Tuesday, 11 August 2009

New Look Website and Seduction Du Jour Collection for Wheels & Dollbaby

It's not only the Wheels & Dollbaby website that has taken on a whole new look but the brand spanking new Seduction du Jour collection features some great new designs from Melanie Greensmith. My personal favourites pictured are the French Lace Print Cardigan ($195 AUD) and Parisian Gypsy Fringed Mini Corset Dress ($495 AUD).

For more information visit
www.wheelsanddollbaby.com

Sunday, 2 August 2009

One Grey Day (And I Don't Mean The Recent Weather)

Next time you visit My-Wardrobe make sure you take a look at One Grey Day. Effortlessly cool and ultra hip, One Grey Day is the latest brand to emerge from the LA melting pot. With the entrepreneurial spirit of Hollywood at it's design heart, the collection looks to designer Bradley Davidowitz's love of creative entertainment and his career in music management for inspiration.

This charm necklace a real rock chic accessory, the long length of this necklace livens up an oversized plain tee and is exclusive to My-Wardrobe.

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Fashion's Night Out, London - 10 September 2009

As part of a bold global initiative, the international editions of VOGUE are partnering with designers, department stores, high-street chains and boutiques to create Fashion's Night Out, an evening extravaganza to be held around the world on Thursday, September 10, 2009. Here, in London's West End, they aim to lift shopping spirits and to emphasise the pleasure and joy of fashion. London is home to some of the world's most celebrated designers and is a number one shopping destination internationally – Fashion's Night Out will reinforce this.

The VOGUE team will be working with retailers to create a night of original in-store activities, including personal appearances, makeovers and workshops, during extended shopping hours.

VOGUE has designed a limited-edition T-shirt for sale on the night, with 100 per cent of money raised going to Crisis, the UK charity for the homeless.

Join retailers and shoppers in the 12 other participating capital cities around the world for this unprecedented feel-good occasion, full of the theatre and allure that fashion and shopping offer – and you can say you took part!

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Wool And The Gang For DIY Knitwear


Have you ever thought about knitting a hat/scarf/jumper but not sure how? Wool And The Gang are here to help with their fantastic DIY knitting kits that are available in classic winter warming colours.

They even sell ready made knitwear for those of you too impatient to knit your so you too can feel part of the gang!

Knitting has never been more glamorous, simple and a unifier of fun and pleasure.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Rent THAT Dress!

First you could rent a Louis Vuitton handbag and now you can rent that Herve Leger designer number that you saw on the red carpet last week thanks to My Celebrity Dress.

Now the only fashion crisis you will have is convincing your friends that you haven't actually won the lottery!

Monday, 20 July 2009

Have The Last Laugh With Markus Lupfer


If this rainy weather of late has got you thinking about your Autumn wardrobe, cheer up your day with this sequinned laughing lips sweater by Markus Lupfer.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Madonna and Whitney look spot on in Dolce & Gabanna


No doubt you would of spotted the Queen of Pop and the Queen of R&B wear the same Dolce & Gabbana snow leopard print dress earlier on this week and for those of wanting to make the same powerful party statement click on the link below:

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Matches Fashion Summer SALE Now On!

The sun is out and the birds are singing and that means only one thing - the Matches Summer Sale has begun!

There are huge bargains to be had across all their brands including Diane Von Furstenberg, Brian Atwood, Chloe and Christian Louboutin just to name a few.

From today you can pop into one of Matches boutiques or shop online using the link below:

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Jimmy Choo for H&M

Autumn has never been this glamorous at H&M before. This year, British luxury label Jimmy Choo will bring a special limited collection to 200 selected H&M store across the globe. After infamous collaborations with designer brands such as Karl Lagerfeld, Matthew Williamson and Viktor&Rolf, it is the first time H&M is teaming up with an accessory label. To celebrate this new bag and accessory collaboration, Jimmy Choo will extend its design vision creating women's clothing. The collection will also feature a men's collection of shoes, bags and men gadgets.

“We adore Jimmy Choo's shoes and bags. They are glamorous and sexy, and they add instant style to the simplest of outfits. I like the way we have worked with clothes to accessorize the shoes and bags rather than the other way around. This collaboration is particularly exciting because it's our first shoe designer collection. It's a joy to be able to offer top end designer shoes and bags of excellent quality to our customers.” Margareta van den Bosch, creative advisor, H&M.

