: Miu Miu Glitter & Suede Boots available at NET-A-PORTER
Strictly Come Sparkling: ASOS Hysteric Platforms available at ASOS

Hearting The Ragged Priest

Ok, so as a blogger you should be totally open. This is a huge step for me; I'm revealing my favourite brand, a brand where I purchase my most treasured vintage-inspired treats. If rock n roll is your thing, then look no further. Say hello to...the Ragged Priest.

The RP is a haven if your drawn to the wardrobe of Janis Joplin or anything remotely leather and studded and looks fresh from the back of a Hells Angel. Highlights include; wool jumpers with leather and studded lapels, vintage Levi shorts ripped and dyed every shade of the neon rainbow, and cowgirl boots accessorised with Aztec print and western feathers. The RP can be found at their online boutique, their ebay store, and their concession in Topshop on Oxford Street. The website and ebay store also sell carefully selected vintage pieces.

Here's what you'll find...

All items available to buy online at The Ragged Priest
To visit The Ragged Priest ebay store click here
Or, visit The Ragged Priest concession in-store at Topshop Oxford Circus

Images: The Ragged Priest