Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Boutique of the week

Dressed emerged from owner Carole Hilton's desire to create a boutique destination, a somewhere special that has the exquisite and the elegant, from the affordable to that rare treat. Originating as Hilton Rose in Ripon, a move to Harrogate's chic Montpellier Quarter saw the emergence of the Dressed concept - a return to film star glamour through gorgeous, classic dresses complemented by sophisticated corsetry and enchanting accessories. Dressed is totally committed to delivering the highest quality of personal service to you, enhancing your best assets, developing your own unique style and enabling you to feel special when you leave.

Ruby Rocks AW 2010 Collection

Ruby Rocks AW10 collection is off the chain ! Bigger , bolder , brighter prints and silhouettes are key this season. Exaggerated military urban with an 80's twist rocks the collection, full embellishment and extreme detailing shine. Palettes are earthy hues mixed with brights and gold . Our favourite is the bodycon chevron military sweat dress , adam astraunaut tee and fun but functional denim boiler suit.Dresses are more demure with a nostalgic 70's inspired feel with a Paris chic meets Abigails Party vibe with eye catching florals, woodland, stripe and tribal prints. Denim work wear permeates throughout. Look out for the butterfly jumpsuit, asymetric maxi skirt and birdie rouched shoulder dress to crown your winter wardrobe.

Monday, August 30, 2010

From The Blogs

Weekly roundup of all the news and views in the British fashion and beauty blogs!!!

Boo Hoo Trudy fan shaped clutch bag www.thebaglady.tv

Boo Hoo has come up trumps again with these luxurious looking fan clutch.The fan clutch comes on a chain and the texturised finish lends itself to a night out with jeans and heels at the pub, or with a glamorous gown for a tougher edge.

Shearling Trend www.mariankihogo.com

Are you more of an aviator than biker jacket kind of girl? Or perhaps vice versa? There is a plethora of shearling jackets to choose from this season. Feet get to feel the shearling warmth across the high street to designer fashion brands.The razor sharp sleeves on the Helmut Lang’s shearling jacket are like sleek engineering. I cannot help but stare mouth agape, at the Alexander McQueen shearling boots. There is a pair of shearling boots for every shearling jacket. There is a picture perfect, shearling matrimonial union, just waiting to happen.

Nicola Roberts Make-up Range www.thestylebitches.com

Nicola Roberts has fiiiiinally launched the pasty make-up range she’s been talking about, like, forever. And she was looking all kinds of Florence while she was at it. ‘Dainty Doll’ is now available in Harrods and will then be rolled out to your less salubrious retailer. Items will cost between £10 and £20 kinda thing; Not three bad wha’?!

Rock, Gem and Roll TJF Photoshoot www.styleslicker.com

Some selected behind the scene shots from the TJF shoot, the 1950s themed editorial was photographed by super cool Matthew Shave and styled by fashion editor Marcella Martinelli. The magazine should be out this week they stock at Selfridges, RD Franks and other major newsagents.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Giselle Boutique


Giselle ladieswear is an independent retailer of quality ladies fashions.

They offer a wide variety of designer wear labels from around the world and are continually introducing new designers to provide the customer with the latest "must have" look.

Giselle ladieswear as a business was established in 1986, by husband and wife team of Colin and Karen Smith. The York outlet was opened in Low Petergate in the heart of the historic city just along from the Minster.

The aim was to provide high quality ladies fashions with a high level of personal service. Based on these principles the business grew continually and in November 1992 a second shop was opened in the centre of the east Yorkshire market town of Pocklington.

Both shops are now well established and have become cornerstones of the local fashion retailing network, each with their own loyal customer following.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Boutique of the Week


Kerry & Jessica threw open the doors to Chameleon in September 2007 because they both loved fashion but simply couldn't find the labels they craved in Carlisle! Happily Cumbrian fashionistas just like you have loved the concept, flocking to the Warwick Rd store eager to get their hands on the lastest looks and that elusive perfect pair of jeans! Chameleon's unique brand portfolio and involvement in charity events has seen us featured in glossy magazines including fashion bible ‘Drapers Record’ 'Cumbria Life' and 'Carlisle Living'. The cherry picked collections both in store and online showcase some of the most desirable labels from around the world and chameleon have worked tirelessly to ensure that all labels stocked are exclusive in Carlisle so you can always be sure of finding something gorgeous & unique!

Contact Chameleon at:

21 Warwick Road



United Kingdom


E-mail - enquiries@chameleon-fashions.co.uk

Tel - 01228 599770

From The Blogs

Weekly Roundup of the best of the British Blogs!

Fashion’s Night Out www.mariankihogo.com

It is almost that time of the year again, when all around the world, the spotlight focuses on fashion and shopping.Vogue’s Fashion Night Out is on the 8th of September. Get your skates on though as this year around, there are even more events planned. There are also more designers and shops involved.Vogue will be launching a T-shirt as designed by Sanna Annukka. The profits of their sale will go to the charity, Kids Company.Here are just four of the fabulous events happening on the night.

Flying High www.glamourmagazine.co.uk

If you only buy one jacket this season, make sure it's an aviator. Like a leather biker jacket, but with the added cool (and cosiness) of a shearling collar, this is one trend that works just as well on the catwalk as on the street. Check out Burberry and Julien MacDonald for runway inspiration.