Jimmy Choo is renowned by the Hollywood glitterati and has become a red-carpet essential. Launched in 1996, the brand is now one of the most sought after luxury accessory labels.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Grey Is The New Black

Hot off the production line are the new grey ‘Rats’ leggings by Aussie design duo Sass & Bide.

Layer on an oversized tank and add statement heels for a weekend look with rock-chick credentials.

I think you will agree that grey is certainly the new black and they would also look fab teamed with some wellie's for the upcoming festival season.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Undercover: The Evolution Of Underwear


The Fashion and Textile Museum's exciting new exhibition Undercover traces the evolution of underwear from health garment, shape definer to fashion ‘must have’. It explores a number of themes such as boudoir to everyday glamour – ‘Stars and their bras’ looking at celebrity branding; research and innovation's impact on the types of underwear we wear; and how the changing face of underwear advertising and marketing meshes with social and cultural changes.

The exhibition presents a visual demonstration of how female underwear has evolved as women's role in society changed. It encompasses the changing trends from the ‘flatten it’ to the ‘push it up’ to the ‘let it all hang out’! Undercover contains some exquisite pieces from a wide range of private and public collections that read like the Who's Who of underwear; M&S, Triumph, La Perla, Christian Dior, Elle Macpherson, Myla and Wonderbra – to name just a few.

From the risqué to the radical, pieces include an original Merry Widow corset inspired by Lana Turner in the film of the same name; renowned burlesque artiste Immodesty Blaize's corset; a spectacular gown made from bras and briefs by designers Vin & Omi and a La Perla bra encrusted with Swarovski crystals.

This is one not to be missed!

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Burberry Check is now Hogwarts Chic


After weeks of speculation, Emma Watson was today unveiled as the face of Burberry and doesn't she look beautiful!

Photographed by Mario Testino, Watson looks extremely grown up in trench coats from the autumn/winter collection.

Despite persistent rumours linking her to Chanel, and her ubiquitous presence at international fashion shows, Burberry is the first major advertising campaign that the 19-year-old Harry Potter star has landed.

Shot by Mario Testino in Westminster, close to Burberry's headquarters at Horseferry House, the images capture Watson in a collection inspired by Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury set.

Burberry's creative director Christopher Bailey told The Evening Standard: 'Having known and admired the lovely Emma Watson for quite some time, she was the obvious choice for this campaign.

'Emma has a classic beauty, a great character and a modern edge. Her charm, intellect and brilliant sense of fun made the whole shoot feel like a picnic on the Thames.'

He added: 'I felt Emma would be strong enough to hold the campaign as the only girl, and I loved the idea of her being surrounded by these young, cool British guys.'

Friday, 8 May 2009

Shop online and earn Miles & More points

Get yourself in the right mood for the summer with shopmilesandmore.co.uk. You will not only find a large variety of high-quality products from The White Company, House of Fraser, Alessi, L'Occitane, Kurt Geiger, Kath Kidson and many other stores but you will also start the sunny season with an extra boost to your mileage account.

Simply register now and you will receive a one-off registration bonus of 300 award miles for any purchase over £20 made at www.shopmilesandmore.co.uk before 31 July 2009.

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Designers bags now free at Selfridges!

Yes you read right, for the month May to co-inside with their 100th birthday Selfridges has enlisted Vivienne Westwood, Giles Deacon, Paul Smith and Stella McCartney to each create a limited edition shopping bag. These bags will only be available in Selfridges stores in May and are set to become overnight eBay sellouts collector's items. My favourites are the Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood bags (pictured) so forget the recession and get down to Selfridges tomorrow!

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Shake it up baby!

So you love fashion and you like having it your own way, right? Well now YOU CAN be the fashion designer thanks to Style Shake an online boutique that lets you design your own unique creation.

Style Shake is recession-ista chic at it's best. With dresses starting from £41.00 you can rip off that red-carpet 'must have' for a fraction of the price!

Monday, 9 March 2009

Step back in time

It's retro rewind time with this gold-tone stainless-steel watch from Timex. Push up your sleeves and wear it with stacks of bangles for an urban-chic daytime style.

