Tag Archives: Versace

What’s the fuss about Google Plus?

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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. Continue reading

SS12 trend report: H&M

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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…

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

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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…

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

The genius of Harper’s Bazaar’s fashion-music-supermodel sandwich

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It’s a long time since I got this excited about a magazine cover but Harper’s Bazaar UK has done it for me. A few months ago, there was a flurry of excitement on Twitter as editor Lucy Yeomans dropped hints about a groundbreaking Harper’s cover shoot she had been on. Duran Duran was mentioned, supermodels were mentioned and, well, that was enough to pique my interest*. Continue reading

Nail news: !!Ellesse!! !!Wah Nails!! !!Sophy Robson!!

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Ellesse Wah Nails
This summer is shaping up to be quite the celebration of all things Italian. Prada’s IPO, Firenze4Ever and Versace dominated June, while so far, Masters of Style and Dolce & Gabbana (just launched their own etail site and now stocked at Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter) have taken over July. This weekend sees more Italia loving with the Ellesse heritage pop-up boutique (at 77 Redchurch St, E2) screening stylish Italian movie classics. Adding to the fun, Wah Nails will be on hand to add some suitably colourful cheer to your nails with a special menu of Ellesse-inspired designs (above).

In other nail news, the one woman dynamo that is Sophy Robson has only gone and developed a range of nail art in collaboration with OPI and Sephora! There are also nail art ‘recipes’ and how-to videos as part of the package. How ‘wow’ are these cherry blossom nails?

[Image credit: Cherry Blossom nails via SophyRobson.com]

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