Wednesday, 22 September 2010


You know when you wonder into Topshop and get totally transfixed by the concessions. I know every time I enter the Flagship store at Oxford Circus I get side-tracked by the accessory and the Jewellery concessions before I venture beyond...

Well... gogo phillip is one of those concessions, and he's launching his own website! Yay! Basically jewel royalty Phillip descends from a dynasty of Milanese jewllery manafacturers, but he's put his own stamp on things and the entrepeneur has set out to reach a modern market with his affordable prices! The pieces are so gorge so i've posted some images from his lookbook..I love all things big and gold when it comes to jewellery so i'm genuinely in love with this whole collection!!

Jewellery so good everyone is fighting over it!

Such reasonable prices from this Italian stallion...the bracelets range from 6-24 Euros!

The Necklaces range from 15 - 24 Euros! The hand ones are my absolute favourite new thing! I think if i had them in my life I would be happy all the time. You can buy from the site (which I am about to do) so if you want more prices/info just click

Also theres a competition on at the moment in collaboration with the telegraph fashion website to give away some £50 goodie bags and a gorgeous £100 gold necklace. You'd be silly not to ENTER really.

David Koma SS11...

David Koma's past collection's have often embodied a powerful, confident woman through sculptural and heavily embellished designs. So his Spring/Summer 2011 show at London Fashion Week opened with a change of scene as feminine 'ballerina inspired' sugary pink dresses floated down the runway.

Pleated peplums and fitted bodices completed a symmetrical look in sheer organza fabrics and wool. The BA and MA Central Saint Martins graduate claimed his inspiration for spring/summer was “Fernand Léger, spiral staircases and chiaroscuro.” which is seen in Art Deco cut-out shapes and silhouettes.

The tutu-esque designs soon developed into more of a Koma signature statement with bold graphic prints and geometric shapes. Flashes of yellow to add a summery palette and revealing linear neck lines for the flesh factor.

Yellow turned to gold lamé python print for a heavily adorned comeback of David's embellishments. Almost bionic in print the final few designs show a diversity from the first. A contrast between organza and leather and pink and black, which shows the exploration in new designer Koma's work with him pushing boundaries and "challenging" himself "in every aspect of the design process.”

Also reviewed for TrendLand.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Marc by Marc Jacobs SS11...

Finally a collection from New York worthy of SUMMER. All i've seen is white, floaty, sheer, white, floaty, sheer, red, floaty sheer...until this! The 'Marc Jacobs Collection' from the friday night was a bounty of berry colours, 70s attributes, silky fabrics and huuuge corsages. It was very mature. This is why i LOVE Marc by Marc Jacobs, it's much more wearable, much more girly, and super colourful!

So the 70's influence continued with a wide leg here and there and a cloche hat or seven. It had its fair share of sheer and floaty too, but the fun element made it stand out from everything pre-MJ. Multi coloured stripes on jumpsuits and trapeze dresses - each with their own defined waist. Bralettes, A-line skirts and cheekily short playsuits. J'adore. Fabulously bright tangerine and Lemon colour palette with hint of khaki and camel (of course) and a delightfully adorable injection of pastelly pinks and dove greys into the mix completes this summer look thats put a spring into my NYFW step.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Beautiful Soul SS:11...

Beautiful Soul SS:11 Believe.

Beautiful Soul SS:11 Believe. from oliver Prout on Vimeo.

Style Post...

I'm over the moon with today. It started off shabby woke up late, no emails, no blog comments, no text messages. And with my lack of physical activity yesterday I thought i'd take a trip to my nearest shopping centre to have a mini browse...First shop i went into was h&m and BANG right in front of the door a gorge aviator jacket, it's like it was calling my name, i found the last size 10 and checked the price tag... £24.99 hallelujah!

I also went into boots to try on benefits latest 'porefessional' primer. They benefit lady pounced on me and insisted i try it, which i did, and oh my it is the most luxurious amazing coverage ever. My skin is smoother than smooth! Soooo i bought that too. (she gave me loads of free samples too yay!)

