Friday, 29 January 2010

Ebay Topshop Gem

I had a peek on ebay today and I found the striped flower Topshop dress.I adore the Topshop SS2009 Collection..I was aware of the collection at the time but I hadnt really looked at any peices in depth. I tried on the Art noveaou sun dress which I liked but thought was too expenisve around £60ish pounds. All of the best designs had predicatbly sold out.
So fastforward a year later and Im picking up bargains on ebay. Heres pics of the dress I cant wait to get my hands on this.
Credit: Daily Mail


The dress wasnt exactly a bargian but its versatile and can be dressed up smartly or worn with flats for a relaxed look.

I love love love these prints. Im a big print person and they are on trend for SS2010 particularly florals and delicate ditzy prints. I think there a good buy becaues I will be holding on to them long term and Kate Moss Topshop clothing seems to do very well on ebay even when its worn.

Friday, 22 January 2010

Liperty Print Dress

Credit:Liberty Blog Online
 Ive been umming and ahhing over this dress. There were quite a few left on ebay on BIN and auction I bided my time waiting to get a bargain  The auctions often sold for about £1 less then what I paid so I cant complain.I pressed the BIN for £25.00. It tooks its time to arrive  and I can confirm is stunning. Its fully lined and boned. Its a dress that has to be worn on a good day because any bulge or imperfection will definitly show through as well as the dress being very fitted.I would say its NOT worth the original £65.00 asking Price.If you dont believe the hype with any designer high street collection, You can almost certainly get things on the cheap on ebay unless its a must have.

The blue and red combo is so fresh and screams Spring to me. This dress will be worn with red nails and lips. Softly waved hair and a blue fasinator for a Summer Wedding Im invited too.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Pictures of Recent Purchases

All Saints Box was really cool although it took ages to open it!

Picture of the paper.It has written quotes on it and inside the box.

Pirate Cardigan in Linen £45.50 I love the colour of this its a neutral colour but close up has blue and orange so its really wearable. I really love his cardigan all ready and will be buying it in grey and black.

All Saints Sheena Skirt.I really love the detailing and pleating in the skirt. I paid £37.50 which was half price. Its a really romantic skirt and I love the style.

All Saints Ditzy Skirt £37.50.I love this skirt too, the print on it is so delicate. All saints have updated this print for next season but I prefer this version.

Topshop Liberty Vest I paid £15.00 for this RRP was £35.00 I know it went down to £10.00 in TopShop Sale I never manage to get anything online buy the time i find out its all sold out!

Close up of the print, My nails inc Varnish goes great with this.So I will be wearing this on the toes and nails come summer.

Heres my Topshop Liberty Print Cami I discussed before. Its actually part of an underwear set. I love how delicate the prints are. Its a lil bit see through but not to bad to wear out and about

Friday, 15 January 2010

As a girl who has spent way too much money on MAC in the last decade

They Say things come in threes ....As a girl who has spent way too much money on MAC in the last decade. I had to sit down and breathe after finding out that two of my favourite things are collaborating.... MAC is doing a Liberty Collection.

M.A.C Give me Liberty of London collection

The full make up list is as follows

Beauty Powder £15.00
The luxurious, soft pearl finish of M·A·C Beauty Powder packaged in a glossssy white compact. Lid is decorated with an exclusively created flower and bird pattern for the Give Me Liberty of London collection. Limited edition.
  • Shell Pearl Pale peach with gold pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Summer Rose Soft violet pink with pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote?)

Eyeshadow £11.50

  • Give Me Liberty of London Flat creamy pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Free to Be Creamy true coral (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Dame’s Desire Frosty mid-tone reddish purple (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Birds & Berries Frosted dark green blue (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
  • Bough Grey Mid-tone bluish grey (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Lipstick £12.50

  • Ever Hip Creamy light coral (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
  • Peachstock Neutral peach (Satin) (PRO)
  • Petals & Peacocks Creamy bright magenta pink (Amplified) (Limited Edition)
  • Blooming Lovely Creamy greyed lilac mauve (Amplified) (Limited Edition)

Lipglass £12.00

Frankly Fresh Neutral pink beige with soft pearl (Limited Edition)

  • Perennial High Style Creamy bright pink coral (Limited Edition)
  • English Accents Creamy mid-tone blue pink (Limited Edition)
  • A Different Groove Deep purple brown with pearl (Limited Edition)

Blush £16.50

Dirty Plum Sheer dark plum (Limited Edition)

  • Prim & Proper Neutral nude (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer £8.00

  • Vestral White Creamy white (Cream) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Blue India Dark green blue with pearl (Cream) (Limited Edition)

Liberty of London Makeup Bags

  • Small A limited-edition laminated makeup bag decorated with an exclusively created flower and bird pattern for the Give Me Liberty of London collection. Zip closure boasts a fabulously outsize floral pull. Measures 8″ x 2.75″ x 3.5″. £14.00
  • Medium A limited-edition laminated makeup bag decorated with an exclusively created flower and bird pattern for the Give Me Liberty of London collection. Zip closure boasts a fabulously outsize floral pull. Measures 8″ x 2.75″ x 5″. £17.00

Liberty of London Scarf £60.00

Credit:Spektra Net

A limited-edition scarf designed with an exclusively created floral pattern for the Give Me Liberty of London collection. Rows of coral, orange, yellow and blue flowers form a repeating pattern on a white background. The fabric is a soft wool/viscose blend. Made in Italy. Measures 27″ x 82″.
I vowed I wouldn't be buying any more Mac! I do have lots of empty containers waiting to be traded for back to Mac So whatever I get will be a freebie!

