So Glad and Very – White Stuff’s big sister shines this season!

I love ‘So Glad and Very’. For those unfamiliar with it, this is the sister collection to White Stuff. If White Stuff covers all areas of English style Eccentricity, from tomboyish jeans and plaids, to romantic ruffles and florals, then So Glad and Very addresses the areas of English Sophistication.

I was recently sent the look book for the new season and was really impressed by the whole range, but also by the styling of the Look book. The collection had a sophisticated boho vibe, with silk, prints, scarves and florals to savour. The initial look through the collection bought to mind one of my favourite style Icons of the 1960s, the beautiful and damned Talitha Getty.

Talitha was one of the original boho babes. Famed for her Marrakesh lifestyle and flowing hair, she was a lover of long scarves, whitewashed silk prints and paisley style dresses. With the knotted headscarves of the So Glad and Very collection and the faded vintage style silk prints, I could picture the gloriously beautiful Talitha wearing the designs.

 

Talitha styling from So Glad and Very

Talitha Styling from So Glad and Very

 

But the collection is not just about retro style icons. One of my favourite dresses in the collection is the Pearl dress. This beautiful dress with the large floral print would be perfect for women who adored the Stella McCartney look worn by Kristen Bell when she added a touch of much-needed class tot he Burlesque premiere. The style is absolutely perfect for Spring/Summer, pretty enough for a formal occasion but could be dressed down with flip-flops, or worn with a chunky cardigan for cooler days.

 

Pearl dress

Pearl dress

 

 

Kristen Bell at Burlesque Premiere

 

Nicole Richie is a style Icon known for her love of glamorous bohemian garments. Now designing her own collection called Winter Kate, Nicole is a fan of maxi dresses, favouring the long, flowing styles for both day wear and night-time glamour.  Nicole would look amazing in the So Glad and Very Florence dress, with its halter neck style and vivid flower print.

 

Nicole Richie in one of her favoured Maxi dress

 

 

Florence Dress So Glad and Very

 

For more of the fab So Glad and Very Looks – check out www.whitestuff.com

Wrap up – it’s cold outside.

Ice storms often coat many surfaces, such as trees

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We are set for a really cold Christmas, and an even chillier new year. Temperatures have plummeted, snow is everywhere, and the best thing we could do is stay inside. But life does go on, so the best advice fashion-mommy could give right now is wrap up. The good thing is that cold weather means a chance to show off your fabulous winter wonderland coats, scarves, hats and gloves, and prove that you can be warm and stylish, all at the same time.

Celebrities are notorious for braving the winter weather without putting a coat on, but this year may prove to be the one where even the skin revealing stars have actually put a coat on. Mylene Klass used a pretty retro style fake fur stole to cover up her dress at The Sun‘s Military awards, whilst Kylie looked snug at the Thanksgiving parade in New York, Rebecca Ferguson was super stylish at the Very Fashion Show in a 1960’s style coat, whilst Burlesque star Kristen Bell looked amazing in an Alberta Ferretta black coat at the Berlin premiere, totally upstaging tacky co-stars Cher and Christina Aguilara. Kate Middleton wore her favourite winter white coat whilst visiting Westminster Abbey in November, whilst this week another Kate, Ms Moss wore a black fur jacket to a performance of festive ballet, The Nutcracker, which she attended with bessie friend Sadie Frost. Clearly, wrapping up has never been so stylish.

I’ve trawled the web to bring you some of my favourite winter buys, that hopefully will last for the whole of the winter season, and are timeless enough to bring out year after year, when the mercury in the thermometer begins to fall.

Coats

The high street has some amazing winter coats this year, and many are now reduced, so it really is the time to bag a bargain. I love these two designs from New Look.  The red coat has a really stylish hankie hem, whilst I love the 1940’s style fur collar on the black coat.

Dorothy Perkins have a fab range of coats and capes, many with a military style theme to them. Here are two of my favourites.Wallis has an amazing diverse range, featuring vibrant colours, as well as the loveliest winter white coats, and glamorous evening fur cover ups.

Accessories

When the weather is cold, you can really go to town and pile on the accessories in order to keep warm. I love scarves and seem to buy one a week. Here are some of the best the high street has on offer.

 

accessorize

 

accessorize

Topshop

Gloves, hats, earmuffs…take your pick from these beauties..

 

White stuff

Astrid gloves – White Stuff

 

Accessorize

Accessorize

Evans beret

Topshop

Topshop

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So…whilst the weather may be cold, at least we can look stylish as we wrap up!