These photos are just down right crap quality i'm not going to lie, but i had to share the jacket and thought I may as well get my pose on in front of my mac in the middle of my hallway!! This is my first ever 'kind of' outfit post and was a bit nervous to publish it. But its a start!

I'm obsessed with red lips at the moment. Plucking up the courage to try a blackcurrant/plum shade. Anyway, The point of the post was to show you the cheapy burberry knock off that H&M have done so well! ha...bisous x

Jacket: H&M
Top: Topshop
Belt: River Island
Trousers: H&M
Necklace: Asos and H&M
Watch: Casio
Lip colour Topshop Lip Crayon in Flame.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Preen SS11...

The Preen team i.e British duo Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi are best known for their feminine take on masculine tailoring which has made them so popular especially in the U S of A. This spring/summer collection was supposedly influenced by an 'ethnic culture' after a trip to Egypt. Involving decorative architecture and the difference between light and shadows.

So with that inspiration this is not what you'd expect. Justin and Thea kept the palette in creamy sandy shades with hint of monochrome. A minimal and light look for summer with inevitable floaty fabrics and loosely fitting silhouettes, bringing back a modern bohemian look with added islamic prints and sheer crochet materials.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Prabal Gurung SS11...

A beautiful and bright collection making most of the midi length and even more of the female form. Prabal Gurung is a master of construction and has an immaculate eye for detail - well you'd have to be to dress the likes of Michelle Obama.

The blasting blue, poppy red and saffron yellow colour block is a blast and a half to get you in a summer mood. Then the more sugary pastel tones and then to the monochromes. Amazing fabric manipulation skills. And each dress making most of every single curve. YES. Embrace those curves.

Alexander Wang SS11...

Ditching the dark for a light 'optimistic' and 'pure' colour palette, Alexander Wang is killing it with the ivory lime and terracotta from his Spring/Summer Collection. Wang - who has been massively successful in America and hugely influential by popularizing the plain jersey tee's, skinny jeans, leather biker and fishtail pony tails - hopes that this is the next big thing for Spring and Summer 2011.

Often drawing his inspiration from all things America, Wang has supposedly exited his comfort zone for a constructed/deconstructed philosophy. With layering, Criss crossing straps, loose smock shapes, and industrial materials.

Crisp white's from head to toe. As if living on a cloud,judging by those bronzed faces..
Knitted leggings, sheer blouses and karate-esque tailoring add up to a layered effect with added...err.. industrial duct tape?

A lemony lime infusion. Sporty shapes are toned down with fluid fabrics for a soft subtle summer look. Great match with the tanned lace up boots. Not so much with the white painted hair.

Wang brings the prints in the form of a scribble. Scribble on that silk Wang. You rebel you.

The wang look in mint. I am starting to imagine all these shapes and styles in a different format. In dark purples and blacks, and its SO Wang. This collection is like Alexander Wang shy quiet little sister.

The new Midi length in terracotta. Billowing all over the place! Set to be the popular length after the hit of the maxi. I'm not a fan. I'm all for it on a 6 foot model, but it will be put to shame on my measly 5 foot 2 height.

Will you be adopting the new Wang-ette style? I've always loved him, and i do love this collection, and the colour palette is gorgeous, but was expecting something somewhat quirkier and more iconic.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Trend: Knuckledusters...

All from River Island.

Knuckle Dusters (The double finger ring) have been back for some time now, but they are set to be a big trend for AW10. So I've rounded up some of the hottest from online stores including Urban Outfitters, Asos, Topshop and River Island. I know you can find some fantastically random and original ones at Camden Market and other market stalls. But these are the most accessible.

Every time I wear a double barreled ring I always get someone saying 'OMG doesn't that hurt?' or 'Isn't that really annoying?' I just take it off and make them try it on! They don't hurt, and they're not annoying I hardly notice the difference! A few cheap gold ones have turned my fingers green though!


All from Asos.

All from Urban Outfitters.