Saturday, October 17

Rimmel London... New faces!

Georgia May Jagger and Coca Rocha have been announced as the new faces of beauty brand, Rimmel London.

The pair join the amazing Kate Moss, Lily Cole and Sophie Ellis Bextor as icons for the brand. They will start appearing in campaigns from next year...

Wednesday, October 14

Wish List! ... Ben Amun Pearls!

I love necklaces. I love pearls. I love crystals. So it comes as no surprise that I absolutely love this vintage looking glass pearl and Austrian crystal necklace from Ben Amun Jewelry by Isaac Manevitz.

Egyptian-born designer, Isaac Manevitz, works with fine, unusual materials to create his unique designs that never disappoint.

This stunning piece of jewelry costs $205 and is available to buy online here.

BILL - The New Vamp to Lust Over!

Some people may tell you that I am going through a huge Vampire obsession right now... don't worry, part of me is just hoping it's a phase....

First Edward Cullen from Twilight took hold of my heart....and now, Bill Compton from very-adult-TV show, True Blood has got me lusting over him!

America are now on the second season, whereas we, in the UK, are so behind with only the first episode having been aired on Channel 4. The second will be aired on Wednesday 14th, 10pm.

I highly recommend reading the Southern Vampire Mysteries that True Blood is based on, written by Charlaine HarrisStephanie Meyer's Twilight saga was definately great to read...but aimed at a young crowd. The Southern Vampire Mysteries are very much more grown up...and will no doubtedly have you blushing while reading on your commute to work...but they're so hard to put down!

Tuesday, October 13

Watch out for... Kimberley in Cosmo UK

On Monday 12th October, I assisted the fabulous Angela Barnard who was styling Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh for Cosmopolitan magazine.

I will let you all know when the issue featuring the shoot will be out, so keep your eyes peeled!

In the mean time, the November Issue featuring Christina Aguilera on the cover is out now...

Saturday, October 10

ELLE: Cheryl Cole

Cheryl Cole looks AMAZING in the new issue of ELLE. Wanting to show off her natural beauty, accessories were kept minimal with her wearing no jewellery at all.

Fashion Director of ELLE, Anne Marie Curtis, explains that Cheryl "has these amazing tattoos, so that was like the jewellery on the shoot". Stunning!

The new issue is out now!

Friday, October 9

Music... The Raveonettes

Danish rock duo, The Raveonettes, have been making wonderfully beautiful music characterised by two part vocal harmonies and electric guitar for years!

I had my ipod on a random shuffle the other day and With My Eyes Closed came on. It's such a beautiful song and I felt the need to tell you all about it and to listen to it!

Click here, close your eyes, and listen...

Their new album, In and Out of Control is out now! Click here to buy from Amazon.

Thursday, October 8

Yes or No? ... McQueen's 12 inch

Well, well... Alexander McQueen never fails to surprise us when it comes to his shows at Fashion Week...

For the Spring/ Summer 2010 collection, his theme was Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species. McQueen brings us 12" heels that look more like hooves than shoes...and just looking at the pictures of the models wearing them make my feet hurt!

The designs do, however, look stunning - a work of art! But, would you be seen wearing these? Yes or No?

Cinderella Me!

Fashionable women understand the importance of accessorising their outfits to create a real impact.
Alexandra, Founder & Director of Cinderella Me

Shoes are, without a doubt, one of the most important accessory to make an outfit complete. How great would it be if you could wear a different pair of designer shoes EVERY week without breaking your bank balance? A dream come true!

Alexandra, the Founder & Director of Cinderella Me, has come up with the fantastic idea of hiring out designer shoes! All you need to do is become a member for just £9.95 a month and hire away! The weekly hire price is around £80, a tiny fraction of the actual retail price!

If you're a little worried about hygiene... then don't worry! Alexandra uses UV-C light which sanitises, sterilises and disinfects killing 99.9% of germs, viruses and bacteria!

Wednesday, October 7

Designer Love: Burberry S/S 2010

London Fashion Week welcomed back Burberry from Milan with open arms; and Burberry couldn’t have ended London’s Fashion Week any better.

Burberry, established in 1856, has come a long way since the days they offered England a comfortable yet waterproof fabric for riding, shooting and other country pursuits!

Burberry are most famous for the Trench Coat, which was invented in 1914 after they were asked to adapt a design for practical wear by WWI officers in the trenches. The likes of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s made trenchcoats look unforgettably chic... Well, Audrey Hepburn could make anything look chic...even soaking wet in the rain!

Creative Director, Christopher Bailey, has created a Spring/Summer 2010 collection aimed at the young – keeping the brand modern and trendy.

The front row of the last show in London was occupied by glamourous fashionistas – Face of Burberry Emma Watson, Mary-Kate Olsen, Daisy Lowe, Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow, Freida Pinto and Dev Patel.

