Ted Baker’s latest collection – My Favourite piece

I’ve fallen in love with a dress, a dream of a dress that has a divine, mystical feel to it. The sort of dress that Mila Kunis or Carey Mulligan would look just amazing in, standing out on the red carpet full of cookie cutter pretty dresses. This dress is the perfect, standout Christmas party piece – it would stand out in a room fall of sequins with the sheer beauty of the design and the originality of the print. The dress is the Peera dress, and it is part of the latest range, the Langley Collection, from Ted Baker.

Peera dress – coming soon – click to visit Ted Baker

The Peera dress combines a traditional bustier style bodice that resembles a traditional formal evening gown. With the tie bow detail on the waistband, you could be forgiven for expecting a black taffeta skirt to complete the look. Instead what you get is a mystical fairy tale, complete with a beautiful unicorn and botanical prints in muted shades of pink and yellow. The full, flowing skirt is almost floor sweeping, giving the whole look a majestic presence. This dress is just so beautiful, you can’t help but fall in love with it, and I think it will be the total standout look of the new collection.

This dress doe not look the sort of piece you would buy from a High Street Brand, instead imagine what would happen if Peter Pilotto’s digital, celestial prints were merged with those famous and now iconic Stella McCartney Horse prints from a few seasons ago.  But there is more to this dress than just an exquisite print. The bodice would both help to create and enhance curves, whilst the maxi skirt means that this is perfect for those who want to embrace the full length and fabulous, and also for those who prefer longer skirts due to not liking their knees, ankles etc.

The Peera dress will be hitting stores very soon – I expect to see Katherine Jenkins first in the queue!

 

 

Best dressed of 2011- My top 20.

2011 has been a truly stylish year, with so many unforgettable looks. With a whole host of beautiful celebrity brides, including a new Royal Duchess to entrance with her supreme fashion choices and her ‘It’ girl sister, 2011 will forever more be known as the year that gave us Kate…and Pippa. But there were so many other looks that also excited and thrilled fashionistas this year. Here are a few of my personal favourites.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen

Pippa Middleton in Alice Temperley

Emma Watson in Elie Saab

Emma Stone in Calvin Klein

Olivia Wilde in Dolce and Gabbana

Mila Kunis in Elie Saab

Florence Welch in Chanel

 

Gwyneth Paltrow in Calvin Klein

Angelina Jolie in Versace

Lana Del Ray in Prabal Gurung

Jessica Alba in Versace

 

Livia Firth in Nina Skarra

Kate Moss in Azzaro

Charlotte Dellal in Vivienne Westwood

Kate Middleton in McQueen

Amber Riley in Ann Barge

Fergie in BCBG Max Azria

Jennifer Aniston in Valentino

Olivia Palermo in Valentino

Paloma Faith in Vivienne Westwood

 

Let me know what your favourite outfit of 2011 was? Who do you think will be a style star in 2012?

 

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

vivienne-westwood-anglomania/pink-marghi-taffeta-evening-dress

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