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How to wear this Season’s Whites

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

How to wear this Season’s Whites

White accessories are a must-have this season, and spring is the best time to start investing in essential white basics to wear to the office or on your mini city holiday breaks.

 

Wearing white from day to night is often tricky, especially for those of us who have to commute on public transport.

 

For work attire, stick to white separates and team them with silver navy and greys; accessorise with white pumps and silver jewellery.

 

Here are our top white and silver accessory picks available to buy from our luxury fashion marketplace:

 

Alaïa’s sleek belt is made from supple Italian leather and punctuated with silver eyelets – perfect for channelling spring’s punk trend. We think it looks cool knotted over dresses or through the loops of distressed jeans.

 

Ring Holder Necklace by Cynthia Britt. Anytime you cannot wear your engagement ring on your finger, wear it safely close to your heart on Cynthia Britt Ring Holder Necklace. This functional sterling silver necklace made of two open loops is made to hold your ring without having to open the clasp. A very stylish, elegant and minimalist design with a very sturdy 30 inch long rhodium plated chain.

 

Tresor Paris’s quantum cubus ring is hand-crafted from 18ct white gold plated stainless steel and finished with an amazing lapis lazuli stone.  Show it off with a crisp white blouse and blue jeans.

 

Prada‘s pumps hark back to original Mary Jane styles – they’re set on a chunky block heel and finished with a neat square toe. This pair has been expertly crafted in Italy from white patent-leather and playfully decorated with an oversized silver flower. The wide strap is elasticated for the most comfortable fit.

 

Stockists:

Tresor Paris Quantum Cubus Stainless Steel & Lapis stone ring £57 from TRESOR PARIS

Prada embellished patent white leather Mary Jane pumps £530 – Alaïa Eyelet-embellished white leather belt £300 from NET-A-PORTER & STILORAMA

Cynthia Britt ring holder necklace $155 from CYNTHIA BRITT & STILORAMA

SS17 Trend Watch – Feminine Country Prints

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

SS17 Trend Watch – Feminine Country Prints

Escape Monday’s blues by lending your work wardrobe feminine country vibes; take cue from Giambattista Valli’s SS17 RTW catwalk looks, and team ladylike floral frills with black separates and with chunky costume jewellery.

 

Feminine country prints will add stylish notes to your office attire; show them off with fitted trousers or with pencil skirts.

 

For evening outs, go for an off-the-shoulder prairie floral print maxi dress and accessorise your look with black velvet and diamantes.

 

Editor’s Pick – Gucci Satin studded pumps

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Editor’s Pick – Gucci Satin studded pump

Kick-start the weekend in style with these gorgeous Gucci satin high heel pumps.  Made from blue, red and ivory satin, these stunning shoes are embellished with a flat bow and curved heels.

 

The heels are further enhanced by glass pearls and spike studs down the back. The pumps are also embedded with mixed studs which are a defining feature of Alessandro Michele’s collections.

 

We love the meticulous details of the Rose print leather lining, making these beauties our top footwear choice for spring 2017.

 

Stockists:

Gucci Satin studded pump £725 from GUCCI and STILORAMA

 

Just Landed Dolce & Gabbana’s Radio Bag

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Just Landed Dolce & Gabbana’s Radio Bag

Listen to your favourite tracks in LUXE mode with this exquisite stereo inspired Dolce & Gabbana Radio Handbag from the Dolce Box line.

 

Made of hand-painted wood, the model not only reproduces accurately all the details of a real stereo, but it’s also fully functional thanks to the internal AUX cable that allows you to connect your personal device.

 

This gorgeous functional arm candy sports an embellished enamelled flower twist pad lock-fastening tab and an external knob to turn on and adjust the volume.

 

Stockists:

Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Radio Bag £6000 from DOLCE & GABBANA & STILORAMA

 

SS17 Trend Watch – Pink Gingham

Monday, March 13th, 2017

SS17 Trend Watch – Pink Gingham

Transition your wardrobe from winter to spring with beautiful baby pink gingham inspired by these Blumarine’s SS17 romantic catwalk looks.

 

Thanks to its versatile nature, gingham is a great attire choice to kick-start spring in style.  Wear pink gingham from head-to-toe and accessorise with a classic pair of taupe pumps.

 

For a more casual daytime look, team pink gingham with white jeans or with stylish beige denim skirt.

 

SS17 Trend Watch – Girly Greys

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

SS17 Trend Watch – Girly Greys

Transform your grey work wardrobe into a fashion statement this season; take cue from Emporio Armani’s SS17 catwalk look and team dull greys with beautiful feminine embellishments and with funky accessories.  Here are our top grey picks available to buy from our Luxury Fashion Marketplace.

 

Family is one of the fundamental values of the Dolce&Gabbana brand, which celebrates it in all of its forms and shades of meaning with the DG Family collection. This gorgeous handbag from the Dolce Box line in Dauphine leather with DG Family patch is the perfect army candy to be seen carrying this season.

 

Tzafrir Weinberg’s 22k gold grey diamond ring is will lend your overall office look an understated glam feel.

 

Muveil’s grey-marl sweater features a vibrant array of crystals, beads, and faux pearls. It has a loose boxy shape that’s refined with dark-grey ribbed-knit trims at the neck, cuffs and hemline, and is finished with a zip-fastening side pocket. Style yours with wide-leg jeans and mannish shoes.

 

Alexander McQueen’s socks are knitted from a sumptuous wool-blend, with hints of silk for softness. They’re ribbed at the cuff to avoid slouching and topped with playful ruffles. Emulate one of this season’s most coveted trends by styling yours with heeled boots.

