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Kate Moss A/W Collection Arrives at TOPSHOP

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

We all know how much of a success Kate’s collection was when she launched it with Topshop back on the 1st of May 2007, so as you can imagine the much anticipated Autumn/Winter collection will be a sure fire hit.

Kate Moss for TOPSHOP

The collection is released in stores and online on the 7th September 2007 and has already been previewed in The Observer Magazine last Sunday, showing a change from the signature skinny jeans to many more dresses. The new collection is confident, sexier and more original than her first collection according to Grazia Magazine.

There’s a black chiffon dress with a plunging neckline, a cute cropped leather biker jacket, a tweed three-piece suit and a lovely tan leather bag to name a few.

Unlike most celebrity clothing lines Kate’s has been the biggest success with queues ringing around the Oxford Street store in London when the collection was first released creating a press field day. Let’s hope the new collection proves to be just as good as the previous one. I loved the white, one sleeved summer dress!

A GHD Miracle

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

GHD Miracle MistRecently I have been having a total nightmare with my locks! I have coloured hair and every time I wash it I cannot comb it without a battle of many knots. Like many of you I have tried and tested loads of different shampoos, conditioners and spray in products. NONE of them worked well until I happened to stumbled upon GHD Miracle Mist when I was last at the hairdressers. Although it was quite expensive I was willing to try anything so I asked my hairdresser to test it on me after my cut so I could see the difference myself. It is heaven sent!

GHD Miracle Mist is a daily conditioning spray which cleanses and nourishes the hair right to the tip. It also strengthens the hair, leaves a glowing shine, detangles wet hair and smells lovely too.

You can purchase GHD products including the Miracle Mist which is £10.95 at www.ghdhair.com.

The Little Black Dress

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Little Black DressesThe ‘must have’ item in your wardrobe this season is the LBD. Perfect for every occasion from balls, cocktail parties, Christmas parties, galas, art shows and even nights out on the town. The little black dress was initially designed in the 1920’s by Coco Chanel but now seems to have acquired its own collection from many designers.

Check out Oasis’s Little Black Dress collection, the pleated banded dress is both cute and complimenting (£70). ASOS own brand LUXE has a selection of sparkly evening dresses; the Victoria embellished silk halter dress in the style of Victoria Beckham, £75 is loud and proud. Ted Baker has a few LBD’s but one stands out in particular, the Aika – a silk 60’s style mini dress with angel sleeves and high waist line (£110). Whatever the venue, whatever the weather, a little black dress is always appropriate.

Enjoy The World’s Finest Vintages

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Selfridges Wonder BarSelfridges have launched the UK’s first new generation wine bar called The Wonder Bar with a shop located alongside it in the Oxford Street store.

The sparkling new Wonder Bar is home to the Enomatic Wine System. This is a range of contemporary fridges with 52 different wines that can be stored for up to three weeks without being spoiled in any way. Customers can take pleasure in consuming a 125 ml glass starting at £3.45 and ranging up to £160.

You can either serve yourself or enjoy table service from wine experts who will be able to meet your exact needs. Compliment your wine with a selection of cheese or salmon boards from the food menu.

A lovely place to stop for a drink, The Wonder Bar and Wine Shop can be found on the ground floor of Selfridges, Oxford Street, London.

Calling all student shoppers!!

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Selfridges SpiritsSelfridges in Manchester, Exchange Square is offering all students with valid NUS cards an ongoing 10% discount off a selection of brands on the Women’s Spirit floor.

Think Ted Baker, Karen Millen, Coast, KG, Warehouse, Oasis, Paul Frank and Topshop all on one floor offering this season’s hottest trends. Ted Baker has been praised for their classic, chic knit wear as part of their Magical New Collection, Karen Millen have a gorgeous Spring/Summer catwalk collection still available in the shops, think cocktail dresses and summer patterns and Topshop is a fashion victim’s paradise even when your on a budget.

With the new terms student loan or your hard earned money, update your winter wardrobe for the new term!

