Entries by Sarah McGiven from 01/2012

Fishs Eddy - Cheap and Quirky Homewares (and Classy NYC Souvenirs)

| Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Style

I *heart* NY, I really do. I also love tat - any kind of kitsch or tacky dust-trapping tourist nonsense - but it tends to drive my better half crazy so this trip I resolved to find some stylish and hopefully even useful pieces instead of yet more snow globes.

Coffee Table Glamour - Norman Mailer & Bert Stern: Marilyn Monroe

| Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Style

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the untimely death of Hollywood's ultimate glamour girl, Marilyn Monroe. In recognition, German art book publishers Taschen have produced the most exquisite coffee table tome which republishes the original text from two time Pulitzer winner, Norman Mailer's 1973 biography, Marilyn, paired with influential New York photographer Bert Stern's sumptuous portraits.

Weekend Shopping: Nu Neon for Spring/Summer 2012

| Posted 01.13.2012 | UK Style

I'm delighted this trend is so prevalent this season, as, ever since I got my first fluoro-based outfit - a black boilersuit (as rompers were called back in the mid 1980s) from Mothercare with a day glo pink belt, pocket lining and matching towelling ankle socks - I have had a huge thing for neon.

From North East to West End: Vintage Recycling Specialists RE to Open Permanent Store in Liberty

| Posted 01.17.2012 | UK Style

RE, a hard-to-pin-down 'found object', vintage and recycled design company, first pricked my interest as they're based in the tiny, picturesque village of Corbridge, Northumberland, where my mum (and former Sunderland manager, Steve Bruce) is from.

Weekend Shopping: Denim Gets Wild and the Typography Trend

| Posted 01.20.2012 | UK Style

After a big Christmas spend-up I'm window shopping this weekend, making plans for when payday comes. The jungle jean trend for animal print denim has my name written all over it with Current/Elliott a major player - they had me at 'pink leopard print', but the red snakeskin print skinnies are almost as tempting.

Get a Sweat On With A Public Nuisance, the Bad Boys of Vintage

| Posted 01.24.2012 | UK Style

Despite the sports luxe trend's focus on easy to wear leisure pieces in beautiful but generally wholly unsuitable fabrics - leather, silk, satin etc - the humble jersey sweatshirt remains a go-to, reliable unisex basic.

Weekend Shopping: Pre-Valentine's Beauty Prep

| Posted 01.27.2012 | UK Style

With Valentine's Day looming it's time to spring clean the product drawers and make sure I have everything I need ready to get me looking as hot, or at least as human, as possible in time for date night.