CiCi PR Press Day and Celebrity Gifting Suite…fashion, beauty and celebs galore.

Cici’s press days are always a little bit special. The venue is the gorgeous Jalouse club in the heart of Mayfair, the brands cover highly covetable clothing, jewellery and beauty brands, and the celeb count is always high, with a host of gorgeous ladies turning out to see the pick of the new season.

Elen Rives, Cristie Herbert of CiCi PR and Funda Onal from Made in Chelsea and Coco the dog

Mary Charteris fashioniata and socilaite chooses Zara Taylor jewellery

The latest event was  no exception. This was a showcase for a range of brands, from the stunning lingerie of new brand Lulu Lonsdale (launching today , check back in the morning for a showcase post about this brand),  unusual swimwear from Lisa Blue Swim and  beautiful holiday wardrobe essentials from Mya Blue Beach and jewellery must haves from Zara Taylor. There was also a new fashion label specifically aimed at petite ladies called Poetic Trend. Pampering and beauty were also strongly represented by Media Hub brands Fashionista and Look, whilst you could banish your dull winter skin with a spray tan from Liquid Gold Spray Tan.

Arlene Phillips and Brix Smith Start take a break

Billi and Cara from The Only Way is Essex with Lucy Hoodless director of Lulu Lonsdale.com

Celebrity guests included Arlene Phillips, Elen Rives, Sophie Anderton, Jessica Jane Clement, Toyah Willcox, Brix Smith Start, Radio One’s The Mac Twins, Funda (from Made in Chelsea) Cara and Billi (From The Only Way is Essex) Lucy Dixon and Holly Weston (From Hollyoaks) and Giovanna Falcone (Actress and Fiancé of Tom Fletcher of Mcfly). They were treated to a range of beautiful treats including Beach dresses by MyaBlueBeach, SS12 Swimwear by Lisa Blue, Luxury vouchers to spend at LuLuLonsdale.com, Jewellery by Zara Taylor, Spray Tans and Tanning products by Liquid Gold.

Radio One’s The Mac Twins choose products from Poetic Trend.com

Jessica Jane Clement models her Liquid Gold Spray Tan with Emma Bailey Director

Congratulations must go to Cristie Herbert and her team for another fantastic event. I really enjoyed seeing Zara Taylor and Lindsey from Mya Blue Beach, and meeting the gorgeous Lucy, the brains behind Lulu Lonsdale, and Caroline from Poetic Trend. I was also over the moon with my goodie bags which included jewellery from Zara Taylor and Poetic Trend, money off vouchers, and make-up from Look.

Photography Credit Tom Leishman

Tallulah Love – lingerie indulgence

At the recent CiCi press launch I was fortunate to meet the lovely Michelle Taylor and be introduced to her brand, Tallulah Love, a luxurious range of lingerie.

I was truly impressed with what is an exquisite collection. But this should really have come as no surprise, Michelle has an extensive background in underwear design that includes a stint at M&S, and designer for White Label lingerie at Playboy. Clearly this is a women who knows her undies! Since the launch of Tallulah  love in Paris in 2010, , Michelle has seen her company become one of the fastest growing luxury lingerie companies to come out of  the industry ion decades.

This is covetable and impressive collection. Using the finest silk and European lace,  Michelle has created a stunning collection of lingerie that has a vintage feel, whilst retaining a contemporary edge. The attention to detail is immense, from the silk lining of bras and knickers, to the use of  french Chantilly lace and the silk ribbons that run  through the bra straps, this is the sort of underwear that cries out to be seen!

Royal Welcome from Tallulah Love

Sure to be one of the most popular pieces from the new collection will be ‘Royal Welcome’ which will tie in nicely with our obsession of all things Kate.  Michelle told me how she designed this collection before the engagement had been announced, inspired by the elegant Miss Middleton. It is absolutely gorgeous –  with hand drawn print showing the Tallulah Love logo and ‘Show Some Love’ slogan. I love the black lace edging, which truly makes it fit for a Duchess.

Dolce Vita by Tallulah Love

Dolce Vita is another very special collection. This is designed with the sexy images of 1950s Italy in mind – think the spaghetti fed curves of Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida. The teal silk and aqua mesh has a really fresh feel to it, whilst I love the boy short design of the pants. Just made to show off your curves to their best advantage.

I loved the Tallulah Love collection, especially all the small features that would make purchasing this lingerie a real treat. All items are adorned with the retro candy stripped Tallulah Love tags, and come in a stunning box. Michelle told me it was inspired by beautiful Champagne truffle  boxes, and would make these a  gift that would require no further wrapping.

To find out more about Tallulah Love, please visit the website http://www.tallulahlove.com/

MyaBlueBeach sings an hurrah for curves.

The problem with most beach cover ups is that they do just that – they cover you up, rather than enhancing what you’ve got. For curvy girls especially, the walk from the beach to the bar is one that involves tugging at an ill-fitting kaftan that is either too tight,or far too flowing, making you appear like a Demis Roussos lookalike. So thank goodness for the Mya Blue beach collection, designed by Lindsey Brown, a women who understands how to flatter any figure.

Medina kaftan in white £80.00 MyaBlueBeach

Mya Blue Beach is a collection of kaftans, beach dresses and tunics that you will want to pack in your case this Summer, and every other Summer after that. The design, cut and the shaping make the brand unique as Mya Blue Beach’s design objective is to fit all the curves of the female body, including hips, tummies and a real bust!  Lindsey bases every design on the logic that if she can’t fit her F cup bust into a Mya Blue Beach holiday dress or beach kaftan then the average person can’t! Sizing ranges from XS to XXXL.

Safa WhitePink

I was lucky enough to get a good look at the Mya Blue Beach ranges at the recent CiCi press day at Jalouse members only club in Hanover Square. I was so impressed by the choice of cotton fabric that could be scrunched up in your suitcase and then simply hung up, ready to wear. I loved the range of colours, vibrant pinks and blues, and the ever classic white, that just looks so good against a tan. The designs are timeless and elegant, I particularly loved the Kirti dress with the gold trim, whilst the Ourika kaftan is just stunningly pretty, and is cut to once again enhance your curves.

 

MyaBlueBeach Kirti Dress in White and Gold £98.00

Ourika Fuschia Blue kaftan by MyaBlueBeach.com £70.00

And if the totally covetable designs haven’t already bowled you  over, Lindsey’s admirable stance on air-brushing and body image certainly will. Profiling the label to focus on a healthy body image for women, Mya Blue Beach cast a varied choice of model for their look book and campaign shots, all images released for use are never air brushed or digitally enhanced in any way. The true female allure of our stunning models is allowed to shine through. “I am very strict with my ‘no air brush’ policy, on all of our label photography , we don’t need to” adds  Lindsey “ the models look fantastic and the feedback we receive from consumers and retailers is that it’s great to see real natural  beauty.”

I love every piece from the Mya Blue beach collection, and think that these are pieces you will turn to time and time again when it comes to holiday season. For more pieces, go to the website at www.myabluebeach.com