Britney Be Lookin Hot! www.stylebitches.com

Do we still say feeerce? What’s the latest fashiongusto word on the block?

Anyway - L and I were watching old Britney videos the other night - it was ACTUAL research - and we were all a-membering how ridiculously hot and in shape she was.. and then look at what the internet delivered today! A photo, no less, of her looking all healthy and toned once more! I for one am on the side of ‘every figure is lovely, but being healthy is better than not being healthy..’ which is a very long title for a side to take. Anyway, she’s lukin’ well and there’s grand drying outside today.

Selfidges vs D&G www.vogue.co.uk

FROM next spring, Selfridges will no longer stock Dolce & Gabbana after an alleged dispute between the department store and the designer brand. It has been claimed that the falling out happened after Selfridges proposed changes to Dolce & Gabbana's in-store positions and those of its D&G line.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Brand of the Week
Autumn/Winter 2010-2011

Charli London is a new brand based on easy luxe separates with a core of super-soft jersey basics, clean and refined silhouettes are introduced to an avant-garde urban provocative ideal and edited into an accessible collection. Like the brand itself, women who wear Charli stand out. The collection is the essence of a new wave of London style- wearable, unpretentious and alluring. What started as a small cult following in the creative heart of London has spiralled into a brand which is now available around the world. Sensual and raw fabrics can be paired up for a city feel in the week and relaxed sophistication at the weekend. Charli continues to create perfect fitting, elegant designs which can be worn belted or loose, layered or on its-own. Every Style can be worn dressed-up or dressed-down- worn with current trends or worn classically. The core-basics such as signature long camisole vests, palazzo pants and yoga trousers continue each season- with the collection being updated each season with specially developed fabrics, beautiful natural colour palettes and directional designs, each garment is made using both traditional and innovative high-fashion techniques to ensure the best possible quality and cut.

Always aspiring, always renewed, modern luxury.

From The Blogs

Weekly roundup of all the news and views in the British fashion and beauty blogs!!!

This outfit totally depicts my state my mind with regards to the weather. The Sun has gone into hiding but I am struggling to say goodbye. The light print silk dress and sheer pants were my unconscious quest to hold on to the last remnants on the English summer. The sheer pants were discovered in a thrift shop for £4. They work in a variety of guises.

Marc Jacobs Creating 'plus size' Range www.cosmopolitan.co.uk

Marc Jacobs has become the first major fashion house to announce its making a collection in sizes above a UK 14.

Although the project is a while off the president of the designer label confirmed on Twitter "we are in the very beginning stages of talking to a partner about plus sizes", meaning women size 16 and above will no longer feel so ignored by high end fashion.

Summer in New York is full of young women in long print dresses. Too often though the dresses are bland, overly basic and usually carrying a cheap looking print. Sometimes they seem like the modern version of the thoughtless housedress.

Silk Harems on Mortgage Night www.whatkatiewore.com

We met with a mortgage advisor last night. Turns out, if we’re ever going to get onto the property ladder, Katie’s going to have to stop blowing all of our pennies on tights and I’m going to have to switch to a less premium gin.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Weekly Roundup of the best of the British Blogs!

From The Blogs

Weekly roundup of all the news and views in the British fashion and beauty blogs!!!

What Would Sienna Wear www.whowhatwear.com

Like leopard accents, military-inspired garb, and diaphanous button-ups, when it comes to Sienna Miller, what began as a style crush has blossomed into what we can only deem a life-long sartorial love affair. Logging countless appearances in What Was She Wearing: Answers!, Trend Reports and now making a comeback appearance in today's What Would She Wear story, Miller's unique blend of upscale gypset style and boho chic aesthetics never fails to intrigue us—and you!

Emma Cook AW 2010 www.babyisasinner.com

All week i've been tortured by my boyfriend with images of these Emma Cook boots hes had lying around the office.
GAH, I know they are so wrong... but so right!
Christmas pressie maybe?

OK I was fine with last years pastel hair trend; I even kinda dug the peachy shades. But straight up premature aging on purpose? Erm…how about no?! Since supermodel Kristen McMenamy appeared on the cover of Vogue embracing her natural grey hair celebs have been channelling their inner SuperGran like no man’s business.

What makes Italians looks so slim?

What helps them look so refined when casually dressed?

The back dart on their shirts is a big factor.

ps. also note how meticulously the sleeves are rolled-up in both examples

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Brand of the Week
Lolita Karma
Evening Wear Autumn/Winter 10

Now Available in Boutiques Nationwide

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

C'est Chic Boutique in Lincoln!

A colourful designer clothing boutique situated in Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Quirky clothing designs by Guess, Desigual, Liu-jo, Meghan Fabulous and Save the Queen

Nobody can deny that every woman in the world wants to be unique and sexy. Not everybody admits it, but the truth is that it is inherent to every woman’s soul to be attractive, desirable, admired and even envied. This is true for teenage girls as well as mature housewives. We believe that this is an attainable and affordable dream. Yes, you can do it! We know how.

Having the right products is a must in every business, but this is not everything. We understand that our success also depends on how we can relate with our Customers. We know that we have to develop a confident liaison, and offer a pleasant and safe shopping experience. We believe that to implement our creed, it’s not enough selling clothes, but we should be able to show what the best option for each Customer is.