Tag Archive: AllSaints

Oct 10 2013

Never Underdressed: The Winter Coats Edit

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With a chill in the air it sadly feels like autumn all of a sudden, so I thought it was the right time to share some of the behind-the-scene snaps from the Never Underdressed shoot I took part in a few weeks ago to help them choose the ultimate selection of winter coats.

With hundreds to choose from it was a hard decision, plus a little dangerous for my bank balance as I now have a very long wish list of coats that I have to add to my wardrobe!!! Every trend you could imagine was represented – of course pink, lots of pink in every candy, sugary and bold shade you can think of, textures, stripes, prints, patterns, black, classic – everything was there.

Staying clear of the dark coats, mainly because we all have a black winter coat, I focused on the brights, the textured beauties and the pinks. Of course my favourite had to be one of the most expensive, I promise I didn’t mean to, but I put this oversized mustard Max Mara ‘Greta’ coat on before I even realised where it as from or its price, and at £1.300 it is a little out of my budget.

Another favourite had to be the bright pink Hobbs one I have on in the group shot, but I also love Kristabel’s H&M soft pink hue, which is a bargain at £70, and the ASOS vintage style cocoon coat that everyone has been coveting, I spoke to the press team and apparently more stock is on its way so keep checking.

I also loved Charlie May in the Sandro shearling biker, Isabelle in the AllSaints’ Klein Contrast coat and Never Underdressed’s assistant editor Kelly in her gorgeous Carven beauty. This year there are so many great coats to choose from.

The full edit of all our favourites, with us all modelling lots of coats, will be on Never Underdressed some time this week – don’t worry I won’t let you miss it I will of course share it on Twitter!!!

Have you already picked out your winter coat?

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Big thank’s to the Never Underdressed team – it was such a fun day dressing up in coats!!!

Apr 22 2013

My Style: The Kooky Cat

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I like black, I like colour too, but black has to me go-to wardrobe staple, I think it is because in my head it is slimming, and to be honest I need all the help I can get. But to jazz up an all-black look I like to either add bright accessories, normally a bracelet stack, a colour-pop handbag, or in this case a quirky top.

I have already shared my love for Lulu Guinness’ collaboration with Uniqlo a number of times, and I have to say that this second collection is better than the first and it is all to-do with the summer-feeling sleeveless tops. My favourite being the updated Kooky Cat, you might remember the grey t-shirt version last year, well this is the revamped style featuring a cute dotty Peter Pan collar.

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My Style: Lulu Guinness for Uniqlo Kooky Cat top, Uniqlo // Skater skirt, Topshop // Long cardigan, AllSaints // Ankle boots, Topshop // Panda watch, New Look // Glasses, Retro54 // Skinny belt, Primark //

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Have you checked out Lulu Guinness’ latest collaboration for Uniqlo? Which pieces are your favourite?

Apr 14 2013

My Style: An Outfit To Make My Glasses Shine

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On Saturday my new Swag & Stare glasses arrived so to celebrate I thought I would wear an outfit to show off my new specs. As I went for the Gramercy in red I decided to wear my new red River Island smock dress, which is kind of perfect for this in-between weather we are kind of having, as it looks good layered up with a chunky cardigan and paired with biker boots for a casual weekend look, and it matches perfectly with my red and black frames.

As we had friends over this weekend we went into Cambridge to enjoy the gorgeous sunshine, yes for most of the day it was warm, the sun was shining, and it was actually spring-like, it sadly changed towards the end of the day into rain showers, but hey a couple of hours of sunshine is better than none.

While in Cambridge we just had a chilled out day, took a walk along the river, saw some fluffy baby geese, messed around on a huge log, oh and nearly fell off, wandered around Corpus Christi College, so I could admire the architecture, oh and stopped now and then for a bite to eat and a couple of drinks.

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My Style: Gramercy Red Glasses, Swag & Stare (c/o) // Red printed smock dress, River Island // Skinny black belt, New Look // Biker boots // Black cardigan, AllSaints //

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Oct 23 2012

My Style: Autumnal Layering and Breton Stripes

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I am a fan of parka coats and this one from Dorothy Perkins is one of my favs and has been in my wardrobe for around five years and still looks fresh each season. It isn’t the warmest of coats, so generally autumn is when I wear it, but I love the shape, the drawstrings and the pockets – plus khaki green really does work with most colours.

When I look at this outfit I realise how many capsule wardrobe pieces it contains, that wasn’t intentionally but does show that when you buy classic pieces such as black jeans, a long draping cardigan and a Breton striped top what you can come up with.

This Breton striped top from Crew Clothing is fast becoming one of my favourite pieces in my wardrobe, I love that it is perfect for layering under a cardigan and it is comfortable to wear, which is ideal for a busy day.