This gold-tone stainless-steel Timex digital watch has an elasticated strap, stop watch function, an alarm, two different time modes is water resistant and simply slips on.

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Introducing Glamour Bunny

Glamour Bunny has launched their debut collection for the girl who wants to have fun and look good doing it. It doesn't matter if you're a wee small slip of a thing or you're carrying some crazy curves, it's time to stop hiding them and start celebrating!

As Glamour Bunny founder Gerry Roxby says: "Our dresses are designed to show you off and the more junk in your trunk, the better!"

Glamour Bunny uses a strong stretch fabric which hugs and supports your body in all the right places to bring out your hourglass figure.

For stockists and more info visit www.glamourbunny.co.uk.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Madame V Lingerie

Madame V is a luxury sensual lifestyle brand launched in 2002 aimed at a sophisticated woman, blending high quality designer lingerie and accessories with an accent on seduction.

This electric blue silk kimono with scarlet lining is the ultimate in decadent loungewear.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Tank dress-tastic!


A firm favourite with young Hollywood - this limited edition, hand drawn, super-soft masterpiece is the ultimate in wearable wardrobe art.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Oversized earrings


Earlobes are the new neck, at least when it comes to statement accessories! Monster necklaces were usurped by gigantic earrings in collections ranging from the minimalist (Stella McCartney) to the more exuberant (hello, Louis Vuitton). Some earrings that I saw on the spring runway were absolutely massive this year - some even too big for my liking - but if you want oversized earrings, then visit Charm & Chain, with much more to come for spring 2009. The pictured earrings are by Wendy Mink, and made with Lucite & Amethysts.

Monday, 19 January 2009

Check it out!


When the weather finally warms up I will be embracing all things hick by donning check shirts with my skinny jeans. I might even wear them open with a white singlet underneath, yee hah!

Friday, 16 January 2009

Band aid

It was the Gossip Girl accessory and stars including Victoria Beckham, Mischa Barton and Lily Allen have been quick to work the trend. Yes, the Alice Band is back, and there's not a Stepford Wife in sight.

Accessorize gets an A+ for this butterfly A-band. The skinny double band comes complete with a gorgeously girlie gem detail butterfly and is the perfect way to add some interest to your winter wardrobe.

Give your hair the A-factor for £8, available in store now or online at www.monsoon.co.uk.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Dior invites you for a personal make up lesson with the experts

Dior requests the pleasure of your company to discover:

"The Art Of Nude"

From 15th January 2009

On the occasion of the launch of Diorskin Nude, Dior invites you for a one hour make-up lesson from the experts* where you will learn professional backstage techniques to achieve a flawless, nude look.

Experience the illusion of naturally sophisticated, radiant bare skin at Dior's Backstage Event.

For further details on this exclusive event,
click here

*Booking fee applies, redeemable against Dior purchases made during the event.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Louis Vuitton Graffiti Print is Back!


Cast your mind back to 2001 when Louis Vuitton launched their iconic graffiti print range in collaboration with late artist Stephen Sprouse. If you were like me by the time you got to the top of the waiting list they had sold out but now fresh for Spring 2009 they are back and available from tomorrow!

LV designer Marc Jacobs, has smartly capitalized off the nostalgia for Sprouse's artwork by issuing the Stephen Sprouse Tribute line. With Sprouse's trademark graffiti brush stroke print and artful roses coupled with the iconic LV logo, the line stands out as something recognizable, unique and like true artwork, undeniably awesome.

Available from Louis Vuitton stores worldwide and www.louisvuitton.com.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Brandy & Melville - That's Amore!

For those of you who aren't aware, Italian cult brand Brandy & Melville has opened its doors in the UK! Based in the Westfield shopping centre at Shepherd's Bush, Brandy & Melville is the place to pick up cosy cotton knits and super soft t-shirts at prices that won't break the bank.

