Aw12

Autumn Essentials: Statement Jewellery

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

I have equipped you with all the magical pieces you need for the season. From ankle boots to your new winter coat, to a selection of bags (big and small) to the warmest jumper, I think I have it covered. So to the final bow: the statement necklace. It's big and bold, always chic but hardworking.

Autumn Essentials: Ankle Boots

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

Clearly, you're going to need something on your feet this autumn, and there's nothing better than a divine pair of ankle boots. From glitter and neon to the perfect chelsea boot, here's hoping you'll find your match with these beauties.

Autumn Essentials: Mini Bags

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

Presenting the last of my autumn essentials posts, inspired by a need to not carry everything around at once for a change. To top it off, it's a super chic balance of macro versus micro- my favourite one from this little lot works perfectly with a certain oversized coat I just might have bought.

Harvey Nichols Edinburgh - AW12 Runway Show

Christina Miller | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Style
Christina Miller

Harvey Nichols Edinburgh hosted a fashion show last night, showcasing their AW12 collections for Edinburgh's most stylish shoppers. Guests were treate...

Low Rise

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

Kitten heels have a bad reputation. Notoriously unforgiving and frequently spotted on schoolgirls at their first social, your scepticism is justified. As the contrary fashion merry-go-round spins, prepare to embrace a new kind of shoe, a whole load less kitteny. Out with the old, in with the...old. You know the drill.

To Luxury Legwear and Beyond: Wolford AW12 Collection Hits Stores

Sarah McGiven | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

So September has come around quicker than ever and whilst it doesn't seem quite the time to put summer dresses away, it's definitely time to pile on the knits and to become reacquainted with your tights drawer.

Weekend Shopping: French-Inspired Lady Fashion from Garance Dore and Kate Spade New York

Sarah McGiven | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

As readers of my FightForYrWrite blog will know, I'm a huge fan of the American fashion and lifestyle brand Kate Spade New York so, as they prepare for the next phase of their UK store expansion, despite the current sunny spell I wanted to bring you this look at some of my highlights from the new AW12 collection.

Raffaele Ascione: Worn by Lady Gaga, Jessie J and Hopefully Soon, Rihanna

Sarah McGiven | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Raffaele Ascione is a London-based designer and fast-rising fashion star whose sophisticated, high end womenswear combines fluid shapes and flattering volume with intricate detailing, and has been worn by the likes of Jessie J and Lady Gaga.

The Return of the Waist

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

The waist is back. If you've been hiding under a rock recently and missed the memo, the waist has made a marked recent return to the catwalks, squeezing out beautiful hourglass from even tower blocks of fashion. A surprise it is not given the enormous success of Mad Men that swept the waist in all its glory back into fashion's frontline.

White Tent: Relaxed, Sustainable Style for Guys As Well As Girls

Sarah McGiven | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

It's not often you come across a great designer brand which is cool, wearable and affordable too but White Tent ticks all those boxes and then some. For a start, their sustainable, often androgynous separates are designed with both men and women in mind.

Kicking It Like a 90s Now Album With Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals

Sarah McGiven | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

With the world's sudden interest in sports, I thought it was a good time to drop the latest Jeremy Scott for adidas Originals line on you. This awesome AW12 collection is about to start hitting stores and adidas.co.uk (first releases are in August, the second lot arrive in October) and it's as out there as ever...

Effortlessly Cool Menswear Label, Folk, Debuts First Women's Collection

Sarah McGiven | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Folk is one of those understated, effortlessly cool clothing brands often spotted on trendy media types and music industry boys who want to look like they haven't tried too hard. Through combinations of intricately stitched patterns, beautiful fabrics or unusual, interesting cuts, for all it's seemingly simple design, Folk stands out because it's all about the detail.

Weekend Shopping: On the Lookout for Great Eye Shadow Palettes

Sarah McGiven | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

My trusty MAC eyeshadow palette has finally come to an end so I've been hunting for a replacement.

Monochrome Revolution

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

For the last few seasons, designers have dipped and dabbed in their primary coloured paint pots and mixed around with hues and shades until their collections became bright, bubbling specimens of vibrant colour. But now, the Crayola boxes have been stacked away, paint palettes washed and prepped for a new age; the age of the return of monochrome.

Creeper Shoes Get A Cute Monster Makeover, Fam Irvoll Style

Sarah McGiven | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Comfy, cute with trousers or dresses/skirts and easy to fling on to add some quick cool to any look, creepers are my go-to shoe style when trainers just won't cut it.

Inbar Spector | London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Show Review

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK Style
Akeela Bhattay

Having vicariously followed her career via Gabby Young (who frequently wears Inbar Spector ensembles on stage) and Katie Antoniou, and then seeing her...

Francesca Marotta | London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 28.04.2012 | UK Style
Akeela Bhattay

There is always at least one venue at the bi-annual London Fashion Week that strays a little further from the main hub of the event, Somerset House, and insists on testing my time management and cardiac health.