Steal some celebrity style at SALE prices

Christmas is almost upon us, and that means those fabulous end of year sales are starting. For those of you who are hoping to treat yourself to a post-Christmas bargain, you are going to be spoilt for choice. Many of the key dresses sported by key fashionistas this year have been vastly reduced.

So, whether you love the style of the Middletons, or think that Tulisa has the X Factor, you can grab a bit of their star quality without breaking the bank. Here are the top ten star buys for 2011.

Tulisa X Factor

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Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Friday Rubens dress £355

Tali Lennox

 

Mulberry Long Pleated V Neck Dress £900.00 

Dannii Minogue Style

Snowdrop dress from Project D 

Mila Kunis Style

Mila Kunis

 

black whisky power dress Preen £583.00 

Pippa Middleton Style

Pippa Middleton

Project D Elle Botanical dress 

 Emma Stone Style

Emma Stone

Bottega Veneta Stained-glass print dress 

Estelle Style

 

Diane Von Furstenberg Clarice dress £639 

Alexandra Burke Style

Jonathan Saunders Ampre sleeve dress 

Kate Middleton Style

 

Diane Von Furstenberg Maja dress

 

Be like Slade and enjoy a very Seventies Christmas

I’m a child of the 1970s, and love everything about  the decade that some say style forgot. Platform shoes, flares, halter neck maxi dresses and glam rock are all cherished by Fashion-Mommy. And in terms of Christmas, was it ever celebrated better than in the 70s.Think about it, you could watch Christmas Top of the Pops in 1973 whilst dance away to the sounds of Slade, Wizzard and Elton John ‘Stepping into Christmas’, then enjoy the Morecambe and Wise Christmas special whilst enjoying a snowball and a selection of  vol-u-vents and other delights from the hostess trolley. What’s not to love?

This Christmas you can channel the best of 70s style. So whether your style icon is Farah Fawcett in her ‘Angels’ days, Margo Ledbetter or Faye Dunaway, you will find your dressing, and gift needs taken care of. Here’s a guide to the best of the 70s…now someone fetch me a Cinzano!

Open Back Embellished Top 

This top is soooo Abigail’s Party. Add a long black maxi skirt for a real retro feel!

Pleated Foil Jumpsuit 

Can’t believe this gold printed jumpsuit is New Look, it looks like something Bianca Jagger would’ve worn to Studio 54.

Adenine Gold gltr/mesh 

These fabulous Miu Miu style shoe have a real Glam Rock feel. I love them so much I’ve just ordered a pair myself, and I’m in good company, both Rochelle and Mollie from The Saturdays have been spotted wearing them recently.

Cobalt Keiko Jersey Maxi Dress 

The seventies were the birthplace of the iconic wrap dress a la Diane Von Furstenberg. This Monsoon number just needs a floppy fedora for the authentic look.

The 1970s scrapbook by Robert Opie.Click to visit Amazon

Get some style inspiration from this collection of 70s memorabilia. Part of the Robert Opie collection.

 

Duchess of Cambridge sparkles in sombre black

The Remembrance day service at the Cenotaph is hardly a fashion parade, but when the Duchess of Cambridge is making another public appearance, then her outfit is sure to be commented upon.

Yesterday Kate took her place with the other royal ladies, and surprised fashion onlookers by opting to wear a beautiful coat by American designer Diane Von Furstenberg. Up until now, she has plumped for British designers and British High Street when on British soil, yet on this most important of occasions she chose to wear a foreign designer.

Still, it had to be said that the coat, from a previous season, was beautiful, with a detachable fur collar and cuffs that gave it a Russian Princess feel. The Duchess teamed it with a jaunty bowler style hat by Jane Corbett, and wore two poppies on the lapel.

Royal ladies rarely wear black, which seems a shame as it is such a smart choice, and really suits Kate. For most of us, a chic black winter coat is a wardrobe staple that we turn to again and again as the dark days start to draw in. For those looking to get the Kate look, there are lots of fabulous black coats on the market. Yoox were selling the same Diane Von Furstenberg coat as Kate’s, but this, unsurprisingly, has sold out. But they do have other amazing DVF coats from previous seasons at reduced prices.

Kate’s coat..now unavailable

Diane Von Furstenberg coat Yoox Collection 

 

faux fur collar coat £35