Annie Leibovitz’s Disney Dreams

March 6, 2011 § 1 Comment

So lovely! Annie Leibovitz has teamed up with Disney and created some beautiful photography. The pictures encompass Annie’s vision and some iconic Disney moments! Disney Parks unveiled the pics last week.

 
Here we have Beyoncé Knowles as Alice , Lyle Lovett as the March Hare and Oliver Platt as the Mad Hatter.
 
 
David Beckham portrays Prince Phillip slaying the dragon in Sleeping Beauty.
 
 
 
This, I think, is my favourite of them all! Jeff Bridges and Penelope Cruz are Beauty and The Beast.
 
The collection is so interesting to look at, and Leibovitz’s photography is mesmerizing. See if you can pinpoint all the celebs!
Check out more pics on the BBC Website.  
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Timeline: Kate Middleton’s Most Iconic Fashion Moments

January 7, 2011 § 1 Comment

On April 29th 2011 Kate Middleton is set to marry Prince William and join the Royal family, but will she become the Queen of fashion? Her iconic classic style has influenced fashionistas all over the world. Here are a few of her best moments.

2002: Kate won William’s heart at a University fashion show at St Andrews  donning a black see-through dress designed by fashion student Charlotte Todd. The Telegraph reports it could be worth £100,00.

2004: Kate makes a statement, donning a tweed skirt and Penelope Chilvers boots with cute long socks. Adding a bit of style to the traditional countryfied tweed.

2006: One of my absolute favourite’s! Kate matches perfectly a gorgeous cream coat, shoes and fascinator at the wedding of Laura Parker-Bowles and Harry Lopes. Like so many of her moments the simplicity of this outfit is so stylish.

2007: Kate wore a high street beauty from Topshop for her 25th birthday.

2008: Donning a pair of neon hot pants Kate wears this spangley outfit to a charity roller disco.

2010:  Kate wore a dress by Issa to announce her engagement to Prince William. Possibly her finest fashion moment, the same sapphire blue as her engagement ring, what a beauty!

Take a peek at Vogue’s fave Kate moments!

Have you survived the sales?

December 31, 2010 § Leave a comment

So, Christmas day excitement is over and the Boxing Day sales begin. This, for many, means getting early and battling through the stores at dawn to find the best bargains, finished with a lovely breakfast. For me, this meant getting up at 3:50AM to be in Next in Southampton at 5AM. I’ve worked at Next for about two years now and do not look forward to the busy sales and crazy shoppers that come with them.

On Christmas Eve, behind the scenes of the sales, the whole staff at Next and all other retailers transform their shops from merchandised, organised fashion to rows of hanging garments with large coloured tags. Making life as simple as possible for crazed 5AM shoppers barging and grabbing onto whatever looks like a bargain. Though being shoved about while trying to tidy clothes on the shop floor is something I will never enjoy, I do see why these loony people get up at stupid o’ clock to purchase the best items. At half price or less you can’t really go wrong.

With an impending VAT rise and the huge popularity of online shopping the shops weren’t sure what they were in for. But sure enough at 5AM on the 27th the queue was out the door of West Quay shopping centre in Southampton 50 shoppers strong.

With lots of stores a including Next, John Lewis and Harrods closed on Boxing Day, BBC News reports of a ‘slump in Boxing Day sales’ the report states that ‘a survey, by analysts Synovate, showed a 22.8% fall in the number of shoppers on Boxing Day this year.’

The report also states ‘The BRC surveyed 17 major retailers, accounting for 51% of UK retailing by turnover, between 22 November and 1 December. It found that 64% of them thought retail sales would worsen in 2011, against 18% who expected an improvement and 18% who thought conditions would stay the same.’ With the rise in VAT and a growing concerns about inflation maybe this is the start of a dismal year for the high street.

Have you braved the sales?

‘Tis the season to be Topshop

December 5, 2010 § Leave a comment

Owl Necklace £8.50

Although it could be deemed as a little bit pricey for us students, Topshop is the place to shop this festive season! From secret santa gifts to party dresses the Topshop range is trendy, beautiful and always good quality! Heres a few inspirational beauties!

Bow Gloves £8

They have a fab selection of novelty gifts perfect for stocking fillers and Secret Santa. With vintage style jewellery and luxurious PJs Topshop is the place to shop for Mum and Nan too!

With a gorgeous selection of winter accessories and the season’s usual quirky clothing range you’re bound to find perfect presents for friends too. Earmuffs and hats are great gifts for winter months along with scarves and gloves you can never go wrong with!

Navy Lace Bandeau £52

And don’t forget to treat yourself this season! If you’re on a budget, why not buy just one Christmas party dress and accessorize with a few new bits and jewels you already have. And if you have some money left over from why not treat yourself to some lush Topshop lingerie , or if you’re not selfish like me they make lovely present’s too!

Men's Tartan Wallet £10

And don’t forget Topman for cool accessories, clothes and boxers for boyfriends, brothers and Dads!

Biba is back!

November 16, 2010 § Leave a comment

After seeing a beautiful window display in the House of Fraser in Bournemouth, I got totally excited about the fashion label Biba coming back to action! Biba was founded by  Barbara Hulanicki and Stephen Fritz-Simon in the early sixties as a mail order company and found major success in the late 60s and early 70s!

After a picture featuring a gingham inspired outfit appeared in the press in the mid 60s the company soared success. The first store opened in 1964 in Kensington and the Biba’s fresh style inspired fashionistas such as Twiggy. In 1974 they moved to Derry & Toms seven floor department store and their signature style and branding continued to inspire. in 1975 however, due to financial difficulty, the store closed.

It was announced that in 2009 Biba was set to return to our highstreets! Exclusively to House of Fraser the ethos and 60s inspired design of the original brand has been used. This time fronted by the lovely Daisy Lowe in vinatge style lepoard print, sequined dresses and killer heals! Beautiful.

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