I love everything about the the Limited Edition Liberty Scarf except the price £60.00  for a wool/viscose mix is way over priced. If it was 100% wool or silk I think the price would be ok. As a knitter I love using natural fibres such as mohair/ lambs wool/merino wool. A small addition of viscose is necessary to give the fibre strength. Im keen to find out what the percentage of wool/viscose is. If the viscose is anymore then 10% its a no no!

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Liberty Love Part 2

My top arrived and its gorgeous I totally love it! Ive done some more digging on the internet and came across this image which showcased the Topshop Liberty Collection. 

I managed to get my mitts on this dressing gown for £15.00 in a sale. I love it so much. I found out the pattern in question is called Carline and is a signature pattern for liberty
Carline Blue
Carline Pink
The pattern was also featured in some gorgeous shorts for Topshop.I will definetly have to get some of this fabric to make a matching nightdress and a cami for summer.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Sonia Rykiel H&M Wish List

After Spending So much money on H&M Collaborations last year I have decided to complete a wish list and raise the funds to buy the items via some flogging of items on Ebay. I think the lookbook had some great looks, but are most things really wearable?. If I was to wear any of those looks  from head to toe it would be way too much and I would look like a fashion victim-Its essential to wear clothing and not let the clothes wear you.

So far my list in just two things. First up is this Jumper. The one on the left is currently on Net a Porter and is reduced from £465 to £232.50 on the right is the H&M Sonia Rykiel Jumper which also comes in pink. I think its a great copy of the real thing.

Below are two ways to wear the jumper.

Kate Moss’s Teatime Outfit, 2003
1) A la Kate Moss- Worn with a black skirt and simple Monochrome shoes

2) A la Sonia Rykiel on the runway. Worn with loose black trousers and a bowler hat. This looks definitely more unique and wearable then teaming it with a cliched beret.

Also on my list is the Striped scarf (featured in one of  the look book outfits). Its is Signature Rykiel and so classic. It will add instant brightness to any outfit and is something thats quite playful and fun. The scarf on the left is Sonia Rykiel and retails for £90.00. So the H&M will be a bargain too

Heres a Full length picture of the outfit which is really cute and totally me. The great thing with bright stripes is that it looks vibrant and great against black and even better when you pickup on a colour within the scarf in this case purple.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Liberty Love

My new style crush is Liberty Prints I think there so beautiful and feminine.Above are he prints featured from Topshop Kate Moss Liberty Collaboration earlier this year. I got my hands on a Cami top which was actually part of the underwear set and a rose robe which I adore. I have found a few pieces on Ebay  of the collection including this  Cami which I'm very tempted to buy.I did a bit of googling on liberty and I found out that Liberty are collaborating with Target from March 2010 through to December on a range of clothing and home wear. 

I can't wait there is a huge selection of  liberty prints fabrics  to buy from their website but at £20.00 per m it will be an expensive short/skirt/dress etc. So buying something ready made from their exquisite prints is the way to go. Im super excited the range is available online and I cant wait for the previews to start coming my way.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Something for the boys.....

Credit:Drapers Online

So One of My favourite designers Matthew Williamson is bringing out a capsule range of menswear and I LOVE It.No one else uses colour like Matthew Williamson and I love the way the same patterns can look totally different when a different colour is used. The pieces will be available from Harrods next month.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Sonia Rykiel H&M Inspiration

Sonia Rykiel's Part 2 Collection For H&M will be out on Saturday February 20th. The fashion show looked amazing in a winter wonderland of crazy colours and shapes and the models were oh so cute.

 Block Colour
Left is on of the looks from the H&M look book of an all yellow number.It is avery head turning look and I love it bold and beautiful. The Jumper can be worn separately with a black pencil skirt and black beret for a Parisian Inspired look as on the picture on the right
The head to toe bold look of yellow works so beautifully on the catwalk,Worn with yellow and gold shoes. If you want to achieve the look you have to ensure that make up and hair is simple and no accessories just let the colour do all the talking.

Two pink outfits from the look book.

Logo love The collection features Sonia Rykiel logos as pictured above. I love the one on the right and I think its really cute. Once again team it with a beret for that Signature look.

Credit H&M
More logo inspired oufits

Creidt:Net a Porter
Stripes The pink and blue tops are from her Sonia by Sonia Rykiel collection and in the centre is the one from H&M
Credit:H&M/Coca cola
Last but not least my favourite part of the collection. Sonia Rykiel Signature stripe pattens.If you are going to buy anything from the collection it has to be these pieces. There is a crew neck jumper, a larger jumper dress (not pictured) the stripe dress, the scarf (pictured on the left) and some leggings with the stripes/. 

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Spring Summer Style Parisian Chic

Its time for some oh la la..........

Credit: Miss Selfridges Look book
Credit: Topshop Lookbook

Credit: Sonia Rykiel H&M Look book
Who else does French Chic better then French designer Sonia Rykiel heres a peek from her lookbook for the collection to be released later on this year. Her signature colour stripes feature heavily