Wednesday, May 29, 2013

THE STEAL: Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney sale on The Outnet

Here’s your chance to own some Stella McCartney pieces without paying an arm and a leg! One of my favorite designer discount shopping outlets, The Outnet, are currently having a sale up to 65% off!
Hawaiian-print cotton-jersey T-shirt dress, currently on sale $139 (originally $395), by Stella McCartney available at The Outnet.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Eva Longoria and Kate Middleton both spotted in yellow
Both Eva Longoria and Kate Middleton were spotted recently in this fun summer color. Shades of yellow ranging from soft to bold can be seen in all the shops this season in both solid and print forms.
Get the look of Eva Longoria and Kate Middleton in mellow yellow
CLOCKWISE: Musk printed cotton sweatshirt, $100, by American Vintage available at Net-a-Porter. Slashed midi bodycon dress, $80, by Topshop. Textured-stripe shorts, $65, by J.Crew. Neon printed silk-satin heels, $695, by Nicholas Kirkwood available at Net-a-Porter. The Falabella faux brushed-leather shoulder bag, $1,095, by Stella McCartney available at FarFetch.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Elizabeth has worked in the fashion department of Elle, and beauty departments of British Vogue, Harper’s, InStyle, Happy and Good Housekeeping magazines as a stylist, journalist and beauty director. She drew heavily from her fashion degree to style celebrities and models for her glamorous beauty shoots. The co-founder of Style On Call, a creative brand and style consultancy; Elizabeth’s specialty is finding the ultimate combination of dress, jewelry and hair & makeup for events and weddings. She is much in demand for her beauty expertise and the contents of her little black book, which is filled with the top hair cutters, colorists, beauty therapists and makeup artists in the UK.
Jane de Teliga and Elizabeth Barnett Lawton, co-founders of Style On Call
Jane de Teliga and Elizabeth Barnett Lawton, 
co-founders of Style On Call
Lipsticks! Chanel colors! I love to do the whole Chanel look each season and then I'll mix it up with other brands. The one beauty item I can't live without is MAC Eye Brows liner in Fling, a taupe which is perfect for blondes or I'll wear Lingering (an ash brown) for a more dramatic evening look. Once I'd mastered a great brow I discovered its way more effective than Botox, which I’ve tried and it freaked me out, or even a brow lift, which I’m told will sag in time anyhow. Plus I'm saving myself loads of money and trauma to my face!
The best thing about London is the best possible combination of historic grand architecture, lush green parks, tree-lined roads, cultural events and shopping. London has more parks and visible sky than New York and there’s more fun to be had than in Paris. Now if you were to force me to say the single best thing about my home city? Mmm. A walk in Hyde Park on sunny days (and perhaps a quick snoop in nearby Harvey Nichols) or on rainy days I indulge myself and a friend with tea and scones, jam and cream at Claridges hotel on Brook Street, which transports me back to a bygone era especially if I stay on for the jazz band at 5 o'clock. It’s the only place that a girl can enjoy a full fat English cream tea and feel as glamorous as Princess Margaret or the Queen Mother (sadly no longer with us) who used to come here for tea and their black and white portraits are on the wall to prove it. I love the idea of being dressed in white fur and diamonds and being driven around in a Bentley to have tea when I’m old!

Expensively classic with a hefty dose of rock chick! If you look in my wardrobe it's very black with a lot of little jackets – Viktor & Rolf, Helmut Lang, Willow, McQueen, vintage etc - that I mainly wear with tight grey or black jeans and myriad interpretations of the little black dress. I rarely wear color unless it's as a jewel-like accent which means I stick to deep green, gold, bronze silk shirts, gold accessories or perhaps a splash of red or aubergine - only one color at a time though. I'm of the Carolyn Bessette Kennedy school of thought that lots of fussy small pieces of jewelry or accessories takes away beauty. I will do a bit of antique art deco diamond jewelry or Saint Laurent accessories. I just asked ask my husband to describe my style and he says Alexander McQueen meets Stevie Nicks. That's scarily accurate but it could just as easily be Azzedeine Alaia meets Kate Bush!

