Thursday, April 17, 2008

Key Fashion Trends Spring Summer 2008

All the top twenty key trends for the new season of spring 2008, summer 2008. A look at painterly and tribal prints, Ombre dip dye, floral pattern and print. The top change in silhouette and new volume in skirts, dresses. The jumpsuit and safari looks.

Fashion Trends Spring Summer 2008

Bikini, cotton board shorts with girlie ribbons

Bikini, cotton board shorts with girlie ribbons

The store’s name is somewhat of a misnomer, if only because there are so many non-essential pieces worth snapping up. Seafolly leads the pack in terms of flattering fashion, from ’70s track shorts to colourful rollover waists—styles that “don’t create the ‘muffin top’ effect,” quips co-owner Mary-Ann DiMuzio. Black and white is a big trend, but lest you think “boring,” the newest arrivals are decor-inspired, with damask prints and paisleys providing an enticing twist. (Complimentary fittings also help.) Suits bearing studs from Michael Kors add an injection of St. Barts, while Studio by Shan is oh so Monaco. Whereas one-pieces with plunging necklines are arguably sexier than any bikini, cotton board shorts with girlie ribbons are adorably aloha.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

French girls in plaid

The shirts are from Berangere Claire whose website unequivocally states they are American Redneck style. (That's so not PC we love her already!)

Berangere Claire
Berangere Claire
Berangere Claire
Berangere Claire


Mrs Fashion believes that the traditional Twelve Days of Christmas can be culled to a simple six (clothes-wise of course, she'd still love to get five gold rings please). Here are the outfits that will see you through the festive season in impeccable style.

Work's Christmas Lunch
Sitting down to dinner means the focus should be on your top half with rich jewel tones, but keep your outfit appropriate with a demure neckline - you're still in office hours remember.

Satin top,
Earrings, Como Blonde at
Trousers, Chloe at
Shoes, Marc Jacobs at

After-work cocktails
Catching up with pals you haven't seen since Summer is de rigeur before the big day. Make sure you outshine them in lashings of sequins and bright, bold accessories.

Dress, See by Chloe at
Satin clutch,
Opaque tights, Falke at

Last minute shopping
So you're still short of crackers, tinsel, stocking fillers and er, something for Mr Fashion. What to do? Brave the West End in easy layers and flat shoes (it's the only time you'll catch me in them).

Check shirt,
Slouchy trousers,
Tote bag, Vaness Bruno Athe at
Scarf, Accessorize at
Suede pumps,

Drinks with your neighbours
Just because it's a low-key soiree with shop-bought mince pies and mulled wine in mugs doesn't mean you should skip the effort of dressing up. Pick simple jewel-details and your stand-by denims.

Top, Hoss Intropia at
Jeans, Acne Jeans at
Watch, Longines at Ernest Jones
Shoes, Marc by Marc Jacobs at Browns

Christmas Day
One needs to reference the glamour (and ethnic origins) of the occasion while keeping comfy and cosy (you're likely to be lazing around with your family eating double your body weight in turkey, right?).

Ikat-print dress,
Gold clutch, Chloe at
Woven belt,
Ruby necklace, Robindira Unsworth at
T-bar shoes,

The Boxing Day Walk
Wrap up warm and prepare to brave the great outdoors in several layers. If your traditional walk tends to end up in the local a cute cardi-dress (+ thick rib tights) will make sure you never have to queue at the bar.

Tshirt, Splendid at
Check coat,
Wellies, Hunter at

Just a little clue as to what I found in my stocking babes

Does anyone else see a startling resemblance between these ads for Gucci's fine jewellery and De Beers, starring Drew and Doutzen?


Ashton Kutcher and Daria front up Pepe's SS campaign, shot by David Sims. Such a shame they don't have any shots where she's twisted her legs and arms all around him. Or perhaps I should have kept that particular fantasy on the QT. Gosh, this blog is really heading downhill isn't it?