Tag Archive: Topshop

Feb 17 2014

My Style: LFW Day 4 – Matching My Samsung Note 3 To My Bag

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This fashion week I have had a new toy, the Samsung Note 3, a smartphone and a tablet all rolled into one, or as the geeks call it a phablet. On paper you think it is going to be too big, as the screen has a 5.7” display – but it is this screen that really makes it perfect for taking pictures, answering emails, as well as doing a bit of blogging on the go. Plus it did feel good to have all my apps back after using a Windows 8.1 mobile for the past few months.

When Carphone Warehouse gifted me the gorgeous red version I was chuffed, not because I didn’t really like the white and rose gold, black or plain white versions, but because this red beauty really makes a statement, especially with its leather-effect back, which really helps with grip. Plus it really does look perfect alongside the gorgeous Russell & Bromley Gilt Edge handbag that I am finding hard to let go of.

I always love having a bright coloured mobile or case, as well as accessories as my wardrobe is generally black, navy blue or dark denim, and these red accessories really work well against this black leather skirt and silky black and grey top that I wore on day four of London Fashion Week.

Am I the only crazy one that accessories my phone to my outfit and my handbag??? Probably – but this Samsung Note 3 really did look at home with the Russell & Bromley beauty.

Also big shout out to Alex for these snaps in Hyde Park in between shows and chilling out at The Apartment, it was fun being photobombed by pigeons and squirrels!!!

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My Style: Black leather skirt, Next (c/o) // Black and grey top, New Look // Black ankle boots, Topshop // Gilt Edge bag, Russell & Bromley (borrowed from The Apartment) // Glasses,Karen Millen (c/o) // Coat, Dorothy Perkins // Orange bracelets, Fossil (borrowed from The Apartment) // Heart ring, River Island // Necklace, Primark // Samsung Note 3 (c/o Carphone Warehouse) // LFW Day 4 Outfit 10 My Style: LFW Day 4   Matching My Samsung Note 3 To My Bag %tag

**Carphone Warehouse gifted me the Samsung Note 3, but as always my opinion are my own**

Feb 03 2014

My Style: Winter Wedding Florals

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As we were staying at the venue, the stunning Berwick Lodge, I could wear something that didn’t need a coat and that wasn’t too warm as I didn’t need to go far in the awful stormy weather. I always find weddings in general hard to buy for, as you want to be comfortable, smart, but your outfit can’t really be too over powering, which is why this gorgeous floral fit-and-flare dress from Karen Millen is perfect. I love the intricate detail around the neckline, as well as the sheer cap sleeves and the pleated skirt is so flattering.

I was torn between this and another dress, but after seeing Diane Kruger rocking Erdem winter florals I just had to give the look a go, OK granted it isn’t the same print, or even the same colour, but the trend is still the same and I love how the yellows and pinks really stand out on this dress.

With an all-over print I played down my accessories opting for a black clutch and my black Asos shoes, which I call my disco shoes as not only can I dance in them all night long but the heel sparkles like a disco ball. I just added a touch of colour to my bracelets and my nails to complement my dress.

Have you tried the winter floral look? 

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My Style: Dress, Karen Millen // Clutch, Topshop // Shoes, Asos // Jewellery, Monica Vinader, Dower & Hall, & Vintage // Watch, Fossil // Glasses, Karen Millen (c/o) // Nail Varnish, OPI //

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Jan 09 2014

Monochrome Magic: Topshop Unique Resort Collection

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Monochrome is by far one of my favourite trends and I am so pleased that season, after season it comes back in one form or another. For resort 2014, Topshop Unique has given the black and white colour palette a refresh with hints of mint and textured materials such as raffia and bonded satin and I love the modern feel of the clean lines and graphic prints.

The capsule line is only 15-pieces but wow I want them all – especially this graphic checkerboard raffia two piece above – wow, wow, wow – how cool is that, probably a bit too cool for me to pull off but I love it all the same.

The collection also has softer pieces with gorgeous Bamboo printed silk dresses, mint green tees and tapered trousers. Plus each piece has been made in Britain – seriously what’s not to love!!!

Are you a fan of Topshop Unique’s first resort collection?

Shop the collection: 

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[Pics: Topshop]

Dec 12 2013

My Style: Nostalgic Dressing & Winter Knits

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I am loving this time of year, not only has my house been turned into a winter wonderland, but I get to wear chunky jumpers, my trusty duffle coat and generally be toasty warm and super comfortable. It is the kind of weather that most people moan about but I love keeping warm and this NW3 mustard yellow jumper that I picked up in the Hobbs sale is perfect for those frosty mornings.

For most I am sure that summer is the best time of year for dressing, but for me I find it stressful finding the right look for warm weather, I much prefer throwing on a jumper with some jeans, ankle boots and a great coat. This duffel coat isn’t just super warm, but it also reminds me of past winters when I was little, there is a nostalgic vibe to this classic coat that makes me smile and it really works with the vintage stitch of the jumper.

Do you ever get fuzzy nostalgic feelings when you wear certain outfits?

