Tag Archive: River Island

Sep 03 2012

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.

Jun 25 2012

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

[Pics: Style.com]

Jun 19 2012

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.

[Top pics: Style.com]

Jun 01 2012

Jubilee Fun: How About Doing The River Island Style Games?

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If like me you are planning on going to a Jubilee bash over the long weekend, why not add a little fun into the festivities with the ‘Ice cream chow down’, ‘the coconut smoochie’ or how about the ‘hat throw’?

River Island have put together this very fun and very stylish video showing off their Summer collection, which if you haven’t been into store lately is full of very bright colours and lots of prints, and the coolest Jubilee collection around.

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1. Blue Print Jubilee Blazer, £40

2. Blue Print High Waisted Jubilee Shorts, £20

3. Cream Print Jubilee T-shirt, £12

4. Blue Print Jubilee Prom Dress, £45

I think these tongue-in-cheek games could really catch on as the alternative Olympics – what do you think?

May 22 2012

My Style: My Green Chinos Took A Trip To The Beach

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At the weekend I went on a 24-hour whirl wind trip to Bournemouth and thankfully the sun came out so I spent most of the time outside. On Sunday it felt only right before driving home that we went for breakfast on the beach and a walk down the seafront and it was glorious, so finding an outfit in my overnight back to do this justice was hard but then I remembered that I packed my new teal green chinos from River Island.

I know everyone is going crazy for coloured jeans but if you are after something a little more comfortable and flattering I would totally recommend going for a darker shade of chinos, the ones from River Island are perfect I love the colour but also the cute turn-ups, and best of all they were only £30. This style also comes in a bright blue and red, which I just noticed was in the sale so I might have to pick those bad boys up when I go shopping later!!!

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I decided to keep the summery theme going with my green and blue Rut m.fl. jumper that I picked up from Nelly.com, what I love about this sweater other than the fab colours and the oversized shaped is that it is from a brand I had never heard off, one of the many selling points of Nelly.com. Rut m.fl. is a Swedish brand that is just so on trend and such great value for money, sadly this beauty isn’t online any more at Nelly but trust me check out this brand.

The perfect shoe to go with this look had to be my floral pumps that I also got from Nelly.com these were bargains as they were less than a tenner, which is probably why they are sold out, I love the floral pattern but more than that they are so comfortable. What made them even better is my boyfriend said they were interesting, code for he hated them, but I thought they were cute!!!

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Finishing off my look is this gorgeous brown leather weave cross body bag from River Island, as soon as I saw it in the store I loved all the studs, add in the real leather and the ample size inside and it makes the perfect weekend bag.

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My Style: Green teal chinos, River Island (c/o); Rut m.fl. jumper, via Nelly.com (c/o); floral pumps, Nelly.com (c/o); Leather bag, River Island (c/o); Calvin Klein sunglasses; Barbie necklace; and pink Casio watch.

Apr 02 2012

Shop Her Style: Rihanna Wears River Island

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Wow, Rihanna really is becoming a Twitter monster, and I am loving it – especially when she tweets her fab piccies of herself and I just had to share this one from yesterday as she is sporting a £20 tee from River Island. Yep, you read that right, Rihanna is wearing high street!!!

The lovely RiRi is beginning to become River Island’s super fan, Topshop may have Beyonce who spent a fortune when she visited last year, but I think Rihanna and River Island is a great mix, and maybe it is because the retailer has a collection of tees with her face on them??? But word of warning I am sure that this grey Rolling Stones print tank top is going to sell out, so if you like snap up quickly!!!

I have to be honest I have no clue what the poses are all about, but other than the tee I am loving her red animal print jeans, as well as her return to her dark brown locks, which looks so much better than her blonde hair with dark roots.

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Buy Her Style: Pick up Rihanna’s t-shirt online at River Island for £20.

Will you be buying?

[Pic: Rihanna Instagram]

Feb 17 2012

LFW Day 1: My Style – An Oversized Bow and Bag

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Today has been a hectic day at London Fashion Week, started with my first show at 9am at Somerset House for Antoni & Alison’s return to the catwalk – followed by some gorgeous displays from past, former and current Fashion Fringe winner’s Jena.Theo, Fyodor Golan, and a great front row spot at Corrie Nielsen; as well as a magnificent display from the Bora Aksu army of models; beautiful tailored draping from Maria Grachvogel; a gorgeous collection from Jean-Pierre Braganza; and prints galore from Basso & Brooke. I promise more detailed show reports with pictures, I did however take more than 500 shots yesterday so please bare with me, but there were some amazing sights.

This fashion week I am also making a conscious effort to do style posts everyday and I am starting with a look that I thought was cute and centred around an oversized bow and bag. The bow formed part of my new River Island light pink tee, I just adore this chiffon bow, super cute and got lots of great comments. I paired my tee with a flirty skater skirt from New Look, a light pink belt from Forever 21 with laser-cut star detailing, and my trust Russell & Bromley patent brogues – I know flats on the first day, but they looked so cute with this outfit.

To finish off my look I carried my new vibrant red leather Osprey London bug bag that the brand sent me for Christmas, love the colour, love the size, I just love it!!!!

My Style Details:

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I love this bow.

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Stars do belong at LFW!!!

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This bag is the perfect LFW bag – fits my camera, make-up, purse, spare camera, phone, sweeties, schedule, tickets, you name it there is room in this bag for it. I can also fit my laptop in it as well but I left it home today.

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Well every outfit needs a little shine now doesn’t it!!!

**Thanks to Abi and Ella for talking my picture, now if only I could utilise all those hours of watching America’s Next Top Model to my advantage**
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