The generous folks at Next in conjunction with Glitz and Grime are giving bloggers a chance to win £500 worth of Next vouchers. All you have to do is create a post like this one, showing which items from Next's collection you love and post a comment on Glitz and Grime's post, linking back to your post.

Check out some of my favorite pieces from Next's summer collection selection which is inspired by the lack of tropical weather in the UK at the moment. I Have mixed bright colours with fun prints in classic shapes for versatility which means that pieces can be mixed and matched with other items in my wardrobe and with a bit of styling, will adapt to suit any occasion.


Outfit One

• Printed Bandeau Maxi Dress £26
• Metallic Rope Wedge Sandals £40

Outfit Two

• Magenta Patent Extreme £36
• Scarf Print Sleeveless £26
• Lift And Shape Skinny Jeans £42

Outfit Three

• Crepe Cowl Neck Dress £45
• Colour Block Wedges £40

Outfit Four

• Scarf Print Dress £48
• Navy Elastic Two Part Wedges £30

Outfit Five

• Lipsy Scallop Denim Tie Front Top £25
• Lift And Shape Skinny Jeans £42
• Floral Print Wedge Sandals £38
Published in Blog
Sunday, 27 May 2012 15:02

power dressing in 2012

Hello again finest readers,

Well who's predicting what the weather is going to do these days. One minute it shines, the next it rains. And there was me, wondering what to wear in these variable climes. Taking the imaginary crystal ball to hand, I had a little moment and thought about what was coming your way this autumn. Looking towards hot autumn trends, I saw Mui Mui at the forefront showing us how to dress for these cooler climes in a heavy mix of Edwardian come 1970s styling celebrating that staple classic, the trouser suit.

This years' trouser suit fascination has been making itself known for a quite a while now. Think back to how Ferragamo got us excited by his interplay of silk and mismatched prints in that stunning raspberry and fuchsia pink silk jungle print trouser suit.
Salvatore Feragamo spring summer 2012 Mui Mui Autumn 2012 (Source Vogue.Com)

Now, Look around at how many retailers are selling high waist silky seventies trousers and matching blazers in jungle, graphic and seventies graphic wall paper print. Well readers, it is time to sit up and take notice and follow this well- trousered hint. Trouser suits are here to stay with us and are the right investment will take you through summer, autumn and possibly even into winter.

And of course, because we are inspirers rather than followers here at finest, we are going to have some fun, by embracing the patterns and combinations available to us in the shops now. So, think Brights' and seventies prints and mix them up with patterned shirts. Hunt down kipper ties and paisley scarfs from eBay and charity shops. Then, keeping with the mismatched patterning theme; work your base colour through, mesmerizing admiring eyes with high impact drama and contrast.

Take one mui mui blue suit for inspiration... Then get down to H and M and pick this blazer up for £17.99 or maybe this trouser suit from Benetton...


Then add one of these shirts (Hawes and Curtis£ 69.99) or these shoes (River Island £55.00), a vintage tie (eBay 12.99) or this necklace( £11.99 for ultimate seventies groove.

Serious fashion geeks wishing to follow Mui Mui to a tee, should wear bold silky shades of cornflower blue, emerald green, orange and brown. Look out for suits featuring seventies wallpaper print themes in patterns not dissimilar to the velvet crush featured on bus seating and clash, clash clash!


This look takes the sharp masculine tailoring out of Saville row, powers it down to the office then sashays it back up- town, discotec chic style. We are talking the bold, brave and sexy. Take your influences from Charlie's Angels, Farrah Fawcett, even Abba but remix your styling from the wide varieties of print and colour available now.

£10.00 Primark £39.99 Hawes and Curtis £10.00 Primark

Origional pierre cardin kipper tie Bumper bundle of vintage £12.99 ebay kipper ties £12.99 ebay

Hobbs £189.00 £10.00 Primark £69.99 Hawes and Curtis

And of course, on the back of every wise woman who means business this year, rather than her boss, is her trusty mac. You will find these everywhere right now in all the right shades to protect you whenever the clouds choose to rain down upon you. Finish your look off with these lovely examples I have found for you below.

La redoute £69.00 Traffic People 54.00 Vera Mona £ 54.00
Published in Blog
Monday, 21 May 2012 18:06

Speak To The Hand!

Forget the sky-high heels or feature jewellery in 2012 it's defiantly nails that are doing the talking!

Perfectly groomed nails have always been a must to complement any outfit however in 2012 nail trends have evolved in to one of the most fashion-forward accessories a girl can have Forget boring French tips and get crazy creative with colours the brighter the better, acids, metallic, and fluorescents and patterns oh and let's not forget, jewels, piercings and 3D bling.


For those that don't have time to be constantly in the nail salon or have the talents of Michelangelo there are many ways for you to adorn your digits at home that won't break the bank such as nail foils and designer nail wraps hat are available in an array of wonderful designs.


If you can imagine it do it
Published in Blog
Saturday, 12 May 2012 18:10

Rihanna for Vita Coco

We are loved these images of Rihanna at her photo shoot for Vita Coco and thought we would share them with you, enjoy!






Photo credit: Terry Richardson
Published in Blog
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 11:21

who's wearing what at the Met Ball 2012

Celebratiey beauties at the opening of the Prada and Schiaparelli exhibition

Rihanna wore a Tom Ford autumn/winter 2012-13 backless gown with Christian Louboutin heels.

Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn - who both wore dresses by Burberry Prorsum.

Joan Smalls - wearing Balmain - with the designer Olivier Rousteing.

Published in Blog
Tuesday, 24 April 2012 18:45

Splash Styling SS12 Trends

By Tasha Leslie of Splash Styling.