I feel most beautiful when I'm sitting in the salon chair having my hair colored! Sibi Bolan at Daniel Hersheson has been coloring my hair for seven years. No one has ever beaten her balayage technique! Even Christophe Robin (L'Oreal Paris Color Director and colorist to Kylie, Catherine Deneuve and just about every L'Oreal spokesmodel) said I was the only editor whose color was perfect on a press trip to his Paris salon. I didn't need him to tell me that though!

Mmm I have a few of those. After 15 years working for magazines I've been lucky enough to work with most of the greats. Terry Barber, Director of Make-up Artistry for MAC Europe showed me how to do the best feline eyeliner - he's done it for Dita Von Teese, Pamela Anderson and Mary J Blige so he knows what he's talking about. The trick is all in the flick. The flick should follow the angle of the outer bottom water line of the eye. He made me draw it as two lines one on the top lid and then the flick separately, in an outwards and upwards motion, and finally to pull the flick backwards joining it to the top of the lid line. Terry taught me with a pencil until but he used a brush to blend the line into the lashes afterwards. It looks so much better blended and a softer effect than a hard liquid liner, though the technique is the same.

I have quite a few McQueen pieces including a red, floor-length dress with a matching red belt, which shows in the front but is concealed in the back so the cape back flows in one sheath of heavy silk straight down into a small train at the rear. I also have a large collection of Chanel shoes. My most loved are grey velvet with blue-ish charcoal toe tips and heels with lots of little ankle straps and pearl buttons to do them up. The chicest nod to Victoriana.

Monday, May 20, 2013


While meeting Corri McFadden and having a tour of eDrop-Off’s offices I was allowed a sneak peak into the carefully curated Fashion Vault that’s currently on sale. Beautiful and stunning pieces by Chanel, YSL, Oscar de la Renta, Hermès, Carolina Hererra, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Balenciaga–I have my eye on a couple designer items. This 10-day auction, 3 days longer than the usual eDrop-Off sales, started last Thursday and won’t finish until Sunday. So still plenty of time to make a bid!
eDrop-Off Fashion Vault sale of Oscar de la Renta yellow dress
Oscar de la Renta
eDrop-Off Fashion Vault sale of Oscar de la Renta print dress
Oscar de la Renta
eDrop-Off Fashion Vault sale of Chanel wedges
eDrop-Off Fashion Vault sale of Oscar de la Renta black & white check dress
Oscar de la Renta
eDrop-Off Fashion Vault sale of Oscar de la Renta black & white dress
Oscar de la Renta
eDrop-Off Fashion Vault sale of YSL heels
eDrop-Off Fashion Vault sale finishes on Sunday 26th at 6pm PT,

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

REAL V DEAL: CC Skye v Juicy Couture

REAL:‘Sunset Boulevard’ Clutch, $275, by CC Skye.
DEAL: ‘Lucite Minaudiere’ clear clutch, $148, by Juicy Couture available at Zappos.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013


Anne Hathaway in vintage Valentino
Cara Delevingne in Burberry
Doutzen Kroes in Theyskens' Theory 
Donatella Versace in Versace

Jennifer Lopez in Michael Kors 
Coco Rocha in Fausto Puglisi for Emanuel Ungaro
Chanel Iman in J.Mendel

Joely Richardson in Roksanda Ilincic
Kate Bosworth in Balmain
Cameron Diaz in Stella McCartney
Elettra Rossellini Wledemann in Prabal Gurung

Taylor Swift in J.Mendel
Jessica Hart in Diana Von Furstenburg
Emma Watson in Prabal Gurung

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

GET THE LOOK: Miranda Kerr

How on trend is the model, Miranda Kerr, carrying a ‘Great Gatsby’ book clutch?
‘The Great Gatsby’ book clutch, $165, by Chick Lit Designs available at Etsy.
‘Emma’ book clutch, $325, by Kate Spade.
‘A Tale of Two Cities’ book clutch, $325, by Kate Spade.

