Thursday, 20 December 2012

Happy 500th...

What better way to celebrate my 500th post than with a bit of Louis Vuitton...  

Monogram Idylle jewellery collection. Ahhhhh!!!Xxx

Thursday, 13 December 2012

There's No Place Like Tiffany...

Just like the LBD or that pair of Louboutins, no girl should be without the ultimate piece of jewellery. The perfect accessory designed with the feminine lust for all things luxurious in mind. Understated, chic, yet oh so wonderfully charming...  

My beloved piece has the enamel finish on the back. Best of both worlds. It is a nice reminder that there really is no place like Tiffany. I wonder if i click my heels together i will be sent back to Tiffany in a flash??! Hmmm, worth a try!!!Xxx  

Was It Just A Dream?...

The most perfect store i have ever entered. A whole three floors of my beautiful Louis. Right in the heart of my fabulous New York, a place to do a real Macaulay Culkin in. Like a toy shop to children and a sports shop to men...this was my heaven. A true Christmas scene all in one!!!Xxx

The Perfect Clutch...

So the party season is close at hand and I just know that all you ladies will be rummaging deep in your wardrobes for something to get caught under the mistletoe in!!! You can’t kid a kidder; I know how this lark works by now. Glitzy number. Check. Skyscraper knock-out heels. Check. Perfect pout. Check. And off you go to dance the night away. Oh, but wait a minute. There is something missing, what could it be? The accessory that no woman can be without, day or night it never fails to let you down. No of course I am not talking about a man; I am talking about the perfect clutch. Ahhh. Always by your side, to hold your must-haves and needs. If you don’t have one, get one. Your life will be complete.


Choosing a bag is never easy, you don’t need to tell me I’m a nightmare when it comes to that task. At least five laps of the store will be done until I settle on the chosen one. There are lots of things to take into consideration, size, colour, strap or no strap? All of these things you are best having some idea of before heading out on this trip, otherwise just prepare to be completely overwhelmed. Especially in my little bag haven!

Now if you are anything like me you will go for timeless pieces, yes? A bag that may cause you to widen the purse strings (or extend the overdraft, whichever you prefer) but one that will never date and even in five years’ time will still look good under the arm. Take the Stella McCartney Falabella clutch for example; with its signature chain detail and faux suede texture this is sure to be a knock out with your LBCD (Little Black Christmas Dress.)
It is available in a multitude of colours and prints and at £515 you can consider it an early Christmas present to yourself.

If I have just broke the bank with that one then here is something slightly more affordable, after all there is something for everyone down at Harvey Nichols. I am sure all you lovely ladies have been all over the stud trend this season, and I am feeling that this is set to continue for some time yet. SO, what better way to work it than with studs…and lots of them? Sam Edelman doing it for the girls!!!
With added wrist strap (safety first ladies) you will have this by your side all night. Trusty steed. And if you really feel like pushing the boat out due to this being a total steal at £240, then you can always treat yourself to the matching shoes!!! Just saying.

Now for my last one I could go totally OTT and show you the bag that could only be classed as an actual masterpiece, a true work of art. All Hail McQueen…but at £1265 I think that could be more of an item to be added to ones wishlist. So instead we will go for a delightful DKNY number.
It’s black, it’ embellished, it’s a box clutch. The ultimate clutch for the festive season, with added mirror there is no reason for smudged lipstick after your moment under the mistletoe.  And at only £135…well, that just means a few less selection boxes for your little angels.

Good luck ladies and choose wisely. Your mistletoe happiness depends on it!!!Xxx
(Check out the column in Yorkshire Post Style Supplement)

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Jimmy Choo...

Jimmy Choo, has there ever been a nice shoe than you??! Well, i'm a poet and i didn't know it (actually, i did know it!) News just in: Jimmy Choo are all set to open their new menswear flagship store in London next year. Dover Sttreet watch out, the Choo is a-coming!!! This area is fast becoming the place to be for any discerning fashionista. The most cutting edge designers and luxury wears all in one place. And now to add to the mix is the House of Jimmy.  


New Year...