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My Style: Yellow jumper, NW3 at Hobbs // Boyfriend jeans, Hudson Jeans (c/o) // Ankle boots, Topshop // Blue duffel coat, Lands’ End (c/o) // Nokia Lumia 1020 (c/o) // Leopard print bag, Lulu Guinness (c/o) // Glasses, Retro54 //

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Dec 06 2013

Shop Her Style: Beyonce In Topshop

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I have blogged about my love/stalking of Beyonce on her Tumblr and Instagram before, I love her style snaps, the intimate family photos, and her love for travel. So when I saw her latest posts from her holiday I was mesmerised, not only does the paradise island look incredible, but she was showing off her smoking body in a Topshop bikini costing £38 – yep Queen Bey is rocking a look from the high street.

So if you are heading off for some winter sun get in quick and snap up this beauty of a bikini. Not only is it a great style, I do love the 50′s vibe with the high-waisted bikini bottoms, they are the most flattering of two-pieces, but I also adore the Aztec print.

It isn’t every day you can afford something that Beyonce has endorsed – now if only wearing the bikini would give me her amazing abs!!!

Would you rock this bikini?

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[Pics: Beyoncé Tumblr]

Sep 20 2013

LFW SS14: Lucas Nascimento – Undressed

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Inspired by film stills of Brigitte Bardot in Jean Luc Goddard’s ‘Le Mepris’ wearing just a bath towel, his spring/summer 2014 collection took the idea of being caught in a state of undressing as a starting point. This was shown through the styling of the collection, with the straps of the slip dresses falling off the models shoulders, and the use of technical silk jacquard imitating towelling in knitted dresses and skirts.

The concept worked well on the darker pieces, particularly the black knitted wrap dresses, which came in knee and ankle length, and the bright yellow, however when the designs were showcased in a light blue they looked too much like an actual towel.

For me the stand out pieces had to be the cocoon jackets, especially the orange one, the sexy white dresses in superfine Japanese plongé leather, the tiered dresses and the paired back tailoring.

I can’t wait to see how this young designer’s career evolves.

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Sep 17 2013

LFW SS14: Day 4 & 5 – Nicholas Kirkwood, Samsung & Channelling Geek Chic

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Not to worry though as I joined the masses and followed the amazing coverage via my Twitter feed and in Burberry’s case watching the live-stream, which I still can’t believe was filmed using the new iPhone. But I did fall in love with Burberry’s gorgeous coral pink shade, the petal confetti ending and seeing Sienna Miller squished next to Harry Styles from One Direction on the front row.

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Tuesday, the final day of LFW, was a little busier with a couple of shows at the Somerset House and a trip over to the new Topshop venue in Regents Park. In the downtown I soaked in the brilliance of this season’s The Apartment, which is bigger and better than ever and has been a brilliant place to hang out between shows, catch up with friends, discover new brands to adore – from Dower & Hall and Birchbox, and generally be pampered by the professionals, and fed by the likes of Pizza Express and Green & Black’s.

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Starting off Day 5 was a presentation by Nicholas Kirkwood and Samsung, the footwear designer has created some cool accessories for the new Samsung Note using his signature black and white chevron. More than a presentation, this was more like a conversation with the footwear designer, and we got to hear about his inspirations, why shoes, and also plans for the future – he would love to design his own Samsung mobile in the future.

I also got to try out the new Samsung Gear – a watch that can show you your emails, text messages, call someone, and can also take sneaky pictures.

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I then hot-footed it over to Topshop’s new venue, thank you press bus for being such a life-saver this season, to see Brazilian designer Lucas Nascimento’s spring/summer 2014 collection inspired by Brigitte Bardot in Jean Luc Goddard’s ‘Le Mepris’ wearing just a bath towel.

Styled purposefully as being caught in a state of undressing the models wore their slip dresses with the straps falling of their shoulders, and there was a dress that looked like a bath towel wrapped around the body. For me the stand out pieces had to be the structural jackets, the yellow and orange colour palette as well as the tiered dresses.

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Rounding off a fabulous London Fashion Week, probably my favourite fashion week in a number of years, I went for a dress-down look – inspired by a last day of school wearing my Donna Ida jeans and a comfortable ASOS jumper with stars on the elbows. Finishing off my look my fav Dorothy red Topshop shoes and tie-dye socks – all about embracing the geeky girl that I am!!!

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My Style: Mabel, Ida Donna Ida (c/o) // Red shoes, Topshop // Grey jumper with star patches, ASOS // Glasses, Swag & Stare (c/o) // Coat, Dorothy Perkins // Grey socks, Topshop // Bracelets – Claire’s, Dower & Hall, Kate Spade (c/o) // Smartphone, HTC One Red (c/o) //

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To round-up my spring/summer 2014 diary I have put together my last highlight reel using HTC Zoe on my HTC One – with all my best bits from Day 4 and 5 at LFW:

Stay tuned for more LFW coverage – I have reviews from all the shows I attended as well as a spotlight on the trends heading our way for spring/summer.

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[Pics: courtesy of Burberry/my own]
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