• ad campaigns spring/ summer 2011,  celebrities,  designers,  fashion,  High street,  Kate Middleton,  plus size fashion,  shopping,  style,  Style Icons,  Vintage

    The season when it’s all right to wear white.

    Maybe it’s because it’s the season of the anticipated wedding in years? Maybe it’s because it looks fresh and gleaming after the doom and gloom of a particularly torrid winter? Or maybe it’s because it strikes a nice balance against the Gucci led colour clash phenomenon? But there seems to be an awful lot of white around this season. Flicking through this months Vogue, it was inescapable, white was truly everywhere. From the antique style milkmaid frills at Dolce and Gabbana, to the delicate frills and ruffles at Valentino, from the cool minimalism of Calvin Klein and Celine to the glamorous Riviera chic of Hugo Boss. White is everywhere. Diane…

  • ad campaigns spring/ summer 2011,  celebrities,  designers,  fashion,  fashion week,  High street,  shopping,  style,  Style Icons

    Gucci and the colour clash.

    BLUE AND GREEN NEVER BE SEEN!  That was one of my Grandad’s favourite sayings concerning fashion (the other being never put new shoes on the table.). I always thought the blue and green was funny,because I personally loved those two colours, in their brightest forms, together. But this season, fashion has decreed that any two, or even three colours, can be worn together in any combination and look amazing. And it’s thanks, in no small part to Gucci! Last Autumn Gucci unveiled a collection for Spring/summer 2011 that was filled overwhelmingly with colour clashing bright shades, a veritable pastiche of Studio 54, circa 1977.  Purple cigarette pants worn with silky…

  • ad campaigns spring/ summer 2011,  beauty,  Birmingham,  fashion,  London,  shopping,  style

    Leighton Denny Launches Nail bar in Birmingham.

    Wednesday saw the official launch of the new Leighton Denny Expert Nails nail bar in Selfridges, Birmingham, and fashion-mommy went along to meet the man himself and get the low down on what I could do with my poor, brittle nails. Leighton is definitely the right man to ask. He is the four times winner of Nail technician of the year, and has been described as ‘The manicurist’s guru’, previously working as nail spokesperson for Marks and Spencer, Max Factor, Crabtree and Evelyn and Cutex. A well-known face familiar to QVC watchers all over Britain, Leighton brings nail knowledge to the masses with charm and a cheeky smile. My own…