 

Lord & Berry’s Luminizer will add an instant subtle glow to your complexion and is the perfect makeup base to highlight your cheekbones and brow bones; we love its soft and silky formula which helps to illuminate and even the skin tone – Apply it under eye up to lower lashes and most importantly on innermost corner of the eye. You may also use a synthetic fibre brush to blend it.

 

Stockists:

Muveil Embellished Cotton-Jersey sweatshirt £345 from MATCHESFASHION

Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Box Handbag with DG family patch £1650 from DOLCE & GABBANA

Tzafrir Weinberg 22K Gold ring with grey diamond $3675 USD from TZAFRIR WEINBERG

Alexander McQueen Ruffled wool-blend socks £195 from NET-A-PORTER

Lord & Berry Luminizer £14 from LORD & BERRY

 

PPQ AW17 Catwalk Presentation Review

Monday, March 6th, 2017

PPQ AW17 Catwalk Presentation Review

PPQ’s autumn/winter 2017 collection is a celebration of monochrome in all its forms.  Black on black, black on white and black and white checks, pretty much sum up the theme of PPQ’s AW17 presentation.

 

Masculine silhouettes are beautifully embellished with fur and feather trims adding an overall feminine vibe to the whole collection.

 

Maxi skirts teamed with black and white trainers, black velvet sweat pants worn with fitted white tops and thick opaque black tights lend this collection sporty vibes reminiscent of the 90’s fashion.

 

SS17 Trend Watch – 60s Patterned Trousers

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

SS17 Trend Watch – 60s Patterned Trousers

Lend your daytime wardrobe funky 60s vibes inspired by this Miu Miu spring/summer 2017 RTW catwalk look.  Patterned trousers are on trend this season, with fitted Capri styles making a big comeback.

 

Team decorative trousers with clashing prints, and accessorise with whites, greens and yellows. Here are our top accessories picks available to buy from our Luxury Fashion Marketplace:

 

Dana Seng Jewelry dashing star gold hoop earrings will complement all your wardrobe choices, and will look great with daywear or eveningwear.

 

Opuline’s Firework Necklace echoes the vibrant colours of The East, with firework’s hues reflecting aromatic spices and tropical fruits. Multi-coloured drop stones are hung from a Gold plated Silver chain with Baroque pearls making this necklace the perfect accessory for springtime panache.

 

Man Repeller founder Leandra Medine brings the same wit to her shoe collection as she does to her celebrated fashion blog. Crafted from white leather and Perspex, these sandals are playfully fixed on a statement cactus heel and detailed with optional silver ankle straps for versatile styling. Wear yours to elevate a favourite pair of trousers.

 

Mellow Cosmetics’ creamy Matte Lipstick is highly pigmented, richly formulated and long-wearing. The formula glides on smoothly, leaving a velvety-smooth, moisturising finish.

 

Stockists:

Dana Seng Jewelry dashing star gold hoop earrings $985 from DANA SENG JEWELRY

MR BY MAN REPELLER Cactus Heel Perspex-trimmed metallic leather sandals £385 from NET-A-PORTER

Opuline Firework Necklace £280 from OPULINE

Mellow Cosmetics Creamy Matt Lipstick $13.00 USD from MELLOW COSMETICS

 

Oscars 2017 Best Dressed Celebrities

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Oscars 2017 Best Dressed Celebrities

Nothing can compete with the Oscars when it comes to grandiosity. The truth is, the prestigious annual event isn’t merely an awards ceremony for film but a huge cultural spectacle involving the likes of politics, fashion and art as a whole. The evening of the Oscars is scrutinised like no other and it’s hardly surprising that the red carpet, where attire is pretty much everything, can be seen as a spectacle in itself.

 
La La Land fever had swept the nation and seemed to be a very strong, underlying force at the Oscars, which was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Fittingly, Emma Stone stood out and not just because of her award for best actress; the 28-year-old, who received her first Oscar this year, shone in Givenchy Haute Couture. The old-school glamour encapsulated Stone’s incredible performance in La La Land, which is all about jazz music, as well as what it takes to make it as an actor. With the Tiffany & Co. jewellery to complete to the glamorous look, Emma Stone’s golden glow almost matched her well-deserved award.

 

Dakota Johnson was Emma Stone’s rival throughout the night, dressed in a Gucci gown that was not dissimilar to the awards that had been given out. The long-sleeved, high-neck dress had a cascading bow accent at the waist and was paired with jewellery dazzling enough to blind.

 
Naomie Harris brought the first Calvin Klein dress to the Oscars, a stunning white number that just goes to show billowing gowns aren’t always needed to turn heads at the awards ceremony. The clean cuts of the dress paired with sparkling accessories really epitomised the film Harris starred in, Moonlight.

 

Elegant dresses are all well and good but it is true that the Oscars is a perfect occasion to go all out, which is certainly what Janelle Monáe managed to achieve this year. The singer and actress was the talk of the red carpet after appearing in a black, intergalactic-inspired Elie Saab Haute Couture gown. Considering it was Janelle’s first Oscars and she has already made a huge impact with two nominated films up her sleeve, the dress was sure to be one that Janelle would remember for years to come.

 

By Rhiannon Hutchings

 

Fyodor Golan AW17 Catwalk Review

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Fyodor Golan AW17 Catwalk Review

Rainbow prints and mismatching styles pretty much sum up Fyodor Golan’s AW17 RTW catwalk presentation – A breath of fresh air as far as autumn’s attire is concerned with plenty of playful elements including military camouflage and wildcat prints.

 

Everything and anything seems to go, with clashing fabrics worn layered on top of one another. See-through PVC outerwear and skirts teamed with wide leg sweatpants and slogan sweatshirts are few of the distractions on show.

 

The designers’ duo, have managed to capture the mood of the moment with an expressive collection infused with grownup nonchalant vibes.