"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." - Coco Chanel

Friday, 21 October 2011

The Delicious List - 21/10/11

On my mind this week:

1. Versace for H&M

From the 17th of November you can shop for Versace in H&M! I definitely approve of the collection designed by Donatella Versace, a selection of which is shown below (from Vogue.co.uk):

Turquoise and pink hee hee! I love the strappy sandals.

This belt has officially gone on my to-buy list.

The perfect party dress!

Another perfect dress.

2. Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer

The base used to create the dewy look featured in so many of the shows for next season.

3. Ralph Lauren Pink Pony

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2011, so do your bit by investing in Ralph Lauren's Pink Pony range, 10% of which goes towards scientific research.

4. Winter Sun

Is it a bad sign that I'm already craving sunshine? This picture is from somewhere in the Caribbean, somewhere that I would like to be this Winter...

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Beauty for S/S 2012

Hair trends yesterday, beauty trends today.

1. Polished beauty

Perfect skin and made up eyes with Alot of mascara at Louis Vuitton.

2. Pretty perfect

Less made-up but just as sexy and glamorous at Versace. I love the rosy sheen to the lips.

3. Colour

Blue lips at Mary Katrantzou.

Miu Miu is having a Nightmare on Elm Street moment. Would you be daring enough to try this one?

Pantomime colour at Vivienne Westwood.

4. Embellished

Subtle and very pretty at Chanel. See the tiny pearls in the centre of the chin and on the left eyebrow? I love the overall dewy look here as well.

Gold-leaf eyelids at Fendi.

5. Doll-like glamour

To match the outfits at Viktor & Rolf. See the pink eyelashes? I really want to try that look!

6. Copper eyes

At Roberto Cavalli.

7. Fresh-faced beauty

Freja with barely-there make-up. My favourite look for her.

Angelic prettiness.

My favourite look? The last by far. However it does require immaculate skin, and I'll be following that with a dusting a translucent Laura Mercier powder, white/pale lilac eyeshadow, possibly some eyeliner and mascara. Oh and shiny rose-tinted lips a la Versace. Read shiny, not glossy.

 Alexander McQueen

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Hair for Summer

For Spring/Summer 2012, it's all about the (very) pretty up-do. Hint: start growing now.

Louis Vuitton. I really love this photograph.

Embellished and wet-look at Chanel.

Simple but beautiful at Roberto Cavalli. I love the loose strands, very late 90s.

Twisted plaits, like crowns, at Valentino.

Soft and demure at Christopher Kane.

And now for something a little different at Versace:

Barbie: long, shiny and soft.

As I said above, start growing now.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Colour Therapy - Jonathan Saunders S/S 12

I'm feeling the need to post about colour today. Jonathan Saunders, one of my favourite London designers, seemed perfect for this.

French navy - Jonathan does pyjamas.

Turquoise Blue - this dress reminds me of the chilled-out Caribbean.

Pink and green - the dream colour combination.

I love the buttercup-yellow straps on the sandals!

Mellow - the sea at sunrise.

Mediterranean azure.

Sherbet orange and blue.

The English countryside in a heat wave.

These colours remind me of a crystal-clear lake. I love the velvet detail on the skirt.

This time in pink! Perfect with turquoise.

More velvet-patterned perfection. Like sunclouds in the summer blue sky.

See, like therapy!

Friday, 14 October 2011

The Delicious List - 14/10/11

This week I'm going with the casual-luxe look. Despite my love of fashion, I actually feel sexiest in jeans and a t-shirt:

1. Hogan Trainers

I destroyed my last pair of Lacoste trainers. Right now I'm thinking of replacing them with a pair of cool street-trainers by Hogan:

2. Michael Stars T-shirts:

Anyone from the US will know what I'm talking about. I discovered these by accident on holiday in Florida when I was 15. I swear I wore that first bubblegum-pink t-shirt to death. Whistles in the UK used to stock Michael Stars, but they started to do their own versions instead which I like almost as much.

Two of my current MS favourites:

3. Friendship Bracelets

These are extremely trendy right now, ans also fun to make! My favourite design is the double chain knot (the pink and white):

4. Levi Jeans

And Miss Sixty. Basically everyone should find the perfect jeans that fit them perfectly, wear them to death, and then stay loyal by buying the same ones (or at least brand) again and again.

5. Sweaty Betty

Right now I'm actually wearing a Sweaty Betty pink yoga wrap top. I wish they would do these again (and speaking of discontinued items, whatever happened to the Crew Rugby Shirts??), but for now I like their hoodies:

What's your feel-good outfit?

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Winter Wellness

Winter is the easiest time of year to forget to take care ourselves. But take on board these five tips now and the bleaker months will go un-noticed by your body!

1. Sleep

Yup, Winter is the season for hibernation, so listen to your body when it tells you to slow down! Better yet, book yourself into the Sleep Retreat at the Sanctuary Spa in Covent Garden, which offers a deeply relaxing meditative experience to help your body rejuvenate!

2. Eat the foods your body craves

In particular, citrus fruits that give you a hit of vitamin C when you most need it. Grapefruit, oranges and kiwi-fruit are all excellent sources, but also try to add squeezed lemon juice to your water for an extra boost.

3. Walk for exercise

Instead of panicking in January, stay fit this winter instead by walking as much as possible. Remember, exercise gives you endorphins and endorphins make you happy!

4. Maximise time in the sunlight!

Walking is also great for doing this! Other ways to absorb the sun are to try and get out for lunch during the week whilst at work instead of staying inside the whole day.

5. Routine!

Our bodies are designed for routine - the times that we sleep, eat and exercise are actually important to our health! In the Summer, this tends to be forgotten, but it is important in the Autumn to try and regain this routine as this is when our bodies are at their most fragile state. Sleeping, eating and exercising at the same times each day makes a large and positive impact on our health.

Monday, 10 October 2011

What I'll be wearing next Spring - S/S12 trends

My pick of next season's trends:


In every material (though think plastics especially) and on everything:

Peter Som

Peter Som

No, not the navy, but sea-life! This theme turned up in several collections, but my favourite was Versace's polished-girl version (see http://turquoise-pink.blogspot.com/2011/09/milan-fashion-week-super-shows.html):



Following on from the aquarium, blue will be the colour to be seen in. Turquoise was the (and my!) favourite hue on the catwalk, but wear several shades together and you'll be waves ahead of everyone else:

Tropical Colours

Okay, so if you don't wear blue, wear every other bright colour under the sun!

Roberto Cavalli

Add the Midas touch to your outfit a la Alexander McQueen:

Alexander McQueen

High-Cut Shorts

Practically underwear, but I'm sure everyone will get over that pretty quickly come May:



...and beads, and sequins:


Pale Embellished Jeans

Humble denimn, but the beautiful kind:

Christopher Kane

Crop Tops

Hello 90s!


Vegetable Patch

Have fun with fruit and vegetables next Spring:

Moschino Chip & Chic

Rafia mini-trend:

Moschino Chip & Chic

Broderie Anglaise

Giant, that is:

Louis Vuitton

White Cotton

Sometimes the simplest things are the prettiest:

Nina Ricci

Sporty Mesh

The new chic:

Stella McCartney

Sports Luxe

Rag & Bone

Split Skirts

These are going to be so great and easy to wear:

Peter Som


Well, I could say the same about these...I wonder if they'll be accepted as street wear? Worth a shot...

Richard Nicoll

The Quilted Clutch

On my to-buy list:


Iridescent Shine


For now though, bring the colder temperatures!