I have been coveting these babies quietly for quite a while and I finally took the plunge and bought a pair for myself. I know I may be a little late to the game with these shoes, but my life nowadays revolves more around a hyperactive toddler than fashion. That …
Penneys/Primark Autumn Winter 2012 Collection
Hello world, The first images for the new autumn/winter collection dropped for Primark and by God, they’re good! Though there’s no clear cohesion in the collection, they instead take their influence from many different trends and the focus is on key pieces that would work as statement items in your …
A Zara Handbag Bouquet
Hello world, I’ve been a little obsessed with the bags from Zara lately, and these babies here are no different. I’ve been a fan of the brand’s coveted ‘Shopper’ for quite a while, but I always found it just too big for someone as small as me. Honestly I look …
Cheryl does Cannes, and I love the woman a little bit more
Hello world, I’m not one to usually post on the celeb world and what they wear, but then again that’s because most of the time it doesn’t feature Cheryl Cole. I know she’s not the most talented singer or popstar out there, and heck the dancing is only good, but …
The New Love In My Life (Move Over Versace!)
Hello world, I was a bit of a bold girl today. I went and spent a ridiculous amount of money on a dress today and now I’m feeling kinda sick about it afterwards. But it’s justified, right? The dress in question is this; Yep, that’s a dress from the limited …
Oh Maria! Mary Katrantzou for Topshop final images
Hello world, You all know I’ve been looking forward to the Mary Katrantzou for Topshop collection for quite a while now. She is one of the most exciting print designers around and the fact that she’s British makes her even more cool in my eyes. Well I’ve been waiting with …
Spotted in Primark
Hello world, I spotted these in Primark this evening while dawdling about on Oxford street. Aren’t they pretty? Primark blue feather heels, £10 I haven’t done any shopping in Primark in a while and it’s beauties like these that remind me I really should go in there more often and …
Versace for H&M Cruise Collection; first images
Has everyone sufficiently gotten over the first Versace for H&M collection yet? Good, because they’ve just launched the first images of the upcoming cruise collection, launching on the 19th January.
This Versace for H&M collection is more of a capsule collection and unfortunately will only be available online in the UK, Sweden, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands and Denmark, although a little birdie told me it’ll come into the H&M concession store in Selfridges!
Here are the images;
What do you guys think? I’m not too big a fan of it, to be honest. The springtime fruit print is cute, but the dresses are average and the swimwear looks too simplistic for my liking, although knowing me I’ll be in love with the collection by the time it launches online. I do love the accessories and the jewellery. The bracelet is adorable and I prefer the belt in that print than the lurid pink of the main collection.
As always, I’d love to hear your opinion.
In Spotted Heaven
So this is a skirt I bought in H&M yesterday.
Now this skirt has a bit of a story to it. I first discovered it in work a few months ago when a lady returned it and we had a bit of a chat about how gorgeous and similar it was to the autumn/winter 2011 Marc Jacobs skirts. I packed the skirt away, fully intending on buying it later that evening, only to discover that we had none of them left.
So over the next few weeks I kept checking in store and some of the other H&M shops in the area, but there was no sign of it. I searched on their website but didn’t find anything, so I dug a little deeper and searched through H&M press images and archives; nothing. Google wasn’t much help either and the skirts I saw in Topshop were similar but it just wasn’t the right shade of green, the hem was too long and the fabric was blah at best.
I was starting to think that I had imagined the perfect spotted pencil skirt and everytime I saw a Marc Jacobs skirt from which it was inspired by, I kept thinking but that’s not my skirt!
A few months passed and yesterday I was browsing through a H&M store on Regent street, looking for nice underwear when I spotted (geddit?) my skirt on the last chance to buy rail in my size! I stared at the thing in wonderment, free cookie the staff had been handing out earlier nearly falling out of my mouth. But I thought I had imagined that skirt? I quickly tried it on and realised it was even more perfect on than it had been in my imagination.
So that is how I finally came across my perfect skirt. On closer examination you can see that it’s made from a thick woven viscose that’s perfect for the cold winter months and the spots are sown on top of the fabric, giving a really nice 3D texture. Not to mention the lining is in a bright tangerine colour that I really wish you could see more of, as it contrasts so nicely with the forest green.
What do you think of it? I can’t wait to shoot it for a ‘Look of the Day’, once I have a shoot idea for it.
P.S. Got the Christmas party tonight. I was originally going to wear the Versace dress I got, but since I have the perfect skirt now, should I wear that instead? Let me know what you think.
Display mannequins in Topshop
Hello world, Now I’m not a big fan of Topshop. The stuff always looks amazing on the website but whenever I go into a store, I usually hate their selection or the prices. But since moving to London all that seems to have changed. Maybe it’s just the Oxford Circus …