Twenty8Twelve By S.Miller

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Twenty8Twelve DesignThe Miller sisters are just two of the celebrities that have created their own clothing line, amongst others are Kate Moss, Lilly Allen and the Olson twins. The sisters, Sienna and Savannah Miller have combined their fashion talent to create Twenty8Twelve, which obtained the name from Sienna’s birthday on the 28th of December. With Sienna’s celebrity status and eye for fashion and Savannah’s design history in college and work history with Alexander McQueen, this range should be a sure hit.

Twenty8Twelve DesignThe high end collection takes inspiration from 70’s rock’n’roll according to Sienna and has a really unique style. T-shirts can be bought for around £45, skinny jeans are around £145 and the ‘Juliet’ dress that Sienna Miller sported at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards can be bought for £270.

You can invest in this chic collection at ASOS in the near future so keep an eye out for dates. You can already check out some of the designs such as the two above at My Wardrobe.

Skins Series 1 on DVD

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Skins DVD Box SetThe fast paced television series that premiered on E4 at the beginning of this year is due to be released to DVD on the 24th September.

The British drama series follows a group of eleven teenagers aged 16-18 years around in Bristol, who’s every day lives deal with drugs, sexuality, religion, race and eating disorders. After a successful first series, Skins has been commissioned for a second series and the first series is currently being aired for the second time on Channel 4. So start watching in preparation for series 2!

Watch it on Channel 4 now, currently aired on Tuesday evenings at 10pm or pre-order the brand new box set from Amazon.co.uk for £14.98.

Celebrity Scents of the Season

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Kylie Sweet DarlingSweet scents are the smell of the season. Following the success of Paris Hilton and Britney Spears’ perfume ranges, four scents were released on the market this August by Kylie Minogue, Sarah Jessica Parker, Katie Price and Coleen McLoughlin.

Kylie Minogue, to celebrate her 20th year in the music industry has launched a perfume called “Sweet Darling”. Sex and the City star, Sarah Jessica Parker is continuing on her signature style by launching “Covet”. Katie Price has launched her perfume “Stunning” at the Kensington Roof Gardens and Coleen McLoughlin launches her scent “Coleen x”.

Kate Moss will be next in the line to launch a perfume in September so look out for it.

Purchase these scents at www.theperfumeshop.com or better yet visit your local perfumery or department store such as Debenhams to catch a whiff of the new scents.

New York Preppy Chic!

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

This season the preppy look is pasted everywhere on American fashion print. Think cute Argyle jumpers layered over polo’s with tartan mini skirts and tights for the autumn months. Round the outfit off with some Converse pumps or tartan print Keds. The “school girl” look comes around this time each year coinciding with the beginning of term so get down to the new Abercrombie & Fitch flagship store in London that opened in spring. There is a lovely selection of polo’s, knit sweaters and this cute tartan skirt.

Preppy Chic Look

Already the style in New York it will not be long before it hits the UK, visit the Abercrombie & Fitch Website and shop preppy shop!
The store can be found at 7 Burlington Gardens, London, UK open Monday to Saturday 10:00-18:00 and Sunday 12:00-18:00.

Find Converse on www.justconverse.co.uk and check on www.keds.co.uk to find out where to buy.

The pictured Polo Shirt and Tartan Skirt are both from A&F and the Pumps from ASOS.

Yearning For New O.C Like Entertainment?

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Yearn no more as a new television series is coming to our screens called Gossip Girl. Created by the O.C creator Josh Swartz this is just the thing to keep you entertained. Described as an East Coast version of The O.C, the series is set in New York and focusses on the lives of young adults who are the Upper East Side elite, dealing with sex, drugs and other teenage issues. If you loved the O.C you’ll love the gossip, backstabbing, deception and beautiful faces.

The show will be aired in the US next month and it wont be long until the show reaches the UK so keep an eye out for air dates. Watch previews of the new show that premiers in the US on September the 19th on CW by logging onto : www.cwtv.com.