Stella Purchase

New Stella McCartney sunnies!!! Now all I need is the sun to come back……

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My new Stella McCartney Sunnies!!!

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Luella for Marc by Marc Jacobs

Luella Bartley is back on the scene….for none other than Marc Jacobs himself!  Luella will be taking on Marc Jacobs’s sister line Marc by Marc Jacobs!!! Along with her Friend Katie Hillier who is now the Creative Director, Luella will be heading up the brand as Design Director with Marc Jacobs taking a step back – but still overseeing all ideas.  Hopefully Luella will bring her experience  plus her kitsch attitude to put Marc by Marc Jacobs back in the spotlight!  Watch this space….

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Marc by Marc Jacobs SS13 Campaign shot By Juergen Teller

Basso&Brooke Love

Summer is finally here and what better way to celebrate than reaching for your SS13 prints!!  Basso&Brooke are leaders in this field and this season their genius is expressed in the form of the baseball cap!  From colourful florals to hand drawn sketching, these prints are on another level; never have I lusted after a cap….until now!!

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(LtoR): ‘New Floral’; ‘Ghost Garden’; ‘The Joy of The Rabbit’; ‘War and Peace’; ‘Kitsune’ and ‘Not Wool’ All By Basso&Brooke, available to buy here NOW!!

ACNE

I can’t get enough of the Acne collaboration with William Wegman for their SS13 campaign, as if the dogs weren’t cute enough?! My personal fave is the Borsalino Hats number….>>>    

Find the SS13 collection including these pieces online at –  shop.acnestudios.com

Acne Borsalino Hat Dogs – William Wegman and Acne Studios Collaboration SS13

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Acne Dogs – William Wegman and Acne Studios Collaboration SS13

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Onyx White Laptop Case Dog – William Wegman and Acne Studios Collaboration SS13

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Black Taurus Shoe Dog – William Wegman and Acne Studios Collaboration SS13

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Rumor Pink Tote Bag Dog – William Wegman and Acne Studios Collaboration SS13

Milan RTW AW13

Recession?  When it comes to Milan Fashion Week, there’s no such thing; no one does rich like the Italian fashion crowd and even the snow didn’t seem to stop them.  From the word go Milan took us to the dark side; Gucci’s rainbow collection of SS13 was out and black, dark jewel colours and fierce slicked back hair was in; the AW13 Gucci girl meant business.  Highlights included python skin skirt suits, embroidery, feathers and the gorgeously feminine (but tough) silk skirted evening gowns.  Versace came out strong, exploring the punk revolution with tartan/pvc clad models storming the catwalk; even Prada kept the tone dark, using grungy browns and flashes of mustard.  Moving away from the strong silhouettes, Prada concentrated on softer drapes in tweeds, un-fitted leathers and fur with some Prada magic coming from the occasional flash of contrasting colour (I need the aqua green tweed two piece!!!).  So where was the fun? The kitsch glamour? The colour of the Italian fashion capital?  That job was for one man, Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi with his ‘FF’ Fun Fur archive collection.  Fendi AW13 showed off a collection of fur like you’ve never seen it, accompanied by mohawke’s and what looked (at first) like a small Sesame Street character hanging off each bag, the mood was lightened and Fendi took centre stage.

It was then left to Dolce and Gabbanna to help to bring Milan to an end with their beautiful, classic and oh so Italian collection that, as always, Wowed!

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Gucci RTW AW13: Look 3, Look 30, Look 43 and Look 45

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Fendi RTW AW13: Look 8, Look 19, Look 22 and Look 27

D&G

Dolce&Gabbana RTW AW13: Look 5, Look 46 and Look 70

WANG

Released exclusivly by Style.com this is the first Teaser from – man of the moment – Alexander Wang and his SS13 Campaign!

If the full campaign looks as good as that dress did on Rhianna…

Alexander Wang SS 13 Campaign, Feat Malgosia Bela, Shot by Steven Klein

Alexander Wang SS 13 Campaign, Feat Malgosia Bela, Shot by Steven Klein

Alexander Wang SS 13 Campaign, Feat Malgosia Bela, Shot by Steven Klein

Alexander Wang SS 13 Campaign, Feat Malgosia Bela, Shot by Steven Klein

Shoe Heaven >>>>>

Instagram really is an amazing tool and whoever is the face behind the ElleUK Instagram account has the job I want!!!  The latest images to come from the amazingness that is the Elle fashion cupboard, press days and shoot locations have literally been making me squeal with excitement and die with jealousy (the black Chanel boots, the black Chanel boots)!!

You can see the whole Instagram account here but for now….

Chanel Booties!!!! – ElleUK Instagram

YSL Classics – ElleUK Instagram

Chanel Trainers – ElleUK Instagram

Louboutin Heaven! – ElleUK Instagram

London Sole – ElleUK Instagram

*All images taken from the ElleUK Instagram site…

Good Press….

Press Days – The opportunity for a brand to show chosen press and industry insiders what their new season is all about.  From the show space to the theme, much like the fashion shows, press days set the scene for the new collection.  They also provide brands with an opportunity to explain their thought process behind the coming season.  Certain pieces can be discussed in further detail and the press are allowed a closer look at the collection.  Usually we wouldn’t get to see certain pieces until they hit the shop floor but fortunately for us, Instagram happy press ladies let us in on the what treats are coming our way this Spring/Summer!

CHANEL Boy Brick Bag, CHANEL Press Day S/S13

CHANEL Boy Brick Bag, CHANEL Press Day S/S13

Russell & Bromley Press Day S/S13

Topshop Unique SS13 Press Day

YMC SS13 Press Day

Stripes, Stripes, Stripes

Your breton top won’t cut it next summer, stripes are going Global; in fact they’re – Horizontal, vertical, geometric, thick, thin, monochrome, multicoloured – literally any stripe goes….

Marc Jacobs RTW S/S13, Look 20

*All images courtosey of Style.com