Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Kelly Brook's New Look 1950s collection is here!

Kelly Brook Clothing Collection for New Look

How exciting- finally the Kelly Brook 1950s collection is available at New Look- I have been waiting for this for a long time. 

Think 50’s, think pin-up, think sexy…Kelly Brook is launching a womenswear collection for New Look! Following on from the phenomenal success of Kelly’s previous collections for the brand, the last lingerie collection literally flew off the shelves, it was inevitable that Kelly would soon be branching out and putting her signature stamp on clothing, shoes and accessories.

Taking inspiration from her favourite decade, the 1950’s, this collection exudes femininity and playfulness. Kelly has worked hard to create styles that not only flatter the female silhouette, but help to enhance those waists and sculpt those curves in all the right places.

T-shirt above is £14.99 
Prints are plentiful, with cute polka dots and graphic florals adding pops of colour and injecting a dose of fun and frivolity. Skirts are full, tops are cropped, shirts are tied and peplums adorn dresses. Playsuits are given a pin-up twist with halter necks and ruched panelling whilst trousers are tailored and accentuated with patent skinny bow belts and bold prints.

Colours play homage to British seaside postcards with shades of crimson red and royal blue, alongside ice cream colours of mint, pale pink and lemon that compliment the girly feel of the collection perfectly.

Shoes are statement in high platform peep-toes and strappy wedges. Raffia and suede add texture whilst bows and dolly bars add those finishing touches. Prints are carried through with colourful florals and polka dots sitting alongside pastel shades and monochrome flashes. Bags are delicate yet structured with oversized clutches, chain handles and material panelling.
£22.99 (Skirt price to come)
This collection is made for women who want to embrace their femininity and radiate confidence. Classic shapes that have been re-worked to ensure that they not only look great but they feel great to wear too!

 Pictures (c) New Look and clothing enquiries

New Look Summer Picks

New Look Summer Picks

While I wait impatiently for the Kelly Brook 1950s range to come in to New Look, I thought I would share some buys I have purchased from New Look recently for my Summer holidays.

Tribal prints, ethnic beading and Aztec influence combine to inject a dose of safari into this season’s new womenswear collection. Animal print is bold and fierce, refreshed with flashes of colour that bring alive delicate fabrics and shapes. Inspired by the Savannah plains of Africa, key colours rest on sanded and sun bleached neutrals with shades of paprika, mustard and burnt metallics coming through as strong highlights. The introduction of sleeveless shirts, tapered chinos, safari shorts and unlined jackets give a utilitarian edge and harshness to an otherwise soft and feminine story. Transforming the look from day to night relies heavily on the use of detailing. Fringing, lacing and subtle embellishments create a look inspired by desert nights whilst leather, snake print and sumptuous suede add texture and richness. 

 For ladylike luxe, vintage meets classic to create a look that is delicate, flirty and fun. Feminine elegance is reflected in tweed jackets, pencil skirts, lace detailing and pleated dresses. Sherbet brights and sugary pastels keep things pretty and sweet alongside lace and tulle, crystallised embellishment and floaty fabrics. Tea dresses sit with slouchy tailoring to give a feminine twist to tom boy elements.

My fave- For a big dose of summer frivolity, they've taken inspiration from Coney Island with its busy board-walks and faded fair ground attractions. Colour pop denim, graphic florals, and Hawaiian prints echo scorching sunshine and carefree fun.

Outfit 1.
White Trilby £7.99
Pink Pleated Dress £29.99
Cream Belt £2.99
Green Bag £19.99

Outfit 2.
Necklace £6.99
White Embroidered Top £16.99
Printed Kimono £26.99
Black Belt £5.99
Denim Shorts £19.99

Outfit 3.
White Top £14.99
Butterfly Necklace £5.99
Floral denim Gilet £24.99
Bracelet Pack £4.99
Coral Maxi Skirt £24.99

Outfit 4.
Chiffon Dress £34.99

please see website to order. Pictures from (c) New Look


Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Jubilee fashion exclusive from Vivien of Holloway

Feel like a Queen with Vivien of Holloway for the Jubilee


This summer, our Queen celebrates her 60th year on the throne, so now’s the time to celebrate the best in British fashion. Hark back to the year of the coronation with your fashion choices, by selecting 1950s inspired pieces in feminine shapes and fabrics from Vivien of Holloway, my favourite dress designer ever, for flattering curvy figures. Red pencil dress above is (£89)

Vivien of Holloway have got everything the stylish, gal-about-town needs for a right royal knees up, from pin-up style pencil dresses and full-skirted circle dresses, to casually cute day dresses and a selection of sassy separates. 