Monday, May 06, 2013

GET THE LOOK: Kiera Knightley

Kiera Knightley’s wedding dress is ultra young modern and chic style.
Take inspiration from Keira Knightley’s casual yet very chic wedding outfit. I think this is a great look for a young, modern bride but also, in a color, perfect for cocktail party. I LOVE how she just threw a Chanel jacket over a great dress she already had in her wardrobe. This look can easily be dressed up for a more evening feel, try heels instead of ballet flats and add a birdcage fascinator.
Love the casualness of Kiera Knightley’s wedding dress
Kiera Knightley’s wedding dress have we seen it before?
Back in 2008 Kiera was spotted in the Rodarte strapless tulle dress at a pre-Bafta party.

Kiera Knightley’s wedding dress GET THE LOOK.
TOP TO BOTTOM: Blouclé jacket, $576.94, by Alice + Olivia available at Farfetch. Embroidered strapless dress, $695, by Ann Taylor. Bow silk satin clutch, $795, by Valentino available at Net-a-Porter. Candice crystal pompom silk sandals, $895, by CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA + Agent Provocateur available at Net-a-Porter. Cat-eye wayfarer® sunglasses, $144, by Ray-Ban available at J.Crew. ‘Maura’ tulle dress, $228, by J.Crew. ‘Cendrillon’ glazed ballerina flat, $295, by Repetto available at La GarÇonne. Tweed jacket, $440, by Alice + Olivia available at Nordstrom.

Kiera Knightley’s wedding dress GET THE LOOK hair fascinators.
CLOCKWISE: ‘Nightfall Strand’ hair band, $140, by Jennifer Behr. ‘Sakura Halo’, $200, by Cecile Boccara. ‘Silk Coil’ fascinator, $120, by Nicole & Co. ‘Line-of-sight’ bandeau veil, $90, by Jane Tran all available at BHLDN.

Saturday, May 04, 2013


I love it when brands give back! Coach has teamed up with the non-profit Chicago charity, Step Up Women’s Network, and will donate 10% of every shoe purchase to the organization this weekend. I love Step Up as their aim is to help empower women and girls to reach their full potential with after-school programs, mentorships, and even providing financial support.
Coach has teamed up with the non-profit Chicago charity, Step Up Women’s Network.

Coach celebrates step up women’s network and unveils a new shoe collection in Chicago
Fashion Junkies shop to support STEP UP WOMEN'S NETWORK
Fashion Junkies shop at Coach to support STEP UP WOMEN'S NETWORK
Fashion Junkies, stop by this weekend to see the new spring shoe collection, support a great cause, and be truly inspired. Chicago, 625 N. Michigan;

Photos by Barry Brecheisen

Friday, May 03, 2013


SAIL AWAY with this season's nautical trend
SAIL AWAY with this season's nautical trend STYLED, Dolce & Gabbana stripe dress, by Jessica Moazami aka Fashion Junkie
CLOCKWISE: Rouge Eclat Lipstick Satin Finish, Age-Defying Lipstick (11 Passion Red), $26, by Clarins. Sleeveless stripe shell top, $60, by Topshop. Nautical Round Stud Earrings, $16, by Blu Bijoux available at Max&Chloe. Rope stripe underwire top, currently on sale $34.99 (originally $52), by J.Crew. Dolce & Gabbana, Spring/Summer runway collection ‘13. Saint James novelty wristlet, $98, by Coach. Stripe sunglasses, $220, by Dolce & Gabbana available at Sunglasses Hut. Multistripe skirt, currently on sale $59.50 (originally $64.50), by J.Crew Factory. Striped duffle jacket, $328, and heritage chino, $68, by Tommy Hilfiger.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

THE STEAL: T by Alexander Wang

This week's THE STEAL is T by Alexander Wang at outnet
Loving these leather paneled skinny trousers from T by Alexander Wang at Outnet. Under $200 it’s an amazing price -originally priced at $525 it’s now $198.97!! Hurry while it lasts!