Monday, 31 May 2010

Jean Paul Gaultier for Melissa


We've already had the darling plastic wedges, flats, & winged heels of the Vivienne Westwood for Melissa collaboration with the company renowed for their stunning plastic heels. Now comes the newest collaboration with Jean Paul Gaultier.

I wasn't sure what to expect, stripey heels, or jaged heels but the preview so far of the interweaving plastic strips and thin heel does look wonderfully effective. Taking the best elements out of his designs and taking a twist on Melissa's classic plastic designs.

The full collection debuts shortly next month and with the already stunning heel unveiled I can't wait to see the rest!

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Saturday, 22 May 2010

Nails inc meets Diet Coke


I've long adored Nail's Inc collections for their quirky place names and outstanding quality nail varnish (I've had one bottle of top coat for 5 years that's still going strong!).

Their latest venture sees them teaming up with Diet Coke to collaborate on a limited edition collection of nail varnish's. The collection consists of four shades in vibrant purple, pink, red, & a modest cream shade, all named after worldwide cities.

The limited edition ranges are now available in Boots as a special offer when you buy bottles of Diet coke up to June 30th. Now I know where I need to raiding during my lunch break!

The vibrant purple 'Paris', & cream 'London' shades are my favourites to nab at the moment during my break!

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Saturday, 15 May 2010

Saturday favourites


Such a busy week, I've been up & down the country in the name of work; resting my weary feet in style. Whilst it's seemed more like winter than summer this week at least my selection of Primani vintage inspired umbrella's have been put to good use!

Here's a few of my favourite finds this week, and a few future wishlist items.

Want pin up on a budget? I've just discovered that Alt brand Living dead souls have a selection of stunning frocks in their new range. This pinstripe number really caught my eye.

Talking of pin up frocks I've also been eyeing up the selection at Vivien of Holloway after catching a feature in the previous issue of The Chap. With a selection of pencil dresse's to die for.

I'm always a sucker for a beauty bargain too, Pop beauty have long been one of my high street faves for their selection of glitter kits a few years back; so how glad was I when I found that discount shop Direct Cosmetics have got a few of their old stock items in store! Now to just settle my wishlist down to a few items from several!

And to top off the week I'm now a new Trendsetter over at Shop it to me! You can find a selection of stylish and fashionable bloggers listed on the site, where you can also find lots of fashion bargains.

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Sunday, 9 May 2010

Item of the day


I couldn't have hit Ctrl + D fast enough when I spotted this, it screams of my long standing fashion idol Candida Doyle (Pulp); whose rainbow stripes and plastic rings have long affected my wardrobe choices.

It's the right combination of knitwear, rainbow stripes, and quirkyness with a darling bow on top. Now to just raid my local Miss Selfridge to find one!

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Saturday, 8 May 2010

Cosmetics, cosmetics, cosmetics..


The world of make up over here has just got that bit more exciting over the past few weeks; this week saw the final unveiling of the Topshop make up collection, through to U.S fave Lime Crime hitting Space NK counters last month.

I was already rather excited by the announcement earlier this year of the new Topshop make up range, I was an avid Topshop make up raider back in my late teens when they used to run their own range amongst the likes of Pop beauty. So to hear that they were bringing make up back to their stores was fantastic news.

The Topshop collection is far more mammoth that I could have imagined; crammed with crayon pencils in bright glittering blues, cute multi-coloured lipglosses, & an astounding wide range of nail varnishes.
Not to forget the packaging, with a mixed of sketched polka dots and stripes adorning each individually designed item. They've certainly made a real effort with the range, bursting with in season pastel nail shades, coral lipsticks & glosses, to glittering bright eye shadows, & crayons.

Of course then there was the launch of U.S label Lime Crime at Space NK late last month. A brand I've already harped on about for their wonderful range of shades in matte shades; I've long searched for a bright blue lipstick in a matte shade!

To be able to pick up their range in a nearby UK branch is fantastic, even more so to get to play with each shade in person & truly define which shades suit me. Now my list has essentially grown from the 1 shade, to at least 3!

Not to forget the much awaited launch of Illamasqua's Body electric's range, bursting with illumination's, and bronze hues. The dazzling metallic Liquid metal and vibrant blue nail varnish are stand out pieces for those us not quite brave enough to venture into the bronzer's and oil's.

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