Tag Archive: Very

Jun 29 2013

Interiors: Fearne Cotton Home For Very


On Wednesday I popped by Home House to check out Fearne Cotton’s debut interiors collection. I know I don’t feature much on the interior side on this blog but I loved so many pieces from her collection that I just had to share.

The 28-piece collection features cushions, cabinets, rugs and even a four-poster bed, all inspired by Fearne’s eclectic style, think vintage, floral and oriental prints, bright pinks, and her love of cats, as well as her Nan’s house, and like her clothing collection I expect it is going to be a huge success.

The highlight of the collection for me had to be the quirky lamps from the Cat Lamp, modelled on her adopted cat Rudy, to the to the Vintage Floor Lamp, I just love its granny-chic vibe with its floral print and fringing. I also loved the Chinese-inspired bedside cabinets and chests, the decorative Parisian-style Mirror, and the exquisite Melrose Blossom Chair, now if only I had somewhere to put it!!!

If you are after a statement piece to jazz up a tired room this collection really does have some great pieces, prices range from £18 to £899.

So what do you think – any pieces stand-out for you? 

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[Pics: All mine, except the last one of Fearne, taken from her Twitter @FearneCotton]


Jan 20 2013

Snow, Snow, Snow: My Winter Wonderland


I love snow, I love wrapping up warm, and I love a winter wonderland postcard scene, so when the snow finally fell on my village today I couldn’t resist getting my new Superdry bobble hat on and heading out for a very chilly, but fun winter walk.

Is there anything more perfect than walking in the snow??? I love the crunch underfoot, the sliding and hoping I don’t fall over, and call me crazy but I also love the chill against my face. Granted I can see that the snow can be disruptive and makes commuting a pain – but come on it is so pretty!!!

So, what did you do in the snow today?

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Nov 07 2011

Christmas 2011: Festive Shoot With Very.co.uk

It feels like a lifetime ago, but actually it was only a few weeks, I went on  my first photoshoot as Fashionista Barbie to model Very.co.uk’s Christmas collection. It was a fab day where I was treated to picking out an outfit, a mini makeover, and then a fun photoshoot. I love that the Very team put together this cute lookbook of my best snaps.

I decided to go head-to-toe in Fearne Cotton, I have to admit it wasn’t intentionally I just really liked her collection. I completely adore this gorgeous Fearne Cotton maxi dress, I just love the ‘mullet’ gold sequinned hemline and the dramatic silhouette it created. I teamed it with these Fearne Cotton Indiana Lace-up Ankle Boots, mainly because they made my feet look tiny and I felt that this dress needed edgy footwear.

I was one of the first to get snapped, I think it was more nerves I just wanted to go first and then I was able to enjoy seeing everyone else getting ready. I adore what Laura from That’s So Yesterday wore – this dotty number is super cute, and it was so lovely to meet Claire from Rainbows & Fairydust, who after seeing her in those fab jeans has made me want a pair. It was also nice to catch up with Lois, AbiKristabel and Suzi.

The whole day was such a great idea, it was lovely of the Very team to invite me as one of their Christmas bloggers and I love my pictures. I also got to eat the biggest cake from Patisserie Valerie!!!!

For more pictures from my photoshoot head on over and ‘like’ my Facebook page.

[Pics: Very/Fashionista Barbie]


Sep 18 2011

LFW SS12: The Winner Of Fashion Fringe 2011 Is Fyodor Golan!!

Wow, what a night I had last night, I got to see the amazing Fyodor Golan scoop the coveted Fashion Fringe prize, joining the likes of Basso & Brooke, Erdem, Jena.Theo and last year’s winner Corrie Nielsen, and oh did they deserve it. I had the pleasure of meeting all three finalists a couple of weeks ago and I really took a shine to the lovely Golan Frydman and Fyodor Podgorny, and even though on paper I think Nabil Nayal was seen as the favourite, these were the guys I was rooting for.

I had only seen a sneak peek at the collection before the night, but thanks to Fashion Fringe and Very, one of the night’s sponsors, I got to take a backstage tour *more on this in another post – coming soon* before the catwalk show. I was in awe at the detailing of not only of the clothing, which is exquisite but also the thought they had put into their models, running order and the fabulous make-up and styling of the collection.

