Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sunday Best

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Leather Jeans – Saint Laurent £810

Hi Tops – Isabel Marant £360

Crossbody Bag – Karl Lagerfeld £230

Jumper – Markus Lupfer – £315

Bangle – Maria Black £146


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Trend Watch – Tartan

There is no doubting that fashion goes in cycles, with a trend often being revived and updated every decade to suit the ever changing needs and tastes of the fashion pack.

This Autumn, Tartan makes a comeback. Whether being Bay City Rolled in the 70’s, Vivenne W and punk inspired in the 80s or as part of the grunge rave scene in the 90s – tartan always seem to have a moment. A/W 2013 sees it in its most recent reincarnation.

A number of designers have influenced this new trend, including Celine, Stella MacCartney, Marc for Marc Jacobs and Clements Ribeiro.

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Will you be trying out this Autumn trend?

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Christening Crisis

Today the future British monarch, Prince George, son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, was christened in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace in London.

Whilst Kate was dressed in demure cream, along with sister Pippa Middleton, the Queen turned up in blue for this special occasion.

Check out my selection of dresses, perfect for wetting a future king’s head.


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Dolce & Gabbana £1,330

Marlene Birger £289

Oscar De La Renta £1,720

A.P.C Atelier Production et de Creation £250

Don’t forget that ClosetBox also has a fantastic range of garments, including discounted designer dresses and suits, perfect for such an occasion.

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Sunday Best

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Clutch – Miu Miu £260

Necklace – Marc Jacobs £65

Sandals – Saint Laurent £510

Jumpsuit – Topshop Unique £250


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Kate Moss to edit Vogue

Kate Moss has joined the British Vogue editorial team as contributing fashion editor.

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The model, who has appeared on 33 British Vogue covers, will be a hands-on editor working with the magazine’s fashion team to produce fashion shoots, where she will have complete autonomy over the choice of photographers and models.


This will not be the first time that Kate will be involved with the production of the international fashion bible, as in 2005 she guest-edited an issue of Vogue Paris.

Editor Alexandra Shulman says of the new team member – ‘I am absolutely delighted that Kate is going to work with us in this new role. Her undoubtedly brilliant sense of style, depth of fashion knowledge and understanding of what makes a wonderful image will be exciting to see on the pages of British Vogue.’


This announcement follows the recent news that Kate Moss will continue her design collaboration with Topshop, with a new collection to be released in April 2014.

Rita Goes Punk

Via her wacky and wonderful world of Instagram, Rita Ora invited all of her followers into what looked to be a very exciting photo shoot this weekend.


Taking place at midnight on a rainy street in Paris, the pop goddess was with none other than Chanel Head Designer and Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld. Looking ultra stylish, Rita posted pictures whilst weraing a number of outfits that included a white fur coat, a full-length sequinned cape, black deer ears and antlers, all the while dripping in Chanel jewellery and pearls.


She also Tweeted ”Taking a midnight stroll with the man who inspires me to be glamorous at all times without a hint of doubt. Love you uncle Karl. #MidnightinPARIS (sic).”


Could Rita be the next muse for the ‘Karl Goes Punk’ campaign?

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The Scottish Fashion Awards 2013

The very exciting Scottish Fashion Awards took place this week. The ceremony was held in London for the first time this year, and once again celebrated the Scottish fashion scene.

The biggest winner of the year, and his second consecutive year of winning the award, was Christopher Kane who walked away with Scottish Designer of the Year.

Other names to take home awards were Chanel, who scooped International Designer of the Year for its use of Scottish textiles in its Métiers D’Art Paris-Edinburgh collection, while Mary Charteris won Scottish Model of the Year.

The complete list of winners is as follows:

Scottish Designer of the Year: Christopher Kane

International Designer of the Year (For Best Use of Scottish Fabric): Chanel

Scottish Model of the Year: Mary Charteris

Scottish Fashion Icon: Emeli Sandé

Creative Excellence Award: Pam Hogg

Scottish Innovator of the Year: Louise Gray

Scottish Young Designer of the Year: Jennifer Morris

Scottish Textile Designer of the Year: Alice Palmer

Scottish Retailer of the Year: Schuh

Scottish Communicator of the Year: Penny Martin

Scottish Accessory Designer of the Year: Finlay & Co

Scottish Graduate of the Year: Lauren Smith

Scottish Ambassador of the Year: Harris Tweed Hebrides

Hall of Fame: Dr Brian Duffy

Congratulations to all!

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