Wednesday, 22 February 2012

The Best of the Brits

You must be a complete technology-phobe if you didn’t realise that The Brits were on last night. My whole Facebook and twitter news feeds were packed with opinions; whether praise or bitchy comments about the winners, performances and of course the outfits.
A real show was put on; the performances were top notch and most of them you could not fault, give or take a few. My particular favourites were Florence and the machine, it was over dramatic but not in a garish way, she’s far too ladylike to produce anything like that. And her dress suited her perfectly. In a dusty pink, the chiffon-like material matched her silky skin and from far away it was hard to tell what was the dress and what was her, apart from the longer train at the back. The fussy details, high neck collar and long sleeves went hand in hand with Florence and the style we all know and love her for and who else would it have been designed by other than Alexandra McQueen?
Another outfit that stole my attention away from the show was Pixie Lott’s. One thing the talented young singer has done here is kept to the number one fashion rule: the LBD. Except swap ‘little’ for ‘long’ as she presents herself in a beautiful floor sweeping Dolce and Gabbana dress. Looking very fifties with the cute ruffles in the dress and pinned back hairdo shouts pin up girl. I love that she finished it off with a velvet red clutch which ties in nicely with not only the British colours but the red carpet too!
Pixie wasn’t the only one to dazzle in black though; I absolutely loved Adele’s floor length Burberry Prorsum number. She looked beautiful and the cinched in waist gave a feminine shape to the dress even though her later actions were far from feminine! Katie Melua and Laura Whitmore also rocked up in LBDs to keep it on the safe side but just didn’t quite catch my eye enough for The Brits.
Floor sweeping and longer trains were a highly noticeable trend along the red carpet last night, and other celebrities like Kylie, Jessie J and Rihanna embraced it with added sex appeal. Firstly, Kylie went for understated sexy in electric blue by fashioning a thigh high split in her YSL dress, flashing her 5ft pins when as she walked. While Rihanna went for the low front and draped back Givenchy Couture dress as she won best international female second year in a row.

However, the most shocking ‘on trend’ – if I can count it as that, was Jessie J in her mesh like red dress by Falguni and Shane. Yes she ticked the floor length with a train trend and also the red but I really wasn’t feeling how revealing it was. Her lady parts were barely covered and although she has the body for it, it appeared slightly tacky. Yes I get that sometimes less is more, but not less material!
I could babble on for days about The Brits and really wanted to get onto how cute the One Direction boys looked in their suits and Noel Gallagher looking laid back in leather but I don’t want to bore you all with a majorly long post. But last night, watching the Brits perform and how they dressed really makes you proud to be British and to see that as a whole we’re making our own mark on the world through music and fashion.

Sunday, 5 February 2012


I don’t know if you’ve heard about them before or not but I certainly had not until they started following me in Twitter. So as soon as I saw ‘E-shop’ in their description I decided to give them a look.
Selling modern and vintage clothes I was pleasantly surprised by what I found. Although there wasn’t masses of clothing that we’re used to from Topshop and River Island’s online sites the clothes that you do find are good enough. However, some are a bit too out there for me like a leopard print jumpsuit and so on but you can find some lovely pieces.

For example, I found this shirt I adore! You can probably tell why from the picture and what I wrote in one of my previous blog posts but the collar really gives the shirt character. However, my one criticism is that they only seem to do XS/S sizes which could cause a problem. I’m going to order one anyway and hopefully it should fit but it just goes to show this site isn’t for everyone.
However, I still can’t help but keep looking through this website as the clothes are quite different which attracts me to them. For instance I love this dress. It’s so simple and classy yet not boring and down to our ankles.

There were other beautiful pieces on the website as well as some amazing jewellery, although I have seen some of it in Topshop before so may be easier to pop to your local shop rather than buying online. I only wrote about these two as they were in my basket, think I just might have to get them although this isn’t helping my shopping addiction! – have a look for yourself!

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Cuff a load of this!

This is just a quick short post that I'm writing via the blogger app! I thought I might as well try it out!
Anyway, today I was shopping in miss selfridge and came across this little beauty: a gold ear cuff with crosses. I can't wait to wear it on the opposite side of where I pull my hair over to one side. I think it will look great for my outfit tonight which is a plain black dress. This means it will stand out more and add glamour to the simplistic outfit!
There are quite a few around in topshop too so keep a look out, they're going to be big!