Rigby and Peller combine glamour, luxury and seduction

Rigby and Peller have a name that is just synonymous with luxury and glamour. Now in its 73rd year, the premium lingerie retailer, which has held its royal warrant for more than 50 years, offers the luxurious, the glamorous and the beautiful when it comes to lingerie. And the upcoming collection offers a darkly Gothic glamour that speaks of vampish beauties in 1940s B- movies, all violet and purple, silk and lace.

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This is a rich and opulent collection, with the dark hues and heavier silken fabrics and micro-fibre. There are unusual cut-out details that keep the collection modern and up-to-date, whilst the thicker width of bra straps and the use of lace insets suggest a collection that Dita Von Teese would be proud of.

Rigby and Peller Lunette Made to measure basque and bikini brief click to visit Rigby and Peller

I adore the sheer decadence of the Lunette basque and brief set. Lunette is the perfect name for a collection that seems to be inspired by moonlit nights. Rigby & Peller’s Creative Director, Nicky Clayton, says of her inspiration for the collection: “This season focuses on glamour and luxury combined with an edge of power and seduction. My inspirations were drawn from the catwalk where outerwear trends were dominated by rich colours, embellishment and sculpted shapes. I wanted to create a collection suitable for the modern woman’s wardrobe and consisting of luxurious fabrics in shades reflective of this season’s colour palette”.

For modern elegance that draws on the glamour of days gone by, you’ll be hard pressed to find anything that challenges the beauty and sensuality of Rigby and Peller lingerie.

The Rigby and Peller Autumn/Winter 2012 collection will premiere at the end of October. Click here to visit Rigby and Peller.

Spartoo and the Shoe Queens

It is London fashion week again and the fashionista’s are out in force. London Fashion Week, with its veritable band of stylish front rowers, always presents lots of covetable, fashion forward, looks. From head to toe, these are the ladies you look to for the trends for the next season.

Today, I am looking at three ever stylish ladies, and in particular, at their footwear. These fashionista’s set trends, whatever they wear, and never look any less than perfect. I am also giving you some tips on how you can replicate the look with a little help from the fabulous range at Spartoo.

 

Look 1 – Kate Moss

Although Alexa Chung fans might disagree, for me Kate Moss is still the Queen of London fashion week. And I can’t think of anyone who can rock a pair of leopard print shoes better than La Moss. Kate the great is possibly the only woman who can get away with head-to-toe animal prints, but I prefer it when she uses the shoes to add interest to a simpler outfit.  You can get the look with these gorgeous Fremo platforms from Paco Gil. I love the unusual high back detail.

 

FREMO Leopard / Black £ 109.50 

Look 2 – Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese is a true Diva, a Hollywood style beauty who always looks immaculate when sitting on the front row. With her porcelain skin and Snow White style hair, red is most definitely her colour. The Magrit Hollywood heels could almost be made for Dita, they are frothy, glamorous, and with the huge bow, totally over the top! Just glorious.

 

RED HOLLYWOOD Red £ 121.00 

Look 3 – Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo is one of my favourite style stars, and a seasoned veteran of London Fashion Week. Olivia is always groomed , polished and immaculate, bringing her ladylike chic to the fore at many different shows. I adore the frill front of this evening shoe, it has a touch of Carrie Bradshaw about it. You can get a similar style with the Fericelli Felbe sandal. This has a similar frill front, but also has a smaller heel for those of you that can no longer face the skyscrapers. However, if high heels are your thing, you could get the very similar Madoc shoe with its significantly higher heel.

Fericelli FELBE Brown £ 93.00 

Fericelli MADOC Brown £ 117.00

Coachella fashion – fun without the mud!

The Coachella festival kicked off the  festival season this weekend, and as usual it was a feast of fantastic rock chick style. Coachella is the festival that allows fashion to fly, taking place in the Californian desert, in  glorious soaring temperatures, there is no need to dig out those wellies and pac-a-macs for this festival. Denim hotpants, cute mini dresses and toe-post Havaianis are all part of the wardrobe, as are maxi dresses = safe in the knowledge you will not be swishing these through mud soaked fields.

Here are my picks of this years Coachella style.

I am a huge fan of Dita’s retro styling, and think she looks amazing in this Pucci styled dress. She has ditched her trademark heels, but the lack  of mud means she can get away with an espadrille wedge shoe. So glamorous.

I love Chanel Iman’s relaxed , yet glamorous look. The nude shades are perfect for her skin tone, and the 1970s floppy hat gives this a Bianca Jagger vibe. Again this is made for Coachella, don’t attempt this at Glasto as mud splattered nude shades just look crusty!

Kelly Osbourne is one of my favourite style icons at the moment, and again she has gone for a retro feel in this cute polka dot dress. I love how  she toughens up the look with her leather biker jacket. Great hair too.

I love how Alexa Chung keeps this look simple, clean and elegant. The little dress, simple sandals and boho accessories make this the perfect festival style for this year, next year or any other year.

Maxi dresses are still a huge trend for the Summer. Kate Bosworth and Jamie Lyn Sigler both looked cool and stylish in their maxi dresses, with Kate wearing a midi length dress whilst Jamie wears a printed full length effort. Top marks for both.

Just love Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson’s laid back  separates. This well dressed couple never look as if  they are trying too hard, and always get it  right. Diane’s hat is a must have for keeping the hot Summer sun off your head, and is perfect for the beach as well as for festivals.