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

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

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...