What’s the fuss about Google Plus?


I joined Google Plus a long time ago but like a lot of people, I never really got my head around it. And at that stage you couldn’t have brand Pages, only personal profiles so I couldn’t have one for my blog. (It doesn’t like pseudonyms and refused to believe my name was ‘Disney Rollergirl’ for some reason – can’t think why). However a while later, when it launched Pages, I gave it another go and now populate it the way I do Facebook. I also follow a bunch of fashion bloggers and brands so it works like a kind of Google Reader, allowing me to read their blog posts and updates in an easily digested format. (more…)

SS12 trend report: H&M

News just in from H&M. Spring sees a revamp of its longstanding 18-28 plus size collection, with the previously named Big Is Beautiful range being rebranded as H&M+. The SS12 collection is heavy on nautical stripes, white shirts and everyday basics like this loosely tailored coat…


What’s worth buying from the Versace X H&M collaboration?

Rather handily, the H&M press day had a couple of rails neatly arrayed with the Versace X H&M collection. I managed to inspect right up close with the Lumix and guess what? Some of the pieces aren’t half bad. I tend to sidestep high street clothes as I don’t really do fast fashion – I like things to last. So my high street shopping is mostly limited to Cos, American Apparel, Topshop, Whistles …and that’s about it. But there were some pretty good quality pieces on the Versace for H&M rail that I admit I didn’t expect to find for the price…

This leather studded dress is definitely worth £179.99 as the leather is super-soft and the seams properly aligned (the PR assured me this wasn’t just a lone perfect sample)

I was also mighty impressed with the studded biker jacket – at £179.99 it’s a great cut, the leather feels and looks luxe and it’s not too much of a one-season wonder

The other pieces that caught my eye for their better-than-expected quality…

Cropped bomber jacket

Men’s crocodile print jeans *paging Henry Holland*

Love the classic cut of this knit top – very Anna Wintour en vacances, no?

I think we all agree that a wardrobe of these suit carriers would be worth queuing for…

The collection goes on sale on Thursday and the rules for shopping are here. What will you be buying?

Versace for H&M…

…arrives on 17th November.The packaging is looking rather beautiful, no?