The Bullring Autumn Fashion Fix

Last weekend we saw the annual Bullring Autumn Fashion Fix bringing a spot of TOWIE glamour to the iconic shopping centre. Two of the main stars from the ITV2 series, ‘The Only Way is Essex’, Sam and Billie Faiers, were in the 2nd City to present a fashion show high on style, but with many pieces plucked from the High Street.

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Billie Wears Clean D-Ring Playsuit £50.00 click here to visit Topshop and view.
Sam wears Tailored Bandeau Jumpsuit £60.00 click here to visit Topshop and view. Sam also wears Slim Curve Blazer £49.00 click here to view at Topshop.

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I sat opposite the TOWIE girls.

This year’s show promised to be a guide to the season’s must have trends, and it certainly delivered on that front. Comprising of 6 key scenes;- ‘The Cosmo Edit’, ‘Faux Fur’, ‘Tapestry Folk’, ‘Shades of Red’, ‘New Pastels’ and, finally, ‘Metallics’, this was a show with one eye firmly placed on Winter dressing in general, and Christmas party looks in particular.

There was a lovely selection of outfits made up with pieces by stores such as Gap, Reiss, River Island, Miss Selfridge, Topshop and a host of looks from Selfridges. I would be hard pressed to decide on a favourite outfit, but a metallic skirt from Topshop, and a stunning blue lace dress from Self Portrait at Selfridges did make me squeal a little.

Here are some of the looks from the show, where possible, I have added a link to the item online.

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Self Portrait Sunray jacquard and chiffon dress £195 click to visit Selfridges

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SELF-PORTRAIT Spring Symphony lace dress £230 click to visit Selfridges

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Ossie Clark London Red Jewel Maxi Dress £99 click to visit Debenhams

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Colette Sequin Full Length Dress £295 click to visit Phase Eight

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Miss Selfridge Pale Pink Textured Jumper £25 click here to view
Miss Selfridge Mono Jaquard Skort £35 click here to view
Miss Selfridge fur collar Pea Coat £89 click here to view
Necklace from a range at New Look – click here to view.

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Topshop Metallic Pleat Cami £28.00 click here to view
Topshop Gold Foil Pleated Midi Skirt £40.00 click here to view

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Prince of Wales Check Wide Leg Trousers £42.00 click here to visit Topshop

Whole outfit from Gap

Whole outfit from Gap

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This beautiful look is from Reiss

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A glamorous evening look from Mango.

What I wore

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Top New Look (this season, click here to view)
Skirt Dorothy Perkins (last season – some sizes available here.)
Necklace Primark
Shoes Givenchy Vintage

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Weekly Star Style round up featuring Madonna. Kate Moss and Towie!

This week’s star style round-up features a global megastar, a supermodel extraordinaire and some of the loveliest reality TV stars around at the moment. There are shoes, as chosen by Madonna and as designed by Madonna (and Aldo), wonderful dresses and maxis from InLoveWithFashion, a real favourite of those gorgeous Faiers sisters. And there is that fabulous Stella McCartney Illusion dress, as worn by Kate Moss and the inspiration for a million High Street looks, including a rather fabulous, bargain version from Boohoo.com. All in all, a total fashion feast.

Kate Moss in Stella McCartney

STELLA MCCARTNEY Panelled dress 

And a great bargain version from Boohoo

Dotty Heart Back Contrast Side Bodycon Dress 

Sam and Billie Faiers wear Love


LOVE Cream Scuba Cut Out Bodice With Coral Mesh Skirt

LOVE Grey Long Sleeve Wrap Dress 

LOVE Valerie Print Pleat Neck Crop Top 

LOVE Valerie Print Slit Front Maxi Skirt 

LOVE Silver Split Leg Maxi Dress £42 

Gemma Collins Collection, now at Simply Be

The gorgeously curvy Gemma Collins has recently launched her own collection, and you can now purchase this at Simply Be. This  collection is full of pretty colours and prints, dresses that drape curves, and in the case of the wrap dresses, owe more than a nod to Diane Von Furstenburg. I particularly love the gorgeous scarf prints and Versace style blue/green prints that are bold and bright – a bit like Gemma herself!

