Top 10 glam party heels

November 30, 2009 by Jen Marsden · Leave a Comment 

Beyond Skin-OpiumChristmas is the perfect excuse to kick up your heels and attend as many parties as possible. If it’s an after work festive shin dig you’re off to and with no dress to change into, a pair of funky heels will fix any outfit worries. Mandy Barder picks the ten best party heels for this Christmas. Read more

Top 10 festive party nibbles

November 28, 2009 by Jen Marsden · Leave a Comment 

riverford mince piesAh, the holiday season. Time for shopping, time for relaxing and of course time for partying and meeting our favourite people with a glass of wine. And when everyone’s feeling peckish, time for some delicious party nibbles! And for us, naturally, they are sprinkled with the magic of organic, fairtrade and locally sourced. Eleni Sardi selects her favourite combinations.

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Hollywood stars donate red carpet dresses for Topshop scheme

November 27, 2009 by Maria Kaski · Leave a Comment 

Topshop gives shoppers access to A-lister’s dresses
Topshop are launching a hiring out initiative of A-lister’s gowns, giving us mere mortals a chance to give these gorgeous frocks a new lease of life. From 26th November until 6th December at Topshop’s flagship Oxford Circus store, you will be able to nab yourself dresses paraded on the red carpet by the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Dita Von Teese and Peaches Geldof. Mandy Barder writes.
Other stars that have donated their gladrags include Freida Pinto with a white mini dress from Burberry Prorsum, Kate Moss with a maroon Lanvin slip dress, Nicola Roberts with a custom made tour dress with hundreds of swishing silver tassels and Julia Restoin Roitfeld with an eye-popping floor length Roberto Cavalli dress. Designers from Marios Schwab and Zandra Rhodes to Brit sensation Christopher Kane have also muscled in on the action.
Unfortunately, such beautiful treats do come at a price, but luckily for us it’s not bank breaking. A mere £40, which goes straight to charities Age Concern and Help the Aged, you can hire a dress for the night. If you simply cannot part with your dreamy garment, there is a chance to bid for it after Christmas when an auction will be held showcasing the entire collection.  
Opening times for Topshop’s “Dress Me Up” are from 1-9pm Monday to Friday and 1-8pm on Saturdays and 1-5pm on Sundays.
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Scarlett Johansson's red carpet dress

Topshop have launched a hiring out initiative of A-lister’s gowns, giving us mere mortals a chance to give these gorgeous frocks a new lease of life. From 26th November until 6th December at Topshop’s flagship Oxford Circus store, you will be able to nab yourself dresses paraded on the red carpet by the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Dita Von Teese and Peaches Geldof. Mandy Barder writes.

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Eco elite present Fashioning the Future awards

November 27, 2009 by Maria Kaski · Leave a Comment 

Jo Wood (c) John Alex Maguire

Jo Wood (c) John Alex Maguire

The ethical fashion elite were out in full force last night as Jo Wood, model and Centre for Sustainable Fashion ambassador, joined BBC presenter Lucy Siegle and Duncan Goose, CEO of charity ONE Water, in presenting the prestigious Fashioning the Future awards to a host of international designers. Maria Kaski writes.

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Inspired fashion fix it day with Oxfam Chelsea

November 27, 2009 by Jen Marsden · Leave a Comment 

oxfamchelsea300Get your fashion fix and ‘fix it’ this Saturday at a special fashion event organised by Oxfam Chelsea. Fashionistas can enjoy a unique fashion show of Oxfam Chelsea’s best pieces on the catwalk followed by a competitive auction where you will have to bid hard to get your hands on the pieces you loved. Eleni Sardi writes.

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Daily eBay – Vintage Black Brogues

November 27, 2009 by Maria Kaski · Leave a Comment 

Vintage pair of 1930s Black Brogues
Hang up your ballerina flats and make way for the beautiful brogue shoe. The female variants of the traditional men’s loafer have caused somewhat of a shoe revolution in the world of fashion, and eBay is awash with options. Mandy Barder picks today’s Daily eBay.
Slick, polished, narrow and delicately patterned tastes have shaped the 2009/10 women’s brogue, which come in a host of colours, from black and purple to red and white and in a choice of materials, including patent leather and suede. This exceptional pair of 1930s vintage brogues has a mischievous charm and elegance about it thanks to the small but perfectly formed kitten heel.
Originally made for an American Countess in the 1930s, these brogues are in fabulous condition and even pre-empt a Paul Smith vibe as seen at his S/S10 shows, which he teamed with wide legged shorts.
To nail that cheeky androgynous look opt for grey pop socks and a short dress, with a vintage Mulberry satchel thrown in for good measure.
The auction ends 03/12/09 so there’s still time to mix a bit of 1930s country with a bit of noughties glam. Bidding begins at £26
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vintage-pair-1930s-womens-black-brogues-w-shoe-trees_W0QQitemZ220515654006QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Women_s_Vintage_Clothing?hash=item3357c1d976

ebays-black-broguesHang up your ballerina flats and make way for the beautiful brogue shoe. The female variants of the traditional men’s loafer have caused somewhat of a shoe revolution in the world of fashion, and eBay is awash with options. Mandy Barder picks today’s Daily eBay.

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Moodsetting: gorgeous home lighting solutions

November 26, 2009 by Maria Kaski · Comments Off 

solarfairyGetting the right lighting is crucial now that the nights are drawing in. Whether you’re after sultry dim hues or bright beaming lights, we’ve picked out the best lighting solutions for the dark and cold winter days ahead. Maria Kaski writes.

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Daily eBay – Floral Bow Headband

November 26, 2009 by Maria Kaski · 1 Comment 

Floral Bow Headband
This adorable bow headband has a cute baby doll 1950s theme written all over it. Next season expect to see the dawn of a massive headband trend with Louis Vuitton’s elevated bunny eared variety leading the way. Mandy Barder picks today’s Daily eBay.
Luella’s SS10 catwalk showed an array of PVC pastel coloured bows – much in the same vein as this gorgeous vintage version.
Handmade by this eBay seller, the headband is made from vintage fabrics and each creation is one of a kind.
Bidding starts at a very respectable £8 and ends on 28th November.
See this headband on eBay.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PEGG-LANE-Floral-bow-headband-vintage-material_W0QQitemZ170408844569QQcmdZViewItemQQptZWomen_s_Accessories_UK?hash=item27ad289d19

headbandThis adorable bow headband has a cute baby doll 1950s theme written all over it. Next season expect to see the dawn of a massive headband trend with Louis Vuitton’s elevated bunny eared variety leading the way. Mandy Barder picks today’s Daily eBay.

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Ethical fashion struts down Glasgow catwalk

November 25, 2009 by Maria Kaski · Leave a Comment 

miaThe award winning designer, Mia Nisbet, showcased her SS10 collection at the Sewing Roots fashion show in Glasgow’s Che Camille on 20th November. The Glaswegian designer was joined by London based Goodone, Bibico and Johari. Maria Kaski writes.

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Chic festive shopping with London’s Eco Design Fair

November 25, 2009 by Maria Kaski · Leave a Comment 

bibicoBibico will join the likes of Velo-Re and Panchachuli this weekend as the Eco Fashion Design Fair prepares to take over East London’s hippest spot, the Truman Brewery. Maria Kaski writes.

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