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Monday, 26 October 2009

Obsessed with interiors!

I have noticed that I have had a growing obsession with interiors recently and I have finally worked out why!! I think it is partly because my Sister is about to move out of the house we have shared for nearly 5 years, and my boyfriend is about to move in. I hate to admit it but I have become a little bit crazy with creating the perfect look for our little love nest!

However I have noticed that my purchases seem to be mirroring the fashion trends that are on my never ending wish list.

Our first joint purchase was our second hand Barcelona chair which the Boyf found on Gumtree and looks fab in the lounge. The chair was purchased days after i decided not to buy the super sleek leather Muubaa asymmetric biker jacket from ASOS

So i bought this instead of this.....

Then I go to the Graham & Green warehouse sale and come back £300 poorer, because the magpie in me can't resist anything slightly embellished. This is due to my current obsession with AW/09 Alberta Ferretti's, embellished boots and dresses so I buy:

4 beautiful wall lights that look like crushed crystals,
instead of spending my life savings on these delicious
Alberta Ferretti boots not to mention the rest of the

Whilst spending my hard earned money in the Graham & Green sale, I literally walk into a gorgeous side table. The problem with this purchase is that i can't connect it to any specific fashion trend so.... WHO CARES..... I LOVE IT!

The good news is that the boyfriend offered to pay half. Yay. So tomorrow I am heading out shopping for ummmmm..... a Leather Jacket!

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Wonderful Wonderful Copenhagen...

I have just returned from the wonderful city of Copenhagen and she is a lovely old girl of the sea!

I revisited my childhood memories of Hans Christian Anderson stories and songs from the film with Danny Kaye. But also found lots of new items to add to my wish list.

The jewellery shops are fabulous and you can see each piece being made in the shops. The jewellery is very delicate looking with a modern twist like these fab rings from Iron Inc.

I also fell in love with the Elements range of Copenhagen china designed by Louise Campbell who is also the brain behind the Prince Chair and the Collage Light. Being a true Brit i love high tea and think this tea cup and saucer are adorable.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Caped crusader

I have always been drawn to quirky outerwear...

Opting for coloured, printed, fluffy, embellished over your drab everyday coat or mac. But my true love when it comes to coats is a 3/4 length sleeve beauty that enables me to indulge in as many long gloves as i can and embrace my penchant for layering....

There has been the pink faux Chanel jacket that saw me embrace silky gloves with pearl embellishment, the black cropped jacket that highlighted my purple leather dominatrix gloves. The 70's retro print jacket that looked Divine with my autumnal toned leather gloves and my 70's suede and Mongolian wool long length coat that went with every single one of my long length woolys...

But now i have my new favourite... the cape, I adore them they keep you warm but make you feel like a fashion superhero as you sashay around the shops. You can layer away underneath and still look super chic especially when you add a pair of oh so awesome studded or embellished gloves... ggrrrThese are £69.00 from Reiss.

Designer capes i love this season:
Marc Jacobs. wool cape jacket £1,070

Derek Lam's cashmere-blend cape £1,635.

Me styling out my lovely woolen zip front cape from Reiss (£125.00) in Copenhagen...

Thursday, 8 October 2009

TK Maxx Private Viewing Night

Last night was the launch of the new Putney womenswear only store and i had the pleasure of being there with NHJ Style to give trend talks and style the eager shoppers.
The champers was flowing, the Dollyrockers were singing, the nails inc girls were tuning out beautifully painted talons and the 5 minute massage angels were rubbing away peoples woes!

The event had a really young and fresh feel about it and the stock catered for young and old alike there were Dolce and Gabbana skirt suits, valentino classic 2 piece get ups, Catherine Melandrino dresses and Chloe wide leg trousers all with fab discounts but my two top picks were Lanvin satin cigarette pants only £199 and a cute Miu Miu cropped cape jacket.
Tk Maxx is well worth a look.... Well done to Lucy McGonigle for organising such a fun night, the only downsides were the weather providing that much loved drowned rat look for most of the customers and the fact that my low carb diet went out the window as the 4th stand of lola's cupcakes that passed me officially became my dinner!

Friday, 2 October 2009

Let me clutch!!!

I love the Alexander McQueen Knuckle duster clutch... It has impact, embellishment and most of all it is a little bit naughty! With a little LBD and a killer clutch how can a girl go wrong!

In all seriousness i am really drawn to the man eater side of this bag, to slip my fingers into those bejewelled rings would make me feel like I was the new model for the agent provocateur ads wielding a whip rather than a stylist encased in head to toe SPANX! If only i had £995 to spend on it!!

Other little clutches that have caught my eager eye...
The whistles bicker zip clutch... a little bit sassy, fab with skinny jeans and a statement shoulder. £150.

Or this fab little Sabina, small bucket stud bag from Reiss.. so cute and only £159!


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