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Summer Brights

Bright candy pink and sunshine yellow were all over the designer runways for this summer. Both have definitely made it into the shops with most in store collections having items in these colours.  They look great with white or cream which are also key colours this season.  All suggested colours look great with light faded denim. Everyone should have at least one piece of true denim in their wardrobe this year!  Remember to think about which tone suits you best depending on whether you have warm or cool skin. If the bright colours don’t suit…you can always opt for a muted or colour  pastel version.

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Pink
Dress-Steve J & Yoni,  Jumper-Mugler,  Trouser-Moschino

Yellow
Wrap Top-Dolce & Gabbana, Sweatshirt-Wildfox, Sandals-Steve Madden

 

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It is that time of year again when a T shirt is just not warm enough and you need something else to keep you warm. Put away your leather jacket or mac and go for the more casual bomber jacket.

This iconic jacket was traditionally worn by fighter pilots in WW1 with its cropped lightweight features it always pops up through time onto the catwalks and is embraced by the fashionistas world over. Some designers have taken it further and lengthened them almost to resemble oversized baseball jackets.

This season the bomber has been taken to the edge with flowered embroidery, bold prints and metalics. From soft silky fabrics to the shower proof nylon, it is a ‘must be worn’ this season. To be honest I think they are great pieces to have in any wardrobe as they are so versatile.

There is a bomber jacket for everyone this season. Lots of colours to choose from out there – black, khaki to bright or pale colours with minimal or printed designs. If you are narrow on the top, you can embrace the bright light embroidered, printed designs. If you are top heavy, go for the darker ones and a more minimal look.

I particularly like Gucci’s take on the bomber jacket this season with their use of metallic materials and choice of colours and print or embroidery detailing. I have fallen madly in love with Phillip Lim’s take on it and Todd’s…having said that minimal does look better on me. Chloe and Yves Saint Laurent have done really lovely colour combinations with their printed and embroidered versions.

Top Shop and Zara are definitely the best High Street ones I have seen and Other Stories do a great plain white one which is lovely and fresh looking. Most of the High Street jackets start from 49.00 to about 30.00. Most of the ones I seemed to look at were priced at £59.99 but I have price days like that…everything I pick up that day is the same price. Miss Mango have a leather baseball style jacket and also look in H&M for leather bomber.

Go on treat yourself to one…here are list of the best ones out this season. These are but a few as there are so many great ones out there!
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a.Philip Lim £615 b.Burberry £1195 c.House of Holland £765 d.Todd £125o e.Chloe£1100 Zara £59.99

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   a.Haider Hackerman £605 b.Philip Lim £615  c.Needle & Thread £225  d.Top Shope £70.00 e.Yves Saint Laurent £1565 f. Chloe £1900

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a.Topshop £59.99 b.TopShop £70,00 c, Gucci £1900 d.Gucci £1900 e.Muveil

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 A.Kenneth Jay Lanen B.Coast Kandis C.Andra Neena D.Lulu Frost E.Lulu Guiness F.Daniel

Valentine’s Day  has been the day of romance since the 5th Century .  It is a time when love is in the air and love is everywhere.  Couples like to express and celebrate their feelings of affection for their boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands and wives.  Whether you are out on a special date or celebrating with your friends wear red and spread the love.  Some people think they can’t wear red. There is however, a shade of red for everybody…you just need to find out which is the right hue for your colouring. If you think you can’t wear red  it#s not true there will be a shade of love red out there that flatters you.

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A.Coast B.Sergio Rossi C.Chesca D.LK Bennet E.Ted Baker F.Jolie Moi G.Valentino H.Lulu Guiness I.Givenchy

Look Warm, Cool & Stylish

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A. Jaegar £250.00 B. Stella McCartney £690.00 C. Dune £169.00   D. M&S £199.00 E. Mario Black F.Marc Jacobs £139.00   G.Mint Velvet £49.00 H.Whistles £155.00

 

It’s the beginning of the Xmas season when we all start hooking up with friends for brunch or lunch and afternoon tea.  It’s cold out there but you still want to look stylish, warm and sexy without looking like you have tried tooo hard.   Wear something other than black for a change.  Take a look at these chosen items that will help you to look absolutely fabulous!

