Entries by Sarah McGiven from 11/2011

Pump It Up: Upper Street Shoes Launches Bespoke DIY Ballet Flats

| Posted 11.01.2011 | UK Style

Whoever said that women like shoe shopping because they can always find something that fits, LIED. This sad fact, coupled with customers' increasing weariness of mass market, High Street designs and shoddy workmanship, has led to a booming trend for craftsmanship and customisation.

Weekend Shopping: Work The Red & Pink Colour Sync Trend

| Posted 11.04.2011 | UK Style

This weekend, I'm all about finding some key pieces that work the red and pink colour clash trend. This super-hot look shows no sign of slowing since it's recent Spring Summer 2011 catwalk revival, with designers including J Crew and Louise Gray having showed more of this eye popping colour contrast for Spring Summer 2012 too.

Fashion I-Spy: Sneak Preview of Jeremy Scott x Adidas Originals Spring Summer 2012

| Posted 11.08.2011 | UK Style

Ever wondered where Jedward get their crazy trainers from, or the Tony the Tiger coats they bumbled about in on Celebrity Big Brother?

Weekend Shopping: Get Motorcycle Temptiness With Christmas Party Biker Chic

| Posted 11.11.2011 | UK Style

With its insouciant, smoking hot cool, the biker jacket is an irresistibly easy, fashion-by-numbers way to add edgy, bad girl vibes to your look, particularly when flung over a fancy frock.

Head Girl: Modern British Millinery From the Libertarian

| Posted 11.15.2011 | UK Style

Jayne Elwell, the Cleveland-based designer behind The Libertarian, is a modern day milliner whose quirky creations are more Lady Gaga than Mother of the Bride. Specialising in one-off or small runs of original, handmade hats, fascinators and hair accessories often made from recycled materials including vinyl records, rulers and vintage fabric.

Weekend Shopping: Stocking it to 'em With Great Festive Gifts

| Posted 11.18.2011 | UK Style

Last Christmas was something of a milestone for my family; it was the year my parents decided my brothers and I - who are all in our 20s and 30s - were finally too old for Christmas Stockings. We were crushed. Everyone knows that stockings are one of the best bits about Christmas, right down to the stupid satsuma in the toe and the walnuts that no-one eats.

Still Naff Or So Now? Net-A-Porter Celebrates The Return Of The Christmas Jumper

| Posted 11.22.2011 | UK Style

No longer the garishly twee itchmongers bearing freakishly-faced woodland creatures that you dreaded finding under the tree, this season the Christmas Jumper is a prized statement fashion piece.

Weekend Shopping: DIY Nail Art (For Even The Most Cack-Handed)

| Posted 11.25.2011 | UK Style

Thanks to the likes of Sharmadean Reid, founder of WAH Nails, and Sophy Robson, creator of the legendary 'Eek' show nails for Giles and TopShop Unique's Dalmation design, nail art has come out from between the chicken shops and international phone card stores to take its place in the beauty spotlight.

Urban Cool - Understated Statement Jewellery from Giles and Brother

| Posted 11.29.2011 | UK Style

I find the easiest way to dress up an outfit quick is to add some edgy accessories and Manhattan-based siblings Giles and Brother specialise in my most favourite kind - understated statement jewellery.