Archive for the ‘Collections’ Category

I just discovered Nixxi, a fabulous fashion label whose clothes are uber cool and glamourous, as well as being sustainably produced. Bravo!

As far as I am aware, Nixxi isn’t (annoyingly) available to buy in the UK…although, trust me, I am looking! It appears to be a Canadian label, and my Mum is travelling over there later on this year, so may have to ask her to bring me some bits back!

Nixxi has been nominated for a ‘Fashion Takes Action’ award, and I hope they do well! The clothes are utterly feminine and gorgeous. Lots of drapery, and floating fabrics. ‘Clean silhouettes in organic textures’ as they put it. I love it. I am a sucker for anything sustainable and ethical, especially if it looks as pretty as these clothes do…


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Hugely successful handbag designer Anya Hindmarch has just launched a range of outerwear for traditional countrywear label Barbour.

The range of outwear is set to bring a new ‘fashion’ crowd to the country persuits brand. The designs are part of the Barbour Autumn Winter 2010 collection which will launch later this year, and is already gaining a huge amoutn of interest from fashion journalists.

The Telegraph reported on the collection, will the following quoted by Anya herself:

“Barbour is an iconic British brand. It is part of my childhood, and the feel and smell of a Barbour waxed jacket is something that evokes home, family and country weekends,” Hinbdmarch said today. “It was fascinating working in the archives, hearing the Barbour stories behind some of the coats, from explorers, military men and heroines.

“It has been fun to add a little Anya Hindmarch style. We have respected the original design but played with the cut, fit and the details. I can’t wait to have mine so I can look less like a “pavement girl” in the country.”

Anya Hindmarch designs a collection of coats for Barbour

This isn’t the first time the heritage brand has try to seek modern twists on thier classic waxed coats. Back in 2007 designers on the first series of Project Catwalk were asked to design a garment for the brand, in keeping with thier brand ethos, while bringing it more up to date with a ‘fashion’ twist. The winner of the week was congratulated with the company putting the design into production, and availabel for sale through thier stores.

Deborah Walker was the lucky winner, with the winning design shown above.

I look forward to seeing what is to come, although I am still a little uncertain…

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Bravissimo = AMAZING!

There is somewhere out there who caters to the more curvaceous women…and even better, the less curvaceous top heavy ladies out there! It was about time!

Now, I have been a fan for many years, but since starting my blog up again I wanted to share this great company with everyone else who may be stuck in an underwear rut, looking for an attractive route out.

Head into one of their stores and they will measure you up the proper way. None of these stuffy, middle aged ladies wrapping a decrepid tape measure around you with cold hands, and handing you an UGLY bra telling you it is the right size (when it clearly isn’t). I went into the Btighton store with my mum, and I was too nervous to be measured, so sat waiting outside. My mum came out raving about it, claiming they were the best fitting bras ever, and she was buying two. I trusted her, so I treid it.

I am forever greatful I tried it. I was, indeed, as everyone always says, wearing the wrong sized bra. COMPLETELY. I thought I was a 32/34, in fact, I was a 28/30. As for the cup size, it went up a lot too. And, in all seriousness, it was the best fitting bra ever. It barely felt as if I was wearing a bra it was so light, yet I felt so supported.

Bite the bullet, get measured for real, and fork out a little bit more for that perfect fit. You will be thankful you did when you are 70 and laughing at all those women who have drooped, while you are nice and perky. All thanks to Bravissimo.

Oooh, they also make wedding lingerie too.

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As noted in a previous post, I really love Victoria Beckham’s collections. This particular dress (Giral) is very inspiring for its origami like detailing, and exquisite fit.

This beauty (the dress!) features in her Autumn Winter 2009 collection


View my previous blog on the latest VB collection here

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So, I may be a little bit late with posting this (I fell off the wordpress radar for quite a while) but ever since Victoria Beckham showed her latest collection (AW10) during New York fashion week I have been dreaming of owning one all of her dresses. I also hope that my final collection next year will look as gorgeous as this (using only the best fairtrade fabrics)

Take a peek here…

Can you tell I like black?!

Also…*future trend alert*…coat dresses



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