Tasha Leslie, founder, creative director and fashion stylist for Splash Styling gives us her perspective on the latest SS12 trends. Showcasing a mix of up and coming and established brands.

With Splash Styling named after the movie Splash and mermaidesque gowns ruling the runway in Armani and Alexander McQueen collections, Splash Styling adds an aquatic twist on a vintage inspired concept. As well as the oceanic influence in SS12 trends Splash Styling also depicts 1920s and 1960s style. Reproducing runway trends 21st century Gatsby, sports luxe, pretty pastels, colour blocking and print clashing.

With her creative mind and innate sense of style, Tasha has selected fashion forward and bespoke designers to collaborate with. The success of Splash Styling attributed to her creative team and the relationship she has with her clients. Tasha says 'Splash Styling is a family and all my clients are considered friends not business partners'

Agi and Sam –Having worked for designers such as Alexander McQueen and Karl Lagerfeld Agi and Sam put their stamp on menswear fashion with a new and exciting menswear brand. With a strong emphasis on entirely bespoke print and humour Agi and Sam designs show fearlessness as they push the boundaries with their bold, vibrant contemporary SS12 collection recently showcased at London fashion week.

Mrs J- One of Britain's most creative designers famed for her unique pop star creations for Kylie Minogue, Rihanna and Madonna to name just a few. Her highly desirable high end street wear designs boost a new commercial collection which is extravagant, unique and about to hit the mainstream.

Vicky Martin –Vicky Martin designs are for the young, confident and stylish woman. Her Designs offer an alternative to mainstream fashion and bespoke service on request. You get a real sense of quality, personal style and elegance with each garment. Her designs worn by our very own UK celebrities, Kym Marsh, Michelle Heaton and TOWIE cast.

American Apparel – Established high street brand. If you're a conscious fashionista who likes to have fun with fashion and want to look on trend, this is your one stop shop. The new SS12 collection offers a great range for both men and women with bold colours, retro prints, chiffon's, pretty pastels and dance wear.

Bl^nk – A widely stocked luxe brand with delicately crafted accessories, exquisite evening wear and crafted complementary day wear pieces. Its base inspiration being drawn from 1920's Hollywood with a contemporary twist meant it was the perfect marriage for Splash Styling vintage concept.

Shirt: American Apparel £65
Trousers: American Apparel £57
Bow tie: American Apparel £16
Belt: Vintage £35
Socks: Vintage £28

Dress:Vicky Martin £85

Dress: Vicky Martin £175

Shirt: American Apparel £65
Trousers: American Apparel £57
Bow tie: American Apparel £16
Belt: Vintage £35
Socks: Vintage £28

Necklace: Kleshna £84.95
Skirt: American Apparel £40

Blazer: Agi & Sam £575
Shorts: Agi & Sam £320
Shoes: Agi & Sam £320
Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs £180
Socks: Vintage

Hat: Bellapacella £130
Shirt: Vicky Martin £95
Skirt: American Apparel £51
Shoes: Sam Edelman Kate Kuba £125
Socks: H&M £3.99
Handbag: Juicy Couture Kate Kuba £130

Dress: Bl^nk £240
Shoes: Alejandro Ingelmo £527
Necklace: Bl^nk £402
Headband: Bellapacella £30

Jacket: Mrs J £85
Skirt: American Apparel £68
Shoes: Chloe Kate Kuba £285
Socks: H&M £3.99
Bikini: Bl^nk £81
Necklaces: Broken Fab £165
Cuff bracelet: Bl^nk: £221

Headpiece: Culietta £280
Bodysuit: American Apparel £40
Collar Clip: Culietta £125
Trousers: Mrs J £125
Shoes: Alejandro Ingelmo £493
Published in Blog
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 13:32

African Fashion Indulgence

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Published in News
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 21:05

Bag some Red carpet style!

With the flurry of fashion activity at all the awards events, the bag to be seen out and about with was definitely the clutch - large enough to hold the essential mobile phone for twittering before, during and after, the clutch comes in myriad guises, shapes and sizes.

For a fantastic selection of the latest offerings from leading designers, retailers and etailers, check out With a search engine that lists over 7,000 bags of all shapes and sizes - including a comprehensive collection of clutches - and lots of info including celebrity interviews and gossip, BagServant really is handbag heaven!

If you love handbags then this is the site for you - features more than 7,000 bags from leading retailers and designers. BagServant is the ultimate search and buy shopping destination to find your dream bag - from dreamy designers including Jimmy Choo, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu and Mulberry through to ultimately affordable from high street favourites including Dorothy Perkins, John Lewis and Ted Baker – there are bags to buy whatever your budget.

Not simply a shopping portal, BagServant features news, reviews, celebrity spotting, in depth features and discussion, designer news and insider info – all handbag related of course!

From high street to designer and everything in between, BagServant's customisable search engine can show you all the handbag options available from retailers – whether you want to search by colour, style, price or shape. As well as all the leading big handbag names, BagServant also searches out niche labels and new talent from up and coming designers in a bid to ensure the most comprehensive collection of handbags in one place on the web.

In addition to the product listings, the magazine side of the site also offers a whole host of handbag related info including a photo gallery of who's been "papped" carrying what, up to date news and advanced info on the latest and greatest design releases and some of Lenka's musings on the biggest trends in handbags and fashion in general for the season ahead.

Published in Blog
Monday, 27 February 2012 00:37

Jazmine Rocks

Jazmine Rocks ,Blogger for Jazzabelle's Diary
Published in Fashion
Monday, 27 February 2012 00:36

Sherry Tagoe

Sherry Tagoe, Blogger  for Fashions Finest & Weighting In Vain
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