I’m on a print binge at the moment. My blog is full of it and I cannot shut up about how fun they are for summer in my newspaper columns. I’m also getting all print-tastic for a shoot I am going in London in two weeks. So I had a look at all the press releases I got this week for some inspiration and the selection at New Look caught my eye (and they’ve loads to match them too). Might have to gets me some.
A few other things I am up to this week, aside from moving house, next week I have a pile of meetings to do lot’s of fun things (will tell you all when they are confirmed!) and have the Charlotte Olympia event at Brown Thomas (I might need bouncers to keep me away from her, I lust after her shoes) and the Diet Coke and Jean-Paul Gaultier launch at Harvey Nicols. Busy week ahead but someone has got to do it.
Oh I’m getting loads of questions about the designer of my wedding dress but that is staying under wraps until the big day! Even some of my nearest and dearest don’t know.
And here is my new girl crush, Charlotte Free!
We’ve all see the biggest trends for the year parading down the catwalks, and now moving onto the High Street in various influences but because we can’t all afford Prada and Chanel it can leave us feeling a little glum. There’s no reason why you can’t get 2011’s hottest trends on an affordable budget and there are plenty of brands out there that can help you to get a fashion forward wardrobe at a fraction of the designer cost.
One such brand is French Connection, who are well known for their elegant, classic pieces of women’s clothing that can easily be mixed and matched with your current wardrobe for an up to date look. Ilove their Spring/Summer 2011 trends which take on the best trends and give them a twist. Here are a few of my favourites (which you can also check out at Very):
White and Lace – let’s face it, Kate Middleton’s dress was bang on trend for this season and her excellent choice of wedding dress definitely seems to have inspired designers everywhere. Add sheer white pieces, with lace detailing, to add a feminine, clean feel to any outfit.
Utility – Practical and pretty? This is exactly what French Connection are aiming for here. With a neutral palette and no military overtones, this makes for a great daytime look. Chic playsuits, tailored shorts and pleating are all features of this trend.
Pastels – French Connections Spring/Summer 2011 collection features a range of pretty, pastel, feminine colours that come in a pale and neutral palette. Much of French Connection’s collection in this trend is loose fitting and flowing, making for a casual, elegant and comfortable feel.
Other features in the French Connection lookbook include tailored leather shorts, luxe jumpsuits and simple summer dresses. In short – everything you need for a great summer wardrobe. Some of these trends won’t suit all but French Connection’s elegant, classic style will have something for everyone, if you know how to wear it correctly.
Check it out on http://www.very.co.uk/french-connection
Ah thank goodness colour is coming back. Think lollipops, Rainbow Brite, candy floss, Katy Perry’s video for California Gurls, Hubba Bubba chewing gum.
Here are some of my favs to get you started!
Bag, Red or Dead www.redordeadbags.com ; Blue satin court shoe, from a selection at www.vivaladiva.com; Purple denim sleeveless top, Killah; Purple sandal, as before; Flower print t-shirt, Killah; Blue watch, from a selection from Storm watches www.stormwatches.com ; Stripe tunic, Geox.
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