Thursday, 31 March 2011

Copycat: white trend

Topshop Premium £36
How gorgeous are these white lace shorts from Topshop Premium. Their length means they will provide a decent cover up for daily wear and will flatter most leg shapes. They would also look lovely with a long t shirt layered over the top, letting the lace peek out at the bottom. You can buy them here for £36.

They fit in beautifully with the white (lace and crochet) trend that was all over the catwalks this season, see my 'It's all white' blog post here.  

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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Net-a-Porter offices

Net-a-porter office
I've always wondered what it'd be like to work at Net-a-Porter, I love their website and the editorial is excellent...Having interned at Topshop I expected it to be big, but this office is immense! I love the open plan and can imagine the buzz of working here. I really would love to work for an online fashion retailer, I think the pace must be a real challenge and I like the instantaneous nature of working on the internet. You can make a mark or create a buzz around something in seconds, with just a simple picture!

Check out the development of the offices with the design company Studio Fibre here!

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John Lewis Spring 2011 campaignfeaturing Coco Rocha

Coco Rocha has been brought in for the latest John Lewis fashion campaign (I always seem to blog about John Lewis's ads, but I think they really get it right every time). This time, the Spring campaign was shot in snowy Prague! In the videos Coco talks of being freezing in skimpy dresses while a snowstorm blew outside (they filmed in December)....Elegant Mad-Men styling and a beautiful set design and photography combine to make a very strong and credible campaign for the department store. has just landed that they are going to offer a timeless refund, this can only be a good thing!

Refreshing Spring Editorials 3
Refreshing Spring Editorials 2

Watch Coco's own behind-the-scenes video here shot by her new husband, interior designer, James Conran.

All of this coincides with the magnificent launch of her new website which tracks her model success to date. You can find it here!

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Pleats please!

River Island £25 

I've been blogging about pleats for weeks. But there's something just so feminine and playful about these flirty skirts. This cream one from River Island would be gorgeous layered with thick tights like in the Guardian editorial I blogged about here and a silky shirt.

It would also look good in the summer months styled like the girls from Never Fully Dressed on ASOS marketplace, my new and exciting find. (It's like a posh version of eBay with streetstyle item photos and, seemingly, no catches!). 

Never Fully Dressed (ASOS marketplace) 
Never Fully Dressed (ASOS Marketplace)

Also check out this video from Net-a-porter for advice about how to wear the new 'midi' length. 

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Copycat : Chloe

Chloe SS11

River Island
Fabulous brown maxi skirt in the style of Chloe's Spring/Summer 2011 collection from River Island £39.99. You can buy it here for £39.99! Add the cherry pumps from New Look that I blogged about here and you have the full Chloe look!

Chloe SS11
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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Heady florals

Floral fashion: Orange blossom and lemon print dress
Stella McCartney
Floral fashion: Dress with grosgrain belt
Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti
Floral fashion: Floral dress
Floral fashion: Rose-print dress
Jil Sander

Floral fashion: Chiffon dress
Amazing florals shoot from the Observer on Sunday designed by Helen Seamons. The digital effects are amazing as are the choices of dresses, particularly the Erdem piece. I would really like to do a psychedelic florals shoot for our student newspaper Durham One, of which I am the Fashion Editor. See my blog post on the gorgeous D&G florals campaign here!

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The Isabel Marant look for £71!

Isabel Marant / Asos
How good is this ASOS copy of Isabel Marant's iconic pink lace up trousers from the SS11 collection. You can buy them now for £35 from ASOS!

Knitted Spacedye Seventies Top
Topshop £36
This Topshop jumper is quite a good match too, you can buy it from Topshop for £36.

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ASOS nudes

Image 1 of ASOS Pleated Maxi Skirt
ASOS top £24
Useful and pretty, nude silk tops are abundant in my wardrobe, but oh so useful...! This would look great with high waisted trousers and skirts.
Image 1 of ASOS Sleeveless Pocket Shirt
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Ever wondered what it is like to be at Paris Fashion Week?

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Emmanuelle Alt in flares

Look d'Emmanuelle Alt : En jean flare - emmanuelle alt redactrice en chef vogue paris france jean flare look style

You know that change is afoot when ultimate skinny jean queen (and Editor-in-Chief of Paris Vogue) dons a pair of bootleg flares. In line with the 1970s trend dominating Spring/Summer collections everywhere, the bootleg has become a wardrobe staple again and deep, dark indigo is the Fashion Editors' style of choice. However, Alt is not the only one to adopt this trend; Kate Moss and Olivia Palermo have been spotted in bootleg cuts and they look great.

Does this mean then that bootleg flares are best suited to the spindly legs of the fashion famous? In fact, bootleg jeans are one of the only fits that look good on anyone (I know that much from my stint at Gap) and are especially flattering in dark navy. I particularly like this dark pair from Topshop, £42.

MOTO Wide Leg Indigo Jeans

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Monday, 28 March 2011

Jovonna nude pleated skirt

Jovonna Nude Pleated Maxi Skirt ed
Jovonna pleated nude maxi skirt
Have just pre-ordered this gorgeous nude pleated Jovonna maxi skirt on Pret-a-Portobello to wear with loose tops in neutral and bright colours throughout the summer. Like the Whistles 'Carrie' skirt, it's been so popular the first batch has already sold out! I like the idea of pairing nudes with nudes as in the Chloe SS11 collection.

Miri of Miri's Castle looks lovely in it!

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Elizabeth Taylor

Artist Danny Roberts Tribute to the Great America Actress and icon Elizabeth Taylor on the cover of Screen magazine in the 1940s
Elizabeth Taylor by I & A

Just stumbled across this beautiful illustration from the fabulous Igor and Andre blog. The beautiful and legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor passed away on Wednesday.

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Crisp cream shirts

This beautiful crisp cream shirt is the perfect partner to dark indigo jeans and the grey blazer keeps it looking smart but casual. Here is a good equivalent from Whistles for £85.

Whistles £85

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Sunday, 27 March 2011 the Springtime

Macaroons outside the Musée d'Orsay, 62 Rue de Lille, 75006

Chez Prune, 36 Rue Beaurepaire, Canal Saint Martin 75010

Canal Saint Martin in the sun

Blossom in Jardin du Luxembourg, 75006

Jardin du Luxembourg, 75006

Spring begins in Jardin du Luxembourg, 75006

Rue de Rennes, 75006

Spring window, LaDurée, 21 Rue Bonaparte, 75006

Musée d'Orsay, 62 Rue de Lille, 75006

Come on Eileen, 16 Rue des Taillandiers, 75011 (off Rue de la Roquette)

Adom, 56 Rue de la Roquette, 75011

View from the Centre Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, 75004

Au Rocher de Cancale, 78 Rue Montorgueil, 75002

Opéra Garnier in miniature at Musée d'Orsay, 62 Rue de Lille, 75007

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