Thursday, December 2, 2010

Objects of Desire : Tom Ford's Debut Women's Wear Collection

Highly anticipated and finally shown this week in the media. Show stopping, stunning, wearable and strong design : investment pieces or pieces of art? I can't decide! It was worth the wait anyway. The white luxe trench coat is my object of desire!

Great photographs in the Daily Mail Online.
Also good writing in the Telegraph Fashion Online.
The original reveal in Harper's Bazzar Online. And in the January Edition.
Lara Stone in Tom Ford, five stunning pictures at the Huffington Post Blog.
Ton Ford takes over at French Vogue for the December/January Issue. Images at the Huffington Post Blog. One particularly gorgeous image is of covergirl Daphne Groeneveld.

The image is shown via a web link to The Daily Mail Online.
Copyright Steven Meisel / Daily Mail.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Super Offer: Banana Republic & GAP. Plus GAP Jean Leggings.

I get so many offers and invitations to sale events, it takes a really worthwhile one to catch my attention.

I really like the offers that come from GAP. I signed up on the launch of the online store earlier this year, since then every special offer event, online discount code or instore voucher that has landed in my inbox has been worthwhile and good value. And they are regular too.

The thing that makes the GAP offers really good is... since the launch of their premium denim and other premium pieces, you can get a great fitting everyday jean that was originally an attractive price, but with an event code/voucher become irresistibly priced with hefty discount, usually 30%.

The Gap recently launched Premium Denim Jean Leggings, with stirrups £39.99. Offering the structure and smart feel of a jean, without the bottom cuff bulk. An every day essential with knee length or thigh length boots, no more tucking in, simply slip your boots on, the jeans stay put and fit smoothly. I have just snapped up a black pair, they really are super. I have teamed mine with Burberry London black flat riding boots, purchased last winter as an investment and a New York Industrie camel cashmere coat circa 2005 revived from my wardrobe archive for this season.

GAP : 30% off winter sweaters for a limited time. Plus free shipping on orders over £50 (code UKFREE50). UK.

Banana Republic : 25% off your entire online purchase (code UKGIFT), ends 11.59pm 3rd December. Plus free shipping on orders over £50 (code UKFREE50). UK.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Super Offers: Banana Republic, Flannels, Feel Unique and Fortnum & Mason

My inbox is awash with sale alerts, offers and shopping events' dates and details. Even my doormat has been graced with some beautifully designed invitations and Christmas brochures. I particularly like these four events.

Banana Republic's 4 day 30% off all sweaters event. Online and in store UK. Ends 11.59pm Sunday 28th November. Plus free delivery if you spend £50 or more. Enter UKFREE50 at the checkout.

Fortnum's 9 Day Celebration.
Free delivery on orders of £25 or more until midnight Friday 3rd December. UK only.'s Big Weekender Christmas Shopping Event.
£5 off if you spend £50 or more (code BIG5) and £10 off if you spend £100 or more (code BIG10). They offer free UK delivery as standard and all the prices are much cheaper than mainland UK. Ends midnight Monday 29th November.

Flannels 20% off new season stock, plus free standard UK shipping. Online and in store. Ends midnight Monday 29th November. Enter XMAS20 at the checkout.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Lanvin For H&M Haute Couture Auction

I really enjoy reading other blogs, but I am choosy as to which I read regularly. I like the Sea of Shoes Blog, it's refreshing, it's colourful and it's full of interesting imagery.

Sea Of Shoes Blog is sponsoring Look No. 5 from the Lanvin For H&M Haute Couture Auction Collection.

I particularly love this look, not just because it's couturesque and radiates quality, but also because it ticks all the boxes for chic investment dressing. And of course it's Lanvin!

Click here to view the auction, 5 days to go!
See all the looks here.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Auction Lot Notice: YSL Two Tone Cross Body Satchel.

Vintage YSL equals quality and luxury. Practical, gorgeous and perfect for Autumn through to Spring.

YSL Dark & Camel Satchel Bag. Starts at £7.00. 3 days to go.

Jak & Jil Blog

Beautiful picture capturing ageless, timeless, demure yet edgy dressing. Image linked by URL from Jak & Jil Blog. © Jak & Jil Blog.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Auction Lot Notice: Camel Prada Dress £30.

I spotted this perfect Prada Dress on

Not only is this a good investment piece as the quality will be outstanding and the classic style is timeless. For AW 2010 indulge the camel colour, luxe fabric, purist design and the skinny leather belt.

£30 with nine days to go.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fashion Blog: Investment Piece Bargain : Alexander McQueen Black Wool Blend Pants Now £147. Was £420.

Just in at the! Alexander McQueen Wool-blend Tuxedo Pants. Reduced from £420 to £147.

An excellent investment piece, the Alexander McQueen fit and tailoring is outstanding. No visible seams! I have a pair of these trousers, they really wear well and the lustre lasts after dry cleaning. has full product measurements too to ensure you get the right size. Sizes IT38, IT40 and IT42 available at the time of jotting down this note.

View them here

Monday, September 6, 2010

Favourite Fashion iPhone Apps

These are the iPhone Apps that I keep reaching for, they're addictive! To get these go to the Apps store on your iPhone and search using the names of the apps listed below.

Net A Porter FREE
Magazine, what's new, editor's picks, items to buy now, access your wish list and Buy-OnPhone, the product photographs are high quality and there are multiple views and a good full description as you would find the full size website.

DVF Diane Von Furstenburg FREE
News, special purchase Buy-OnPhone wrap dresses and the latest collections.

Buy-OnPhone, entire collection available, lookbook & catalogue (nice fashion photos in here).

