My Style: Day Four At London Fashion Week

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As each day I tried to work a trend or a key look that I am loving at the moment, today was all about the pinafore dress as everywhere from River Island, where mine is from, to Topshop and H&M have gorgeous ones at the moment. I have to be honest I was a little worried about the fit as my straps kept falling down and then I realised that you could adjust them, I wasn’t sure how to layer up without losing the cute shape of the dress as it is quite thin.

I decided to just pair it with a slouchy white tee, I tried jumpers and a shirt but it just kept making it look bulky. To nip in my waist I used my cute red bow belt that looked great against the black and white, and unlike other days where I have been wearing silver jewellery I decided to go for gold pieces as I really wanted to wear this adorable stag necklace from Wonsuponatime, a fairly new online jewellery boutique that I’ve fallen in love with.

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My Style: Black pinafore dress, River Island // White tee, New Look // Gold stag necklace, Wonsuponatime (c/o) // Black patent brogues, Russell & Bromley (c/o) // Red bow belt, New Look // Black ‘The Trader’ bag, Osprey London //

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**Thanks to Alex & Paulie for the piccies**

Behind-The-Scenes: Rihanna For River Island

A lot of people are excited to see Rihanna’s debut fashion collection, including me, and a lot of people have questioned her slot at London Fashion Week, but whether you agree with high street names showing at fashion week or not the anticipation for her line is incredible and this video just builds up the tension.

Rihanna sits alongside her costume designer and co-designer on the line Adam Shulman and chats about her excitement about dressing “young, sassy personalities”, to her love for River Island and British street style, as well as what we can expect from the collection, which she describes as “casual, chic, and flirty”.

I have to be honest I was excited before, but hearing her speak about the collection, seeing glimpses of swatches and sketches I really can’t wait for her LFW presentation.

Are you looking forward to shopping the Rihanna for River Island collection?

Shopping: AW12 hits River Island

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For autumn/winter, River Island has really nailed it with its Downtown and Futuristic Goth trends. I love all the oversized swagger coats and the relaxed styling of Downtown, plus anything with red tartans, tweeds, herringbone and dog-tooth always gets my vote. It also looks amazing in contrast to the medieval era of the Futuristic Goth – lots of black, lots of texture clashes working velvet with delicate lace, sheer and chiffon, and then made edgy with leather and studded accessories.

I can’t wait for the weather to get a little cooler!!!

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See the behind-the-scenes video below, and pick out your favourite pieces that will be rolling out across River Island stores in the coming months.

Shopping: The Print Overload Edition

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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!!!

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

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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

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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

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Shopping: All About The Scallop Detailing

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Like with pleating there is something feminine and delicate about scalloped detailing that gives clothing an instant summer boost for me. Everyone from Victoria Beckham to Jill Stuart, Missoni and DvF have used scalloped detailing in recent years, but one collection that always makes me think of scallop hems has to be Chloé’s spring/summer 2009 collection. British designer Hannah MacGibbon created a gorgeous feminine line that even now keeps on influencing the high-streets summer offerings, and even Kate Bosworth as spotted reviving her Chloé SS09 shorts recently.

I don’t know why but scalloped hems are perfect for making a plain tee or shorts look fun and interesting, plus it gives any look a girlie vibe without being too girlie if you know what I mean. Whether it’s on dresses, separates, or accessories the high street is full of great options and I have picked out my favourites.

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1. Warehouse Scalloped Edge Dress, £17 was £25 – I have this beauty and it is super flatter, comfortable and such a great price.

2. Miss Selfridge Scalloped Detail Denim Dress, £18 was £36

3. ASOS Textured Pencil Dress with Scalloped Edge, £27 was £45

4. Three Floor Swoon Scallop Dress, £78

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1. River Island Black Cover Block Vest, £25

2. Topshop Co-ord Scallop Edge Shorts, £36

3. Oasis Scallop Denim Skirt, £25 was £40

4. ASOS Shirt With Scalloped Collar£25

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1. Lulu Guinness Navy Perforated Leather Scalloped Small Wanda, £175

2. See by Chloé Scalloped Flats, £148 at Farfetch

3. Topshop Leather Scallop Cross Body Bag, £32

4. Pieces Ninel Skinny Belt, £7 at ASOS

5. Schuh Cameo Polka Dot Bow Striped Flats, £24

So what do you think – will you be rocking a scallop hemline this summer? If you do, my advice is to only work one piece of scallop per look.

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