The Burberry trenchcoats for S/S 2010 are so beautifully amazing: Classic Burberry gone shorter!

Here are my favourites:


To view the complete collection, click here.

Wish List! ... Sequin blazer

I am like a magpie when it comes to anything sparkly and sequins! I have fallen slightly obsessively in love with this 3/4 length sleeve blazer from River Island, £69.99. I know what my next pay packet is going towards... =)

Monday, October 5

Friday 2nd October saw Portobello Road being taken over by 5 girls, covered in black paint, wearing nothing but a tiny bikini, jewellery and holding a handbag. They walked up the famous road in Notting Hill and went on to get onto the underground, no doubt causing a bit of a stir...

It was all in aid for the launch of Boticca- an accessories only ebay-style website. You can buy unique, hand crafted and exclusive jewellery, or if you fancy yourself as a bit of a jewellery designer, you can sell your creations online.

Saturday, October 3

Watch out for... Sonia Dham

Sonia Dham, a fabulous new make up artist and founder of Sweet'arts, will be offering you all beauty tips, right here, soon!

Sonia began her beauty career as a Beauty Advisor at Estee Lauder in 2005, where she found her distinctive flair in make up and used her natural ability to work with a range of people, all with different types of beauty concerns and needs.

She has since gone on to be the official make up artist for Miss Earth Pageant in 2009 and did the make up on Destiny's Child, Michelle Williams, when she hosted the Fundraising Gala in London at The Dorchester in Mayfair on September 17th.
The Sweet'arts team with Michelle Williams

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

At some point in our lives, we have all been touched by breast cancer; a family member, a friend, a friend of a friend or a story you read in a magazine that moved you. This month is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Beauty brand, Purple Lab, have teamed up with the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation to launch a new lip gloss, SWAC: Sealed With A Cure, equipped with ingredients that boost beauty, health and confidence to give something back and to help create awareness and get funds for research. A portion of the proceeds will be going straight to the foundation.

SWAC is only $18.50 and can be ordered online at b-glowing.

If you're currently in London, to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month in style, there will be a fashion show on 7th October at Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane.

Be there to see the models walk the catwalk for the first time celebrating life, fashion and looking good! All models will be ranging from their 20s to their 70s; each with their own unique story...and one thing in common: they've all been diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

For more information, please click here.

Friday, October 2

Movie Mania... New Moon

I'm very aware of how old I am and extremely aware that the Twilight saga has got me acting like a teenager!

Having been persuaded to watch Twilight by my little sister, Sabrina, I - even though I tried to deny it - instantly fell in love with Edward Cullen!

Straight away I started reading the books and read all 4 of them within 2 weeks...

The Twilight saga continues with the release of New Moon in November... and I can't help but wonder, is it too soon for a countdown?

Possibly. However, there's always the trailers we can watch and re-watch over and over and over again...

Click here to go to the official site and enjoy!

Uniqlo... +J

Fantastic news! On Thursday 1st October, Jil Sander launched her +J collection for Uniqlo.

German designer, Jil Sander, is famous for her minimal designs which ties in well with Uniqlo's own quality and minimal basics.

The collection is huge, with 40 pieces for men, and 100 for women!

Blazers are a huge favourite with fashionistas like Alexa Chung - I love the grey, classic fit from +J. It will look great with a girly dress and the sleeves rolled up, or thrown over jeans and a tshirt for a more grungy, casual look.

With the weather being so unpredictable right now, and our Summer in England arriving a bit later than we'd planned, the classic cardigan is great to throw over your outfit in the evening after the warm weather from the day gets cooler.

Winter, however, is not far away now as we've entered the lovely season that is Autumn... and the trench coat is always one for sticking around every year! An investment I say!

+J is available right now! Click here to go straight to the online store to start choosing your Winter essentials!

Celeb Trend: Chunky watches!

Celebs seem to be loving a chunky watch on their delicate, feminine wrists!

Luckily for us, Christopher Ward brings us exclusive, lavish and chic watches at affordable prices! A couple of my faves are below. I love the chunkiness and the masculinity of the watches, which would look fantastic combined with a really girly and feminine outfit!

These are available to buy online now, and there are loads of other fantastic watches to choose from!

Thursday, October 1

Watch out for... DEEN Magazine

I am really looking forward to the launch of new fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine DEEN Magazine. 

It will be available to buy in October. I can't wait to see it!

Breakfast at Tiffany's Press Night

Anna Friel: Holly Golightly in Breakfast At Tiffany's

Anna Friel plays Holly Golightly in Breakfast At Tiffany's, made famous by the beautiful Audrey Hepburn in London's West End at Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Last night was the press night, and Anna Friel looked stunning in a vintage, floor length ivory satin gown with lace trimmed capped sleeves.

Tickets are on sale now and are available to buy from the Box Office or online.