Talented jewellery designer Zara Simon has Monsoon and Accessorize in her veins. As daughter of founder Peter Simon, the brand’s gorgeous boho feel is part of her DNA and subsequently she was the perfect person to design a capsule collection of jewellery for Accessorize. Having studied at Central Saint Martins, Zara launched her own eponymous collection before starting the Z for Accessorize range. Featuring beautiful pieces designed to be layered or worn on their own, both Natasha and I are huge fans. Here she lets us into her wardrobe and talks about the labels, designers and clothes that make up her own unique style….
Following on from yesterday’s post, I just had to update you with this morning’s dream Christmas jumper find. Designed by Bella Freud and Kate Moss, this delicious cashmere sweater is designed in aid of Save the Children. Featuring the title of surely the all-time-greatest Christmas song ever, The Pogues’ Fairytale of New York, it is arguably the most stylish Christmas jumper ever. At £365 it’s not cheap, but buy it in the knowledge that £100 goes to Save the Children and you’ll undoubtedly wear it forever (and not be embarrassed at all by doing so….)
Before I embark on the true content of this post, can I just take a quick sidestep to tell you just how much I love the first Bridget Jones movie? If you haven’t seen it for a while, do revisit, it really is a classic. Now, moving on…..love ‘em or loathe ‘em, it’s almost the season of the Christmas Jumper (buy now before they sell out). For this post I’ve focused on children’s jumpers as let’s face it a kitsch jumper on them looks cute, on me not so much. But still, any excuse to use this Bridget/Darcy picture….
If there’s one thing better than a cashmere jumper, it’s a cool, cashmere jumper that doesn’t cost the earth. And here’s where my hot new discovery, Wyse London, comes in…
You know that some women always look fabulous – without, it would seem, even trying? I have studied these creatures up close, first hand, every day for years. I can reveal two things: that not every single fashion editor you meet has a style you want to steal (not everyone wants to channel craziness, and that a lot of that great look involves how they wear their clothes. Here are three tricks you can totally steal… [Read more...]
As one of the co-founders of the excellent online shopping portal Babyccino Kids and the brilliant ShopUp event, not to mention mum of four children (Sara, 10, Pim, 8, Ava, 5, and Casper, 2), Esther van de Paal has negotiated the wonderful, frustrating, challenging and amazing waters of being a mother for the last decade. Pictured above with her children and her husband Tamer in their Amsterdam home, Esther shares with us the 5 things she’s learned about parenting along the way…
And all through the house, not a present was purchased… Until now. This will be the year when I conquer the shopping before 24th December (even though last year’s Christmas Eve dash was highly pleasing on the the reductions front). Each week up until Christmas, we’ll bring you present ideas – from ‘just in case’ to ‘hint hint’. We wish you a very merry festive retail experience.
Happy weekend. Rumour has it the cold is going to start biting, which makes it the perfect time to curl up with one of these reads… [Read more...]
It’s no secret that I have a thing for stars. Earrings, necklaces, sweaters, the show-stopping dress that Kate Moss wore for her thirtieth birthday, nearly 12 years ago (I mean really? It doesn’t seem that long ago…)…stars are perennial style favourite. Whilst the beautiful star prints at Saint Laurent (above) are just a little (ahem) out of my budget, there’s plenty more to feast your eyes on…..