First down the catwalk and was always the one to beat, everything from the dramatic styling of the hair coming over the models faces into chunky neck braces, to the impressive music, and most of all the show-stopping value of every single piece. The detailing in the texture, silhouette, and the vision; as the show was entitled ‘Flowers of Evil’ and was about the nymph’s painful metamorphosis they even used a more mature model, who strutted her stuff wonderfully.

My favourite dress of the night, which I loved backstage and looked even nicer on the catwalk was this white beauty, with mesh panelling and flower like embellishments, the detailing and the structure of the dress around the hips is just divine and the model looked amazing.

Another strong feature of the collection was the embellished spine detailing down the back of the dresses, I love this floor-skimming gown with its high neck collar and train.

Fyodor Golan with the gorgeous Claudia Schiffer and fellow judge Roland Moret and their Fashion Fringe trophy designed by Jessica McCormack.

It is hard to believe that Fyodor Golan only launched in 2010, they are such a creative design team that I they were such worthy winners, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for them as it can be good!!!

Thanks again to Fashion Fringe and Very.co.uk for being such amazing hosts, I felt a very lucky girl to have front row seats to see such amazing designers showcase their collections.

I will also be posting the pics and reviews of Heidi Leung and Nabil Nayal, as well as the fun I had backstage, so do check back later.

Aug 19 2011

AW11 Press Day: Very.co.uk

A while back I went by Very’s fashion street to check out its autumn/winter 2011 collections and I liked what I saw. First up, I have to give them credit for an amazing set up, I love the Banksy stickers on the walls, the street sign, the lights, park bench and the oversized chess pieces, a lot of thought went into this press day and I loved it.

My partner-in-crime Alex was also with me and I just couldn’t resist this picture, at the heart of Very City!!!

What surprised me most about this collection had to be the shoes, if you haven’t check out Very.co.uk when it comes to footwear then you should as for autumn/winter they have some gorgeous pieces. I love these boots with their chunky laces and shearling detailing, they will certainly keep you warm, also the hiking boot-style doesn’t seem to be going away for winter.

They also have a great selection of killer heels, I adore these raspberry laced peep-toe wedges, oh if only I could walk in them!!

As always the Fearne Cotton collection was impressive and I think her best yet. Of course once again it is based primarily on her wardrobe and what she would wear, but come on with style like hers I don’t blame her. I was particularly drawn to this checked cape, I love the orange as well as the lace collar detailing, and worn over skinny jeans and chunky boots this will look amazing.

My other favourite piece was this shift dress with its buckle detailing to the shoulders and its blue check skirt.

Very’s newest designer collaborator Diana Vickers line was also on display, and I love the Miu Miu-inspired lilac v-neck shift with flower appliques to the pockets.

Dots sticking around for autumn/winter in a big way.

I was quite taken with the blouses and the prints, I love this mustard shirt looks great styled with skinny flares, as well as this bird print teamed with country-chic pieces.

Jun 14 2011

My Style: Birthday Dinner – A Floral Delight

It was my birthday earlier this month, and things have been crazy since then with press days, deadlines and having builders in the house ripping out my bathrooms. I am new to this posting of outfits but I really liked this one, this is probably not going to happen again for a while, but I felt even with the delay that this outfit deserved to be posted.

I don’t know about you but I always treat myself to a new birthday outfit, and as Paulie was taking me to dinner with my mum to a fancy restaurant I thought summery and girlie was the way to go. So I went for this two-piece from New Look and teamed it with my new Love Label mackintosh extreme wedges from Very *which they kindly gifted to me at their press day*.

What I love most is the floral print, I am not sure if they do it in a dress but I thought that the New Look gold button floral vest and the belted flower skirt worked together, and I like how the tan belt nips in my waist. Special attention has to go to those wedges, they are much higher than I would normally go for, but it felt good walking on stilts all night!!!

As well as my outfit I thought I would share my amazing dinner at Browns in Cambridge, the best bit had to be the delicious toffee sticky pudding – so good I nearly forgot to snap it!!!

*As the saying goes ‘behind every style blogger is a hen-pecked boyfriend’, once again my style pics were taken by Paulie*
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