Gemma Collins Scarf Print Wrap Dress £60 

Gemma Collins Holland Daisy Cut Out Dress 

Gemma Collins Vencie Print Wrap Dress 

 

Madonna in Office

Madonna has been a rather busy lady this summer, and during her recent MDNA UK tour, she was spotted in Selfridges, Oxford Street, where she headed straight for the Office concession and snapped up four pairs of shoes and boots. I’m guessing that the flat versions may well be a gift for that directional teenager Lourdes, whilst the Jeffrey Campbell’s have Madonna written all over them.

Jeffrey Campbell Prickly, £150

Jeffery Campbell Aubery Spike £145 

NIGHTHAWK £80 

Underground Wulfrun creeper blksilvstud £100.00 

As well as buying lots of shoes, this season has seen the Material Girl launch her own collection, ‘Truth or Dare’ in collaboration with Aldi. On sale exclusively at Selfridges, my favourites are the Skeels courts, which are just beautiful, and the cute flatties ‘Kulig’, which remind me of a much loved pair of Kurt Geiger pumps I owned, which died on me on the way to the Missguided Press show a few weeks ago. So they are definitely on my shopping list for the Autumn season.

TRUTH OR DARE BY MADONNA Skeels courts £110.00 

TRUTH OR DARE BY MADONNA Feline courts 

TRUTH OR DARE BY MADONNA Michonski ankle boots

TRUTH OR DARE BY MADONNA Kulig ballet 

 

 

 

TOWIE and MADE IN CHELSEA style spots

With The Only Way is Essex returning to our screen last weekend, and with the Made in Chelsea girls having a fairly stellar summer of style, you will be finding it difficult to escape the likes of Cheska, Binky, Billie, Sam and Lydia at the moment.  But that’s not all bad news as the girls are currently showcasing a range of fashionable looks that happen to be both stylish and affordable. From pretty dresses to chunky jumpers, these are looks that transcend the changeable weather (really hot today, tomorrow – who knows…), with a range of dresses that could grace any holiday wardrobe. My favourite outfit is the gorgeous paisley skirt and top from Miss Selfridge, as worn by the ever stylish Lydia Bright, with the gorgeous strapless dress from AX Paris has worn by Billie Faiers coming a close second.

Cheska Hull and Love

Cheska is a fan of the brand In Love With Fashion, as I mentioned in my last celebrity style post. Last week she was photographed with best friend Binky in a dress and jumper from the brand. Now, I love both of these pieces individually, especially the jumper, but I wouldn’t necessarily have worn them together. That said, I love that Cheska has taken a risk with her outfit – this has quite a grungey feel, despite the pretty colour of the dress

Coral print heart jumper £40

Aqua chiffon asymmetric maxi £48

 

Sam Faiers

Sam Faiers is another fan of ‘Love’, and I have to say I think her choice of nude Grecian dress was just inspired – she looked amazing in it and accessorised it perfectly with pretty toe post sandals and beads. This is a great versatile dress that you could really dress up with gold strappy sandals and a matchy matchy clutch bag, but also looks good for daywear with more simple sandals and a straw basket bag.

 

Stone full length pleated maxi £45

Sam has also been modelling pieces from the AX Paris collection that she currently stocks in her boutique Minnie’s. This Versace style dress has a great colour combination – I just love turquoise and animal print together.

Chain Printed Skater Dress Price: £17.99

 

Billie Faiers in AX Paris

Billie Faiers has also modelled dresses from AX Paris, again as these are also sold in Minnie’s. I really like this strapless maxi dress which has a really interesting shape and an unusual colourway.

Stripe Bandeau Drop Back Maxi Dress

 Lydia Bright

My favourite TOWIE lady, Lydia Bright, got the new series off to a flying start wearing this great skirt and top from the new season’s range at Dorothy Perkins. I love that Lydia actually wore the two pieces together, giving the impression of a dress. This is quite a brave way of styling the pieces, but they would equally look great teamed with a black top/pencil skirt or trousers.

Romany Printed Top Price: £35.00

Romany Printed Pencil Skirt Price: £39.00