Saturday, 19 December 2015 11:02

HOBBS SS16

Hobbs

Every season Hobbs delivers something new and exciting for the modern woman. Something that she can slip into and fall in love with. Each piece is tailored to be feminine and makes the wearer stand out from the crowd.

There SS16 collection is full of beautifully designed pieces for the traveler in you that can take you from day to evening.

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Belize jacket in ebony appliqué mesh, Belize top in ivory jersey, Antonella skirt in ebony & ivory cotton blend

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Ndara Poncho in ebony & ivory cashmere, Santiago top in ivory pleat poly, Santiago skirt in ebony pleat poly, Celia hat in ivory straw, Jemma cuff

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Luciana coat in ice white & ebony linen blend, Aylesbury belt in ebony suede, Lola sandals in ebony suede

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Salvador blouse in ivory & hot red silk, Salvador skirt in ivory & ebony cotton blend , Aylesbury belt in ebony suede, Lola sandal in ebony suede

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Rica dress in natural & ivory linen blend, Rica trousers in natural & ivory linen blend, Amber sandals in snake print leather £99/€120

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Paola cape in dark natural suede, Santiago top in ivory pleat poly, Cosette culottes in ivory satin back crêpe, Valentina in pendant in gold & ebony, Amber sandal snake print leather

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Catalina blouse in azure blue silk, Catalina trousers azure blue silk, Lola sandals in ebony suede

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Belize jumpsuit in ebony satin back crêpe

Published in Blog
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 13:00

Think Pink for Winter

Pink has always had a hard time when it comes to fashion.

Published in Trends
Sunday, 22 November 2015 17:15

How To Look Good At An Official Party

Dressing up for a formal dinner has always been a tough part of me.

Published in Styling Tips
Monday, 02 November 2015 11:47

Put your best foot forward with Lyst this Autumn

We all love making lists. Whether it’s the weekly food shop or things to do on your day off - there is something very organised and efficient about setting yourself a good tick list. Well, fashion site Lyst, does exactly that, creating your own personal shopping experience.

The exciting website, www.lyst.co.uk allows you to shop for the latest trends from a variety of brands and stores, including everything from luxury designers Fendi and Stella McCartney to high street retailers Zara and Vans, and then create your own Lyst of items you’re lusting over. Browse through beautiful pieces from Rag & Bone, Michael Kors, Converse and Asos to name just a few, and add them to your own personalised ‘lysts,’ which are helpfully organised into different sections such as ‘wish list wardrobe,’ ‘gifts for me,’ and ‘gift lyst.’ Essentially, Lyst is a more ordered way to shop online, without any hassle.

As Christmas approaches, why not create your own Lyst on all things festive and fun for your winter wardrobe or how about the lovely, tan leather boots that are such a big thing this autumn. Group your favourite styles together and create whole looks by adding clothing, shoes, accessories and jewellery to find your perfect wish Lyst pieces in a variety of sizes and colours.

One of the biggest trends for autumn/winter 2015 is the ‘Ghillie’. You might not have heard of it, but you have definitely seen it before and you might possibly own a pair already. The ghillie is a type of shoe which laces up at the front, with no tongue originating from Scottish country dancing. Everyone from the Duke of Windsor, who was often seen sporting a pair of ghillies with argyle socks in the 1920’s to Naomi Campbell, who infamously wore purple wedge ghillies on the Vivienne Westwood catwalk where she took a tumble in 1993, have been seen wearing them. And on Lyst, you too can jump onto the band wagon and put a fashionable foot forward yourself, with current designers Isabel Marant and Aquazzura offering up some great styles.

Other great footwear available on the Lyst website are minimalist sneakers, functional flats, cosy boots and glamorous heels, which once added to your Lyst can be worked with other items you think will go nicely with your current wardrobe. It’s fun, free and very organised so start making your fashion shopping list today with Lyst.

Below are a couple of Lysts we put together on key Autumn fashion pieces and Halloween attire:

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Halloween Favourites a lyst by hlast Lyst

Written in collaboration with Lyst.

Published in Blog
Thursday, 24 September 2015 12:48

Easy steps to emulate Chanel in your everyday wardrobe

Chanel is one of the few fashion houses that have managed to create garments which have withstood the test of time.

Published in Styling Tips
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 16:25

It's All In The Detail

ITS ALL IN THE DETAIL

We all know that it’s is often the little extra’s that makes all the difference and nothing adds an extra dose of style like a standout accessory.

