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Clothes I Love: Carven Resort 2014


I know that I am a little slow to the party but I have fallen head-over-heels for Parisian brand Carven, especially the label’s Resort 2014 collection, filled with monochrome tropical prints, zigzag jacquards, and a summery colour palette of banana yellow, papaya orange and hibiscus pink – seriously dreamy.

I took these pictures of the collection a few weeks back, you may recognise the lovely models from a previous post on Raquel Allegra’s incredible line, and I just love that they are wearing my two favourite items from the Carven Resort 2014 collection.

The inspiration for the Resort 2014 collection is all about what Carven’s designer Guillaume Henry imagined singer Nina Simone wearing in the early seventies and the black and white snaps taken by Malin photographer Malick Sidibé.

The result – gorgeous tailored separates and shifts, vibrant prints, pops of colour, and exquisite accessories – the round orange bag is definitely a favourite.

Are you a fan of Carven?

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Shopping: The Print Overload Edition

One of the biggest trends this summer has to be prints, whether it is the retro car print inspired by Prada, or the scarf trend seen on the catwalks at D&G, or even a splash of florals, zig-zags, animal or tribal prints, there are colourful prints for everyone this season.

How you wear it is totally up to you, be bold and work your print head-to-toe as seen as Proenza Schouler, or just go for a little print magic by working printed trousers with a pastel or white tee, or do it the other way round and wear a bold printed luxe t-shirt with skinny jeans. Or why not go for an extra dose of prints by following Sportsmax’s approach and go for clashing prints – trust me, not for the faint-hearted!!!

Want to try the trend? Well here are a few of my favourite picks:

From left to right:

ASOS – Skinny Trousers in Floral Print, £35

River Island – Purple Leopard Print Trousers, £30

Topshop – Moto Meadow Floral Print ‘Leigh’ Jeans, £40

Nelly – Astrum Pants, £40.95

1. Ted Baker – Kalla Printed Tunic, was £99 now £50

2. Nelly – Astrum Jacket, £50.95

3. New Look – Purple Tribal Stud Stitch Pumps, £17.99

4. Missguided – Kiah Aztec Print Shorts, £14.99

5. Warehouse – Tejal Scarf Print Pencil Skirt, was £45 now £30

6. Carven – Tribal Jacquard Clutch, was £340 now £237 from My-Wardrobe.com

7. ASOS – Umbrella Skirt in Vintage Floral Print, £45

8. Topshop – Water Swan Print Stud Wedges, £78

[Pics: Style.com]

My-Loyalty: Be Rewarded For Shopping At My-Wardrobe

One of my favourite online shops, My-Wardrobe.com just got better, as it has announced the launch of its loyalty scheme, My-Loyalty. What this means is that for every pound you spend at My-Wardrobe you earn a loyalty point, giving you vouchers and rewards such as free shipping and VIP shopping events. Yep this is the luxury Boots cards!!!

Do the fashion maths – spend £500, earn 500 points, and receive a £25 voucher – how cool is that!!!

Oh and the good news keeps on coming as to launch the new loyalty scheme the wonderful peeps over at My-Wardrobe are giving all shoppers triple points until April 21 when you shop the new collections, all you need to do is place the code MYLOYALTY01 into the promotional code box at checkout.

I am lusting after a lot of items on My-Wardrobe at the moment but these four are top of my list:

Carven Double Breasted Tweed Jacket, £399 – this beauty will allow you to channel your inner Parisian chic – I love the colour as well as the contemporary twist on a classic design.

DKNY Lacquer Sleeveless Sequin Block Colour Dress, £296 – who doesn’t need a sequin embellished dress!!!

Michael Michael Kors Dove White Matte Python Medium Bedford Dressy Tote, £295 – I am always on the look out for a new tote and one colour I don’t own is white and this beauty looks like it will most certainly carry all my needs.

D&G Multicoloured Quilted Nylon Clutch, £75 – whether you want something cool and trendy to carry your sleek tablet, or just want an oversized clutch to jazz up any outfit, this multicoloured number is perfection.

[Pics: My-Wardrobe]

No Strings Attached: Demi Moore Goes Black In Carven

Actress Demi Moore poses at the premiere of “No Strings Attached” at the Regency Village theatre in Los Angeles January 11, 2011. The movie opens in the U.S. on January 21. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

Who: Actress Demi Moore supporting her man

Where: At the premiere of No Strings Attached at the Regency Village theatre in Los Angeles

Wearing: A black Carven zipper body-con mini-dress featuring zip detailing and an open back *see images below* from the spring/summer 2011 collection and finished off with a Cartier 18k gold and diamond panther cocktail ring with emerald eyes

Verdict: I love it when Demi goes flirty and young, come on with a fella like Ashton Kutcher and a body like hers why the hell not. This dress is an interesting take on the LBD which I love. I am getting excited to see what Demi will be wearing for the Golden Globes, I love her in black but I am hoping for colour.