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Today, I also went to the OPI Nails spring preview, checked out all the fab colours coming and also got a pretty manicure – I am in love with the new Liquid Sand shades coming – I do love matt textured looks. I also think that my purple splash nails also goes well with my pink arm candy, especially my Chamilia bracelet that was designed in aid of Breast Cancer awareness month.

Finishing off my look are my new biker boots from Tribeca shoes a cool footwear emporium of the latest trends. What makes these boots my new favourites has to be the style – I love the studs, they are seriously comfortable, and every time I wear them I can’t believe they are only £35 – serious bargain!

Do you love autumnal layering? And are you a fan of Breton stripes?

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My Style: Dorothy Perkins green parka (many, many seasons ago); New Look bird scarf; Crew Clothing Ginger Lily Tee(c/o); Warehouse jeans (c/o Westfield London); AllSaints cardigan (c/o); and Tribeca Shoes – Kimmi Black Studded Biker Boots (c/o); New Look bracelets; Chamila breast cancer bracelet and bead (c/o); Ice-Watch (c/o); NW3 plane necklace (c/o); and Karen Millen glasses (c/o Specsavers).

Fancy shopping for some Breton Stripes? Well check out some of my favourite styles below:

**Thanks to Sherin from HiFashion for snapping my piccies in the middle of Soho Square**

Oct 06 2010

PFW Front Row: Rachel Bilson In Chanel and AllSaints

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Who: Actress Rachel Bilson

Where: At the Chanel Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2011 show at Grand Palais in Paris

Wearing: A multicoloured print Chanel shift dress layered with a black AllSaints Manu leather jacket, black strappy platforms finished off with a pop of colour with a small red Chanel bag

Verdict: I love the contrasting rock chic leather jacket with the cute Chanel shift. I don’t know why but it shouldn’t work but it does, I think it has to be the accessory’s – the red quilted bag and those heavy-duty platforms = amazing styling.

Buy Her Style: The Manu Jacket is £325 from AllSaints

Jul 25 2010

Press Days: Selfridges, EMU Australia BBQ and AllSaints AW10

Most press days this week were all about Christmas with Selfridges being the pick of the draw – they even had Play-Doh in the goodie bag.

They had some fun quirky items, from Lego jewellery to a Juicy Couture Crayon Jewel set; but my favourite items had to be these cuties designed especially for its concept store, The Wonder Room by the wonderful Felt Mistress.

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These bespoke one-off characters are amazing, especially loving ‘Lady Gaarrgghhh Garrgghhhh Monster Doll’ who is priced £390, and features as part of a seven-piece collection – there is even a Karl Lagerfeld. These dolls are definitely not toys and have most certainly been added to my Christmas list for Santa.

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EMU Australia BBQ

If like me you have seen people wearing EMU shoes – but just thought that they were copies of UGG then think again. On Thursday I had a great night over at Cube PR and their EMU Australia BBQ – it was a great introduction to the brand, the original sheepskin footwear, of course I had heard of them but didn’t realise what great quality they were or that they did apparel – which I loved.

I own three pairs of UGGs, I love the comfortable nature of them as well as their adaptability they go with jeans, leggings as well as dresses – but seeing the autumn/winter line from EMU has made me re-evaluate. Don’t be put off by the fact that they don’t have their own shops on the high-street as they felt better than UGGs, the soles have more grip and they have a great muted palette of colours and styles.

Check out my favourites biker style EMUs the Naloo in chocolate – gorgeous!!

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What was also nice about the relaxed evening was the BBQ, nice concept and even better butternut squash which was amazing.

AllSaints – A/W

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One of my favourite press days of the summer was the AllSaints autumn/winter 2010 set in the grand location of Somerset House which was perfect for the great clothing and footwear that they had on show. As you would expect all the clothing was gorgeous – lots of draping dresses, chunky knits and sequin embellishments; as well as a colour palette of dove grey, blacks, charcoal, cream, brown and white.

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Looking for investment pieces such a winter wool coat, jersey basics, woollen beauties or a fitted leather jacket – then this is the place to shop. But what I loved was the great footwear collection, definitely the labels best yet – featuring shoes with quirky wedge heels, boots with shearing lining or faux fur and great military and vintage styles.

Most of the items I loved at the press day aren’t available until November – but trust me it is worth the wait.

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Jun 15 2010

Shop Her Style: Kristen Stewart In AllSaints Jacket

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Pic via AllSaints Facebook

Who: Twilight’s leading lady Kristen Stewart

Where: Promoting the latest instalment of Twilight

Wearing: AllSaints Karst leather tailcoat jacket with military button detailing

Verdict: This is an amazing signature leather jacket and completely on trend with the military detailing

Buy: This version is £350 and it is also comes in a cropped variety for £295 – both are available through AllSaints website.

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Pic: AllSaints Karst Military Leather Jacket

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