Darlings enjoy your brunch or lunch and let the eyes follow you across that room!

 

Oversized Coats

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This time of year we all start to think about what we need for our winter wardrobes. The shops are slowly stocking up with new seasonal items and the choice is endless. One of the most important items on your list should be a coat.

The Autumn/Winter 2014 catwalks were full of oversized coats in hues of blues, pinks and reds. And the high street have followed suit. If you are going to buy a statement coat this season, this is the coat. If you have a well defined waist wear it with a belt. Otherwise, wear it long and loose over jeans and ankle boots for an easy chic look.  Other key looks were capes, chunky faux-furs, shearing coats or coats and jackets with a shearing collar

                                           Belted Oversized Coats

If you have a defined waist wear a belt with your coat!

If you have a defined waist wear a belt with your coat!

          
                                   Selected Designer Oversized Coats
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Marni                                 Jil Sanders                                  Maje

 

                              Selected  Oversized with Belts

Oversized with belt



Adam Lippes                                            Carven (also in pink)

 

                                  High Street Oversized Coats

 A coat is one of the key pieces of  a winter wardrobe.  You want it to look great and keep you warm right through until the spring. Coats that are on trend but poor in quality can start to look shabby and shapeless after a few months. I would definitely recommend purchasing a good quality coat.  If you are on a budget save up and choose carefully. 

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1. M&S 2.Jigsaw 3. Pied du Terre  4.Jaegar  5.Mary Portas
6. River Island 7. Whistles 8. Mango 9. Max Mara  10.Top Shop Unique

 

 

 

 

 

 

The UK is definitely holding onto the lovely summer weather.  This is the season for having special days out of town and making the most of the season.  Get out there and do something different, Break that summer weekend routine in the local pub for lunch or sitting in the park. A change is as refreshing as a holiday. Whether it’s going to the seaside, a stroll around a lovely public garden or driving with the roof down to the country for lunch.  A carefree summer’s day is a great opportunity to wear something fabulous.  It doesn’t just have to be a “I don’t care what I wear because I am too hot” day.  Don’t hold back feel fresh and free in a flowing dress or a onesie either in shorts or trouser style.  They are so comfortable, unless of course you end up needing the loo in a field.  This is when you could find yourself in a bit of trouble.  No tree or cow will help you…it will be time  to look for a  forest for complete cover. “Lisa Showman”

 

Cool And Breezy Outfits For A Lovely Summer Day Out!

Cool And Breezy Outfits For A Lovely Summer Day Out!

 

 

We are well into the wedding season and I am sure many of you are running around stressing about what to wear. Sadly, most of us are not blessed with perfect proportions and have an hourglass figure that can make a dress from Coast look like a Valentino. If you have a figure like me with big boobs, small frame and a flat bum or no waist, finding a dress can be a nightmare. As my Grandmother used to say to me “when God was giving out bums and waists I contiued to stand in the boob queue for too long being nosey to notice”. And many of us stood too long in the bum queue doing the same thing.

For some of us trying on a dress is like trying to get an a triangle or an upside down triangle into an hourglass egg timer shape and feel comfortable. We can try and try but it just isn’t going happen nor look good! Luckily, these days we have bust and bum enhancers, underwear that controls our middle wobble. Unfortunately, they do not change our figure shape, pear is a pear, a straight is a straight and an hourglass is an hourglass etc.

So many people fall in love with dresses on the hanger and buy it without even considering whether the garment suits them…giving neither justice to their figure or the beautiful dress.

Then there are the other problems, like finding an outfit that doesn’t run the risk of being worn by another guest and to top it having the fear that they may look better in it than you do. That is when you are relieved to see the waiter with the Champagne to drown your sorrows. The other common challenge is to wear the same dress that you wore at the last wedding without being detected.

If you like to look original and don’t want to bump into someone wearing the same Ted Baker dress then make sure that what you pick isn’t the obvious prominent dress or print in the collection.  “Lisa Showman”

Here are few example dresses that I have picked for each figure shape.

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Pear Shape
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