The Vogue Festival 2014

This weekend sees the third ever Vogue Festival take place, in partnership with Harrods. On Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 March 2014, a two-day fashion extravaganza from this style bible will be held at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre.

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Last year’s festival was a huge success with some of fashion’s biggest names in attendance for a weekend of interviews and discussions, including Victoria Beckham, Donatella Versace, Michael Kors, Paul Smith, Mario Testino, Vivienne Westwood, Alber Elbaz, Alexa Chung and Cara Delevingne.

This year promises to be even better with guest appearances from some of the most influential fashion icons today, with discussions to include the following:

Personal Style And Do You Have It? with Lucinda Chambers, Alexa Chung and Amanda Harlech

My Fashion Life with Manolo Blahnik, Tory Burch and Angela Missoni

Want To Work In Fashion? Vogue’s Fashion Masterclass with
Lisa Armstrong, fashion editor of The Telegraph; Sarah Burton, creative director at Alexander McQueen; Daniel Marks, director of The Communications Store; Alexandra Shulman, editor of Vogue; and Louise Wilson, course director at Central Saint Martins.

Go to to the Southbank Centre website to book foyer and talk tickets

http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/

 

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Spring Trends in the Spotlight

The Shift Blouse

This structured style is available in a a plethora of prints, colours and styles – perfect for teaming with pencil skirts, high waisted jeans and wide-legged trousers.

Here is my top picks of this new season trend.

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Topshop £65

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Dolce & Gabbana £525

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Matthew Williamson £450

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River Island £28

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Spring Trends in the Spotlight

The sun is here! The weather is warmer and the rain, for now, has gone. This means one thing – a new bright sparkly Spring wardrobe.  Here we take a look at one of the big trends for Spring.

Pastels
Predicted to be the trend with the most impact this season, pastels are back and we are so pleased. Everyone will have a pastel hue to suit, and with so many garments readily available in this color spectrum, we can all rock this ice cream tinged dream.

Here is my top choice of pastel pieces…….

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Leather Skirt – River Island £95

Dress – Topshop £48

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Jumper with lace sleeves – Reiss £95

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Sandals – Sophie Webster £370

And don’t forget, if you need some extra cash for that ultimate Spring piece, then sell all unwanted clothes on ClosetBox!

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Sunday Best – Simply Chic

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Jumpsuit – Topshop £60

Necklace – Tantrum £6

Shoes – Dorothy Perkins £39

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Spring Sunday Best

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Blouse – Peter Pilotto £440
Ring – Marc by Marc Jacobs £60
Trousers – Fendi £575
Sandals – Jimmy Choo £495

Spring Attire!

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Happy New Year

Hello..

Happy NY to you.

Apologies for not being in touch, the festive season was busy and wonderfully fun, and the first week of January has just been too chocolate, alcohol and festivity free for my liking.

How are you all coping? Are you rebooting, rethinking your life and reducing your sugar levels, or are you one of the wise ones that is drowning your January blues with more food and fine wine?

I am not wise, and have taken the stance of abstinence as my new year mantra. Although I am reading a lot more about how this is the worst time to detox. A post Christmas crash course, combined with the colder weather and darker nights, and empty bank balance, is a combination for instant failure.

A spring clean is what is adviced, whilst the sun is shining, the days are longer and the flowers are starting to make an appearance. It makes total sense.

Oh well, I have started so I should finish.

Thankfully the sales are still on and it is pre-Oscar season at the cinema. So lots to curl up and watch, just avoid the food counter at all costs…….

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It’s beginning to look…..

a lot like Christmas, New Year, annual leave and the time of year when we can eat, chill, drink, chill, watch rubbish tv, chill…… you get what I mean.

Are you all ready? Have you all decently embarrassed yourselves at the office party? Drank baileys and eaten chocolate for breakfast with your latte? Yes? well, then you are ready.

I am – finally! Ready to cook, eat, celebrate and hit the sales.

Don’t forget if you need to make some room in your closet for the new clothes and sales items – then have a little sale of your own on ClosetBox.

Merry Christmas!

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