Net and Tulle Skirts – Sex and the City Lives on

There have been many iconic, on-screen moments when it comes to fashion. On the big screen we’ve had Marilyn Monroe in Travilla white pleats. Scarlett O Hara knocking up a dress from a set of velvet drapes in Gone with the Wind, Annie Hall with her love of thrift shop men’s tailoring, and Judy Garland in Dorothy’s Ruby Red slippers.

On the small screen, there was the Rachel cut that launched a million copycats, the glitz and glamour of Dynasty complete with sequins and shoulder pads, and more recently, the peaked caps, sever haircuts and sharp tailoring of the Peaky Blinders – who are soon to have a fashion range in their own right according to newspaper reports.

But, in terms of iconography and everlasting appeal, the skirt that Carrie Bradshaw, aka Sarah Jessica Parker, wore in the opening credits of Sex and the City, takes some beating. There was Carrie, a late 30s/early 40something, standing in the middle of the street in some strange dreamlike sequence, wearing the sort of tulle ballerina skirt that, until then, had been the reserve of said ballerina’s – or five year olds who wanted to be a ballerina. Carrie’s skirt was a dreamy skirt that started my own fascination with tulle and net skirts, a fascination that all these years on, shows no sign of abating.

Both Carrie and SJP love Tulle

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This season is a good one for lovers of the tulle skirt. Boohoo has the most incredible, and affordable range, in both knee and midi lengths. These are skirts that scream romance and fun, their beauty is that they do all the talking, and look great with other trends from this season, namely body suits and Bardot tops.

I had my own Carrie moment on my recent birthday with a beautiful skirt from the current Boohoo collection. My skirt is the most incredible shade of yellow, but also comes in Carrie pink and pale blue too.

Are you planning a Carrie moment this Summer?

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Boutique Tallulah Tulle Mesh Full Circle Midi Skirt £20 Click to visit Boohoo

Boutique Tallulah Tulle Mesh Full Circle Midi Skirt £20 Click to visit Boohoo

 

Boutique Aya Tulle Full Midi Skirt £15 Click to visit Boohoo

Boutique Aya Tulle Full Midi Skirt £15 Click to visit Boohoo

Madison Boutique Pleated Tulle Midi Skirt £18 Click to visit Boohoo

Madison Boutique Pleated Tulle Midi Skirt £18 Click to visit Boohoo

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Madison Boutique Pleated Tulle Midi Skirt £18 Click to visit Boohoo

Boutique Marin Grid Tulle Full Midi Skirt £25 Click to visit Boohoo

Boutique Marin Grid Tulle Full Midi Skirt £25 Click to visit Boohoo

Boutique Marin Grid Tulle Full Midi Skirt £25 Click to visit Boohoo

Boutique Marin Grid Tulle Full Midi Skirt £25 Click to visit Boohoo

 

My favourite front Row looks from New York

It is September, and that means we are in the midst of the fun, frolics and fashion that make up the Fashion Weeks. Currently London is having its moment in the spotlight, following on from last weeks New York Fashion Week. And it is New York, and its eclectic mix of front rowers, who are the focus of this post.

I love to watch the front rows, and, more specifically, the outfits that those sitting in those most coveted seats choose to wear. New York has a reputation for showing a range of stylish and cool looks, with a front row that can include anyone from SJP, Kate Bosworth, Alexa Chung, Jessica Chastain…the list is beautiful, impeccably dressed and positively endless.

As a dress lover I have to say I’m loving the ladylike elegance of model and ‘it’ girl Harley Viera Newton, a girl who knows and understands how to wear colour. In other news, Karlie Kloss and Kendall Jenner are showing us that maxi dresses are still making waves at the fashion forefront, while the always reliable Alexa Chung showcases cool separates for easy-going chic.

Who was your pick from the New York front Row?

Poppy Delavingne

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Harley Viera Newton

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Alexa Chung

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Karlie Kloss

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Kate Bosworth

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Adrianna Lima

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Jessica Chastain and Olivia Munn

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Olivia Palermo

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Kendall Jenner

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Sarah Jessica Parker

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Maggie Gyllenhall

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Amber Heard

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Get the look

Karlie Kloss

 Lola Skye Tie back cami maxi dress now £7 click to visit House of Fraser


Lola Skye Tie back cami maxi dress now £7 click to visit House of Fraser

 

Harley Viera Newton

 Episode Shift dress with ruched side now £59.50 click to visit House of Fraser


Episode Shift dress with ruched side
now £59.50 click to visit House of Fraser

Pleat Midi Dress Item No. 010033488 now £49.00 click to visit Jacques Vert

Pleat Midi Dress
Item No. 010033488
now £49.00 click to visit Jacques Vert

 

