Anna Sophia Robb is the new Carrie!

We’ve been hearing a lot about the Sex In The City prequel ‘The Carrie Diaries’ for some time now, with speculation rife about who would step into Sarah Jessica Parker’s gym shoes in order to play the young Carrie Bradshaw. It seemed that the front runner was Blake Lively, but I was never happy about that choice. The lithe Blake was too beautiful, too sexy and too self assured to play a fiesty, but naive young Carrie, and I voiced my concern in a past post. Carrie Bradshaw is, after all, a modern icon, and so the person chosen needed to be able to live up to our image of her. Blake Lively, fabulous as Serena, could never be Carrie.

But now the long wait is over, and the new Carrie has been revealed. Step forward relatively unknown 18 year old AnnaSofia Robb. AnnaSofia is probably best known for her role as Violet in ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, and I think she could be perfect as Carrie. She is the right age to be the teenaged Carrie, and she looks the part, pretty and cute rather than sophisticatedly beautiful.


She is also showing some serious potential as a style icon. Pretty prom dresses, aztec printed mini dresses from High Street brands like All Saints and simple denim and leather could truly be the wardrobe of a young Carrie. And with her tumbling blonde waves and perfect teeth, you feel like the Carrie baton may’ve been past into good hands.

With Carrie now in place, we can get excited about how might be cast as Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte. Who would you choice be?


Get the AnnaSophia Robb look with

Leah Longline One Button Blazer £25 click to visit Boohoo

Gina Lace Panel Dress £15 click to visit Boohoo

Bailey sequined desgin shift dress £15 click to visit Boohoo

Molly Black Patent Platform Slingback Heels £30 click to visit Boohoo

Melissa High Waisted Chinos with Belt £20 click to visit Boohoo


Fashion Mommy Loves: Laura Ashley’s retro chic.

Laura Ashley is a legend of the British High Street. The business had humble beginnings, with Bernard and Laura Ashley printing fabric scarves in their kitchen in 1953, but has gone on to be one of the most beloved, and inherently English of stores. I always feel an affinity with Laura Ashley,a real affection for the brand. Maybe it is because I have always loved the prints, teadresses and smocks they became famous for. Maybe it is because they opened their first store in Macchynlleth, which happens to be one of my favourite places. Or maybe it is just the fabulous, stylish and totally timeless collections that they produce season after season.

This season is no exception. Polka dot prints, floral and retro prints featuring everything from fruit to apples give this new collection a very vintage feel. I love that this collection feels like it has been taken from the pages of a 1950s catalogue. It is fresh, pretty and feminine, and is sure to appeal to girlie girls and ladies everywhere.

Black White Spot Weave Panelled Skirt £70 click to visit Laura Ashley

Navy Boat Print Cotton Square Neck Dress £110 click to visit Laura Ashley

Beach Hut Print Cotton Square Neck Dress £110 click to visit Laura Ashley

Apple Print Cotton Shirt Front dress £75 click to visit Laura Ashley

Blue White Stripe Linen Sleeveless Dress £90 click to visit Laura Ashley

Striped Cotton Knit Ruched Sleeve Jumper £50 click to visit Laura Ashley

Black Cotton Knit Embroidered Bow Cardigan £50 click to visit Laura Ashley

Pier Print Cotton Gathered Skirt £70 click to visit Laura Ashley

Black Crepe Sunray Pleat Skirt £60 click to visit Laura Ashley

Blue Flower Print Saddle Bag £40 click to visit Laura Ashley

To see the full Spring/Summer range, click to visit Laura Ashley

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Ax Paris introduces ‘Curve’

I always think that it is a shame that so many fashion brands seem to stop at size 14, sometimes size 16 at a push. So it is great when a company says that it has listened to customer feedback and are now launching a plus size collection. Step forward AX Paris and  their newest collection – AX Paris Curve!

This is a high fashion brand which takes in most of the trends AX Paris is known for, but with a crucial difference. All items in this collection will come in sizes 16-26,  with a stunning range of maxi dresses, tunic and short cute numbers with the flattering silhouettes combining the latest fashion and fabrics.  As AX Paris explain, this will be ‘…Bringing a catwalk collection to a new customer!..’

Here’s a taster of the new collection.

Block Print Sheer Kimono Sleeve Top Price: £24.00 click to visit AX Paris

Jewl Chiffon Maxi Price: £45.00 click to visit AX Paris

Sleeveless Animal Chiffon Top Price: £38.00 click to visit AX Paris

Polka Dot Bow Chiffon Top Price: £32.00 click to visit AX Paris

Animal Maxi Price: £30.00 click to visit AX Paris

Chiffin Heart Skater Dress Price: £35.00 click to visit AX Paris

Crochet Chiffon Tunic Price: £38.00 click to visit AX Paris

To  view the complete ASOS curve collection, click here.