This season’s accessories are no different and will instantly upgrade your outfit. Here are our four of my favourite trends for this season.

1. Pom Pom

Fluffy and bouncy a quirky addition to any look

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Burgundy pom pom heel @ New look – www.newlook.com

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Black fur bobble @ www.primark.com

2. Faux Fur

Faux fur is chic, practical and in demand and with a plush, stylish faux fur collar, you’ll never have to sacrifice fashion for the sake of warmth. This multitasking accessory can be worn as a luxuriously soft scarf or hat.

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3. The Extra-Long Scarf

A long-length scarf will add instant trend to your look. Add sparkle to it with a standout brooch. Wear it tucked into a belt or loose around your neck.

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4. The Bucket Bag

Destined to be autumn’s” IT” bag, the classic bucket bag gets a refined, minimalist update. An absolute essential for the girl on the go. I love black and white grid duffle bag from Primark a definite must to any handbag collection.

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Published in Blog
Sunday, 30 August 2015 20:52

Burgundy Arising

The Autumn/Winter 2015 catwalks were awash with rich, burgundy hues.

Published in Trends
Friday, 21 August 2015 19:13

H&M Sustainable Denim

HM SUSTAINABLE DENIM

H&M are introducing 16 new denim styles made from recycled cotton from textiles collected in the Garment Collecting initiative in H&M stores. The aim is to reduce the environmental impact of the fashion industry, by limiting waste that goes to landfill and saving on natural resources used in the production of fabric.


This initiative by H&M’s is to create a closed loop for fashion “Creating a closed loop for textiles, in which unwanted clothes can be recycled into new ones, will not only minimize textile waste, but also significantly reduce the need for virgin resources as well as other impacts fashion has on our planet, “says Karl-Johan Persson, CEO of H&M.

Since 2013, H&M customers worldwide have been able to bring unwanted clothes from any brand into its stores as part of its Garment Collecting Initiative. So far, over 14,000 tonnes have been collected globally.

Right now, H&M is able to use 20% recycled cotton from collected clothes, and is investing in new technology to increase this share without losing quality. H&M has a target to increase the number of garments made with at least 20% recycled fabric by 300% compared to 2014.

The new denim pieces, which will be available in-stores and online in September, are all made from recycled cotton and organic cotton, with three styles for women ranging from skinny to distressed ‘girlfriend’ jeans, plus a denim jacket, flared dungarees and a denim jumpsuit.

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For men, there is a zip-up denim jacket, two distressed slim leg styles, and a pair of joggers in coated denim.

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The kid’s pieces include a zip-up hoodie with cute animal ears, a stretch jeans sequined at the knee, and a street style hooded shirt, with distressed jeans.

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Published in Blog
Thursday, 20 August 2015 19:55

Must Have 70's Lowdown

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With shades of brown and cream to khakis, gold, sunflower yellow, sand hues, antique red, denim blue and Lilly orange I love the eye catching colours of 70’s fashion

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Walking into Topshop this Retro '70s florals wide leg trousers was the first thing that caught my eye. The earthy colours, the print, that “70’s show” vibe love it!!

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The 70’s offers a kaleidoscope of prints and patterns ranging from geometric motifs, ethnic patterns, check prints, audacious abstract and floral designs.

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F&F Blue diamond print dress @ www.tesco.com

The Tailored simple silhouette of the A-line design ensured that the 70’s fashionista’s stayed elegant and feminine. In fabrics like suede for a soft and delicate touch, adding patchwork or fringe elements to boost the design aesthetic.

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Real patch work suede skirt @ www.newlook.com

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Suede fringe cape @ www.newlook.com

What would the 70’s be without the retro high waists, whether that’s a mini, midi or maxi skirt or a pair of jeans, pants or shorts, pair it with slim-fitting tops in order to emphasize the waist design of the bottoms.

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Autograph Suede high waist midi skirt @ www.marksandspencer.com

Romantic ruffles and frills, looks amazing with jeans or short shorts

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Chunky heels are the way to go !!!

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Suede Knee high boots @ www.littlewoods.com

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F&F Suede coat @ www.tesco.com

Published in Blog
Monday, 03 August 2015 15:55

Summer Style: Culottes

Shorts can be a tricky one. Either you’re a massive fan and love getting your legs out for the summer, or you hate your knees and shy away from even a cropped pair of trousers. However, this summer there could be a solution: culottes.

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