Having not had much to do this past week i almost feel like a traitor writing on here. For over the next couple of weeks i shall be so busy with late nights, Christmas festivities and catching up with nearest and dearest that posts may be at a minimum. I apologise in advance. Weeks like this aren't much fun too much thinking and time for self reflection, but knowing that a new year will soon start is always good. As i think i said last year, new years are a bit of an anti-climax, they come, they go, all out to start with the best of intentions. Surely what will be will be and everything happens for a reason and all that. For me 2012 has been pretty amazing, i started out the year in an old friend's house party down in London. Yes, that's right i lived down there a whole year ago. And now here i am, a whole year on, happy, content, good job, good friends and a family and loved ones that i absolutely adore. What else could 2013 possibly bring that i don't already have??! I can't wait to see!!!Xxx  

Go Team Stella...

And so lies here the list of the top ten most covetable names in fashion in 2012. (Yes, yes i understand that it was released yesterday but i was still reeling from James Arthur's success, a bad back and a very poorly thumb!!!) So here goes...and i'm going to count backwards just to really get the tension rolling:

10. LK Bennett (a firm fave of r' Kate)

9. Burberry (bringing it home to The Brits)

8. Ossie Clarke

7. Marks & Spencer (go Rosie and Ryan)

6. Mulberry

5. Versace

4. Alice Temperley

3. Victoria's Secret (we can all but dream for a body like theirs)

2. Karl Lagerfeld

And here we have it, number one, numero uno, the king of the hill, top notch and all that...

1. Stella McCartney (half Beatle half that like a muggle in the Harry Potter world??!)

Being named the most searched for brand on the internet this girl shows that she has sure still got it...  


Tuesday, 11 December 2012

PJ Clarke's...

Oh how i wish that i was sitting here right now. Steak. Cosmo. U2 on the speakers.  

At nearly 130 years old, PJ Clarke's is one of the oldest saloons in the city. Situated on the corner of 55th Street and Third Avenue it has remained virtually unchanged since it first opened in 1884. You ever go to New York you HAVE to make time for this little piece of heaven. I am a creature of habit so once i find somewhere i like i will go back and this was no different. Five nights i think i dined here, the atmosphere, the staff, the food, everything was above and beyond. Everything was perfect.

Also located in:

Lincoln Square, New York
On The Hudson, New York
Washington, DC
Las Vegas
Sao Paulo, Brazil


Street Style...

And so as the weather gets colder and the air turns icier it is time for a change in the wardrobe. Winter coats out, scarves, hats, gloves, as many layers as you can get on to be honest. However, do avoid the Michelin man look, it isn't all the rage this season!!! It is so hard to remain true to fashion in this weather, none of this heels around town when ice is present eveywhere you turn. I have already suffered an accident in the car i don't fancy any more injuries this year. But it is still nice to see that some people get to seriously work it this festive month. Street Style. My favourite thing.  

Wrap around scarves, tea cosy hats, Celine's (ahhhhh!), leather, biker, tweed, oversixed, fur, just too many to mention. All my loves in one season. Now to preen the wardrobe for my days back to work. I am back people!!!Xxx  

Girl Crush...

Now, i'm not being funny but what is it with absolutey gorgeous women at the moment? Every where i turn!!! It doesn't do much for the confidence i can tell you. And i don't just mean gorgeous like run of the mill pretty, but i mean STUNNING! New York was full of them, magazines are full of them, online, television. I need a serious pampering day to get me back to my best i think! Some full on girl crushes going on, and may i say that Rihanna is top of the list!!! She sizzled on X Factor and just keeps on getting better...  

Dressed in Alexander Wang SS13 collection she showed that hair long or short, this girl stilll got it going onnnnn!!!  

Dressed in Balmain. Ths girl can do no wrong!!!

Anja Rubik. Zanotti. Diesel. Owens. Van Noten. Smith. Swoon.

Rosamund Pike. McQueen SS13. Words fails me.  

Gabriella Wilde. Burberry. Perfect.  

I feel that i can not go any further other than to say that thee women are pure sex. Tips coming soon. Notepad at the ready. Eyes down. Look in!!!Xxx

Monday, 10 December 2012

James Arthur...

The most amazing song from one of the most amazing voices to emerge in recent years. James Arthur. I heart you!!!