Girls Aloud are back!

Ok – My top five girls aloud songs, in no particular order, are as follows -‘ The Sounds of the Underground’, ‘Love Machine’. ‘The Promise’, ‘Biology’ and ‘The Show’. I am just a massive Girls Aloud fan. Solo, not so much.  I Like the odd Cheryl song, love Nicola and her sense of style, and Kimberly is just so beautiful, but that’s about it.  But together they create unmistakable magic. So I was just so excited yesterday by the news that the girls are reforming for a new album and tour.

 

The style of the girls who appeared at the press conference yesterday was a far cry from the pink and black outfits that appeared in the Sounds of the Underground video, when the group took the pop world by storm with a sassy, classy sound that blew ‘One True Voice’ out of the water. Individual styling that showed Nicola is definitely the most experimental when it comes to style, that Cheryl has a fondness for bright colours and that Kimberly has the most amazingly toned midriff (no doubt made all the finer with the exercise from Strictly Come Dancing). After a rocky period, Sarah Harding is looking healthy , whilst Nadine Coyle had the brightest smile of all the girls. It just felt so good to have them back, all together, and actually looking happy about the fact.

Watch this space – I feel this is a fashion story that will run and run.

Get the look – Reformed Girls Aloud

Blue 3/4 sleeve blazer Price: £30.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black wet look legging Price: £18.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

rare Feather Skirt £17.99 click to visit Get the Label

OASIS Crane dress £45 click to visit Selfridges

Imogen Flocked Animal Panel Pencil Skirt £12 click to visit Boohoo

Zebra Print Ponte Pencil Skirt Price: £30.00 click to visit Wallis

Debbie Fine Knit Top With Lace Sleeves £15 click to visit Boohoo

Black and white stripe trousers £25 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

 

Tabitha – The Stardust is back with a Disco beat!

Tabitha bags are back! I’m so excited to be writing that sentence. Tabitha Somerset Webb, the brains behind Tabitha, and one half of Project D (with Dannii Minogue of course) is going back to her first love, beautiful handbags. And to start with, she is relaunching a much loved classic – the glorious Stardust bag. 

The Stardust bag was an instant success when it was originally launched,  a stunning confection of soft leather and studding that conferred to create a fabulous bag. It gained a celebrity following, Dannii Minogue, Mylene Klass, Fearne Cotton, Kimberly Walsh and Rochelle Wiseman were amongst the stylish devotees of the Stardust.

But, perhaps the most famour fan of the Tabitha Stardust bag is Pippa Middleton. She has been seen using the Stardust with a whole range of outfits – proof of the versatility of the now Iconic bag.

And now, the Stardust is being relaunched, and reborn as ‘Disco Inferno’.  Inspired by the new season’s tribute to disco, the bag has been imagined in a range of sumptuous colours, with glints of studs and echoes of gold.  And today sees a very special Pre Launch for the Disco Inferno, a precursor for the full collection which will be launched at the end of August.

At midday a limited number of the Disco Inferno bags will be available via the medium of Facebook. This follows on from a campaign which has harnassed Social Media in order to publicise the relaunch. I think this is a very clever move by Tabitha, showing a full understanding of the power of social media sites to publicise a product or company, and connect with your fans.

Disco Inferno - Jet cow leather click to visit Tabitha

Disco Inferno - Midnight blue-gold click to visit Tabitha

There is still time to Like the Tabitha facebook page, by clicking here. The first 5 orders taken through the Facebook page will also receive an exclusive Tabitha Cashmere scarf.

To visit the  Tabitha website, click here.