Poppy Delavingne

Rachel Tie Back Border Print Butterfly Maxi Dress £18 click to visit Boohoo

Rachel Tie Back Border Print Butterfly Maxi Dress
£18 click to visit Boohoo

 Desigual Marina knitted dress £89 click to visit House of Fraser


Desigual Marina knitted dress
£89 click to visit House of Fraser

Jessica Chastain

Black daisy burnout fit and flare dress     Was £30.00     Now £27.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black daisy burnout fit and flare dress
Was £30.00
Now £27.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kate Bosworth

Blue embellished fit and flare dress     Was £38.00     Now £32.30 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Blue embellished fit and flare dress
Was £38.00
Now £32.30 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Alexa Chung

Black and white polka dot shirt     Price: £22.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black and white polka dot shirt
Price: £22.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Alice & you Light Pink Button Midi Skirt     Price: £32.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Alice & you Light Pink Button Midi Skirt
Price: £32.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Maggie Gyllenhall

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Mary Portas Long sleeve twist and tuck no brainer dress
now £29.50 click to visit House of Fraser

Sarah Jessica Parker

 Hobbs Karen Dress £69 click to visit House of Fraser


Hobbs Karen Dress
£69 click to visit House of Fraser

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get set for Wimbledon with Tennis white style

My favourite sporting tournament of all starts on Monday, with Andy Murray beginning his defence of his Wimbledon crown. I love tennis, it is my sport of choice to watch, and Wimbledon is just the epitome of a stylish tournament, with celebrities, royals and all-round beautiful people taking their places in the confines of the All-England Club.

Of course, one of the things that Wimbledon is most famous for is the all-white rule. At the recent Aegon Classic tournament, the ladies went gaga for a stunning blue and orange outfit sported by Daniela Hantuchova, but at Wimbledon, this sort of look would not be in the least bit acceptable. It is white, just white, clean, crisp and totally fresh.

The good news is that this season, the most stylish of celebrities have been adding white to their wardrobe, and sporting it on the red carpet, at awards ceremonies, and in their off duty wardrobes. And why not? White looks fab against a summer tan and on darker skin tones, can be ethereal on the pale and interesting, and always looks and feels cool, even when the temperatures reach maximum sweat.

Here are just a few of the white-hot looks I have been loving recently.

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Natalie Portman

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Ashley Tisdale

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Maggie Gyllenhall

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SJP

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Alison Williams

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Angelina Jolie

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Fergie

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Make your own white hot looks

White Stone Flower Necklace     Price: £14.50 click to visit Miss Selfridge

White Stone Flower Necklace
Price: £14.50 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Glam White Heel     Price: £39.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Glam White Heel
Price: £39.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Farah Off The Shoulder Peplum Gypsy Top £14 click to visit Boohoo

Farah Off The Shoulder Peplum Gypsy Top
£14 click to visit Boohoo

Heleemah Tie Waist Fitted Woven Formal Dress £25 click to visit Boohoo

Heleemah Tie Waist Fitted Woven Formal Dress £25 click to visit Boohoo

 

 

Paige All Over Crochet Longline Tee £15 click to visit Boohoo

Paige All Over Crochet Longline Tee £15 click to visit Boohoo

Vera Chiffon Cami Metallic Woven Skirt Dress £25 click to visit Boohoo

Vera Chiffon Cami Metallic Woven Skirt Dress £25 click to visit Boohoo

Evans White Dobby Shirt     Price: £29.50 click to visit Evans

Evans White Dobby Shirt
Price: £29.50 click to visit Evans

Live Unlimited White Kaftan Style Top     Price: £45.00 click to visit Evans

Live Unlimited White Kaftan Style Top
Price: £45.00 click to visit Evans

 

Ivory Layered Maxi Skirt     Price: £38.00 click to visit Wallis

Ivory Layered Maxi Skirt
Price: £38.00 click to visit Wallis

Ivory Crepe Collar Jacket     Price: £36.00 click to visit Wallis

Ivory Crepe Collar Jacket
Price: £36.00 click to visit Wallis

White V-Neck Jumper     Was £30.00     Now £24.00 click to visit Wallis

White V-Neck Jumper
Was £30.00
Now £24.00 click to visit Wallis

Embroidered Floral Skirt £18.00 click to visit George at Asda

Embroidered Floral Skirt
£18.00 click to visit George at Asda

G21 Talent Sequin Collar Shirt £14.00 click to visit George at Asda

G21 Talent Sequin Collar Shirt
£14.00 click to visit George at Asda

Gladiator Buckle Wedges £14.00 click to visit George at Asda

Gladiator Buckle Wedges
£14.00 click to visit George at Asda

 WAREHOUSE Crochet maxi dress £75 click to visit Selfridges

WAREHOUSE Crochet maxi dress
£75 click to visit Selfridges

 TED BAKER Evelin embellished-neckline playsuit £85 click to visit Selfridges


TED BAKER Evelin embellished-neckline playsuit £85 click to visit Selfridges