Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Valentine's Day Treat

What could be more of a treat than David Beckham? Whether you're single or attached, this video will appeal on VDay. Promise.

Who says men can't be pieces of meat?

Till next time beauties,

Deja xx

The Mother of All Fashion Weeks

When Sister Act 2 came out I was pretty sure the fashion pinnacle could get no higher than Lauryn Hill in her wide leg trousers and peach top. 

But the biggest influence on my love of fashion and beauty has been my mother. She wore suits with shoulder pads, red lipstick and super high heels. She was a business woman and wanted to look the part. Sometimes bold and eccentric, she once picked me up from school sporting a new platinum blonde do. Now her power suits are in the back of the cupboard but it hasn’t stopped me from loving the power and confidence her clothes gave her. In a recent interview with Marie Claire, Domenico Dolce said “Style is all about the attitude of the person, her way of being. You can’t learn it. You either have it or you don’t.” She has it.

Style is in abundance in New York with gorgeous prints at Cynthia Rowley, the lace, leather and dark colour scheme at Jason Wu and the fairytale theme at Marc Jacobs. What can I say I’m a sucker for Disney. 

I can close my eyes and imagine the excitement, the thrill of seeing fashion as it happens and being able to blog about it. I’m so excited I put together an outfit in homage to the marrying of colour and texture at William Okpo. 

Mum never got to go to a fashion week, but I hope one day she can live vicariously through me.  

Friday, 10 February 2012

Fashion Frenzy: London Fashion Week

Forgot your grandfather’s Easy-chair (with lifting foot rest of course) and make way for the most coveted seats in the house:  front row at London Fashion Week. That’s right, that fashion bonanza is returning to the capital city this February 17th-21st. The Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 collections are going to explode onto the runway and there will be a plethora of cross-legged, sunglassed beauties (and beaus) pouting appropriately at this year’s festivities. And I’m not the least bit jealous. Ok, well maybe a little. I mean I love clothes. Probably more than Simon Cowell loves black tee-shirts. Or more than Leo DiCaprio loves models. Or more than, oh you get the point. 

There are some great spring and summer trends in fashion and beauty that I’m looking forward to seeing the guests sport and forecasts for the new trends will be designer-tastic. They’re all going to be showcased in venues around the city and since my grandma refused to be loaned out for a front row ticket I’ll have to make do with all the press that will inevitably surround the event. That woman never gives me anything I want.

So what are going to be some of your favourite trends at the moment? I love the gorgeous pastel shades that remind me of Disney princesses at Ellie Saab, Louis Vuitton and Versace. 

See what I mean????

And I love how the high street has responded with some gorgeous goodies. New Look has me wanting to break out my plastic crown. 

I am totally in the mood for the Olympics after seeing the offerings at Alexander Wang and 3.1 Phillip Lim. 

Warehouse has some great pieces to help recreate the trend and I can't wait to rock my inner Sporty Spice.

I’m a great lover of print (in my other life I was a leopard) and colour so couldn’t mention the current trends without mentioning the great prints gracing last year. The prints at Jill Sander and Dries Van Noten have blown me away.

Karen Millen got the memo and her prints are beautiful and bold.

There is so much more on the way and I’m really excited. Is it wrong to sit cross-legged wearing my biggest sunglasses whilst reading the Grazia edit? Hmm. It might be a bit strange for the housemate. Who cares! Now where are my Primarni sunnies...

Till next time beauties,

Deja xx

Spring Delight

In some parts of the country there's a quiet blanket of snow announcing a winter that many thought would never come. But all I can think about it spring! I'm in love with the pastel hues and candy tones of the spring and summer collections and have been tempted by many lots. I'm currently on the job hunt at the moment so there's not a lot of scope to go mad at the shops but a girl can dream. A couple recently won £44 million in the lottery and I couldn't help feel a little jealous! 

If I won the lottery today there's no hesitation that the Mulberry Shop would be my first port of call. I love their spring/summer shoot in Brighton and how bright and beautiful the new collection is. My favourite is the Candy Pink Quilted Dyed Denim Bayswater.

At the bargain price of £595 it might be slightly (only slightly) out of my league. Bring on spring!

Till next time beauties,

Deja xx