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LFW Highlights – Paul Costelloe’s AW18 Catwalk Review

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

LFW Highlights – Paul Costelloe’s AW18 Catwalk Review

Paul Costelloe’s AW18 collection celebrates the search of a new beginnings, taking inspiration from the early Irish immigrants who left their homeland in the pursuit of bigger dreams in America.

 

As always, Paul Costelloe’s designs demonstrated elegant tailoring techniques infused with ultra-feminine silhouettes.  Fabrics like plaid tweeds and distressed jacquards were the main attractions; beautiful layering coupled with big volume dresses and super stylish coats are also on offering.

 

On the whole, Mr Costelloe delivered an easily wearable and elegant collection, merging old techniques with innovative twists.

 

Valentine’s Day Jewellery Edit

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Valentine’s Day Jewellery Edit

Get hearts racing this Valentine’s Day by treating yourself to a fabulous pair of earrings.  Colourful gems are a sure way of transforming any outfit into a fashion statement.  Here are our top Valentine’s Day jewellery picks now selling on our Fashion Marketplace:

 

Ri Noor’s carved tourmaline leaf and diamond drop earrings in 14k white gold are the epitome of feminine jewellery; show this stunning pair of earrings off with a beautiful silk floral print dress and with a metallic accessories.

 

Cynthia Britt’s Amethyst and Aquamarine custom made earrings, are an understated yet elegant pair of earrings perfect to wear from day to evening.  Made in 14k white gold and featuring 8mm each cushion cut Amethysts and 4.5mm each round brilliant cut Aquamarines with a subtle play of colour which makes them wonderful for everyday wear.

 

Golab’s MISMATCH EARRINGS are made and hand-finished in 14k yellow gold and bezel-set with white brilliant cut diamonds, these cuties will look great with casual wardrobe choices and with evening gowns alike.

 

Larkspur & Hawk’s Emily Satloff told us that her latest batch of candy-hued creations draws inspiration from the works of surrealist artist, Paul Klee. Hand-cast from 14-karat rose gold, these ‘Caprice’ earrings are punctuated with 0.24-carats of champagne pavé diamonds and kite-shaped peach quartz backed in shimmering ballet-pink foil to create a stunning ‘halo’ effect.

 

 

Stockists:

Cynthia Britt Amethyst and Aquamarine Earrings $1500 from CYNTHIA BRITT & STILORAMA

Ri Noor Carved Toumaline Leaf and Diamond Drop Earrings $3800 from RINOOR & STILORAMA

Golab MISMATCH EARRINGS gold & diamond earrings $1295 from GOLAB & STILORAMA

Larkspur & Hawk Caprice kite 14-karat rose gold, diamond and quartz earrings £1850 from NET-A-PORTER & STILORAMA

 

Trend Watch – Men in Python

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Trend Watch – Men in Python

Colourful prints and earthy tones give way to sleeker snake prints next season.  Seen at Tom Ford’s AW18 Mens runway, python prints, metallic greys and sporty blacks are the new kids on the block.

 

Perfecting this trend is pretty straightforward and doesn’t require much effort.

 

Ditch your suit jacket and replace it with a snake skin print bomber jacket, then team the ensemble with classic check grey trousers worn belted with a sheer silver metallic shirt, and finish off the look a funky animal print tie and a pair of red trainers.

 

SS18 Trend Watch – Nylon Bubble Dresses

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

SS18 Trend Watch – Nylon Bubble Dresses

Relive your childhood fantasy this spring by lending electric 80’s vibes to your attire.

 

Take cue from Mary Katrantzou’s SS18 RTW catwalk collection by teaming colourful floral prints with bold stripes.

 

The key to perfecting this trend is to adapt a practical approach to stylish modern layering, by teaming your bubble dresses with cropped T-shirts or with sports bra type tops.

 

Finish off the look with a pair of platform sandals or with open toe lace-up boots.

 

FEBRUARY 2018 HOROSCOPES BY STILORAMA’S ASTROLOGER KENNY CORRIS

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

FEBRUARY 2018 HOROSCOPES

Aries:     Jupiter brings you new energies and some good fortune just when you need it. You are working with your inner self and this will help you to make some vital new connections and show you some possibilities, which will need taking in hand. There is so much more to you than you think, and putting everything together right now is the wisdom to know the difference.

 

Taurus:     You are right to be strong and stubborn right now, but this is all because you know what’s really going, and want to make a difference, any which way that you can. Your total elimination of fear puts you in pole position and ready to move on, however somebody has a brief to waste your time and wind you up, and you’re about to lose your temper. Stay on track!

 

Gemini:    A very flirty Venus squares with mighty Uranus and the message is like music to your ears. Take the chance to tune into new directions, and take care to know who your friends really are, since they are about to take on new roles, and may eclipse you. When the time is right make your move, but have your escape route ready and waiting, as things are progressing fast now

 

Cancer:      Just lately you have taken the rough with the smooth, but there is now a light at the end of a dark tunnel and the time is right to move on. Do not see this as running away, more a time to face facts and maximise your potential. Whilst the work front changes impetus there is a need to be closer to where you need to be and a need to conserve whatever needs to be saved.

 

Leo:  A call to lend a hand to an event, which needs your expertise, is inspiring and comes at a time when you just needed to get your teeth into something. You’ll get things your way and have the chance to show those who seek to judge you, just what you can do if you try. You may even surprise yourself what you can do when the going gets tough out there.

 

Virgo:   Mercury hits on Saturn, and brings some surprises during the end of the month when you catch up for lost time with a friend who needs your tender love and care. All around you there seems to be emotional upset and turmoil, but, as ever, you are able to take on that which you must and shoulder the blame. A call for help cannot be left unanswered, however.

