Tag Archive: SS14

Apr 04 2014

Bag Loving: The Elie Saab Satchel

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I have really been embracing smaller handbags lately, from my bright yellow Rebecca Minkoff to my dinky Anya Hindmarch Tiny Tim, and I am always on the look out for another little beauty to add to my collection and I just spotted this gorgeous satchel style from Elie Saab with its chain shoulder strap. Everything about this mini bag screams classic elegance and when looking for a new designer bag I want something that will look modern past the current season, it is an investment after all.

These leather satchels designed with a floral palette tone for spring/summer 2014 are gorgeous, I love that even though there are only six styles each one is in a striking classic colourway from emerald-green to jasmine white. If I had to pick a favourite I think it would have to be deep raspberry, not only is the colour pure Barbie perfection but the piping detailing really adds a modern touch to a classic style.

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Feb 05 2014

Wardrobe Essentials: Iris & Ink SS14 Collection

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I am a lover of high quality basics, they fill in the gaps of any woman’s wardrobe, and The Outnet’s in-house label, Iris & Ink is one of favourites to pick up a great jumper, shirt and leather skirt. It is basically a line filled with wardrobe essentials and for spring/summer 2014 the collection has exploded and is its biggest ever, which is good news for every woman out there.

Everything in the collection is an investment piece from the leather staples such as the pleated skirt to the fashion-forward items like the suede shirt dress that will jazz up anyone’s day, to the essential cashmere jumpers that literally come in every shade of the rainbow to the beautifully tailored trousers and shirts. I am crushing over the whole collection.

The prices are around the high-end high street end, think Whistles, Reiss and Karen Millen, but there are some bargains to be had in the collection as well – I think the straight-leg pants with black piping for £95 is a great addition to any wardrobe, as is the leopard print sweater for £110, and the semi-sheer washed-silk shirt for £98 can be dressed up or down.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a wardrobe filled with gorgeous cashmere sweaters, white shirts, leather skirts and stripy tops.

Are you a fan of The Outnet’s Iris & Ink label?

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Shop my favourite pieces: 

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Jan 28 2014

SS14 Campaign: Kate Moss For Alexander McQueen

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When these pics of Kate Moss starring in the latest Alexander McQueen campaign dropped into my inbox yesterday I may have squealed a little, OK a lot, as not only does Kate look incredible with her cropped bleached yellow hair, but because her co-star is a mini Mossy, a replica doll version of the model.

When it comes to dreaming about designer dolls I would love to add to my Barbie collection, Alexander McQueen is top of that list, the drama and detail in the label’s designs would look amazing on my favourite doll, and now that I have seen this campaign I want to believe it might happen.

If the campaign wasn’t amazing enough, photographer Steven Klein has also directed a haunting short film inspired by the Sixties British cult thriller, Peeping Tom, and you see the film through the eyes of an unknown voyeur who follows Kate through a darkened street in East London.

As well as loving the eerie campaign, lusting over a mini Mossy doll, I can’t believe that this is the first time the British supermodel has fronted a campaign for the brand – that seems crazy considering what a supporter of the label she has been. All I can say is that it was worth the wait – I love this dark campaign.

Anyone else really want an Alexander McQueen mini Mossy doll?

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Jan 09 2014

Beauty Bytes: Chloé’s Fringe Love Affair

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I have a love-hate affair with my fringe, when cut well I adore it, when cut badly or getting too long I despise it – but seeing Chloé’s stunning spring/summer 2014 campaign makes me realise how much I do love fringes.

The care-free seventies feel to this ‘last weekend of summer’ campaign is perfection, not only do I wish I was a Chloé girl like Lou Doillon and Julia Stegner, I also need to know the key to their impeccable bangs.

Each shot is amazing, I love the contrast between the blonde and brunette styles, but my favourite shot has to be how their fringes sit behind those oversized sunglasses – now if only I could look as chic with my out-of-control hair!!!

Do you have a love-hate affair with your fringe?

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Jan 02 2014

SS14 Campaign: Mulberry’s Animal Tea Party

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Once again Mulberry has put together a whimsical English rose setting for its spring/summer 2014 ad campaign starring a very girlie looking Cara Delevingne in an animal tea-party themed shoot.

Not only is the concept cute, the styling of Cara by Edward Enninful is the most demure I have ever seen her look, she looks every inch the archetypal English rose – however I do think the animals are grabbing most of the attention!!!

I do love a charming English tea party, but I think I adore Mulberry’s take even more, with a white pony, a Jack Russell, a Patterdale Terrier, a Great Dane, a pelican and two cockatoos, apparently called Archie and Spud taking centre stage – it just shows that even for a model like Cara it is hard to compete with gorgeous animals – especially the pony, Dusty isn’t she just a darling.

I really do think that Tim Walker and Mulberry is a match made in heaven – I love this cute and quirky ad campaign.

Are you a fan of Cara’s new Mulberry campaign?
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Dec 09 2013

Shoe Lust: Orla Kiely x Clarks For SS14

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There is something about that Orla Kiely that instantly appeals to me, I just love the charming prints and the retro-tastic styles, and I am always a fan of the designers presentations at London Fashion Week. This spring/summer 2014 show was incredible, packed but amazing, and as well as loving all the clothes and accessories the shoes in collaboration with high street footwear retailer Clarks was one of the highlights.

Last month I got to have a closer look at the Orla Kiely x Clarks collection and I was blown away by the pieces that will be on sale from February for as little as £90. There are six styles in the capsule collection from vibrant block platforms to 70s-style wedges, feminine mid-heel shoes, and my favourite the slingback Mary Jane flats. As well as loving the bright yellow, red, blue and green hues, I adore that each pair features the designer’s signature Orla Kiely floral print.

What can be better than stylish, colourful and comfortable shoes – seriously lusting after the whole collection.

Are you excited about the Orla Kiely x Clarks collection?

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Nov 27 2013

Bag Lust: Anya Hindmarch Is Out Of This World

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Regular readers will know that I go weak at the knees for a great handbag, they are my thing to collect, well after Barbie, and I have every single one of Anya Hindmarch’s Out of this World collection for spring/summer 2014 on my wishlist.

Featuring some of the designer’s best-loved styles, the SS14 collection has been given a colourful makeover – with shimmering metallics, vibrant yellows, exotic-coloured skins, and the most fabulous contrasting oversized tassels that kind of looked like they should be holding back curtains.

I am a huge fan of Anya’s tote’s, the yellow beauty with a sky blue tassel was one of my favourites, but I just adored the Area 51 vintage vibe UFO prints on the clutches and the ‘Roslyn’ evening bag. I also had a soft spot for the smiley face logo tote with “Have a nice Day. Thank you!” on it and the matchbox clutches.

I recently added a cute Anya Hindmarch bag to my collection called the Tiny Tim, I promise to show you this little beauty soon, but I am already lusting over my next purchase and I think it might have to be one of the Maxi Zip satchels.

Are you a fan of Anya Hindmarch?

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A few of my favourite Anya Hindmarch bags in store now:

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