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Jewellery Loving: Atelier Swarovski Christopher Kane SS14


If there is one thing I love more than anything else, well except my boyfriend, family, friends and Barbie of course, has to be sparkles. There is something about a gorgeous piece of jewellery, whether it is a stunning pair of earrings, an arm stacked high with bracelets, or a statement necklace, jewellery can totally change-up any look as well as your mood.

I recently checked out the Atelier Swarovski spring/summer 2014 collection, which each season ties up with a number of designers, including Christopher Kane and Maison Martin Margiela **more to come on their amazing designs**, and I just had to share Kane’s updated iconic crystal mesh ‘Bolster’ collection, which has been reworked in new seasonal colour ways.

Not only is the design simple but I love how timeless the pieces are and no matter what colour each sparkles so beautifully. My favourite piece has to be the twist bolster necklace, where hundreds of individually set crystals have been combined and entwined to create a striking necklace, and finished off with a chunky clasp.

Starting at £210 for a Bolster bracelet to £700 for the Twist Bolster necklace, this collection isn’t cheap – but just think how chic the pieces would look on. I have to be honest I hope Santa is reading this as it would be amazing to unwrap a piece on Christmas morning!!!

Are you a fan of Christopher Kane’s jewellery collaboration with Swarovski?

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Cover Loving: Kylie Goes Bleach Blonde For ELLE

I am a huge fan of Kylie Minogue but I nearly didn’t recognise her on the cover of the January 2013 issue of ELLE UK. Sporting bleach blonde hair, which for some reason makes me think of Gwen Stefani, the pint-sized popstar is looking hot in a lilac dress from Christopher Kane’s spring/summer 2013 collection.

Captured by photographer Cuneyt Akeroglu, this is Kylie’s seventh ELLE cover and I really love it, even with the flamingo pose. I am really looking forward to seeing the subscriber cover and the accompanying editorial, especially as it says on the cover that she is wearing British fashion, which is nice as mostly we see Kylie in Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli or Pucci.

The January issue of ELLE hits newsstands on Wednesday – will you be picking it up?

UPDATE: I have just received the subscribers cover and it is a beauty – Kyie looks incredible.

So which is your favourite – the newsstand or subscriber cover?

[Pic: ELLE UK]

Cover Loving: Rose Byrne Looks Gorgeous For Flare

I have said it several times before but Flare is a fab magazine and they really do produce gorgeous covers, and the August issue with the stunning Rose Byrne is another example of a great high-fashion cover.

Shot by Max Abadian, Rose is a picture of elegance wearing a stunning red lace Marchesa dress from the autumn/winter 2012, which if you are thinking it looks familiar it is probably because it is the same one that Jennifer Lawrence wore on her Hunger Games promo tour, and it is quite similar to the one that Blake Lively wore last year at CinemaCon.

The accompanying editorial spread is just as stunning, Rose looks incredible in a variety of autumn looks from labels such as Christopher Kane, Marc Jacobs, and Balenciaga, styled by Elizabeth Cabral. I am also loving her make-up, her Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in shade 01 on the cover is perfection.

In the interview, Rose discusses her off-duty style, red carpet preparation, as well as talking about that gorgeous Elie Saab jumpsuit that she wore to the 2012 SAG Awards, which I think kind of started a red carpet trend on Elie Saab jumpsuits, and her sparkly Vivienne Westwood Oscar dress.

On her Elie Saab jumpsuit at the 2012 SAG Awards: “When I wore that jumpsuit, Penny [her stylist] and I fully discussed that you can’t please everybody, that it will probably be loved by Vogue and hated by People. It’s just clothes, it should be fun. It’s been good, to take risks knowing that’s the reality of it.”

On her Vivienne Westwood dress at the 2012 Academy Awards: 
“[Vivienne Westwood] worked so well with us altering it, it ended up totally different from the original dress.”

On preparing for red carpet: “You’ve got to get your stamina ready. Particularly for an awards ceremony, that’s a different league. But I have my group around me, and it’s fun. I think for the red carpet in general it’s important to keep it youthful. A lot of people can look very dressed up and old and severe. That’s sort of my worst fear, is erring on that side.”

On her pre-red carpet ritual: “Try to get a good night’s sleep, don’t go out at all the night before. In the morning, get some exercise, for mental health. Then it’s just fun.”

On her off-duty style: “I go through phases. But I mostly dress in high street clothing, like Urban Outfitters. Every day, really.” 

[Pics: Flare.com]

Birthday Wishlist: Christopher Kane Neon Lace Clutch

Each day this week I am putting together my ultimate birthday wishlist, full of all those beauties that I am currently lusting over. I am not saying that I will receive any of these goodies, just that they would make for the ultimate birthday gifts, and these Christopher Kane laser-cut leather clutch in highlighter shades are the ultimate in luxe.

My favourite shade has to be the neon pink, not only for its Barbie references but hey the pop of colour will look amazing among my largely black wardrobe!!!

The four fluorescent clutches are exclusive to Net-a-Porter and as well as pink they come in orange, yellow and green, priced at £295.

I just love the cute wristlet zip pull and the floral laser-cut detailing. I am already praying to the shopping gods that one of these beauties makes its way to me by Thursday!!

[Pics: Net-a-Porter.com]