Brandy & Melville: Westfield London, Ground Floor, 0208 743 9635

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Lancome's Pink Irreverence

Lancome's new season cosmetics collection for spring/summer 2009 has arrived, and under the creative eye of new Artistic Make-Up Director Aaron De Mey the brand seems to be taking an altogether more punky direction for the coming months. Abiding by the old 'eyes or lips, but never both' rule, De Mey created an explosively colourful look of lacquered pink lips and glittery black eyes named Pink Irreverence. Invest in the Pink Punk and Black Palette - a selection of four clashing textures for an intense, look-at-me finish. £31.00, available from Lancome counters nationwide.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Thursday Fashion Fix

I love splashing out on something that will never date. What is it about the nautical trend that instantly makes me feel more pulled together and effortlessly chic? A bit like Audrey Hepburn. This striped top with cute bow will look great with high waisted trousers or dressed down with your skinny jeans. Wear with ballet pumps for true Hepburn style.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Jimmy Choo Launches The Designer Welly

Hunter's iconic Wellington boot - a firm favourite with festival-bound fashionistas - has had a luxurious makeover, courtesy of Jimmy Choo.

Featuring a leopard print lining, and embossed crocodile print, the boot retains the classic Hunter shape, but adds a touch of Jimmy Choo bling, with gold-metal buckles and rivets.

These 'practical' Choos come with a price tag of £200 plus, and will be available from Jimmy Choo stores, and its website from June.

Hunter Chairman Peter Mullen commented, 'We are delighted to work with Jimmy Choo to create a superbly sophisticated incarnation of our original Wellington boot... the resulting boot has a unique DNA of luxurious practicality.'

Expect to spot them on the the feet on Glastonbury's least sartorially understated attendees this summer!

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Cut Me Some Slack

Guidelines for shopping in the sales:
1. If you didn't need it before the discount, you probably don't need it now.
2. Leave nagging children/partners/friends at home.
3. Avoid anything that requires you to grow or shrink in order to wear it.

If following rules isn't your thing, London Fitting Rooms will help. The skilled tailors (a guarded fashion industry secret) won't refund impulse buys but they will perform alterations on clothes of any shape and size.

The team specializes in designer labels and are particularly good with hand-worked details like sequins, beading and intricate embellishments. Alternatively, they'll give dated clothes a modern makeover, should you need to rediscover and recycle some wardrobe skulkers in credit-crunched times.

Visit them in their North London studio or have them come to your home or office.

Whatever fits the bill.

Monday, 5 January 2009

First look at Cheryl Cole's Vogue cover

Vogue's February 2009 features a toned down Cheryl Cole. Gone is the black eye-liner and bronzer so what do you think about her grown-up looking cover shoot?

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Karl Lagerfeld's latest inspiration - Claudia Schiffer's breast!


If you're feeling a bit of a post-New Year slump, this little titbit is sure to cheer you up...King Karl has designed a special bowl for Dom Perignon Champagne inspired by err..Claudia Schiffer's breast! The boob-bowl, (nipple included!) was inspired by a similar version once modelled on Marie Antoinette in 1787 and stands atop three champagne bottles bearing Karl's and Claudia's signature. For anyone who's not heard of a little thing called the credit crunch, you can get your hands on Claudia's boob (so to speak...), when you buy with a bottle 1995 Dom Perignon Oenothèque for a mere $3,150. One thing's for sure, the champagne bowl brings a whole new meaning the phrase, 'C' cup...

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Sheer, shoes and shoulderpads

Trends to look forward to in 2009? Shoes will continue to soar, sheer will be everywere, as will shorts, boyfriend jeans, shoulder pads, neon and lampshade fringing - but probably best not to wear all of the above at once!

Friday, 2 January 2009

Nude Shoes


I have been on the lookout for a replacement pair of nude sandals for the last couple of seasons as my old pair have been worn to death and are now in the shoe heaven in the sky. So I'm sure you can imagine my excitement when I can across these sexy nude caged sandals at Matches on Marylebone High Street. Whilst they are not cheap, the happiness they will bring me is priceless or at least that is what I am telling my husband!

Thursday, 1 January 2009

New Year, New Blog!

Last night a DJ didn't save my life. Instead I spent the evening in the warmth (and comfort) of my own home with my husband. We watched Fight Club, sipped Champagne and nibbled on cheese and biscuits. It was during this time that I decided that Salon Kitty needed it's own blog. Sure it will include my latest views on all that is hot in Australian fashion, but I will also offer my insight into the big bag world of international fashion, beauty and accessories.

Sit back, relax and watch this space...