News, Whats new in store, and much more. Product images are good, but the descriptions are poor (fabric composition etc.). Shake for 20% off. FREE
Exactly the same as the full website, search for designer collections, individual items and clothing genres, the results offered are a collection from many stores including Net A Porter, Matches, Shop Bop, Nordstrom, My Wardrobe & More. FREE
All the designer collections present and past, the runway photos and detail pictures to view, this app is endless!

The Lady Dior Bag Films x3, The Couture Collection and News. Very chic, beautiful styling, timeless fashion and captivating films.

I also like the Gucci, Donna Karan, DKNY Cozy and Victoria's Secret Apps too.
I am just waiting for a DKNY, Prada App and Burberry App now!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Fashion Blog: Luxe High Street Find : H&M Shirt Dress for £24.99

High Street Find. A surprisingly well constructed Shirt Dress from H&M £24.99, in stores now to buy.

Whilst I am not expecting it to be a durable classic, the qualities I noted that made me buy this dress are: 1. Looks like matt silk. 2. Good fit across shoulders, underarms and sleeves (the sleeves are roomy). 3. Nice seams, quality metal buttons and a good length. The whole dress hangs nicely. Side seams are fluid and sit flush to your figure. If the quality lasts until spring 2011, it is on trend with the DKNY SS2011 Collection when I will add one of the gorgeous DKNY big scarves.

I have worn this all day to run errands, it has stood the test of a day, styled with quality accessories to bring this dress up to the mark. I have kept the original tie belt that came with the dress, but I will be substituting this for a dark brown leather belt, the Alexander McQueen Wide Classic Belt, a perfect investment belt that will go with everything and revive many archived classics.

Download the iPhone App, if you shake your iPhone you will recieve 20% off a purchase.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Fashion Blog: Three Big Fashion Discounts for the British August 2010 Bank Holiday Weekend.

All offers end on Monday 30th August 2010.

1. Flannels
Free delivery on all orders placed on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. There are still some irresistible high end bargains on the clearance section (lots of Prada, Gucci and Dior to name a few), as well as all the regular priced new season pieces too.

2. Matches
Take advantage of an extra 25% off all items in the sale, enter the code LASTCHANCE at the checkout to see the discount. I love the elegance and versatility of the DVF Milton Dress in nude, pictured. Originally £415, then reduced by 51% to £205 in the sale. With the LASTCHANCE extra 25% off the price is £153.75 (less than half the original price).

3. The Outnet (sister site to
The 7 Day 80 - 85% off Pop Up sale ends on Monday. I approached this emailed link sceptically thinking it would be lots of difficult to wear, obscure items from the back of the warehouse, but upon clicking I was pleasantly surprised... Lots of high end designers' expensive lux items for a fraction of the cost! Most items originally over £1000. This really is an opportunity to grab something special.
the link to the 80 - 85% off sale. If you haven't visited this site before the link will ask you to register as you must sign in to see this exclusive sale.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Health Blog: Island Living. The India Hicks Range for Crabtree & Evelyn.

Monochrome in your home at it's chic-est! The design has a beautiful spa quality.

India Hicks Island Living is a refreshingly modern fragrance blending the delicate perfume of the spider lily with tropical citruses, orange blossom, night-blooming jasmine, palm leaves and a waft of sea air. Island Living bath and body care formulas feature hibiscus, honey, and conditioning oils of mango, avocado and coconut to nourish and soften the skin.

Buy online at - The Body Cream is £20 + delivery.
Or at - The Body Cream is £20 including delivery.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fashion Blog: Prada Sable Dress Huge Reduction at Flannels.

Prada's sable dress in black has been reduced on the Flannels website. Was £625. Now £120.

A bargain, perfect for most 0ccasions. Prada cuts are very beautiful and very flattering. The shoulder twist, knot design is an on trend detail for 2010. Whilst the dress is still a classic staple.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Fashion Blog: Auction Item Bargain : New Alexander McQueen MCQ Silk LBD. £39.

A lovely piece listed on the online auctions. Once hanging in your closet you will reach for it time and time again. The strapless style ensures a casual evening look with a cashmere cardigan and flats, whilst the great McQueen tailoring and styling also lends this dress to more formal events with heels and a cropped jacket. If you are petite, sew up the side pockets so they are flat. Size 40 (8 -10 UK), silk with boned corset area. Brand New with the tags attached. Starting bid £39. Not to be missed.

Fashion Blog: Future Classics on

Chic trend collection on net-a-porter, future classics. Buy now keep for years, goes with everything.

My favourite, very versatile, piece is the Miu Miu Pleated Wool A-line Skirt £390.

A cheaper alternative of similar quality is the Prada Sable skirt reduced in the Flannels Sale. Was £225. Now £65.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Fashion Blog: Salvatore Ferragamo Flats. Style, Quality & Value.

Classic, Timeless & Elegant. Salvatore Ferragamo Flats. Amazing quality and fit for the price. Patent leather, rubber sole & 1cm heel. Available in two widths and half sizes. Buy online, love them now and wear forever. £249.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Fashion Blog: Modern Monochrome at the

Shopping for black and white made easy... Collection : Modern Monochromes at the

I have fallen in love with the
INVESTMENT PIECE Isaac Mizrahi Ascot Dress.
Was £1,555. Now £933. 40% off.
August 27th Update! This dress has now gone into the seven day pop up sale until 3oth August. Now £311. 80% off, but only until Monday.

I also like the
SUMMER FUN Eugina Kim Wide Brimmed Straw Fedora Hat.
Was £260. Now £91. 65% off.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fashion Blog: Stunning Azzedine Alaia In The Sale at Matches

Whilst blissfully browsing Matches' Sale, I spotted the "couturesque" Alaia cut out shoe boots, now reduced. Was £898.00. Now £628.00.

Not an investment piece but more like a piece of art!


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