 

Libra:   Your romantic planetary leader, Venus is making many connections with a profound Neptune, an inspiring Chiron and a powerful Uranus; and all this just before chumming with Capricorn at the end of the month. All this activity shows clearly your new pace of life. It is amazing just what you can do if you try, and you haven’t really started yet. Enjoy taking control!

 

Scorpio:   Mercury enters Aquarius, bringing a positive energy right to your door and illuminating what has to be done to resolve things. You know you can’t please everyone, and it is conservational not to bother to try, except you are used to getting good results, and you have done absolutely what you could under the pressure of current exacting and provoking circumstances.

 

Sagittarius:    Venus visits and brings a little sunshine into your life. It is high time that you learned to help yourself to just what it is you want, rather than to beat about the bush. This isn’t being selfish, it is self-preserving and gets you what you need to get going. In the midst of it all take some time for yourself and you may be surprised how things work out on a romantic level.

 

Capricorn:    Venus spreads a little magic into your life and starts to make changes to routines bringing, once and for all, new challenges closer to you than you ever thought that they were. For personal reasons you will make a decision not to complete something that you have started but that you know will never ever finish satisfactorily. Put someone in his or her place though!

 

Aquarius:   Things are moving on at long last, and not before time. Mercury enters into the first house, and this brings you the chance to ensure that a message reaches open ears. Many have been waiting for you to make a decision, but they won’t like hearing what you have to say because they do not want to take on new responsibilities, and admit you were right all along.

 

Pisces:       Chiron is en route to bring open doors to a project that seems to have been discarded before it really got going. You have so much to share with others and such a sensitive and warm approach to all that you do, but there are others, who do not understand your way of doing things; or, who don’t want to get involved right now. Let nothing put you off the main event.

 

ONLINE READINGS WITH KENNY CORRIS: On line appointments are becoming more and more popular and can help you fit in a much needed reading into your busy schedule. Full hour appointments can help you look at problems from a different angle, can inspire you to success in your work, or help you to find the spiritual solution to questions; and help you gain a closer connection with your innermost self, developing skills and achievements. Kenny is an Internationally known Clairvoyant, Medium, Astrologer, Therapist and Healer with over 56 years of experience in helping people to find the spiritual answer. Readers of STILORAMA.COM will be offered a discount rate for all calls over the next three months. Kenny will answer questions, interpret or give a reading online using his gifts, but always with discretion and confidentiality. Kenny is easy to talk to and unafraid to help you to clear a way forward, inspiring and supporting you all the way! A one hour intensive online appointment is now only £50. Gift vouchers for readings are available to gift a reading to others. Payments are handled discreetly by PayPal, and all you need is a valid credit card! You do not need a PayPal account. Readings are through Skype as a free service or directly dialled by you from your telephone if you prefer this.

 

For more information please contact Kenny directly at kennycorris@hotmail.com or WhatsApp or Facetime on 0034 686361594

 

Trend Watch – Sculptural Heels

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Trend Watch – Sculptural Heels

Lend your look playful vibes with these adorable Dolce & Gabbana sculptural robot heel embellished Mary Janes.

 

Team these cuties with pencil skirts and silk blouses, or with straight cut ankle trousers suits.

 

Stockists:

Mary Janes in velvet with structural heels £1400 from DOLCE&GABBANA & STILORAMA 

Pencil Skirts Know-How

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Pencil Skirts Know-How

Lend your attire stylish vibes with chic pencil skirts.  Take cue from Fendi‘s SS18 catwalk looks by teaming pencil skirts with light-weight jackets worn layered over floral silk blouses or over fitted stripy jumpers.

 

Feminine below-the-knee pencil skirts are a big trend for spring/summer 2018, they are versatile and can be worn to practically any occasion.

 

Go for an instant figure flattering effect by wearing your pencil skirt belted.  Finish off the look with a pair of elegant pointed pumps.

 

Editor’s Pick – Gucci’s Ottilia top handle tote.

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Editor’s Pick – Gucci’s Ottilia top handle tote.

Part of Alessandro Michele’s ‘Alchemist’s Garden’ collection, is this gorgeous Gucci’s leather ‘Ottilia’ top handle tote.

 

Printed with insects-beetles, moths, ladybugs and blue red butterflies, all numbered as they would appear in a display case, this compact designed top handle bag opens to an accordion-style interior sized to stow your card holder, keys and compact.

 

Carry this beautiful bag by the bamboo handle or by the optional chain shoulder strap, and team it with an understated daytime wardrobe of casual blazers and classic denim.

 

Stockists:

Gucci Ottilia leather top handle bag £2840 from GUCCI & STILORAMA

 

SS18 Trend Watch – Towering Turbans

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

SS18 Trend Watch – Towering Turbans

Wave goodbye to bad hair days with a stylish turban.  Take cue from Marc Jacobs’ SS18 catwalk looks by making a fashion statement with fancy headgear.

 

Team your daytime casual attire with beautiful printed trousers, a beaded top, and a matching turban.

 

Simple Style Steps to take you from day to night

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Simple Style Steps to take you from day to night

Lend your after work attire elegant touches with simple style steps that can help you transform your office look into an evening outfit with minimum effort.

 

Revamp your daytime floral print midi skirt, by ditching your comfy office sweater and by replacing it with a chic black lace blouse. Team your updated look with a pair of embellished pumps and with a metallic clutch.

 

Finish off the look with statement jewellery pieces or with colourful gems.

 

Stockists:

Gucci Floral Embellished pumps £560 from GUCCI & STILORAMA

Valentino Rockstud Spike Small Quilted Metallic Shoulder Bag £1400 from NET-A-PORTER & STILORAMA

Color Me Pretty earring $3140 from CYNTHIA BRITT & STILORAMA

Emerald & Tassle Diamond Necklace $2400 from RI NOOR & STILORAMA