If a traditional street party with all the trimmings is what you’re planning, then something pretty and classic is what we suggest! Our fabulous Fifties halterneck circle dresses are our bestselling frock and let us tell you why: The fully lined boned bodice delicately nips in your waist and shapes your bust into a perfectly pin-up silhouette, while the flattering halterneck skims the shoulders and collarbone. Slip a full, frothy petticoat beneath the full circle skirt for a touch of added glamour, and just try to stop twirling! (£79)

Or if you prefer to keep things casual, our 1940s swing trousers will have you dancing the night away in style and comfort! Based on an original pattern , these wide- legged, high-waisted slacks are both flattering whilst being able to withstand serious celebration! Team with a red or white gypsy top for a cute and patriotic look. Jeans (£45)

If you’re planning a Jubilee picnic with friends and family, perhaps a red and white Peggy Lee Day Dress would work for you? With a white square collar and white edged pockets, this A-line dress adds a touch of elegance to your outfit without making you feel restricted and overdressed. Add a pair of pumps and a cute ponytail and you’ll be set to frolic to your heart’s content! Dress (£69)

But perhaps a more glamorous celebration is on the cards for you! They have a fabulous collection of figure hugging pencil dresses that will make you feel like a real British beauty during the celebrations. Cut below the knee and shaped to your curves, these pencil dresses are made in luxurious cotton sateen fabrics and duchess satins and are available with either a flattering wrap top or a boned bodice and halterneck. Whether you’re partial to polka dots, florals or bold block colours in red, white and blue, you can be certain that, with Vivien of Holloway, you will be supporting a British brand with a true vintage heart.Blue Dress (£99) and White Dress - not released yet but about (£89).
You can buy these amazing dresses and much more on the fantastic Vivien of Holloway website here-


Friday, 11 May 2012

New Summer Nail Colours from Miners

Introducing The NEW Summer Nail Collection From Miners Cosmetics
     These are the fabulous nail colours that I have bought for this Summer. I love Miners Cosmetics as they are such a reasonable price but great quality, plus fashionable. You can buy Miners Cosmetics from large Boots stores or online at
These nail colours are only £2.99 each and only require 2 coats for a bold colour. This season sees catwalks awash with classic pastels with an edgy and bright twist. With this in mind Miners have launched a brand new bright and breezy Nail Collection for 2012:
Keepin' it Teal - Having spent many an hour dreaming of sippnig on a Sea Breeze Cocktail looking out onto stunning ocean views, we knew we needed to bottle it! Keepin' it Teal is a stunning aqua shade that will hydrate any Summer look.
Mango Tango - Arrriba! This shade combines the intensity and sexiness of the Tango with the fun and fruitiness of Samba loving Carmen Miranda. Inspired by that famous 'edible' hat, this beach bright is the perfect Spring/Summer shade.

Sunny Side Up - Taking us back to lazy Summer days spent making daisy chains whilst soaking up the sun, this fresh and vibrant shade encapsulates everything to do with Spring and Summer. The fun yellow colour has been a popular edition to the top runways this season including Mulberry and Louis Vuitton - a must have edition to any Summer collection.
 Jezebel is a hot pink that is super bright and vibrant (great with a tan)

and Marshmallow which is a light Barbie pink

RRP £2.99

Miners Cosmetics

Fashion inspired, Miners Cosmetics is a sophisticated yet feminine brand aimed at girls and women who love cosmetics and like to experiment with the latest looks and trends.

Established in 1937 Miners has over 70 years experience in bringing innovative and purse-pleasing make-up to the masses. Taking inspiration from the leading trends and colours on the catwalk, the Miners Cosmetics offering constantly evolves and changes keeping up to date with each seasons must-have look.

Miners Cosmetics extensive product portfolio ranges from show stopping Eyeshadow, Pencils and Liquid Liners to mouth watering Lip Colour, Glosses and the award winning Tin o' Tint, not forgetting Nail Colours available in an array of trend inspired shades.

Created by the fashion conscious, for the fashion conscious

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Summer Shoe Wishlist: Bagllerina Shoes

Travel Essentials- Bagllerina Shoes
 I have seen many versions of this type of fold up shoe but none that can match fashion and comfort quite like the Bagllerina pumps. Great for Summer style and for short trips away when hand luggage means you need to only pack what is necessary. These fold up pumps are also great for your handbag on nights out or to keep in the car for driving. They are super comfy and don't lose their shape once folded up.

Chic and ever-so Parisian, Bagllerina are all about travelling in style and comfort. Fold-up leather ballerina pumps that each come in a handy leather pouch with spare fabric shoe bag. The French have thought of everything!


THE BALLET PUMPS, (Above in silver, red and black) £110.
These unique ballerina pumps from hot new French brand Bagllerina are a brilliant new concept. Designed primarily for all stylish travel and holiday purposes, the leather ballet pumps fold neatly in half and fit into a complimentary leather pouch that conveniently fits into your hand bag or hand luggage. Swap your heels for your flats to get to your destination swiftly and comfortably.

THE SLIPPERS, (Below in pale pink)  £65.
We adore our new discovery; French brand Bagllerina! These sweet little leather collapsable ballet pumps come slippers are designed to be carried with you in your hand luggage and slipped into on your flight. Stylish, comfortable and practical, they come in a small leather pouch that takes up no room at all!

 I will be purchasing my Bagllerinas from Style Passport website where they have loads of great footwear with great deals on. I bet these are a hot seller for 2012!
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